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!
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!
As the convention season draws to a close for another year, you still have one last chance to see a Doctor. Andrew Chalmers and Mike Tamburro will be at the Hamilton Comic Con this Saturday, October 4th! They will be in space 943. Other featured guests include Lou Ferrigno and Julie Newmar. So if you are in the Toronto area, why not head down and say hello to the Cool Beans Doctor!
Do you love Doctor Who? Probably since you are frequenting this news site. What about prog rock? Because there is a new podcast in town combining those two elements and it’s called… wait for it…. Progtor Who.
Marc Atkinson, Bob Fleming and Craig Stimson are the men behind this awesome fusing of rock and Doc. In the podcast they talk about Doctor Who with the passion and knowledge of lifelong fans of the show and they’re musicians too. Each week the guys pick four quality Prog Rock tunes and insert them in between the banter for your listening pleasure.
They’ve done two podcasts so far and plan to do one after each episode of the new series offering up their rock n roll opinion.
You can subscribe on iTunes or listen through Podbean to the podcast. So jump on board, kick back and enjoy your weekly dose of Who, Prog and Banter all under one pod. Check out their website!
If you want to see a Doctor this weekend in Toronto, you have two choices. You could pay $100 to get a photo and a few seconds with the 11th Doctor Matt Smith. Or you can head down to artists alley on Saturday and you can hang with Andrew ‘the cool beans Doctor’ Chalmers as much as you want.
You heard right, the Dark Journey Doctor and the other good folks from amaudiomedia.com will be letting it all hang out on Saturday in Toronto. Not only will they be on hand to meet and greet with Doctor Who fans, the guys will also be recording a special podcast for Gallifrey Stands on site! Do you like free stuff? Yeah? Well they will also be handing out some promotional goodies.
If you haven’t listened to the audio’s yet, what are you waiting for? Check them out at amaudiomedia.com. They would be a great way to pass the time while you are standing in line, waiting to get in.
So, if you are going to be in Toronto this weekend, check out Fan Expo. And if you are going to be at Fan Expo, check out the Artists Alley and visit with the amazing guys from Doctor Who Dark Journey and say “hi” for me.