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Published on December 2nd, 2005 | by Christian Cawley

Teaser Trailer

Along with your (almost, event-permitting) daily dose of Doctor Who News, I would like to begin by issuing a very serious warning to you all.

Squirrels are dangerous.

What’s that got to do with Doctor Who, I hear you ask? And rightly so. But the thing is, if one grey squirrel in the Teesside area of England had had his/her way today, I wouldn’t be here to write this news item; instead I might be ripped to shreds or find my parts blocking off drafts in a tree stump. So just remember, squirrels aren’t cute.

The BBC website yesterday hinted at it, and today it is live – a teaser trailer for The Christmas Invasion! Visit the Official Doctor Who site for more…

We’ve heard from DWAS that Kim Newman – author of the first Telos Novella Time and Relative will be signing copies of his new (BFI-published) book ‘TV Classics – Doctor Who’ at “The Who Shop”, East London, tomorrow, Saturday 3rd December. More information is available from the DWASonline website.

Finally, your Friday chuckle – and if the material keeps coming i might make it a permanent feature! The Register has taken a chance and covered oft-trodden comedy territory – “Dalek spoofing”. While at first glance it might have “recipe for disaster” written all over it, I’d recommend a read – it does after all feature the following gem:

Dalek: Yes, I can see what you’re thinking. The whole how-do-you-get-upstairs-to-conquer-the-universe? thing again. No mystery. I just stick my legs out the bottom and walk, like you’d expect. But that’s not high tech enough for the BBC, is it? Oh no, they have to put in some CGI effect and have me float about like a slow motion mayfly on David Attenborough. And then they have the nerve to write it into my contract that I can’t show my legs in public. If I want to get the E3 bus to Chiswick swimming baths, I have to get the driver to extend the wheelchair ramp. ‘Give the public what it wants’ – pah!

Watch out for those squirrels. Whatever you do, don’t have nightmares – do sleep well

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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