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August 2010


Karen Gillan: "Anything is Possible in Doctor Who"

We had the pleasure of meeting Karen Gillan (Amy Pond in Doctor Who) this past April (2010) covering the event for Doctor Who: Podshock. Although we were there chiefly to record audio and shot still photos, we did manage to capture some short video of the red carpet interviews (thanks to the iPhone 3GS). This is one.

This is Karen Gillan at the US premiere of Doctor Who (the 1st Matt Smith series) at the Paley Center for Media in NYC speaking of going from her first role in Doctor Who (The Fires of Pompeii) to a full time companion.

Get Glued On GetGlue

GetGlue

Recently I have gotten glued to GetGlue. What is Glue or GetGlue? Before I explain, let me tell you how I came to discover and use GetGlue.

If you follow me on Twitter @LouisTrapani or the all so many other social media sites that I maintain a presence on, well, you know that I maintain some sort of presence on these various said services. Some I am engaged with more than others.

New Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi Episode Coming Soon

A new episode of Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi is coming soon. It has been recorded and is now entering post-production. Stay tuned for the new episode appearing here and on its feeds soon.

Brian Croucher of Doctor Who: The Robots of Death and Blake's 7 is Interviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 219

Doctor Who: Podshock 219

"Well a simple "No, thank you" would have been sufficient…"

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 219
Running Time: 1:30:54

Brian Croucher of Doctor Who: The Robots of Death and Travis (2) on Blake's 7 interviewed, Daphne Ashbrook Doesn't Need No Doctor, a special adventurous anniversary message from Graeme Sheridan, news, feedback, and more!

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), and James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ).

Very First Doctor Who Director, Waris Hussein is Interviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 218

Doctor Who: Podshock 218

"We're always in trouble! Isn't this extraordinary… it follows us everywhere!"

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 218
Running Time: 1:29:01

We interview the legendary first ever director of Doctor Who, Waris Hussein. West Coast Correspondents Joshua Lou Friedmen and Amy Krell joins us for this historic interview in which we discuss An Unearthly Child and Marco Polo as well as how Doctor Who of old compares to new. Plus Matt Smith puts on southern American accents in Doctor Who: The Runaway Train, and more!

RIM Launches Blackberry Podcasts with Doctor Who: Podshock

Doctor Who: Podshock on Blackberry SmartphonesJust as Doctor Who: Podshock is celebrating it's 5th year in production, Research In Motion (RIM) has launched its new free Blackberry Podcast service and application. Among the initial offerings of podcasts included is the popular venerable Doctor Who: Podshock. The new service allows Blackberry smart-phones to find, download, and consume podcasts on the mobile device from leading providers. Content can be downloaded via Wi-Fi or over the cellular network and played on the Blackberry player.

We are very pleased to have Doctor Who: Podshock included among other shows part of the Wizzard Media network on the service as part of their launch. We look forward to listeners from the many Blackberry users out there across the world.

Doctor Who: Podshock 217 Reviews 'The Deadly Assassin'

Doctor Who: Podshock 217

"I can feel my hair curling and that can mean either that it's going to rain… or that I'm on to something."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 217
Running Time: 1:57:43

Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin reviewed, West Coast Correspondent Amy Krell joins us as we discuss the Doctor Who Proms, Adventure Games, news, rumours, our upcoming Second Life meet up, news, and more!

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

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LA Times: Did 'Star Wars' become a toy story?

Hoth scene recreation

This may be old hat for long time, die-hard Star Wars fans such as myself, but Star Wars today spans several generations and you may be at different level of fandom.

Today, The LA Times ran this piece about Gary Kurtz, the producer of Star Wars: A New Hope(affiliate link) and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back(affiliate link). He parted ways with George Lucas after TESB and many would argue that Star Wars: Return of the Jedi(affiliate link) would had been a very different film if the team stayed together.

This is not the first time that Gary Kurtz has spoken openly about how things were envisioned differently initially when he was involved.

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