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Russell T Davies to Launch New CBBC Sci-Fi Series, Aliens Vs Wizards

Former Doctor Who executive producer and lead writer Russell T Davies who was also responsible for two Doctor Who spin-off series, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures will now be spearheading a new series on CBBC, Aliens Vs Wizards.

This new series consisting of 12 half-hour episodes is being created with Phil Ford who Davies worked with on Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures series. It is set to debut in autumn of this year on CBBC. It is being produced by BBC Wales in association with FrementleMedia.

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New York Comic Con is This Weekend at the Javits Center in NYC [VIDEO]

New York Comic Con is here again! October 13-16th at the Javits Center in New York. It's the largest east coast popular culture convention. Each year, it is growing in size and this year is no exception.

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We have been attending each year and last year we recorded an episode of Doctor Who: Podshock live at the event to a standing room only audience with special guest Tony Lee of IDW Publishing (Doctor Who ongoing comic book series). You can listen to our live show from 2010 here: Doctor Who: Podshock 225. We would had done another live show this year at the event, but unfortunately, there isn't a Doctor Who guest there this year. Last year, Alien Entertainment brought over Daphne Ashbrook (Grace from the 1996 TV movie). Word is this year they are bringing Ian McNeice (Churchill) to their booth. You may recall, we interviewed McNeice earlier this year live on stage at Gallifrey One (see Doctor Who: Podshock 240.

Here is a little taste of New York Comic Con in this video from last year (2010):

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Torchwood: Miracle Day - "The Middle Men" Reviewed on Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi

In the latest Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi, we review episode 6 of Torchwood: Miracle Day, "The Middle Men." Due to Hurricane Irene, there was no live show last Sunday, so this Sunday, 4th of September, we will be reviewing two episodes of Torchwood, "Immortal Sins" and "End of the Road" at its new time on Talkshoe at 7pm EDT. This is because at 4pm EDT, Doctor Who: Podshock returns to Talkshoe reviewing "Let's Kill Hitler" and "Night Terrors." We hope you can join us for both live shows!

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Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 6 - "The Middle Men" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback including Abersoch, Mystery Presenter, and Duckworth.

Hosted by Louis Trapani @LouisTrapani and Dave Cooper @daveac and Graeme Sheridan @The2ndDoctor

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We Review Torchwood: Miracle Day - Ep. 5 "Categories of Life" in the Latest Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi

If you are following the new Torchwood series, Miracle Day, we review episode 5, 'Categories of Life' in the latest episode of Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and join us each Sunday as we review each new episode after it is transmitted on the BBC. We will be reviewing 'The Middle Men' this Sunday. Let us know what you think of this episode or the new series as a whole so far by joining in on our live recording.

Also this weekend, on Saturday it is our seasonal Doctor Who: Podshock / Gallifreyan Embassy Meet Up. We hope you can join us on Second Life for it.

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Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 5 - "Categories of Life" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback including Robert Carrie-King.

Hosted by Louis Trapani @LouisTrapani and Dave Cooper @daveac

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Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi Reviews Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 4 "Escape to L.A."

Once again, we review Torchwood: Miracle Day in the latest Hitchhiker's Guide to Britsh Sci-Fi, this time it's episode 4, "Escape to L.A." which is the current episode on the UK transmission schedule. Join us live on the net this Sunday when we review "Categories of Life" (episode 5).

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Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 4 - "Escape to L.A." reviewed live over the net with your live feedback including Robert Carrie-King.

Hosted by Louis Trapani @LouisTrapani and Dave Cooper @daveac

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Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi Reviews Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 3 "Dead of Night"

If you are following Torchwood: Miracle Day, you will want to listen to the latest Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi in which we review episode 3, 'Dead of Night' on it. We'll be reviewing episode 4 "Escape to LA" on Sunday at 4pm, see details here

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Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 3 - "Dead of Night" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback including Samantha.

Hosted by Louis Trapani @LouisTrapani and Dave Cooper @daveac

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Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 1 "The New World" Reviewed in Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi

Torchwood is back and so is Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. We review the first episode of the new series in this show. Follow the link below to download or listen or subscribe to the show. We will be reviewing episode 2 this Sunday, please join us at 4pm EDT on Talkshoe. We are scheduling the review shows a week after they are on Starz so that the UK (BBC) audiences can join in on the fun.

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Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 1 - "The New World" reviewed live over the net with your live feedback (chiming in with us is Mark Goodarce).

Hosted by Louis Trapani @LouisTrapani and Dave Cooper @daveac

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Sunday We Review Torchwood: Miracle Day 'The New World' Live on the Net on Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi

While you are waiting for the 2011 autumn series of Doctor Who, Torchwood is back and we are reviewing it live on the net for Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. So join us, this Sunday…

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Torchwood is back and it's a miracle, a Miracle Day in fact, and so is Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi! Join us live on the net for a review of the first episode of Torchwood: Miracle Day - The New World on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 4pm EDT on Talkshoe.

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Torchwood: Miracle Day Now Has a Miracle Date and Poster

Torchwood: Miracle DayStarz has set the debut of Torchwood: Miracle Day, the latest Torchwood series, a spin-off of Doctor Who in the US for Friday, the 8th of July 2011. The BBC has yet to announce a date at this time. We will keep you posted when they do. Along with the date, Starz has released this new promotional image/poster for the new series (see below for a large version).

The new Torchwood series should fit in nicely schedule-wise in between the first and second half of the 2011 Doctor Who series.

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 240 - Live From Gallifrey One's Catch 22: Islands of Mystery

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Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show recorded on stage at Gallifrey One's Catch 22: Islands of Mystery with Tracie Simpson, Paul Kasey, Cush Jumbo, Ian McNeice, Pamela Salem, and Waris Hussein on Sunday, February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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

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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:

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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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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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Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi Returns

(The following has been re-posted from my blog at arttrap.com)

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After a long hiatus, Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi has returned. Dave Cooper @daveac joins me, Louis Trapani @LouisTrapani as co-host in this episode in which we discuss the new Torchwood series coming to Starz in the US, series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures, we invite our younger listeners for their reviews of K9 - The Series, plus we discuss Sherlock, The Deep, Ashes to Ashes, Merlin, and more. It also features part of an interview with Brian Croucher (Travis (2) on Blake's 7) that can be heard in full in Doctor Who: Podshock 219.

For more details, see Episode 8 of Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. If you are subscribing to the podcast, it is already in the feeds, or alternatively, you can download it directly here: Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Ep. 8 (MP3, 39 MB)

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A New World for Torchwood

Torchwood: The New World - Captain Jack

As reported in Doctor Who: Podshock, the Doctor Who spin-off series, Torchwood is being relaunched in the US on the Starz network.

The HollywoodReporter.com has an article reporting that name of the rebooted series in the US is Torchwood: The New World. Like last year's acclaimed Torchwood: Children of Earth I would suppose. It is to be ten episodes which to my understanding are telling a story much the same way as Children of Earth did with its five episodes run.

‘Torchwood’ gets new title: ‘The New World’: "Starz' 'Torchwood' reboot will be titled 'Torchwood: The New World' and creator Russell T Davies gave some insight into the storyline.

The new story will follow a CIA agent (Rex) and analyst (Ester) who tackle an alien-related global issue. Torchwood, having been destroyed and disbanded, is 'like a legend now ... it's like something that's ceased to exist and is now spoken of only in whispers.' Soon, Rex and Ester are on the run and are seeking out the help of Captain Jack and Gwen.

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