Thu, 30 October 2014
The 13th episode of the Doctor Who: Alhambra podcast, we discuss the news of Colin Baker's new companion for the next 6th Doctor main range release. Have a discussion of the new Doctor Who book, Engines of War, which features the War Doctor.
Sadly as of the recording of this episode, 25th of October, the Main Range release The Widows Assassin hadn't been release, so no review on that until November. We discuss the Early Adventure story "The Doctor's Tale." Before we get into The Worlds of Doctor Who box set, we get distracted by some on-line community blind allegiance to only the Steven Moffat era of the New Who. We discuss why the Sherlock episode length format could work better in the new series of Doctor Who. Finally, after a rant that could have been go on even longer, but we got railed in (luckily).
Next we move on to series 8 of Jago and Litefoot, which I cannot stop talking about one of my least favorite episode ever, and Liam trying to convince me otherwise. It leads to an impromptu ranking of the Doctor Who Big Finish audio musicals (Doctor Who and the Pirates, The Scorchies, and Encoure of the Scorchies). After hitting each of the series 8 Jago and Litefoot stories, we move on to the whole reason why we started this podcast, discussing what Doctor Who is like for those who aren't able to visually watch it. My findings of purely listening to it was interesting and I appreciated Liam's perspective and his understanding of perhaps some insensative wording (I did stumble over my wording a lot during the segment, because I'd hate to offend anyone).
We end the podcast by reviewing, with spoilers, the new series of Doctor Who stories: Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express, and Flatline.
Stay tuned for our next audio only story, as we've yet to select one, but it will be determined soon!
Wed, 8 October 2014
In this episode of the Doctor Who: Alhambra podcast, we discuss the recent passing Maggie Stables, one of the great actresses to be apart of the Big Finish family, playing the part of one of the greatest companion, Evelyn Smythe. We have a quick discussion on the best Maggie Stables Doctor Who releases.
Next, Liam reviews episode 4 in the Rise of the Runelords range "Fortress of the Stone Giants." Then we both discuss the Tom Baker at 80 Big Finish interview and move to the Night of the Triffids release with some discussions connecting this release with the original release Day of the Triffids. Finally, we have a quick discussion regarding the audio book release of The Omega Factor, read by Louise Jamieson.
We finish the podcast off with a review of series 8 of Doctor Who, focusing on "Time Heist" and "The Caretaker."
For the month of October we'll do the Talons of Weng-Chiang review with the additional October Big Finish releases.