Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Whovian Roundup for Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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

Todays picture is THE CURSE OF PELADON by DV8R71. Starring Jon Pertwee, first broadcast in 1972.

Todays Jigsaw...

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Whovian News....

BBC Doctor Who has Asylum of the Daleks

The title of the new series’ opening episode has been revealed as Asylum of the Daleks.

We confirmed back in March that the Daleks would be returning to menace the universe and even posted a few sneaky photos smuggled from set! Since then, Steven Moffat (Doctor Who’s lead writer and Executive Producer) has confirmed that the adventure will feature every kind of Dalek ever faced by the Time Lord – including the legendary Special Weapons Dalek!

The title of the new story has already increased the excitement building around it. Could the ‘asylum’ be a place or is it some sort of protection? Or does the word take on a new and sinister meaning in this adventure? It’s too early to say but we’re having fun speculating! In the meantime, we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out the answer to the crucial question: What is the Asylum of the Daleks?

Executive Producer Caro Skinner wasn’t giving much away but she did tell us, ‘This is an epic Dalek adventure that kicks off the new series in explosive style! If you think you know all there is to know about the Daleks, think again…’

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Big Finish has Doctor Who Short Trips on Special Offer. Our Doctor Who: Short Trips audio series will be on special offer, for £7.50 each or £20 for the series.The short stories are performed by William Russell, David Troughton, KatyManning, Louise Jameson, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sophie Aldred and India Fisher....

Radio Times has Doctor Who - what is the Asylum of the Daleks? Could the legendary Special Weapons Dalek be the key to understanding the series seven opening episode? “The Daleks are coming back and they’re worse than ever. Just you wait until you see what they’re going to do," Steven Moffat warned us recently. And now we know that the first episode of Doctor Who series seven will be entitled Asylum of the Daleks (as tweeted by Dalek operator Nicolas Pegg yesterday and confirmed by the official Doctor Who site). The question is what does it mean? Are we talking mad Daleks (like there's any other kind) locked away in a mental institution? Or refugee Daleks looking for sympathy and a place to stay?...

Coming Soon.....

Star Trek The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2 Number 5
The two greatest science-fiction properties of all time cross over for the first time in history, in Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2! Captain Jean-Luc Picard faces one of the most difficult decisions of his life, but the fate of the galaxy may depend on it! Can the Doctor convince him to make the correct choice? Orders for this item must be placed before 26 September from Forbidden Planet.

WhoTube....

  • Doctor Who - Orbis - Episode 1
    Lucie is kidnapped and the Doctor is living on a watery world under threat. Stars Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith and Andrew Sachs.

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

The Doctor Who Podcast has Episode 149A – Commentary for Dragonfire Episode 1. As the build up begins to our 150th episode next week, we present to you this week commentary tracks for the 150th classic series story – the Seventh Doctor adventure Dragonfire. Our story begins on Iceworld, a trading port on the dark side of planet Svartos, the Doctor chances across Sabalom Glitz and joins him on a treasure hunt in the frozen caverns of the planet where a dragon is rumored to resides. Meanwhile Mel and a recently fired waitress named Ace run afoul of Kane, the icy director of Iceworld, whose frozen touch means death.

The 20mb Doctor Who Podcast has Episode 119. On this week’s podcast Adam, Kirby, Rhys and Alicia review feedback (from Mary Lang, Ian Kirk and Jim the Fish), Gridlock and chat about news and gossip. Alicia eventually gets around to reading out this week’s top 30 Doctor Who podcasts.

Traveling the Vortex has Episode 78 – Now With Higgs Particle. In this week’s episode we review The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane story (and one of Shaun’s favorites) The Android Invasion.

Tid-Bits...

Doctor Who Magazine has DWM 449 is published on Thursday 28 June – and it's packed with all the great features that you've come to expect!

Review's Roundup...

The Daily P.O.P. has Doctor Who and The Ark in Space. The newly regenerated Doctor takes his traveling companion Sarah Jane Smith and Naval Officer Harry Sullivan for a jaunt in his TARDIS. Landing in the distant future, the travelers find that they have are on an interstellar version of Noah’s ark orbiting a scarred and barren Earth where the surviving human population waits for revival. But they are not the only trespassers on the Ark, there is an infestation of something very old and alien that is hatching its eggs in the bodies of the sleeping humans....

Bigger On The Inside has Bad Therapy. Trying to recover from the loss of Roz in ‘So Vile A Sin’ the Doctor and Chris travel to 1950’s London. The murder of a young man leads the time travellers to discover a black cab abducting people from the street....

Gallifrey Exile has Cassandra's Back...Literally! When last we saw the dishonorable Lady Cassandra, she had apparently been obliterated and thus ended the last fully human being.  However, one can never really keep a good villain down.  New Earth not only brings back the first villain created in the NuWho series, but also a remarkably intelligent story that uses science-fiction to ask some serious questions about how shocking and immoral acts can be justified by claiming they are for 'the benefit of humanity'....

The Edwardian Adventurer has Doctor Who Story 054 – Inferno (and Excuses). A top secret drilling project headed by Professor Stahlman is attempting to penetrate the earth’s crust, and the Doctor and Liz Shaw are on hand to observe. Tensions and professional jealousies plague the project, but things really heat up when a mysterious green substance is found leaking from the drill head. Just when UNIT needs the Doctor most, a time experiment throws him into a parallel universe where everyone he knows has changed for the worse....

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