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New Sonic Newsdriver of Doctor Who Related News is Out, Doctor Who: Podshock Episodes on the Way

We have a bunch of new Doctor Who: Podshock episodes on the way which will be coming to you soon, including our live show recorded at Gallifrey One 2011. In the meanwhile, catch up on Doctor Who related news delivered sonically with the latest episode of The Sonic Newsdriver!

Sonic Newsdriver (07 March 2011) - Doctor Who News -

The Sonic Newsdriver 20110307
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Monday, the 7th of Mar. 2011

In this episode: Five Rounds Rapid in Memory of Nicholas Courtney, James Corden is Back, Who are you gonna call?, Massive Man - Massive, iPlayer for less than $10 a month, and more!

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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:

Danger Mouse Discussed and News on Torchwood, Doctor Who, Outcast, Red Dwarf and More in this Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi -

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!

Hosted by Louis Trapani @LouisTrapani, Dave Cooper @daveac and Greame Sheridan @The2ndDoctor .

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The Podshocker's Guide to the Galllfreyan Embassy Caught in the Chronic Rift

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.

Secondly, you can hear me in the most recent episode of The Chronic Rift podcast in which I speak about the Gallifreyan Embassy. See my post about it below on arttrap.com:

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Get Your Fill of Doctor Who Related News in The Sonic Newsdriver for the 25th January 2011

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
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Tuesday, the 25th of Jan. 2011

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)

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Sound That is Bigger on the Inside: The Speakal Doctor Who TARDIS Speaker Prototype [UPDATED]

Speakal TARDIS

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.

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The Latest Sonic Newsdriver (Doctor Who News) for 6th of January 2011 is Available

There are a couple new Doctor Who: Podshock episodes on their way (coming soon), in the meantime the latest episode of The Sonic Newsdriver will feed your hunger for Doctor Who related news.

Sonic Newsdriver (06 January 2011) - Doctor Who News -

The Sonic Newsdriver 20110106
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Thursday, the 6th of Jan. 2011

In this episode: Besotted, DVR Alert, YouTube Goes Classic, Ambassadors of Restoration, The End of Time Begot A Christmas Carol, Ashes to Ashes - Sherlock to Sherlock - Doctor to Doctor, Torching the US and the UK, Where's the TARDIS, and more!

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David Tennant Engaged to Georgia Moffett? [RUMOUR]

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I hate relaying this kind of stuff reported in The Sun from an unnamed "source."

To quote the source in The Sun, "They (David Tennant and Georgia Moffett) are besotted with each other and can't wait to tie the knot." It doesn't exactly say they are engaged though. I would file it under rumour for now until there's some sort of official confirmation.

If it is true, we wish them all the best. Georiga Moffett had just turned 26 this past Christmas (Happy Birthday, Georgia Moffett). We interviewed her last year at Gallifrey 21 in Doctor Who: Podshock 187.

The following is from the article that ran in The Sun:

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DVR Alert: Alex Kingston is Scheduled for Thursday's Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

River Song

Once again, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (on CBS in the US) will be having a Doctor Who related guest this Thursday (6th January 2011). This time it is Alex Kingston (River Song). Although she is not listed (at the time of this writing) in the upcoming shows for free tickets (they are actually recording two shows on Thursday according to their website, one at 3pm with actor Gary Sinise and one at 4:15pm with actress Mila Kunis - the latter being sold out), it was announced that "River Song" would be on Thursday's show via Craig Ferguson's Twitter feed. In addition, the Doctor Who musical opening number ("cold open") which could not be aired last November has finally been cleared for this show.

I wouldn't be too concerned about her absence on the website, as with the last time when Matt Smith was scheduled to appear on the show (16th November 2010), he was not showing up on the site for the longest time. Perhaps this show was pre-recorded on another day? @CraigyFerg tweeted the following tweet on Monday:

CraigyFreg Tweet about Alex Kingston

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New Year - New Video: The Wheel... In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream

Every year, for the last few years, just in time for the holidays, 'TardisTimegirl' releases an animated Doctor Who related video on YouTube. A holiday treat for all Whovians. Last year, it was the immensely popular, '2001: A Who Odyssey' in which she combines the classic 1968 Doctor Who serial 'The Wheel in Space' with the film '2001: A Space Odyssey' which was released the same year. So when the holidays rolled around this year, I checked her YouTube channel and was disappointed not to see any new animated shorts for this year's holiday season. So I was surprised and delighted to see that a new short was released over the New Year's Day holiday.

Once again, using the 2nd Doctor story, 'The Wheel in Space' as the backdrop, she poses the question of what would a trailer look like for it if the once BBC set designer, Ridley Scott (who later went on to direct Alien among other films) made it? What follows is another awesome computer animated (CGI) trailer for Doctor Who: The Wheel in Space done in the style of 1979's Alien film by Ridley Scott. Thank you, 'TardisTimegirl.'

Turn off the lights and watch this in full screen mode. Enjoy!

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The Latest Sonic Newsdriver and Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi

A couple other shows to check out while you are waiting for the next Doctor Who: Podshock episode to arrive. (I was trying to get an episode of DWP out tonight, but lack of sleep and it being Christmas Eve now may not make it possible).

The latest episode of The Sonic Newsdriver has been released with select Doctor Who news delivered sonically to you. Last week, Dave Cooper @daveac joined me on the latest episode of Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi in which we discuss and review the most recent series of The Sarah Jane Adventures (series 4).

Sonic Newsdriver (23 December 2010) -

The Sonic Newsdriver 20101223
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Thursday, the 23rd of Dec. 2010

The Game is Afoot, Bow Ties are Cool - Fezzes are Cool - The Doctor is Cool, Happy Trails to You, Be Careful What You Ask For, Jurassic Doc, Jenkins Almost Said No, Your Android Has Gotten More Sonic, and much more!

The Sonic Newsdriver 20101223 (MP3)

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[UPDATED] Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time Now Available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch!

Mazes of Time

As previously reported, there is a new Doctor Who iOS game, Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time. It is now in the Apple App Store as of today. There are two versions, one is for the iPhone and iPod touch, and an HD version for the iPad. Unfortunately, it is not a universal app, so you can either get the iPhone/iPod touch version and upscale it for the iPad, or alternatively get the HD version specifically for the iPad.

The prices in the US App store are currently $3.99 and $4.99 NOW ONLY 99¢ each.

Here is the link to the iPhone/iPod touch version: Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time - BBC Worldwide

Here is the link to the iPad HD version: Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time HD - BBC Worldwide

A screenshot for the iPhone/iPod touch version

Mazes of Time for the iPhone

Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time - BBC Worldwide

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The Latest Sonic Newsdriver is Out for 10 December 2010

The latest episode of The Sonic Newsdriver has been released. Be warned, there is some singing in it. Sorry. It is sonic after all. As always, it contains selected Doctor Who related news for you to digest sonically. Short and sweet, just like a Jelly Baby -- only sonic. 

Enjoy.

Sonic Newsdriver (10 December 2010) -

The Sonic Newsdriver 20101210
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Friday, the 10th of Dec. 2010

Happy Birthday Doctor Who-sein, Doctor Who Get Smart and Lancaster, BBC iPlayer? There's an App for That!, If Adventure Has Name..., We Have a Date for Christmas... Again, The Mazes Are Landing Soon, It's All About Triumph of Intellect and Romance over Brute Force and Cynicism, Doctor Who in 3D?, and more!

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Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol Blu-Ray and DVD Release Date

Doctor Who A Christmas Carol Blu-Ray

Even though we are still a couple weeks away from the airing of Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol (coming to BBC (6pm) and BBC America (9pm) on the 25th of December), we already have a release date for the special on Blu-ray and DVD.

Just in time for Gallifrey 22, the special is slated for release on the 15th of February. So much for giving it as a Valentine's Day gift. Along with the special, the accompanying 'Doctor Who: Confidential' on it and 'Doctor Who at the Proms 2010' will be included as bonus material.

We can also assume that the special will be available on iTunes the day after it is shown on BBC America, so figure on it being there on Boxing Day.

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The Horrors of Job Hunting: with Kevin and Randy - A TV Pilot by Joe Corallo

Daphne Ashbrook and Joe Corallo

If you are a long time listener of Doctor Who: Podshock, you may recall segments by Joe Corallo ( @JoeCorallo ) some years ago. He mostly reviewed audio dramas such as the Cybermen story, Spare Parts by Big Finish. You may have met him at our recent 25th Anniversary Event for the Gallifreyan Embassy last month (see photo to left of him with Daphne Ashbrook).

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Come On, Get Happy! I'm on The Happiness Patrol!

If you enjoyed our discussion on the ins and outs of building your own TARDIS (Police Box) in Doctor Who: Podshock 230 with special guests, the crew from The Happiness Patrol podcast, check out the latest episode of their podcast (The Happiness Patrol 47) in which I was invited on to talk about another Doctor Who icon, scarves! 

Read my recent blog entry on ATP about it:

Come On, Get Happy! I'm on The Happiness Patrol! -

The Happiness Patrol podcast episode 47

For what feels like for the longest time, we have been trying to get Lewis Bailey to join us on an episode Doctor Who: Podshock. Lewis does a podcast called The Happiness Patrol @TheHPatrol along with Dale Who @FishCustard2010 , Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara (who you may also know as a Corespondent for Doctor Who: Podshock), and Lela Sandstrom @LelaSandstrom, due to scheduling reasons it never worked out. He has been also trying to get me on The Happiness Patrol as well for a while and for the same reason, it hadn't worked. Although we had Lewis on an episode in a recorded segment at the Doctor Who: Podshock 5th Anniversary Event we held last August as well on an episode from Gallifrey 21 last February in Los Angeles at our Meet & Greet Event there, this is the first time we have him on our show in a studio setting for Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 230 along with Dale, Tara, and Lela. Not only is The Happiness Patrol in the latest episode of DWP, but I am in the latest episode of The Happiness Patrol as well!

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