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Doctor Who Aventure Games Gets Recommissioned

The BBC announced this morning that the free to download (In the UK) Doctor Who Adventure Games will carry on next year, and therefore are to get recommisioned. Full details from the press release below.

 

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 221

"Our lives are different to anybody else's. That's the exciting thing, that nobody in the universe can do what we're doing."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 221
Running Time: 1:25:46

We interview Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield) and director Graeme Harper, plus 2011 will bring 2 series of Doctor Who instead of 1 but no Daleks, Sylvester McCoy in The Hobbit, Live coverage from Doctor Who: Podshock's 5th anniversary celebration with Lewis Bailey (The Happiness Patrol Podcast) and Terry Lighfoot (The DirtyWhoers podcast), Gallifrey update and convention reports, Tom Baker returns again as the 4th Doctor, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), and James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ).

Doctor Who Live Promo Video

Watch a promo video for Doctor Who Live. It features Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor (note, Smith is not appearing in the live show himself, only via prerecorded video projected on screen presumably similar to what you see here). The other footage obviously comes from the recent Doctor Who Proms music event.

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Awards for Doctor Who and The Waters of Mars

Doctor Who has won Best Family Drama by the TV Choice Awards 2010. Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Steven Moffat (Lead Writer and Executive Producer) were there in person at the ceremony Monday evening hosted by Alexander Armstrong (voice of "Mr. Smith" on The Sarah Jane Adventures).

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This comes on the heels of another award granted to Doctor Who, this time a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) for last year's Doctor Who special, The Waters of Mars(Amazon US link).

Out of the handful of Doctor Who specials transmitted last year, I enjoyed Waters most.

Paul Cornell was at the Hugo Awards ceremony presenting an award.

Congratulations all around!

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Legend of the Cybermen Review

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.

Doctor Who: Podshock - Aftershock 20100903

Doctor Who: Podshock - Aftershock 20100903
Running Time: 0:08:23

James Naughton is once again attending Whooverville this year and in this brief Aftershock episode of Doctor Who: Podshock he tells us what to expect.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), and James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ).

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 220 Extra Edition

"I eat the celery. If nothing else, I'm sure it's good for my teeth."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 220 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 0:46:10

In this Extra Edition of Doctor Who: Podshock we feature another interview with a legendary Doctor Who director, Graeme Harper, plus news and more!

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) and Dave Cooper ( @daveac ) with Ken Deep ( @kendeep ) and James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ).

Exclusive: The Caves of Androzani Revisted - Cover Art Revealed

We are pleased to exclusively reveal the cover artwork for the upcoming new reissued DVD, Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani.

The Caves of Androzani will be included in Doctor Who: Revisitation Box Set - Volume 1 (Amazon UK link) being released in the UK in 4 October 2010. Other revisited titles in this set include, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, and the 1996 Doctor Who Movie with Paul McGann

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Watch 'Doctor Who: A Masterclass' from Edinburgh International Television Festival

Watch the full session from the Edinburgh International Television Festival with Doctor Who Executive Producer and Lead Writer, Steven Moffat and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) from 29 August 2010 chaired by Richard Bacon.

Follow the link below and then click the right sidebar for Doctor Who: A Masterclass. Special thanks to @terrylightfoot for the heads up on it.

MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival - MGEITF 2010 - Full Sessions:

How do you feel about the 2011 series of Doctor Who being two series?

Excited! It's a grand idea.
42% (10 votes)
Dreadful. I don't like it.
13% (3 votes)
Unsure. I will wait and see.
46% (11 votes)
Total votes: 24
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Doctor Who, Series Split.

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Steven Moffat announced at the Edinburgh International Television Festival that the next season of Doctor Who will be split. But not like we think of spilt, according to Steven, "The wrong expression would be to say we are splitting it in two. We are making it two separate series." Seven episodes are to be shown up to Easter and the remaining six episodes are to be shown in the autumn.

The Revenge of the Cybermen Figures

Revenge of the Cybermen FiguresThese Cybermen figures are out for revenge in an exclusive set available now to pre-order from Forbidden Planet. This set contains the Cyber Leader and two Mark V Cybermen along with a Cybermat for good measure is expected on the 17th of November 2010. Relive the classic 4th Doctor story, The Revenge of the Cybermen otherwise they may turn you into a cyberbomb.

Pre-order price is currently £29.99 plus shipping. For more information or to place an order, click here.

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Sarah Douglas is the Blob-Like Entity in Doctor Who (video)

Here is Sarah Douglas talking about her role in the Doctor Who Adventure Game as the "blob-like entity" / Professor Meadows in this short video. You may recall we broke the story of Sarah's role in Doctor Who when we interviewed her earlier this year at I-CON. If you didn't catch it, it was Doctor Who: Podshock 189. DW: Podshock 189DW: Podshock 189At that time she and we were unsure of exactly what her role was going to be, only that it was for an interactive animated story. We had assumed it may have been another BBC "Red Button" interactive Doctor Who episode before learning of the new Doctor Who Adventure Game series.

On a personal note, it was a real delight spending time with Sarah this past spring. We had her on our show when she during the early stage of this video game project, we would love to have back to speak more on it sometime in the future.

This Week In Doctor Who - August 28, 2010

This Week In Doctor Who - Section A
August 28, 2010 - Vol 13, Number 30
by Benjamin F. Elliott
http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/thisweekindoctorwho
http://thisweekindoctorwho.blogspot.com
http://gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex/?q=TWIDW

All the known broadcasts of Doctor Who covered weekly since 1998. With the spinoffs too. And look - back on schedule!

While TWIDW no longer has podcast listings, most of the Doctor Who podcasts online have united for publicity as the Doctor Who Podcast alliance http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org . The podcasters are doing very exciting things these days. Stay tuned.

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TARDIS 'Hack' at MIT

If you haven't seen this yet, it is a real hoot (did I just say, "hoot"?), what better way to start the the school year off than with a TARDIS appearing on the roof of your university?

Hack on the Little Dome,  77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
25 August 2010
A visit from The Doctor: 'It's bigger on the inside.'

For viewers not intimately familiar with MIT Culture, this is a 'hack' (prank) for the start of the academic year at MIT. New student orientation begins this week. The MIT website has a gallery of hacks from over the years: hacks.mit.edu/ 'The word hack at MIT usually refers to a clever, benign, and 'ethical' prank or practical joke, which is both challenging for the perpetrators and amusing to the MIT community (and sometimes even the rest of the world!).'


(Also, the building isn't dirty; the stone was sopping wet.  It had been raining for three days, and it was still sprinkling when the photo was taken.)

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"The TARDIS at MIT

Hack on the Little Dome, 25 August 2010 A visit from The Doctor: 'It's bigger on the inside.'

For viewers not intimately familiar with MIT Culture, this is a 'hack' (prank) for the start of the academic year at MIT. New student orientation begins this week. The MIT website has a gallery of hacks from over the years: hacks.mit.edu/ 'The word hack at MIT usually refers to a clever, benign, and 'ethical' prank or practical joke, which is both challenging for the perpetrators and amusing to the MIT community (and sometimes even the rest of the world!).'"

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