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According to an article in The Hollywood Reporter today, it reports that BBC Worldwide has in a statement said, "BBC Worldwide Productions and the FOX Broadcasting Company have mutually agreed not to progress together with a 13-episode serialized 'Torchwood' format. We are currently in discussion with several interested networks."
Be sure to catch the next episode of Doctor Who on BBC America this Saturday night at 9/8c. In the episode titled "The Beast Below," The Doctor takes Amy to the distant future, where she finds all of Britain on a giant spaceship:
Anthony S Burdge, contributing author and editor of the book, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who who you may have heard reporting from the East Village Cinema in Doctor Who: Podshock 192 has announced two of four New York City book signing events in addition to one in the UK.
There two Staten Island events:
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Staten Island - Borders Express
Street: 2655 Richmond Avenue
City/Town: Staten Island, NY
Date: Monday, May 24, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: NYPL Tottenville Branch
Street: 7430 Amboy Road
City/Town: Staten Island, NY
There will be two other NYC events to be announced soon taking place on May 20th in Brooklyn and May 27th in Manhattan.
In the UK:
Revenge of the Cybermen and Silver Nemesis Have been cleared by the British Board of Film Classification as a Double DVD Trailer. As to when this box set will be realsed is anybody's Guess, and with Two of the most unpopular Cybermen stories of all time, one wonders what sales they will get. But that said it will be in my Pre-order list as soon as it's available, I'm somewhat of a Cyber-collector. "EXCELENT!"
"Hello. I'm the Doctor. Basically… run!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 192
Running Time: 0:50:05
We interview Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and others in NYC (part 1 of our coverage of the New York Doctor Who events of April 2010 at the Paley Center for Media, the Apple SoHo store, and the East Village Cinema), plus Paul Castle at Gallifrey 21 discusses his book, Shooty Dog Thing.
BBC America had its ratings records broken with the premiere of Doctor Who this past Saturday, the 17th of April, 2010. It delivered 1.2 million viewers (live and same day viewers) making it the highest rated telecast ever for BBC America! Doctor Who is also the currently the number 1 TV series in the Apple iTunes store (see links below).
Here is a breakdown of the ratings for Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour on BBC America:
|•||The Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 was BBC AMERICA's best Live + Same Day P2+ rating (.68) and delivery ever (1,196,000).|
|•||The Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 was BBC AMERICA's best Live + Same Day A25-54 rating (.89) and delivery ever (682,000).|
|•||In Live + Same Day coverage rating, BBC AMERICA premiere beat SYFY's season premieres for Doctor Who seasons 2-4 in P2+ and P25-54.|
|•||The .89 in P25-54 coverage rating for the Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 ranked #2 among all ad supported cable nets in its time period (9-10:10PM).|
On Tuesday, 13 April 2010, Doctor Who: Podshock went to the Apple SoHo store to cover the Doctor Who Q&A event there in New York City. Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Steven Moffat were there in person taking questions from the audience.
Originally we were going to record a show there until we learned that Apple themselves were going to release it as a podcast in their Meet the Filmmaker series. It is available now (link below), see the episode titled "Meet "Doctor Who"" released on 4/16/2010 on the feed.
You may hear a familiar voice in it aside from Matt, Karen, and Steven.
If you missed Matt Smith's first full episode as the Doctor on BBC America, you can now purchase the episode from Apple's iTunes. Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour is now available on iTunes (in the US).
If your television service provider doesn't carry BBC America, don't let that stop you from enjoying the exciting new series of Doctor Who.
Link to the entire episode from iTunes here:
Link to the season pass for the new series:
Fans show up including long time Gallifreyan Embassy member, Tim Grogan and Doctor Who: Podshock Supporting Subscriber and contributing author of the new book, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who, Anthony Burdge lined up large numbers for the premiere Doctor Who fan screening in New York City, featuring a Q&A with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Steven Moffat.
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Sunday (18 April 2010) for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the third episode of the new series, Victory of the Daleks.
He's back… and it's about time! We return with our live-over-the-net review series this time talking about the 3rd episode of the new series starring Matt Smith as the Doctor premiering on BBC One this Saturday (coming to BBC America on the May 1st). We will be reviewing Victory of the Daleks.
Live at the Doctor Who event with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat at the Soho Apple Store in NYC on Tuesday night. Outside the store, BBCAmerica.com chatted with some dedicated Doctor Who fans including Dan Roth (Doctor Who: Podshock 185) about why they love the show.
It's the week of the premiere on BBC America this Saturday at 9/8c. Here's a video in the meantime with Matt Smith about the Doctor's love for humans - the cast and production team discuss the Doctor's particular attachment to humans and why he seems to love planet Earth in a special way.