Legends of tomorrow poster 

DC’s TV universe is about to expand with Legends of Tomorrow, a time-traveling superhero series, that is a spin-off to The flash and Arrow. 

The show revolves around the adventures of the supporting characters from the Flash and Arrow. 

The series debuts in the US on January 21st, no UK broadcaster has been announced yet. But I would be very surprised if Sky One didn’t pick this up. 

Here’s the synopsis:
When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?

  

Episode 6:Previously missing

Rejoice, this is an episode missing thought deleted and unrecoverable.

Martyn and Gerrod look at some episodes from series 5 of Doctor Who, this was recorded in 2010.

The podcast can be accessed via different places, including Miro, Stiticher, Blubrry, Player fm and Itunes.

Episode 60: Matt Smith interview

In which Martyn brings you audio from the BBC’s first official Doctor Who convention. Includes a press room Q&A with Steven Moffat, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Caroline Skinner.

Thanks to the BBC for inviting us to the official convention. Next episode will be a review.

Special thanks to Cameron from Blogtor Who.

The show can be accessed via different places, including Miro, Stiticher, Blubrry and Itunes.

Official site: DWConvention.com

Episode 45: Entertainment Media Show

Martyn, Pete from Bad Wilf and Chris from the Pharos Project talk to:

  • David Prowse (Star Wars, Hitchhiker’s, Tomorrow People)
  • Eve Myles (Torchwood)
  • Arthur Darvill (11th Doctor companion ‘Rory Williams’)
  • Paul McGann (8th Doctor)

EMS: collectormanialondon.com

The Pharos Project: thepharosproject.libsyn.com
@pharosproject on Twitter

More pictures – most are courtesy of Tim Drury (Tim’s Flickr)

Dr Who talk
Dr Who talk
Barber, Moffett, Blackwood
Cosplayers
Cyberman
Martyn & Cyberman
Angel & Silcence
Angel & Silence
Future Amy
TARDIS headgear
TARDIS dress
Peg Doll
David Tennant
With Paul McGann
Classic Who talk
Kate O’Mara
Classic Who talk

Review – The Girl Who Waited

The Girl Who Waited heralds something we haven’t seen in a while-three episodes in a row that are good. Let’s think about that – the past three episodes have all been good.

First, it’s written by Tom MacRae, who himself is an impressive man. At just 23 he had his own show, Sky One’s Mile High. In the eight years since his career has gone from strength to strength. He is a true talent powerhouse. MacRae has previously written for Doctor Who before: he wrote the Cyberman two-parter for series 2.

This episode is Doctor Who at its best and, if any episode challenges Neil Gaiman’s The Doctor’s Wife to a Hugo award, it’ll be this one. This is an intelligent adventure, one most definitely one for the adults.
It’s timey wimey and deals with parallel time streams. The Doctor and Rory are stuck in one time stream, Amy in another, which happens to run faster. A few minutes for Rory and The Doctor is a week for Amy.

The episode deals with paradoxes and moral dilemmas caused by paradoxes. The Doctor forces Rory to make a brutal decision. We see even more how Rory’s character has developed. We see him really angry at the Doctor for letting something like this happen. He even challenges the Doctor with the line “You’re turning me, into you.”  Every member of the cast puts in a magnificent performance, but this is Karen Gillan’s episode. Here, we see her really flex her acting muscle and she does it well. She plays the older version of Amy incredibly well. She only adds the most subtle of stiffness to her joints. Never over playing it, she’s just subtly slower. She even deepens her voice, slightly for the older Amy.

The scene where the older and younger Amy are discussing their love for Rory, is truly moving.

We also get insight into the darker side of the Doctor and we’re shown the risks and danger involved in travelling with him. Personally, I think Smith, like McCoy before him is best, when he plays the cold, calculating, manipulative Doctor. People thought Smith should be worried following Tennant. No, the actor following Smith is the one who should worry.

The dynamic between the TARDIS crew is going to be permanently altered after this episode. Although Amy will never know what her other self went through, Rory has been deeply affected by the future Amy that he met. He met a more cynical, hate filled Amy who spent 36 years alone: 36 years of cold, hard reality. Her Doctor didn’t save her. The truth is that the Doctor cannot save everyone and some of his friends die in the course of their adventures with him and Amy did die in this episode, just the younger one survived.

This episode was a vibrant-a visual delight. The look of the centre re-asserted the idea that in the future everything will be sterilised, clean and white.

In many ways, The Girl Who Waited is the budget episode. It features very few guest stars and mostly focuses on the principal cast and it’s spectacular for it. Murray Gold has done it again; his musical score manages to tug at the heart strings a little bit more. This episode deserves all the high praise it receives. Let’s just hope that next week’s episode, The God Complex, can make the good episode run four-for-four.

Listen to our podcast review here.

Episode 42: Let’s Kill Hitler

Martyn, Gerrod and Pete look at Doctor Who: Let’s Kill Hitler.

The podcast is available from all good podcast services, such as;

Audioboom, Player fm and Itunes.

Follow the Bad Wilf team:

Martyn – @BadWilf

Pete – @BeeblePete

Gerrod – @ingerrodsmind

Check out the Bad Wilf Vlog.

Episode 30: The Almost People

Martyn and Gerrod look at The Almost People. Pete reviews the Eleventh Doctor audiobook The Ring of Steel.

The podcast can be accessed via different places, including Audioboom, Player fm and Itunes.

Follow the Bad Wilf team:

Martyn – @BadWilf

Pete – @BeeblePete

Gerrod – @gerrod_edward

Also check out the official Bad Wilf Vlog.

Episode 29: The Rebel Flesh

Martyn and Gerrod look at Doctor Who: The Rebel Flesh.

The podcast is available from all good podcast services, such as;

Audioboom, Player fm and Itunes.

Follow the Bad Wilf team:

Martyn – @BadWilf

Pete – @BeeblePete

Gerrod – @ingerrodsmind

Check out the Bad Wilf Vlog.

Episode 8: Vincent and The Doctor

Vincent and The Doctor is discussed and Martyn reviews The Boy That Time Forgot.

The podcast is available from all good podcast services, such as;

Audioboom, Player fm and Itunes.

Follow the Bad Wilf team:

Martyn – @BadWilf

Pete – @BeeblePete

Gerrod – @ingerrodsmind

Check out the Bad Wilf Vlog.