Friday, 22 June 2012

Whovian Roundup for Friday, June 22, 2012

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

Todays picture is Last of the Gadarene by Harnois75. Based on the Doctor Who novel by Mark Gatiss.

BBC Radio 4 Extra have the following scheduled for next week...

Doctor Who
Orbis 1-2/2
Lucie Miller is drawn back into the Timelord's life when she is brought to the planet Orbis, where all forms of life are facing extinction. Paul McCann (pictured above) stars as The Doctor in Nicholas Briggs's story, co-starring Sheridan Smith and Andrew Sachs.
Monday and Tuesday at 6pm and midnight

Doctor Who
The Beast of Orlok 1-2/2
Paul McGann returns as the travelling Timelord who travels back to 19 th century Germany where the stories of a legendary creature are all too real. Miriam Margolyes and Samuel Barnett star in Barnaby Edwards' sci-fi adventure.
Wednesday and Thursday at 6pm and midnight

Doctor Who
The Scapegoat 1/2
When the Tardis is dragged by a mysterious force to Nazi-occupied Paris, it’s seen as an alien invasion. Paul McGann returns as The Doctor in in this adventure by Pat Mills, which co-stars Sheridan Smith and Samantha Bond.
Friday at 6pm and midnight

Todays Jigsaw...

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Whovian News....

BBC Doctor Who has Your Top Terrors!

The first leg of our search for Doctor Who’s scariest monster has ended and your top terrors so far are the Weeping Angels, the Silence and the Vashta Nerada!

The Daleks glided into fourth place and the Peg Dolls arrived at number five, followed by the Master, Cybermen and Madame Kovarian.

But in case the monster menagerie split the vote, we now enter the second round where the question is simple: which of the villains that made the top three do you think is the scariest ever? The choice is between the Weeping Angels, the Silence and the Vashta Nerada and voting opens today.

To join in the fun, scroll down to the Weekly Vote section on our homepage, just below the galleries and Buzz section, and select your scariest ever!

io9 has How Caroline John Helped Save Doctor Who [Obituary]. Caroline John, who died earlier this month, was one of the most crucial factors in the survival of Doctor Who, our favorite time-travel TV show. She only appeared in four stories in 1970, but she was instrumental in transforming the show into something that could endure....

Chelmsford Weekly News has Maldon: Daleks invade secondary school

A group of Year 9 students in Maldon have created three life-size Daleks from a pile of scrap metal as part of a school project.

The nine boys from Plume School, Maldon built the models over seven months in their Design and Technology class.

Teacher Chris Masters, 39, came up with the project because his daughter was interested in Dr Who.

He said: “I thought it would be fun to see if it was possible to build a full-size Dalek....

Scanner selected posts...

Doctor Who TV has Legacy of the Daleks. The Daleks, one of the most iconic science-fiction villains in the history of television. For almost 50 years, the Daleks have terrorised the universe with their famous battle-cry; ‘Exterminate’. This article is dedicated to that legacy....

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

The Oncoming Storm has Episode 14: Talking with Jean Marc Lofficier. It's time to look at the world of Non fiction Doctor Who books again, and if we're gonna talk about it, why not turn to a founding father? Ashley and Josh are quite excited to welcome Jean Marc Lofficier to the podcast! We talk to Jean Marc about his works, The Doctor Who Program Guide, The Terrestrial Index, The Universal Databank, and of course, The Nth Doctor...

The Naked Scarf has The Trial Of A Time Lord 9-12 (Space Crossroads). As they inch closer towards the end of this ‘epic’ our plucky heroes must face the Freudian nightmare that is Terror Of The Vervoids. Can they survive Pip and Jane Baker without a script editor ? Just what will they think of Mel? Why is Honor Blackman wearing a track suit?  And is this really Murder On The Orient Express in space, or is it strangely closer to a certain long gone British soap opera? To misquote the Valeyard: ‘Stop the Matrix, I want to get off!’

Earth Station Who has Episode 8: Robot. Enter Tom Baker and his amazingly long run as The Fourth Doctor! It all begins with Robot. Mike, Mike, and Dave are joined by Rondo Award-Winning Artist of the Year Mark Maddox for a look at Baker’s first performance as The Doctor and discuss what made him the icon that many people still think of today as the face of the franchise.

Tid-Bits...

Doctor Puppet Tumblr has "I really needed some culture so I headed into Manhattan to visit Lincoln Center. The American Ballet Theatre was performing Romeo and Juliet, but I decided not to see it. When I get my TARDIS I think I’ll pay ol’ Will another visit and catch the original."

RedBubble.com has Cyber-Vitruvian Man by thunderossa.

Craft has How-To: Dalek Doctor Who Cake. Nancy Dorsner of Dabbled consistently creates amazing geeky cakes for her kids' birthdays, and this year was no exception. She's been posting teaser pics of this fantastic Dalek cake she made for her son, and now she has a complete tutorial for creating your own....

eBay items of interest...

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Review's Roundup...

TARDIS Eruditorum has Time Can Be Rewritten 27 (Time's Champion). Let's get one thing out of the way- this is not a good book. McKeon, who is by far the more involved writer, is a weak prosesmith at best. On top of that, the plot elevates fanwank to a profound art, relying heavily not only on Hinton's previous novels Millennial Rites and The Quantum Archangel but with heavy references to scads of other stuff. This is not in and of itself a problem, except that it seems to be the entire point of this book -  to try to fit absolutely as many existing pieces of Doctor Who together as is possible....

The Daily P.O.P. has Doctor Who and The Renaissance Man. In his continued effort to educate his ‘noble savage’ companion, the Doctor takes Leela to the Morovanian Museum, housing the pinnacle of human knowledge. Instead, they find an immaculate lawn and a rather empty building. Presiding over the entire installation is Reginald Harcourt, a man who seems to know everything that there is to know....

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