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September 2010


Doctor Who Live Promo Video

Watch a promo video for Doctor Who Live. It features Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor (note, Smith is not appearing in the live show himself, only via prerecorded video projected on screen presumably similar to what you see here). The other footage obviously comes from the recent Doctor Who Proms music event.

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Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi Returns

(The following has been re-posted from my blog at arttrap.com)

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After a long hiatus, Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi has returned. Dave Cooper @daveac joins me, Louis Trapani @LouisTrapani as co-host in this episode in which we discuss the new Torchwood series coming to Starz in the US, series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures, we invite our younger listeners for their reviews of K9 - The Series, plus we discuss Sherlock, The Deep, Ashes to Ashes, Merlin, and more. It also features part of an interview with Brian Croucher (Travis (2) on Blake's 7) that can be heard in full in Doctor Who: Podshock 219.

For more details, see Episode 8 of Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. If you are subscribing to the podcast, it is already in the feeds, or alternatively, you can download it directly here: Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Ep. 8 (MP3, 39 MB)

How do you rate Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin (reviewed in DWP 217)? (5=Fantastic)

5 TARDIS Groans
44% (7 votes)
4 TARDIS Groans
38% (6 votes)
3 TARDIS Groans
19% (3 votes)
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0% (0 votes)
1 TARDIS Groan
0% (0 votes)
0 TARDIS Groans
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 16
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But is it Sonic? Sonic Screwdriver Wii-Mote and Stylus Coming Soon!

Last month Graeme Sheridan @The2ndDoctor reported on the new Doctor Who games coming for the Nintendo Wii and DS game systems. We also spoke about it in Doctor Who: Podshock 220. Now news has broken that Blue Ocean will be releasing a new Nintendo Wii remote controller device as well as a stylus and slipcases for the DS based on the 11th Doctor's sonic screwdriver.

Sonic Screwdriver Wii-mote and Stylus

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Awards for Doctor Who and The Waters of Mars

Doctor Who has won Best Family Drama by the TV Choice Awards 2010. Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Steven Moffat (Lead Writer and Executive Producer) were there in person at the ceremony Monday evening hosted by Alexander Armstrong (voice of "Mr. Smith" on The Sarah Jane Adventures).

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This comes on the heels of another award granted to Doctor Who, this time a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) for last year's Doctor Who special, The Waters of Mars(Amazon US link).

Out of the handful of Doctor Who specials transmitted last year, I enjoyed Waters most.

Paul Cornell was at the Hugo Awards ceremony presenting an award.

Congratulations all around!

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Legend of the Cybermen Review

Ok this release has been out a while, but I had a lot of work in the way, so hear goes (a bad audio joke, Big Finish audio ahem Yes cough well).

I will start by saying this review (of Legend of the Cybermen) will have spoilers in it, but hopefully enough that you'll go out and buy it. The first thing is the story continues on from The Wreck of the Titan, and by that really had a lot to live up to, because Wreck was written so well by, and directed by Barnaby Edwards of Dalek fame and not of DWNY fame. In comparison Legend is written by Mike Maddox and Directed by Nick Briggs.

Short Preview for Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4 (video)

To go along with the reported start date for Series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures (see Sarah Jane, The Doctor, and Jo Grant Return in October), there is a very short video preview for it as well:

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Sarah Jane, The Doctor, and Jo Grant Return in October

According to various (unconfirmed) reports on the net, the new 4th series of The Sarah Jane Adventures will be returning to the BBC and CBBC on Monday, 11 October 2010 (with part 1 of The Nightmare Man by Joseph Lidster).

It is unclear whether the new series is back to one episode a week or will it be similar to last year which transmitted two episodes a week. Remember, each story takes two half-hour episodes to tell in The Sarah Jane Adventures. The BBC had commissioned two new series (24 x 30-minutes episodes), this is the first of the two (12 episodes telling six stories). No details as of yet pertaining to this series outside of the UK.

Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4

Doctor Who: Podshock Interviewing Graeme Harper

Doctor Who: Podshock Interviewing Graeme Harper

Doctor Who director, Graeme Harper being interviewed by Doctor Who: Podshock at Gallifrey 21. Listen to the interview in Doctor Who: Podshock 220.

Photo by Eric Escamilla @Bullitt33

Graeme Harper Being Interviewed

Graeme Harper Being Interviewed

Doctor Who director, Graeme Harper being interviewed by Doctor Who: Podshock at Gallifrey 21. Listen to the interview in Doctor Who: Podshock 220.

Photo by Eric Escamilla @Bullitt33

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