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Monday Morning News Round Up- March 31

 

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Remembering The Rani

Kate O’Mara, the actress who played the Rani in Mark of the Rani and Time and the Rani has passed away at 74. She will be most remembered for her Doctor Who and Dynasty roles.

 

Classic Series Director Derek Martinus Passes Away at 82.

The man who directed some of the pivotal early episodes of Doctor Who from Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee passed away late last week.

 

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Mark Gatiss to write two more episodes of Doctor Who

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Let’s Celebrate!

Big week for birthdays as Patrick Troughton would have turned 94 and the New Series marked it’s 9th anniversary!

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Lego Tom Baker Needs Some Support

You probably know all about the Lego Doctor Who project that has achieved the needed 10,000 votes before moving on to the next stage, but there’s an awesome underdog that needs our support.

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Missing Episodes Found at the M&S Cafe

A humorous look at how obsessed some of us can get over the whole missing episode speculation.

Omni, Omni, Omni

What’s new in the omnirumour from the past week? There was so much that we needed two updates! Avengers and Callan, and the rest. Don’t forget the Omni Bite. Seriously, we had three Omni updates last week? Awesome.

Website Update

A few days ago the news began to trickle through the forums, twitter and facebook that Doctorwhoworldwide.com would be coming back up some time in the next couple of weeks. That’s great news as a lot of us were concerned when it suddenly went down and we were unable to reach the owner/editor. In the vacuum its departure left, I started up TIMD and I have decided to continue on with the site, even if DWW does come back. 

 

 

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Legendary Doctor Who Director Derek Martinus Passes Away

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Derek Martinus has already gone down in Doctor Who history as one of the most important directors the series has ever had. Just take a look at his selected resume . The Tenth Planet, The Evil Of The Daleks and Spearhead From Space. Those are some supremely impressive stories. He was in on Hartnell’s last story, directing the first ever regeneration, and then worked the other side of the situation, helming Pertwee’s debut. That feat made him the first Doctor Who director to use colour. And in between? Evil, arguably one of the greatest Dalek stories of all time and The Ice Warriors. Galaxy 4 was his only other Doctor Who contribution, but even that long neglected story has gained some more fame and appreciation over the past couple years with the return of Episode 3, Air Lock.

Though we will remember him for his contributions to Doctor Who, he did plenty of other shows including Z-Cars and Blake 7, directing until he retired in 1985. He passed away today at the age of 82. We send our condolences to his family.