Bridging the Rift #16: All Eyes on America

February 20, 2010

Subwave Network album artKatrina, 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


@ 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.


@ 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:

The Blue Peter Design A Tardis Console competition has been judged and fan creativity will once more be seen in the show:
Winning design:

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:
Cover wallpaper:


@ 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:

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.
Program and Events:
Con Schedule:

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.
Sam Storyteller’s Chicago-based AU Torchwood fan fiction:


@ 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 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: