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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.
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.