Regarding filming which took place on June 3rd and 4th (as reported in last month’s issue of the Gallifrey Guardian), another photo has surfaced. It shows a Dalek being unloaded from a truck, supposedly by Doctor Who crew members at the warehouse being used for filming. As I can’t confirm this is legit (and it looks more like a group of fans to me) it’s not going in the newsletter. I thought my readers might enjoy seeing it, though–what do you think? Is it from the BBC, or fan-made and someone is having us on?
On June 17, our local paper led off page 2 with an article about celebrities appearing at MegaCon, and really focused on one in particular.
Title: MegaCon Orlando adds ‘Doctor Who’ star to lineup
Photo caption: “Doctor Who” actor Christopher Eccleston has joined the MegaCon Orlando celebrity guest lineup
From the first paragraph: …Best known for his roles as the ninth incarnation of The Doctor in the “Doctor Who” series…
The article went on to name other celebrity guests (including William Shatner) with little details and no fanfare. The article added the names of comic book artists and writers, then described other activities at the con and details on attending.
Meanwhile, in the CW universe, last week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow had Sarah Lance discovering her wounds could miraculously heal themselves or, as she put it, “Regeneration?” SPOILER Having recently learned that she was a human/alien hybrid clone, my immediate thought was, “so the alien half is a TimeLord?” If not an alien, it could have been lizard or starfish genes, but you see where my mind goes.
Just a quick one tonight, but I had to pass on that Doctor Who was mentioned in a Chicago Tribune review of “Loki” (yes, the Marvel mini-series airing on Disney+). The critic, Michael Phillips, wrote: …“Loki” is my kind of Marvel. It’s lighter and more “Doctor Who”-y on its feet than most of the franchise’s billion-dollar-grossing mayhem-athons.
Have you seen Doctor Who popping up in other media? Let us hear from you!
Wow, can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted, but sometimes mundane life catches up to you. Especially when the Fringe Festival comes to town! Seeing 10 plays (plus previews) was great fun, but definitely a time-consuming distraction. One of the best shows was Darth and Droids, about a group of role-playing friends who unknowingly act out the plot of a Star Wars movie. If a Fringe Festival comes to your area, I strongly recommend attending–there is usually something for every taste, and often genre-related shows.
Excuses over. Here’s something I whipped up recently; can you guess what it’s for?