The clip features the Doctor and Sherlock Holmes in a pub talking with some locals. It also features a kick ass version of the Doctor Who theme! So be sure to check out the preview. I will caution that there is some language in there that some may find offensive.
Welcome to another wonderful Monday morning. Just in case you were out enjoying the real world and missed some of our amazing stories last week, here’s a recap for you. Don’t forget to follow @troughtonsmydoc to get the news as it’s happening!
There’s been a development in the German bluray release of Adventures in Space and Time. It had a release date and special features announced.
TMID decided to start its own twitter hashtag to promote some fan initiatives involving Doctor Who. If you have something you want us to talk about, just tweet that hashtag to @troughtonsmydoc and we will take a look!
And here’s one more fan project, the Time Run, from @thymerun. This is a video that features footage of David Tennant running set to different songs. Today marks it’s launch, so be sure to check it out!
Last, but far from least, Al Miller brought us another Podcastrovalva, ‘Traveling the Vortex’
Join us for the epic, worldwide release of ‘The Time Run’ – a Doctor Who fan film comprised of 700 clips of Ten running; cut from The Sarah Jane Adventures, Dreamland, The Infinite Quest, the Tardisodes, Attack of the Graske, Born Again, Time Crash, The Day of the Doctor, and 48 episodes of Doctor Who.
For you Whovians out there – that is every single source video Ten appeared in, in any capacity.
No clip is repeated. No clip is manipulated.
‘The Time Run’ isn’t just a fan video; nor is it just clips of someone running mishmashed together. The footage has been melded seamlessly with a killer soundtrack that will have you dancing with the Doctor.
You’ll find feels, adventure, heartache and more.
And not only that – ‘The Time Run’ features original video from a Special Guest Star (whose identity will be revealed during the movie).
If you’re a Whovian, you definitely want to see this. If your friends are Whovians, invite them along! If you’re not a Whovian, this will make you wish you were.
Emotionally shattered after a tragedy, the Doctor arrives in London and becomes companion to Sherlock Holmes in an effort to stop Jack the Ripper’s murderous trail of terror. But is there an even greater evil at work in Victorian England?
Welcome to the fan produced Doctor Who audio Dark Journey. It’s a multi-episode series written, performed and produced in Toronto, Canada with a Canadian and international cast and crew featuring the music of Doctor Who fan favourite Traffic Experiment.
I had the chance to sit down and have a chat with Director/Producer M.A. Tamburro about the project.
Troughton Is My Doctor: What made you want to get into fan produced Doctor Who audio?
M.A. Tamburro: My good friend Andrew Chalmers is a writer and fellow Doctor Who fan. We’ve done a few small comedies and things together before and this just seemed like an obvious thing that would be fun and a challenge to do. I’m also a writer and involved in the podcast world.
TIMD: So once you two decided to write a Doctor Who audio, what were the big challenges with getting it produced and ready for the public?
MA: The story is set in England in the 1800’s, so our cast had to be, or at least sound, British. Andrew is half English, half Scottish, so we had our own iconic Doctor, we just needed everybody else!
TIMD: How many different actors worked on it?
MA: We cast from a surprisingly large pool of UK expats and recruited a fantastic and professionally trained cast of 10 actors plus a crew of 2.
TIMD: Tell me a little bit about the story itself, what is it about?
MA: The Doctor lands in 1880’s England and falls in as the companion to Sherlock Holmes who is on the trail of Jack the Ripper. Or so he thinks. The Doctor and Holmes work together to unravel the mystery at the heart of recent brutal murders and protect the innocent!
TIMD: Right now we just have a trailer for it. When will it be available to download?
MA: June. It’s multi-episode, so there will be an ongoing story for listeners to enjoy.
TIMD: How many episodes do you have planned?
MA: We’ve recorded 4 episodes of Dark Journey, but are looking to do more if fans like what they hear.
TIMD: So, now for some fun questions like who’s your favourite Doctor?
MA: Non -canon is Andrew Chalmers- great catch phrase “Cool Beans!” Canon is Paul McGann. I could listen to him read the phone book!
TIMD: What did you think of Night Of The Doctor?
MA: Loved Night Of The Doctor, but too little of 8! Give this man an online or summer series!
TIMD: Agreed! That would be awesome.
MA: Troughton though is a close second and I’m not just trying to curry favour!
TIMD: Hey, consider that favour curried…. Um, nevermind. Do you have a favourite episode or story?
MA: McGann- The Chimes at Midnight, Troughton- The Mind Robber.
TIMD: Do you follow the omnirumour at all?
MA: Omnirumour? He was a rubber monster in a Pertwee serial right? Seriously it would be wonderful if true, but who knows, (taps nose) Who nose.
Also on the subject of series 8 (sorta), some musings on Doctor Who’s long-standing habit of meeting famous historical figures. But who’s next?
On a series 8 tangent, yesterday was lovely Jenna Coleman’s 28th birthday, happy birthday Impossible Girl!
It was also former showrunner Russell “The” Davies’ birthday, and, if we fancy getting meta about this, Rose Tyler’s too. Quel Dommage, Russell!
This week has seen a huge glut of Pathe newsreel clips uploaded to YouTube, featuring some fleeting glimpses of William Hartnell and Jon Pertwee. Thanks to Sammi Carter for sniffing these out from the huge archive that Pathe have made available.
There’s a new fan produced Doctor Who audio entitled Dark Journey coming to iTunes in June. I sat down for a chat with MA Tamburro, the director and producer and will have that interview for you in the coming days. Until then you can check out the trailer and get a taste for what it’s going to be about. You can follow them on twitter at @AMAudioMedia for updates on the project.