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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.
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.
This Week In Doctor Who and Torchwood This Week will not be producing a July 31 issue due to technical and travel issues. TWIDW and TTW will be back on August 7th. For most stations (particularly stations who made the information available), you should be able to extrapolate the Doctor Who and spinoff shows' schedules out to then from the July 24th edition.
July 31 would have been an interesting edition, since as far as I can determine, no countries on Earth were going to premiere new episodes of anything in the Doctor Who universes in the next week - we've all gone into repeats for the moment. But there were some developments of interest that I want to pass on:
So after watching this DVD a couple of times a quick review. Of course I should be the one to tell you about this release, Patrick Troughton's 2nd Doctor being my favourite Doctor despite being born in the Time of Pertwee. This Story see's the Doctor land the Tardis on the Planet of Dulkis for a Vacation, on an Island that the Doctor has forgotten to check for Radiation. Meanwhile the Dominators have landed on the Island and are preparing a site for drilling supported by the Robotic Quarks.
The date was 23 April 2009. The Telegraph runs the following story about Gillian Anderson being cast as The Rani in Doctor Who (see link and quote below). Since that time we have seen a year of specials starring David Tennant and a whole new series starring Matt Smith. Where's Gillian Anderson? We are still waiting...
Psst - tonight, let's crush the internet. See a few paragraphs down the line ...
This Week In Doctor Who - Section A
July 17, 2010 - Vol 13, Number 26
by Benjamin F. Elliott
All the known broadcasts of Doctor Who covered weekly since 1998. With the spinoffs too.
UK - Doctor Who isn't quite over yet, even though the current series ended 21 days ago. The BBC's Three have a couple of treats.
Doctor Who at the Proms 2, will take place on the 24 and 25 of July at the Royal Albert Hall full details from the BBC to follow at the end of this article. This time it will be presented by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill.
And so to the Details.
“On Saturday, July 24 at 9 p.m. ET, the smash-hit first season of the regenerated DOCTOR WHO is checking out with a bang with the season’s final episode, “The Big Bang.” Immediately following the finale, SPACE celebrates the show’s record-breaking run with a special edition of INNERSPACE at 10:10 p.m. ET. Broadcasting live in front of a studio audience from SPACE headquarters in Toronto, this one-hour special is hosted by INNERSPACE host and genre expert Teddy Wilson and features an expert panel, never seen before interviews and a live web chat.
What: InnerSPACE LIVE: Doctor Who - season finale and aftershow!
When: Saturday July 24th from 9pm - 11pm (audience to arrive by 8:15pm)
Where: CTV Headquarters, 299 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario
This is the Sight that greets you when you go to Mr. Steven Moffats Twitter page, yes the Great Moff is now on twitter. Just overnight his followers went up from 849 as I started following him to the Current amount of 3197. If you don't want to have any insite into Who production until the Confidential is broadcast I suggest that you don't follow him. For those of you who do then he is @steven_moffat or you can go to http://twitter.com/steven_moffat
Apple iTunes is currently offering selected science fiction series premiere episodes for free. "For a limited time, download the first episodes of these series for free and own their first seasons for a great price"
Included in the offerings is Doctor Who (Rose) and Torchwood (Everything Changes (both SD and HD versions)). Other series include the recently re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series, Fringe, Heroes, Stargate SG-1, Eureka, Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, Stargate Atlantis, Robin Hood, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Again, we don't know how long this will last as it only states "for a limited time" - so get them while you can.
Links to episodes:
The BBC has confirmed veteran actor Michael Gambon and opera diva Katherine Jenkins will guest star in the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas special. Production starts today and will continue until August.
Michael Gambon, known for many roles all over Television and film, and mostly known lately for playing Dumbledore in four of the six Harry Potter films available, after original actor Richard Harris passed on.
"Bow ties are cool."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 213 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 0:42:16
In this Extra Edition of Doctor Who: Podshock we look back and review the 2010 series as a whole. Ken, James, and Louis give their thoughts about the first series with Matt Smith as the Doctor in this studio recorded episode.
So after what seems like an eternity and for some peculiar reason as to why the figures could not be released( The Official Viewing FIgures were with held by BARB on the BBC's request.) the final viewing figures for the "Big Bang" are available.
6.12 Million People Watched the Big Bang officially on BBC 1. with 0.72 Million watching the Repeat on BBC 3. as of yet I am unable to find the BBC HD numbers.
Earth, 2084. Two global superpowers hover on the brink of war. When the TARDIS is forced to make an unplanned visit to Sea Base Four, the Doctor (Peter Davison, The Last Detective), Tegan (Janet Fielding, Minder) and Turlough (Mark Strickson, A Christmas Carol) find themselves accused of being enemy agents.