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     Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 01:29 AM EDT
    As you probably know from the front page news, this week we have launched our new podcast series (for those that may not know what a podcast is, simply think: internet radio show - one which you can listen to on your computer or digital music player or burn to a CD). The podcast is Doctor Who: Podshock hosted by Ken Deep, James Naughton, and myself, Louis Trapani. Our ensemble cast comprises both American and British perspectives of Doctor Who.

    The first show (episode) is available now, if you like to subscribe to the RSS feed (to automatically download each new episode), here is the Doctor Who: Podshock RSS Feed.

    With each new episode, the show will only get better. We have some cool stuff planned for you in the future. We are all pretty excited about it.

    Use this forum here for feedback and discussions concerning the podcast.


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     Sunday, August 28 2005 @ 03:44 AM EDT
    Hi guys,

    I'm listening to the first 'podshock' and it's interesting. I understand where you're going with this, and I'll definitely stick around for the next couple before I comment, as I'd like to hear them all.

    It's not a bad job so far, if a little talky! Smile



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     Sunday, August 28 2005 @ 08:53 PM EDT
    Thanks Cliff,

    Yeah, we can get a bit chatty. Laughing Out Loud But I hope you listen through and listen through the other episodes. In time, the shows will be a bit more polished off... and you will find it more conversational.


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     Sunday, September 04 2005 @ 02:53 AM EDT
    Well we are Doctor Who fans! Smile

    I've listened to the first 2 podcasts so far, and one thing that does strike me is that while it's interesting to listen to, there are a couple of specific points that I am curious about, and thought I'd offer some constructive criticism.

    Ken mentioned in #2 that not having toys ready might be *another* instance where the BBC might've dropped the ball by not having them ready the day that 'Rose' aired; I honestly don't think that would have been even slightly possible. I don't know how much you guys know about toy production, but toys (at least here in the US) have to be submitted at least a year in advance to be available for sale the following year in order to work out marketing/design flaws/safety issues. As you may or may not know in this specific case, up until the new show was announced Product Enterprises had the licence to make Doctor Who toys; it was only after the new show was announced that it was given to the new company, who then had basically nothing to go on! It takes a long time to make toys that everyone is satisfied with, and I seriously doubt they could've gotten them done much sooner. That said, I am certain the BBC is less than happy to have Eccleston toys out when Tennant's the Doctor, so in that respect I agree. I think it was pretty badly timed to have Eccleston announce he was leaving when he did, but I think that all parties recovered quite quickly!

    Another thing I find curious is that in the first ep., It's mentioned that Russell T Davies knew that Doctor Who would be watched by millions and had basically done everything right....but that's not really true. Russell has said a number of time that they dearly hoped that it would be watched by millions...but they certainly didn't have *any* idea that it would be nearly as popular as it was! Smile

    One more thing - the new book authors did work very closely with the production team on writing the new books; Jac Rayner even mentions in a recent DWM she got to visit the sets so she could get it right!

    In any case those are just a few general points I thought I'd bring up. Keep up the good work and I'll keep listening. Perhaps I'll even contribute a thing or two in the future! Smile

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     Tuesday, September 06 2005 @ 02:01 AM EDT
    Thanks Cliff....

    I believe Ken and James are going to respond themselves, so I won't speak to their points.

    I assumed that the current book authors had to work closely with Russell T Davies and probably had to consult the same script guide that writers for the episodes had to use in order to stay consistent with the new characters and situations which had been set up with the series return to TV.

    Russell T Davies knew that the show had to overcome various things working against it when he brought it back to TV. There's always a danger of bringing back a previous TV series that the new one will fail, there's the reputation that the original series had developed over the years (i.e. shaky sets, effects that didn't match those seen in new Trek series, etc..), casting decisions, etc... So my guess is that you are right, no one in the DW production of the new series had any idea how it was going to be received until Rose aired.

    Anyway, keep the feedback coming Cliff, and keep on listening. Episode 5 is out as of Monday night...


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     Monday, September 12 2005 @ 01:32 PM EDT
    Hey dudes, excellent job on the podcasts! I'm working my way through the back eps at the moment.

    As one of those American Dr. Who fans who is stuck knowing about the new Dr. Who series and seething with envy for those who can actually SEE the show, this is helping a bit.

    A tiny bit.

    All right, I'm still seething with envy. But they're great podcasts anyway!

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