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The 2013 Doctor Who Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor" , is the last episode (so far) to star Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor.  It's also quite thought provoking, despite it's ambitious storyline being crammed into a mere 60 minutes. 


With Greenwich Library and other libraries celebrating Batman Day this Saturday, July 26th (click here for details), it's time to take a look back at how the Caped Crusader (as he was called in the pre-"Dark Knight" days) first burst out of comics into the public limelight. 


They're finally putting out the 1966-68 Batman TV series on DVD and Blu Ray this November!  Here's the promotional clip via "Legions of Gotham":

Did I mention that Greenwich Library will be celebrating 75 years of the Caped Crusader on July 26th? Details on "Batman Day" can be found here. Watch this space (and the Teen Central Blog) for more Bat-related updates in the coming weeks.

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"The Krotons", which originally aired on the BBC as a four part serial in black and white between December 28th, 1968- January 18th, 1969, is now available from Greenwich Library as a single disc DVD.  Click here to reserve our copy.


DOCTORWHO50.pngYep, I'm overseeing, with the help of the Student Leadership Council, a 50th Anniversary celebration of Doctor Who at the library on Saturday, December 7th. Details here and here.

We'll have  refreshments, prizes, and a showing of a classic Doctor Who adventure selected by the attendees  at the program from our extensive DVD collection.  Everybody who's a fan of the Doctor is invited!  Hope to see you there!  And bring a comapnion! 

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BBCAmerica has posted a couple of videos that are tied in with today's 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who.  Here's "The Night of the Doctor": 


And here's "The Last Day", which features a really frightening climax:



Happy 50th Anniversary Doctor fans! Be sure to check out our collection of Doctor Who episodes on DVD here.   

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PLANETSPIDERS.pngThe last storyline to star Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor (though he'd return briefly to the role in 1983's "The Five Doctors" ), "Planet of the Spiders" , which aired on the BBC as a six part serial in May-June 1974, is an okay finale to the actor's five year run on Doctor Who.  (Find the two-disc DVD set of this serial on our catalog by clicking here.)



DrWhoTheBeginning.pngContinuing coverage of the classic BBC science fiction/adventure television series Doctor Who and its 50th anniversary, this post will focus on the Doctor Who: The Beginning 3 disc DVD set.  (Find it on our catalog by clicking here.)


DoctorWhoMasque.pngA four part serial originally broadcast by the BBC in September, 1976 and now available on DVD, "The Masque of Mandragora"  finds the Doctor (Tom Baker) and his companion Sarah Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) facing both sinister court intrigue and an attempted invasion from a malevolent form of intelligent energy in 15th century Italy. 



DoctorWhoThreeDoctors.pngFrom 1973, "The Three Doctors" was intended to celebrate the (at the time) tenth anniversary of the Doctor Who series.  The four part serial managed to pair up the then-current Doctor, Jon Pertwee, with the two previous actors associated with the role: William Harnell who played the role from the show's beginning in 1963, and Patrick Troughton, who succeeded Hartnell in 1966 (and who in turn was replaced by Pertwee in 1970).


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