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Another DR. WHO Update!!

Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...

Our new DR. WHO correspondent is back with another round-up of recent news and rumors:

Charles Dickens is in Wales! More location filming for DOCTOR WHO began in Swansea and Monmouth, Wales this week and the spy photos of the area transformed into a Victorian Christmas scene have hit the web!

Great shots of the new Doctor and Simon Callow as Charles Dickens can be found at the Doctor Who Cuttings Archive right here. Here's one:

You can see the whole gallery right here.

Location photos of the Victorian streets, as well as detailed location reports, have been posted at Outpost Gallifrey right here.

God bless us, every one!


If you have DR. WHO info, or if there’s something you want to discuss with TheTARDIS, then we’re going to set up an e-mail address for him that we’ll post in the next story. I want to make sure that this audience feels like they’re getting the news they’re interested in, and this is the best way for us to do it.

"Moriarty" out.

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  • Sept. 27, 2004, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Who again?

    by ianiiixvi

    So, is The Doctor the fat guy on the left or the guy in the middle? Just wondering. BTW. frist.

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 7:28 a.m. CST

    The more I hear The more optimistic I am.

    by Roborob

    Greetings Programs, The BBC and UK TV in general hate Sci-Fi or consider it for kids. So it is strange to see more and more articles on line and in the papers that are raising my optimism about the new Dr Who. I have always liked Dr Who even from behind the sofa. so all I can say is Hexilent!!!!!!!!!! End of Line.

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 8:09 a.m. CST

    So, is he...

    by Dolph

    ...regenerating from McGann at the beginning?

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Cheers, Mori (and TheTARDIS)!

    by SpyGuy

    It's great to see DOCTOR WHO coverage on AICN and kudos to all involved! Now if I could just find out when and where I'll be watching the new series here in the States, all will be right with the universe...

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 9:57 a.m. CST

    The Doctor is...................

    by Don_Coyote

    The One in the middle is the NEW Doctor. This is actually Still the 8th Doctor. We will not be seeing a regeneration .....yet. It seems they are going to be playing around with this for a season to see if people have a problem with it or not. They can always go back and show a regeneration sequence in a flashback if they choose to do so. I got this info from the Dragon-Con Dr. Who panel which featured one of the writers or directors of the new show (I forget), and The 5th Doctor.

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 11:25 a.m. CST

    No, he's the 9th

    by crooney

    Thanks AICN for the Who coverage. I check in on Outpost Gallifrey and the official site everyday, but I hadn't seen these photos yet. As for where this Doctor fits in, even though we might be treated to a regeneration scene, he IS officially the 9th Doctor. Paul McGann's TV movie is considered part of the canon. And where will we Americans getto see it? There were rumors the SciFi CHannel was interested. Cross your fingers!

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 11:46 a.m. CST

    the real question is, whos gonna be the hot chick sidekick?

    by cornstalkwalker

    and if there isn't one, fuck you politically correct motherfuckers.

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 11:46 a.m. CST

    the real question is, whos gonna be the hot chick sidekick?

    by cornstalkwalker

    and if there isn't one, fuck you politically correct motherfuckers.

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 11:57 a.m. CST

    The HOT CHICK will be...

    by ThoseDamnGnomes

    Billie Piper, and she's very hot indeed. I understand she's something of a pop star over in Britain, even though we've never heard of her over here. Check out picture at: Cheers.

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 12:16 p.m. CST

    We wanna see the new Daleks!!

    by CKnightShift

    According to there's gonna be *one* appearance of the old-school Daleks, before the last episode of this first season when they come back with a brand-new look. I can live with that but in the name of all that's good and holy PLEASE let them scream "EXTERMINATE!" ('cuz they might not this go-round).

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 12:32 p.m. CST

    what? billie piper? she's not even an actress!

    by scrumdiddly

    she's a thick as pigshit "singer", one of many we seem to have here. and she's NOT hot. oh god this will suck if she's in it

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 3:28 p.m. CST


    by Mr Brownstone

    as in aint-it.

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 3:38 p.m. CST


    by Mr Brownstone

    you fucking rule!!

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Great stuff!

    by RenoNevada2000

    An historical adventure with Charles Dickens sounds great! Even in the show's last few seasons, theyd really strayed from the historical adventures, "Curse of Fenric" not included. Now scoop us a picture of these new Daleks and I'll be truly happy!

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 7:33 p.m. CST

    doesnt look like much of a time lord but...

    by cooper2000

    I can get past that if it is good and the Daleks will be back so... When are Americans going to be able to see this?

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 7:38 p.m. CST

    McGann's Doctor has to be paralelled with the Doctor as portraye

    by workshed

    ... it felt all wrong. As much as I love McGann in classics such as 'Withnail' he was wrong for The Doctor right from the start. Chris Eccleston looks to be putting an entirely new spin on the proceedings. Good luck to him but, as a 70's child, he's gonna have a job on topping Tom Baker. Cannot wait to see the new Daleks... got to get Roy Skelton (Zippy from Rainbow) to supply the voice again. This production looks to be a class act all the way though. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it's incredibly scary.

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Oh, yes, one more thing... bring back The Brigadeer..!

    by workshed

    Always a winner.

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 7:43 p.m. CST

    So if you treat it as the '' it clearly was the Ecclest

    by workshed

    They should have got Dr.Nick Riviera.

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Workshed are you mad?!

    by RenoNevada2000

    McGann was fantastic in his one television outing as the Doctor, and has continued to do a good job with the character on Big Finish's audio dramas. Sure there was some stuff in the TV movie that we could have done without but it was mostly forced on the producer by FOX. McGann knocked it out of the park first time at bat.

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Chiks and Daleks

    by gama

    I heard that the Bbc only gained the rights to Dr Who but not the Daleks as they are owned as a seperate property. And Billie Piper is a top piece of ass who can act a bit as well i,e The Canterbury Tales and the Calcium Kid.

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 9:07 p.m. CST

    NINE Times

    by Playhouse

    Eccleston is, indeed, Doctor number 9. McGann has been officially recognized as the seventh regeneration, Eighth Doctor, for quite some time now. It's been widely reported that there will not be a regeneration scene at the start of the series. Though there is a huge clamoring to possibly see a flashback to one featuring McGann later on in the run. McGann has stated in interviews that he would be glad to do this. We'll see if it comes to pass.

  • Sept. 27, 2004, 11:36 p.m. CST

    The most kick-ass Doctor was . . .

    by jocutus

    Jon Pertwee, hands down! Stranded in England in the late 60's- early 70's, he dressed in swinging Austin Powers garb and helped the UN defend Earth from hordes of alien invaders who always sought to begin by dominating Britain. To me, he always seemed a little pissed off to begin with and enjoyed the opportunity to take out his frustration on alien scum. BTW, I grew up on the Tom Baker shows and only much later discovered the old reruns.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Eccleston seems like a great actor and all

    by GypsyTRobot

    but I can't help thinking of him as scary war vet in The Others or scary war vet in 28 Days Later. also, I don't have cable, so I hope they throw this on a DVD and ship it across the pond right quick.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 5:35 a.m. CST

    RenoNevada2000... Jocutus...

    by workshed

    My first Doctor (of which I have many memories) was Pertwee and, yes, he had the better storylines and seemed the toughest of all the Docs (though Troughton was fierce) yet, for me, Tom Baker brought a wild-eyed eccentricity and sense of danger like never before. Jocutus - perhaps you might agree that it was TB that made the role iconic and cemented the mythic cult status the programme has today. The problem for the Beeb was always following in the wake of TB. Peter Davidson had an almost impossible task. As for McGann's contribution - whilst a sterling first attempt - he didn't have long enough to really make his mark in the role and the whole series would be better served by Sylvester McCoy returning to refilm his transformation into Eccleston. Perhaps, then, we can forget the whole shoddy debacle that was the return of The Doctor under Paul McGann. You Know It Makes Sense..!

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 3:56 p.m. CST

    any word on Davros?

    by INWOsuxRED

    Will we see Davros with the Daleks? Will there be a new Davros with the new Daleks???

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Jon Pertwee...

    by Bart of Darkness

    is THE Doctor. Pure magic when growing up in the early 70s. Tom Baker was fab also. The Doctors who (ho ho) came after? Only McGann really belongs in the same company as the first 4.

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 10:31 a.m. CST

    billie piper

    by ScaryJim

    I'm gonna kind of nearly defend billie piper . she's crap at singing , she wasn't too bad in the chaucer thingy on the bbc a few months back . The worst thing about her was that fucking Paedophile chris evans being her husband ( god damn flashbacks of 40 something chris drooling at 14 year old billie piper on tfi friday, yuk ) APPARENTLY though she has left him . So apart from her severe condition of what we in the west country like to call 'Swindon gob ' (check out swindonite melinda messenger and billie side by side if u don't believe me)she ain't to bad . I mean in comparison with bonnie langsford she will fit in ok if they don't let her talk or anything.. Long live the Daleks and I hope the league of gentlemen guy gets to write more episodes .