(in USA sometime in 2008 on the SCIFI channel, probably summer)
* Voyage Of The Damned (25 December 2007). Hold on for an adventure of titanic proportions! Mr. Smith, meet Captain Smith (played by popular BBC actor Geoffrey Palmer). This story is practically unsinkable. The Doctor's companion in the episode will be Kylie Minogue, who plays Astrid, a waitress on The Titanic. Note: the Doctor's companion from last Christmas, Donna, will not be seen until the final 30 seconds of this episode, probably promoting the next episode, in which the previous Runaway Bride and the Doctor will visit the "Planet Of The Ood."
By the way, there will also be an unrelated Christmas episode on the Doctor Who spinoff BBC series, "The Sarah Jane Adventures." The series is not yet seen in America.
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“Nearer, My God, to Thee” is sung at the end of the 1936 movie "San Francisco," which was nominated for several Academy Awards. It is also played by the ship’s band in Titanic, winner of the Academy Award for best picture of 1997.
There are many inspiring true life stories associated with this hymn. Some Titanic survivors said it was played by the ship’s orchestra as the ocean liner went down.
Another story concerns the death of American president William McKinley, assassinated in 1901. Dr. Mann, the attending physician, reported that among McKinley’s last words were “‘Nearer, my God, to Thee, e’en though it be a cross,’ has been my constant prayer.” On the afternoon of September 13, 1901, after five minutes of silence across the nation, bands in Union and Madison Squares in New York City played the hymn in memory of the fallen president. It was also played at a memorial service for him in Westminster Abbey, London.
The hymn was also played as the body of assassinated American President James Garfield was interred at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.
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