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July 2010


New Intro Video for the Upcoming Doctor Who: Podshock / Gallifreyan Embassy Meet Up on Second Life

Victor1st was kind enough to create an updated video introduction to our upcoming Doctor Who: Podshock / Gallifreyan Embassy Meet Up on Second Life on Saturday, the 21st of August. See details here: Join Us in Celebrating 5 Years of Doctor Who: Podshock Wherever You Are! We hope to see you there celebrating 5 years of Doctor Who: Podshock!

Matthew Waterhouse's new book

This is a hoot but I wonder if it all really happened and what else he left out. It seems he left some stuff out that he talked about on the dvd commentaries esp of FULL CIRCLE. He also does not talk much about Peter Davison, which makes me wonder. He really makes me think Tom Baker, much as I love him as the Doctor, is a big AHOLE. In addition, Lalla Ward is not much cop either as she sounds awful and very high and mighty. Matthew once slept on NYC 's streets or rather benches and once stayed or lived on Long Island. He talks about being gay casually and about living in the US among mostly other DW things. A good read but ODD.     

BATMAN UNDER THE RED HOOD Spoilers!

BATMAN UNDER THE  HOOD: for anyone who knows the story of Jason Todd, the JOker, the Red Hood and the Black Mask this is...STILL BRILLIANT. Well drawn, well acted, full of action sequences, and emotional drama this never dissapoints and takes what took YEARS in the comics to do a fast paced story. Of course, the ending is a bit...well open ended but I can understand that and there are allowances for the years of storylines that took place in the middle of this epic story...for instance how many times did Jason Todd supposedly return and yet it wasn't him? This takes the entire Jason returns thing and makes it REALLY good. I was very entertained by it and I knew the whole story pretty much. I don't think anyone watching it will be dissapointed. IF you don't know the Jason Todd storyline...I mean are you a BATMAN fan at all or just a casual viewer? Either way you will like it I think.

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Hurt/Heal: Series 31

Should be a short one this.  Same rules as always - vote only once every 24 hoursTake 2 points from the episode you want to vote out, Add 1 point to the episode you want to keep.

Here are the candidates:

The Eleventh Hour   10          The Beast Below   10        Victory of the Daleks   10

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Series 31 Live Review Show?

We already gave our reviews of the new series with Matt Smith in Doctor Who: Podshock 213. Now I'm thinking it may be appropiate to conclude our live series of shows reviewing series 31 with a series review from our listeners.

It would be a raw one-off live show outside of our regular shows. Perhaps next week or the week after to give everyone an opportunity to get caught up ('The Big Bang' was just shown this past weekend on BBC America and I am assuming SPACE and ABC in Australia and elsewhere).

Cheers,
Louis

Join Us in Celebrating 5 Years of Doctor Who: Podshock Wherever You Are!

It's summer for those in the northern hemisphere, and for many of us, it has been a hot and sticky one. Now is your chance to turn up the AC (or turn it down really) and join Doctor Who: Podshock hosts, correspondents, friends, and listeners in celebrating 5 years of the show without even leaving the comfort of your home!

There are no secret locations or handshakes needed. No long car or train rides. No worrying about parking or finding a seat. No worrying about what to wear (at least not in the physical sense). No worrying about travel fares, dinner checks, tips, or who paid for the last round. Just kick back in front of your computer with your favourite beverage and/or snack and join other Doctor Who, Torchwood, and alike fans coming together on Second Life. All at no extra cost to you.

Second Life Meet Up August 2010

It's our summer Second Life meet up taking place on Saturday, 21 August 2010 and what better way to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Doctor Who: Podshock and the  25th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy. Come together with other Doctor Who and Torchwood fans no matter where you are geographically located, all you need is broadband internet and a computer capable of running the free Second Life software.

Our seasonal meet ups are a fun and fantastic way to connect with other fans without even leaving the comfort of your own home. Each meet up has been grown larger and larger.

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Limited Time Only! Listen to the Doctor Who proms

For a limited time the 'Doctor Who' proms will be available for playback on BCC's iPlayer. The good news is - it's not region-locked. You can find the shows here:

 

Prom 10

BBC Proms - 24 July 2010

(Prom 11 is not available, the proms website refers you back to the 10th Prom)

 

...or you can go directly to the iplayer through:

Part 1

Part 2

 

...also enjoy this slideshow of the proms:

BBC Proms Doctor Who at the BBC Proms - Photo Gallery

 

Audio: SITUATION VACANT

Yeah. At first, I thought: this was an interesting way to do something different and in a way it is. In fact, if this were an anthology it might be half the fun and quirky fantasy this THOUGHT it was. It is actually kind of clever but in a way as someone above mentioned, who would answer an ad for a time traveler. I also thought it was most out of character for the Doctor until later when there's an explanation for it all...but again, what kind of villain would do this? And the "tests" were all kind of cliche boredoms so even when there is action, there really isn't.

This Week In Doctor Who - July 24, 2010 (updated July 30)

This Week In Doctor Who and Torchwood This Week will not be producing a July 31 issue due to technical and travel issues. TWIDW and TTW will be back on August 7th. For most stations (particularly stations who made the information available), you should be able to extrapolate the Doctor Who and spinoff shows' schedules out to then from the July 24th edition.

July 31 would have been an interesting edition, since as far as I can determine, no countries on Earth were going to premiere new episodes of anything in the Doctor Who universes in the next week - we've all gone into repeats for the moment. But there were some developments of interest that I want to pass on:

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