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A Classic Interview with the Late Mary Tamm, The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman Interviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 276
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 276
Running Time: 2:02:42
A classic interview with Mary Tamm (Romana 1), 'The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman' Editors Anthony S. Burdge and Jessica Burke, plus other Doctor Who related news, feedback (Blue Box Bill, John M, Ruth Kubierschky, Stephen), and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Ian Bisset, and Taras Hnatyshyn, with Chuck Rabb.
Peter Mayhew, the actor who plays Chewbacca (Chewie) in the Star Wars saga will be getting his own movie reports Hollywood Reporter. It's not a movie taking place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but rather one taking place some 36 or so years ago around the making of the original Star Wars film (A New Hope) released in 1977.
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 274 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:47:30
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You can preview this Extra Edition by listening to Doctor Who: Podshock 271 in which featured a portion of this interview included in this episode.
We Review the First Doctor Who Spin-Off Production, K-9 and Company in Doctor Who: Podshock 272 Extra Edition
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 272 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:12:41
In this Extra Edition of Doctor Who: Podshock we give our review of the first Doctor Who spin-off production, K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend starring Elisabeth Sladen and John Leeson, plus Doctor Who related news and more.
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It feels like it was just the other day I was writing about the 32nd anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back because it was just the other day (it was Monday, May 21st). Though there wouldn't had been a Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, if there wasn't for Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope, or as we knew the film back in 1977, simply "Star Wars."
Has it really been 35 years? Indeed it has though it is difficult to swallow at times. I am an original Star Wars fan. I was 11 when the film opened and it changed my life. I had always been a science fiction fan, but I knew from the very first frames of this movie that this was going to be a game-changer. Seeing that Imperial Stardestroyer fly overhead, lasers shooting over the screen, explosions that rattled the seats next to me in the theaters, I hadn't seen or experienced anything like this before that time.
Why is May 25th the real "Star Wars Day"? The date actually has significance. It was the day the film opened in 1977. It didn't have the same fanfare as the opening of the subsequent movies in the saga, and far fewer screens which it could had been seen on back then. Though it was a different time then. Sure, a couple years before we had Jaws which may had brought in the tradition of "summer blockbusters" in the movie business, but it was Star Wars that really cemented it in.
It is unimaginable that it has been so long ago. It was 32 years ago on May 21, 1980 that I found myself standing in a long line to see the first sequel in the Star Wars saga, The Empire Strikes Back. At the time, 3 years seemed like a long wait after the original Star Wars film, it's difficult to think that it's been 35 years now since the opening of that movie (more on that later this week).
In the video below I recall some distant memories from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… well, 32 years ago at least in a movie theater. What were you doing 32 years ago?
The Latest and Final Series of The Sarah Jane Adventures is Reviewed in Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi 20
Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 20
Running Time: 1:33:49
The latest and final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures (Series 5) reviewed ('Sky', 'The Curse of Clyde Langer', 'The Man Who Wasn't There'), plus news and more.