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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.  

 

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

Episode 42 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 September 2016.

Starting off with the news!

The young adult Doctor Who spin-off series “CLASS”, featuring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, will air its first two episodes Saturday, October 22, which is the 10 year anniversary of the release of the first Torchwood episode.  Class will air in the UK on BBC 3, ABC Australia, as well as Canada’s SPACE channel, however no date and time scheduled for CLASS on BBC America, but it will occur at some point in recorded history.

Douglas Adams’ - Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (2016) Starring Samuel Barnett as Dirk Gently, Elijah Wood (Last series Wilfred) as Todd (his assistant).  2010 series Stephen Mangan as Dirk, and Darren Boyd as MacDuff.

At least BBC America will be airing Power of the Daleks, Saturday, Nov. 12th, streaming the day after on the BBC America app. (didn’t know that existed). DVD available in the UK November 21st, and no date AT ALL in America.

BBC has confirmed the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio. The Doctor will join forces with a journalist, played by Charity Wakefield, and a superhero to save New York from an alien threat.

*Sci-Fi and Fantasy future: “The Man in the High Castle” series 2 - Amazon Prime Dec. 16th.

*NYCC release of The Power Rangers --- much darker movie, origin story of the original 90’s show (Rita & Goldar)

*Sherlock series 4 BBC January 2017

*Orphan Black renewed for a 5th and final season.

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

Pathfinder - Series 3 The Curse of the Crimson Throne series will be released beginning January 2017. A Paizo Inc., and BF combined effort.

On to the reviews for September 2016 from Big Finish

MR #216 Maker of Demons by

Philip Hinchcliffe Vol 2: The Genesis Chamber, by Philip Hinchcliffe, adapted by Marc Platt

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

Doom Coalition Series 3

  • The Absent Friends, by John Dorney
  • The Eighth Piece, by Matt Fitton
  • The Doomsday Chronometer, by Matt Fitton
  • The Crucible of Souls, by John Dorney

DW - Short Trips A Full Life by Joseph Lidster, starring Matthew Waterhouse


We change our minds for the audio only release for the month of June, from The Daemons (3rd Doctor).  The Power of Kroll (to be recorded in September).

 

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Direct download: EP_42__September_16_silliness_Sci-Fi_buzz_and_Big_Finish.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT

Episode 41 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 August 2016.

 

We started off the podcast with Doctor Who and Big Finish news, thanks to www.doctorwhonews.net for the up to date DW news!

 

We discuss the news from Big Finish releasing more Torchwood audios, the combined Big Finish & B7 production of the classic Sci-Fi character Dan Dare.  This series will star Ed Stoppard as Dan Dare, Geoff McGivern as Digby, Heida Reed as Professor Peabody, and Raad Rawi as the Mekon.  Big Finish releases for the month of August 2016 goes as follows: MR #215 Fiesta of the Damned;  Fourth Doctor Adventure #5.08 Casualties of Time; New Adv. of Bernice Summerfield - The Unbound Universe  1. The Library in The Body by James Goss. 2. Planet X by Guy Adams (very Happiness Patrol-like).  3. The Very Dark Thing by Una McCormack. 4. The Emporium At The End by Emma Reeves (very Entropy Plague-like)

 

Doctor Who spin-off release: Torchwood: #2.06 Made You Look by Eve Myles.     

 

Non-Doctor Who Releases: Series 5 of Sherlock Holmes “The Sacrifice of Sherlock Holmes.”

Audio Only Review list - The Power of Kroll (to be recorded in September).  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.

 

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Direct download: EP_41__A_late_cabbag-like_August_review_with_a_friendly_rant.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:08pm EDT

Episode 40 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 July 2016.

We started off the podcast with Doctor Who and Big Finish news, thanks to www.doctorwhonews.net for the up to date DW news!

In this episode of the Alhambra Podcast, we review Doctor Who: Main Range #214 A Life of Crime, written by Matt Fitton. The Fourth Doctor Adventure: #2.08 The Pursuit of History, with David Warner and Toby Hadoke reprising their roles from The Dalek Contract and The Final Phase. Next, we break down each episode from Classic Doctors, New Monsters Volume 1. Brief discussion on the Short Trips, #6.07 Blame Game, featuring Rufus Hound.  Then, we review the Doctor Who Spin-offs beginning with Torchwood: Broken, written by Joseph Lidster featuring Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto and John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness.  Finishing off the reviews with The New Counter-Measures: Who Killed Toby Kinsella? written by John Dorney and Ken Bentley.

We finish off the podcast with random chats about Blake's 7 and baking in future Big Finish Doctor Who releases.

 

Congratulations to the new dad, Legeon (@legeonhenderson)!

Another BIG thanks to Big Finish for the updated Big Finish app!  It is user friendly, and just amazing!  

  

Audio Only Review list - The Power of Kroll (to be recorded in August); finally The Daemons (to be recorded in September).  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.

 

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

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Direct download: EP_40__July_Big_Finish_reviews_and_baking_tips.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT

Episode 39 of the Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast we focus on the classic Doctor Who story (#13) The Web Planet.

From Doctor Who Magazine #474 (July 2014) lists The Web Planet is ranked 219 out of 241 by Doctor Who fans (or DWM subscribers).  

Sources used in this podcast are:

  

From BBC Video                  by R. Shearman & T. Hadoke    by Tat Wood & L. Miles

 

                               by Mark Campbell                                                             by Lance Parkin

 

 

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

Dragonfire (to be recorded in July)

The Power of Kroll (to be recorded in August) 

The Daemons (to be recorded in September) 

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_39__Web_Planet_Audio_Focus.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 9:43am EDT

Episode 38 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 for a unique  and an amazingly fun podcast.  People were talked over, voices were loud, agreements were not made across the board, but we think you'll agree, this is a great episode of the Alhambra Podcast.

We start and stop the podcast with Doctor Who and Big Finish news, thanks to www.doctorwhonews.net for the up to date DW news! We discuss the revealed titles and authors for series 10 of the new series of Doctor Who.  Then we discuss Adric's return for 2017 and the reveal of Big Finish's Novel Adaption of Cold Fusion, which will feature the 5th Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan, Adric, 7th Doctor, Chris Cwej, and Ross Forester.  We transition to possible adaptations like Lungbarrow, but continuity of the Virgin range is brought up.  So we use a segment of an interview from Gallifrey Stands Podcast. featuring the Doctor Squee and Paul Cornell. 

 

Thanks to @DoctorSquee for the use of his interview with Paul Cornell. The full episode can be found on the Gallifrey Stands Podcast on PodBeam.  Click the link to listen to the full episode of this fantastic podcast. 

http://gallifreystandspodcast.podbean.com/e/gallifrey-stands-ep57-the-new-adventures-of-paul-cornell/

 

Once we finally get to the reviews (around minute 20 or so after our nice on and off topic discussion), we begin with the Big Finish Main Range release #213, The Two Masters, written by John Dorney and starring Geoffrey Beevers and Alex Macqueen as the Master, Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor.  Hijinks ensues during our reviews of the main range as well as the Fourth Doctor Adventure, #5.06, The Trouble With Drax. Next, we move onto the Companion Chronicles series 10, The Second Doctor Volume 1 box set, with four great stories featuring Ben, Polly, Jamie, Victoria, and Zoe.  We compare this release with the First Doctor release from last June.  From Doctor Who to the spin-offs, we first look at Torchwood #2.4, Moving Target, written by Guy Adams and starring Indira Varma as Suzie Costello, followed by Torchwood: Shutdown, starring Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver, featuring the writing of Matt Fitton and Andrew Smith.  Our non-Doctor Who reviews begin with Liam waxing poetic on Dark Shadows 50th Anniversary full cast audio Blood and Fire and the short story Echoes of the Past. We finish June's Big Finish releases by reviewing series 4 of the classic British TV program, Terry Nation's Survivors, Ken Bentley, Louise Jameson, Christopher Hatherall, and Matt Fitton, pen this amazing four part story, bringing us back to day one of the outbreak, with the point of view of the high class, Parliament and British Prime Minister, then a nice but odd utopian community.

We end with Legeon sharing his new audio love, Spiteful Puppet Productions.  He's previously mentioned the Hood range, however now shares his enjoyment of Robin of Sherwood: The Knights of the Apocalypse.

Stay tuned past the legal stuff to listen to a minute sample of Robin of Sherwood: The Knights of the Apocalypse. Here's a link to Spiteful Puppet productions. https://www.spitefulpuppet.com/shopp.php

Audio Only Review list - Spearhead from Space (recorded, post-production needed); The Web Planet (recorded, post-production needed); Dragonfire (to be recorded in July); The Power of Kroll (to be recorded in August); finally The Daemons (to be recorded in September).  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.

 

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

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Direct download: EP_38__Rant_Drax_review_June_and_repeat.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

Audio Only Review list - Spearhead from Space (recorded, post-production needed); The Web Planet (recorded in the month of June); The Armageddon Factor (recorded for June, sometime in June or July); Dragonfire (to be recorded in July); The Power of Kroll (to be recorded in August); finally The Daemons (to be recorded in September).  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.

 

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

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Direct download: A_Web_Planet_Audio_Preview.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

Episode 37 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 May 2016.

We started off the podcast with Doctor Who and Big Finish news, thanks to www.doctorwhonews.net for the up to date DW news! We discuss the news of Big Finish releasing the first full cast audio for Torchwood.  Briefly discuss of the Dark Shadow's 50th Anniversary release. Then we discuss the work of Fantom Films work with previous audio commentaries, The Web of Fear and Enemy of the World, and what they have in store for Doctor Who commentaries on some orphaned episodes.  From one Romana story to another, we discuss Gallifrey: Enemy Lines - Series 8, written by David Llewellyn, and how this one story possibly undoes Intervention Earth from series 7.  Going from one Doctor Who spin-off to another, we look at episode #2.3, Torchwood: Ghost Mission, written by James Goss, featuring Tom Prince as Sergeant Andy Davidson.  Form current releases, we look back at the Cyberman series 1 and 2, as Big Finish has released them in one big box set.  As great as a series as Cyberman is, Liam and Brett do discuss a downer regarding this re-released boxed set.

 

A BIG thanks to Big Finish for the updated Big Finish app!  It is user friendly, and just amazing!  Between that and Brett finding the Fantom Film audio commentaries for Web of Fear and Enemy of the World, Brett needed some time alone. :)

 

We change our minds for the audio only release for the month of June, from The Daemons (3rd Doctor Classic Series) to fit in with the Fourth Doctor Adventure release for the month of June, The Trouble with Drax, to the last story in The Key to Time series, The Armageddon Factor (4th Doctor Classic Series).

 

Audio Only Review list - Spearhead from Space (recorded, post-production needed); The Web Planet (recorded in the month of June); The Armageddon Factor (recorded for June, sometime in June or July); Dragonfire (to be recorded in July); The Power of Kroll (to be recorded in August); finally The Daemons (to be recorded in September).  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.

 

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

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Direct download: EP_37__Silence_has_unfallen_on_Mays_16_reviews.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT