The latest club newsletter features the dates the first half of the new season of Doctor Who will broadcast on Australian television!
Our cover feature reveals the behind the scenes details of the ABC's announced purchase of the new Doctor Who. We also publish confidential details about the Dalek television commercial running in Australia. Our other feature story investigates "Secrets of the Jedi master", an examination of George Lucas' lesser known career highlights. We cover preservation of important twentieth century audio items, and receive the latest images and information transmitted by the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn. From the club, we tell what we've been up to the last few months, and advise what upcoming events will be. We dip into the archive, and find out what the hot topic was for Who fans in May, 1995. And for the Who fan of today, we've got the dates for the upcoming season sixteen and seventeen stories, and details of what ABC's rights negotiations will--and will not--cover.
And finally, you read right, we've got the dates for the new episodes. Read 'em and weep (for joy!).
The Wall of Lies 94, distributing from Saturday April 16th.
Will they still continue to show ALL the re runs of the previous incarnations?????
(I certainly hope they do!)
date: 18/04/2005 00:01 GMT
A. Yes, B. except the episodes that weren't available at the time of negotiation. Curently they've got into season eighteen in their hot little hands, but the batches are following production (not broadcast) order.
I'm going mad! Well you probably noticed that anyway, but if I don't get to watch Doctor Who on the ABC at @6:05 - 6:08ish I start hyper ventilating, shaking and get very emotional. What's even more absurd is the fact that I basically own all the stories on VHS or DVD, but I still have to watch it on the ABC. I don't understand it - whatever it is, it makes me feel young again; and in my mad little mind, I go back in time to when I was pre adolescent, coming home from primary school to watch either "The Goodies", "The Kenny Everett Video Show" or "Q" before "Doctor Who" would come on. Afterwards, all my troubles had been completely taken away; my mind would be cleansed and my emotions set at ease. Those were the days!
And I can re - live them now......EXCEPT when the ABC refuse to show "The War Games", "The Day of The Daleks", "Frontier In Space" or now , I believe, "Destiny of the Daleks".
Its not fair!
It makes me so mad! I mean mad!!! Really mad!!!!
How can we watch Mary Tamm transform into Lalla Ward without "Destiny". Its just not right!!! Don't the ABC care???? I need my Doctor Who fix (regardless of the fact that I can just watch my VHS of the story!!!!!!)
date: 21/04/2005 23:59 GMT
Some of the ones they skipped over were reasonable omissions given the context. And some were totally bizarre--there was about as much Dalek in The Mind of Evil as there was in The War Games. The ABC's treating it as a product, but with more respect than commercial broadcasters would (and for those fans who were in favour of the new series being picked up by one of those other networks--you know who you are!), but there are some really nice people working for Aunty who are just as heartbroken about the ongoing omissions.
You're right - but I think that if ol' Aunty is going to treat the Daleks as products, she can show a bit more off to the audience, can't she? Heck, its giving the people what they want, after all! Yet, since you have mentioned the issue of 'commercialisation', I must agree that Aunty needs to stay a prude, lest she ever became like her 'Big Brother', 10!!!!!
date: 11/05/2005 21:28 GMT
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