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This Week In Doctor Who - Section A
June 19, 2010 - Vol 13, Number 22
by Benjamin F. Elliott
All the known broadcasts of Doctor Who covered weekly since 1998. With the spinoffs too.
UK - the final story of the series is upon us! Part one - "The Pandorica Opens" - is at 6:40PM BST on BBC One and BBC HD, 50 minute episode. Doctor Who Confidential airs uncut immediately afterwards on BBC Three and BBC HD. The conclusion - "The Big Bang" - is on 26 June at 6:05PM BST on BBC One and BBC HD, 55 minute episode. Doctor Who Confidential will also air immediately after that episode on BBC Three and BBC HD.
It was a quarter of century ago today, as hard as it is for me believe, is when the Gallifreyan Embassy began. Unbeknownst at the time, it was the day after the Discovery Channel was launched. It was also the day after the launch of the space shuttle Discovery (STS-51-G) which marked the first Arab and Muslim in space (payload specialist Sultan bin Salman bin Adulaziz Al Saud). Yes, it was 1985. Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Commodore launches the Amiga personal computer while NeXT is founded by Steve Jobs after leaving Apple Computer.
Just two weeks before we went Back to the Future in the theaters, the Gallifreyan Embassy of Long Island officially began.
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Sunday (20 June 2010) for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the twelfth episode of the new series, The Pandorica Opens.
He's back… and it's about time! We return with our live-over-the-net review series this time talking about the 12th episode of the new series starring Matt Smith as the Doctor premiering on BBC One this Saturday (coming to BBC America 3 weeks later). We will be reviewing The Pandorica Opens.
"I’ve seen many things my friend but you’re right, nothing quite as wonderful as the things you see."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 208
Running Time: 2:20:45
Doctor Who: 'Vincent and the Doctor' reviewed live over the net with live and recorded feedback including Ken Deep and James Naughton. (If you haven't seen Vincent and the Doctor yet, wait until you have before listening).
The above pictured Cyberman head from the Second Doctor's period is one of many articles going on sale once more at Bonhams in Knightsbridge London. Other props include Daleks also from this time (Power of the Daleks) K9 and two TARDIS's. The most interesting being the TARDIS from 2005 from 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston. This is part of an entertainment auction rather than just a Doctor Who specific one. The auction will be taking place at 11am on the 23rd of June 2010 and lot numbers are 126 to 142 inclusive. Lot 126 being an Dalek from The Chase and 142 being the 9th Doctors TARDIS.
Doctor Who - Cold Blood
Deep in the bowels of the Earth, the Doctor and Nasreen (guest star Meera Syal) face captivity under the Silurians.
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Sunday (13 June 2010) for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the eleventh episode of the new series, The Lodger.
He's back… and it's about time! We return with our live-over-the-net review series this time talking about the 11th episode of the new series starring Matt Smith as the Doctor premiering on BBC One this Saturday (coming to BBC America 3 weeks later). We will be reviewing The Lodger.
"Why are Earth people so parochial?"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 207
Running Time: 1:25:13
Live from Fiddlesticks Pub and Grill in Manhattan (NYC), we interview the writers/editors of the new book, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who including Anthony S. Burdge, Jessica Burke, Kristine Larson, and Melody Green.
Dedicated to the memory of Alexei Kondratiev
All 11 Doctors together at one time is something to make any fans hearts race faster.
this time though it's because they are being released as an 11 figure boxed set for the first time. The set may become one of the most sought after items this year after the 11th Doctor's sonic screwdriver. Mainly by hardcore fans and some not so hardcore fans, 1st big point being that obviously Paul McGann's 8th Doctor is part of the set, and Tom Baker's 4th Doctor is in his season 15 garb.
SFX in association with BBC Books has launched a competition for the Description of the 11th Doctor in a Target book Novelisation style. Anybody who has read the Target books will be aware each doctor had an Unique Description for each of the Doctors. "He had and old young face" is part of the Description for Pertwee's 3rd Doctor.
"Yes! Squeaky bum time!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 206
Running Time: 1:44:43
Doctor Who: 'Cold Blood' reviewed live over the net with live and recorded feedback. (If you haven't seen Cold Blood yet, wait until you have before listening).
Hosted by Louis Trapani.
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 205 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 0:55:02
In this Doctor Who: Podshock Extra Edition we include a Doctor Who Discussion Panel we conducted just a week prior to the new series launch in the UK. Joining Ken Deep and Louis Trapani on the panel is Barnaby Edwards (of DWNY and Who York). Also heard in this podcast is Anthony Burdge and Jessica Burke (The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who) and long time Gallifreyan Embassy member, Keith Klitses.
BBCAMERICA.com sat down with Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) for an interview at Thom Bar in NYC. She talks about her personal style, her love of Elvis, and her first time in New York City. And she shows us her really fabulous Alexander McQueen bag!
The computer game, which was introduced as "The Doctor Who Adventures" earlier this year has now been released. There are a couple of sore points, 1: IT IS AS WE EXPECTED GEO-LOCKED, that means if you are not resident in the UK you can't access it. 2: WINDOWS VERSION ONLY, the Mac version is due on the 15th of July. and most Importantly 3: IT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE REST OF THE WORLD, but your going to have to lay out your hard earned cash for it. I suspected this part but as the BBC now has to show responsibilty for it's earnings since the change of government in the UK this was no surprise to me.
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.