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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.
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):
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).
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 14
Running Time: 1:25:58
Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episode 4 - "Escape to L.A." reviewed live over the net with your live feedback including Robert Carrie-King.
Terry Nation, the creator of the Daleks (with nods to Raymond Cusick who designed them and of course Davros himself) for Doctor Who as well as the creator of the popular British sci-fi series, Blake's 7 would had been 81 years old today (well, now yesterday (8th of August) by the time you are reading this unless you are in Hawaii for the next hour or two). Of course his credits extend further than Doctor Who and Blake's 7. There was The Survivors, and episodes of various televsion series he contributed to both in the UK and US during the course of his career.
We lost him all too soon at the age of 66 in 1997. It was about ten years (give or take) before then when I had an opportunity to sit down with him and interview him. Unfortunately, the audio of that interview has slipped through a time vortex or a crack in space. Hopefully it is re-materialize at some point. I don't even have any photographs to share from that time. Perhaps like so many other cast and crew that I was meeting at that time I assumed there will always be the next time if I didn't get a photo that time. Sadly, there was no next time in my case with Terry Nation.
My memories of Terry Nation is that he was very open about his work. You could tell he enjoyed having the opportunity to speak about it. There was certain intensity about him. He would be quick to correct you if presented with information that didn't jive with what he knew to be the case. Not in a rude a way, by any means.
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…
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.
If you are a Podshock Supporting Subscriber you will be given preference in the queue of the live show and bumped up.
Torchwood: Miracle Day premieres on Starz this July 8th at 10pm e/p. Here is a special 5 minute special look video from Starz.
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:
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 10
Running Time: 1:29:20
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!