Monday, April 20, 2015

Doctor Who - Death Match Synopsis


This months 4th Doctor audio sees The Doctor and Leela going up against The Master yet again as they find out he is very much alive following their last encounter with him last month.  You can order this release from the Big Finish website.
http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/death-match-940

The Death-Match is under new management. The Hunt Master's Champion has been installed. All regular players are welcomed back to the Pursuit Lounge to observe the contest in luxurious surroundings. Privacy is assured. For this reason we ask our elite guests to abide by the strict security protocols. Please note, the house has no limits.

In the Gallery, your combatants can be observed on the orbiting Quarry Station. A purpose-built environment filled with deadly traps and hidden dangers. Prizes are offered for every kill, with bonuses for rogue elements. Only an elite hunter can survive the End-Game. Do you have a worthy champion? Kill or be killed: the only rule of the Death-Match...

Written By: Matt Fitton
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), John Leeson (K9), Geoffrey Beevers (The Master), Susan Brown (Kastrella), Andy Secombe (Vargrave)

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor John Dorney
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Bloody 'Daredevil:' A Dark Knight for the Marvel Universe

"Does this hurt? I hope so."
Let's set some simple ground rules for this review of the new "Daredevil" series on Netflix. As you probably know, "Daredevil" is the first step being taken by Netflix to create its own little corner of the Marvel universe. More series with more characters are part of the plan. And, "Avengers"-like, they will become a team. We don't care about any of that. Not yet, anyway, because none of it is going to happen unless "Daredevil" makes us care about the downtrodden residents of New York's Hell's Kitchen.

Mission accomplished, Marvel.

Based on the first two episodes (Netflix has released 13 for streaming), "Daredevil" easily stands on its own as an outstanding superhero crime series, thanks largely to star Charlie Cox. "Superhero" is used loosely because he possesses none of the usual comic book powers (strength, flying, speed). When young Matt Murdock is blinded in an accident, he gains heightened senses that make him keenly aware of his surroundings. By night, Murdock becomes a masked vigilante. By day, he and Foggy Nelson (portrayed by Elden Hanson) are partners in a small law firm struggling to make ends meet.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Doctor Who - The First Doctor Companion Chronicles Box Set Synopsis


Big Finish has released the details for its upcoming 1st Doctor box set which is a continuation of the popular Companions Chronicles.  It features four companions from the 1st Doctor era and is out in June.  You can preorder this box set from the Big Finish website.
http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-first-doctor-companion-chronicles-box-set-1132

A new four-disc release featuring four tales from readers associated with the First Doctor era, and a second actor.

The Sleeping Blood by Martin Day

When the Doctor falls ill, Susan is forced to leave the safety of the TARDIS behind. Exploring a disused research centre in search of medical supplies, she becomes embroiled in the deadly plans of a terrorist holding an entire world to ransom – and the soldier sent to stop him.

The Unwinding World by Ian Potter

Office life is tough, the commute is a grind, nothing works quite as well as you'd like. Vicki seems to remember things being better once, before the little flat. It’s time she put some excitement back in her life. It’s just a shame the Doctor can’t help.

The Founding Fathers by Simon Guerrier

The TARDIS lands in Leicester Square in the summer of 1762. When the Doctor, Steven and Vicki find themselves locked out of the TARDIS, only one man can possibly help them. But the American, Benjamin Franklin, has problems of his own...

The Locked Room by Simon Guerrier

Steven Taylor left the Doctor and the TARDIS to become king of an alien world. But it's now many years since he gave up the throne and went to live in a cell in the mountains, out of sight of his people. He's not escaping his past – quite the opposite, in fact. As his granddaughter, Sida, is about to discover...

Written By: Martin Day, Simon Guerrier, Ian Potter
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Carole Ann Ford, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves, Alix Dunmore, Alice Haig, Darren Strange

Doctor Who - LI Who 3 Adds Jemma Redgrave To Their Guest List



LI Who has added Jemma Redgrave who plays Kate Stewart in Doctor Who.  She was in series 8 and will be in series 9 and it should be interesting to hear what she has to say about acting with four Doctors.  You can get your tickets at the LI Who website.
http://longislanddoctorwho.com/

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Doctor Who - 10th Anniversary of NuWho: Aliens of London/World War 3 Review



Doctor Who:
Aliens of London/World War 3
By Russell T. Davies

“If aliens fake an alien crash and an alien pilot, what do they get? Us. They get us. It's not a diversion, it's a trap.”

The Doctor returns Rose home in which he believes she has been gone for 12 hours which it turns out to be 12 months instead and it caused quite the furor.  Jackie was livid as she thought Rose was kidnapped and even went as far as accusing Mickey of murdering her.  Needless to say this was not the homecoming that Rose had expected and it was another goof by The Doctor that resulted in all this.

Then all of a sudden an alien ship crashed to Earth hitting Big Ben before crashing into the Thames. This has gotten The Doctor’s spirits up as he now has something to investigate and to get away from the domestics.  What he finds is a pig. A normal pig that someone has augmented his mind to make people think it is an alien.

Doctor Who To Premiere On Disney XD May 9th


Doctor Who will be airing on Disney XD in the US and I think this is a good way to get a younger generation into watching the show and hopefully the continue with it and seek out the show on BBC America.  It is also a good move as BBC America is a premium channel and now the show can gain a larger audience.  Lets hope they add Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi episodes in the future.  Below is the press release.

BBC’S ICONIC SCI-FI DRAMA "DOCTOR WHO"

TO PREMIERE ON DISNEY XD BEGINNING MAY 9

-- Starring David Tennant, Seasons Two Through Four of the Global Family Action Adventure Hit to Air on Disney XD --




BBC's world-renowned science fiction drama "Doctor Who" will premiere on Disney XD beginning SATURDAY, MAY 9 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT).  Disney XD, home to other top-rated action adventure programming including Lucasfilm's "Star Wars Rebels" and Marvel Television's animated series, has picked up seasons two through four of the global sci-fi hit.  The landmark series depicts the adventures of the Doctor (played by David Tennant), a Time Lord who travels through space and time in his TARDIS combatting various enemies to save civilizations around the universe.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Doctor Who - The Defectors Synopsis


Out now is part one of three that will be part of the celebration to Big Finish's 200th main range release.  This month sees the 7th Doctor teaming up with Jo Grant.  You can order it from the Big Finish website.
http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-defectors-870

Jo Grant is shocked to find most of her colleagues are missing. Then she discovers that the Doctor has inexplicably changed.

But there’s no time to worry about it, as she and her misplaced Time Lord friend are whisked to the mysterious Delphin Isle on a matter of national security. There, they encounter a disturbingly odd form of local hospitality and learn of a highly classified incident that took place during the Cold War.

Why exactly have they been brought here? And what is the truth concerning the bodies in the harbour and the vast project being undertaken beneath a cloak of secrecy?

Written By: Nicholas Briggs
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Richard Franklin (Captain Yates), Neil Roberts (Captain Cornelius), Barnaby Edwards (Commander Wingford), David Graham (Shedgerton), Rachel Bavidge (Europan Leader), Jez Fielder (Europan)

Doctor Who - First Pics of David Tennant As The Purple Man From AKA Jessica Jones

One of the next Netflix Marvel series AKA Jessica Jones has started filming and we now have pics of former Doctor David Tennant as The Purple Man.  My question is why David Tennant is not purple.


Doctor Who - Doctor Who Magazine Special: The Art of Doctor Who

A new special coming from Doctor Who Magazine exploring the art of Doctor Who from the 60's to today.  This looks like a nice one to get.


New Comic Book Checklist For April 15th



DARK HORSE COMICS
Archie vs. Predator 1
Bandette:THC: 2-Stealers Keepers
BPRD: Hell on Earth 130 (Part 21)
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer: Season 10:TPB: 2-I Wish
Crime Does Not Pay:THC: Archives 9
Dark Horse Presents (2014) 9
Ei8ht 3
Groo: Friends And Foes 4
Halo: Escalation:TPB: 2
He-Man:HC: Art Of He-Man And the Masters of the Universe
Prometheus: Fire + Stone:TPB:
Shaper 2
Strain: Night Eternal 8

DC COMICS
100 Bullets:TPB: Book 2
American Vampire: Second Cycle 7

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Doctor Who - The Tenth Doctor Issue Nine Preview and Synopsis


The third Doctor Who comic book coming out this Wednesday is the Tenth Doctor issue nine and so far this is the best storyline going on in the four Doctor Who comic book series.  Issue nine sees the conclusion to the World War One Weeping Angel story.

THE FINAL CHAPTER OF THE GREAT WAR!

Trapped in No Man’s Land. Surrounded by Weeping Angels on all sides. Bombarded by artillery both British and German. No weapons of any use. No protection against the cold. Tired, hungry, and walking wounded.

Doctor Who - More Set Pics For Series Nine

The Doctor Who Instagram page has released a couple more mysterious pics for us the ponder over. These are pretty easy to figure out.



Monday, April 13, 2015

Marvel Vs. DC - Daredevil, Hawkgirl and Superhero Fight Club

April 2015

By Ken Parker


Daredevil enters the battle swinging – Marvel's Daredevil was released on Netflix on Friday April 10 and I have to say – what a shame. What a shame that this show is not on a prime network. I managed to catch the first episode and it is excellent. Taking place in the same Avengers Universe, Daredevil manages to remind us that it is part of that same universe in a very subtle way. There is no name dropping in this series. The main characters don't know the Avengers. This small scope series centers on Matt Murdock, who is taking justice in his own hands as Daredevil. He is a well trained fighter who happens to be blind but has heightened senses.

The opening episode has a great story and pace with incredible visuals (I love the color scheme). This series, all 13 episodes are available on Netflix now, from what I can tell, is as good as any of the other Marvel series and that is excellent.


Doctor Who - The Twelfth Doctor Issue Seven Preview and Synopsis


Out this Wednesday is the second of three Doctor Who comic books and this one sees the 12th Doctor and Clara taking on the Fractures.

The Fractures’ Part 2

On our Earth, UNIT scientist John Foster was killed in an accident… but in a parallel universe, his wife and daughter were killed, while that world’s John Foster survived. One thought kept that John going through his grief – somewhere out there, in some other reality, his wife and daughter still lived. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Doctor Who - The Eleventh Doctor Issue 11 Preview and Synopsis


Out this Wednesday will be three Titan Doctor Who comic books and today we will preview the 11th Doctor Who comic Book.

The Doctor, Alice and Jones were getting used to having ARC around. A shapeshifter whose origins are shrouded in mystery, ARC still saved their lives time after time.