Friday, 20 April 2012

Whovian Extras for Friday, April 20, 2012

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

Todays picture is Dr Who Vs The Flying Saucers by watchall.

For those of you mad enough here's my personal Google Plus page, which covers a wide range of topics, that I'm sure only I will have the slightest interest in....

Todays Jigsaw...
preview91 pieceExterminate the Doctor by JALDABAOTH
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BBC America - Anglophenia has Doctor Who Rogues Gallery: The Autons. It’s never a bad idea for a horror story to make the audience mistrust everyday objects, especially ones which are a little eerie to start off with. Dolls, clowns, mummies, Mr Punch, even that nice Woody from Toy Story, anything which proports to be humanoid and should not move, is automatically terrifying if given some kind of internal life force. That’s why the Weeping Angels are so effective. Well that and the whole killing-you-while-you-blink thing....

Making My 5th Doctor Costume has Bonhams: 1991 - Doctor Who The Auction. "Over the past couple of years, as well as keeping up to date with the latest costume auctions, I’ve done my best to track back over the various sales held at Bonhams over the years. Their online records only go back seven years, but one sale I’ve been wanting to find out about was a dedicated Doctor Who sale from 1991. This week I managed to pick up a copy of the sale catalogue on eBay, and it makes interesting reading...."

Miscellanious News


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

The Happiness Patrol has Episode 86: Draw My Dwarf. This week Dale and Lew welcome Jon and our Happiness Patrol reporters Michelle H and Sheri S...they bring us special reports of what's shaking in the world of Doctor Who fandom from Austin, Texas and Chicago, Illinois.

Fast Return Switch has FRS 44: ‘Four To Doomsday’ Peter Davison - part two. This week Adric gets knocked unconscious. I think some other things happened maybe…

Drunken Time Travel has 2.08 The Chase. "When The Doctor and his friends discover that a group of time-travelling Daleks has orders to exterminate them, a chase across all of time and space follows. To escape, the TARDIS must travel from the desert plaet Aridus to the Empire State Building, and from a mysterious sailing to a haunted house. But there is danger waiting for the Travellers on the planet Mechanus..."

The Memory Cheats has Episode 6 - The Ambassadors of Death. Season 7, Jon Pertwee's first in the role of The Doctor, has been lauded as one Doctor Who's finest, and the third story broadcast in 1970 is the focus of this podcast. What will Josh and Steven think of the epic "The Ambassadors of Death"? Listen and find out!

Tid-Bits...

RedBubble.com has TARDIS OUTAHERE by trekspanner.

Review's Roundup...

TARDIS Eruditorum has Burn With Me (Planet of Fire). When it comes to making art, giving people what they say they want is almost always a disaster, particularly when those people are a self-selecting group of hardcore fans who are volunteering their opinions. (This is not to say that populism is a bad thing, but there’s a difference between giving people what they like and giving them what they say they want. In one you attempt to reproduce what has been successful. In another you base your aesthetic and goals off of what people say they like.....

Siskoid's Blog of Geekery has Doctor Who 150: The Underwater Menace Part 4. On audio, this is a BIG episode, featuring the destruction of Atlantis and water closing in behind the heroes. What might it have been on screen? Somehow, I'm not that confident. The flooding of the temple likely looked like an obvious miniature, but there are still some water effects that seem to stand up, like Zaroff drowning in his lair and Amdo's great big stone face turned into a fountain....

Radio Times (blog) has Attack of the Cybermen. The Doctor decides to repair the Tardis’s chameleon circuit for the first time and ends up back in the scrapyard at Totter’s Lane, in 1985. Halley’s comet is approaching Earth, and so is Mondas. The Cybermen are based in the sewers of London, where alien mercenary Lytton joins them in their plot to prevent the destruction of their original home world. They seize the Tardis and take the Doctor and Peri to the ice tombs on Telos. The Time Lord encounters the Cyber Controller again, but it transpires Lytton is really working for the Cryons, the vestiges of a race indigenous to Telos. They plan to blow up Cyber Control and the tombs…

stuartreviewsstuff has Doctor Who Review: The Claws of Axos (or ‘I Have Almost Nothing Good To Say About This Story’). It’s the first story in the run where I think ‘I wish I could skip this’. It’ll happen more and more as the series progresses (it pains me that in the near future I’ll have to watch turgid dross like Underworld, Warriors Gate – ooooh controversial – Time Flight and Terminus) but in a sound era of the show like the Pertwee era,  it’s like a blackout curtain in amongst a palace of light....

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