Doctor Who: The Alhambra Podcast (tv & film)

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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Episode 36 of the Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast

In this episode of the Alhambra Podcast, the dynamic duo of Brett (@Mavic_Chen) and Liam (@djNezumi) are joined with Legeon (@legeonhenderson) in hosting this episode of the Alhambra Podcast.

We started off the podcast with Doctor Who and Big Finish news.  First, we react to the news of the 12th Doctor's new companion, Bill, played by actress Pearl Mackie.  Then the reaction to the loss of Blake's 7 lead actor, Gareth Thomas.  Next we look at some of the up and coming Big Finish news, Meddling Monk appearing in two Doctor Who: Short Trip stories.  And of course, off topic discussions do break out...naturally.

Reviewing Big Finish releases, we begin with the Main Range release, #211, And You Will Obey Me, written by Alan Barnes, featuring Peter Davision and Geoffrey Beavers.  A Master discussion does breakout, future feedback would be appreciated (@alhambrapodcast #master).  Next, we move onto the Fourth Doctor Adventure, Legacy of Death, written by Jonathan Morris, part two of a 2 part story (part one was March release, The Paradox Planet).  From there we move on to my favorite non-Main Range, Novel AdaptionsNightshade, written by Mark Gatiss, adapted by Kyle C Szikora.

Then we move on to the Doctor Who Spin-Off ranges, beginning with Jago & Litefoot Series 11, featuring Geoffrey Beavers.  Next we finish off with Torchwood 2.3 Zone: 10, written by David Llewellyn, and featuring Naoko Mori as Toshiko Sato.

Finally, we move into the non-Doctor Who universe, and discuss Blake's Liberator Chronicles Volume 12 and Terrahawks Series 2

 

Please stay tuned for the Spearhead From Space audio review, which will come out in 2016. 

Our next Audio Edition Review will be The Web Planet.  Please listen to the story, and send us a tweet or an email about your audio only experience. 

Future Audio Edition Review will be The Daemons, and as always, our check back for our Big Finish monthly and New Doctor Who reviews. 

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

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Direct download: EP_36__April_16_review_w__guest_co-host_Legeon.mp3
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Episode 35 of the Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast brings you a variety of rants, with Doctor Who news and Big Finish reviews interwoven in the other spaces.  

After a lot of talk and rant Doctor Who and Big Finish reviews, we get into the March 2016 Big Finish reviews, beginning with the historical episode, Main Range Episode 210, Peterloo Massacre, written by Paul Magrs. We move onto the Fourth Doctor Adventure episode 5.03, Paradox Planet, written by Jonathan Morris (part one of a two story adventure). Next, we briefly discuss the Short Trips 6.02, Prime Winner, by Nigel Fairs, narrated by Nicola Bryant.  Then we discuss The War Doctor - Volume  2 - Infernal Device: Legion of the Lost - by John Dorney; A thing of Guile - by Phil Mulryne; The Neverwhen - by Matt Fitton. We finish off the Doctor Who Box Set - Doom Coalition Box Set 2, Beachhead by Nicholas Briggs, Scenes of her Life by John Dorney, The Gift by Marc Platt, & The Sonomancer by Matt Fitton.

Non-Doctor Who releases are Torchwood episode 2.1 The Victorian Age, and The Mummies Mask by Mark Wright.

Please stay tuned for the Spearhead From Space audio review, which will come out in 2016. 

Our next Audio Edition Review will be The Web Planet.  Please listen to the story, and send us a tweet or an email about your audio only experience. 

Future Audio Edition Review will be The Daemons, and as always, our check back for our Big Finish monthly and New Doctor Who reviews. 

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

Visit our website: AlhambraPodcast.weebly.com

 

Direct download: EP_35__March_16_review_and_rant.mp3
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Please look out for and listen to the next Podcast release will be a Big Finish and Doctor Who review/news for the month of March 2016.

Also, stay tuned for the Spearhead From Space audio review, which will come out in 2016.

Our next Audio Edition Review will be The Web Planet.  Please listen to the story, and send us a tweet or an email about your audio only experience. 

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

Visit our website: AlhambraPodcast.weebly.com

 

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In today's podcast, Liam and I look into some of the new Big Finish and Doctor Who news, before we move onto the the reviews for the month of February 2016.

With our reviews, we first look at the Big Finish Main Range release #209, Aquitaine, written by Simon Barnard & Paul Morris (clips from the story to highlight our discussion. Followed by the Fourth Doctor Adventure release #5.02, The Labyrinth of Buda Castle.  Big Finish continues to hit the mark for the month of February with the Short Trips adventure, #6.01, Garden of the Dead, featuring Mark Strickson as Turlough and the narrator.  This adventure slots perfectly in between Mawdryn Undead and Terminus. 

Next, we look at the Doctor Who Spin offs, looking at the last episode of the first season of Torchwood, episode #1.06, More Than This, written by Guy Adams.  Following that with the series 3 box set of Vienna, featuring the lovely Chase Masterson.  If you have not experience the spin-off series Vienna, this (and Vienna herself) is one to get to know better!

We finish off the podcast by reviewing the audio book, Carnacki - The Ghost Finder.  Give this audio a try, as it's narrated by everyones favorite Sontaran actor, Dan Starkey. As of the time of this podcast, the first Carancki - The Ghost Finder: The Gateway of the Monster, is free to download. 

 

Please look out for and listen to the next Podcast release will be Spearhead From Space audio review, which will come out in December 2016.

Our next Audio Edition Review will be The Web Planet.  Please listen to the story, and send us a tweet or an email about your audio only experience. 

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

Visit our website: AlhambraPodcast.weebly.com

Stay tuned for future podcast which will feature fellow podcasters from Doctor Who: Dark Journey and Outpost Skaro.  Here's some information and links regarding these great podcasts.

@AMAudioMedia (Dark Journey website) features a talented group of podcasters who make Doctor Who audio dramas.  The adventures are: Doctor Who meets Sherlock Holmes.  Give their audio drama podcasts a listen, you'll be in for a wonderful treat!

@Outpost_Skaro featuring Derek, Andy and Nate run this excellent podcast and discuss and review Doctor Who News as well as Classic Who, New Who, and Big Finish audio releases. Website Link

Direct download: EP_34__February_16_Big_FInish__Doctor_Who_Podcast.mp3
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Episode 32 part 2 includes all the Big Finish titles either Brett or Liam has listened to and reviewed from May 2015 through December 2015.  Please listen to part 1 of the podcast, where we review Big Finish releases from January through April 2015. 

Please look out for and listen to the next Podcast release will be Spearhead From Space audio review, which will come out in December 2016.

Our next Audio Edition Review will be The Web Planet.  Please listen to the story, and send us a tweet or an email about your audio only experience. 

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

Visit our website: AlhambraPodcast.weebly.com

Stay tuned for future podcast which will feature fellow podcasters from Doctor Who: Dark Journey and Outpost Skaro.  Here's some information and links regarding these great podcasts.

Dark JourneyAMaudioMedia

@AMAudioMedia (Dark Journey website) features a talented group of podcasters who make Doctor Who audio dramas.  The adventures are: Doctor Who meets Sherlock Holmes.  Give their audio drama podcasts a listen, you'll be in for a wonderful treat!

Outpost Skaro Podcast

 

@Outpost_Skaro featuring Derek, Andy and Nate run this excellent podcast and discuss and review Doctor Who News as well as Classic Who, New Who, and Big Finish audio releases. Website Link

Direct download: EP_33__part_2_2015_Big_Finish_review.mp3
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In episode 33, we begin briefly with the Steven Moffat Doctor Who News, with the news of Matthew Waterhouse reprising his role in the Doctor Who Short Trips later in 2016 and 2017. 

Then the podcast begins with your discussion of the Doctor Who releases, starting with Main Range release #208 Waters of Amsterdam by Jonathan Morris. In this release, we discuss the time period where this episode fits, regarding the Classic Doctor Who universe with the Big Finish audios.  Then discuss how Tegan's character is drawn out more than most of the previous audios.  Next, we look at the Fourth Doctor Adventures #5.01 Waves of Destruction by Justin Richards.  In this adventure, Big Finish reunites Tom Baker and Lalla Ward in the TARDIS, something we have only had in three of Big Finishes Novel Adaptations.  Then we look at the Early Adventures, #2.04 The Isos Network by Nicholas Briggs, a great episode that slips perfectly between Invasion and The Krotons.

We then review the non-Doctor Who releases.  First the ITV audio adaptations of The Prisoner written and directed by Nicholas Briggs,  featuring Mark Elstob as Number Six.  Nicholas Briggs wrote three adaptions of the classic series, with one amazing original story, Your Beautiful Village.  Finally, we finish the podcast with a review of The Avengers - Lost Episodes Volume 5,  featuring Anthony Howell (Dr Keel), Julian Wadham (John Steed).

Because of storage space, part 2 of the 2015 Review podcast will not be released until February, as well as our Audio Only podcasts, where we review Spearhead From Space and The Web Planet, so please stay tuned for those.  Not to mention our February 2016 Big Finish podcast review.

 

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

Visit our website: AlhambraPodcast.weebly.com

Stay tuned for future podcast which will feature fellow podcasters from Doctor Who: Dark Journey and Outpost Skaro.  Here's some information and links regarding these great podcasts.

Dark JourneyAMaudioMedia

@AMAudioMedia (Dark Journey website) features a talented group of podcasters who make Doctor Who audio dramas.  The adventures are: Doctor Who meets Sherlock Holmes.  Give their audio drama podcasts a listen, you'll be in for a wonderful treat!

Outpost Skaro Podcast

 

@Outpost_Skaro featuring Derek, Andy and Nate run this excellent podcast and discuss and review Doctor Who News as well as Classic Who, New Who, and Big Finish audio releases. Website Link

 

 

Direct download: EP_33__January_16_Big_Finish_Review.mp3
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In episode 32, we begin with Doctor Who News, discussing the news that was revealed at Big Finish Day 8 with more Blake's 7, War Doctor Box set 4 with Leela.

Starting with the month of January, we have some clips from Main Range 195 Mistfall, by Andrew Smith (writer of the classic story Full Circle). We gave some thoughts about the 4th Doctor getting an new companion that was not on the classic series (like the 6th Doctor).  We speculate on the Big Finish Novel Adaptation #11 being Lungbarrow as we review The Romance of Crime and The English Way of Death. I talk about my love of Film Noir detective radio shows, and why I appreciate The Avengers.  Liam explains to me the how Dark Shadows: Bloodlust works and thoughts on that range. Liam also continues to work on me to give Rise of the Runelords a listen, explaining and educating me on legends and D&D mythology. We continue on with the year's review looking at Main Range 196 release, Equilibrium, by Matt Litton.

Liam gets after me (rightly so too), because I have not watched/listened to Blake's 7, Pathfinders, and then Gallifrey series, because my jumping on point was Gallifrey 7: Intervention Earth, due to reviews that I read told me it's a good jumping on point. We then look at the final episode of the 5th Doctor E-Space Trilogy, The Entropy Plague, by Jonathan Morris.  I go on about how great Requiem for the Rocket Men, by John Dorney, and the greatness of the Rocket Men trilogy using clips to try to prove my point.  Discuss Dark Eyes series 4 and the downfalls of this range compared to the greatness of Doom Coalition range. 

I share a few clips and share my love for the Novel Adaptation The Well-Mannered War by Gareth Roberts. We also discuss the possibilities of if the unresolved ending to the Well-Mannered War will get resolved in Series 5 of The 4th Doctor Adventures.

Episode 32 includes all the Big Finish titles either Brett or Liam has listened to and reviewed from January 2015 through April 2015.  Please stay tuned for Episode 33, which will include Big Finish reviews of titles from May 2015 through December 2015.

 

Please look out for and listen to the next Podcast release will be Spearhead From Space audio review, which will come out in December 2016.

Our next Audio Edition Review will be The Web Planet.  Please listen to the story, and send us a tweet or an email about your audio only experience. 

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

Visit our website: AlhambraPodcast.weebly.com

Stay tuned for future podcast which will feature fellow podcasters from Doctor Who: Dark Journey and Outpost Skaro.  Here's some information and links regarding these great podcasts.

Dark JourneyAMaudioMedia

@AMAudioMedia (Dark Journey website) features a talented group of podcasters who make Doctor Who audio dramas.  The adventures are: Doctor Who meets Sherlock Holmes.  Give their audio drama podcasts a listen, you'll be in for a wonderful treat!

Outpost Skaro Podcast

 

@Outpost_Skaro featuring Derek, Andy and Nate run this excellent podcast and discuss and review Doctor Who News as well as Classic Who, New Who, and Big Finish audio releases. Website Link

Direct download: EP_32__Part_1_of_2015_Big_Finish_review.mp3
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Black Dog

Episode 31 of the Doctor Who: Alhambra Audio Podcast!

In this podcast we review the Big Finish Short Trip release 5.12 Black Dog, by Dale Smith.  The synopsis goes as follows: 

To dream of the Black Dog is to die in terror within the week. The Doctor thinks it nothing but mindless superstition... but then Leela dreams the dream.

Myself and Liam discuss some parallels this story shares with world history.  However, we both have different views on the baddie.  It's a great listen at 34 minutes long, and at the great price of £2.99.  Check out the Big Finish website for this release and other great products!

Direct download: EP_31__Quick_Cast_review_of_Black_Dog_from_Big_Finish.mp3
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In this episode of the Doctor Who Alhambra Podcast, we briefly go over some Big Finish  news that was announced at this years Chicago Tardis.

During discussing the possibilities of what Virgin New Adventure will be for the Novel Adaptation Range #11 release for December 2016, Liam shares how he was able to watch and understand many of the episodes Dark Shadows.  A brief discussion of Matthew Waterhouse breaks out, relating to his works in the Dark Shadows audio, and his hurt about not being cast in The Boy that Time Forgot

Once we get on to the reviews, we first hit the Big Finish release The Shield of Jötunn, and how much we are enjoying the 6th Doctor's new companion, Constance Clarke.  Move onto The Early Adventure The Black Hole.  Next, moving onto Doctor Who spin-offs UNIT: Extinction and Jago & Litefoot & Strax.  

Moving onto the non-Doctor Who releases, Liam shares his complete thoughts on Dorian Gray series 4 and Survivors series 3.  I have a limited review on Survivors only.

We finish off reviewing Doctor Who series 9.

Please look out for and listen to the next Podcast release will be Spearhead From Space audio review, which will come out in December 2016.

Our next Audio Edition Review will be The Web Planet.  Please listen to the story, and send us a tweet or an email about your audio only experience. 

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

Visit our website: AlhambraPodcast.weebly.com

Stay tuned for future podcast which will feature fellow podcasters from Doctor Who: Dark Journey and Outpost Skaro.  Here's some information and links regarding these great podcasts.

Dark JourneyAMaudioMedia

@AMAudioMedia (Dark Journey website) features a talented group of podcasters who make Doctor Who audio dramas.  The adventures are: Doctor Who meets Sherlock Holmes.  Give their audio drama podcasts a listen, you'll be in for a wonderful treat!

Outpost Skaro Podcast

 

@Outpost_Skaro featuring Derek, Andy and Nate run this excellent podcast and discuss and review Doctor Who News as well as Classic Who, New Who, and Big Finish audio releases. Website Link

 

 

Direct download: EP_30__November_New_Who_and_Big_Finish_reviews.mp3
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