Saturday, 28 April 2012

Whovian Extras for Saturday, April 28, 2012

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

Todays picture is The Doctor by ccchartrand.

Todays Jigsaw...
preview150 pieceDestiny of the Daleks by westleyjsmith
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The Daily P.O.P. has Doctor Who SDCC 2012 action figure excl revealed! This year will apparently see two versions of Third Doctor companion Jo Grant, played by Katy Manning. A charmingly daffy and bubbly personality, Manning played the part for three years alongside Jon and even returned to co-star with the late Lis Sladen in the Sarah Jane Adventures....

WhoTube....

331Erock has Dr. Who Meets Metal (Ed: thanks to tristan avedon for the heads up).

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

Earth Station Who has Episode 4: The War Games. The 50th story in the franchise is a marathon, not a sprint, to the finish of the Patrick Troughton era. Mike, Mike, and Dave enlist in The War Games with some assistance from “The Ten Doctors” cartoonist, Rich Morris. As we say goodbye to The Second Doctor, we say “Howdy!” to the Time Lords and some other important elements that would shape the DWU for years to come.

The Ood Cast has S04E12 – The Ood Cast Awards. A little late to capitalise on the awards season, perhaps, but the fevered minds at The Ood Cast are rolling out the red carpet for the great, the good and the naggingly-unsatisfactory-in-some-minor-way to assess Series 6 as a whole and divvy up some hand-cast trinkets to the things we loved and those we loved a little less.

Tid-Bits...

Nothing But Words has Kai’s Lego Version of Dr. Who’s Tardis.

The Doctor Who Site has K9 4? Official Collector’s Figurine – Pictures. Who let the dog out? Humanity’s best friend K9 gets a complete 21st Century makeover as he wags his way into his own TV series...

RedBubble has Nintendo: NES Doctor Who The Game. A Nintendo NES cartridge design for a Doctor Who game.

Deviant Art has Peri and the Time Cat (2012) by SteveAndrew.

Review's Roundup...

Doctor Who TV has The Case For…The Leisure Hive. “You mentioned Foamasi?” Well, during the summer of 1980, someone did – in fact a lot of people did as the final season of the fourth Doctor hit the nation’s T.V. screens. This story ushered in what is commonly considered to be the most controversial era of Who as new producer, John Nathan-Turner, took the helm from the show’s previous guiding light, Graham Williams....

Tea with Morbius has The Brain of Morbius, is an adaptation and re-telling of the story of Frankenstein and his monster, with all of the Hollywood trappings of that story. This is not in itself a bad thing. Doctor Who has often thrived on borrowing and adapting other stories. In particular, Brain of Morbius adds some very interesting elements to the story, with the renegade Time Lord Morbius and the Sisterhood of Karn. This delightful borrowing is perhaps overshadowed buy the fact that every other story in this period of Doctor Who was in some way an adaptation of a classic story or movie. For all the brilliance of this serial, it is a reminder of just how much a one-trick pony the Hinchliffe era was...

Siskoid's Blog of Geekery has Doctor Who 158: The Macra Terror Part 4. There are a lot of visuals I'm keenly missing in this episode. The Doctor is obviously being a pest, but we can't see his antics. There's Jamie's protracted escape through the tunnels. There's whatever sense of scope was achieved with the room full of Macra. And there's Jamie dancing the "Highland Fling"....

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