Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Happiness Patrol Episode Thirty: I Only Came For The Dancing

This exciting episode of The Happiness Patrol has it all! Not only do we have the MOST entertaining overview of Doctor Who Season Five's GRAND FINALE: The Big Bang, we also are proud to welcome back our very special guests Sam Stone and David J. Howe!

Sam and Dave help out Lewis, Tara and Dale this week while Lela takes a little holiday.

ALSO, we announce the big Doctor Who Weekly Give Away Contest Winner! (see blog entry below)

Speaking of contest, in honor of Sam and David's nominations for the British Fantasy Society Awards, we here at The Happiness Patrol are giving you a chance to win!
If you didn't know, Sam's 'Futile Flame' is up for Best Novel and David's Telos Press was nominated for 'Best Small Press' and their 'It Lives Again' is up for Best Non-fiction. We couldn't be more proud of our friends and we are rooting for them!

So listen up!
Because you cold win a copy of Sam Stone's 'Killing Kiss' and 'Futile Flame' SIGNED by the author herself.
a signed copy of 'It Lives Again' by Axelle Carolyn from Telos Press.

Just listen to the podcast for the TWO questions, then the first person to EMAIL us the correct answer will win the prize!

Email us, ok??? the.happiness.patrol@gmail.com
Buy some Shirts.
Follow us on Facebook.

But most importantly, stay happy and keep dancing, because
it's time for...

The Happiness Patrol Episode Thirty: I Only Came For The Dancing

The Happiness Patrol CONTEST WINNER!!!!!!

Congratulations to Melissa Ray Davis our Happiness Patrol Contest Winner!
Melissa's entry came the closest to the way Steven Moffat crafted 'The Big Bang'.
She wins the fab prize of the first three issues of 'Doctor Who Weekly' from 1979!

All of our entries were tons of fun to read, but with Melissa's mention of the Doctor timestream jumping, Dale and the rest of us decided she came the closest!

Here is here entry:

"Hello everyone,

Here is my guess for your contest as to how the season finale will resolve:

In "The Big Bang," the Doctor will cross his own timeline into the
events of previous episodes in order to plant several seeds to change
the future. Two of these trips will be to Amy as a child (Eleventh
Hour) and to talk to Amy during the events of Flesh and Stone. These
trips make it possible for Amy to do something at a key moment that
will either:

cause the TARDIS never to explode and the cracks never to happen,
creating a time loop / paradox that will save the universe.

or cause the reality that was created from Amy's memories (Pandorica,
etc.) to break down.

I believe we already saw one of the Doctor's trips across his own time
line in Flesh and Stone. When the Doctor comes back to comfort Amy in
the forest, he is wearing his jacket. The jacket that the angels have.
The jacket that isn’t in any other forest scene. I think this was a
future Doctor. And he stresses that Amy must trust him, and must
remember what he told her when she was 7, which I think may have been
something future him told her in a scene we haven't seen yet. See my
screen caps here:

Bonus: The Doctor and River's relationship will progress to something
more definite/defined.

That's my theory. Oh, and for the record, as per your query in the
last podcast, I am one "fan girl" who would prefer that the Eleventh
Doctor keep his towel on, thank you. (Between him and Pertwee, I think
we've seen enough of the Doctor showering!) :-)


Melissa, those Doctor Who Weekly's are on there way!
Congrats and thanks for listening to The Happiness Patrol!

Lewis B.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Happiness Patrol Episode Twenty Nine: Doctor in a Box

It's DOUBLE-ISSUE time here at The Happiness Patrol!
Lots to cover! The Lodger reviewed! The Pandorica Opens reviewed! Tara BACK IN TEXAS! Dale GOTTA NEW ROOF FOR HIS TARDIS! Lela has RUN OUT OF JELLY BABIES! Lewis STILL NEEDS A FULL TIME JOB!!!
It's nothing if not a party on this episode of The Happiness Patrol!

Hey kids: remember the contest to win the first three issues of Doctor Who Weekly from 1979???
It's still going on and you only have five days left to get your entry in to us here at The Happiness Patrol!!!!
Email your version of the season finale of Doctor Who and who ever comes the closest to Steven Moffat's version WILL WIN!
Deadline: 6/26/10 at 4pm London time.

Make sure you tune in to next week's Happiness Patrol RIGHT HERE to find out who won!

So let's get on with it, huh???
Sit back relax and fetch yourself something to drink because you are just a click away from

The Happiness Patrol Episode Twenty Nine: Doctor in a Box!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It's Birthday Time!

Here at The Happiness Patrol we strive to bring you the most entertaining Doctor Who podcast we can! Every week we report on the latest news from Doctor Who Fandom.

The Happiness Patrol is a collective group of informative folk who all started as Facebook friends. Tara and Lewis were members of the original 'Tardis Rebuilders' forum started by Mr. Dale Who.

Dale is an AMAZING man and The Happiness Patrol is EXTREMELY lucky to have him on board as co-host! Each week we are totally in awe of the amount of information about Doctor Who Dale possesses in his head!
Not only is he a Tardis rebuilder, Dalek driver, K-9 owner (and does a spot on impersonation of our beloved tin dog)
He is also a most beloved friend of Lela, Tara and mine.

People need to know this because Dale, turns an unknown age today!
Unknown because being a Timelord himself, it can be quite troublesome keeping up with all the comings and goings and timey-whimy business of birthdays!

BUT, we do know this:

Today is Dale's birthday!

So join us in raising a glass to celebrate the birthday of our favorite Happiness Patroller!
Happy Birthday Dale!
Here's to many more!

The Happiness Patrol!

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Happiness Patrol Episode Twenty Eight: Go-Go Van Go-Go!

Hey there and welcome to The Happiness Patrol's review of 'Vincent and The Doctor'.
This seems to be everyone's favorite episode of this season...so far! Dale, Lela, Tara and Lewis whitter on about the correct pronunciation of Vincent Van Gogh, try to understand the mental and physical illness that plagued the artist, reckon that the licking of too many paintbrushes might have had some effect, and talk about the pleasures of being a redhead.
AND, remember, there is only a few more weeks before the season finale of Doctor Who which means your time is growing shorter for getting your entries into The Happiness Patrol Give Away Contest! So hurry up! Tell us how you think the season is gonna end! If you are the closest, you will win the FISRT THREE ISSUES of Doctor Who Weekly! (NOT MONTHLY-THESE ARE FROM 1979!!)
So jump on it, baby!
Sit back, have a drink, and enjoy The Happiness Patrol Episode Twenty Eight: Go-Go Van Go-Go!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Happiness Patrol Give Away Contest!

You could win the first 3 issues of Doctor Who Weekly COMPLETE with the stickers!
Yes, you heard right, we here at The Happiness Patrol are having a contest.
All you have to do is time travel PAST June 26th 2010 and come back with the storyline of how this season of Doctor Who will end.

If you come the closest to the actual story line, you win the prize! It's just that easy.
WHAT? You don't have a TARDIS? Well, just take a stab in the dark, write it down in an email and send it to The Happiness Patrol.

Ok, there are just a couple so I'll make it quick.
1) Contest entries must come to us by June 26.
2) Steven Moffat is not eligible to win.
3) NO using spoilers from web sites! (Dale will be checking!)

Ok, we will read our email entries on each Happiness Patrol and announce the winner on the show we record on June 27.

Any questions, email us.
Have fun!
Get creative.
Win 30 year old comic books!

Lewis B.
Happiness will prevail.