Friday, July 22, 2016

Doctor Who - Counter Measures: Who Killed Toby Kinsella



Counter Measure returns and the series sees a makeover as Big Finish tries something new with the series.  A brand new adventure from the group that debuted in Remembrance of the Daleks.  You can order this release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-new-counter-measures-who-killed-toby-kinsella-1388

A special feature-length release, forging a new era for Counter-Measures!

It’s Christmas 1973. Nearly ten years have elapsed since the Counter-Measures group vanished. Only one of the remaining members is officially alive. But that is about to change.

When Sir Toby is killed by an enigmatic assailant, his friends fly in from around the globe to attend the funeral where they discover that the truth of their colleague’s murder lies hidden in his past.

A dangerous killer is out for revenge. A terrible assassination is planned. When ghosts walk the street, there’s only one team you need.

1. Who Killed Toby Kinsella? by John Dorney

2. The Dead Don't Rise by Ken Bentley

Written By: John Dorney, Ken Bentley
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast

Simon Williams (Group Captain Gilmore), Pamela Salem (Rachel Jensen), Karen Gledhill (Allison Williams), Hugh Ross (Sir Toby Kinsella), Raad Rawi (Prince Hassan Al-Nadyr), Justin Avoth (Mikhail), Belinda Stewart-Wilson (Overton), Ian Lindsay (Routledge), Jot Davies (Avery), Alan Cox (Fanshawe). Other parts portrayed by the cast.

Producer David Richardson

Script Editor John Dorney

Story by Ken Bentley

Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Doctor Who - SDCC Exclusives at the BBC America Booth (4129)


San Diego Comic Con is this weekend, it actually starts today, and BBC America will be there with a booth and they have a bunch of convention exclusives for sale.  Below is the press release for what will be happening and for sale at their booth which is number 4129.

July 20, 2016 - The BBC AMERICA booth (#4129) is back at San Diego Comic-Con featuring merchandise from Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Orphan Black, with exclusive items not available anywhere else, including a selection of oversized Topps Trading Card sets, featuring characters from the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctor eras, and a selection of Doctor Who and Sherlock T-Shirts and Hoodies designed exclusively for San Diego Comic-Con.

The Doctor Who TARDIS 20Q - giving Whovians the opportunity to use their Doctor Who knowledge to outsmart the TARDIS - and a brand new Doctor Who 64-ounce Coffee Mug are being introduced as well.

As a special bonus, the TARDIS, the Doctor’s beloved time and space ship, will be parked in the BBC AMERICA booth for the duration of the show. So bring your camera and take a photo by the TARDIS to share with your friends everywhere.

Full list of shop exclusive and first to market items:

Exclusive to Comic-Con

Doctor Who Rocket Pop Tee

Doctor Who Orange Dalek Hoodie

Sherlock Silhouette Tee

Sherlock Hoodie

64-oz TARDIS Coffee Mug

Topps Trading Cards Tenth Doctor

Topps Trading Cards Eleventh Doctor

Topps Trading Cards Twelfth Doctor

First to Market at Comic-Con

Doctor Who Youth TARDIS T-shirt

TARDIS Socks

Uncle Milton TARDIS 20Q Game

SDCC 2016 Doctor Who TITANS 12th Doctor under Lak

SDCC 2016 Doctor Who Titans 3"Glitter Tardis

Sherlock Playing Cards

Shop Exclusives

Doctor Who Missy Pinup Ladies Tee

Doctor Who River Song Pinup Tee Small

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Doctor Who - Details For The Tenth Doctor Archives Omnibus Vol. 3


Out now is the third volume of the 10th Doctor comic book adventures that was published originally by IDW and now reprinted by Titan Comics.  You can get this third collection from your local comic books stores, Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

The third Tenth Doctor Archives collects the story arcs 'Tesseract' and 'Final Sacrifice'! Witness the TARDIS assaulted by bizarre, five dimensional beings! Martha and UNIT battling an ancient evil under Greenwich! And, finally, theTenth Doctor's new companions, Emily Winter and Matthew

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Doctor Who - Details on Short Trips: The Blame Game


This month's download only adventure features the 3rd Doctor and Liz Shaw as they take on The Monk.  This story is narrated by Rufus Hound who has played The Monk in past Big Finish stories. You can get this download only story from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-blame-game-1350

To escape his Earth exile, the Doctor is prepared to make any bargain, come to any arrangement, or to do any deal with any devil – even if in this case the Devil wears a monk's robes. But when past misdeeds start catching up with both the Doctor and the Monk, who can Liz Shaw trust when time is running out and death is rapidly approaching?

Producer Ian Atkins
Script Editor John Pritchard
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Written By: Ian Atkins
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Rufus Hound (Narrator)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Doctor Who - Comic Book Previews and Covers for 4th and 10th Doctors


Out this week are comic books for the 10th and 4th Doctors.  We see the 4th Doctor trying to figure out how to save Sarah and the 10th Doctor continuing his adventures with Gabby and Cindy. Both books are out today at your local comic book store.

FOURTH DOCTOR #4
The penultimate chapter of 'GAZE OF THE MEDUSA'! Sarah Jane and Professor Odysseus are trapped in the ancient past, while the Doctor and the Professor's daughter, Athena, attempt to steal the Lamp of Chronos from Lady Emily Carstairs and her giant Scryclopes! And looming large over both time zones... the 'MEDUSA' itself!

Writers: Gordon Rennie & Emma Beeby
Artist: Brian Williamson
Colorist: Hi-Fi
Letterer: Comicraft
FC - 32PP - $3.99 - ON SALE: Jul 13

Cover A: Mark Wheatley
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Kelly Yates
Cover D: Brian Williamson
Cover E: Todd Nauck

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Into The Time Vortex Podcast Update

Our latest and greatest podcast series is doing fantastic and we are still not even a year old!  Right around this time though last year there was talk of creating a Doctor Who themed podcast series and here we are going strong.  We currently have 18 episodes online and have recorded an additional 6 more episodes to be posted throughout the next few months.

We host the podcast on Archive.org and have enjoyed some excellent amounts of listens/downloads.  Our first episode is at 3,750 views and episode 7 has over 4,800.  We started off reviewing the current season of Doctor Who but since the end of that season we have discussed both classic and new series episodes.

Our group of fans talking about the episodes has varied slightly but it has been lots of fun every time. We are always open to suggestions on what episodes to discuss as well as new people to join our discussions. We are also looking for feedback in general.  Did you enjoy a particular episode?  Did you disagree with another?  Did we get something wrong?   If you have any input please email me at shadokp@yahoo.com.  Thanks

We have dabbled with the idea of posting the podcast on Itunes but still need a few things to complete that endeavor.

At the Gallifreyan Gazette site we had fallen behind on posting the latest episodes on the sidebar and on our podcast page and so that is now fixed.  The side bar is still not updated to present day but we will begin to catch up over the next few weeks.

Thank you to all who have listened and supported Into The Time Vortex.

To give you a preview of what Doctor Who episodes are coming up we have discussed episodes ranging from "Rose", "The Curse of Fenric", "The Horror of Fang Rock" and "The Tenth Planet."
Stay Tuned!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Doctor Who Titan Comics SDCC Details



TITAN’S DOCTOR WHO COMICS LAND AT

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON WITH A BANG!

SPECIAL ISSUES, PANELS AND SIGNINGS PLANNED FOR THE BIGGEST GLOBAL COMIC-CON THIS JULY!

July 7, 2016 - BBC Worldwide North America and Titan Comics are excited to announce that Doctor Who comics are arriving in force at the summer global event San Diego Comic-Con (July 21-24) - bringing the most sought after specials in the universe!

Titan are releasing a Doctor Who convention special comic, which features an all-new never before released Doctor Who story, “The Long Con”, starring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors! With art by Leandro Casco (Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor), Simon Fraser (The Eleventh Doctor), and Walter Geovani (Red Sonja), this convention special comic comes with two fantastic covers to collect by Alice X. Zhang (Doctor Who, The Blacklist) and Simon Fraser.

This special also features all nine ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ back-up strips by George Mann (The Eighth Doctor, Supremacy of the Cybermen), Cavan Scott (The Ninth Doctor, Supremacy of the Cybermen) and a cavalcade of amazing creators, including Blair Shedd (The Ninth Doctor), Lee Sullivan (Rivers of London), Mike Collins (Uncanny X-Men), Dan Boultwood (The Eleventh Doctor, It Came), Andrew Pepoy (The Fourth Doctor), Simon Myers (Dark Souls), and many more – perfect for the dedicated signature hunter!

Doctor Who fans attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con can purchase this special comic at the Titan booth #5537, alongside Titan’s fantastic range of Doctor Who comics and collections.

But that’s not all! Titan also has an unmissable panel that fans will not want to miss - packed with exclusive reveals, never-before-seen artwork previews, and fantastic Doctor Who guests: writers Paul Cornell (Four Doctors, The Third Doctor), George Mann, Cavan Scott, Rob Williams (The Eleventh Doctor), and Doctor Who editor Andrew James will reveal upcoming plans for Titan’s Doctor

Who comics and take you behind the scenes of Titan’s convention special Doctor Who comic – created especially for the show! This highly anticipated panel will take place on Saturday at 3:30PM in room 5AB.

Titan’s top talent will be signing Doctor Who comics over the weekend at Titan’s booth #5537 with the opportunity for fans to meet their favorite Doctor Who creators including; Rob Williams, Cavan Scott, Si Spurrier (The Eleventh Doctor), Simon Fraser, Paul Cornell, Alice X. Zhang, and George Mann.

To keep up to date with Titan Comics at San Diego Comic-Con, follow Titan Comics on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Doctor Who - Details on Torchwood: Broken


This month's Torchwood release sees an adventure with Jack and Ianto. You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/broken-1393

Whenever Ianto Jones has a tough day at work, he has somewhere he can hide. And, for Ianto Jones, it's always a tough day at work.

His girlfriend is dead, his colleagues don't trust him, and his boss... his boss is something else. With no friends in the world, and his life in danger every day, is it any wonder that at night, Ianto Jones goes to the pub?

Ianto's local becomes somewhere where he feels safe. Safe from his demons, safe from his life, safe from Torchwood. Until one evening, Captain Jack Harkness walks into a bar....  

Written By: Joseph Lidster
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Cast
John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Melanie Walters (Mandy Aibiston), Eiry Thomas (Glenda), Ross Ford (The Saviour)

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

Friday, July 1, 2016

Doctor Who - The Trouble With Drax Details


June's 4th Doctor Adventure sees the return of a familiar Time Lord that was introduced in The Armageddon Factor.  Drax returns and trouble can't be to far behind.  You can get this release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-trouble-with-drax-998

Altrazar. The temporal Atlantis, a place lost to time. Believed by many to be a myth, it has long been the perfect location for the rich and powerful to hide away their most dangerous secrets.

Until now.

Because the somewhat crooked, not exactly honest, wheeler-dealer cockney Time Lord known as Drax has found a map that leads to its location. And, at the behest of a manipulative businessman, he's going to use it.

When the TARDIS is dragged out of the space-time vortex, its crew aren't best pleased to see the Doctor's old school friend, even less when he pressgangs them into joining a raid on the most secure safe-house in history. However with Romana and K9 held hostage, the Doctor has little choice but to agree. With Drax in tow, he heads for the planet.

Which is where the trouble starts.

Written By: John Dorney
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), John Leeson (K9/Cabot), Ray Brooks (Drax), John Challis (Rosser), Hugh Fraser (Charles Kirkland/Shopkeeper), Jane Slavin (Shopkeeper 2), Miranda Raison (Inspector Fleur McCormick), John Banks (Grunthar/Street-Cleaner)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Into The Time Vortex Podcast - Episode 18 - Doctor Who - The Mark of the Rani



Details and Cover For Doctor Who Magazine Issue 501 Tom Baker Special


Out now in the UK is issue 501 of Doctor Who Magazine.  It is another special issue as it is devoted to the 4th Doctor Tom Baker.  They are billing it as his last interview so this may be one to go out and get.

Following the spectacular 500th issue, Doctor Who Magazine is continuing its celebrations with an issue dedicated entirely to Tom Baker and the Fourth Doctor’s era of Doctor Who.

Tom Baker: The Ultimate Interview is an extravaganza split into several gripping parts, in which Tom talks about life, death and, of course, Doctor Who…

 “Life is too short to be dull. Be interesting. Because not very much else matters does it? In large areas of our lives, hardly anything matters at all. I mean, nothing can beat being with loving friends, and a few wines, and a few beers, and a few lies, and a few yarns. And to still be adored after 40-odd years… yeah that’s the life. Maybe I’m the longest-serving actor, in the whole history of actors, who’s actually still, 40-odd years later, adored for the same part and enjoying it in the same way. When I get sent messages from middle-aged men… or from the wives of middle-aged men, who say, ‘Tell Mr Baker he cannot imagine how important he was to my beloved husband when he was a boy’… it moves me deeply to think about it. I was just going to work. I didn’t know, to begin with, how far-reaching this role would be. I was aware of the excitement, and the generosity, and the affection of the fans, but how could I ever have dreamed of all this?”

 The interview extravaganza is split into seven gripping parts: The Unbreakable Tom Baker, The Insatiable Tom Baker, The Impeccable Tom Baker (with June Hudson), The Irrepressible Tom Baker, The Unstoppable Tom Baker (with Louise Jameson, John Leeson and Geoffrey Beevers), The Unforgettable Tom Baker and The Irreplaceable Tom Baker.

Also featured in the magazine is Part One of brand-new comic strip The Pestilent Heart, an extended Gallifrey Guardian reporting on the latest news from the set of the new series, and DWM‘s Issue 500 celebrations, competitions and the much-anticipated Cave of 500 Eyes answers.

The collectable souvenir edition, available from 30 June and priced £5.99, comes in a polybag containing four amazing art cards, two classic mini-posters, and a massive multi-Doctor poster.

Doctor Who Magazine 501 is on sale from Thursday 30 June 2016, price £5.99.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Details, Covers and Preview For Doctor Who: Supremacy of Cybermen #1‏


Out next Wednesday July 6th is Supremacy of the Cybermen which is Titan Comics comic book crossover event of the summer.  This year's Doctor Who Day will be July 9th and there will be variant covers to collect.  This will be a great event as this crossover also celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Cybermen.  You can get this release at your local comic book store.

For the Cybermen’s 50th-anniversary… YOU WILL BE DELETED! Exiled from Gallifrey at the very end of Time, Rassilon, fallen leader of the Time Lords, has been captured by the last of the Cybermen. Now the Cybermen have access to time travel. With it, every defeat is now a victory. Every foe is now dead — or Cyberized. Titan Comics’ 2016 Doctor Who event — and the biggest Doctor Who story of the year — begins here!

The debut issue comes with five variant covers to collect: an art cover by series artist Alessandro Vitti, a photo cover by Will Brooks, a cool Cybermen variant by Fabio Listrani, a blank sketch variant, and a fun coloring variant – perfect to color in at home or in stores on Doctor Who Comics Day.

Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen #1
Writers: George Mann, Cavan Scott
Artists: Alessandro Vitti, Ivan Rodriguez, Tazio Bettin
Colorist: Nicola Righi, Enrica Eren Angiolini
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: Jul​y​ 6

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Doctor Who - Details on the Second Doctor Box Set


Out this month is the Second Doctor Volume One.  It is a box set of four stories taking place during the Patrick Troughton era.  This is similar to the First Doctor box set that cam out last year.  You can order it from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-second-doctor-volume-01-1329

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

10.1 The Mouthless Dead by John Pritchard
The TARDIS arrives in 1920s England, the Doctor, Jamie, Ben and Polly finding themselves in a wintry dusk beside a railway line. The station nearby appears deserted, but there are figures watching from the shadows, all of them waiting for a dead man’s train...

10.2 The Story of Extinction by Ian Atkins
Civilisations rise and fall – and few planets have seen this happen more often than Amyrndaa. The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria join a survey team to find out why on the planet where everything is suited to creating life, nothing lives for long...

10.3 The Integral by David Bartlett
When tempers fray in the TARDIS, the Doctor struggles to help Jamie and Zoe resolve their differences. Arriving at Aspen Base proves a welcome distraction; but the isolated facility is under siege. Can Jamie’s belief in right and wrong withstand the perspective changing power of the Integral?

10.4 The Edge by Rob Nisbet
The Edge is the galaxy’s scientific hub of experimentation, theoretical breakthroughs and invention – just the sort of place to interest the Doctor and Zoe. However, a secret lies hidden in The Edge laboratories. Jamie instinctively knows that something is wrong, and it doesn’t take long for him to be proved right....

Written By: John Pritchard, Ian Atkins, David Bartlett, Rob Nisbet
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Frazer Hines (Jamie), Anneke Wills (Polly), Deborah Watling (Victoria), Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Elliot Chapman (Ben), Robert Whitelock (Curtis)

Producer Ian Atkins
Script Editor Jacqueline Rayner
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Monday, June 27, 2016

Doctor Who - 50 Years of Ben and Polly: The War Machines Review


Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first appearance of Ben and Polly.

Doctor Who:
The War Machines
By Ian Stuart Black

“DOCTOR….WHO…. Is …. REQUIRED”

It’s the swinging Sixties and London is a buzz.  The hottest club in town is The Inferno and that is where The Doctor meets two new friends.   The lovely and swinging girl of the 60’s scenes Polly and her soon to be boyfriend the grumpy sailor Ben soon to be travelers in the TARDIS.  Well soon and unexpected and quite soon as the pair gets entangled with The Doctor and WOTAN.

WOTAN is a super computer who thinks humans are inferior and should be ruled by machines.  Thus WOTAN uses hypnotic influence to get humans to assemble The War Machine to use in taking over the world. What is funny about WOTAN is that he calls The Doctor Doctor Who.  One of his instructions is Doctor Who is required. For such an intelligent computer you would have thought it would know The Doctors name.