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Nintendo Game releases.

This is the cover for the new Doctor Who game "Return to Earth" being released for the nintendo Wii, the apparent release date is 29th of October 2010 in the UK and is apparently already for pre-order on Play.com. To this another game is also being released for the DS and is titled Evacuation Earth both developed by Asylum Entertainment.


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A Grand Celebration of 5 Years of Doctor Who: Podshock

This past Saturday, the 21st of August 2010 was not only our seasonal meet up on Second Life, it also marked the 5th anniversary of the Doctor Who podcast, Doctor Who: Podshock. (We used our last meet up last May to mark the 25th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy).

People from all corners of the world came together to have fun and to meet Doctor Who: Podshock hosts, correspondents, supporters, and other Doctor Who fans. As usual, Victor led the much anticipated TARDIS tours, a staple of our meet ups on Second Life in which he takes a TARDIS load of people to other Doctor Who themed areas of Second Life. This time, he even allowed me to pilot a Jon Pertwee style TARDIS for one trip. It was very exciting indeed.

The TARDIS Tours took us to Who Island which had a replica of Stonehenge with 'underhenge' which we discovered the Pandorica (and it opened)! We also got to see the console room seen in this year's 'The Lodger' episode and as always the tour concluded in the Doctor Who Museum. The virtual museum chronicles all of Doctor Who throughout its long history.

This Week In Doctor Who - August 21, 2010

This Week In Doctor Who - Section A
August 21, 2010 - Vol 13, Number 29
by Benjamin F. Elliott
http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
http://thisweekindoctorwho.blogspot.com
http://gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex/?q=TWIDW

All the known broadcasts of Doctor Who covered weekly since 1998. With the spinoffs too.

While TWIDW no longer has podcast listings, most of the Doctor Who podcasts online have united for publicity as the Doctor Who Podcast alliance http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org . The podcasters are doing very exciting things these days. Stay tuned.

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TARDIS Doctor Who: The Adventure Game Pt. 3

The third instalment of the Doctor Who: Adventure Game , computer game series that's been free to download to and install to UK residents has been announced.

This time the game takes entirely place in the TARDIS it's self and we get to see the hinted at many rooms of the TARDIS. Steven Moffat has told the official DW website 

This Week In Doctor Who - August 7, 2010

This Week In Doctor Who - Section A
August 7, 2010 - Vol 13, Number 28
by Benjamin F. Elliott
http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
http://thisweekindoctorwho.blogspot.com
http://gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex/?q=TWIDW

All the known broadcasts of Doctor Who covered weekly since 1998. With the spinoffs too.

While TWIDW no longer has podcast listings, most of the Doctor Who podcasts online have united for publicity as the Doctor Who Podcast alliance http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org . The podcasters are doing very exciting things these days. Stay tuned.

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A New World for Torchwood

Torchwood: The New World - Captain Jack

As reported in Doctor Who: Podshock, the Doctor Who spin-off series, Torchwood is being relaunched in the US on the Starz network.

The HollywoodReporter.com has an article reporting that name of the rebooted series in the US is Torchwood: The New World. Like last year's acclaimed Torchwood: Children of Earth I would suppose. It is to be ten episodes which to my understanding are telling a story much the same way as Children of Earth did with its five episodes run.

‘Torchwood’ gets new title: ‘The New World’: "Starz' 'Torchwood' reboot will be titled 'Torchwood: The New World' and creator Russell T Davies gave some insight into the storyline.

The new story will follow a CIA agent (Rex) and analyst (Ester) who tackle an alien-related global issue. Torchwood, having been destroyed and disbanded, is 'like a legend now ... it's like something that's ceased to exist and is now spoken of only in whispers.' Soon, Rex and Ester are on the run and are seeking out the help of Captain Jack and Gwen.

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The FOUR Doctors at last!

Ok, OK! so it's not a TV episode, but it's something I've been wanting after realising we've had every other combination of numbers of Doctors up to five, but not four.  I would have written earlier about this but there was one FACT that was unclear.  Yes it's free to subscribers but! which Doctor Who ranges would be included?  and as far as I can make out it's the Monthly Doctor Who Range subscribers who get this little gem in their fists.

Big Finish has done this on a regular basis last year saw the release "An Earthly Child" a 8th Doctor and Susan tale, but unlike that release, Big Finish has said as of going to press that this adventure would never be released other than to Subscribers.  Now I see three points here 1.) Big Finish would make an absolute wad of cash if they eventually released this for general sale.  2.) That they must make enough that they can "AFFORD" to do this, but in fact this is very nice present to their subscribers if it remains so.  3.) Internet piracy, maybe at some point this is going to end up on a torrent site.  Great for those who don't want to subscribe but bad for Big Finish, as they may have lawyers but I doubt they have the clout of the BIG Music labels, and I personally would rather see the money going into Big Finish's pockets because this is quite literately how future productions are funded.

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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The Dominators DVD Review

So after watching this DVD a couple of times a quick review.  Of course I should be the one to tell you about this release, Patrick Troughton's 2nd Doctor being my favourite Doctor despite being born in the Time of Pertwee.  This Story see's the Doctor land the Tardis on the Planet of Dulkis for a Vacation, on an Island that the Doctor has forgotten to check for Radiation.  Meanwhile the Dominators have landed on the Island and are preparing a site for drilling supported by the Robotic Quarks.

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Doctor Who: Series 31 to Hit Blu-ray and DVD on November 9th

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One of our LA Correspondents (I can't say which just now) give me word early Monday morning of this article in the LA Times concerning the release of the Blu-ray and DVD of the latest series of Doctor Who (starring Matt Smith). We always suspected it would be November as that has been traditionally the release month of the series box sets in the past, just in time for the holiday shopping season. According to this article by from the LA Times, that date will be November 9, 2010.

In addition, they will include extra content shot for this release.

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Were They Right? Gillian Anderson in Doctor Who?

The date was 23 April 2009. The Telegraph runs the following story about Gillian Anderson being cast as The Rani in Doctor Who (see link and quote below). Since that time we have seen a year of specials starring David Tennant and a whole new series starring Matt Smith. Where's Gillian Anderson? We are still waiting...

This Week In Doctor Who - July 17, 2010

Psst - tonight, let's crush the internet. See a few paragraphs down the line ...

This Week In Doctor Who - Section A
July 17, 2010 - Vol 13, Number 26
by Benjamin F. Elliott
http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
http://thisweekindoctorwho.blogspot.com
http://gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex/?q=TWIDW

All the known broadcasts of Doctor Who covered weekly since 1998. With the spinoffs too.

UK - Doctor Who isn't quite over yet, even though the current series ended 21 days ago. The BBC's Three have a couple of treats.

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Doctor Who at the Proms 2

Doctor Who at the Proms 2, will take place on the 24 and 25 of July at the Royal Albert Hall full details from the BBC to follow at the end of this article.  This time it will be presented by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill. 

And so to the Details.

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InnerSPACE Live Season Finale and After Show

The folks at CTV and SPACE have asked me to pass along details of this upcoming event to our readers:

“On Saturday, July 24 at 9 p.m. ET, the smash-hit first season of the regenerated DOCTOR WHO is checking out with a bang with the season’s final episode, “The Big Bang.” Immediately following the finale, SPACE celebrates the show’s record-breaking run with a special edition of INNERSPACE at 10:10 p.m. ET. Broadcasting live in front of a studio audience from SPACE headquarters in Toronto, this one-hour special is hosted by INNERSPACE host and genre expert Teddy Wilson and features an expert panel, never seen before interviews and a live web chat.

What: InnerSPACE LIVE: Doctor Who - season finale and aftershow!
When: Saturday July 24th from 9pm - 11pm (audience to arrive by 8:15pm)
Where: CTV Headquarters, 299 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario

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