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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.
Finally after a long wait the winner of the Blue Peter competition to design a TARDIS console gets her prize.
Items are again up for auction, the picture above is the one I want but have no money for. It's the Rehearsal script for Episode seven from the War Games. It's not the only very interesting piece either, a Original Tardis Model, THe Mona Lisa from "City of Death" and even The Seventh Doctors Tardis Key.
The links follow after the break.
Sam Hodges the Head of Communications confirmed that Series 7 of Doctor Who has been comissioned, with Matt Smith returning as the Doctor.
Later in the day Steven Moffat also confirmed it via Twitter with the following statement.
"14 eps + Matt DEFINITELY. I've got a plan and I'm NOT TELLING YOU WHAT IT IS.
Now hush or River shoots you with her Spoiler Gun."
The original voice of the Daleks Roy Skelton has passed away at the age of 79 after suffering a stroke.
He was also know for providing the voices to the British ITV kids Programme "Rainbow" where his voice talents were used for the Puppets Zippy and George.
A short bio follows taken from "The Manchester Evening News"
Even though Pt.1 of this series has not concluded there is a rather disturbing Trailer for Pt.2 of the season. Click for the full article to view the Trailer. *Possible Spoilers*
This video has been in the making for some time now as I have seen various earlier incomplete versions of it over the last few years now I believe. Originally created as a mock trailer by OtaKing77077 (on YouTube) has expanded into a mini-episode. Because it was originally meant only as mock trailer, it lacks some narrative. It is done in the style of 1980's anime featuring 1970's Doctor Who mostly (it is a 3rd Doctor Jon Pertwee story). It features many original voice clips of various characters from the series as well as some original vocal work. Almost every iconic aspect of 1970s and some 1980s Doctor Who is depicted here except K9 perhaps.
For some reason the video had been pulled from YouTube, someone else had posted it again in the above.
This time around it is my absolute pleasure to announce something classic series related. The DVD release of 'Reign of Terror' will have missing episodes 4 & 5 animated, in a 'Invasion' similar style.
There's no real spoilers at all just a nice Intorduction from the Director.
The trailer is only 30 seconds, and contains spoilers. Click on the article if you are absolutely sure you want to see this.
Adam Savage @donttrythis of Mythbusters dances in a Faraday cage to the Doctor Who theme played by ArcAttack's Singing Tesla Coils at Makers Faire 2011.
Thanks to @24k for the heads up on this one.
The long wait is over if you have been waiting for The Rebel Flesh to appear on iTunes. This year, the new episodes have been appearing on iTunes within hours of it being broadcast of BBC America, as opposed to last year when it was usually a 24 hour wait. I even made a point of mentioning how fast they are appearing this year in Doctor Who: Podshock 247. So wouldn't you know that this week, they deliberately held back on it just to prove me wrong. Well, perhaps not deliberately. There was some issue though that had held it up.
It is now available now in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Although it had been listed on Amazon, there were reports that it was not downloading from them. Now that it is available via iTunes, we might assume that the download issue from Amazon has also been resolved.
Below are the links to fetch the episode from the respective provides: