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Today marks the 29th birthday of the youngest actor to play the lead role in Doctor Who, the 11th and current Doctor... Matt Smith. So a big spirited happy birthday wish goes out to Matt who is big spirited himself.
Now I believe he is at the age that Peter Davison was when he took on the role, the previous title holder for youngest actor to play the role in the series. Smith was still 27 when we met and interviewed him in April 2010 which is when I took these photos here of him.
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 259 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:43:28
In this Extra Edition of Doctor Who: Podshock we give our overall review of the 2011 series of Doctor Who (both spring and summer halves), plus Doctor Who related news.
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The final touches are being made on the latest episode of Doctor Who: Podshock and should be released later today to supporting subscribers. In the meantime, here are some soothing sounds by the Doctor Who Fan Orchestra with their second collaboration, "This is Gallifrey" / "Vale Decem" by Murray Gold. Another piece of outstanding work and coordination by musically gifted fans and arranged by Stephen Willis.
New York Comic Con is here again! October 13-16th at the Javits Center in New York. It's the largest east coast popular culture convention. Each year, it is growing in size and this year is no exception.
We have been attending each year and last year we recorded an episode of Doctor Who: Podshock live at the event to a standing room only audience with special guest Tony Lee of IDW Publishing (Doctor Who ongoing comic book series). You can listen to our live show from 2010 here: Doctor Who: Podshock 225. We would had done another live show this year at the event, but unfortunately, there isn't a Doctor Who guest there this year. Last year, Alien Entertainment brought over Daphne Ashbrook (Grace from the 1996 TV movie). Word is this year they are bringing Ian McNeice (Churchill) to their booth. You may recall, we interviewed McNeice earlier this year live on stage at Gallifrey One (see Doctor Who: Podshock 240.
Here is a little taste of New York Comic Con in this video from last year (2010):
What a week it has been. Unless perhaps you have been off-world or visiting another time era all this past week, you know we lost Apple co-founder and former CEO, and great tech innovator and visionary, Steve Jobs.
It is a good chance that there wouldn't be a Doctor Who: Podshock show if it were not for Apple under the leadership of Steve Jobs making the iPod so ubiquitous across the world. It certainly wouldn't had been called "Podshock" at least ("iPod" begat "podcast" begat "Podshock"). Now in our seventh year, it has been produced from the beginning using Apple products as it is today.
In their first round of major guests, ICON Science Fiction announced the addition of Sylvester McCoy, Daphne Ashbrook, and Sarah Douglas for I-CON 31 in the spring of 2012. I-CON 31 will be held on the campus of Stonybrook University in New York the weekend of March 30, 31, and April 1st 2012. Doctor Who: Podshock and the Gallifreyan Embassy have a long history with I-Con.
Doctor Who by the numbers… Track the Doctors through time and see how they each fared with viewers. Which Doctors do fans favour? Which episodes were the most viewed? Which episodes are the fans' favourite? How many on-screen adventures did we see for each Doctor? These questions and more are answered and visualized in the inforgraphic below.
(Special thanks to James at cabletv.com for offering us to share this with you).
The Radio Times has a full interview with Elisabeth Sladen's Daughter Sadie Miller.
Sadie now 26 years old, tells what it was like growing up knowing Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, and what Family life was like.
She goes on to mension that she shall not be watching the 5th Series of Sarah Jane Adventures, Saying “I find it just a bit strange. I can’t really watch it, too soon. But I know I’ll enjoy watching them again at some stage. And if I have children it will mean a lot to watch it with them. Mum would have been a wonderful grandma and I feel sad that she won’t get to experience that.”
The full interview is linked below.
"Death is the Only Answer" is a mini episode produced as a result of a 'Script to Screen' competition geared to children (9 to 11 years old) which you may had seen documented on Doctor Who Confidential. The winning entry resulted in having their script produced into a mini episode which was shown in the finale episode of Doctor Who Confidential on Saturday. This is that mini episode.
Happy Birthday, Ian McNeice who is 61 today!
We had the privilege of spending a little time with Ian and interviewing him last February on Doctor Who: Podshock 240. A great fellow. I meant to wish him a happy birthday during our live show today.
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Sunday, 2 October 2011 for a live-over-the-net show reviewing episodes of the new series with your live feedback, this time it's the finale episode of the 2011 series, The Wedding of River Song.