Two Lost 'Dr. Who' Episodes Found

William Hartnell

The UK’s The Radio Times reports that two lost 1960’s episodes of DOCTOR WHO  have been located. A segement of the first Doctor William Hartnell’s serial Galaxy 4 and an episode of second Doctor Patrick Troughton’s The Undersea Menace have sufaced.
Ralph Montagu, the Radio Times’s “head of heritage and a lifelong Doctor Who fan” explained “I occasionally meet up with a group of film collectors and retired TV engineers at a café in Hampshire.  A few months ago I spoke to Terry Burnett, who used to be an engineer at TVS [former commercial broadcaster ITV’s franchise, based in Southampton].
Somehow DOCTOR WHO was mentioned in passing, and Terry said, ‘Oh, actually I think I’ve got an old episode.’
Monatgu said “I thought it was bound to be something we’ve got already.   tried not to get too excited, but he came back the next day and brought this spool with him. It had no label, so I had a look at the film leader and it said ‘Air Lock’. I thought, ‘What’s that?’ I checked online and saw that Air Lock was an episode of Galaxy 4 – a missing Hartnell serial. So then I got very excited.”
A couple of weeks later the two met up again, and Montagu relates that Burnett said:  “ ‘Guess what I’ve got.’ It was another episode of DOCTOR WHO! Again not labelled on the can, but it turned out to be The Underwater Menace, part two.
The Radio Times article points out that for many fans the Underwater Menace segment may prove the more significant  find, being the earilest surving episode starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor. 
Troughton_DW2Recent U.S. fans should be aware that these are half-hour episodes of longer. multi-part serial adventures. and are not complete stories unto themselves.
Recently screened in England, they will likely become available on DVD collections after some restoration work is finished.
For more details read the article at the link above.

'Sanctuary' Returns—Sneak Peek

In the season four opener, Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) has pursued Adam Worth (Ian Tracey) back to 1898 London to stop him from altering—and quite possibly completely destroying—the future.
As she battles to stop Worth, stay hidden from her past-self, and avoid taking any action that might change the events of history, Magnus must also figure out how to get back to her own present day timeline.
(Via Canada’s SPACE channel)

Magnus back in Victorian London

In the clip, Magnus must battle her former lover (& father of her child) John Druitt ( Christopher Heyerdahl), currently active under his energy parasite-induced persona,  Jack the Ripper.
SANCTUARY returns to Fridays at 1o:00 PM (ET/PT) on SyFy.

'Dr. Who' Season 7 Halfed

DW_Matt_Smith_SurprisedAccording to DoctorWhoTVDoctor Who Magazine has confirmed that the Seventh Season of the revived DOCTOR WHO will indeed be cut into two parts. Unlike the Spring and Fall spilt of this year’s (Season 6) 13 episodes, it appears that only half of the  shows greenlit by the BBC will air in 2012.
Production of Season 7 will not begin until February of next year, which would seem to preclude a Spring airing, so Autumn 2012 is likely the earliest we’ll see regular episodes. However, an Easter Special may be in the cards—some comfort for WHO fans.
They predict the following loose schedule.

Easter Special
Autumn – Season 7, Part 1
Christmas Special
Spring – Season 7,  Part 2
Autumn – Series 8
Christmas Special

So 2013, the series 50th Anniversary (from the Original’s 1963 debut)  maybe be a a real feast, after a very lean 2012.

'Dr. Who: God Complex' — Clip

Here’s a Sneak Peek at DOCTOR WHO’s The God Complex.

The TARDIS lands in what looks like an ordinary hotel. But the walls move, corridors twist, rooms vanish… and there’s a room for every visitor that contains their deepest, darkest fears. Fears that will kill them.
What lies in the Doctor’s room? And when his turn comes, will he welcome death like all the rest?
An all new episode written by Toby Whithouse (Doctor Who: The Vampires of Venice; Being Human).

DOCTOR WHO airs Saturday at 9:00 PM /8:oo  Central   on BBC America.

'Dr. Who: Night Terrors'—Trailer

DOCTOR WHO examins the roots of a child’s fears in the upcoming Night Terrors.
BBC Description: 
The Doctor receives a distress call from the scariest place in the Universe: a child’s bedroom.

Every night George lies awake, terrorised by every fear you can possibly imagine – fears that live in his bedroom cupboard. His parents are getting desperate – George needs a doctor.
Fortunately for George, his desperate pleas for help break through the barriers of all time and space and the Doctor makes a house call. But allaying his fears won’t be easy; because George’s monsters are real.

Directed by Richard Clark. from a script by Mark Gatiss. Starring  Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, with guests Jamie Oram (George), Daniel Mays (Alex), Andrew Tiernan (Mr. Purcell), Emma Cunniffe (Claire),  Leila Hoffman (Mrs. Rossiter) and Sophie Cosson  (Julie).

DOCTOR WHO airs this Saturday in the US on BBC America at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) .
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'Dr. Who: Let's Kill Hitler' -"Prequel"

From the BBC:

The wait is almost over. The second part of the thrilling new series of Doctor Who begins on 27 August 2011.
The rules have changed, and the game is deadlier than ever. Out in the universe, where the earthly rules of time and space do not apply, Amy and Rory know only too well that their baby daughter needs them. For Melody Pond is destined to become River Song, mysterious archaeologist and convicted murderer – the woman who killed the best man she ever knew…
The Doctor leads Amy and Rory across centuries and galaxies in a desperate search for baby Melody, but a terrible and inescapable date looms large. At 5.02pm on 22nd April 2011, the Doctor will die. These are his last days, and the quest for Melody his final mission.
The search will result in a crash landing in Thirties Berlin and will bring them face to face with the greatest war criminal of all time. And Hitler. Old friendships will be tested to their limits as the Doctor suffers the ultimate betrayal and learns a harsh lesson in the cruellest warfare of all.
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