Doctor Who: The Alhambra Podcast

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 EST

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
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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
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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:

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Direct download: EP_44__Dragonfire_Audio_Focus.mp3
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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
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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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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
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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 EST

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
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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.

 

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Direct download: EP_40__July_Big_Finish_reviews_and_baking_tips.mp3
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