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This Week In Doctor Who - Section A
August 28, 2010 - Vol 13, Number 30
by Benjamin F. Elliott
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.
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?
"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!).'"
There is another Doctor Who stage show in the works, but Trevor Martin won't be returning for the title role. The Press Association reports the following:
"Actor Nigel Planer - best known for his role as TV hippy Neil in The Young Ones - is to take centre stage in the new live-action Doctor Who tour.
The hit BBC One show is being adapted for the stage in a nine-city arena tour which will begin next month with Daleks and Cybermen among the evil creatures which will be brought to life.
Now Planer has been unveiled as the star who will act as the production's lynchpin, starring as a travelling showman Vorgensen.
"Well a simple "No, thank you" would have been sufficient…"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 219
Running Time: 1:30:54
Brian Croucher of Doctor Who: The Robots of Death and Travis (2) on Blake's 7 interviewed, Daphne Ashbrook Doesn't Need No Doctor, a special adventurous anniversary message from Graeme Sheridan, news, feedback, and more!
Earlier today I got some brilliant news for all North American Doctor Who fans. Fellow Doctor Who podcaster, David Hooie released an unusual for him short podcast. Within the podcast one of the guys in charge of the Restoration team had the excellent news That the 1996 TV movie had just got the go ahead for a US release, after some hard negotiations with Universal, the owners of the rights in the US and Canada. For the full story follow this link.
The date has finally been released for the Doctor Who at the proms 2010 TV broadcast.
it is 6th September at 8:30pm on BBC 3.
This is the cover for the new Doctor Who game "Return to Earth" being released for the nintendo Wii, the apparent release date is 29th of October 2010 in the UK and is apparently already for pre-order on Play.com. To this another game is also being released for the DS and is titled Evacuation Earth
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.
The third instalment of the Doctor Who: Adventure Game , computer game series that's been free to download to and install to UK residents has been announced.
This time the game takes entirely place in the TARDIS it's self and we get to see the hinted at many rooms of the TARDIS. Steven Moffat has told the official DW website
"We're always in trouble! Isn't this extraordinary… it follows us everywhere!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 218
Running Time: 1:29:01
We interview the legendary first ever director of Doctor Who, Waris Hussein. West Coast Correspondents Joshua Lou Friedmen and Amy Krell join us for this historic interview in which we discuss An Unearthly Child and Marco Polo as well as how Doctor Who of old compares to new. Plus Matt Smith puts on southern American accents in Doctor Who: The Runaway Train, and more!
"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!
"I'm way worse than Scottish."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 216 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 0:49:34
In this Extra Edition of Doctor Who: Podshock we have a free form discussion on Doctor Who news and events including Blu-ray and DVD releases, Doctor Who Proms, Frazer Hines, Sherlock, rumours, the upcoming Christmas special, a Gallifrey 22 update, and yes - even the shower scene from The Lodger, plus more.
"I see, you're one of those boring maniacs who's going to gloat. Are you going to tell me your plan for running the universe?"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 215
Running Time: 1:41:54
Doctor Who: Robots of Death reviewed, Joshua Lou Friedman is back with us talking about his latest film project Bulla and his trip to the UK, Tara Wheeler reports in from San Diego Comic Con, Congratulations to Robin Dal Pozzo McVay, news, and more!
Ok, OK! so it's not a TV episode, but it's something I've been wanting after realising we've had every other combination of numbers of Doctors up to five, but not four. I would have written earlier about this but there was one FACT that was unclear. Yes it's free to subscribers but! which Doctor Who ranges would be included? and as far as I can make out it's the Monthly Doctor Who Range subscribers who get this little gem in their fists.
Big Finish has done this on a regular basis last year saw the release "An Earthly Child" a 8th Doctor and Susan tale, but unlike that release, Big Finish has said as of going to press that this adventure would never be released other than to Subscribers. Now I see three points here 1.) Big Finish would make an absolute wad of cash if they eventually released this for general sale. 2.) That they must make enough that they can "AFFORD" to do this, but in fact this is very nice present to their subscribers if it remains so. 3.) Internet piracy, maybe at some point this is going to end up on a torrent site. Great for those who don't want to subscribe but bad for Big Finish, as they may have lawyers but I doubt they have the clout of the BIG Music labels, and I personally would rather see the money going into Big Finish's pockets because this is quite literately how future productions are funded.