Whovian News and Extras for Thursday, 25 July 2013

In today's edition: Matt and Jenna say farewell, a look at the 12th Doctor auditon scripts, RTD auctions original script, the fantastic ' Mission to the unknown' Motion Comic, a 50th Anniversary 'Doctor' Bear by Steiff and a Lord President Of Gallifrey t-shirt, plus all the usual goodies...


  1. Quote of the Day

  2. DOCTOR: Fascinating. And the heat from the flame causes oxidation of the chemicals in the rocks, and then, no doubt, a chemical reaction with rising superheated gases and you have your Elixir. The impossible dream of a thousand alchemists dripping like tea from an urn.
    MAREN: Do not try to understand mysteries beyond the reach of the mind.
    DOCTOR: Oh, I wouldn't think they're beyond a decent spectrograph, Maren. One could probably synthesise that stuff by the gallon, though the consequences would be appalling.
    OHICA: What do you mean?
    DOCTOR: What? Everyone trying to live forever? No. Death is the price we pay for progress, you know.
    MAREN: You speak in riddles, Doctor. The Time Lords were glad enough of the Elixir.
    DOCTOR: Only in rare cases. When, for instance, there's some difficulty in regenerating a body. We don't take it regularly like you, otherwise we'd fall into the same trap.
    MAREN: And what trap are we in?
    DOCTOR: Immortality. You must have been old when the Elixir was discovered. How many centuries have passed while you have remained unchanged. How long since anything here changed?
    MAREN: Nothing here ever changes.
    DOCTOR: Exactly my point. No progress. Please, stand back.
  3. Today's Featured Picture

  4. Whovian News

  5. WhoTube

  6. Doctor Who - Mission to the Unknown - Motion Comic - Part 1
  7. Doctor Who - Mission to the Unknown - Motion Comic - Part 2
  8. Comic Book Scribe Tony Lee On Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica and Gloom
  9. The Destroyer Vs. The Brigadier - Doctor Who - Battlefield - BBC
  10. On this Day in the Whoniverse

  11. On 25 July 1987, Harry Harvey made his weekly trip to Smithfield Cemetery, a cruising ground for gay men. There, he witnessed the violent murder of Simon Jenkins, and sustained a significant knife wound himself. Someone — maybe something — he couldn't fully identifier scared away Jenkins' murderer before Harvey himself was killed. Fearful of awkward questions at a hospital, he chose to stitch his wound up himself. (PROSE: Damaged Goods)

    In 1794 Paris, Barbara Wright and Susan Foreman were sent in the morning to be guillotined. Luckily for them, their transport was hijacked by Jean and Jules Renan, who took the two back to the group's safehouse. They were taken care of there. Ian Chesterton, meanwhile, was able to sneak out of the Conciergerie Prison where he was being kept when the jailer accidentally left his keys behind. At this time, the Doctor arrived in Paris and exchanged his outfit for something that would help him better fit in with the French. Pretending to be a regional officer, he enquired about his friends, and was pleased to find that they had all escaped. However, caught in his own lies, Lemaitre, a man of real authority, invited him to join him and French Revolution leader Robespierre. (TV: "A Change of Identity") With no other choice, the Doctor met with the man, and managed to get away with his lack of knowledge about the southern province. However, Robespierre requested another visit the following day. Once they returned late that night, the man from whom the Doctor had acquired his new outfit presented Lemaitre with supposed proof of the old man was a traitor. (TV: "The Tyrant of France")

    1907 - Actor Cyril Luckham was born.
    - Actor William Marlowe was born.
    - Actor Nina Thomas was born.
    - Actor Michael Mundell died.
    2005 - Stunt arranger Alf Joint died.

  12. UK TV Choice

  13. Torchwood
    On: Watch
    Date: Friday 26th July 2013
    Time: 01:00 to 02:00
    Meat. Series 2, episode 4.
    Rhys learns the truth about Torchwood and becomes part of the team as they investigate an alien meat supply.
    Director: Colin Teague
    Starring: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori, Gareth David-Lloyd, Kai Owen

    Faith in the Future
    On: itv3
    Date: Friday 26th July 2013
    Time: 06:00 to 06:25
    Body Language. Series 2, episode 8.
    Sitcom following the misadventures of a middle-aged woman and her twentysomething daughter. Faith and Hannah's plans for their weddings to Paul and Jools try their men's patience to the limit.
    (Repeat, Subtitles, 1996)
    Starring: Lynda Bellingham, Julia Sawalha, Jeff Rawle, Simon Pegg, François Domange, Elisabeth Sladen

    Doctor Who
    On: Watch
    Date: Friday 26th July 2013
    Time: 06:25 to 07:15 (50 minutes long)
    Daleks in Manhattan. Series 29, episode 4.
    In 1930s New York, the Daleks are at work on top of the Empire State Building.
    Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman

    The Sarah Jane Adventures
    On: CBBC
    Date: Friday 26th July 2013
    Time: 12:15 to 12:45
    The Empty Planet. Series 4, episode 4.
    Clyde and Rani race against time - but what is the secret of the robots?
    Director: Joss Agnew
    Starring: Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony, Anjli Mohindra, Ace Bhatti, Mina Anwar, Alexander Armstrong

    Doctor Who
    On: Watch
    Date: Friday 26th July 2013
    Time: 14:00 to 15:00
    Daleks in Manhattan. Series 29, episode 4.
    In 1930s New York, the Daleks are at work on top of the Empire State Building.
    Starring: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman

  14. Whovian Art, Craft and Whomour

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