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Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 222

"Hold on there, old guy, Chang Lee will help you out."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 222
Running Time: 1:50:32

Interview with Yee Jee Tso (Chang Lee in the 1996 movie), Tara Wheeler talks about tracking down David Tennant, Billy Davis files a report from Dragon*Con with Frazer Hines, Doctor Who: The Forgotten Army and Doctor Who: Podshock in New York City, join us for the next 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy, and more. Dedicated to the memory of David Jennings ("Adric Antfarm").

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), with Tara Wheeler ( @TARDIS_Tara ).

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The Dominators DVD Review

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.

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It Was 25 Years Ago Today, The Gallifreyan Embassy Began…

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.

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The Dominators DVD Listing Special Features

Here is the Special Features Listing for The Dominators:

• Audio Commentary with actors Wendy Padbury, Frazer Hines, Giles Block and Arthur Cox and make-up designer Sylvia James.
• Recharge and Equalise – cast and crew look back on the making of the story with actors Frazer Hines, Felicity Gibson, Giles Block and Arthur Cox, script editor Derrick Sherwin, co-writer Mervyn Haisman, designer Barry Newbery, make-up designer Sylvia James and Radiophonic Workshop designer Brian Hodgson.
• Tomorrow’s Times – The Second Doctor – a looks at Doctor Who’s contemporary media coverage in daily newspapers and other publications.
• Photo Gallery.
• Coming Soon.
• Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.
• Programme subtitles.
• Subtitle Production Notes.

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The Second Doctor Dominates

I am a happy very man,

The BBFC have cleared extras for the DVD release of the Second Doctor story The Dominators.
This 1968 five-part story has been expected ever since an official promo for the story was leaked to YouTube at the end of last year. The story stars Patrick Troughton as the Doctor along with Frazer Hines as Jamie and Wendy Padbury as Zoe.

Extras Cleared:

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Patrick Troughton's 90th Birthday

Today would have been Patrick Troughton's 90th Birthday, But still I say Happy Birthday Patrick.  Gone but most definately not forgotton.

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The actor George Waring has died at the age of 84.

The Actor George Waring Died on Monday 15th Febuary fice days short of his 85th Birthday.

He was Known to Classic fans through the Partick Troughton Era Story, The Ice Warriors where he played the Scientist Arden, who Discovers an Ice Warrior burried in the Ice and unfortunately becomes the Warrior's first Victim.  The Ice Warriors Story is as of yet not Available on DVD but is probibly obtainable through your Favourite Auction House on VHS.

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 172 EXTRA Edition

"One day I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back…"

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 172 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:44:51

We review all 10 Doctor's eras of Doctor Who in this Deca-Doctor Special of Doctor Who: Podshock. As we approach the new 11th Doctor era, we review where we came from with the previous 10. Included are interviews we conducted over the years with various actors to play the Doctor (including Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann), some of which have never been featured on Doctor Who: Podshock before.

2001: A Who Odyssey (video)

1968's classic science fiction film, 2001: A Space Odyssey meets Doctor Who: Wheel in Space of the same year. Classic stuff.

According to the YouTube description by TardisTimegirl, it was made in Lightwave by Steve Skinner.

Which was (or will be) the first regeneration you experienced watching Doctor Who?

William Hartnell to Patrick Troughton
6% (5 votes)
Patrick Troughton to Jon Pertwee
1% (1 vote)
Jon Pertwee to Tom Baker
29% (23 votes)
Tom Baker to Peter Davison
39% (31 votes)
Peter Davison to Colin Baker
5% (4 votes)
Colin Baker to Sylvester McCoy
1% (1 vote)
Sylvester McCoy to Paul McGann
0% (0 votes)
Christopher Eccelston to David Tennant
16% (13 votes)
David Tennant to Matt Smith
3% (2 votes)
Total votes: 80

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 158

"The Time Lords are an immensely civilised race. We can control our own environment - we can live forever, barring accidents and we have the secret of space/time travel."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 158
Running Time: 1:25:16

Coverage of San Diego Comic Con 2009, Dragon*Con, The War Games reviewed, Adric the Cricket, and more..

Hosted by Louis Trapani, James Naughton and Ken Deep, with Tara Wheeler.

Patrick Troughton Interviewed

Patrick Troughton Interviewed

Louis Trapani (right) interviews Patrick Troughton (left) in 1986.

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 155

"Life depends on change, and renewal."

Outpost Gallifrey Presents:
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 155
Running Time: 1:32:48

Review of the first Patrick Troughton story, Power of the Daleks, news, Mike Doran joins us for a Who Party 14 Toronto Report, and feedback including a review of Prisoner of the Daleks by Dave (Skaroth), and feedback (Jordan, Steve Lee, Samantha (Romana II), and Companion2B (Sarah)).

Underground Toys San Diego Comic Con 2009 Exclusives

Underground Toys have released images and descriptions of their 2009 San Diego Comic Con exclusives. They seem to be the same exclusives as the figures being introduced as exclusives to the UK Forbidden Planet retailer (and could not ship outside of the UK, now we know why).

Sixth Doctor with ‘Real Time’ Blue coat - $19.99
This alternative costume was most visibly used in the BBC webcast 'Real Time' (having previously appeared on a few book and audio book covers). It varies vastly from the gaudy coat of many colors normally worn by Colin Baker's sixth Doctor whilst retaining some design elements including the dandy's tie and question mark shirt collar. For many fans this has become almost the preferred costume with it's more muted, less frivolous, colorways. Underground Toys are thrilled to be able to offer this new figure as part of their 2009 Exclusives program.

The Eleven Doctors Special for Children In Need?

The Daily Mirror is reporting that all eleven Doctors will be coming together for a special one-off special for Children in Need this November. It reports that the 15 minute episode will be included in BBC1 annual Children In Need appeal in November and shooting of it will begin in September.

This is not the first time a rumour of this nature appeared in the tabloids. The same thing was said to be happening last year for Children in Need except with 10 Doctors which did not happen.

The article states that "images from their original shows, stretching from 1966 to 1974" will be used for the actors William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, and Jon Pertwee who have since passed away. They will make cameo appearances through footage from these previous episodes.

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