Brian Kelley, the producer and host of the Tandem With The Random podcast, was recently interviewed for a story on Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary that was published in today’s (Nov. 23, 2013) issue of The Times of Trenton (N.J.) newspaper. The article focuses on some of the connections between the long-running, British science fiction program and the Trenton, N.J., area.
Here’s an excerpt from the article.
“As a kid, he was the last person that I thought would be a ‘Doctor Who’ fan. He looked cool. He was cool,” Kelley said. “I was onboard when it wasn’t cool to like ‘Doctor Who’ and now it’s cool and I feel like everyone else has caught up with me. I think all ‘Doctor Who’ fans feel that way, we were ahead of the curve.”
To read the full article, click below…
At 50, ‘Dr. Who’ has gone from cultish to cool, with a little help from NJN
And here is a link to a PDF of the front page of the newspaper.
- The article implies I had 7 p.m. ET blocked off for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode. Obviously, I’ve had the live simulcast in the afternoon blocked off since rumors of a simulcast first started making the rounds. I confirmed the 2:50 p.m. ET time of the BBC America simulcast as soon as it was announced. Not sure where the 7 p.m. time in the article came from, although I suspect the writer may have checked the BBC America listings and saw the 7 p.m. ET encore broadcast and not the 2:50 p.m. ET live simulcast.
- I didn’t discover the reference to Trenton, N.J., in “The Stones of Blood” while watching “Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS” on BBC America earlier this week. The special showed scenes from that particular serial and it reminded me that Trenton was mentioned in it, which I recently wrote about.