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This is why I want to have a pied a terre in London. Anyone need a red-headed house sitter? :)
Cover art for Doctor Who: Podshock 180 which includes our conclusion of our interview with Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook from the 1996 TV movie.
"This song is ending. But the story never ends."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 179 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:40:21
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.
"My last incarnation… oh, I was never happy with that one. It had a sort of feckless "charm" which simply wasn't me!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 173
Running Time: 1:32:35
Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook interviewed together (part 1), The Twin Dilemma reviewed, Germany report by Graeme Sheridan, Episode 6 of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Whoverse by Eric Escamilla, feedback, and more.
Cover art for Doctor Who: Podshock 173 featuring Colin Baker as the Doctor from The Twin Dilemma (reviewed in this episode) and Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook on stage in Chicago (interviewed in this episode).
To make up for having to miss out on going to meet the man himself at Chicago TARDIS, I settled instead for the pleasure of listening to the recent Big Finish 8th Doctor audio – “The Company of Friends”. And a real delight it was too (more details on that below!). While listening to it, I marveled at the breadth of “friends” (or companions) that the 8th Doctor has accumulated, across a wide range of mediums. In fact, all told, it is possible that the 8th Doctor may have had more companions (15, by my rough count) than any other incarnation! This is all the more astonishing given the brevity of his television appearances – about 50-55 minutes of a 90-minute TV movie.
Oh. Yes. Tweet me if you're going to be there at the Silent Movie on Fairfax on Tuesday. Bruce Robinson? A 35mm print? Heaven!!!
I believe this is going to be on "Masterpiece Contemporary" this Sunday in the US - David Tennant and Paul McGann, together at last! - but I've seen it. Pretty much your bog-standard ITV prime-time soap, but great actors and good performances.
The Sonic Newsdriver 20091112
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Thursday, the 12th of Nov. 2009
What if there was no 8th Doctor?, The Who Factor, Tennant's TV Pilot, Dreamland Dates, Get Your Mickey Fix, Get a Life, and more.
Hosted by Louis Trapani
A quick follow-up to "Collision," which I think is heading to our screens quickly.
We like Johnny Depp 'cause Johnny Depp likes Withnail!
We love Gugu M'Batha-Raw (Martha's sister) too - she played Ophelia in this Donmar production of "Hamlet." I hope they let her appear in the Broadway transfer. It will never come to LA, though. Which sucks:
That's the big news of the day from me!
My advice to anyone who's in the UK during the run is GO! It's always interesting seeing these guys on stage; completely different medium. McGann has done theatre in the past but not often, so grab the opportunity if you can! The Globe is also a very cool place to see a play. Have a drink at the Anchor, just a bit east of the theatre, and sit where Samuel Pepys sat, watching London burn during the Great Fire of 1666.