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May 2009


Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 150

"Come back to bed... Master"

Outpost Gallifrey Presents:
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 150
Running Time: 0:59:20

Eliza Roberts interviewed (speaking of her role in the 1996 movie along with Eric Roberts and his recent work with Christopher Eccleston), news, announcements, special communique from Starship Sofa, and more.

All Dressed Up (circa 1988)

All Dressed Up (circa 1988)

Some members of the Gallifreyan Embassy in 1988 (at I-CON) as familiar characters. Standing on the left Keith (as the 4th Doctor) and standing on the right Rosanne (as the 6th Doctor) are still active in the Embassy today.

Gallifreyan Embassy Volunteering at WLIW

Gallifreyan Embassy Volunteering at WLIW

The Gallifreyan Embassy would usually take WLIW (the Long Island PBS station that showed Doctor Who at the time) by storm during their pledge drives volunteering during their British science-fiction line up nights. Here is the gang back in the '80s in this classic black and white photo by Keith. From left to right is the "Anti-Doctor" (Chase), Louis, Andrea, Denise, Pete "Bug", Ken, Brian (standing behind Ken), PJ, Rob (all the way in the back), Al, Amy (next to PJ), Tim (front seated), and Keith himself (standing). Thank you Keith for allowing us to share this photo.

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Early Gallifreyan Embassy Painted Banner

Early Gallifreyan Embassy Painted Banner

Close-up of the second Gallifreyan Embassy (of Long Island) banner. Painted by Louis Trapani (acrylic on canvas) in 1986. The banner traveled with the Embassy at all its public appearances in the early years. This slide of the Embassy logo was used on screen at PBS stations such as WLIW during pledge drives when we volunteered. Photo and artwork by Louis Trapani.

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Gallifreyan Embassy LogoThe Gallifreyan Embassy is a Doctor Who fan organization founded in June 1985 originally serving the Long Island, New York area in the United States. Over the years it had expanded across the country. Today we are international.

In 2005 we celebrated two decades with a new revamped interactive web site (our previous website) and an international podcast, Doctor Who: Podshock reaching all over the world!

Join us for a trip of a lifetime as we celebrate Doctor Who past, present, and future as well as other British science fiction and fantasy.

In the mid 1980s, Doctor Who was reaching the peak of its popularity during its run on local PBS stations across the US at that time. It was a time before we would see the first return of Star Trek on television, the Star Wars saga had concluded itself which left many science fiction and fantasy fans looking for something new and different. For many of them, that was Doctor Who. More and more PBS stations started showing the series on a regular basis and were being introduced to new Doctors both the then current Doctor, Colin Baker as well as past Doctors they had never seen before such as William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, and Jon Pertwee. Conventions took notice by booking more Doctor Who guests and dedicated Doctor Who conventions started to take hold in the US.

Without the internet being in our homes like today, it left many fans no release or connection with other fans in between conventions. This is where local Doctor Who clubs really excelled. Clubs such as the Gallifreyan Embassy held monthly meetings, published newsletters in which we interviewed various members of the cast and crew of the series, volunteered at PBS pledge drives, participated at conventions and other Doctor Who special events, as well as a host of other special activities that made fans, friends.

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 149

"We're hidden away with the most valuable collection of extraterrestrial artifacts in the world, and you just stumbled in by mistake?"

Outpost Gallifrey Presents:
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 149
Running Time: 1:39:50

DVD Easter Eggs, Doctor Who Fab Cafe reports from Tim Drury and Dave "AC" Cooper, news, feedback from Rassilon on Planet of the Dead, Tom, Rob Shear, and Chris in NC.

Hosted by Ken Deep, James Naughton, and Louis Trapani

Doctor Who: Podshock Episodes 1 through 147

You will find all postings of our previous episodes of Doctor Who: Podshock prior to episode 148 on our previous website where they are archived. Use the link before to find them.

Gallifrey One (2006) Shirt

Gallifrey One (2006) Shirt

Listener Travis Valente got some of the cast to sign a Gallifrey One shirt whilst at Gallifrey 2006.

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