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     Robert Sloman Dies  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Wednesday, December 07 2005 @ 12:40 AM EST
     Viewed:  835 times  
    Doctor Who News

    Robert Sloman who was responsible for writing The Deamons (under the name 'Guy Leopold'), as well as collaborating with Barry Letts for other Jon Pertwee stories such as The Time Monster, The Green Death, and The Planet of Spiders in 1974 which served as the regeneration story from Jon Pertwee into Tom Baker as the Doctor, has died at the age of 79.

    In 2004, he contributed on a bonus feature included on the DVD release of The Green Death which he spoke about the writing of the story.

    Also see Barry Letts' obituary on Robert Sloman in The Guardian.


     New Cybermen - Opinion  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Rassilon
     Dated:  Sunday, December 04 2005 @ 02:19 PM EST
     Viewed:  3,727 times  
    EditorialsThe new Cybermen are great looking... ROBOTS! Let's look at what it is to be scary: a completely machine robot can be scary but what would have been better is the machine/human amalgam - the flesh poking through, a la the Borg. What made the original Cybermen great was not the idiotically huge equipment they carried, but the fact that the only thing hiding the rotting corpse underneath was a thin cloth. Back then they hadn't the budget so they made do with what they had and came up with a truly disturbing image. Now, they make these giant what? ROBOTS. They do not show any human elements. That might be cool looking, but what is missing is the completely disconcerting image of human parts meshed with machine.
    I am sure we'll all love the new Cybermen for what they are: villains, but to me, there is little scary about their look. No more than the Lost in Space robot would have instilled terror. Now a thing mostly machine with nearly dead human attributes sticking through... that would be the stuff of nightmares!
    Mike Loschiavo
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    Most Recent Post: 12/26 10:44AM by gelfling6

     Christmas Invasion Teaser 1 Available  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Saturday, December 03 2005 @ 03:07 AM EST
     Viewed:  929 times  
    Doctor Who News

    The BBC - Doctor Who web site now has a new teaser for The Christmas Invasion available to view over the net. Released on Friday, 2nd of December, the first teaser is only a few seconds long -- it doesn't show too much, but if you imagine seeing this teaser sandwiched between other promos while watching TV, it is pretty cool. They promise another teaser next week... Stay tuned.


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     Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 15  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Thursday, December 01 2005 @ 05:42 AM EST
     Viewed:  4,630 times  
    DW: Podshock

    Episode 15 of Doctor Who: Podshock is now available...

    "You know, just once I'd like to meet an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets."

    If you are subscribing to our podcast via the feed, you will get it automatically. If not, you can also grab it manually using the links below. Available in both Enhanced Podcast format and MP3 format.

    Note: This Special Podshock episode was recorded prior to the announcement of the new DVD box set being released in the US. We have also extended the deadline for "Your Favourite Doctor" contest until Podshock #16.

    Doctor Who: Podshock
    Episode 15
    For the Week of the 28th of November 2005

    Running Time: 1:11:17

    In this episode:

    Exclusive - We interview Jules Burt, an actor in the upcoming series of Doctor Who in the much talked about Cybermen 2-part story. Jules shares his insights as a fan working on the show along side David Tennant, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri, and other regulars. In addition, Jules shares his thoughts as a Doctor Who retailer.

    Feedback - Listener audio feedback spanning the globe.

    Announcements - American Who and Podcast Who.

    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 Australian correspondent Chris Rattray

    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 15 (AAC Enhanced Podcast format, 37.1 MB)

    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 15 (MP3 format, 32.7 MB)

    Click read more below for more Show Notes.


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     Doctor Who New Series Hits U.S. on DVD  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Ken
     Dated:  Wednesday, November 30 2005 @ 10:15 AM EST
     Viewed:  1,176 times  
    Doctor Who News

    February 14, 2006 according to Sci-Fi Wire

    The DVD set will carry a suggested retail price of $99.98.

    The BBC is choosing to release the DVD set in advance of any plans to license Doctor Who for broadcast in the United States.


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    Most Recent Post: 12/01 06:00PM by tarashnat

     Gallery Added to the Gallifreyan Embassy Site  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Sunday, November 27 2005 @ 01:09 AM EST
     Viewed:  1,236 times  
    Embassy News

    We have launched a new Media Gallery on our site. There are only a couple albums available now with a few images in each currently, but in the coming weeks we will be expanding it.

    Many of the albums will allow you to upload your own images to it. So if you have something you would like to share you may. Submissions will be queued for moderation.

    There's also a feature to order prints with the integration of online photo printing through Shutterfly (print availability will vary depending on the resolution of the original image. This is just a patch-through service, we don't receive any commission on it).

    More albums will be added soon. Including a TARDIS album (photos of TARDIS' spotted on Earth), an art gallery, and more. If you have a suggestion or idea for an album, please let us know.


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     David Tennant and Billie Piper Discuss The Christmas Invasion  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Friday, November 25 2005 @ 05:51 AM EST
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    Doctor Who News

    The BBC Press Office is offering up interviews of David Tennant and Billie Piper in their Press Kit for Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion along with a story summery of the special (which we previously reported here (warning: it contains possible spoilers)).

    David Tennant, a life-long fan of Doctor Who comments about the The Christmas Invasion:

    "The regeneration process is a severe biological process which takes a fair bit of time. This is not good news for Rose and the rest of the world, because whilst he's going through this, the Earth is being invaded by the Sycorax."

    He continues: "It's a very difficult time for Rose. He hadn't prepared her for the changes he'd undergo. So whilst the Doctor is recuperating, Rose is trying to fathom out how she can save the world."

    "She's also trying to understand how she feels about him now."

    "The Christmas episode is a new start for the Doctor and Rose. They've got to rediscover each other and decipher whether they still feel the same about one another. Despite the new face, he is fundamentally the same bloke, he's still the Doctor and still has a huge amount of affection for her."

    "However, it's not just the way he looks or the way he talks that is different. The Doctor's outlook on life has changed, as has the way he tackles situations. I think he's just hoping Rose can accept the changes and they can pick up where they left off."

    The Christmas Invasion sees Billie Piper return as Rose Tyler:

    "Rose feels so unloved and isolated at the start of the episode," Billie explains.

    "She's returned home to her mother and Mickey and as ever they are there for her. But she feels like she's lost her best friend. The earth is being invaded and Rose has no control over the situation."

    "The Doctor, who is still going through the regeneration process, isn't there to give her the answers and she's scared."


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    Most Recent Post: 11/25 04:46PM by Louis

     Chicago TARDIS 2005  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Ken
     Dated:  Thursday, November 24 2005 @ 11:15 AM EST
     Viewed:  1,284 times  
    Doctor Who NewsThis weekend at the Wyndham O'Hare in Chicago Il.

    Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Alan Ruscoe (Slitheen) and John Schwab ("Dalek"), writer Rob Shearman, Big Finish actresses Maggie Stables and Siri O'Neal and producers Jason Haigh-Ellery & Gary Russell, and many more. Details at: http://www.chicagotardis.com

     Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 14  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Thursday, November 24 2005 @ 08:40 AM EST
     Viewed:  1,806 times  
    DW: Podshock

    Episode 14 of Doctor Who: Podshock is now available...

    "Doctor, the more you try to convince me that you're a fool, the more I'm likely to think otherwise."

    If you are subscribing to our podcast via the feed, you will get it automatically. If not, you can also grab it manually using the links below. Available in both Enhanced Podcast format and MP3 format.

    Happy Thanksgiving to our listeners in the States. Happy Anniversary to Doctor Who fans everyhere!

    Doctor Who: Podshock
    Episode 14
    For the Week of the 21st of November 2005

    Running Time: 1:14:36

    In this episode:

    News - Doctor Who Special Mini-Episode (Children in Need), Cardiff Lights Up, Paul McGann's War of the Worlds, Mark Gatiss DW Documentary, Shada on BBC7, etc.

    Features - Report from the United Fan Con by special correspondent Judi (Satai Styx), City of Death DVD Review.

    Feedback - Listener feedback: Introducing Doctor Who on DVD to Newbies.

    Announcements - Blake's 7 DVDs (region 2).

    Promos - MMM Commentaries.

    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 Australian correspondent Chris Rattray

    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 14 (AAC Enhanced Podcast format, 39.5 MB)

    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 14 (MP3 format, 34.2 MB)

    Click the "read more" link below for Show Notes.


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     Region 1 DVD update  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Ken
     Dated:  Wednesday, November 23 2005 @ 02:17 PM EST
     Viewed:  1,078 times  
    Doctor Who NewsWarner Home Video Will release "Doctor Who: The Beginning" box set March 28th 2006

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    Most Recent Post: 02/10 03:13PM by Adam

     New Podshock T-shirts!  View Printable Version  
     Author:  James
     Dated:  Wednesday, November 23 2005 @ 08:13 AM EST
     Viewed:  1,358 times  
    DW: PodshockThere are now new t-shirts, hoodies, jackets in all sort of colours and sizes over in our stores! Check out the US store and the UK Store to see all of the new goodies that you can buy and support the show! If you don't see something that you like, please email us and I am sure that we will be able to create a design for you and make it available in our stores.

     Doctor Who - 42 Years of Life, the Universe, and Everything!  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Wednesday, November 23 2005 @ 03:23 AM EST
     Viewed:  1,116 times  
    Embassy News

    It was 42 years ago that a mysterious alien with two hearts, traveling in time and space in what looks like a police box first appeared on television.

    Everyone here at the Gallifreyan Embassy would like to wish all the best to our listeners, readers, and members on this historic anniversary and for the holiday season. Cheers to the BBC and Russell T Davies and everyone involved in the current series for continuing the legend and ensuring it's future for possibly another 42 years and beyond...


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    Most Recent Post: 11/23 09:08AM by Ken

     Doctor Who The Christmas Invasion (Press Release)  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Wednesday, November 23 2005 @ 03:03 AM EST
     Viewed:  2,508 times  

    BBC Press Release:

    The Doctor is back for Christmas on the BBC

    Doctor Who returns this Christmas as part of the BBC's spectacular line-up of festive viewing...

    It's Christmas and Jackie Tyler is at home preparing for the festive season, not knowing if her daughter Rose will be home in time - or at all.

    Then she hears the familiar, ancient grind of the TARDIS! Mickey, who is hard at work, also hears it and they both race across the estate just in time to witness the TARDIS' glorious, chaotic crash landing.

    The doors open and, much to their delight, out steps Rose and a complete stranger - except it isn't a stranger - it's the Doctor.

    (Click the 'read more' for the rest. It's the official BBC Press Release, but it may contain possible spoilers, we will let you make the decision to read on or not)


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    Most Recent Post: 12/02 06:09AM by Louis

     Add Yourselves to Our Listener Map!  View Printable Version  
     Author:  James
     Dated:  Sunday, November 20 2005 @ 09:47 AM EST
     Viewed:  971 times  
    DW: PodshockSo I've just discovered Frappr - a cool way for all of our Podshock listeners to show where they are from! You can post pictures and comments over at The Podshock Map. It's kind of a cross between Google maps and Flickr. Anyway - check it out - you'll see what I mean. I'm over in York in the UK!

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    Most Recent Post: 12/13 07:00PM by Abersoch

     Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 13  View Printable Version  
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Friday, November 18 2005 @ 03:59 AM EST
     Viewed:  982 times  
    DW: Podshock

    Episode 13 of Doctor Who: Podshock is now available...

    "So Doctor, a new appearance. It seems we were wise to anticipate your involvement. Eradicate them!"

    If you are subscribing to our podcast via the feed, you will get it automatically. If not, you can also grab it manually using the links below. Available in both Enhanced Podcast format and MP3 format.

    We have loaded the Enhanced Podcast version of Episode 13 with plenty of images, more so than any previous episode to date. Enjoy!

    Doctor Who: Podshock
    Episode 13
    For the Week of the 14th of November 2005

    Running Time: 1:05:29

    In this episode:

    In the News - The new Cybermen are Revealed, Billie Piper - the Next Bond Girl? Billie Piper Quitting? Children in Need, 10th Doctor Persona Speculation, ITV's Primaeval to Rival Doctor Who? and more.

    Features - The Web Planet DVD Preview, Radio Control Dalek Review.

    Feedback - Listener feedback: Regenerations (Swansea), Podshock Store Shirt Sizes, and more.

    Announcements - Favourite Doctor competition with prizes offered, Podshock Reactions.

    Promos - Cinemaslave, MMM Commentaries.

    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 Australian correspondent Chris Rattray

    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 13 (AAC Enhanced Podcast format, 47.2 MB)

    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 13 (MP3 format, 30 MB)

    Click the "read more" link below for Show Notes.


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