Ghost Light ExtrasBookmark and Share

Saturday, 19 June 2004 - Reported by Shaun Lyon
According to the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification), the following is the list of running times for the extras being included on the forthcoming DVD release of Ghost Light in the UK, which we've previously reported on.

00:19:06:02 | SHOOTING GHOSTS
00:01:01:07 | EASTER EGG NO. 1
00:03:31:20 | EASTER EGG NO. 2

There are further details in the article on the Restoration Team site about these items, including details on the DVD transfer. (Thanks to Steve Tribe)

FILTER: - Classic Series - Blu-ray/DVD

Dalek Fight!Bookmark and Share

Friday, 18 June 2004 - Reported by Shaun Lyon
The North-West Evening Mail ran a brief story about London collectors "planning to exterminate all opposition to get their hands on BarrowÆs Dalek," referring to the Dalek model currently guarding the entrance to Furness Auctions at Oldham Street.

FILTER: - Press

Ainley Obits ContinueBookmark and Share

Friday, 18 June 2004 - Reported by Shaun Lyon
The Times (London) finally ran an obituary for Anthony Ainley on June 15 (better late than never!) It's the first indication of cause of death, which is listed as cancer (and it also says he was 66, born in 1937... still no confirmation!)

FILTER: - Obituary - Classic Series

Tom's Little BritainBookmark and Share

Friday, 18 June 2004 - Reported by Shaun Lyon
Little Britain comes Stateside; the comedy premieres on BBC America this Sunday at 9:40pm and features Tom Baker as the narrator (with Anthony Stewart Head as the Prime Minister).

FILTER: - Tom Baker

No Orphan PhotosBookmark and Share

Friday, 18 June 2004 - Reported by Shaun Lyon
According to a rumor on the SciFi Online site, the multi-disc "orphan episodes" DVD box set due in November we first reported about some time ago won't feature any photo galleries. We've no independent confirmation of this rumor so far. (Thanks to Rich Kirkpatrick)

FILTER: - Classic Series - Blu-ray/DVD

Tales of HysperoBookmark and Share

Friday, 18 June 2004 - Reported by Shaun Lyon
Tales of Hyspero by Paul Magrs is a new novel series from Simon & Schuster's Children's Books. Recognize the name? That's because Hyspero is the planet from the BBC Doctor Who novel "The Scarlet Empress" that Magrs wrote, and now he's setting this new series on that magical planet. "Hyspero is a huge world," says Magrs. "Really huge. In Hyspero, there's a fabulous mix of the weird and the utterly everyday. It's funny and has lots of creatures in it. Evil sloths! Acrobatic super-intelligent foxes! Widescreen lizards! It's a book about REAL kids discovering a magical land. Not the made-up kind of well-behaved kids that no reader ever believes in." The first book is entitled A World of Her Own and is due out in September.

FILTER: - Books

Be An Audio ExtraBookmark and Share

Friday, 18 June 2004 - Reported by Shaun Lyon
Gary Russell of Big Finish let us know about an upcoming audio taping on June 23 where fans can participate. "If you fancy being one of about 25 people, men and woman, screaming yourself hoarse in a variety of ways and can be in south London next Wednesday evening 23rd June, drop an e-mail ASAP to and we'll get back to you. Sorry, no fee, but heaps of tea and coffee. And maybe a cake or two... generous, aren't we..."

FILTER: - Audio

Max RosenbergBookmark and Share

Friday, 18 June 2004 - Reported by Shaun Lyon
Max Rosenberg, the co-producer of the two films "Dr. Who and the Daleks" and "Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD," died last Monday. Rosenberg created such memorable B-movies as "The Curse of Frankenstein" and "The House that Dripped Blood", and was responsible for fostering the careers of such film notables as Terence Stamp, Donald Sutherland, Tuesday Weld and Peter Cushing, who would later go on to star as Dr. Who in the two films. He was 89. You can read his obit at the MST3Kinfo website. (Thanks to Steve Manfred, Paul Engelberg)

FILTER: - Obituary

Web of Fear ConfirmedBookmark and Share

Friday, 18 June 2004 - Reported by Shaun Lyon
Further to our earlier story, The Web of Fear Episode 1 will be airing on BBC4 on Saturday June 26 at 8:50pm. This broadcast, from restored masters, is part of the BBC's Sixties event; see earlier news reports for details. (Thanks to David Harold)

FILTER: - UK - Classic Series - Broadcasting

Press UpdatesBookmark and Share

Friday, 18 June 2004 - Reported by Shaun Lyon
A couple of brief press mentions (thanks to Steve Tribe, Rich Kirkpatrick & Paul Engelberg, among others)

Over the past few days we've received numerous emails and heard various pieces of gossip alleging that Christopher Eccleston may have quit the new series production. Indeed, several of our readers have picked up on this on anotherwebsite (Sci-Fi Online). Though some of the rumors of the past couple of days have come from quite reliable sources, we think it's a bad rumor gone wild, and at this point Outpost Gallifrey has heard nothing to indicate that this might be true and would like to assure our readers that we'll report this if and when we see anything official.

The Doctor Who Appreciation Society's newest edition of "Celestial Toyroom" (#316) has a note from Christopher Eccleston to the DWAS readership. "I won't be giving interviews on Doctor Who until I've got something to brag about," Eccleston writes. "But here's a quote: I'm very excited to be the ninth Doctor Who, I want to honour its past but also bring something new, I look forward to the reaction of your readers/members."

Writer Steven Moffat says he is "a little embarrassed" that the new series has already picked up its first award even before filming has begun. "Even before a single frame has been shot, we have already picked up an award for Best New Hope from a science fiction magazine. I did feel slightly embarrassed about receiving it." Moffat, meanwhile, told the Paisley Daily Express on June 14, "I was well known in TV circles as a Dr Who fan and I'd always made it known that I'd like a go at writing it if the opportunity arose. ... Doing this, I think, ends your position of being a fan."

North Carolina's Winston-Salem Journal featured a Q&A article about the new show, in response to a question if PBS would be carrying the series. The answers are quite familiar... being as though they were taken from the Outpost Gallifrey new series FAQ (with all due credit given in the article!)

FILTER: - Production - Series 1/27