Saturday, November 18, 2017

Doctor Who Christmas Special Children In Need Preview Clip

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Hell Bent Review

We celebrate the Peter Capaldi era by revisiting the 12th Doctor's adventures as we count down the days to his last adventure.

Doctor Who:
Hell Bent
By Steven Moffat

“You said memories become stories when we forget them. Maybe some of them become songs.”

The Clara Who series 9 finale err, wait a minute, The Doctor Who series 9 finale Hell Bent has to go down as one of the better Moffat finales, but far from great, since the show came back onto our TV screens back in 2005.  One of the faults and there are many of Steven Moffat is his inability to give us a properly written series finale without going for the big production of bringing back tons of characters including the kitchen sink.   This time he bridges the series finale along through three stories to give us a story that wraps up the Clara era pretty well which we all thought was done two weeks ago in Face the Raven.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Heaven Sent Review

We celebrate the Peter Capaldi era by revisiting the 12th Doctor's adventures as we count down the days to his last adventure.

Doctor Who:
Heaven Sent
By Steven Moffat

“I am The Doctor. I’m coming to find you and I’ll never ever stop.”

After the emotional story Face the Raven we are given a story that is absolutely different and something we haven’t seen in Doctor Who for some time, A companionless story. Well this story could be called Doctor Who meets Groundhogs Day because that’s how it felt towards the end when it became repetitive and dragged out a bit too long watching him punch the diamond wall over and over again.   The normal 45 minutes would have sufficed and some of the Groundhog Day sequences could have been cut down a bit.  That’s my opinion and it seems I’m in the minority here as lots of thought it was great.  But I did get what they were doing and what tale they were referencing if you Google How Long is Eternity?  you’ll have the source for why The Doctor was  punching the diamond and why it took 2 million years which was pretty clever in a way but I still thought that it was way to reminiscent of Groundhog Day instead of a fable but the fable is where it comes from.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Details for Doctor Who Magazine 519

Out now in the UK and everywhere else next month is Doctor Who Magazine issue 519.  The main feature is an interview with David Bradley who plays the First Doctor in this years Christmas Special.

Four years ago he played William Hartnell in BBC Two’s An Adventure in Space and Time. Now David Bradley is returning as the First Doctor himself for this year’s Christmas Special Twice Upon a Time…

“I was playing the guy who was playing the Doctor, but now I’m the Doctor… It’s absolutely thrilling.”


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Doctor Who Comic Book Releases for Nov 15th

Out today is one Doctor Who comic book and it features the 12th Doctor and Bill. It is also a good jumping on point for new readers.  You can get this issue from your local comic book store.

​Writer: Richard Dinnick
​Artist:​ Pasquale Qualano
​Publisher: Titan Comics 
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: November 15, 2017 ​

All new adventure begins for the Twelfth Doctor, Bill and Nardole! Celebrate the most recent TARDIS team in all its glory!

​Cover A:​ Adam Caldwell
​Cover B: Photo

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The Middle

Out this month for the main range series is a 6th Doctor, Flip and Constance story and this tie they land on an alien planet where everything isn't what it seems.  You can order this release from the Big Finish website.

It’s L/Wren Mrs Constance Clarke’s birthday - and Flip is determined to make it an anniversary to remember.

The futuristic colony of Formicia, where the pampered populace pass their days in endless leisure, seems the perfect place for a ‘Wren Party’. But all is not as it seems. Looking down from the Middle, the skyscraping tower that ascends as far as the colony ceiling, Formicia’s overseers can see that the Doctor doesn’t fit in - and it’s not just his coat that makes him conspicuous...

“The End is the Beginning,” say the propaganda-like posters all over Formicia. Because to be part of this perfect society comes at a price. And the Doctor's already in arrears.

Written By: Chris Chapman
Directed By: Jamie Anderson

Colin Baker (The Doctor), Lisa Greenwood (Flip Jackson), Miranda Raison (Mrs Constance Clarke), Mark Heap (The Middleman), Sheila Reid (Janaiya), Wayne Forester (Roman), Hollie Sullivan (Olivia York), Chloe Rickenbach (Chloe).

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Monday, November 13, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Face the Raven Review

We celebrate the Peter Capaldi era by revisiting the 12th Doctor's adventures as we count down the days to his last adventure.

Doctor Who:
Face the Raven
By Sarah Dollard

“Let me be brave.”

Well they finally did something that I didn’t think they had the courage to do.  Even though the clues were there with Clara being so reckless I didn’t think Steven Moffat would actually go ahead and kill of Clara.  Yes he has killed a version of Clara before but this is was the death of an actual companion since 1982’s Earthshock.   Since Adric’s death came as a surprise and no one knew what was coming as social network did not exist back then there were a lot of rumors that Clara would meet her demise.  I have to say they kept the secret pretty good and most fans did not realize that it would be in episode 10.  There were leaks about her leaving and it was spoiled on radio and on some sites but most did not know that she would be killed off.   But the clues were there and I was one to put two and two together.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Sleep No More Review

We celebrate the Peter Capaldi era by revisiting the 12th Doctor's adventures as we count down the days to his last adventure.

Doctor Who:
Sleep No More
By Mark Gatiss

“You must not watch this.”

I can say I’m not a big fan of found footage movies or television shows.  I hated the Blair Witch Project and wasn’t that fond of Cloverfield either.  So when I heard they were doing a found footage episode of Doctor Who I had big reservations about it.  Would it be good and would the scenes be jumping all over the place was one of my concerns but not that much of a worry as to who was writing it.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Jodi Whittaker's Doctor Who Costume Revealed

The BBC have revealed the new Doctors costume and it is well, You be the judge.  Thumbs up or down let us know on Facebook or Twitter @GallyGazette.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - The Zygon Inversion Review

We celebrate the Peter Capaldi era by revisiting the 12th Doctor's adventures as we count down the days to his last adventure.

Doctor Who:
The Zygon Inversion
By Peter Harness and Steven

“Five rounds rapid.”

The Zygon Inversion continues with the Zygon rebellion as we find out how The Doctor escapes from his plane being blown up by an air to ground missile and what evil Clara really is up to.  I have to say I wasn’t expecting the solution to plane destruction. Well not the jumping out of the plane with parachutes but the fact that Clara was able to manipulate Bonnie and make her miss with the first missile but was not successful stopping the second which gave The Doctor and Osgood the chance to escape.  Now this was an interesting turn of events and made the story a lot more interesting as we had the two Clara’s going back and forth with a mental struggle.  I enjoyed the banter between Bonnie and Clara and I am really enjoying watching Jenna Coleman playing a villain also as it really added to the tension that this story was conveying.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - The Zygon Invasion Review

We celebrate the Peter Capaldi era by revisiting the 12th Doctor's adventures as we count down the days to his last adventure.

Doctor Who:
The Zygon Invasion 
By Peter Harness

“We want the world.”

If you haven’t guessed by now The Zygon’s came back in 2015 and I was really happy for their return.  Since the 1975 Tom Baker story Terror of the Zygons I have always wanted to see The Zygons return and after they appeared in The Day of the Doctor I had a feeling we would see them as they would want to use those expensive costumes again.  What I didn’t expect and what has turned out to be a pretty good idea is that The Zygon Invasion is a loosely based sequel to the 50th Anniversary story as it builds upon the peace treaty between The Zygons and the humans.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Doctor Who Composer Dudley Simpson Has Passed Away

The man that has worked on 290 episodes of Doctor Who and the one who has given us some memorable music from the show has died at the age of 95.  The first story that he did for Doctor Who was the First Doctor story Planet of Giants.  From there he scored 60 stories featuring the first four Classic Doctor Who Doctors featuring some great stories like The Celestial Toymaker, The Evil of the Daleks, Terror of the Autons, Genesis of the Daleks, Pyramids of Mars and his last story The Horns of Nimon.  He made one appearance on Doctor as the conductor in The Talons of Weing - Chiang.   Dudley Simpson had a long career doing such shows as The Tomorrow People Moonbase 3 and Blakes 7.  You can read more about Dudley Simpson at these links.

Into The Time Vortex Podcast - Episode 60 - Doctor Who - The Eleventh Hour