US Midnight ScreeningBookmark and Share

Saturday, 16 August 2014 - Reported by Marcus
BBC Worldwide, in association with Fathom Events, have announced a special Midnight screening of the Doctor Who season premiere Deep Breath, on Saturday night, in selected cinemas across the United States.

The event will feature bonus content exclusive to cinemas including a prequel before the feature presentation and 'behind the scenes' after.

Full details of participating theatres here.

The main nationwide showing of the story in the US is on Monday, August 25th. Full list here.

NB: Please note that attending in costume is fine, however masks, face-concealing make-up, fake weapons, tools, accessories (like sonic screwdrivers) as well as any costumes that conceal what you are carrying, your natural body shape or face are strictly prohibited.

Deep Breath is also screening in Cinemas around the world. Main details here.


In addition Spanish cinema chain Cinesa have announced that they will be showing Deep Breath in their Barcelona, Madrid, Oviedo, La Coruña, Sevilla, Bilbao, Valencia, Murcia, Valladolid, Zaragoza and Valencia theatres on Saturday 23rd August at 20:45pm. (with thanks to Papel Psíquico)




Fan RoundupBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 - Reported by Marcus
Diary of Doctor Who Role-Playing Games - Issue 21

This 382-page issue of the Diary of Doctor Who Role Playing Games (DDWRPG) is a special issue that looks at and reprints the first ever Doctor Who RPG fanzine "Time Meddlers". The issue features all nine original issues of that fanzine, plus an interview with co-founder Steven Dieter. There are also two living dungeon scenarios, DWAiTS sourcebook reviews, many event news reports, and much more.

The next issue will look at the Third Doctor, Sontarans, and the Paternoster Gang. There is still lots of opportunity to contribute. Submissions are welcome.

The issue can be downloaded from the website.
Plaything of Sutekh - Issue 3

Issue 3 of 'Plaything of Sutekh' features:
  • Don't Shoot - He's British! - Matt Kilburn looks at the cultural influences on the Doctor's identity.
  • Matt Finish - John Connors looks at 2013's new episodes and Matt Smith's departure
  • Messiah! - Greg Bartlem looks at the changing depiction of the Doctor in the post-2005 series
  • Seasonal Gear Changes - Jez Strickley spots similarities between Terror of the Zygons and The Seeds of Doom.
  • Pat's Back - Were they worth the wait? A look at the two recently recovered Troughtons.
  • Secret Who - underrated stories Enlightenment and The Invisible Enemy
  • DWDVD - a new angle on stories recently released on DVD The Tenth Planet and The Mind of Evil
  • The Liverpool Connection, David Whitaker's Dalek novel, the return of the Eighth and more
Issue 3 is 40 A5 pages, fully illustrated with colour covers. Details of how to order can be found on the blog along with availability of back issues
Fanfilm: The Imperfect World

The Spanish Doctor Who fanfilm The Imperfect World (original title El Mundo Imperfecto) now has English subtitles and can be viewed worldwide on youtube. It's a 43-minute multi-Doctor story that takes place in present-day Barcelona.

It was made with the support of the Spanish Doctor Who fan society Asociación Planeta Gallifrey to commemorate the 50th anniversary, premièring on 30th November 2013 at Doctor Who Day in Barcelona and at Tea&TARDIS in Madrid.

Their video channel contains several extras, including a short prequel (also with English subtitles) and a trailer.

Writer and director Sergi Páez says: "This is a gift from fans for fans, with all the affection in the world."


The Spanish magazine ScifiWorld dedicated issue 66 to Doctor Who as a tribute for its 50th anniversary. Since that issue was quickly sold out, they're now offering a free PDF download of it on their website.
50 Years of Doctor Who: Preachrs Podcast Live 2

A brand new celebration of 50 Years of TV’s favourite Time Lord, The Doctor comes to Adelaide next month. Benjamin Maio Mackay and Rob Lloyd are Doctor Who’s biggest fans and are kidnapped by the Dalek's creator Davros. Their task is to explain to the Daleks, (whose memories have been wiped) all about the Doctor, his friends and his greatest enemies.

Benjamin Maio Mackay is the host and owner of Preachrs Podcast, a podcast about Dr Who that recently surpassed 25 million hits. Mackay was also a host on the ABC Radio Dr Who Pop Up station created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. After appearing on radio and TV about Doctor Who numerous times ABC online named him SA’s biggest fan!

Rob Lloyd is a Melbourne based comedian, actor and Whovian, best known for his solo show “Who, Me”. Lloyd joined MacKay as a guest host on the podcast in 2012 and joined him in the 2013 tour of 50 Years of Doctor Who: Preachrs Podcast Live.”

The new show will feature special pre-recorded appearances from: Terry Molloy as Davros, Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks, Simon Fisher-Becker as Dorium Maldovar and Richard Franklin as Mike Yates.

Ths show runs from 14th-16th February at 7.30pm, with matinees at 2pm on 15th and 16th February, at the Box Factory Community Centre, Adelaide.




Doctor Who returns to GermanyBookmark and Share

Thursday, 8 December 2011 - Reported by Marcus
  1. FÜNF VOR ZWÖLF (Five to Twelve)
  2. DER STERNENWAL (The Star Whale)
  3. SIEG DER DALEKS (Victory of the Daleks)
  4. ZEIT DER ENGEL ( Time of the Angels)
  5. HERZ AUS STEIN (Heart of Stone)
  6. DIE VAMPIRE VON VENEDIG (The Vampires of Venice )
  7. AMYS ENTSCHEIDUNG (Amy's Decision)
  8. HUNGRIGE ERDE (Hungry Earth)
  9. KALTBLÜTIG (In Cold Blood)
  10. VINCENT UND DER DOCTOR (Vincent and the Doctor)
  11. DER UNTERMIETER (The Lodger)
  12. DIE PANDORICA (The Pandorica)
  13. DER GROSSE KNALL (The big bang)
Doctor Who returns to Germany this December when Series Five begins broadcasting on the pay TV FOX Channel.

The first episode Fünf vor zwölf, which translates as Five to Twelve will screen on the channel on 21st December at 8.15pm CET with episode two following later the same evening. The network has launched a website to tie in with the series

Series 5 will also be made available on iTunes Germany in both German and English beginning December 22nd.

German fans have yet to see broadcast the third and fourth series starring David Tennant.

serienjunkies.com has a report detailing the somewhat chequered history of Doctor Who broadcasts in Germany.



Meanwhile Televisió de Catalunya, has begun transmitting series 6 in Catalan on Canal 3XL. The series continues this Friday with La maledicció de la taca negra.


(with thanks to Aurélie Demonchaux)




Doctor Who: Series Six in SpainBookmark and Share

Monday, 24 October 2011 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The sixth series of Doctor Who has arrived in Spain, with Syfy España broadcasting episodes on Monday evenings, dubbed into Spanish; the series kicked off last Monday with El astronauta imposible and continues tonight with El dia de la Luna at 9:30pm (CEST), repeated tomorrow at 5:00pm and Saturday at 11:00am.

More details can be found from SyFy's Doctor Who page, and channel information is also available via Facebook.


(Series Six Trailer, Syfy-España, via their Doctor Who website)
Series Description:

El Doctor Who es un extravagante aventurero capaz de viajar a través del tiempo y el espacio. En cada uno de sus viajes, Who y su compañera Amy vivirán fascinantes aventuras que les llevarán a enfrentarse a todo tipo de alienígenas y monstruos.

Doctor Who is a flamboyant adventurer able to travel through time and space. In each of his travels he and his partner Amy will go through exciting adventures that lead them to face all kinds of aliens and monsters.

Vuelve la serie más longeva de la television con todos sus protagonistas. En esta sexta temporada, tras la boda de Amy y Rory, recibirán 3 misteriosos mensajes que les urgen a congregarse en una localización en el desierto de Utah. Allí descubrirán un secreto que marcará sus destinos. Las nuevas aventuras del Dr. Who les llevarán a conocer al presidente Nixon, viajarán en un barco pirata, descubrirán que en el futuro la humanidad hace uso de la clonación y vivirán uno de los momentos clave del siglo XX en la Europa previa a la segunda guerra mundial.

La sexta temporada conmemorará el 50° aniversario de la primera emisión de Doctor Who, una serie de culto que ha entretenido a generaciones con una mezcla de fantasía, ciencia, historia y aventura. En esta temporada, Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) y Mark Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13), serán dos de las estrellas invitadas. Además, el escritor Neil Gaiman, ha sido el encargado de escribir el cuarto capítulo de la temporada, que se emitirá en España el día 7 de noviembre y será uno de los momentos más esperados por los fans de la serie.

The longest running series returns to television with all its players. In this sixth season, after the wedding of Amy and Rory, they will receive 3 mysterious messages that urge them to congregate at a location in the Utah desert. There they will discover a secret that will make their destinies. The new adventures of Dr. Who will lead them to meet President Nixon, travel on a pirate ship, discover that in the future mankind makes use of cloning, and live through one of the key moments of the twentieth century in Europe prior to the second world war.

The sixth season will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of Doctor Who, a cult series that has entertained generations with a mixture of fantasy, science, history and adventure. In this season, Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and Mark Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13) will be among the guest stars. In addition, the writer Neil Gaiman has been commissioned to write the fourth chapter of the season to be broadcast in Spain on 7th November, and will be one of the most anticipated moments for fans of the series.

Next week sees the Doctor encounter La maldicion del punto negro.


As well as the most recent series, Syfy España is also currently showing Series Three episodes daily.

Meanwhile Boing has just completed a run of the fifth series (with La Pandorica se abre/El Big Bang currently available to watch online), and commence a new run of episodes next Saturday.

(with thanks to Aurélie Demonchaux)