Over the years on Doctor Who: Podshock we often in our news segments had the unfortunate duty of relaying to our listeners the passing of people connected to Doctor Who. It's unavoidable being the long history of the series, now well over a half a century old and going. What is not common is having to announce the passing of one us. A fellow fan. A listener. A contributor. Today is one of those times.
It is with much sadness that I inform our listeners of a passing of a regular guest host on our show, Taras Hnatyshyn. Earlier this week we lost Taras after a long illness. Before becoming a regular guest host and a moderator here on our site, Taras was a long time listener and contributor to our show. His enthusiasm and excitement for all things Doctor Who was unparalleled and often contagious
Taras knew his stuff. He had an encyclopedia knowledge of Doctor Who. He could tell you which episode a character was last seen in and when they first appeared and probably how episodes they were showed up in between. He was a great resource any time we had the delight and privilege of having him record with us.
We are one day away from the release of the 2017 series of Doctor Who. Regardless whether or not you choose to classify this as Series 10 or by the original numbering, one thing remains constant - The Doctor returns TOMORROW. And, unless Moffat throws us for a proverbial loop, the Doctor will be joined by a new companion, Bill, and the returning Nordole.
The upcoming set of episodes may prove to be Peter Capaldi’s defining moments as The Doctor. Here is what we know so far:
Discussing Who will be attending WHOLanta during May 05-07, 2017, marking the first time face-to-face meeting of two Doctor Who: Podshock hosts, myself and Lee Shackleford!
Long Island's fourth annual Doctor Who convention features three Doctors this November!
For the first time ever in New York, three Doctors will appear at one convention, L.I. Who 4. Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Paul McGann lead an all star guest line up that also includes Sophie Aldred, Frazer Hines, Anneke Wills, Nick Briggs, Jemma Redgrave, Clare Higgins, Richard Franklin, Daphne Ashbrook, Yee Jee Tso, Peter Purves, and many more.
Christmas came early this year when I received a message from our very own Louis Trapani this morning. That message - a link to the following story - was Christmas come early.
The Doctor and River Song Reunite for a Spectacular Christmas
Normally, I would prefface this notice by stating a most appropriate phrase; however, today...SPOILERS wouldn't be sufficient.
Alex Kingston returns on Christmas Day 2015 to the role she made famous - River Song.
Doctor Who: Podshock began in August 2005 with the first episode and it continues, stronger than ever, in 2015. Like The Doctor, it's regenerated and even changed the desktop theme. While it would be (virtually) impossible to included all the moments of 328 episodes, this brief tribute is..well, my tribute.
Doctor Who: Podshock 10th Anniversary
Some of you may know me from recent episodes of Doctor Who: Podshock. While we are quickly manipulating and navigating the vortex that will take us to Series 9, I wanted to introduce myself and discuss how I came to join the Podshock team.
WHO Am I?
For starters, I'm Kyle Jones or @kylemj6977 on Twitter. I work in Human Resources, but am also a writer on my own and several HR related blogs. My TARDIS is parked in Brandon, MS. So, without further delay, I've ripped the last page from a random book to share the following with you.
I know I talked my head off (get it?) in PODSHOCK #327 about how much I love THE BRAIN OF MORBIUS, but I'm not through yet. If you're already sick of me talking about it, and why wouldn't you be, really? Then move along -- nothing to see here ...
... Still with me? Oh, good.
I mentioned on #327 how much I appreciated the screenwriting touch, the elegant pathos of having Condo's arm sacrificed to Solon's master work ... and of Condo then seeing the arm and recognising it. I realized later that this is only part of a larger virtue of this script. Where BRAIN OF MORBIUS excels, I think, is in putting sympathetic characters in credible danger. And maybe nowhere is this more striking than in the plot element of Sarah Jane's temporary blindness.
Titan Comics to Publish Multi-Doctor Crossover Comic Event
A news item on Nerdist.com last January is where I first read the news that the Doctor Who comic license was leaving IDW and heading over to Titan. Now, over a year later, we’ve seen new titles for the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors PLUS a Doctor Who book available for the 2015 Free Comic Book Day.