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Article 92: Because Science

Posted by: Whochick

Article 92: Because Science
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Long story short. Neither of us made it to Gallifrey One. In my case, it’s because my car was in the shop. And still is one month later. So, instead we bring you a slightly shortened version of our Science of Doctor Who panel what we do at Conventions. Sit back, relax, and join us for a discussion of science.

In non-Doctor Who-related news, this episode is dedicated to Leonard Nimoy. He made logic cool. He was an icon of Science. And he took us on voyages of discovery. Thank you, sir. This one’s for you.

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Article 77: Sarah Jane and Company

Posted by: Whochick

Article 77: Sarah Jane and Company
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Once upon a time, Elisabeth Sladen was asked if she would to a Doctor who spin-off. No, not the Sarah Jane Adventures. That was the second time.

In 1981 it was K9 and Company. Join us for a spot of time travel as we examine the one and only episode of this early spin-off.

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Article 52: A Tale of Two Sachas

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Article 52: A Tale of Two Sachas
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Join us for a special edition podcast which features Sacha Dzuba discussing his theories about what the future of Doctor Who holds…with himself.

No, really.

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Past Doctors in the 50th Anniversary

Posted by: Dr. Geek

Over the past few weeks, there have been more news about the upcoming series of Doctor Who. So far the only thing we know for sure is that the new series will have at least 14 episodes. This is counting the next Christmas special. So really all we know is the new series will have about as many episodes as all the other normal series. However, recently former 7th Doctor and Ace actors were interviewed and they mentioned how they would like to come back to the show for the anniversary.

As you can see, there is the suggestion that past actors could come back, not as The Doctor, but as other characters, like a villain. I can see the appeal of doing this, as many of the actors do not exactly look like they use to. However, for the most part this is really on a problem for Tom and Colin Baker, the 4th and 6th Doctors. The current show has already presented the 5th Doctor, and with a little makeup, McCoy would look like he did in the TV movie. We do not know when The 8th Doctor regenerated so really there is no big problem for McGann.

Personally I think it would be great for the 7th Doctor to show up in something other than a video image.

Past Doctors in the 50th Anniversary

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Snakes, Why Did It Have To Be Snakes?

Posted by: Dr. Geek

Earth Station One - Podcast #72

Hi Everyone!

This week, my wife, Debbie and I were guests of The Earth Station One Podcast. We were in Episode 72: Snakes, Why Did It Have To Be Snakes. As you can guess, we talked about Raiders of the Lost Ark. We had a great time, and hopefully soon, Mike and the rest of the crew will visit us here.


ESO’s podcasts cover multiple topics in one episode, check out this table of contents:

Table of Contents

0:00:00 – Intro / Welcome
0:05:37 – ESO Rants and Raves – The Dave Steven’s Sketch Book, The Pros and Cons of Independent Publishing, 50th Anniversary of the Fantastic Four, The Complete Making of Indiana Jones, Cowboys vs Aliens, Clancy Brown, Superman’s New Costume
0:43:25 – The Geek Seat w/ Author Debbie Viguie
0:59:15 – Torchwood: Miracle Day Episode 5
1:27:14 – Raiders of the Lost Ark
2;33:18 – Mike’s Kahn Report
2:34:47 – Count Down To Dragon*Con
2:40:21 – ESO Shout Outs
2:46:22 – Show Close

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Article 19.5: Another SDCC Another Show

Posted by: Whochick

Article 19.5: Another SDCC Another Show
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As with all good things, San Diego Comic-Con must come to an end. Luckily, Scott and Debbie managed to make it into the last day Doctor Who panel. You can hear about that, and a certain Supernatural panel, here.

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Death And Costumes

Posted by: Dr. Geek

Let the speculation begin!

As this article states, Steven Moffat has said one of the series four major leads will die this season. But what is that you say, “But Doctor Geek, death in sci-fi is not the handicap it use to be, after all Rory died twice last year and went on to do really well.” I agree. One way this could go down, is let’s say, The Doctor is affected by something that will eventually kill him and the rest of the series is spent fighting the clock. This kinda makes sense given the few lines in the trailers, where The Doctor must trust the others without question and he acknowledges his life is in Amy’s hands. Or they could be dealing with a real death, one where the great reset button will not be pushed.

I doubt it would be The Doctor. Matt Smith is doing so well, and given the heck everyone goes through when casting the role, I doubt The BBC wants to go through that anytime soon. We have all seen River’s death, but as this series states often enough, time can be rewritten. It would be tragic if The Doctor looses her before their history is to really take off. It might be Rory or Amy but somehow I doubt it. If Amy lost Rory and remembered it this time, I think she would end her travels with The Doctor. To kill Rory would mean loosing both companions and I do not think that will happen yet.

What do you think?

Also, I just came across this wonderful new product line form Forbidden Planet. Doctor Who T-shirt Costumes. Take a look. They have a version for 4th Doctor to 7th Doctor. This would have been perfect for those long hot days at the convention but you still wanted to dress up. Neat no?

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Jumping the Gun

Posted by: Dr. Geek

Okay, as most of our faithful readers will know a while ago, I posted this article in reaction to all the press about the upcoming Sarah Jane Adventure story in which we were to learn how the 12 regeneration limit would be lifted. It seems all the press about that SJA episode was greatly exaggerated. In fact, one could say all the hype has provided a perfect example of why details are important. If you want to know what I mean by that statement, follow me beyond the spoiler alert warning….

Spoiler Alert!

 

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The Doctor Who Meme – Day 02

Posted by: Whochick

Day 02
Your Favorite Classic Who Episode

Hello again. Today I’m finally getting around to the second day of this meme. To do that, I need to decide on my favorite episode of the classic series. Right. No problem. Only 26 years of Who to choose from. No pressure…

Good gad.

Well, in High School, my favorite episode was The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, with City of Death a close second.

Now, I think I’m going to have to go with The Five Doctors. It takes place on Gallifrey and nearly everyone is there, after all. (Well, First Doctor version 2.0 and the 4th Doctor is stuck in time…but otherwise.)

So…what classic ep is your favorite?
 

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Doctor Who in America

Posted by: Dr. Geek

No it is not that crazy American production that keeps being rumored about every few years. According to this article, the current production team is actually going to be filming in the United States!

Okay so this big news, because although Doctor Who stories have very rarely been set in the USA, with the exception of the BBC-FOX 8th Doctor Telemovie, the production has never filmed here. For me, the big question is not why did it take so long, but why Utah? I guess one answer is after filming in every gravel pit in the UK, they needed someplace that could stand in for an alien planet, and the Salt Lake could do that, but I think there is something special about Utah. After all, the new series episode “Dalek” took place in Utah.

What do you think? Why of all the locations did they pick Utah?

As a bonus question – besides the 8th Doctor Telemovie which USA locations were seen or at least teased to be seen in both Classic and New Doctor Who?

Extra bonus question – which city was “The Two Doctors” originally set?

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