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     DOCTOR WHO Action Figures to Invade North America  View Printable Version  
     Author:  MikeD
     Dated:  Wednesday, October 11 2006 @ 05:30 PM EDT
     Viewed:  3,919 times  
    Doctor Who NewsDOCTOR WHO ACTION FIGURES TO INVADE NORTH AMERICA WITH THE HELP OF UNDERGROUND TOYS LTD

    New York (October 5, 2006) - BBC Worldwide announced today the appointment of underground Toys Ltd. as the North American manufacturer and distributor for Doctor Who toy and collectible products, including the popular figure line from UKs award winning Character Options Group. The deal was brokered by MOST MANAGEMENT, BBCs North
    American licensing agency for the Doctor Who franchise.

    Underground Toys will be bringing action figures, R/C figures, 12" collector dolls, clocks, watches, electronic gadgets, electronic keychains, diaries and more to market through their own distribution channels, direct-to-chain stores and through sub-distributors around the country. Underground Toys directly supplies specialty market retailers including Borders, Hot Topic and Spencer Gifts as well as independent retailers, comic book and hobby stores. Underground Toys will begin shipping initial products in time for the holidays, with a full roll out of the items in February 2007 at the International Toy Fair in New York.

    (Continues below)

     Big Finish 87 – The Gathering  View Printable Version  
     Author:  BadWolf
     Dated:  Sunday, October 08 2006 @ 11:20 PM EDT
     Viewed:  1,855 times  
    DW Reviews Peter Davison as the 5th Doctor with the return of Janet Fielding as Tegan.

    The much vaunted second part of Big Finish’s "Cyber – duology" arrived hard on the heels of "The Reaping" and was always going to have its work cut out for it. The Reaping was one of the best Doctor Who stories to come from the Big Finish stable in some months. It had twists and turns; a Cyberman, a wonderful plot and arguably the best actor to make the most of the script.

    The Gathering seemed to have everything going for it: The return of Janet Fielding as Tegan; the same writer and another cyber story. Unfortunately these were the very things that made this story so disappointing.

    The Gathering was a bit like waiting impatiently for that second album from Van Halen.

    It is not a bad story and could just about stand alone but as the second part of a highly anticipated story the listener is left to wonder about what might have been.

    (Continues below)

     Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 53  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Sunday, October 08 2006 @ 03:30 AM EDT
     Viewed:  813 times  
    DW: Podshock

    Episode 53 of Doctor Who: Podshock is now available.

    "In my time I have been threatened by experts... and I don't rate you very highly at all!"

    Note: This episode was recorded prior to the Sci-Fi Channel transmission of The Christmas Invasion.




    Doctor Who: Podshock
    Episode 53
    For the Week of the 2nd of October 2006

    Running Time: 1:24:19

    In this episode:

    News - Doctor Who Spin-Off Cancelled, Hugo Awards.

    Features - Interview with Sebastian J. Brook of Doctor Who Online, discussions on Doctor Who popularity, video games, and more.

    Feedback - Mareike in Germany, Kyle, and Stephen in Australia.

    Promos - Cinemaslave podcast.

    Guests - Sebastian J. Brook

    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.

    Below are links to both the Enhanced Podcast format AAC version of the show as well as the MP3 format version of the same show.

    -> Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 53 (AAC Enhanced Podcast format, 40.5 MB)

    -> Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 53 (MP3 format, 38.6 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 the links above. Available in both Enhanced Podcast format and MP3 format.

    For extended show notes (with links) click the "read more" below ((coming soon - (we hope)) Remember all the links mentioned in this podcast are embedded in the Enhanced Podcast format version of our podcast).


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     "The" Magazine October Issue  View Printable Version  
     Author:  MikeD
     Dated:  Wednesday, October 04 2006 @ 02:13 PM EDT
     Viewed:  1,176 times  
    Doctor Who News DOCTOR WHO, the world's longest running Sci-Fi TV show is launching on CBC with the second series of the BBC/CBC joint production Thanksgiving Monday.

    The new DOCTOR WHO has become a huge hit with youth in the UK and spawned several magazines and TV show spin-offs. To help get a youthful target group ready for this fall's series of 14 episodes, the CBC has partnered with THE MAGAZINE (www.themagazine.ca), Canada 's only monthly, retail youth magazine to provide a DOCTOR WHO primer to inspire interest in youthful Canadian audiences.

    THE MAGAZINE is Canada's only monthly youth entertainment publication featuring manga, contests, interviews, dvds, tv, video games, books, music, surveys and much more.

    http://www.themagazine.ca/

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    Most Recent Post: 10/05 12:10PM by rocko

     Rob Shearman returns to Derby  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Steve Hatcher
     Dated:  Friday, September 29 2006 @ 04:52 PM EDT
     Viewed:  746 times  
    Doctor Who NewsThe Whoovers, Derby's Doctor Who local group (UK) welcome Dalek author Rob Shearman to our October meeting, which is on Friday 6th in the Voicebox Arts Centre, Forman Street, Derby, 7.30-10.30. Admission £5 / £3 unwaged, all welcome. Further details from our website www.whoovers.org.uk

    James, this may be your chance to get the interview with Rob that you missed in Liverpool!

     Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 52  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Monday, September 25 2006 @ 05:20 AM EDT
     Viewed:  1,031 times  
    DW: Podshock

    Episode 52 of Doctor Who: Podshock is now available.

    "If you could touch the alien sand, and hear the cry of strange birds, and watch them wheel in another sky, would that satisfy you?"

    Note: This episode was recorded on Sunday, the 27th of August, 2006.





    Doctor Who: Podshock
    Episode 52
    For the Week of the 4th of September 2006

    Running Time: 1:26:31

    Special In Depth Interview with Composer and Sound Designer, Mark Ayres

    In this episode:

    News - News Highlights

    Features - Interview with composer and sound designer, Mark Ayres. Mark discusses his long history with Doctor Who, the origins of the theme, the current series, and new Doctor Who audio and DVDs coming to the market.

    Promos - Doctor Who Sea Cruise

    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.

    Below are links to both the Enhanced Podcast format AAC version of the show as well as the MP3 format version of the same show.

    -> Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 52 (AAC Enhanced Podcast format, 41.1 MB)

    -> Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 52 (MP3 format, 39.6 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 the links above. Available in both Enhanced Podcast format and MP3 format.

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     REGION 1 SERIES TWO DVD RELEASE  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Cybrarian
     Dated:  Sunday, September 24 2006 @ 01:13 AM EDT
     Viewed:  820 times  
    Doctor Who NewsFrom Outpost Gallifrey: Sci-Fi Wire of the Sci-Fi Channel has announced that the North American release of series two will be on January 16, 2007. It will be identical to the region 2 box set which is scheduled for a November 20, 2006 release.

    I was going to buy the region 2 seat for myself as a birthday present, like I did last year, but if it's only going to be a wait of a couple months, maybe I'll wait. ;-)

     Big Finish 086 – The Reaping:  View Printable Version  
     Author:  BadWolf
     Dated:  Saturday, September 23 2006 @ 01:04 AM EDT
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    DW Reviews Colin Baker as the 6th Doctor with Nicola Bryant as Peri

    Firstly I would like to extend my thanks to Big Finish for waiting until they had a two issue month and then sending me a note with the first to say that my subscription had ended. It is nice to see that the idea of customer service is still dead in my home country!

    The Reaping seems to be part one of a two story special (seems to be because without hearing the next issue....) with both the 5th and 6th Doctors. What I can tell you is that when listening I thought that the episodes seemed to be longer than usual and later confirmed that this has only two instead of the usual four with episode 2 being some 75 minutes long. If this sounds strange that I didn't notice it illustrates the flow and grip of this story.

    (continues below)

     Chang Lee goes to Smallville  View Printable Version  
     Author:  DarthSkeptical
     Dated:  Sunday, September 17 2006 @ 07:25 AM EDT
     Viewed:  1,276 times  
    Doctor Who NewsUnless you're a diehard Smallville fan, it may have easily escaped your noticed that actor Yee Jee Tso contributed to the fifth season of the series which explores the youth of the last son of Krypton. He appeared in a series of webcasts surrounding the episode "Vengeance".

    While Doctor Who began using add-on scenes, called Tardisodes, with series 2, Smallville has been using Allison Mack's Chloe Sullivan in webcasts since 2001. The basic concept? Chloe uses her investigative skills to further explore story lines presented in a particular season. Despite having been around since the events of Season 1's "Jitters", there have been, so far, only three complete seasons of Chloe Chronicles.

    Season 5's series, called the Vengeance Chronicles, looked at the lives of various Metropolis "meteor freaks" left behind by Lex Luthor when he had to clean up his image before his state senate race.

    Though the main focus of the piece was Denise Quiñones' Andrea Rojas from "Vengeance", Yee appeared in the bulk of the episodes as Nick Yang, boyfriend of Season 3's computer hacker Molly Griggs. His power was the ability to control electricity, much like the classic comic character Black Lightning.

    As they're not designed for delivery to cell phones, Chronicles are comparatively longer than Tardisodes, with a whole season clocking in at about 30 minutes.

    To check out the former Doctor Who star, pick up a copy of the Smallville Season 5 DVD boxset. It was released in North America on 12 September 2006.


     Tennant Signed and RTD Plans for a 2008 Series  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Sunday, September 10 2006 @ 12:04 AM EDT
     Viewed:  1,246 times  
    Doctor Who News

    The Doctor Who BBC web site is reporting that Doctor Who Monthly has Russell T Davies explaining that he has the 2008 series in the planning stages now even though it has not yet been commissioned by the BBC (see BBC - Series four plans - Russell T Davies talks about the future). RTD states that he expects that a 2008 series will indeed be commissioned by the BBC and the production team needs to be prepared.

    Meanwhile, the tabloid The Sun is reporting that David Tennant has signed for the 2008 series ("Series Four") in a £1 million deal. The tabloid goes on to say that he is not expected to stay in the role after that as "he is being flooded with film offers." It claims that an 'insider' has said, "David absolutely loves the programme but if it comes back for a fifth season bosses will have to find a new Dr Who." See The Sun Online - Tennant to return as Doctor

    As always, with any reports in the tabloid papers, please consider the source.


     Amazon Offers Doctor Who Video Downloads  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Saturday, September 09 2006 @ 04:29 PM EDT
     Viewed:  1,790 times  
    Doctor Who News

    Amazon.com is now renting Doctor Who Video Downloads to it's US customers. Priced at $1.99 per episode similar to the Apple iTunes Music Store for television episodes, these episodes unlike the Apple iTunes Music Store can only be "rented" - in other words, they can be stored on your PC for 30 days and once you initially play it, you are limited to 168 hours to watch it before it expires. Another limitation is that it is restricted to only the Windows XP platform due to the DRM scheme they are using.

    Doctor Who episodes available are from seasons 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12 - 16, 19, 21, 22, and 26 spanning the years 1963 through 1989.

    Doctor Who Video Downloads (Spearhead from Space)

    Special thanks to Trevor R. for bringing this to our attention.


     Big Finish 085: Red  View Printable Version  
     Author:  BadWolf
     Dated:  Tuesday, September 05 2006 @ 10:49 PM EDT
     Viewed:  1,118 times  
    DW ReviewsSylvester McCoy as the 7th Doctor with Bonnie Langford as Melanie Bush.

    Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to listen to trailers. I listened to the BF trailer for this and thought that it sounded dreadful. So it was with some trepidation that I loaded the discs to my Ipod for the first listen of this play fully expecting not to enjoy one moment of it. Two things struck me; immediately the starkness of the sound and later how this play is very similar to “Something inside” (reviewed previously and to be found in these pages.) I cannot put my finger on what it was about the sound and feel but it gave exactly the right quality to what is for the 7th Doctor a retrospective story because of the companion.

    The story is about a society that has eradicated violent crime by the use of a control chip which is inserted into its citizen’s brains. The chip is monitored by a sentinel computer called Whitenoise who can edit people’s memories and control their violent impulses. The Doctor and Mel materialise the Tardis into this environment after the Tardis is attacked during a journey and immediately stumble upon a dead body. Mel and the Doctor very quickly become separated and the Doctor is brought before Whitenoise and “chipped.”

    (continues below)

     Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 51  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Tuesday, September 05 2006 @ 12:40 AM EDT
     Viewed:  1,160 times  
    DW: Podshock

    Episode 51 of Doctor Who: Podshock is now available.

    "I love humans... always seeing patterns in things that aren't there."

    Note: This episode was recorded on Sunday, the 19th of August, 2006.





    Doctor Who: Podshock
    Episode 51
    For the Week of the 21st of August 2006

    Running Time: 1:42:35

    Special Doctor Who Video Movie 10 Year Anniversary Episode

    In this episode:

    News - 2006 Series Confirmed on the Sci-Fi Channel and in North America, 2007 Series New Costumes, Freema Interview online, Piper Christmas Rumours, Returning Companion in 2007, and Meat Loaf Cooking in the TARDIS?

    Features - Review of the 1996 Paul McGann Doctor Who Video Movie DVD.

    Feedback - Kenneth thoughts on a biomechanical TARDIS, David in the US, Rune reports on Doctor Who on Norwegian TV, Yong-jin in South Korea, and Victor in New Jersey, US.

    Promos - FOX-TV and BBC promos spots for the 1996 Doctor Who TVM.

    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.

    Below are links to both the Enhanced Podcast format AAC version of the show as well as the MP3 format version of the same show.

    -> Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 51 (AAC Enhanced Podcast format, 49.1 MB)

    -> Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 51 (MP3 format, 47 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 the links above. Available in both Enhanced Podcast format and MP3 format.

    For extended show notes (with links) click the "read more" below ((coming soon - (we hope)) Remember all the links mentioned in this podcast are embedded in the Enhanced Podcast format version of our podcast).


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    Most Recent Post: 09/27 02:50AM by Louis

     Doctor Who Spin-Off Cancelled  View Printable Version  
     Author:  mad4plaid
     Dated:  Monday, August 21 2006 @ 01:00 PM EDT
     Viewed:  1,118 times  
    Doctor Who NewsNot sure any of us heard about THIS proposed spin off!

    According to BBC Online, Plans for a Doctor Who spin-off show starring Billie Piper were scrapped at the last minute, series producer Russell T Davies has revealed.
    "It was actually commissioned by the controller of BBC One and budgeted," the writer told Doctor Who Magazine.

    Davies later decided the programme, Rose Tyler: Earth Defence, was "a spin-off too far" and called it off.

    A bit more can be read about it at:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5271054.stm

     Sci-fi Not to Cut TCI?  View Printable Version  
     Author:  actorguy
     Dated:  Friday, August 18 2006 @ 09:04 AM EDT
     Viewed:  1,011 times  
    Doctor Who NewsFrom This Week in Doctor Who:

    SciFi has quietly updated their schedulebot for Friday September 29. Previously it showed the Season premiere of Doctor Who as a 4 hour block from 9PM to 1AM Eastern. Now it shows:

    8:00PM - Doctor Who
    9:30PM - Doctor Who
    10:30PM - Doctor Who
    12:00AM - Doctor Who

    No episode titles listed yet, but since the first episode of the series (The Christmas Invasion) is 59 minutes not counting commercials, the implication is that it would air at 8PM and 10:30PM with the more regular length New Earth at 9:30PM and 12:00AM. Time will tell.

    So - US premiere of Series 2 starts at 8PM Eastern on September 29, not 9PM.

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