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     Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 40    
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Saturday, May 27 2006 @ 02:51 PM EDT
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    DW: Podshock

    Episode 40 of Doctor Who: Podshock is now available.

    "It's not just any old power source... it's the TARDIS! My TARDIS, the best ship in the universe."

    Note: Yes, we are still running a week or so behind with this episode. Once again, sorry for the delay.

    Doctor Who: Podshock
    Episode 40
    For the Week of the 15th of May 2006

    Running Time: 2:00:06

    In this episode:

    News - US and UK DVD Releases, BAFTA Awards, etc.

    Features - Review of 'Doctor Who: Boom Town' and 'Doctor Who: The Girl in the Fireplace'

    Doctor Who: Podshock features the latest Doctor Who news and discussions from both US and UK perspectives. Hosted by Ken Deep and Louis Trapani in the US and James Naughton in the UK, with segments by correspondents in Australia and Canada.

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    News 4 - Sci-Fi Channel recoils from promoting next week's episodes
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    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 40
    Authored by: CapriceK on Sunday, May 28 2006 @ 03:14 PM EDT
    Please let the other presenters speak dude! You don't them get a word in edgeways.

    28 minutes on your soapbox! I wanted to hear about Dr. Who not a rant about the BBC.
    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 40
    Authored by: timeflight on Monday, May 29 2006 @ 04:43 PM EDT
    Hey that's a bit harsh. The BBC deserve a good kicking now and again to keep
    them in line. I pay for them after all, and podshock is free! Keep up the good
    work fella's, another good one (bit short for my liking though)!
    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 40
    Authored by: tarashnat on Monday, May 29 2006 @ 11:07 PM EDT

    Villians returning in the same season...

    Second Season: the Daleks — The Dalek Invasion of Earth and The Chase

    Fourth Season: the Cybermen — The Tenth Planet and The Moonbase

    Fourth Season: the Daleks — The Power of the Daleks and The Evil of the Daleks

    Fifth Season: the Yeti — The Abominable Snowmen and The Web of Fear

    Fifth Season: the Cybermen — The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Wheel in Space

    The Master and the Black Guardian were regular recurring villians within a season.


    Do try the chips...

    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 40
    Authored by: biffster on Tuesday, May 30 2006 @ 09:57 PM EDT
    Ken, you really do need to chill out, dude! :D I agree with you that "Girl In the Mirror" was an excellent episode, and I have no idea whatsoever what Louis was smoking to make him think this only deserved a 3. But I think you should've allowed Louis to give his review without constantly interrupting him, constantly challenging the points that he made.

    I'm wondering if the fact that this was supposed to be a love story for the Doctor is why Louis didn't like it, actually. Louis sounded like he didn't like the idea of the Doctor falling in love.
    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 40
    Authored by: MikeD on Thursday, June 01 2006 @ 04:57 PM EDT
    Some comments on Podshock 40...

    "Rise of the Cybermen" was delayed on May 13th because earlier in the evening the FA Cup Final between Liverpool and West Ham went to penalties. It was delayed because the BBC does care or because of a trick but because there was a sporting event and that knocked back the whole schedule.

    The edit of the line about the nanogenes in "Empty Child" was not done by the Sci-Fi Channel. This line was missing from the copy supplied by the BBC to the CBC last year and these same tapes have now been supplied to Sci-Fi. Canada got Doctor Who so soon after the UK that sometimes the tapes sent to Canada were not the final edit of the episode. I think I might have mentioned this on a previous Podshock. There are many edits which are the fault of the Sci-Fi Cahnnel but not this one.

    That building Cardiff that you're talking about from "Boomtown" is the Millennium Centre. The lobby of the same building is later used in "New Earth" as the lobby of the hospital.

    One more...May 14th is the anniversary of the Fox broadcast of the TVm but not of the premiere of the TVM. The premiere came on May 12th on station CITV in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


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    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 40
    Authored by: capricorn1 on Monday, June 05 2006 @ 06:15 AM EDT
    Hi Guys

    Just finished listening to Podshock 40 and felt compelled to respond to a section of it.

    Maybe I heard it wrong but when you were reviewing to The Idiots Lantern it sounded like you were implying that The Queens Coronation in 1953 was the start of Television in the UK. Although it is true that this is the point in UK TV history that lots of people bought Televisions for first time to watch this event it is untrue that this was the start of TV in the UK.

    Don't forget, the world’s first public demonstration of a working TV took place in the Selfridges department store in London in 1925 by John Logie Baird.

    The BBC started Television broadcasts in 1936 and what is now known as BBC One was the world's first regular television service. For more information on this take a look at the Wikipedia article here:-

    Sorry if I've misinterpreted what you were saying and keep up the fantastic Podcasts!

    Cheers guys.

    PS - Although The Girl In The Firplace was very good I'd only give it a maximum of 4 Tardis Groans.
    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 40
    Authored by: Dr. Hoo on Wednesday, June 07 2006 @ 10:00 AM EDT
    I HAVE to agree with Ken on his review for Girl in the Fireplace. The doctor was definitely in love and that's not just opinion. Come on! He left the TARDIS and any surefire way of returning to Mickey and Rose for the sake of saving Renette (not sure on spelling). This is not a logical move, this is the action of a man in love.

    Also, this ep may have had it faults, but I have to share this. I love my wife very much (yes, I'd leave my TARDIS behind for her) but she does not 'get' Doctor Who. My 18 year old son and I watch it and love it. Now, after watching Girl in the Fireplace I said to her, "Hon, THIS is the episode you MUST watch! Just watch this one, and I'll never ask you to watch another." She watched it, cried at the end, and is now officially hooked!

    I honestly thought School Reunion would be my favorite ep of this series due to Sarah Jane being back, but Girl in the Fireplace was better! Sorry guys, the Doctor let his guard down and he fell hard!

    Oh.. and as for Ken's rants. I don't always agree with what you say, Ken, but keep saying it! I love your passion for this show!
    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 40
    Authored by: Ben Morris on Saturday, June 10 2006 @ 08:57 AM EDT
    I listen to every edition of the show and often have it on my iPod whilst
    the dog. It's always an entertaining listen, but I have to say that the recent
    of two hour shows is a bit too much for me. I know it's hard to rein
    yourselves in
    when you're on a roll, but I think the hour long shows did you more justice.
    afraid my mind begins to wander after that! :-)
    On a positive note though, the recent contributions from Russel about how
    Doctor Who is broadcast and received in Canada have been fascinating.
    And I have to side with Louis over Girl in the Fireplace. For me this was the
    weakest of the series so far. I think it had some nice imagery but all the
    elements didn't gel, in my opinon.
    However, I can forget the general unevenness of this second series when
    there's an episode like The Impossible Planet which, for me, was like the best
    of the classic series, and had some great understated performances from the
    guest stars.

    All the best,