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Episode 50 of the Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast was suppose to be our half-centennial celebration, however due to time constraints and one podcaster under the weather, we'll get to that special in a future podcast.

In this podcast, we talk about the passing of Sir John Hurt, some Big Finish Facebook fan page discussions and hornet's nest Liam stirred up.  Discuss Peter Capaldi stepping down as the 12th Doctor, and discussion of rumored actors discussed too.  We finish up the news of Big Finish releases. 

 

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

The Big Finish releases for the month of January 2017 are: MR #221 The Star Men; 4th Doctor #6.01 The Beast of Kravenos; The Diary of River Song series 2; Torchwood One: Before the Fall; Pathfinders:Curse of the Crimson Throne;

Please check out our Audio focus releases:

  • EP 44: Dragonfire released in early December
  • EP 46: The Power of Kroll released in mid December.
  • EP TBA The Time Warrior to be released in February 2017
  • EP 51: Revenge of the Cybermen to be recorded February 2017

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Direct download: EP_50__Chats_news_reviews_and_models.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

The final episode of the Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast #49, is our news, list debate, Facebook fan page discussion on the Novel Adaptations, Missing Episodes and Big Finish Fan page poll question discussions.  

 

Then we talk about all of the Big Finish releases from 2016 year, breakdown month-by-month favorites, trying to hit the highlights, touching a little on the lowlights.  Then we'll discuss our favorite releases and best month from 2016.

So with 2016 done, 2017 will be in our crosshairs as well as some of our audio focus classic Doctor Who episodes.   

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

Please check out our Audio focus releases:

  • EP 44: Dragonfire released in early December
  • EP 46: The Power of Kroll released in mid December.
  • EP TBA The Time Warrior to be released in January 2017
  • EP TBA: The Return of Doctor Mysterio review to be released soon

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Direct download: EP_49__Complete_2016_Big_Finish_review.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

Episode 48 of the Doctor Who Alhambra Podcast, first official one with the new logo!

In this episode of the podcast, we get to hear how Liam (@djNezumi) is getting older, the River Song audios have given us a change of opinion, Brett (@Mavic_Chen) might have an unhealthy fixation on the Great British Bake-Off.  On the bright side, he no longer is rooting for Flip, the 6th Doctor's companion, to die.  Near the end of the podcast, Liam begins to whisper talk, perhaps he's baby sitting Legeon's new offspring.

Many of the news items we find off the amazing website: doctorwhonews.net.  We talk about the new Fantom Publishing: Who Talks, An Unearthly Child and Cyber 60s.  Doctor Who spin-off: CLASS will begin airing on BBC One, while those in the states get to wait until April.  We discuss the World Cup of Doctor Who Christmas Specials done Christmas day by @DoctorF0ever, Liam and I both disagree with many results (hostage of the moment reactions). 

Big Finish titles and writers for the 6th series of the Fourth Doctor Adventures, Fourth Doctor Boxed sets for series 7, the box sets announcement for UNIT, Counter-Measures, 4th Doctor and Survivors.  The possibilities of Big Finish's main range being boxed sets.

Reviews for December 2016:

MR #219 Absolute Power by Jamie Anderson; MR #220 Quicksilver by Matt Fitton. Both featuring Colin Baker and Miranda Raison, as the Doctor and Constance Clarke.  The Early Adventures #3.3 The Ravelli Conspiracy (revisited); #3.4 The Sontarans.  The Novel Adapations #10 Original Sin and #11 Cold Fusion.  Doctor Who Spin-Off Counter-Measures #6 series 1 of the New Series. Non-Doctor Who releases Dan Dare volume 1 and Dark Shadows - Haunting Memories.

 

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

Please check out our Audio focus releases:

  • EP 44: Dragonfire released in early December
  • EP 46: The Power of Kroll released in mid December.
  • EP TBA The Time Warrior to be released in January 2017
  • EP 49: The Return of Doctor Mysterio review to be released soon

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

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Direct download: EP_48__Drop_heavy_December_Doctor_Who_review.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:42pm EDT

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

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

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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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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