Sunday, 30 September 2012

That Was The Week That Was 30.9.12

And what a week it was... The final heartbreaking journey of Amy and Rory was watched by 5.9 million viewers. Earlier in the week we learned that A Town Called Mercy had gained another 1.8 million time-shifted viewers. I expect last night's episode to garner at least a couple of million more, and that's not counting i-player.
I hadn't planned on a Pond themed week, but it made sense to look back at my favourite moments with them - individually and as a couple.
I have some additional thoughts about the departure, which have come to me since writing my review, but I'll post separately in the next day or so.

Book news this week - two new volumes from BBC Books, which I have looked at already: "A History of the Universe in 100 Objects" and "The Official Doctionary". If you are only going to buy one, it has to be the former.
Also news that "The Angel's Kiss" - which formed the backdrop to last night's story - is going to be released as an e-book. Yowzah!

DVD update: The first release of 2013 is going to be "The Legacy Box". This comprises the incomplete Tom Baker story Shada, and the extended version of the 30th anniversary documentary by Kevin Davies, More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS. If you've never seen it, you're in for treat. It's not just a talking heads / clips documentary. There are some great recreations also, and a chance to see some old friends no longer with us.
The extras for Series 7 Volume 1 have been announced as the complete Pond Life, and the prequels to both Asylum of the Daleks and A Town Called Mercy, which were exclusive to i-Tunes subscribers in the States.
And don't forget, tomorrow morning sees the release of The Ambassadors of Death, fully colourised.

We waited ages for a Rory figure (and now have two). Another figure we've been crying out for is the Brigadier - and here he is. Part of a Three Doctors set with Jo and a Gellguard (looking far better in plastic that it did on the screen). This is a Forbidden Planet exclusive - as usual.

So - 12 weeks until the next episode of Doctor Who. How to fill the void? I have been neglecting my classic series reviews, but they'll be back shortly with The Myth Makers. Many stories offer up opportunities for tangential posts - so expect "When is a companion not a companion?", "Continuity of the Cybermen" and many many more. I generally post about 6 times per week - so keep popping back. You're always welcome.

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