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  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   4 years 42 weeks ago

    Sorry double post!

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   4 years 42 weeks ago

    Grrr! Why do my posts keep jumping around the place!

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   4 years 42 weeks ago

     

                                        Zoe 11                       - K9 8              - Mickey 2
    - Ian 12                        - Liz 8                           
    - Barbara 12                 - The Brigadier 15         - Nyssa 10           - Martha 8
    - Vicki 8                       - Jo Grant 13                - Tegan 8           Donna 12
    - Stephen 10                 - Sarah Jane 13(+1)     - Turlough 8 
    - Polly 10                      
    Harry 12                   - Peri 10
    - Ben 10                       Leela 13                   - Ace  7  

    - Jamie 15                    - Romana I 11             - Rose 12
    Victoria 8                    - Romana II 6 (-2)       - Captain Jack 9

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    29: Adric                                                                                                                                                                                 30. Susan
    31: Grace
    32: Dodo
    33: Mel

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   4 years 42 weeks ago

    What is supposed to happen is the number is changed to reflect whatever is voted on, in essence - the result of the change made.

    We show what was done in the paranthesis.

  • The Eleven Doctors Special for Children In Need?   4 years 42 weeks ago

    Hmmm. Who wrote the last two multi-Doctor charity specials? A chap by the name of Moffat. 

    Hmmm. A BBC denial. Doesn't that mean it's true?

    With the state of journalism in this day and age, it is hard to judge whether there even is a kernel of truth to this story. 

  • 'Doctor Who' Documentary   4 years 42 weeks ago

    I didn't see the related story the Louis reported earlier:

    here's the link to his story:

    http://gallifreyanembassy.org/vortex/?q=node/247

  • The Eleven Doctors Special for Children In Need?   4 years 42 weeks ago

    This smells fishy to me.  Oh wait it is from the mirror? That explains it!!

  • The Eleven Doctors Special for Children In Need?   4 years 42 weeks ago

    While the story sounds good we get a report from digital spy discounting the story:

     

    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/cult/a161598/bbc-denies-doctor-who-reunion-reports.html

     

    Meanwhile the is a story on the official 'Doctor Who' site that reports Mark Gattis is doing a documentary on the show:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/s4/news/latest/090623_news_01

     

    ...and the good thing is - it's not region-locked:

    here is a link to the show:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00l59rk

     

    enjoy.

  • Doctor Who Novelisations   4 years 42 weeks ago

    Don't forget to listen to the radio programme too!

    I have very fond memories of all of these books - and running to the local library in Carshalton every other day to get more books! Its how I discovered all the old stories, after finding the show on TV and I loved every single one of them (except for THE MUTANTS for some reason - it was always heavy going, but I loved the cover!). The Chris Achelios covers and the memories of Terrance Dicks' prose always make me smile!

    (Of course, they lead me to view several of the episode with rose-colored glasses! THE INVASION OF TIME was so much fun as a book, and I loved the chase all over the TARDIS, but it was such a disappointment when I actually saw it!)

     

  • The Eleven Doctors Special for Children In Need?   4 years 42 weeks ago

    Isn't this just exactly the same story that they ran this time last year (basically word for word!) except that this time Matt Smith is in it?

    Unconfirmed? Total nonsense if you ask me!!!!!

    (Although, I suspect that the 3rd treat that RTD has promised will be a pretty cool Children in Need thing!)

  • CIA Info & Updates   4 years 42 weeks ago

    Won't make it again next week (don't think I've ever missed CIA three weeks straight)

    Will be back for the week after that (the TV Series Finales one)

  • CIA Info & Updates   4 years 42 weeks ago

    Sorry not to get a reminder for CIA - Ian and I were sorting out a little announcement to make on the show but before recording.

    Next week we will repeat during the recording.

    The CIA - Episode 95 'Bring a book - Sci-Fi, Horror, Cult, Comic book - and tell us why we should read ourselves. Plus a final go at the Wizard list - lose 3 - add 3'

    We only did the first part - so lose 3 add 3 will be done after the main topic 'The Man behind the curtain' Special Effects


    Cheers, daveac

  • Doctor Who Novelisations   4 years 42 weeks ago

    7 Days left to listen to this as of today (June 23, 2009) 30 minutes

    Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer and fanatic, explores the hugely popular Doctor Who novelisations of the 1970s and 80s, published by Target books. Featuring some of the best excerpts from the books and interviews with publishers, house writers, illustrators and the actors whose adventures the books tirelessly depicted.

    In an age before DVD and video, the Target book series of Doctor Who fiction was conceived as the chance for children to 'keep' and revisit classic Doctor Who. They were marketed as such, written in a highly visual house style. Descriptive passages did the work of the TV camera and the scripts were more or less faithfully reproduced as dialogue.

    The books were as close to the experience of watching as possible, and were adored by a generation of children who grew up transfixed by the classic BBC series. Target Doctor Who books became a children's publishing phenomenon - they sold over 13 million copies worldwide. From 1973 until 1994, the Target Doctor Who paperbacks were a mainstay of the publishing world.

    A Brook Lapping production for BBC Radio 4.

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   4 years 42 weeks ago

     

    Zoe 11                       - K9 8                         - Mickey 2
    - Ian 12                        - Liz 8                           
    - Barbara 12                 - The Brigadier 15         - Nyssa 10           - Martha 8
    - Vicki 8                       - Jo Grant 13                - Tegan 8           Donna 12 (+1)
    - Stephen 10                 - Sarah Jane 12            - Turlough 8 
    - Polly 10                      
    Harry 12                   - Peri 10
    - Ben 10                       Leela 13                   - Ace  7 (-2) 

    - Jamie 15                    - Romana I 11             - Rose 12
    Victoria 8                    - Romana II 8             - Captain Jack 9

     

    __________________________________________________________________________

     

    29: Adric

    30. Susan
    31: Grace
    32: Dodo
    33: Mel

     

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   4 years 42 weeks ago

    Zoe 11                       - K9 8                         - Mickey 2
    - Ian 12                        - Liz 8                           
    - Barbara 12                 - The Brigadier 15         - Nyssa 10           - Martha 8 (+1)
    - Vicki 8                       - Jo Grant 13                - Tegan 8           Donna 11
    - Stephen 10                 - Sarah Jane 12            - Turlough 8 
    - Polly 10                      
    Harry 12                   - Peri 10
    - Ben 10                       Leela 13                   - Ace  9 (+1) 

    - Jamie 15                    - Romana I 11             - Rose 12
    Victoria 8                    - Romana II 8             - Captain Jack 9

    __________________________________________________________________________

     

    29: Adric (-2)

    30. Susan
    31: Grace
    32: Dodo
    33: Mel

     

  • The "Checkout Line" Promo   4 years 42 weeks ago

    Louis, I loved the skit too! Seriously, if you ever need an additional voice or whatnot - I'd be more than happy to help!

  • Doctor Who is now being made in HD. Do you have a HDTV?   4 years 42 weeks ago

    No HD for me yet, but I do have CVI (component video input = RGB) which looks incredibly awesome. Nowhere near HD, but way better than standard definition.

  • CASTROVALVA   4 years 42 weeks ago
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    Well that was fun. Peter's very good in this episode, finding his way. I still think it might have been better or at least made FOUR TO DOOMSDAY better if they filmed this first. I mean and I'll discuss this later maybe, in FOUR TO DOOMSDAY they were all at each other's throats wehreas in LOGOPOLIS and by the end of CASTROVALVA, they were pretty much a well oiled machine although to be fair, Adric hadn't settled in with the new Doctor so maybe FOUR was just trying to cause some friction between the foursome...badly. They brought in the whole Adric is jealous thing and that's maybe why they can explain away his acting like a prat, brat, moron in that. I mean here he is the main traveler with the Doctor and then this new Doctor comes along and seems much more interested in the girls than in him. I guess a teen would be miffed. In addition, other theories abound as to why the Doctor ignored him in favor of the girls...was he trying to prove something to himself and everyone else? Or was he just too hetero as David Tennant would have us believe, to deal with a 15 or 16 year old boy. It was fine enough for him preNyssa and Tegan and in fact...well more on that later...

    In any event, making Adric the prime target is okay but in fact, it is the start of "let's treat this character badly" by the writers, actors, and characters. And it's a wasted chance to make something really great out of Adric. But even all that can't really stop him. Here, Matthew does a good job being the wraith image of Adric and someone said that he obvisouly hangs to the left but I can't see anything really.

    What's all this crap about Tegan being the coordinator...she could'n't coordinate a one car funeral. And what's all this shitola about Nyssa being this big science person? She was handing out flowers to Melkur two storise ago and deigning to Adric in both her previous stories. Give me a break. In an effort to squeeze more out of his female companions, someone, JNT? Bidmead? gives them more to do but making the TARDIS travelers more like a crew...is that a good idea? Maybe trying to sell it to the US made them think they should STAR TREK it up. Bad move.

    Davison, as mentioned is good. He imbibes the new Doctor, for a few moments with a calm not seen before...or even from him later on. He's friendly enough and picks his uniform...which I'm not sure really works. A note about when I first saw this. I was just so happy to see this...to be seeing this because back in the 1980s, PBS had pleadge drives to make u think that you'd never see this unless you gave large sums of money in donation to the station. I consquently thought I'd never see all of Davison...or the FIVE DOCTORS which the US got BEFORE England! Anyway I was so happy to see these stories which I had been reading about months or even a year before they came here in FANTASY EMPIRE and STARLOG that I was overjoyed to see them. Davison does a good impression of Pertwee,Hartnell, Tom Baker, and Troughton. He also does in pain or "gotten to" really well. When he first is brought into the console room, he does a very similar wide eyed move VERY similar to Hartnell just as he's being rescued from the Cybership and brought back to the TARDIS console room just before he regenerates. It might even be the same mugging he does that Hartnell did!  

    The Zero Room: it really works until the whole floating effect ruins it. It seemed calm enough and one could almost smell the roses...again the floating is a nice idea but the effect is one of the poorest I've ever seen in DW...in fact, throughout all of the Tom Baker time in the show I don't think anything matches up in awfulness.

    Tegan in the console room: I don't know whether to be disturbed by her bits or charmed. At times, sometimes within moments, she can annoy and irritate but seconds later, she's charming and witty and funny and sensitive and Fielding almost but not quite pulls it off. Nyssa just seems like a know it all  and yet at times there's real warmth there such as when she tries to calm Tegan down, "None of knows what's happening to the Doctor..."

    Adric once again distracts police or guards to help the feeble minded (Tegan, Nyssa) get away and in foreshadowing, at the sacrifice of himself.

    Ainley is not as good as he was in the previous story but he's not got much to do yet in this ep or this story but he's sort of quickly becomes the man in black that ties girls to railroad tracks or young teens to spider webs that are supposed to be sticking through his body but even that effect is not realized well. Matthew does a good job of being in pain, probably better than Davison does.

    Chris Bidmead wanted  to put ideas in the show and clearly he has and some original thought provoking ones, too. That said, I don't think the science he puts into the galaxy creation is really correct. Inrush of  hydrogen? Is that how it really happened? Whatever, it makes a great threat and this time, the end of the world we are watching seems terribly urgent unlike in KEEPER of TRAKEN's windstorm. The lipstick is melting? The cliffhanger is sutiably but a bit overly dramatic. Still, not the poorest cliffhanger and at least they still had good cliffhangers. I liike that we saw more of the TARDIS and while it makes more sense than the rooms in INVASION OF TIME I prefer the differences of INVASION OF TIME's TARDIS rooms than the same static roundel bearing walls we see here over and over and over....it was less boring in INVASION OF TIME. 

    Despite all my criticisms, I enjoyed this episode and this story overall. I think things were coming together.  Nothing seemed easily solved in this episode or in this story and to me, when I first saw this, I wondered if this was what DW was like all the time, pre Tom Baker.  Certainly for going for three companions, bickering, and a dip right toward the creation of a galaxy they were harking back toward Hartnell's beginnings with EDGE OF DESTRUCTION and the THE UNEARTHLY CHILD before that with three companions.  

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   4 years 42 weeks ago

    Adric had four. Sudenly in the last post he had two? You minused two and got zero? HOw or where did he lose the other two? Clearly someone's in need of  a mathematical genius!

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   4 years 42 weeks ago
    Zoe 11                       - K9 8                         - Mickey 2 (-2)
    - Ian 12                        - Liz 8                         - Adric 2   
    - Barbara 12                 - The Brigadier 15         - Nyssa 10           - Martha 7
    - Vicki 8                       - Jo Grant 13                - Tegan 8           Donna 11
    - Stephen 10                 - Sarah Jane 12            - Turlough 8 
    - Polly 10                      
    Harry 12                   - Peri 10
    - Ben 10                       - Leela 13                   - Ace  9 (+1) 

    - Jamie 15                    - Romana I 11             - Rose 12
    Victoria 8                    - Romana II 8             - Captain Jack 9

    __________________________________________________________________________

    30. Susan
    31: Grace
    32: Dodo
    33: Mel

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   4 years 42 weeks ago
    Zoe 11                       - K9 8                         - Mickey 4
    - Ian 12                        - Liz 8                         Adric 2 (-2)  
    - Barbara 12 (+1)          - The Brigadier 15         - Nyssa 10           - Martha 7
    - Vicki 8                       - Jo Grant 13                - Tegan 8           Donna 11
    - Stephen 10                 - Sarah Jane 12            - Turlough 8 
    - Polly 10                      
    Harry 12                   - Peri 10
    - Ben 10                       - Leela 13                   - Ace  8

    - Jamie 15                    - Romana I 11             - Rose 12
    Victoria 8                    - Romana II 8             - Captain Jack 9

    __________________________________________________________________________

    30. Susan
    31: Grace
    32: Dodo
    33: Mel

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   4 years 42 weeks ago
     
    Zoe 11                       - K9 8                         - Mickey 4
    - Ian 12                        - Liz 8                         - Adric 4  
    - Barbara 11                  - The Brigadier 15         - Nyssa 10           - Martha 7
    - Vicki 8                       - Jo Grant 13                - Tegan 8           Donna 11
    - Stephen 10                 - Sarah Jane 12            - Turlough 8 
    - Polly 10                      
    Harry 12                   - Peri 10
    - Ben 10                       - Leela 13                   - Ace  8

    - Jamie 15 (+1)             - Romana I 11             - Rose 12
    Victoria 8                    - Romana II 8             - Captain Jack 9

    __________________________________________________________________________

    30. Susan 0 (-2)
    31: Grace
    32: Dodo
    33: Mel

     

  • Doctor Who: Radio Free Skaro   4 years 42 weeks ago

    A new Radio Free Skaro episode!:

    It’s not often that the Three Who Rule spend more than a minute dismissing Torchwood out of hand, much less being interested in a new series of everyone’s tolerated younger, ganglier cousin to Doctor Who. But that strange event is precisely what happened (explained away with string theory and many a complicated equation, most likely), along with some pre Comic Con banter and oh yes, a commentary on The Empty Child.

    Direct download

    Check http://www.radiofreeskaro.com for your Radio Free Skaro needs!

    iTunes users can subscribe at here.

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   4 years 42 weeks ago
    Susan 2 (-2)                 - Zoe 11                       - K9 8                
    - Ian 12                        - Liz 8                         - Adric 4              - Mickey 4
    - Barbara 11                  - The Brigadier 15         - Nyssa 10           - Martha 7
    - Vicki 8                      - Jo Grant 13                 - Tegan 8           Donna 11
    - Stephen 10                 - Sarah Jane 12            - Turlough 8 
    - Polly 10                      
    Harry 12                   - Peri 10
    - Ben 10                       - Leela 13 (+1)             - Ace  8

    - Jamie 14                    - Romana I 11             - Rose 12
    Victoria 8                    - Romana II 8             - Captain Jack 9

    __________________________________________________________________________

    31: Grace
    32: Dodo
    33: Mel

  • HURT/HEAL: The COMPANIONS   4 years 43 weeks ago

     Susan 4                    - Zoe 11                       - K9 8                
    - Ian 12                      - Liz 8                         Adric 3 (-2) PLUS 1=4      - Mickey 6
    - Barbara 11                  - The Brigadier 15         - Nyssa 10           - Martha 7
    - Vicki 8                      - Jo Grant 13                 - Tegan 8           Donna 11
    - Stephen 10                 - Sarah Jane 14 (+1) -2=12     - Turlough 8 
    - Polly 10                      
    Harry 12                   - Peri 10
    - Ben 10                       - Leela 12                   - Ace  7

    - Jamie 14                    - Romana I 11             - Rose 12
    Victoria 8                    - Romana II 8             - Captain Jack 9

    __________________________________________________________________________

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