Thursday, February 11, 2016

Doctor Who - Details For The War Doctor: Infernal Devices


The War Doctor returns this month with another Time War adventure.  This four disc set can be ordered from the Big Finish website.
http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-war-doctor-volume-02-infernal-devices-1381

2.1 Legion of the Lost by John Dorney

In a time of war, every means of victory must be explored. In the Time War, the unthinkable must be thought, and neither side can afford to be squeamish about their methods.

When the destruction of an obscene weapon leads to the Time Lord once known as the Doctor uncovering a secret Gallifreyan initiative, he cannot believe what is being considered.

Should victory be sought at any cost? Or are there worse possibilities than losing to the Daleks..?

2.2 A Thing of Guile by Phil Mulryne

The Daleks are developing a secret weapon on Asteroid Theta 12. It is imperative that their plans are uncovered.

Cardinal Ollistra has her hands full studying the range of ancient and mysterious armaments the universe has to offer, but she makes it a personal mission to investigate the Dalek project.

On this dangerous assignment, there is one particular Time Lord she wants at her side - and he will be accompanying her whether he wants to or not.

2.3 The Neverwhen by Matt Fitton

On an isolated world ravaged by battle, time itself has become a weapon, laying waste to all who live and die there. Arms and technology are in a state of flux – and it seems that everlasting war is their only option.

The arrival of one battered Type Forty TARDIS inside this nightmare offers hope to the combatants trapped within.

But when he discovers the truth, the horrors of the Neverwhen will shock even the War Doctor…

Written By: John Dorney, Phil Mulryne, Matt Fitton
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast
John Hurt (The War Doctor), Jacqueline Pearce (Cardinal Ollistra), David Warner (Shadovar), Jamie Newall (Co-ordinator Jarad), Zoƫ Tapper (Collis), Robert Hands (Captain Solex), Oliver Dimsdale (Commander Trelon), Laura Harding (Navigator Valis), Barnaby Kay (Commander Thrakken), Jaye Griffiths (Daylin), Tim Bentinck (General Kallix), Tracy Wiles (Commander Barnac), and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks. Other parts played by the cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Matt Fitton
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Doctor Who Comic Book Previews and Covers For 10th and 12th Doctor Series


Out today is the 10th Doctor issue 6 and 12th Doctor issue 2 of their second series by Titan Comics. You can get these releases at your local comic book store.

CLARA OSWALD AND THE SCHOOL OF DEATH, Part 1.

The gothic, sprawling Ravenscaur is the top private school in the UK, educator of the children of royalty, politicians and celebrities, and epicentre of generations of power and influence. When an old friend of Clara’s dies at the school under mysterious circumstances, she and the Doctor go undercover to investigate...

DOCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR #2.2
Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Rachael Stott
Colorist: Ivan Nunes
Letterer: Comicraft
Cover A: Alex Ron ald
Cover B: Photo cover by Will Brooks
Cover C: Rachel Stott
Cover D: Freely orderable incentive cover by Question No. 6
Publisher: Titan Comics
Format: Softcover
Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Steven Moffat Confirms Length of Runs For Sherlock and Doctor Who in 2017



For those wondering how many episodes we would get in 2017 of Sherlock and Doctor Who have no fear as Steven Moffat has confirmed how many we will get according to an article by Den of Geek.  For Sherlock it will be the standard three episode run and for Doctor Who Series 10 it will be thirteen episodes not counting the Christmas Special for 2016 and 2017.  I'm speculating that Moffat will do the 2017 Christmas Special as it has been reported that Chris Chibnall's run starts with Series 11 in 2018.  

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Doctor Who Magazine 496 Cover and Details


The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine is out today in the UK and the big highlight is an interview with John Hurt who has returned to play the War Doctor for Big Finish.  Below is all the details for issue 496.

Doctor Who Magazine exclusively interviews Sir John Hurt, who played the mysterious incarnation of the Doctor in 2013’s 50th Anniversary Special The Day of the Doctor – and asks him about his return in his brand new Doctor Who audio series!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BBC Books To Reissue Seven Classic Doctor Who Target Novelizations


BBC Books will yet again re-release a bunch of Classic Doctor Who Novelizations that where out during the 70's to early 90's.  The books first published by Target will feature one Doctor from that range.  The first seven to come out will be released on April 28th and the titles will be Doctor Who and the Zarbi by Bill Strutton (First Doctor); Doctor Who and the Web of Fear by Terrance Dicks (Second Doctor); Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion by Malcolm Hulke (Third Doctor); Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks by Terrance Dicks (Fourth Doctor); Doctor Who: The Visitation by Eric Saward (Fifth Doctor); Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos by Philip Martin (Sixth Doctor) and Doctor Who: Battlefield by Marc Platt (Seventh Doctor) all with covers by artist Chris Achilleos who also drew three new covers for The Visitation, Vengeance on Varos and Battlefield.  It is worth buying the books for the covers alone.

Also announced is that BBC Books will also be releasing hard cover editions of the first three Doctor Who books Doctor Who and the Daleks by David Whitaker, Doctor Who and the Zarbi by Bill Strutton, Doctor Who and the Crusaders by David Whitaker and these will be out on November 3rd.  So if you are a fan of classic Who or a fan of NuWho and want to learn about the classic series then these books are for you.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Doctor Who - Details on Torchwood: More Than This


This month Torchwood fans get a solo Gwen adventure.  I'm looking forward to this as she is my favorite character from Torchwood.  This time she goes up against her greatest threat.  A politician. You can order this release from the Big Finish website.
http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/more-than-this-1299

Gwen Cooper has triumphed against impossible odds before, but now she's finally met her match: Roger Pugh, Planning Officer for Cardiff City Council.

Mr Pugh doesn't believe the world needs Torchwood. Gwen sets out to prove him wrong. For Mr Pugh, it's a day that'll change his life. If he can survive it.

Written By: Guy Adams
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Cast
Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Richard Nichols (Roger Pugh), Guy Adams (Coachman) with Tom Price (Sergeant Andy)

Produced by James Goss
Script edited by Steve Tribe
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Doctor Who The Fan Show: Lego Dimensions Easter Eggs

If your a fan of the video game Lego Dimensions and the Doctor Who part of it then this episode of The Fan Show is one for you to watch.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Doctor Who - 10th and 11th Doctor Comic Book Cover and Previews



Out today at your local comic book shop are two Doctor Who comic books the 10th Doctor issue 2.5 and 11th Doctor 2.5.  Read the continuing comic book adventures of these past two Doctors.

The Doctor and Gabby are still caught between two factions as modern humanity is born. Neanderthals and Cro Magnons clash, and their actions will shape the direction taken by humankind in the millennia to come! Plus: Cindy discovers an alarming secret back in NYC... and in deep space, Anubis grows impatient!

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #2.5
Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Colorist: Arianna Florean
Letterer: Comicraft
Cover A: Elena Casagrande & Arianna Florean
Cover B: Photo cover by Will Brooks
Cover C: Josh Cassaro & Luis Guerrero
Publisher: Titan Comics
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 32 PP
Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: Jan 27, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Doctor Who - Louise Jameson Added To LI Who 4 Guest List


Fans of Classic Who and the 4th Doctor era rejoice.  Louise Jameson will be coming to Long Island for LI Who 4 this year.  Louise Jameson played Leela during the Tom BAker era and also has reprise the role for Big Finish for their 4th Doctor audio range.  The convention takes place on November 11th to the 13th and you can get tickets at the LI Who website.
http://longislanddoctorwho.com/


Friday, January 22, 2016

Doctor Who - Steven Moffat To Step Down After Series 10 To Be Replaced By Chris Chibnall



It was announced tonight that Steven Moffat will step down as showrunner and executive producer after Series 10 which will air in the Spring of 2017. There will only be a Christmas Special this year as they want to hold back the next series due to the Olympics and Euro 16.  Chris Chibnall has been tapped as Steven Moffat's successor and his series will air in 2018.  Steven Moffat had this to say about his leaving a show that he's over seen for six series.
 “Feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m just starting work on the scripts for season 10, but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out. While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, I’ll be finishing up on the best job in the universe and keeping the TARDIS warm for him. It took a lot of gin and tonic to talk him into this, but I am beyond delighted that one of the true stars of British Television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future. At the start of season 11, Chris Chibnall will become the new showrunner of Doctor Who. And I will be thrown in a skip.”
Here is what new showrunner Chris Chibnall had to say about his appointment to over see Doctor Who.
"Doctor Who is the ultimate BBC programme: bold, unique, vastly entertaining, and adored all around the world.  So it's a privilege and a joy to be the next curator of this funny, scary and emotional family drama. I’ve loved Doctor Who since I was four years old, and I’m relishing the thought of working with the exceptional team at BBC Wales to create new characters, creatures and worlds for the Doctor to explore.  Steven’s achieved the impossible by continually expanding Doctor Who's creative ambition, while growing its global popularity. He’s been a dazzling and daring showrunner, and hearing his plans and stories for 2017, it’s clear he’ll be going out with a bang. Just to make my life difficult."
So 2016 will only see a Christmas Special and 2017 will see the return of the show in the Spring where it was on for most of its revival.  Here's to Series 10 and lets hope Steven Moffat makes his last series memorable for all the right reasons.

Doctor Who - Big Finish News On Torchwood and The War Doctor


Last weekend was Big Finish Day 8 and at their convention they released some Doctor Who and Torchwood audio adventures news.  First the big news that The War Doctor will be meeting Leela in the 4th War Doctor Box Set which will be out in February of 2017.  If you have ever wondered what happened to Leela during the Time War then this volume of The War Doctor adventures is the one you've been waiting for.

For fans of Torchwood when the first series of audios ends in February the second series will start up in March with a John Barrowman Captain Jack adventure taking place in Victorian times.  But the big news is that Naoko Mori will return as Tosh in April.  This is good news for Torchwood fans as almost everyone of the original cast has returned.  Now all we need is Burn Gorman to come back as Owen.

For fans of the new UNIT adventures by Big Finish it was announced at Big Finish day that the second box set will come out in May and they have released the cover art for it.  It stars Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart and Ingrid Oliver as Osgood and this time they are going up against a new alien race set on invading Earth. The Tengobushi is the name of the new alien race and you can get a look at them on the cover. UNIT: Shutdown will be out in May and will be a four disc box set.