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More-bius; further reflections on an unforgettable Fourth Doctor adventure

I know I talked my head off  (get it?) in PODSHOCK #327 about how much I love THE BRAIN OF MORBIUS, but I'm not through yet. If you're already sick of me talking about it, and why wouldn't you be, really? Then move along -- nothing to see here ...

... Still with me? Oh, good.

I mentioned on #327 how much I appreciated the screenwriting touch, the elegant pathos of having Condo's arm sacrificed to Solon's master work ... and of Condo then seeing the arm and recognising it. I realized later that this is only part of a larger virtue of this script. Where BRAIN OF MORBIUS excels, I think, is in putting sympathetic characters in credible danger. And maybe nowhere is this more striking than in the plot element of Sarah Jane's temporary blindness.

Doctor Who: Podshock 327 - The Brain of Morbius Reviewed

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 327
Running Time: 2:04:35

We review the 4th Doctor story, The Brain of Morbius starring Tom Baker as the Doctor and Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, plus news and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Ian Bisset, Lee Shackleford and Kyle Jones.

Doctor Who: Podshock 303 - 'The Invasion of Time' is Reviewed

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 303
Running Time: 1:58:51

We review the Doctor Who story, 'The Invasion of Time' starring Tom Baker as the Doctor and Louise Jameson as Leela, plus news, your feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper and Ian Bisset

Regenerations Panel - Does Age Matter for the Role of The Doctor? [VIDEO]

A video from a panel discussion at the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration event consisting of former actors to play the part of the Doctor, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy on the topic of if age matters for the actor playing the part.

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Romana 1 Final Audio Stories

Greetings!

First just a quick note before my news I wish to thank Louis Trapani for allowing my wife (Jessica Burke) and I (Anthony Burdge) to blog here for him and the Gallifreyan Embassy.  If you are not familiar with us we are the Editors/Contributors of  The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who and The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman both published by Kitsune Books. We have been contributors to Doctor Who Podshock and guests as well. You will be able to hear about our latest book The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman in an upcoming episode of Podshock.

Doctor Who: Podshock 275 - Mary Tamm Dies, News, Feedback on Caroline John, and more

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 275
Running Time: 1:34:42

Mary Tamm (Romana 1) dies, Tom Baker rumours, plus other Doctor Who related news, feedback on the passing of Caroline John (Justin from Ohio), and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, and Ian Bisset.

Doctor Who: Podshock 270 - The Invisible Enemy DVD Reviewed, News, Feedback, and more

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 270
Running Time: 1:42:29

We review the Doctor Who DVD - The Invisible Enemy, plus Doctor Who related news, feedback (Keith), and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, and Ian Bisset.

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Gallifreyan Embassy, Twenty Six Years and Counting / Bring Doctor Who Back to PBS [VIDEO]

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.

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Tom Baker Reflects Back on Lis Sladen and Sarah Jane

Today marks one week since the unbelievable news broke that we lost Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) to cancer. The BBC had dedicated this past Saturday's transmission of Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut (the premiere episode of the new 2011 series) to her and afterwards there was a 12 minute piece on CBBC titled, My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen which if you saw it, I'm sure it didn't leave you with a dry eye. In it, many of her co-stars spoke about their time working with her including David Tennant and Matt Smith. The day after she passed, another Doctor actor had his say as well.

Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor in Doctor Who shares some of his memories and feelings after the passing of co-star, Elisabeth Sladen last week.

Lis Sladen and Tom Baker in Doctor Who

Tom Baker Newsletter | Latest news | Lis Sladen | Sarah Jane: "Sarah Jane dead?  No, impossible!  Impossible.  Only last week I agreed to do six new audio adventures with her for Big Finish Productions.

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Baker Follows Baker

Fourth Doctor

Late last night Big Finish felt confident enough to announce that Tom Baker would be following Colin Baker into Big Finish Audio, as the Doctor. For months it has been a sort of conformation, with Big Finish it's self and more appropriately Nick Briggs himself not wanting to say anything, as dealing in the past had only been a source of spot by Tom.

The details are as follows, "Tom Baker will be playing the Fourth Doctor in a number of audio adventures for Big Finish, to be released from the beginning of 2012. Storylines and scripts are already at an advanced stage, and we plan to start recording early in the summer."

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