Thursday, 26 April 2012

Whovian Extras for Thursday, April 26, 2012

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

Todays picture is Doctor Who and Rose by icarus126.

Todays Jigsaw...
preview88 pieceAdventure In Time 8 by Kumama
Whovian News....

BBC Doctor Who has Scientific Reality Catches Up With Doctor Who?. As the Doctor is able to travel through time, it's inevitable that his adventures have given us a peek at technologies and events before we've seen them come to pass in real life! There are many examples, such as the Doctor's grand-daughter referencing decimalisation in Britain, several years before the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the UK would usher in this monetary system, and the Brigadier apparently talking to a female prime minister almost half a decade before Margaret Thatcher became the country's first female PM. But now it seems that the Doctor's old friend - his sonic screwdriver - may be one step closer to reality! Check out this BBC News report for the full story...

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Shadowlocked has The Doctor Who Column: The (occasionally excessive?) music of Doctor Who. "The scores have constantly bullied the hapless viewer into feeling the emotion that's happening on the screen. It's a bit like going to a restaurant and having the waiter constantly stand over you asking “Is everything alright?"...

The Daily P.O.P. has Is Doctor Who really all about the companion? In a recent interview posted at Den of Geek, Steven Moffat stated that “The story of Doctor Who is always the story of the companion, it’s always their story. It was Rose Tyler’s story, it’s Amy Pond’s story – the story of the time they knew the Doctor and how that began; how it developed and how it ended.” (he said lots of other things of interest, so be sure to read the article). But this struck a cord on me. Was this actually true? I decided to look back randomly at a few ‘eras’ of Doctor Who to see how this holds up.

BBC America - Anglophenia has Life Outside The TARDIS: Patrick Troughton. Whovians will tell you Patrick Troughton was the first Doctor to fully develop the character of the Doctor that we’re all familiar with today, making him flighty and mischievous, after William Hartnell’s stern, patrician Time Lord. But a quick examination of his astonishing resume serves to suggest that this is probably because character is something he excelled at, having played a part in practically every British drama in television, and carved out a respectable film career to boot....

Radio Times has Doctor Who? Play the Regeneration Game... Can you tell your Matt Smith from your William Hartnell? Take our quotes-based quiz to find out...

Miscellanious News


WhoTube....

Video Free Skaro 003. In this episode of Video Free Skaro, we visit Fan Expo Vancouver and interview Jeremy Bulloch, aka Hal the Archer and Tor from the Space Museum....and he may also have played the part of Boba Fett. We also profile the Borad, one of Doctor Who's crappiest villains, and give you the latest happenings in the world of Doctor Who.

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

The Oncoming Storm has Episode 6: BF 5 - We Ain't Afraid of No Fearmonger! Josh and Ashley face their innermost fears and discuss The Fearmonger by Jonathan Blum. There's talk of politics, modern society, and getting shot because you think you can pull off the Doctor's stick.

Traveling the Vortex has Episode 69 – War Games and Other Tangents. On this week’s show we continue to look at renegade Time Lords as we focus our review on the final Second Doctor story – The War Games. We’ll talk about the departure of Patrick Troughton’s Doctor, as well as a goodbye to his two faithful companions, Zoe and Jamie.

The Time Meddlers has Episode 11 - Steve Berry Interview. In this episode of The Time Meddlers, Ian Redman interviews Steve Berry, editor of the forthcoming ‘Behind the Sofa’ charity book. Then, he is joined by David Morgan and PCJonathan, for a chat about some news from the worlds of Doctor Who - including the casting of Jenna-Louise Coleman as the Doctor’s next companion, and much more besides!

Tid-Bits...

FWD has Tardis Built. "Words can’t explain how cool our Tardis is! It’s been an epic journey (through time and space)."

Large Journal: Doctors Name by `taeliac. "The journal fits a larger sized journal than the previous ones - this fits a Moleskien (or similar) of up to 8¼" high by around 5½" wide, and about 1" thick (that's the hardcover Moleskien I have for a sketchbook in one of these cases currently :3) The journal is replaceable, as this is just a case to hold it in, so it can be refilled when you finish up with one notebook."

RedBubble.com has Back To The TARDIS by mollypopart.

Review's Roundup...

Classical Gallifrey has Serial 59: The Daemons. The season finale to this Master season. And it's the one in which "The Master Problem" is solved "once and for all" until we get to the next appearance by him later. Regardless, it is the closing of a book of Master stories, I suppose. And it's fitting that it's a story co-written by the era's producer Barry Letts and the other half of that co-writing team is something of a "regular appearance" for the era, in that Letts's co-writer Robert Sloman would be the co-writer for the rest of the Pertwee season finales. It's one of the things I like about the Pertwee era...

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