Classic Doctor Who is on KBTC, the PBS station out of Tacoma. So, here is the KBTC Doctor Who schedule, featuring William Hartnell as the Doctor.
AMC+ is the streaming service for all BBC America shows, which includes the most recent episodes of Doctor Who and some of the animated reconstructions of classic stories. Check them out at www.amcplus.com.
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/.
Bernard Cribbins, OBE, the popular British actor, comedian, and singer whose career spanned seven decades, passed away on July 28, 2022. He was 93. He first crossed paths with the Doctor Who universe when he played PC Tom Campbell in the second feature film starring Peter Cushing, The Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD. He then made a guest appearance as newsagent Wilfred Mott in "Voyage of the Damned" in 2007, and was then recruited to take on the role again for the 2008 series, retroactively becoming Donna Noble's grandfather in "Partners in Crime" when Howard Attfield, who had played Donna's father Geoff in "The Runaway Bride", died. Cribbins went on to play Wilf in a number of other stories, including a crucial part in David Tennant's final regular story, "The End of Time". He went on to reprise the part in a Big Finish audio story in 2019, as well as playing another role opposite Paul McGann's Doctor in an earlier story.
Once again the Doctor Who viewers of western Washington have come through and supported the show on PBS. The June 2022 pledge drive brought in $25,088, well beyond that evening's goal of $20,000. Doctor Who will keep airing on KBTC for another six months.
The next Doctor is Rwanda-born Scottish actor Ncuti Gatwa, best known for playing Eric for three seasons in the Netflix sitcom Sex Education. For more details and early reaction, here's the BBC News article.
The January 2022 Doctor Who pledge drive at KBTC, celebrating forty years of Peter Davison's Doctor, netted over $25,000, easily surpassing the $20,000 goal. Once again, classic Doctor Who on public television is safe for another six months.
Who's up for another blu-ray set? Here's the next one!
This is new: A second trailer for the Season 17 (AKA Tom Baker Season 6) blu-ray set:
Once again Doctor Who lost out at the Hugo Awards to The Good Place. At DisCon III, the 2021 World Con, "Fugitive of the Judoon" lost the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form award to "Whenever You're Ready", the final episode of The Good Place. Also nominated were single episodes of The Expanse and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and two episodes of The Mandalorian. For a complete list of all the Hugo Award nominees and winners, check out www.tor.com/2021/12/18/2021-hugo-award-winners.
Coming back to life (and home video) in 2022:
Two new announcements from BBC Video. First, the next classic season coming out on blu-ray:
Doctor Who was nominated for Best Science Fiction Television Series at last year's Saturn Awards, but lost out to Star Trek: Picard. You can see the complete list of winners right here.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
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.