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.
Shout Factory is now streaming the 2011 Australian K-9 series on its website and free streaming service. 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/.
The next show runner for Doctor Who has been announced—and it's an old friend of the show. Russell T. Davies, who first brought back the show in 2005, will take the reins beginning in 2023. This will also be the first time the BBC will make the show with an independent production company, Bad Wolf Productions, which is run by Davies' former production colleagues on the show, Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter.
We have a new trailer!
Another story is returning to life in animation!
Another era of Doctor Who has come to an end: Both Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall will be leaving the show, after the 2021 season and three specials in 2022. No word yet on who the new Doctor or show runner will be, but the BBC has assured the public that there will be a new series in 2023.
Whose up for the first trailer for the new season?
The next missing story to be recreated as animation:
Jackie Lane, the actress who played Dorothea "Dodo" Chaplet opposite William Hartnell's Doctor in six stories in 1966, passed away on June 23, 2021. She was 79. She had originally tried out to play Susan in 1963, but balked at committing herself to a weekly schedule for such a long time. She left acting after her Doctor Who experience, and one of her later jobs was as an agent, where at one time she represented Tom Baker. She never got caught up in fandom and the convention circuit, and rarely gave interviews, but did make an appearance during the fiftieth anniversary celebration party in 2013.
Once again, the fans came through. The June 2021 Doctor Who pledge drive on KBTC smashed through its goal, bringing in over $30,000. Yeah, the show is safe for another six months.
KBTC is now streaming live online! If you live in the viewing area, but can't get the station over the air or via your local provider, go to www.pbs.org/livestream/, and you can then watch the channel!
Another season has been announced for release on blu-ray:
With PBS recently turning fifty, CBS Sunday Morning did a profile. You may recognize some of the people seen during a fundraiser about ninety seconds in. Here's the link to the piece.
Doctor Who was nominated for Best Science Fiction Television Series at this year's Saturn Awards. You can see the complete list of nominations, including Doctor Who's formidable competition, right here.
The next classic season has been announced for a blu-ray release:
Hooray! Production has resumed, so we will get Season 13 of the revived show, we just don't know when. Also, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this season will only be eight episodes long. Meanwhile, however, the Doctor had her annual presence on Children in Need on November 13:
It's taken more than fifty-six years, but Doctor Who has finally received its first Emmy nomination! In a new category this year, Outstanding Derivative Interactive Program, the animated VR adventure "The Runaway" received a nomination. Sadly, however, it lost to the only other nominee in the category, "Social Life" from Big Mouth Guide to Life.
The 2020 Hugo Awards were recently announced, and once again, Doctor Who lost out to The Good Place. In the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category, The Good Place episode "The Answer" won, beating out "Resolution", among other nominees. You can read the complete list of Hugo Award nominees and winners at www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-history/2020-hugo-awards.
The 2020 Scribe Awards, presented to media tie-ins, were recently awarded, and there were an awful lot of Doctor Who nominees, and even some winners:
In honor of the anniversary of Elisabeth Sladen's passing and the tweet-along worldwide watchathon of "The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End", Russell T. Davies wrote this final story for The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Finally, the Target line of novelizations of the classic series is about to be complete, with paperbacks of Resurrection of the Daleks, Revelation of the Daleks, The Pirate Planet, and the 1996 TV movie all coming out with the familiar logo. Also being added to the line are three novelizations of stories from the revival, all written by the writers who wrote the original television scripts: Dalek by Robert Shearman, The Crimson Horror by Mark Gatiss, and The Witchfinders by Joy Wilkinson.
Sophie Aldred has written her first Doctor Who novel, in which Ace meets up with the thirteenth Doctor. Doctor Who: At Childhood's End is out.
A lost Doctor Who episode is back—but it wasn't found. Students and staff at the University of Central Lancashire recreated the 1965 episode, "Mission to the Unknown", a Doctor-less episode that served as a teaser for "The Daleks' Masterplan" (and a way to fill out the recording block when they ran an episode short, without having to pay the regulars more). You can view it here:
The Doctor was blanked at the Saturn Awards. Doctor Who lost out to Westworld at the 45th Saturn Awards in the Best Science Fiction Television Series category. In the acting categories, Jodie Whittaker lost Best Actress on Television to Emelia Clarke from Game of Thrones, while in the Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series category, Tosin Cole lost to another Game of Thrones star (and previous Doctor Who guest star), Maisie Williams. For a complete list of all the winners and nominees, take a look right here.
One of the singular most influential people in Doctor Who's history, Terrance Dicks, passed away in August. He was script editor during the Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee years, and wrote or co-wrote "The War Games", "Robot", "The Brain of Morbius", "Horror of Fang Rock", "State of Decay", and "The Five Doctors", as well as the stage plays The Seven Keys to Doomsday and The Ultimate Adventure. He may have made an even bigger contribution to the novels, writing over sixty novelizations for the classic series (and one for The Sarah Jane Adventures) as well as many original novels and short stories. He had a hand in creating the Time Lords, the Sontarans and Rutans, Harry Sullivan, the Sisterhood of Karn, and the Master. Terrance can be remembered through donations to his favorite charity, Save the Children.
Hot on the heels of the animated reconstruction of "The Macra Terror" comes:
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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