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December 2008


Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays

This is just a short message to wish everyone a happy holiday season. No matter what you may celebrate or even if you don't celebrate at all, have fun doing it or not doing it.

Other Podcasters Join Us for a Roundtable Discussion on the 2008 Series in Doctor Who: Podshock 136

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 136
Running Time: 1:27:57

2008 Series Live Review Show: Join panelists from other podcasts assembled here for a live over-the-net show reviewing the 2008 series of Doctor Who (AKA "series 4"). Hosted by Louis Trapani. Guest panelists: Dave Cooper (CIA, Daveac Video Blog), Diann Walling (CIA), West Hubbard (CIA), Warren Frey and Chris Burgess (Radio Free Skaro), Michael Gilroy-Sinclair (Tin Dog Podcast and DWO Whocast), Emily (Cue the Film), Jarrod Cooper (Timelines/ Hurricane Who), Colin Bordley, and Darth Skeptical.

Majel Barrett Roddenberry Autograph

Majel Barrett Roddenberry Autograph

A publicity photo from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) of Majel Barrett in which she autographed to me in the mid-80's. - Louis

Majel Barrett Roddenberry 1932-2008

On the 18th of December 2008, we lost "The First Lady of Star Trek" otherwise known as Majel Barrett Roddenberry. Although I had only met her once, and never had the opportunity to have her on any of our shows or interview her, she touched the lives of many Star Trek fans, myself included.

Majel Barrett Roddenberry

Majel Barrett Roddenberry

Majel Barrett Roddenberry attending a New York convention along with her husband Gene Roddenberry (not pictured in this photo) circa January 1985.

Majel passed away on the morning of December 18, 2008. Known as the First Lady of Star Trek. She will be greatly missed.

Unfortunately, this is not very good photograph, but it was among the very few taken that day (thank goodness with the advent of digital photography today the issue of limited shots due to film on hand is an issue of the past) - Louis

Episode 2 of Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi is Here

Episode 2 of The Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi podcast is now available. If you are subscribing to it via iTunes or another podcast catcher client, you will get it automatically. If not, you can download it from the links below.

Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 2
Running Time: 1:05:42

It's remake, revisit, and re-envision madness in this episode with discussions on Red Dwarf, Survivors, Life on Mars, Day of the Triffids, Star Trek, etc.

Peter Davison Talks About Time Crash

Peter Davison speaking at the New England Fan Experience on the 22nd of November 2008 about his experience coming back to the role of the 5th Doctor in the special mini-episode, Time Crash for the Children in Need BBC fundraiser in 2007.

New Episodes of the Sonic Newsdriver are Coming

We know many of you may be asking when will there be another episode of The Sonic Newsdriver podcast. It's been on a little hiatus as of late (yes, 'hiatus' is a bad word for Doctor Who fans). The good news is that it will be returning soon. What may change is the frequency of episodes and/or length. This will be addressed in the forthcoming episode.

In the meantime, thank you for your patience.

Peter Davison Rejoins Doctor Who: Podshock, This Time in Person

Doctor Who: Podshock - 135

Outpost Gallifrey Presents:
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 135
Running Time: 1:20:00

Peter Davison joins us again this time in person at the New England Fan Experience to continue our interview, plus news and feedback (Doctor Who: Podshock Public Call Box call, Gordon Davie in Edinburgh, Brad in North Carolina, Joe Yu, DDDienst, etc.). Hosted by Louis Trapani, Ken Deep, and James Naughton.

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