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THE NEXT ANGLICON!


Yes, the revived Anglicon will continue with a third edition, December 8-10, 2017. Special guests are Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy. For more information, see the convention's website at anglicon.com, and the Facebook page.

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Current Events:

Meetings:

The next Androgum Meeting is: To be determined (but probably some time right after Christmas).
Location: To be announced.
Theme: The Annual Who-liday party!
Menu for the meeting: This year's Christmas special, "Twice Upon a Time". Plus, a look back at Peter Capaldi's time as the Doctor, and the usual silly stuff.
As always: Show up, have fun, bring leftover or extar holiday food.
To get on the Androgums mailing list for forthcoming announcements, click here and fill in the blanks, or e-mail the Head Chef.

The Emerald City Androgums are on Facebook! Visit facebook.androgums.org for all of the latest information, or to post a comment or question.
Special deal! Androgums can now get an exclusive 25% discount off the new book Love and Monsters: The Doctor Who Experience, 1979 to the Present by Miles Booy. All you have to do is buy through the link, and enter the code XP704ED during checkout.

Doctor Who Television Schedule

KBTC:

Classic Doctor Who is on KBTC, the PBS station out of Tacoma. So, here is the KBTC Doctor Who schedule, featuring Jon Pertwee as the Doctor.

All showings start at 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., rerun early the next morning at 4:00 and 4:30 a.m., unless otherwise indicated. For more information about KBTC, check out their website at kbtc.org.

BBC America:

(All times listed are for BBC America's Pacific feed. If you get the Eastern feed, subtract three hours from these times.) For more on the show, keep an eye on the channel's Doctor Who page at www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who.

BBC America is also the home of Torchwood reruns in the United States, which now includes the Miracle Day series. Here's the current schedule:

BBC America's Torchwood site is at www.bbcamerica.com/torchwood.

BBC America is also the home for Class. Here's the current schedule:

The show's website is at www.bbcamerica.com/shows/class/.

Retro TV:

Classic Doctor Who, featuring the first seven Doctors, is now playing on the Retro TV channel. The Seattle Retro TV channel is at 46.5 on over-the-air broadcasts. Check out their website at www.myretrotv.com, and the Doctor Who schedule at twidw.doctorwhonews.net.


Shout Factory TV:

Shout Factory is now streaming the 2011 Australian K-9 series on its website. You can watch all twenty-six episodes at www.shoutfactorytv.com/series/k-9


Amazon Instant Video:

Both Classic and New Doctor Who stories, as well as Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, are available through the Amazon Instant Video service. Amazon Prime members can see most episodes at no additional cost.

Britbox:

Streaming service Britbox now has classic Doctor Who, along with some recent extras such as An Adventure in Space and Time and The Five(ish) Doctors (Reboot). To see their Doctor Who offerings, go to www.britbox.com/doctorwho.

bbc.co.uk:

Information about the show, including web editions of some out-of-print Doctor Who novels and new made-for-the-Internet stories, can be found at the BBC's Doctor Who website at bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/.

Want to see some of the websites shown or mentioned in the show, or that are otherwise part of the show?

The BBC's website has some made-for-internet stories. A new pre-Ecclesston ninth Doctor, played by Richard E. Grant, appears in the fortieth anniversary story, "Scream of the Shalka" (www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/shalka/). The sixth Doctor meets up with the Cybermen in "Real Time" (www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/realtime/). The made-for-Internet version of "Shada," featuring Paul McGann as the Doctor, Lalla Ward as Romana, and John Leeson as K-9, is back, and can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/shada/.


News:

Our first look at this year's Christmas special, "Twice Upon a Time", will be during this year's Children in Need special, to be broadcast on the BBC November 17. And yes, if it is at all possible we'll have the clip here soon thereafter.

Dudley Simpson, the long-time music composer for the show, passed away on November 5 in Australia. He was 95. His first Doctor Who score was for "Planet of Giants" in 1964, and he worked on many many stories after that, including most stories in the 1970s. He even appeared on comera as the orchestra conductor in episode 4 of "The Talons of Weng-Chiang". His final contribution to the show was "The Horns of Nimon" in 1980. He also scored Blake's 7 (and wrote its iconic title theme) and many, many other British shows before retiring to his native Australia.

The TARDIS may be getting crowded soon! Recently announced as appearing alongside Jodie Whittaker's incarnation of the Doctor are Bradley Walsh as Graham, Tosin Cole as Ryan, and Mandip Gill as Yasmin. All are listed as "regular cast members", but it's unclear which, if any, are companions. Sharon D. Clarke will also have a recurring role in the 2018 series.

Trevor Martin, who played a Time Lord in episode 10 of "The War Games", but more importantly was the first actor to play the Doctor on stage, in 1974's Seven Keys to Doomsday, recently passed away. He was 87. Martin reprised his portrayal of the Doctor for Big Finish's audio adaptation of Seven Keys to Doomsday in 2008.

Do we need still yet another version of "Shada"? In this case, probably yes!

This will be released in the UK as a digital download November 24, and on DVD and Blu-Ray December 4. No word yet on American release dates, but you know we'll show it as soon as we possibly can at an Androgums meeting.

The 2017 Hugo Awards were given out August 11 at WorldCon 75 in Helsinki, Finland. Although nominated, "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" lost out to the "Leviathan Awakes" episode of The Expanse in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category. Best Semiprozine, however, went to Uncanny Magazine, whose staff includes Lynne M. Thomas and Erika Ensign of the Verity podcast.

This year's Christmas special, Peter Capaldi's final regular story as the Doctor, is entitled "Twice Upon a Time". Here's the first trailer:

Deborah Watling, who played Victoria Waterfield opposite Patrick Troughton and Frazier Hines, passed away on July 21, at the age of 69.

And the thirteenth Doctor is...

The June 2017 pledge drive at KBTC, commemorating thirty years of Doctor Who on the station, easily met it's $15,000 goal, so classic Doctor Who is safe in western Washington for another six months.

Several Doctor Who actors have been named on the Queen's 2017 Birthday Honours list:

The death of Sir John Hurt means Big Finish can no longer make audios with the War Doctor, but that doesn't mean they're done with the Time War! Alongside several series featuring the Eighth Doctor, a new series featuring Sir Derek Jacobi as the War Master has also been announced. Also coming to Big Finish at last is Billie Piper, who will be playing Rose Tyler in the second series of Tenth Doctor Adventures. Plus,

After eighteen years, we finally have an official non-VHS release of "The Curse of Fatal Death"—and here it is!

If you enjoyed that, be sure to show your appreciation and donate to Comic Relief.

The 2017 Saturn Award nominations have been announced. "The Return of Doctor Mysterio", the 2016 Christmas special, was nominated for Best Presentation on Television. We'll find out if it won on June 28!

It's time for another regeneration! Peter Capaldi announced that he is leaving the show, and will make way for the thirteenth (!) Doctor in this year's Christmas special. No word yet on whether or not Pearl Mackie as Bill or Matthew Lucas as Nardole will continue into 2018, nor who the next Doctor will be yet (that announcement is expected in the fall).

Big Finish and their Doctor Who range won at the 2017 BBC Audio Drama Awards. "Absent Friends", the first part of the Doom Coalition 3 set, won for Best Online/Non-Broadcast Drama. Bill Nighy, best known to Whovians as Dr. Black in "Vincent and the Doctor", won the Special Award for Services to Drama.

Sir John Hurt, the acclaimed actor who, among many other roles, played the War Doctor in "The Name of the Doctor" and "The Day of the Doctor", and then reprised the role in audio stories for Big Finish, has passed away, at the age of 77.

The January 2017 Doctor Who pledge drive at KBTC was yet another success, easily surpassing its goal yet again. Once again, classic Doctor Who is safe on KBTC for another six months.

Honoured by the Queen in this year's New Years Honours list:

Too far north to see Doctor Who on KBTC? Maybe not any more! KBTC has announced that their signal now reaches Belligham, Vancouver, and Victoria. If you get over-the-air digital channels, retune your receiver to get channels 28.1 and 28.2, and you may be in for a very pleasant surprise every Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.

We have our own domain! So now androgums.org will be the place to come for all the latest on our little enclave of Seattle-area Doctor Who fandom. But the domain does cost us a little bit of money, so if you can help out with a donation, just click here:

Donate towards our web hosting bill!

The latest news about the new show can be found at Outpost Gallifrey's news page.


Who are The Emerald City Androgums?

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The Emerald City Androgums are a fan club devoted to Doctor Who, and to having as much fun as unhumanly possible at our meetings. We meet every other month for an Androgum potluck. Members are encouraged to eat, drink, and be merry, and we watch whatever shows tickle our fancy. We try to include at least one selection of the good Doctor himself.

In addition to semi-regular parties, we also had a newsletter that tried to keep the more isolated-from-fandom members up-to-date on the latest Who happenings and rumors. It also served as a creative forum for any Androgum who felt like writing a story or drawing a picture.

The newsletter is no more, however, and all newsletter activities will soon move on-line. So if you want to contribute something, here's the place to do it!

We can scan art, so if you'd like to help us create an on-line Androgum gallery, please feel free to send the art to us!

And coming soon: Club T-shirts and aprons!


Doctor Who Shopping

Looking for that perfect Doctor Who item? Want to relive some of the Doctor's greatest adventures or experience some of his new ones? Try these links for new Doctor Who books, videos and DVDs, audio stories, and other merchandise.



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