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  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #71 - now airing on BBC 3 last week

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    22:48 (GMT) - 24 Feb 2008

    Narrowly avoiding the technical snafus of last week, the RFS crew rose to the occasion and produced an hour of witty banter, insults and of course the eagerly awaited pub rumours that were so cruelly stolen from our audience last week by the vagaries of Skype. Besides covering the latest Torchwood (which aired last week on BBC 2 and this week on BBC 3 and two years previous on stone tablets and oh I give up already...) we talked about the latest news, along with the usual digressions and nonsense we've become so very famous for.



  • Staggering Stories Podcast

    Staggering Stories Podcast #15: The Merkin Letters

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    20:40 (GMT) - 24 Feb 2008

    Show summary: Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and Tony Gallichan talk about Ashes to Ashes, Torchwood, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00.00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 00.33 — Greetings, yes?
    • 02.11 — Where is Keith?
    • 07.46 – Viva El Presidente.
    • 09.11 – George Dubya Bushisms.
    • 13.43 – Primeval: Monster of the Week!
    • 15.32 – Ashes to Ashes: ‘Deja Vu’ and ‘The Happy Day’.
    • 37.20 – George Dubya Bushisms.
    • 39.00 – Competition: Name that Theme Tune.
    • 41.26 – Web Site Talk: The 10 Doctors & Farmergeddon’s Movies.
    • 43.59 – Torchwood: ‘Meat’ and ‘Adam’.
    • 66.56 – George Dubya Bushisms.
    • 70.01 – Letters and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 84.48 – Crumbly on Terrance Dicks.
    • 87.56 – Goodbyeeeeeeeee!!
    • 88.06 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game.
    • Mr Dalek Web Cam.
    • The Doctor’s Head Web Cam.
    • Ashes to Ashes.
    • The Ten Doctors Web Comic.
    • Farmergeddon’s YouTube Doctor Who Movies.
    • Torchwood.
    • Harry Harrison Blog.
    • Terrance Dicks.


  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate 69 - The Solo Syndicate

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    09:23 (GMT) - 22 Feb 2008

    Geek Syndicate 69 - The Solo Syndicate

     

    See what happens when David is left to his own devices. Yes it's the long awaited Solo Syndicate.

     

    Be in awe at the news of technological advances he brings us

    Join him in welcoming back new listeners and Dr Who fans with a song.

    Thrill to his reviews of Jenna Jameson's Shadow Hunter and Journeyman .

    Contemplate the state of sci-fi in comics

     

    And then

     

    Join me in conversation with Emma Vieceli one of the UK's rising stars in the world of manga. This was such an enjoyable conversation that it exceeded by far the 20m interview I had planned, which as you will see is not difficult. So join us as we explore the difference and similarities between comics and manga, , music, a touch of gaming and much geekery.

     

    Apologies for the quality

     

    Hope you enjoy it



  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate 69 - The Solo Syndicate

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    09:23 (GMT) - 22 Feb 2008

    Geek Syndicate 69 - The Solo Syndicate

    See what happens when David is left to his own devices. Yes it's the long awaited Solo Syndicate.

    Be in awe at the news of technological advances he brings us

    Join him in welcoming back new listeners and Dr Who fans with a song.

    Thrill to his reviews of Jenna Jameson's Shadow Hunter and Journeyman .

    Contemplate the state of sci-fi in comics

    And then

    Join me in conversation with Emma Vieceli one of the UK's rising stars in the world of manga. This was such an enjoyable conversation that it exceeded by far the 20m interview I had planned, which as you will see is not difficult. So join us as we explore the difference and similarities between comics and manga, , music, a touch of gaming and much geekery.

    Apologies for the quality

    Hope you enjoy it



  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TDP 44: RESET Torchwood 2.6

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    07:31 (GMT) - 22 Feb 2008

    "Reset" is the sixth episode of the second series of British science fiction television series Torchwood, which was broadcast by BBC Three on 13 February 2008, right after the broadcast of "Adam" on BBC Two.[1] This episode featured Doctor Who companion Martha Jones in the first of three episodes. Contents1 Synopsis 2 Cast3 Continuity4 Production5 References6 External links //<![CDATA[ if (window.showTocToggle) { var tocShowText = "show"; var tocHideText = "hide"; showTocToggle(); } //]]> Synopsis A series of seemingly professional murders in Cardiff prompts Jack to call in UNIT medical specialist Martha Jones for help. She informs him that there have been similar murders throughout the UK. Both Owen and Jack flirt with Martha, causing Gwen to show some jealousy, though she and Martha end up clicking together as great friends. Jack is more open and light- hearted when Martha arrives, dropping hints about their travels with the Doctor. They discover that one of the victims had been cured of diabetes and another of HIV. With this information they trace the killings back to a medical centre named The Pharm. One woman had been attacked but survived and was in a hospital. She has a seizure after admittance and fly-like creatures rise out of her mouth and try to enter Owen and Martha, but die before they get the chance. Martha has no choice but to go undercover as Samantha, a hepatitis sufferer, in order to investigate the centre's real purpose. While there, she discovers that The Pharm is responsible for the drug "Reset" which is what cured the previously incurable diseases. But the problem with Reset is that it works by releasing alien parasites, called Mayflies, into the human bloodstream - the Mayfly larvae proceed to "reset" the human body, eliminating even incurable diseases such as HIV. The downside to the drug is that the Mayfly larvae eventually hatch and eat the person from the inside. Martha is caught snooping around the mayfly laboratories and the medical director examines her and states that her white blood cells have mutated due to "travel in time and space'. He is curious to see how her immune system will react to Reset and injects her with it.When Torchwood catches the Pharm-hired assassin who is carrying out the murders, they find that he has a mayfly in him as well, after Owen tries to use alien technology to get it out of him. He screws up and the fly busts out of the assassin's stomach instead. They use the body to get into the Pharm, and Owen and Jack find the medical director and Martha while Ianto, Gwen and Tosh find 'research labs' where alien life-forms are being held captive. The larvae in Martha have killed each other off until only one is left, and Owen manages to use the alien gun to extract it from her safely. He, Martha and Jack meet up with the other three by the Torchwood van and shut down the Pharm. The medical director corners them with a gun and points it at Martha, asking if they really believed he would just step aside and let them get away with that. Owen steps in front of Martha and tries to reason with the man, whom he had formerly respected. He says that they are both rational men, but the medical director shoots him anyway. Jack then shoots him as Martha tries to treat Owen back. After she injects him near the heart, a look of peace comes over Owen's face, and the next second Martha, in tears, says 'He's dead.' Cast Captain Jack Harkness -- John BarrowmanGwen Cooper -- Eve MylesOwen Harper -- Burn GormanToshiko Sato -- Naoko MoriIanto Jones -- Gareth David-LloydMartha Jones -- Freema AgyemanAaron Copley -- Alan DalePlummer -- Jacqueline BoatswainMarie -- Jan AndersonBilly -- Rhodri MilesMike -- Michael SewellPoliceman -- John Samuel WorseyWeevil -- Paul Kasey (uncredited) Cast Notes Freema Agyeman has been added to the opening credits as of this episode. Continuity The same newspaper showing Margaret Blaine as the new mayor of Cardiff, as seen in "Boom Town", is attached to the door as Martha Jones enters the Torchwood reception.A variation of Martha's Theme, composed by Murray Gold for Doctor Who, appears as the character's motif.Several references are made to Martha's previous adventures with Jack in Doctor Who, including working under the same Doctor; "the end of the world"; and Jack's recent bad experience with a politician. Jack comments that he relied on Martha to save the world.Martha has earned her medical degree, and is a member of UNIT. It is hinted that Martha became a member of UNIT under the recommendation of the Doctor.The episode shares themes with the spin-off novel Slow Decay (specifically, aliens being used by human doctors for medical purposes).While undercover at the Pharm, Martha uses the name "Samantha Jones". A different Samantha Jones was the Eighth Doctor's first companion in the Eighth Doctor Adventures.Martha states her family are still recovering after the events in "Last of the Time Lords". Production The song "Feel Good Inc." by Gorillaz plays as Martha and Owen study the Mayfly. Also, the song Freakin' Out by Graham Coxon plays in the information centre as Ianto lets Martha into the hub. 19 - "Reset" Torchwood episode Owen examines the Mayfly that he extracted from the Pharm's hired killer. Writer J.C. Wilsher Director Ashley Way Script editor Brian Minchin Producer Richard Stokes Chris Chibnall (co-producer) Executive producer(s) Russell T. Davies Julie Gardner Production code 2.6 Series Series 2 Length 50 mins Originally broadcast 13 February 2008 Chronology ? Preceded by Followed by - "Adam" "Dead Man Walking" IMDb profile



  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #065 - ein Herz fur Torchwood?

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    00:53 (GMT) - 20 Feb 2008

    Harald ist back. Und das bekommt der Gesamtbeurteilung von Torchwood vermutlich weniger zu Gute, als man vielleicht denken mag. Denn in dieser Folge besprechen wir die Torchwoodfolgen "Sleeper" und "To the last man". Ausserdem gibt es News und Post zur deutschen Synchro und wir erklaren kurz, wobei es sich bei unserem "Spin-Off" "New to Who" handelt.



  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #065 - ein Herz fur Torchwood?

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    00:53 (GMT) - 20 Feb 2008

    Harald ist back. Und das bekommt der Gesamtbeurteilung von Torchwood vermutlich weniger zu Gute, als man vielleicht denken mag. Denn in dieser Folge besprechen wir die Torchwoodfolgen "Sleeper" und "To the last man". Ausserdem gibt es News und Post zur deutschen Synchro und wir erklaren kurz, wobei es sich bei unserem "Spin-Off" "New to Who" handelt.



  • Geek Syndicate

    Comics Racks Episode 8

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    21:25 (GMT) - 19 Feb 2008


    Join the noobie birds again for episode 8, crammed full of germs, comics and a tonne of swearing. Our feature this fortnight is Ask the Racks where the girls answer loads of questions from the forums including what it's like to be a fan-girl...

    Along the way Iz loses her mind over a potential encounter with John Barrowman, Stace discusses the financial perils of being a Manga fan, and the girls nearly fall out over Steve Dillon (but not quite).

    Also in this new episode is Rack Music - where this week Stace choses her defining song of the moment.

    Reviews include: Eleventh Hour #2, Captain America #34 (SPOILERS), Wolverine Origins #21, Furious Fist of the Drunken Monkey, and Bleach #21 & 22.


  • Geek Syndicate

    Comics Racks Episode 8

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    21:25 (GMT) - 19 Feb 2008


    Join the noobie birds again for episode 8, crammed full of germs, comics and a tonne of swearing. Our feature this fortnight is Ask the Racks where the girls answer loads of questions from the forums including what it's like to be a fan-girl...

    Along the way Iz loses her mind over a potential encounter with John Barrowman, Stace discusses the financial perils of being a Manga fan, and the girls nearly fall out over Steve Dillon (but not quite).

    Also in this new episode is Rack Music - where this week Stace choses her defining song of the moment.

    Reviews include: Eleventh Hour #2, Captain America #34 (SPOILERS), Wolverine Origins #21, Furious Fist of the Drunken Monkey, and Bleach #21 & 22.


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro # 70 - Curse of the Kernel Panic

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    23:48 (GMT) - 17 Feb 2008

    This week's podcast is much shorter than usual, due both to a stunning dearth of news to hash over and a boatload of technical problems yonder England way. Still, the RFS crew made valiant effort to spin gold out of lead, though we quite possibly ended up with zinc.



  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro # 70 - Curse of the Kernel Panic

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    23:48 (GMT) - 17 Feb 2008

    This week's podcast is much shorter than usual, due both to a stunning dearth of news to hash over and a boatload of technical problems yonder England way. Still, the RFS crew made valiant effort to spin gold out of lead, though we quite possibly ended up with zinc.



  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TDP 43: ADAM Torchwood 2.5

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    13:38 (GMT) - 15 Feb 2008

    Torchwood encounter an alien, Adam, who can manipulate the memories of any person he touches. He implants false memories into the team, making them believe they have known him for three years. As a side effect Gwen loses all memory of her fiance Rhys and treats him like a stalker. Adam also reveals, alters, and completely fabricates other memories. Jack is haunted by memories of his brother, Grey; Toshiko becomes more confident due to her "love" for Adam; and Owen becomes a geek with an unrequited crush on Toshiko. After Ianto discovers Adam's secret, Adam implants a belief in Ianto, accompanied by terrible memories, that he is a serial killer. Jack recognises the threat and realises that the solution is to give the team short-term amnesia pills to erase their memories of the past forty-eight hours. However he is also faced with the knowledge that if he takes the pill he will lose all memories of his father. Toshiko takes the pill knowing that she will go back to being the person who had no flat warming because she had no friends to invite, and is reluctant to let Adam go. [edit] Cast * Captain Jack Harkness -- John Barrowman * Gwen Cooper -- Eve Myles * Owen Harper -- Burn Gorman * Toshiko Sato -- Naoko Mori * Ianto Jones -- Gareth David-Lloyd * Rhys Williams -- Kai Owen * Adam -- Bryan Dick * Weevil -- Paul Kasey * Jack's Father -- Demetri Goritsas * Jack's Mother -- Lauren Ward * Young Jack -- Jack Montgomery * Gray -- Ethan Brooke * Young Adam -- Rhys Myers * Youth -- Lloyd Everitt * Weevil -- Paul Kasey * Dead woman -- Jo McLaren [edit] Continuity * The opening montage features the Dalek-enhanced Thompson submachine guns created for "Evolution of the Daleks". * The Boeshane Peninsula, first mentioned in "Last of the Time Lords", is depicted here; and reference is made to the creatures who attacked Jack's family, first mentioned in "Captain Jack Harkness", and to Jack's loss of his brother Gray (first mentioned in "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang") during the attack. * Ianto remembers falling in love with Lisa, a character seen in the episode "Cyberwoman". * Adam states he used to reside in the The Void, the nothingness between dimensions. * During flashbacks to Jack's childhood, we never hear his name being said so his true name is never revealed



  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 68

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    06:01 (GMT) - 14 Feb 2008

    In this episode we give our view on the new 52 week comic from DC (here's a hint it's not a good view). We review Johah Hex, Supernatural Origins, 2 episodes of Smallville (nice makeup Black Canary). There is also a brief look at the new seasons of Torchwood and Primeval.

    In our main we welcome Dr Karl our fully fledged geek scientist to answer a few f your burning geek sci-fi questions like.

    Is it possible for Superman to Fly? Is time travel possible or just rubbish? and more.

    Also the Notes from Nuge was changed at the last minute to my original choice  which was mentioned on the episode.

    Enjoy!!!

    First Indy 4 trailer at today...woohoo



  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 68

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    06:01 (GMT) - 14 Feb 2008

    In this episode we give our view on the new 52 week comic from DC (here's a hint it's not a good view). We review Johah Hex, Supernatural Origins, 2 episodes of Smallville (nice makeup Black Canary). There is also a brief look at the new seasons of Torchwood and Primeval.

    In our main we welcome Dr Karl our fully fledged geek scientist to answer a few f your burning geek sci-fi questions like.

    Is it possible for Superman to Fly? Is time travel possible or just rubbish? and more.

    Also the Notes from Nuge was changed at the last minute to my original choice which was mentioned on the episode.

    Enjoy!!!

    First Indy 4 trailer at today...woohoo



  • Staggering Stories Podcast

    Staggering Stories Podcast #14: Lovin' the Alien

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    18:57 (GMT) - 10 Feb 2008

    Show summary: Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Tony Gallichan and Alistair Lock talk about Torchwood, the Virgin Publishing Doctor Who: New Adventures book line, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00.00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 00.54 — Greetings, yes?
    • 04.21 – DVDs we’ve been watching.
    • 07.42 — Where is Keith?
    • 09.39 – Books we’ve been reading.
    • 12.35 – Torchwood.
    • 50.43 – What’s on our MP3 players.
    • 54.48 – Virgin Publishing’s Doctor Who New Adventures series.
    • 72.03 – Letters and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 73.31 – Goodbyeeeeeeeee!!
    • 74.04 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBV – The makers of Zygon.
    • Torchwood.
    • Wikipedia: Virgin New Adventures.
    • Human Nature, e-book version, on BBC.co.uk.
    • Lungbarrow, e-book version, on BBC.co.uk.
    • The Dying Days, e-book version, on BBC.co.uk.


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #69 - The Wrath of Steven

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    21:05 (GMT) - 9 Feb 2008

    Besides the usual ruminating over the latest Torchwood episode (verdict: meh), the august Radio Free Skaro crew also chewed over this week's news, literally in Warren's case, as he was eating lunch during the podcast. Steven's rancor was raised by any number of topics, and his indignant manner set the tone for more than an hour's worth of jocular banter. Enjoy!



  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #69 - The Wrath of Steven

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    21:05 (GMT) - 9 Feb 2008

    Besides the usual ruminating over the latest Torchwood episode (verdict: meh), the august Radio Free Skaro crew also chewed over this week's news, literally in Warren's case, as he was eating lunch during the podcast. Steven's rancor was raised by any number of topics, and his indignant manner set the tone for more than an hour's worth of jocular banter. Enjoy!



  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #064 - Weiter so, Frau Schmitt

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    20:52 (GMT) - 9 Feb 2008

    Nachdem Doctor Who ja heute vorerst das letzte mal auf Pro 7 lief, wollten wir Euch nicht so ganz ohne Whocast stehen lassen. Zwar gibts Aktuelles erst am nachsten Wocheende, aber diese 14 Minuten uber das Ende der ersten Staffel von Sarah Jane wollte ich Euch dann doch nicht vorenthalten.



  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #064 - Weiter so, Frau Schmitt

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    20:52 (GMT) - 9 Feb 2008

    Nachdem Doctor Who ja heute vorerst das letzte mal auf Pro 7 lief, wollten wir Euch nicht so ganz ohne Whocast stehen lassen. Zwar gibts Aktuelles erst am nachsten Wocheende, aber diese 14 Minuten uber das Ende der ersten Staffel von Sarah Jane wollte ich Euch dann doch nicht vorenthalten.



  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TDP 42: Meat, Special Stuff? Torchwood 2.4

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    15:12 (GMT) - 7 Feb 2008

    17 - "Meat" Torchwood episode The ever growing alien provides a seemingly unlimited supply of meat. Writer Catherine Tregenna Director Colin Teague Script editor Brian Minchin Producer Richard Stokes Chris Chibnall (co-producer) Executive producer(s) Russell T. Davies Julie Gardner Production code 2.4 Series Series 2 Length 50 mins Originally broadcast 6 February 2008 Chronology ? Preceded by Followed by - "To the Last Man" "Adam" IMDb profile "Meat" is the fourth episode of the second series of British science fiction television series Torchwood, which was broadcast by BBC Two on 6 February 2008.[1] Contents [hide] 1 Plot2 Cast3 Continuity4 Outside references5 References6 External links //<![CDATA[ if (window.showTocToggle) { var tocShowText = "show"; var tocHideText = "hide"; showTocToggle(); } //]]> [edit] Plot Rhys Williams is out driving when he is telephoned by a work mate to inform him that one of their firm's lorries has crashed. He drives to the site of the crash and see that one of his employees and friend has died. Torchwood appears on the scene and Rhys spots Gwen. The Torchwood team confiscates the meat that the lorry was transporting when they suspect it of being alien. Gwen recognises the lorry as one from Rhys' firm. Back at the hub Toshiko rings Rhys' office for information pretending to be the police. At home Rhys texts Gwen asking for her to come home. He attempts to get her to confess to being at the crash site but she is evasive. He sees Gwen meeting up with Jack near the lift in Roald Dahl Plas and follows her to a factory. While there he is captured by a group of men and taken into the factory. Jack and Gwen see this and mistake his actions for collabaration. The men show Rhys that they have captured a live large creature which is the source of the meat and which continues to grow despite them cutting chunks of its flesh away while it is still alive. He agrees to join them. Back at their flat Rhys and Gwen argue over her being at the crash and Gwen admits to the nature of her work for Torchwood. Rhys is disbeliving till she shows him around the Hub. With Rhys' help the team manages to inflitrate the factory so they can free the alien creature. The team hides in one of Rhys' vans and Rhys drives them to the factory where the team sneaks in. They locate the creature and plan to stun gun the men and sedate it so they can move it back to the hub till the Rift reopens. They confirm that the creature is sentient, but the men discover them and in the fights Rhys is shot. The creature becomes distressed and Owen has no other option but to euthanise it when it poses a threat to them by struggling. They are able to stun the men and feed them amnesia pills. Back at the Hub Owen patches up Rhys' wound and Jack orders Gwen to give Rhys a pill too. She finds that she cannot bring herself to do so and Jack relents, disappointed about this. [edit] Cast Captain Jack Harkness -- John BarrowmanGwen Cooper -- Eve MylesOwen Harper -- Burn GormanToshiko Sato -- Naoko MoriIanto Jones -- Gareth David-LloydRhys Williams -- Kai OwenPoliceman -- Colin BaxterRuth -- Patti ClareVic -- Garry LakeGreg -- Gerard CareyDale -- Matt Ryan [edit] Continuity The Pterodactyl makes a brief appearance in this episode, its first of this series. [edit] Outside references When it is suggested that the team drive into the meat factory hidden in the back of a van, Gwen derisively replies "What is this, Scooby-Doo?", referencing the children's TV series. Early reviews of Torchwood detractingly compared it to Scooby-Doo.[2]Ianto quips "Listen to Ahab", a reference to the Whaler captain who was obsessed with a white whale, in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.When Toshiko mentions that the creature could have enough meat to feed the world, Ianto jokes that they could release a single. [edit] References ^ BBC - Press Office (17 January 2008). "Week 6". Press release. Retrieved on 2008-02-06.^ "Metro Life, TV guide, Pick of the Day: Torchwood, BBC2, 9pm", Metro, Associated Newspapers, 2008-01-16, p. 28. Retrieved on 2008-01-16.



  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 67

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    07:22 (GMT) - 7 Feb 2008

    In this episode we take a look at the teaser trailer for the new Star Trek movie. There are also review of The Dragon Lance movie, Nick Fury Agent of Shield (blame Dave for that one) and 30 days of Night.

    In our main feature we give our thoughts on the entries for our sci-fi writing competition and announce the winner. We also announce a new competition and this time with a prize, no less.

    Enjoy...



  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 67

    Geek Syndicate

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    07:22 (GMT) - 7 Feb 2008

    In this episode we take a look at the teaser trailer for the new Star Trek movie. There are also review of The Dragon Lance movie, Nick Fury Agent of Shield (blame Dave for that one) and 30 days of Night.

    In our main feature we give our thoughts on the entries for our sci-fi writing competition and announce the winner. We also announce a new competition and this time with a prize, no less.

    Enjoy...



  • Geek Syndicate

    Comic Racks - Episode 7

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    15:33 (GMT) - 5 Feb 2008

    After the gargantuan double episode Doctor Who extravaganza (also known as the two episode ramble-fest), the Racks gals get back to their regular fortnightly format to chat all things comics (and some things TV and film...)

    Join us as Iz gets over excited at the prospect of signed John Barrowman stuff, Stace demonstrates why she shouldn't be allowed to sing on the podcast, and both girls come up with the worst, least newsworthy news EVER. Stace's sister, Zoe, makes her comics podcast debut, allbeit in a slightly concussed and very un-comic related way.

    Being too lazy to actually think of a main topic to discuss, The Racks ladies (ladies? pfft!) do an extended review section, covering comics and graphic novels from recent to oldies, and indies to the Big Two. Stace gets a little bit violent towards old witchy women (for good reason, though!) and Iz worries that her all-round love for Battlepope may condemn her to the fiery depths of Hell :P

    We give the details about our competition again (just a couple more episodes to go to get your entries in, guys!), and Iz pimps herself out for a new job.

    Enjoy!



  • Geek Syndicate

    Comic Racks - Episode 7

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    15:33 (GMT) - 5 Feb 2008

    After the gargantuan double episode Doctor Who extravaganza (also known as the two episode ramble-fest), the Racks gals get back to their regular fortnightly format to chat all things comics (and some things TV and film...)

    Join us as Iz gets over excited at the prospect of signed John Barrowman stuff, Stace demonstrates why she shouldn't be allowed to sing on the podcast, and both girls come up with the worst, least newsworthy news EVER. Stace's sister, Zoe, makes her comics podcast debut, allbeit in a slightly concussed and very un-comic related way.

    Being too lazy to actually think of a main topic to discuss, The Racks ladies (ladies? pfft!) do an extended review section, covering comics and graphic novels from recent to oldies, and indies to the Big Two. Stace gets a little bit violent towards old witchy women (for good reason, though!) and Iz worries that her all-round love for Battlepope may condemn her to the fiery depths of Hell :P

    We give the details about our competition again (just a couple more episodes to go to get your entries in, guys!), and Iz pimps herself out for a new job.

    Enjoy!



  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #68 - Keeping Fans at arm's length since 2006

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    02:23 (GMT) - 3 Feb 2008

    The BBC threw us a nice softball by releasing a "cinema-exclusive" season 4 trailer on February 1st, which someone promptly uploaded to YouTube. The RFS took delight in analyzing and dissecting this tasty morsel, speculating wildly on what are likely innocuous shots of no real relevance. We also discussed the newest episode of Torchwood, hashed over Russell T Davies declaration that he keeps fans at arm's length, and of course went our trademark off-topic ramblings as per usual.



  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #68 - Keeping Fans at arm's length since 2006

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    02:23 (GMT) - 3 Feb 2008

    The BBC threw us a nice softball by releasing a "cinema-exclusive" season 4 trailer on February 1st, which someone promptly uploaded to YouTube. The RFS took delight in analyzing and dissecting this tasty morsel, speculating wildly on what are likely innocuous shots of no real relevance. We also discussed the newest episode of Torchwood, hashed over Russell T Davies declaration that he keeps fans at arm's length, and of course went our trademark off-topic ramblings as per usual.



  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #063 - And the Winner is...

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    19:24 (GMT) - 2 Feb 2008

    ...am letzten Samstag ganz sicher in der Hammondbar in Koln gewesen. In diesem Whocast gibt es einen kurzen Ruckblick uber die Veranstaltung vom letzten Samstag (Das Publik Whoing der ersten beiden deutschen Folgen). Ausserdem werden die Gewinner des Pubquizes ausgelost und bekannt gegeben.



  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #063 - And the Winner is...

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    19:24 (GMT) - 2 Feb 2008

    ...am letzten Samstag ganz sicher in der Hammondbar in Koln gewesen. In diesem Whocast gibt es einen kurzen Ruckblick uber die Veranstaltung vom letzten Samstag (Das Publik Whoing der ersten beiden deutschen Folgen). Ausserdem werden die Gewinner des Pubquizes ausgelost und bekannt gegeben.



  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TDP 41: To the Last Man Torchwood 2.3

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    13:10 (GMT) - 1 Feb 2008

    To the Last Man (Torchwood)Jump to: navigation, search15 - "To the Last Man"Torchwood episodeWriter     Helen RaynorDirector     Andy GoddardScript editor     Brian MinchinProducer     Richard StokesChris Chibnall (co-producer)Executive producer(s)     Russell T. DaviesJulie GardnerProduction code     2.3Series     Series 2Length     50 minsOriginally broadcast     30 January 2008Chronology? Preceded by     Followed by -"Sleeper"     "Meat"IMDb profile"To the Last Man" is the third episode of the second series of British science fiction television series Torchwood, which was broadcast by BBC Two on 30 January 2008.[1]Contents[hide]    * 1 Plot    * 2 Cast          o 2.1 Cast notes    * 3 Production    * 4 Continuity    * 5 Errors    * 6 References    * 7 External links[edit] PlotA time rift is causing 1918 and 2008 to bleed together. Tommy Brockless, a young First World War soldier shell-shocked from his experience in the trenches, is the key to "stitching" the hole in time. He is abducted by Torchwood in 1918, and held in cryogenic storage until the time comes for him to save the world. He is awoken for one day each year for a medical check-up, meaning he experiences the 90 year period of his freezing as around three months.Toshiko becomes infatuated with him, and the two share a brief and doomed romance. Owen, noticing this and having experienced something similar (cf. "Out of Time"), warns Tosh about the eventuality of saying goodbye. Jack and Ianto discuss Jack's own displacement in time, revealing (in an inordinate number of words) that Jack does love Ianto in a way, and it culminates in a very sexy kiss.However, with a rift opening in time, and with the apocalyptic threat of the years 1918 and 2008 colliding, Tommy must return to 1918 to seal the rift, never to see Toshiko again. However, history records that Tommy will be sent back to the western front, and break down again, resulting in his execution for 'cowardice'.The writer has used this episode to draw attention to the British army's slow appreciation and recognition of the psychological trauma inflicted by the First World War, classing many shell-shocked soldiers as cowards.[edit] Cast    * Captain Jack Harkness -- John Barrowman    * Gwen Cooper -- Eve Myles    * Owen Harper -- Burn Gorman    * Toshiko Sato -- Naoko Mori    * Ianto Jones -- Gareth David-Lloyd    * Tommy Brockless -- Anthony Lewis    * Gerald Carter -- Roderic Culver    * Harriet Derbyshire -- Siobhan Hewlett    * Nurse -- Lizzie Rogan    * Foreman -- Ricky Fearon[edit] Cast notes    * Although credited, Kai Owen does not appear as Gwen's fiance Rhys Williams.[edit] ProductionThe title of - and dialogue within - the episode is a reference to Field Marshal Douglas Haig's Order of the Day on 11 April 1918, in response to the German Spring Offensive: "There is no other course open to us but to fight it out. Every position must be held to the last man: there must be no retirement. With our backs to the wall and believing in the justice of our cause each one of us must fight on to the end."[2]"Tommy Atkins" or simply "Tommy" was a common slang term for a British soldier, possibly dating back to the 18th Century, but is particularly associated with the First World War.The song "One Of These Mornings" by Moby plays towards the start and at the end of this episode. The song "She's Got You High" by Mumm-Ra plays in the pub as Toshiko and Tommy play pool.News 24 stock footage is used to depict the Iraq War, again with the BBC logo omitted as it has been in Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures episodes and in more recent Doctor Who episodes when news reports have been included as part of the story.[edit] Continuity    * Tommy remarks on how ridiculous it is that he has to save the world in his pyjamas. The Doctor does just that in the Doctor Who episode "The Christmas Invasion", which in turn is a reference to Arthur Dent.    * Tommy is described by the phrase '(a) stitch in time', this is used as the name for Bilis Manger's antique shop in the series 1 episode End of days. Curiously, Manger has the ability to travel through time, whilst Tommy, now in possession of a rift manipulator, can presumably do the same.    * Jack Harkness's suggestion that "more than 300" shell shocked British soldiers were executed is false. Total British military executions numbered 346, of which 40 were for murder, treason, or mutiny. The remaining 306 were for desertion, cowardice, and other offences, and while many can now be attributed to shell shock, many cannot, although all 306 were posthumously pardoned in 2006.[edit] Errors    * Tommy incorrectly describes himself as a "private officer," a non-existent rank or designation; the correct term is "private soldier" or simply "private."    * Toshiko drops her bag when Tommy carrys her up on the pier, then in the same scene the bag is back on Toshiko's shoulder.[edit] References   1. ^ BBC - Press Office (17 January 2008). "Week 5". Press release. Retrieved on 2006-01-23.   2. ^ Schools History: Special order of the Day - The First World War - April 1918[edit] External links    * Torchwood at bbc.co.uk    * Episode Guide at Unreality PrimetimeThis Doctor Who-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.     



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    TDP 40: The Time Meddler

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    13:00 (GMT) - 31 Jan 2008

    Special Features  Commentary Verity Lambert Obituary Photo Gallery Subtitle Production Notes Subtitles pdf files of Radio Times billings "The Lost Twelve Seconds" - 12 lost seconds recreated using off-air audio recording and the script Stripped for action - a look at the first Doctor's comic strip adventures Restoration featurette The TARDIS arrives on an English coastline in the year 1066. Exploring, the Doctor discovers that one of his own people, the Monk, is conspiring to wipe out the Viking fleet and thus allow King Harold to face the forces of William of Normandy with a fresh army at the Battle of Hastings. The Doctor succeeds in thwarting the Monk's plans and leaves him trapped in England. Synopsis The Doctor, Vicki, and new companion Steven Taylor arrive in Saxon Northumbria on the eve of the Viking and Norman invasions. It is 1066, a pivotal moment in British history, and the hand of a mysterious Monk is at work in the nearby monastery. The Monk is actually a time/space traveller from the same planet as the Doctor, and is attempting historical alterations. The Doctor prevents this and traps the Monk in 1066 by removing a critical component of his TARDIS. Plot The First Doctor and Vicki are surprised to find Steven Taylor aboard the TARDIS. In a disorientated state on Mechanus, he stumbled aboard the ship and has stowed away. They are grateful he survived the collapse of the Mechanoid city and help nurse him back to health, but when the TARDIS lands on a rocky beach and they all step outside Steven takes some convincing that the TARDIS has really been able to travel in space and time. They have in fact arrived in 1066 on the coast of Northumbria, and their arrival has been witnessed by a Monk who does not seem fazed by the materialisation. The TARDIS is soon after spotted by a Saxon villager called Eldred who runs to tell the headman of his village, Wulnoth, about it. The Doctor establishes the century from a discarded Viking helmet and heads off to the village while Steven and Vicki explore the cliffs above. The Doctor encounters Edith, Wulnoth's wife, and convinces her he is a harmless traveller while probing her for more information. He soon finds out it is 1066, since Harold Godwinson is on the throne and has not yet faced Harold Hardrada at Stamford Bridge let alone William the Conqueror in the Battle of Hastings. He then turns his attention to the nearby monastery, at which monks are chanting despite only one of them ever being seen, especially after the chanting seems to slow down as if played back from a recording at the wrong speed. He determines to visit the building. When he gets there the Monk lets him in without revealing himself and then allows the Doctor to prowl around. He finds a gramophone playing the monastic chanting, and the Monk also has modern conveniences such as a toaster and a manufactured teapot. The Monk soon has the upper hand and manages to trap the Doctor in a makeshift cell. Steven and Vicki have meanwhile encountered Eldred and noticed his possession of a wristwatch that the Monk dropped earlier. They spend the night in a clearing and the next morning head off back to the TARDIS, little realising Wulnoth has overheard them. Within minutes they are ambushed by the Saxons and taken to the village council. After a heated discussion they convince Wulnoth they are but travellers and are given some provisions to travel on, though Vicki is equally heartened to hear from Edith that the Doctor passed by her hut on his way to the monastery. Steven and Vicki decide to visit the monastery next to try and find their missing friend. The Monk tries to dissuade them from entering but gives himself away deliberately by describing the Doctor too accurately, and so Steven and Vicki decide he must be a prisoner inside the monastery. They decide to break in after dark, which delights the Monk as he prepares the same trap for them that caught the Doctor. The Monk has meanwhile been surveying the seas with binoculars and is pleased to finally sight a Viking ship on the horizon. Soon the Vikings land and two small groups are sent to search the area, with one group of three heading toward the Saxon village. One of the Vikings finds and attacks Edith, leaving her traumatised, and in response some of the Saxons go hunting for the invaders. The three Vikings are drunk when they are found and the giant that attacked Edith is cut down, though his companions Sven and Ulf manage to flee. Eldred too has been badly wounded and Wulnoth takes him to the monastery for help. At the Monk's lair Steven and Vicki have stolen in under cover of darkness. They too find the gramophone and are stunned. The Monk has his trap prepared but cannot spring it due to the arrival at the door of Wulnoth and the injured Eldred, whom Wulnoth insists be taken into the Monk's care. Steven and Vicki have meanwhile found the cell empty bar the Doctor's cloak and they then manage to leave the monastery via a secret passage. The Doctor has actually taken the same passage himself and returns to Edith in the Saxon village. He soon hears of the Viking invasion scouting party and, upon leaving Edith's house, decides to head back to the monastery to track down Steven and Vicki, having learned they have gone there. Steven and Vicki have meanwhile found to their dismay that the TARDIS has been submerged beneath the incoming tide. Afraid that the Doctor may have had to leave in it, they resolve to check for him at the monastery anyway, especially after they discover an atomic bazooka trained out to sea from the clifftop near where the TARDIS was. The Monk is intent on using the Vikings for his own ends and, once Wulnoth has departed his monastery, produces an elaborate checklist that builds to a meeting with King Harold himself. There is another knock at the monastery door and this time it is the Doctor who has the upper hand when the door is answered. Fooled into thinking he is being held at gunpoint, the Monk is marched back inside and is about to answer a few questions when there is yet another knock at the door. When the Doctor and Monk answer, they are overpowered by the two Vikings, Sven and Ulf. In the ensuing confrontation the Monk is able to slip away, leaving the Doctor as the Viking prisoner. It is a state of play that does not last long. The Doctor knocks out Sven and elsewhere the Monk does the same to Ulf and securely ties him up. The Monk uses his freedom to persuade the villagers to light beacon fires on the cliff tops, lying that he is expecting materials by sea to enhance the monastery, when in fact he wishes to lure the Viking fleet to land nearby. Wulnoth says he will light the fires, but does not do so as he realises the danger. Steven and Vicki return to the monastery via the secret passage and investigate the crypt, where a heavy power cable emanates from a sarcophagus. When they look inside, they discover that it is a TARDIS of the Monk's very own - he must come from the same place as the Doctor (though the term Time Lord is not used). The Monk has meanwhile returned to the monastery and is once more under the Doctor's control. He reveals his plan is not to help the Vikings but to lure them to the coast where he hoped to destroy the invasion fleet with atomic bazookas. This would prevent the Viking invasion and thereby shore up King Harold to such an extent he would not then lose the Battle of Hastings. In short, the Monk is a Time Meddler who left his and the Doctor's own planet some fifty years after the Doctor himself. Steven and Vicki have found further evidence of his meddling in his TARDIS: a journal recording his meeting with Leonardo da Vinci to discuss powered flight, providing anti-gravitational discs to help the ancient Celts build Stonehenge, and using time travel to collect a fortune in compound interest from a bank. The Doctor denounces the Monk for seeking to alter history and forces him to reveal his TARDIS, where they find Steven and Vicki. Together the time travellers piece together the Monk's immoral plot, which the Monk insists is intended to stabilise England and benefit Western civilisation. The Vikings have meanwhile freed themselves from their bonds and decide to avenge themselves on the monks who have imprisoned them. Eldred spots them and, despite his injuries, flees to the village where he raises Wulnoth and a squad of Saxons to deal with the marauders. At the monastery the tables have turned. Ulf and Sven have formed a contrived alliance with the Monk and have tied up the Doctor's party while the three of them take the bazooka shells down to the cannon on the beach. The scheme is foiled however when the Saxons arrive and engage the fleeing Vikings in a nearby clearing, presumably killing Sven and Ulf in battle. The Monk hides while this fighting rages, little knowing that the Doctor and his friends have been freed and are tampering with his TARDIS. With his scheme in ruins, the Monk decides to leave and returns his TARDIS, though the Doctor has gone and left a note assuring the Monk his meddling days are ended. When the Monk looks inside his TARDIS he realises the Doctor has taken the dimensional control and the interior of his ship has shrunk beyond use, leaving him stranded in 1066 with an angry band of Saxons nearby. The tide having gone out, the Doctor and his friends are free to leave this primitive time in their TARDIS, and journey onward to the stars. Cast Dr. Who -- William HartnellVicki -- Maureen O'BrienSteven -- Peter PurvesMonk -- Peter ButterworthEdith -- Alethea CharltonEldred -- Peter RussellWulnoth -- Michael MillerSaxon Hunter -- Michael GuestViking Leader -- Geoffrey CheshireUlf -- Norman HartleySven -- David AndersonGunnar the Giant -- Ronald Rich Cast notes Features a guest appearance by Peter Butterworth - see also Celebrity appearances in Doctor Who.William Hartnell does not appear in episode 2 as he was on holiday. A pre-taped recording of his voice is played when the Doctor is locked in a cell. Continuity Vicki and the Doctor discuss Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright's departure as seen in The Chase and the Doctor refers to Susan's departure as seen in The Dalek Invasion of Earth. The Doctor later misses Barbara's knowledge of history.Vicki reveals she would like to return to New York after seeing it briefly from the Empire State Building during the events of The Chase. The Doctor, and the Daleks, would return to New York and the Empire State Building onscreen, but without Vicki in the two-part story "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks".The Time Meddler is the first example of what is known in Doctor Who as the 'pseudo-historical' story, which is one that uses the past as a setting for a science fiction story, as opposed to the pure historical stories, which are set in the past but have no science-fictional elements attached to them besides the presence of the regular characters.This is also the first time we meet another member of the Doctor's race (although they are not yet identified as Time Lords), from a time 50 years after the Doctor left his homeworld (which is not named in this story). The spin-off novels, which are of debatable canonicity, establish that the Monk and the Doctor attended the Academy as schoolmates.As the Monk has his own craft much like the Doctor's, and it is referred to by the same name, this story appears to contradict Susan's original claim to have invented the name 'TARDIS' from the craft's initials (in An Unearthly Child episode one). All future references likewise seem to belie Susan's claim.For that matter, this is the first story in which the acronym TARDIS is said to stand for "Time and Relative Dimensions in Space", rather than the singular 'Dimension' as had been used in An Unearthly Child. This was an error made by Maureen O'Brien during recording, but was retained throughout much of the series' history, with occasional exceptions. The original 'Dimension' was firmly re-established in the first episode of the revived 2005 series, "Rose" and so far maintained thereafter.The Monk's name, as given in later novels - Mortimus - is not revealed in this story. He is simply The Monk, The Meddling Monk or the titular Time Meddler. The canonicity of non-broadcast stories is unclear. The character would make one return appearance on televsion, however, in the epic The Daleks' Master Plan. Production The working title for this story was The Monk.The four episodes of the serial had individual titles. They were, respectively, "The Watcher", "The Meddling Monk", "A Battle of Wits", and "Checkmate".During production of this story, new producer John Wiles began taking over production duties.William Hartnell, displeased at the number of changes undergoing the production, play-acted throwing a temper tantrum during the rehearsal of this story.Episodes one, three, and four were reported missing from the BBC Film and Videotape Library following an audit in 1978 (see Doctor Who missing episodes). Edited telerecordings of all four episodes were returned to the BBC from Nigeria in 1985, and complete copies of episodes one and three were returned in 1992. A short sequence from episode four remains missing from the otherwise complete print of all four episodes; the announced 2008 Region 2 DVD release is scheduled to include a recreation of this missing sequence, which was removed by censors and runs 12 seconds in duration, depicting an act of violence.[1] In print Doctor Who book The Time Meddler Series Target novelisations Release number 126 Writer Nigel Robinson Publisher Target Books Cover artist Jeff Cummins ISBN 0 491 03337 0 Release date 15th October 1987 (Hardback) March 1988 (Paperback) Preceded by Terror of the Vervoids Followed by The Mysterious Planet A novelisation of this serial, written by Nigel Robinson, was published by Target Books in October 1987. Broadcast,VHS and DVD releases This story was repeated on BBC2 in 1992.It was released on VHS in November 2002.It will be released on Region 2 DVD in the United Kingdom on February 4, 2008.



  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 66

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    22:28 (GMT) - 30 Jan 2008

    In this special episode we chat with James Moran the writer of the movie Severance, the Torchwood episode 'Sleeper' and a future and the upcoming Dr Who episode "Pompeii".

    James explains how he got into writing, reveals some of his methods and inspirations. He also reveals how he found himself living out one of his dreams as a writer on Doctor Who.

    Enjoy!



  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 66

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    22:28 (GMT) - 30 Jan 2008

    In this special episode we chat with James Moran the writer of the movie Severance, the Torchwood episode 'Sleeper' and a future and the upcoming Dr Who episode "Pompeii".

    James explains how he got into writing, reveals some of his methods and inspirations. He also reveals how he found himself living out one of his dreams as a writer on Doctor Who.

    Enjoy!



  • Geek Syndicate

    Comic Racks episode 6b

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    15:29 (GMT) - 28 Jan 2008

    Join us in a slightly shorter yet super special episode in which we round up our Doctor Who ramblements.

    Our usual routine goes out of the window so we can complete our review Doctor Who series 3, from Human Nature right up the the Christmas Special, Voyage of the Damned.

    Stace gets scared of, well, practically everything in this episode, from statues to small girls with balloons, Iz sings a Doctor Who solo and we both get a little Tennant-fangirlish as we delve into what we both see as the better half of this season.

    Stay tuned for a quick reminder of our competition and prizes; we've now had two entries, but we're greedy for more!

    Enjoy :)



  • Geek Syndicate

    Comic Racks episode 6b

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    15:29 (GMT) - 28 Jan 2008

    Join us in a slightly shorter yet super special episode in which we round up our Doctor Who ramblements.

    Our usual routine goes out of the window so we can complete our review Doctor Who series 3, from Human Nature right up the the Christmas Special, Voyage of the Damned.

    Stace gets scared of, well, practically everything in this episode, from statues to small girls with balloons, Iz sings a Doctor Who solo and we both get a little Tennant-fangirlish as we delve into what we both see as the better half of this season.

    Stay tuned for a quick reminder of our competition and prizes; we've now had two entries, but we're greedy for more!

    Enjoy :)



  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #67 - Kiss Kiss We're Back

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    23:27 (GMT) - 27 Jan 2008

    After scheduling snafus and real life intruded to keep us from recording last week, the RFS crew returned to discuss the first two episodes of Torchwood (verdict: pretty decent), speculate on the latest round of rumours, and digress as always into realms nonsensical. And for once we actually came in at under an hour. Enjoy!



  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #67 - Kiss Kiss We're Back

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    23:27 (GMT) - 27 Jan 2008

    After scheduling snafus and real life intruded to keep us from recording last week, the RFS crew returned to discuss the first two episodes of Torchwood (verdict: pretty decent), speculate on the latest round of rumours, and digress as always into realms nonsensical. And for once we actually came in at under an hour. Enjoy!



  • Staggering Stories Podcast

    Staggering Stories Podcast #13: Voyage to the Banana of the Darned

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    20:33 (GMT) - 27 Jan 2008

    Show summary: Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and Tony Gallichan talk about Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned, Sam and Max, the PC game Portal, our recent Christmas presents, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00.00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 00.56 — Greetings, yes?
    • 03.34 — Where is Keith?
    • 05.33 – Our Christmas Presents: Fake Keith
    • 08.45 – Sam and Max.
    • 21:50 – Portal.
    • 28.27 – Our Christmas Presents: Adam.
    • 34.40 – Doctor Who – Voyage of the Damned.
    • 63.01 – Our Christmas Presents: Andy.
    • 67.22 – Our Christmas Presents: Tony.
    • 72.33 – Letters and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 82.12 — The real Keith sinks without a trace.
    • 84.39 – Goodbyeeeeeeeee!!
    • 85.20 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.
    • 86.02 — Portal spoilers.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned.
    • Sam and Max, the Telltale Games Seasons.
    • Sam and Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die! Free Episode.
    • Portal.
    • Portal: First Slice. Free to nVidia graphics card owners.


  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #062 - Von Feiern und Toten

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    00:32 (GMT) - 26 Jan 2008

    Trotz vieler aktueller Ereignisse setzen wir in diesem Cast die Aufholjagd aktueller Big Finish Horspiele fort. Diesmal gibt es zwei kurze Reviews zum JubilaumsHorspiel "100" und C'rizz Abschiedsfolge "Absolution". Die wir im Torchwoodrausch ein wenig uberkritisch betrachten...



  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #062 - Von Feiern und Toten

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    00:32 (GMT) - 26 Jan 2008

    Trotz vieler aktueller Ereignisse setzen wir in diesem Cast die Aufholjagd aktueller Big Finish Horspiele fort. Diesmal gibt es zwei kurze Reviews zum JubilaumsHorspiel "100" und C'rizz Abschiedsfolge "Absolution". Die wir im Torchwoodrausch ein wenig uberkritisch betrachten...



  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TDP 39: Sleeper Torchwood 2.2

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    14:09 (GMT) - 25 Jan 2008

    Plot Two burglars break into a flat owned by a woman called Beth and her boyfriend. There's a struggle, a flash of light and soon Torchwood are on the scene investigating the grisly fate suffered by the burglars. Beth cannot remember events and is taken into custody by Torchwood, who suspect she is not of this earth. When they take her to a cell, she passes a Weevil and it cowers in her presence. Captain Jack, after flirting with Ianto, decides to take drastic measures and subject Beth to a mind probe. Despite no initial reaction, the probe eventually uncovers alien technology buried under the skin of her right forearm. It emerges that she is an alien 'sleeper agent', yet to be activated and oblivious to its real identity having been given memory implants. Around Cardiff, other sleeper agents are suddenly activated, with their right arms transforming into bayonet-like weapons. They carry out a series of suicide bombings at key locations, paving the way for their leader - a former doting husband - to head for a base containing nuclear warheads. Beth manages to escape and is found with her ailing husband in hospital. She is struggling to keep her human identity and instinctively stabs him in his bed. Captain Jack manages to track down the leading sleeper agent to the base moments before he can detonate the nuclear weapons. Jack is stabbed in the process and the agent warns him that there are others of his kind. Back at Torchwood, Beth turns the gun on Gwen, forcing the others to shoot and kill her. Gwen believes that Beth knew this would be the case and wanted to be killed. [edit] Cast Captain Jack Harkness -- John BarrowmanGwen Cooper -- Eve MylesOwen Harper -- Burn GormanToshiko Sato -- Naoko MoriIanto Jones -- Gareth David-LloydJanet the Weevil -- Paul KaseyBeth Halloran[2] -- Nikki Amuka-BirdMike Halloran -- Dyfed Potter  Cast notes Although credited, Kai Owen does not appear as Gwen's fiance Rhys Williams. Outside references Owen calls Gwen "Jessica Fletcher", the lead character from television series Murder, She Wrote.



  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 65

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    04:42 (GMT) - 24 Jan 2008

    This week there is no main feature just a lot of week that was of which a lion's share is dedicated to our spoilerful review of the first episode of Torchwood. We  have a spoilerful look at the end league issue 1.

    There is also some chat about the I am legend novel,Dan Dare, Blood Ties, House and Mass Effect on the Xbox360. Dave does a brief interview with Orbital Comics  in London about their upcoming sale.

    Oh and at last Barry's musical segment if officially named.

    Enjoy!!!



  • Geek Syndicate

    Geek Syndicate - Episode 65

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    04:42 (GMT) - 24 Jan 2008

    This week there is no main feature just a lot of week that was of which a lion's share is dedicated to our spoilerful review of the first episode of Torchwood. We have a spoilerful look at the end league issue 1.

    There is also some chat about the I am legend novel,Dan Dare, Blood Ties, House and Mass Effect on the Xbox360. Dave does a brief interview with Orbital Comics in London about their upcoming sale.

    Oh and at last Barry's musical segment if officially named.

    Enjoy!!!



  • Geek Syndicate

    Comic Racks Episode 6

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    06:04 (GMT) - 21 Jan 2008

    This week the noobie-bird-nerds get their teeth into the first half of Dr Who season 3, and a darn sight more in between.

    Join the ladies as they talk about loads of stuff including Jenna Jameson's comic and her need for a nice jumper.

    Stacey looses her mind and has a full-on nerdgasm during a News Item on Deadpool,and Iz proves once again she can't read properly as Teen Titans Year One is referred to as TT Year Zero :(

    Dr Who Season 3 from The Runanway Bride through to 42 is reviewed, with slight detours via starch-related old Who villains, a morbid fear of Davros, Tom Baker's teeth, and the utter crap-ness of straws.

    In our Top of the Racks section Stacey gets a little creepy over her Kingdom Come and Iz goes all groupie over Mike Norton (again).

    If anyone is easily offended, please do NOT listen to the Peeve of the Fortnight section - the girls out-do themselves on the swearing front this week..but it's all Anne Robinson's fault.

    Listen out for the all important shout-outs, which Iz manages to screw up quite a bit, but recovers in time to discuss logos on thongs and dog jackets :)

    Enjoy!!

    Reviews:
    Jenna Jameson's Shadow Hunter #0
    Teen Titans Year One

    Main Feature:
    Dr Who Season Three (The Runaway Bride, Smith and Jones - 42)

    Top of the Racks:
    Absolute Edition Kingdom Come
    Gravity



  • Geek Syndicate

    Comic Racks Episode 6

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    06:04 (GMT) - 21 Jan 2008

    This week the noobie-bird-nerds get their teeth into the first half of Dr Who season 3, and a darn sight more in between.

    Join the ladies as they talk about loads of stuff including Jenna Jameson's comic and her need for a nice jumper.

    Stacey looses her mind and has a full-on nerdgasm during a News Item on Deadpool,and Iz proves once again she can't read properly as Teen Titans Year One is referred to as TT Year Zero :(

    Dr Who Season 3 from The Runanway Bride through to 42 is reviewed, with slight detours via starch-related old Who villains, a morbid fear of Davros, Tom Baker's teeth, and the utter crap-ness of straws.

    In our Top of the Racks section Stacey gets a little creepy over her Kingdom Come and Iz goes all groupie over Mike Norton (again).

    If anyone is easily offended, please do NOT listen to the Peeve of the Fortnight section - the girls out-do themselves on the swearing front this week..but it's all Anne Robinson's fault.

    Listen out for the all important shout-outs, which Iz manages to screw up quite a bit, but recovers in time to discuss logos on thongs and dog jackets :)

    Enjoy!!

    Reviews:
    Jenna Jameson's Shadow Hunter #0
    Teen Titans Year One

    Main Feature:
    Dr Who Season Three (The Runaway Bride, Smith and Jones - 42)

    Top of the Racks:
    Absolute Edition Kingdom Come
    Gravity



  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #061 - Shit, Shit, Gang Bang

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    15:18 (GMT) - 20 Jan 2008

    Nach langerer Pause sind wir wieder da. Diesmal gibt es News zu den Einschaltquoten, viel Post und naturlich unser Review zur ersten Torchwoodfolge der zweiten Staffel. Soviel vorab - unsere Begeisterung hielt sich in Grenzen... Dafur verkunden wir voller Freude die Gewinner unseres Weihnachtsquizes.



 
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