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306 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:19pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 306
Running time: 1:06:28

We have interviews with Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) and with the late Ian Marter (Harry Sullivan, Doctor Who novelizations author), plus news, your feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani.

Presented to you by the Gallifreyan Embassy and is a production of Art Trap Productions. Interview segment courtesy of Chuck Rabb of the Chuck Rabb Show.

This podcast is made possible in part by and is brought to you by Podshock Supporting Subscribers and from donations from listeners like you.

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Whoogle Weekly Roundup for Friday, 8th August 2014

TARDIS Newsroom - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:56am



Another round-up of the latest news and tidbits from the world of Doctor Who including the start of the 'World Tour'...

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Deep Breath: More Information Emerges...

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:29am

Before any new episode of Doctor Who we release a short synopsis which gives an idea of what will be happening in the adventure…

For Deep Breath, the official synopsis reads, ‘When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. Who is the new Doctor and will Clara’s friendship survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy? The Doctor has changed. It’s time you knew him.’

Of course, you’ll be able to watch the whole thing when Doctor Who returns to BBC One on Saturday, 23 August, or you can visit a gallery of images for the episode now! 

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The World Tour Begins in the Home of Doctor Who

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:22am

The Doctor Who World Tour began in Cardiff, the home of Doctor Who, earlier today (7 August, 2014).

The day started with a photo shoot at Cardiff Castle with Peter Capaldi looking relaxed in a casual blue suit and Jenna Coleman stunning in a  full-length red dress. The dramatic backdrop of the Norman castle was given a Doctor Who twist as the TARDIS had materialised on top of the ancient building, leading many of the photographers to joke that they hadn’t known the Doctor would be using his time machine for the world tour!

After leaving the castle the team made the short trip to St. David’s Hall where thousands of people had lined the way to the venue. Doctor Who’s lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat and Samuel Anderson who plays Danny Pink in the new series, joined Peter and Jenna and all four of them signed autographs and chatted to fans as they made their way to the premiere. It was great to see so many people wishing the team well and there was a huge sense of excitement about the new Doctor and Deep Breath – the series’ opening episode that’s on BBC One on 23 August.

The team finally made it to St. David’s Hall and after the world premiere of Deep Breath, Jason Mohammad hosted a Question and Answer session before the team left the Welsh capital, with Peter Capaldi saying, “World Tour is well and truly underway. Farewell Cardiff… Next stop London. Hope to see you on tour… or somewhere soon in time & space.”

Thanks again to everyone who joined the team in Cardiff and helped make the day so special!

 

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The World Tour Begins in Cardiff Tomorrow

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:15am

The Doctor Who World Tour begins tomorrow (Thursday, 7 August) with a memorable launch event in Cardiff!

Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman, Clara, will be meeting the public as they walk up the red carpet outside Cardiff Central Library, from 11am, en route to St. David’s Hall where the opening episode of the new series will receive its premiere. But spectators beware… Daleks and Cybermen will also be invading the red carpet!

Jason Mohammad will be hosting a Q&A with Peter, Jenna and lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, right after the screening and then the team say farewell (for now!) to Cardiff as the World Tour moves onto the rest of the UK and beyond with a journey that takes in everywhere from the South Bank to Brazil!

If you’re a fan but unable to get to Cardiff for the launch you can follow the fun by tuning into BBC Wales’ Jason Mohammad on the day from 10am. He’ll be bringing you all the red carpet action including chats with the cast and crew.

If you are coming along to see the red carpet event, why not show your support why wearing a mask of the new Doctor? Download one now and simply follow the instructions! Or if you’d prefer your mask to be on the monstrous side, you can go as the very latest version of the Cybermen

 

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Jason Mohammad to Cover Start of Doctor Who World Tour

BBC - Doctor Who - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:44am

We’re delighted to confirm that BBC Wales’ Jason Mohammad will be hosting the Q&A session with Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Doctor Who’s lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, following the screening of Deep Breath at St. David's Hall on Thursday. And don’t forget, we want your questions for him to put to the stars!

Jason Mohammad - whom fans will remember from cameo appearances in several stories including The Christmas Invasion - will be presenting his BBC Radio Wales show live from the foyer of St David's Hall on the day from 10am. He'll be right in the heart of the action, talking to the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, his on-screen companion Clara. Jason will be meeting the fans and chatting to Steven Moffat, Executive Producer Brian Minchin and Danny Hargreaves, the show’s SFX supervisor.

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, together with Daleks and Cybermen, will meeting the public as they walk up the red carpet outside Cardiff Central Library, from 11am, en route to the sell-out screening at St. David’s Hall. If you can’t be there, make sure you’re following the fun on @bbcdoctorwho and by listening to Jason’s radio show from 10am!

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Be Part of Thursday’s Launch with Questions for Peter and Jenna!

BBC - Doctor Who - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:00am

Update! The deadline for submitting questions has now passed… Thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions!

Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman, his on-screen companion Clara, will be in Cardiff’s St. David’s Hall on Thursday to help launch the new series in style! They will be meeting the public as they walk up the red carpet from 11am, ahead of the world premiere of Deep Breath.

One of the highlights of the day will be a Question and Answer session, featuring Peter and Jenna, that will take place in St. David’s Hall after the premiere of the series’ opening episode. But don’t worry if you don’t have tickets for the screening! We’ll be filming the event and bringing you coverage of the entire Cardiff launch. And we also want your questions to put to Peter and Jenna!

If you have something that you’d love us to ask either Peter Capaldi or Jenna Coleman on your behalf, just let us know by either tweeting us @bbcdoctorwho or emailing us at thedoctor@bbc.co.uk

We’ll select two of the very best questions and put them to Peter and Jenna on Thursday at the Q&A. You’ll then hear their answers in a special video that you’ll be able to watch on this site.

So, start thinking of what you’d like to ask the two stars of Doctor Who… We’d love creative questions that don’t demand episode spoilers…

The event in Wales on Thursday kicks off the Doctor Who World Tour and Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will be meeting the public as they walk up the red carpet outside Cardiff Central Library, from 11am… But don’t forget to watch out for the Cybermen and Daleks who will be joining them there!

Send your questions to thedoctor@bbc.co.uk and please use the subject header, ‘Peter and Jenna Questions’. We’ll also need to know your name and if under 18, your age. We’re accepting suggestions until noon on Wednesday so don’t delay… and good luck!

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Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac

Art Trap Productions - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 10:54pm

Now in my tenth year of being a podcaster, it is by no means surprising that one of the topics I’m asked about over and over again is how to start podcasting. I always recommend starting off with the minimum essentials and then slowly building up your gear as you go along. In other words, don’t make a huge investment in hardware and software initially. You can always upgrade and enhance your set up as you go along. This way, if you find it is something that isn’t for you or perhaps you simply don’t have the time you thought you would had when you first decided on doing it, you can stop without having invested too much money into it.

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Whoogle Weekly Roundup for Friday, 1st August 2014

TARDIS Newsroom - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:00am



A mega round-up of news, reviews, pictures, podcasts and videos from the world of Doctor Who for the discerning Whovian...

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Friday Night Trivia Fun

Art Trap Productions - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:26am

Last week I had the pleasure of guest hosting on the Radio Free Caemlyn show for their weekly live ‘Friday Night Trivia’ show. If you missed the live show, you can still catch it along with other past recorded (audio podcast) shows along with upcoming live shows of course here on the Radio Free Caemlyn page on Talkshoe (the show I hosted was the 7/25/2014 "CLXXXI" episode, but feel free to check out any or all of the others as well). 

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New Photos from the New Series

BBC - Doctor Who - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:01pm

On Saturday, 23 August, the new series begins with a feature-length episode called Deep Breath. We’ve had glimpses of the adventure in teasers and trailers but here are new photos that give us a further hint at what’s ahead…

The image above is, of course, the Doctor himself: Peter Capaldi! In this shot he’s wearing the Eleventh Doctor’s clothes so at this point he presumably hasn’t got his hands on his smart new attire…

The image below is another shot of the Doctor, this time looking slightly more austere…

It’s Madame Vastra! (Below) And the self-proclaimed ‘lizard woman from the dawn of time’ isn’t the only familiar face returning in Deep Breath. Vastra (played by Neve McIntosh) will be joined by her fellow members of the Paternoster Gang - Jenny Flint (Catrin Stewart) and the Sontaran, Strax (Dan Starkey).

Partners in crime? It’s the Doctor, deep in discussion with Clara…

And finally, here’s another shot of the Time Lord and his companion – both back on BBC One on 23 August! Don’t forget, you can watch trailers and teasers for the new series now!

 

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Whoogle Weekly Roundup for Friday, 25th July 2014

TARDIS Newsroom - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:07am



A round-up of all the latest Doctor Who news, reviews and tidbits of interest from the Whoniverse...

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Doctor Who Stars to Launch World Tour in Cardiff

BBC - Doctor Who - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 7:26am

Doctor Who fans arriving in Cardiff for the much-anticipated world premiere screening of the first episode from the new series, will get an opportunity to see the new Doctor on the red carpet, ahead of the event, August 7.

Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman, his on-screen companion Clara, will be meeting the public as they walk up the red carpet outside Cardiff Central Library, from 11am, en route to the sell-out screening at St. David’s Hall. Joining them in the Hayes will be Cybermen and Daleks.

Brian Minchin, Executive Producer of Doctor Who said, “After seven months of filming the moment has finally arrived when we get to introduce Peter Capaldi to the world. And where better to start but Cardiff, the home of Doctor Who!”

BBC Wales Director Rhodri Talfan Davies says: “Doctor Who is getting even bigger and even better - and it's a real thrill that the show's fans here in Wales will be the very first to see the new Doctor at this very special premiere screening. Doctor Who has been made in Wales for almost ten years - and we're so proud of its worldwide success.”

 

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Whoogle Weekly Roundup for Friday, 18th July 2014

TARDIS Newsroom - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:35am


A mega round-up of news, reviews, pictures, podcasts and videos from the world of Doctor Who for the discerning Whovian...


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Interview with Nicholas Briggs

BBC - Doctor Who - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:33am

UPDATE: The Doctor Who: Cybermen Monster File is now only available from BBC Worldwide.

Nicholas Briggs has been the ‘Voice of the Cybermen’ since their return in 2006 and so who better to read Cybermen: Status Update, the new adventure that you’ll find in Doctor Who – The Cybermen Monster File Ebook?

Aside from the Cybermen he’s also voiced an array of aliens including the Daleks, Skaldak the Ice Warrior, Zygons and the Judoon. 

We caught up with Nicholas and asked for his unique take on the Cybermen, their new story, his favourite Cyber moments and who would have won the Time War had the Time Lords been fighting the Cybermen…

 

Question: The Doctor has faced literally hundreds of villains and monsters over the decades… What makes the Cybermen so special?

Nicholas Briggs: I think what makes them so scary is that they are essentially ‘us’ but with all the humanity removed. The walk, they talk, but they have blank faces and no emotions. That means they are devoid of all the things that make us human. They have no conscience, no pity and no love. And they want us to be like them. Terrifying.

Q: The Cybermen are emotionless creatures… How difficult does that make them to voice?

NB: It actually makes it really difficult, because if we were to be strictly ‘logical’ about how the voice should sound, it would be utterly monotonous and boring to listen to. All the things that grab our attention in a human voice are to do with emotions. The Daleks are very emotional, which is what makes their voices so scary, because they’re so cross and afraid all the time. The Cybermen… well, they don’t give anything away in their voices at all. So when we devised the new Cyber voices in Age of Steel, we went for ‘tactless’, which gave them an unpleasant edge.

Q: In terms of the audio version of the story, could you describe Cybermen: Status Update for us?

NB: It’s a really clever little tale from the point of view of a piece of social media software from the future on another planet. The idea is that instead of just posting on Facebook or tweeting on Twitter or whatever, you actually connect BOB to your brain and it updates your statuses with your thoughts and feelings. So, when the unfortunate lead character gets involved in a Cyber invasion of their planet, you get a real first-hand, terrifying account, as told through their thoughts and emotions. And imagine how weird that is when the person connected to BOB gets Cyber-converted!

Q: What’s been your favourite scene featuring the Cybermen since their return in 2006?

NB: There have been so many. I think their face-off with the Daleks in Doomsday was pretty good.

Q: Reaching back a little further, which of the early (pre-Rise of the Cybermen) stories is your favourite?

NB: I have a controversial fondness for Revenge of the Cybermen, but I’m rather fond of The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Invasion.

Q: And do you have a favourite line of Cyber dialogue?

NB:  You belong to us. That’s a pretty horrifying thing to hear.

Q: What was your favourite version of the Cybermen and why? And you’re not allowed to pick the current version!

NB: My favourite version to look at is the version from The Invasion. That design is so streamlined and simple — if you ignore the laces on the boots! But the best voice, although it’s the most difficult to do, was in The Moonbase and The Tomb of the Cybermen. It was produced using an artificial larynx, the kind of thing that people who’s lost their vocal chords use. It produces a vibrating, buzzing sound that can be articulated by the movement of your mouth. Very difficult to do.

Q: If the Time War had been fought between Cybermen and Time Lords, who’d have won?

NB: Well, no one really won the Time War did they? Forgive me for being a bit serious here, but I think the point that’s being made with the whole Time War thing is that no one really wins a war. Even the people who win suffer appallingly. It’s best to avoid wars. So, I think it would have been a horrible stalemate that would probably raged for eternity. Not nice.

Q: Which is your favourite of the many iconic photos featuring Cybermen?

NB: The one from The Invasion, when they’re walking down the steps from St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Q: If you could give the Cybermen just one emotion, what would it be?

NB: I’d give them a conscience if I wanted their ceaseless thirst for conquest to stop!

Many thanks to Nicholas Briggs!


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We Travel Back to the 1980s in Doctor Who: Podshock 305 Interviewing Peter Howell and Ron Katz

Art Trap Productions - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:15pm

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 305
Running Time: 1:12:59

We have a classic interview with the co-founder of the Doctor Who Fan Club of America, Ron Katz, a recent interview with Peter Howell of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, plus news, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani.

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Interview with Doctor Who Writer, Joseph Lidster

BBC - Doctor Who - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:48am

UPDATE: The Doctor Who: Cybermen Monster File is now only available from BBC Worldwide.

Doctor Who – The Cybermen Monster File Ebook is available to download now and contains a brilliant, brand new adventure called Cybermen: Status Update, written by Joseph Lidster (Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Wizards vs Aliens). 

We caught up with Joseph and asked him about the new adventure, his favourite Cyber moments and any advice he might have for aspiring writers…

Question: Could you sum up the new adventure, Cybermen: Status Update, in 140 characters or less?

Joseph Lidster: Status Update is the tale of a normal teenage boy living a normal teenage life until the day the Cybermen invade. And it features pork pies.

Q: Talk us through where Cybermen: Status Update came from… What inspired the story and the ideas for Jacob and BOB?

JL: I've found in the past that telling short stories in the first person gives you more of a chance to tell something a bit different. There have been so many brilliant Cybermen stories over the years so it can be quite difficult to come up with something new for them to do - and even harder to do this in a short story. By telling it from the point of view of a teenage boy it allowed me to explore what it would be like if an invasion actually happened. It's about what he goes through, his family, the girl he fancies and so on. I then decided to give it a little extra by having it told through social media. We're all using social media more and more so it felt a bit new and relevant. It also meant that, as the BOB device records your thoughts directly, I could keep telling the story from the main character's point of view - even when terrible things are happening. Plus, of course, there's some fun to be had comparing our reliance on social media and technology to what the Cybermen have done to themselves.

Q: Why do you think the Cybermen remain so popular after so many decades?

JL: I personally always found them scarier than the Daleks because they just seem so unstoppable. Most monsters are different to us. The Cybermen are better than us. They are us but stronger and faster. There's a real logic to what they did to themselves and to what they want to do to every living creature in the Universe.

Q: What’s been your favourite scene featuring the Cybermen since their return in 2006?

JL: It's got to be them fighting the Daleks in the Torchwood Institute in Doomsday. "This is not war. This is pest control."

Q: And delving back a little further, which of the early (pre-Rise of the Cybermen) stories is your favourite?

JL: My favourite has to be Silver Nemesis. It's my first real memory of the Cybermen. It's not the most popular story but I love it for just how entertaining it is. Lady Peinforte is a fantastic character and the Doctor and Ace are just absolutely lovely in it. It's funny and bonkers and still feels fresh and modern today.

Q: What was your favourite version of the Cybermen and why? And you’re not allowed to pick the current version!

JL: I think the original version with their cloth faces are still chilling, even today!

Q: Cybermats, Cybershades or Cybermites?

JL: Cybermats! I remember watching the video of Revenge of the Cybermen when I was younger and there's a moment when one jumps up and attacks Sarah Jane Smith and it's horrific!

Q: If you could give the Cybermen just one emotion, what would it be?

JL: Well, it wouldn't be anger! An angry Cyberman would be even more terrifying. Joy! A really happy Cyberman would be sweet.

Q: And finally, what advice would you give anyone who wants to become a writer?

JL: The most important piece of advice for anyone who wants to be a writer is that they should write! It sounds obvious but it's true. Write stories, plays, anything. I'd then suggest looking for local acting and writing groups so you can meet other writers. The BBC Writersroom website is also really helpful so do check that out.

Many thanks to Joseph Lidster!


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305 - Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 2:23am

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 305
Running time: 1:12:59

We have a classic interview with the co-founder of the Doctor Who Fan Club of America, Ron Katz, a recent interview with Peter Howell of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, plus news, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani.

Presented to you by the Gallifreyan Embassy and is a production of Art Trap Productions. Interview segment courtesy of Chuck Rabb of the Chuck Rabb Show. The Peter Howell interview was conducted by UK correspondent, Nick Joy.

This podcast is made possible in part by and is brought to you by Podshock Supporting Subscribers and from donations from listeners like you.

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