The Sonic Newsdriver 20091112
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Thursday, the 12th of Nov. 2009
What if there was no 8th Doctor?, The Who Factor, Tennant's TV Pilot, Dreamland Dates, Get Your Mickey Fix, Get a Life, and more.
Hosted by Louis Trapani
Last week I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Sci-Fi Party Line podcast. I was invited to come on episode 39 of the podcast hosted by Cat ( @fancyfembot ) and Eric Escamilla ( @Bullitt33 ) (we just had Eric on with us in Doctor Who: Podshock 169).
In it, we discuss The Sarah Jane Adventures episode, The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith which guest stars David Tennant, the preview clip of Dreamland (the new animated Doctor Who adventure), and the upcoming Doctor Who special, Waters of Mars. We even ponder on the upcoming new series starring Matt Smith with Steven Moffat. Plus we touch upon Torchwood as well in this episode.
Does anyone know if there is an exhaustive collection of Gallifreyan words and phrases?
There is a good collection of writing samples, (see http://nzdwfc.tetrap.com/archive/tsv41/oldhighgallifreyan.html) but words turn up every so often in scripts and so on. I was curious if anyone has gathered them in one place.
Mediocre at best. Really. They should just let Tom Baker write these. Paul Magrs cannot handle the Fourth Doctor...at all. While this story is not terrible and definitely has its moments, it's not as good as either the first or second in this "story". It's very staged and Yates at one point seems to cry or break down...WTF out of nowhere. The "action" really isn't and Tom 's Doctor does very little in this story which really has a bunch of circus horror cliches and again, the red shoes play into it and not to good effect. We've got: midgets, circus ringmasters, killer clowns, high tightrope walking, I think (I wasn't paying attention by the end) a fire in a tent, a bearded lady, hornets of course, and...it's really not that good to be honest. You've seen all of thse things in other movies and TV shows including DW (GREATEST SHOW for one, where it wasn't very good there either TBH).
"It feels different this time."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 169
Running Time: 1:44:39
The 5th Doctor's (Peter Davison) final story, The Caves of Androzani Reviewed, News (Waters of Mars, Dreamland, Gallifrey 21, Second Life, DVD), Feedback, and more.
THE TIME TUNNEL FAN STORIES
Remarkably there are very few THE TIME TUNNEL fanzines or even short stories when compared to the other three Irwin Allen shows. More have been popping up recently but that doesn't go anywhere near to making up the count. One very early TTT story was a chapter-serialized crossover---many TTT fan stories are crossovers (and there have been crossovers with LOST IN SPACE, VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, VOYAGERS, DOCTOR WHO-circa Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor--about Tony and Doug finding home base, and V).
SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON
DATE: December 1964
TITLE: OPERATION RESCUE
COVER: The Robinsons join forces with bat-winged men to battle poison-spouting creatures from space!
SPACE FAMILY ROBINSON
DATE: December 1962
TITLE: THE CHALLENGE OF GORKO
COVER: Creatures from other worlds peril the crew of Earth's first space station!