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Episode 47 of the Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast

In this episode of the Alhambra Podcast, the trio of Brett (@Mavic_Chen) and Liam (@djNezumi) and Legeon (@legeonhenderson) reunite and bring an enjoyable hour (or more) discussion and sci-fi silliness for the month of October 2016.

Starting off with the news! 

We are not reviewing Doctor Who - CLASS until it is released visually on BBC America, which will be around Spring 2017.  

 

Thanks to www.doctorwhonews.net for the up to date DW news!

Before we hit the Big Finish reviews, let’s look at some of the news

On to the reviews for October 2016 from Big Finish

Main Range #218: Order of the Daleks, featuring the Sixth Doctor and Constance Clarke, written by Mike Tucker. 

Doctor Who: The Early Adventures #3.3 The Ravelli Conspiracy, by Robert Khan & Tom Salinsky.

The Third Doctor Adventures Vol 2:The Transcendence of Ephros, by Guy Adams, and The Hidden Realm, by David Llewellyn. 

Doctor Who Spin-Off:

UNIT - Silenced (Box Set 3) - written by Matt Fitton & John Dorney

  1. House of Silence
  2. Square One
  3. Silent Majority
  4. In Memory Alone

Torchwood: Outbreak

  1. Incubation - by Guy Adams
  2. Prodromal - by Emma Reeves
  3. Invasion - by AK Benedict

Other Ranges:

Survivors - Series 5 

  1. The Second Coming - by Andrew Smith
  2. New Blood - by Christopher Hatherall
  3. Angel of Death - by Simon Clark
  4. Come the Horsemen - by Andrew Smith

 

We did not get to The Avengers - The Comic Strip Adaptation Vol. 2 

Please check out our Audio focus releases:

  • EP 44: Dragonfire out in early December
  • EP 46: The Power of Kroll out in mid December.
  • EP TBA The Time Warrior
  • Soon to be record an episode to be named at a later date

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Direct download: EP_47__November_Doctor_Who_16_reviews__news.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:39pm EDT

In this episode of The Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast, Brett takes a quick look at the colourized and black & white of episode 6 and final episode in the animated classic Power of the Daleks, while looking at the Telesnaps from DWM SE #35.  The 3D colourized Daleks go from being OK at times, but there are some issues.  However, at the end of the day, we finally have Patrick Troughton's first story, Doctor Who's first regeneration story back in a visual format.

 

 
   

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Direct download: Final_Power_of_the_Daleks_animated_review.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

Episode 46 of the Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast focuses on the classic Doctor Who story (#102) The Power of Kroll.

The Power of Kroll by Robert Holmes

The 5th story of season 16 of Doctor Who, which was actually suppose to be the 4th story in the Key to Time, until it was swapped with The Androids of Tara.  

The Power of Kroll was the second story written by Robert Holmes in the Key to Time series, (The Ribos Operation being the first story Robert Holmes wrote).  Writer Ted Lewis was unable to complete the story he was working on called Shield of Zarak.  

The Lost Episodes: Doctor Who  http://www.shannonsullivan.com/doctorwho/lostrz.html

 

   

 

The Time Warrior (to be recorded in December) 

Please stay tuned for those releases, and further releases when we focus merely on the strength of the story and storytelling, and ignore the visuals.

If there's a new or classic Doctor Who story you'd like us to do an audio focus review on, please contact us at:

Email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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Thank you!

 

Direct download: EP_46_The_Power_of_Kroll_Audio_Focus_review.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 9:35am EDT

In this longer episode of The Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast, Brett takes a quick look at the colourized and black & white of episode 5 of the animated classic Power of the Daleks, while looking at the Telesnaps from DWM SE #35.  The 3D colourized Daleks go from being OK at times to (see end of episode 3) to breathtakingly awesome (see end of episode 5).  As much as I do dislike the sloppiness of the animation at times, I am very grateful for having this episode back in some visual format.

 

I also have a previously recorded conversation with Liam discussing The Power of the Daleks and the Patrick Troughton era.  Then of course we go off on a tangent or...a lot. So because of Liam's contribution, I think I'll classify this as an official Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast, so episode 45!  Oh yeah, Duff man's got another official podcast to listen to!

 

 
   

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Direct download: EP_45__A__Power_ful_review__of_the_Daleks__w__Liam_discussion.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT

In this short episode of The Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast, Brett takes a quick look at the colourized episode 4 of the animated classic Power of the Daleks, while looking at the Telesnaps from DWM SE #35. I provide reviews from other Doctor Who fans, who both like and dislike this animated story.  The 3D colourized Daleks go from being OK at times to (see end of episode 3) to breathtakingly awesome (see end of episode 4).  As much as I do dislike the sloppiness of the animation at times, I am very grateful for having this episode back in some visual format. 

 

 
   

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Direct download: A__Colourful__animated_review__Power_of_the_Daleks_4.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

In this short episode of The Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast, Brett takes a quick look at episode 3 of the animated classic Power of the Daleks.  Calls into question the black and white dedication, as pro-color seemed to be the driving force in animating this missing episode. While giving his thoughts on The Power of the Daleks animated release, he compares his enjoyment a 3D color animated short, created by fans, entitled "Power Of The Daleks (Prelude) 3D animation" found on YouTube.  Click the link to watch the 50 second episode.

https://youtu.be/7w_9kkVm4qA - Prelude to Power of the Daleks

https://youtu.be/lC0rOrVCA8Q - Animated Mission to the Unknown

 
 

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Direct download: Power_of_an_Animated_Dalek_episode_3.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

Episode 44 of the Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast focuses on the classic Doctor Who story (#147) Dragonfire.

Before we review the audio focus of Dragonfire, we look at the future of our Podcast, look into Dragonfire's director Chris Clough.  

Sources used in this podcast are:

  

        
             

Dragonfire

Written by: Ian Briggs

Directed by: Chris Clough

Script Editor: Andrew Cartmel

First Transmitted: November. 23, 1987

Viewers: these 3 episodes averaged around 5.1 million viewers upon its initial broadcast.

The Episode: Melanie Bush’s swan song story, while introducing us to the 7th Doctor’s new companion Dorothy “Ace” McShane.

DWM ranking: 2009 Ranking - #186 of 200  2014 Ranking - #215 of 241

Below its 2014 ranking: 216: The Monsters of Peladon; 217: Delta and the Bannermen; 218: Four to Doomsday; 219: The Web Planet; 220: Love and Monsters;

Above its 2014 ranking: 214: Planet of Giants; 213: The Mutants; 212: The Power of Kroll; (skip ahead) 208: Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks

 

 

On tap for our next set of Audio Focus Review are:

The Power of Kroll (is in the can waiting to be edited) 

The Time Warrior (to be recorded in December) 

Please stay tuned for those releases, and further releases when we focus merely on the strength of the story and storytelling, and ignore the visuals.

If there's a new or classic Doctor Who story you'd like us to do an audio focus review on, please contact us at:

Email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

Tweet the show: @AlhambraPodcast or @djNezumi or @Mavic_Chen

Visit our website: AlhambraPodcast.weebly.com

 

Thank you!

 

Direct download: EP_44__Dragonfire_Audio_Focus.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:11am EDT

 

In this short episode of The Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast, Brett takes a quick look at episode 2 of the animated classic Power of the Daleks.  While giving his thoughts on The Power of the Daleks animated release, he compares his enjoyment of the animated episodes from The Moonbase

 
 

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Direct download: Power_of_the_Daleks_animated_review_2.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:32am EDT

In this short episode of The Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast, Brett takes a quick look at episode 1 of the animated classic Power of the Daleks.  

 

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Direct download: Power_of_the_Daleks_animated_review_episode_1.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:04pm EDT

Episode 43 of the Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast

In this episode of the Alhambra Podcast, the trio of Brett (@Mavic_Chen) and Liam (@djNezumi) and Legeon (@legeonhenderson) reunite and bring an enjoyable hour (or more) discussion and sci-fi silliness for the month of October 2016.

Starting off with the news! 

We are not reviewing Doctor Who - CLASS until it is released visually on BBC America, which will be around January 2017.  We discussed the release of Doctor Who CLASS three book release by BBC books.  

Talking points:  " If you could only one choice one boxed set "Doom Coalition" or "War Doctor" or other boxed set series, what would it be and why? 

I read a transcript from Whooverville 8 panel interview, from the Pubcast and Tin-Dog Podcast.  Here is the transcript that I made and read on the podcast.  It's not exact word-for-word.  

Question from the Pubcast: “Is there anything you would have liked to do on Doctor Who that you weren’t able to do?”

Eric Seyward: “I would have like to have a female companion a little bit tougher, a little bit more real, to contribute a little bit more.  Tegan and Nyssa became redundant, it was difficult to fit them into stories.  Tegan spent most of her time moaning, and Nyssa looking aloof and whatever.  We had so many of them, Turlough, so three of them at one stage. With the exception of Turlough, they really couldn’t contribute massively, because when you are driving around in deep space in a TARDIS.  Tegan is from 1980 Earth, and she couldn’t really contribute, because whenever they arrived somewhere she has to ask questions, and it makes her boring.  But I would have liked to have had fewer companion, if you had a female one, certainly one that is stronger more positive contribution. I probably would have chosen one from deep space, where should would have the sort of knowledge that could compete with the Doctor.

 

Minute 22:57

The Tin Dog Podcast: I loved the Terileptil (from The Visitation) have you ever approached or have been approached by Big Finish, to say “can we have them on this, because it’s a lot cheaper with make-up?  Because I think as a race, they would really have legs on audio

Eric Seyward: Big Finish, they’ve never approached me for anything.  It would make them more interesting.

The Tin Dog Podcast: You seem to have a whole world building thing with them, rather than having them as the Villain of the Week.  They had a society and they built beautiful things like androids.  It sounds like there was more thought put in them than other...

Eric Seyward: - Goes into the backstory of the Terileptil

(However) The Tin Dog goes onto ask Eric Seyward about the story of The Visitation, noting that this story was the one selected as the story for the book “The Making of Doctor Who.” By the way The Tin Dog asked this question, you can tell this is a special story to Michael, and wants to know more, saying that fans didn’t have access to much Doctor Who content, so when it came out it was loved and cherished. The Visitation was the concentrated storyline in “The Making of Doctor Who” book.  Yet Eric Seyward goes onto crap on The Tin Dog’s question/reference, saying The Visitation wasn’t a special story, it just happened to be the one that was in production at the time.  

One positive from the podcast was the Pubcast and Tin-Dog podcast panel interview, where Sophie Aldread's Go Fund Me project: “Strangeness in Space” a free podcast radio drama.  http://strangenessinspace.com/episodes/ or on iTunes.

Thanks to www.doctorwhonews.net for the up to date DW news!

Before we hit the Big Finish reviews, let’s look at some of the news

On to the reviews for October 2016 from Big Finish

Main Range #217: The Memory Band and Other Stories, featuring the Fifth Doctor and Turlough, stories The Memory Box by Chris Chapman, Paul Magrs, Edie Robson, and Ian Potter.

Doctor Who: The Early Adventures #3.2 The Fifth Traveller, by Philip Lawrence

Early Adventures: The Age of Endurance, by Nick WallaceCarole Ann Ford (Susan), William Russell (Ian/the Doctor), Jemma Powell (Barbara)

The War Doctor Vol. #3 Agents of Chaos

  1. The Shadow Vortex by David Llewellyn
  2. The Eternity Cage by Andrew Smith
  3. Eye of Harmony by Ken Bentley

Doctor Who Spin-Off:

Torchwood Special Release - The Torchwood Archive, by James Goss

Jago & Litefoot Series 12 was not reviewed this month, we'll hit that in November.

 

Non-Doctor Who release:

The Confessions of Dorian Gray Series 5, also not reviewed until November.

 

 

We have

The Power of Kroll is in the can, will be publish in November.  

 

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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Direct download: EP_43__October_Big_Finish_reviews_news__complaining.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT