Fandom Friday – Doctor Who

On October 2, 1849, the First Doctor met Edgar Allen Poe in “The True and Indisputable Facts in the Matter of the Ram’s Skull” short story.


On October 2, 1854, the Seventh Doctor had tea with Csar Nicholas I in “The Angel of Scutari” audio story.


On October 2, 1932, actor, Gabriel Woolf was born.  Gabriel played Sutekh in “Pyramids of Mars“.


On October 2, 1941, actor, Sam Dastor was born.  Sam played Professor Narayan in the Big Finish Doctor Who audio story The Emerald Tiger.


On October 2, 1950, actor, Ian McNiece was born. Ian he voiced Zeus in Immortal Beloved and Reginald Harcourt in The Renaissance Man. He played Winston Churchill in the Doctor Who television stories The Beast BelowVictory of the Daleks, The Pandorica Opens and The Wedding of River Song.


On October 2, 1954, actress, Belinda Mayne was born.  Belinda played Delta in the Doctor Who serial Delta and the Bannermen.


On October 2, 1958, actor, Daniel Peacock was born.  Daniel played Nord in the Doctor Who story The Greatest Show in the Galaxy.


On October 2, 1965, “The Exploding Planet” was first broadcast on BBC1.


On October 2, 1965, Part one of the TV Comic story The Ordeals of Demeter was first published.


On October 2, 1976, Part one of The Hand of Fear was first broadcast on BBC1.


On October 2, 1976, Part three of the TV Comic story The Mutant Strain was first published.


On October 2, 1995, Paradise Towers and Survival were released on VHS.


On October 2, 1997, Deadfall was first published by Virgin Books.


On October 2, 2000, The Turing Test was first published by BBC Books.


On October 2, 2002, recording for “Bang-Bang-A-Boom!” audio story took place at The Moat Studios.


On October 2, 2006, The graphic novel The Glorious Dead was first published by Panini Books.


On October 2, 2008, Part one of the Doctor Who Adventures comic story Washed Away! was first published.


On October 2, 2013, Prisoners of Time 9 was first published by IDW Publishing.


On October 2, 2013 – Doctor Who DVD Files was first published by GE Fabbri Ltd


So, that’s it for what’s happened in Doctor Who on October 2nd throughout the years. Don’t forget to check out the new episode of Doctor Who that airs tomorrow (October 3rd) and let me know what you think of it!

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A Whovian Life

I know.  I know.  I haven’t written a blog post in a long time.  (June 29th to be specific.)  I don’t really have much of an excuse.  I’ve been unemployed since the end of May, so I’ve been spending a lot of time working on the job search.  Just so you know, Fairfield, Texas is not the place you want to live if you want to find a decent paying full-time job.  Well, the good news is that I just heard that I should have a job soon (they are just waiting to hear back regarding my background check, which won’t be a problem).  Yay!  Employment is a good thing.

Meanwhile, my daughter has started a new business on Etsy.  She is selling homemade knitted socks and yarn tails.  She has already made her first sale of a yarn tail.  Check out her shop:  Knitting Beauties.  The yarn tails would be perfect for Halloween costumes.

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27″ Halloween Orange & Black Yarn Tail
$16.00 plus shipping

She has also started a YouTube channel:  LilMurKitten.  Check it out.  She is super cute!

As you know, I am also a huge Doctor Who fan, so, needless to say, I was super excited when the new episode of Series 9 aired.  I was extra excited to find that Dish Network is offering BBC America for free until November 3rd, so I actually got to see it when it aired.  Of course, I had to watched the 24/7 of Doctor Who episodes that aired ahead of time.  I’m pretty certain I drove my family crazy with the nonstop Doctor Who.

How cool is The Doctor playing guitar on a tank? Image borrowed from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p032v4mz/p032v3ls

How cool is The Doctor playing guitar on a tank?
Image borrowed from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p032v4mz/p032v3ls

I’m extremely excited about all the new things that will be happening in the show, especially Maisie Williams and Alex Kingston being in future episodes.

I’ve also been extremely excited about Bernie Sanders doing so well in the polls against Hillary Clinton.  You might not agree with me, which is fine, but I seriously invite you to check out his issues and see for yourself why so many people love him and his ideas.

Bernie Sanders

Well, I guess that is all for now.  I’m going to try to blog more often.  I hope you enjoyed my post.