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Doctor Who: Podshock 250 - The Spring 2011 Series Reviewed and the 26th Anniversary of Gallifreyan Embassy Celebrated

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 250
Running Time: 2:11:50

We review the Spring 2011 series of Doctor Who and celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy live over the net with live and recorded listener feedback (Brent Johnson, Kobo4747, Stuart Natelson, Adam Pearson, Michael, Carl, D Scott 750).

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) and Dave Cooper ( @daveac )

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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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History of the Police Box [VIDEO]

This video features Colin Baker narrating the history of the police box in the UK. The shape that the TARDIS has been stuck in since The Unearthly Chid premiered in 1963. This feature was originally transmitted in 1993, part of the 30th anniversary of Doctor Who celebration by the BBC.

Thanks to @tvkirby for bringing this video to my attention.

Doctor Who: Podshock Podcast Companion App Bonus Episode 2

DW Podshock Podcast Companion App - Episode 02
Exclusive App Episode

Running Time: 0:34:48

In this bonus exclusive episode for the DW Podshock Podcast Companion App we include a segment from the Q&A session with Daphne Ashbrook (Grace from the 1996 Doctor Who movie) from last month's 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy. The complete interview and Q&A from the event is included in Doctor Who: Podshock 229 - Extra Edition. Plus Ken and Louis talk about the origins of the Gallifreyan Embassy, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) and Ken Deep ( @kendeep ).

This episode appears in the "Exclusives" section of the app.

Note: The app is currently only available for the Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad), there is an Android version in the works. Currently there is a bug in the iPad version in which prevents the episodes from being listed, they appear blank (in both the regular episodes section and exclusive section), but if you tap the topmost slot, you will hear the latest episode.

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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).

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 229 Extra Edition

"Grace, I came back to life before your eyes. I held back death."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 229 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:15:48

In this Extra Edition of Doctor Who: Podshock we include our interview and Q&A with Daphne Ashbrook (Grace from the 1996 Doctor Who movie) from last month's 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) and Ken Deep ( @kendeep ).

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An Article About Last Tuesday's Gallifreyan Embassy 25th Anniversary Event

Daphne Ashbrook signing autographs at our event. #DoctorWho #Podshock

A heads up for those may not have caught the tweets from myself as well as @GEmbassy and @Podshock that there's another article in the Mineola Patch about our most recent 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy which was held last Tuesday at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola, NY.

'Doctor Who' Actress Visits Mineola for Fan Club’s 25th Anniversary - Mineola, NY Patch:

"'What started in 1985 with newsletters and meetings, in 2010 is now an online presence like the website or podcasts and things,' Louis Trapani told fellow fans of the 40-plus year British sci-fi series 'Doctor Who' gathered at Eleanor Rigby's Tuesday night. 'But there's still nothing better than good old-fashioned people getting together and having a good time and we have a great community of Doctor Who fans on Long Island.'

Along with fellow fan Ken Deep, Trapani is head of the 'Gallifreyan Embassy,' billed as the largest 'Doctor Who' fan club on Long Island, and which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Deep said that it was 'fitting' that the group was in Mineola because club member Beth Trekman had been working at the Mineola post office where the original club newsletters were mailed. 'You used to see Mineola as our paid postage meter-thingy from the post office,' Deep said. 'Mineola has a special place in our hearts.'

Trapani said he decided to start a 'Doctor Who' fan club on Long Island in 1985 'since there was nothing there at that time, (and) since there was nothing there I said 'hey, I'll start it' and little did I know 25 years later they're still talking about it.'"

(Via mineola.patch.com - read the rest here)

Doctor Who: Podshock - Aftershock 20101119

"One day I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Aftershock 20101119
Running Time: 0:08:55

A brief Aftershock episode announcing our Doctor Who 47th Anniversary Party and Meet Up on Second Life this Saturday, the 20th of November, 2010.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ).

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Article in the Mineola Patch: Gallifreyan Embassy Celebrates 25 Years in Mineola

In case you missed my tweets earlier about it, there is a nice write up about the 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy in the Mineola Patch:

Gallifreyan Embassy Celebrates 25 Years in Mineola - Mineola, NY Patch:

"Straight from another world, the Gallifreyan Embassy will celebrate its 25th anniversary at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola on Nov. 16.

The Gallifreyan Embassy is the home of 'Doctor Who: Podshock,' an internet podcast dedicated to all things 'Doctor Who,' the British sci-fi TV show about a time-traveling alien and his human companion. Podshock host Louis Trapani said Doctor Who actress Daphne Ashbrook will be the featured guest. "

(Via Mineola Patch)

Get a Life! Join Us on Second Life Celebrating 47 Years of Doctor Who!

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!

Second Life Meet Up November 2010

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.

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Breaking News on Gallifrey 22 and More Doctor Who Related News in The Sonic Newsdriver (16 Oct 2010)

Sonic Newsdriver (16 October 2010) -

The Sonic Newsdriver 20101016
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Saturday, the 16th of Oct. 2010

A double length show featuring breaking news of Gallifrey 22 with special guest Shaun Lyon of the Gallifrey One conventions, plus talkin' about my regeneration, don't cross the streams, born in the USA, Tennant trending, what's wrong with my voice, gossiping Gaiman, heard it was your birthday, hello? hello?, Wiiiii have a date, Who is watching you?, NYCC tops 95000, Party with Daphne Ashbrook, and more!

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Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 224

"How dare you follow me into the TARDIS! The distractions… I really thought I was going to be alone again."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 224
Running Time: 1:37:13

Interview with Anneke Wills (Polly in the 1st and 2nd Doctor eras), Join Daphne Ashbrook in NY Celebrating 25 years of Gallifreyan Embassy, David Tennant Recalls Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara on Absolute Radio, Doctor Who: The Ring of Steel and Doctor Who: Podshock in New York City, news, feedback, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), and James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ).

Join Daphne Ashbrook in Celebrating 25 Years of the Gallifreyan Embassy

Come and join us for a very special event celebrating 25 years of the Gallifreyan Embassy on Tuesday, the 16th of November 2010 with our very special invited guest, the lovely Daphne Ashbrook!

Celebrating 25 Years of the Gallifreyan Embassy

We have been celebrating the quarter of a century mark of the Gallifreyan Embassy all this year. If you missed our last big event in May, here's another opportunity to join in on the fun!

Joining us at the event is the always lovely Daphne Ashbrook (Grace Holloway in the 1996 Doctor Who movie).

Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Time: 7pm Eastern until (to be announced)
Location: Eleanor Rigby's • 113 Mineola Blvd., Mineola, NY
Cover: $20.00 (Podshock Supporting Subscribers receive a 20% discount)

Eleanor Rigby'sThe event is taking place at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola, NY. As you may have guessed by the name, it is a Beatles themed venue. It is very accessible from the LIRR train station as well as the Long Island Expressway and Northern & Meadowbrook State Parkways and there is plenty of parking in the rear. They offer a varied selection of menu options for food and beverages. Visit their website for more details and menu offerings. (Please note that the cover charge does not include food or drinks).

For 25 years now the Gallifreyan Embassy has been celebrating the adventures of a certain Time Lord through time and space. Now we are coming together to mark the milestone at this event which is open to everyone (you don't need to have been or be a member of the Gallifreyan Embassy)

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The Passing of a Friend and Listener

Adric Antfarm

It is with sadness that I am once again talking about the passing of another listener and friend of Doctor Who: Podshock. It was only this past June in which we dedicated Doctor Who: Podshock 207 to the memory of Alexei Kondratiev who had passed away unexpectedly a couple weeks after attending our live show in NYC in May. Today to my surprise and shock I learned of another passing. I didn't know him that well as I have only communicated with him via Twitter and on Second Life. His name is David Jennings, but you may know him as @AdricAntfarm — the name he used on Twitter (and Second Life). In fact he was a regular at our Doctor Who: Podshock meet ups and I was just tweeting with him as recently as last week.

The most recent and last posting on his blog by a good friend of his, Amalia Broom had broken the news today:

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 221

"Our lives are different to anybody else's. That's the exciting thing, that nobody in the universe can do what we're doing."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 221
Running Time: 1:25:46

We interview Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield) and director Graeme Harper, plus 2011 will bring 2 series of Doctor Who instead of 1 but no Daleks, Sylvester McCoy in The Hobbit, Live coverage from Doctor Who: Podshock's 5th anniversary celebration with Lewis Bailey (The Happiness Patrol Podcast) and Terry Lighfoot (The DirtyWhoers podcast), Gallifrey update and convention reports, Tom Baker returns again as the 4th Doctor, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), and James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ).

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