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Speculation on the New 2015 Series and Reflecting Back on 10 Years of Podshock in Doctor Who: Podshock 329

Doctor Who: Podshock 329

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 329
Running Time: 2:09:28

We speculate on the new 2015 series (AKA "Series 9") of Doctor Who, reflect back on 10 years of Doctor Who: Podshock, plus news and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Ian Bisset, Lee Shackleford, and Kyle Jones.

Why Sixteen Years Ago, It Was Sixteen Years Ago (In A Galaxy Far, Far Away...)

This is what happens when I piss off his soldiers. #ICON30 #StarWars

As I write this, it is May 25th, the real Star Wars Day. Long before any celebration took place on an arbitrary date that simply sounds like the word “Force”, fans of Star Wars celebrated the movies on the 25th of May as it is the anniversary of the release of the first movie in 1977 now titled, Episode IV: A New Hope. May 25th is also the anniversary of the release of the third movie, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi which had been released 32 years ago in 1983. What does this all mean and what is this all “16 years" all about? Well, 16 years is the amount of time we Star Wars fans had to wait and endure after the release of Return of the Jedi in 1983 for the next big screen adventure. It seemed like a lifetime back then. George Lucas had concluded the story with Return of the Jedi, putting to rest any notion of any following films after Return of Jedi, but there would always be the first three prequels, Episodes I-III which may be made at some undetermined date in the future. Lucas wanted to go off and explore other projects outside of the Star Wars universe after Jedi which was understandable for him. Though eventually he would return to a galaxy far, far away…

35 Years Ago, The Human Adventure Continued on the Big Screen with Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

It was 35 years ago today on a chilly night not unlike tonight (well, perhaps not as cold) when Star Trek: The Motion Picture opened in the theaters in the U.S. I remember vividly going to see it for the first time. After watching Star Trek all my life on television, we were finally seeing it on the big screen. Big it was, as it captured the scale and majesty of the refitted Enterprise and more like television never could at that time.

May the 4th Sunday of May Be With You or Happy Star Wars Day on May 25th!

Real Star Wars Day

First off, everyday is Star Wars day, just as everyday is Doctor Who day for me. There doesn’t need to a special day to celebrate either series. That said, every 23rd of November I try to watch episode 1 of ‘An Unearthly Child’ to celebrate the anniversary of Doctor Who and for almost 40 years, every 25th of May has always been STAR WARS DAY! Yes, it is the anniversary of the first release of the first Star Wars movie back in 1977 as well as the release of the final episode of the Star Wars saga completing the Skywalker storyline (I’m not including in the newly contrived upcoming Disney movies), Return of the Jedi in 1983.

An Adventure in Space and Time and The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Reviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 287

Doctor Who: Podshock 287

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 287
Running Time: 1:31:38

Continuing our coverage of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, we review An Adventure in Space and Time and The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. Hosted by Louis Trapani and Dave Cooper.

The Day of the Doctor is Reviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 286

Doctor Who: Podshock 286

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 286
Running Time: 1:57:28

We review Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, news, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani and Dave Cooper.

Why May 25th is Star Wars Day. Celebrating 35 Years of the Force [VIDEO]

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.

32 Years Strike Back! Happy Anniversary to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

32yearsStrikesBack

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?

We Review the Spring 2011 Series of Doctor Who and Celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy in Doctor Who: Podshock 250

Doctor Who: Podshock 250

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 250
Running Time: 2:11:50

We review the Spring 2011 series of Doctor Who and celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy live over the net with live and recorded listener feedback (Brent Johnson, Kobo4747, Stuart Natelson, Adam Pearson, Michael, Carl, D Scott 750).

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) and Dave Cooper ( @daveac )

Happy Anniversary! We Will Reviewing the Spring 2011 Doctor Who Series Live on Net on Doctor Who: Podshock Today

Today on the 26th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy, in celebration, we will be reviewing the Spring 2011 Series of Doctor Who live over the net on Doctor Who: Podshock. If you missed out on our previews live review shows or if you have something to say about the spring series as a whole, join us live. See the link below for further details.

Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing the Spring 2011 Series Scheduled for Saturday, June 18 -

Doctor Who: Podshock will be once again be taking to the net this Saturday, 18 June 2011 for a live-over-the-net show reviewing the spring 2011 series.

Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing the spring 2011 series

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New Bonus Episode for the Doctor Who: Podshock Podcast Companion App

Doctor Who Podshock Podcast Companion App Bonus Episode 2

DW Podshock Podcast Companion App - Episode 02
Exclusive App Episode

Running Time: 0:34:48

In this bonus exclusive episode for the DW Podshock Podcast Companion App we include a segment from the Q&A session with Daphne Ashbrook (Grace from the 1996 Doctor Who movie) from last month's 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy. The complete interview and Q&A from the event is included in Doctor Who: Podshock 229 - Extra Edition. Plus Ken and Louis talk about the origins of the Gallifreyan Embassy, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) and Ken Deep ( @kendeep ).

This episode appears in the "Exclusives" section of the app.

Note: The app is currently only available for the Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad), there is an Android version in the works. Currently there is a bug in the iPad version in which prevents the episodes from being listed, they appear blank (in both the regular episodes section and exclusive section), but if you tap the topmost slot, you will hear the latest episode.

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Doctor Who: Podshock 229 Extra Edition Features an Interview with Daphne Ashbrook from November's 25th Anniversary Event for the Gallifreyan Embassy

Doctor Who: Podshock 229 Extra Edition

"Grace, I came back to life before your eyes. I held back death."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 229 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:15:48

In this Extra Edition of Doctor Who: Podshock we include our interview and Q&A with Daphne Ashbrook (Grace from the 1996 Doctor Who movie) from last month's 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy.

An Aftershock Episode of Doctor Who: Podshock Announcing Our Meet Up this Saturday on Second Life Celebrating the 47th Anniversary of Doctor Who

Doctor Who: Podshock Aftershock 20101119

"One day I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Aftershock 20101119
Running Time: 0:08:55

A brief Aftershock episode announcing our Doctor Who 47th Anniversary Party and Meet Up on Second Life this Saturday, the 20th of November, 2010.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ).

Sonic Newsdriver (26 October 2010)

The Sonic Newsdriver 20101026
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Tuesday, the 26th of Oct. 2010

Doctor Who related news covering Death of the Doctor, Better Late Than Never, It May Be A Mystery To You, We Will Rock Children in Need, Happy Anniversary Frazer, Fashion - Turn to the Left, Fashion - Turn to the Right, and much more!

Anneke Wills is Interviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 224

Doctor Who: Podshock 224

"How dare you follow me into the TARDIS! The distractions… I really thought I was going to be alone again."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 224
Running Time: 1:37:13

Interview with Anneke Wills (Polly in the 1st and 2nd Doctor eras), Join Daphne Ashbrook in NY Celebrating 25 years of Gallifreyan Embassy, David Tennant Recalls Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara on Absolute Radio, Doctor Who: The Ring of Steel and Doctor Who: Podshock in New York City, news, feedback, and more.

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

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