October 2010

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Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Picks Up Who Utah Shoot Story

Interesting that this was picked up by Deadline Hollywood, a pretty hardcore Industry blog:


We have become mainstream!  Tara, if anyone can find out where they're shooting, it's you.  YOU GO, GIRL!




I quite liked PROJECT: DESTINY and must admit to not really remembering or liking most of the FORGE stuff. Unlike a few above, I really liked Hex from day one if not his stories (THE HARVEST was one of the worst stories ever). I like his interaction with Ace, the Doctor, and both of them together and he's one of the few companions I can really believe getting on with strangers that they come across. That said, this story shouldn't have worked but did. It is loaded with cliches and even mentoins them: zombie apocalyspe, wounded companion, Doctor taken over, MUTANT like mutant bugs, bombs, the underground bunker type base, explosions solving everything, vampire back to life, Ace angry, The Doc out of his time knowing something or trying not to know something he will do later on, Doctor hiding something. All of them. Cliches.

This Week In Doctor Who - October 9, 2010

This Week In Doctor Who – October 9, 2010 Section A
October 9, 2010 – Vol 13, Number 31
By Benjamin F Elliott

All the known broadcasts of Doctor Who and its spinoffs, chronicled weekly. Established 1998.

Hello, everybody! It’s good to be back. Please let me know if I am missing listings.

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 224

"How dare you follow me into the TARDIS! The distractions… I really thought I was going to be alone again."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 224
Running Time: 1:37:13

Interview with Anneke Wills (Polly in the 1st and 2nd Doctor eras), Join Daphne Ashbrook in NY Celebrating 25 years of Gallifreyan Embassy, David Tennant Recalls Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara on Absolute Radio, Doctor Who: The Ring of Steel and Doctor Who: Podshock in New York City, news, feedback, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), and James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ).

Doctor Who: Podshock 224 Cover

Doctor Who: Podshock 224 Cover

Cover art for Doctor Who: Podshock 224 interviewing Anneke Wills.

Interview photo by Eric Escamilla @Bullitt33

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Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently coming to BBC

The BBC's Press office has announced that BBC4 (not Radio 4) will carry the upcoming series 'Dirk Gently'. Dirk will be played by Stephen Mangan and the four-part series will be based on the Douglas Adams book 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency'.


Little more is mentioned about the series but it is included in the 'coming soon' section of the press office's schedule.


For all the details I have found on this story you can go here:

Dirk Gently

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Louis Marks - Another Loss to the World of 'Doctor Who"

The Guardian has reported the loss of another name from the World of 'Doctor Who' - Louis Marks. He is best known for his work in the stories 'Planet of Giants', 'Day of the Daleks', 'Planet of Evil' and 'Masque of the Mandragora'.


For a more complete listing (from wikipedia) click here:

Louis Marks


And for the obituary from the Guardian:

Louis Marks obituary


According to the obituary he died on September 17th


Another sad story. The first episode held a lot of promise. At first, I thought, a Mara story. No, oh no. You really cannot do a Mara story unless you do something different, odd, funny, metaphysical, outlandish or completely in a new setting. I thought this would be total crap. And then Ep 1 came about and it was...odd but not funny, a bit forward looking and to set it in the past of Manussa that was MORE technological than the one we saw in SNAKEDANCE was a bit of a twist and a nice surprise...AND THEN, the next surprise...the Doctor was taken over by the Mara caught me completely off guard. The third episode (?) I think is where it all falls apart. A standard runaround. Not interesting at all. Nyssa does Phoebe possessed by evil from CHARMED and it's supposed to feel fresh for that character but doesn't (trust me it was better on CHARMED). Davison does a fair villain but...then the Mara breaks out! OMG!

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Restoration Team drop a Hint, Daleks?

Late last night/early this morning the Doctor Who restoration team dropped a teaser on Twitter, for an announcement on Saturday. By the looks of it there are going to be more "Special Editions" and by the style of writing another Dalek one at that. see the trailer below and decide for yourself.


Teaser from classicdw on Vimeo.

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My All-Nighter with Tara and David Tennant

After showering and cutting my hair (and worrying if I had cut it too short), I was pretty much set for another all-nighter editing Doctor Who: Podshock 224. Then to my surprise, I received an invite via Twitter from (DWP Correspondent) Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara to join her and others to listen to David Tennant on Absolute Radio in the UK. Tara said they were all "dancing." This must had been around 1:30 AM (EDT).

David Tennant on Absolute Radio

Ok, I could do that. I hadn't heard David Tennant interviewed since his returning to the UK after working here in the States. I figured I would pop over to the live streaming audio of the radio station with the simultaneous webcam view (when it wasn't failing) and see what David Tennant had to say in what I assumed would be a quick interview.

Little did I know once I got there, there was no Mr. Tennant to be found. One of the webcams had a view of an empty chair. So I assumed since they had been dancing before, I must had just missed his interview. I was about to say, "Oh well" and get back to work when I was informed that he had yet to come on. That they were still waiting for him.

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