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     Raxacoricofallapatorians return for spin-off show.  View Printable Version  
     Author:  merlin_mccarley
     Dated:  Saturday, September 08 2007 @ 09:17 PM EDT
     Viewed:  1,345 times  
    Sarah Jane Adven...New CBBC series The Sarah Jane Adventures will feature the return of some familiar Doctor Who enemies when it debuts later this month.

    The Slitheen, a family of scheming monsters first seen in Aliens of London / World War Three are back - and out for revenge.

    Following on from a successful special screened on New Year's Day, the ten-part CBBC series stars Elisabeth Sladen as investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith. She'll be joined by young friends Maria and Luke plus new recruit Clyde.

    "It's great to be back enjoying Sarah Jane with some fantastic new adventures," Sladen revealed to the BBC's in-house Ariel magazine. "There's still so much more to find out about her after all these years."

    Executive Producer Davies added: "This is a wonderful opportunity, to use all our Doctor Who resources here in Cardiff for the making of a brand new drama for CBBC."

    Full story - http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/news/

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    Most Recent Post: 09/13 09:52AM by DarthSkeptical

     Podcast Delay  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Wednesday, September 05 2007 @ 09:06 PM EDT
     Viewed:  1,088 times  
    DW: Podshock

    This is just a quick note to our loyal listeners and visitors to this website concerning the reason for the delay of new episodes of Doctor Who: Podshock -- It was already mentioned in our forums (see Delayed Podcasts (Update 9-2007), I won't go into details here, but I had been dealing with some family emergencies throughout August and continuing to today unfortunately. We will get the recorded shows out on the main feeds as soon as I can focus myself on editing them. In the meantime, there are new live shows albeit in their "raw" format on Talkshoe which can be downloaded (see Doctor Who: Podshock LIVE).

    We have another live show scheduled for this Sunday (the Troughton years). Hopefully we will go ahead as scheduled, if not, I will try to post here. (EDIT 7-Sept. 2007: We will have to postpone the live show originally scheduled for 9-9-2007 back by two weeks due to a unfortunate turn of events. Thanks for understanding).

    Thank you all for understanding and to all those that have expressed concerns.

    Once again, I am sorry for the delay.

    Sincerely,
    Louis
    Doctor Who: Podshock


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    Most Recent Post: 09/20 03:56AM by glennnaomi

     September it is  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Friday, August 24 2007 @ 03:28 AM EDT
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    Sarah Jane Adven...Sarah Jane.tv are now reporting that Doctor Who Magazine #386, out today in the UK, gives the closest thing yet to an official launch date for the programme.

    As has been suspected for a few months now, late September is confirmed. However, a definite time slot has yet to be decided.

    Head writer Gareth Roberts continues to enthuse about his second story, "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?" In earlier issues of the magazine, he had indicated that it was the best work of his professional life, but now he adds that it's the best work of Elizabeth Sladen's career. Praising Graeme Harper's work on the story, he goes on to say that "Liz gives the performance of her life (so far)."

    Russell T. Davies is likewise impressed with the series, and enthusiastic about Roberts' series finale:

    . . . [Liz is] very brilliant at not sinking into the softness of a family show. It could be a very cute series, but she keeps that spikiness. There's always that journalist ticking away, and there's still that woman who's been alone for very many years. Especially in the last two episodes, we really play off that - what Sarah was like before she met Maria.


     Big Finish still loves Lucie  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Friday, August 24 2007 @ 03:06 AM EDT
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    Doctor Who NewsLucie Miller lives on. Or at least that's what Big Finish want you to believe.

    The radio companion, who debuted on Radio 7 earlier in the year, has now crossed over into print. Eddie Robson, who wrote several of her adventures in audio, has now written her first appearance in another medium. The story, "Remain in the Light", is a part of Big Finish's Short Trips: Snapshots volume, published last month.

    But Big Finish aren't playing hard to get with Lucie. Those wishing to read the Lucie story, can now read the whole thing online.


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    Most Recent Post: 09/11 10:14PM by BadWolf

     Barrowman highlights European advances in physics  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Tuesday, August 14 2007 @ 03:07 AM EDT
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    General NewsJohn Barrowman likes big bangs.

    If that sounds like an obvious statement about Captain Jack's sexual appetites, consider this: Barrowman has recently been caught promoting a serious scientific study examining the original Big Bang that scientists theorize began life in the universe.

    In the same way that Star Trek actors have frequently lent their time to the promotion of NASA, Barrowman began giving British audiences an understanding of the work of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) this July.

    He's kicking off a series of podcasts which will explain what has been called "the biggest scientific experiment in history". The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project, run by British physicist Dr. Brian Cox, represents one of the largest governmental outlays for pure research in history.


     SJA ad blitz around the corner  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Sunday, August 12 2007 @ 11:30 PM EDT
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    Sarah Jane Adven...Sarah-Jane.tv are today quoting from an anonymous source at Upper Boat that adverts for The Sarah Jane Adventures are imminent.

    The source, which the site's webmaster claims is "one of my longest-serving", scotched an earlier rumor about a Christmas 2007 special. but went on to add:

    " . . . there will be some new bits and bobs included on the website - and continual additions as the series progresses, plus some televisual ads due out towards the end of this month, beginning of Sept - obviously! (just before the series starts!)"

    The series website continues to be inaccessible to fans outside the UK, but this tantalizing quote, if true, falls in line with other indications previously reported that the show will debut sometime next month.


     "Classic" toys coming  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Wednesday, August 08 2007 @ 05:53 AM EDT
     Viewed:  1,477 times  
    Doctor Who NewsLast Thursday, ToyNews announced that so-called "classic" Doctor Who will be getting some brand new toys.

    Character Options have been given the go-ahead by BBC Worldwide to start production on "detailed replicas of classic Doctors, plus a number of monsters."

    The range will start to hit at least British stores next spring.

    Jon Diver, a managing director with Character Options said, "The classic licence will broaden the collectibility and enhance the position of the brand."


    Thanks to Christian Cawley at Kasterberous for pointing us in the direction of this story.

     Torchwood slips down under  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Wednesday, August 08 2007 @ 05:26 AM EDT
     Viewed:  1,384 times  
    TorchwoodTorchwood TV reported last week that Australia's Network Ten have pulled Torchwood from prime time.

    Despite a top 10 ratings start, the programme has slipped to merely average ratings of late. This has precipitated a move to Tuesdays at midnight.

    There's no word yet whether this means the network is backing away from the upcoming second series.


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    Most Recent Post: 08/11 06:58PM by hoot

     Different DVD cover for Series 3 R1 Release  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Russel
     Dated:  Thursday, August 02 2007 @ 09:38 AM EDT
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    Doctor Who NewsAs of today the website TvShowsonDVD.com is reporting that the R1 North American Series 3 release, due out Nov. 6 will have a different cover than the R2 release. Where the R2 release features the Doctor and the Master back to back, screwdrivers at the ready, we here in North Amercia will get a picture of The Doctor and Martha running side by side. It seems to me they want to keep the companion/doctor cover theme going for here and not for the UK. Just thought I would point that out.

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    Most Recent Post: 08/07 11:21AM by Tom Hagen

     HDNet Buys HD Rights for Torchwood in the US  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Wednesday, August 01 2007 @ 10:34 AM EDT
     Viewed:  2,547 times  
    Torchwood

    One of the premiere forerunners in bringing HD content to homes in the US, founded by Mark Cuban and GM Philip Garvin in 2001, HDNet has made a deal for the high definition (HD) rights for Torchwood. HDNet has acquired the rights for the first 26 episodes (presumably series 1 and series 2) of the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood.

    HDNet will begin airing Torchwood starting on the 17th of September, Monday nights at 7pm ET with encore showings at 10pm and 1am (to accommodate west coast viewers).


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    Most Recent Post: 08/01 02:27PM by Louis

     Gardner hints at SJA series 2  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Monday, July 30 2007 @ 08:56 PM EDT
     Viewed:  1,281 times  
    Sarah Jane Adven...Julie Gardner, the BBC's newly-installed Head of Drama Commissioning, said today that a second series of The Sarah Jane Adventures was to start development "very soon."

    However, her statement that the BBC were "very much hoping that Elizabeth Sladen will come back for more," indicates that the star is not obliged to continue the programme.

    This is the first hard indication that the BBC intend to continue the programme beyond its initially-contracted run. However it does come weeks before the first series has been broadcast to the British public.

    The comments came as a part of a wide-ranging interview by Sean Elliot in the American IF Magazine.


     Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 91  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Monday, July 30 2007 @ 03:20 AM EDT
     Viewed:  1,394 times  
    DW: Podshock

    Episode 91 of Doctor Who: Podshock is now available.

    "I sometimes think how magical life would be if stories like this were true."

    Note: This is a special anniversary studio episode in which we break away from our usual format. Warning: The interview in this podcast discusses elements of the 2007 ("Series 3") episodes Human Nature & The Family of Blood and may contain minor spoilers.


    Outpost Gallifrey Presents:

    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 91
    For the Week of the 30th of July 2007.

    Running Time: 1:29:36

    Special 22 Year Anniversary Episode: Joining us on our anniversary is the celebrated writer Paul Cornell on the heels of the transmission of this year's Human Nature and The Family of Blood. In this full length in-depth interview, Paul discusses these two episodes in the latest series of Doctor Who as well as Father's Day, The Scream of the Shalka, The Discontinuity Guide, Bernice Summerfield, and much more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Ken Deep, and James Naughton. Recorded in June 2007.

    Promos: The TARDISpod podcast, and the Radio Free Skaro podcast.

    Brought to you by the Gallifreyan Embassy and presented by Outpost Gallifrey. This episode is in stereo with chapters, artwork/photos, and embedded URL links in the Enhanced Podcast version.

    Below is the link to the Enhanced Podcast AAC format and MP3 format version of the podcast.

    -> Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 91 (Enhanced Podcast AAC format, 43.7 MB)

    -> Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 91 (MP3 format, 41 MB)

    If you are subscribing to our podcast via one of the feeds, you will get it automatically. If not, you can also grab it manually using one of the links above.


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    Most Recent Post: 08/16 06:46PM by Linquel

     Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 90  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Saturday, July 28 2007 @ 02:37 AM EDT
     Viewed:  1,244 times  
    DW: Podshock

    Episode 90 of Doctor Who: Podshock is now available.

    "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect... but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff."

    Note: This episode was recorded LIVE on the net on the 15th of July 2007. The audio quality is not to our usual standards due to how this special live over the net episode was recorded. Warning: this podcast reviews the 2007 series AKA"Series 3", and may contain spoilers. If you have not seen the entire 2007 series, you may want to save this podcast episode until you have seen it.

    Outpost Gallifrey Presents:

    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 90
    For the Week of the 23rd of July 2007. Recorded LIVE on the net

    Running Time: 1:08:39

    Live Roundtable Episode Discussing and Reviewing the 2007 series (AKA "Series 3"), featuring our regular contributors Colin Bordley, West Hubbard, Dave Cooper, Darth Skeptical, and returning contributor Joe C. ("Omega" in our forums), with live listener feedback. Hosted by Louis Trapani and Ken Deep. Recorded live on the net via TalkShoe on Sunday, 15th of July 2007. Note: This is part two of two.

    Brought to you by the Gallifreyan Embassy and presented by Outpost Gallifrey.

    Below is the link to the Enhanced Podcast AAC format and MP3 format version of the podcast.

    -> Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 90 (Enhanced Podcast AAC format, 32.6 MB)

    -> Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 90 (MP3 format, 31.5 MB)

    If you are subscribing to our podcast via one of the feeds, you will get it automatically. If not, you can also grab it manually using one of the links above.


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    Most Recent Post: 07/29 09:45AM by Louis

     Doctor Who Gets First Original Comic Book Series  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Friday, July 27 2007 @ 08:55 PM EDT
     Viewed:  3,340 times  
    Doctor Who News Comic news powerhouse, Newsarama are reporting today on news from the San Diego Comic Convention, the industry's largest public gathering. Doctor Who will be getting its own, original American comic book.

    While Doctor Who fans have concentrated on the heavy BBC presence at the convention, which has included a Torchwood panel, writer Stve Fritz cornered former Big Finish boss, Gary Russell, for a long interview about the Doctor's comic adventures. Along the way, it was revealed that Russell will be writing a new Doctor Who comic for IDW, publishers of comic versions of several television properties such as Angel, 24, CSI, and Star Trek.

    Nick Roche will handle the artistic chores.

    The comic will begin as a limited run series, with each issue containing a single story. The Tenth Doctor and Martha will feature, with stories that have a mixture of new enemies and old, including what Russell describes as "something from waaaaaay back in the series history."


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    Most Recent Post: 08/28 12:48PM by DWiTB

     K-9 goes down under  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Friday, July 27 2007 @ 08:14 PM EDT
     Viewed:  1,635 times  
    General News

    Earlier this summer we relayed news from Outpost Gallifrey that suggested K-9 Adventures was still proceeding, despite a year's worth of silence on the subject.

    Today OG are citing a report from Film Finance Corporation Australia that the show is in fact proceeding as a more-or-less Australian domestic project.

    Network 10 are currently seen as the likely premiere network, building upon their Doctor Who spin-off success with Torchwood.

    Producers Penny Wall and Richard Stewart have now both been named. They both have a background in animation and live action principally aimed at young adults. Both, in fact, are coming to K-9 straight from the live-action Australian teenage thriller series, Acolytes. Also named are Simon Barnes (producer for Park Entertainment), and executive producers Grant Bradley, who is also attached to Acolytes, and Jim Howell (for Park Entertainment).


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