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What a week it has been. Unless perhaps you have been off-world or visiting another time era all this past week, you know we lost Apple co-founder and former CEO, and great tech innovator and visionary, Steve Jobs.
It is a good chance that there wouldn't be a Doctor Who: Podshock show if it were not for Apple under the leadership of Steve Jobs making the iPod so ubiquitous across the world. It certainly wouldn't had been called "Podshock" at least ("iPod" begat "podcast" begat "Podshock"). Now in our seventh year, it has been produced from the beginning using Apple products as it is today.
Catch our review of Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 10 "The Blood Line" on Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi
This is a quick post to let you know that the latest Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi episode is out now reviewing episode 10 of Torchwood: Miracle Day, the final episode of the series, The Blood Line. We reviewed it live on the net with your live feedback.
No live show this Sunday for HHGTBSF, but there will be one for Doctor Who: Podshock at 4pm EDT. HHGTBSF will return (probably most likely with reviews of the latest (and sadly final) series of The Sarah Jane Adventures soon).
I have more to say and post, but it will have to wait until later. Need to get some shut-eye and then wade through 369 new email messages.
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 19
Running Time: 1:11:46
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 10 - "The Blood Line" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback.
Sunday (today) we will be reviewing the final episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day live on the net at 7pm EDT, we hope you will join us (see details here), but first, if you haven't heard our review of episode 9, "The Gathering" it is available now in the latest episode of Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi.
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 18
Running Time: 1:04:22
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 9 - "The Gathering" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback.
Catch the Latest Reviews of Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episodes 7 and 8 "Immortal Sins" and "End of the Road" on HHGTBSF
Be sure to catch the latest reviews of Torchwood: Miracle Day on Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. Catching up after Hurricane Irene, we review two episodes, bringing us up to date with the BBC. This Sunday we will be reviewing episode 9 live on the net at 7pm. Join us Sunday and have your say about Torchwood: Miracle Day!
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 17
Running Time: 1:20:53
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 7 - "Immortal Sins" and Episode 8 - "End of the Road" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback.
In the latest Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi, we review episode 6 of Torchwood: Miracle Day, "The Middle Men." Due to Hurricane Irene, there was no live show last Sunday, so this Sunday, 4th of September, we will be reviewing two episodes of Torchwood, "Immortal Sins" and "End of the Road" at its new time on Talkshoe at 7pm EDT. This is because at 4pm EDT, Doctor Who: Podshock returns to Talkshoe reviewing "Let's Kill Hitler" and "Night Terrors." We hope you can join us for both live shows!
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 16
Running Time: 1:36:06
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 6 - "The Middle Men" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback including Abersoch, Mystery Presenter, and Duckworth.
A note about our planned live shows reviewing 'Let's Kill Hitler' for Doctor Who: Podshock and our ongoing review of Torchwood: Miracle Day ('Immortal Sins') for Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi…
Due to the oncoming storm that is Hurricane Irene which is predicted hit here on Sunday. Not knowing if we will have power, let alone internet, it may be best to postpone our two scheduled live review shows for that day. Doctor Who: Podshock and Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi were both originally scheduled for a live-over-the-net review (of Doctor Who and Torchwood: Miracle Day respectively) on Sunday will be postponed to the following Sunday (4 September 2011) when we will double up and review two episodes of each series on each respective show to catch up.
We Review Torchwood: Miracle Day - Ep. 5 "Categories of Life" in the Latest Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi
If you are following the new Torchwood series, Miracle Day, we review episode 5, 'Categories of Life' in the latest episode of Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and join us each Sunday as we review each new episode after it is transmitted on the BBC. We will be reviewing 'The Middle Men' this Sunday. Let us know what you think of this episode or the new series as a whole so far by joining in on our live recording.
Also this weekend, on Saturday it is our seasonal Doctor Who: Podshock / Gallifreyan Embassy Meet Up. We hope you can join us on Second Life for it.
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 15
Running Time: 1:26:06
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 5 - "Categories of Life" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback including Robert Carrie-King.
Doctor Who returns on Saturday, 27 August 2011 both on the BBC in the UK and BBC America in the USA. Executive Producer and Lead Writer for the series, Steven Moffat had the following to say about the resumption of the 2011 series in the latest from the BBC Press Office. Some may consider some of this to be a little "spoilery" — so be warned if you rather not know any details about the upcoming episodes for 2011.
What do you think of the Doctor's long coat in the promo image?
Once again, we review Torchwood: Miracle Day in the latest Hitchhiker's Guide to Britsh Sci-Fi, this time it's episode 4, "Escape to L.A." which is the current episode on the UK transmission schedule. Join us live on the net this Sunday when we review "Categories of Life" (episode 5).
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 14
Running Time: 1:25:58
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 4 - "Escape to L.A." reviewed live over the net with your live feedback including Robert Carrie-King.
Terry Nation, the creator of the Daleks (with nods to Raymond Cusick who designed them and of course Davros himself) for Doctor Who as well as the creator of the popular British sci-fi series, Blake's 7 would had been 81 years old today (well, now yesterday (8th of August) by the time you are reading this unless you are in Hawaii for the next hour or two). Of course his credits extend further than Doctor Who and Blake's 7. There was The Survivors, and episodes of various televsion series he contributed to both in the UK and US during the course of his career.
We lost him all too soon at the age of 66 in 1997. It was about ten years (give or take) before then when I had an opportunity to sit down with him and interview him. Unfortunately, the audio of that interview has slipped through a time vortex or a crack in space. Hopefully it is re-materialize at some point. I don't even have any photographs to share from that time. Perhaps like so many other cast and crew that I was meeting at that time I assumed there will always be the next time if I didn't get a photo that time. Sadly, there was no next time in my case with Terry Nation.
My memories of Terry Nation is that he was very open about his work. You could tell he enjoyed having the opportunity to speak about it. There was certain intensity about him. He would be quick to correct you if presented with information that didn't jive with what he knew to be the case. Not in a rude a way, by any means.
If you are following Torchwood: Miracle Day, you will want to listen to the latest Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi in which we review episode 3, 'Dead of Night' on it. We'll be reviewing episode 4 "Escape to LA" on Sunday at 4pm, see details here.
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 13
Running Time: 1:09:41
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 3 - "Dead of Night" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback including Samantha.
Last April we suffered a huge unexpected loss in the Doctor Who community and beyond. The death of the beloved actress, Elisabeth Sladen. Almost immediately following it, DWP Correspondent-At-Large, Colin (AKA "Abersoch") contacted me about putting together a special episode of Doctor Who: Podshock to celebrate Elisabeth Sladen and the Sarah Jane Smith character.
We had just started our series of live shows reviewing the new Doctor Who episodes from the spring 2011 series while Colin and I were discussing what we could do for a tribute. We couldn't record it then. Now that we are in between the spring block and the late summer/autumn block of new 2011 Doctor Who episodes, it allows us to record this celebration episode.
SD Comic-Con Coverage Coming in DW Podshock and Torchwood: Miracle Day Ep 2 Reviewed on Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi
In the next Doctor Who: Podshock, look forward to our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con, it will be coming soon to our feeds and to iTunes. In the meantime, the latest Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi is now available reviewing episode 2 of Torchwood: Miarcle Day. See the links below for details.
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 12
Running Time: 1:43:41
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 2 - "Rendition" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback including Benjamin Elliott, Darth Skeptical, Tim Drury, and Mark Goodarce).
Once again, Craig Ferguson welcomes Doctor Who guests on his US late night chat show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. This coming week we have both Matt Smith and Karen Gillan lined up to appear on his show, but not on the same night. It's Monday night's show for Matt* and Tuesday for Karen… *Maybe. I say maybe because according to the show's CBS website of this week's guests, it has Matt scheduled for Friday at the time of this writing. According to my DVR though, he's on for Monday night's show, so I would advise recording Monday night's show just to play it safe. If Matt is not on it, be sure to set your DVR for Friday. Remember when it comes to setting your DVR, since the show is at 12:35 am, it's after midnight, so techincally, it's the next day. Depending on your DVR, you may need to go Tuesday, July 26th at 12:35 am to find Monday night's show and to Wednesday, July 27th at 12:35am to find Tuesday night's show.
Both are "in town" so to speak -- well at least in CA for San Diego Comic Con taking place now.
Matt Smith appeared on a TV Guide Fan Favorite panel at San Diego Comic Con currently underway in Califronia, USA. On the panel, he mentioned in reference to the episode, A Good Man Goes to War that he thought the Doctor would had caught on sooner who River Song really was and he also mentioned that is all-time favorite Doctor is Patrick Troughton, the 2nd Doctor.
'Doctor Who': Matt Smith tells Comic-Con about 'Let's Kill Hitler' and River Song payoff - From Inside the Box - Zap2it: "The real "Doctor Who" fun doesn't start at Comic-Con until Sunday (July 24), when stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan join writer (and "Being Human" creator) Toby Whithouse and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis for a panel in Hall H.
But that didn't stop Smith from making an early appearance at the TV Guide Fan Favorite panel, where he slipped a few teases about the upcoming second half of Season 6 and indulged in a little time travel fantasizing.
When asked about his favorite episode in his two-year tenure as the Doctor, he confessed that it's still to come. "The next episode... 'Let's Kill Hitler,'" says Smith. "[Creator] Steven [Moffat] is in fine form, and there's a great monster, which is important.""
(Via Zap2it - Read the rest of the article here)
Torchwood is back and so is Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. We review the first episode of the new series in this show. Follow the link below to download or listen or subscribe to the show. We will be reviewing episode 2 this Sunday, please join us at 4pm EDT on Talkshoe. We are scheduling the review shows a week after they are on Starz so that the UK (BBC) audiences can join in on the fun.
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 11
Running Time: 1:27:53
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 1 - "The New World" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback (chiming in with us is Mark Goodarce).
Sunday We Review Torchwood: Miracle Day 'The New World' Live on the Net on Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi
While you are waiting for the 2011 autumn series of Doctor Who, Torchwood is back and we are reviewing it live on the net for Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. So join us, this Sunday…
Torchwood is back and it's a miracle, a Miracle Day in fact, and so is Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi! Join us live on the net for a review of the first episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day - The New World on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 4pm EDT on Talkshoe.
If you are a Podshock Supporting Subscriber you will be given preference in the queue of the live show and bumped up.
Hold tight for the next DW: Podshock episode coming soon… in the meantime, there's a new episode of The Sonic Newsdriver out today filled with Doctor Who, Torchwood, and related news.
The Sonic Newsdriver 20110708
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Friday, the 8th of July 2011
In this episode: Torchwood Comes to Starz on Friday, John Barrowman as the Doctor, Speaking of Kilts, A Doctor - Not The Doctor in Torchwood, Great Leaping Doctors - Batman, Farewell to Beth Willis, Doctor Who is on for 2012 or is it and more!
Today (June 18, 2011) was the 26th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy. Today we also recorded a Doctor Who: Podshock episode live over the net reviewing the spring 2011 series of Doctor Who. In the show we briefly touched upon the anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy and we were privileged enough to have a long time member and now a Podshock Supporting Subscriber call into the show, Stuart Natelson to share some of his memories with the organization.
This video has been in the making for some time now as I have seen various earlier incomplete versions of it over the last few years now I believe. Originally created as a mock trailer by OtaKing77077 (on YouTube) has expanded into a mini-episode. Because it was originally meant only as mock trailer, it lacks some narrative. It is done in the style of 1980's anime featuring 1970's Doctor Who mostly (it is a 3rd Doctor Jon Pertwee story). It features many original voice clips of various characters from the series as well as some original vocal work. Almost every iconic aspect of 1970s and some 1980s Doctor Who is depicted here except K9 perhaps.
For some reason the video had been pulled from YouTube, someone else had posted it again in the above.