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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #255 on: June 12, 2017, 05:20:10 PM »
Celebrating 50 years of the Ice Warriors!

THE ICE WARRIORS(1967)





THE SEEDS OF DEATH(1968)





THE WAR GAMES(1969)



THE CURSE OF PELADON(1972)





THE MONSTER OF PELADON(1974)







COLD WAR(2013)







EMPRESS OF MARS(2017)



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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #256 on: July 16, 2017, 12:46:27 PM »
The 13th Doctor:




I may be wrong, but I think the series is heading for another cancellation..
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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #257 on: July 16, 2017, 04:30:21 PM »
The 13th Doctor: ... 

Next up, the big screen summer blockbuster:  "Dr. Who Meets the Mummy".
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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #259 on: July 20, 2017, 11:43:29 AM »
Next up, the big screen summer blockbuster:  "Dr. Who Meets the Mummy".
If this Dr. Who has children, it could be about meeting herself.
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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #260 on: July 20, 2017, 02:32:39 PM »
If this Dr. Who has children, it could be about meeting herself.
The Doctor already has a daughter.

Love how people seriously can't handle this.

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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #261 on: September 25, 2017, 05:01:42 PM »
I don't know if I've mentioned it here, but in a few weeks I'll be working a Doctor Who convention in Wichita Ks.
I'm excited because I'll be doing a few panels with Katy Manning, Composer Dominic Glynn, and Sylvester McCoy.
We also have William Russell, Matthew Waterhouse, Eric Roberts, and Script Editor Andrew Cartmel.

October 20-22, with a special event at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson the 19th.

www.timeeddy.com for more details.
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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #262 on: October 10, 2017, 05:06:52 AM »
Well, the good news is Sylvester will be on Sense 8, bad news is he had to cancel his appearance at our show.

With less than two weeks to go, it's too late to get another Doctor.
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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #263 on: November 06, 2017, 11:09:10 AM »

The Staff and Guests of Time Eddy 3 in Wichita Ks. October 20-22 2017.
William Russell aka Ian Chesterson
Katy Manning aka Jo Grant and Iris Wyldthyme
Mattheww Waterhouse aka Adric
Dominic Glynn aka Composer Extraordinaire

My week started Wednesday the 18th at 5AM when I picked up Matthew Waterhouse. We had breakfast and went to a local bookstore where we each found a Dark Shadows we wanted. He got the best one, and we talked about his Dark Shadows Audio plays where he works with Lara (Angelique) Parker. He is a great guy and very easy to talk to. As a child watching Doctor Who, I grew up watching The Doctor and Romana. Adric was the first new companion I had watched and really liked him. He was a bit older than I was at the time, and my fantasy was to join The Doctor on his travels so Adric was my hero. Meeting him made my inner 13 year old squee.

After taking him back to the hotel for a much needed nap, I met William Russell and his wife Etheline. Ian Chesterson! In my home town! After a brief interview with the local newspaper, Matthew was off to nap and William and his wife wanted to go out. We went to Cowtown (a local old west style "town" where there is a Blacksmith, wood worker, and working farm that is run like it was in the 1800s) and enjoyed an afternoon walking around the town. In the Saloon, we enjoyed a Sarsaparilla. The Saloon keep asked Mr. Russell what he had appeared in. When he said Doctor Who, she heard Doctor Seuss. Later before we left, she asked me about it and I corrected the misconception. She immediately got the Managing Director and other Who fans involved in mobbing him in the street by the Newspaper.



By the time that was over, we left for a late lunch at The Anchor. William and I shared an Ale and we all talked about Wichita, London, and parts between. As we left to head back to the hotel, William asks me about my car (a 2015 Chevy Malibu) and tells me it's "Very Swish"

Thursday was great. We had a private dinner event at the Kansas Cosmosphere. The Cosmosphere is home to the Apollo 13 capsule and is my favorite place to go in Kansas. I spent many hours watching them take apart and restore Liberty Bell 7. I have been there at least 30 times, but the private tour to the conservation area was new to me. I drove William up to the museum, about an hour from Wichita, and we had a great time. After dinner and the lecture from Amy Shira Teitel, William was ready to head back to the hotel. Before we left, he posed for a moment with the SR71.

Here is a picture of William with the SR71 hanging from the ceiling.


more to come...
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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #264 on: November 06, 2017, 12:23:01 PM »
Great stuff and some wonderful stories! :)
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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #265 on: November 06, 2017, 01:30:07 PM »
Time Eddy Day 1 Oct. 20th

The day started with a 6AM wake up call. As the Vendor Room chief, I had to get everyone loaded in and overcome obstacles like the Hartnell Tardis console needing to be moved  due to photo opp requirements and other small problems until about 9AM. I went upstairs for Second Breakfast and met Katy Manning. She arrived after we had left for the Cosmpsphere so didn't get a chance to meet her until then. We chatted about or panel later in the day and then I had to dash back down to make sure vendors were doing well.

Eric Roberts was late, and his production schedule kept pushing back his flight so late in the day we found out he would be there for Sunday only. This was devastating news especially after Sylvester McCoy had cancelled a few weeks earlier. Fans were happy to meet Katy and William so didn't really mind or even complain. That was a load off our minds as we were worried how people would take it.

I went down to get a few things autographed by William Russell. The script books for Unearthly Child and The Daleks. Waris signed the Unearthly Child last year.

I started out the Katy panel playing I am The Doctor by Jon Pertwee, but she was late because she HAS to stop for hugs. (Katy hugs are life giving things and must be experienced) I told her to come in as soon as she hears applause, and she said "What if I don't hear any?" LOL, as if...
I fumbled through my introduction talking about UNIT and how she was brought into the show, and announce her to thunderous applause. She comes in, and proceeds to take over the room. A whirlwind is an apt description of what happened next. She ignored me for about 5 minutes and went into story after story. She finally came over to sit down and refused to use the microphone. I played word association with her using names of her cast, surprised her with questions, and she went over time a bit because we needed a few minutes to finish but the fifty minutes went by too quickly.

Us, after the panel.


Next up, photo opps. William Russell with the Hartnell Console.



Then we did the Katy photo, and she was late due to stopping for hugs.

Bought the new Dominic Glynn CDs. The remixs from Happiness Patrol he would be preforming at the concert Saturday night.

More to come...
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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #266 on: November 06, 2017, 02:22:39 PM »
Friday night, last thing I did was the Murder Mystery Dinner. Katy and Matthew showed up playing Iris and Adric, and unmasked the Killer played by my friend Robert. He was The Meddling Monk and here is a pic of him after Katy tells him he will die from the Death of a Thousand Kisses administered by her.



Saturday, my Daughter came along to hang out for her birthday. We got pictures with the Console, The Tardis, and other fun things. They watched me do the Dominic Glynn panel. We had a great talk about his life, work, and how his music was used on The Simpsons and other things. I forgot to bring my recorder so didn't record it. Bummer.

I spent the day chasing Katy for an autograph on the Pertwee Annual I have that was signed by Jon. I later found out Katy had been rushed to the Emergency room (she was fine, just had walking Pneumonia) She posted this on twitter, and talked about it in panels so that the only reason I mention it here. She was a trooper. She finished the weekend by doing TWO panels Saturday and more photo opps and autographs.

By the time the Dominic Glynn concert took place, I was exhausted and watched it in bed. Here is a link...



Sunday, we found out that Eric wasn't coming. Period. Flight issues kept him from making a connecting flight so we had to break the news to everyone. Nobody really cared. They were having too much fun with the people we did have. Autographs and photo opps for everyone else there went really well, and people that had saved money for Eric went ahead and spent it on other guests.

I got my photo Sunday with Matthew with my niece Rachel. My first time watching Doctor Who was with her, She is 8 years younger than I am and we were watching Electric Company on PBS when Doctor Who started. That music and opening titles kept us watching. Armageddon Factor episode 3 or 4, I'm not sure which one. It was nice to get that pic with her. I had Matthew sign the PBS promo item I bought from Who North America for .50 and then watched Matthew and Katy film a promo for the local PBS station. The promo was perfect, but the outtakes are hilarious and watching them work was a privilege. Katy stopped to play the Doctor Who pinball machine Steve brought in, and then it was time for closing ceremony. The weekend, over too soon.

After the ceremony, we gathered staff and guests for the photo with the TARDIS and said our goodbyes. Katy hugs (she wasn't contagious) were had, and they were whisked away.

R.I.P. Dudley Simpson. The greatest composer Doctor Who has ever seen.

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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #267 on: November 17, 2017, 08:16:28 PM »
Sneak peek at "Twice Upon a Time."
https://youtu.be/AnD7c7h2l9w

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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #268 on: November 17, 2017, 08:20:53 PM »
The 13th Doctor:




I may be wrong, but I think the series is heading for another cancellation..
You are wrong. If the ratings drop, Whittaker will regenerate at the end of series 11. Christopher Eccleston only did one series (his choice), and the show survived.

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Re: Fifty years of Doctor Who..
« Reply #269 on: November 18, 2017, 03:16:42 AM »
The ratings didnt drop when Christopher Eccleston was the Doctor, they were extremely high as the show had just returned for one thing so your reasoning goes out the window. Apparently you either werent around or dont remember season 26 of the old show, the Doctor didnt regenerate after the end of that: it was cancelled, pure and simple.

The show's ratings have taken hit after hit since Steven Moffat became producer and the number of episodes have continued to dwindle from 13 episodes and an Xmas special to now 10 episodes and an Xmas special, furthermore, the constant rejigging of seasons)skipping a year, splitting the season out over two years, showing only one new episode one year, etc.) has NOT done the show any favors, It smacks of the same tired air that it had when it was cancelled the first time..so, yes, the show may continue, it probably will, but dont tell me I'm wrong for reasons that you posted because they have occurred before and the show was cancelled before. You may not be aware of this but the show was VERY close to being cancelled when David Tennant(Eccleston's replacement) left the role; and he went out on an all-time high in popularity, long before the most recent production team started inflicting damage due to poor production schedules and lack of consistant showrunning. This has been confirmed by both Russell To Davies and Moffat so anything is possible due to BBC politics being what they are.
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