Saturday, 12 May 2012

Whovian Extras for Saturday, May 12, 2012

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

Todays picture is The Doctor was really on the Titanic by TimeLordParadox

Todays Jigsaw...
preview120 pieceAttack of the Cybermen by DWProject
Whovian News....

The Doctor Who News Page has Katy Seeks Sponsors For 10K Walk. Actress Katy Manning is seeking sponsors for a 10-kilometre charity walk in London later this month. She will be part of the Gay Times team aiming to raise cash for the Terrence Higgins Trust to support people living with HIV in poverty. Walk For Life takes place on Sunday 20th May, starting and ending at Potters Field Park in Tooley Street. The theme is Kings and Queens and the route will take in some of the capital's most iconic and regal landmarks. The walkers will be checking in at the park from 9.30am, heading off at 11am, and arriving back about 2pm. It is not the first time the actress - who played companion Jo Grant from 1971 to 1973 and was a guest star as the married Jo Jones in spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures in 2010 - has lent her support this way. In June 2010, she and the Gay Times team raised more than £1,100 on the Crusaid Walk For Life. Her sponsorship page for this year's walk can be found here.

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Doctor Who TV has Doctor Who – What’s In A Name? Guest contributor Rick Kelvington gives his own speculation on the question of “Doctor Who?” As the 2011 series of “Doctor Who” ended, we were given a very interesting tease as to what it will take to finally stop “The Silence”. It will come in the form of a question, and the question is, “Doctor Who”? And from the moment Dorium spouted those words, which have been said dozens of times throughout the nearly fifty year history of the show, it would appear we might actually get an answer, an answer which will NOT be what you would expect, and here’s why....

Retronaut has Ghosts of the Tardis, 1930-2011. "Amazing. So that's not as much the Doctor's TARDIS, but the actual everyday police box we were too young to experience? If I was given an actual time machine and travelled to that time, I'd go crazy!..."

Miscellanious News...

  • SFX - Doctor Who Guests Announced For KAPOW!
    Acclaimed Doctor Who scriptwriter (“Rise Of The Cybermen”, “The Age Of Steel”, “The Girl Who Waited”) and writer/creator of hit Comedy Central sitcom Threesome Tom MacRae and actor Russell Tovey (Being Human, Sherlock) come to Kapow! to talk about the relationship between writing sci-fi drama and television comedy by asking the question: how much is creating a joke like constructing a high concept narrative?...

WhoTube....

  • Doctor Who - The End of Time - Part 2
    The Doctor faces the end of his life, as the Master's victory unleashes the greatest terror of all. (R)The Doctor faces the end of his life, as the Master's victory unleashes the greatest terror of all. (R)

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

DWO WhoCast has Episode 242. Yes, it's the 'HAAAAACCCEEEE!!!!!' Boxset. Dragonfire and The Happiness Patrol get a look at by Dave and Elisabeth. Oh, and enjoy some news on the next Target re-releases.

Earth Station Who has Episode 5: Spearhead from Space. Now in Colour! On this episode, the ESW crew reviews the first story arc of the Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee. Since The Doctor will be trapped on Earth for a while, we invited an author with a PhD to help analyze his predicament, David Layton (The Humanism of Doctor Who). Join the two Mikes and two Daves for an episode that can be summed up in one word. Just one word. Plastics.

Impossible Podcasts has Doctor Who - 5.4 'The Time of Angels'. Caleb Woodbridge and Sarah Burrow go back to commentate on The Time of Angels, the story which reintroduced River Song and the Weeping Angels for the Steven Moffat era. With the Angels returning for Amy and Rory's departure from the show in the autumn, does it hold any clues to the future?

Galifrey - DWPodcast has Episode 10. In this podcast episode I discuss the latest Doctor Who News, Doctor Who Convention News, and I also discuss my review for The Web Planet.

Tim's Take On has Episode 121. In a packed show this week I kick off a new feature for fan debates if you'd like to have one with my email tdrury2003@yahoo.co.uk. Shane Rimmer's audio book gets review and in convention coverage the Meet The Stars panel at Dr Who The Official Con

Tid-Bits...

Doctor Who Crafts has Amy Pond’s Sonic Probe from The Girl Who Waited. "I made this for cosplay purposes so it is slightly different from the screen version in that the rods and stone are chunkier than hers.  This is mostly to keep it sturdy during a long day of con going and potentially coming in and out of a pocket or a bag."

Who Fix has Eraza! Humping soldiers not included...

RedBubble.com has Cyber-Retro by loogyhead.

Review's Roundup...

Chair With A Panda On It has Doctor Who: The Curse of Davros. Lightning never strikes twice, they say. Only now there’s a flying saucer whooshing over the top of the night bus taking her home. Inside: the Doctor, with another extraterrestrial menace on his tail – the Daleks, and their twisted creator Davros!...

Siskoid's Blog of Geekery has Doctor Who 172: The Tomb of the Cybermen Part 1. After a true-blue season finale, we get a true-blue season opener. As the civil war continues to rage out of shot, we enter the TARDIS, and for the first time, we're on film in there. It makes the TARDIS look much bigger than before, as does the cavernous echo....

The Daily P.O.P. has Doctor Who on the docket - Dragonfire and The Happiness Patrol. The Ace Adventures box set arrived in the post today and I have to admit that I’m a bit over-eager to dive in. There have been much better DVD releases (and worse) and many stories that I adore, but this is a bit of a personal fave for me as it marked the period where I rediscovered Doctor Who and connected with it in a unique way.The Ace Adventures box set arrived in the post today and I have to admit that I’m a bit over-eager to dive in. There have been much better DVD releases (and worse) and many stories that I adore, but this is a bit of a personal fave for me as it marked the period where I rediscovered Doctor Who and connected with it in a unique way....

Bigger On The Inside has Falls The Shadows. The TARDIS lands in Shadowfell, Scotland in 1995, summoned by the mysterious Grey Man. Within the mansion are Gabriel and Tanith, personifications of pain and suffering, unwittingly unleashed by the owner of the house Professor Winterdawn...

Tea with Morbius has The Time Meddler. Douglas Camfield is regarded as one of the greatest of Doctor Who's directors and rightly so. What strikes the viewer of The Time Meddler is that it appears to be largely filmed on location, unlike most other Hartnell stories. This is an illusion, however, for this story was filmed entirely in studio.....

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