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This video features Colin Baker narrating the history of the police box in the UK. The shape that the TARDIS has been stuck in since The Unearthly Chid premiered in 1963. This feature was originally transmitted in 1993, part of the 30th anniversary of Doctor Who celebration by the BBC.
Thanks to @tvkirby for bringing this video to my attention.
Colin Baker the 6th Doctor has now joined the ranks of twitter, under the pseudonym of @SawbonesHex.
Colin describes himself as an actor, columnist, writer, husband, father, Wycombe Wanderers fan, grumpy old man', also has an official website at colinbakeronline.com. Also he writes regular columns for the Bucks Free Press.
(Image Bucks Free Press)
In another Forbidden Planet exclusive, the 6th Doctor and stealth Cybermen collectable figure set will be available 01 October 2010. Available for pre-orders today for shipping to the UK and Ireland now for £24.99. This set includes the 6th Doctor and a Stealth Cyberman from the 1985 Doctor Who story Attack of the Cybermen. The Doctor comes with a signal tracker accessory and the Cyberman is equipped with a Cybergun.
Ok this release has been out a while, but I had a lot of work in the way, so hear goes (a bad audio joke, Big Finish audio ahem Yes cough well).
I will start by saying this review (of Legend of the Cybermen) will have spoilers in it, but hopefully enough that you'll go out and buy it. The first thing is the story continues on from The Wreck of the Titan, and by that really had a lot to live up to, because Wreck was written so well by, and directed by Barnaby Edwards of Dalek fame and not of DWNY fame. In comparison Legend is written by Mike Maddox and Directed by Nick Briggs.
Ok, OK! so it's not a TV episode, but it's something I've been wanting after realising we've had every other combination of numbers of Doctors up to five, but not four. I would have written earlier about this but there was one FACT that was unclear. Yes it's free to subscribers but! which Doctor Who ranges would be included? and as far as I can make out it's the Monthly Doctor Who Range subscribers who get this little gem in their fists.
Big Finish has done this on a regular basis last year saw the release "An Earthly Child" a 8th Doctor and Susan tale, but unlike that release, Big Finish has said as of going to press that this adventure would never be released other than to Subscribers. Now I see three points here 1.) Big Finish would make an absolute wad of cash if they eventually released this for general sale. 2.) That they must make enough that they can "AFFORD" to do this, but in fact this is very nice present to their subscribers if it remains so. 3.) Internet piracy, maybe at some point this is going to end up on a torrent site. Great for those who don't want to subscribe but bad for Big Finish, as they may have lawyers but I doubt they have the clout of the BIG Music labels, and I personally would rather see the money going into Big Finish's pockets because this is quite literately how future productions are funded.
It was a quarter of century ago today, as hard as it is for me believe, is when the Gallifreyan Embassy began. Unbeknownst at the time, it was the day after the Discovery Channel was launched. It was also the day after the launch of the space shuttle Discovery (STS-51-G) which marked the first Arab and Muslim in space (payload specialist Sultan bin Salman bin Adulaziz Al Saud). Yes, it was 1985. Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Commodore launches the Amiga personal computer while NeXT is founded by Steve Jobs after leaving Apple Computer.
Just two weeks before we went Back to the Future in the theaters, the Gallifreyan Embassy of Long Island officially began.
This is a review for The Big Finish Adventure, The City of Spires. Staring Colin Baker as the 6th Doctor, Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon and Georgia Moffett as Alice.
The Doctor Land hoping to get away from it all, but once again as with a Previous Regeneration, he lands in the Middle of an Important Battle in Scotland. After managing to convince the Scottish Warrior Black Donald that he's not English, and accepts being called a French Dandy. The Doctor Notices one very important clue, "Black Donald" is in Fact Jamie McCrimmon.
"It's true then. They say the Evil One eats babies!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 188
Running Time: 0:51:10
We interview the editors and some of the contributors of the book, Chicks Dig Time Lords including Tara O'Shea, Lynne Thomas, Liz Myles, Tammy Garrison, and Katy Shuttleworth (at Gallifrey 21), a Who York announcement and Louise Jameson from Who York's November 2009 event, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Whoverse with Eric Escamilla, a report from Germany with Graeme Sheridan, and more.
"This song is ending. But the story never ends."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 179 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:40:21
We review all 10 Doctor's eras of Doctor Who in this Deca-Doctor Special of Doctor Who: Podshock. As we approach the new 11th Doctor era, we review where we came from with the previous 10. Included are interviews we conducted over the years with various actors to play the Doctor (including Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann), some of which have never been featured on Doctor Who: Podshock before.
"My last incarnation… oh, I was never happy with that one. It had a sort of feckless "charm" which simply wasn't me!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 173
Running Time: 1:32:35
Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook interviewed together (part 1), The Twin Dilemma reviewed, Germany report by Graeme Sheridan, Episode 6 of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Whoverse by Eric Escamilla, feedback, and more.
Cover art for Doctor Who: Podshock 173 featuring Colin Baker as the Doctor from The Twin Dilemma (reviewed in this episode) and Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook on stage in Chicago (interviewed in this episode).
Toby Hadoke's 'Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf' can be heard via the BBC iPlayer with Colin Baker and Louise Jameson from July 2007. Episode one, 30 minutes long will be available to listen to until Friday, the 18th of December 2009.
Listen here: BBC iPlayer - Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf
Also be sure to catch our interviews with Toby Hadoke on Doctor Who: Podshock:
The Sonic Newsdriver 20091113
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Friday, the 13th of Nov. 2009
Number 9… Number 9… Number 9…, Number 6… Number 6… Number 6…, Tom Baker on the New Series, I am the Fleshcreep Whether You Like it or Not, Remember - Get a Life, and more.
Hosted by Louis Trapani
"It feels different this time."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 169
Running Time: 1:44:39
The 5th Doctor's (Peter Davison) final story, The Caves of Androzani Reviewed, News (Waters of Mars, Dreamland, Gallifrey 21, Second Life, DVD), Feedback, and more.
In another exclusive from Forbidden Planet (UK), they are now taking pre-orders for a new figure of the Sixth Doctor from The Caves of Androzani. This is the third 6th Doctor as played by Colin Baker figure to be released by Underground Toys. This version is of the 6th Doctor as he was immediately after regenerating from the 5th Doctor. He appears still muddy in the 5th Doctor's clothes.
This figure is limited to sale in the UK and Eire from Forbidden Planet (UK). It is expected on in their warehouse on 12 August 2009. No further information on where it will be available outside of the UK is known at this time.
You can pre-order your 6th Doctor Caves Of Androzani now for £14.99. For more information or to pre-order see: Forbidden Planet UK - 6th Doctor Caves Of Androzani
The Daily Mirror is reporting that all eleven Doctors will be coming together for a special one-off special for Children in Need this November. It reports that the 15 minute episode will be included in BBC1 annual Children In Need appeal in November and shooting of it will begin in September.
This is not the first time a rumour of this nature appeared in the tabloids. The same thing was said to be happening last year for Children in Need except with 10 Doctors which did not happen.
The article states that "images from their original shows, stretching from 1966 to 1974" will be used for the actors William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, and Jon Pertwee who have since passed away. They will make cameo appearances through footage from these previous episodes.
Colin had burst onto the Doctor Who scene taking over the lead role after Peter Davison stepped down in 1984 as the colourful and bold 6th Doctor. Although not his first association with Doctor Who, he had played Commander Maxil in the 5th Doctor story, Arc of Infinity. Blake's 7 fans will also know him as 'Bayban the Butcher' - a guest role he had in the series.