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To follow up on our panel discussion about the possibility of a Doctor Who feature movie in Doctor Who: Podshock 261, Executive Producer and Lead Writer, Steven Moffat has responded to the David Yates comments about bringing Doctor Who to the big screen. He dismissed Yates comments as speaking off the cuff on the red carpet. He also agreed with my assertion that if a feature movie is produced, it should star the current actor playing the Doctor and it would not be a "Hollywood reboot."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 261
Running Time: 1:25:04
Our special panel discussion on the many possibilities of a Doctor Who theatrical movie. Recorded live at our November meet up with a stellar line up of panelists consisting of Graeme Sheridan, Dave Cooper, Victor 1st Mornington (Doctor Who Exposition & Katrina), Dave Lewis (TARDIS Newsroom & Paradox Island), Mike Rall (Who Island), and Saffia Widdershins (Prim Perfect Magazine), hosted by Louis Trapani.
A new tradition to our seasonal meet ups on Second Life now are our live panel recordings. The panels are made up of people from our show as well as prominent people in the Doctor Who online community. They are recorded for inclusion in upcoming episodes of Doctor Who: Podshock.
As we were deciding on this panel's topic, news broke concerning the development of a Doctor Who movie. It became readily obvious to us what the topic would be this time.
The panel for this Saturday's meet up is once again a stellar line up consisting of familiar names to long time listeners to our show. The panelist are Graeme Sheridan, Dave Cooper, Victor 1st Mornington (Doctor Who Exposition & Katrina), Dave Lewis (TARDIS Newsroom & Paradox Island), Mike Rall (Who Island), and possibly Saffia Widdershins (Prim Perfect Magazine) (still unconfirmed), hosted by Louis Trapani.
It's that time again... Yep, news of a Doctor Who movie is abound again. Though this time the source is coming from Variety. Today the entertainment industry paper has broken the news that director David Yates is working with Jane Tranter of BBC Worldwide to bring the Time Lord to the big screen.
They are looking for writers for the project currently and their sights are not limited to just the UK.
Unfortunately, as I had always feared when this topic comes up as often as it does, the movie would not be in sync with the established television canon (then again, the television series itself is often not in sync with its own canon, but that's another story). Yates who has directed the last four Harry Potter films told Variety, "Russell T. Davies and then Steven Moffat have done their own transformations, which were fantastic, but we have to put that aside and start from scratch."
Let's hope they don't rename the Doctor character to "Dr. Who" like the two feature films of the 1960s did starring Peter Cushing.
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 238 - A Conversation with Daphne Ashbrook on the 1996 Movie DVD Release in NA
"Look over there! On the other side of your galaxy, that's home."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 238
Running Time: 0:48:29
Daphne Ashbrook joins us for a conversation on the 1996 Doctor Who movie DVD release in North America as well as her new CD - Grace Notes (iTunes), plus Gallifrey One 2011 reminders, Doctor Who news and more.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
"'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)
As we previously announced, the Doctor Who 1996 Movie will finally be released as a region 1 DVD in North America. It has long been available on region 2 (I had my copy for some time now), it has been tied up in release rights issues between the studios involved (BBC, Fox, Universal) for a region 1 DVD release since the movie first aired.
We were pleased to report that it would finally be coming to region 1 with the recent revisiting of the DVD (a new re-release edition). Up until now, we didn't have a release date other than 2011 for this 8th Doctor adventure starring Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook. Now according to tvshowsondvd.com, BBC and Warner Home Video have announced that it will be released on February 8th as a 2-disc set titled, 'Doctor Who - The Movie: Special Edition.'
It coincides with the release of another 2-disc set 3rd Doctor story, 'The Mutants' starring Jon Pertwee as the Doctor and Katy Manning as Jo Grant on DVD.
After showering and cutting my hair (and worrying if I had cut it too short), I was pretty much set for another all-nighter editing Doctor Who: Podshock 224. Then to my surprise, I received an invite via Twitter from (DWP Correspondent) Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara to join her and others to listen to David Tennant on Absolute Radio in the UK. Tara said they were all "dancing." This must had been around 1:30 AM (EDT).
Ok, I could do that. I hadn't heard David Tennant interviewed since his returning to the UK after working here in the States. I figured I would pop over to the live streaming audio of the radio station with the simultaneous webcam view (when it wasn't failing) and see what David Tennant had to say in what I assumed would be a quick interview.
Little did I know once I got there, there was no Mr. Tennant to be found. One of the webcams had a view of an empty chair. So I assumed since they had been dancing before, I must had just missed his interview. I was about to say, "Oh well" and get back to work when I was informed that he had yet to come on. That they were still waiting for him.
Below is the trailer from the BBC for the Autumn winter series it has 3 Doctors (all new series Doctors at that) and the other drama Matt Smith worked on also gets a quick clip. The trailer is not region locked so enjoy. (Spoilers are minimal, showing mostly actors and nothing much else)
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!
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)
The 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).
"Hold on there, old guy, Chang Lee will help you out."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 222
Running Time: 1:50:32
Interview with Yee Jee Tso (Chang Lee in the 1996 movie), Tara Wheeler talks about tracking down David Tennant, Billy Davis files a report from Dragon*Con with Frazer Hines, Doctor Who: The Forgotten Army and Doctor Who: Podshock in New York City, join us for the next 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy, and more. Dedicated to the memory of David Jennings ("Adric Antfarm").
If you listened to our interviews with Sarah Douglas in Doctor Who: Podshock 189 and MyAnna Buring in Doctor Who: Podshock 200, you know that both are appearing in the movie, Witchville premiering on Syfy tomorrow night, the 22nd of May 2010 (9/8c).
You may also remember that our very own Doctor Who: Podshock Correspondent, Amy Krell had a hand in the production as a producer, so we urge you to watch or set your DVR for it.
You can see a preview for it here: 'Witchville' Premieres May 22nd - See a Sneak Preview Now (video).