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September 2009


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10 Reasons YOU Should be Going to Hurricane Who

We are now less than 2 months away from a brand new convention on the East Coast - Hurricane Who, in Orlando, Florida! It takes place at the Ramada Convention Center from Friday October 30th through Sunday November 1st, with a launch party on Thursday October 29th at the Cricketer’s Arms Pub. So why aren’t you going? Are you on the fence? If so, then this is the blog for you! Here are 10 reasons that you really should be heading to Florida for HURRICANE WHO!!!!!

 Hurricane Who

Number 1

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K-1 to K-9

Hey there fellow fan-boys and fan-girls. I'm a relative newbie to the wonderful world of Who, having only got into it about May 2008, but I'm on my way. 

Question though; is K-9 the latest in the line of K series robots that began with the K-1 in Tom Bakers first story arc, or is that a coincidence?

Thanks.

Maddigan's Quest

A strange but lively show that seems to be a cooperation between BBC and Australian productions. The show concerns a traveling circus trouple in the future after a collapse of society. People fell into ruin and some into becoming feral. Others live at a huge complex but still have to fend for food and water. Their city is run on some kind of solar power but something's gone wrong. Secretly, the city officers ask the circus troupe to get a new solar power device or some kind of battery, I think, to help it survive. They have to travel far to get it. In the first episode a few key members of the troupe are killed when their food is stolen. Also: two boys from the future arrive with a baby girl...from the future. One of the boys has precogntive dreams it seems and a diary that Garland, the main female teenager, wrote.

HORNETS' NEST 1 (spoilers?)

Many things went through my mind as I listened to HORNETS' NEST part one. It's great to have Tom Baker back. I'll try to gather the rest of these random thoughts. The story is good and I can't always say that about Paul Magrs. I'm not his biggest fan, nor his greatest detractor. The sci fi aspects are a bit...lost on me to be honest. Tom's voice has changed a bit and he seemed...a bit awkward to be honest. I'm not sure if he liked the story or if he just was awkward because it's been so long. One thing that went through my mind is how odd this story is: stuffed animals attacking people, the Doctor in a regular house in Sussex (?) with a maid (?), especially WRONG for this Doctor if not Tom, and well, how much better BIG FINISH could have made of this story and with this Doctor.

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Whooverville UK Con this Sunday

From the Whoovers Site Info:-

On Sunday 6th September 2009, Whoovers is proud to host ‘Whooverville’ – our first Doctor Who convention at the Midland Railway Centre, Midland Railway Trust, Butterley Station, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QZ
The event starts at 10:00am and finishes at 5:00pm. Guests so far include:

Colin Baker – The 6th Doctor

Nick Briggs – The voice of the Daleks (and other monsters)

Anneke Wills – Companion to William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton’s Doctors

Toby Hadoke – Comedian: “Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf”

Ian Fairbairn – “The Invasion”, “Inferno”, “The Macra Terror”, “Seeds of Doom”

Cheryl Hall – “Carnival of Monsters” and “Citizen Smith”

THE PODCASTERS’ PANEL
Those taking part: (Edited list)

THE CHRISTMAS INVASION

Just come from watching this story for the 17th time or so and I must say its lost NONE of its vision, none of its energy, none of its warmth and action. It's just perfect! Really. It's a brilliant idea to have the Doctor sick and in bed for most of the story and David is terrific in bed and out! Rose takes us through the vantage point of her story but she sort of gives up and the focal point becomes not just Rose but Mickey, Jackie and Harriet Jones. We see this adventure through their eyes. I also have to admit that I just love Adam Garcia who plays the aide to the PM. He does what he can with a bit part and he's great, too. I wish he could have become a companion of some kind. I also have to say that I don't find the Harriet Jones joke, "I know who you are,"  funny but at the time and even now I take it as a stroke of her down to Earth, unintimidating nature. And it works from that viewpoint, that she's not on some high horse.

The Podcast Crew Tackles other British Sci-Fi in Episode 6 of Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi

Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 6

Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 6
Running Time: 1:03:09

Previewing The Prisoner Remake, Blake's 7 - Where to Begin, Life on Mars Feedback, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani, James Naughton, and Ken Deep.

Have TARDIS, Podshock will Travel

Have TARDIS, Podshock will Travel

Left to right: Joshua Lou Friedman, Daphne Ashbrook (Grace in the 1996 Doctor Who movie), Louis Trapani,  James Naughtonand Ken Deep at Gallifrey 20, Los Angeles, CA. Doctor Who: Podshock welcomed Daphne as a guest during our live on stage show.

Photo courtesy Joshua Lou Friedman, TARDIS courtesy of Tara Wheeler

PARTING OF THE WAYS

Thus ends the all too short Chris Eccelston era (months) in a great story. Okay as usual I have some questions and comments. Jack. Uhm, I can understand why I liked him then and why he's so popular even now after he's killed his own grandson and betrayed youngsters in the past but here he...he buys the Doctor time. But it is unclear if he did so by lying to the people he conned into helping him or if he was just plain stupid and a jerk to boot. The lady who dies believes Jack lied to her that the bullets would stop the Daleks. Clearly the bastic (bas#$%) bullets don't. Jack was also stupid or lied about the fact that the Daleks would go up but he made it clear that was a big probably go up. He was also wrong about a few other things. Did he do this just to get people to sacrifice himself along with himself to give the Doctor time? Who knows? It's never fully explained but he gets himself and everyone else before him killed.

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