Classic Doctor Who is on KBTC, the PBS station out of Tacoma. So, here is the KBTC Doctor Who schedule, featuring Tom Baker as the Doctor.
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 is also the home for Class. Here's the current schedule:
Classic Doctor Who, featuring the first seven Doctors, is now playing on the Retro TV channel. Check out their website at www.myretrotv.com for general information and channel availability, and the Doctor Who schedule at twidw.doctorwhonews.net.
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
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/.
This year's Children in Need fundraiser set a new record, raising over £50.6 million to help children in both the United Kingdom and around the world. Part of that may have had to do with this profile of a special Doctor Who fan:
After a streak of thirteen consecutive years, there will be no Doctor Who Christmas special in 2018. But fear not, for the Doctor will be on British screens for a New Year's special to kick off 2019!
Derrick Sherwin, who worked as an assistant script editor and script editor in the late 1960s before transitioning to producer for "The War Games" and "Spearhead from Space", recently died. He was 82. To help ease the forthcoming transition to color and primarily Earhtbound stories, Sherwin wrote "The Invasion", creating UNIT and promoting Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, a character from the previous year's "The Web of Fear", to a Brigadier. Sherwin also cast Jon Pertwee as the Doctor, and even has a small on-camera role as a hapless UNIT guard who fails to stop the Doctor from entering in "Spearhead from Space". Almost as soon as he began being a producer, however, he was transferred over to Paul Temple and Barry Letts took over Doctor Who.
In Big Finish news:
Our first official clip of the thirteenth Doctor in action:
Would you like to see the latest trailer? I thought so!
Sadly, the last Androgum, Chessene o' the Franzine Grig, has passed away. Jacqueline Pearce, the actress who played Chessene in "The Two Doctors" but best known to the world as Servalan on Blake's 7, died on September 3 from lung cancer. She was 74.
We have a premiere date! Jodie Whitaker will debut as the thirteenth Doctor on Sunday, October 7. To celebrate, BBC America is showing every story from the modern era (including, for the first time in many years, Christopher Eccleston's Doctor), beginning September 25:
Doctor Who was a double loser in the 2018 Hugo Awards, presented at Con Jose, the 76th WorldCon, in San Jose. "Twice Upon a Time" lost Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form to the episode "The Trolley Problem" of The Good Place, while Ditch Diggers won Best Fancast, beating out Verity!. For a complete list of this year's winners, see the 2018 Hugo Awards page.
At long last, the first official teaser trailer for Season 11:
At the 2018 Saturn Awards, Doctor Who lost out in the two categories it was nominated in. The show lost Best Series to The Orville, and "Twice Upon a Time" was defeated for Best Presentation on Television to Twin Peaks: The Return. The complete list of winners and nominees is at saturnawards.org.
Things got off to a slow start, but the June 2018 pledge drive at KBTC finally reached its goal of $18,000 in the final break. The show is safe for another six months.
New Doctor, new cast, new showrunner means new logo! Take a look:
After nearly thirty years, we are branching out! Some of our more far-flung members have started the Tri-Cities Androgums in southeast Washington. If you are interested in finding out more, see their Facebook page here.
The January pledge drive at KBTC shattered all expectations, and the $15,000 goal was passed very early. So, once again, classic Doctor Who showings are safe on KBTC for another six months.
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.
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!
And the thirteenth Doctor is...
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:
The latest news about the new show can be found at Outpost Gallifrey's news page.
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!
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.
Send e-mail comments about the Androgum club via this e-mail link.