The Idiot's Lantern

The Idiot's Lantern

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Verity Lambert, 1935-2007

It seems that there has been a slew of Doctor Who news over the past week. I'll get to most of that later...

On the eve of Doctor Who's 44th anniversary, the show's very first producer, Verity Lambert, passed away.

Verity, you will be missed.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Chicago Tardis!

To all of those travelling to Chicago this weekend for Chicago Tardis, I wish you safe journey!! Be sure to have lots of fun and take lots of pictures!!! :)

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

DWC November meeting

Hey All!!

Don't forget! Our November meeting will be this Sunday, November 18th, at Bob Evans, starting at 5pm!

Join us while we get ready to celebrate Doctor Who's Birthday in Chicago. We will discuss final plans for the trip to the Chicago convention, and afterwards we'll head over to Andrew's to enjoy more episodes of the Sarah Jane Adventures and the new special with Peter Davidson and David Tennant!!

As always, please see the DWC Yahoo Group for directions and contact info. Thanks!

See you there!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Starbase Anniversary pictures!!!

I am finally getting around to posting these...much later than I intended-I was having issues with my imaging host. (@#%$#!!) My apologies!

First, the DWC crew at Starbase Columbus:
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Awesome costumes, you guys!!!

(click on thumbnails for larger image)
The whole group:


...guess nobody wanted to give the poor Clockwork Robot a ride. :(

This is just a very tiny sample of the many pictures Betty took of the event. She has posted the rest in the DWC Yahoo photos section (login required). If you haven't done so already, I encourage you to go take a look-they are awesome!!! Thanks, Betty!

News Bits

Just a few news bits from the past week:

People's Choice Awards!!!!
Doctor Who is up for Favorite SciFi Show!!!!
...against Stargate:Atlantis and Battlestar Galactica.
People's Choice Awards
Go vote Who!!! :)

Unitnews is now
It still has Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane news...along with other entertainment (primarily British) news

Dirk Gently coming to cd! The cd will feature interviews and a behind the scenes look at the creation of the series.

Elisabeth Sladen just recently had a signing of two new SJA audio books, which drew over 200 fans-both young and old. :)

A few older bits:
They also have a synopsis of the Doctor Who Adventures #41

from Outpost Gallifrey:
Synopsis for DWM 389

Sarah Jane Adventures ratings ...and appreciation index. All is looking good for SJA!

First issue of the Torchwood Magazine

from the BBC:
More on the latest issue of DWM

Gimme Five (from the Radio Times)

Martha's monster mash Spoliers for the returning Classic Who alien. For those who don't mind being spoiled-what do you think of the new design? I dunno...there's just something not quite right with it...

Easter egg hint from LiveJournal (for Blink):
Click only if you dont' want to look for it yourself. ;)

Don't forget! Chicago TARDIS is next week!!!!!

Friday, November 02, 2007

News and telly

Don't forget! The series 3 (season 29) box set hits the stores this Tuesday, November 6th!! (That's only one day after the release in the U.K.!)

NTA Awards Doctor Who won best drama, and David Tennant won best actor.

X-amining Kylie David Tennant interviews Kylie Minogue on BBC 2 this November.

Peter Moffatt, 1923-2007 Moffatt, who directed Classic Who episodes like the Five Doctors and the Two Doctors passed away on October 21st. :(

What's on this week:

Torchwoood, series 1 in the U.S.A.
Saturdays, 9:00pm, (EDT) on BBC America

Current episode:
9. Random Shoes

Previous episodes:
8. They Keep Killing Suzie
7. Greeks Bearing Gifts
6 Countrycide
5. Small Worlds
4. Cyberwoman
3. Ghost Machine
2. Day One
1. Everything Changes

The Sarah Jane Adventures, series 1 in the U.K.
Mondays, 5:00pm (GMT) on BBC One (CBBC)

Current episode:
7. What Ever Happened to Sarah Jane?, part 1

Previous episodes:
6. Warriors of the Kudlax, part 2
5. Warriors of the Kudlax, part 1
4. Eye of the Gorgon, part 2
3. Eye of the Gorgon, part 1
2. Revenge of the Slitheen, part 2
1. Revenge of the Slitheen, part 1

TAFN, happy Who (and spinoff!) watching! ;)