Friday, September 22, 2017

Farewell to 12 - Doctor Who - Kill the Moon 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:
Kill the Moon
By Peter Harness

“Get back in your lonely bloody TARDIS and you don’t come back!”

Kill the Moon is here and if you go from the trailer it looked like it was supposed to be really scary.  Behind the sofa kind of scary that makes you scream out in fright.  Steven Moffat was quoted as saying to writer Peter Harness to “Hinchcliffe the $#@% out of it.”   That gave me some hope for this episode as I really enjoyed the Philip Hinchcliffe era of Doctor Who with its Gothic horror and smart storytelling.  Let’s face it. After the two light hearted stories we have had lately it was time to get the scares back into the show.   So bring on the scares and give people nightmares as I’m ready for a scary one.

Details for Doctor Who Magazine 517


Out now is the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine in which they celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Sylvester McCoy era of Doctor Who. Issue 517 is out now in the UK and everywhere else next week.

ISSUE 517 OF DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF THE SEVENTH DOCTOR WITH SYLVESTER McCOY!

Thirty years after he first appeared as the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy reflects on the role that changed his life…

“We didn’t know that we were breaking rules. And I think we were also blessed by the fact that we didn’t have all that baggage of the past to get in the way…”

“We didn’t know that we were breaking rules. And I think we were also blessed by the fact that we didn’t have all that baggage of the past to get in the way…”

ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE…

DEBORAH WATLING TRIBUTE
DWMremembers the late Deborah Watling, who played the Second Doctor’s companion Victoria from 1967 to 1978, with contributions from Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Frazer Hines.

VICTORIA’S SECRETS
A previously unpublished interview with Deborah Watling from 1990.

VICTOR PEMBERTON TRIBUTE
Remembering the late Doctor Who writer and story editor Victor Pemberton.

GAIL BENNETT
An interview with original American Doctor Who superfan Gail Bennett.

FURY FROM THE DEEP
This month’sFact of Fiction explores 1968’s Fury from the Deep, the last story to feature Deborah Watling as Victoria Waterfield.

THE PARLIAMENT OF FEAR
Part Three of our brand-new comic strip adventure, The Parliament of Fear, featuring the Doctor and Bill; written by Scott Gray and illustrated by Mike Collins.

DOMINIC GLYNN
The composer recalls writing and recording the score for 1989’s

THE TIME TEAM
The Time Team continues its mission to watch every episode of Doctor Who with 2012’s The Doctor’s Wife.

PLUS! Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the Watcher’s column, prize-winning competitions and much, much more.

Doctor Who Magazine 517 is on sale from Thursday 21 September, price £5.99.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - A Heart on Both Sides


This months Short Trips features a story from the Time War where the 8th Doctor meets up with an old friend.  You can order this download only story from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/a-heart-on-both-sides-1364

After her medical work on Terminus, Nyssa is now the controller of a hospital ship, the Traken. As the universe burns in the crossfire of the Time War, she and her assistant travel to a planet close to Gallifrey where they are needed more than ever. A long time ago, Nyssa knew a Time Lord and understood his people. But it seems they can change...

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

Written By: Rob Nisbet
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Sarah Sutton (Narrator)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Doctor Who Comic Book Releases for September 20th


Out today is one Doctor Who comic book featuring the 12th Doctor and Bill and written by Richard Dinnick.  You can pick this issue up today at your local comic book store.


​Doctor Who: Twelfth Doctor Year Three #7
Writer: Richard Dinnick
Artist: Brian Williamson
FC – 32pp - $3.99 – On sale: September 20, 2017

New companion Bill Potts has joined the Twelfth Doctor on a brand-new adventure, taking them to an island in the Atlantic in the 9th century CE. Caught in the middle of a stand-off between a group of Vikings and Ice Warriors, Bill and the Doctor had to ensure the mighty battling forces united against an even greater threat – a sentient disease-carrying Flood!

But who is responsible for all of this? The Doctor has a hunch, and it can only bring more devastation if he’s right...

Cover A: Claudia Ianniciello​
Cover B: Photo  ​
​Cover C:​ ​Andy Walker

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Farewell to 12 - Doctor Who - The Caretaker 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 Caretaker
By Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat

“Well you’ve explained me to him but you haven’t explained him to me.”

Gareth Roberts who wrote the 11th Doctor stories The Lodger and Closing Time returns and gives us his first 12th Doctor story The Caretaker.  I enjoyed Gareth Roberts 11th Doctor stories with Craig as they were fun to watch and had a bit of comedy to them.  Not too much comedy and the stories were usually pretty good with The Lodger being the stronger of the two stories.  The trailer for The Caretaker did look like it would be a funny lighthearted story which for the way the series has gone lately would be a good change considering Series 8 has by far been the darkest since the show has returned.   The Caretaker sees The Doctor going deep undercover at Coal Hill School where Clara works to fend off an alien that can destroy the Earth.  What follows is anything but stellar.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Big Finish Brings David Bradley Back to Doctor Who in The First Doctor Adventures


Big news out of Big Finish today as they have announced a series of The First Doctor Adventures starring David Bradley and his TARDIS crew from the docudrama "An Adventure in Space and Time" .  The first box set will be out in December with another box set out in July.   For fans of the 1st Doctor and the early years of the show this box set will be perfect for you and for all fans of the classic series.  i for one can't wait to listen to these sets.  For more information and to preorder this audio adventure follow the links below to the Big Finish website.

https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/david-bradley-returns-to-the-tardis-in-doctor-who-the-first-doctor-adventures

https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-first-doctor-adventures-volume-01-1692?range=105


Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Time Heist 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:
Time Heist 
By Steven Moffat and 
Steve Thompson

“Shut up. Everybody shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shutitty up,up, up!”

I was never a fan of movies that were centered on robbing banks like the Ocean 11 movies.  Well, I take that back I did enjoy both versions of The Italian Job but never the less I was never a big fan of that type of movie.  So when I saw the trailer for Time Heist I had reservations about it.  But then I saw who co-wrote it with Steven Moffat and my mind was set at ease a little bit.   I did like Steve Thompson’s previous work on Who and Sherlock so there’s a chance I will enjoy Time Heist.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Doctor Who Books to Release Lost Douglas Adams Story "The Krikkitmen"


Doctor Who Books will yet again be releasing a Douglas Adams story.  This time a rejected screen play from 1976 that he eventualy retooled for his third Hitchhikers novel "Life, the Universe and Everything".  The book will again be adapted by James Goss who also novelized "The Pirate Planet" which came out earlier this year.  The book will be released in January of 2018.

Intergalactic war? That’s just not cricket … or is it? 

The Doctor promised Romana the end of the universe, so she’s less than impressed when what she gets is a cricket match. But then the award ceremony is interrupted by eleven figures in white uniforms and peaked skull helmets, wielding bat-shaped weapons that fire lethal bolts of light into the screaming crowd. The Krikkitmen are back. 

Millions of years ago, the people of Krikkit learned they were not alone in the universe, and promptly launched a xenophobic crusade to wipe out all other life-forms. After a long and bloody conflict, the Time Lords imprisoned Krikkit within an envelope of Slow Time, a prison that could only be opened with the Wicket Gate key, a device that resembles – to human eyes, at least – an oversized set of cricket stumps…

From Earth to Gallifrey, from Bethselamin to Devalin, from Krikkit to Mareeve II to the far edge of infinity, the Doctor and Romana are tugged into a pan-galactic conga with fate as they rush to stop the Krikkitmen gaining all five pieces of the key. If they fail, the entire cosmos faces a fiery retribution that will leave nothing but ashes…

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - Time in Office


This month we have two main range releases with the second release featuring a story set on Gallifrey with the 5th Doctor, Tegan and Leela.  It looks like the Time Lords have a need for The Doctor yet again.  You can buy this release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/time-in-office-1260

The Doctor's adventures in time and space are over. The Time Lords have recalled him to Gallifrey – but what he faces on his home planet is worse than any trial. Following the disappearance of President Borusa, the High Council condemned him to the highest office - and he can't evade his responsibilities a nanosecond longer...

So all hail the Lord High President! All hail President Doctor!

Rassilon save him. This time, there's really no escape.

Written By: Eddie Robson
Directed By: Helen Goldwyn

Cast
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sheri-An Davis (Castellan Lowri), Julie Teal (Chancellor Vorena), Michael Hobbs (Arcantis), Tim Scragg (Crex), Tim Sutton (Scandrius), Jenny Lee (Kasnegar). Other parts played by members of the cast.

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

Monday, September 11, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The Silurian Candidate


This months main range release sees the 7th Doctor going up against the Silurians.  You can order this Doctor Who audio adventure from the Big finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-silurian-candidate-1259

The year is 2085, and planet Earth remains on the edge of a nuclear precipice. At any moment, either of two vast rival power blocs, to the West and the East, might unleash a torrent of missiles, bringing about the terrible certainty of Mutual Assured Destruction.

But there is another way – or so Professor Ruth Drexler believes. Hence her secret mission deep in Eastern bloc territory, to uncover a hidden city, never before glimpsed by human eyes: the Parliament of the Silurians, the lizard people who ruled the Earth before humankind.

There, she’ll encounter a time-travelling Doctor, who knows the Silurians well. A Doctor on a secret mission of his own.

Written By: Matthew J Elliott
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Bonnie Langford (Mel), Fiona Sheehan (Ruth Drexler/ Avvox), Nicholas Asbury (Chairman Bart Falco), Nicholas Briggs (Chordok), Caitlin Thorburn (Karlas), Ignatius Anthony (Gorrister), Louise Mai Newberry (Director Shen).

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


Friday, September 8, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Listen 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:
Listen
By Steven Moffat

“What’s that in the mirror, and the corner of your eye? What’s the footstep following, but never passing by?

We all have had nightmares.  Waking up in the middle of the night in a fright and being scared for no apparent reason as our subconscious has a little fun at our own expense.  We have all been there. But what is the cause?  Is it an invisible creature under the bed waiting to get us? Those of us with kids have to deal with the inevitable nightmare in the middle of the night that wakes us in a startled state.  But what happens when a Time Lord has a nightmare?  What happens when he thinks he is not alone?  We found out after watching “Listen” or did we.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Doctor Who Comic Book Releases For September 6th



This week sees only one Doctor Who comic book and it is part of The Lost Dimension and it is the second installment of the crossover.  You can pick this comic book up at your local comic book store.


DOCTOR WHO: THE LOST DIMENSION #2 - NINTH DOCTOR SPECIAL
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artists: Adriana Melo, Cris Bolson
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: September 6, 2017

An unknown force is striking from the depths of space, emerging as impossibly-large white holes over civilized planets, absorbing or annihilating everything that lives.

Captain Jack Harkness and Tara Mishra, companions of the Ninth Doctor, were caught up in one such white hole event, and – despite the valiant efforts of Jenny, the Doctor’s daughter – were caught by the white hole and absorbed!

But the Ninth Doctor and his companion Rose Tyler know nothing of this...Yet.

COVER A: Adriana Melo
COVER B: Photo - Will Brooks



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Robot of Sherwood 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:
Robot of Sherwood
By Mark Gatiss

“Shut it, Hoody!”

Being a fan of Robin Hood I was somewhat lukewarm to the prospect of Doctor Who doing an episode centered on him and Sherwood Forest and the overall Robin Hood legend. That and the writer for this episode was Mark Gatiss who has been really hit or miss with his stories.  In Series 7 he wrote the good “Cold War” and the very bad “The Crimson Horror” and of course how could we forget the very bad “Sleep No More” in Series 9 but he does have some good stories also like “Empress of Mars.”  So now we look at his first 12th Doctor story “Robot of Sherwood” and from looking at the trailers, when it first aired, it looked like it could be one that could very well be uneventful and not all that good.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Into the Dalek 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:
Into The Dalek
By Phil Ford and Steven Moffat

“I am not a good Dalek. You are a good Dalek.”

The 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi has his first encounter with the Daleks.  Well it was inevitable that he would as every Doctor has faced the blobs encased in Dalekanium.  We didn’t have to wait long as in the second outing for the 12th Doctor we get to see that meeting in the little bit different type of story and I do mean little as Into the Dalek actually takes us inside a Dalek.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Details for Torchwood - The Dying Room


This months Torchwood audio adventure takes place during the 1940's during World War Two in Paris.  You can buy this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-dying-room-1500

"In this room everyone learns the truth. And neither of us will be quite the same when we leave."

Paris, 1940s. The German-occupied city is in a state of turmoil - a plague ravages the streets, turning people into deformed monsters.

The city’s finest hotel is under siege. SS interrogator Grau has come here to find out the truth. Grau has one night to cure the plague and to unmask the mysterious Madame Berber and who she's really working for. Herr Grau knows all about Project Hermod. And now he's going to find out all about Torchwood.

Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners

Written By: Lizzie Hopley
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Cast
Simon Russell Beale (M LeDuc), Mark Elstob (Herr Grau), Emma Cunniffe (Madame Berber), Aly Cruickshank (Gabriel), David Sibley (The Manager)

Producer James Goss
Script Editor David Llewellyn
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Into The Time Vortex Podcast - Episode 55 - Doctor Who - Vincent and the Doctor



Doctor Who Comic Book Releases for August 30th


Today we have two Doctor Who comic book releases and one of them is the main crossover for this year which involves all of the comic book NuWho Doctors.  As always you can get these releases at your local comic book store.


DOCTOR WHO: THE LOST DIMENSION - ALPHA
Writers George Mann, Cavan Scott
Artists Rachael Stott, Cris Bolson, Rod Fernandes
FC • 32pp $ ​3​ .99 - On Sale August 30, 2017

The Void has always existed: No Place. The Silent Realm. The Lost Dimension.

But the Void is no longer empty. The Void is hungry.

Its devouring our universe - through time and space!

Now, every Doctor must play his part to save...everything!

COVER A:  ​FIFTH INK METALLIC TARDIS  COVER
COVER B: PHOTO COVER
COVER C: RACHAEL STOTT AND LUIS GUERRERO


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The Third Doctor Adventures Vol 3


This month sees another Third Doctor Adventures set, the third so far, and yet again it stars Katy Manning as Jo Grant and Tim Treloar as the 3rd Doctor. You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-third-doctor-adventures-volume-03-1510

The Conquest of Far, by Nicholas Briggs

Earth Alliance, the future… Fleet commanders receive their orders from the President of Earth. Operation Far is ‘go’. As soon as the planets are suitably aligned, the attack will go ahead.

The Doctor and Jo arrive on the planet Far. The Doctor wants to attend the grand opening of one of the human race’s greatest achievements. A huge Hyper Gateway built to make travel around Earth’s great empire more convenient, bringing relief to many starving outer colonies.

But they land in the wrong time period, long after the Gateway has been in service, and the Daleks have conquered Far! It’s the middle of a war and a deadly game is underway. When everyone has an agenda, betrayal can happen at any time, from any side. The endgame is approaching and maybe this time no one will survive.

Storm of the Horofax, by Andrew Smith

During a North Sea military exercise, the crew of the destroyer HMS Nemesis detect what they suspect is a submarine following them. But it’s actually a futuristic ship with an alien occupant, Arianda.

The Doctor and UNIT are called in, but things are already running out of control. The damaged craft is leaking particles and contaminating the Nemesis with time disruption.

But that’s not the biggest problem. For Arianda is being followed by the warships of the Horofax, who have picked precisely this moment to invade. Soon the destruction of humanity’s future will begin.

Written By: Nicholas Briggs, Andrew Smith
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast
Tim Treloar (The Doctor), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), George Watkins (Delralis), John Banks (Jickster), Amy Newton (Elaquon), Robin Weaver (Arianda), Iain Batchelor (Adam Rigg), Robert Hands (Major Hardy / Crewman), Richard Derrington (Commander Burton), Ian Cunningham (Sinko / Ronson / Lieutenant), Jake Dudman (UNIT Radio Operator) and Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks)

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

Monday, August 28, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The Skin of the Sleek


This months 4th Doctor adventure is the first part of a two part story that will continue in Septembers release.  You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-skin-of-the-sleek-1240

On the planet Funderell you can walk on the ocean. The surface holds you when you move, but if you stand still, you sink. Lights shift in the fathoms and great shapes move beneath your feet - schools of giant electric eels known as Sleeks.

There is no solid land and the only locals are the Wavewalkers, hunters who live in floating villages. But recently some strangers have arrived, pursuing their own distinct agenda.

When the Doctor and Romana lose the TARDIS to the deep, they need help. Which makes finding a fellow Time Lord on the planet very useful. The fact that Time Lord is Sartia, an old friend of Romana's, is even better!

But this is a planet of secrets. Be careful when you explore its depths. You may just drown.

Note: The adventure continues in Doctor Who - The Fourth Doctor Adventures: The Thief Who Stole Time

Written By: Marc Platt
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Joannah Tincey (Sartia), Alan Cox (Eamonn Orensky), Kieran Hodgson (Klick Chervain), Des McAleer (Blujaw Skaldson), Alex Wyndham (Linnis Skaldson), Jamie Newall (Greygul), Jane Slavin (Frithra). Other parts played by members of the cast.

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

Friday, August 25, 2017

Goodbye To 12 - Doctor Who - Deep Breath 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:
Deep Breath 
By Steven Moffat

“We will reach the promise land.”

Doctor Who fans had a 7 ½ month wait for Doctor Who to return and more importantly we are finally going to see Peter Capaldi’s first episode as The Doctor.  For all of us this will be the first chance we get to see the new Doctor as Deep Breath had materialized on our screens.  Excitement filled the air worldwide, still getting use to the worldwide popularity, as thousands of fans gathered around to get their first glimpse of the new Doctor.  So was I back in 2014 as I eagerly waited for August 23rd  to arrive.  Was it really that long ago? Seemed like yesterday when we first saw Peter Capaldi debut as the Doctor.   Like everyone I was really anxious to see Peter Capaldi take center stage and see his first proper story Deep Breath.  Here is what I thought of the debut of Series 8 and the beginning of the Capaldi era.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Details for Doctor Who Magazine 516


Out now in the UK and later for North America is Doctor Who Magazine 516 which features the first interview of Jodie Whitaker the 13th Doctor.  Make sure to get this one early as it will most likely sell out.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JODIE WHITTAKER IN ISSUE 516 OF DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE!

Jodie Whittaker shares her feelings about becoming the Thirteenth Doctor…

Jodie says: “Chris [Chibnall] wouldn’t have cast me as the Doctor because he wanted me to repeat anything that had gone before. And I think as a fan you don’t want to watch something that’s an imitation of something that’s gone before. Or what would be the point of recasting?”

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE…

CASTING JODIE
DWM asks what the arrival of Jodie Whittaker means for the future of Doctor Who.

MONSTERS INC
We go inside the workshop of Millennium FX, with previously unseen designs and photographs from the making of the 2017 series.

NOW WE ARE SIX HUNDRED
Former showrunner Russell T Davies talks about his illustrations for BBC Books’ collection of Doctor Who poetry.

NICHOLAS BRIGGS AND THE CYBERMEN
Nicholas Briggs reveals the secrets of giving voice to the Mondasian Cybermen.

HANK MARVIN
Legendary Shadows guitarist Hank Marvin discusses his surprising links to the Doctor Who theme.

THE AZTECS
Take a fresh look at the 1964 classic The Aztecs in The Fact of Fiction.

TREVOR BAXTER TRIBUTE
We pay tribute to the late Trevor Baxter, who played Professor Litefoot in 1977’s The Talons of Weng-Chiang, with contributions from Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Christopher Benjamin, Lisa Bowerman and more…

THE PARLIAMENT OF FEAR
A brand-new comic strip adventure continues for the Doctor and Bill.

TRAIL OF A TIME LORD
An exclusive extract from Red, White and Who, the forthcoming book about the history of the series in the United States.

PLUS! Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the Watcher’s column, prize-winning competitions and much, much more.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

This Weeks Doctor Who Comic Book Releases



This week sees only one comic book title being released and it features the 12th Doctor in his ongoing monthly series.  You can get this issue at your local comic book shop or at Barnes and Noble.


DOCTOR WHO: TWELFTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #6

Writer: Richard Dinnick
Artist: Brian Williamson
FC – 32pp - $3.99 – On sale: August 23

New adventures featuring the Twelfth Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi, and featuring all-new TV companion Bill, played by Pearl Mackie!

Cover A: Blair Shedd
Cover B: Photo Cover
​Cover C: Arianna Florean






Monday, August 21, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The Blood Furnace


This month's main range features the TARDIS crew of the 7th Doctor Ace and Mel.  This time they are in England of 1991 and on the hunt of an alien assassin.  You can order this release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-blood-furnace-1258

The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Ace and Mel to a recently reopened shipyard in Merseyside. It's 1991, the hardest of times - but now they're shipbuilding once again, thanks to the yard's new owners, the Dark Alloy Corporation. A miracle of job creation - but is it too good to be true?

While the Doctor and Ace go in search of an alien assassin at loose in the yard, Stuart Dale, discoverer of the near-magical Dark Alloy material, has an extraordinary proposition to make to his old college friend, Mel.

But who is the Corporation’s mysterious client? Who does she really represent? And what's the secret of the Blood Furnace? Seeking answers, the Doctor and friends are about to find themselves in very deep water…

Written By: Eddie Robson
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Bonnie Langford (Mel Bush), Julie Graham (Carolyn), Jade Anouka (Danuta), Todd Heppenstall (Stuart Dale), Clare Calbraith (Orla), Louis Tamone (Vinny), Ignatius Anthony (Lee).

Other parts played by members of the cast.

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

Thursday, August 17, 2017

This Weeks Doctor Who Comic Book Releases


Out this week are two Doctor Who comic books featuring stories for the 10th Doctor and 11th Doctor.  You can get these releases at your local comic book store but in the meantime enjoy these previews.


DOCTOR WHO: TENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #8

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposito
FC – 32pp - $3.99 – On sale: August 16

​More shocking revelations for the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant, as the true extent of Gabby's powers starts to become clear...and Cindy's response changes everything!

Cover A: Claudia SG Iannicello

Cover B: Will Brooks Photo

Cover C: Arianna Florean




Monday, August 14, 2017

Doctor Who writer Victor Pemberton has died


The man who created the sonic screw driver for Doctor Who has passed away.  Victor Pemberton has died at the age of 85.  He is one of a few to have acted in Doctor Who as a scientist in The Moonbase and to write a Doctor Who story the classic, but sadly missing, Patrick Troughton story Fury from the Deep.  Fury from the Deep is the story in which the sonic screw driver first appeared and it is also the last story to feature Victoria.

https://moviepilot.com/p/doctor-who-writer-and-actor-victor-pemberton-dies/4347084

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2017/08/victor-pemberton-1931-2017.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Friday, August 11, 2017

NYCC Adds Doctor Who Stars Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie

NYCC have announced as it guests for this years convention the latest TARDIS crew of Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie. They will be appearing on Thursday and Friday October 5 and 6 2017. For more information go to the NYCC website.
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/






Thursday, August 10, 2017

Details for Torchwood - Aliens Among Us


Big Finish will be doing Torchwood series 5 which picks up after the events of 2011's Miracle Day. You can buy the new series at the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/aliens-among-us-part-1-1665

Big Finish picks up the events after Miracle Day with Torchwood: Aliens Among Us...

Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper have restarted Torchwood. But it's in a very different Cardiff. Something terrible's happened to the city. With every day getting darker, will Torchwood need to adopt a whole new approach?

5.1 Changes Everything by James Goss

Tyler Steele has washed up in Cardiff looking for a fresh start. A disgraced journalist, he’s looking into the Red Doors movement – are they really behind the terrorist attacks on immigrants? Who is stirring up the racism and hatred in the city, and what does outsourcing contractor 3Sol have to do with it? Tyler finds out that Torchwood - a secret organisation that everyone thought long gone - is back in business. Tyler realises that this is the second chance he's been looking for, and he'll do anything to be a part of it.

5.2 Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy by James Goss

Has Cardiff really been invaded by aliens? Tyler thinks he’s found a lead – the daughter of the mysterious Ro-Jedda is getting married and has booked a private party. If Torchwood can infiltrate it, there’s a chance they’ll end up closer to the truth. Free bar, canapes, and the chance to find out what’s really going on. What could possibly go wrong? Soon Torchwood are on the run for their lives, and learning more than they ever wanted to about alien life.

5.3 Orr by Juno Dawson

Vincent Parry is the most successful property developer in Cardiff. A while ago he made an agreement with the mysterious Ro-Jedda, and it is an arrangement he has come to bitterly regret. Something has to be done – but it’s going to cost him everything he loves. With time running out for Cardiff, Torchwood encounter an alien who knows them only too well.

5.4 Superiority Complex by AK Benedict

Poverty and homelessness are on the rise in Cardiff. The streets are full of the desperate and the dispossessed. So, of course, it’s the right time to open a 7-star luxury, all-inclusive hotel. And, naturally, the hotel is for aliens only. As the humans stand outside the gates and look hungrily in, there’s one thing that makes them smile. Someone is murdering the guests.

Written By: James Goss, Juno Dawson, AK Benedict
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Cast
John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Tom Price (Sgt Andy Davidson), Paul Clayton (Mr Colchester), Alexandria Riley (Ng), Jonny Green (Tyler Steele), and Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper)

Stephen Critchlow (The Mayor), Rachel Atkins (Ro-Jedda), Ruth Lloyd (Vorsun), Sophie Colquhoun (Madrigal), Rhian Marston-Jones (Quenel), Lu Corfield (Brongwyn), Rhys Whomsley (Osian), Sharon Morgan (Mary Cooper), David Sibley (Vincent Parry), Sam Béart (Catrin Parry), Anthony Boyle (Hotel Manager), Sam Jones (Toobert Jailert), Wilf Scolding (Personal Trainer)

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

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Doctor Who - Jodie Whitaker Interviews

Here is a collection of interviews that Jodie Whitaker did yesterday about being cast as the new Doctor.










Thursday, August 3, 2017

Doctor Who Director Waris Hussein added to LI Who 5 Guest List


LI Who has added classic Doctor Who director Waris Hussein as their Guest of Honor.  Waris Hussein is the director who directed the very first Doctor Who story An Unearthly Child and the classic 1st Doctor story Marco Polo.  This is a good opportunity for the fans to come to the convention and attend his panel and learn about how the show came to fruition and what it was like making the show in the 60's.  He joins a guest list that includes Frazer Hines, Lalla Ward and Katy Manning.  You can buy your tickets at the Long Island Who website.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The British Invasion


This months download only audio adventure takes place during the 2nd Doctor era and is narrated by Wendy Padbury who played Zoe during season 6.  You can purchase this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.

A huge metal dome sits by the side of the river Thames, within it is a device that might change the entire future of humanity. The Doctor, Zoe and Jamie embark on a small act of kindness but the TARDIS seems oddly unwilling to help. It’s as if it knows the truth. There is something waiting here, something adaptable and cunning, gathering its strength to conquer the stars.

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

Written By: Ian Potter
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Wendy Padbury (Narrator)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Details on Doctor Who - The Movellan Grave


This months 4th Doctor audio sees the return of an old foe in the Movellans as The Doctor and Romana must prevent them from destroying the Earth.  You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-movellan-grave-1239

When an archaeological dig in 1980s England finds a Movellan power pack buried amongst Iron Age artefacts, the Doctor and Romana have no choice but to investigate. And what they discover worries them very much indeed.

A Movellan ship is buried under the ground. Soon the robotic enemies of the Daleks are making their way to the surface, but they are not the biggest threat humanity faces.

Because on board this ship is the greatest weapon the Movellans have ever devised. A weapon that could stop the Daleks forever... and anything else that gets in their way.

Written By: Andrew Smith
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Camilla Power (Carrie Pierce), Polly Walker (Commander Narina), Chris Jarman (Chenek), John Banks (Robin Lyon), Jane Slavin (Mary). Other parts played by members of the cast.

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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Details on Doctor Who - Classic Doctors, New Monsters Vol 2


This month sees the release of the second volume of Classic Doctors, New Monsters where we see some of the classic doctors take on some of the villains from the new show like the Vashta Nerada. You can order this box set from the Big Finish website.

Night of the Vashta Nerada by John Dorney

Funworld was set to be the happiest planet in the galaxy. A planet of joy, of euphoria, of laughter and delight. Except construction was marred by reports of a predator and then, a few days before opening, all communication ceased.

Owner Georgia Donnelly is desperate to open the resort and has hired Amanda Steele's crew to find out what happened on the planet. They're the best. But even they might not be up to the task.

Joined by the Doctor and being picked off one by one, they slowly start to realise that something terrifying lurks in the shadows.

Empire of the Racnoss by Scott Handcock

When a distress call rips the TARDIS from the Vortex, dragging it back through time, it arrives in the midst of a conflict between Gallifrey and an ancient foe.

The Doctor, as ever, wants to help, but in returning a wounded combatant home, he becomes further and further entangled in a web of deceit and recrimination. A web spun by an eight-legged Empress and her minions…

The Empire of the Racnoss is at war, and wherever he stands, the Doctor is on the wrong side.

The Carrionite Curse by Simon Guerrier

Katy Bell returns to her Midlands home to find strange goings-on at the buskers fair. A witch trial in the 1980s. A bonfire ready to be lit...

Luckily, a colourful visitor is already investigating, and the local vicar, Katy's dad, is versed in tales of the macabre. Terrifying forces are on the loose, and the town hall holds a secret. There is black magic in the Black Country, and the Doctor has the name of his enemy on the tip of his tongue...

Something wicked this way comes.

Day of the Vashta Nerada by Matt Fitton

As the Time War rages, Cardinal Ollistra of Gallifrey seeks to create ever more dangerous weapons to deploy against the enemy.

When the Doctor stumbles across Synthesis Station, he discovers that the Time Lords have sponsored a project to weaponise already-lethal creatures. But in doing so, Eva Morrison and her team have unwittingly used a colony of Vashta Nerada with a very unfortunate history of humanoid contact.

The Doctor finds himself leading a desperate race for survival, in which the shadows may be the least of their worries…

Written By: John Dorney, Scott Handcock, Simon Guerrier, Matt Fitton
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards

Cast
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Peter Davison (The Doctor), Colin Baker (The Doctor), Paul McGann (The Doctor), Adjoa Adhoh (Racnoss Empress), Nigel Planer (Old Racnoss Emperor/ Herrax), Andrew French (Racnoss Consort), Lisa Kay (Alayna), Pam Ferris (Amanda Steele), Lorelei King (Georgia Donnelly), Emma Lowndes (Phelan), Matt Devitt (Bennetto), Maya Sondhi (Katy Bell), Andrée Bernard (Mary Sissinghurst), Adèle Anderson (Eileen Nelthorpe), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Rev Douglas Bell), Jacqueline Pearce (Ollistra), Jan Ravens (Dr Eva Morrison), Himesh Patel (Biotech Dendry), Tim Wallers (Commander Roxita/ Security Chief Raldon). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson

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

Monday, July 24, 2017

Into The Time Vortex Archive Interview - Deborah Watling of Doctor Who

The Following is an interview with Deborah Watling that took place in 2014 and Long Island Who Convention.  In memory of Deborah Watling here is that interview.





Details on Torchwood - The Office of Never Was


This months Torchwood audio adventure focuses on Ianto as he looks into a haunted building.  You can get this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-office-of-never-was-1499

There’s an empty office block in Cardiff. That’s nothing special – plenty of businesses go under, clear out, cease to exist. All that’s left behind is an empty building. But there’s one office block that refuses to be forgotten about.

There have been stories about that building - strange lights, funny goings on, faces pressed up against the glass. Enough to get the locals worried. Enough to ask Torchwood to get involved.

It’s Friday night. Ianto Jones has better things to do with his time than look round a haunted building. But he goes anyway, and it turns out that The Office has been waiting for him.

Written By: James Goss
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Cast
Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Bethan Rose Young (Girl), David Shields (Oliver)

Producer James Goss
Script Editor Steve Tribe
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Friday, July 21, 2017

Doctor Who Companion Deborah Watling has died.


Deborah Watling who played Victoria Waterfield during the Patrick Troughton era during season 5 has passed away after a short battle with lung cancer at the age of 69.  Sadly there are only two of her stories that are complete (The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Enemy of the World) while two others are missing a few epiosdes and have been released with animation and telesnap reconstructions (The Web of Fear and The Ice Warriors).  She also returned to the role of Victoria in 1995's Downtime which is out now on DVD.  She has been a staple of the Doctor Who convention scene and her panels were wonderful to attend as she regaled us all in her stories of her time on the show with Patrick Troughton  and Frazer Hines.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40684318?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=twitter

 http://ew.com/tv/2017/07/21/deborah-watling-dies-doctor-who-companion-dead/