The Idiot's Lantern

The Idiot's Lantern

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Who on the Radio

Have a craving for some Classic Who? Radio 7 is airing a couple of programs this week that just might strike your fancy.

First, Barry Letts reads his autobiography, Who and Me. Doctor Who's TV producer from 1969-74, Barry Letts recounts his early career through to his working life with Jon Pertwee.

Next, Tom Baker reads the serialization of his first story, Robot, in Doctor Who and the Giant Robot.

Both programs are airing back to back, Monday through Friday. Although the first three episodes have already aired, they are available for one week in the Listen Again section. :)

Also, if you just love listening to Tom's voice, be sure to check out Little Britain and Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World, also on Radio 7!

Don't forget our December steering meeting is tomorrow night! :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December Steering Meeting!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Don't forget our December steering meeting will be this Thursday, December 2nd from 7-9pm. It looks like we'll be back at the Giant Eagle Market District at Kingsdale in Upper Arlington. (for directions and contact info, be sure to check the DWC Yahoo list)

Well, last week was Doctor Who's 47th anniversary. Already there are ramblings about how to celebrate the Golden anniversary. BBC News just published an article this morning-apparently Sylvester McCoy would be very interested in returning for a multi-doctor episode for the big 5-0. Why not? They did one for the 10th and 25th anniversaries. Personally, I would love to see Paul McGann as well. :) What are your thoughts?

Hope to see you on Thursday!

Oh! Just a reminder-for anyone who went to Chicago Tardis this past weekend-if you took any pictures that you would like to share on this blog, please contact me! Thanks!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Chicago Tardis 2010

Howdy, folks! Just want to say Happy (slightly belated) Birthday, Doctor Who! ;) Wow, 47 years-the big Five-O is just around the corner!

Anyone heading to Chicago Tardis this year? If you are, and you take some pictures that you wouldn’t mind sharing on this blog, please feel free to send me a few. (send them to romana1[at]gmail[dot]com-or, if you’ve posted them somewhere, and don’t mind me borrowing a couple, send me the link to the album) Thanks!

Whether you’re traveling to Chicago for the convention, or traveling elsewhere to visit family and friends, have a safe and fun trip!!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
the Tardis!
Chicago Tardis, 2008

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Smith on Ferguson

If you haven't already heard the news, Matt Smith will be on Craig Ferguson tonight on CBS!

On Twitter Ferguson said the show will be a Doctor Who Special complete with Daleks. The show is being recorded Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles for transmission at 12.35am (ET). Be sure to tune into CBS-10 (WBNS) at 12:35am! Can't stay up that late? Set your vcr or dvrs!!

Not in Columbus? Then check out:
Cleveland, WOIO 19
Dayton, WHIO 7
Cincinatti, WKRC 12
Toledo, WTOL 11

Be sure to tell your friends!!!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

November Steering meeting-change of venue!

Hi everyone!

This is just a reminder to folks that our monthly steering meeting is this Thursday, November 4th, from 7 to 9 pm!

This month Andrew would like to try something fun and different, so our meeting will be at the Giant Eagle Market District at Kingsdale in Upper Arlington. (This is only a few blocks from our usual locale.)

Market District at Kingsdale offers plenty of food options including a fresh Crépe station, a Rosti station, a Indian Food station, normal Salad Bar, and Hot food bar, as well as a made-to-order Pizzaria. All plates are only 5 or 6 dollars. Cold drinks as well as wine glasses, and anything you would normally find in a grocery store to eat and drink are available.

With seating for 400, we should have no trouble finding a spot! Let's all meet upstairs where there are nice tables, and couches. :)

There is plenty to talk about including the newest episodes of Sarah Jane Adventures, with special appearance of the Doctor.

See you all there!

(be sure to check the Yahoo list for more contact information!)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Steering meeting for October

First of all, I would like to congratulate Andrew and Danielle on their recent marriage! Hope you have a very long and happy marriage! :)

Next-don't forget our monthly steering meeting is tomorrow, October 7th, starting at 7pm. We're back at Tommy's Pizza on Lane-hope to see you there!!

And once more, congratulations Andrew and Danielle!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

September Steering meeting-change of venue

Hi everyone!

Don't forget our monthly steering meeting is still on tonight! Due to the football traffic from the Ohio State game, we have decided to meet at a different location this month.

Come on over to the Hong Kong Buffet on Henderson Road tonight starting at 7pm and join us for an evening of fun. :)

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

August Steering meeting!

Howdy folks!

Sorry this is a little late-I've only been back in town for a week-still catching up on stuff. :-)

If you happen to be reading this, don't forget, our monthly steering meeting is TONIGHT! 7-9pm at Tommy's Pizza on Lane. :)

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Steering Meeting

Lots of activity happened this weekend-congratulations to the new chair and vice chair of Marcon 46-Marc and Nick!

How about that Finale? How would you sum up Matt Smith's first season as the Doctor? (please feel free to leave your opinions in the comments-just play nice! ;) Also, try to refrain from spoilers, just in case... ) For those following along on BBC America, don't forget the next episode of Doctor Who, The Lodger, will air on July 12th.

This is a friendly reminder that our July steering meeting will be tomorrow, July 1st from 7-9 pm at the Tommy's on Lane. Hope to see you there!!

If you missed it this video, check out Matt Smith and Orbital!

Epic. Win. ;)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Pandorica Open's Party!!!!

Just a friendly reminder that our finale viewing party starts tomorrow at 4pm!!! :)

Marcon con-com wrap up meeting

If you were a part of the staff for Marcon 45, the final wrap up meeting is this Sunday, June 27, from 1:00-9:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency. This is the meeting that we will be voting for next year's chair and co-chair.

Who gets to vote? If you paid your staff fee and worked your hours, you are eligible to vote. Our very own Andrew is running as Shell's co-chair. Good luck, Andrew!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Pandorica Open's Party

Watch the Season Finale of Doctor Who with us! We will be sure to watch the lead up episodes, as well as anything else that's pertinent (interviews, Confidentials, News Shows, etc...)

The fun starts at Andrew's around 4 pm. Bring a dish or snack, and respond on the group what you're bringing so we can all plan around it. :)

See you there!!

(Andrew's contact info, as well as directions, can be found in the Yahoo list.)

Thursday, June 03, 2010

June Steering Meeting

Howdy folks!

First of all, I'd like to say "WELCOME" to all of our new members that joined at Marcon! :)

Did you have fun at Marcon? I know I did! :) It was great seeing everybody again-can't wait until next year! :) I hope to be posting some pictures here and on facebook soon. (sorry they aren't up yet-but I got walloped by a cold Tuesday/Wednesday-it really knocked me out, and I'm still recovering. *sniffle, cough, cough* ;) )

Don't forget we are having our June steering meeting TONIGHT at Tommy's Pizza on Lane from 7-9 pm. Hope to see you there!!

Need an 8th Doctor fix? Radio 7 is currently airing new 8th Doctor Adventures! Check out The Beast of Orlock on BBC7! (unfortunately, it is only in the listen again schedule for 3 more days.)

For Blake 7 fans-Radio 7 has a series of new adventures as well: Check out Blake's 7: the Early Years. (Ashes to Ashes fans may recognize the voice of Keeley Hawes (DI Alex Drake))

Matt Smith's adventures continue on BBC-America this Saturday, 9 pm EST with Amy's Choice

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Marcon 45 is here!!!

If you are on staff for the video room, don't forget to check your schedule!

I can't wait to see everybody!! :)

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

May Steering meeting

Hi folks!

Our May steering meeting is this Thursday, May 6th, starting at 7pm at Tommy's Pizza on Lane. Hope to see you there!

M'reen had suggested the possibilty of a group outing to see an Iron Man double feature after the meeting (Iron Man at 9 for $5, then the premiere of Iron Man 2 at midnight for $9) If interested, contact M'reen (she started a thread on the Yahoo List)

Marcon's only a couple weeks away!!! Are you ready? I can't wait to see everyone! :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Weekend marathon!

The New Doctor comes to America this weekend on BBCA!! Come and celebrate new Doctor Matt Smith with a Doctor Who marathon at Shamblin's Deep!!

The fun starts at noon tomorrow with the first series episode (or, for those keeping count, season 27!) Dalek. Enjoy a selection of episodes that will run until 8:15pm, and tune into the Doctor Who Special "The Eleventh Doctor" on BBC America, followed by The Eleventh Hour. (Series 5, Series Smith1.01, or season 31!)

Directions and the schedule of episodes can be found on the Yahoo list.
Hope to see you there!! :)

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Reminder: April Steering Meeting tonight!

Just a quick reminder that our April steering meeting is tonight from 7-9pm at Tommy's Pizza on Lane.

Also, our monthly gathering, originally scheduled for this Saturday, has been "moved".
Instead, come join us on April 17th at "Shamblin's Deep" for a Doctor Who mini-marathon celebrating the premiere of the Eleventh Hour on BBC America!! (more details to follow!)

Hope to see you tonight!!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Steering meeting next week

And that's no April Fools!

Just a reminder that this month's steering meeting has been moved to Next Thursday, April 8th. Same place, same time (Tommy's on Lane, at 7pm!)
Hope to see you next week!

Also, don't forget, Doctor Who is new this week in the U.K.! Also new in the U.K.: Ashes to Ashes! To add to the fun-the K-9 series kicks off in Australia this weekend! :)

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Marcon staffing...

Calling all members!

To anyone who is interested in being part of the Video Department this year at Marcon:

Marcon Staff Registration is due by March 15th. The next ConCom meeting is on March 13th, and ours is March 4th. If you haven't signed up please attend our steering meeting and bring $15. If you cannot and would like to be Staff at Marcon this year, please email Andrew off-list and we'll setup a time and place to meetup and get your staff form filled out.

If you are planning on attending the March 13th ConCom meeting, you may pay then as well. Remember you get to attend Marcon for only $15 this way. You also have to put in hours helping the con at the con- but you also get a vote and a say in next year's chair too.

Right now we have 9 staff members- a couple more would be a great help. Please consider helping us out! (Join us-it's fun!!!) :)

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

March steering

Hi folks!

It's time for our monthly steering metting! Thursday, March 4th, from 7-9pm at Tommy's Pizza on Lane (

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gallifrey One: Blackjack 21!

To our DWC members who are getting reading to head out to L.A. this weekend for Gallifrey One- have a fantastic time and be sure to take lots of pictures! ;)

If you're into podcasts, and you haven't already listened, check out Podshock's preview of Gally 21! (hosted by Louis Trapani, James Naughton, Ken Deep, and Mike Doran)

Safe journey!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Teaser trailer for series 5...

...or 31, depending on how you count. ;)

Kinda cheesy-I've been told it was made for 3D? Anyway, confirmation on a start date in the UK-Easter 2010! (or April 3rd, if it remains on Saturdays...)

(special thanks to Planet Gallifrey and the oodles of other sites that made this trailer available to those not in the UK!)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

February Monthly Meeting

Hello everyone! It's that time again-time for our monthly meeting!

Come to John's house in the Bexley-ish area for this month's group meeting. We plan on having episodes of Being Human and Survivors (season... err, series 2 for each) to choose from, and if you have anything else new and exciting, feel free to bring it along. Bring your favorite snack, side dish, and/or beverage. (Spoiler: John will probably end up making hummus.) (Directions are located under Files in the Yahoo list.)

We will also be discussing and viewing possible videos for our video room at Marcon this year.

The fun starts at 5pm-hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

February Steering Meeting

Just a quick reminder-our next monthly steering meeting is tomorrow, February 4th, from 7:00-9:00pm at Tommy's Pizza on Lane.

Come share your ideas and join us for a good time!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


It looks like the blog has been hit by spam again. I had a word verification set up for comments, but it doesn't appear to be working. I reset the settings on the blog-word verification is still there, but now if you want to comment on something that is older than 14 days, the comment will be sent to me for moderation. Hopefully I won't have to resort to full comment moderation.

Thanks for your understanding! :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Welcome and January Steering meeting info....

Happy New Year!

First of all, I'd like to welcome our newest member, Erin! Hello Erin! I hope you like it here. :)

Don't forget our first steering meeting for the new year will be tomorrow, January 14th. This month we will be meeting at Max& Erma's on 161 from 7-9pm.

Marcon will be having their annual fundraiser for SOLAE. If you're already a member of the Marcon group don't forget to print out the flyers and receive 10% off your dinner. Also, a percentage of all purchases go to SOLAE and to support Marcon (yay!).

We will be discussing everything from Marcon, to the latest Doctor Who episodes. Be sure to bring your thinking caps for the Video room at Marcon. Don't forget- the Gallifrey Con on the west coast is only 6 weeks away!! If you're interested in going, come and discuss what a great event they have too. :)

Here's a bit of trivia for you-anyone catching the new series Demons on BBC America? Recognize the actor who plays Luke? Post your guesses in the comments (and no cheating on!!! It took me FOREVER to figure out who he was without looking! Share in my pain! LOL.) I'll post the answer in a about a week. Winners receive...well, winners receive a thumbs up of awesomeness! ;)

Hope to see you at Max&Erma's!