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  • The Flashing Blade Podcast

    The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-15

    The Flashing Blade Podcast

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    19:21 (GMT) - 9 Sep 2009

    Originally to be released on September 13th, 2009, this is a special edition of The Flashing Blade Podcast featuring an interview with THE Colin Baker, a report on the Whooverville convention as well as the podcasting panel from there. The sounds a bit ropey on the pod panel, but it will give you the genuine experience of being there, LOL.

    Normal service will be resumed on Sunday 20th September.


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro Presents Podcest: The Whooverville Podcast Panel

    Radio Free Skaro

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    14:40 (GMT) - 9 Sep 2009

    The Whooverville Doctor Who convention that took place in September at Derby featured a notable podcasting panel featuring representatives from no less than eight (8) different Doctor Who podcasts. Eager to elbow their way into a party to which they were never invited, Radio Free Skaro is proud to present this panel to you for your listening enjoyment. Very big thanks to Adam Purcell of Staggering Stories for providing the audio.

    Oh, and happy 100th episode, Tin Dog.

    Appearing at the Whooverville Podcast Panel were:

    - Tony Gallichan from The Flashing Blade Podcast
    - Michael Gilroy from Doctor Who: Tin Dog Podcast
    - Karen Dunn and Adam Purcell from Staggering Stories Podcast
    - Marty Perrett from DWO Whocast
    - Dave Cooper from The Cultdom Chronicles
    - James Naughton from Doctor Who: Podshock
    - Nat Titman from Bridging The Rift
    - Luke Harrison from The Minute Doctor Who Podcast



  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro Presents Podcest: The Whooverville Podcast Panel

    Radio Free Skaro

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    13:40 (GMT) - 9 Sep 2009

    The Whooverville Doctor Who convention that took place in September at Derby featured a notable podcasting panel featuring representatives from no less than eight (8) different Doctor Who podcasts. Eager to elbow their way into a party to which they were never invited, Radio Free Skaro is proud to present this panel to you for your listening enjoyment. Very big thanks to Adam Purcell of Staggering Stories for providing the audio.

    Oh, and happy 100th episode, Tin Dog.

    Appearing at the Whooverville Podcast Panel were:

    - Tony Gallichan from The Flashing Blade Podcast
    - Michael Gilroy from Doctor Who: Tin Dog Podcast
    - Karen Dunn and Adam Purcell from Staggering Stories Podcast
    - Marty Perrett from DWO Whocast
    - Dave Cooper from The Cultdom Chronicles
    - James Naughton from Doctor Who: Podshock
    - Nat Titman from Bridging The Rift
    - Luke Harrison from The Minute Doctor Who Podcast



  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TDP 100: The 100th Show!

    Tin Dog Podcast

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    16:48 (GMT) - 8 Sep 2009

    my top 20 Whoness things


  • The2ndDoctors Podcast

    EPISODE3 b - B-Movie Invasion.

    The2ndDoctors Podcast

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    08:36 (GMT) - 8 Sep 2009

    B-Movie Invasion Special with Dave"AC"Cooper About his Whoovers Convension experience.


  • The2ndDoctors Podcast

    EPISODE3 A - B-Movie Invasion.

    The2ndDoctors Podcast

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    07:11 (GMT) - 8 Sep 2009

    The Tripods, with Special Guest Dave AC Cooper. 25th Aniversary of the First Broadcast of The Tripods. 15th Sept. 1984.


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #157 - Byrne, Baby, Byrne

    Radio Free Skaro

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    23:49 (GMT) - 7 Sep 2009

    The classic series commentary makes a not-so-triumphant return to the Radio Free Skaro fold as we merge the Miniscope with the oldtime-filling standby. With Johnny Byrne as our subject we plod through the week's weak news with discussion of lowlights such as Warriors of the Deep and our commentary of the first half of Arc of Infinity. There should have been another way, indeed! Check out the show notes at www.radiofreeskaro.com. (NOTE: This is the fixed version of this episode.)


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #157 - Byrne, Baby, Byrne

    Radio Free Skaro

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    22:49 (GMT) - 7 Sep 2009

    The classic series commentary makes a not-so-triumphant return to the Radio Free Skaro fold as we merge the Miniscope with the oldtime-filling standby. With Johnny Byrne as our subject we plod through the week's weak news with discussion of lowlights such as Warriors of the Deep and our commentary of the first half of Arc of Infinity. There should have been another way, indeed! Check out the show notes at www.radiofreeskaro.com. (NOTE: This is the fixed version of this episode.)


  • Bigger on the Inside

    Bigger on the Inside - Episode 21

    Bigger on the Inside

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    22:05 (GMT) - 6 Sep 2009

    An endangered alien race has abducted 50,000 young adults in an effort to save themselves ("The Faceless Ones"), and The Doctor puts Jamie through a battery of tests to help the Daleks better understand human beings ("The Evil of the Daleks").


  • The Cultdom Collective

    EPISODE06 - Saturday Morning Kids Cult TV

    The Cultdom Collective

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    10:57 (GMT) - 6 Sep 2009

    Saturday Morning Kids Cult TV - past and present.


  • The Cultdom Collective

    EPISODE06 - Saturday Morning Kids Cult TV

    The Cultdom Collective

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    07:57 (GMT) - 6 Sep 2009

    Saturday Morning Kids Cult TV - past and present.


  • The Flashing Blade Podcast

    The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-14

    The Flashing Blade Podcast

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    11:38 (GMT) - 5 Sep 2009

    Recorded Very Late At Night Indeed, a tired Jo! and Tony discuss Patient Zero and Rose.
    And yes, Tony is playing around with the sound mix at the moment...Typical!

    1-15 - The Holy Terror and Image of the Fendahl.
    1-16 - Shadow of the Scourge and Remembrance of the Daleks.
    1-17 - Paper Cuts and Full Circle.

    feedback to show@flashingblade.org.uk

    Toodles....


  • Bridging the Rift

    BtR #006: The World of Fan Fiction

    Bridging the Rift

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    12:49 (GMT) - 4 Sep 2009

    We're joined by Spider aka Spiderine on LiveJournal to discuss the different types Doctor Who Universe fan fiction and where to find them, and the legal position of transformative works.

    We also look at your feedback for our Russell T Davies episode and travel back in time to episode 5 to hear the classic series Creativity Corner we recorded with Steven.

    Show Notes Introductions

    @ 1 minute - We introduce Torchwood and New Series Doctor Who fan fiction writer Spider:
    http://spiderine.livejournal.com/
    http://twitter.com/spiderine

    News

    @ 2 minutes 42 seconds - Nat will be at the Whooverville one day Doctor Who convention at the Midland Railway Centre near Ripley in Derbyshire this Sunday - that's the 6th of September - if you're attending, Nat would love to hear from you:
    http://www.whoovers.org.uk/whooverville.html
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=51032158444
    http://twitter.com/thirtysix (Nat's Twitter)

    Creativity Corner

    @ 4 minutes 17 seconds - We travel back to episode 5 where we were joined by Steven from Radio Free Skaro to discuss the classic series. As we overran, this is the discussion we recorded about classic series fan creativity:

    Fan art:

    mimi-na's classic who fan art:
    http://mimi-na.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-s-Girls-46247500
    http://mimi-na.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-s-Boys-58481472
    http://mimi-na.deviantart.com/art/Monsters-of-Whodom-68755440
    http://mimi-na.deviantart.com/art/omg-DOCTORZ-46815474

    Fan art of jlfletch, often used for signings:
    http://jlfletch.deviantart.com/gallery/#Doctor-Who

    Fan art of harnois75 (featured in past Doctor Who Storybooks):
    http://harnois75.deviantart.com/art/Gell-Guards-123672466
    http://harnois75.deviantart.com/art/The-Keys-of-Marinus-Island-123722188
    http://harnois75.deviantart.com/art/Marco-Polo-on-the-mountain-123721632
    http://harnois75.deviantart.com/art/Genesis-2-125271032
    http://harnois75.deviantart.com/art/Invasion-of-the-Dinosaurs-123868644
    http://harnois75.deviantart.com/art/Whomobile-chase-125084726
    (and many more)

    Fan videos:

    Babelcolour's tributes to the Doctors etc:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/babelcolour
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCZhlEdGIm0 (all stories 1963 to 2008, Eurythmics Sweet Dreams mash up)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoxQKGDPtoo (the First Doctor, Back in 64, the Ruttles)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xm26StUZVY (the Second Doctor, The Littlest Hobo)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENg0N-EC07 (the Third Doctor, Hero, Bonnie Tyler)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQfz48VJk1U (the Fifth Doctor, the Kinks Cricket)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu2061ieHSc (the Sixth Doctor, My Coat of Many Colours)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9BqnxGp4HA (the Eighth Doctor, English Man in New York)

    Farmergeddon71's Doctor Who spoofs:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/farmergeddon71
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmh8xeX6SG0 (Flight of the Darned)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ8bZgWEoaY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe3e5kmtduc (Five Doctors spoof parts 1 and 2)

    Rebuttals

    Correction: In episode 5 Nat stated that Harold S. recommended Captain Jack and the TARDIS by Rhodri James when in fact he recommended a filk of the same folk song, called Captain Jack and the Tardis by a filker called Crystal Paul. We apologise for confusing these two Doctor Who filks to the same tune.

    @ 14 minutes 50 seconds - We look at your feedback to episode 4 where we were joined by Kate Orman to discuss fandom's relationship with Russell T Davies:

    Three suggestions for accessories for the Russell T Davies action figure featured in Creativity Corner:
    http://russelh.deviantart.com/art/RTD-fig-81867715

    The creator of the RTD figure, russellh is keen to hear your suggestions for accessories and may include them in an improved version! If you have more, leave yours in the comments.

    Anattendantlord provides us with context for Rona Munro's comments on romance in Doctor Who being lazy writing:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2009/aug/09/rona-munro-edinburgh-festival

    We discuss Julian aka Braxietel's comments about whether we were too lenient on Russell T Davies.

    Spider gives her criticisms of RTD.

    Main Discussion

    @ 34 minutes - We discuss what fan fiction is, explain some common types of fics, explore Doctor Who Universe pairings and stories, and discuss disclaimers and legalities of fanfiction versus published works:

    Fanfic recommendation communities/fanfiction communities on livejournal:

    http://community.livejournal.com/Torchwood_house/
    http://community.livejournal.com/Torch_wood
    http://community.livejournal.com/Torchwood_three/ (newsletter)
    http://community.livejournal.com/doctorwho/
    http://community.livejournal.com/who_daily/ (newsletter)

    Archives:

    A Teaspoon and an Open Mind: http://www.whofic.com/
    Fanfiction.net: http://www.fanfiction.net/

    The legal position of fan fiction:

    Organization for Transformative Works (OTW): http://transformativeworks.org/
    Fair Use: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use

    Fan fiction mentioned:

    The Mascot: (Steven/Hi Fi fanfiction) http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=23275
    Omnijackual: http://community.livejournal.com/omnijaxual/
    Copperbadge aka sam_storyteller: http://sam-storyteller.livejournal.com/

    Next time

    1 hour 34 minutes 15 seconds - Next episode we'll be discussing whether or not Doctor Who has a true 'canon', what canon is and what's included in it.

    Trocking Out 1 hour 35 minutes 45 seconds - We play out with Donna's Song by trock band Exerminate! from Pennsylvania, USA. You can hear more from the band at:
    http://www.myspace.com/exterminatemusic


  • Geek Syndicate

    Small Press Big Mouth - Episode 7

    Geek Syndicate

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    07:41 (GMT) - 3 Sep 2009

    Welcome to Small Press Big Mouth Episode 7, this episode due to summer holiday madness Stace is totally unprepared and Lee is made of snots.

    We chat about news and review Falling Sky by Benjamin Dickson, Whiteout, several books by Raymond Briggs, Mothman About The House by Ben "BFC" Clark, Suburban Glamour by Jamie McKelvie and Blood Psi by Andy Winter and Keith Burns.

    Stace managed to have no websites handy during the recording and is keeping up with that trend right now and hopes Lee will appear soon with a lovely lot of links for all you lovely people!


  • Geek Syndicate

    Small Press Big Mouth - Episode 7

    Geek Syndicate

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    06:41 (GMT) - 3 Sep 2009

    Welcome to Small Press Big Mouth Episode 7, this episode  due to summer holiday madness Stace is totally unprepared and Lee is made of snots. 

    We chat about news and review Falling Sky by Benjamin Dickson, Whiteout, several books by Raymond Briggs, Mothman About The House by Ben "BFC" Clark, Suburban Glamour by Jamie McKelvie and Blood Psi by Andy Winter and Keith Burns. 

    Stace managed to have no websites handy during the recording and is keeping up with that trend right now and hopes Lee will appear soon with a lovely lot of links for all you lovely people!


  • Geek Syndicate

    The Next Level - episode 3

    Geek Syndicate

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    12:02 (GMT) - 2 Sep 2009

    This month the guys look at some of the news from the recent Gamescom convention as well a closer look at Playstation Home. There are opinions giving on the Playstation slim, The new pricing for Microsoft and a look at the games line up so far for the Eurogamer Expo.

    In the Buy, Rent or Avoid section look out for reviews of Batman Arkham Asylum, Red Faction Guerilla, Shadow Complex, Trails HD and more.

    The boys conclude with a look forward to a look at September game highlights.

    Enjoy!


  • Geek Syndicate

    The Next Level - episode 3

    Geek Syndicate

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    11:02 (GMT) - 2 Sep 2009

    This month the guys look at some of the news from the recent Gamescom convention as well a closer look at Playstation Home. There are opinions giving on the Playstation slim, The new pricing for Microsoft and a look at the games line up so far for the Eurogamer Expo.

    In the Buy, Rent or Avoid section look out for reviews of Batman Arkham Asylum, Red Faction Guerilla, Shadow Complex, Trails HD and more.

    The boys conclude with a look forward to a look at September game highlights.

    Enjoy!


  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TDP 099: Twin Dilemma

    Tin Dog Podcast

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    09:18 (GMT) - 2 Sep 2009

    Plot After his regeneration from their previous adventure, the Doctor starts behaving erratically. He goes to the wardrobe and looking for a new outfit and finds a glaring, mismatched, brightly coloured coat to which he immediately takes a shine. Peri tells him that he could not go outside wearing such an awful garb, to which the Doctor takes offence. Two twins, Romulus and Remus Sylveste, receive a visitation from a mysterious old man called Professor Edgeworth. They question how he managed to get inside their house; he tells them he will return when their father is there, then proceeds to abduct them and the trio disappear. They arrive on a spacecraft in deep space. Edgeworth then communicates with his superior, a slug-like creature called Mestor, who instructs Edgeworth to take the twins to Titan 3. In the console room, the Doctor has a funny turn, quoting a poem about a Peri -- a good and beautiful fairy in Persian mythology, but one which used to be evil. The Doctor accuses her of being evil, and of being an alien spy before rushing toward her and throttling her. He catches a sight of his own manic face in a mirror and collapses in a heap, releasing Peri. When she tells him that he tried to kill her, he initially denies he could be capable of such an act, but seeing how terrified of him she is, decides he must become a hermit on the desolate asteroid Titan 3. The twins' father contacts the authorities; he found Zanium in their room -- a sure sign of intergalactic kidnap. A Commander Lang begins the pursuit and soon finds a suspicious ship previously reported missing. He tries to contact it, but it enters warp drive -- something that class of ship is not designed to do. On Titan 3, as the Doctor contemplates a thousand years of solitude and Peri expresses her disapproval, they hear the crash landing of a craft. Examining its wreckage, they find the concussed body of Commander Lang. They take him back to the TARDIS where he reveals his whole squadron has been destroyed. Believing the Doctor to be responsible, he points his gun at the Doctor and threatens to kill him... Peri pleads with Lang, telling him that the Doctor had in fact saved him, but he faints away. The Doctor is not keen to treat Lang, more concerned for his own life, but eventually agrees to Peri's persuasion. Edgeworth argues with Romulus and Remus, making them do Mestor's work. He scolds them for setting up a distress signal, so they are not allowed to use electronic equipment to solve the equations they have been set. An image of Mestor appears and gives the twins a more blunt threat -- work for him or have their minds destroyed. On the TARDIS scanner, the Doctor and Peri see a building -- something which has no place on an uninhabited asteroid. Leaving Lang behind, they find a tunnel which may lead to the building, but on exploring find two aliens wielding guns. The Doctor cowers in fear and pleads with them not to shoot him. They are led off and are brought before Edgeworth. The Doctor claims to be a pilgrim to Titan 3, but Noma, one of the aliens, says they are spies and should be shot. The Doctor suddenly recognises Edgeworth as an old friend - Azmael, master of Jaconda, whom he last saw two incarnations ago. When the Doctor sees Romulus and Remus and discovers it is Azmael who has abducted them, he is disgusted. Azmael teleports away with the twins and the aliens, leaving the Doctor and Peri locked in the building. The Doctor starts to break the lock's combination, but Peri discovers Noma has set the base to self-destruct. The Doctor improvises a solution to teleport them back to the TARDIS. Peri makes a successful return, but the Doctor has not appeared when she sees the base explode on the scanner... A glimpse of the Doctor is seen appearing in the TARDIS; he was delayed returning because he was using Peri's watch to synchronise their arrival, but the watch had stopped. The Doctor is surprised at Peri's compassion when she thought he had died. On Jaconda, Mestor is seen putting one of the bird-like Jacondans to death for a petty offence of stealing a few vegetables. Soon, the TARDIS arrives, but instead of the expected beautiful planet the Doctor is expecting, he, Peri and Lang find a desolate wasteland covered with giant Gastropod trails. The Doctor is reluctant to go to the palace, scared for his own life, but is persuaded to take Lang there in the TARDIS. In the palace corridors they see murals depicting Jaconda's history, depicting the slugs of myth - but it appears that they are now all too real. After avoiding Gastropods, Lang gets stuck in their slime trail. Azmael takes the twins to his laboratory and shows them a store room full of Gastropod eggs. Mestor arrives and tries to persuade them that his aims are benevolent. Azmael begs him to stop reading his thoughts and stop Noma watching his every move. He agrees and leaves. Azmael explains to the Twins that Mestor usurped him as leader of Jaconda and outlines a plan to draw two outlying planets into the same orbit as Jaconda. The Twins' genius is required to stabilise those planets in their new orbit. The Doctor, leaving Peri and Lang behind, finds Azmael's lab. In a manic fit of pique, he attacks Azmael, but is restrained by a Jacondan and the Twins. The Doctor apologises to Azmael but demands to know what is going on. Meanwhile, Peri is captured by Jacondan guards and brought before Mestor. When Lang escapes to Azmael's lab and informs them what has happened, the Doctor finally shows compassion for her when he thinks she might die... Mestor refrains from killing Peri immediately, finding her appearance pleasing. Jacondan guards arrive in Azmael's lab and seize the Doctor. The Doctor tells Mestor that he ought to allow him to assist with the dangerous operation of moving the planets, as a single mistake could blow a hole in that corner of the universe. Back the laboratory, Azmael informs the Doctor the details of the plan to bring the planets into the same orbit -- they will be placed in different time zones using time travel technology that Mestor stole from Azmael. The Doctor realises that, as the other planets are smaller than Jaconda, bringing them closer to Jaconda's sun will lead to catastrophe. The Doctor enters the egg storeroom, and is disturbed that they have no nutritional mucus. He tries to cut one open with a laser cutter; the shell is impenetrable, but the egg reacts slightly to the heat. The Doctor realises they have been designed to withstand the heat of an exploding sun -- the explosion of the Jacondan sun will scatter the eggs throughout the universe. When they hatch, the Gastropods will conquer the universe. The one remaining Jacondan in the lab collapses dead, his mind burnt out. Mestor had been using him as a monitor, and knows the full details of what has been discussed. Peri, Lang and the Twins return to the TARDIS, whilst the Doctor and Azmael go to confront Mestor. When Mestor refuses to abandon his plans, the Doctor hurls a vial of acid taken from the lab at him, but a force field protects Mestor from any harm. Mestor threatens to possess the Doctor's mind and body, and demonstrates by taking control of Azmael's body. Azmael tells him to destroy Mestor's body before he can return to it, which he does with a further vial. Then Azmael, in his last regeneration, forces himself to regenerate -- killing himself -- and in doing so destroys Mestor. Dying, Azmael says he has no regrets and that one of his fondest memories was a time spent with the Doctor by a fountain. The Doctor and Peri return to the TARDIS; Lang decides to stay behind on Jaconda to assist with their rebuilding. When Peri tells the Doctor off for being rude, he reminds her that he is an alien, with alien sensibilities: "I am the Doctor... whether you like it or not!" [edit] Cast notes Maurice Denham makes a guest appearance as Azmael. See Celebrity appearances in Doctor WhoColin Baker also provides, uncredited, the voice of a Jacondan at Freighter Control in part three.Dennis Chinnery had previously appeared as Gharman in the Tom Baker story Genesis of the Daleks. [edit] Continuity The Doctor states that he has regenerated twice since his last encounter with Azmael. This means that this last time (including the incident at the fountain) occurred during the Doctor's fourth incarnation.The Doctor is unusually violent at the start of this episode, even attempting to strangle Peri. The intention was to create a Doctor that was initially unlikeable, but would gradually reveal a kind-hearted soul (glimpsed in Revelation of the Daleks). This was also intended to be a contrast to the instantly likeable Tom Baker and Peter Davison Doctors. However, in later interviews, director Peter Moffatt said that the original idea was merely to have the Doctor in a much more energetic state than he was during the Fifth Doctor's debut story Castrovalva. Colin Baker said during a 2003 documentary celebrating the series' 40th anniversary that "the idea was that over the many, many years I would be playing the part, the outer layers would gradually peel away, revealing the kind-hearted soul."Eric Saward intended for Azmael to be the hermit to whom the Doctor had spoken in his youth, referenced in The Time Monster. Anthony Steven misinterpreted the request and instead made Azmael a former academy tutor of the Doctor.[2] The Hermit character had already been introduced as K'anpo Rinpoche in Planet of the Spiders ten years before. [edit] Production Serial details by episode: Episode Broadcast date Run time Viewership (in millions) "Part One" March 22, 1984 (1984-03-22) 24:42 7.6 "Part Two" March 23, 1984 (1984-03-23) 25:09 7.4 "Part Three" March 29, 1984 (1984-03-29) 24:27 7.0 "Part Four" March 30, 1984 (1984-03-30) 25:04 6.3 [3][4][5] Anthony Steven worked very slowly on the scripts, offering many strange excuses (purportedly saying that his typewriter had literally exploded) and turning them in at a very late stage. Compounding things were the fact that the scripts were viewed as being of poor quality and too much for the show's budget by script editor Eric Saward, who was forced to rework them at great length in a very short amount of time.[citation needed]At least one aspect of Steven's original script featured the Jaconda and Gastropods being dropped totally early in the fourth episode without resolution to the plot, with the final battle taking place in another dimension against a being called Azlan who was controlling Mestor all along.The cat badge worn by the Sixth Doctor on his lapel for this story was hand-made and painted by Suzie Trevor, and purchased for the programme from a specialist badge shop in central London. For each subsequent story, the Doctor was to wear a different cat badge to symbolise that he was a "travelling cat of different walks."Besides being adjusted for the new Doctor, the opening credits underwent additional modifications with this episode. A prism-colour effect is added and the series logo takes on a somewhat bluish hue (which also results in it appearing slightly curved in comparison to the version introduced during Tom Baker's era). The theme music remains the same version as that introduced in 1980. Prior to this, the opening sequences of the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Doctor eras had incorporated a still photograph of the lead actor. For the Sixth Doctor opening this was changed to using two photographs - one of the Doctor with a serious expression which changes to a second image showing the Doctor smiling. This limited animation would continue with the opening sequence for the Seventh Doctor.Fandom often holds the serial in a very low light, being regarded as one of the very worst serials in the history of the series (indeed in SFX #150 new series producer Russell T. Davies cites this story as "the beginning of the end" of Doctor Who). A 1997 poll by Doctor Who Magazine ranked the serial the second worst of all time (the Children in Need special Dimensions in Time was ranked lowest), while a 2003 poll by fansite Outpost Gallifrey ranked it worst of all, below even Dimensions in Time. [edit] Outside references Shortly before the Doctor assaults Peri in a paranoid rage, he quotes the line "One morn a peri at the gate Of Eden stood disconsolate" and asks Peri to identify its author. The answer is Thomas Moore, in his poem Lalla Rookh. The first two instalments of the BBV Stranger video series appear to borrow the premise of the Doctor's desire to become a hermit to atone for mistakes he has made. Since the Stranger is played by Colin Baker and his companion Miss Brown is played by Nicola Bryant, it is often viewed as a "What-If" scenario, despite the fact that the BBV production could not legally use the Doctor Who characters. [edit] In print Doctor Who book The Twin Dilemma Series Target novelisations Release number 103 Writer Eric Saward Publisher Target Books Cover artist Andrew Skilleter ISBN 0-491-03124-6 Release date October 1985 (hardback) 13 March 1986 (paperback) Preceded by The Time Monster Followed by Galaxy 4 A novelisation of this serial, written by Saward, was published in hardback by Target Books in October 1985, and in paperback in March 1986. The cover illustration originally featured Colin Baker. However when Baker's agent enquired about a royalty, the decision was taken to not feature him on the cover and a replacement was commissioned. This adaptation is notable for Saward's convoluted attempt at explaining in detail how the regeneration process works. [edit] Broadcast, VHS and DVD releases This story was released on VHS in May 1992. The tape was available exclusively through branches of Woolworths as part of a special promotion. A general release followed in February 1993.A Commentary with Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Kevin McNally was recorded in April 2008 for a planned DVD release on September 7 2009. This will also be the last of the Colin Baker years of Doctor Who to be released onto DVD. [edit] References


  • Professor How

    EPISODE2 - Professor How

    Professor How

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    07:04 (GMT) - 1 Sep 2009

    The Professor and Jimmy have been caught by the Analogue Women. And Have been Tied up with Knitting wool.


  • Geek Syndicate

    Good Morning Geekdom - Episode 2

    Geek Syndicate

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    06:26 (GMT) - 1 Sep 2009

    Join Iz and Barry for an hour of positive geek entertainment.

    News

    Wolfman gets a trailer at last.
    Doctor Who goes animated.
    Simon Pegg joins Burke and Hare.
    Pinocchio becomes a vampire slaying badass in a new comic.
    Tank Girl wants your letters and artwork.
    Another cameo for The Expendables.

    Gateway to Geekdom

    Another two picks for newbies looking to take their first dip into the world of geekdom.

    The Big Review

    A review of Blackest Night issue 2 and Blackest Night: Batman and Robin issue 1


  • Geek Syndicate

    Good Morning Geekdom - Episode 2

    Geek Syndicate

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    05:26 (GMT) - 1 Sep 2009

    Join Iz and Barry for an hour of positive geek entertainment.

    News

    Wolfman gets a trailer at last.
    Doctor Who goes animated.
    Simon Pegg joins Burke and Hare.
    Pinocchio becomes a vampire slaying badass in a new comic.
    Tank Girl wants your letters and artwork.
    Another cameo for The Expendables.

    Gateway to Geekdom

    Another two picks for newbies looking to take their first dip into the world of geekdom.

    The Big Review

    A review of Blackest Night issue 2 and Blackest Night: Batman and Robin issue 1


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #156 - Polyphase Avatron

    Radio Free Skaro

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    05:18 (GMT) - 31 Aug 2009

    The Three Who Rule were in fine fettle this week, if fettle is judged by ability to digress and avoid the topic at hand. Through discussion that veered into subjects as strange as podcestuous panels in Derby, the horror of a rebroadcast of Dimensions in Time and the continued demonstration of Warren's complete lack of a short-term memory, the trio ambled towards the Miniscope and Douglas Adams' short but memorable tenure as Doctor Who script editor. Check out the show notes at www.radiofreeskaro.com.


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #156 - Polyphase Avatron

    Radio Free Skaro

    Direct Podcast Download

    04:18 (GMT) - 31 Aug 2009

    The Three Who Rule were in fine fettle this week, if fettle is judged by ability to digress and avoid the topic at hand. Through discussion that veered into subjects as strange as podcestuous panels in Derby, the horror of a rebroadcast of Dimensions in Time and the continued demonstration of Warren’s complete lack of a short-term memory, the trio ambled towards the Miniscope and Douglas Adams’ short but memorable tenure as Doctor Who script editor. Check out the show notes at www.radiofreeskaro.com.


  • Bridging the Rift

    BtR #005: Appreciating the Classics

    Bridging the Rift

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    17:02 (GMT) - 30 Aug 2009

    We're joined by Steven of Radio Free Skaro and The Chronic Hysteresis to discuss the best way for fans of the new series of Doctor Who to get into and fully appreciate the classic series.

    We also return to the trock special to discuss your suggestions for Doctor Who music we overlooked and break news of some upcoming classic series trock songs!

    Show Notes Introductions

    @ 1 minute - Steven introduces himself:

    Legopolis on Twitter
    One of the Three Who Rule from Radio Free Skaro
    The Chronic Hysteresis

    Rebuttals - Trock Opera

    @ 3 minutes - We look at more Trock fan art and your suggestions for Doctor Who music we missed:
    CHAMELEON CIRCUIT fan art by Briz of BrizyComics
    Shooting Stars - The Who (TV comedy sketch)
    Who Are They fan art by chrono01 (Based on this classic The Who album cover)
    You Really Got Me - The Tom Baker Version (Created using BT Text Message to Phone Call service, see http://tombakersays.com/)
    Filk - Captain Jack and the Doctor by Rhodri James (see songbook On The Filk Road)
    Filk - The Grandfather Clock by Cecilia Eng (Scroll down for lyrics, Available on CD, Of Shoes And Ships, Original tune, My Grandfather's Clock by Henry Clay Work)
    I Am A Dalek by The Art Attacks (Punk trock, 1977)
    Disco Davros fan art by spacecowboy76
    Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon (from the Hartnell serial The Gunfighters)

    @ 16 minutes - Upcoming classic series trock songs:

    Turn Left
    Time Agency

    Main Discussion - Getting Into The Classic Series

    The official BBC Classic Doctor Who site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/

    @ 17 minutes 30 seconds - We do we like the classic series?

    @ 27 minutes - Is Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor like James Bond?

    @ 33 minutes 50 seconds - How does the classic series differ most from modern Doctor Who?

    @ 49 minutes 50 seconds - What's the best classic story to introduce new series fans to the classic series?

    Not City of Death
    An Unearthly Child (episode 1 only)
    Horror of Fang Rock
    The Curse of Fenric
    Remembrance of the Daleks
    Robot
    Mawdryn Undead

    @ 58 minutes 30 seconds - Does it depend on what the person likes?

    Character development: 5th Doctor and 7th Doctor

    Good effects: 1st minute of The Trial of a Time Lord

    No bad special effects: The Happiness Patrol, Horror of Fang Rock

    Timey Wimey: The Ark, Mawdryn Undead

    Body Horror: The Ark In Space, The Seeds of Doom

    @ 1 hour - Are the multi-Doctor stories a good introduction?

    The Five Doctors
    The Three Doctors
    But probably not The Two Doctors

    @ 1 hour 6 minutes - What's the best introduction to each Doctor's era?

    First Doctor:

    An Unearthly Child
    The Daleks
    The Aztecs

    Second Doctor:

    The Krotons
    Tomb of the Cybermen
    The Invasion

    Third Doctor:

    Inferno
    The Green Death
    The Time Warrior

    Fourth Doctor:

    Hinchcliffe/Holmes era:
    The Ark In Space
    Genesis of the Daleks
    Horror of Fang Rock (OK technically Williams era, but feels like H/H)

    Graham Williams era:
    The Horns of Nimon (?!)
    City of Death

    JNT era:
    Full Circle

    Fifth Doctor:

    Black Guardian Trilogy
    Earthshock
    Time-Flight (?!)
    We couldn't agree on Resurrection of the Daleks

    Sixth Doctor:

    Trial of a Time Lord
    The Mark of the Rani
    Revelation of the Daleks
    Vengeance on Varos
    Not Timelash

    Seventh Doctor:

    Survival
    Curse of Fenric
    Remembrance of the Daleks

    Eighth Doctor:

    The Big Finish Audios
    Possibly The TV Movie

    @ 1 hour 13 minutes 30 seconds - What's the best story to watch for particular recurring characters or races?

    Daleks:

    Genesis of the Daleks
    Remembrance of the Daleks
    Reconstructions of The Power of the Daleks

    Cybermen:

    Earthshock
    The Tomb of the Cybermen
    The Invasion

    Master:

    Mind of Evil
    The Sea Devils
    The Deadly Assassin
    Planet of Fire
    New Beginnings (Keeper of Traken, Logopolis, Castrovalva)

    Sarah Jane:

    The Seeds of Doom
    The Hand of Fear

    K9:

    Androids of Tara
    The Invisible Enemy
    YouTube clips of Tom Baker complaining

    The Autons:

    Spearhead from Space
    Terror of the Autons

    The Sontarans:

    The Time Warrior
    The Sontaran Experiment
    The Invasion of Time

    @ 1 hour 18 minutes 10 seconds - Other ways to get into the series:

    Websites:

    Gallifrey Base Forum, The Timelash
    Behind The Sofa, Stripped Down
    The Chronic Hysteresis
    The Daily Drew
    Who Daily on Livejournal
    Official BBC Worldwide Doctor Who YouTube clips

    @ 1 hour 18 minutes 10 seconds - Legal methods of experiencing missing classic series episodes:

    Telesnap Photo Novels
    Marco Polo reconstruction on The Beginning Box Set
    BBC Soundtrack CDs (Power of the Daleks has a full reconstruction)
    Target Novelisations

    @ 1 hour 34 minutes 25 seconds - Podcasts:
    Hoo on Who
    The Flashing Blade
    Radio Free Skaro
    Doctor Who Podshock
    The Tin Dog Podcast

    @ 1 hour 39 minutes 45 seconds - Fan-made Commentaries:

    Tachyon TV
    Radio Free Skaro
    A Podcast of Impossible Things
    MMM Commentaries
    Zarban.com The House of Commentaries

    @ 1 hour 45 minutes 45 seconds - Wrapping up

    Creativity Corner has been moved to next episode as we overran recording this episode. We'll try to keep to time in future episodes!

    If you have any suggestions of episodes, sites or any other ways into the classic series, please let us know via bridgingtherift.wordpress.com, in email to our GoogleMail or directed @BridgingTheRift on twitter.

    Next Time

    @ 1 hour 46 minutes 30 seconds - Next week we'll be revisiting our Russell T Davies episode with your rebuttals and discussing all things fictional in a fan fiction special.

    Trocking Out

    @ 1 hour 46 minutes 50 seconds - We play out with one of the few classic series trock songs that looks at an aspect of the history of the classic series - Gallifreyan History 101 by Chameleon Circuit, available from iTunes, Amazon MP3 and on CD. Thanks to DFTBA records and the band for permission to use this song.



  • The Flashing Blade Podcast

    The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-13

    The Flashing Blade Podcast

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    12:34 (GMT) - 30 Aug 2009

    When Jo! was leaning on the lampost at the corner of her street, she listened to the Vegetable Man story, The Kingmaker. A little later, she cleaned some windows and saw the unaired version of An Unearthly Child.

    You may gather from that that Jo! has got herself a Ukulele.

    Yup.

    Oh Great.

    next time Patient Zero and Rose

    1-15will be The Holy Terror and Image of the Fendahl

    1-16 will be a devious little Scots git special, no, not Gordon Brown, the 7Th Doctor, with Remembrance of the Daleks and Shadow of the Scourge...

    feedback to show@flashingblade.org.uk

    Oh, and the decorative vegetable t-shirt we mention can be bought from here: http://www.cafepress.co.uk/arcalianattire.358771208


  • The Cultdom Collective

    EPISODE05 - In Space Everyone Can Hear You Laugh.

    The Cultdom Collective

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    10:59 (GMT) - 30 Aug 2009

    Due to a lack of consensus from your hosts on the Comedy In Sci-Fi & Sci-Fi in comedy guidelines we decided to avoid complication and combine both shows into and all encompassing title.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast

    Staggering Stories Podcast #53: Crow Balancing for Beginners

    Staggering Stories Podcast

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    09:28 (GMT) - 30 Aug 2009

    Show summary:
    Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler and ‘Real’ Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: The Black Guardian DVD boxset (that being Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead, Doctor Who: Terminus and Doctor Who: Enlightenment), find lots of general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:21 — Welcome!
    • 02:07 – News:
    • 02:16 — Doctor Who: Tom Baker doing new Audio Plays.
    • 05:46 — Doctor Who: Dreamland (animated story) blog.
    • 07:44 — Caprica: James Marsters joins the cast.
    • 09:03 — Battlestar Galactica: Bryan Singer attached to direct new movie.
    • 13:02 — Heroes: Ernie Hudson gets a call.
    • 13:48 — Warner Brothers to build a Lego film.
    • 16:48 — World of Warcraft: Cataclysm details emerge.
    • 19:36 — Jean celebrates England’s Cricket win.
    • 21:03 – Doctor Who: The Black Guardian Trilogy -
    • 22:25 — Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead.
    • 41:00 — Doctor Who: Terminus.
    • 52:52 — Doctor Who: Enlightenment.
    • 71:16 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 88:59 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 89:22 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Wikipedia: Tom Baker.
    • BBC: Doctor Who Dreamland Blog.
    • James Marsters.
    • Wikipedia: Battlestar Galactica: Caprica.
    • Wikipedia: Battlestar Galactica.
    • NBC: Heroes.
    • Ernie Hudson.
    • Lego.
    • World of Warcraft.
    • Wikipedia: The Ashes.
    • BBC: Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead.
    • BBC: Doctor Who: Terminus.
    • BBC: Doctor Who: Enlightenment.
    • Lass O’Gowrie Pub (Doctor Who conventions).
    • Engine Comics.
    • The Flashing Blade Podcast.
    • Facebook: The Flashing Blade Podcast Group.
    • Facebook: Whooverville.
    • Whoovers.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • The Cultdom Collective

    EPISODE05 - In Space Everyone Can Hear You Laugh.

    The Cultdom Collective

    Direct Podcast Download

    07:59 (GMT) - 30 Aug 2009

    Due to a lack of consensus from your hosts on the Comedy In Sci-Fi & Sci-Fi in comedy guidelines we decided to avoid complication and combine both shows into and all encompassing title.


  • Doctor Who Review Today

    EPISODE 42 -Review of Attack of the Cybermen and Army of Ghosts & pt 2

    Doctor Who Review Today

    Direct Podcast Download

    20:05 (GMT) - 28 Aug 2009

    with guest-Hosts Darth Skeptical and Co-Host Romana II.Also joining us was Charlie.


  • Podshock

    Doctor Who: Podshock - 160

    Podshock

    Direct Podcast Download

    02:06 (GMT) - 27 Aug 2009

    Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 160
    Running Time: 1:29:03

    Composers Dominic Glynn and Danny Stewart interviewed, Spearhead from Space reviewed, news, and more.

    Hosted by Louis Trapani, James Naughton, and Ken Deep.

    This episode is sponsored by Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy. Support us by supporting them. Visit dlair.net for all your sci-fi and fantasy needs.

    Brought to you by the Gallifreyan Embassy and is an Art Trap Production.

    Do you want the Enhanced Podcast AAC file format? Get our Enhanced Podcast version of this episode using our feed at http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/podshock/podshock.xml.



  • Geek Syndicate

    Everything Comes Back to 2000 AD - Episode 9

    Geek Syndicate

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    12:45 (GMT) - 26 Aug 2009

    After a few weeks away it's another desperate catch up episode so the guys temporarily abandon the old stuff and instead focus on progs 1646-49.

    We get you up to speed ready for 1650's jump on issue while also taking time to point out just how goddamn pretty Leigh Gallagher really is.

    As usual, expect language not suitable for the kiddies and spoilers throughout. Also expect noisy Mexican builders and cat torture.


  • Geek Syndicate

    Everything Comes Back to 2000 AD - Episode 9

    Geek Syndicate

    Direct Podcast Download

    11:45 (GMT) - 26 Aug 2009

    After a few weeks away it's another desperate catch up episode so the guys temporarily abandon the old stuff and instead focus on progs 1646-49.

    We get you up to speed ready for 1650's jump on issue while also taking time to point out just how goddamn pretty Leigh Gallagher really is.

    As usual, expect language not suitable for the kiddies and spoilers throughout. Also expect noisy Mexican builders and cat torture.


  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #133 - Klassisches aus der Konserve

    Whocast.de (Deutsche)

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    17:18 (GMT) - 25 Aug 2009

    Im heutigen -voraufgezeichneten- Podcast besprechen Harald und Raphael die Klassikfolge "Timelash".


  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #133 - Klassisches aus der Konserve

    Whocast.de (Deutsche)

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    16:18 (GMT) - 25 Aug 2009

    Im heutigen -voraufgezeichneten- Podcast besprechen Harald und Raphael die Klassikfolge "Timelash".


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #155 - Holmesian Triple Act

    Radio Free Skaro

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    01:20 (GMT) - 24 Aug 2009

    In an episode of threes, the Three Who Rule discuss the first of three filler Doctor Who clip shows (Doctor Who: Greatest Moments), Series Three of the Sarah Jane Adventures, upcoming DVD releases featuring Doctor No. 3, Jon Pertwee, and last but not least, the third and final installment of the Miniscope segment featuring Robert Holmes. Next week's Miniscope topic was also determined via the Randomizer...but you'll have to listen to the show to find out who it is! (Hint: it's not Pennant Roberts.) Check out the show notes at www.radiofreeskaro.com.


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #155 - Holmesian Triple Act

    Radio Free Skaro

    Direct Podcast Download

    00:20 (GMT) - 24 Aug 2009

    In an episode of threes, the Three Who Rule discuss the first of three filler Doctor Who clip shows (Doctor Who: Greatest Moments), Series Three of the Sarah Jane Adventures, upcoming DVD releases featuring Doctor No. 3, Jon Pertwee, and last but not least, the third and final installment of the Miniscope segment featuring Robert Holmes. Next week's Miniscope topic was also determined via the Randomizer...but you'll have to listen to the show to find out who it is! (Hint: it's not Pennant Roberts.) Check out the show notes at www.radiofreeskaro.com.


  • Hoo on Who

    Episode 13 - Planet of the Dead: Blu-ray

    Hoo on Who

    Direct Podcast Download

    20:19 (GMT) - 23 Aug 2009

    In this special "filler" edition of Hoo On Who, I read some listener feedback emails and review the Blu-ray edition of Planet of the Dead.



  • Hoo on Who

    Episode 13 - Planet of the Dead: Blu-ray

    Hoo on Who

    Direct Podcast Download

    19:19 (GMT) - 23 Aug 2009

    In this special "filler" edition of Hoo On Who, I read some listener feedback emails and review the Blu-ray edition of Planet of the Dead.



  • The Flashing Blade Podcast

    The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-12

    The Flashing Blade Podcast

    Direct Podcast Download

    14:17 (GMT) - 23 Aug 2009

    Hello there!

    This time around, whilst naked, Jo! and Tony look at a) each other, 7) The Company Of Friends and IX) Ghost Light.

    Plus lots of feedback. Speak your brain to show@flashingblade.org.uk

    Show 1-13 - The Kingmaker and An Unearthly Child (No Tribe of Gum stuff, ok?)
    Show 1-14 Patient Zero and Rose.

    Toodles, then..




  • The Cultdom Collective

    EPISODE04 - Cultdom - I Am The Doctor...

    The Cultdom Collective

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    11:00 (GMT) - 23 Aug 2009

    Cultdom - I Am The Doctor, whether you like it or not.


  • Bigger on the Inside

    Bigger on the Inside - Episode 20

    Bigger on the Inside

    Direct Podcast Download

    09:05 (GMT) - 23 Aug 2009

    The Cybermen return to take control of a weather-altering device ("The Moonbase"), and giant crabs brainwash humans for the mining of gaseous fumes ("The Macra Terror").


  • The Cultdom Collective

    EPISODE04 - Cultdom - I Am The Doctor...

    The Cultdom Collective

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    08:00 (GMT) - 23 Aug 2009

    Cultdom - I Am The Doctor, whether you like it or not.


  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate meets Damian Kindler

    Geek Syndicate

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    06:50 (GMT) - 21 Aug 2009

    Join Barry and Dave in the second of their summer special interview.

    In this episode they catch up again with Damian Kindler, the creator and co-writer of the Sci Fi series Sanctuary.

    Daiman talks about how filming season 2 has gone and what fans can expect when the show airs in October. There are also some revelations in the time and and energy that goes into making a, special effects heavy, show like Sanctuary and it's demands on the cast and crew.

    Damian reveals some of his favourite Sanctuary episodes and the characters he enjoys writing most.

    Look out for brief William Shatner and Christopher Walken impressions!

    Enjoy!


  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate meets Damian Kindler

    Geek Syndicate

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    05:50 (GMT) - 21 Aug 2009

    Join Barry and Dave in the second of their summer special interview.

    In this episode they catch up again with Damian Kindler, the creator and co-writer of the Sci Fi series Sanctuary.

    Daiman talks about how filming season 2 has gone and what fans can expect when the show airs in October. There are also some revelations in the time and and energy that goes into making a, special effects heavy, show like Sanctuary and it's demands on the cast and crew.

    Damian reveals some of his favourite Sanctuary episodes and the characters he enjoys writing most.

    Look out for brief William Shatner and Christopher Walken impressions!

    Enjoy!


  • Bridging the Rift

    BtR #004: Russell T Davies and Fandom

    Bridging the Rift

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    12:03 (GMT) - 20 Aug 2009

    We're joined by Virgin New Adventures, BBC Eighth Doctor novels and Short Trips author Kate Orman to discuss fandom's attitudes to Russell T Davies, and how Davies refers to fandom.

    We also discuss your ideas about continuing Torchwood after Children of Earth and play out with more Time Lord Rock music.

    Show Notes Introductions

    @ 1 minute - We're joined by Virgin New Adventures, BBC Eighth Doctor Novels and Short Trips author Kate Orman:

    http://kateorman.livejournal.com/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Orman
    Kate's books on Amazon.co.uk

    Rebuttals

    @ 2 minutes - Todd's comments on episode 1

    @ 2 minutes 25 seconds - Aren't all relationships in sci-fi doomed?

    @ 10 minutes 30 seconds - Could series 4 follow a Torchwood 2 or 4 unstuck in space or time?

    @ 15 minutes 10 seconds - Could the Doctor 'help' Jack by removing his memories, as he 'helped' Donna in Journey's End?

    @ 19 minutes 50 seconds - Draculasaurus's comments on episode 2 about an American branch of Torchwood

    Creativity Corner

    @ 22 minutes 50 seconds - Russell T Davies fan art:

    http://bluejeanius.livejournal.com/26084.html#cutid1
    http://russelh.deviantart.com/art/RTD-fig-81867715
    http://willmeister42.deviantart.com/art/AnyWho-12-Justice-90072642
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Shadow_Proclamation_by_Russell_T_Davies.png

    Main discussion

    @ 29 minutes - Listening to some fans, you'd think Russell T Davies was the worst thing to happen to Doctor Who, why is this?

    @ 34 minutes - We discuss common fan complaints against RTD's writing:

    @ 34 minutes 20 seconds - RTD turned Doctor Who into a soap opera

    @ 38 minutes 45 seconds - Including romance is 'lazy writing'

    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/cult/a170471/former-who-writer-doc-snogging-is-lazy.html

    @ 44 minutes 15 seconds - Russell is generally a lazy writer

    Doctor Who Magazine 407's interview with Christopher H Bidmead

    @ 51 minutes 33 seconds - The character of Rose becomes unlikeable in series 2

    @ 53 minutes 10 seconds - Episodes by other writers are bad because of RTD's rewrites or influence

    @ 55 minutes 54 seconds - Isn't script edited

    @ 58 minutes - Deus Ex Machina endings (Bad at epic stories or bad at endings in general)

    @ 1 hour 7 minutes 27 seconds - Stories are too Earthbound

    @ 1 hour 15 minutes 26 seconds - Doesn't take science fiction or the future seriously

    @ 1 hour 18 minutes 53 seconds - Gay agenda

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2009/08/02/fans-react-with-threats-to-ianto-s-death-in-torchwood-91466-24294228/

    @ 1 hour 25 minutes 32 seconds - Misuses religious imagery

    @ 1 hour 28 minutes 19 seconds - Childish humour, burping bins, farting aliens

    @ 1 hour 29 minutes 14 seconds - Just not liking the story (Nat talks about inconsistency in series 3)

    @ 1 hour 31 minutes 26 seconds - People forget that RTD is a huge fan of Doctor Who

    @ 1 hour 33 minutes 18 seconds - He's supported fan creativity and spin off media where other show runners might not

    @ 1 hour 35 minutes 30 seconds - The way RTD refers to fandom with cheeky remarks or outright dismissal

    Audience Appreciation figures
    http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2009/05/entitlement-issues.html

    @ 1 hour 44 minutes 40 seconds - Wrapping up

    Next Time

    @ 1 hours 46 minutes 20 seconds - We're sure that not everyone will agree with the opinions discussed in this episode. If you disagree or have any other comments, please send your feedback via bridgingtherift.wordpress.com, in email to our GoogleMail or directed @BridgingTheRift on twitter.

    Next week we'll be revisiting trock in our rebuttals section and looking at the best way for fans of the new series to explore the classic series.

    Trocking Out

    @ 1 hour 47 - We trock out to You Are Not Alone by KronksSpinachPuffs now known on YouTube as songsfrompaul. Thanks to Paul for kind permission to use this song.



  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate meets Jonathan Ross

    Geek Syndicate

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    07:34 (GMT) - 20 Aug 2009

    In this special episode join Dave and Barry as they chat with celebrity geek and comics fan Jonathan Ross.

    During the interview Jonathan tells the lads where his love for all things geek ,especially comics, started. He also reveals why he would never own a comics shop again.

    Jonathan explains why is unable to attend comic conventions as much as he would like.

    There's some talk about the adaptation of Mark Millar's comic Kick Ass that Jonathan's wife, Jane, is working on as well his view on comic to film adaptations.

    Jonathan has his feet firmly placed in the Marvel comics camp. He explains why and shares some of his favourite creations. He also tells a very interesting story about his encounter with Steve Dikto.

    The guys discuss with Jonathan why he decided to write his own comic and gives us a few details on the project.

    Enjoy!


  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate meets Jonathan Ross

    Geek Syndicate

    Direct Podcast Download

    06:34 (GMT) - 20 Aug 2009

    In this special episode join Dave and Barry as they chat with celebrity geek and comics fan Jonathan Ross.

    During the interview Jonathan tells the lads where his love for all things geek ,especially comics, started. He also reveals why he would never own a comics shop again.

    Jonathan explains why is unable to attend comic conventions as much as he would like.

    There's some talk about the adaptation of Mark Millar's comic Kick Ass that Jonathan's wife, Jane, is working on as well his view on comic to film adaptations.

    Jonathan has his feet firmly placed  in the Marvel comics camp. He explains why and shares some of his favourite creations. He also tells a very interesting story about his encounter with Steve Dikto.

    The guys discuss with Jonathan why he decided to write his own comic and gives us a few details on the project.

    Enjoy!


  • Geek Syndicate

    Small Press Big Mouth - Episode 6

    Geek Syndicate

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    04:00 (GMT) - 20 Aug 2009

    Welcome to Episode 6! This time around we chat about the comics of Matthew Craig, Love and Rockets,Princess at Midnight, Nightbus and Stace enthuses about the fabulosity of Britten and Brulightly.

    We have some sound control issues this ep, sorry about that, think I have that sorted now for next time! The usual just over half an hour of chat brought to you in Geordibrumophonics!


  • Geek Syndicate

    Small Press Big Mouth - Episode 6

    Geek Syndicate

    Direct Podcast Download

    03:00 (GMT) - 20 Aug 2009

    Welcome to Episode 6! This time around we chat about the comics of Matthew Craig, Love and Rockets,Princess at Midnight, Nightbus and Stace enthuses about the fabulosity of Britten and Brulightly. 

    We have some sound control issues this ep, sorry about that, think I have that sorted now for next time!  The usual just over half an hour of chat brought to you in Geordibrumophonics!  


 
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