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RegenerEIGHT: The Great Movie Re-Watch
June 23, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Whether you’re a Classic Who die-hard or a complete newbie, you can join Daphne online for RegenerEIGHT: The Great Movie Re-Watch on June 23 live. “Doctor Who: The Movie” comes alive with stars Daphne Ashbrook & Yee Jee Tso along with their friend and colleague Ken Deep.
Daphne portrayed Dr. Grace Holloway, companion to The Eighth Doctor Paul McGann in the 1996 film, which also featured Sylvester McCoy. She’ll be bringing her own experience of the film, thoughts on her character, and stories from behind the scenes. Daphne also starred in four Big Finish audio dramas including “Doctor Who: The Next Life”, Companion Chronicles “Tales from the Vault” and “Mastermind”. Known for both her comic timing and deep emotional portrayals, Daphne Ashbrook has appeared in many TV and film roles spanning many decades, including the much loved “Melora” on Star Trek: DS9. In 2011 she published an autobiography, “Dead Woman Laughing”, and also recently released her first album “Grace Notes“.
Yee Jee’s Science Fiction television roles include Sliders (1995), and the 1996 Doctor Who Movie, in which he played the character Chang Lee. His Doctor Who connection continued when he played the part of Doctor Goddard in the webcast Real Time produced by Big Finish Productions, the part of Major Jal Brant in the audio drama Excelis Decays in 2002 and the role of Warrant Officer Charlie Sato in 2011’s Tales from the Vault.
Ken’s history in both modern and classic who spans a range of amazing interviews, appearances, and shows. He comes from years as a popular host, moderator, and occasional master of ceremonies at events throughout the US, as well as appearing on TV, radio, and some of the best rated Doctor Who podcasts ever. The combination should be epic.
And for our newest addition to this exciting event, Gary Russell was editor of Doctor Who Magazine between 1992 and 1995. He was the producer for the Doctor Who licensed audio drama tie-ins at Big Finish Productions from its inception in 1998 until July 2006, when he stepped downto work for BBC Wales on Doctor Who and Torchwood. He has written a number of Doctor Who spin-off novels and in 2000 co-wrote with executive producer Philip Segal the book Doctor Who: Regeneration (HarperCollins, ISBN 0-00-710591-6), the making-of book of the 1996 Doctor Who television movie, as well as the TV movie’s novelisation in 1996. He also appears as a guest and interviews Doctor Who guests at conventions all over the world.
The 1996 Doctor Who movie was the first time we saw the Doctor since it’s cancellation in 1989. Described by new series producer Phil Collinson as the “bridge” to the new series, it lays the groundwork for much of what we see in the current show. For the first time we see state of the art (for that time) effects and a console room that not only set the bar for the consoles since, but to many, it has yet to be eclipsed. And for the first time, the Doctor snoggs. Yes that’s old news to lovers of the new show, but then it was downright heresy. (Remember Rose, Grace kissed first.)
Participation is easy, fun, and interactive. In order to keep it free we’re asking that everyone secure their own copy of the film instead of us broadcasting it. We’ll meet online at www.DaphneAshbrook.com and synchronize our start times from a countdown, open up Daphne and Yee Jee’s mics, and start talking with the folks in the chat room and commenting on the film. There will be a break in the middle for more fun, then back to Daphne, Yee Jee & Ken for the rest of RegenerEIGHT: The Great Movie Re-Watch.
Since about 75% of the thinking for RegenerEIGHT was handled by fans and friends online, Daphne also decided to include a special thank you to her supporters. While supplies last, everyone who emails an Amazon or BBC store order confirmation for the film to RegenerEIGHT@DaphneAshbrook.com will receive a special commemorative thank you picture that can be slipped directly into a dvd case or cover. If you already own it, you can participate too. The chats will be public and moderated. If you email a picture of yourself or you & your friends watching along during the event to RegenerEIGHT@daphneashbrook.com, and send a self addressed, stamped envelope to DEFINING ARTISTS, c/o Daphne Ashbrook, 4370 Tujunga Ave., Suite 120, Studio City, CA 91604, you’ll have a chance to grab one while they last.
-RegenerEIGHT commentary and chats will be launched from Google Hangouts on Air. You can click the link to join the event.
-It’s a public hangout, so you can pop on with any Google account: YouTube, Gmail, G+, etc.
-We will also be simulcasting on YouTube and daphneashbrook.com for the non-Google crowd.
We’re asking everybody to join the party about 15 minutes prior to lift off. Giving everybody a little time to gather together. Then at about 1:15 pm West Coast – 4:15 pm East Coast – 9:15 pm UK time, we will synchronize the streams on our side and ask all of you to go to the beginning of Chapter One of the DVD and pause. We’ll then ‘light up’ a 10 second Countdown for everyone to hit play. And we’re on our way!
If you don’t already have the movie, you can grab it in The US from Amazon and help support Web Dalek’s tuition to war college.