Meeting Round-up (and an extra bit)

Giving a shout-out to the host of most of our meetings, Sci-Fi City in Orlando! We meet there monthly to watch Doctor Who (and related video), chat, shop, have–or create–the occasional trivia contest, and generally revel in all that is great about WHO. Here’s a sampling of photos from our meetings:

A few of us showing off our Doctor Who swag from Free Comic Book Day, with extra copies of the free Doctor Who comic for members and visitors.

Some of the gang relaxing between episodes (notice the multitude of sales stickers on the merchandise behind us!).

Me at the Guardian meeting in August, the weekend of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary (even more sale stickers!).

A visit from the original GoG Mama, Cathi, and her husband Joe (see our “Classic Guardians of Gallifrey” page).

…As for that extra bit…I saw the Doctor Who knitted TARDIS cap with tassels in a local Spirit Halloween store!

Extra Newsletter Tidbits

First, one more photo from KeiserCon — our host, Amy, in her TARDIS dress.

…and now, the (extra) News: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Wales held the BAFTA Cymru awards ceremony at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff on October 13. Doctor Who received four nominations: Doctor Who for Outstanding Television Drama; Jodie Whittaker for Outstanding Actress; Arwel Wyn Jones (for the TARDIS console room) for Excellence in Production Design; and the production team on The Doctor Falls for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects. The 26 Awards were presented in front of an audience of 900 guests. A live stream of the ceremony provided additional content, and backstage interviews with the winners were hosted on BAFTA social media channels. Doctor Who did not win this year, losing out to In My Skin; Gabrielle Creevy (In My Skin); Catrin Merredydd (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch); and Bait Studio (Apostle). However, members of the Doctor Who cast were present to support Russell T Davies, who was presented with the Writer award for A Very English Scandal.

A recreation of Mission to the Unknown can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/doctorwho

During the launch of HTC’s VIVE Cosmos last month, visitors at Hackney’s Protein Studios in London had the opportunity to try out Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, a virtual reality adventure. The game was produced by Maze Theory for BBC Studios. After stepping into the TARDIS, players interacted with the Doctor and tried to pilot the timeship before embarking on an epic adventure to solve the mystery behind the ‘Reality Virus’.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+edge+of+time+vr&view=detail&mid=ED1289B2A69203A2FE6CED1289B2A69203A2FE6C&FORM=VIRE

SPOILERS — DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T WARN YOU!

Several more actors have been identified as being in Episode 1, which is believed to be a spy drama. According to her online CV, Dominique Maher will play Agent Browning. Her costume is a protective services uniform with a black visored cap, bulletproof vest, and holster. She has recorded back-up dialogue for the role with an Australian accent. Stunt performer Adam Basil is listed on IMDB as Stephen Fry’s stunt double for the episode. Darron Meyer’s online CV lists a character named Seesay. Ronan Summer will play Rendition man, which could refer to the practice of covertly abducting and transporting people from one country to another for interrogation.

On October 2, a scene was filmed on Tyndall Street near Lumis Student Living in Cardiff. Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill, and Tosin Cole were present, and were photographed and filmed by fans. The three were filmed talking to each other in a brief walking scene. During breaks in filming, Bradley Walsh chatted with students who came out to watch, and gave some advice for would-be actors.

Check out our other Pages!

Not much to say here, but I’ve posted the answers to the Doctor Who Crossword Puzzle (posted September 22) on our Trivia and Puzzles Answer Page.

AND…I’ve added the Regenerations Convention segment of my 2013 Doctor Who vacation on the New Series Guardians Page.