Also in attendance, however, were Anneke Wills (1960s companion Polly), and Brian and Sadie Miller, husband and daughter of Elisabeth Sladen, who died almost exactly two years ago. Before her latterday success with The Sarah Jane Adventures, Sladen was a key figure in the Tom Baker period and, as a tribute, a clip was played of her in buoyant form at a BFI event from 2010.
Read more at Radio Times
Great news for those traveling to WonderCon next week!
BBC America is coming to Anaheim to screen full new episodes of Doctor Who and Orphan Black a day before their Supernatural Saturday world television premiere.
Join BBC America for an exclusive Supernatural Saturday screening of Doctor Who and Orphan Black. BBC America’s new Supernatural Saturday lineup launches Saturday, March 30 with Doctor Who at 8/7c, Orphan Black at 9/8c, and The Nerdist at 10/9c. Doctor Who will kick off the screening with Steven Moffat’s new episode “The Bells of St. John,” the first of eight epic new episodes starring Matt Smith and his new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman. Then, catch the premiere episode of BBC America’s new original series Orphan Black. Tatiana Maslany portrays Sarah, an orphan and outsider whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. She takes her identity, her boyfriend, and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a deadly conspiracy. Please note: Doctor Who is TV-PG and Orphan Black is TV-MA.Friday March 29, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Matt and Jenna at the Doctor Who Season 7 part two screening
jenna coleman and matt smith at the doctor who series 7.2 screening, 15.3.13
For the first time in Australia, Doctor Who fans will be able to see two high definition episodes of Doctor Who on the big screen, in a special cinema event as part of the celebrations for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary year.
For one night only on Thursday 14 March at 7pm, fans can experience ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ and ‘Day of the Moon’ from Series 6 in HD, a two-part story which introduced the newest monster created by series executive producer and showrunner Steven Moffat – the Silence. Screened in Australia and New Zealand, this will be a world-first multiple cinema screening for Doctor Who.
Taking place at select Event Cinemas, Greater Union and Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas and Village Cinemas across the country, there will be a ‘best dressed’ prize at each cinema for the Doctor Who fan with the most impressive costume, from Time Lords to Monsters.
Classic 1960s Doctor Who on the big screen and a top line-up of guests – it’s another hit for the British Film Institute…
This month, the BFI turned the clock back to 1967 for the stone-cold classic, The Tomb of the Cybermen, starring second Doctor Patrick Troughton….
Read the story at Radio Times
Radio Times has a great writeup of this past Saturday’s all star panel to celebrate the First Doctor at BFI Southbank:
Saturday was a big day for Doctor Who – the programme and fans – as the British Film Institute launched Doctor Who at 50, its year-long celebration of the Time Lord. Every month they’ll be screening a classic story for each Doctor and reuniting many luminaries from the world of Who.
To kick off, it was right back to the very beginning, to An Unearthly Child, the atmospheric four-part serial that launched the series on BBCtv in November and December 1963. And it was amazing how many guests were able to attend, people directly involved on that programme or with the era of the first Doctor, William Hartnell. They included (pictured above) William Russell and Carole Ann Ford (companions Ian and Susan) and Jeremy Young, who played the first villain….
From the December 18, 2012 BBC Television Centre - London screening of The Snowmen.
The BFI’s Dick Fiddy andJustin Johnson have curated a nice long season of Doctor Whofor the show’s anniversary year. Starting in January, one adventure per Doctor is to screen, building up to November.
The first session is set for 3.30pm on Saturday January 12th, and tickets will go on sale at 11.30am on December 11th.
As you might expect, the opener will be An Unearthly Child, the first ever adventure from the series, chosen to represent William Hartnell and his tenure in the TARDIS.
Read more at Bleeding Cool
We’re excited for Doctor Who Series 7 premiering Sept 1 on BBC AMERICA and now fans can win a pair of tickets to the NY screening!
To win Doctor Who Series 7 NYC screening tickets: email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mailing address and date of birth. *YOU ONLY HAVE TO ENTER ONCE!* (YOHTEO)
Fans have until Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 4:30pm EDT (24 hours) to enter. You must be 18 to enter.
Official rules for the Doctor Who Series 7 NYC screening tickets sweepstakes are available here: http://bit.ly/nyscreening_rules
FYI: we’ve made the contest into an email sweepstakes to make this as simple and fair as possible. The entry period is 24 hours so that there’s no having to pay attention to Twitter or YouTube or Kik or whatever at a particular time or anything.
This is the part where we say that the response was overwhelming (which is true) and how we’re looking forward to bringing you this exclusive Doctor Who event August 25th at the famed Ziegfeld Theater in New York City (also true.)
Movietickets.com experienced a hiccup (understatement) but stayed up long enough to sell 800+ tickets to the show.
We’ll have more news about the screening in the coming days so stay tuned.
(including ways to win tickets to the screening.)
BBC AMERICA is proud to present the U.S. premiere screening of the new season of DOCTOR WHO Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 6:00pm in New York City. The screening will be immediately followed by a live Q&A with stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and executive producer Caroline Skinner.
Don’t miss your chance to be among the first to see “ASYLUM OF THE DALEKS,” the season premiere of the all-new series, before the premiere on BBC AMERICA’S Supernatural Saturday, coming this Fall.
Tickets cost 11¢ (with a $1 surcharge) in honor of the Eleventh Doctor.
We will announce the venue and ticket information tomorrow afternoon. Tickets go on sale TOMORROW Thursday, August 16 and will be made available exclusively through a link shared by the @BBCAmerica Twitter handle. Tickets will sell out fast so follow @BBCAmerica to be informed of the link as soon as it goes live!
UPDATE: you can purchase tickets here!
UPDATE: Tickets are SOLD OUT!
Cult British sci-fi show Doctor Who is to get a boost for its upcoming seventh season as key cast Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill will take to the stage for a Q&A following a preview of the first episode at the British Film Institute’s Southbank center.
The actors will be joined on stage next week at the event by award winning writer Steven Moffat and executive producer Caroline Skinner at the one-off event hosted by broadcaster Richard Bacon.
The British Film Institute event will play host to series seven’s debut episode, Asylum of the Daleks, a return of the Doctor’s deadliest foe.
The BBC caused a fanboy and girl frenzy on the web with a fresh trailer for the new season during the Olympics last week.
It included glimpses of episode content including a story set in the Wild West and one that sees the Doctor and Amy rock up in Times Square, New York.
admittance to Death of the Daleks is FREE and General Admission, which means first come, first seated. HOWEVER, RSVP Meal Vouchers are available which either 1) guarantee you admittance to the screening, or 2) guarantee your a reserved seat in the theater depending on which option you purchase. The price of these RSVP vouchers is applied towards the cost of whatever meal or concessions you enjoy at the screening.
Death to the Daleks vouchers are now available HERE.
In the peaceful village of Devil’s End something very strange is happening. A professor is preparing to open a nearby burial mound, and a local white witch foresees death and disaster. Meanwhile, the new vicar looks suspiciously like the Master, and he is using black magic to conjure up an ancient Dæmon. Can the third Doctor (Jon Pertwee), Jo (Katy Manning) and UNIT stop their old enemy before he succeeds?
Brought to you by Ain’t It Cool News and BBC Home Entertainment and the Alamo Drafthouse.
This screening is absolutely free but you may reserve your seat by purchasing a $5 food/drink voucher in advance.