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Current Events:

Meetings:

The next Androgum Meeting is: To be announced.
Location: To be announced.
Theme: To be announced.
Menu for the meeting: To be announced.
As always: Show up, have fun, bring 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.
Our new local British media con is BritCon! The 2021 edition had to be online, but plans are under way for the first in person edition for 2022. Mark August 5-7, 2022 on your calendar, and keep an eye on the website at britcon.org.
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:

The episodes and times on BBC America can change quickly and with little notice, so keep an eye on their listings for updates. For more on the show, keep an eye on the channel's Doctor Who page at www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who.

AMC+:

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.


HBO Max:

HBO Max is the online streaming home for 21st century Doctor Who (all but the latest season, which is coming), as well as Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Disney+:

Beginning with the sixtieth anniversary specials in 2023, Disney+ will be the streaming home for new episodes of Doctor Who, shown the next day after the BBC shows them. It is not known yet if the deal also includes any earlier episodes.

Retro TV

KMYU, a low-powered station in Tacoma, has brought Retro TV and its classic Doctor Who reruns back to Puget Sound. You can find them over tha air on channel 6.4, or watch Retro TV's online stream right here. Currently scheduled:

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.

Pluto TV

Free streaming service Pluto TV now has a live channel devoted to classic Doctor Who. Take a look at pluto.tv/live-tv/doctor-who-classic. They also now have classic Doctor Who on demand. Search for "Classic Doctor Who".

The Roku Channel

Free streaming service The Roku Channel now has classic Doctor Who on demand. Search for "Classic Doctor Who" to view their offerings (with ads).

Vudu

Many current, classic, and animated episodes, and even complete seasons, are available to buy or rent on the Vudu streaming service. For more information, go to vudu.com.

Shout Factory TV:

Shout Factory is 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


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:

Doctor Who fans in Western Washington came through yet again, danating nearly $28,000 to KBTC in the January 2023 pledge drive. This easily beat the $20,000 goal. Does it even count as news anymore that classic Doctor Who showings on the station are safe for another six months?

There was no holiday season story this year, but at least we got this lovely trailer for the 2023 anniversary specials:

As if that weren't enough, we also got a look at the new costumes for both Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson. It's not configured to be embedded, but you can see it at this link.

The November 2022 Children in Need telethon included a reveal of Ncuti Gatwa's new companion. Do you want to see?

The Doctor is getting a new streaming home. Beginning with the 2023 anniversary specials, Doctor Who will now be appearing worldwide on Disney+ as soon as it's aired on the BBC. No word yet on what this means for older episodes on HBO Max or Britbox, so stay tuned.

The next volume of The Collection, the blu-ray sets of Classic Doctor Who, has been announced, and they're going way back!

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.

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.

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:

And for a look behind the scenes, including some special visitors:

The latest news about the new show can be found at Doctor Who News (as you might expect).


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.



Send e-mail comments about the Androgum club via this e-mail link.