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"Hold on there, old guy, Chang Lee will help you out."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 222
Running Time: 1:50:32
Interview with Yee Jee Tso (Chang Lee in the 1996 movie), Tara Wheeler talks about tracking down David Tennant, Billy Davis files a report from Dragon*Con with Frazer Hines, Doctor Who: The Forgotten Army and Doctor Who: Podshock in New York City, join us for the next 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy, and more. Dedicated to the memory of David Jennings ("Adric Antfarm").
We had the pleasure of meeting Karen Gillan (Amy Pond in Doctor Who) this past April (2010) covering the event for Doctor Who: Podshock. Although we were there chiefly to record audio and shot still photos, we did manage to capture some short video of the red carpet interviews (thanks to the iPhone 3GS). This is one.
This is Karen Gillan at the US premiere of Doctor Who (the 1st Matt Smith series) at the Paley Center for Media in NYC speaking of going from her first role in Doctor Who (The Fires of Pompeii) to a full time companion.
Over the past few months we have been discussing having some sort of special anniversary event to mark the occasion this year. You may remember last year we held an event in Manhattan for our 24th anniversary in which we paired up with a monthly DWNY meet up and brought the lovely Daphne Ashbrook (Dr. Grace Holloway from the 1996 Doctor Who movie) to the event. See Happy Anniversary to Us… for further details.
We would like to something special for our 25th as well. It would be an event in the NY area, perhaps on Long Island as that is where it all began, yet still be accessible to our friends in NYC. Maybe a dinner event? Would you be interested in attending?
It was a quarter of century ago today, as hard as it is for me believe, is when the Gallifreyan Embassy began. Unbeknownst at the time, it was the day after the Discovery Channel was launched. It was also the day after the launch of the space shuttle Discovery (STS-51-G) which marked the first Arab and Muslim in space (payload specialist Sultan bin Salman bin Adulaziz Al Saud). Yes, it was 1985. Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Commodore launches the Amiga personal computer while NeXT is founded by Steve Jobs after leaving Apple Computer.
Just two weeks before we went Back to the Future in the theaters, the Gallifreyan Embassy of Long Island officially began.
"Why are Earth people so parochial?"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 207
Running Time: 1:25:13
Live from Fiddlesticks Pub and Grill in Manhattan (NYC), we interview the writers/editors of the new book, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who including Anthony S. Burdge, Jessica Burke, Kristine Larson, and Melody Green.
Dedicated to the memory of Alexei Kondratiev
BBCAMERICA.com sat down with Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) for an interview at Thom Bar in NYC. She talks about her personal style, her love of Elvis, and her first time in New York City. And she shows us her really fabulous Alexander McQueen bag!
This past Thursday (May 20, 2010), Doctor Who: Podshock recorded a live show at the book launch party for The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who. Taking place at Fiddlesticks Pub & Grill in Manhattan (NYC), Ken, Billy and I arrived to see the venue was swarming with activity. Having passed it many times, I believe I have a vague memory being a patron there some years ago. I can recommend their veggie burgers (Ken and Billy equally recommend their other burgers).
Doctor Who crew and cast at the Paley Center for Media in April 2010. We were there covering the event for Doctor Who: Podshock.
(L-R) Executive Producers Beth Willis and Piers Wenger, Matt Smith (11th Doctor), Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat, and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond).
Photo by Louis Trapani
Producer John Nathan-Turner addressing a crowd of fans while in New York. He had been in the WLIW studios the day before on Long Island, and the next day he was in Manhattan for a convention taking place in March 1985.
We interviewed JNT on several occasions, listen to one of our first in Doctor Who: Podshock 168 (Extra).
Photo by Louis Trapani
|Event:||Doctor Who: Podshock at The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who Book Launch Event in NYC|
|When:||Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 7pm EDT|
|Where:||Fiddlesticks Pub & Grill
56 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY
As previously reported, there are several New York events (and one in London) relating to the release of the book, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who (available now on Amazon US) (see Two of Four NY Events Scheduled for the Book, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who) we are now excited to announce another at 7pm on Thursday, the 20th of May at The Way Station (note new location) Fiddlesticks. We are especially excited about this particular event because Doctor Who: Podshock will be joining editor/contributors Anthony S Burdge, Jessica Burke, Kristine Larsen along with fact checker/contributor Barnaby Edwards (of DWNY, Who York, and who maintains a blog here with us), and contributor Melody Green.
You can hear Anthony S Burdge report on the recent East Village Cinema event with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Steven Moffat attending recently on Doctor Who: Podshock 192 and Doctor Who: Podshock 193 as well as with Jessica Burke on our recent live shows reviewing new episodes of Doctor Who.
For the first time in more than a decade, Sylvester McCoy (the 7th Doctor from 1987-1989 and the 1996 TV movie) will be appearing at a New York event. On Sunday, the 16th of May 2010, Sylvester returns to New York for a Who York event at Cafe 50 (in Manhattan) starting at 6:30pm.
To our understanding the event is already sold out. Tickets were only $20 each. There may be some available the door, but contact Who York (http://whoyork.com) ahead of time to be sure. In addition, Sylvester will be signing items (yours or one picked up at the event) for $20.
Check out this exclusive video from BBC America of Matt Smith in Thom Bar after the NYC Apple Store event. He talks about his love for rap music, his Broadway dreams, what he thinks about NYC, etc.
"Look at you. Oh you sexy thing! Look at you!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 193 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 0:40:11
In this Doctor Who: Podshock Extra Edition we have more of our interviews of Matt Smith and Karen Gillan from the red carpet. We continue our coverage of the New York Doctor Who events including insights gained from the Q and A at the Paley Center such as the origins of the 11th Doctor saying "Geronimo," Steven Moffat's The Eleventh Hour script, which historical event would Matt and Karen most like to visit in a story, and more. Plus our "carcast" recorded immediately following the screening at the Paley Center where we give our initial take on the evening's events, meeting Murray Gold, etc.. In addition, Anthony Burdge is back reporting in wrapping up the East Village Cinema event.
Anthony S Burdge, contributing author and editor of the book, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who who you may have heard reporting from the East Village Cinema in Doctor Who: Podshock 192 has announced two of four New York City book signing events in addition to one in the UK.
There two Staten Island events:
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Staten Island - Borders Express
Street: 2655 Richmond Avenue
City/Town: Staten Island, NY
Date: Monday, May 24, 2010
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: NYPL Tottenville Branch
Street: 7430 Amboy Road
City/Town: Staten Island, NY
There will be two other NYC events to be announced soon taking place on May 20th in Brooklyn and May 27th in Manhattan.
In the UK:
"Hello. I'm the Doctor. Basically… run!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 192
Running Time: 0:50:05
We interview Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger, Beth Willis and others in NYC (part 1 of our coverage of the New York Doctor Who events of April 2010 at the Paley Center for Media, the Apple SoHo store, and the East Village Cinema), plus Paul Castle at Gallifrey 21 discusses his book, Shooty Dog Thing.