Sunday, 5 June 2016

I'm Back and Missing Episodes

Firstly it is good to be back.  For those who don't have a clue who I am, well I used to be here and then well I suffered a number of health issues.  These include heart issues for unknown reasons and extent as well as a massive hernia or 2 medium hernias they don't know.  For those who do know me you thought you had seen the back of me haha.  Seriously though the point is the health is currently shall we say settled yes I think that is a good word and I am back.

Right enough about me, no one came here to read about me :D

I should add a disclaimer at this point that this is an opinion and a personal one at that.

Missing episodes. I refuse to call them lost, lost is something that happens with keys, purses, wallets etc.  No one misplaced the episodes, they were wiped as they were back then due to cost of tape and film.  After all for example in 1964 as William Hartnell was meeting Marco Polo no one thought of the home video let alone DVD or Blu-Ray market.  So whilst I wish and I guess all other Who fans and fans of other shows with missing episodes it was.

Now a few years back before Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear were announced as returned there were rumours.  Possibly these all started after hope for more to be returned came after half of The Underwater Menace was back in the BBC Archives.

There was the MEW rumour and that was that Marco Polo, Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear were found and returned.  Some believed it a lot scoffed and said  no.  There was also the omnirumour which that all missing episodes had been found. This rumour continued and still continues even after Enemy and Web were returned.

My opinion was to believe in the omnirumour because I wanted it to be true.  I still do.  I have hope more will be found or possibly have been found.

I have been wondering though which missing story people want to see.  To this end very soon I will be posting polls to find out.  I will #DWBar tag these.  Those that know me will know this post and the polls are not shamelesss attempts to try and gain new followers.  I am not someone who craves followers or twitter popularity.

So how will the polls work?  Simply as follows.

Round 1: Winner of each match goes to round 2.
Round 2: Top 2 advance to Semis




Obviously the winner of each of the Semi's will face each other in the final.

The winner of WH final and PT final face off in Showdown.

Then we will possibly do the overall winner as an audio session or of course if you have it Loose Canon reconstruction.

As a final thought I can't believe I have purchased Spearhead from Space 4 times.  Original DVD, Special Edition DVD to get Terror of the Autons.  Blu-Ray because it is the only classic serial that can be done on Blu-Ray and then Steelbook case Blu-Ray recently.

Anyway thank you for your time, sorry for the mental breakdown at the end and it's good to be back.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

BBC One to reveal new companion this Saturday



The BBC have announced that the latest companion to travel aboard the Doctor's TARDIS will be revealed this Saturday on BBC One.

During the half time interval of the FA Cup Semi-Final match between Manchester United & Everton, the identity of the latest actor or actress will be specially announced live at around 6pm!

Tune in to Match of the Day to watch the match on BBC One at 4:50pm, with the play off getting underway at 5:15pm.  The interval will be around 6pm when we could be going live via satellite to the Doctor's TARDIS for the reveal of who will be taking over from Jenna Coleman as the latest companion.

Doctor Who returns to television at Christmas, with the series coming back in 2017.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Jenna Coleman Departs Doctor Who



The BBC has officially confirmed the departure of Jenna Coleman from Doctor Who just days before the latest series begins transmission. The actress exclusively revealed the news live on BBC Radio One's Breakfast Show. She told the presenter Nick Grimshaw: "I have left the TARDIS - it's happened, I've filmed my last scenes."

ITV has also confirmed she has been cast to play a young Queen Victoria in their new drama Victoria. Jenna said: "I am delighted to be cast as Queen Victoria in this ambitious drama of her life. She is a vivid, strong, inspirational and utterly fascinating woman in British history and I can't wait to tell her story." This show is be produced by Paul Frift.

Jenna tweeted on Twitter: Adventures to last me a lifetime. Thank you @bbcdoctorwho. But as they say 'It ain't over till it's over' 

Jenna first appeared in Doctor Who with a surprise role in 2012's Asylum of the Daleks, where she played the fateful Oswin Oswald, a Junior Entertainment Manager on the starliner Alaska. She returned later that same year in The Snowmen, this time playing a Victorian barmaid/governess. Again, her character didn't survive the episode. Her first regular companion role came in 2013's The Bells of Saint John, which started the "Impossible Girl" story arc.

Everyone here at the Doctor Who Bar wishes her all the best in her future career. 

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Doctor Who back on Saturday



Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are back for a New Series of Doctor Who this Saturday.  This New Series which is rumoured to be Jenna Coleman's last as Clara, sees the Doctor face off against his arch enemies the Daleks once more, as well as Missy and the Zygons.



The season opener is called The Magician's Apprentice but we're not sure if Sir Alan Sugar will be making an appearance!!  Tune in Saturday night at 7:40pm on BBC One to find out!

Friday, 13 March 2015

Doctor Who on Freeview



Viewers will soon be able to watch Doctor Who on Freeview thanks to the Horror Channel.

The Horror Channel becomes part of the Freeview platform from today and the first Doctor Who story to air on it will be the Tom Baker classic The Stones of Blood, which heralds from The Key To Time season.

Now more than ever when the new series is off the air you can get your fix of classic Doctor Who with the Horror Channel.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Fiona Cumming

We are just a mere 5 days into the new year and we are sad to report the passing of Fiona Cumming who worked several times on Doctor Who perhaps more notably in the Peter Davison era.

Fiona first worked on Doctor Who in 1964 as an assistant floor manager on the Story The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve. After becoming a production assistant she worked on 1966's The Highlanders which saw the introduction of the Second Doctor's faithful companion Jamie and then 1972 Jon Pertwee story The Mutants.

After becoming a director she worked on shows like Z-Cars, The Omega Factor and Blakes 7.  Upon returning to Doctor Who she directed Castrovalva, Snakedance, Enlightenment and Planet of Fire. 

Fiona sadly passed away on New Years Day and we at the Doctor Who Bar, would like to send our thoughts to her family and friends at this time.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Join the Doctor Who Bar

Would you like to host & take part in the DWBar?

Hi everybody are you passionate about Doctor Who & like nothing better than sitting down to watch it?

Here at the Doctor Who Bar we like nothing better than watching a good Doctor Who adventure & tweeting about the story on Twitter.

So if you love Doctor Who and would like to be involved with the Doctor Who Bar please drop us a line.

Currently our sessions are on Sunday & on Wednesday, 7.45pm open & pressing play at 8pm.

The Bar is currently recruiting for new members to host these sessions.  Currently there are only two active members, myself @Via_The_Void & @SimonGa, both of us also have other matters of life to get on with which takes up our time & means that we can't always be available to host the sessions, which is quite understandable.

So if you would be interested in joining the Doctor Who Bar to host the sessions, either DM myself @Via_The_Void on twitter or the main account @TheDoctorWhoBar, or alternatively send a tweet using the hashtag #DWBarHost.  You can also submit articles on the Doctor Who Bar site as well.

I look forward to hearing from you all.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Doctor Who Deep Breath Airdate




The BBC has confirmed the  BBC One transmission time for the opening episode of series eight, the feature length Deep Breath.

When the Doctor lands the TARDIS in Victorian London, he finds more than he bargains for.  A dinosaur running rampant in the Thames & a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions.   What on Earth is going on?  Could it be an Invasion of the Dinosaurs!?
Who is the new Doctor & will he & Clara’s friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying journey which takes them into the heart of an alien conspiracy? The Doctor has indeed changed. It’s time you knew Who he is!


 


Deep Breath will be Peter Capaldi's first full episode as the Doctor, which will air on Saturday 23rd August, at 7.50pm, finishing around 9.10pm.  It will also be transmitted on BBC One HD.  Deep Breath has been written by Executive Producer & Head Writer Steven Moffat & has been directed by Ben Wheatley.

We hope you enjoy the opening episode as Doctor Who makes it's long awaited return to BBC One.

Article by Via_The_Void

Monday, 14 July 2014

New Promotional Trailer released for the New Series

At half time yesterday between the match of Germany & Argentina the BBC showed a new promotional trailer for Peter Capaldi's first series.

And here it is:


Enjoy everyone, as we wait patiently for the return of our favourite show despite the leaking of scripts & a raw version of Deep Breath on to the internet.

Stay Tuned, as a Doctor Who television legend once said!

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Doctor Who is back!



The BBC has released the date for the return of our favourite television series.

Doctor Who will return on Saturday 23rd August, 2014.

This will be the first full series to star Peter Capaldi & it is believed there will be a special cameo from the departed Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.  It will again star Jenna Coleman as Clara.  The first episode is to be a feature length opener called Deep Breath.

The New Series will be Eighth since the show returned in 2005, but it is also series Thirty Four since the show debuted back in the 23rd November, 1963, & it is very fitting that this latest series is going out on the 23rd, albeit it is August & not November! 

So stay tuned everyone, the wait is nearly over, but here's a little something to whet your appetite.



Saturday, 29 March 2014

Derek Martinus

It was not that long ago we reported the death of Christopher Barry. 

Now we have to report the sad passing of Derek Martinus at the age of 82.

To Doctor Who fans he will be remembered for directing for the 1st 3 Doctors, he also was the director on the first Cyberman story and also was the 1st director for Doctor Who in colour.

The stories Derek directed were: Galaxy Four, The Tenth Planet, The Evil of the Daleks, The Ice Warriors & Spearhead from Space.

He also directed a couple of Blakes 7 episodes and over 50 episodes of Z Cars amongst his other credits.

We will pay tribute to Derek Martinus in the Doctor Who Bar soon.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Future Schedule

The current bar schedule ends at the end of April.  Now whilst we can't please everybody every session we want to know what stories you would like to see.  Tell us by using the contact us form at the opposite side of the page.

I will take these under advisement when I prepare the next schedule.

Hope to hear from you.

EDIT:  Also session times would you like more sessions?  Less sessions?  Sessions times and days moved?  Let us know so it can be discussed.