That is the accusation; the nation of Zimbabwe may be hoarding the entire run of William Hartnell episodes. If so, that would include a bunch of episodes lost since the early sixties, including The Tenth Planet, the first time a Doctor regenerated (Hartnell into Troughton), as well as the first story ever to feature the Cybermen. The story originally came from the Sun in the UK. Of course, this is the same magazine that took a recent entry from Google Oceans and gave it the headline Is This Atlantis?, but in their defense they also broke the news that the Doctor Who Stage Show will be going on tour soon. Already on stage is Who, Knows, the new Tasmanian play about (and tribute to) Doctor Who. The John Barrowman comic strip of a Torchwood story I mentioned the other day is going to be released soon, but while you wait you can read another Torchwood comic now online at Watch. And a brief flash of the original Cybermen:
The trailer for the new abbreviated Torchwood season was aired at Comicon the other weekend, and is now all over the net. John Barrowman and his sister have put together a story for Captain Jack… and it’s also a comic book, coming out soon.
The first of the new Red Dwarf specials, with the title Back to Earth, is in production now. It will be aired on Dave TV about Easter or so, and will hopefully be available on DVD for the rest of the world not long after that. Of course, there are already spoilers online, this being the internet and all. If you are not sure if you are ready for more Dwarf, take the quiz and see how you do. I didn’t do as well as I expected, getting the result:
You scored: 7/10
Whoah, man, cool scoring! You’re certainly no Duane Dibley. Feel free to hang with the Cat and strut your stuff anytime.
Big Dumb Object has a review of episode one of the new series Being Human, a new series from BBC3. Good things about the show come from Digital Spy as well; here’s hoping BBC America picks up the series, who’s official site is here.
BBC America will be airing the new mini-season of Torchwood only a few hours after it airs in the UK, according to Wired. Word is the five episodes will air on five consecutive nights sometime this summer. I was happy last year when they ran it a week after the episodes played only a week behind the British showings; this is even better! Apparently John Barrowman is also writing a Torchwood Comic that will be appearing in (surprise) Torchwood Magazine.
If you don’t know about this movie, brace yourself; Franklyn is releasing in the UK next month, it better be out in the US soon!