Big Blue Box Podcast – Episode 51

We’re back! After a small break from saving the universe and recording podcasts the Tardis is back in the air. We’ve got plenty of news plus our review of a Troughton classic. Let’s do it…

The News

Our friends in the US will shortly be able to see the two-part finale from series 8 – Dark Water and Death in Heaven at the cinema in 3D and Dolby Atmos. Taking place on the 15th and 16th September this will be a nice event to lead you into series 9. Do a search for Fathom Events for ticket information.

Fancy owning a piece of Doctor Who history? One of the original Dalek props from 1963 that was also used in the docu-drama An Adventure in Space and Time is going up for auction soon. Dalek “Dave” will be among lots of original movie props and memorabilia at an auction on 23rd September at London’s BFI IMAX. Bring your savings however as Dalek “Dave” is expected to go for anywhere between £4000 – £6000.

Big Finish seem to have once again come up with a delightful pairing, this time our classic investigators Jago and Litefoot are teaming up with Sontaran Commander Strax. Due out this November and up for pre-order now, the story takes place in Victorian London where they’re on the trail of a creature stealing brains and a haunted house. It would be a crime to not order this one!

A new trailer for series 9 dropped a few days ago and we chew the fat a little on what we can expect, what the Doctor will be wearing and will Clara be finally leaving or sticking around?

Lastly, some big names from Who have been seen together in and around Cardiff. David Tennant, Paul McGann and Russell T Davies have all been seen together and have got tongues wagging. We’re not reading too much into RTD based on his last comments about returning to Who but McGann and Tennant have the cogs turning. Hmmmm.

“The Mind Robber” Review

We’re off to The Land of Fiction for a classic Who story and that loveable fool Patrick Troughton. Full of suspense, humour and fairy tale this 60’s story pleases a lot of fans, but does it impress enough?

This week’s trivia question

Last episode we asked you – What was the 100th story to be broadcast? The answer was The Stones of Blood.

This week’s question is – By what names do the Doctor and his companions call themselves in the Gunfighters? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

It’s been awesome being back and recording once more, the natural order of things is now restored. Join us next week for more news and our review of Matt Smith’s Hide. Have a great week and until then – Allons-y!


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