Doctor Whooligan Special Report
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Jonathan, myself and the gang at corporate are thrilled as punch with the announcement that David Walliams, who is currently seen in Come Fly With Me and is most famously known for his work on Little Britain is set to appear as guest star in Season 6 of Doctor Who.
The announcement, made yesterday, has set Doctor Who fandom on its ear. Williams, an admitted fan of the series, appeared in several of Mark Gatiss’ Doctor Who sketches during the 1999 Doctor Who Night. He also was featured as Quincy Flowers and Ned Cotton in the Peter Davison Big Finish Audio, Phantasmagoria. He has been seen onscreen in Dinner For Schmucks and Stardust.
Walliams joins Hugh Bonneville as one the UK’s biggest stars featured in guest roles for the next series. No information has been given aobut what role he is playing and in what episode he will appearing although it is a safe bet he’ll be in the latter half of Series 6.
One of the great things about the new series of Doctor Who has been the incidental music. Series composer Murray Gold has done a pretty terrific job of framing the drama on screen with his evocotve musical scores.
I think that having a completely different batch of incidental music is one of the things that really set the new series apart from the classic series. Although to be honest I do have an affinity for the music from that series at well.
This brings us to the exciting news that the score from ‘A Christmas Carol’ is being released in Britain on February 21st in both digital and physical (CD) form via the Silva Sreen label.
The score for this year’s Christmas episode was composed by Gold and features the BBC’s National Orchestra of Wales and the the reknown Crouch End Festival Chorus.
One of my favorite memories of my early interest in Doctor Who revolved aorund going to the store each month and getting the altest issue of Doctor Who Monthly. I use dot tear the thing up with repeated readings. But in the back of my head I always wished the magazine would be easier to get over here or even better, that we had a magazine of our own, in the States, to read about the show.
This is why I am excited about the launch of Doctor Who Insider, a new officially licensed Doctor Who Magazine made speciifcally for release in the USA and Canada. Fear not true believers, this is the real deal! The magazine is being published by Panini UK (http://www.paninicomics.co.uk) who publish magazines (including Doctor Who Magazine) and comics for genre specific readers. Readers can expect to see the first issue this April with each issue issue offering news, information, features, and interviews on both the old and new series along with a special pull out poster.
This new magazine does not mean that Panini will cease to publish Doctor Who Magazine. In fact DWM will continue onward with their excellent work each month. Having the two magazines a month to enjoy will eat into the wallets of Who fans, but in the end more is better! I just hope there is not a lot of monthly overlap between the two publications.
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