Episode notes

We have a great show this week as we talk through some interesting news items, we review a classic Tom Baker story plus reveal the details of our competition and how you can enter.

The News

Doctor Who has got two nominations at this year’s Saturn Awards. The show itself is up for Best Youth-Oriented Television Show and Jenna Coleman is up for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series. They are up against some stiff competition with other shows such as Game of Thrones, Supernatural and The Walking Dead but we have faith in fans of Who to make the right choice. The awards will be announced on June 25th.

A special tribute event will take place at the BFI Southbank on April 1st to appreciate the great work Verity Lambert did. The event, Verity Lambert: An Appreciation, will start at 6:10pm and boasts a couple of special gusts including Joanna Lumley and Lynda La Plante. The panel event, hosted by author of new Lambert biography Richard Marson, should be good and we’ll hopefully see you there.

Two French indie video game artists, Alexis Foletto and Caroline Vic, are soon to put out a Doctor Who game entitled Doctor Who: A Brilliant Game based on the story The Day of the Doctor. It’s got a wonderful old school 8-bit look and feel to it and this could be a little gem in the world of Doctor Who games, something that’s been lacking of late. You can keep up to date with the game on their Facebook page.

“Robot” Review

We venture back to Tom Baker’s very first episode as the Doctor in this often loved classic story. Action, humour and full of that classic Who charm, did it leave us falling in love with it all over again or like the troubled K1, leave us cold?

10th Anniversary Competition

After a few weeks of teasing you all we can now reveal the details of our competition to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Doctor Who’s return in 2005. It also falls in line with our first anniversary too!

We have the following prizes up for grabs and one lucky winner will receive them all… 1. 11th Doctor New Touch Control Sonic Screwdriver 2. Tardis style mug 3. City of Death DVD starring Tom Baker 4. Big Blue Box Podcast T Shirt and Mug 5. New Lethbridge-Stewart novel The Forgotten Son 6. 4th Doctor Replica Scarf from Lovarzi 7. Dark Eyes 4 box set from Big Finish

As you can see, a great swag bag of Who goodies for the winner. In order to win ALL THE PRIZES however, all you have to do is jump onto Twitter, Facebook or both and tweet/post a small message about the competition and use the hashtag #bigblueboxcomp. Our aim is to reach a goal of 700 Twitter followers and/or 1000 Facebook likes (we don’t expect to hit both targets, although that would be nice, so once the target has been reached for either one, all the prizes get thrown into the bag). The competition will start with prizes 1 through to 5 with the last two added on once we reach certain milestones which are…

  1. 600 Twitter followers – we add on the 4th Doctor Replica scarf
  2. 700 Twitter followers – we add on Dark Eyes 4, completing the package

Similar approach for Facebook…

  1. 800 Facebook likes – we add on the 4th Doctor Replica scarf
  2. 1000 Facebook likes – we add on Dark Eyes 4, completing the package

So as you can see, it’s up to you guys to jump on both Twitter and Facebook and get the message out. Encourage as many follows/likes and retweets as you can. Once we get to that magic target, someone will grab the lot. A winner will be chosen completely at random and you can post as many tweets or status’ as you like. We’ll announce the winner on the Friday 27th March show.

It’s been a cool show this week and talking through Robot was great fun. Remember to dive in and get Tweeting and Facebook posting to be in for a chance to win those awesome Who goodies. Have an awesome week and until next time – Allons-y!!!

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