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Doctor Who returns on Saturday, 27 August 2011 both on the BBC in the UK and BBC America in the USA. Executive Producer and Lead Writer for the series, Steven Moffat had the following to say about the resumption of the 2011 series in the latest from the BBC Press Office. Some may consider some of this to be a little "spoilery" — so be warned if you rather not know any details about the upcoming episodes for 2011.
What do you think of the Doctor's long coat in the promo image?
I'm not sure how long this will remain watchable but enjoy while it does.
Once again, we review Torchwood: Miracle Day in the latest Hitchhiker's Guide to Britsh Sci-Fi, this time it's episode 4, "Escape to L.A." which is the current episode on the UK transmission schedule. Join us live on the net this Sunday when we review "Categories of Life" (episode 5).
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 14
Running Time: 1:25:58
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 4 - "Escape to L.A." reviewed live over the net with your live feedback including Robert Carrie-King.
Terry Nation, the creator of the Daleks (with nods to Raymond Cusick who designed them and of course Davros himself) for Doctor Who as well as the creator of the popular British sci-fi series, Blake's 7 would had been 81 years old today (well, now yesterday (8th of August) by the time you are reading this unless you are in Hawaii for the next hour or two). Of course his credits extend further than Doctor Who and Blake's 7. There was The Survivors, and episodes of various televsion series he contributed to both in the UK and US during the course of his career.
We lost him all too soon at the age of 66 in 1997. It was about ten years (give or take) before then when I had an opportunity to sit down with him and interview him. Unfortunately, the audio of that interview has slipped through a time vortex or a crack in space. Hopefully it is re-materialize at some point. I don't even have any photographs to share from that time. Perhaps like so many other cast and crew that I was meeting at that time I assumed there will always be the next time if I didn't get a photo that time. Sadly, there was no next time in my case with Terry Nation.
My memories of Terry Nation is that he was very open about his work. You could tell he enjoyed having the opportunity to speak about it. There was certain intensity about him. He would be quick to correct you if presented with information that didn't jive with what he knew to be the case. Not in a rude a way, by any means.
If you are following Torchwood: Miracle Day, you will want to listen to the latest Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi in which we review episode 3, 'Dead of Night' on it. We'll be reviewing episode 4 "Escape to LA" on Sunday at 4pm, see details here.
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 13
Running Time: 1:09:41
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 3 - "Dead of Night" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback including Samantha.
Last April we suffered a huge unexpected loss in the Doctor Who community and beyond. The death of the beloved actress, Elisabeth Sladen. Almost immediately following it, DWP Correspondent-At-Large, Colin (AKA "Abersoch") contacted me about putting together a special episode of Doctor Who: Podshock to celebrate Elisabeth Sladen and the Sarah Jane Smith character.
We had just started our series of live shows reviewing the new Doctor Who episodes from the spring 2011 series while Colin and I were discussing what we could do for a tribute. We couldn't record it then. Now that we are in between the spring block and the late summer/autumn block of new 2011 Doctor Who episodes, it allows us to record this celebration episode.
SD Comic-Con Coverage Coming in DW Podshock and Torchwood: Miracle Day Ep 2 Reviewed on Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi
In the next Doctor Who: Podshock, look forward to our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con, it will be coming soon to our feeds and to iTunes. In the meantime, the latest Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi is now available reviewing episode 2 of Torchwood: Miarcle Day. See the links below for details.
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 12
Running Time: 1:43:41
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 2 - "Rendition" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback including Benjamin Elliott, Darth Skeptical, Tim Drury, and Mark Goodarce).
SDCC Reddit questions with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.
We're still not sure as to when the second half of Series 6 will start, the hint from BBC America is The 27th of August, but the trailer has been released, so get your pause buttons ready for analasis!
Once again, Craig Ferguson welcomes Doctor Who guests on his US late night chat show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. This coming week we have both Matt Smith and Karen Gillan lined up to appear on his show, but not on the same night. It's Monday night's show for Matt* and Tuesday for Karen… *Maybe. I say maybe because according to the show's CBS website of this week's guests, it has Matt scheduled for Friday at the time of this writing. According to my DVR though, he's on for Monday night's show, so I would advise recording Monday night's show just to play it safe. If Matt is not on it, be sure to set your DVR for Friday. Remember when it comes to setting your DVR, since the show is at 12:35 am, it's after midnight, so techincally, it's the next day. Depending on your DVR, you may need to go Tuesday, July 26th at 12:35 am to find Monday night's show and to Wednesday, July 27th at 12:35am to find Tuesday night's show.
Both are "in town" so to speak -- well at least in CA for San Diego Comic Con taking place now.
Matt Smith appeared on a TV Guide Fan Favorite panel at San Diego Comic Con currently underway in Califronia, USA. On the panel, he mentioned in reference to the episode, A Good Man Goes to War that he thought the Doctor would had caught on sooner who River Song really was and he also mentioned that is all-time favorite Doctor is Patrick Troughton, the 2nd Doctor.
'Doctor Who': Matt Smith tells Comic-Con about 'Let's Kill Hitler' and River Song payoff - From Inside the Box - Zap2it: "The real "Doctor Who" fun doesn't start at Comic-Con until Sunday (July 24), when stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan join writer (and "Being Human" creator) Toby Whithouse and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis for a panel in Hall H.
But that didn't stop Smith from making an early appearance at the TV Guide Fan Favorite panel, where he slipped a few teases about the upcoming second half of Season 6 and indulged in a little time travel fantasizing.
When asked about his favorite episode in his two-year tenure as the Doctor, he confessed that it's still to come. "The next episode... 'Let's Kill Hitler,'" says Smith. "[Creator] Steven [Moffat] is in fine form, and there's a great monster, which is important.""
(Via Zap2it - Read the rest of the article here)
Torchwood is back and so is Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. We review the first episode of the new series in this show. Follow the link below to download or listen or subscribe to the show. We will be reviewing episode 2 this Sunday, please join us at 4pm EDT on Talkshoe. We are scheduling the review shows a week after they are on Starz so that the UK (BBC) audiences can join in on the fun.
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 11
Running Time: 1:27:53
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 1 - "The New World" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback (chiming in with us is Mark Goodarce).
Sunday We Review Torchwood: Miracle Day 'The New World' Live on the Net on Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi
While you are waiting for the 2011 autumn series of Doctor Who, Torchwood is back and we are reviewing it live on the net for Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. So join us, this Sunday…
Torchwood is back and it's a miracle, a Miracle Day in fact, and so is Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi! Join us live on the net for a review of the first episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day - The New World on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 4pm EDT on Talkshoe.
If you are a Podshock Supporting Subscriber you will be given preference in the queue of the live show and bumped up.
Hold tight for the next DW: Podshock episode coming soon… in the meantime, there's a new episode of The Sonic Newsdriver out today filled with Doctor Who, Torchwood, and related news.
The Sonic Newsdriver 20110708
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Friday, the 8th of July 2011
In this episode: Torchwood Comes to Starz on Friday, John Barrowman as the Doctor, Speaking of Kilts, A Doctor - Not The Doctor in Torchwood, Great Leaping Doctors - Batman, Farewell to Beth Willis, Doctor Who is on for 2012 or is it and more!
Those of you lucky enough or ahem brave enough to go to SDCC (San Diago Comic Con) can get this exclusive from Underground Toys, River Song with Pandorica Chair. As to whether it will fit together with last years Pandorica sides which housed a free cd, is anybodys guess.
But it's not the only new piece of new kit from Underground Toys/Character Options, these fortunately aren't exclusives. To this there are Errrrrr.... Cuddly Daleks? yes that's right Soft Daleks which come in red or blue. But that's not all to that a Cuddly TARDIS, both the Daleks and TARDIS have sound and the Tardis's lamp light up as well.
Today (June 18, 2011) was the 26th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy. Today we also recorded a Doctor Who: Podshock episode live over the net reviewing the spring 2011 series of Doctor Who. In the show we briefly touched upon the anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy and we were privileged enough to have a long time member and now a Podshock Supporting Subscriber call into the show, Stuart Natelson to share some of his memories with the organization.
An exclusive, never-before-seen interview with Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill, plus Executive Producer/Lead Writer Steven Moffat, about Amy Pond's surprising ties to the evil of the Universe.