A Note About BBC America's Poorly-timed Ad
Twice during the latter half of "The End of Time, Part 1," BBC America ran an advertisement for Part 2. And even though there were a lot of rapid-fire images that would have soared over the head of a casual viewer, at least one major plot development was spoiled to observant or long-time fans. Bad […]
2MTL 80: Spoilers and Trailers and Tweets, Oh My
Maybe it's because there were so many months between specials, but the run-up to "The Waters of Mars" seemed to include a fair bit of angst over spoilers in the set reports and promotional material. How much do we care about having a story "spoiled," and what constitutes it anyway?
2MTL 58: If Torrents Become a Trickle, Will Doctor Who Be Delayed?
Unauthorized downloads of TV shows are a fact of life today, as are efforts to curb them. If a chilling effect sets in, how might that affect how quickly international Doctor Who networks release the show? If the pressure to compete with file-sharers lessens, would that mean a longer lag time between the U.K. […]
2MTL 54: The iTunes Connection
While things are still looking up for Doctor Who on BBC America, the longer the delay between U.K. and U.S. airings, the greater the impact of spoilers (and the resulting temptation to obtain the BBC One airings through "other means"). BBC America can solve this by airing the episodes as close to day-and-date as humanly […]
2MTL 33: Fans Rate Doctor Who Episodes; Journey's End vs. Transformers 2
I recently posted a link to my collection of the "Rate This Episode" poll results from the former Outpost Gallifrey/Doctor Who Forum's episode-by-episode threads. In tonight's Two-minute Four-minute Time Lord (er, ah, sorry about that longwinded bit) podcast, I take a look at some of the interesting things I found within these fans' reactions […]
Episode Ratings from Outpost Gallifrey Compiled
The former Outpost Gallifrey/Doctor Who Forum is about to close, its messages vanishing into the ether on July 1. Whenever a new episode aired, three to five thousand fans on the forurm would rate the episode on a scale of one to five. With site owner Shaun Lyon's permission, I've copied the data into
2MTL #28: Giving Kids a Voice
Posited: Doctor Who is a family show, aimed in large part at the younger set.
Observed: Doctor Who podcasters, such as your humble correspondent, are in no way the younger set.
Proposed: Why should the old guys have all the fun? Let's find ways to get younger viewers involved with podcasting or writing about a […]
2MTL #27: Outpost Gallifrey's Final Departure
Tonight Shaun Lyon announced that he would be shutting down the largest Doctor Who online forum and massive news site on July 31. The gallifreyone.com URL will now exclusively point to information about the ongoing series of conventions in Los Angeles. Forums are hard enough to maintain with small communities! […]
2MTL #25: Meet the Team Behind "The Ten Doctors" Webcomic
It's done — all 247 pages of it.
Rich Morris has completed his webcomic epic, The Ten Doctors. More than 6,000 unique hits a day and angry e-mails from a former hosting company attest to the fact that Rich's free comic struck a chord with Doctor Who fans.
Meet Rich and his partner […]
2MTL #18: Steven Moffat and Online Fandom
Hm, er, where was I again…?
We're fast approaching the one-year anniversary of Steven Moffat's departure from the Doctor Who Forum at the former Outpost Gallifrey. As an old-school Babylon 5 fan who hung on J. Michael Straczynski's every word about the series, part of me regrets that he quietly left before […]
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