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The Doctor’s Great Covid-19 Escape

Hello listeners of The Legend of Traveling Tardis, it seems that the Doctor maybe one step ahead of this pandemic called Covid-19; well at least when it comes to their production time run.

What seems like a story out of the world of Doctor Who productions, Covid -19 could have caused more harm if it was not for the “foresight” on the series’s production scheduled.

This “key planning foresight” and “timing” had some of episodes filmed ahead of the season thirteen’s production run.  An example of this “foresight” is the upcoming Christmas special Revolution of the Daleks”, which was shot one year before in 2019, and will air this fall/Christmas; despite worries of the shutdown. For the rest of the series production run, not to worry; production was already scheduled for late fall right before this pandemic had even started. Until further information is known about how Covid-19; and will extend the production halt, productions might start back up in 2021 if this lock-down remains in effect. Affected by the further shutdown happening would be Visual Effects and re-shoots of the series future episodes. Also effected due to the Covid -19 lock-down is traveling abroad for location shoots and continuity re-shoots.

What does that mean for the months in between?  Well, just like the Doctor to have a plan in place for all of you. Due to this lock-down there will be more watch parties and special events on social media and other venues to keep the fan up to date on all that is Doctor Who. Now what fan would not want that?

From all of us here at The Legend of The Traveling Tardis we will keep you updated on changes and news dealing with the effects of Covid-19 and how the Doctor will get out of this “Wibbley Wobbley Timmey Winney” real life story.

By: Felicia Ann McNamara aka Gadget

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Doctor Who Actor loses fight to Covid-19

Hello listeners of The Legend of Traveling Tardis, it is with sad news that we must repost that a fellow Doctor Who actor Hamish Wilson as passed away on March 26 due to complications from the Covid-19 virus at the age of 77.

Hamish Wilson was born on December 13, 1942 and best known for briefly taking over the role of Jamie McCrimmon for part of two episodes in the 1968 Doctor Who serial “The Mind Robber” when series regular Frazer Hines was ill with chickenpox and unable to attend the recording.

Hamish is noted for his other roles in Taggart, Greyfriars Bobby, and TimeLock; as well as his work in radio a senior producer for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4.  He also received a fellowship from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 1996.

Hamish is survived by his wife Dianne and many friends.

From all of us here at The Legend of The Traveling Tardis we send our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

By: Felicia Ann McNamara aka Gadget