Classic Doctor Who is on KBTC, the PBS station out of Tacoma. So, here is the KBTC Doctor Who schedule, featuring Sylvester McCoy and William Hartnell 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:
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. (Retro TV is also showing Mystery Science Theater 3000!) Check out their website at www.myretrotv.com, and the Doctor Who schedule at twidw.doctorwhonews.net.
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/.
The teams from Real SFX and Milk VFX recently won a BAFTA Cymru award for Special and Visual Effects, Titles, and Graphics for their work on "The Magician's Apprentice". Both had won previously for "The Day of the Doctor".
Did you think the BBC was done releasing classic Doctor Who on home video? Apparently not! A fully animated version of "Power of the Daleks", Patrick Troughton's first story, is coming out in November to celebrate that story's fiftieth anniversary. BBC America will be showing it on November 12, and it will be released to stream the next day. A DVD release has already been announced for the UK, but no announcement for North America yet. And yes, we will show it as soon as possible at a meeting.
Peter Capaldi made the finalists list for the TV Choice awards, in the category of Best Actor. HE lost out, however, to Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager.
It's sci-fi award season!
David Tennant is now a doctor! The actor best known as the Tenth Doctor received an honorary doctorate in drama from his alma mater, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Steven Moffat also received an honorary doctorate, from the University of West Scotland.
After a slow start, the June Doctor Who pledge drive picked up steam at the end and easily surpassed the night's goal of $15,000. Needless to say, once again classic Doctor Who broadcasts on KBTC are safe for another six months.
Among those honored on the Queen's Birthday Honour's List for 2016 are Penelope Wilton (yes, we know she played Harriet Wilson, MP for Flydale North and Prime Minister), who became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE); and Brian Blessed (Yrcanos in "The Trial of a Time Lord" among his many, many other roles), now an Officer of the British Empire (OBE).
We have to wait until some time next year to formally meet her, but now we have our first look at the new companion: Pearl Mackie playing Bill.
The 2016 BAFTA television award nominees were recently announced, and among the nominees for Supporting Actress is Michelle Gomez as Missy/The Master. She ended losing out to Chanel Creswell in This is England '90. Winning Leading Actress, however, was Suranne Jones for Doctor Foster. Whovians may remember Jones as Idris in "The Doctor's Wife", and Mona Lisa in the Sarah Jane Adventures story "Mona Lisa's Revenge".
Peter Capaldi recently accepted the cerificate from the Guinness Book of World Records for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Doctor Who Characters. He was at La Mole Comic Con in Mexico City, where 492 fans of Doctor Misterioso dressed up. (Come on, British and American fans, you know we can do a lot better than that!)
The January 2016 Doctor Who pledge drive at KBTC was a spectacular success, breaking the goal at only the fifth break and going on to bring in more money than it has in years. Needless to say, the show is safe for another sixth months.
Big shake-up at the Doctor Who offices in Cardiff:
Doctor Who series 9 has won the Golden Tomato Award from Rotten Tomatoes for the Best Reviewed TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror show of 2015, beating out Game of Thrones. The complete list is at editorial.rottentomatoes.com/guide/best-tv-sci-fifantasyhorror-2015.
The latest addition to Big Finish's stable of stars: David Tennant and Katherine Tate as the tenth Doctor and Donna!
Although he's not saying he's cured, Sir John Hurt has released news that his cancer seems to have cleared up, and he is currently free of it.
The latest addition to Big Finish's stable of stars? Sir John Hurt, who will play the War Doctor in four box sets over the coming year. Paul McGann will also appear in a set entitled "The Eighth Doctor: The Time War". Also, Dan Satrkey's Strax will be joining Jago and Lightfoot (from "The Talons of Weng-Chiang") later this year for an adventure.
After being cancelled, the DVD of "The Underwater Menace" is now out in both the UK and North America. Episodes 1 and 4 are recreated with stills and the soundtrack (like episode 3 on "The Web of Fear"), and extras include a making of feature and commentary with cast, crew, and Patrick Troughton's son Michael.
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.
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