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Current Events:

Meetings:

The next Androgum Meeting is: November 2.
Location: Jim's place in Everett.
Theme: Who-loween.
Menu for the meeting: "The Horror of Fang Rock" and "State of Decay", in commemoration of both the holiday and the late Terrance Dicks.
As always: Show up, have fun, bring food (including leftover Halloween candy).
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.
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 Tom Baker 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:

(All times listed are for BBC America's Pacific feed. If you get the Eastern feed, subtract three hours from these times. Times and stories shown are subject to change.) For more on the show, keep an eye on the channel's Doctor Who page at www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who.

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's Torchwood site is at www.bbcamerica.com/torchwood.

BBC America is also the home for Class. Here's the current schedule:

The show's website is at www.bbcamerica.com/shows/class/. Class was not picked up for a second season, so it looks like there will be no more episodes.

Shout Factory TV:

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


Amazon Instant Video:

Both Classic and New Doctor Who stories, as well as Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, are available through the Amazon Instant Video service. Amazon Prime members can see most episodes at no additional cost. However, streaming will migrate over to HBO Max after the next season wraps up on BBC America in 2020, so watch while you can!

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.

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:

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.

The Doctor lost to The Good Place again at the 2019 Hugo Awards, as the episode "Janet(s)" beat out both "Rosa" and "Demons of the Punjab" for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. (The good news is that The Good Place has only one more season to go!) Verity contributors Lynne M. Thomas and Erika Ensign did win Best Semiprozine, however, as part of the team behind Uncanny Magazine. You can read the complete list of Hugo nominees and winners right here.

It was a little closer than it has been the past few times, but in the end the June 2019 pledge drive met its goal of $18,000, assuring that classic Doctor Who will be broadcast in western Washington for the rest of the year.

Hot on the heels of the animated reconstruction of "The Macra Terror" comes:

Old school fans who collected the novelizations of all the classic episodes, your collection is about to be completed! Eric Saward is writing novelizations of the last two stories. "Revelation of the Daleks" and "Revelation of the Daleks" will be out in hardback later this year, with paperbacks to follow in 2020.

The January 2019 Doctor Who pledge drive got off to a slow start, but in the end the goal was blown out of the water. Classic Doctor Who in western Washington is safe for another six months!

The New Year's special, "Resolution", will be the only Doctor Who we see in 2019, as the start of the next series is scheduled for 2020. But Jodie Whittaker and all of her Doctor's friends, and showrunner Chris Chibnall, are all coming back.

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:

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:

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.

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.

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.

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:

Donate towards our web hosting bill!

The latest news about the new show can be found at Outpost Gallifrey's news page.


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.