"blowin up things and kissin that’s what we call Drahma" Ben Browder

23 September

Posted: September 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Final UK ratings for A Town Called Mercy reported as a series high! Read the news!!

 


18 September

Posted: September 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Ratings and more review ……

 Don’t forget to check out the birthday fundraiser page! I will be auctioning this picture starting October 1 !

The ratings are in. No “bump” for Dr. Who episode three,  in fact the ratings have dropped incrementally since the record breaking season premiere. The first three episodes had ratings of 1.5 mil, 1.1 mil, 958K  respectively. These reflect BBCA cable viewings ONLY. It is important to note that BBCA is available in approximately 70% of the US cable households versus 87% for other cable channels.  These are “raw” numbers for viewers 18 – 49 which often final slightly higher. Other streaming / purchase viewers may or may not be studied by the network though in my opinion should be as I purchase this specific show from Amazon! This data was provided by Media Savant whom many of you oldtime Farscape fans remember from the Dom.

Having rewatched again (like many of you!) I am going to give my thoughts on Ben’s performance. I have stated many times before that when I first was drawn to Ben’s acting I was almost afraid to watch his earlier work for fear that it was Crichton more than Ben Browder the actor I was drawn to. (yes that was a deplorable sentence but…) Then I worked my way through his filmography. I was not disappointed just mystified as to why I had not seen more of him!  He is in a competitive age group overloaded with talent in a career where less than 5% are working at any given time.  All that aside I was excited for the Dr. Who appearance yet my cynical side lives in fear of disappointment ! Having done this site and followed Ben for 12 years,  the fact that Ben himself seemed excited was comforting. I wasn’t disappointed. Whovians seemed to have no issues with his visit to their world and I have only seen a couple of negative remarks about cheesiness.  I hate when guest characters are two dimensional and felt that although these characters have all been seen before in drama, they — especially Isaac— resonated with me as the people of A Town Called Mercy.

Check out this behind the scenes video from SFX


17 September

Posted: September 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

The reviews are in(some more features) :

Forbes

 

BBC

DigitalSpy UK

Den of Geek

GG and Filmland

Examiner.com

TV.com

IGN

The Nerdist

HitFix

 


16 September

Posted: September 16th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

I hope everyone has got a chance to see A Town Called Mercy,the episode of Dr. Who featuring Ben. I am not big on reviews preferring to leave them to those who have a better way with words. The Dr. Who of my childhood was rather scary, seen on a black and white TV on UHF channels that were dodgy at best. My Dad and I would watch them on random Saturday afternoons. I rediscovered the Doctor with Christopher Eccleston, the ninth doctor. I loved the edginess he brought as the franchise found a new generation of fans. I love that none of the actors try to copy the one before them — instead they make the character their own including Matt Smith as Ben described in London. The writing seems to get better with each season, layered stories that make me nostalgic for Farscape and the early seasons of The X – Files. All that said I wanted Ben to have a juicy role on this much anticipated appearance. I am satisified. Tony Whithouse crafted all the roles well , making them more than 2D props for the Doctor and the Ponds. Ben fans got to see wry humor, serious and a death scene than brought emotion to the surface not eye-rolls. Whovians will lecture but I would love to see a future series with a female doctor(Claudia Black or Amanda Tapping perhaps?) and a male companion (Ben).

 

Show your excitement by purchasing the episode on Amazon or iTunes !


15 September

Posted: September 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Ben on Dr. Who tonight! The photo below was signed by Ben in London and will be auctioned on ebay starting 28 September for the birthday fundraiser. Check your listings! Let’s make the ratings noticable!! Having a watch party? Collect money to donate to the fundraiser.

 


12 September

Posted: September 12th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

As Saturday approaches let’s get our anticipation up — as if Ben fans need help !!

A few of the articles discussing Ben’s upcoming appearance on Dr. Who :

Giant Freakin’ Robot (just added)

 

Entertainmentwise

Airlock Alpha

craveonline

zap2it

Action John with zap2it’s Jenna Busch


10 September part 2

Posted: September 11th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Listen to Ben talk about filming the Dr. Who episode  A Town Called Mercy which airs this Saturday 14 September—also a great Tricia Helfer story!


10 September

Posted: September 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Countdown to Ben’s Dr. Who episode this Saturday!! SFX Has a nice article.

Don’t forget to think about a donation for Ben’s birthday  — you have until December so save your coffee or beer money one day a week and it will add up! We all know someone who has been touched by breast cancer. Breast cancer research helps other cancer research as well.

2013 will bring at least 2 chances to see Ben in person—Fedcon in Dusseldorf, Germany and SG Con in Chicago


4 September

Posted: September 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Ben will be appearing at Fed Con next May !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I always hear from those of you in the UK and Europe “When will Ben be at Fed Con?”

2013

Don’t forget Ben’s Birthday Fundraiser!!