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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.
Robin Dal Pozzo McVay Chosen to Receive a Free Autographed Book, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who
We are happy to announced that Robin Dal Pozzo McVay is the second of two randomly chosen Podshock Supporting Subscribers to receive a free autographed copy of the new book, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who.
As previously stated (see: The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who Book Give Away for Podshock Supporting Subscribers), we have two copies of this new book that studies the mythological influences on the long running science fiction series, Doctor Who which were autographed by contributing writers and editors, Anthony S Burdge, Jessica Burke, Kristine Larsen, and Melody Green at the book launch event in NYC at Fiddlesticks in May.
Promotional graphic for the upcoming Doctor Who: Podshock / GE Meet Up on 21 August 2010. Celebrating 5 years of Doctor Who: Podshock!
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"I see, you're one of those boring maniacs who's going to gloat. Are you going to tell me your plan for running the universe?"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 215
Running Time: 1:41:54
Doctor Who: Robots of Death reviewed, Joshua Lou Friedman is back with us talking about his latest film project Bulla and his trip to the UK, Tara Wheeler reports in from San Diego Comic Con, Congratulations to Robin Dal Pozzo McVay, news, and more!
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.
Victor1st was kind enough to create an updated video introduction to our upcoming Doctor Who: Podshock / Gallifreyan Embassy Meet Up on Second Life on Saturday, the 21st of August. See details here: Join Us in Celebrating 5 Years of Doctor Who: Podshock Wherever You Are! We hope to see you there celebrating 5 years of Doctor Who: Podshock!
It's summer for those in the northern hemisphere, and for many of us, it has been a hot and sticky one. Now is your chance to turn up the AC (or turn it down really) and join Doctor Who: Podshock hosts, correspondents, friends, and listeners in celebrating 5 years of the show without even leaving the comfort of your home!
There are no secret locations or handshakes needed. No long car or train rides. No worrying about parking or finding a seat. No worrying about what to wear (at least not in the physical sense). No worrying about travel fares, dinner checks, tips, or who paid for the last round. Just kick back in front of your computer with your favourite beverage and/or snack and join other Doctor Who, Torchwood, and alike fans coming together on Second Life. All at no extra cost to you.
It's our summer Second Life meet up taking place on Saturday, 21 August 2010 and what better way to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Doctor Who: Podshock and the 25th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy. Come together with other Doctor Who and Torchwood fans no matter where you are geographically located, all you need is broadband internet and a computer capable of running the free Second Life software.
Our seasonal meet ups are a fun and fantastic way to connect with other fans without even leaving the comfort of your own home. Each meet up has been grown larger and larger.
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:
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.
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.
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...
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
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.