As mentioned in Darryl’s feedback in Episode 166 he was lucky enough to have some pictures from some Conventions in the 80′s. He said:
“I just wanted to say that I have been a long time fan of Who, and while in high school I went to Doctor Who conventions in St. Louis during the 80′s. One was Hitchhiking to Gallifrey with Peter Davison, Mark Wing-Davy (Zaphod) and Sandra Dickinson (Trillian) who was still married to Peter at that time. (actually it was around this time that she gave birth to Georia Moffett -Davisons real last name) who went on to be the Doctors Daughter and wife (Tennant)…..so timey-wimey!
I also went to many Tardiscons in the mid 80′s. I had the pleasure of meeting, getting pictures with, and autographs from the likes of Tom Baker, Patrick Troughton (who came at the last minute after Jon Petwee dropped out), Peter Davison, Frasier Hines, Nicolas Courtney, Katy Manning, Terrance Dicks, Nicola Bryant, Mark Strickson, Ian Marter, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding and others. I have tons of pictures and even a bunch of cassete tapes full of panel audios. There were skits put on by the actors, dinners with them, caberets and many other cool events. But I never had to pay for one picture or autograph! When did this happen. It kind of saddens me that it has come to this. Usually the weekend price of admission included all of that. I guess this is the world we live in now. Money, commercialism and greed. (Boy I sound like an old fogey). At least Gallifrey keeps the limit of attendees, to keep it somewhat cozy. Anyway, I had a blast every time.
My two regrets are, one: I have not been to a con since the mid 80′s and two: I had a Five Doctors script in which I had the actors sign. It has at least 15 signatures on it. The one!! time I forgot to bring it to a con was the one in which Terrance Dicks was at!! THE WRITER!! That is a major epic fail. Maybe one day!!”
He was able to scan some of the pictures he took during those times…You can find them below!
We are sorry dear listeners but you will have to wait until Wednesday (at least) to hear from us again. This week’s podcast has been delayed due to Keith having to work overnight during our normal recording time on Sunday. Look for the next episode of TtV on the feeds hopefully by Wednesday. (This also means if you didn’t get your feedback submitted in time you can do so now)
In this week’s show we have a lot of news to react to, including the announcement of Samuel Anderson joining Doctor Who Series 8. Also, some speculation of the possibility of new things on the horizon in the toy building world.
But, what would a show be without a few reviews. This time we look at the recently released Second Doctor story, The Moonbase, with newly animated episodes.
Also, a look at last year’s 50th anniversary anthology piece in the ongoing e-book series, The Nameless City, also featuring the Second Doctor and Jamie.
Plus, a brief look at the new update from everyone’s favorite game, Doctor Who: Legacy.
As many of out listeners know, we are not only Doctor Who fans, but we are also movie buffs. So, Oscar Night is sort of a holiday for the three of us. With that, comes a later than usual night of distractions. That means, there will be a much needed recovery period following Hollywood’s biggest night. So, we will be delayed a few days this week in getting the podcast out on the feeds. Please forgive the delay.
A short scheduling update this week, as we wanted to give you heads up on a couple of audios coming up!
This week’s Friday Night Who (2/28) is the long awaited, recently released Patrick Troughton second Doctor story “The Moonbase”
Our show (TTV #166) will include reviews of “The Moonbase” as well as the second E Book from the 50th Anniversary series, “The Nameless City”.
FNW on 3/7 is Planet Of The Ood with tenth Doctor, David Tennant.
A pair of big finish audios for TTV #166, both main line stories: #37 The Sandman featuring sixth Doctor Colin Baker and Evelyn, and #39 Bang-Bang-a-Boom with seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy.
We’re concocting something special for Friday Night Who the week of 3/14 (In fact, it may not even happen on Friday). Suffice to say we are attempting to involve Kansas City Planet Comicon guest Sylvester McCoy to join us in some way, shape or form. We’ll try and keep you updated as best we can. Right now it looks like it will either be “Remembrance Of The Daleks” OR “The Happiness Patrol” for the story that week. Trust us, there’s a method at work here. Madness too. But a method nonetheless.
And episode #167 will be a full breakdown of our experiences at Kansas City Planet Comicon for our listeners.
In this week’s show, Shaun and Mel return from California where they attended the Doctor Who convention, Gallifrey One: 25 Glorious Years. The two will give us a proper recap of all the fun and events that happend last weekend at the con. They will share some of the hilarity as well as some of the embarrassments that happend at this year’s event.
Also, we will have a look at the news, including a guest announcement from the L.I Who convention next year in New York (or is it?)
While at Gallifrey One over the weekend, Shaun had the chance to sit down with Lee Cummings of Tiny Rebel Games to chat about Doctor Who: Legacy the highly popular mobile app puzzle game. Shaun even has a proposition for the game makers that might very well involve a certain green mascot of ours.
Enjoy the interview, and if you haven’t already, go download the game. It got high remarks in a review by us!