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Doctor Who: The Alhambra Podcast

The Doctor Who Alhambra Podcast: discussing, debating Doctor Who, science fiction and fantasy series. We react to Doctor Who and Big Finish productions, on-line forums. Also, we'll occasional focus on audio of classic Doctor Who stories, ignoring the special effects, to find out if the story is as strong or as weak as fans believe it to be.

Oct 10, 2016

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 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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