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Today is a celebration! Why? Today is the 10th anniversary of Rose, the episode that brought introduced us to Rose Tyler and brought back Doctor Who.
Happy 10th Anniversary, Rose Tyler
It had been sixteen years since Doctor Who the airing of a regular episode, and it had been nine years since Sylvester McCoy handed over control of the TARDIS to Paul McGann in the TV movie. On March 26, 2005, something magical happened. The BBC broadcast “Rose” to a UK viewership of 10.81 million. Today, on the episode’s 10th Anniversary, I take a look back on the regeneration of a phenomenon. (Information provided, in part, via Wikipedia.org.)
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It's interesting seeing this interview now of Peter Capaldi on Craig Ferguson's late night chat show years before (from 2009) he was cast as The Doctor. Pay very close attention what Peter is wearing, a definite precursor to his Doctor's costume. Doctor Who doesn't come up in conversation (Peter was there promoting his then new movie, In the Loop, but Craig does bring up their past history together including 'dropping acid' and being part of a punk rock band (The Dreamboys). It's also the first time Peter is speaking to an American audience.
The Cultdom Collective Podcast is 5 years Old!
A big thank you to all the contributors & listenners of the Cultdom Collective for the last 5 years - and a special thank you to Mr Louis Trapani of Podshock for allowing me a Blog space here and to post our show updates.
It's 5 years since I posted the first update read as follows:
This thread will be used to update everyboby on this Podcast.
For much more background and info on this new podcast checkout the shows blog:-
The Cultdom Chronicles at http://cultdom.com/
The BBC has released a new short teaser promotional video for the new upcoming 2014 series of Doctor Who with Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor. It also confirms the month of August as the start of the new series. It's only 3 months away now.
Paul McGann, Yee Jee Tso, Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, Deborah Watling, Nicola Bryant, Emma Campbell-Jones, Colin Spaull, Dick Mills, Terrance Dicks, Dominic Glynn, Tony Lee, and many more guests come to New York this November 7-9th 2014 for L.I. Who 2.
Legendary composer/musician Dominic Glynn, best known for his 1986 version of the Doctor Who theme, will be performing at a special concert to kick off the L.I. Who 2 weekend. The Trial of a Timelord composer will appear at Time-Flight concert: A Celebration of Long Island Doctor Who on Thursday November 6th, 2014 at a unique venue: The Long Island MacArthur Airport.
Dominic Glynn will be performing selections from his June 16th release, "Doctor Who: The Gallifrey Remixes" EP, available on i-Tunes, Amazon, and all the usual digital services.
Also appearing at the pre convention event is Chicago based Time Crash, with additional performers to be announced. Tickets can be found here: http://time-flight.com
The “Troughton Is My Doctor” (Doctor Who News and Opinion) blog is featuring Doctor Who: Podshock in their Podcastrovalva series which to my understanding will focus on Doctor Who podcasts. This is the first entry in that series and it features Doctor Who: Podshock. Below is a segment from the article. For the full piece, visit the linked entry on their site below.
Podcastrovalva 1- Podshock | Doctor Who News and Opinion: "I started listening to Doctor Who podcasts during the storm-related hiatus of Podshock. However, since it has been back, it has been one I make sure to always listen to within a day or two of its release."
Emma Campbell-Jones made quite an impression on the Eighth Doctor and on Doctor Who fans as "Cass", the companion who almost was, in "Night of the Doctor".
This wasn't Emma's first encounter with the Doctor. She worked with Matt Smith and company in "The Wedding of River Song" as Dr. Kent. This beautiful and talented actress has made appearances on Red Dwarf, Silent Witness, and recently Law and Order: UK.
Emma Campbell-Jones is a star on the rise and now we'll get a chance to see why the Doctor was quite smitten with her!
Paul McGann is our Doctor for L.I. Who 2, Long Island's Doctor Who convention this November 7-9th, 2014 at the Clarion Hotel in Ronkonkoma, New York.
General admission three day passes are available now at www.longislanddoctorwho.com
This is a quick note to wish all of our listeners of Doctor Who: Podshock a very happy and healthy new year. The past year has been a very trying time recovering from a devastating storm that was Superstorm Sandy. It is delightful that when we came back after a long hiatus, our listeners were still here, still downloading the show and welcoming us back.
How do you listen to audio podcasts? Are you taking advantage of the features of the enhanced podcast format? In other words, accessing the chapters, embedded images and links? The reason I am asking is because all signs point to the fact that Apple is phasing this format out. Their latest Podcast app doesn't seem to support it. Oh, it will play fine, and it will still sound better than the plain mp3 version, but the aforementioned features are absent. Also their latest version of GarageBand has removed the tools to create those features for enhanced podcasts.
If you only watched ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ and ‘The Day of the Doctor’ anniversary special as part of your 50th anniversary of Doctor Who celebrations, then you're missing out. ‘The Five(ish) Doctors’ is thirty minutes of fun and delight spearheaded by Peter Davison which chronicles some of the past actors who played the Doctor in their efforts in being included in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special. It’s a real treat for long time fans, that also offers up some delights for new fans. The video is embedded below.
Now in the iOS App Store is the Doctor Who: Sonic Screwdriver (Official) (for iOS 5 or later). Is if it wasn’t already overused on the television series, now it’s available on our iPhone. It includes four 3D models of sonic screwdrivers and thankfully not just limited the last seven years. It gives you a choice of two kinds of backgrounds for your sonic screwdriver. One is “transparent” (thanks to the rear camera) which emulates holding the actual sonic screwdriver as it will pick up whatever background you are pointing your iOS device towards (pretty nifty, huh?). Of course it has various sonic screwdriver sounds (it wouldn’t be “sonic” otherwise). You can even shake the 11th Doctor’s model to extend it. Plus it’s a flashlight app as well (for those with a camera flash and who haven’t updated to iOS 7 which now has it built-in the OS, may find this feature handy).
In 2010, Kitsune Books published the first volume of the Mythological Dimensions series, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who. This was soon followed by the award winning The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman. We were to continue with the Mythological Dimensions series covering other areas of interest, however, in December 2012 Kitsune Books closed due to unforseen circumstances