Over the years on Doctor Who: Podshock we often in our news segments had the unfortunate duty of relaying to our listeners the passing of people connected to Doctor Who. It's unavoidable being the long history of the series, now well over a half a century old and going. What is not common is having to announce the passing of one us. A fellow fan. A listener. A contributor. Today is one of those times.
It is with much sadness that I inform our listeners of a passing of a regular guest host on our show, Taras Hnatyshyn. Earlier this week we lost Taras after a long illness. Before becoming a regular guest host and a moderator here on our site, Taras was a long time listener and contributor to our show. His enthusiasm and excitement for all things Doctor Who was unparalleled and often contagious
Taras knew his stuff. He had an encyclopedia knowledge of Doctor Who. He could tell you which episode a character was last seen in and when they first appeared and probably how episodes they were showed up in between. He was a great resource any time we had the delight and privilege of having him record with us.
Doctor Who: Podshock is the longest running Doctor Who podcast (internet radio show) presented by the fan run Gallifreyan Embassy (est. 1985) and is the official podcast of the Gallifrey One conventions. We feature interviews with the Doctor Who cast and crew along with the latest Doctor Who news, reviews, interviews, commentaries and discussions from an international perspective.
Hosted by Louis Trapani, Lee Shackleford, Kyle Jones, and Ian Bisset in the US, and Dave Cooper in the UK, and Graeme Sheridan in Germany with segments and contributions from regular corespondents around the world.
The award winning Doctor Who podcast; Doctor Who: Podshock began in 2005 on the 20th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy. In that time, it quickly grew into one of the most popular Doctor Who podcasts and continues to be to this day.
Doctor Who: Podshock will once again be taking to the net on Sunday, 22nd November 2015 for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the episode 'Face the Raven' from the 2015 series of Doctor Who.
We return with our live-over-the-net review series talking about the 2015 series with our review of 'Face the Raven' starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.
Doctor Who: Podshock will once again be taking to the net on Sunday, 27 September 2015 for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the first and second episode of the 2015 Doctor Who series, The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar.
We return with our live-over-the-net review series this time talking about the first and second episode of the 2015 series with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.
Lee Shackleford, Host
Lee Shackleford is a writer for stage, screen, and radio with more than 150 produced scripts to his credit. His best-known works are in the deathless realm on Sherlock Holmes: he wrote and starred in the off-Broadway hit HOLMES & WATSON, then was the writer responsible for getting Data back into a deerstalker hat on STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, and most recently created the webseries pilot HERLOCK.
But for all the time Lee has devoted to Sherlock Holmes, science fiction is his first love. Thanks to the proliferations of fanzines in the 1970s, Lee was a widely-published writer and illustrator of STAR TREK fan fiction. (He still dresses up like TREK characters from time to time.) His first professional sales as a screenwriter were all science-fiction movies. All of these are, alas, as yet unproduced -- but Lee's modern adaptation of Karel Čapek's groundbreaking play R.U.R. (ROSSUM'S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS) was produced off-Broadway in 2013, and has become the most widely-produced version of the Čapek play.
Cover art for Doctor Who: Podshock 329 speculating on the new 2015 series and celebrating 10 years of Doctor Who: Podshock.
Doctor Who: Podshock began in August 2005 with the first episode and it continues, stronger than ever, in 2015. Like The Doctor, it's regenerated and even changed the desktop theme. While it would be (virtually) impossible to included all the moments of 328 episodes, this brief tribute is..well, my tribute.
Doctor Who: Podshock 10th Anniversary