January 2010

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Did anyone else see Matt Smith spit? On the console?

It's fast but Matt Smith spits on the console just as he's running around in the TARDIS in the end of THE END OF TIME. WTF? Was he possessed by Rassalon?

Steven Moffat: WTF are you talking about????

Steve Moffat has some very strange ideas about The Doctor. For one, the Doctor doesn't have to fit into his television landscape, maybe for new viewers he has to and maybe that is what Moffat meant but really the Doctor should be making new landscapes, not traversing old. The Doctor does say indubitably and things like that althoug Moffat says he doesn't. Moffat also states that Tom Baker's Doctor was always wanting to go to funfairs and ride steam engines?! Can we have some examples with quotes and episode titles? Then Moffat says that William Hartnell's Doctor does not talk down to people, does not lecture them, and is relaxed with them. Has Moffat seen THE SENSORITES, DALEK INVASION EARTH (ep ep2, 3, and 6) and almost all of season 1? True, the First Doctor did get more relaxed and sincere and direct as time went on and had those moments earlier on, too but not as much as his yelling, insulting, etc.

Headcount for Gally 2010

I know the Big Three are going to be at Gally this year, and with almost exactly one month to go, it'll be interesting to know what other Podshock fans will be attending.

I, for one, will be there in all my curly haired splendour, which burns the question of do i go dressed as the 4th Doctor (the most popular) or the 8th (my personal fave)?

I might even try both, if i can find the outfits.

Will also be interesting to know how long people are going for. I'll be there Thurs night till Sunday late afternoonish, but may have to miss either Friday or Saturday morning due to an appointment in San Diego, schedule pending!

Look out for me



David Tennant's American TV Project Stalled?

David TennantAccording to a recent blog post on the Entertainment Weekly (EW) website, NBC may be putting the new series starring David Tennant, Rex Is Not Your Lawyer on hold. 

We originally reported that the series had been green lighted in November. According to the piece in EW, it was to possibly fill the holes left by Jay Leno's 10pm slot this spring, but now, "the sets are coming down this week" for it according to an EW source.

It stated that NBC declined to comment, but states that the series will remain for consideration for the autumn television schedule line up.

Also see: David Tennant to Star in American TV Pilot

Source: Exclusive: 'Rex Is Not Your Lawyer' DOA at NBC? - EW.com

RTD's Water Theme

aka The Big Watery Agenda


Draining the Thames in The Runaway Bride
The throwing of the ruby in to a lake to stop the Vespaform in Unicorn and the Wasp
Donna staying behind by the pool in Midnight
The Doctor drowning in Turn Left
In Stolen Earth the Albino servant tells Donna: "You need sustenance. Take the water. It purifies."
The Cyber King emerging from the Thames in The Next Doctor
River Song
The Medusa Cascade
Jackson Lake
Adelaide Brooke
The Waters of Mars
Amy Pond


There's probably more but I'd have to rewatch all every episode.

Is it leading to something, like the return of the Sea Devils in Season 5, or just a series of coincidences?

This Week In Doctor Who - January 23, 2010

This Week In Doctor Who
January 23, 2010 - Vol 13, No 4
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott

Just a quick couple of bits of housekeeping.
1) FOX is talking to Russell T Davies about doing a script for Torchwood. If there is a US or International Torchwood series, it will be covered in Torchwood This Week section like the existing show.

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 180

"I know who I am! I… AM… THE DOCTOR!"

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 180
Running Time: 1:18:47

Conclusion of our Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook interview, news, feedback, Gallifrey 2010 report, some discussions on The End of Time, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani, James Naughton and Ken Deep.

Doctor Who: Podshock 180 Cover

Doctor Who: Podshock 180 Cover

Cover art for Doctor Who: Podshock 180 which includes our conclusion of our interview with Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook from the 1996 TV movie.

SPACE: 1999

Good God, this show was so far ahead of its time it should be called SPACE: 5999. The episode I just watched was a first seasoner called VOYAGER'S RETURN. Not a typical first season episode it is a fairly  straight forward story, and I can't really call it an adventure becaues there's not much action in it. Yet, like its straight forwardness, it defies all illogical and logical criticisms of the first season in that it doesn't have a mysterious unknown force (well not in the normal sense if that can be applied to the MUF at all) AND there are reams of character development whereas one criticism of the show in its first year was that it didn't have any. Bull. Mostly among the guest stars facing the newest threat against Alpha this time: Voyager One, an Earth emissary probe ship, sent out in peace, returns to the area of Alpha. The Queller Drive destroys an Eagle and causes another, with Alan Carter on board, to nearly crash.


From Australian Kid's TV comes this sci fi show, rarely heard of and it seems to have about 40 or so eps. It's a nicely made, well acted show and well written. The story has teens and children on a spaceship with about four adults, I think, and they are in the year 2050, taking people in cryogenetic sleep to a new planet that will take 90 years, to a new planet or planets around  a star called Silversun. Nicely mounted, this show seems incredibly fun as space travel and its hazards are encountered. As it is a kid's show (as opposed to a teen show) I doubt anything drastic or horrible will happen but who knows? As it stands, it's sometimes exciting, visually interesting, and incredibly different to both sci fi in the US and UK and to children's shows in the US and UK.


Other kid's shows include:

CE 2030 from Canada

GEMINI FACTOR from the UK (Although incredibly dull and slow moving)

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