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As of today, there is a new phone number for the Doctor Who: Podshock Public Call Box. You can call any time, night or day, and leave a voice feedback message for possible inclusion on Doctor Who: Podshock. Simply call the new number at 206-984-3543 and follow the instructions to leave feedback (it works just like any simple voice mail system.
As always, we don't charge anything for calling this number, but your local phone carrier may depending on your plan. So please be aware that this is a 206 area code in the Washington state area in the US.
The call box is not bigger on the inside, so please limit your messages to a minute or two.
Late last night Big Finish felt confident enough to announce that Tom Baker would be following Colin Baker into Big Finish Audio, as the Doctor. For months it has been a sort of conformation, with Big Finish it's self and more appropriately Nick Briggs himself not wanting to say anything, as dealing in the past had only been a source of spot by Tom.
The details are as follows, "Tom Baker will be playing the Fourth Doctor in a number of audio adventures for Big Finish, to be released from the beginning of 2012. Storylines and scripts are already at an advanced stage, and we plan to start recording early in the summer."
It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart, that I report the passing of Nicholas Courtney, best known for his role as the Brigadier.
He was first seen in Doctor Who as Bret Vyon a security agent in the 12 part "The Daleks Master Plan" Later taking up the Role of Colonel Lethbridge Stewart in "The Web of Fear" and then comming back one year later as Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart in the Invasion.
Today saw the release of the soundtracks collection to lost episodes Volume 2.
Still within the Hartnell Era, this set comprises of "The Masacre of St Bartholomew's Eve" "The Celestial Toy maker" "The Savages" and "The Daleks Master Plan" three of the story's contained within, are considered by many to be black and white era who at it's best. And so the boxed set worth having in every Who fans collection. Not forgetting that the Daleks master plan is the longest Doctor Who story ever, taking place in twelve parts. All of these Story's are from the original series (season) three, which in it's self is largely missing.
After showering and cutting my hair (and worrying if I had cut it too short), I was pretty much set for another all-nighter editing Doctor Who: Podshock 224. Then to my surprise, I received an invite via Twitter from (DWP Correspondent) Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara to join her and others to listen to David Tennant on Absolute Radio in the UK. Tara said they were all "dancing." This must had been around 1:30 AM (EDT).
Ok, I could do that. I hadn't heard David Tennant interviewed since his returning to the UK after working here in the States. I figured I would pop over to the live streaming audio of the radio station with the simultaneous webcam view (when it wasn't failing) and see what David Tennant had to say in what I assumed would be a quick interview.
Little did I know once I got there, there was no Mr. Tennant to be found. One of the webcams had a view of an empty chair. So I assumed since they had been dancing before, I must had just missed his interview. I was about to say, "Oh well" and get back to work when I was informed that he had yet to come on. That they were still waiting for him.
Ok this release has been out a while, but I had a lot of work in the way, so hear goes (a bad audio joke, Big Finish audio ahem Yes cough well).
I will start by saying this review (of Legend of the Cybermen) will have spoilers in it, but hopefully enough that you'll go out and buy it. The first thing is the story continues on from The Wreck of the Titan, and by that really had a lot to live up to, because Wreck was written so well by, and directed by Barnaby Edwards of Dalek fame and not of DWNY fame. In comparison Legend is written by Mike Maddox and Directed by Nick Briggs.
Big Finish are having a BIg Finish Day on their website. and you can get many bargains such as any of the First 50 Doctor Who titles for a fiver (pounds sterling) That means all titles up to Zagreus from The Sirens of Time. Other titles of interest are "The One Doctor" "Doctor Who and the Pirates" and "Spare Parts" to name but a few.
The BBC has renewed the Big Finish Audio's Licence to produce Doctor Who audios until 2012 through its BBC Audio branch, the following statement was published to Facebook earlier today from Big finish.
Anyone remembering my review of City of Spires will recall that I promissed to review all the Releases in this Series of Sixth Doctor and Jamie Stories.
This is a review for The Big Finish Adventure, The City of Spires. Staring Colin Baker as the 6th Doctor, Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon and Georgia Moffett as Alice.
The Doctor Land hoping to get away from it all, but once again as with a Previous Regeneration, he lands in the Middle of an Important Battle in Scotland. After managing to convince the Scottish Warrior Black Donald that he's not English, and accepts being called a French Dandy. The Doctor Notices one very important clue, "Black Donald" is in Fact Jamie McCrimmon.
Episode 7, Dave? What of the episodes 1-6? Not a post here about it, Dave? Oh well.
This episode went out on BBC7 on Friday, 23rd April 2010 at 9:30am BST. It is available to listen to via the BBC iPlayer (without location restrictions) for the week (6 days left at the time of this posting).
For those that follow me on Twitter, may know that I sometimes use AudioBoo to record short audio reports while on the road. It is usually while attending a conference or convention or some other event, though not limited to such. (If you want to know more about AudioBoo, back in 2008, I posted this blog about AudioBoo: Boo! AudioBoo! Mini Mobile Podcasting!)
This year's Gallifrey One convention (Gallifrey Blackjack 21) was no exception.
You can currently listen to Night Waves: Sacred Monsters (BBC Radio 3) which features new Doctor Who Executive Producer and Head Writer, Steven Moffat. He talks about his work on the series, Matt Smith as the new Doctor, and what we are about to see in the upcoming series.
Listen here: BBC iPlayer - Night Waves - Sacred Monsters
Toby Hadoke's 'Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf' can be heard via the BBC iPlayer with Colin Baker and Louise Jameson from July 2007. Episode one, 30 minutes long will be available to listen to until Friday, the 18th of December 2009.
Listen here: BBC iPlayer - Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf
Also be sure to catch our interviews with Toby Hadoke on Doctor Who: Podshock:
The Sonic Newsdriver 20091117
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Tuesday, the 17th of Nov. 2009
Waters of Mars Floats to 9.1 Million, Moorcock for Doctor Who, No Movie For You, Waters of Mars Accessories, Live Waters Review, Bigger Than Life, and more.
Hosted by Louis Trapani
Last week I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Sci-Fi Party Line podcast. I was invited to come on episode 39 of the podcast hosted by Cat ( @fancyfembot ) and Eric Escamilla ( @Bullitt33 ) (we just had Eric on with us in Doctor Who: Podshock 169).
In it, we discuss The Sarah Jane Adventures episode, The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith which guest stars David Tennant, the preview clip of Dreamland (the new animated Doctor Who adventure), and the upcoming Doctor Who special, Waters of Mars. We even ponder on the upcoming new series starring Matt Smith with Steven Moffat. Plus we touch upon Torchwood as well in this episode.
"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.
"Ah, you come to help me find the Zero Room. Welcome aboard."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 168 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 0:35:40
Picking up from our last episode with a 1985 flashback of Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) speaking about the 5th Doctor's first story, Castrovalva, plus a rare exclusive 1985 interview with then Doctor Who producer, John Nathan-Turner and more.
Hosted by Louis Trapani.
The Sonic Newsdriver 20091029
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Thursday, the 29th of Oct. 2009
Is there a Doctor in the house?, To the Moon Alice, Sarah Jane Adventures nominated for a BAFTA Children's Award, Wake the Kids and Phone the Neighbors, David Tennant's New Gig, Trust Review Leads to an Extra £25.5m for BBC Children's Services, Doctor Who Christmas Special to be Previewed on BBC Children in Need, and more.
Hosted by Louis Trapani