Mon, 29 March 2010
T minus 5 days until The Eleventh Hour.
Welcome to this, the 2nd Mostly Harmless Cutaway. Today Eric & Megan break down the newest, latest, and greatest Doctor Who series 5 trailers and clips. They discuss:
[All of these trailers, clips, & more can be found here: http://guidetothewhoverse.tumblr.com/]
Thanks so much to Chip (@2minutetimelord) from the Two-minute Time Lord podcast for providing this episode's intro. We certainly feel his contribution adds a bit of gravitas to our humble program. Please follow the links and check out his awesome concentrated commentaries on the world of Doctor Who.
Also thanks to Radio Free Skaro for getting many of these recent series 5 clips & trailers up on their website in swift order. We really appreciate your efforts.
Disclaimer: Yes we realize that this still isn't you're beloved Hitchhiker's Guide to the Whoverse. Well, were you aware that series 5 of Doctor Who is imminent? We don't know about you, but we are super excited over here and we'd really like to talk about the new show, record our thoughts, and post them on our feed. We'd really love for all of you, our listeners, to hang around and give the new format a chance, but we understand if it's not your cup of tea. We are planning to do a ~15-20 minute MHC / Review / Discussion for each and every series 5 ep airing for approximately the next 14 weeks, hopefully to be released by that Monday following the UK/BBC airing. There are still remaining backlog HHG2W in addition to those we will continue to create so stay tuned, they will eventually appear on this feed. We hope all of you find our plans and endeavors worthwhile, this is going to be a very, very busy season for us to try and crank the podcasts out in a timely, current, and relevant matter. Please strap yourselves in, hold on tight, and whatever you do...
DON'T PANIC The MHC theme was created by Eric Escamilla.
The MHC theme was created by Eric Escamilla.
Thu, 25 March 2010
T minus 8 days until The Eleventh Hour.
In preparation for Matt Smith's opening story The Eleventh Hour premiering on the BBC, here is a re-release our condensed Minute Waters of Mars (review) from the Sci-Fi Party Line vault. The full SFPL WoM review can be heard here. Next Friday (4/2) we should be posting our follow-up abbreviated Too Minute End of Time review. And if all goes well we should have a new Mostly Harmless Cutaway coming later that weekend as well. Of course every happenstance I have just stated is most improbable so please don't hold us to any of it.
Disclaimer: Once again we've committed a classic bait and switch. You come here to this feed looking for your Hitchhiker's Guide to the Whoverse fix, but instead get sold a totally different bill of goods. Well sorry! Things could be worse. It could be 1989 and 1 of your favorite long-running programs is about to get cancelled... (The Benny Hill Show) But we digress. [You could probably listen to our minute Waters of Mars at least 5 times in the time it takes you to read the entire show notes, just saying.] We, the makers of this fine audio program in no way take any responsibity for any dissatisfaction incurred. Satisfaction, while not guaranteed, could certainly occur accidentally. And in the event of excessive moisture...
The Sci-Fi Party Line theme was created by Eric Escamilla.
Thu, 18 March 2010
And now for something completely different...
Welcome to this, the first Mostly Harmless Cutaway. Like the rest of the universe it was created with more of a whimper than a bang really. What? This wasn't what you signed up for? This isn't your beloved Hitchhiker's Guide to the Whoverse? Firstly, DON'T PANIC. Secondly, note the title: "Mosty" - "Harmless" - "Cutaway." We thought it a very apt name as it's description is written right there on the outside of the box. No intended misdirection on our part.
If you listen, (and we're sure you will) you'll hear it explained that this is simply a slight deviation from our traditional podcast format you may be accoustumed to by now. This is our producer (if you in fact believe that we have one) breaking down that 4th wall and speaking to you directly about whatever might be on his mind pertaining to the Whoverse et al.
In this MHC Eric interviews a new friend he made at the Gallifrey One convention. Megan (@meganhibner) is a cosplayer and at Gally 21 she dressed up as Sarah Jane Smith from The Hand of Fear. Also check out Megan's The Channel of Rassilon on YouTube. Remember her name, this may not be the last we hear from her...
Special thanks to John Brannigan from the Cyber Testicle Podcast for our 1st guest intro. And while you're at it, why not congradulate him on his new baby via twitter? (@cybertesticle) We've said it once, we've said it a thousand times: His is the freshest of the new batch of Doctor Who podcasts out there. And by freshest we mean most putrid, but adoringly & most entertainingly so.
Expect more MHC's in the near future, but not only that. Perhaps next Friday (3/26) we shall re-release our condensed Minute Waters of Mars (review) from the Sci-Fi Party Line vault followed by our Too Minute End of Time the Friday after (4/2) in preparation for Matt Smith's opening story The Eleventh Hour premeireing on the BBC. And yes, somewhere in there, or after, or yesterday, we shall release HHG2W #5 Hiatus. Yes, we also thought that a very appropriate title as well. ;^)
Disclaimer: We, the makers of this fine audio program in no way take any responsibity for was has just transpired... unless you liked it. There was at least 1 faux paus committed during recording of this episode, some of you may or may not notice it. For those who do, we can conditionally promise that it is highly improbable that particular something will ever happen again. Unfortunately, due to the never ceasing recession we have been forced to cut 58% of our staff. Despite such losses we are still offering this podcast to you free of charge! Please repay us by leaving a kind comment on iTunes. Or lastly, if all else fails...
The MHC theme was created by Eric Escamilla. The MHC coverart was created by Cat (@fancyfembot).
Thu, 4 March 2010
For those who don't know, yours truly attended the recent Gallifrey 21 convention in Los Angeles, CA (Feb 26-28). As you might expect, the entire experience was rather fantastic. So fantastic in fact, that days later we still haven't quite recovered. We could go on and on about all the amazing & unexpected experiences we had at the convention, but we won't. All we can say right now is that we somehow feel different, somewhat changed, when it comes to our shared love of Doctor Who.
By now we had expected to post a new(er) episode of our regular Guide to the Whoverse, but suddenly we have been left reeling, thinking, "What else can we do to reflect on the convention?" Well we're still thinking about it. Never fear, more HHG2W will eventually materialze, we're just contemplating whether we should take some time out to react to this whole affair that was Gallifrey 2010, and if so, in what way.
In the meantime, after examining Radio Free Skaro's glorious recording set-up up close and 1st hand at Gally, we are also in the process of waiting for our new microphone, etc. to come in to further improve our own audio production. [Watch this space] for more Hitchhiker's Guide to the Whoverse coming to you soon!
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm CDT