Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Whovian Extras for Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Editor's bit...

(Dave Lewis 'The Mad Man with a Blue Blog')

Todays picture is Tomb of the Cybermen by Chrisofedf. "Battered, defeated, their home-world burnt away and their Space fleet destroyed, the last remnants of the Cybermen flee to the Ice Planet Telos, Their plan, to bury themselves deep inside the planet and wait. Wait for thousands of years until they become legend and curious people come looking them, not knowing the danger they face..."

Todays Jigsaw...

preview70 pieceThe Doctor and Amy by Kumu18

 Scanner selected posts...

BBC America - Anglophenia has Life Outside The TARDIS: William Hartnell. Despite appearing as a grouchy professor with a heart of gold, William forged a reputation first as a deliverer of on-stage farces, and then as a hard man actor, playing gangsters, rotters and figures of authority. In fact, while he’s principally known now as the First Doctor, he was already a hugely respected actor with a glittering career behind him when he took the job....

SFX has Recording The DVD Commentaries. Over in the corner of former Doctor Who composer Paddy Kingsland’s recording studios in Hammersmith, another former Doctor Who composer, Mark Ayres, is readying himself for an imminent “Planet Of Giants” commentary. Toby Hadoke, having just finished “The Krotons” chat-track, sidles over and informs Ayres that, “Alan Tilvern once tried selling cuckoo clocks.” “Ooh, thanks for that,” says Ayres, scribbling it down on his notepad. Tilvern, y’see, appeared in “Planet Of Giants” – so will this piece of trivia now make it into the final commentary? ...

SFX also has Blogbusters: A Doctor Who Companion Piece. "Hello everyone, welcome to Blogbusters, in which this week a group of our bloggers have crossed oceans of time to answer the one question that burns in the hearts of all Doctor Who fans. Well, the one question that burns there now that the last burning question – “Is the Eighth Doctor canon?” – has clearly been answered...."

 WhoTube....

TerrifiedDuck (Murray Gold) has southern fried who, "I got this new instrument..."



MrMattsmith0 has I Am The Doctor Dubstep.

Tid-Bits...

RedBubble.com has The Three Doctors! by DoctorJamesWF. Mashup of Doctor who with Three Stooges.

Geeks of Doom has Geek Gear: Doctor Who ‘Lords of Time’. The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at TeeFury today is a Doctor Who-themed shirt called "Lords of Time" by nakedderby. The sale began at Teefury today, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at midnight EST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

 Review's Roundup...

Classical Gallifrey has Serial 14: The Crusade. Season two of Doctor Who saw the first major paradigm shift on the show. Susan left and was replaced by Vicki (which is the obvious major shift), while behind the scenes David Whitaker stepped down as script editor and was replaced by Dennis Spooner. Whitaker stuck around, though, writing a variety of different stories all the way up until the first season of Pertwee's tenure and always doing something interesting (as Philip Sandifer is always eloquently pointing out)....

TARDIS Eruditorum has Time Can Be Rewritten 19 (Time Crash). To be fair, the problem with it is not quite that it doesn’t make sense on its own terms. If you are invested in the idea that the Doctor has a coherent “life” and that he is always the same character then, indeed, the idea of him picking favorites among his past selves is absurd and jarring. I can and will readily grant that. What I not only won’t grant but will remain openly hostile to is the idea that because there’s a context in which that exchange doesn’t make sense this constitutes a problem....

Siskoid's Blog of Geekery has Doctor Who 148: The Underwater Menace Part 2. What does this episode have in common with Galaxy 4 Part 3? Both were found in 2011, and it may be that both deserved to be missing. But where Galaxy 4 is simply noisome and boring, The Underwater Menace may have performances of interest to offer on video. Troughton's in particular....

Blogging with Badger has Big Finish Review – Doctor Who 159 – “The Emerald Tiger”. Ah, India. I’m surprised more Doctor Who stories haven’t been set there. There’s so much rich history and mythology that one would think it something of a no-brainer to do stories set there. But apparently not, as this story is the first one I’m aware of that takes place on the sub-continent. I blame it on residual guilt the Brits feel about their history there. Anyhow, does this measure up? In a word, yes. In two words, yes, mostly. In three words, don’t push it...

The Daily P.O.P. has The Companion Chronicles – The Memory Cheats. Having left Victoria in the 20th Century, the Doctor and Jamie met a brainy girl with a cute shape and a daring nerve named Zoe. An outcast in her own time, she agreed to travel with in the TARDIS to experience all that time and space could offer. During her time with the Doctor, Zoe fought the Cybermen, battled against a world of imagination and fantasy, defeated the Krotons, dueled with the Quarks and traversed several periods of Earth’s history of warfare in a single setting. Through it all, she showed that she was not only a smart lass but a resourceful one with far more potential besides....

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