Coming next week…The Planet of the Dead

Sorry, all. I’m all tied up putting the finishing touches on a grant application. However, via Behind the Sofa, I did come across this trailer for the next Doctor Who special, to be aired on Easter:

I suspect I’ll have to fire up BitTorrent.


  1. #1 Michael
    April 5, 2009

    I haven’t watched Dr. Who since it was on PBS, and the grad students in the Biochemistry department where I was studying would huddle around the TV set (using an over the air antenna…these were the old days). This trailer reminds of a movie however:

    Same looking animals, flying stingrays. Curious.

    By the way, you do realize you can get Dr. Who from iTunes?

  2. #2 Orac
    April 5, 2009

    Only after it’s aired in the States.

  3. #3 Alex Besogonov
    April 5, 2009

    “Fire up BitTorrent”?

    Shouldn’t Orac be able just to plug into Ethernet socket and then hack the central MPAA server and download everything from there? 🙂

  4. #4 Rjaye
    April 5, 2009

    Would Hulu carry it? I’m just throwing that out there…

    What Alex said, though…;)

  5. #5 Michael
    April 5, 2009

    I am into the Dr. Who spinoff of sorts, Torchwood. However, I can’t tell if the series is going to fade off into the sunset.

  6. #6 Carlie
    April 5, 2009

    Sorry, Michael. The third “season” is a five episode single-arc miniseries. I’m afraid it’s curtains for Torchwood. (Lacy, gently wafting curtains…)

  7. #7 Orac
    April 5, 2009

    Not only that, but all five episodes, from what I hear, will be shown on consecutive nights.

  8. #8 BSE
    April 6, 2009

    Can’t wait for Planet of the Dead and Torchwood. With Torchwood jumping channels yet again it probably is make or break time.

    Although without doubt what is causing the most excitement though is the (yet another) remake of Day of The Triffids, which should also be out later this year.

  9. #9 Calli Arcale
    April 6, 2009

    *shivers with anticipation*

    Only one week left! Thank goodness for BitTorrent, or we could be waiting years! (Would it *kill* Sci-Fi, or BBC America, for that matter, to finally run the last Christmas special?)

  10. #10 Geoglyph Entropy
    April 7, 2009

    Thanks for the heads-up, Orac!

    BTW, there’s an interview with David Tennant and Russel T Davies in the London Times.

  11. #12 Hayes
    April 9, 2009

    I had to make a Voyager joke but I could not come up with one… so here my post is 😉

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