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A note about our planned live shows reviewing 'Let's Kill Hitler' for Doctor Who: Podshock and our ongoing review of Torchwood: Miracle Day ('Immortal Sins') for Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi…
Due to the oncoming storm that is Hurricane Irene which is predicted hit here on Sunday. Not knowing if we will have power, let alone internet, it may be best to postpone our two scheduled live review shows for that day. Doctor Who: Podshock and Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi were both originally scheduled for a live-over-the-net review (of Doctor Who and Torchwood: Miracle Day respectively) on Sunday will be postponed to the following Sunday (4 September 2011) when we will double up and review two episodes of each series on each respective show to catch up.
Watch out for the world premiere of the Doctor Who Motion Comic, which will be shown EXCLUSIVELY as a "bridging scene" in between commercials during the premiere of "Let's Kill Hitler," on Saturday, the 27th of August on BBC America. This according to Sources will only be shown on BBCA. You luck people!
The Anglophenia Blog on the BBC America website is always good for a few things, well here's Steven Moffat, with a one word answer to a question.
A special Announcment from the BBC.
A special, one-off mini-episode of Doctor Who starring Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith will be shown on BBC Three this Autumn.
We Review Torchwood: Miracle Day - Ep. 5 "Categories of Life" in the Latest Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi
If you are following the new Torchwood series, Miracle Day, we review episode 5, 'Categories of Life' in the latest episode of Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and join us each Sunday as we review each new episode after it is transmitted on the BBC. We will be reviewing 'The Middle Men' this Sunday. Let us know what you think of this episode or the new series as a whole so far by joining in on our live recording.
Also this weekend, on Saturday it is our seasonal Doctor Who: Podshock / Gallifreyan Embassy Meet Up. We hope you can join us on Second Life for it.
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 15
Running Time: 1:26:06
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 5 - "Categories of Life" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback including Robert Carrie-King.
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.