“Strangeness in Space”: Sophie Aldred blasts off again in sci-fi comedy series!


(Re)Generation Who guest Sophie Aldred has been flexing her sci-fi muscles again recently — this time alongside comedy duo Trev and Simon, along with a variety of guest actors whose names may also be familiar to Whovians.

Trev and Simon’s crowdfunded podcast, Strangeness in Space, follows three space-stranded humans — a NASA gift shop manager named Sophie and an 80s synth-pop duo who call themselves Pink Custard — as they orbit the distant planet Mirth in a damaged spacecraft. When trouble strikes (and it does), the trio descend to the surface of Mirth to find an answer to their problems… which generally means finding more problems along the way. On board with them is the robot LEMON, voiced by Barnaby Edwards (familiar to Who fans for his regular role as a Dalek operator), and the surface of Mirth is populated by a variety of friends and foes whose voices may ring a bell as well.

While fiction and comedy podcasts are (fortunately) not in short supply these days, Strangeness in Space feels much more like a spiritual successor to the broadcast radio drama tradition that, while still alive in the UK, dwindled in America decades ago. It’s Red Dwarf through the lens of Firesign Theatre, with humour that fluctuates between irreverent and surreal without ever being in danger of leaving the listener behind. Even though it’s not performed in front of a live studio audience, it follows the same beats and cues as The Goon Show and others of that nature that were. Even the fourth-wall breaking — practically a requirement in comedy nowadays — is done in inventive ways.

Episode 2 drops this Saturday, and features guest performances by Rufus Hound, Peter Guinness, and Carol Cleveland. It also finds Sophie back in surprisingly familiar territory as she meets — well, we don’t want to spoil the surprise. All we’ll say is names can be deceiving.

You can listen to the first episode free right now on their website, strangenessinspace.com, or click here to subscribe on iTunes. And if you like what you hear, consider supporting the podcast so they can continue to bring you more spaced-out comedy!


Guest Announcements: Big Finish, the return of Ace, and the Fifth Doctor!

Those who were on hand for last night’s Google Hangout were the first to hear not one, not two, not three… but four big guest announcements for (Re)Gen 2016!


First, we’re excited to be bringing back Sophie Aldred, who played Seventh Doctor companion Ace. Sophie was a big hit this year at her panels, and we can’t wait to see the fun and excitement she’ll bring to our event again next year!

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By popular request, we’re also bringing Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nick Briggs from Big Finish! Jason is Big Finish’s managing director and has produced more than a thousand popular audio and radio plays for Doctor Who and related lines. Nick, in addition to serving as a writer and producer for Big Finish, will also be familiar to Whovians as the modern voice of the Daleks, Cybermen, Judoon, and more.



And finally (at least for now!), we’re happy to announce that Fifth Doctor Peter Davison will be joining us at (Re)Gen for 2016! In addition to his time as the Doctor, Davison has been active in connecting to the Doctor Who fandom via projects like last year’s BBC America specials “The Ultimate Time Lord” and “The Ultimate Companion” and the 50th anniversary special The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.

If you’d like to see the video of our hangout for yourself, you can watch it here! We also discuss other recent OnezumiVerse projects, the upcoming Whoniverse book by Lance Parkin, and our plans for a more regular hangout/web show on a variety of geeky topics.

There are still plenty of surprises in the works, from guests to programming, so stay tuned for new announcements in future!


Timey Tardis’s Doctor Who Series 9 premiere vlog is here!

If you liked Sammy’s on-site interviews and impressions of the Doctor Who series 9 premiere, you can catch more of his day in his latest vlog!

Join Sammy as he goes camera shopping, meets up with our showrunner Oni for dinner, shows off his premiere night swag, and more!

If you like the videos on Timey Tardis, be sure to subscribe for all the latest coolness!


G+ Hangout tonight at 7 PM: more guest announcements!

It’s that time again — time to chat with the ReGenerators, let you know what we’ve been up to, and announce some big news for 2016!

RSVP for our G+ hangout with Oni, Hark, and Kara tonight at 7 PM Eastern by clicking here. As always, our guest announcements will go up on social media as soon as we’ve announced them, and our hangout will be able to watch again on YouTube later if you have to miss it.

See you all tonight!


Timey Tardis Presents the Series 9 Premiere in New York!

Our friend, 13-year-old YouTuber Sammy (a.k.a. Timey Tardis), attended the New York premiere of Doctor Who Series 9 with showrunner Oni Hartstein. We saw her side of it — now check out his coverage of the premiere!

In this video, Sammy interviews fans, BBC America sorts, and Oni, as well as giving his thoughts on The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar (spoiler-free, of course!).

There’s more coming soon, so be sure to subscribe to his YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of it!

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