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Bridging the Rift

Bridging the Rift
The Doctor Who Universe fandom is wide, diverse and vibrant, but it's split into enclaves; be it 'old fandom' or new, LiveJournal or forums, Torchwood or Doctor Who, and the many different types of creative pursuits. Briding The Rift is a podcast that hopes to bring the Doctor Who Universe fandom together. We'll be highlighting and discussing hot topics and debates; trying to see all sides of the argument and hopefully coming to some conclusions. We'll also be exploring the fandom's creative pursuits, helping you to find the best Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures fan art, music, fiction, animation, films, reconstructions, comics, costumes and crafts.

Homepage: http://bridgingtherift.libsyn.com

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Bridging the Rift Statistics
Average Episode Duration:
Longest Episode Duration:
Total Duration of all Episodes:
1 days, 10 hours, 17 minutes and 57 seconds
Earliest Episode:
12 March 2020 (7:07pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
4 April 2011 (12:51am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
22 days, 18 hours, 43 minutes and 13 seconds

Bridging the Rift Episodes

  • BTR April 2011: How Series 5 Affected and Reflected the Fandom

    4 April 2011 (12:51am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Bridging the Rift relaunches! Our new audiozine format mixes articles by people from different parts of the fandom with fan fiction story readings and Time Lord Rock songs. The debut issue features contributions from fan artists Lady Yate-xel and Draculasaurus, podcaster Chip of the Two Minute Time Lord and Chicks Dig Time Lords co-editor Lynne Thomas. Our stories and songs explore different aspects of series five.

    @ 1 minute - Introduction - The debut issue looks at how fandom reacted to Series Five, the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond.

    @ 3 minutes - Lady Yate-xel talks about the Eleventh Doctor - http://ladyyatexel.com/

    @ 10 minutes - Countable Infinities  by Lady Mercury - http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=38134

    @ 13 minutes - Chip from Two Minute Time Lord - http://twominutetimelord.com/

    @ 20 minutes - The Boy Who Waited by rumpelsnorcack - http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6091554/1/The_Boy_Who_Waited

    @ 31 minutes 30 seconds - My Reality a song by Paige Harwood and Alex Carpenter  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBwHj6mHMPk http://trocklafanepodcast.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/series-5-time-lord-rock-songs/

    @ 36 minutes 30 seconds - Chicks Dig The Eleventh Doctor by Lynne Thomas - http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/01/chicks-dig-the-eleventh-doctor

    @ 40 minutes 30 seconds - Amelia Pond's Five Minute Adventure by Hutchie - http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6292908/1/Amelia_Ponds_Five_Minute_Adventure

    @ 52 minutes 30 seconds - Draculasaurus comments on 2MTL 199: Taking Skirts and Skits Seriously - http://twominutetimelord.com/wp/?p=689 http://www.draculasaurus.com/

    @ 57 minutes - Doctor Who Autism Spectrum Project - http://is.gd/dwautism/

    @ 58 minutes - Nat talks about how Amy Pond is a reflection of fandom

    @ 1 hour - If you have any feedback, please comment at http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/ or to @BridgingTheRift on Twitter. Our next issue is on Inspiration, if you have a submission proposal or suggestion fitting that theme please email us using the Contact Us form.

    @ 1 hour 2 minutes - Trocking out: The Big Bang 2 by Charlie McDonnell of Chameleon Circuit - http://charliemcdonnell.com/the-big-bang-2/

  • Audiozine Promo

    28 March 2011 (2:23am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 0 minutes and 57 seconds

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    We promised a regeneration and it's coming.

    In just one week we will have the first new episode of Bridging the Rift as an audiozine. Listen to the promo for a sneak peek at what we have in store and start getting your ideas ready for future episodes. We need your ideas, your articles and your thoughts to this podcast going.

    Visit us at http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com for all our contact information.

  • #23: The Ghost Of Podcast Future

    25 December 2010 (3:14am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 24 minutes and 17 seconds

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    We return from our unannounced hiatus to wish you season's greetings and announce our imminent relaunch with an exciting new 'audio zine' format coming in 2011.

    To give you a little preview of things to come Nat, Erik and Katrina read the first three parts of a longer Eleventh Doctor Christmas fan fiction story by LiveJournal user betawho, Wherever It's Christmas.

    Show Notes Introduction

    @ 1 minute 17 seconds - Nat welcomes all listeners and announces the new fandom-focused 'audio zine' format coming in 2011.

    Bridging the Rift is changing, plans are afoot to reboot our universe and regenerate into an all new format with less of a focus on the content of each Doctor Who, Torchwood or Sarah Jane series and more of a perspective on the fandom, its activities and its culture. We're planning to be a little less like a discussion podcast and a little more like an 'audio zine', with several shorter segments across each 'issue'. And much like zines, we're looking for writers to submit personal stories or articles on fandom's culture and history, correspondents to report on different types of fan activities and for more of a variety of fan creativity to feature within our virtual pages. 

    Wherever It's Christmas by Betawho

    Fan fiction will be a regular feature of our new format, so as a preview of things to come and a festive present from us to you, we give our first Bridging the Rift fan fiction reading, the first three parts of a seven part Eleventh Doctor Christmas story by LiveJournal user Betawho:


    @ 2 minutes 50 seconds - Nat reads part one of Wherever It's Christmas by Betawho:


    “We missed Christmas!” Amy declared from the top of the stairs.

    Rory and the Doctor looked up from where Rory was handing the Doctor tools as the Time Lord fixed something under the console.

    “Nonsense,” the Doctor said, “this is a time machine, it can be Christmas anytime you want.”

    @ 7 minutes 40 seconds - Erik continues the story with part two...


    “But we can't,” Rory protested. “It’s 60 feet tall!” He stared up at the huge pine tree the Doctor had chosen. 

    “It’ll fit in the Tardis,” the Doctor said, hands in his pockets looking up at his tree with satisfaction.

    “Even if it’ll fit in the console room, how would we get it through the door?” Rory asked.

    @ 13 minutes 50 seconds - Katrina concludes our reading with part three...


    Amy hung the last decoration and stepped back.  It was the most beautiful Christmas tree she'd ever seen.  And it was entirely covered in junk.

    Well, not entirely, she admitted.  They had managed to find one box of old Victorian Christmas ornaments.  But the rest was pure improv, sparkly bits ranging from fluid links to fiber optic cables that the Doctor had wired up to flash in different colors.  They had even made some tinsel out of some silvery, shredded alien packing material.

    Read the remaining four parts of the story at betawho.livejournal.com starting here:


    Call For Content and Contributors

    @ 17 minutes - Nat expands on our new audio zine format and calls on potential contributors to get in touch.

    If you've particularly enjoyed reading any Doctor Who, Torchwood or Sarah Jane Adventures fan fiction that you think would be a good fit for Bridging the Rift please do get in touch, and if you could write articles or essays, could be a correspondent for a particular subject or have any other suggestions for content that might fit our new fandom-focused audio zine format do please pass them on by email to our GoogleMail address, in the comments at our Wordpress blog or directed @BridgingTheRift on twitter.

    We'd love to show off the talents of fan artists by including different cover artwork for every issue, so if you're an artist or photomanipulation wizard who'd like to get involved, and especially if you could help us develop a new logo, please do drop us an email.

    Trocking Out @ 18 minutes 24 seconds - If you're in the mood for some christmas music, we heartily recommend the Trocklafane podcast, the only podcast dedicated solely to Doctor Who trock music whose christmas special is out now at trocklafanepodcast.wordpress.com or on iTunes, you may also enjoy the fabulous Oodcast's christmas single, It's Bigger On The Inside available at theoodcast.com. http://trocklafanepodcast.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/the-trocklafane-podcast-episode-6/ http://theoodcast.com/2010/12/our-christmas-single/ We trock out the episode with an old favourite previously featured on episode 14, Terrance Chua's A Companions' Christmas... http://www.khaosworks.org/filk/ http://www.khaosworks.org/filk/companions.html

    See you all in 2011!


  • #22: From The Hungry Earth to The Big Bang, Part 2

    5 September 2010 (5:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 7 minutes and 2 seconds

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    At long last, it's here! The second part of our massive, sprawling discussion of the latter half of series 5. Last time, we discussed the Silurian 2-parter and "Vincent & The Doctor." The conversation continues here as we dive into "The Lodger" and the 2-part finale, "The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang."

    Show Notes Introduction

    @ 1 minute - A brief intro and apology from Erik.

    General Discussion

    @ 1 minutes 40 seconds - We pick up where we left off, with a discussion of Gareth Robert's quirky "The Lodger." And yes, the towel scene gets mentioned. As the story was based on a 10th Doctor comic strip, we also talk about how well this episode fit the 11th Doctor, and which other Doctors we think could have done well with this story.

    @ 15 minutes 15 seconds - We dive into "The Pandorica Opens," and the conversation naturally meanders over into its conclusion "The Big Bang," and we try to hit all the high notes: River Song! Young Amy! Plastic Rory! The Doctor Dances...poorly! Plus, Nat has a very interesting theory as to what the story's really all about. Also, stupid people are stupid.

    @ 1 hour 2 minutes 26 seconds - An open call for feedback, especially a request that you bring our attention to any excellent Series 5 inspired creativity for our next episode.

    @ 1 hour 2 minutes 50 seconds - Speaking of next episodes...back to our core strength--spotlighting your excellent works of creativity!

    Trocking Out

    @ 1 hour 3 minutes 25 seconds - We trock out to the excellent song "Doctor Who" by Parry Gripp. You can download this song, and many others, at http://parrygripp.com. They also have songs available via iTunes, and they have a great YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/ParryGripp.

    If you have any feedback about anything we’ve discussed, you can send messages on Twitter directed @BridgingTheRift, comment on this blog post or send short MP3 feedback to our GoogleMail address.  You can also "like" us on Facebook and leave comments there.

  • #22: From The Hungry Earth to The Big Bang, Part 1

    20 July 2010 (1:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 59 minutes and 18 seconds

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    In something of a continuation from our last episode, we decided to review the episodes of the second half of Series 5. Little did we know that the discussion would rage on for over 2 hours! So, we decided to split the episode into 2 parts, the first of which you find here. Nat, Katrina, and Erik natter away about "The Hungry Earth," "Cold Blood," and "Vincent and The Doctor."

    Show Notes Introduction

    @ 1 minute - Who we are.

    General Discussion

    @ 1 minutes 45 seconds - An open call for Season 5 inspired creativity, especially items on personal blogs or other out of the way places.

    @ 4 minutes 50 seconds - We begin with "The Hungry Earth," which gets compared to an EastEnders intro to The Phantom Menace. Whether that's a good or a bad thing, we'll let you decide. Plus, did the BBC make a mistake in letting everyone know that the Silurians were back?

    @ 15  minutes - We start to move on in earnest to "Cold Blood," which comes in for a bit more criticism than we're accustomed to dispensing. In particular, did the Silurians get the relaunch and introduction to a new generation that they deserved?

    @ 23 minutes 45 seconds - Rory's temporary death and the nature of the crack get looked at from all sorts of angles, prompting a lively discussion about "soft rewrites."

    @ 39 minutes - "Vincent and the Doctor" takes its turn in the spotlight, with the space chicken, Vincent's illness, and the historical inaccuracy of the episode prompting strong reactions all around.

    @ 59 minutes - A promise of more to come...

    If you have any feedback about anything we’ve discussed, you can send messages on Twitter directed @BridgingTheRift, comment on this blog post or send short MP3 feedback to our GoogleMail address.  You can also "like" us on Facebook and leave comments there.

  • #21: Better Late Than Never: Thoughts on Series 5

    26 June 2010 (5:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 21 minutes and 50 seconds

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    After many delays of all varieties and from all quarters, Bridging the Rift sheepishly returns with an episode recorded in late May in which Nat, Katrina, and Erik discuss Series 5 through "Amy's Choice." Unusually for us, it's all discussion: so prepare yourself for reactions and rampant speculation that will have been proven to be either spot on or wildly inaccurate.

    Show Notes Introduction

    @ 1 minute - The usual introductions from the gang.

    General Discussion

    @ 1 minutes 40 seconds - We begin with the basics: the new titles, the new version of the theme tune, the general look and feel of this series, and the long-forgotten series Fnarg controversy.

    @ 14 minutes 45 seconds - Next we turn our attention to the four key characters who have graced our screens during series 5: The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, and Dr. River Song.

    @ 33 minutes 20 seconds - The story arcs that have kept us guessing: the crack, the 2 Doctors, and general tiemy-wimey-ness.

    @ 50 minutes - Some key controversies from series 5, focusing on The Weeping Angels first on-screen movements, the redesigned Daleks, the possibly problematic plot of "The Beast Below," and Katrina's passionate reaction to "Amy's Choice."

    Next Time

    @ 1 hour 15 minutes - Next time, we look at how fan artists of all sorts given us their impressions of Series 5. If you have any feedback about anything we’ve discussed, you can send messages on Twitter directed @BridgingTheRift, comment on this blog post or send short MP3 feedback to our GoogleMail address.  You can also "like" us on Facebook and leave comments there.

    Trocking Out - The Oodcast

    @ 1 hour 16 minutes 45 seconds - This time, we use our Trocking Out section to recommend another podcast, namely The Oodcast which brings us weekly installments of sketches, reviews, witty banter, and songs about Doctor Who. Our featured selection is a song from their episode about "Amy's Choice" in which Laura (the resident chanteuse on the show) gives us her version of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams." Enjoy!


  • #20: Feedback and Creative Tennantcies

    15 May 2010 (6:08pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 3 seconds

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    Nat, Katrina, and Erik get down to the business of discussing your feedback.  Plus, there's a previously recorded discussion of David Tennant creativity with Kelsey from the TennantCast.

    Show Notes Introduction

    @ 1 minute - We introduce ourselves before getting on with the good stuff.


    @ 1 minutes 30 seconds - We dive straight in to your feedback, in which: BTR gets an award, Erik gets chastised, we hear from several Friends Of The Show, and there are some truly awful Doctor impressions.

    Doctor Who Podcast Alliance Promo

    @ 11 minutes 30 seconds - Luke from The Minute Doctor Who Podcast with a promo for a DWPA event with Matthew Waterhouse (Adric!) on July 4, 2010.


    More Feedback!

    @ 1 4 minutes - One final piece of feedback, in which it's Nat's turn to get corrected.


    http://isiscaughey.livejournal.com/tag/rec list

    Creativity Corner

    @ 1 8 minutes 35 seconds - This week's Creativity Corner was recorded when Kelsey joined Nat and Katrina a few weeks back.  Some links to the items discussed.

    Deviant Art:

    http://caldwellart.deviantart.com/gallery/#Doctor-Who http://caldwellart.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-Companions-Allies-157611121

    http://caldwellart.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-Cybermen-144681254 http://sheldonsands.deviantart.com/gallery/#Snog-for-Ten


    http://sini-m.deviantart.com/art/On-the-Doorstep-73583688 http://mpmg.deviantart.com/art/What-s-up-Doc-64584755

    http://girl-on-the-moon.deviantart.com/art/Stranded-99061944 http://girl-on-the-moon.deviantart.com/art/Doomsday-Painter-IX-121607141 http://girl-on-the-moon.deviantart.com/art/Just-A-Glance-Painter-IX-157564674

    http://capsize-beautiful.deviantart.com/art/HMmm-94225531 http://capsize-beautiful.deviantart.com/art/i-m-sorry-95801740

    YouTube Videos:

    "I'm sorry...I'm so sorry." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQkFNVhppXo&feature=related

    "Well..." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RssnpE9U6IU&feature=related

    "The Tenth Doctor: The Musical" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dHkbdMYpSA

    The Flashing Blade Hits 50!

    @ 45 minutes 55 seconds - Congratulations to The Flashing Blade Podcast on reaching the milestone 50th episode!  Hooray!


    Next Time

    @ 48 minutes 10 seconds - Next time, we look at fan reactions to Series 5 and all of it's newness--including the Eleventh Doctor and the redesigned Daleks.  If you have any feedback about anything we’ve discussed, you can send messages on Twitter directed @BridgingTheRift, comment on this blog post or send short MP3 feedback to our GoogleMail address.  You can also "like" us on Facebook and leave comments there.

    Trocking Out - Type 40

    @ 49 minutes 30 seconds - This episode we have an audio and visual Trocking Out for you!  The Chameleon Circuit song "Type 40" has been turned into a fantastic YouTube video.


    You can also stream Chameleon Circuit's entire Trock album at either http://alexdaymusic.com/or http://charliemcdonnell.com/music/ and you can find their music both at iTunes and Amazon.com.

  • #19: Chicks Dig Time Lords

    16 April 2010 (8:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 13 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Erik and Nat are joined by two contributors to the new non-fiction book Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, co-editor Lynne M Thomas and essayist Deborah Stanish.

    We discuss why we enjoyed the book, look at the range of fan activities and perspectives covered, and ask if there's a difference between male and female fandom.

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    Show Notes Introduction

    @ 1 minute - We introduce Lynne and Deb:

    Lynne M. Thomas is the Head of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University where her responsibilities include archiving science fiction and fantasy literature. She is the co-editor of Chicks Dig Time Lords: http://niurarebooks.blogspot.com/ http://twitter.com/lynnemthomas

    Deborah Stanish is a Philadelphia-area writer and freelance journalist. She is a frequent contributor to Enlightenment, the fanzine of Canada's Doctor Who Information Network, and contributed the essay My Fandom Regenerates to Chicks: http://www.dwin.org/

    Main Discussion - Chicks Dig Time Lords

    @ 3 minutes 30 seconds - We begin our discussion of the new non-fiction book Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, available now from Mad Norwegian Press, Amazon or your local book store: http://www.madnorwegian.com/product.php?item=chicks http://www.amazon.com/Chicks-Dig-Time-Lords-Celebration/dp/1935234048

    Previous Bridging The Rift episodes featuring Chicks Dig Time Lords contributors:

    Episode 1 with Liz Myles: http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/bridging-the-rift-1-torchwood-what-happens-next/

    Episode 4 with Kate Orman: http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/bridging-the-rift-4-russell-t-davies-and-fandom/

    Episode 12 with Johanna Mead: http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/bridging-the-rift-12-costuming-and-cosplay/

    Next Time

    @ 1 hour 2 minutes 20 seconds - Next time we'll be looking at your feedback to recent episodes and returning to our David Tennant retrospective episode to take a peek into Creativity Corner.

    If you have any feedback about anything we've discussed, you can spend messages on Twitter directed @BridgingTheRift, comment on our blog at http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/ or send short MP3 feedback to our GoogleMail address.

    Trocking Out - Companion

    @ 1 hour 3 minutes 20 seconds - This episode has an extra special trocking out with an introduction recorded by the artist especially for our Chicks Dig Time Lords episode. The song's Companion by filk group Vixy and Tony. If you'd like to read a longer version of the story behind the song, take a look at the link below: http://www.vixyandtony.com/lyrics_companion.html#select=Behind http://www.vixyandtony.com/lyrics_companion.html#select=Lyrics http://www.vixyandtony.com/

  • #18: Tennant Retrospective

    28 March 2010 (10:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 9 minutes and 13 seconds

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    Nat and Katrina are joined by Kelsey from Tennantcast to look back on David Tennant's four years as The Doctor.

    We discuss themes across his Doctor's stories and series, debate our differing opinions of his Doctor, and look at fan reactions during different points in his run.

    Show Notes Introduction

    @ 1 minute - We introduce Kelsey from the David Tennant fan podcast, TennantCast: http://tennantcast.com/



    Main Discussion - David Tennant Retrospective

    @ 2 minutes 5 seconds - Starting with reactions when David Tennant was announced as Christopher Eccleston's replacement, we look back at 4 years of David Tennant as The Tenth Doctor.

    David Tennant's letter to himself as a child, foreword to The Complete Specials DVD:


    The cutest Doctor ever:


    Next Time

    @ 1 hour 3 minutes - Next time we'll be talking about the new Chicks Dig Time Lords essay collection, out now from Mad Norwegian Press:


    If you have any feedback about anything we've discussed, you can spend messages on Twitter directed @BridgingTheRift, comment on our WordPress blog at http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/ or send short MP3 feedback to our GoogleMail address.

    Trocking Out - Regeneration Is Useless

    @ 1 hour 3 minutes 50 seconds - As we decided that David Tennant was the most emotional Doctor, we trock out with some self-described Emo Trock, Regeneration Is Useless (With Two Broken Hearts) by The Medusa Cascade:


  • #17: Live from LA

    6 March 2010 (6:14pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 34 minutes and 3 seconds

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    Recorded live from Nat's hotel room at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott on Sunday the 28th of February, Nat, Katrina and Erik discuss the highlights of the 21st Gallifrey One Convention having just attended its closing ceremony.

    We also discuss the fan creativity we witnessed and the Gally Podcasting Summit held during the convention.

    Show Notes Introduction

    @ 1 minute – Katrina, Nat and Erik reveal they're recording live from Gallifrey Blackjack 21! http://gallifreyone.com/

    Main Discussion – Our Gallifrey One, Blackjack 21

    @ 1 minute 50 seconds – We discuss the highlights of our Gally experience:

    The official photo archive: http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=9719

    Patrick Salsbury's photos: http://reality.sculptors.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=GallifreyOne2010

    Miz Lia's photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/princeherbert/tags/gallifreyone/

    Tommy Knight's Gally ribbon kilt: http://twitpic.com/15yp2c http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=10306 http://reality.sculptors.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Gallifrey2010People&id=P1160641

    Podcast Summit: http://twitpic.com/15oxxq http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/2010/02/28/radio-free-skaro-186-the-yalta-conference/

    Chicks Dig Time Lords: http://www.madnorwegian.com/product.php?item=chicks http://michaeldthomas.livejournal.com/181281.html Edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O'Shea.

    Fan Art Panel http://twitpic.com/15pqhy http://twitpic.com/15ps58 Aimee Major: http://aimeekitty.livejournal.com/ http://aimeemajor.com/ Jean Kang: http://bluejeanius.livejournal.com/ Sarah Airriess: http://twirlynoodle.livejournal.com/

    Fan Reactions to Character Deaths panel write up: http://rm.livejournal.com/1806944.html

    Rob Shearman – Love Songs For The Shy And Cynical: http://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/love-songs-for-the-shy-and-cynical

    Paul Cornell's Just A Minute with Katy Manning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0L105s37T8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1yCiWlSoOw

    Graeme Harper kaffeeklatsch and RFS interview: http://twitpic.com/15pb8u http://twitpic.com/15r8l4

    Louise Page talks to costumers and gives out samples: http://twitpic.com/15xtm8 http://twitpic.com/15xtpg http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs515.snc3/27055_10100346074840061_2057036_65383975_1257727_n.jpg

    Knitters: http://twitpic.com/15ham6 http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84/HitsHerMark/Doctor%20Who/Gally21/2c4a49f5-1-1.jpg http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84/HitsHerMark/Doctor%20Who/Gally21/a4284feb.jpg Knitted Doctors: http://twitpic.com/16u5ln http://twitpic.com/16u5px http://twitpic.com/16u5sm


    The Masquerade: http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=9719&g2_page=16 http://reality.sculptors.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=Gallifrey2010Costumes&page=3

    The full sized Dalek and the baby Daleks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNJH8mhe18A http://twitpic.com/15rsyb http://twitpic.com/15rv91 Katy and Georgia get intimate with the Dalek: http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=10618

    Dog K9: http://www.flickr.com/photos/princeherbert/4409963586/ http://twitpic.com/15p9z4 http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=10252

    The Unsung Hero: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9KMGCFfimg http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=10548

    There's Something On Their Backs… http://twitpic.com/15oulh http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=10604 http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=10506 http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=10468 http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=10764 http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=10460

    Oodicrously good costumes: http://twitpic.com/15thqs http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=10534 http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=10664 http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=10658 http://gallifre.nexcess.net/photos/main.php?g2_itemId=10608

    Eleven sonics the Tribble: http://twitpic.com/15ye2v

    Impossible Planet Spacesuit Doctor: http://twitpic.com/15koky

    Close-ups on the Tritovore and Swarm costume from the masquerade: http://twitpic.com/166lhr http://twitpic.com/166lja http://twitpic.com/166lkd

    Big Finish companions: http://www.flickr.com/photos/princeherbert/4409924720/

    Ace and Nyssa costumes as mentioned: http://twitpic.com/15iuvx http://www.flickr.com/photos/princeherbert/4409966880/ http://twitpic.com/15zwvs

    How To Hear More

    @ 29 minute 40 seconds – Back home in Nottingham, Nat tells you how to hear more from Gallifrey 21, including the audio of the Podcast Summit:

    Podcast Summit Audio: http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/2010/02/28/radio-free-skaro-186-the-yalta-conference/

    Radio Free Skaro Daily Gally Episodes: http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/2010/02/25/radio-free-skaro-183-the-elephant-in-the-room/ http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/2010/02/26/radio-free-skaro-184-feasts-of-stevens/ http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/2010/02/27/radio-free-skaro-185-bo-sco-fo-do-no-kro-blo-co-sho-ro/ http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/2010/03/01/radio-free-skaro-187-loads-of-pace-and-energy/

    Trocking Out – Right Said Moff

    @ 30 minute 40 seconds – We trock out to a parody of the Bernard Cribbins song, Right Said Fred. If you're in the UK and you want to help Wilfred Mott,1960's movie companion Tom Campbell, voice of the Wombles and all round National Treasure Bernard Cribbins make it back into the top 40 and possibly even to number one, join the Facebook campaign and make sure you download Right Said Fred from iTunes in the week of the 7th to the 13th of March. It’s only 79p after all! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=269067208538 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5XX9LX2es4 http://www.last.fm/music/Bernard+Cribbins/_/Right+Said+Fred

    The song comes from the highly recommended satirical Doctor Who podcast Tachyon TV who, as well as being at Gally this year, have also just released a compilation of all their clever parody songs from previous episodes: Tachyon TV the Album. Download it from iTunes now or go to: http://tachyon-tv.co.uk/ http://tachyon-tv.co.uk/podcasts/tachyontvalbum.mp3 http://twitter.com/tachyontv

  • #16: All Eyes on America

    20 February 2010 (7:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 54 seconds

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    Katrina, Nat and Erik take a look at the upcoming 21st Gallifrey One convention is Los Angeles, California, giving a special focus on the fan creativity-related panels, guests and events.

    We also take a look at your feedback, cover some fan creativity news and discuss your reactions to the news that the US Fox Network has commissioned Russell T Davies and BBC Worldwide to produce an American Torchwood pilot script.

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    Show Notes Introduction

    @ 1 minute - Katrina, Nat and Erik reveal that they'll all be attending this year's Gallifrey One convention, Blackjack 21, in Los Angeles, California 26th to the 28th of February. http://gallifreyone.com/


    @ 2 minutes - We look take a look at some fan creativity-related news that's occurred since our last recording:

    The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre released a three part spoof of The End of Time parts 1 and 2 just after we last recorded: http://www.myspace.com/scottishfalsetto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nejitqf2L20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKmGyBbLIIs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOJdUIP1XBk

    The Blue Peter Design A Tardis Console competition has been judged and fan creativity will once more be seen in the show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/bluepeter/getinvolved/competition.shtml Winning design: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/bluepeter/img/c/getinvolved/drwhocompetition/winner/11-12_640×840.jpg

    There's a new glossy fanzine Vworp Vworp out celebrating 30 years of Doctor Who Magazine with special focus on its comic strip. The cover features a 'jam session' between Doctor Who Magazine illustrators and comics artists: http://www.vworpvworp.co.uk/ Cover wallpaper: http://www.colinbrockhurst.co.uk/vworpvworp/?page_id=225


    @ 9 minutes 10 seconds - We read and discuss your feedback to episode 15, Reactions to The End of Time, and episode 14, our Xmas special. Topics discussed include whether we'd been too harsh on a fan video in our last episode, whether Mickey and Martha's marriage actually makes perfect sense and our new co-host Erik.

    Bex19's fan video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hWvotXg4nc

    Main Discussion - Gallifrey One

    @ 26 minutes 35 seconds - We look at the schedule for the upcoming 21st Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles, California, paying special attention to panels, guests and events relating to fan creativity and reactions. http://gallifreyone.com/ Program and Events: http://gallifreyone.com/program.php Con Schedule: http://gallifreyone.com/schedule.php

    American Torchwood Fan Reactions

    @ 46 minutes 55 seconds - We discuss fandom's reactions to the news that the US Fox Network has commissioned Russell T Davies and BBC Worldwide to create an American Torchwood pilot script. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3id183d5e80b48e57c2e6102a3f94da557 Sam Storyteller’s Chicago-based AU Torchwood fan fiction: http://sam-storyteller.livejournal.com/tag/twusa


    @ 57 minutes 35 seconds - Next time we'll be looking at what happened at the convention and discussing all the fan creativity and discussions we witnessed and took part in. We’re also still planning out David Tennant retrospective episode.

    We announce some changes to the format of our future episodes.

    If you have any feedback about anything we've discussed, or any suggestions, you can spend messages on Twitter directed @BridgingTheRift, comment on our WordPress blog at http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/ or send short MP3 feedback to our GoogleMail address.

    Trocking Out - The Five Docs

    1 hour 30 seconds - We trock out to a new Classic Series Trock song The Five Docs by Blinovitch, aka Tom Dickinson from The Cloister Room podcast and our canon episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLPkpxl4u7E http://www.thecloisterroom.com/ http://twitter.com/tdickinson

  • #15: Crackfic the Movie

    17 January 2010 (8:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 55 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Nat and new regular co-host Erik (@sjcaustenite) discuss their thoughts and fandom's creative reactions, both funny and serious, to the two part Tenth Doctor swansong The End of Time.

    We also look at snow Daleks, late Christmas fan art and some creative predictions posted before the episodes aired.

    Show Notes Introduction

    @ 1 minute - We explain why Katrina's missing for this episode and why we've welcomed Erik on board as our new permanent 3rd host. We then give an overview of our thoughts on the most recent episodes.

    Creativity Corner - Before The End

    @ 15 minutes 25 seconds - We take a look at some xmas fan art, snow Daleks, and art and comics made in the run up to The End of Time:

    Snow and Xmas:

    http://girl-on-the-moon.deviantart.com/art/Secret-Santa-148262810 - Xmas Tennant
    http://thrashbarstool.deviantart.com/art/happy-christmas-146786285 - Dalek meets a snow dalek
    http://clapham-omnibus.blogspot.com/2010/01/refrigerate-refrigerate.html - Snow dalek photos

    Fun stuff (done before EoT aired):

    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1970941.html - End of Time? (Crashed Delorean - t-shirt!)
    http://binleh.deviantart.com/art/TIMELORD-VICTORIOUS-147971576 - Time Lord Victorious (with rainbows and pink clouds!)
    http://aqueousserenade.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-Finding-the-Master-147886894 - Comic - Not what happened in the End of Time at all
    http://spuds-n-stuff.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-Two-149235011 - Comic-- I think... I think I'm regenerating!

    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1969732.html - The Monk: Oh look who's talking

    Main Discussion - Creative Reactions to The End of Time

    @ 27 minutes - We look at fandom's creative reactions to The End of Time parts 1 and 2:

    Part One aka Crackfic the Movie:

    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1964137.html - Part 1 in pictures of other things HP, Alladin, My Chemical Romance, Cookie Monster, Skeletor etc (qthewetsprocket)
    http://sheldonsands.deviantart.com/art/That-Pernicious-Doctor-147979134 - First scene Doctor in lei
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1964726.html - MADE FOR MACROS! I haz a cheezburger. MAH CHEEZBURGER!
    http://theshopkeeper.deviantart.com/art/I-can-haz-Doktor-now-Plz-149015116 - The Master Om nom noms the Doctor (comic)
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1961291.html - Life on Mars Attacks
    http://mafer.deviantart.com/art/THE-MASTER-148027075 - Manga Master--cartoony, but the Master's superpowers invited it
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1962848.html - Badly bleached hair ...are you Rose?
    http://luluha.deviantart.com/art/Who-wants-to-live-forever-148994987 - Master and Doctor digital painting
    http://spizami.deviantart.com/art/Wilfred-Mott-149245671 - Chibi Wilf
    http://seraphl.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-vs-Master-149143228 - Dog collar and lead.. (comic in tardis)
    http://mooseydoom.deviantart.com/art/doggie-master-149267672 - Doggy Master (more of these by seiko-assasin and captainozza)
    http://bubbi105.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-doodles1-148746874 - EoT cartoon style doodles (Mostly Doctor/Master and Master!Collar)
    http://barukurii.deviantart.com/art/DW-Vinvocci-149066880 - Chibi Vinvocci
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1964969.html - When two memes collide
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1973863.html - The Scary Pertwee Race
    http://the-hellish-gnome.deviantart.com/art/The-Master-s-Facebook-Page-148491314 - The Master's Facebook Page

    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1964308.html - Finally! Proof that JAMES BOND is a Time Lord

    Part Two:

    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1974641.html - Part 2 in pictures of other things Ori, SW, Bond, ST2 (mskydragons)
    http://shonk-ness.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-MASTER-EOT-148169240 - Cartoon - The Master would totally do this 'Who me?'
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1974496.html - I'm still here you know...
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1982260.html - Stop Cockblocking us, Wilf!
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1991162.html - Are you sure we're doing this right?
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1978028.html - I has a doctor - nooooo they be stealin' mah doctor!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZHThyLq3DI - End of Time Red Dwarf video by Kelvington
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1981432.html - Time Lord airbags - Four didn't get the memo
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1977218.html - Don't you dare threaten by boyfriend, you bastards!

    The Aftermath:

    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1973327.html - I have and always hall be, your friend
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1984700.html - Watch this, Lisa, you can actually pinpoint the second when his heart rips in half...
    http://seph-hunter.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-Wilf-You-Jackass-149010575 - Comic - I'm Alive?! (I read this as Rimmer)

    The Woman In White:

    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1976912.html - I was lost so very long ago ...this was me before the operation XD

    The RTD fan fic half hour:

    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1971232.html - Now where was I, Aha... Ian and Barbara...
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1975433.html - Maybe save Adric? On the second thought... (and many many other wonderful callmeromana macros!)
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1982755.html - Smith and Jones. Oh, I see what they did there.
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1971529.html - Out there is one very, very sad (rebound) doctor...
    http://51stcenturyfox.livejournal.com/99386.html - His name is Han Solo
    http://barukurii.deviantart.com/art/DW-Meeting-149067256 - Doctor meeting Rose in the snow
    http://the-hellish-gnome.deviantart.com/art/The-Doctor-s-Facebook-Page-149033574 - The Doctor's Facebook Page (NB, we incorrectly attributed this in the episode, it's in fact also by The Hellish Gnome)


    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1985788.html - Nine tells Ten about Eleven (with Billie Piper photos)
    http://jollymrwilson.deviantart.com/art/drwho-i-dont-wanna-go-finished-149529989 - Realism Don't Want To Go (many WIP steps)
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1987475.html - 'I'm... a girl?!'
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1983136.html - Glenn Close?!
    http://mimi-na.deviantart.com/art/Eleven-149453302 - Matt Smith caricature by mimi-na
    http://rodreis.deviantart.com/art/Matt-Smith-The-11th-Doctor-146480985 - Eleven, stylised blue and grey digital painting
    http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1985298.html - Causes of regeneration, Daleks - 0
    http://staticgirl.deviantart.com/art/Ten-becomes-Eleven-146531036 - 10 & 11 in front of a clock
    http://memorypalace.deviantart.com/art/Passing-on-the-Screwdriver-148809072 - Passing on the Screwdriver
    http://clone-artist.deviantart.com/art/The-Two-Doctors-2010-149593206 - Happy new year/Doctor - Alt!Watcher
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-X6t7-THbk - Doctor Who as Red Dwarf, the Matt Smith version, also by Kelvington, and came first

    Fan videos:

    Competition for the best tribute video to The End of Time:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c0lMyPk3BQ by Allumie and Elph778 - already 37 responses, deadline 15th Februrary, so listeners can still enter
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZtzgewZsVQ - Lady Gaga - Bad Romance Doctor/Master music video by tardisdreamer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hWvotXg4nc - Doctor/Rose End of Time AU by Bex19
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IslVWOcFnC0 - The Ten Doctors part 2 by Babelcolour (not EoT but mentioned in our discussion)

    Trocking Out - Timelord Shuffle

    @ 1 hour 52 minutes - We trock out to the filk song Timelord Shuffle by Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff from their 2004 filk album Aliens Ate My Homework.



    If you have any feedback about any of the topics we've discussed, please leave comments on this blog post, send audio feedback under three minutes (and preferably with a transcript) to our GoogleMail address, or direct short comments @BridgingTheRift on Twitter.

  • #14: A Christmas Invasion

    18 December 2009 (9:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 1 minutes and 32 seconds

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    We're re-joined by Erik (@sjcaustenite) from our Radio Free Skaro backdoor pilot and second episode for a bumper length Christmas special where we look at how Doctor Who does Christmas!

    We also explore your creative reactions to the Waters of Mars, read feedback to our Costuming episode and share fandom's creative Christmas presents to you!

    Show Notes Introduction

    @ 1 minute - We welcome back Erik from our backdoor pilot and second episodes:


    Creativity Corner - Waters of Mars

    @ 3 minutes - Serious fan art:


    Funny fan art:


    IHasATardis macros:

    Doctor's Mind, a lot like Wikipedia:
    Damn you Morgan Freeman:
    The Teimcock - It sparkles!:
    C3PO and R2D2's lovechild:
    Gimme 30 Timelord!:

    We also discuss what we thought of the episode and clear up a misconception about the Reapers.

    Creativity Corner - Fandom's Christmas Presents To You

    @ 33 minutes - We look at some generally awesome creative things that've come to our attention in the last couple of months:

    dA news feature by Golubaja (and pointed out by LexVader on twitter):

    Some amazing fan artists have come to our attention in the last couple of months:

    Steve Caldwell:

    Westley J Smith:
    (The Next Doctor fan arts and An Unearthly Child comic strip)

    Janjy Giggins
    http://janjygiggins.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Foreman-144407924 - 1st Doctor
    http://janjygiggins.deviantart.com/art/Cretan-Jazz-145901331 - 3rd Doctor

    J L Fletch still keeping up the high standard, with this The Next Doctor piece:

    YouTube vidoes:

    Doctor Who: 2001: A Who Odyssey

    Hitchhiker's Guide To The Daleks

    Other fantastic fun creativity:

    Alt ending to Children of Earth comic (Hitchhiker crossover)

    Torchwood/Bagpuss crossover fanfic!

    Amazingly cool Tardis interior exterior by Clone-Artist:

    Wil Wheaton endorses a fan's assessment that Wesley Crusher is a Time Lord!

    Amazingly awesome popup book:
    http://wulfae.livejournal.com/306782.html http://wulfae.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-Pop-up-Book-144885555
    This wasn't wulfae's first popup project! http://wulfae.livejournal.com/225993.html

    Highly cute comics also from wulfae:

    Adric and 5 trying out flying machines:
    Gift Exchange (5 and Turlough cooking cookies for 10 and Jack)

    Christmassy stuff:

    K9's christmas (4 and Romana II fan art)

    The Christmas Invasion has come to Cardiff in Second Life!

    Who tree decorations:

    Dalek Christmas tree!

    How Torchwood Saved Chanukah (fan fic): http://aviv-b.livejournal.com/19951.html

    Feedback - Costuming

    @ 1 hour 10 minutes 15 seconds - We look at your feedback to episode 12: Costuming and Cosplay:

    Johanna's costume gallery includes an example femme-Doctor costume: http://www.skaro.com/costume_album.html

    Auctions to help Johanna: http://community.livejournal.com/britgeek_love/profile

    Main Discussion - How Doctor Who Does Christmas

    @ 1 hour 11 minutes 30 seconds - We look at all the Doctor Who episodes set at or broadcast at Christmas and discuss what makes a good Christmas episode:

    The Feast of Steven: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Daleks'_Master_Plan#The_Feast_of_Steven_(7)
    K9 And Company: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/K-9_and_Company
    The One Doctor: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_One_Doctor
    The Unquiet Dead: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Unquiet_Dead
    The Christmas Invasion: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Christmas_Invasion
    The Runaway Bride: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Runaway_Bride
    Voyage of the Damned: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Voyage_of_the_Damned
    Turn Left: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Turn_Left
    The Next Doctor: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Next_Doctor
    Red Christmas: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Waters_of_Mars#Story_Notes

    Trocking Out - A Companion's Christmas

    @ 1 hour 55 minutes 25 seconds - We trock out to the filk song A Companion's Christmas, written in 2000 and performed in 2002 by Terence Chua:


    If you have any feedback about any of the topics we've discussed, please leave comments at http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/, send audio feedback under three minutes (and preferably with a transcript) to our GoogleMail address, or direct short comments @BridgingTheRift on Twitter.

  • #13: Cursed Episode Thirteen

    16 November 2009 (12:35am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 26 minutes and 29 seconds

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    Recorded on Friday the 13th after various failings, we return late and joined by no one but ourselves to record our cursed episode 13. We're sorry, we're so so sorry.

    However we make the best of it by looking at new trock, comics, art and fiction that caught our eye, hear your feedback to episode 11, and open the floor to answer some tricky listener questions.

    Show Notes News

    @ 2 minutes 10 seconds - We fill you in on some reason fan creativity news:

    New Torchwood Babiez comic instalment:

    Rich Morris comics projects:

    Doctor Who Fragments, 1 page comics project:

    Chameleon Circuit live gig:
    (Search 'Chartjackers gig' for more!)

    Chameleon Circuit on Stickaid 2009:
    Performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAzQNBv0d1U
    Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMbqIFyyrCE
    Quiz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWgw14MG_6w

    Tom Milsom's Trockstuff EP released for free download by DFTBA records:


    @ 9 minutes 45 seconds - We look at your feedback to episode 11 in which we discussed Guilty Pleasures and Caricatures:

    DTDStudio Caricatures: http://dtdstudio.deviantart.com/

    LeagueOf1: http://leagueof1.deviantart.com/
    Alien-Dalek Hybrid: http://leagueof1.deviantart.com/art/DALEK-ALIEN-HYBRID-final-136089165
    Eve versus Davros: http://leagueof1.deviantart.com/art/EVE-Vs-DAVROS-138739159
    Perils of Potluck: http://leagueof1.deviantart.com/gallery/#PERILS-OF-POT-LUCK

    The Sketchian Adventures: http://sketchians.blogspot.com/

    Creativity Corner

    @ 40 minutes - We share some fan creativity that caught our eye recently:

    Katrina's fan fiction choice:
    Borrowed Time (Warning: NC-17 slash fiction): http://blackfic.livejournal.com/34823.html
    LJ TARDIS Big Bang Contest: http://copperbadge.livejournal.com/2791316.html

    Draculasaurus's Tardis SPOILER art: http://draculasaurus.deviantart.com/art/SPOILERS-look-away-141062989

    Tardis interiors fan art:

    grekwood Tardis interior diorama:

    Crafty TARDIS: http://community.livejournal.com/crafty_tardis/

    Action figure customisations:
    Decrepit Master by batmanmarch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt-RbfnEV6o
    FrasierDalek's amazing custom sculpts: http://frasierdalek.deviantart.com/gallery/#Sculptures

    Halloween funny fan comic: http://karlarei2003.deviantart.com/art/Halloween-for-Doctor-Who-141975691

    Torchwood: Consequences collection:

    Main Discussion

    @ 51 minutes 15 seconds - We answer your questions, submitted by Twitter:

    Braxietel: How do reconcile Ace's death and departures in the Comics/books and audio?

    sjcaustenite: What about Jack's missing 2 years?

    Braxietel: Ian Levine, God or Git? (same could probably be asked about Lawrence Miles)

    MrChinn: 'Out of their evil, must come something good' from Genesis. Is the Doctor arguing for non intervention?

    TheGreenMoon (deviantART): Is the Doctor being selfish in Blink by making Sally Sparrow do the work when he could just wait a few decades?

    Braxietel: Will Paterson Joseph ever get to be the Doctor?

    Braxietel: Will @BridgingTheRift ever cover fan films/fan edits and the like?

    We also comment on recent discussions about the artistic merit of time lord rock and fan music.

    Next Time

    @ 1 hour 20 minutes 45 seconds - Next time we're still intending to discuss Fandom versus Rose Tyler.

    If you have any feedback about any of the topics we've discussed, please leave comments on the blog at http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/ send audio feedback under three minutes (and preferably with a transcript) to our GoogleMail address, or direct short comments @BridgingTheRift on Twitter.

    Trocking Out @ 1 hour 21 minutes 50 seconds - We play out with New Earth from Tom Milsom's new Trockstuff EP released for free download from DFTBA.com - Thanks to DFTBA records for kind permission to use this track. Tom also has two non-trock albums which are available now:

  • #12: Costuming and Cosplay

    24 October 2009 (8:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 20 minutes and 13 seconds

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    We're joined by Johanna Mead, Masquerade Director for the Gallifrey 21 convention in Los Angeles, to discuss Doctor Who Universe costuming and cosplay.

    We also look at creative reactions to the new Doctor Who logo and insignia, and look at your feedback to episode 10 regarding Second Life and 'ming mongs'.

    Show Notes Introductions

    @ 1 minute - We announce that, as of this episode, Bridging the Rift is moving to releasing episodes once every two weeks.

    Johanna introduces herself:

    Personal Site: http://www.skaro.com/
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/britgeekgrrl
    Bio: http://www.skaro.com/personal2.html
    Costumes: http://www.skaro.com/costume_album.html

    Time Travel - Episode Ten: Second Life

    @ 3 minutes 10 seconds - We look at your feedback to our Second Life discussion:

    Draculasaurus explores Second Life: http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/318/dracincardiff001.jpg

    @ 6 minutes 15 seconds - We enter the feedback loop to discuss your comments on our comments on your comments in episode 10 on our comments in episode 8, with more on the Possibility Generator and some final words on the 'ming mong' question.

    Creativity Corner - The New Logo

    @ 9 minutes 10 seconds - We talk about our take on the new Doctor Who logo and insignia.

    @ 15 minutes 55 seconds - We look at fandom's reactions to the logo:

    Gallifrey Base: http://gallifreybase.com/forum/showthread.php?p=800315
    Who Daily: http://community.livejournal.com/who_daily/343253.html
    Braxiatel Collection: http://braxiatel.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=art&action=display&thread=126

    Attack of the Lens Flare! by Vicar on Gallifrey Base: http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb298/sleep2much/newlogo.jpg
    'Improved' by Braxietel: http://twitpic.com/kkrrw
    Wildthyme on Braxiatel Collection posted a screen grab from the Colin Baker opening to prove that lens flare's traditional: http://www.doctorwhoworld.org.uk/Images/sitegraphics/80%27slgo.jpg
    Vectorised without lensflare: http://thegraphicstation.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Who-3-D-logo-2010-139574827

    Darkwing Duck insignia by ManOfBats: http://community.livejournal.com/ihasatardis/1926626.html
    'NAFF' insignia by Tempus31: http://gallifreybase.com/forum/member.php?u=4752
    'Rejected designs' by redscharlach: http://redscharlach.livejournal.com/193212.html

    Vortex of Mirth:
    Logo comic: http://vortex-of-mirth.livejournal.com/183911.html
    Other Doctor Who strips:

    Improvements and Variations:
    Luke Pietnik's alternative colours: http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i224/lukedalek/swatches.jpg
    Swain used the colours from the current logo: http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/173/newlogo51222.jpg
    AnthariaJack produced an attractive Nebula background: http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/715/nebula.jpg
    Paradox Machine altered perspective: http://i424.photobucket.com/albums/pp326/Slamu259/logocutoutblackperspective.jpg
    (All from Gallifrey Base)

    Honourable Mention:
    Logo Totem by jlfletch: http://jlfletch.deviantart.com/art/Logo-Totem-140077938

    Braxiatel Collection Logo Challenge: http://braxiatel.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=art&action=display&thread=127
    annagranfors: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2588/4010009259_b5d3a5987b_b.jpg
    Siskoid 'Bad Wolf': http://www.siskoid.com/newsdwlogo-badwolf.jpg

    Main Discussion - Costuming and Cosplay

    @ 21 minutes - Johanna tells us about her role as Gallifrey Masquerade Director and maintainer of the LiveJournal DW_cosplay community:

    Gallifrey 21 Masquerade: http://gallifreyone.com/masquerade.php
    LiveJournal dw_cosplay: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/profile/

    @ 23 minutes 13 seconds - We look at the difference between costuming and cosplay.

    @ 27 minutes - We talk about Doctor Who and Torchwood costuming and cosplay, and resources out there for people who want to make or wear costumes:

    Costumes mentioned:
    The White Robot: http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex/?q=node/631 http://www.gallifreyanembassy.com/vortex/?q=node/632
    The Dalekettes: http://io9.com/5205477/meet-the-dalekettes-a-gang-of-cosplayers-after-our-hearts http://io9.com/5358037/diy-doctor-who-craft-projects
    The Weeping Angel at Whooverville: http://twitpic.com/gp5qw
    The Family of Blood Scarecrow at Whooverville: http://twitpic.com/gp5su
    Johanna's costume album: http://www.skaro.com/costume_album.html
    Nat's non-Doctor Who costumes: http://jinkies36.deviantart.com/gallery/#Costumes

    Costuming resources:
    DW_cosplay community: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/
    Cosplay.com - place for anime & other costumers: http://www.cosplay.com/
    Source for wigs, wonderflex and other materials: http://www.cosworx.com/
    The any-day-now DW costuming archive: http://www.prydonacademy.com/

    Some FANTASIC breakdowns of individual Doctor costumes by 'Bob', LJ user 'wulfae' shared on the LJ community:
    1st Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/135514.html
    2nd Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/150399.html
    3rd Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/138274.html
    4th Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/138698.html
    5th Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/140134.html
    6th Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/141322.html
    7th Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/143161.html
    8th Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/144837.html
    9th Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/145644.html
    10th Doctor: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/97311.html
    Old-School Cyberman: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/150843.html
    A detailed reference of the question marks on the Doctors' shirts: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/261739.html

    Ace's M1 Bomber Jacket Breakdown: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/369363.html (by LJ user warmcanofcoke)

    The Doctor Who Scarf: http://www.doctorwhoscarf.com/

    Johanna's costuming tips:
    If you're going to buy ONE book to learn how to start sewing, I recommend "Singer Sewing Basics". It's a skinny blue hardback, which you can find in most used-book stores (don't bother buying new, it's ubiquitous) for about $5 or $6. Singer has a whole series of sewing books, of course, focusing on different topics, including "sewing with special fabrics" and that sort of thing.

    And, for the construction-oriented person, you can't miss a visit to http://www.thistothat.com/ - a great website for determining which adhesives will NOT melt the panels in your Dalek costume.

    Next Time

    @ 1 hour 13 minutes 45 seconds - Next time our discussion topic will be Fandom versus Rose Tyler.

    If you have any feedback about any of the topics we've discussed, please leave comments on the blog at http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/ send audio feedback under three minutes to our GoogelMail address, or direct short comments @BridgingTheRift on Twitter.

    Trocking Out

    1 hour 14 minutes 20 seconds - We were hoping to trock out with a song about costumes, but we couldn't really think of anything appropriate. The closest we got was possibly the most extravagant 'costume' to ever appear in Doctor Who - The Cyber-King, as 'worn' by Miss Hartigan!

    Giant Robot by Time Agency: http://www.myspace.com/timeagency/

  • #11: Guilty Pleasures

    10 October 2009 (3:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 38 minutes and 29 seconds

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    We're joined by Warren Frey, one of the founding members of Radio Free Skaro to discuss our Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures guilty pleasues - that's episodes and plot elements we know aren't very good but we love anyway.

    We also revisit our Funny Fan Comics episode, hear your feedback and talk about our favourite Doctor Who caricatures.

    Show Notes Introductions

    @ 1 minute - Warren introduces himself:

    Warren also blogs for the Canadian Space channel: http://www.spacecast.com/

    Time Travel - Episode Nine: Funny Fan Comics

    @ 3 minutes - We look at feedback to episode 5, our Classic Series discussion:

    uWho: Matt Smith's 1st Line (Spoiler!): http://spune-who.deviantart.com/art/uWho-Matt-s-First-Line-139219043

    The Sketchian Adentures: http://sketchians.blogspot.com/
    Aside 2: Memoirs From The Time War: http://sketchians.blogspot.com/2009/02/aside-2-memoirs-from-time-war-and.html

    Creativity Corner - Caricatures

    @ 23 minutes 30 seconds - We talk about our favourite Doctor Who universe caricatures and caricaturists:



    League of One:


    Main Discussion - Guilty Pleasures

    @ 32 minutes 20 seconds - Doctor Who:

    The bottom 50 in the DWM Mighty 200 poll: http://lifetheuniverseandcombom.blogspot.com/2009/09/dwm-mighty-200-151-200.html

    @ 1 hour 7 minutes 12 seconds - Torchwood:

    TV.com's least popular Torchwood: http://www.tv.com/torchwood/show/50470/episode.html?season=Top%20Episodes&tag=list_header;paginator;Top%20Episodes

    Thrilling Torchwood Tales: http://acegirl.deviantart.com/art/THRILLING-TORCHWOOD-TALES-58591696 (Cyberwoman fan art by acegirl)

    @ 1 hour 21 minutes 42 seconds - Sarah Jane Adventures

    @ 1 hour 31 minutes 24 seconds - K9 and Company

    Next Time

    @ 1 hour 34 minutes 30 seconds - Next time we'll be talking about Doctor Who universe cosplay and costuming.

    If you have any feedback about anything we've discussed this episode, any guilty pleasures of your own or any caricaturists we overlooked, please leave them in the comments at http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/, directed @BridgingTheRift on twitter or emailed to our GoogleMail address.

    Trocking Out @ 1 hour 35 minutes 50 seconds - We trock out with a song about the Cat Nuns from the series two episode New Earth, Feline Fettle by trock band Harmonies in Whooville from Derry, New Hampshire, USA. You can hear more from Harmonies In Whooville from their profile at http://www.myspace.com/harmoniesinwhoville

  • #10: Fandom in Second Life

    2 October 2009 (10:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 38 minutes and 12 seconds

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    We're joined by Tim Drury from Living A Second Life and Tim's Take On podcasts to discuss Doctor Who universe fandom on Second Life.

    We also look back to our Conventions episode to hear your opinions on Cosplay, Costuming and the Doctor Who insiders' use of the term 'Ming Mongs'.

    Show Notes Introductions

    @ 1 minute - Tim introduces himself:

    Tim's Twitter: http://twitter.com/tdrury
    Living A Second Life Podcast: http://tdrury.libsyn.com/
    Tim's Take On Podcast: http://tto.mypodcast.com/

    Time Travel - Episode Eight: Conventions

    @ 6 minutes 10 seconds - Sami gives an opinion on the difference between cosplaying and costuming.

    @ 12 minutes 48 seconds - Tim talks about his convention experiences:

    The Hub Torchwood Convention: http://www.massiveevents.co.uk/thehub/

    @ 19 minutes 56 seconds - Keir Hardy weighs in on the Doctor Who production team's use of the term 'ming mongs':

    Victoria Wood 'But Doctor, we haven't got the ming mongs!': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tbe3W6hWyw

    Urban Dictionary definitions:

    YouTube Ming Mong discussion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbr7_DIdG-Q by StuffTheFrankie

    Main Discussion - Second Life

    @ 32 minutes 21 seconds - We discuss the various Doctor Who universe locations, characters, props and activities available for Doctor Who and Torchwood fans to enjoy in Second Life:

    Second Life: http://secondlife.com/
    The Doctor Who Experience & Cardiff, Katrina Website: http://www.apc-net.org/
    Video promo for New Gallifrey & Zenobia Station: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPms0LozvQE by V1ctor1st

    Nat's Podshock Meet-Up Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28538156@N06/sets/72157622466616376/
    Tim's Doctor Who Experience Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tdrury/sets/72157622466086500/

    Podshock Meet Ups:
    Blog post for the last meet up: http://www.gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex/?q=node/593
    Video introduction for the last meet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947zeKPOEJE

    Next Time

    @ 1 hour 23 minutes 30 seconds - Next time we'll be talking about our Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures guilty pleasures. Episodes that we know aren't very good but we love anyway!

    If you have any feedback about anything we've discussed this episode please leave it in the comments on our WordPress blog, directed @BridgingTheRift on twitter or emailed to our GoogleMail address.

    Trocking Out @ 1 hour 33 minutes 10 seconds - We trock out with a song about the series 2 episode The Girl In The Fireplace, Clockwork by British trock band Turn Left. Thanks to Georgia from the band for kind permission to use this song. You can find out more about TurnLeft on their profile at http://www.myspace.com/thegeekchicband

  • #9: Funny Fan Comics

    26 September 2009 (1:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 35 minutes and 7 seconds

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    We're joined by Lydia aka Girl on the Moon, of Doctor Who, Torchwood and UNIT webcomic, The Search For The Truth to discuss Doctor Who Universe funny fan comics.

    We also travel back in time two weeks to hear all your theories, fixes and rebuttals about the existence and contents of Doctor Who canon.

    Show Notes Introductions

    @ 1 minute - Lydia introduces herself:

    deviantART: http://girl-on-the-moon.deviantart.com/
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Moongirl42


    2 minutes 30 seconds - We look at feedback to episode 7, our canon episode:

    Auld Morality: http://www.drwhoguide.com/unbound01.htm
    Minuet in Hell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minuet_in_Hell
    20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty_Thousand_Leagues_Under_the_Sea

    Main Discussion - Funny Fan Comics

    37 minutes 20 seconds - We discuss our favourite funny fan comics:

    The Search for the Truth: http://girl-on-the-moon.deviantart.com/gallery/#The-Search-for-the-Truth

    The 10 Doctors: http://comics.shipsinker.com/2007/03/10/a-doctor-who-comic-the-10-doctors/

    The Abridged Torchwood Finale: http://polvoice.deviantart.com/art/The-Abridged-Torchwood-Finale-106698688
    Caves of Androzani: http://polvoice.deviantart.com/art/Caves-of-Androzani-64594854
    The DoctorDonna: http://polvoice.deviantart.com/art/The-DoctorDonna-comic-96854507
    Jack Harkness - PotW: http://polvoice.deviantart.com/art/Jack-Harkness-PotW-70763970

    Sarcastic Fox:
    Skin of a Killer: http://sarcasticfox.deviantart.com/art/Skin-of-a-Killer-110111607

    Doctor Why aka The Worst of the Time Lords: http://community.livejournal.com/doctorwhy/ by lazenich and reaperfox

    Torchwood Babiez: http://tw-babiez.livejournal.com/ by spastasmagoria and jigglykat

    AnyWho: http://willmeister42.deviantart.com/gallery/#AnyWho-Comics by willmeister42

    uWho: http://spune-who.deviantart.com/gallery/ by spune-who

    1 hour 8 minutes 40 seconds - What makes a good funny fan comic?

    Making a joke out of one line or moment:
    AnyWho: Fashion: http://willmeister42.deviantart.com/art/AnyWho-Comic-1-fashion-55950782

    Highlighting plot holes and flaws in plans:
    Davros Reality Check: http://the-hellish-gnome.deviantart.com/art/Davros-Reality-Check-91983710
    Lord President Morbius Poster: http://paulhanley.deviantart.com/art/Lord-President-Morbius-133968785
    Who called me Dickhead?: http://commander-june.deviantart.com/art/Who-called-me-dickhead-133757590
    They're not sausages: http://puttycad.deviantart.com/art/Dalek-Sec-Theyre-not-sausages-109206378

    Fez Master: http://mogira.deviantart.com/art/FEZ-MASTER-120422776
    Nesting Daleks: http://risachantag.deviantart.com/art/Dr-Who-Nesting-Daleks-108693577

    Is unrequited love inherently funny?:
    Mad Martha: http://girl-on-the-moon.deviantart.com/art/Mad-Martha-83740237
    uWho: Gridlock: http://spune-who.deviantart.com/art/uWho-Gridlock-97277985
    Bad Wolf Byebye: http://mimi-na.deviantart.com/art/Bad-Wolf-Byebye-90862498
    Why I love Donna Noble: http://joeywaii.deviantart.com/art/Why-I-love-Donna-Noble-87543754

    Repeating or perverting catch phrases:
    Are you my Mummy?: http://circusmonsters.deviantart.com/art/Are-you-my-mummy-80160728
    Vader Meets The Empty Child: http://ormsqueak.deviantart.com/art/Vader-meets-the-Empty-Child-19252113
    The Sound of Drums: http://nuriwan.deviantart.com/art/The-Sound-of-Drums-85149912

    1 hour 21 minutes 27 seconds - Advice to people wanting to start their own funny fan comic:

    Hosting sites:
    deviantART: http://www.deviantart.com/
    LiveJournal: http://www.livejournal.com/

    Next Time

    1 hour 29 minutes 15 seconds - Next time we'll be discussing Doctor Who and Torchwood fandom on Second Life.

    If you have any comments about our discussions this week, give your feedback in the comments, directed @BridgingTheRift on Twitter or emailed to our GoogleMail address.

    Trocking Out

    1 hour 30 minutes - Chameleon Circuit - Journey's End:

    In the Doctor Who Magazine reader's poll, fans who came to Doctor Who with the new series voted Journey's End the best Doctor Who story of all time, also placing the other series finales in their top 5 and relegating Caves of Androzani to number 10. So as we featured a funny plot synopsis comic of Caves of Androzani, we feel Journey's End also deserves the treatment.

    Luckily Chameleon Circuit have fit the bill perfectly with this track from their debut self-titled album, available from DFTBA records, from iTunes and Amazon MP3. Thanks to DFTBA records and the band for permission to use this track.


  • BtR #008: Exploring Conventions

    18 September 2009 (8:51pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 41 minutes and 57 seconds

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    We're joined by Chris Burgess of Radio Free Skaro to discuss what goes on at Doctor Who, Torchwood and general science fiction conventions and what's the best way to experience them.

    We also discuss your fan fiction and Russell T Davies feedback, and look at the types of fan creativity seen at conventions.

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    Show Notes Introductions

    @ 1 minute - Chris introduces himself:



    @ 2 minutes 15 seconds - We look at feedback to episode 6, our Fan Fiction discussion.

    @ 9 minutes 10 seconds - We enter the feedback loop to discuss follow up comments on Russell T Davies' attitude towards fandom:

    Unreality SF interviews RTD and Benjamin Cook about 'ming mongs': http://unreality-sf.net/interviews/thewriterstale.html
    Victoria Wood 'But Doctor, we haven't got the ming mongs!': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tbe3W6hWyw

    Creativity Corner

    @ 30 minutes 10 seconds - We look at the fan creativity on show at conventions:

    Costuming / Cosplay:

    Tardis Tara (Tara Wheeler)'s high speed video of the cosplayers with the Tardis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae30q8SQzK4
    Doctor Who Cosplay Livejournal Community: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/

    Fan-made Daleks:

    Project Dalek: http://www.projectdalek.co.uk/
    Daleks Builders: http://www.dalekbuilders.co.uk/
    Dalek Storm: http://www.projectdalek.co.uk/storm/

    Fan-made Tardises:

    Tardis Tara: http://tardis-tara.livejournal.com/
    Tardis Builders: http://tardisboard.proboards.com/

    Main Discussion - Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sci-Fi Conventions

    @ 44 minutes 40 seconds -

    Gallifrey One:
    Official site: http://www.gallifreyone.com/
    Radio Free Skaro episodes recorded at Gallifrey 20:

    Official site: http://www.whoovers.org.uk/whooverville.html
    The Whoovers fan group: http://www.whoovers.org.uk/
    Staggering Stories cover the event: http://blog.staggeringstories.net/?p=347
    The Podcasting Panel: http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/2009/09/09/radio-free-skaro-presents-podcest-the-whooverville-podcast-panel/
    Nat's TwitPics: http://twitpic.com/gr3mg

    Official Site: http://www.conventions.org.uk/redemption/
    LiveJournal Community: http://community.livejournal.com/redemption_con/
    Nat's con report: http://36.livejournal.com/783749.html http://36.livejournal.com/tag/redemption
    The Council of Rivendell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx7ON43yhI0 (Cabaret sketch)
    Ruler of the Universe photos:

    Other Conventions Mentioned:
    Regenerations Swansea: http://www.regenerationsswansea.co.uk/
    Who Party Toronto: http://www.whopartytoronto.com/
    Hurricane Who: http://www.hurricanewho.com/ http://www.hurricanewho.com/2009/01/bon-voyage-party/
    Who at the FAB Cafe: http://fanslikeus.org.uk/fabcafe2.html
    Dimensions: http://www.tenthplanetevents.co.uk/dimensions--09-10-c.asp
    Bad Wolf: http://www.tenthplanetevents.co.uk/bad-wolf-2010-36-c.asp

    Next Time

    @ 1 hour 34 minutes 30 seconds - Next time we'll be discussing Doctor Who universe funny fan art and gag comics.

    If you have any comments about our discussions this week, or can tell us more about UK weekend conventions, give your feedback at bridgingtherift.wordpress.com, directed @BridgingTheRift on twitter or emailed to our GoogleMail address.

    Trocking Out

    @ 1 hour 35 minutes 15 seconds - We play out with The Stars are Made of Diamonds, written by Alex from Northern Ireland aka One Man, Two Hearts and performed by Sean from Victoria, Australia aka Mr Saxon. You can hear more from them on MySpace:


  • BtR #007: But is it Canon?

    12 September 2009 (12:08am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 31 minutes and 47 seconds

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    We're joined by Tom Dickinson from The Cloister Room Podcast to discuss what canon is, where the term comes from, and whether the Doctor Who Universe has one, and if not why.

    We also hear your defence of Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor, look at classic series feedback and some extra special fan creativity.

    Show Notes Introductions

    @ 1 minute - Tom introduces himself:



    @ 2 minutes 10 seconds - We look at feedback to episode 5, our Classic Series discussion:

    Punk Davros by Julian aka @Braxietel: http://type40productions.deviantart.com/art/Punk-Davros-135497253

    Jon Pertwee discussion in the comments: http://bridgingtherift.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/bridging-the-rift-5-appreciating-the-classics/#comments

    Creativity Corner

    @ 16 minutes 5 seconds - No theme this week, but here's what caught our eye:

    An amazing Tardis cake: http://www.doitmyself.org/2009/08/tardis-cake.html

    DailyCrumb's surreal Matt Smith Eleventh Doctor animation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLgqY2DTs6Q

    Main Discussion - Does Doctor Who Have A Canon?

    @ 23 minutes - Canon in the Star Wars Universe:

    Star Wars Canon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Expanded_Universe#Continuity_and_canonicity
    Canon Wars' exhaustive exploration of Star Wars canon: http://www.canonwars.com/SWCanon2.html

    @ 27 minutes 55 seconds - The blog posts that started this discussion:

    Teatime Brutality: http://teatimebrutality.blogspot.com/2009/07/canon-and-sheep-shit-why-we-fight.html
    Paul Cornell in 2007: http://www.paulcornell.com/2007/02/canonicity-in-doctor-who.html
    Tom's Cloister Room canon episode: http://thecloisterroom.com/index.php?post_id=515580

    @ 30 minutes 42 seconds - Why might the current creative team not want to declare canon?

    Virgin New Adventures: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Virgin_New_Adventures
    Big Finish official site: http://www.bigfinish.com/Doctor-Who
    Big Finish writers: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Finish_Doctor_Who_Audio_Dramas
    RTD's interview with AVClub.com: http://www.avclub.com/articles/russell-t-davies,30869/

    @ 57 minutes - Where the fannish term 'canon' comes from:

    Ronald Knox: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Knox
    Fanlore: Sherlock Holmes:
    Knox's original essay: http://www.diogenes-club.com/studies.htm
    The Sacred Writings of Dr John H. Watson: http://www.librarything.com/work/2737484

    Bonus link!: http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=291 ;)

    Next Time

    @ 1 hour 25 minutes 50 seconds - Next time we'll be discussing Doctor Who conventions and get togethers.

    If you disagree with our opinions on canon, or have any theories of your own, or if you have more classic series or Pertwee feedback or more punk daleks, give your feedback at bridgingtherift.wordpress.com, directed @BridgingTheRift on twitter or emailed to our GoogleMail address.

    Trocking Out

    @ 1 hour 26 minutes 30 seconds - We play out with a Classic Series trock song by our guest's new band Blinovich (see Mawdryn Undead)! Exploring the ending to 1986's The Trial of a Time Lord, it's The Ultimate Foe! Check out Tom's YouTube channel VideoBloggery for the music video and another (very funny) trock song:

    The Ultimate Foe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMMsuhwZ7Bo
    Exterminate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9NLWNqC_-g
    VideoBloggery: http://www.youtube.com/user/videobloggery

  • BtR #006: The World of Fan Fiction

    4 September 2009 (12:49pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 39 minutes and 31 seconds

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    We're joined by Spider aka Spiderine on LiveJournal to discuss the different types Doctor Who Universe fan fiction and where to find them, and the legal position of transformative works.

    We also look at your feedback for our Russell T Davies episode and travel back in time to episode 5 to hear the classic series Creativity Corner we recorded with Steven.

    Show Notes Introductions

    @ 1 minute - We introduce Torchwood and New Series Doctor Who fan fiction writer Spider:


    @ 2 minutes 42 seconds - Nat will be at the Whooverville one day Doctor Who convention at the Midland Railway Centre near Ripley in Derbyshire this Sunday - that's the 6th of September - if you're attending, Nat would love to hear from you:
    http://twitter.com/thirtysix (Nat's Twitter)

    Creativity Corner

    @ 4 minutes 17 seconds - We travel back to episode 5 where we were joined by Steven from Radio Free Skaro to discuss the classic series. As we overran, this is the discussion we recorded about classic series fan creativity:

    Fan art:

    mimi-na's classic who fan art:

    Fan art of jlfletch, often used for signings:

    Fan art of harnois75 (featured in past Doctor Who Storybooks):
    (and many more)

    Fan videos:

    Babelcolour's tributes to the Doctors etc:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCZhlEdGIm0 (all stories 1963 to 2008, Eurythmics Sweet Dreams mash up)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoxQKGDPtoo (the First Doctor, Back in 64, the Ruttles)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xm26StUZVY (the Second Doctor, The Littlest Hobo)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENg0N-EC07 (the Third Doctor, Hero, Bonnie Tyler)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQfz48VJk1U (the Fifth Doctor, the Kinks Cricket)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu2061ieHSc (the Sixth Doctor, My Coat of Many Colours)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9BqnxGp4HA (the Eighth Doctor, English Man in New York)

    Farmergeddon71's Doctor Who spoofs:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmh8xeX6SG0 (Flight of the Darned)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ8bZgWEoaY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe3e5kmtduc (Five Doctors spoof parts 1 and 2)


    Correction: In episode 5 Nat stated that Harold S. recommended Captain Jack and the TARDIS by Rhodri James when in fact he recommended a filk of the same folk song, called Captain Jack and the Tardis by a filker called Crystal Paul. We apologise for confusing these two Doctor Who filks to the same tune.

    @ 14 minutes 50 seconds - We look at your feedback to episode 4 where we were joined by Kate Orman to discuss fandom's relationship with Russell T Davies:

    Three suggestions for accessories for the Russell T Davies action figure featured in Creativity Corner:

    The creator of the RTD figure, russellh is keen to hear your suggestions for accessories and may include them in an improved version! If you have more, leave yours in the comments.

    Anattendantlord provides us with context for Rona Munro's comments on romance in Doctor Who being lazy writing:

    We discuss Julian aka Braxietel's comments about whether we were too lenient on Russell T Davies.

    Spider gives her criticisms of RTD.

    Main Discussion

    @ 34 minutes - We discuss what fan fiction is, explain some common types of fics, explore Doctor Who Universe pairings and stories, and discuss disclaimers and legalities of fanfiction versus published works:

    Fanfic recommendation communities/fanfiction communities on livejournal:

    http://community.livejournal.com/Torchwood_three/ (newsletter)
    http://community.livejournal.com/who_daily/ (newsletter)


    A Teaspoon and an Open Mind: http://www.whofic.com/
    Fanfiction.net: http://www.fanfiction.net/

    The legal position of fan fiction:

    Organization for Transformative Works (OTW): http://transformativeworks.org/
    Fair Use: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use

    Fan fiction mentioned:

    The Mascot: (Steven/Hi Fi fanfiction) http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=23275
    Omnijackual: http://community.livejournal.com/omnijaxual/
    Copperbadge aka sam_storyteller: http://sam-storyteller.livejournal.com/

    Next time

    1 hour 34 minutes 15 seconds - Next episode we'll be discussing whether or not Doctor Who has a true 'canon', what canon is and what's included in it.

    Trocking Out 1 hour 35 minutes 45 seconds - We play out with Donna's Song by trock band Exerminate! from Pennsylvania, USA. You can hear more from the band at:

  • BtR #005: Appreciating the Classics

    30 August 2009 (5:02pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 51 minutes and 46 seconds

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    We're joined by Steven of Radio Free Skaro and The Chronic Hysteresis to discuss the best way for fans of the new series of Doctor Who to get into and fully appreciate the classic series.

    We also return to the trock special to discuss your suggestions for Doctor Who music we overlooked and break news of some upcoming classic series trock songs!

    Show Notes Introductions

    @ 1 minute - Steven introduces himself:

    Legopolis on Twitter
    One of the Three Who Rule from Radio Free Skaro
    The Chronic Hysteresis

    Rebuttals - Trock Opera

    @ 3 minutes - We look at more Trock fan art and your suggestions for Doctor Who music we missed:
    CHAMELEON CIRCUIT fan art by Briz of BrizyComics
    Shooting Stars - The Who (TV comedy sketch)
    Who Are They fan art by chrono01 (Based on this classic The Who album cover)
    You Really Got Me - The Tom Baker Version (Created using BT Text Message to Phone Call service, see http://tombakersays.com/)
    Filk - Captain Jack and the Doctor by Rhodri James (see songbook On The Filk Road)
    Filk - The Grandfather Clock by Cecilia Eng (Scroll down for lyrics, Available on CD, Of Shoes And Ships, Original tune, My Grandfather's Clock by Henry Clay Work)
    I Am A Dalek by The Art Attacks (Punk trock, 1977)
    Disco Davros fan art by spacecowboy76
    Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon (from the Hartnell serial The Gunfighters)

    @ 16 minutes - Upcoming classic series trock songs:

    Turn Left
    Time Agency

    Main Discussion - Getting Into The Classic Series

    The official BBC Classic Doctor Who site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/

    @ 17 minutes 30 seconds - We do we like the classic series?

    @ 27 minutes - Is Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor like James Bond?

    @ 33 minutes 50 seconds - How does the classic series differ most from modern Doctor Who?

    @ 49 minutes 50 seconds - What's the best classic story to introduce new series fans to the classic series?

    Not City of Death
    An Unearthly Child (episode 1 only)
    Horror of Fang Rock
    The Curse of Fenric
    Remembrance of the Daleks
    Mawdryn Undead

    @ 58 minutes 30 seconds - Does it depend on what the person likes?

    Character development: 5th Doctor and 7th Doctor

    Good effects: 1st minute of The Trial of a Time Lord

    No bad special effects: The Happiness Patrol, Horror of Fang Rock

    Timey Wimey: The Ark, Mawdryn Undead

    Body Horror: The Ark In Space, The Seeds of Doom

    @ 1 hour - Are the multi-Doctor stories a good introduction?

    The Five Doctors
    The Three Doctors
    But probably not The Two Doctors

    @ 1 hour 6 minutes - What's the best introduction to each Doctor's era?

    First Doctor:

    An Unearthly Child
    The Daleks
    The Aztecs

    Second Doctor:

    The Krotons
    Tomb of the Cybermen
    The Invasion

    Third Doctor:

    The Green Death
    The Time Warrior

    Fourth Doctor:

    Hinchcliffe/Holmes era:
    The Ark In Space
    Genesis of the Daleks
    Horror of Fang Rock (OK technically Williams era, but feels like H/H)

    Graham Williams era:
    The Horns of Nimon (?!)
    City of Death

    JNT era:
    Full Circle

    Fifth Doctor:

    Black Guardian Trilogy
    Time-Flight (?!)
    We couldn't agree on Resurrection of the Daleks

    Sixth Doctor:

    Trial of a Time Lord
    The Mark of the Rani
    Revelation of the Daleks
    Vengeance on Varos
    Not Timelash

    Seventh Doctor:

    Curse of Fenric
    Remembrance of the Daleks

    Eighth Doctor:

    The Big Finish Audios
    Possibly The TV Movie

    @ 1 hour 13 minutes 30 seconds - What's the best story to watch for particular recurring characters or races?


    Genesis of the Daleks
    Remembrance of the Daleks
    Reconstructions of The Power of the Daleks


    The Tomb of the Cybermen
    The Invasion


    Mind of Evil
    The Sea Devils
    The Deadly Assassin
    Planet of Fire
    New Beginnings (Keeper of Traken, Logopolis, Castrovalva)

    Sarah Jane:

    The Seeds of Doom
    The Hand of Fear


    Androids of Tara
    The Invisible Enemy
    YouTube clips of Tom Baker complaining

    The Autons:

    Spearhead from Space
    Terror of the Autons

    The Sontarans:

    The Time Warrior
    The Sontaran Experiment
    The Invasion of Time

    @ 1 hour 18 minutes 10 seconds - Other ways to get into the series:


    Gallifrey Base Forum, The Timelash
    Behind The Sofa, Stripped Down
    The Chronic Hysteresis
    The Daily Drew
    Who Daily on Livejournal
    Official BBC Worldwide Doctor Who YouTube clips

    @ 1 hour 18 minutes 10 seconds - Legal methods of experiencing missing classic series episodes:

    Telesnap Photo Novels
    Marco Polo reconstruction on The Beginning Box Set
    BBC Soundtrack CDs (Power of the Daleks has a full reconstruction)
    Target Novelisations

    @ 1 hour 34 minutes 25 seconds - Podcasts:
    Hoo on Who
    The Flashing Blade
    Radio Free Skaro
    Doctor Who Podshock
    The Tin Dog Podcast

    @ 1 hour 39 minutes 45 seconds - Fan-made Commentaries:

    Tachyon TV
    Radio Free Skaro
    A Podcast of Impossible Things
    MMM Commentaries
    Zarban.com The House of Commentaries

    @ 1 hour 45 minutes 45 seconds - Wrapping up

    Creativity Corner has been moved to next episode as we overran recording this episode. We'll try to keep to time in future episodes!

    If you have any suggestions of episodes, sites or any other ways into the classic series, please let us know via bridgingtherift.wordpress.com, in email to our GoogleMail or directed @BridgingTheRift on twitter.

    Next Time

    @ 1 hour 46 minutes 30 seconds - Next week we'll be revisiting our Russell T Davies episode with your rebuttals and discussing all things fictional in a fan fiction special.

    Trocking Out

    @ 1 hour 46 minutes 50 seconds - We play out with one of the few classic series trock songs that looks at an aspect of the history of the classic series - Gallifreyan History 101 by Chameleon Circuit, available from iTunes, Amazon MP3 and on CD. Thanks to DFTBA records and the band for permission to use this song.

  • BtR #004: Russell T Davies and Fandom

    20 August 2009 (12:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 52 minutes and 35 seconds

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    We're joined by Virgin New Adventures, BBC Eighth Doctor novels and Short Trips author Kate Orman to discuss fandom's attitudes to Russell T Davies, and how Davies refers to fandom.

    We also discuss your ideas about continuing Torchwood after Children of Earth and play out with more Time Lord Rock music.

    Show Notes Introductions

    @ 1 minute - We're joined by Virgin New Adventures, BBC Eighth Doctor Novels and Short Trips author Kate Orman:

    Kate's books on Amazon.co.uk


    @ 2 minutes - Todd's comments on episode 1

    @ 2 minutes 25 seconds - Aren't all relationships in sci-fi doomed?

    @ 10 minutes 30 seconds - Could series 4 follow a Torchwood 2 or 4 unstuck in space or time?

    @ 15 minutes 10 seconds - Could the Doctor 'help' Jack by removing his memories, as he 'helped' Donna in Journey's End?

    @ 19 minutes 50 seconds - Draculasaurus's comments on episode 2 about an American branch of Torchwood

    Creativity Corner

    @ 22 minutes 50 seconds - Russell T Davies fan art:


    Main discussion

    @ 29 minutes - Listening to some fans, you'd think Russell T Davies was the worst thing to happen to Doctor Who, why is this?

    @ 34 minutes - We discuss common fan complaints against RTD's writing:

    @ 34 minutes 20 seconds - RTD turned Doctor Who into a soap opera

    @ 38 minutes 45 seconds - Including romance is 'lazy writing'


    @ 44 minutes 15 seconds - Russell is generally a lazy writer

    Doctor Who Magazine 407's interview with Christopher H Bidmead

    @ 51 minutes 33 seconds - The character of Rose becomes unlikeable in series 2

    @ 53 minutes 10 seconds - Episodes by other writers are bad because of RTD's rewrites or influence

    @ 55 minutes 54 seconds - Isn't script edited

    @ 58 minutes - Deus Ex Machina endings (Bad at epic stories or bad at endings in general)

    @ 1 hour 7 minutes 27 seconds - Stories are too Earthbound

    @ 1 hour 15 minutes 26 seconds - Doesn't take science fiction or the future seriously

    @ 1 hour 18 minutes 53 seconds - Gay agenda


    @ 1 hour 25 minutes 32 seconds - Misuses religious imagery

    @ 1 hour 28 minutes 19 seconds - Childish humour, burping bins, farting aliens

    @ 1 hour 29 minutes 14 seconds - Just not liking the story (Nat talks about inconsistency in series 3)

    @ 1 hour 31 minutes 26 seconds - People forget that RTD is a huge fan of Doctor Who

    @ 1 hour 33 minutes 18 seconds - He's supported fan creativity and spin off media where other show runners might not

    @ 1 hour 35 minutes 30 seconds - The way RTD refers to fandom with cheeky remarks or outright dismissal

    Audience Appreciation figures

    @ 1 hour 44 minutes 40 seconds - Wrapping up

    Next Time

    @ 1 hours 46 minutes 20 seconds - We're sure that not everyone will agree with the opinions discussed in this episode. If you disagree or have any other comments, please send your feedback via bridgingtherift.wordpress.com, in email to our GoogleMail or directed @BridgingTheRift on twitter.

    Next week we'll be revisiting trock in our rebuttals section and looking at the best way for fans of the new series to explore the classic series.

    Trocking Out

    @ 1 hour 47 - We trock out to You Are Not Alone by KronksSpinachPuffs now known on YouTube as songsfrompaul. Thanks to Paul for kind permission to use this song.

  • Bridging the Rift #3 - Trock Opera

    14 August 2009 (12:49pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 43 minutes and 1 second

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    We're joined by Alex Day aka nerimon from Time Lord Rock band Chameleon Circuit to discuss trock and Doctor Who music in all its forms. We also look at fan creativity about and inspired by trock, play Alex Doctor Who music from the past and attempt to define just what trock is.

    It's a bumper length trock special!

    Show Notes Introduction

    @ 1 minute We introduce Alex and Time Lord Rock, talk about how trock got started and how we got into trock.


    @ 6 minutes 30 seconds Could there be a musical episode like Buffy's Once More With Feeling?

    @ 9 minutes 50 seconds Alex talks about his hopes that trock will bring a younger generation into Doctor Who conventions.

    @ 11 minutes Alex tells us how Chameleon Circuit started and got named.

    @ 13 minutes Which genres does trock music include?

    Giant Robot by Time Agency

    @ 15 minutes 30 seconds Where should people go if they want to start listening to trock?


    @ 18 minutes 30 seconds Is trock all about the new series or are there any classic series songs?

    @ 19 minutes 50 seconds How much of the classic series is Alex familiar with?

    Creativity Corner

    @ 23 minutes We look at the fan-made music videos for Chameleon Circuit's An Awful Lot Of Running:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvf4vIk3BP0 by smilinglimpet (Making of video)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4zNQYSsPa4 by AnermayAnimation

    @ 27 minutes 30 seconds Other videos:

    17 Ways to Define Trock by littleradge (Liam from Chameleon Circuit)

    Blink Music Video by notquitecenter

    Journey's End Music Video by thatenglishkid

    @ 29 minutes 30 seconds Fan art about Chameleon Circuit:

    http://virunee.deviantart.com/art/Chameleon-Circuit-Fanart-129239629 (Chibi band)
    http://mazzi294.deviantart.com/art/Charlie-126239297 (Pop art Charlie)
    http://chameleoncircuitfans.deviantart.com/ (deviantART CC fan club)

    @ 33 minutes Fan art about Doctor Who characters making music:

    http://jinkies36.deviantart.com/art/The-Smiths-WIP-132755352 (Nat's The Smiths work in progress)
    The cover to the Trock On compilation by SharkeyeJones
    http://sanguaze.deviantart.com/art/Rock-Band-Masters-111052247 (Doctor and the Master in a band)
    http://community.livejournal.com/doctorwhy/2008/11/14/ (From Doctor Why, the Master plays Rock Band)
    http://loonylovegood93.deviantart.com/art/Torchwood-Chibis-77722988 (Doctor and Torchwood chibis in a band)
    http://metallicfire0.deviantart.com/art/Who-Karaoke-94562809 (Doctor Who characters singing karaoke)
    http://aimeekitty.deviantart.com/art/TARDIS-karaoke-room-89695874 (Doctor singing karaoke to Jack, Martha and Donna)
    http://circusmonsters.deviantart.com/art/iOod-The-Doctor-Donna-Song-110103308 (iOod)

    @ 40 minutes 30 seconds A list of Twitter #badtrocknames, Doctor Who band name puns game.

    Discussion - Doctor Who Music

    @ 42 minutes 30 seconds How important has the Internet been to trock?

    @ 44 minutes We play Alex Doctor Who music from the past and ask if they're trock:

    I'm Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek - The Go-Go's (1960's Dalek Mania, reminds Alex of Dalek, Baby)
    Who's Who by Roberta Tovey (Susan in the Cushing Dalek movies) - 1964 (or 65?)
    Who's Doctor Who - Frazer Hines (Jamie), 1968 - Groovy! (See also, 'I'm a Time Traveller Honey And I Can't Get Away From Your Love)
    I Am The Doctor - Jon Pertwee, 1972 (competing with William Shatner there?)

    All the above tracks are available on the CD Who Is Doctor Who

    Doctor In Distress - Everyone involved in mid 1980s Doctor Who and Ian Levine (Official music video!)
    Doctorin' The Tardis - The Timelords (aka The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu later the KLF), 1988 got to Number one! (Official music video!)

    Doctorin' The Tardis mash up with Uprising by Muse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjJRZafALsk

    @ 1 hour Alex wonders if Chameleon Circuit could ever get to number one.

    @ 1 hour 2 minutes Doctor Who parody music:

    The Dalek Song (2005, based on the Llama Song, it was originally on http://artistic-insanity.net/song/daleksong.html as a flash animation)
    A Calypso With A Totally Doctor Who Twist by The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre (very silly 'educational' history of the actors who played the Doctor)

    Discussion - Filk

    @ 1 hour 4 minutes 40 seconds Examples of filk (music created by science fiction and fantasy fans) about Doctor Who:

    Who Am I by Terrance Chua, 2004 (to an acoustic Doctor Who theme)

    Timelord Shuffle by Jeff and Maya Bonhoff, 1998 (to the tune of Istanbul by They Might Be Giants)

    @ 1 hour 8 minutes 45 seconds Is trock filk or vice versa?

    @ 1 hour 11 minutes Will Wizard Rock and Time Lord Rock kill off Filk?

    @ 1 hour 12 minutes What are the differences between Trock and Filk?

    @ 1 hour 13 minutes 20 seconds Trock acts always have a band name and filk is just individuals?

    Trock artist without a band name, Tom Milsom
    Filk band Ookla The Mok

    @ 1 hour 16 minutes Filk can use existing music, does trock always use original tunes?

    @ 1 hour 17 minutes 30 seconds Why Alex wants more people to make trock music

    @ 1 hour 18 minutes Filk is more an in person phenomenon while Trock is almost entirely online?

    @ 1 hour 18 minutes 40 seconds Alex talks about the possibility of Chameleon Circuit going on tour or appearing at conventions, and the possible problems with playing live

    @ 1 hour 22 minutes 40 seconds Katrina asks about the song Rose by Geoff Smith

    Discussion - How to start making Trock

    @ 1 hour 24 minutes 30 seconds Where can someone go if they want to start making trock?

    DFTBA Records Trock On Forum

    @ 1 hour 25 minutes 50 seconds Is there an age limit to Trock?

    Raston Warrior Robot

    @ 1 hour 29 minutes 30 seconds What if you need to find other band members?

    @ 1 hour 31 minutes 30 seconds We talk about the Chameleon Circuit album and the different types of songs.

    Chameleon Circuit CD from DFTBA records
    Chameleon Circuit at Amazon MP3
    (Also on iTunes)

    @ 1 hour 33 minutes 25 seconds What do you need to start trocking?

    Discussion - Trock: What's happening at the moment?

    @ 1 hour 34 minutes 20 seconds Could there be a fan made Doctor Who musical?

    A Very Potter Musical

    @ 1 hour 35 minutes 15 seconds Is Alex writing any new trock?

    @ 1 hour 36 minutes 5 seconds Are any other trock bands close to releasing an album?

    @ 1 hour 36 minutes 30 seconds Which trock bands should people try after Chameleon Circuit?

    Turn Left
    Harmonies In Whoville
    Quantum Locked
    Mr Saxon

    @ 1 hour 37 minutes 30 seconds Alex tells us about the Trock On compilation CD:

    Trock On at Amazon MP3
    The Trock On CD from DFTBA Records
    (Also on iTunes)


    @ 1 hour 38 minutes 30 seconds If you have any other examples of old Doctor Who music, Doctor Who parody songs, trock fan art or videos, funny fake trock band names or any other Doctor Who music related creativity, please let us know in the comments!

    Next week we'll be talking about Russell T Davies' relationship with fandom. If you have any thoughts about this, please do let us know on Wordpress or via Twitter @BridgingTheRift.

    Trocking On

    @ 1 hour 39 minutes 20 seconds We play out to a trock song about writing trock songs, Doctor Who??? by Scottish trock band Harriet Jones And The Former Prime Ministers.

  • Bridging the Rift #2 - 11th Doctor 1st Filming Photos

    7 August 2009 (12:41am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 17 minutes and 33 seconds

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    When filming for the Matt Smith 2010 series of Doctor Who began, we were treated to the first pictures of the Eleventh Doctor in costume and in character, as well as our first look at the new companion and a newly regenerated Tardis exterior. Without mentioning plot spoilers, we discuss the fandom's reaction to these and speculate about what they mean.

    We also look at the surprising news that series 5 will be produced and marketed as 'Series 1'.

    Our guest panellist is Erik, previously heard on our Radio Free Skaro Wednesday Cutaway 'Pilot', who can be found on Twitter as @sjcaustenite.

    Show Notes Rebuttals

    We recorded this episode immediately after releasing episode 1 due to Nat attending a convention. However we discussed:

    @ minutes - Could Torchwood series 4 be filmed and set in America? Based on comments by LiveJournal user the-magician.

    @ minutes - We responded to an interview with io9 where RTD confirmed that any future series would definitely be in the mini series format.

    Creativity Corner

    @ 14 minutes - We look at the first fan art responses to the Eleventh Doctor's costume and discuss the difficulty of creating fan art and caricatures with only still images or publicity photos:


    @ 27 minutes - We look at location filming 'cat macros' from LiveJournal community I Has A Tardis:



    We have a plot-spoiler-free but speculation-filled discussion about the first location pictures:

    @ 31 minutes - The Eleventh Doctor's costume

    @ 50 minutes - Amy Pond's name and costume

    @ 58 minutes - The revamped or 'reset' Tardis Exterior

    And then:

    @ 1 hour 8 minutes - We look at the fan reaction to news from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine that the 2010 series will be marketed as 'Series 1'.

    Next Time

    @ 1 hour 13 minutes - Episode 3 will be a Trock special, as this week marks the first anniversary of the 'founding' of the Time Lord Rock genre.

    Trocking Out

    @ 1 hour 14 minutes - We play out with the first self-described trock song, An Awful Lot Of Running by Chameleon Circuit, which is on their self-titled debut album available on CD from DFTBA records and to download from Amazon MP3 and iTunes.

    Thanks to Chameleon Circuit and DFTBA records for kind permission to use this track.

  • Bridging the Rift #1 - Torchwood: What Happens Next?

    30 July 2009 (2:44pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 7 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Following the dramatic events of Torchwood: Children of Earth, this episode we're looking at the creative reaction and discussing what might happen next with Torchwood series 4, including a discussion of if there should even be a series 4 at all. Our guest panellist is Liz from Doctor Who fan fiction archive A Teaspoon And An Open Mind also known as Calapine on LiveJournal: http://www.whofic.com/ http://calapine.livejournal.com/ Show Notes: Rebuttals We briefly discuss feedback to our backdoor pilot episode, Radio Free Skaro Wednesday Cutaway. See the comments on that post for an excellent follow up discussion: http://radiofreeskaro.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/radio-free-skaro-wednesday-cutaway/#comments Creativity Corner After Torchwood: Children of Earth, we look at fan creative reactions to 'the unhappy event': uWho: Children of Earth Day 3: http://spune-who.deviantart.com/art/uWho-Torchwood-CoE-Day-3-128876962 Children of Earth - Mad World: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REbY9-9PYKo Endgame off the Board (Or, The Life and Times of Pieces Already Taken): http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=31803 Partial silhouette pencil Torchwood drawings by deviantART user illgetmerope: http://illgetmerope.deviantart.com/gallery/ We also listen to a brief clip of Lloyd in the Void by Technicolour Chaos available in full from their MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/touchwoodthankyou (and on Trock On, see below) Discussion We discuss various characters and whether we'd like to see them back in series 4. Official BBC character key: http://www.bbc.co.uk/torchwood/characters/ We speculate about if there'll be a series 4 and reference the following interviews: http://www.comicmix.com/news/2009/07/25/exclusive-torchwood-picked-up-for-another-season-by-bbc/ http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/07/24/backlash-shmacklash-thats-torchwood-creator-russell-t-davies-reaction-to-the-outcry-over-the-death-of-gareth-david-lloyds/ We discuss Nat's alternative ideas for continuing after Children of Earth, as previously posted on LiveJournal: http://36.livejournal.com/819006.html Next Time In episode 2 we'll be discussing fandom's reactions to the new Eleventh Doctor costume, Amy Pond, the Tardis exterior and the series 5 or series 1 naming controversy. There'll also be more Time Lord Rock and plenty of other creative pursuits! Trocking Out We play out with When Autons Attack by Turn Left: http://www.myspace.com/thegeekchicband The song's on the up coming Time Lord Rock compilation album Trock On available for pre-order from DFTBA records: http://store.dftba.com/product/trock-on-pre-order From the 6th of August you can also buy it from Amazon MP3 and soon after from iTunes: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trock-Collection-Doctor-Inspired-Songs/dp/B002HQ4CEK/ Thanks to Georgia of Turn Left for kind permission to use this track. We recommend you also visit Georgia's excellent Time Lord Rock News, a fantastic source of information on new trock songs, bands and releases: http://timelordrock.wordpress.com/

  • Bridging the Rift #0 - Promo

    27 July 2009 (11:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 1 minutes and 26 seconds

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    A short promo for Bridging the Rift: Bringing The Doctor Who Universe Together, a podcast about the Doctor Who Universe fandom, its discussions and creative pursuits.

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