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  • Traveling the Vortex

    Episode 2 - Fishfingers, Beasties, and Daleks!

    Traveling the Vortex

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    05:21 (GMT) - 9 Jan 2011

    Episode 2 of Traveling the Vortex is now available on the feed!

    This week we talk a bit about Torchwood: Miracle Day, and the Dr. Who YouTube Channel. Keith has watched the first three episodes of Season 5 since then, so we discuss what he and the others thought of them. We round out the episode by discussing how Keith should continue.What do you think? Should he go back and watch Blink, Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead before continuing on to The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone? Sound off and let us know!

    If you’d like to leave feedback, you can e-mail us at travelingthevortex@gmail.com. You can also follow us on twitter – @travelvorex, and on Facebook. If you’d like to leave us an audio feedback, we have a Google Voice box as well. The number is 913-890-3025.

    Thanks for listening!

    UPDATE: In this episode we also talked about the opening theme, and that it represents our passion for gaming, particularly from the late 80′s and early 90′s (or the NES years). Giving credit where credit is due, here is a link to composer, ShatteredDreams888′s YouTube channel where the theme comes from. http://www.youtube.com/user/ShatteredDreams888

    Download Episode 2 – Fishfingers, Beasties, and Daleks.mp3



  • The Cultdom Collective

    EPISODE80 - Reviewing our SciFi Year

    The Cultdom Collective

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    04:13 (GMT) - 9 Jan 2011

    As we enter 2011 we look back on SciFi highlights in TV, Movie & other media, before looking ahead to what the new year will bring.



  • The Cultdom Collective

    EPISODE80 - Reviewing our SciFi Year

    The Cultdom Collective

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    04:13 (GMT) - 9 Jan 2011

    As we enter 2011 we look back on SciFi highlights in TV, Movie & other media, before looking ahead to what the new year will bring.



  • The Doctor Who Podcast

    The Doctor Who Podcast Episode #58: Listener feedback on A Christmas Carol

    The Doctor Who Podcast

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    02:00 (GMT) - 9 Jan 2011

    With Trevor now firmly ensconced back in the campervan, it was time to take a dip into the mailbag and read out and listen to the feedback we have received concerning the latest Christmas special. Our thanks to all the listeners that took the time to send in their thoughts.



  • Tim's Take On...

    Tim's Take On: Episode 51(Mini guide to the extras on the season 5 boxed set)

    Tim's Take On...

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    20:34 (GMT) - 8 Jan 2011

    This time on the show a mini guide to the extras on the season 5 boxed set, most of them seem to have been made by the confidential team so may seem a little familiar to you.

    End theme tune is a remix of the Doctor Who Theme by Tony Gallichan of The Flashing Blade Podcast, Tony can be contacted here show@flashingblade.org.uk

    If you want to send me comments or feedback you can email them to tdrury2003@yahoo.co.uk or contact me on twitter where I'm @tdrury or send me a friend request and your comments to facebook where I'm Tim Drury and look like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/tdrury/3711029536/in/set-72157621161239599/ in case you were wondering.




  • Tim's Take On...

    Tim's Take On: Episode 51(Mini guide to the extras on the season 5 boxed set)

    Tim's Take On...

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    20:34 (GMT) - 8 Jan 2011

    This time on the show a mini guide to the extras on the season 5 boxed set, most of them seem to have been made by the confidential team so may seem a little familiar to you.

    End theme tune is a remix of the Doctor Who Theme by Tony Gallichan of The Flashing Blade Podcast, Tony can be contacted here show@flashingblade.org.uk

    If you want to send me comments or feedback you can email them to tdrury2003@yahoo.co.uk or contact me on twitter where I'm @tdrury or send me a friend request and your comments to facebook where I'm Tim Drury and look like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/tdrury/3711029536/in/set-72157621161239599/ in case you were wondering.




  • Tim's Take On...

    Tim's Take On: Episode 51(Mini guide to the extras on the season 5 boxed set)

    Tim's Take On...

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    20:34 (GMT) - 8 Jan 2011

    This time on the show a mini guide to the extras on the season 5 boxed set, most of them seem to have been made by the confidential team so may seem a little familiar to you.

    End theme tune is a remix of the Doctor Who Theme by Tony Gallichan of The Flashing Blade Podcast, Tony can be contacted here show@flashingblade.org.uk

    If you want to send me comments or feedback you can email them to tdrury2003@yahoo.co.uk or contact me on twitter where I'm @tdrury or send me a friend request and your comments to facebook where I'm Tim Drury and look like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/tdrury/3711029536/in/set-72157621161239599/ in case you were wondering.



  • The Doctor Who Podcast

    The Doctor Who Podcast Episode #58: Listener feedback on A Christmas Carol

    The Doctor Who Podcast

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    10:00 (GMT) - 8 Jan 2011

    With Trevor now firmly ensconced back in the campervan, it was time to take a dip into the mailbag and read out and listen to the feedback we have received concerning the latest Christmas special. Our thanks to all the listeners that took the time to send in their thoughts.


  • The Doctor Who Podcast

    The Doctor Who Podcast Episode #58: Listener feedback on A Christmas Carol

    The Doctor Who Podcast

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    10:00 (GMT) - 8 Jan 2011

    With Trevor now firmly ensconced back in the campervan, it was time to take a dip into the mailbag and read out and listen to the feedback we have received concerning the latest Christmas special. Our thanks to all the listeners that took the time to send in their thoughts.



  • Mostly Harmless Cutaway

    MHC #31 The Vault of Secrets 4.3-4

    Mostly Harmless Cutaway

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    01:50 (GMT) - 8 Jan 2011

    42 days until Gally 22.

    THEY live:

    • Originally recorded October 23, 2010 -> HHG2W: Mostly Harmless Cutaway 31 <- Eric & co-host Josh along w/special guest-hostess Cat (@fancyfembot) are back. Come along as we delve into The Sarah Jane Adventures series 4 The Vault of Secrets. 
    • Yep, that really was 'the' Phil Ford (@philfordesq) [who penned this story] recorded by yours truly at Gally 21.

    WARNING:

    • This discussion contains miscellaneous NüWHO & Classic SPOILERS pertaining/up to & including Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4 episode 3 & 4. If you are 100% spoilerphobic to New & Classic epsiodes not yet seen, DO NOT complain to us. And as always there are strokes of innuendo throughout.

    LINKS:

    • Check out Cat & her many cohorts on the Sci-Fi Party Line podcast: scifipartyline.com 
    • Eric Stoltz as he appears in Mask.
    • Will Smith's Men in Black music video.
    • Neil Perryman (@neilperryman) of Tachyon TV, Behind the Sofa, & Who Fix fame.

    DISCLAIMER:

    • Love is a many spleandored thing.
    • Love lift us up where we belong.
    • All you need is love... 
     

    DON'T PANIC

     

    Host/Producer: Eric Escamilla

    Email: EscoWHO ~at~ gmail ~dot~com
    Skype username: Bullitt33
    Twitter: @Bullitt33
    Facebook: facebook.com/Bullitt33
    Blog: bullitt33tvblog.wordpress.com

    Co-host: Josh Zimon
    Email: whomeJZ ~at~ yahoo ~dot~com
    Twitter: @whomeJZ

    Coverart/Sketch Artist: Julian Chapman
    Email: samwisewise ~at~ gmail ~dot~com
    Twitter: @ Braxietel
    deviantART: type40productions.deviantart.com
    HitchikersCutaway: mostlyharmless.freevar.com

    Mostly Harmless Cutaway
    Email: guidetothewhoverse ~at~ gmail ~dot~com
    Website: guidetothewhoverse.libsyn.com
    Twitter: @DoctorWhoMHC
    Tumblr: doctorwhomhc.tumblr.com 
    Facebook: Doctor Who: Mostly Harmless Cutaway  

    MHC Theme created by Eric Escamilla.
    Anonymous cold open by Emily K. (@emilyooo)



  • Mostly Harmless Cutaway

    MHC #31 The Vault of Secrets 4.3-4

    Mostly Harmless Cutaway

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    01:50 (GMT) - 8 Jan 2011

    42 days until Gally 22.

    THEY live:

    • Originally recorded October 23, 2010 -> HHG2W: Mostly Harmless Cutaway 31 Eric & co-host Josh along w/special guest-hostess Cat (@fancyfembot) are back. Come along as we delve into The Sarah Jane Adventures series 4 The Vault of Secrets.
    • Yep, that really was 'the' Phil Ford (@philfordesq) [who penned this story] recorded by yours truly at Gally 21.

    WARNING:

    • This discussion contains miscellaneous NuWHO & Classic SPOILERS pertaining/up to & including Sarah Jane Adventures Series 4 episode 3 & 4. If you are 100% spoilerphobic to New & Classic epsiodes not yet seen, DO NOT complain to us. And as always there are strokes of innuendo throughout.

    LINKS:

    • Check out Cat & her many cohorts on the Sci-Fi Party Line podcast: scifipartyline.com
    • Eric Stoltz as he appears in Mask.
    • Will Smith's Men in Black music video.
    • Neil Perryman (@neilperryman) of Tachyon TV, Behind the Sofa, & Who Fix fame.

    DISCLAIMER:

    • Love is a many spleandored thing.
    • Love lift us up where we belong.
    • All you need is love...

    DON'T PANIC

    Host/Producer: Eric Escamilla

    Email: EscoWHO ~at~ gmail ~dot~com
    Skype username: Bullitt33
    Twitter: @Bullitt33
    Facebook: facebook.com/Bullitt33
    Blog: bullitt33tvblog.wordpress.com

    Co-host: Josh Zimon
    Email: whomeJZ ~at~ yahoo ~dot~com
    Twitter: @whomeJZ

    Coverart/Sketch Artist: Julian Chapman
    Email: samwisewise ~at~ gmail ~dot~com
    Twitter: @ Braxietel
    deviantART: type40productions.deviantart.com
    HitchikersCutaway: mostlyharmless.freevar.com

    Mostly Harmless Cutaway
    Email: guidetothewhoverse ~at~ gmail ~dot~com
    Website: guidetothewhoverse.libsyn.com
    Twitter: @DoctorWhoMHC
    Tumblr: doctorwhomhc.tumblr.com
    Facebook: Doctor Who: Mostly Harmless Cutaway

    MHC Theme created by Eric Escamilla.
    Anonymous cold open by Emily K. (@emilyooo)



  • Daveac Video Blog

    daveac vblog 129

    Daveac Video Blog

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    20:42 (GMT) - 7 Jan 2011


    A New Year, new tech and a new wine for me


  • Doctor Who Review Today

    EPISODE 86 - Review of Silver Nemesis

    Doctor Who Review Today

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    18:28 (GMT) - 7 Jan 2011

    Part 2 of the Cybermen box set.Feedback to doctorwhoreview@gmail.com



  • The Bad Wilf Podcast

    The Bad Wilf Quiz

    The Bad Wilf Podcast

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    12:16 (GMT) - 7 Jan 2011

    This is the first quiz from Bad Wilf.

    The idea came along as Martyn’s dad brought him a Doctor Who quiz book from a charity shop. The questions were easy, so it doesn't last long.

    If you'd care to send us harder questions, or indeed be our quiz master for next time, then get in touch

    http://badwilf.co.uk
    badwilf@yahoo.com
    Martyn: @BadWilf
    Imran: @Nerdthropology



  • The Cloister Room

    The Cloister Room 014 - Shark of Wonder, Shark of Light

    The Cloister Room

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    03:42 (GMT) - 7 Jan 2011

    It's The Cloister Room episode 014!

    We talk about Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol and do a commentary. Well, not a REAL commentary. We only do a commentary of the trailer for series six.

    Next week will be our oft-delayed zombiesode.

    Be sure to let us know what you think of the podcast, by commenting here on this post, leaving an @ reply for @TheCloisterRoom on Twitter, or by e-mail at thecloisterroom@gmail.com.

    Show Topics:

    00:00-01:27 - Intro

    01:28-21:38 - Discussion of A Christmas Carol

    21:39-25:40 - Series Six trailer discussion and commentary

    25:41-end - Outro

     



  • Earth Station One

    Earth Station One Episode 41 - Murlocs, Orcs, and Night Elves Oh My

    Earth Station One

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    00:37 (GMT) - 7 Jan 2011

    Happy New Year from all of us here at the ESO Podcast, we welcome the first episode of 2011 where this week we will be taking a peek at online MMO, or an on line Massively Multiplayer Games for the novices out there, but more in particular the hugely popular World of Warcraft and the … Continue reading →



  • Hoo on Who

    Christmas 2010 Special

    Hoo on Who

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    20:13 (GMT) - 6 Jan 2011

    David and Marty sit down to review the Matt Smith Christmas Special "A Christmas Carol" in a short but sweet edition of Hoo On Who with no listener feedback e-mail or other segments.  Enjoy!



  • Hoo on Who

    Christmas 2010 Special

    Hoo on Who

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    20:13 (GMT) - 6 Jan 2011

    David and Marty sit down to review the Matt Smith Christmas Special "A Christmas Carol" in a short but sweet edition of Hoo On Who with no listener feedback e-mail or other segments. Enjoy!



  • The Flashing Blade Podcast

    A Flashing Blade Natter With Dr Phil Serna.mp3

    The Flashing Blade Podcast

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    18:48 (GMT) - 6 Jan 2011

    A short time ago, Doctor Phil Serna, from the Adventures In Time, Space And Music podcast, got in touch with Tony and asked him if he'd like to interview Paddy Kingsland. Now, regular views of The Flashing Blade Podcast will be aware that Tony has a slight... Hmm... liking for said composer.

     

    Tony agreed.

     

    What you have hear is the pre-match waffle. A chat between Tony and Dr. Phil about Paddy, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and music in Doctor Who.

     

    For added musical ambience, listen to this on Phil's site, when he releases it shortly...

    http://adventuresintimespaceandmusic.philipwserna.com

     

    Next: The Paddy Kingsland Interview - coming soon....

     



  • The Cultdom Collective

    Studio Epi. - Welcome back Ian!

    The Cultdom Collective

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    16:36 (GMT) - 6 Jan 2011

    Mike 'Rand__alThor' & daveac welcome Ian 'The6thDoctor' back & hear his views on recent episodes inc. our review on Dr Who 'A Christmas Carol'



  • The Pharos Project Podcast

    Pharos Project 34: Captain Stabley Does Some Homework

    The Pharos Project Podcast

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    14:58 (GMT) - 6 Jan 2011

    This week the Projecteers take on the abomination that is Time-Flight.

    You know, the one with the concordes, the Master dressed as a Chinese Demis Roussos impersonator and the best employee British Airways never had, Captain Stapley.

    Also, there's a look at Biggles, Tina Turner makes an appearance in the Pleasure Dome and Little Pete proves that he has turd magnets for hands as he pulls another shocker from Manilow's bag.

    To enter the competition, please send answers to the question (what's in Paul's pocket) to pharos.project@yahoo.co.uk

    As we recorded this before episode 33 was released, the secret word will stay the same this time.

     



  • The Bad Wilf Podcast

    Episode 15: It's Learning Time

    The Bad Wilf Podcast

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    14:45 (GMT) - 6 Jan 2011

    In which Martyn and Imran discuss A Christmas Carol and play some choons.

    http://badwilf.co.uk
    badwilf@yahoo.com
    Martyn: @BadWilf
    Imran: @Nerdthropology



  • The Cultdom Collective

    Studio Epi. - Welcome back Ian!

    The Cultdom Collective

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    11:36 (GMT) - 6 Jan 2011

    Mike 'Rand__alThor' & daveac welcome Ian 'The6thDoctor' back & hear his views on recent episodes inc. our review on Dr Who 'A Christmas Carol'



  • The Cultdom Collective

    Studio Epi. - Welcome back Ian!

    The Cultdom Collective

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    11:36 (GMT) - 6 Jan 2011

    Mike 'Rand__alThor' & daveac welcome Ian 'The6thDoctor' back & hear his views on recent episodes inc. our review on Dr Who 'A Christmas Carol'



  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TDP 153: The Mutants

    Tin Dog Podcast

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    11:25 (GMT) - 6 Jan 2011

    his article is about the 1972 Doctor Who serial. For other uses, see mutant (disambiguation). 063 – The Mutants Doctor Who serial A mutated Solonian on the planet Solos. Cast Doctor Jon Pertwee (Third Doctor) Companion Katy Manning (Jo Grant) Others Paul Whitsun-Jones — The Marshal George Pravda — Jaeger Christopher Coll — Stubbs Rick James — Cotton James Mellor — Varan Jonathan Sherwood — Varan's Son Garrick Hagon — Ky John Hollis — Sondergaard Geoffrey Palmer — Administrator Peter Howell — Investigator David Arlen — Warrior Guard Roy Pearce, Damon Sanders, Martin Taylor — Guards Sidney Johnson — Old Man John Scott Martin — Mutt Production Writer Bob Baker and Dave Martin Director Christopher Barry Script editor Terrance Dicks Producer Barry Letts Executive producer(s) None Production code NNN Series Season 9 Length 6 episodes, 25 minutes each Originally broadcast April 8–May 13, 1972 Chronology ← Preceded by Followed by → The Sea Devils The Time Monster The Mutants is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from April 8 to May 13, 1972. The Mutants is also the title used by the production team for the series' second serial, which introduced the Daleks. To distinguish between the two, the earlier serial is usually referred to as The Daleks. Sometimes both stories are referred to as The Mutants, further distinguished by the production codes — (B) for the former and (NNN) for the latter. Contents [hide] 1 Synopsis 2 Plot 3 Continuity 4 Production 5 Outside references 6 In print 7 Broadcast and commercial releases 8 References 9 External links 9.1 Reviews 9.2 Target novelisation [edit] Synopsis It is the 30th century, near the end of the Earth Empire. On the colony world of Solos, something is transforming the human population, turning them into hideous mutants. But as the Third Doctor and Jo find out, that is only the beginning. [edit] Plot In the 30th century, the Earth Empire is contracting and plans are being made to decolonise the colony world of Solos. The militaristic Marshal and other human soldiers, known as Overlords, rule it from Skybase One. The Marshal opposes the decolonisation plans outlined to him by Administrator sent from Earth, and is also obsessed with eradicating the Mutants or Mutts that have sprung up on the planet below. The Solonians themselves are a tribal people, split between those who actively oppose the occupation, such as Ky, and those like Varan who collaborate with the imperialists. Indeed, the Marshal and Varan ensure the Administrator is murdered before he can confirm to Ky and other tribal chiefs that the Earth Empire is indeed withdrawing from Solos. The Third Doctor and Jo arrive on Skybase One, their TARDIS having been transported there by the Time Lords. They have with them a message box which will only open for an intended recipient – and that is not the Marshal or his entourage – but seems to be for Ky, who has been framed for the murder of the Administrator. Jo and Ky flee to the surface of Solos, which seems to be poisonous to humans during daylight hours, and this affects Jo quite soon. Ky saves her with a stolen oxygen mask. The Doctor learns from the Marshal and his chief scientist Jaeger that they are involved in an experiment using rocket barrages to terraform Solos, making the air breathable to humans, regardless of the cost to indigenous life. They continue to bombard the surface with ever more deadly rockets. Varan by now has discovered the Marshal’s treachery and events make him an outlaw on Skybase. The Doctor makes contact and together they persuade Stubbs and Cotton, the most senior soldiers to the Marshal, that much is wrong on Skybase. He then flees to Solos with Varan, and at the thaesium mine where Ky and Jo are hiding he encounters many Mutts, who are not as hostile as they first appeared. The Doctor passes the message box to Ky, and it opens to reveal ancient tablets and etchings which are written in the language of the Old Ones of the planet. Help in avoiding poisonous gas released by the Marshal is provided by a fugitive human scientist, Sondergaard, who lives in the caves and knows much about Solonian anthropology. Sondergaard explains he tried to inform Earth Control about the Marshal's evil, but he was prevented and forced to flee to the caves, where the radiation seems to have affected him. He interprets the contents of the box as a “lost Solos Book of Genesis”, and the Doctor then calculates a Solonian year to be equivalent to two thousand human years, with natural changes in the population every five hundred years within the cycle. Investigating a more radioactive part of the caves, the Doctor thus deduces the Mutant phase is a natural part of the Solonian racial life-cycle. Varan has by now become a Mutt himself, the transformation beginning with his hand. He hides this and leads a Solonian attack on the Skybase which results in his death and those of many of his warriors. On Skybase Jo, Ky, Stubbs and Cotton are captured by the Marshal, and Stubbs is killed in a failed escape attempt. The Doctor meanwhile has returned to the Skybase – without Sondergaard, who seems too weak following the radiation contamination. He instead returns to the caves to communicate with the Mutants and explain to them the changes in their metabolisms are natural and not to be feared. The Doctor is now back on Skybase and surmises the Marshal to be mad. It becomes clear that the Earth Government has now dispatched an Investigator to look into the strange events on Solos. The Marshal’s rocket attacks have not terraformed the planet, but they have left a hideous environmental impact and he knows he must clean this up or face problems when the Investigator arrives. Under duress the Doctor uses Jaeger’s technology to conduct a rapid decontamination of the planet’s surface. The Investigator arrives and demands answers, but is given more lies by the Marshal, supported by the Doctor, who fears Jo will be killed if he does not co-operate. Luckily Jo, Ky and Cotton have escaped their detention and arrive in time to help the Investigator see the truth of the situation on Solos and the crimes of the Marshal and Jaeger. The Doctor accuses them of "the most brutal and callous series of crimes against a defenseless people it's ever been my misfortunate to encounter." Sondergaard now reaches the Skybase with some Mutants, one of whom scares the Investigator enough that he accepts the Marshal’s analysis that the creatures should be killed. Ky now begins a process of mutation, but it is accelerated beyond the Mutant phase so that he emerges as a radiant angel-like super-being. He communicates with thought transference, can float and can move through whole walls. Dispensing justice, Ky eradicates the Marshal. Jaeger has been killed too and the Investigator now makes sense of the situation. Sondergaard and Cotton elect to stay on Solos to see the other Solonians go through the mutation process, while Jo and the Doctor slip away, their mission from the Time Lords complete. [edit] Continuity A Mutt appears in the beginning of The Brain of Morbius. The Doctor describes it as being one of a mutant insect species that is widely established in the Nebula of Cyclops. Whether this is the location of Solos is not stated. [edit] Production Serial details by episode Episode Broadcast date Run time Viewership (in millions) Archive "Episode One" 8 April 1972 (1972-04-08) 24:25 9.1 PAL colour conversion "Episode Two" 15 April 1972 (1972-04-15) 24:24 7.8 PAL colour conversion "Episode Three" 22 April 1972 (1972-04-22) 24:32 7.9 PAL 2" colour videotape "Episode Four" 29 April 1972 (1972-04-29) 24:00 7.5 PAL 2" colour videotape "Episode Five" 6 May 1972 (1972-05-06) 24:37 7.9 PAL 2" colour videotape "Episode Six" 13 May 1972 (1972-05-13) 23:43 6.5 PAL 2" colour videotape [1][2][3] Working titles for this story included Independence and The Emergents. The opening shot of the story features a bedraggled, hermit-like bearded figure (Sidney Johnson) shambling out of the mist towards the camera. Both fans and Jon Pertwee alike have compared the scene to the "It's" man at the start of most episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus.[4][5] [edit] Outside references This serial is mentioned in Salman Rushdie's controversial novel The Satanic Verses, where it is criticised for alleged racist attitudes. Writers Bob Baker and Dave Martin, as well as producer Barry Letts, actually intended for the story to have an anti-racist message.[6] So powerful was this story's condemnation of the policy of Apartheid in South Africa, many polytechnic student unions renamed buildings "Bob Baker and Dave Martin House", in honour of its writing team.[citation needed] [edit] In print Doctor Who book Doctor Who and the Mutants Series Target novelisations Release number 44 Writer Terrance Dicks Publisher Target Books Cover artist Jeff Cummins ISBN 0-426-11690-9 Release date 29 September 1977 Preceded by Doctor Who and the Planet of Evil Followed by Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin A novelisation of this serial, written by Terrance Dicks, was published by Target Books in September 1977. This was the only book to feature the abbreviation "Dr Who" on the spine. [edit] Broadcast and commercial releases This story came out on VHS in February 2003. This story is due for DVD release in 2011 and will have an audio commentary by Katy Manning, Garrick Hagon, Bob Baker, Jeremy Bear, Brian Hodgson, Terrance Dicks and Christopher Barry moderated by Nick Pegg.[7] The music from this serial was released as part of Doctor Who: Devils' Planets - The Music of Tristram Cary in 2003.



  • Traveling the Vortex

    Episode 1 - A Christmas Carol

    Traveling the Vortex

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    08:03 (GMT) - 6 Jan 2011

    Episode 1 is now available on the feed!  In this episode we discuss the recently broadcast Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol.  Also an introduction to the hosts, Shaun, Keith, and Glenn.  Hope you enjoy.  By the way, the iTunes feed is not available.  We are still waiting approval from Apple.  We will let you know when it becomes available.

    Download Episode 1 – A Christmas Carol.mp3



  • The Doctor's Companion

    The Doctor's Companion Ep. 33 - Things To Come

    The Doctor's Companion

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    04:49 (GMT) - 6 Jan 2011

    Series 6 is quickly approaching and Scott and Randy take time to discuss and dissect the new trailer. What’s with the chained up, bearded Doctor? Who’s TARDIS could that be? What exactly is a “Jammy Dodger”? Find out in the newest episode of The Doctor’s Companion! And remember, BEWARE OF POSSIBLE SPOILERS as we do a lot of speculation. Who knows? We could be right about some of this stuff (probably not).

    Next Week: William Hartnell and ‘The Daleks’!!



  • The Doctor Who Podcast

    The Doctor Who Podcast Episode #57: More Views on the 2010 Christmas special

    The Doctor Who Podcast

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    02:00 (GMT) - 6 Jan 2011

    Well, its certainly turning into a busy week at the DWP Campervan! Trevor is back, and he has some things to say about the Christmas Special! Stay tuned also later this week for an episode devoted to your feedback on the Christmas Special.



  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #181 - Mit Raphi und Fabi im Trailer Park

    Whocast.de (Deutsche)

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    22:54 (GMT) - 5 Jan 2011

    Als Einstimmung auf das aktuelle Doctor Who Jahr 2011 sezieren Raphael und Gast Fabian die beiden neuen Doctor Who Staffeltrailer. Ausserdem gibt es eine Menge News und naturlich Post!



  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #181 - Mit Raphi und Fabi im Trailer Park

    Whocast.de (Deutsche)

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    22:54 (GMT) - 5 Jan 2011

    Als Einstimmung auf das aktuelle Doctor Who Jahr 2011 sezieren Raphael und Gast Fabian die beiden neuen Doctor Who Staffeltrailer. Ausserdem gibt es eine Menge News und naturlich Post!



  • US WhoCast

    US WhoCast Episode 028: Review of S1E13 Parting of Ways

    US WhoCast

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    15:00 (GMT) - 5 Jan 2011

    Matt is joined by Donald from re-opening the X-Files podcast (http://xfilespodcast.com) to talk about and around S1E13 "Parting Of Ways"



  • The Doctor Who Podcast

    The Doctor Who Podcast Episode #57: More Views on the 2010 Christmas special

    The Doctor Who Podcast

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    10:00 (GMT) - 5 Jan 2011

    Well, its certainly turning into a busy week at the DWP Campervan! Trevor is back, and he has some things to say about the Christmas Special! Stay tuned also later this week for an episode devoted to your feedback on the Christmas Special.


  • The Doctor Who Podcast

    The Doctor Who Podcast Episode #57: More Views on the 2010 Christmas special

    The Doctor Who Podcast

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    10:00 (GMT) - 5 Jan 2011

    Well, its certainly turning into a busy week at the DWP Campervan! Trevor is back, and he has some things to say about the Christmas Special! Stay tuned also later this week for an episode devoted to your feedback on the Christmas Special.



  • Geek Syndicate

    Timelore Episode 1

    Geek Syndicate

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    13:16 (GMT) - 4 Jan 2011

    And as you bask in the afterglow of the Dr Who Christmas special allow me to welcome you to the first episode of TimeLore, the newest addtion to the Geek  Syndicate Network.

    TimeLore is a season by season review of Dr Who from the very beginning.

    Your hosts are myself, David Monteith, Richard Hutchinson and Alexis Jayne Defoe

    Richard and myself have been steeped in Dr Who for as long as we can remember whereas Alexis has never seen a single episode of old school Dr Who.  She has foolishly agreed to join us for this ride and wether her sanity will remain intact is a question that we are all keen to see answered.

    In this episode we talk about William Hartnell, discuss wether Ian & Barbara fill the roll of classic heroes and review the following episodes:-

    The Unearthly Child inc. the unaired pilot

    The Daleks

    The Edge of  Destruction

    Marco Polo

    So join us for our first episode and when your done listening send us some feedback and your opinons to watchers@timelore.co.uk

    You can also follow us on twitter at twitter.com/timelore

    TimeLore is a monthly podcast so we will see you next month for the 2nd half of the very first season of Dr Who

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  • Geek Syndicate

    Timelore Episode 1

    Geek Syndicate

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    13:16 (GMT) - 4 Jan 2011

    And as you bask in the afterglow of the Dr Who Christmas special allow me to welcome you to the first episode of TimeLore, the newest addtion to the Geek Syndicate Network.

    TimeLore is a season by season review of Dr Who from the very beginning.

    Your hosts are myself, David Monteith, Richard Hutchinson and Alexis Jayne Defoe

    Richard and myself have been steeped in Dr Who for as long as we can remember whereas Alexis has never seen a single episode of old school Dr Who. She has foolishly agreed to join us for this ride and wether her sanity will remain intact is a question that we are all keen to see answered.

    In this episode we talk about William Hartnell, discuss wether Ian & Barbara fill the roll of classic heroes and review the following episodes:-

    The Unearthly Child inc. the unaired pilot

    The Daleks

    The Edge of Destruction

    Marco Polo

    So join us for our first episode and when your done listening send us some feedback and your opinons to watchers@timelore.co.uk

    You can also follow us on twitter at twitter.com/timelore

    TimeLore is a monthly podcast so we will see you next month for the 2nd half of the very first season of Dr Who

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  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TDP 152: A Christmas Carol

    Tin Dog Podcast

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    09:28 (GMT) - 4 Jan 2011

    A Christmas Carol" is an episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who.[12] It is the sixth Doctor Who Christmas Special since the programme's revival in 2005, and was broadcast on 25 December 2010 on both BBC One and BBC America, making it the first episode to premiere on the same day in both the United Kingdom and United States. It was broadcast on 26 December 2010 on ABC1 in Australia[13] and on Space in Canada.[14] The episode features the acting debut of Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins,[15] She stars alongside Michael Gambon, Micah Balfour and Pooky Quesnel.[6] The episode had an initial rating of 10.3 million viewers on BBC One and BBC One HD according to overnight figures, making it the second most watched programme on Christmas Day, just behind EastEnders. The rating was roughly comparable to the 2009 episode, The End of Time Part 1, which had 10.0 million watching on BBC One and 0.4 million on BBC HD.[16] A preview of the episode was shown during the Children in Need annual telethon on 19 November 2010.[16]   The crew of a space liner carrying more than 4000 passengers struggles to maintain the ship's course while traveling through the strange cloud cover of a human-inhabited planet that interferes with their controls. Amy and Rory, aboard the liner for their honeymoon, send a distress call to the Doctor to help. The Doctor is unable to use the TARDIS directly to save the liner, and lands at a house topped by a giant antenna-like spire that seems to control the clouds. The sole resident of the house is bitter, peevish, old Kazran Sardick. The wealthiest and most powerful man on the planet, his father had built the spire. The Doctor tries to convince Kazran to turn off the cloud controls — isomorphically locked to him — but he mockingly refuses. Kazran, like his late father, considers the rest of the population of the planet little more than cattle, and cares not for the lives aboard the liner either. This becomes apparent to the Doctor when Kazran refuses to release a young woman, Abigail, from cryonic storage to her family for even a Christmas day. Recognizing that Kazran's father has had a significant effect on Kazran's life, the Doctor devises a scheme inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, the idea being to influence Kazran in his past and present to become more compassionate to the lives aboard the liner. The Doctor visits a young Kazran shortly after his father had struck him for trying to experiment with a unique phenomenon of the planet: the ability of all manner of fish to "swim" in the foggy air. The Doctor discovers the ice in the clouds contain a weak electrical charge; this is what allows the fish to swim, but is also what is disrupting the space liner. The "boys" experiment with the fish anyway, until a shark attacks them and swallows the Doctor's sonic screwdriver. The Doctor recovers half, but inadvertently harms the shark in the process; it cannot return to swim in the clouds. The Doctor concludes that some sort of life support container could transport the shark safely to the clouds. Young Kazran shows the Doctor a system of cryonic chambers beneath the spire, where Kazran's father stores as "security" family members of people to whom he has lent money. Kazran directs the Doctor to Abigail's chamber; Kazran knows she had been fascinated by the fish before she was put into storage. They release her, and she sings to the shark, resonating with the ice crystals, and calming it. The three then successfully return the shark to the clouds. Before putting Abigail back into her chamber, Kazran promises that he and the Doctor will return every Christmas Eve to celebrate it with Abigail. The Doctor keeps this promise, travelling forward every year to reunite Kazran and Abigail, taking them across time and space, and watching them develop a romance as he grows to a young adult and is introduced to her family. However, after several Christmas Eves, Abigail reveals a secret to Kazran, leading him to decide to end the tradition and leave her in cryonic storage indefinitely. The Doctor gives the broken half of the sonic screwdriver to Kazran to use when he needs it. Meanwhile, in the present, older Kazran enjoys his many new memories, but, heartbroken at Abigail's fate, still refuses to disable the spire. From the liner, Amy appears to present-time Kazran as a hologram. She shows Kazran the crew of the doomed liner, singing Christmas carols, using the musical vibrations to partially stabilise the ship within the cloud system, just as Abigail calmed the shark, but still leaving the ship doomed to crash. Kazran waves away the holograms, continuing to refuse to release the controls. When the Doctor appears and tries to show Kazran his future, Kazran reveals Abigail's secret, that she was dying before she was frozen and will live only one more day outside of the chamber. Fully admitting that he will die alone, he values the one day left he has with Abigail over the thousands on the liner or the population of the planet. Unbeknownst to Kazran, the Doctor has brought young Kazran into the present to show the boy his future; he is shocked by his elder self's revelation. This change is reflected in the newly compassionate older Kazran, and he agrees to release the spire controls. They find, however, that the Doctor's interference has changed Kazran's past too much; Kazran's father, seeing his boy too kind to others, never programmed the spire's controls to recognise Kazran. The Doctor concocts a new plan: by unfreezing Abigail and having her sing through the broken half of the sonic screwdriver amplified by the spire, the other half, still inside the shark, would be able to resonate the ice crystals, disrupting the cloud field, and allowing the liner to safely land. Kazran is aware that Abigail will die after one day, but he releases her anyway; she comforts him, reminding him they have had many Christmas Eves together and it is time for Christmas Day to come. The Doctor's plan is successful, and as the ship safely lands on the planet, the breakup of the clouds releases snow across the city. As the Doctor takes young Kazran back to his past and reunites with Amy and Rory, the old Kazran and Abigail celebrate a shark-drawn carriage ride together. [edit] Continuity Several nods to earlier outfits in the series appear in A Christmas Carol. Amy Pond wears her kissogram policewoman's outfit from "The Eleventh Hour", while Rory wears a Roman centurion's outfit as seen in "The Pandorica Opens". In one of the many Christmas Eves the Doctor and Kazran spend with Abigail, they present themselves to her in matching long, stripy scarves. The Fourth Doctor's trademark accessory was long, striped scarves. The two also appear in fezes, an item of clothing the Doctor became fond of in "The Big Bang".[17] The Doctor initially scoffs at the idea of "isomorphic controls" – controls that will operate only for a specific person or limited set of people. In the classic series Pyramids of Mars the Doctor states to Sutekh that the TARDIS controls are isomorphic, although many other characters are seen operating them. In "Last of the Time Lords", the Master had a laser screwdriver with isomorphic controls. During one of his trips with Kazran and Abigail, the Doctor introduces them to Frank Sinatra and inadvertently ends up marrying Marilyn Monroe, though he later attempts to claim that the ceremony did not take place in a legitimate chapel.[18] The Doctor has hinted at marriage before during "The End of Time", suggesting his wife was Queen Elizabeth I, which was also reported upon by Liz 10 in "The Beast Below". [edit] Production [edit] Writing According to Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, the episode is a "clever twist on the much loved A Christmas Carol".[19] Matt Smith added "It's as Christmasy as it comes in 'Doctor Who' land. It's loosely based on a 'Christmas Carol' with a time travelling twist. Steven has managed to reinvent it. I think those two things marry quite well together — 'Doctor Who' and Christmas."[20] Steven Moffat, writer for this episode said "It's all your favourite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters. And the Doctor. And a honeymoon."[12] A read-through took place in Cardiff on Thursday, 8 July and production started on 12 July 2010 and lasted into August 2010.[21][19] [edit] Cast notes Arthur Darvill is included in the opening credits in this episode, for the first time since he joined Doctor Who. [edit] Broadcast and reception A Christmas Carol was tied with Come Fly with Me as the second most-watched program on Christmas Day in the United Kingdom, following EastEnders, and with a average viewership of 10.3 million peaking at 10.7 million.[22] [edit] International broadcast A Christmas Carol is the first episode of Doctor Who that was broadcast the same day in the United Kingdom and in North America through BBC America. Previous episodes from the revitalized series would have from a week to months-delay between the BBC and the BBC America or Sci Fi channel airing. Richard de Croce, Vice-President of Programming at BBC America, stated that they will try to continue the same-day airing on both stations with future episodes of Series 6.[23] In the United States, 727,000 viewers watched A Christmas Carol, an 8% increase on the previous holiday special, The End of Time.[24]



  • The Doctor Who Podcast

    The Doctor Who Podcast: Quiz 6

    The Doctor Who Podcast

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    02:00 (GMT) - 4 Jan 2011

    The first offering from the DWP Campervan for 2011 is the latest instalment in the mighty tussle that is the DWP Quiz. Trevor, the perennial loser, is quizmaster again, relishing with gleeful delight his temporary power ofJames and Tom. A titanic struggle of the wills not to be missed. Please note - this episode was [...]



  • The Pharos Project Podcast

    Pharos Project 33: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

    The Pharos Project Podcast

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    15:36 (GMT) - 3 Jan 2011

    This week, the Projecteers spat Advocat into a roaring fire, argued with family and indulged in that other fine festive tradition that calls itself the Doctor Who Christmas Special.

    Jenkins did sing, the Doctor did marry, Gambon did soften and Amy and Rory showed us their sex clothes. Actually, how would you role play between a Centurion and a Police Woman? Bit of an odd combo that. Chris and Little Pete usually do it as Ronald Mcdonald and Hamburglar, a more sensible choice.

    Anyway...

    Thanks to Terri Silvers and "friend of the show", David Perry for getting the secret word (this week, chutney) correct.

    Happy New Year!!!



  • Professor How

    EPISODE17 - Doctor Who: Professor How

    Professor How

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    15:22 (GMT) - 3 Jan 2011

    The Professor and Brian Chamberpot believe they might have fallen into a trap! At the Hands of "The Circus Director" Feedback to the2nddoctor@gmail.com



  • The Doctor Who Podcast

    The Doctor Who Podcast: Quiz 6

    The Doctor Who Podcast

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    10:00 (GMT) - 3 Jan 2011

    The first offering from the DWP Campervan for 2011 is the latest instalment in the mighty tussle that is the DWP Quiz. Trevor, the perennial loser, is quizmaster again, relishing with gleeful delight his temporary power of James and Tom. A titanic struggle of the wills not to be missed. Please note – this episode [...]


  • The Doctor Who Podcast

    The Doctor Who Podcast: Quiz 6

    The Doctor Who Podcast

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    10:00 (GMT) - 3 Jan 2011

    The first offering from the DWP Campervan for 2011 is the latest instalment in the mighty tussle that is the DWP Quiz. Trevor, the perennial loser, is quizmaster again, relishing with gleeful delight his temporary power ofJames and Tom. A titanic struggle of the wills not to be missed. Please note - this episode was [...]



  • New Who Podcast

    NWP005 - A Christmas Carrol

    New Who Podcast

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    03:16 (GMT) - 3 Jan 2011

    NWP005 - A Christmas Carrol



  • 'Who' - Is The Man Podcast

    'Who' - Is The Man Cast episode 14: A Christmas Who?

    'Who' - Is The Man Podcast

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    02:57 (GMT) - 3 Jan 2011

    'Who' - Is The Man Cast.  

    Website: http://whoisthemancast.wordpress.com/


    Happy New Year, it's a bit late, but it's the feeling that counts. In this episode, 'Who' - Is The Man Cast episode 14: A Christmas Carol. In this episode I review the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special: A Chirstmas Carol. I have no feedback for it but please send in your thoughts and feelings to whoitm@hotmail.com and to whoitm@gmail.com or even to the Facebook group.

     

    Links:

    The Facebook group.

    My Blog (another plug).

     



  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #231 - Son of Masters

    Radio Free Skaro

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    18:59 (GMT) - 2 Jan 2011

    The first Radio Free Skaro episode of 2011 features the return of the popular Miniscope segments (well, some of you liked them in the past, anyhow) wherein the Three Who Rule discuss the works of a particular writer, director, or some other behind the scenes person in their careers on Doctor Who. Dick Mills, the initial subject for this episode, was bumped to next week (about more later), so Series 3 director Charles Palmer became a last minute subject. How did his efforts rate with your intrepid hosts? Listen on!

     

    Check out the show notes at www.radiofreeskaro.com.



  • Radio Free Skaro

    Radio Free Skaro #231 - Son of Masters

    Radio Free Skaro

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    18:59 (GMT) - 2 Jan 2011

    The first Radio Free Skaro episode of 2011 features the return of the popular Miniscope segments (well, some of you liked them in the past, anyhow) wherein the Three Who Rule discuss the works of a particular writer, director, or some other behind the scenes person in their careers on Doctor Who. Dick Mills, the initial subject for this episode, was bumped to next week (about more later), so Series 3 director Charles Palmer became a last minute subject. How did his efforts rate with your intrepid hosts? Listen on!

    Check out the show notes at www.radiofreeskaro.com.



  • Adventures in Time Space and Music

    Episode 9 - Nicholas Briggs, Voice and Composer for the Daleks

    Adventures in Time Space and Music

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    14:00 (GMT) - 2 Jan 2011

    In this episode we'll be featuring an interview with Doctor Who and Torchwood Actor, author and audio producer Nicholas Briggs, focusing on his work composing and working as sound designer for Big Finish Productions, recorded the 27th of November, 2010 at the Chicago TARDIS convention




  • Adventures in Time Space and Music

    Episode 9 - Nicholas Briggs, Voice and Composer for the Daleks

    Adventures in Time Space and Music

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    14:00 (GMT) - 2 Jan 2011

    In this episode we'll be featuring an interview with Doctor Who and Torchwood Actor, author and audio producer Nicholas Briggs, focusing on his work composing and working as sound designer for Big Finish Productions, recorded the 27th of November, 2010 at the Chicago TARDIS convention



 
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