Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Doctor Who Comic Books Covers, Previews and Details for November 30th


Out this week we have three more Doctor Who comic books which feature the 3rd and 12th Doctors and Torchwood.  These three comic books can be purchased at your local comic book stores.


TWELFTH DOCTOR #2.12

The Terror of the Cabinet Noire continues, as the Doctor finds himself teamed with a rebellious French swordswoman to battle the infamous Cardinal Richelieu and his secret police! But it's not just the Cardinal they have to worry about - it's his allies, who definitely aren't from around here...!

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Mariano Laclaustra
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: November 30

Cover A: Alex Ronald
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: jake



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Doctor Who - The Ultimate Foe Review



Celebrating 30 years of Colin Baker's season 23 story The Trial of a Time Lord

Doctor Who:
The Trial of a Time Lord
The Ultimate Foe
By Robert Holmes Episode 13
Pip and Jane Baker Episode 14

“In all my travellings throughout the universe I have battled against evil, against power-mad conspirators. I should have stayed here. The oldest civilisation, decadent, degenerate and rotten to the core. Ha! Power-mad conspirators, Daleks, Sontarans, Cybermen, they're still in the nursery compared to us. Ten million years of absolute power, that's what it takes to be really corrupt.”

After the turn of events from Terror of the Vervoids  The Doctor is now on trial for genocide to go along with the charges of meddling.  The Inquisitor tells The Doctor that he can call witnesses to help his cause but how can he get them as they are all scattered throughout space and time.   When suddenly Mel and Glitz appear at the trial and this turn of events catches The Valeyard by surprise.  

Then a more shocking turn of events as The Master appears on the Matrix screen offering to help The Doctor.  The Master shows proof that The Doctor is correct that the Matrix can be entered by anyone and events can be altered as he shows the key of the Matrix he has that has dumbfounded the Keeper of the Matrix.  The Master beckons the Time Lords to let Sabalom Glitz give his testimony.  Glitz explains that on Ravalox he was there to steal the secrets of the Matrix that the Sleepers had stolen.  It appears that the tide might be turning for The Doctor.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Doctor Who - Attack of the Cybermen Review


Continuing Our Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Cybermen

Doctor Who:
Attack of the Cybermen
By Paula Moore

“Then perhaps you should tell them, because if you don't, they intend to prevent Mondas from being destroyed.”

The Doctor discovers that the Cybermen want to save Mondas but in doing that Earth must be destroyed.  The have the perfect weapon in doing it as Haley’s Comet is making its approach back to Earth.  The Doctor and Peri stumble upon their plan by searching out a distress signal which leads them to the sewers of London and a secret Cybermen base.   The Cybermen capture The Doctor and force him to pilot his TARDIS to Telos so that they can use his TARDIS in their plans to save Mondas.  On Telos is an old adversary of The Doctor as he finds out that The Cyber Controller is still alive.  There is also a wildcard in the mix as Lytton is involved in this also and The Doctor does not know if he is working for the Cybermen or the Cryons.  One thing The Doctor does know about and that is stopping the Cybermen and preserving the web of time by preventing Mondas from being saved.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Details, Pics and Trailer for Class - The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did

With the gang trapped in detention and out of the way, Miss Quill accepts Dorothea's astonishing offer: to help remove the Arn from her head, and to reclaim her freedom.

Alongside Ballon, an imprisoned shape-shifter, Miss Quill travels in a metaphysical engine and is taken to impossible, extraordinary and dangerous worlds, collecting materials in preparation for her life-changing procedure.

After an emotional encounter with her surgeon and a nearly-fatal operation, Miss Quill must find a way to return to Earth: transformed and ready for war.





Class - Detained Review



Class:
Detained
By Patrick Ness

Miss Quill has put Charlie, Ram, Tanya, April and Matteusz in detention while she goes out and takes care of other matters.  While trying to use a spare key to escape their fate an asteroid comes through the rift and enters the classroom transporting it to a void that is not in any place in time and space.   The problem with this piece of the asteroid is that it feeds of the  negative feelings of the person holding it and thus makes you reveal your true feelings about your friends.

The thing about holding the meteor is that you can only hold it for a little bit of time before it consumes you.  Charlie finds out that the meteor is holding the essence of an alien murder and that they all have been transported to its prison.  They all discover that they are trapped in this prison and they only way they can figure out to get out is to hold the meteor and ask it questions but in doing so they reveal more of themselves than they really want to.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy 53rd Anniversary Doctor Who


Doctor Who Comic Books Previews and Covers For November 23rd


Out today are two Doctor Who comic books featuring the 10th Doctor and the 9th Doctor.  You can pick these two issues up at your local comic book store or Barnes and Noble.


TENTH DOCTOR #2.16
The epic finale of the tenth Doctor's second year continues in a story so big, we had to give it two extra issues! The emergence of the Time Sentinel! The return of an ancient entity long thought dead! Anubis trapped between this universe and the next! A galaxy of impossible possibilities! Companions locked in mortal combat! Gabby's mysterious powers in full flow! And at the heart of it all, the Doctor, with the lives of billions in his hands! As the universe shatters and time starts to die, can the last son of Gallifrey win the game by changing the rules? You won't believe his answer! Be back here next month as Year Two ends in flames!

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposito
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: November 23

COVER A: Claudia Caranfa
COVER B: Photo
COVER C: Question No. 6

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Into the Time Vortex Interview with Anneke Wills - Polly from Doctor Who


Details on Doctor Who UNIT: Silenced


UNIT takes on The Silence in the new UNIT box set titled UNIT: Silenced.  This box set stars Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver as Kate Stewart and Osgood.  You can order this box set from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/unit---silenced-1210

Decades after their defeat by the Eleventh Doctor, the Silence prepare to rise against humanity....

1. House of Silents

There is no record of the presence of an alien species known as ‘The Silents’ on Earth. UNIT has never engaged hostiles capable of editing themselves from observers’ memories.

There is no evidence that such an opponent, if real, is regrouping and beginning a new plan of infiltration and manipulation.

Kate Stewart and her team are in no mortal danger. How can they be, when they don’t even know the enemy exists?

2. Square One

It’s business as usual at UNIT, and thankfully, Kate Stewart has no immediate threats to concern her. Or so she believes.

But when Sam Bishop returns from leave, he notices things aren’t quite as they seem. Soon he and Osgood are on the trail of an elusive enemy.

Meanwhile, Kenneth LeBlanc and his controversial political movement gather momentum, and one UNIT team member isn’t quite themselves...

3. Silent Majority

Kenneth LeBlanc looks set to lead his party to national victory, overturning political opinion and taking the polls by storm. UNIT can only stand and watch as a silent revolution takes place.

But who are LeBlanc’s real backers? And what use to them is the triumph of a leader who seems to be nothing more than a liability?

The Silents are about to make the headlines.

4. In Memory Alone

When Sam Bishop and Osgood visit an orbiting space station for a routine mission, they have no idea that they are part of an alien scheme, years in the planning.

As the global situation spins out of control, Kate seeks help from an unlikely source.

The Silents are not done with humanity yet – and they will have their revenge.

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

Cast
Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart), Ingrid Oliver (Petronella Osgood), Warren Brown (Lieutenant Sam Bishop), James Joyce (Captain Josh Carter), Ramon Tikaram (Colonel Shindi), Tracy Wiles (Jacqui McGee), Joanna Wake (Miss Faversham), Nicholas Day (Kenneth LeBlanc/Heston), Tom Alexander (Cecil/Derek), Aaron Neil (Homeless Man/News Reporter/David), Nimmy March (Baroness Vance/Telokni), John Banks (Mission Control/Captain/Soldier) and Nicholas Briggs as The Silence. Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editors Matt Fitton and John Dorney
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Monday, November 21, 2016

Details For Doctor Who - The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 2


Out this month is another outing for the Third Doctor in The Third Doctor Adventures with two more stories in this second volume.  Tim Treloar and Katy Manning return as the 3rd Doctor and Jo grant and you can order this box set from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-third-doctor-adventures-volume-02-1509

2.1 The Transcendence of Ephros by Guy Adams

The Doctor and Jo arrive on the dying planet Ephros, where Galactux Power Inc is exploiting the world's remaining resources. But something is stirring beneath the surface...

2.2 The Hidden Realm by David Llewellyn

The Doctor and Jo journey to Bramfield New Town when the husband of Jo’s cousin vanishes mysteriously. As magpies circle overheard, the Doctor discovers a terrifying alien plot…

Written By: Guy Adams, David Llewellyn
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast
Tim Treloar (The Doctor), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Simon Bubb (Temper/Follower 1), Richenda Carey (Mother Finsey), Bernard Holley (Karswell), Nigel Peever (Quail/Deputy), Karen Henson (Bartram/Follower 2), Clare Buckfield (Stephanie Andrews), Robert Whitelock (Peter Andrews), Sandra Voe (Miss Barnett), Richard Earl (DCI Finch), Alex Lanipekun (DS Joseph), George Asprey (Overseer Zim )

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

Friday, November 18, 2016

Doctor Who Christmas Special Sneak Peek Clip

Doctor Who - Earthshock Review


Continuing Our Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Cybermen

Doctor Who:
Earthshock
By Eric Saward

DOCTOR: Emotions have their uses.

CYBERLEADER: They restrict and curtail the intellect and logic of the mind.

DOCTOR: They also enhance life! When did you last have the pleasure of smelling a flower, watching a sunset, eating a well-prepared meal?

CYBERLEADER: These things are irrelevant.

DOCTOR: For some people, small, beautiful events is what life is all about!

The Doctor and Adric are having quite the argument.  Adric is tired of being teased and being considered an outsider and wants to go home.  The Doctor is furious over this as it would require going back into E – Space and through a CVE and would be really tricky if not disastrous.  So The Doctor materializes the TARDIS in an underground cave and decides to go outside and calm down leaving Adric to plot the course to his own destruction.

While looking at dinosaur fossils The Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan come across mining equipment and soon the military who are investigating an attack on the expedition that was working there.  Put there are problems as The Doctor is accused of killing the expedition and is trying to tell his side when the group is attacked by androids.   It appears these androids are the ones responsible for killing the expedition and a group of Lt. Scotts men.  They successfully destroy the Androids but realize that they were equipped with cameras and that whoever controls the androids knows what is going on.

Doctor Who Christmas Special To Be Shown In North American Cinemas



This year, like in years past, the Christmas Special will be shown in theaters across the USA once again by Fathom Events.  Fathom Events just held one for The Power of the Daleks on November 16th and will be holding two events for this years Christmas Special.  The information you need is in the press release below.

THE NEW DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
THE RETURN OF DOCTOR MYSTERIO
IN CINEMAS FOR TWO NIGHTS ONLY DECEMBER 27 & 29, 2016

EVENT TO FEATURE EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT:  A NEW KIND OF SUPERHERO & DOCTOR WHO EXTRA

NEW YORK, NY — November 16, 2016 — BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce their last theatrical event of 2016, the Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. local time both days.

The event will include the full 60-minute special plus two exclusive bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero, giving a special inside look at Doctor Who’s concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showing the making of this year’s special, with appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat.

Tickets for the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special can be purchased online beginning Friday, November 18, 2016 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. The event is expected to show in nearly 400 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Join the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, as he teams up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall, The Player), and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat. Written by Steven Moffat, the special stars Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, Shameless) as Grant, along with Matt Lucas (Alice in Wonderland, Bridesmaids), Adetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel), Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman.

“The Return of Doctor Mysterio will be an excellent way for fans to celebrate the holidays in true Whovian style,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP, Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide North America.

“Doctor Who fans are one of our most dedicated audiences, and we expect they will show up in full force for this holiday special,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “There’s no better way to enjoy this content than on the big screen and among fellow fans.”

The Doctor Who Christmas Special will air on BBC AMERICA on Christmas Day. It is executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett, and directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark). It was shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios. Doctor Who is produced by BBC Studios Wales.

Old UNIT meets New UNIT In Doctor Who - UNIT Assembled


Old UNIT Meets New UNIT in this special release from Big Finish coming out in May of 2017 called UNIT: Assembled. With the threat of the Silurians and Sea Devils on the world Kate Stewart needs some help from her fathers old colleagues. Joining Kate and Osgood to help with the Silurian threat will be Jo Jones, Mike Yates and John Benton being played again by Katy Manning, Richard Franklin and John Levene.  For more information on this special UNIT box set follow the link to the Big Finish website where you can also preorder UNIT: Assembled.
https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/unit-assembled

Class "Detained" Trailer, Promo Pics and Synopsis



The whole gang is thrown into detention by Miss Quill. Locked in her classroom, they are terrified when an explosion propels them out of space and time: trapped, claustrophobic and floating in blackness with no way of escape.

Although a mysterious asteroid fragment may be their key to freedom, it forces the gang to confess their deepest, darkest secrets to one another. As ugly truths come out, fractures start to appear in the friendship group.

And then they make a chilling discovery. They're not alone. There's somebody in there with them.





Class - Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart/Brave-ish Heart Review



Class:
Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart/Brave-ish Heart
By Patrick Ness

April is having trouble coping with sharing her heart with the king of the Shadow Kin.  To make things worse is that the Shadow King is trying to get full control of the shared heart which would in turn kill April.   It appears that this process is affecting April at school and at home as she has been showing signs of being like the Shadow Kin and even producing their swords out of thin air.   Ram is there to help April cope with what is going on and to make matters worse is that Aprils dad is trying to get in touch with her and she doesn’t want anything to do with him.

While that is going on Miss Quill is meeting with Dorothea Ames who is now the new head teacher taking over for the deceased Mr Armitage.  She tells Miss Quill how the Govenors are interested in her and have a pretty nice offer for Miss Quill which is too good to not accept.  In exchange Miss Quill must help Miss Ames to get rid of the killer flower petals that are falling to Earth.  It appears that the flowers will suck the blood out of you and when they feed they multiply.  If this threat is not taking care of the flowers will soon smother everyone in London.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Into the Time Vortex Podcast - Episode 26 - Doctor Who - Frontios




Details For Doctor Who Magazine Issue 506


The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine is out today and it takes a look at Patrick Troughtons time as the Doctor as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Patrick Troughton's first story as The Doctor.

WE WILL GET OUR POWER!
DWM meets the team that brought the Second Doctor’s d├ębut adventure The Power of the Daleks back to life as a brand-new animation!

ASK STEVEN
Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions.

THE MAN WHO BUILT THE TARDIS
DWM reveals the story of the man who designed the original TARDIS set back in 1963 – Peter Brachacki.

THE ART OF THE DIRECTOR
We continue the interrogation of Doctor Who directors Daniel O’Hara, Ed Bazalgette, Daniel Nettheim, and Douglas Mackinnon.

BLOODSPORT
The second and concluding part of the latest comic strip adventure featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Jess, written by Mark Wright and illustrated by Staz Johnson.

THE PANDORICA OPENS
The Time Team watch the nail-biting finale of the Eleventh Doctor’s first series with this month’s two-parter, The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang.

THE END OF THE WORLD
Writer Russell T Davies reveals fascinating new facts about his 2005 classic in this issue’s Fact of Fiction feature.

COMING SOON
Previews of all the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases.

WOTCHA
The Watcher ponders on what Nyssa of Traken really got up to…

PLUS! All the latest official news, reviews, competitions, and The DWM Crossword!

Doctor Who Magazine 506 is on sale from Thursday 17 November 2016, price £5.99.

Survival Writer Revealed as Doctor Who Series 10 Writer


The new Doctor Who Magazine has revealed that Rona Munro is the Classic Series writer that will be writing an episode of Doctor Who for Series 10.  Rona Munro is best known as the writer for the last Classic Doctor Who story Survival which say the 7th Doctor take on his oldest enemy The Master. Series 10 of Doctor Who will air sometime in the Spring of 2017.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Doctor Who Comic Book Previews and Covers For November 16th



Out today are two Doctor Who comic books both featuring the 12th Doctor.  First is the conclusion to the five part multi Doctor Cybermen story and the second is the 12th Doctor issue eleven of his ongoing series.  You can pick both of these up at your local comic book store.



DOCTOR WHO: SUPREMACY OF THE CYBERMEN #5


The storming conclusion to the 2016 Event! Universes will live and die, and timelines will be changed for ever. You MUST NOT MISS this staggering finale!

Writers: George Mann & Cavan Scott
Artist: Ivan Rodriguez
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: November 16

Cover A - Alessandro Vitti
Cover B - Photo Cover
Cover C - Fabio Listrani





Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Details and Trailer For Torchwood - Outbreak


Out this month is a special Torchwood release that is a full cast adventure that deals with a deadly virus outbreak.  This release stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David - Loyd and can be bought at the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/torchwood-outbreak-1513

"First they know you, then you love, then you kill..."

Incubation - Prodromal - Invasion

A medical trial's gone terribly wrong, and one of the test subjects is loose on the streets of Cardiff. Within hours a virus is raging out of control and the bodies start piling up.

The Government scrambles to control the outbreak, but isn't too keen on anyone finding out the dark history of the virus. Captain Jack Harkness has encountered the infection before and knows that something alien is hiding inside it.

With the city sealed off and murderous mobs rampaging through the streets, Torchwood has to save something even more important than the human race.

Written By: Guy Adams, Emma Reeves & AK Benedict
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Cast
John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Tom Price (PC Andy Davidson), Marilyn Le Conte (Frances Godalming), Simon Ludders (Luke Palmer), Samuel Barnett (Norton Folgate), Melanie Stevens (Dr. Larsen), Sara Lloyd (Emilia Martin), Steffan Rhodri (Minister), Ruth Lloyd (Paramedic), Matthew Gravelle (Doctor), Rhys Ap Trefor (Road Block Captain), Keiron Self (Bernie), Samuel Harris (Young Man)

Produced by James Goss
Script edited by Scott Handcock
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs









Monday, November 14, 2016

Details on Doctor Who - The Ravelli Conspiracy


Out this month in the Early Adventures is a story that features the TARDIS crew of The Doctor, Vicki and Steven.  This story stars Peter Purves and Maureen O'Brien as they star in a story that is a historical set in Italy 1514.  You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-ravelli-conspiracy-1082

When the TARDIS lands in a house in Florence, Italy in 1514, it isn't long before the guards of Guiliano de Medici arrest Steven and Vicki. To rescue them, the Doctor has to employ the help of the house's owner - one Niccolo Machiavelli. But can he be completely trusted?

Guiliano confesses to his brother Pope Leo X that he has angered the wealthy family of Ravelli and believes the newcomers may be part of an assassination plot. But when the Doctor arrives an already tricky situation starts to spiral out of control.

As the city rings with plot and counter-plot, betrayal and lies abound. The Doctor and his friends must use all their ingenuity if they're not to be swept away by history.

This conspiracy is about to get complicated...

Written By: Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Maureen O'Brien (Vicki), Peter Purves (Steven Taylor/The Doctor/Narrator), Mark Frost (Niccolo Machiavelli), Jamie Ballard (Guiliano de Medici), Robert Hands (Pope Leo X), Olivia Poulet (Carla), Joe Bor (Guard Captain). Other parts portrayed by the cast.

Producer: David Richardson

Script Editor: John Dorney

Executive Producers: Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Friday, November 11, 2016

Doctor Who - Revenge of the Cybermen Review


Continuing Our Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Cybermen

Doctor Who:
Revenge of the Cybermen
By Gerry Davis 

“You've no home planet, no influence, nothing. You're just a pathetic bunch of tin soldiers skulking about the galaxy in an ancient spaceship.”

Using the time ring to meetup with the TARDIS at Nerva Beacon The Doctor, Sarah and Harry have discovered that the TARDIS is not there and that this is not the Nerva Beacon they left earlier.  In fact it is a beacon that is not even in orbit around Earth at all. In fact it is in orbit around what looks like an asteroid that has been floating in space and caught in Jupiter’s gravity.  As the three travelers decide to leave the control room a dead body falls through the door they were going through.  In fact it appears there are dead people all over the beacon and they appear to have died from a plague.  

They are eventually captured by the remaining members of the crew and have been briefed on what going on by Commander Stevenson and it all seems to have started a few weeks ago.  When they hear another crew member scream they discover that he has the plague and The Doctor discovers that the man does not have the plague but has been bitten by something and is dying from the poison.  The Doctor discovers that Kellerman isn’t all he appears to be and then realizes that the asteroid is in fact Voga the planet of gold.  Things are coming into focus especially after Sarah Jane is bitten by what is discovered to be a Cybermat the creature that the Cybermen use to soften up the station for an invasion.  The Cybermen want to destroy Voga and the Vogans want to destroy the Cybermen and The Doctor, Sarah and Harry are stuck in the middle trying to make sure the Cybermen are stopped and that Voga and the beacon do not get destroyed.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Details, Promo Pics and Trailer for Class: Brave-ish Heart



Battling through the Shadow Kin realm, April knows that there is no going back: she has to defeat Corakinus.

On Earth, the invasion of the petals is rapidly snowballing. Confronted with the threat of the planet's extinction, new headmistress Dorothea attempts to force Charlie into making a transformational decision. But Miss Quill has other ideas for him.

As Charlie, Matteusz and Tanya try to stop the petals from annihilating the human race, April must fight the terrifying force of Corakinus, light years away from home.




Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Details on Doctor Who - Order of the Daleks



The 6th Doctor takes center stage for the first of three stories in the Doctor Who Main Range with two more audio adventures coming in December. As you can guess by the cover the 6th Doctor and Constance have an encounter with the Daleks.  You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/order-of-the-daleks-1057

In the Galactic Census, idyllic Strellin is recorded as a Grade Three planet – its inhabitants possessing neither advanced technology, nor knowledge of other worlds. Accordingly, Strellin is protected: landings by off-worlders are strictly prohibited. Unless, of course, those off-worlders are officials of the Galactic Census itself, come to investigate the origin of a mysterious sub-space signal – a signal no native of Strellin should be able to send...

Breaking all local by-laws, the time-travelling Doctor and his companion L/Wren Mrs Constance Clarke (AWOL) have only just landed on Strellin, too. But they and the Census officials aren't the only off-worlders to have come here. Inside a nearby monastery, the monks of the reclusive Brotherhood of the Black Petal are guarding a strange and terrible secret. Something that might bring disaster not just to Strellin, but to every civilised world in the galaxy!

Written By: Mike Tucker
Directed By: Jamie Anderson

Cast
Colin Baker (The Doctor), Miranda Raison (Constance Clarke), John Savident (Pendle), Olivia Hallinan (Asta), Robbie Stevens (Boswyck/Raspak), Sam Fletcher (Rosco/Gabber), Joseph Kloska (Habrild), and Nicholas Briggs (Tanapal and The Daleks). Other parts portrayed by members of the cast.

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Doctor Who - Lethbridge - Stewart: The Grandfather Infestation Review



Lethbridge Stewart:
The Grandfather Infestation
By John Peel

The Grandfather Infestation is the 7th book in the Lethbridge Stewart series and the first one that I have read.  For those of you that do not know Candy Jar Books have the rights to the characters of the Brigadier and Anne Travers and have continued with stories that take place between The Web of Fear and The Invasion in the Doctor Who Universe.  What you see in these books is the formation of UNIT before it becomes UNIT in The Invasion as the Brigadier is just in beginning stages with his new unit the Fifth Operational Corps which as you would expect does what UNIT would do against aliens.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Details on Doctor Who - The Man Who Wasn't There


This month's download only audio adventure features a story of the 8th Doctor narrated by India Fisher who played Charley Pollard in the 8th Doctor audio adventures.  You can get this download only release from the Big Finish website.

Charley Pollard's innocent request to meet a historical hero seems the easiest thing for a friend with a time and space machine to make happen. But as Charley and the Doctor seek out a Victorian explorer, they uncover a sinister scheme to unravel Earth's future by affecting its past. But where in its history was the deed done? And is it already too late to put right?

Producer Michael Stevens
Script Editor Jacqueline Rayner
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Written By: Ian Atkins
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
India Fisher (Narrator)

Friday, November 4, 2016

Doctor Who - The Invasion Review


Continuing Our Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Cybermen

Doctor Who:
The Invasion
By Derrick Sherwin

“Oh I'm not joking, Jamie. Underneath all that charm there was something odd. Sinister. Almost inhuman.”

Following the events that happened in The Mind Robber and the quick escape of a missile shot at them while in space near the dark side of the moon the TARDIS seems to have landed in a field filled with quite a bit of cows.  With the TARDIS visual stabilizer not working the 3 travelers head off to present day London to find Professor Travers and see if he can help them fix it.   With no luck there The Doctor ends up meeting Brigadier Lethbridge - Stewart who is investigating Tobias Vaughn and his company International Electomatics.  What The Doctor and Brigadier will find out is that Tobias Vaughn and his company is in fact in league with an invasion force.  An invasion force made up of Cybermen who are based on Earth and also hidden on the dark side of the moon.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Doctor Who - "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" Promo Pics and Children In Need Preview Announced


The BBC have released three promo pictures for this years Christmas Special and have also announced that there will be a preview for The Return of Doctor Mysterio on this years Children In Need on Friday November 18th.  The exclusive clip will will feature Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas.


Class - Nightvisiting Review (Mild Spoilers)



Class:
Nightvisting
By Patrick Ness

Tanya is visited by what appears to be an apparition of her father on the second year anniversary of his death.  Tanya is pretty convinced that this alien is trying to play with her feelings for her late father and she isn’t the only one.  The Lan Kin have come through the breach and have ssent out what looks like giant vines to peoples home prying on those who have lost somebody to death and haven’t let go of their grief.  This is evident when Ram is visited by Rachael while he is Skyping with April.  Also Miss Quill is visited by her dead sister and suddenly we all hell breaks loose as they rush to help Tanya and her family and everyone else that is held prisoner by the Lan Kin.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Into The Time Vortex Podcast - Episode 25: Doctor Who - The Shakespeare Code






Synopsis, Promo Pics and Trailer for Class: Co-Owner Of A Lonely Heart


The information for the fourth episode of Class has been released by the BBC.  The Fourth epsidoe will be called Co-Owner Of A Lonely Heart and looks to focus on April.  Below is the synopsis, promo pics and trailer.

April starts to feel effects of sharing her heart with Corakinus, and his attempts to sever the attachment only make it stronger. 

When April's estranged father makes a startling appearance she confronts him with Shadow Kin force, manifesting traits of the Shadow Kin leader. 

Frightened by this extraordinary new-found power, April seeks comfort in Ram, and vows to reclaim her heart as her own. 

Meanwhile, something strange is happening to the others - London is slowly being infested with unusual, sinister flower petals.




Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Doctor Who - Terror of the Vervoids Review



Celebrating 30 years of Colin Baker's season 23 story The Trial of a Time Lord

Doctor Who:
Terror of the Vervoids
By Pip and Jane Baker

VALEYARD: Whether or not the Doctor has proved himself innocent of meddling is no longer the cardinal issue before this court. He has proved himself guilty of a far greater crime.
INQUISITOR: You refer to Article Seven of Gallifreyan law?
DOCTOR: No, my lady, that cannot apply! Had a single Vervoid reached Earth, the human race would have been eliminated!
VALEYARD: Article seven permits no exceptions. The Doctor has destroyed a complete species. The charge must now be genocide.

The Doctor is now ready to present his case after a short time to mourn the death of Peri shows the court an adventure from his future.  The Doctor and new companion Mel respond to a distress signal from the Hyperion 3.  Apparently there is something sinister going on as a string of murders has taken place.  The Commodore is an old friend of The Doctor and lets him take charge of the investigation.