Is it still a Spoiler if it comes from the BBC?

Regarding the episode filmed at the end of May, Chris Chibnall said: No! Sho! Blo! The Judoon are storming back into Doctor Who in full force, and the streets of Gloucester aren’t safe. If anyone has anything to hide, confess now. The Judoon are taking no prisoners, and will stop at nothing to fulfil their mission! The whole team on Doctor Who are delighted and scared in equal measure to welcome them back: one of many treats we’ve got in store for viewers next series. And we’re over the moon (with Judoon), to be welcoming the wondrous Neil Stuke as guest star. We can’t wait to show you what happens when his path crosses with the Thirteenth Doctor.

Judoon Captain, The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) – (C) BBC / BBC Studios – Photographer: James Pardon


More Spoilers (don’t say we didn’t warn you)

Here is information about current Doctor Who filming (besides what appeared in the Gallifrey Guardian), and links to LOTS of photos!

Bradley Walsh posed with fans as he took an ice cream break while filming Doctor Who on Barry Island on April 11. There was a casting call for a double for Bradley Walsh for that day, but no word on why a double would be needed for him. Walsh was wearing the same costume as on March 26 and April 5, which makes it likely the crew were still filming Block 3, said to consist of Episodes 3 and 4.

After taking a one-week break from filming, a Doctor Who crew filmed in the New Parlour, Side Hall, and Morning Room of Tredegar House April 29 through May 2. A local spotted the TARDIS prop being brought into Tredegar House for filming on April 29. The next day Jodie Whittaker was seen on the grounds in what was described as “full tuxedo”, although one fan theorized she was dressed as a Victorian doctor. Another fan spotted Jodie and an unknown actress in a blue Victorian dress. There were more sightings of the filming at Tredegar House on April 30. A Victorian fire extinguisher was rented as a prop for this time period. On May 1, Bradley Walsh’s driver, Joey, posted on Instagram from Tredegar House.

Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole where spotted filming Doctor Who at The Little Man Coffee Company on Bridge Street in Cardiff on May 29. Several fans were able to meet the cast. After the main cast left, an actress playing a barista remained and some creature actors playing Judoon appeared on the scene for more filming. The Judoon were seen confronting the barista of the small coffee shop. Though the scene was filmed in Cardiff, it is believed to take place in Gloucester.

PHOTOS AND VIDEO ON THIS PAGE:    Click the arrow to advance on the photo from glostographer to see a Judoon in front of a baby carriage!


Great close-up of a Judoon here:

MORE PHOTOS AND VIDEO HERE:      Click on RMS to go to Twitter for several more photos of the Judoon scene on the bridge.

Professional photographer Gareth Everett’s photos here:

Many thanks to!

More Doctor Who trivia — with prizes!

As our May meeting fell on Memorial Day weekend, we watched Doctor Who stories which featured soldiers. Instead of having a trivia contest, we chose to create one (below), inspired by our viewing theme.  Test your knowledge of Doctor Who, then email your answers to Six or more correct answers will win you a free emailed issue of our club newsletter, The Gallifrey Guardian. Winners can also pick an item from our trivia prize selection if they come to the June Anniversary Party (details on our website and Facebook page). Here’s a sampling of a few of our prize offerings, all genre, but not necessarily Doctor Who:

We also have six different character posters from The Crimes of Grindelwald (thanks to Bamf! Comics on Free Comic Book Day). Answers will be posted on the Answer Page of this blog in three weeks; be sure to submit your response before June 19 to be eligible for the newsletter and a prize.

May 2019 Trivia Contest

1. Thirteen zones are shown on the map in The War Games. Name two of them.
2. In Day of the Daleks, what term did The Doctor use to describe The Controller?
3. In Paradise Towers, why was the building mostly abandoned?
4. Name the episode in which a villain postpones their planned attack due to the discovery of a war memorial.
5. Name the villain referred to in Question #4, and the Earthling who took part in the ceremony.
6. In World War III, what was the password Mickey used to get into the UNIT website?
7. In The Doctor’s Daughter, why does Jenny say (over his objections) that her Dad is “such a soldier”?
8. In what episode did Danny Pink and The Doctor accuse each other of being, respectively, a mindless soldier and a heartless general?
9. Name at least one episode in which The Doctor is on a UNIT plane just before it crashes.
10. Name the episode in which The Doctor attempted to call UNIT, but they were ‘unavailable.’

Bonus question:
What is the name of the ‘episode’ in which The Doctor chose to regenerate as a warrior?

More on the 2019 Free Comic Book Day Road Trip


ACME – artists’ signings, our TARDIS in the Danger room, 25%-off sales throughout the store, and up to 13 free comics per person
Bamf! – artists, face-painting, cosplayers, comfy chairs for TV viewing, SW stuff at 50% off, and 10 comics per person plus posters

A Comic Shop – Raffle, buy 2 get 1 free sales, Funko Pops as low as $10.00, ‘flea market’ next door, 5 free comics per person

Sci-Fi City – Funko Pops 20% off, sales throughout the store, gamers, 25-cent back issues (snatched up by Patrick), 8 comics per person

Coliseum of Comics – Artists, cosplayers, vendors, and…free comics

West Orange Comics & Video Games – located beside a movie theater (how convenient), artists, 3 free comics per person
Krum’s World Comics – slot car racetrack with models of iconic TV/movie locations, TARDIS back door, 10%-off, artist, Doctor Who necklaces, 3 comics per person

Windu’s Comics & Collectibles – 30% Star Wars and Star Trek, 20% off comics, Funko Pops (LOTS of Pops!) buy 3 get 1 free, TARDIS backpack, and…free comics

Gods & Monsters – vendors outside, Vault 5421 (bar), LOTS of Doctor Who stuff, 15% off most of the store, 3 free comics per person plus “Finding Your Voice.”

If you missed it, check out the previous blog post for more photos.  The best of the lot can be found in the May issue of The Gallifrey Guardian, our Club newsletter. Not a member? Join at our website: .

Free Comic Book Day 2019

Well, we dropped Guns, Knives, and Other Things from our itinerary as they didn’t open on time. It gave us a little wiggle room in the schedule, though, so fellow Guardian member Ben and I added Coliseum of Comics at Fashion Square Mall to the list. We collected comics, put out flyers, bought a couple of items for the next auction, and took photos.  There were too many to fit them all in the Gallifrey Guardian article, so here’s a photo montage for this year:


Support your local comic book shops!


Free Comic Book Day is Coming!

On May the 4th (“May the fourth be with you”), I’ll take my annual Guardian road trip to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. [Update: found out Heroes Landing has closed, so am substituting GNaOT – a shop so new they don’t have FCBD plans.] Arrival time for the first stop is 10:00 a.m., with each stop after that about an hour apart. If you would care to join in anywhere along the route, here’s the updated itinerary:

ACME Comics; Guns, Knives, and Other Things; BAMF Comics; A Comic Shop (probably pause for lunch about noon); Sci-Fi City; West Orange Comics and Games; Krum’s World Comics; Windu Comics (pause for a quick dinner); Gods & Monsters.

Followed by a movie — The Avengers, of course!

If you don’t make it, check out future blog posts; there will be photos.




Just celebrated Easter with fellow Doctor Who fans at the Guardians of Gallifrey meeting.  The discussion and video selection inspired a trivia contest which will, no doubt, show up at a future meeting. You can try it now, below (answers in next week’s blog post).

For questions 1 through 13, in keeping with the Easter theme of resurrection,  name in order the televised story in which each of the Doctors regenerated. Hint: questions 1 and 11 will have a part a) and part b), and don’t forget the War Doctor.

The last three questions are for bonus points: Name the episode in which the Doctor talks to a bunny; name the episode which takes place on Easter; and name the episode that includes an Easter hymn.

And if you were wondering what the little TARDISes had to do with Easter, think Easter egg hunt.

More News (many thanks to!)

David Tennant, who has lent his voice to numerous other audiobooks, including Cressida Cowell’s The Wizard of Once, will narrate H.G. Well’s The War of the Worlds. Five of Well’s works will be released as “a special audio collection” on Audible April 11.

Doctor Who Series 11 Art Director Dafydd Shurmer was promoted to Production Designer.  Shurmer has been an Art Director on many productions including Sherlock. A different Production Designer, Darryl Hammer, was in charge of the portion of the production filmed in South Africa but it appears Shurmur is now the main Production Designer for the series.

Bradley Walsh in a fan photo at Cardiff and Vale:
Photo of the campus set-dressed as a Police Station, and Mandip Gil with a fan:

A photo taken in Barry, Wales on Friday, March 15 with Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill:

It appears there was a prop pram with a prop baby inside it as part of the street scene (with a great quote!).

Several fans were able to take selfies with the three stars who play the thirteenth Doctor’s companions, Graham, Ryan, and Yasmin.

At the Cory’s Building on Bute Street in Cardiff, Wales on Monday, March 18 fans snap a selfie with thirteenth Doctor actress Jodie Whittaker.

Cardiff March 19 the Glamorgan Building of Cardiff University was set-dressed a park in Paris.

Walsh was photographed as he was leaving Barry Island.

A New Look for the DW Cast?

The Doctor Who cast, Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill in a photo shared by Shabang Theatre on Twitter.

Oh Doctor & friends , we love you!!! Thankyou for supporting #WDSD19 #lotsofsox

Kim Reuter & Russ Elias are SHABANG! Creating arts projects for children/YP with disabilities/additional needs, parents to Ruben R of The Dumping Ground