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Don't Miss Out! Join Other Doctor Who and Torchwood Fans at Our Next Meet Up on Second Life on Aug. 20th
Yes, once again fans of Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures and alike are coming together for what has become the legendary Doctor Who: Podshock seasonal meet ups on Second Life. It is all happening on Saturday, the 20th of August 2011.
Yes, once again fans of Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures and alike are coming together for what has become the legendary Doctor Who: Podshock seasonal meet ups on Second Life. It is all happening on Saturday, the 21st of May 2011.
Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing 'The Curse of the Black Spot' and 'The Doctor's Wife' Scheduled for Sunday, May 15
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Sunday, 15 May 2011 for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the third and fourth episodes of the new series,The Curse of the Black Spot and The Doctor's Wife separately.
Colin Baker the 6th Doctor has now joined the ranks of twitter, under the pseudonym of @SawbonesHex.
Colin describes himself as an actor, columnist, writer, husband, father, Wycombe Wanderers fan, grumpy old man', also has an official website at colinbakeronline.com. Also he writes regular columns for the Bucks Free Press.
(Image Bucks Free Press)
Keeping with the theme of Gallifrey One's Catch 22: Islands of Mystery, our Post Gallifrey One Party which was our Doctor Who: Podshock and Gallifreyan Embassy seasonal meet up and party on Second Life taking place the following Sunday (27 February 2011) after Gallifrey One had a tiki feel to it. Victor Mornington @vic1st and his fellow owners of the land of Katrina (The Doctor Who Experience, which has recently changed its name the Doctor Who: Exposition) out did themselves once again flooding the area, making it a huge pool of water complete with inflatables to cruise on for the stage area of our party. The stage and dance floor were on a giant deck.
Traditionally our meet ups start with TARDIS tours across various Doctor Who themed areas of Second Life led by Victor. This time we did things a bit different. Instead we had a Podshock TARIDS Mod Exposition taking place in that time period. I had the pleasure and honour of being one of the judges for it along with our own DWP Correspondent Ian Bisset @The6thDoctor and the owner of Hands of Omega (one of the leading TARDIS simulator providers in Second Life), Sen Pixie. Together we explored various TARDIS console mods along with the rest of their interior and chose the best within three categories.
Sunday, February 27th may be the week after Gallifrey One's Catch 22: Islands of Mystery, but we shouldn't let the party end there. Join us as once again we invade Second Life with scarves, bow ties, fezzes and all at our seasonal Doctor Who: Podshock meet up.
If you went to Gallifrey One this year, you are invited to continue the fun no matter where you live from the comfort of your home. If you couldn't attend Gallifrey One, you are welcome to get a little taste of the party atmosphere as we celebrate our favourite Time Lord in this virtual world. If you couldn't be our Doctor Who: Podshock Meet & Greet at Gallifrey One this year, now you have another chance to meet up.
Yes fans of Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures and alike come together seasonally at what has become the legendary Doctor Who: Podshock meet ups on Second Life.
BBC Worldwide have announced a Classic DVD Doctor Who Channel, to come today.
BBC Worldwide have announced a Classic DVD Doctor Who Channel, to come today.
The Idea is that snippets and trailers are to be released on a regular basis, the official line is this:
"BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, will be launching a Classic Doctor Who channel on YouTube on 4th January.
The new channel, featuring a mixture of classic clips and exclusive previews from forthcoming Doctor Who DVD releases, will appeal to existing fans and give new viewers an opportunity to sample some classic Doctor Who. The channel will complement the Classic Doctor Who Twitter account @classicdw run by 2entertain.
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
Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net on Boxing Day, Sunday (26 December 2010) for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the latest episode (special) of Doctor Who, A Christmas Carol.
He's back… and it's about time! We return with our live-over-the-net review, this time talking about and reviewing the Doctor Who adventure starring Matt Smith as the Doctor premiering on BBC One and BBC America on the 25th of December, Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol.
It's that time again when Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures fans come together under one virtual sky at what has become the legendary Doctor Who: Podshock meet ups on Second Life.
The last events we held on Second Life were to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy and the 5th anniversary of Doctor Who: Podshock. This time we are coming together to celebrate 47 years of Doctor Who itself! Yes, it is the anniversary of Doctor Who!
Come and join Doctor Who: Podshock hosts, correspondents, friends, and listeners in celebrating 47 years of the longest running science fiction series on television all without leaving the comfort of your home!
There are no secret locations or handshakes needed. No long car or train rides. No worrying about parking or finding a seat. No worrying about what to wear (at least not in the physical sense). No worrying about travel fares, dinner checks, tips, or who paid for the last round. Just kick back in front of your computer with your favourite beverage and/or snack and join other Doctor Who, Torchwood, and alike fans coming together on Second Life. All at no extra cost to you.
It's our summer Second Life meet up taking place on Saturday, 20 November 2010 and what better way to celebrate Doctor Who's anniversary. Come together with other Doctor Who and Torchwood fans no matter where you are geographically located, all you need is broadband internet and a computer capable of running the free Second Life software.
Our seasonal meet ups are a fun and fantastic way to connect with other fans without even leaving the comfort of your own home. Each meet up has been grown larger and larger.
This past Saturday, the 21st of August 2010 was not only our seasonal meet up on Second Life, it also marked the 5th anniversary of the Doctor Who podcast, Doctor Who: Podshock. (We used our last meet up last May to mark the 25th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy).
People from all corners of the world came together to have fun and to meet Doctor Who: Podshock hosts, correspondents, supporters, and other Doctor Who fans. As usual, Victor led the much anticipated TARDIS tours, a staple of our meet ups on Second Life in which he takes a TARDIS load of people to other Doctor Who themed areas of Second Life. This time, he even allowed me to pilot a Jon Pertwee style TARDIS for one trip. It was very exciting indeed.
The TARDIS Tours took us to Who Island which had a replica of Stonehenge with 'underhenge' which we discovered the Pandorica (and it opened)! We also got to see the console room seen in this year's 'The Lodger' episode and as always the tour concluded in the Doctor Who Museum. The virtual museum chronicles all of Doctor Who throughout its long history.
I meant to post this a couple weeks ago, but with series 31 wrapping up and with all of our live shows reviewing it all at the time, I never had a chance.
Even in this day of podcasts and other new media, the art of the fanzine is still around. As evidence is the launch of a new one covering Doctor Who, Fish FIngers and Custard.
In the premiere issue, it features a review of The Eleventh Hour, an article about the infamous 'PBS hijacking incident', Invasion Convention review, 'Cracks', an original 11th Doctor story, 'The Doctor in Wonderland', "It Could Have Been a Spin-off", a column by actor Harry Sedgewick, and what else?
Oh yes, an interview with some bloke named, Louis Trapani. There's much more, so check it out.
Join us live on the internet for a recording of Doctor Who: Podshock reviewing Dreamland. The recent animated adventure featuring David Tennant as The Doctor and Georgia Moffatt as Cassie Rice.
All six episodes of Doctor Who: Dreamland have already been shown in the UK and there will be a feature 45 minute version of all six episodes combined on 5th of December (at this time, no non-UK release dates have been announced).
Once again, we will be meeting up via Second Life for another exciting and fun meet up. Best of all, you don't have to drive there to attend. No matter where you may live in this world (or any other), as long as you have a broadband internet connection and a relatively contemporary computer you can join us!
After a very successful return to Second Life last May after having our first in 2006, we received tremendous amount of interest on us doing this on a more regular basis. We listened. We are now holding these meet ups seasonal.
Both the Gallifreyan Embassy and Doctor Who: Podshock Facebook Groups have now moved to Facebook Pages. The Facebook Group pages will remain, but new content and announcements will now be posted to the Facebook Pages for each instead. Be sure to friend us (or as the term Facebook uses, "fan" us) on each. You can find each simply by going to the following:
People have asked us how they could link to us from their website. It is easy. Our URL is http://gallifreyanembassy.org (alternatively you can also use http://podshock.net). Once you land on our splash page going to either one of those URLs, it will automatically take you to our interactive site.
If you are linking directly to our previous interactive section of site (i.e. http://gallifreyanembassy.org/portal), please update your link to either the URL stated above or to http://gallifreyanmbassy.org/vortex).
Also if you are so inclined, we have a web banner graphic that can be used (see below to download the 468x60 JPEG banner graphic).
As you may have learned, Outpost Gallifrey and the Doctor Who Forum on the same site will be closing come the 31st of July 2009 (see Shaun Lyon's statement here: Outpost Gallifrey & the Doctor Who Forum to Close July 31). The gallifreyone.com site, will stay dedicated to the annual Gallifrey One conventions.
For some 14 years, Outpost Gallifrey has served as the hub of Doctor Who fandom around the world. A rich community has developed around the site and we are ever so grateful to Shaun and the entire web staff there for all their hard work in making it happen.
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