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  • The Doctor Who Audio Dramas

    Doctor Who: The Christmas Conspiracy

    The Doctor Who Audio Dramas

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    19:00 (GMT) - 25 Dec 2007



  • Geek Syndicate

    Comic Racks - Episode 4 Comic Racks Vs Geek Syndicate Round 2

    Geek Syndicate

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    22:29 (GMT) - 24 Dec 2007

    Iz and Stace are joined by podcasters extraordinaries, Misters Nugent and Monteith, for part two of the Great Podcast Crossover! Join the gang as we discover why cockroaches aren't any fun, children ruin everything and the Batman trailer rules!

    Getting into the spirit in our main topic, we quiz the Geek Syndicate lads about all things Christmas, reminiscing about all the best and worst gifts we ever received, how we discovered the truth about Santa, and why you should always make a note of who your gifts are from...

    Merry Christmas everyone!


  • Geek Syndicate

    Comic Racks - Episode 4 Comic Racks Vs Geek Syndicate Round 2

    Geek Syndicate

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    22:29 (GMT) - 24 Dec 2007

    Iz and Stace are joined by podcasters extraordinaries, Misters Nugent and Monteith, for part two of the Great Podcast Crossover! Join the gang as we discover why cockroaches aren't any fun, children ruin everything and the Batman trailer rules!

    Getting into the spirit in our main topic, we quiz the Geek Syndicate lads about all things Christmas, reminiscing about all the best and worst gifts we ever received, how we discovered the truth about Santa, and why you should always make a note of who your gifts are from...

    Merry Christmas everyone!


  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #058 - Warten auf das Christkind

    Whocast.de (Deutsche)

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    03:07 (GMT) - 24 Dec 2007

    Mit dem heutigen Cast wollen wir Euch das Warten auf das Christkind verkurzen. Zu diesem Zweck packen wir so ziemlich alles in den Cast, was Freude macht... Es gibt News aus dem Whoniversum, die aktuellen Leserbriefe und die gesammelten Outtakes des Jahres 2007. Und weil 2 Stunden mit drei Mann leichter zu bestreiten sind, ist auch auf der Harald wieder mit an Board. Ausserdem gibt es ein Gewinnspiel und ein kurzes Interview mit dem Leiter des deutschen Doctor Who Fan Clubs - den Worshippers of Canon. Wem das noch nicht genug ist kann den gut gelaunten Diskussionen zum Thema Doctor Who in Deutschland oder zum Podcast Award 2008 lauschen... Und auch wenn es schwer zu glauben ist - dies alles ist ohne Drogen oder Alkohol entstanden... Viel Spass.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast

    Staggering Stories Podcast #11: Festively High

    Staggering Stories Podcast

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    21:48 (GMT) - 23 Dec 2007

    Show summary: Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Tony Gallichan and special guest Paul-From-WhoCast (Paul Wilson) talk about Doctor Who: The Empty Child, Doctor Who: The Doctor Dances, Christmas TV from the past, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00.00 – Intro and theme tune – now with added jingly bells stuff!
    • 00.41 — Season’s greetings, yes?
    • 00.52 — Intruder Alert! It’s Paul -From-Whocast!
    • 01.33 – Crackers!
    • 03.00 — If there’s crackers then terribly bad jokes can’t be too far behind – Flee!
    • 04.50 — The Head Of Pertwee’s got his hat on, hip hip hip hip Haiiii!
    • 07.29 — Where is Keith???
    • 07.51 — And now, two podcasts in one as Crumbly and Fake Keith go off into their own little world…..
    • 08.45 – History Today – Christmas Telly from the past!
    • 09.39 — The Game of Doom! Well, for Paul-From-Whocast it is, anyway….Exactly /how/ much does he love the Slitheen?
    • 11.55 — That bloody Blue Peter Advent Crown!
    • 15.00 — Tony and ‘Neighbours’, sitting in a tree, K.I.S.S.I.N.G.
    • 16.45 — Stop! Hovis Time!
    • 21.47 — No, no, no, no, no, no, Dibbley?
    • 23.12 — So, fave Chrissie fillums then…
    • 25.16 — Scary Mary!! Aiiieeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!
    • 27.54 — Ah, Ludwig.
    • 31.27 – Doctor Who – The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances (with added new series themey stuff!)
    • 34.46 — Fake Keith tells the world her views on ‘Dalek’. You may need an adult to hear this with you ‘cos it scared us and we know her!
    • 36.35 — Fake Keith gives in on The Game Of Doom! Wimp!
    • 41.08 — Adam takes a firm stance on The Best Doctor Who Story In The World Ever – apparently…
    • 42.30 — Where is Fake Keith???
    • 43.39 — The Comments Of Leslie!
    • 47.00 — The Doctor – what a murdering git!
    • 52.45 — Ooh, it has /three/ settings!
    • 54.49 — Yes, we have no weapons facilities, we have no weapons facilities todaaaayyyyy..
    • 55.39 — How to think in four dimensions….
    • 57.17 — Junior Captain Jack and the Giant Kitty of Doom!
    • 59.45 — Squeeeee! (oh dear Bod!)
    • 60.46 — Hail Caeser Adam Caligula!
    • 62.58 — Tornadic cheesy link into….Cue Cliffhanger!!!
    • 63.09 – Letters and viewer feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 67.10 — look, we’re doing the TV Movie, then Voyage of the Damned THEN Torchwood, ok? Good…we cocked that bit up to be honest..
    • 68.55 – And incidently, a happy Doctor Who fan cliche to all of you at home..oh, and goodbyeeeeeeeee!!!
    • 69.32 — * End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories
    • The Empty Child
    • The Doctor Dances
    • DWO WhoCast
    • YouTube – Scary Mary


  • Staggering Stories Podcast

    Staggering Stories Podcast: Christmas Tape 2007

    Staggering Stories Podcast

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    21:37 (GMT) - 23 Dec 2007

    Show summary: Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Tony Gallichan plus special guests Paul (A.T. Wilson) from WhoCast and Alistair Lock feature in various weird bits, out takes and extra interview chunks saved over from prior podcasts.

    Beware: 142% more disjointed than a usual Staggering Stories Podcast!



  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 61

    Geek Syndicate

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    20:14 (GMT) - 20 Dec 2007

    In our last episode before Christmas we take a look at some of the big movies coming out in 2008. We also review the angel after the fall comic(Spoiler heavy warning) and tackle the thorny issue of how to represent the medium of comics.

    Look out for a separate Heroes season 2 review mini episode coming soon.

    Happy Christmas all!


  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 61

    Geek Syndicate

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    20:14 (GMT) - 20 Dec 2007

    In our last episode before Christmas we take a look at some of the big movies coming out in 2008. We also review the angel after the fall comic(Spoiler heavy warning) and tackle the thorny issue of how to represent the medium of comics.

    Look out for a separate Heroes season 2 review mini episode coming soon.

    Happy Christmas all!


  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TDP 35: Pre Christmas Show Tribute to Verity Lambert

    Tin Dog Podcast

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    12:48 (GMT) - 20 Dec 2007

    Verity Ann Lambert, OBE (27 November 1935 - 22 November 2007) was an English television and film producer. She is best known as the founding producer of the science-fiction series Doctor Who, a programme which has become a part of British popular culture. Lambert was a pioneer woman in British television; when she was appointed to Doctor Who in 1963 she was the youngest producer, and only female drama producer, working at the BBC.[1] Lambert began working in television in the 1950s, and continued to work as a producer up until the year she died. After leaving the BBC in 1969, she worked for other television companies, notably Thames Television and Euston Films in the 1970s and 80s. She also worked in the film industry, for Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, and from 1985 ran her own production company, Cinema Verity. In addition to Doctor Who, she produced Adam Adamant Lives!, The Naked Civil Servant, Rock Follies, Minder, Widows, G.B.H., Jonathan Creek and Love Soup. The British Film Institute's Screenonline website describes Lambert as "one of those producers who can often create a fascinating small screen universe from a slim script and half-a-dozen congenial players."[2] The website of the Museum of Broadcast Communications hails her as "not only one of Britain's leading businesswomen, but possibly the most powerful member of the nation's entertainment industry ... Lambert has served as a symbol of the advances won by women in the media"[3]. News of her death came on the 44th anniversary of the first showing of Doctor Who. Contents [hide] 1 Early career in independent television2 BBC career3 Thames Television and Euston Films4 Cinema Verity5 References6 External links //<![CDATA[ if (window.showTocToggle) { var tocShowText = "show"; var tocHideText = "hide"; showTocToggle(); } //]]> [edit] Early career in independent television Lambert was born in London, the daughter of a Jewish accountant, and educated at Roedean School.[4] She left Roedean at sixteen and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris for a year, and at a secretarial college in London for eighteen months.[5] She later credited her interest in the structural and characterisational aspects of scriptwriting to an inspirational English teacher.[6] Lambert's first job was typing menus at the Kensington De Vere Hotel, which employed her because she had been to France and could speak French.[5] In 1956, she entered the television industry as a secretary at Granada Television's press office. She was sacked from this job after six months.[5] ABC Television's studios at Didsbury in Manchester, where Lambert worked in the late 1950s. Following her dismissal from Granada, Lambert took a job as a shorthand typist at ABC Television.[5] She soon became the secretary to the company's Head of Drama, and then a production secretary working on a programme called State Your Case.[5] She then moved from administration to production, working on drama programming on ABC's popular anthology series Armchair Theatre. Armchair Theatre was overseen at the time by the company's new Head of Drama, Canadian producer Sydney Newman. On 28 November 1958, while Lambert was working as a production assistant on Armchair Theatre, actor Gareth Jones died off-screen just prior to a scene in which he was to appear during a live television broadcast of the hour-long play "Underground". Lambert had to take control of directing the cameras from the studio gallery as director William Kotcheff hastily worked with the actors during a commercial break to accommodate the loss.[7] In 1961 Lambert left ABC, spending a year working as the personal assistant to American television producer David Susskind at the independent production company Talent Associates in New York.[5] Returning to England, she rejoined ABC with an ambition to direct, but got stuck as a production assistant, and decided that if she could not find advancement within a year she would abandon television as a career.[5] [edit] BBC career In December 1962 Sydney Newman left ABC to take up the position of Head of Drama at BBC Television, and the following year Lambert joined him at the Corporation. Newman had recruited her to produce Doctor Who, a programme he had personally initiated. Conceived by Newman as an educational science-fiction series for children, the programme concerned the adventures of a crotchety old man travelling through space and time with his sometimes unwilling companions in a machine larger on the inside than the out. The show was a risk, and in some quarters not expected to last longer than thirteen weeks.[8] Although Lambert was not Newman's first choice to produce the series -- Don Taylor[9] and Shaun Sutton[10] had both declined the position -- the Canadian was very keen to ensure that Lambert took the job after his experience of working with her at ABC. "I think the best thing I ever did on that was to find Verity Lambert," he told Doctor Who Magazine in 1993. "I remembered Verity as being bright and, to use the phrase, full of piss and vinegar! She was gutsy and she used to fight and argue with me, even though she was not at a very high level as a production assistant."[9] When Lambert arrived at the BBC in June 1963, she was initially given a more experienced associate producer, Mervyn Pinfield, to assist her. Doctor Who debuted on 23 November 1963 and quickly became a success for the BBC, chiefly on the popularity of the alien creatures known as Daleks. Lambert's superior, Head of Serials Donald Wilson, had strongly advised against using the script in which the Daleks first appeared, but after the serial's successful airing, he said that Lambert clearly knew the series far better than he did, and he would no longer interfere in her decisions. The success of Doctor Who and the Daleks also garnered press attention for Lambert herself; in 1964, the Daily Mail published a feature on the series focusing on the perceived attractiveness of its young producer: "The operation of the Daleks ... is conducted by a remarkably attractive young woman called Verity Lambert who, at 28, is not only the youngest but the only female drama producer at B.B.C. TV... [T]all, dark and shapely, she became positively forbidding when I suggested that the Daleks might one day take over Dr. Who."[11] Lambert oversaw the first two seasons of the programme, eventually leaving in 1965. "There comes a time when a series need new input," she told Doctor Who Magazine thirty years later. "It's not that I wasn't fond of Doctor Who, I simply felt that the time had come. It had been eighteen very concentrated months, something like seventy shows. I know people do soaps forever now, but I felt Doctor Who needed someone to come in with a different view."[12] In the 2007 Doctor Who episode "Human Nature", the Doctor (as John Smith) refers to his parents as Sydney and Verity, a tribute to both Newman and Lambert.[13] She moved on to produce another BBC show created by Newman, the swashbuckling action-adventure series Adam Adamant Lives! (1966-67). The long development period of Adam Adamant delayed its production, and during this delay Newman gave her the initial episodes of a new soap opera, The Newcomers, to produce.[14] Further productions for the BBC included a season of the crime drama Detective (1968-69) and a twenty-six-part series of adaptations of the stories of William Somerset Maugham (1969). During this period, Lambert was obscurely referenced in Monty Python's 1969 sketch "Buying a Bed," which featured two shop assistants called Mr. Verity and Mr. Lambert, named after her.[15] In 1969 she left the staff of the BBC to join London Weekend Television, where she produced Budgie (1970-72) and Between the Wars (1973). In 1974, she returned to the BBC on a freelance basis to produce Shoulder to Shoulder, a series of six 75-minute plays about the suffragette movement of the early 20th century. [edit] Thames Television and Euston Films Teddington Studios in London, where several Thames Television dramas overseen by Lambert, such as Rock Follies, were produced in the 1970s. Later in 1974 Lambert became Head of Drama at Thames Television, a successor company of her former employers ABC. During her time in this position she oversaw several high-profile and successful contributions to the ITV network, including The Naked Civil Servant (1975), Rock Follies (1976-77), Rumpole of the Bailey (1978-92) and Edward and Mrs Simpson (1978). In 1976 she was also made responsible for overseeing the work of Euston Films, Thames' subsidiary film production company, at the time best known as the producers of The Sweeney. In 1979 she transferred to Euston full-time as the company's Chief Executive, overseeing productions such as Quatermass (1979), Minder (1979-94) and Widows (1983). At Thames and Euston, Lambert enjoyed the most sustained period of critical and popular success of her career. The Naked Civil Servant won a British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for its star John Hurt as well as a Broadcasting Press Guild Award and a prize at the Prix Italia;[16] Rock Follies won a BAFTA and a Royal Television Society Award,[17] while Widows also gained BAFTA nominations and ratings of over 12 million -- unusually for a drama serial, it picked up viewers over the course of its six-week run.[7] Minder went on to become the longest-running series produced by Euston Films, surviving for over a decade following Lambert's departure from the company.[18] Television historian Lez Cooke described Lambert's time in control of the drama department at Thames as "an adventurous period for the company, demonstrating that it was not only the BBC that was capable of producing progressive television drama during the 1970s. Lambert wanted Thames to produce drama series 'which were attempting in one way or another to tackle modern problems and life,' an ambition which echoed the philosophy of her mentor Sydney Newman."[7] Howard Schuman, the writer of Rock Follies, also later praised the bravery of Lambert's commissioning. "Verity Lambert had just arrived as head of drama at Thames TV and she went for broke," he told The Observer newspaper in 2002. "She commissioned a serial, Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill, for safety, but also Bill Brand, one of the edgiest political dramas ever, and us... Before we had even finished making the first series, Verity commissioned the second."[19] Lambert's association with Thames and Euston Films continued into the 1980s. In 1982, she rejoined the staff of parent company Thames Television as Director of Drama, and was given a seat on the company's board. In November 1982 she left Thames, but remained as Chief Executive at Euston until November of the following year, to take up her first post in the film industry, as Director of Production for Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment. Her job here was somewhat frustrating as the British film industry was in one of its periodic states of flux, but she did manage to produce some noteworthy features, including the 1986 John Cleese film Clockwise. Lambert later expressed some regret on her time in the film industry in a feature for The Independent newspaper. "Unfortunately, the person who hired me left, and the person who came in didn't want to produce films and didn't want me. While I managed to make some films I was proud of -- Dennis Potter's Dreamchild, and Clockwise with John Cleese -- it was terribly tough and not a very happy experience."[5] [edit] Cinema Verity In late 1985 Lambert left Thorn EMI, frustrated at the lack of success and at restructuring measures being undertaken by the company. She established her own independent production company, Cinema Verity. The company's first production was the 1988 feature film A Cry in the Dark, starring Sam Neill and Meryl Streep and based on the "dingo baby" case in Australia. Cinema Verity's first television series, the BBC1 sitcom May to December, debuted in 1989 and ran until 1994. The company also produced another successful BBC1 sitcom, So Haunt Me, which ran from 1992 to 1994. Lambert executive produced Alan Bleasdale's hard-hitting drama serial G.B.H. for Channel 4 in 1991, winning critical acclaim and several awards.[20] Lambert's relationship with Bleasdale was not entirely smooth, however -- the writer has admitted in subsequent interviews that he "wanted to kill Verity Lambert"[21] after she insisted on the cutting of large portions of his first draft script before production began. However, Bleasdale subsequently admitted that she was right about the majority of the cut material, and when the production was finished he only missed one small scene from those she had demanded be excised.[21] A less successful Cinema Verity production, and the most noted mis-step of Lambert's career, was the soap opera Eldorado, a co-production with the BBC set in a British expatriate community in Spain. At the time it was the most expensive commission the BBC had given out to an independent production company.[22] Launched with a major publicity campaign and running in a high-profile slot three nights a week on BBC1, the series was critically mauled and lasted only a year, from 1992 to 1993. Lambert's biography at Screenonline suggests some reasons for this failure: "With on-location production facilities and an evident striving for a genuinely contemporary flavour, Lambert's costly Euro soap Eldorado suggested a degree of ambition ... which it seemed in the event ill-equipped to realise, and a potentially interesting subject tailed off into implausible melodrama. Eldorado's plotting ... was disappointingly ponderous. As a result, the expatriate community in southern Spain theme and milieu was exploited rather than explored."[2] Other reviewers, even the best part of a decade after the programme's cancellation, were much harsher, with Rupert Smith's comments in The Guardian in 2002 being a typical example. "A PS10 million farce that left the BBC with egg all over its entire body and put an awful lot Equity members back on the dole... it will always be remembered as the most expensive flop of all time."[23] In the early 1990s, Lambert attempted to win the rights to produce Doctor Who independently for the BBC; however, this effort was unsuccessful because the Corporation was already in negotiations with producer Philip Segal in the United States. Cinema Verity projects that did reach production included Sleepers (BBC1, 1991) and The Cazalets (BBC One, 2001), the latter co-produced by actress Joanna Lumley, whose idea it was to adapt the novels by Elizabeth Jane Howard. Lambert continued to work as a freelance producer outside of her own company. She produced the popular BBC One comedy-drama series Jonathan Creek, by writer David Renwick, ever since taking over the role for its second series in 1998. From then until 2004 she produced eighteen episodes of the programme across four short seasons, plus two Christmas Specials. She and Renwick also collaborated on another comedy-drama, Love Soup, starring Tamsin Greig and transmitted on BBC One in the autumn of 2005. In 1973, Lambert married television director Colin Bucksey (a man ten years her junior), but the marriage collapsed in 1984, and they divorced in 1987.[24][4][25] She had no children, once telling an interviewer, "I can't stand babies -- no, I love babies as long as their parents take them away."[3] In 2000 two of her productions, Doctor Who and The Naked Civil Servant, finished third and fourth respectively in a British Film Institute poll of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes of the 20th century.[26] In the 2002 New Year's Honours list Lambert was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to film and television production,[27] and the same year she received BAFTA's Alan Clarke Award for Outstanding Contribution to Television.[28] She died of cancer five days before her 72nd birthday.[29] She was due to have been presented with a lifetime achievement award at the Women in Film and Television Awards the following month.[30]


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #63 - Countdown to Kylie

    Radio Free Skaro

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    23:29 (GMT) - 15 Dec 2007

    With a mere ten days until Voyage of the Damned, the Radio Free Skaro crew waxed on about the building media blitz prefiguring the Doctor Who Christmas special, including a great behind the scenes article in the Times of London, and ran through what little other news there was this week, though the power of digression pushed us towards the 43 minute mark. W00t!


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #63 - Countdown to Kylie

    Radio Free Skaro

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    23:29 (GMT) - 15 Dec 2007

    With a mere ten days until Voyage of the Damned, the Radio Free Skaro crew waxed on about the building media blitz prefiguring the Doctor Who Christmas special, including a great behind the scenes article in the Times of London, and ran through what little other news there was this week, though the power of digression pushed us towards the 43 minute mark. W00t!


  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate vs Comic Racks - Episode 60

    Geek Syndicate

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    13:14 (GMT) - 14 Dec 2007

    It's Geek Syndicate versus our sister podcast Comic Racks in the first of a two part crossover (part two will be on Comic Racks episode 4). I shall say no more accept we hope you enjoy the chaos.

    PS Apologies for the large file size had to do it for quality reasons.We also really earn our explicit tag in this episode so be warned ...


  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate vs Comic Racks - Episode 60

    Geek Syndicate

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    13:14 (GMT) - 14 Dec 2007

    It's Geek Syndicate versus our sister podcast Comic Racks in the first of a two part crossover (part two will be on Comic Racks episode 4). I shall say no more accept we hope you enjoy the chaos.

    PS Apologies for the large file size had to do it for quality reasons.We also really earn our explicit tag in this episode so be warned ...


  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #057 - One Man and a Phone

    Whocast.de (Deutsche)

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    22:33 (GMT) - 11 Dec 2007

    Heute gibt es erst mal wieder ein kurzes Lebenszeichen und die letzten Neuigkeiten aus dem Whoniversum. Damit es nicht ganz so trocken gerat, folgt ein kurzes telefonat mit dem WhocastHarald und auch ein alter Bekannter ist wieder dabei... wenn auch eher als Rolle des "schlechten Gewissens". Also viel Spass mit dem deutschen Doctor Who Podcast # 57.


  • Geek Syndicate

    Comic Racks - Episode 3

    Geek Syndicate

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    16:22 (GMT) - 10 Dec 2007

    This episode we're joined by our very first Rackette, the (almost) Dr Karl Byrne, who helps us understand the science (or lack thereof) behind some of your favourite super heroes.

    We review WWH #5 and Captain America #32 in our ever eloquent manner, whilst Iz takes a trip back in time to read and review Iron Man 'Extremis'.

    Also, discover what happens when seatbelts attack!"


  • Geek Syndicate

    Comic Racks - Episode 3

    Geek Syndicate

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    16:22 (GMT) - 10 Dec 2007

    This episode we're joined by our very first Rackette, the (almost) Dr Karl Byrne, who helps us understand the science (or lack thereof) behind some of your favourite super heroes.

    We review WWH #5 and Captain America #32 in our ever eloquent manner, whilst Iz takes a trip back in time to read and review Iron Man 'Extremis'.

    Also, discover what happens when seatbelts attack!"


  • Staggering Stories Podcast

    Staggering Stories Podcast #10: A Big Ball of Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey, Crashey-Lashey Stuff

    Staggering Stories Podcast

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    16:06 (GMT) - 9 Dec 2007

    Show summary: Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and Tony Gallichan talk about Doctor Who: Time Crash, Doctor Who: Timelash, the books of Harry Harrison, reviving, reimagining or repeating old Sci Fi TV, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00.00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 00.34 — Greetings, yes?
    • 01.16 — Where is Keith???
    • 02.30 — Two and a half minutes in and Tony is already losing the plot.
    • 02.40 – Resurrecting TV from the past.
    • 03.43 — Tony cannot contain himself any longer.
    • 04.45 — Knights of God, isn’t it, look you?
    • 06.09 — Tony’s Rant Number One – Widdecombe!
    • 07.47 — Serenity/Firefly
    • 08.24 — The 25th century is where it all changes.
    • 09.18 — All alone in the night.
    • 10.30 — Blake’s 7.
    • 12.36 — The Tomorrow People (Everyone says no, Tony says yes…guess who’s right? Clue, its not everyone…)
    • 12.42 — Tripods.
    • 13.16 — Star Cops – you just know it won’t be easy….
    • 15.14 — Sapphire And Steel.
    • 16.26 — Oh boy…
    • 16.58 — Sliders.
    • 17.32 — That short-lived programme, Stargate: SG1.
    • 17.48 — Tony’s Rant Number Two – Guinness Book of Dodgy, Made-up-to-sell-books-in-the-USA Records.
    • 18.00 — Quatermass – respect is due.
    • 19.17 — The Clangers – yayyyyy!
    • 19.51 — Don’t tell Professor Nebulous – here comes Bod!
    • 20.53 — Slippery Jim’s first appearance…
    • 21.22 — The BBC’s Ghost Stories.
    • 21.54 — Tony’s Rant Number Three – Anne Robinson (dear Bod, what is he on tonight?)
    • 22.46 — The Boy From Space!
    • 23.52 — Captain Zepp!
    • 24.03 — Noseybonk and The O-Men!
    • 26.04 — Its time to light the lights, apparently.
    • 26.21 — The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water.
    • 28.37 — Tony’s Rant Number Four – British Children’s Telly – look, blame Fake Keith for this one.
    • 29.20 – Doctor Who
    • 29.53 — Timelash – well, our first attempt..um..look, it’s a tricky one, ok?
    • 30.09 – Ok, Time Crash instead….we’ll get back to Timelash later….much later…
    • 30.38 — Tony’s Rant Number Five – Children In Need….oh the humanity…
    • 39.12 – Ok, look, there’s no avoiding it…..Timelash!
    • 42.23 — The Borat! er… is that right?
    • 42.40 — An actual viewer contribution! Good grief!
    • 44.06 — Android, would you like some cake whilst you do science?
    • 44.23 — Crumbly starts having flashbacks to fantasies about Miss Perpugilliam Brown. Oh dear.
    • 45.24 — Never mind the Morlox…
    • 47.36 — The make up of Doom and Vena’s long distance performance…
    • 48.49 — Revenge of the Maylin – this time it’s ham!
    • 53.36 — The plight of Peri – warning, may contain bad innuendo!
    • 56.22 — Borat meets the Skarasen – Cue Cliffhanger!
    • 56.36 – The book report of Crumbly – Not, alas, Terrance Dicks, but Harry Harrison!
    • 57.02 — The Stainless Steel Rat – what a guy!
    • 59.46 — Deathworld
    • 61.52 — To the Stars!
    • 63.07 — West Of Eden
    • 64.34 — Stars and Stripes Forever.
    • 66.45 — Plague From Space! (Aiieeeeee!!!)
    • 66.50 — War With The Robots (Aiieeeeee!!!)
    • 68.17 – *Letters and viewer feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 73.46 – Fake Keith IS The Law!
    • 87.44 – Goodbyeeeeeeeee!!
    • 88.08 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories
    • Timelash
    • Time Crash
    • Harry Harrison
    • Bod


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #62 - Brushes with Greatness

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    22:34 (GMT) - 8 Dec 2007

    The Third Guy had a first rate week, and he recounts to both Warren and Steven (and you, dear listeners) how he met Doctor Who scribe Steven Moffat, Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, superfan Ian Levine, and many many others in his ongoing adventures in the UK. We also have some bits of news and commentary, speculation about the upcoming Christmas special, and the usual tomfoolery and nonsense. All this and there isn't even anything Who related on the air...except us, of course.


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #62 - Brushes with Greatness

    Radio Free Skaro

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    22:34 (GMT) - 8 Dec 2007

    The Third Guy had a first rate week, and he recounts to both Warren and Steven (and you, dear listeners) how he met Doctor Who scribe Steven Moffat, Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, superfan Ian Levine, and many many others in his ongoing adventures in the UK. We also have some bits of news and commentary, speculation about the upcoming Christmas special, and the usual tomfoolery and nonsense. All this and there isn't even anything Who related on the air...except us, of course.


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    TDP 34: The Unquiet Dead

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    10:27 (GMT) - 8 Dec 2007

    Synopsis The Ninth Doctor and Rose arrive in Cardiff on Christmas Eve, 1869 and discover that something is making the dead come back to life. The time travellers team up with a world-weary Charles Dickens to investigate Gabriel Sneed, the local undertaker and his servant girl Gwyneth -- and come face to face with the ghostly Gelth. Plot In a funeral parlour during the Victorian era, a young man named Redpath grieves over the open casket containing his dead grandmother. Closing his eyes in sorrow, he does not see a blue, glowing vapour wash over the corpse and enter it. The old woman's eyes snap open and she grabs Redpath by the throat, killing him. Gabriel Sneed, the undertaker, rushes in and tries to close the lid on the reanimated corpse but she knocks him unconscious to the floor before getting up and wandering out onto the street, wailing. Sneed regains consciousness and calls for his servant girl, Gwyneth. This is not the first corpse in the funeral home to come alive, and Gwyneth tells Sneed that they need to get help. Sneed protests that it is not his fault, and they have to get the dead woman back. Riding in the hearse, Sneed orders Gwyneth to use her clairvoyant abilities to seek the dead woman out, and Gwyneth focuses on the old woman's last desire: to see Charles Dickens, who is giving a reading in a music hall in town. Dickens himself is in a melancholic mood as he waits for his stage call. He feels old, is estranged from his family and his imagination is growing thin. He feels that he has seen all there is to see. In the TARDIS, the Doctor and Rose are having a rough ride. As the ship shakes and they hold onto the console, the Doctor aims the TARDIS for Naples in 1860. When they land, Rose is about to rush out when the Doctor tells her that she would start a riot in her 21st century clothing. Rose returns more suitably dressed in an off-the-shoulder gown, and the Doctor compliments her, saying she is beautiful... for a human. They step out into the snow-covered streets of history, the Doctor realising when he buys a newspaper that his aim was a bit off -- it is Christmas Eve, 1869, and they are in Cardiff, not Naples. In the music hall, Dickens gives a reading of A Christmas Carol, but stops short as the dead woman in the audience starts to glow blue. The vapour pours out of her mouth, an ethereal gas with a vaguely human shape that sweeps around the hall and sends the audience running in a panic. The screams attract Rose and the Doctor as well as Sneed and Gwyneth. Dickens accuses the Doctor of being responsible for the illusion, as the vapour completely leaves the dead woman's body to be sucked into a gas lamp, and the body collapses. Sneed and Gwyneth carry the limp body out. Rose goes in pursuit, and Sneed chloroforms her, bundling her into the hearse with the dead woman. The Doctor commandeers Dickens's coach, but the great writer's protests vanish when the Doctor discovers who he is and gushes over his literary genius. When the Doctor tells him about Rose, Dickens chivalrously joins the chase. Rose awakens in the locked viewing gallery of the funeral parlour, not seeing another gaseous entity take over young Redpath's body. As the Doctor and Dickens arrive at the parlour and force their way in, Redpath and his grandmother come to life again, approaching Rose menacingly. The gas lamps in the house flicker, and the Doctor realises there is something living in the pipes. He hears Rose's cries and breaks the door down, pulling her away from the corpses. He asks them who they are, and the corpses cry that they are dying because the Rift is failing and these forms cannot be sustained. Then the blue vapours stream out of the dead, and the bodies collapse once more. Sneed explains that the house has had a reputation for being haunted, which is why he managed to buy it so cheaply. The Doctor explains that the house is built on the rift the aliens were referring to -- a break in spacetime that is growing. These entities are from across the universe. Dickens is still sceptical, refusing to believe that there are ghosts in the gas pipes. The Doctor tells him that as dead bodies release gas when they decompose, they are ideal vehicles for these gaseous aliens. Dickens tells the Doctor, shakily, that if what he has seen is true, then perhaps his entire life, spent fighting against injustice and for social causes in what he thought was the real world, has been for nothing. Rose, in the meantime, talks to Gwyneth, finding out that she was taken in by Sneed when she was twelve, after her parents died. Although they initially get along well, Gwyneth sees the future in Rose's mind but is shocked when she sees the things Rose has experienced with the Doctor, mentioning the big bad wolf. She apologises, admitting her clairvoyance and saying that her abilities have been growing stronger recently. The Doctor has been listening, and surmises that Gwyneth's abilities are due to her growing up in this house over the rift, and she is the key. He suggests they hold a seance. Gwyneth manages to summon the aliens, who speak through her. They are the Gelth, a species whose bodies were destroyed by the Time War and left them facing extinction in a gaseous state. The few Gelth remaining need to come through the rift and take over dead bodies to survive. Rose is repulsed by the idea, but the Doctor insists that they have to help. Gwyneth will stand at the spot of the rift down in the morgue and allow the Gelth to use her as a bridge. Rose continues to protest: she knows the Gelth do not succeed, because the future does not have walking dead, but the Doctor tells her that time is constantly in flux, and the future can be rewritten; nothing is safe. In any case, Gwyneth wants to help her "angels". The Doctor warns the Gelth that this is only a temporary solution--once they possess the bodies, he will transport them to another place where they can build permanent ones. However, when Gwyneth stands at the rift, and the Gelth begin to come through her, the numbers are much more than they originally implied. The Gelth show their true colours -- they do not just want bodies that are already dead, they are willing to kill to supply themselves with more hosts and occupy the planet. Gwyneth stands motionless at the position of the rift as the Gelth continue to stream in. Sneed has his neck snapped by a reanimated corpse and is taken over. Dickens, overwhelmed, runs in fear as the Doctor and Rose are backed up into a corner. The Doctor apologises to Rose that she is going to die over a century before she was born, but she tells him that she wanted to come. The Doctor holds her hand as they prepare to go out fighting together, and he tells Rose he is glad he met her. Outside, Dickens sees a pursuing Gelth get sucked into a gas lamp on the street, and has a brainstorm. He rushes back into the house, turning off the flames and turning up the gas. He goes down into the morgue, doing the same, telling the Doctor what he is doing. The Doctor realises that by filling the house with gas, the Gelth will be sucked out of the dead bodies like poison from a wound. This is exactly what happens, the Gelth pouring out of the collapsing corpses and swirling around in the confines of the morgue. The Doctor tells Gwyneth to send them back, but she says she is only strong enough to hold them here, and takes out a box of matches from her apron. The Doctor tells Dickens to get Rose out of there before the two succumb to the gas fumes, and tries to convince Gwyneth to leave the Gelth to him. As he touches her neck, however, he discovers the truth of the matter, and reluctantly leaves. Gwyneth lights a match, and the house and the Gelth are consumed in fire. The Doctor tells Rose that when he checked Gwyneth's pulse, he realised that she was dead. He thinks Gwyneth died the moment she stood in the rift. Rose does not understand -- Gwyneth spoke to them and saved them. In response, Dickens quotes Shakespeare, that "there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy" (Hamlet: Act 1, scene V). Rose looks sadly at the ruins of the funeral home--a servant girl saved the world, and nobody will ever know. Dickens thanks the Doctor as they stand in front of the TARDIS. The things he has seen tonight have given him hope that there is more to learn. He plans to patch things up with his family and finish The Mystery of Edwin Drood, identifying the murderer as a blue elemental. He asks the Doctor if his books will last, and the Doctor assures a smiling Dickens that his work will last forever. Inside the TARDIS, Rose asks if Dickens writing about what they just experienced will change history. The Doctor tells her that Dickens will never get to write his story, as he dies the following year. Right now, however, they have made him more alive than he has been in a long time. Dickens watches in wonderment as the TARDIS fades away before his eyes. He laughs out loud, and walks through the streets of Cardiff, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, and declaring, "God bless us, everyone!" Cast Doctor Who -- Christopher EcclestonRose Tyler -- Billie PiperGabriel Sneed -- Alan DavidRedpath -- Huw RhysMrs Peace -- Jennifer HillGwyneth -- Eve MylesCharles Dickens -- Simon CallowStage Manager -- Wayne CaterDriver -- Meic PoveyThe Gelth -- Zoe Thorne Cast notes Simon Callow, who plays Dickens, has also written extensively about the writer and is well known for playing Dickens on television as well as in a one-man show. See celebrity appearances in Doctor Who.Eve Myles, who plays Gwyneth, subsequently stars in the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood as Gwen Cooper. There is supposedly no connection between the two characters other than both characters living in Cardiff.[1].


  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 59

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    15:14 (GMT) - 6 Dec 2007

    Join the boys as they look some new photos from Indy 4. There is also a lengthy debate on the topic of 'Are comics now only for adults'.  They also review Ninja Warrior, Blood Ties and Call of Duty 4.

    Tha main feature looks at the upcoming season of Doctor Who and it's spinoff; Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures.

    Enjoy...


  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 59

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    15:14 (GMT) - 6 Dec 2007

    Join the boys as they look some new photos from Indy 4. There is also a lengthy debate on the topic of 'Are comics now only for adults'. They also review Ninja Warrior, Blood Ties and Call of Duty 4.

    Tha main feature looks at the upcoming season of Doctor Who and it's spinoff; Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures.

    Enjoy...


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #61 - Billie's back?!?

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    21:53 (GMT) - 1 Dec 2007

    The biggest news by far this week was the impending return of Billie Piper in Series Four, a development that has us scratching our heads and debating at great length as to its cosmic significance. That, and the usual yandering on about things Who (of which there was otherwise sparse pickings this week) signify yet another episode of Radio Free Skaro for your listening pleasure.


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #61 - Billie's back?!?

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    21:53 (GMT) - 1 Dec 2007

    The biggest news by far this week was the impending return of Billie Piper in Series Four, a development that has us scratching our heads and debating at great length as to its cosmic significance. That, and the usual yandering on about things Who (of which there was otherwise sparse pickings this week) signify yet another episode of Radio Free Skaro for your listening pleasure.


  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TDP: I have a cold

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    08:00 (GMT) - 30 Nov 2007

    Sorry. no show this week. feeling a bit ill. I will try and get onto the Podshock live show on sunday night if my voice is upto it.heres hoping


  • Geek Syndicate

    Comic Racks - Episode 2

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    07:51 (GMT) - 30 Nov 2007

    This week the Comic Rack ladies tackle the explosive T4 casting and directing rumours. There's more news on the supposed 'death of the batman' and  the new Watchmen movie.

    The ladies don their conspiracy hats to uncover a link between the upcoming Cloverfield movie and Heroes. Stace Discovers the goodness of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Farscape is discovered. Batman Year One Hundred and Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind are finally reviewed as well as some Mighty Boosh, Ghost rider and much more.

    Enjoy...



  • Geek Syndicate

    Comic Racks - Episode 2

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    07:51 (GMT) - 30 Nov 2007

    This week the Comic Rack ladies tackle the explosive T4 casting and directing rumours. There's more news on the supposed 'death of the batman' and the new Watchmen movie.

    The ladies don their conspiracy hats to uncover a link between the upcoming Cloverfield movie and Heroes. Stace Discovers the goodness of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Farscape is discovered. Batman Year One Hundred and Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind are finally reviewed as well as some Mighty Boosh, Ghost rider and much more.

    Enjoy...



  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 58

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    07:48 (GMT) - 30 Nov 2007

    In this week's thrilling installment we learn what happens when you get lippy with the god of Thunder. We review the latest episode of Smallville (including the Jamaican method dealing with kryptonians), Culled by Simon Spurier ,Pushing Daises, Star Wars Legacy and Reaper.

    In our main feature we tackle some hard hitting Questions from our listerners in a Questions from the Senate Marathon.

    Enjoy and thanks to all of you who posted or sent in questions!



  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 58

    Geek Syndicate

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    07:48 (GMT) - 30 Nov 2007

    In this week's thrilling installment we learn what happens when you get lippy with the god of Thunder. We review the latest episode of Smallville (including the Jamaican method dealing with kryptonians), Culled by Simon Spurier ,Pushing Daises, Star Wars Legacy and Reaper.

    In our main feature we tackle some hard hitting Questions from our listerners in a Questions from the Senate Marathon.

    Enjoy and thanks to all of you who posted or sent in questions!



  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #056 - Two in Two in One

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    01:50 (GMT) - 30 Nov 2007

    Diesmal gibt es zwei Casts in einem. Aus aktuellem Anlass haben wir der voraufgezeichneten "Konserve" zu "Whatever happend to Sarah Jane" einen weiteren Podcast zum Foreneintrag von Snuffkin hinzugefugt, in dem es u.a. um unsere "NeueFanFreundlichkeit" geht und der dringend eine Antwort bedurfte. Leider hat uns die Technik diesmal mit ein paar Tucken gebeutelt, aber davon haben wir uns nicht abschrecken lassen - und ihr bitte auch nicht...


  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TPD Promo

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    20:43 (GMT) - 26 Nov 2007

    New Promo - The Tin Dog Podcast.Hope you all like it.Feel free to use it anywhere you like.


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #60 - Milestones and Memorials

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    00:00 (GMT) - 26 Nov 2007

    The 44th anniversary of Doctor Who was marked by two sad occasions with the passing Peter Haining, the author of Doctor Who: A Celebration (the bible of the show in our formative years), and Verity Lambert, the co-creator of the program. But it wasn't all doom and gloom, as we delved into how we celebrated the show's birthday, the conclusion of the first season of the Sarah Jane Adventures, and other bits and pieces. Enjoy!


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #60 - Milestones and Memorials

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    00:00 (GMT) - 26 Nov 2007

    The 44th anniversary of Doctor Who was marked by two sad occasions with the passing Peter Haining, the author of Doctor Who: A Celebration (the bible of the show in our formative years), and Verity Lambert, the co-creator of the program. But it wasn't all doom and gloom, as we delved into how we celebrated the show's birthday, the conclusion of the first season of the Sarah Jane Adventures, and other bits and pieces. Enjoy!


  • Staggering Stories Podcast

    Staggering Stories Podcast #9: The [BLANK]s of Death

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    17:08 (GMT) - 25 Nov 2007

    Show summary: Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and Tony Gallichan talk about Doctor Who: The Robots of Death, the World of Warcraft MMORPG, the Dalek Masterplan play and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00.10 – intro and theme tune
    • 00.42 — Greetings, yes?
    • 02.25 — WARNING! This podcast kills!!!
    • 04.17 — Where is Keith?
    • 05.08 — The Sauce [blank]
    • 09.48 – World of Warcraft – now with added adverts!
    • 37.06 — The [blank] Game…
    • 39.55 – Doctor Who – The Robots Of Death
    • 55.10 – History Today – The Dalek Masterplan play and Mini Con
    • 71.47 — Scenery madness – cue cliffhanger!
    • 71.53 – Letters and viewer feedback. Hit us yourself at show@staggeringstories.net
    • 75.51 – Goodbyyeeeeeeeee!!!
    • 76.11 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories
    • The Robots of Death
    • World of Warcraft
    • New Theatre Royal: The Dalek’s Masterplan Play
    • DWO WhoCast
    • YouTube – World of Warcraft – Beer Song
    • YouTube – World of Warcraft – The Internet is for porn
    • Amazon.com: Plays Live: Music: Peter Gabriel


  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TDP 33: Time Crash (Fixed)

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    10:24 (GMT) - 25 Nov 2007

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn_NDKNlUa8cut and paste the above link into your browser to see Time Crash "Time Crash" Doctor Who charity special "What!?" The Tenth Doctor meets the Fifth Doctor. Doctor David Tennant (Tenth Doctor) Peter Davison (Fifth Doctor) Writer Steven Moffat Director Graeme Harper Producer Phil Collinson Executive producer(s) Russell T Davies Julie Gardner Length 8 Minutes Originally broadcast November 16, 2007 Chronology ? Preceded by Followed by - "Last of the Time Lords" "Voyage of the Damned" "Time Crash" is a "mini-episode" of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It was broadcast on BBC One as part of the 2007 appeal for the children's charity Children in Need on 16 November. It was written by Steven Moffat and starred David Tennant and Peter Davison as the Doctor.[1] The episode depicts an encounter between the Doctor's fifth and tenth incarnations, played by Davison and Tennant respectively. "Time Crash" was a ratings success, with a viewership of 10.9 million and a 45% share of the total television audience that night, making it both the most watched portion of the 2007 Children in Need special and the most watched Doctor Who episode since the show's 2005 revival.[2] //<![CDATA[ if (window.showTocToggle) { var tocShowText = "show"; var tocHideText = "hide"; showTocToggle(); } //]]> Plot After saying farewell to Martha, the Doctor sets off on his travels when the TARDIS encounters a problem, the result of which involves the Fifth Doctor appearing in the console room. The Tenth Doctor is gleeful at the meeting, but the Fifth Doctor is initially baffled, assuming his future incarnation is a deranged fan, possibly from LINDA. The Tenth Doctor explains that he forgot to put up the shields after rebuilding the TARDIS and it collided with the Fifth Doctor's TARDIS (its earlier self) in the timestream. This is generating a paradox at the heart of the ship powerful enough to rip a hole in the universe the (exact) size of Belgium. The Cloister Bell signals the impending end. However, without a thought, the Tenth Doctor manipulates the TARDIS controls to manipulate a supernova into exact counterbalance; it cancels out the black hole caused by the paradox, so that all matter remains constant. This amazes the Fifth Doctor, but he quickly realises that the Tenth Doctor 'came up with' the solution only because he remembered this encounter. The Fifth Doctor says his farewells, and the Tenth Doctor tells the Fifth of the personality traits that he retained from his fifth self, also telling him he loved being him and that he was "his" Doctor. As he departs, the Fifth Doctor reminds the Tenth to raise his shields again, but too late; as he is doing so, the hull of the RMS Titanic crashes through one of the TARDIS walls, as originally seen at the end of the last series. Cast The Doctor -- David TennantThe Doctor -- Peter Davison Cast notes Freema Agyeman appears, uncredited, as Martha Jones in footage from "Last of the Time Lords" at the start of the episode, adding to the established events depicted then.At 56 on the date of filming, Davison -- still the current record holder for the youngest actor to play the Doctor -- was older than William Hartnell was when he began his run as the First Doctor - at 55 the oldest anyone has been when they first played the Doctor. From an in-character point of view, the aged appearance of the Fifth Doctor was explained away as an effect of the merge. Continuity Both the Fifth Doctor and the Tenth Doctor make references to each other's respective storylines throughout the episode. The Tenth Doctor mentions Nyssa and Tegan, the Mara, Time Lords wearing silly hats, as well as commenting at length on the Fifth Doctor's clothing. The Fifth Doctor asks the Tenth Doctor if he's connected with LINDA and uses the phrase "Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey" first heard in "Blink", also by Steven Moffat. Other elements from the series such as Zeiton crystals, the helmic regulator and the thermobuffer are also mentioned. Both Doctors refer to common elements throughout the series such as the Cybermen and the Master. The Fifth asks if the Master still has "that rubbish beard" (referencing the fact that actors Roger Delgado and Anthony Ainley portrayed the character with a beard), and the Tenth replies "No, no beard this time... well, a wife" (referring to Lucy Saxon). The Fifth Doctor also notes that the TARDIS's "desktop theme" has been changed, accounting for its radically different appearances throughout the series. The Tenth Doctor offers to help the Fifth Doctor fix the problem caused by the TARDIS merge through his sonic screwdriver, which the Fifth Doctor declines. The latter's own sonic screwdriver was destroyed in the serial The Visitation, as then-producer John Nathan-Turner saw it as an "easy way out" for writers to resolve any difficult situation the Doctor faced. The sonic screwdriver would never appear in the show again until the TV movie in 1996. During the original run of Doctor Who, the Doctor met different incarnations of "himself" in three stories: The Three Doctors (1973), The Five Doctors (1983) and The Two Doctors (1985). The Children in Need special Dimensions in Time (1993) also featured all the five surviving Doctors at the time, with specially made busts standing in for the remaining two. In the Comic Relief sketch Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death (1999), also written by Moffat, the Doctor regenerated four times, resulting in five different actors playing the role. Multi-Doctor stories have also appeared in Doctor Who spin-off media. There were also several instances of the incidental music changing to a style more heavily favoured during the time that Peter Davison's episodes were produced. This differed greatly from the orchestral style of music now favoured by the programme. Chronology It is never explicitly stated where the Fifth Doctor's segment fits into his own continuity. From the Tenth Doctor's perspective, the special takes place at the very end of "Last of the Time Lords", immediately prior to the RMS Titanic crashing into the TARDIS. Production The episode was directed by Graeme Harper on October 7, 2007, who twenty-three years previously had directed Peter Davison's last regular appearance in Doctor Who in the serial The Caves of Androzani.[3] It was officially announced by the BBC on October 21.[1] According to the Doctor Who Confidential episode featuring behind-the-scenes footage, the Fifth Doctor's coat and trousers are originals taken from the Blackpool Doctor Who exhibition. The trousers had been previously altered in order to fit Colin Baker for the regeneration scene in The Caves of Androzani (and the opening of The Twin Dilemma). The jumper was knitted especially for this episode, and the hat was a new roll-up panama hat with an original band added on. David Tennant mentioned in an interview the morning after airing that the Tenth Doctor's speech complimenting the Fifth Doctor's sense of style and personality was written by himself, and that the Fifth was his favourite Doctor.[citation needed] Previous Doctor Who charity specials transmitted over the years include the aforementioned Dimensions in Time, Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death and "Doctor Who: Children in Need". The first two are generally not regarded as canonical by Doctor Who fans, but the last one is, directly connecting "The Parting of the Ways" with "The Christmas Invasion". The anniversary special The Five Doctors was broadcast on Children in Need night for its United Kingdom premier broadcast.[4] Broadcast, reception and release The episode was introduced by Terry Wogan and John Barrowman, who plays Captain Jack Harkness; Barrowman had just performed the song "Your Song". Children in Need was the most-watched television programme of the night, with an overnight rating of 9.4 million viewers, and figures peaked between 8:15pm and 8:30pm, when "Time Crash" was aired, with a total of 10.9 million viewers. The episode is therefore the most-viewed since the show's revival in 2005, surpassing the revival's premiere, "Rose", which achieved a rating of 10.8 million viewers.[2] Calls also peaked during the episode's airing.[5] When the episode was replayed later that night it garnered an audience of 2.5 million viewers.[6] Critical reaction was positive, with reviewers calling it the highlight of the Children in Need special.[7][8] Steven Moffat was praised for his writing of the episode, which was characterized as witty and clever.[7][9] The performances of both Peter Davison and David Tennant were also well-received.[10][8] See also Blinovitch Limitation Effect


  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 57

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    07:32 (GMT) - 22 Nov 2007

    Yeah you heard right it's episode 57 and we're back with a vengeance. Join us as we chat about Death in comics, Ghostbusters the video game, Spooks, Robin Hood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. There is also some Guitar Hero action.

    Barry also takes on a listener challenge and gives a brief review of the first two Preacher trades by Garth Ennis.

    And as a tribute to the Doctor Who Time Crash Children in Need special GS brings you Doctor Who: The new assistant!

    Enjoy!




  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 57

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    07:32 (GMT) - 22 Nov 2007

    Yeah you heard right it's episode 57 and we're back with a vengeance. Join us as we chat about Death in comics, Ghostbusters the video game, Spooks, Robin Hood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. There is also some Guitar Hero action.

    Barry also takes on a listener challenge and gives a brief review of the first two Preacher trades by Garth Ennis.

    And as a tribute to the Doctor Who Time Crash Children in Need special GS brings you Doctor Who: The new assistant!

    Enjoy!




  • Tachyon TV Podcasts

    Tachyon TV Podcast 1.3 Enchanced Version

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    19:44 (GMT) - 20 Nov 2007

    'You've Gotta Be Careful'. Featuring: an interview with Jeremy Bentham, Mark Ayres' Audio Magic, Forum Watch, Nev Fountain, a Dimensions 2007 retrospective and exclusive Tachyon TV News.


  • Tachyon TV Podcasts

    Tachyon TV Podcast 1.3 Broadband Version

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    19:44 (GMT) - 20 Nov 2007

    'You've Gotta Be Careful'. Featuring: an interview with Jeremy Bentham, Mark Ayres' Audio Magic, Forum Watch, Nev Fountain, a Dimensions 2007 retrospective and exclusive Tachyon TV News.


  • Tachyon TV Podcasts

    Tachyon TV Podcast 1.3 Dial-Up Version

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    19:44 (GMT) - 20 Nov 2007

    'You've Gotta Be Careful'. Featuring: an interview with Jeremy Bentham, Mark Ayres' Audio Magic, Forum Watch, Nev Fountain, a Dimensions 2007 retrospective and exclusive Tachyon TV News.


  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #055 - About Time Crash

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    01:53 (GMT) - 20 Nov 2007

    Die Wunder der modernen Technik ermoglichen es dem Whocast diesmal von zwei Kontinenten aus zu casten. Wahrend Kolja sich in Korea auf das Podcastduell vorbereitet und sich Raphael durch die tagliche Pflichten eines Studenten qualt, finden sie sich in diesem Cast zusammen um kurz uber die Children in Need Szene "Time Crash" zu sprechen und das neuste aus dem Whoniversum kund zu tun.


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #59 - Barrowmania!

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    05:18 (GMT) - 19 Nov 2007

    Time Crash! Yes, the first meeting of Doctors old and new was of course on top of our list of things to talk about, but more or less everything else was Barrowman this and musical theatre that, along with our usual helpings of abuse and miscellany. Enjoy!


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #59 - Barrowmania!

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    05:18 (GMT) - 19 Nov 2007

    Time Crash! Yes, the first meeting of Doctors old and new was of course on top of our list of things to talk about, but more or less everything else was Barrowman this and musical theatre that, along with our usual helpings of abuse and miscellany. Enjoy!


  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TDP 32: Destiny of the Daleks

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    08:00 (GMT) - 17 Nov 2007

    Davros Awakes! Destiny Of The Daleks and Davros Boxset for November. Destiny of the Daleks, starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor and Lalla Ward as a newly regenerated Romana, is set to be released on DVD by 2Entertain. When the Doctor and Romana arrive on Skaro, they find themselves caught in the middle of in an interplanetary war between the Daleks and the robotic Movellans. Can Davros, creator of the Daleks, give the Doctor's greatest enemies the edge they need? The single-disc (not double, as previously reported) contains all four episodes plus the following extras: Commentary - With actors Lalla Ward and David Gooderson, director Ken Grieve.Terror Nation - documentary about writer Terry Nation, creator of the Daleks, and his work on Doctor Who. With contributions from producers Barry Letts and Philip Hinchcliffe, script editor Terrance Dicks, director Richard Martin and Dalek voice artiste Nicholas Briggs.Directing Who - director Ken Grieve recalls his time on this story.CGI Effects - providing the option to watch the story with seventeen of the original video effects sequences replaced by CGI versions.Trails and Continuity - BBC One trails and continuity announcements from the story's transmission, including the specially shot trailer heralding the return of the Daleks.Photo Gallery - production, design and publicity photos. Prime Computer Adverts - Australian TV adverts for Prime Computers, starring the Doctor and Romana.Coming Soon - trail for forthcoming DVD boxset release of Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Sea Devils and Warriors of the Deep.Easter Egg Destiny Of The Daleks will be available from 26 November. The story will also form part of a special Davros boxset, collecting all the other adventures featuring the evil genius, plus extra material. More on these extras soon!


  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #054 - A lesson in Five

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    12:10 (GMT) - 16 Nov 2007

    Wenige Stunden, bevor einge "neue" Fans das erste mal einen klassischen Doctor zu Gesicht bekommen, wollen wir einen kurzen Umriss davon geben, wer eigentlich der funfte Doctor ist, und was ihn ausmacht. Ausserdem gibt es wie immer Post und News.


  • Geek Syndicate

    Comic Racks - Episode 1

    Geek Syndicate

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    15:15 (GMT) - 14 Nov 2007

    Welcome to the first episode of our sister podcast Comic Racks. Join Iz and Stace as they tackle such weighty issues as...Death in comic books...good or bad?Jesus in the hairdressers (yes that's what I said)The joy of Spongebob Squarepants.Reviews of Batman and the Spirit, DC Infinite Halloween Special and the Umbrella Academy.How to sniff Keira Knightley (it's an eye opener). Also discover Iz and Stace's Peeve of the week (it's a good un) and much, much more.Oh and there's some swearing...for shame ladies.Enjoy all....


  • Geek Syndicate

    Comic Racks - Episode 1

    Geek Syndicate

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    15:15 (GMT) - 14 Nov 2007

    Welcome to the first episode of our sister podcast Comic Racks. Join Iz and Stace as they tackle such weighty issues as...Death in comic books...good or bad?Jesus in the hairdressers (yes that's what I said)The joy of Spongebob Squarepants.Reviews of Batman and the Spirit, DC Infinite Halloween Special and the Umbrella Academy.How to sniff Keira Knightley (it's an eye opener). Also discover Iz and Stace's Peeve of the week (it's a good un) and much, much more.Oh and there's some swearing...for shame ladies.Enjoy all....


  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #053 - Nicht wirklich Pro 7

    Whocast.de (Deutsche)

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    16:31 (GMT) - 12 Nov 2007

    Er ist wieder da - oder besser: noch immer, der Harald. In diesem Cast gibt er bereitwillig Auskunft uber seine Erfahrungen bei der Arbeit zur deutschen Synchronisation der neuen Serie und bespricht mit Raphael die Sarah Jane Adventures Folge "Warriors of the Kudlak". Ausserdem noch einmal ein Aufruf an alle, Pro 7 endlich zu zeigen wo der Hammer hangt!


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #58 - Live from Edmonton (well, sorta)!

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    05:05 (GMT) - 12 Nov 2007

    Yes, for only the second time in Radio Free Skaro history, two of the hosts of the show were in the same place at the same time, huddled around a single computer in Edmonton. Of course, with the inclusion of the Third Guy, we still used the invisible tethers of the Internet to connect to London, and those tethers eventually snapped, leaving him relaying his messages to us via telegraph and carrier pigeon for the final minutes of the show. But despite the technical difficulties of both this week and last, we pressed on, bringing you a bumper crop of news, sarcasm and a few selections from the Series 3 soundtrack for your listening pleasure.


 
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