It was a quarter of century ago today, as hard as it is for me believe, is when the Gallifreyan Embassy began. Unbeknownst at the time, it was the day after the Discovery Channel was launched. It was also the day after the launch of the space shuttle Discovery (STS-51-G) which marked the first Arab and Muslim in space (payload specialist Sultan bin Salman bin Adulaziz Al Saud). Yes, it was 1985. Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Commodore launches the Amiga personal computer while NeXT is founded by Steve Jobs after leaving Apple Computer.
Just two weeks before we went Back to the Future in the theaters, the Gallifreyan Embassy of Long Island officially began.
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 205 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 0:55:02
In this Doctor Who: Podshock Extra Edition we include a Doctor Who Discussion Panel we conducted just a week prior to the new series launch in the UK. Joining Ken Deep and Louis Trapani on the panel is Barnaby Edwards (of DWNY and Who York). Also heard in this podcast is Anthony Burdge and Jessica Burke (The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who) and long time Gallifreyan Embassy member, Keith Klitses.
Producer John Nathan-Turner addressing a crowd of fans while in New York. He had been in the WLIW studios the day before on Long Island, and the next day he was in Manhattan for a convention taking place in March 1985.
We interviewed JNT on several occasions, listen to one of our first in Doctor Who: Podshock 168 (Extra).
Photo by Louis Trapani
As heard in Doctor Who: Podshock 192, here is our video interview with Paul Castle talking about his book, Shooty Dog Thing. This interview was recorded at the Gallifrey One convention, Gallifrey 21 in Los Angeles, CA in February 2010. Ken Deep and Louis Trapani (off camera) sit down with Paul during his first time attending a Gallifrey One convention.
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Sylvester McCoy (left) and Shaun Lyon (right) at Gallifrey 19 in February 2008.
Photo by Louis Trapani
A moment of levity during the live recording of Doctor Who: Podshock 187 at Gallifrey 21 in Los Angeles, CA. (L-R) Ken Deep, two special surprise guests; Yee Jee Tso (Chang Lee in the 1996 TV movie), and Daphne Ashbrook (Dr. Grace Holloway in the 1996 TV movie), Louis Trapani, and James Naughton.
Photo by Eric Escamilla @Bullitt33
Last week I had the privilege of being on and joining my fellow co-host James Naughton on the Cultdom Collective podcast. The episode is a Gallifrey One preview show. Yes, the Doctor Who convention is a year away now at this point, my friends at Cultdom are getting a head start for those planning on attending next February in Los Angeles, CA.
Originally all I had done was record a short comment that was to be played on the show with James. Then the scheduling gods were shinning upon us, because they were recording at a time when I was able to join in on the fun, unbeknownst to James. They were playing my pre-recorded clip I made about meeting James in person for the first time at Gallifrey 20 when suddenly I was on the show myself.
"It's true then. They say the Evil One eats babies!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 188
Running Time: 0:51:10
We interview the editors and some of the contributors of the book, Chicks Dig Time Lords including Tara O'Shea, Lynne Thomas, Liz Myles, Tammy Garrison, and Katy Shuttleworth (at Gallifrey 21), a Who York announcement and Louise Jameson from Who York's November 2009 event, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Whoverse with Eric Escamilla, a report from Germany with Graeme Sheridan, and more.
The Sonic Newsdriver 20100324
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Wednesday, the 24th of Mar. 2010
Two Promo Trailers, A Date with the Doctor, Rumoured Christmas Special and Series 32, What's Up Doc?, Down with the Government, Easter Plans, I-CON 29, and more.
Hosted by Louis Trapani