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A Grand Celebration of 5 Years of Doctor Who: Podshock

This past Saturday, the 21st of August 2010 was not only our seasonal meet up on Second Life, it also marked the 5th anniversary of the Doctor Who podcast, Doctor Who: Podshock. (We used our last meet up last May to mark the 25th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy).

People from all corners of the world came together to have fun and to meet Doctor Who: Podshock hosts, correspondents, supporters, and other Doctor Who fans. As usual, Victor led the much anticipated TARDIS tours, a staple of our meet ups on Second Life in which he takes a TARDIS load of people to other Doctor Who themed areas of Second Life. This time, he even allowed me to pilot a Jon Pertwee style TARDIS for one trip. It was very exciting indeed.

The TARDIS Tours took us to Who Island which had a replica of Stonehenge with 'underhenge' which we discovered the Pandorica (and it opened)! We also got to see the console room seen in this year's 'The Lodger' episode and as always the tour concluded in the Doctor Who Museum. The virtual museum chronicles all of Doctor Who throughout its long history.

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 217

"I can feel my hair curling and that can mean either that it's going to rain… or that I'm on to something."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 217
Running Time: 1:57:43

Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin reviewed, West Coast Correspondent Amy Krell joins us as we discuss the Doctor Who Proms, Adventure Games, news, rumours, our upcoming Second Life meet up, news, and more!

Hosted by Louis Trapani, Ken Deep, James Naughton, and Amy Krell.

Introduction Video to The Doctor Who Experience on Second Life

Below is a new general introduction video to The Doctor Who Experience on Second Life. It is the area we hold our seasonal Doctor Who: Podshock / Gallifreyan Embassy Meet Ups (we have one coming up next Saturday, the 21st of August 2010 by the way, see: Join Us in Celebrating 5 Years of Doctor Who: Podshock Wherever You Are! for more information). If you already attended our meet ups there or have seen the intro video Victor made specifically for our upcoming meet up (see: New Intro Video for Upcoming Doctor Who / Gallifreyan Embassy Meet Up on Second Life), then this video may be old hat for you. If you are brand new to Second Life and The Doctor Who Experience, then this video can be helpful to you. Remember you can enjoy The Doctor Who Experience anytime you like, not just during our meet ups there.

New Intro Video for the Upcoming Doctor Who: Podshock / Gallifreyan Embassy Meet Up on Second Life

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!

Join Us in Celebrating 5 Years of Doctor Who: Podshock Wherever You Are!

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.

Second Life Meet Up August 2010

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.

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A Special Anniversary Event?

Gallifreyan Embassy's 2nd Anniversary Cake

As you already know if you read my previous post (It Was 25 Years Ago Today…), that today marks the 25th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy.

Over the past few months we have been discussing having some sort of special anniversary event to mark the occasion this year. You may remember last year we held an event in Manhattan for our 24th anniversary in which we paired up with a monthly DWNY meet up and brought the lovely Daphne Ashbrook (Dr. Grace Holloway from the 1996 Doctor Who movie) to the event. See Happy Anniversary to Us… for further details.

We would like to something special for our 25th as well. It would be an event in the NY area, perhaps on Long Island as that is where it all began, yet still be accessible to our friends in NYC. Maybe a dinner event? Would you be interested in attending?

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 200

"Would you like a jelly baby?"

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 200
Running Time: 1:50:51

Tom Baker (The 4th Doctor), MyAnna Buring (Scooti in The Impossible Planet), and 'Victor1st Mornington' (The Doctor Who Experience on SL) interviewed. The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who reviewed by Graeme Sheridan, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who Book Giveaway, Our Second Life Meet Up for May, 200th episode greetings from The Cultdom Collective and Tin Dog Podcast, and more!

Hosted by Louis Trapani, Ken Deep, with Jules Burt.

Join Us for the Gallifreyan Embassy & Doctor Who: Podshock May 2010 Second Life Meet Up

It's our spring Second Life meet up and what better way to celebrate 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.

Second Life Meet Up May 2010

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.

All we ask of you is to be mindful of others who may not have seen the current episode of Doctor Who that will go out on that Saturday or the two episodes prior (most countries outside of the UK are two weeks behind).

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Winter Podshock Meet up Feb 2010

The Podschock Winter meet up took place on Feb. 20th and here's the Photo from the end of the Meet up.

Fun was had by all who attended.  Podshock crew, Tardis Tara, Eric"Bullit 33", Ian"the6thDoctor"Bisset, Dave "AC" Cooper, Graeme"The2ndDoctor" Sheridan and of Course Thee Presenter, "Mr Podshock" Louis Trapani.

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See You at Gallifrey

There's only one more week until Gallifrey 21, the annual premier Doctor Who convention of North America taking place in Los Angeles, CA. Once again, Doctor Who: Podshock will be there in force.

Doctor Who Podshock Meet and GreetWe are holding a Meet and Greet on the Thursday evening before the convention ("Gallifrey Eve," if you like) at the same hotel. It is at 10pm PST on the 25th of February. It is late enough to allow many of people flying in on Thursday to check into the hotel and get some dinner beforehand. The Meet and Greet is an informal (leave the tux at home) gathering where you will have a chance to come by and say hi, meet the Doctor Who: Podshock hosts, correspondents, and regular contributors to the show. Learn more about our Meet and Greet here. If you plan on meeting up with us there, please RSVP here.

If you are a Podshock Supporting Subscriber and you are going to Gallifrey 21, please let us know if you haven't done so already. In addition to the Meet and Greet, we would like to plan something special to do with supporting subscribers at Gallifrey 21. What that might be, depends on how many will be able to join us. It is because of the support of supporting subscribers we are able to bring you the show and do these events. Please if you haven't done so yet, please consider supporting us by becoming a Podshock Supporting Subscriber. It doesn't cost much and it means so much to us.

Planet of the Dead Blu-Ray Going to a Supporting Subscriber

A new unopened copy of Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead on Blu-Ray disc (US) starring David Tennant and Michelle Ryan will be given to a randomly chosen current Podshock Supporting Subscriber.

We will announce who the disc will be going to at our upcoming Gallifreyan Embassy / Doctor Who: Podshock Meet Up on Second Life on the 20th of February (you need not be present to receive the disc).

This 10th Doctor special, originally transmitted in April 2009 is the first Doctor Who television episode offered in high definition (1080i). It also contains the 60 minute behind-the-scenes Doctor Who: Confidential episode. Note: This is a US version of the Blu-ray disc.

Join Us for Our Pre-Gallifrey 21 Second Life Meet Up

Second Life Meet Up February 2010

Whether you are attending Gallifrey 21 or not, you can join us at our Pre-Gallifrey 21 Second Life Meet Up.

Here's a chance to virtually meet up with those you might be meeting the following week at Gallifrey 2010 in Los Angeles. Compare notes, thoughts, and schedule details of the upcoming event. Even if you are not attending the convention, our seasonal meet ups are a fun and fantastic way to connect with other Doctor Who and Torchwood fans without even leaving the comfort of your own home. Each meet up has been grown larger and larger.

Friday the 13th Edition of the Sonic Newsdriver

The Sonic Newsdriver 20091113
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Friday, the 13th of Nov. 2009

Number 9… Number 9… Number 9…, Number 6… Number 6… Number 6…, Tom Baker on the New Series, I am the Fleshcreep Whether You Like it or Not, Remember - Get a Life, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 169

"It feels different this time."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 169
Running Time: 1:44:39

The 5th Doctor's (Peter Davison) final story, The Caves of Androzani Reviewed, News (Waters of Mars, Dreamland, Gallifrey 21, Second Life, DVD), Feedback, and more.

Hosted by Ken Deep, James Naughton, and Louis Trapani, with Eric Escamilla ( @bullitt33 ).

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