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Can Star Trek Continue? [VIDEO]

Star Trek Continues

Can the original Star Trek series continue on its five year mission where it left off in 1969? The creators of Star Trek Continues think so. 

The original Star Trek series has been recast and is attempting to pick up immediately where the original series left off before it was cancelled. Can they bring back the magic of the original series in this new web-based series? Perhaps if they stay true to the spirit of the original series and the vision of Gene Roddenberry and those that shaped the original production (at least for the first two seasons) they can.

A Classic Interview with the Late Mary Tamm, The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman Interviewed in Doctor Who: Podshock 276

Doctor Who: Podshock 276

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 276
Running Time: 2:02:42

A classic interview with Mary Tamm (Romana 1), 'The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman' Editors Anthony S. Burdge and Jessica Burke, plus other Doctor Who related news, feedback (Blue Box Bill, John M, Ruth Kubierschky, Stephen), and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Ian Bisset, and Taras Hnatyshyn, with Chuck Rabb.

Let the Wookiee Win! Chewie Gets His Own Movie

Peter Mayhew, the actor who plays Chewbacca (Chewie) in the Star Wars saga will be getting his own movie reports Hollywood Reporter. It's not a movie taking place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but rather one taking place some 36 or so years ago around the making of the original Star Wars film (A New Hope) released in 1977.

New iPhone Next Month? [VIDEO]

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Is it the sunset weeks for my iPhone 4 now?

I vividly remember that June day in 2010 waiting on line at Apple for the latest and greatest iPhone, the iPhone 4. It was an usually hot day for June. It was not the first time I found myself on line for the new iPhone. I had done it before just the year before for the iPhone 3GS. Two years before that, it was for the original iPhone in 2007. I had skipped the iPhone 3G to make my first iPhone upgrade to be the 3GS. I didn't think I had a choice because I locked into my 2 year contract with AT&T. Even though I think they allowed me upgrade after 18 months, it would mean getting a new iPhone just six months before a new one was released. I figured I would simply hold out for the new one.

Mary Tamm Dies and other Doctor Who News, the Passing of Caroline John, and More in Doctor Who: Podshock 275

Doctor Who: Podshock 275

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 275
Running Time: 1:34:42

Mary Tamm (Romana 1) dies, Tom Baker rumours, plus other Doctor Who related news, feedback on the passing of Caroline John (Justin from Ohio), and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, and Ian Bisset.

The Entire Jon Preddle Interview Featured In This Doctor Who: Podshock 274 Extra Edition

Doctor Who: Podshock 274

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 274 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:47:30

In this Extra Edition of Doctor Who: Podshock we feature the entire interview with Jon Preddle (author of Timelink, BroaDWcast) in which we featured a portion of in Doctor Who: Podshock 271.

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Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, and Ian Bisset.

You can preview this Extra Edition by listening to Doctor Who: Podshock 271 in which featured a portion of this interview included in this episode.

Caroline John Dies at 71, We Discuss Fan's Favourite Doctor Who "Monsters," news, feedback and more in Doctor Who: Podshock 273

Doctor Who: Podshock 273

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 273
Running Time: 1:51:46

Caroline John (Liz Shaw) dies, Fan's favourite Doctor Who "Monsters," plus Doctor Who related news, feedback (D Scott 750, Justin from Ohio, Greg from Florida, BlueBox Bill), and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, and Ian Bisset.

We Review the First Doctor Who Spin-Off Production, K-9 and Company in Doctor Who: Podshock 272 Extra Edition

Doctor Who: Podshock 272 Extra Edition

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 272 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:12:41

In this Extra Edition of Doctor Who: Podshock we give our review of the first Doctor Who spin-off production, K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend starring Elisabeth Sladen and John Leeson, plus Doctor Who related news and more.

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Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Dave Cooper ( @daveac ), Graeme Sheridan ( @The2ndDoctor ), and Ian Bisset ( @The6thDoctor ).

An Interview with Jon Preddle, News, Feedback, and More in Doctor Who: Podshock 271

Doctor Who: Podshock 271

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 271
Running Time: 2:17:11

A special double-length episode: Jon Preddle (author of Timelink, BroaDWcast), plus Doctor Who related news, feedback (Justin from Ohio, Whoviac, Michael House), and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, and Ian Bisset.

Why May 25th is Star Wars Day. Celebrating 35 Years of the Force [VIDEO]

It feels like it was just the other day I was writing about the 32nd anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back because it was just the other day (it was Monday, May 21st). Though there wouldn't had been a Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, if there wasn't for Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope, or as we knew the film back in 1977, simply "Star Wars."

Has it really been 35 years? Indeed it has though it is difficult to swallow at times. I am an original Star Wars fan. I was 11 when the film opened and it changed my life. I had always been a science fiction fan, but I knew from the very first frames of this movie that this was going to be a game-changer. Seeing that Imperial Stardestroyer fly overhead, lasers shooting over the screen, explosions that rattled the seats next to me in the theaters, I hadn't seen or experienced anything like this before that time.

Why is May 25th the real "Star Wars Day"? The date actually has significance. It was the day the film opened in 1977. It didn't have the same fanfare as the opening of the subsequent movies in the saga, and far fewer screens which it could had been seen on back then. Though it was a different time then. Sure, a couple years before we had Jaws which may had brought in the tradition of "summer blockbusters" in the movie business, but it was Star Wars that really cemented it in.

32 Years Strike Back! Happy Anniversary to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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It is unimaginable that it has been so long ago. It was 32 years ago on May 21, 1980 that I found myself standing in a long line to see the first sequel in the Star Wars saga, The Empire Strikes Back. At the time, 3 years seemed like a long wait after the original Star Wars film, it's difficult to think that it's been 35 years now since the opening of that movie (more on that later this week).

In the video below I recall some distant memories from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… well, 32 years ago at least in a movie theater. What were you doing 32 years ago?

We Review the Doctor Who DVD - The Invisible Enemy in Doctor Who: Podshock 270

Doctor Who: Podshock 270

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 270
Running Time: 1:42:29

We review the Doctor Who DVD - The Invisible Enemy, plus Doctor Who related news, feedback (Keith), and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, and Ian Bisset.

Blogworld and New Media Expo Back in NY

Chris Pirillo interviewing at #BWENY Podcasting Pavilion.

Last year we welcomed Blogworld and New Media Expo to New York with its first conference set in the Big Apple. Where does the time go? It's back again and once again it is at the Jacob Javitts Center in Manhattan this time in June (the 5th-7th 2012). 

At last year's event, I met several listeners as well as fellow podcasters and new media producers there. If you are going this year, be sure to say hi if you spot me there. Should you attend? Here's a piece I wrote a few years ago, but it still applies today: 5 Reasons to go to Blogworld & New Media Expo

If you hurry, you can still get the early bird discount on admission (ending tonight). Save an additional 10% NOW on your Early Bird Blog World New York 2012 registration with the code "BWAPVIP10"! Register now to save!

Doctor Who in NYC and Other News Plus Feedback Are Included in Doctor Who: Podshock 269

Doctor Who: Podshock 269

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 269
Running Time: 1:35:08

Doctor Who related news, feedback (Gary, Scott, Blue Box Bill), and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, and Taras Hnatyshyn.

New Companion, Trailer, and other news discussed in Doctor Who: Podshock 268

Doctor Who: Podshock 268

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 268
Running Time: 1:25:00

A new companion, new promo trailer, other news, feedback (Greg, Scott, MP, Daisy), and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, Graeme Sheridan, and Taras Hnatyshyn.

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