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     More "Damned" Christmas competition  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Friday, July 27 2007 @ 07:05 PM EDT
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    General NewsThough still half a year away, the Christmas Day schedule in Britain is now firming up. And it seems to be a season in which Christmas Past is the dominant ghost. We earlier reported on the remake of The Old Curiosity Shop on ITV. Now Sky Plus has added another old favorite to the festivities: Noel Edmonds.

    In a report from The Sun, the host of a dozen Doctor Who-related interviews (many of which have been included on Doctor Who DVD releases) will resurrect his formerly-traditional Christmas special for audiences. The show last appeared in 1999 and involved sending cameras out with Noel as he presented emotionally-resonant, and sometimes exhorbitant, gifts to ordinary Britons.


     Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 89  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Friday, July 27 2007 @ 01:02 AM EDT
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    DW: Podshock

    Episode 89 of Doctor Who: Podshock is now available.

    "There we go, universal roaming. You'll never have to worry about a signal again."

    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.

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    For the Week of the 16th of July 2007. Recorded LIVE on the net

    Running Time: 1:05:22

    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 one of two.

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

    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. Presented by Outpost Gallifrey and brought to you by The Gallifreyan Embassy.

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     Novelizations confirmed  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Thursday, July 26 2007 @ 01:34 PM EDT
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    Sarah Jane Adven...With the publication today of Doctor Who Magazine #384, we can now confirm that episode novelizations have returned to the Doctor Who universe.

    The issue gives all but one of the story titles for the season, matching books already listed on amazon.co.uk.

    The first story, by Garth Roberts, remains untitled, but the remaining are:

    • "Eye of the Gorgon" by Phil Ford as novelized by Phillip Stratford
    • "Warriors of the Kudlax" by Phil Gladwin as novelized by Gareth Roberts
    • "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?" by Gareth Roberts (novelization status unclear)
    • "The Lost Boy" by Phil Ford (novelization status unknown)


     Tennant trounces others in a new "best Doctor" poll  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Tuesday, July 24 2007 @ 04:39 PM EDT
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    Doctor Who NewsWe earlier reported on a poll being taken by UKTV Drama under the banner of "Who is the Greatest Doctor Who?". The results are now in and, after over 18,000 votes, David Tennant has won by a large margin. In fact, Tennant very nearly got more votes than all other Doctors combined.

    As in an earlier Doctor Who Magazine poll, Tom Baker was his runner up. However, the distance between them in this poll was much greater. David got 8866 votes to Tom's 2891. Also, unlike the DWM poll, Christopher Eccleston very nearly unseated Tom for the number two spot.

    Full results:

      Tennant 8666
      T. Baker 2891
      Eccleston 2694
      Pertwee 1527
      Troughton 513
      Davison 392
      Hartnell 373
      C. Baker 331
      McCoy 314
      McGann 140
    As with all online polls, the results are not statistically valid. However, it is anecdotally believed that many of the respondants to this poll were drawn from the general audience base, as opposed to DWM's poll which typically registers "serious" fans.

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     Doctor Who video game announced  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Tuesday, July 24 2007 @ 04:08 PM EDT
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    Doctor Who NewsDavid Tennant's website revealed on Saturday that a Doctor Who video game is to be released this Christmas for PC, PS2, DS and Mobile platforms.

    It is being developed by Top Trumps, manufacturers of popular media-themed card games. A brief advertisement for the game began appearing inside the newest iteration of the Doctor Who Top Trumps card pack.

    No trailer or details for the game have yet been released. While a PC release would seem to make the game available to customers worldwide, it is unclear at this point whether the NextGen versions will be released in NTSC for Region 1 customers. There's also no word yet whether Trumps will develop the game wholly on their own, or perhaps combine with Ubisoft or other games makers, as they have done with other releases.


     Eccleston's heroic return still being discussed  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Tuesday, July 24 2007 @ 03:47 PM EDT
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    General NewsE! writer Kristin Veitch continues to stoke the fire regarding Christopher Eccleston's season two return to Heroes. Responding to a June question sent in by a viewer in Indiana, Veitch posted this tantalizing quote from the series' chief:

    Creator Tim Kring says of a possible Invisible Claude return, "We're not making it official, but the truth is we would love to have Christopher back. We are going to pursue it with the hopes we can do it."

    This squares with, but is slightly more forceful than, a quote Kring provided in an online chat at nbc.com on the day after the final episode of series one aired.

    Eccleston became a recurring guest artist midway through season one, after having turned down the role of the main villain, Sylar.


     Jacobi, Wanamaker to have "curious" Christmas  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Tuesday, July 24 2007 @ 03:09 PM EDT
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    General NewsTwo of the Tenth Doctor's most memorable enemies are pairing up for a holiday special of their own this year. Sir Derek Jacobi and Zoe Wanamaker will co-star in Charles Dickens' The Old Curiosity Shop, ITV's Christmas Day answer to "Voyage of the Damned".

    According to a May 2007 article from The Stage, Jacobi will play the central role of "Grandfather"—a part more akin to that of Professor Yana than the Master. Grandfather is a man destroyed by gambling away his curiosity shop in an effort to carve a better life for himself and his granddaughter, Nell Trent. Wanamaker will play Mrs. Jarley, the owner of a travelling waxworks, who eventually employs the pair after Grandfather's loan shark, a dwarf named Quilp, takes possession of the shop.

    Doctor Who fans will remember that Russell T. Davies expressed a desire to adapt the Dickens classic himself in a long interview with The Telegraph this March.

    The ITV1 special will be at least the 11th time the story has been adapted for English-language film since 1911.


     Big Finish 096 – Valhalla  View Printable Version  
     Author:  BadWolf
     Dated:  Monday, July 23 2007 @ 10:55 PM EDT
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    DW Reviews Starring Sylvester McCoy as the 7th Doctor.

    “For Sale: One Doctor. Excellent condition. Six previous owners. Only 900 years on the clock.”

    “Welcome to Valhalla. Capital of Calypso; Jupiter’s premier Moon.”

    It seems that the Doctor has a change of career in mind but all is not what it seems in more ways than one. This is a return for Big Finish; a return to the four part story and a return to a more traditional story type for the 7th Doctor. This play was commissioned nearly two years ago which is why the new format has been abandoned here and why the storyline for this incarnation of the 7th Doctor is not as dark as has been the norm for the last several plays.

    Written by Marc Platt (Ghost Light, Spare Parts) this companionless play appears to have the Doctor entering a job centre looking for a new line of work but the Doctor has information (gathered in the future) that suggests the population of this moon will soon but put on sale; as slaves or as food and of course he cannot help but try to stop it.

    As usual with Doctor Who plays; it is a story of people interfering in things that they really should have left alone and then finding that those things often come back to bite them in the behind

    With an excellent supporting cast lead by Susannah York and a great soundtrack there is very little wrong with this story. It holds just the right amount of curiosity and suspense to slowly reel the listener in

    On the whole the story held together quite well and on listening there was the old sense of this being the Doctor which we knew so well from the television series.

     School Reunion alumni graduate  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Monday, July 23 2007 @ 10:36 PM EDT
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    General NewsContributors to the series two story, "School Reunion", are set to write new television futures for themselves. Noel Clarke and Toby Whithouse, who have also penned episodes of Torchwood, have received a commission from Danny Cohen to write two new series for BBC3.

    According to a July 12 report from Digital Spy, both series will be broadcast later this year.

    Clarke will tackle the familiar setting of a London council estate with his drama W10 LDN. It will follow the lives of several teenagers residing at the estate. It will be produced by Kudos, who also produced Life on Mars.

    Whithouse will continue plying the supernatural in Being Human, about a trio of housemates who are, in reality, a vampire, a ghost and a werewolf. It will film, but may not be set, in Bristol.


     BBC America rebrands under new American chief  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Monday, July 23 2007 @ 04:28 PM EDT
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    General NewsBBC America's fall schedule has been significantly retooled to compete against American networks.

    Long a bastion of "vintage" reruns and daytime reality shows, BBC America has been undergoing a gradual retool since Garth Ancier—who has also been president of NBC, FOX and the WB—took over in February.

    Over the back half of the 2006-2007 season, he ushered in the concept of "themed" programming blocks, in which certain nights of the week offered a fare suitable for a particular kind of demographic.

    This approach will see even greater flower this fall, when Steven Moffat's Jekyll makes its premiere to the American audience that partially paid for it. The show is a bit of an experiement for Ancier: the first in what may be a string of BBCA-BBC1 co-productions. It will debut on Saturday, August 4th, at 8pm—sharing Saturday nights with Torchwood for a part of the fall.


     Torchwood magazine, graphic novels coming  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Monday, July 23 2007 @ 04:26 PM EDT
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    TorchwoodTorchwood will be getting its own magazine in January 2008, according to a story broken by Kasterborous.

    Published by Titan Magazines, the magazine will be somewhat similar to Doctor Who Magazine, in that it will be a mix of news, interviews and even comic material. Titan's comic publishing rights also extend to stand-alone graphic novels. This means they will likely be the first to publish full-length comic stories set in the Doctor Who universe since Colin Baker's one-off Sixth Doctor adventure in 1994, The Age of Chaos, which detailed what had happened to Peri after "Trial of a Time Lord".

    Titan is a comic-publishing powerhouse in the UK, with a history of obtaining the UK rights for American properties—particularly those in the DC and Star Wars universes. Their magazine division has long presented original periodicals covering a wide range of popular television shows such as Grey's Anatomy, 24, and Smallville. Doctor Who fans may know Titan best as the place John Freeman went after his long term editing Doctor Who Magazine during and after the end of the Sylvester McCoy era.

    Since the magazine will publish at best only four issues before the second series of Torchwood concludes, there is some fan speculation that a third series is made more likely by the announcement.


     Audios due in November  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Monday, July 23 2007 @ 04:25 PM EDT
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    Sarah Jane Adven...We earlier highlighted news appearing in Doctor Who Magazine that there would be audio adventures of SJA to accompany the televised series. What we didn't know at the time was the shape these would take and their release date.

    Sarah-Jane.tv have now revealed that at least two are coming in early November, further confirming a fall premiere for the show itself.

    The Thirteenth Stone and The Golden Storm will not be full-cast audios, but they will be read by Elizabeth Sladen. Both involve plots which separate Luke from Clyde, Sarah and Maria. Both appear to be readings of hardcover books, to be released simultaneously.

    The amazon.co.uk website also seems to be differentiating between types of SJA book. Some are being listed as paperbacks "based on an episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures", while The Golden Storm, in particular, is simply listed as a hardcover novel. Whether this means that we will see the return of novelizations to the Doctor Who universe is still unclear, but the possibility, at least, seems to exist.

    Indeed, novelizations seem to be undergoing a renaissance of late, with audio recordings of old Target novelizations being released in November as well by the BBC. Of particular interest to SJA fans is Tom Baker's new recording of Terrance Dicks' "Robot" novelization, Doctor Who and the Giant Robot. It will be the first of a new range of audio recordings of novelizations, which will also include Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion, read by Martin Jarvis.


     Confirmed: SJA Falls Into Place  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Saturday, July 21 2007 @ 11:58 PM EDT
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    Sarah Jane Adven...Principal photography on series one of The Sarah jane Adventures has now completed. According to Sarah-Jane.tv a wrap party is imminent (or may have occurred earlier in the week).

    This early wrap date gives credence to a CBBC press release issued last Tuesday, which finally declares SJA as a "programme confirmed for the autumn". Until Tuesday, the BBC had been cagey with the SJA release date, leaving open the door to a premiere as late as 2008.

    Though we now know Elizabeth Sladen and friends will be returning well before Christmas, the Beeb have failed to give anything more definite than "autumn" as a start date.


     Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 88  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Tuesday, July 10 2007 @ 10:32 PM EDT
     Viewed:  1,037 times  
    DW: Podshock

    Episode 88 of Doctor Who: Podshock is now available.

    "I don't need anyone."
    "Yes, you do. Because sometimes, I think you need someone to stop you."

    Note: This episode was recorded LIVE on the net on the 9th of July 2007. The audio quality is not to our usual standards due to how this special live over the net episode was recorded. This podcast is going out as it was recorded without any post production work applied to it in order to expedite our podcasts and catch up with the BBC transmissions. Warning: this podcast reviews the animated adventure of 2007 "The Infinite Quest", and may contain spoilers. If you have not seen this episode yet, you may want to save this podcast episode until you have seen it.

    Outpost Gallifrey Presents:

    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 88
    For the Week of the 9th of July 2007. Recorded LIVE on the net

    Running Time: 1:25:00

    Live Roundtable Episode Discussing the Latest Casting News and Review of "The Infinite Quest", featuring our regular contributors Darth Skeptical, and returning contributor Joe C. ("Omega" in our forums), with live listener feedback. Hosted by Louis Trapani. Recorded live on the net via TalkShoe on Sunday, 8th of July 2007. Note: This is a "Rough, Ready, and Raw" version -- this podcast episode is going out as it was recorded, with no post production work... (well, very little at least).

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

    Since there was no post production work applied to this episode, there is no Enhanced Podcast AAC version of this episode. Our Enhanced Podcast versions will return with our regular format 'studio' recorded podcasts.

    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. Presented by Outpost Gallifrey and brought to you by The Gallifreyan Embassy.

    Below is the link to the MP3 format version of the podcast. There is no Enhanced Podcast format of episode 88 of Doctor Who: Podshock since it did not go through post production.

    -> Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 88 (MP3 format, 19.6 MB)

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     Series Three Available Online from the CBC  View Printable Version  
     Author:  MikeD
     Dated:  Tuesday, July 10 2007 @ 09:09 PM EDT
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    Doctor Who News The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is making Series Three (2007) of Doctor Who available through their Doctor Who site. As of today the first three episodes of Series Three (Smith & Jones, The Shakespeare Code and Gridlock) are available and each new episode will be posted the day after it airs on the CBC. This content should only available to those visiting from Canadian ISPs.

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