Chris Hardwick presented his report on Gallifrey one last night on the Craig Ferguson Show. Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara and her TARDIS make up the end of the report. Plus a special appearance from the Head of Pertwee.
It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart, that I report the passing of Nicholas Courtney, best known for his role as the Brigadier.
He was first seen in Doctor Who as Bret Vyon a security agent in the 12 part "The Daleks Master Plan" Later taking up the Role of Colonel Lethbridge Stewart in "The Web of Fear" and then comming back one year later as Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart in the Invasion.
David Walliams announced on BBC Radio 2's Breakfast Show that he is to have a part in Doctor Who in the upcoming series. All that he's willing to reveal is that he's an alien and shooting starts soon. David is better known for his character comedies "Little Britain" and most recently "Come Fly with Me" which was being shot at Stansted Airport in September as I was visiting the UK. In which he stars with comedy partner Mat Lucas. David is also know to Who fans from sketches he did with Mark Gattis for Comic Relief (UK) in 1999, which ended up as extras in "The Beginnings" boxed set and is well worth a watch. The YouTube clip is below for your perusal.
Today saw the release of the soundtracks collection to lost episodes Volume 2.
Still within the Hartnell Era, this set comprises of "The Masacre of St Bartholomew's Eve" "The Celestial Toy maker" "The Savages" and "The Daleks Master Plan" three of the story's contained within, are considered by many to be black and white era who at it's best. And so the boxed set worth having in every Who fans collection. Not forgetting that the Daleks master plan is the longest Doctor Who story ever, taking place in twelve parts. All of these Story's are from the original series (season) three, which in it's self is largely missing.
Danger Mouse, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Outcast, Red Dwarf in this Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi
Once again I am chiming in here to give everyone a heads up that Doctor Who: Podshock 236 is on its way. In the meantime, if you haven't heard it yet, the latest Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi is out. Dave and Graeme who helped with DWP 235, also co-host in this episode.
Today is the birthday of David Jason (voice of Danger Mouse and recently recognized in UK's National Television Awards). What better way to celebrate his birthday, than listening to this episode of HHGTBSF. See the links below:
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 10
Running Time: 1:29:20
News on Red Dwarf, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Outcast, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, National Television Awards, and more, plus a discussion on Danger Mouse, and more!
What does the title of this entry mean? It's simply a fushion of what about to speak about here:
First off, both Dave Cooper @daveac and Graeme Sheridan @The2ndDoctor joined in as co-hosts for this week's recording of Doctor Who: Podshock (235) and Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. Expect both episodes on your feeds soon.
The BBC has announced that Hugh Bonnerville has been cast as a pirate captain for Series 6 in the spring.
Hugh says, "When I was a boy THAT music had me peeking out from behind the sofa every Saturday night... although the pirate's fears and demons are different to those of the young lad who watched through his fingers, they are no less terrifying; this new adventure is not for the faint-hearted."
It's a busy time with Gallifrey 22 now less than a month away. As with past years, we will have a special episode of Doctor Who: Podshock previewing the annual premier North American Doctor Who convention coming soon. Coming sooner than that will be Doctor Who: Podshock 235.
In the meantime, the latest episode of The Sonic Newsdriver has been released bringing you up to date on selected Doctor Who related news.
Sonic Newsdriver (25 January 2011) - Doctor Who News -
The Sonic Newsdriver 20110125 In this episode: Four to Doomsday, That's Right - I'm Bad, Stop Spending So Much on Doctor Who, New World is a Miracle Day, Torchcast, Tennant and Tate Reunited, and more!
The Sonic Newsdriver 20110125 (MP3 file)
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Tuesday, the 25th of Jan. 2011
The Sonic Newsdriver 20110125
In this episode: Four to Doomsday, That's Right - I'm Bad, Stop Spending So Much on Doctor Who, New World is a Miracle Day, Torchcast, Tennant and Tate Reunited, and more!
The Sonic Newsdriver 20110125 (MP3 file)
Through an Interview with DWM The releases for 2011 came to the fore. And now 2entertain have listed them. The list is subject to change but should be as is.
Planet of the Spiders
Mannequin Mania which comprises of: Spearhead from Space and terror of the Autons.
Earthstory which comprises of: The Awakening and The Gunfighters.
As painful as it is to mention the next one,....... Paradise Towers.
Revisitations 3 which comprises of: Tomb of the Cybermen, The Three Doctors and The Robots of Death.
The Solar System, which comprises of: Ambassadors of Death and The Sunmakers
And finally on the list, the much awaited Day of the Daleks-Special Edition.
This week is the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, which means there is a tremendous amount of tech related announcements coming out of the show. As often is the case, there is some crossover between tech and sci-fi. The Panasonic booth had a special "most impressive" (as they termed it) announcement of (pre-orders for) the Star Wars films coming to Blu-ray. I had heard there would be a TARDIS speaker system at the show, but didn't have much details on it. Engadget has come to the rescue (since I am not at the show myself) with this report of hands-on prototype of the new Speakal TARDIS speaker dock and Bluetooth speaker and IR remote control system.
I am assuming it will work with the iPhone as well as the iPod. The photos show an iPhone in the dock (a white at that). If the speakers are shielded enough to prevent GSM radio noise interference from the iPhone, it should work.
Wow - what a cool series of portraits, and they can be yours! An amazing group including Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith, John Simm, Catherine Tate, Richard E. Grant, Mark Gatiss, Noel Clark, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sylvester McCoy, Michelle Ryan and David Morrissey:
This is all for charity too. Win-win (see below:).