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Late last night Big Finish felt confident enough to announce that Tom Baker would be following Colin Baker into Big Finish Audio, as the Doctor. For months it has been a sort of conformation, with Big Finish it's self and more appropriately Nick Briggs himself not wanting to say anything, as dealing in the past had only been a source of spot by Tom.
The details are as follows, "Tom Baker will be playing the Fourth Doctor in a number of audio adventures for Big Finish, to be released from the beginning of 2012. Storylines and scripts are already at an advanced stage, and we plan to start recording early in the summer."
Colin Baker the 6th Doctor has now joined the ranks of twitter, under the pseudonym of @SawbonesHex.
Colin describes himself as an actor, columnist, writer, husband, father, Wycombe Wanderers fan, grumpy old man', also has an official website at colinbakeronline.com. Also he writes regular columns for the Bucks Free Press.
(Image Bucks Free Press)
Keeping with the theme of Gallifrey One's Catch 22: Islands of Mystery, our Post Gallifrey One Party which was our Doctor Who: Podshock and Gallifreyan Embassy seasonal meet up and party on Second Life taking place the following Sunday (27 February 2011) after Gallifrey One had a tiki feel to it. Victor Mornington @vic1st and his fellow owners of the land of Katrina (The Doctor Who Experience, which has recently changed its name the Doctor Who: Exposition) out did themselves once again flooding the area, making it a huge pool of water complete with inflatables to cruise on for the stage area of our party. The stage and dance floor were on a giant deck.
Traditionally our meet ups start with TARDIS tours across various Doctor Who themed areas of Second Life led by Victor. This time we did things a bit different. Instead we had a Podshock TARIDS Mod Exposition taking place in that time period. I had the pleasure and honour of being one of the judges for it along with our own DWP Correspondent Ian Bisset @The6thDoctor and the owner of Hands of Omega (one of the leading TARDIS simulator providers in Second Life), Sen Pixie. Together we explored various TARDIS console mods along with the rest of their interior and chose the best within three categories.
It's been more than a couple weeks now since word first traveled across Twitter of the sad news that we lost Nicholas Courtney. For many we us, we were in disbelief and shock. If you heard the latest episodes of Doctor Who: Podshock or The Sonic Newsdriver, you will know that I was literally on my flight back from attending Gallifrey One 2011 in Los Angeles when word first came to me. After such a 'Doctor Who high' that was Gallifrey One, to have this news come on its heels... well, it's never a good time for news like this, but we can be grateful it was after, not during the convention. I want to thank Correspondent Graeme Sheridan @The2ndDoctor for posting the news to our site (see: R.I.P. The Brigadier, Nicholas Courtney Dies at Age 81). I had meant to follow it up, posting some of my thoughts, but I found it difficult to do. I was even dreading having to record the next episode of The Sonic Newsdriver only because I would have to report it. Though now that has come to pass.
It's offical not only does Series 6 start on the 23rd of April (Easter Saturday) in the UK, but also on BBC America in the US a few hours later. That's right hours not days or weeks hours.
It just waits to bee seen how the rest of the World gets it's Doctor Who S6 fix, but this also means that the Episodes should be on the US iTunes the very next day, for those of you who don't have BBC America.
"Spoilers" if you want to have a look at the promo video's then follow th link Below.
We have a bunch of new Doctor Who: Podshock episodes on the way which will be coming to you soon, including our live show recorded at Gallifrey One 2011. In the meanwhile, catch up on Doctor Who related news delivered sonically with the latest episode of The Sonic Newsdriver!
The Sonic Newsdriver 20110307
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Monday, the 7th of Mar. 2011
In this episode: Five Rounds Rapid in Memory of Nicholas Courtney, James Corden is Back, Who are you gonna call?, Massive Man - Massive, iPlayer for less than $10 a month, and more!
Chris Hardwick presented his report on Gallifrey one last night on the Craig Ferguson Show. Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara and her TARDIS make up the end of the report. Plus a special appearance from the Head of Pertwee.
It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart, that I report the passing of Nicholas Courtney, best known for his role as the Brigadier.
He was first seen in Doctor Who as Bret Vyon a security agent in the 12 part "The Daleks Master Plan" Later taking up the Role of Colonel Lethbridge Stewart in "The Web of Fear" and then comming back one year later as Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart in the Invasion.
David Walliams announced on BBC Radio 2's Breakfast Show that he is to have a part in Doctor Who in the upcoming series. All that he's willing to reveal is that he's an alien and shooting starts soon. David is better known for his character comedies "Little Britain" and most recently "Come Fly with Me" which was being shot at Stansted Airport in September as I was visiting the UK. In which he stars with comedy partner Mat Lucas. David is also know to Who fans from sketches he did with Mark Gattis for Comic Relief (UK) in 1999, which ended up as extras in "The Beginnings" boxed set and is well worth a watch. The YouTube clip is below for your perusal.
Today saw the release of the soundtracks collection to lost episodes Volume 2.
Still within the Hartnell Era, this set comprises of "The Masacre of St Bartholomew's Eve" "The Celestial Toy maker" "The Savages" and "The Daleks Master Plan" three of the story's contained within, are considered by many to be black and white era who at it's best. And so the boxed set worth having in every Who fans collection. Not forgetting that the Daleks master plan is the longest Doctor Who story ever, taking place in twelve parts. All of these Story's are from the original series (season) three, which in it's self is largely missing.
Danger Mouse, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Outcast, Red Dwarf in this Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi
Once again I am chiming in here to give everyone a heads up that Doctor Who: Podshock 236 is on its way. In the meantime, if you haven't heard it yet, the latest Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi is out. Dave and Graeme who helped with DWP 235, also co-host in this episode.
Today is the birthday of David Jason (voice of Danger Mouse and recently recognized in UK's National Television Awards). What better way to celebrate his birthday, than listening to this episode of HHGTBSF. See the links below:
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 10
Running Time: 1:29:20
News on Red Dwarf, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Outcast, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, National Television Awards, and more, plus a discussion on Danger Mouse, and more!
What does the title of this entry mean? It's simply a fushion of what about to speak about here:
First off, both Dave Cooper @daveac and Graeme Sheridan @The2ndDoctor joined in as co-hosts for this week's recording of Doctor Who: Podshock (235) and Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. Expect both episodes on your feeds soon.
The BBC has announced that Hugh Bonnerville has been cast as a pirate captain for Series 6 in the spring.
Hugh says, "When I was a boy THAT music had me peeking out from behind the sofa every Saturday night... although the pirate's fears and demons are different to those of the young lad who watched through his fingers, they are no less terrifying; this new adventure is not for the faint-hearted."