Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Whovian Extras for Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Editor's bit...
(Dave Lewis 'The Mad Man with a Blue Blog')

Todays picture is Dr Who 2010 by Harnois75.

The good old Beeb has now released the news that David Bradley, Rupert Graves and Mark Williams are appearing in the show, so its no longer a spoiler but what the BBC call a 'teaser'.

Todays Jigsaw...
preview80 pieceZygon Terror by fresian-cat
Miscellanious News

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Armillary Observations has The Maturing of Dr. Who Fandom, or, 3 Reasons GallifreyOne is a Must-See for Who Fans. "When I was wee, I threw myself headlong into Doctor Who. I collected the books, watched the shows when my local stations could afford them (largely accomplished via zealous and frequent fan-run fund drives). But I ached for something more serious than the average fan ‘zine, something that could explain to my young mind why Doctor Who had lasted so long, why it was unlike any other show I’d seen, pourquoi la difference.When I started Who, it was already about fifteen years old. Next year, in 2013, Who turns fifty. Yes, the big 5-0. The longest-running science-fiction show in the world...."

Podcasts and VBlogs...
Beware most podcasts are of an adult nature and are not suitable for children.

The Doctor Who Podcast has Episode 126 – John Nathan-Turner retrospective Part 1. As everyone comes down off their post-Gallifrey 23 buzz, the team at The Doctor Who Podcast embarks on a mini project – over the next two episodes we will be looking at the era of John Nathan-Turner, the longest serving producer of Doctor Who, and a figure that has been the subject of equal parts derision and praise ever since he took on the role in the early 1980s.

Pharos Project has Episode 87: The Dog Ate Our Homework. Los Angeles in February. A large clutch of Whovians. It must be Gally.

Traveling the Vortex has Episode 60 – Where the @#$% Is Eric Roberts? (Gallifrey One 2012). Shaun and Mel’s long awaited Gallifry One: Network 23 recap. In this episode the two will recount their trip to this year’s Doctor Who convention in California, including the good with the bad. Also, we should note there is some strong (but not too strong) language in this particular episode.

Tid-Bits...

RedBubble.com has 3D Weeping Angel by zerobriant.

Review's Roundup...

planetzogblog has Doctor Who 3.1: Smith and Jones review. The plot was a bit of a mess in New Earth, although the rest of it was fun. Rose certainly accomplished what it set out to do, which was lay the foundation for the revival and introduce the characters for the 21st Century, but the plot was maybe less than satisfying. With Smith and Jones, Russell is spinning all the plates, as the plot crackles along excitingly, the characters are established for any new viewers, and the 2007 season is launched spectacularly....

Doc Oho Reviews has The Fourth Wall written by John Dorney and directed by Nicholas Briggs. Business is bad for intergalactic media mogul Augustus Scullop, whose Trans-Gal empire is on the rocks. But, having retreated to his own private planet, Transmission, Scullop is about to gamble his fortune on a new show, made with an entirely new technology. And the name of that show… is Laser. Back in the real world, far from the realms of small screen sci-fi fantasies about monsters and aliens, the Doctor is interested only in watching Test Match cricket…

TARDIS Eruditorum has We've Materialised With Considerable Finesse (Castrovalva). "The fact that my entrance to Doctor Who came at the end of the Pertwee era meant that I remained absent for that in the blog. I was present for the Hinchcliffe era, but those were the stories I watched in 6th grade, largely. The Williams era I missed, but as I noted in passing on The Keeper of Traken, with Warrior’s Gate 4 watched I have now hit the point where I have, in fact, seen every single existent episode of Doctor Who, save, of course, the two as of yet unreleased missing episodes..."

Classical Gallifrey has Serial 153: Silver Nemesis. Written by novice writer Kevin Clarke and directed by incredibly seasoned director Chris Clough (known for “Ultimate Foe” and “The Happiness Patrol”, among others), “Silver Nemesis” had a bunch of production snafus, including a very limited rehearsal time that resulted in all three episodes running long, actors not being available and showing up when they were supposed to, and location mishaps....

Radio Times has Doctor Who: The Five Doctors. The first three Doctors and various companions are seized by a time scoop and deposited in the Death Zone on Gallifrey, a wilderness where forbidden games once took place. With the fourth Doctor trapped in a vortex, the fifth Doctor must enter the Zone and find his other selves. They come under attack from a Dalek, the Cybermen and a Yeti, but the Time Lord High Council enlists the Master to lend assistance. Paths converge on the Dark Tower and the Tomb of Rassilon. President Borusa has used the Doctors to breach the tower’s defences. He seeks the Ring of Rassilon to gain immortality and become President Eternal....

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