Well January 1st has rolled around once more and from everyone here at TIMD let me wish you a happy New Year! It’s been quite a year for us. Last January I was just getting my start in the world of Doctor Who news.
Starting at Doctor Who Worldwide on January 6th, I made the leap to my own sit in March, continuing on as a mainstream DW news site. Over the past year we have gotten a few awesome interviews (Neil Perryman and Andrew Cartmel) and talked about missing episodes and Series 8 spoilers, all before I decided a change of direction would be nice.
Any site can talk about the latest news and rumours, so I broke away from that pack and decided to focus on the fans and what they are doing to make Doctor Who one of the world’s biggest franchises. I talked to fans who made their own tardis consoles, fans that published their reviews in e-books and fans that have made their own audio dramas!
So, from me to you, thanks for sticking with me and making this last year awesome! And to all those who were active participants in my venture, writers like Martin, Gary and Andrew, interviewees like Museum Dave, Andrew Chalmers and Mike Tamburro, I consider you friends, one and all!
The pace of posts may have slowed slightly, but I remain committed to being the number one site by fans, for fans and about Doctor Who fans!
Doctor Who Dark Journey and the folks from AM Audio Media were up for 4 Audio Verse Awards. The voting ended in early December and the results were just announced.
Congratulations to Roy Miranda. His role as Sherlock Holmes won him “Best Actor in a Fan/Adaptation Leading Role.” Unfortunately that was the only win for Canada’s #1 fan produced Doctor Who audio, but there’s always next year and next season.
I’ve been posting bits and pieces of news here and there as they come, but I decided it’s time to round up all the information. So just what do we know about series two of Canada’s number one fan produced Doctor Who audio, Dark Journey?
Sound designer Joshua Hemming will be joining the crew this time around. From AM Audiomedia.com:
“Joshua Hemming brings a wealth of sound recording/production experience that will bring music to listeners ears…”
But what can the listeners expect from series 2 itself?
“Dark Journey Series 2 features a completely unexpected turn of events for Holmes and his companion The Doctor. The story changes a lot from the blood soaked streets of 18th century White Chapel to a subterranean supernatural hell storm where the stakes have never been higher for our heroes. Sherlock Holmes is forced to confront his past and faces his worst weaknesses and fears as we discover a lot of things about the Doctors past that he would rather no one knew.” – Andrew Chalmers Writer/Actor Dark Journey
“Everything about Series two is big. Bigger stories, bigger characters, bigger sound. Dark Journey had a heck of a start with our initial 5 episode run but the next five feature a super action packed, funny, emotional Doctor, as so skillfully scripted by our writer Andrew Chalmers who also plays the troubled Timelord. Our key cast members make a memorable return as well as a few guest cameos that you’ll have to hear to believe. Who will live? Who will die? Who nose!” – MA Tamburro Producer/Director Dark Journey
Series 2 finished recording earlier this month and is now in post production. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the release!
Canada’s #1 fan produced Doctor Who audio drama has made it through the preliminary round of voting for this year’s Audio Verse Awards. Dark Journey is up for 4 awards including Roy Miranda for Best Actor in a Fan/Adaptation Leading Role, Kate Elyse Forrest for Best Actress in a Fan/Adaptation Supporting Role, Andrew Chalmers for Best Writing of an Ongoing Fan/Adaptation Production and Clayton (Claytech) Turner for Best Audio Engineering in an Ongoing Fan/Adaptation Production.
Congratulations to the four of them for making it through to the final round, but now they need your help now more than ever! Please take a moment to check out the Audio Verse Awards website and vote for them. Voting closes on December 3rd so there is still time!
Everyone knows what November 23rd is. It’s the anniversary of the first ever broadcast of An Unearthly Child back in 1963. This year the Doctor Who Missing Episode Discussion Group on Facebook are celebrating the entire black and white era of Doctor Who with a double comment a long featuring the first and the last black and white episodes! It starts with An Unearthly Child at 7PM UK time (2PM EST) on the 23rd and finishes with War Games episode 10 at 8 PM UK.
The event, dubbed “From Totters Lane to Time Lords”, will also feature some very unique prizes. The good folks over at AM Audio Media have donated a small speaking role in season two of Doctor Who Dark Journey. Your voice could be featured in Canada’s premiere Who related audio drama and heard around the world! Also up for grabs is a brand new t shirt designed exclusively for this event by Loogyhead. The winner will get the first ever pressing of that shirt. Other members will be able to purchase one after the competition is over.
So save the day, join the group and answer the quiz questions for your chance to win!
It’s time to rock the vote and the Doctor needs your help. Andrew Chalmers and the cast and crew of Doctor Who Dark Journey have made the long list for this years Audio Verse Awards.
So just what are the Audio Verse Awards? From their website:
“The Audio Verse Awards is dedicated to celebrating the best in free audio drama. It started as a thread on audiodramatalk, ballooned to a facebook group, then shrunk to these dedicated people (Landon Beall, Alex Gilmour, Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard, Colin Kelly and Dan Whitelaw) who sat down and helped make the Audio Verse Awards a reality in 2013.”
This year AM Audio Media has 12 nominations for Doctor Who Dark Journey. Your votes today can move them from the long list to the short list. Voting ends November 17th at 11:59 PM.
So why don’t you take a few minutes and give the Cool Beans Doctor and the people who made the show so great a vote to show your appreciation! Vote now!
No, we aren’t talking about Mayor Rob Ford, or even his brother Doug, we are talking about Phil Ford, writer of The Waters Of Mars (the best story during the gap year perhaps) and series 8’s Into The Dalek. Phil will be in Toronto on November 15th appearing exclusively at this DWIN event.
Here’s what they are offering:
Saturday November 15th, join us for Who Party: A Day With Phil Ford. Starting at 12pm at Pauper’s Pub at the corner of Bloor and Bathurst, you can meet the writer of ‘Into the Dalek’, ‘Waters of Mars’ and writer/producer for the Sarah Jane Adventures. We’ll ask Phil what it’s like to write a Doctor Who script, his experiences working with RTD and Moffatt, working on Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood. And there’s more! A fan Q&A with Phil, autograph session and a Doctor Who darts competition! 6 hours of fun for the price of seeing Deep Breath in the movie theatre! This is rare opportunity to meet a man who has worked on all 4 shows in the Doctor Who universe without the lineups and hassle of a major con.
So, if you are in the area or willing to make the trek, come on down and have some fun at the Who Party! For tickets or more info check out their website http://www.dwin.org/whoparty/