Saturday, 7 April 2012

Whovian Extras for Saturday, April 07, 2012

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

Todays picture is The Doctor's Wife by Vault--Girl.

Todays Jigsaw...
preview128 pieceThe Doctor's Name by mangafan2000
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BBC America - Anglophenia has Doctor Who Rogues Gallery: The Daleks. If you could boil the barnstorming early success of Doctor Who down to one element, it would be the Daleks. After their appearance in the Doctor’s second TV adventure – written by Terry Nation, who deserves eternal praise – they not only became a national obsession and a merchandising goldmine, they set the template for all stories to follow....

Miscellanious News

  • Whats on TV - Billie Piper welcomes second son
    Former Doctor Who star Billie Piper has given birth to a baby boy, her second son with actor husband Laurence Fox. The actor broke the news of the new arrival - who was born on Thursday - via his Twitter page, saying, "One born every minute. We had our minute today. Couldn't be happier. Beautiful boy. Everybody fine"...

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

The Untempered Schism Podcast has Episode 41 : The Robots of Death. The Fourth Doctor shows his usual impeccable timing as he and Leela arrive onto a giant sandminer when the crew starts turning up dead. With a name like The Robots of Death you can guess that the robots are the ones doing the killing. Not that such a thing should even be possible, but when did that ever stop an evil madman?

The Big Finish Podcast has April 001: This Month's Releases. Happy Easter everyone! While you're unwrapping all the chocolatey goodness you can prise into your face, why not have a listen to the latest Big Finish podcast? Nick Briggs and Paul Spragg are back on deck to provide everything you need to know about this month's releases... and more! Clips abound as we preview Doctor Who releases The Emerald Tiger, Energy of the Daleks and The Wanderer, plus Dark Shadows: Dress Me in Dark Dreams and Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Perfidious Mariner....

Tid-Bits...

The Daily Dalek has An Ood fish is certainly a very Odd Fish. This Fan Art started it’s life as a conversation with illustrator Phillip Blackman, aka @NobbyNobody on Twitter, about my word blindness and his colour blindness. A fortuitous case of the blind leading the blind.

RedBubble.com has Silurian by loogyhead.

Review's Roundup...

stuartreviewsstuff has Doctor Who Review: Terror of the Autons (or ‘Barry Letts Has a New Toy’). "Sometimes a story surprises me. When I started my run-through there was no way – for example – that I thought I would be so critical of Fury from the Deep, or that I would rate the Underwater Menace so highly. So it’s nice to have my perceptions challenged while watching a show I thought I had completely sussed...."

The Daily P.O.P. has Big Finish - The Companion Chronicles ‘Old Soldiers’. Nursing a glass of whiskey, the Brigadier reminisces about his past, and his turbulent camaraderie with the Doctor during his years in U.N.I.T. Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart has the unique honor of meeting every single incarnation of the Doctor on screen or in audio up to the Eighth, played by Paul McGann. As a military man, his understanding of what was possible became more malleable thanks to his collaboration with the Doctor where he met foes from the past and intruders from the stars. The most unlikely of everyday objects became deadly, shop window dummies took on lives of their own and mythical creatures stalked the sewers as well as the countryside....

Adventures with the Wife in Space has Planet of Evil. It’s a grumble with a jungle…

Tea with Morbius has Rags, by Mick Lewis. This novel is about punk rock. That in itself is an interesting topic because until the McCoy era, there are no visual references to punk in Doctor Who. The show and its writers appear to have largely ignored the punk movement when it was at its most prominent. While the New Adventure novel No Future dealt with the DIY performance side of punk, this novel deals with the nastier, more disturbing side of the movement and how the music was associated with a savage urge to deal out physical violence....

Siskoid's Blog of Geekery has Doctor Who 137: The Power of the Daleks Part 1. The second Doctor's first appearance, but the colony on Vulcan think he's the Examiner come to inspect the Dalek capsule they've found....

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