Who New and Review #55 - Is It April?

 

Doctor Who's classic Target novels are going to be reissued – featuring the Daleks, UNIT and the dreaded Zarbi
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a786316/doctor-whos-classic-target-novels-are-going-to-be-reissued-featuring-the-daleks-unit-and-the-dreaded-zarbi/

Dr Who quiz
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/feature/a786423/so-you-think-you-know-doctor-who-test-your-knowledge-with-our-fiendishly-tricky-quiz/

Doctor Who is FINALLY returning to streaming in the US
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a787718/doctor-who-is-finally-returning-to-streaming-in-the-us-thanks-to-amazon/

The new companion has been cast
https://www.facebook.com/DoctorWhoShow/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1535380/
http://metro.co.uk/2016/03/19/doctor-who-peter-capaldi-reveals-the-doctors-new-companion-has-been-cast-5761486/

Brian Blessed
http://metro.co.uk/2016/03/11/acting-legend-brian-blessed-wants-to-be-the-next-doctor-who-5746798/#ixzz43d6fTgF5

Big Finnish Audio
http://blogtorwho.com/audio-review-doctor-peterloo-massacre-big-finish/
http://blogtorwho.com/audio-review-big-finish-the-paradox-planet/

A to Z

Monster – Autons
Episodes: Spearhead from Space, Terror of the Autons, Rose, The Pandorica Opens
Planet of Origin – polymos (nestene consciousness)
Technology - blaster embedded into hand
Autons are essentially life-sized plastic dummies, automatons animated by the Nestene Consciousness, an extraterrestrial, disembodied gestalt intelligence which first arrived on Earth in hollow plastic meteorites. The consciousness part is a nestene, a sort of  disembodied life force, a hive mind race and a singular entity existing as energy with the ability to possess plastic. The Third Doctor described the Nestenes as "ruthlessly aggressive [and] intelligen