Happy Doctor Who Day to one and all. To celebrate The Glorious 23rd, The Three Who Drool have invited into the marble halls of the Diddly Dum Whoseum the man who first suggested that they do a podcast together – J R Southall of the Blue Box Podcast (for it is he).
The spiritual absent father of the Diddly Dum Podcast presents the following to the Whoseum as significant milestones in his Doctor Who life: “The Doctor Who Monster Book” (1975), his complete collection of both sets of both Doctor Who Weetabix cards (not in the original packaging alas) and “You and Who” – the collection of Doctor Who essays compiled by JR himself. Listen in as the four Fine Doubters (and dogs) discuss the Whoseum’s new exhibits before the thrilling climax when JR wheels in his final exhibit and installs Steven Moffat permanently in the cryogenic display case.
Along the way, the podcasters discuss the role played by Cairn Terriers in their Doctor Who lives, whether phoenixes and unicorns count as real creatures, the struggle involved in writing to order, the significance of the capital letter Y in moral philosophy and whether it is obligatory to hate Doctor Who.
And of course it wouldn’t be a Whoseum podcast without JR putting himself on the hot spot for a Blockbusters Gold Run. What grand prize awaits him if he manages to go from gold to gold in 360 seconds or less?
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We can find little information about The Rev’s “Sci-fi Now” book except that it was written by Alan Frank and published in 1976. Buy it if you’re interested.
In 1975 Weetabix ran its first Doctor Who promotion in the UK. The famously yellow packets of the breakfast cereal contained collectible stand-up card characters. The inside of the cereal packet was printed with a variety of background diorama scenes in which to place the cards. In 1977 Weetabix ran another Doctor Who promotion where the card characters were game pieces in a variety of board games which were again printed on the inside of the cereal packet. Our very own Doc (for it is he) has also discussed these Weetabix promotions in his own blog.
“You and Who” is a book of Doctor Who fan reminiscences, edited by J.R. Southall, which was published in 2012. The following year the two-volume set “Contact Has Been Made” was released, in which fans discussed their memories of and connections with specific stories. Both are currently out of print, but that situation should be rectified soon…
“Paddy McGinty’s Goat” was a strip about an alien which took the form of a goat . It appeared in “Jet”, a shortlived weekly British comic published by IPC in 1971 which lasted for 22 issues before merging into Buster.
Doc explains that the old Time Lord ceremonial collars of “Deadly Assassin” days looked far cooler than those in “Day of the Doctor” which resemble a Curly-Wurly.
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