Doctor Who: The Alhambra Podcast (tv & film)

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
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:29am EST

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
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:54pm EST

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
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 9:11pm EST

On this episode of The Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast, we focus on the audio only on Time and the Rani to see if the story holds up on its own without the visuals.  Or this classic Doctor Who story is rightly slotted as one of the worse episodes to hit the television screens (Ranked 158 in DWM poll of 163 total episodes in 2003; Ranked 198 in DWM poll of 200 in 2009; Ranked 239 in DWM poll of 241 in 2014).

In we do pull some audio from the Cast and Crew commentary from the 2Entertain DVD "Time and the Rani" as well the documentary "Last Chance Saloon," found on the special features of the DVD.  We also pull excerpts from Big Finish's recent "The Sixth Doctor: Last Adventure" along with a special piece from an audio play written by Nev Fountain for Big Finish (I'd tell you what it is, but I'd rather you listen to the podcast and see if you think similarly to me regarding Pip and Jane Baker). 

Please stay tuned for our next podcast, when we review Big Finish and New Doctor Who stories for the month of November.  

Our next Audio Edition Review will be Spearhead from Space.  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_29__Audio_Review_of_Time_and_the_Rani.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

Episode of 28 of the Doctor Who Alhambra Podcast starts out with a teaser of Liam's Barnaby Edward interview conducted during this year's Whooverville.  Although we tease that at the beginning of the show, stay tuned during the podcast to hear portions of that interview interwoven throughout this podcast.

a brief discussion of the news regarding David Tennant and Catherine Tate reprising their roles as the 10th Doctor and Donna Noble for Big Finish starting in May 2016.  

Once we get on with the podcast, we start out with looking at Big Finish's main range review of release #205, Planet of the Rani, featuring the 6th Doctor and Constance Clark. Followed by Doctor Who: Doom Coalition Box Set 1, featuring the 8th Doctor and Liv Chenka. From there we look at Early Adventures of Doctor Who: The Forsaken.  We take a brief look at Jago and Litefoot series 10 and Torchwood: Fall to Earth (1.2), and a few thoughts on Pathfinders Legends: Empty Graves (2.2). 

Next we look at some of the New Doctor Who series, featuring Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor.  Again, skim through Magician's Apprentice, Witch's Familiar before moving onto Under the Lake and Before the Flood (we are holding off critical reviews of these two stories until we watch them back-to-back, to see if doing so makes a difference in enjoyment).  We finish off with another quick review of The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived, before taking a moment to brief critic (not criticize Steven Moffat). 

Stay tuned all the way to the end to hear the final part of the Whooverville interview with Barnaby Edwards.  He gives Liam some great introspect into Big Finish and the New Doctor Who stuff (Churchill, Classic Doctor New Monsters). How the Meddling Monk got back into the series, and more....!

Our next Audio Edition Review will be The Time and the Rani.  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_28__October__Barnaby_Edwards.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:15pm EST

In this episode of the Doctor Who Alhambra Podcast, we go over the news relating to Doctor Who as well as Big Finish from the time of our last podcast.  Please excuse the extremely nasally sounds coming from my voice, as Brett has been ill for quite some time.  Luckily we have the great support and reliable voice and contributions from Liam.

After the news we start our review the Big Finish Main Range release #203 Terror of the Sontarans featuring the 7th Doctor and Mel.  Moving on to the other main range release #204 Criss-Cross featuring the 6th Doctor and his meeting his new companion Constance Clarke.  From there we move onto the 3rd Doctor Boxed Set with the stories Prisoners of the Lake and The Havoc of Empires.  Next we move to the second series of The Early Adventures featuring the 2nd Doctor, Ben, Polly and and Jamie in a full cast audio The Yes Men.  Finally we finish off the Big Finish review portion of the podcast by looking briefly at the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood: Conspiracy, as well as the non-Doctor Who releases The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Pathfinders Mummy's Mask: The Half-Dead City.

We end the podcast looking at the two new series 9 of Doctor Who, The Magician's Apprentice and The Witch's Familiar.  We discuss what we liked about these new episodes, and how Steven Moffat toys with creating things that will explain continuity and then takes a dump on it.  

 

Our next Audio Edition Review will be The Time and the Rani.  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_27__September_releases_in_October.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 4:26pm EST

Episode 26 of the Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast starts off with some fun banter between Brett and Liam.

We bring up the discussion of "what is cannon" if one is not able to read the Doctor Who books, comic books, and graphic novels, would that be considered cannon to that individual.  Where as is Big Finish cannon to those who don't enjoy listening to their Doctor Who in an audio format.  

We make many attempts to do the Audio Edition review of The Twin Dilemma story, but both Brett and Liam get in the way of reviewing the story as we discuss: 

Reality Shows, Budget Constraints on Doctor Who, why the 6th Doctor era is not well like by fans (brought up many times), 1st and 6th Doctor character improvements because of Big Finish, Lucy Miller and Flipp's accent, and Flipp is a character, Jonathan Morris' twitter reply to my question about "We Are the Daleks" question about why the Imperial Dalek appears on the cover art (explained horribly), The Enemy of the World DVD release, Nichola Bryant being rescued by nudist followed my exprience with naked UK bikers.

Regardless of all the tangents we get on, we do review The Twin Dilemma.

Stay tuned for our next Podcast in September, when we look at the new Doctor Who News, the Big Finish releases for the month of September, the New Doctor Who TV episodes.  

Our next Audio Edition Review will be The Time and the Rani.  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_26__Audio_Reivew_of_The_Twin_Dilemma.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:29am EST

In this episode of Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast, we look into any recent Doctor Who news, as we eagerly approach the September 19th release of series 9 of the new series of Doctor Who.  Thanks to DoctorWhoNews.net for providing the news we featured on this episode.

Once we begin the reviews, we discuss the Iris Wildthyme series 5: Wildthyme Reloaded release briefly.  Make a connection between the Omega Factor series and the X-Files.  

Big Finish release #202 The Warehouse, featuring the 7th Doctor and Mel is discussed with some of our complaints regarding this average, good jumping point episode, and 1980's TV style of making a Doctor Who.  Next we have a spoiler heavy review and discussion of the Fourth Doctor Adventure 4.08, Return to Telos.  Liam totally comes to the defense of this story, and finds it being one of the best two-parter 4th Doctor Adventures and a great 4th Doctor story.  I find myself on the other end on this release, and provide reasons why it is less than spectacular.  Next, we look at The Sixth Doctor: Final Adventure release, which wraps up the Colin Baker's time as the Doctor finally complete, as we now have a proper regeneration story for the 6th Doctor that ties up some questions fans have had since Time and the Rani (except if you are into the BBC Books and perfer Spiral Scratch by Gary Russell).  We finish off this months reviews with This is Colin Baker Big Finish Interview, featuring Colin Baker interviewed by Big Finish's own Nick Briggs. 

After the good bye's and beggin for downloads on the iTunes subscriptions, emailing the show, or tweet one of us, we have a special thing that was teased.  As mentioned on earlier on the show, Liam asked that I attach my attempt at mastering a British accent from some guy on YouTube.  List and enjoy how horrible it actually is!

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_25__August_15_DW_BF_and_Accents.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 1:25am EST

Episode 24 of the Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast we look at some news, review Big Finish releases for the month of July 2014, and rant about this and that off and on.

We start of the podcast with the news and discuss the anticipation to series 9 of New Who with information about series 10 being picked up.  Next we hit Big Finish news regarding further cast information in the new Torchwood audio series.  Then we discuss the Big Finish survey and the ultimate question "which Big Finish stories are people's favorites?"  During this discussion, we go off in a tangent and defend Colin Baker's era.  Eventually we get to the Big Finish releases for the month of July, getting into the main range release "We Are the Daleks" by Jonathan Morris.

But then we quickly get on another tangent distracting us from this story, going from Big Finish cleaning up after Steven Moffat's giant Dalek building on Assylum of the Daleks, followed by the annoyance of the replican people Dalek stuff.  A further rant continues with the new Dalek Collection DVD release, which as a waste of money, then change directions in midstream and quickly discuss The Adventures of Sarah Jane Smith darkness and how Big Finish could fill in the cracks since Liz Sladen's passing. Then the possiblilites of Susan regenerating and asking Steven Moffat to al least make some other Big Finish reference besides "Night of the Doctor."  To the surprise of Liam, I do come to the defense of Steven Moffat as I did see his masterplan for the Matt Smith era and some of series 7 isn't his fault.  Continuing on yet another tangent, I share my dislike for many of Sylvester McCoy's stories.

Once we get back to Big Finish reviews, we discuss Nick Brigg's 4th Doctor Adventure, The Fate of Krelos, where Liam suggests a challenge to me regarding my approach to listening to Big Finish.  

Finally, we end with a quick review of Counter Measures box set 4 and some talk on Dark Shadows and The Avengers audio play takes. 

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_24__July_15_AlhambraPodcast_DW_and_BF_news_and_reviews.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 1:21am EST

Hello!

In episode 23 we quickly discuss our last podcast dedicated to Warriors of the Deep, audio only. If you did not listen to that, please download and check it out. Perhaps watching Warriors of the Deep listening only to the audio and ignoring the video.  

We look at the recent news from Doctor Who and Big Finish. Discuss the #BF27June twitter tease and what that means for Doctor Who and Big Finish in the future.  So we discuss The Doom Coalistion 2, The Diary of River Song, Doctor Who: The Churchill Years, and Classic Doctors, New Monsters boxed set.  We also look at the fans reaction to Doctor Who and how R.T.D. saved Big Finish (include a drop from Dr. Fovever: Apocolypse Element special feature on The Visitation S.E.). 

Next we take another look at last month's 4th Doctor Adventure: Suburban Hell. Then we move to June's Big Finish releases starting with Fourth Doctor: Cloisters of Terror; Main Range: The Secret History (episode 200), while quickly revisiting #198 & #199 from the main range as these three releases are part of a cross-companion/Doctor trilogy; The Companion Chronicles: First Doctor Box Set 1 (The Sleeping Blood, The Unwinding World, The Founding Fathers, & The Locked Room); The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Box Set 2: The Triumph of Sutekh (a few clips from this story to just give you a taste); a book I reference is and a great continutiy look at the Doctor Who Universe is: A History: An Unauthorized History of the Doctor Who Universe - 2nd Edition by Lance ParkinSurvivors 2 (Dark Rain, Mother's Courage, The Hunted & Savages).

Please listen to our up and coming podcast when we review The Twin Dilemma's story only.  Does the acting, plot and storyline hold up by itself, not focusing on special effects. Please tweet the show #TwinDilemma and/or @AlhambraPodcast your thoughts as you listen along, sharing your thoughts of your experience with audio only!

Please email the show at: alhambraaudio@gmail.com

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

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Direct download: EP_23__June_DW_News_and_Reviews.mp3
Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:21am EST