Friday, November 24, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - The Return of Doctor Mysterio 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 Return of Doctor Mysterio
By Steven Moffat

“Brains with minds of their own.  No one will believe that.  This is America.”

The Doctor is dangling from the roof in front of a window that is the bedroom of a child named Grant.  Grant loves comic books and with his moms permission lets The Doctor into his room.  They soon make it back to the roof where the Doctor explains to Grant that he has built a machine to reverse paradoxes.  All this time Grant is coughing and the Doctor hands him a glass of water and gem.  The gem is pretty powerful and is one of only four in existence. What is magnificent anout the gem is that it grants your wishes and unfortunately for The Doctor Grant swallows it thinking it was medicine for his cough.  Since Grant is a lover of comic books his wish is to be a super hero and in fact that is what he becomes.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details for Doctor Who The Tenth Doctor Adventures Vol 2


Out now from Big Finish, released today, is the second volume of the Tenth Doctor adventures with David Tennant and this time he's teamed up with Billie Piper as Rose.  You can get the collectors edition or the tree adventures separately at the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-tenth-doctor-adventures-volume-02-limited-edition-1658

https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-tenth-doctor-adventures-infamy-of-the-zaross-1659

https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-tenth-doctor-adventures-the-sword-of-the-chevalier-1660

https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-tenth-doctor-adventures-cold-vengeance-1661


2.1 Infamy of the Zaross by John Dorney

When Jackie Tyler takes an away day to visit her old friend Marge in Norwich, she finds her holiday immediately interrupted in the worst way possible - an alien invasion! The infamous Zaross have come to take over the Earth. Or have they? After Jackie calls in the Doctor and Rose to deal with the menace, it soon becomes clear that this is a very unusual invasion indeed. The Doctor is about to uncover one of the most heinous crimes in the history of the galaxy. And if he can't stop it an awful lot of people are going to die.

2.2 The Sword of the Chevalier by Guy Adams

1791 and the Doctor and Rose get to meet one of the most enigmatic, thrilling and important people in history: The Chevalier d’Eon. She used to be known as a spy, but then she used to be known as a lot of things. If there’s one thing the Doctor knows it’s that identity is what you make it. Choose a life for yourself and be proud. Mind you, if the Consortium of the Obsidian Asp get their way, all lives may soon be over...


2.3 Cold Vengeance by Matt Fitton

The TARDIS arrives on Coldstar, a vast freezer satellite, packed with supplies to feed a colony world. But there are cracks in the ice, and something scuttles under the floors. Soon, Rose and the Doctor encounter robots, space pirates and... refuse collectors. As Coldstar's tunnels begin to melt, an even greater threat stirs within. An old enemy of the Doctor puts a plan into action - a plan for retribution. Nobody's vengeance is colder than an Ice Warrior's.


Limited to just 5,000 copies and available exclusively from bigfinish.com, this lavish book-sized box set includes exclusive artwork, photography, articles, a one-hour documentary featuring interviews with the stars and production team – alongside a bonus documentary examining the worlds of Doctor Who at Big Finish.

There are interviews with David Tennant and Billie Piper in this podcast.

Written By: John Dorney, Guy Adams, Matt Fitton
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast
David Tennant (The Doctor), Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), Rosie Cavaliero (Marge Ellmore), Beth Lilly (Jess Ellmore), Guy Henry (Ikron), George Watkins (Tanan / Steve), George Asprey (Leader), Nickolas Grace (Chevalier D’Eon), Tam Williams (Christopher Dalliard), Mark Elstob (Joxer / Butler), Lucy Briggs-Owen (Hempel / Dancer / Duchess), James Joyce (Darcy / Groom), Keziah Joseph (Lorna), Maureen Beattie (Brona Volta), Sean Biggerstaff (Callum Volta), Anthony Stuart-Hicks (Management / Bert) and Nicholas Briggs (Lord Hasskor / Commander Slaan)

Other parts played by members of the cast.

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

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Doctor Who Comic Book Releases for November 22nd


Out today there are two Doctor Who Comics books featuring the 10th Doctor and Torchwood.  The 10th Doctor comic book starts a new story arc while Torchwood continues with a new story.  You can buy both at your local comic book store.


DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #11
Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposito
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: November 22, 2017

THE GOOD COMPANION - PART ONE!

The endgame begins for the Tenth Doctor's third year! Can Gabby Gonzales be saved, or does the universe have other, more fatal plans?

Cover A: Simon Myers & Rachael Smith
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: David Carr ​




Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - The Husbands of River Song 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 Husbands of River Song
By Steven Moffat

“Every night is the last night for something. Every Christmas is the last Christmas.”

The Doctor Who Christmas Specials have been hit or miss throughout the shows revival and now we look at the 11th Christmas Special and the 6th out of 8 that Steven Moffat has written.  While the Christmas Specials are supposed to be light hearted and fun we have had some that have been darker and taken a more serious tone like The Snowmen and A Christmas Carole both written by Moffat.  I tend to like the stories that take a more serious tone and keep the silliness to a minimum.  So when it was announced that River Song will be making her appearance in this year’s Christmas story I had some reservations about The Husbands of River Song. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Doctor Who Christmas Special Children In Need Preview Clip

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Hell Bent Review


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

Doctor Who:
Hell Bent
By Steven Moffat

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

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

Friday, November 17, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Heaven Sent Review


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

Doctor Who:
Heaven Sent
By Steven Moffat

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

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Details for Doctor Who Magazine 519


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

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

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

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE…

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Doctor Who Comic Book Releases for Nov 15th


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

TWELFTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #9 
​Writer: Richard Dinnick
​Artist:​ Pasquale Qualano
​Publisher: Titan Comics 
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: November 15, 2017 ​

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

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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The Middle


Out this month for the main range series is a 6th Doctor, Flip and Constance story and this tie they land on an alien planet where everything isn't what it seems.  You can order this release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-middle-1262

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

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

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

Written By: Chris Chapman
Directed By: Jamie Anderson

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

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

Monday, November 13, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Face the Raven Review


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

Doctor Who:
Face the Raven
By Sarah Dollard

“Let me be brave.”

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

Friday, November 10, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Sleep No More Review



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

Doctor Who:
Sleep No More
By Mark Gatiss

“You must not watch this.”

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

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Jodi Whittaker's Doctor Who Costume Revealed

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


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - The Zygon Inversion Review


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

Doctor Who:
The Zygon Inversion
By Peter Harness and Steven
Moffat

“Five rounds rapid.”

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

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - The Zygon Invasion Review


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

Doctor Who:
The Zygon Invasion 
By Peter Harness

“We want the world.”

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

Monday, November 6, 2017

Doctor Who Composer Dudley Simpson Has Passed Away


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

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2017/11/dudley-simpson-1922-2017.html 

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz-tv/hot-tv/657964/Doctor-Who-news-Dudley-Simpson-dead-age-95

http://www.digitalspy.com/showbiz/doctor-who/news/a842355/doctor-who-composer-dudley-simpson-dies/

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





Friday, November 3, 2017

Doctor Who Director Paddy Russell Has Passed Away


The first woman to direct a story of Doctor Who and one of the first woman directors at the BBC has passed away at the age of 89.  To Doctor Who fans she is known for directing the stories The Massacre, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Pyramids of Mars and Horror of Fang Rock.  She has worked on a lot of British TV most notably The Newcomers, The Moonstone, Z Cars,  and Emmerdale Farm. You can read more about her at this link.
http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2017/11/paddy-russell-1928-2017.html

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - The Woman Who Lived 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 Woman Who Lived
By Catherine Tregenna

“I just wanted to save a terrified young woman’s life.”

The Woman Who Lived is the second part of The Girl Who Died but in a roundabout way that it isn’t the continuation of a story that is taking place but instead the continuation of a characters story.  In The Girl Who Died we were introduced to Ashildr who ends up dying.  The Doctor brings her back by using an alien med kit.  Now Ashildr is immortal and The Doctor runs into her again in 1651 and she has now changed and in fact is a Highwayman known as The Knightmare but more to the fact that her persona and her attitude towards life in general has changed.  This disturbs The Doctor and more worrying is that he is responsible for this.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius


This months Short Trips adventure features the 5th Doctor and his original TARDIS crew.  This story is narrated by Mathew Waterhouse who played Adric during the Davison era.  You can get this download only release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-ingenious-gentleman-adric-of-alzarius-1366

Release #35 is a Fifth Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan story.

Sir Keeyoht of la Koura, and his loyal squire Adric, are on a quest. A great and noble quest to stop that most vile of Enchanters, the Doctor, from claiming the greatest treasure in the land. Along the way they intend to battle giants (or possibly windmills), inspire adventurers, rescue a princess and ultimately come face to face with that most terrifying of all monsters, the Dragon.  Except Adric knows there are no such thing as Dragons...

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

Written By: Julian Richards
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Matthew Waterhouse (Narrator)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Doctor Who Comic Book Releases for November 1st

Out today are two Doctor Who comic books and both of them are for the Lost Dimension story line that has been going on the last couple of months.  Lost Dimension Special 2 and Omega are the last two parts of this story line as this eight part story comes to an end.  You can buy these two books at your local comic book store.

DOCTOR WHO LOST DIMENSION SPECIAL #2
The Lost Dimension Part 7 (of 8)
Writer: Emma Beeby, Various
Artists: Carlos Reno, Rafael Dantas, Ivan Rodriguez
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: November 1, 2017

The truth behind the unforgettable journey of Jenny, the Doctor's daughter, revealed!

And River Song goes her own way, even as the universe falls apart around her!

Cover A: Klebs Jr
Cover B: Photo



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - The Girl Who Died 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 Girl Who Died
By Steve Mathieson
And Steven Moffat

“I am The Doctor and I save people. And if anyone happens to be listening and you’ve got any kind of problem with that.  To hell with you!”

The Girl Who Died had a lot of buzz going in mainly to see who Maisie Williams would be playing.  Back in the summer was the Doctor Who Series 9 trailer and at the end Maisie Williams said this to Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor, ‘What took you so long old man?”  Now that made the interwebs abuzz with speculation that she was playing Romana, The Rani, Susan and Jenny.  I myself was hoping for the Terrible Zodin as some thought it was a younger Missy.  Guess what?  You’re all wrong as she is playing an original character.  Leave it to Steven Moffat to prop up an episode that in all fairness is not that good.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Before the Flood 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:
Before the Flood
By Toby Whitehouse

“Clara, I want to talk to my ghost self.”

The problem with two part stories in the new version of Doctor Who is that the second part for the most part has been disappointing or at the very least pretty mediocre and has not delivered on the excitement from the first part that got you all jazzed up for the conclusion.  So far in the Capaldi era the two parters have been mixed with the mediocre Dark Water/ Death in Heaven to the very well done The Magician’s Apprentice/ The Witch’s Familiar.  Before the Flood has the hard task of following the really good Under the Lake and despite not being quite as good as its lead up episode it wasn’t bad at all and was pretty entertaining.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Details on Doctor Who - The 8th Doctor: Time War Vol 1

Out now from Big Finish is the 8th Doctor Time War series.  We've had the War Doctor version of the Time War now we have the 8th Doctor version and it should be interesting to see how the Time War started.  You can buy this box set starring Paul McGann at the Big Finish website.

The Eighth Doctor battles for survival in the Time War:

1. The Starship of Theseus by John Dorney

The Doctor and his companion, Sheena, land the TARDIS on the glamorous luxury space-liner Theseus just as it’s about to leave the Jupiter space-port. An opportunity for a holiday presents itself – and it’s one they’re very glad to take.

But when a disturbance catches their attention, they realise sinister events are taking place on board. Passengers are vanishing on every trip. And unless they’re careful they may be next.

Can the Doctor and Emma solve the mystery? Or is there something else they should be worrying about?

2. Echoes of War by Matt Fitton

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Doctor Who Comic Book Releases For 10/25/17


Out today from Titan Comics will be one Doctor Who comic book and it stars the 11th Doctor and it is the second part of the two part Strange Loops story line. You can get this release at your local comic book store.


DOCTOR WHO ELEVENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #11
Part 2 (of 2)
Writer: Alex Paknadel
Artist: I.N.J Culbard
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: October 25

STRANGE LOOPS PART 2 OF 2!

A relic from the Time War causes complications for the Eleventh Doctor, when he believes that he has found a remnant of his people.

But disappointment turns to anger when he discovers what this remnant has done!





Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Under the Lake 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:
Under the Lake
By Toby Whitehouse

“Who wants to catch a ghost?”

Series 9 rolls along with Under the Lake.  Under the Lake is part one of a two part story this time by Toby Whitehouse.  He has written for the show before giving us stories like School Reunion, The God Complex and a few others but he is mostly known for the British and original version of Being Human.   Under the Lake is his first story for the 12th Doctor and by the next time trailer it looked really good.  I had high hopes for this story after watching the trailer as Doctor Who never really dealt with ghosts before, well, not in the traditional way.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Three New Companions Announced For Doctor Who


The BBC have announce three companions for Jodi Whittaker's 13th Doctor and they are played by Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.  Also announced is that the new series will air in the Autumn of 2018 with ten fifty minute episodes with the premiere episode being sixty minutes long.  You can read more about the new series in the press release below.

New York – October 22, 2017 – When Jodie Whittaker takes over as the Thirteenth Doctor on BBC AMERICA’s global hit show Doctor Who next year, she will be joined by an all new regular cast.

Announced today, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill will line-up as the new regular cast on Doctor Who.

Bradley will star as Graham, Tosin will play Ryan and Mandip will play Yasmin. 

Also joining the series in a returning role is Sharon D Clarke.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch), who made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role, is also shaking up who will travel with the Doctor in the TARDIS, with a team of new characters. 

In more exclusive news, it is confirmed that the new season will be a ten-week run of fifty-minute episodes in Fall 2018, kicking off with a feature-length hour for the opening launch.

Chris Chibnall says: “The new Doctor is going to need new friends. We’re thrilled to welcome

Into The Time Vortex Podcast - Episode 59 - Doctor Who - Ghost Light





Friday, October 20, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - The Witch's Familiar 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 Witch’s Familiar
By Steven Moffat

“You are not a good Doctor.”

In Steven Moffat’s recent history his second part of two part episodes has failed to deliver. He does really well setting everything up in part one and giving us a cliffhanger to talk over during the week but when we get the conclusion we are scratching our heads going that was it.  Yes, I have not been a fan of Steven Moffat’s two part stories lately as I thought Series 8 series ender was ok and better than normal but other than that he hasn’t done well with the second part since The Doctor Dances back in 2005’s Series 1.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Details for Doctor Who Magazine 518


Out today in the UK is Doctor Who Magazine 518 and the big feature is an interview with David Tennant and Billie Piper and the also the second part of the Sylvester McCoy Interview.

Doctor Who Comic Book Releases For This Week


Out this week, yesterday actually, are three comic books from the Doctor Who Universe.  One is the 6th part of the Doctor Who special crossover and the start of a brand new Torchwood series along with the 10th Doctor series.  You can buy these releases from your local comic book store.


DOCTOR WHO TWELFTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #8
The Lost Dimension Part 6 (of 8)
Writer: George Mann
Artists: Rachael Stott with Marcelo Salaza
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: October 18

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.

This force has spread throughout all of time, challenging the Doctor in all of his incarnations.

Jenny, the Doctor’s daughter, crash-landed back into the Twelfth Doctor’s life, only to find that the anti-energy she had been fleeing from had already arrived on Earth –corrupting the forces of UNIT and terrorising the Doctor and Bill!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The Outliers


Out this month by Big Finish for The Early Adventures Range is a 2nd Doctor adventure with Ben, Polly and Jamie.  You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-outliers-1320

The TARDIS takes the Doctor, Ben, Polly and Jamie to a flooded underground town on an alien world. The streets are empty. The houses are bare. Not a trace of life.

The miners working here are vanishing. And it isn’t long before the time-travellers are suspected of being responsible for the disappearances. But even the authorities haven’t fully realised the scale of the problem.

There’s something else on this world. Something dragging people away. And it won’t stop until it’s taken them all.

Written By: Simon Guerrier
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Anneke Wills (Polly Wright/Narrator), Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon/The Doctor), Elliot Chapman (Ben Jackson), Alistair Petrie (Richard Tipple), Debbie Chazen (Dr Goro), Matilda Ziegler (Chatura Sharma)

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

Monday, October 16, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - The Magician’s Apprentice 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 Magician’s Apprentice 
By Steven Moffat

“Davros knows. Davros remembers.”

After months of speculation and rumors since Series 8 has ended The Magician’s Apprentice has arrived and series nine has now begun in earnest.  The episode opens up with a child who happens to have wandered into an area where there are hand mines and is trapped and can’t get out.   The Doctor soon appears and tries to help the child from the trap until he learns the name of the child.  He then leaves the child to his fate and leaves in the TARDIS.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Last Christmas 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:
Last Christmas
By Steven Moffat

“Santa Claus does not do the scientific explanation.”

It’s Christmas and everyone is gathering together with friends and family to celebrate the festive holiday either for religious beliefs or not.  But most of all a huge number of people around the world celebrate Christmas with something altogether different in mind and that would be the annual Doctor Who Christmas Special.  At the time this is the 10th year in a row that Doctor Who fans will be watching a Doctor Who episode on Christmas day and this time will be treated to the first one with Peter Capaldi as The Doctor.   Last Christmas is also boasting a unique meet up between The Doctor and a certain resident of the North Pole.  But was it good as a Christmas pudding or will it be a Scrooge and give us a humbug.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The Behemoth


Out this month from Big Finish is a 6th Doctor main range story and joining him this time are companions Flip and Constance. You can get this main range audio story from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-behemoth-1261

Bath, 1756 – and a very dashing gentleman known only as the Doctor is newly arrived in town, accompanied by his lady friends Mrs Clarke and Mrs Ramon. He’s created a stir among the gentlefolk of Georgian high society – and a stir in the heart of merry widow Mrs Theodosia Middlemint, rumour has it.

They are not the only strangers from abroad causing tongues to wag, however. The mysterious Lady Clara, come from Amsterdam in the company of the noble Captain Van Der Meer, has the whole of Bath agog. Who is she, really? What is she, really?

But there’s something terrible beneath the veneer of Georgian gentility. As awful a horror as the Doctor has ever exposed, hidden inside Balsam’s Brassworks. Something that needs to be brought to light, for the sake of all humanity.

Written By: Marc Platt
Directed By: Jamie Anderson

Cast
Colin Baker (The Doctor), Lisa Greenwood (Flip Jackson), Miranda Raison (Mrs Constance Clarke), Glynn Sweet (Sir Geoffrey Balsam), Georgina Moon (Mrs Middlemint), Liam McKenna (Titus Craven), Wayne Forester (Rev Mr Philip Naylor), Giles New (Captain Douwemout Van Der Meer), Diveen Henry (Sarah), Ben Arogundade (Gorembe).

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Doctor Who Comic Book Releases For October 11th


Out today is the 5th part of the Lost Dimension special. This issue is oversized with stories featuring the 4th Doctor, River Song and Jenny.  You can by this special release at your local comic book store.


DOCTOR WHO: THE LOST DIMENSION SPECIAL #1 ​
W ​riters:​ Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby
​Artists:​  Wellington Diaz, Ivan Rodriguez
​FC - 36pp - $4.99 - On sale: October 11 ​

OVERSIZED EXCITEMENT FROM DEEP WITHIN THE DOCTOR WHO EVENT! ALL-NEW STORIES FEATURING:
•  THE FOURTH DOCTOR!
•  RIVER SONG!




Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Goodbye to 12 - Doctor Who - Death in Heaven 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:
Death in Heaven
By Steven Moffat

“You Win.”

After the big reveal in Dark Water that Missy was The Master we are now onto the second part of the series 8 finale.  Usually the second part of the series finales or series finales in general have fallen short and not delivered on the hype built up by the first part.   Doctor Who has been a good example of this most recently with The Wedding of River Song which was not all that good.  It seems in NuWho that the show runners like to go for the big gusto and try to cram a lot of stuff into the finales and that has always hurt the story for the most part even if the newer fans go crazy for it.  So did Death in Heaven fall into the disappointing category?

Doctor Who Stage Actor Trevor Martin Has Died


Trevor Martin who starred in the 1974 stage production Doctor Who and The Daleks in The Seven Keys to Doomsday passed away at the age of 87.  Trevor Martin also appeared in the Patrick Troughton story The War Games playing a Time Lord in parts nine and ten.  He also played the Doctor again when Big Finish adapted The Seven Keys to Doomsday for an audio adventure.

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2017/10/trevor-martin-1930-2017.html

https://scifibulletin.com/2017/10/07/rip-stage-doctor-trevor-martin/

Monday, October 9, 2017

Finally! Doctor Who "Shada" is Complete


After 38 years the abandoned Season 17 story that was to be the finale of that season is finally completed.  The Tom Baker story Shada is finally completed using animation and the the voices of the original cast.  Shada was never finished as filming was interrupted during a strike at the BBC.  This new release will incorporate all the finished scenes and fill in the gaps with animation. Shada will be released on DVD and Blu Ray in the UK on December 4th and for digital download on November 24th.   You can view the teaser below and the details for the three disc release below.




Blu Ray/DVD - Bonus Material 
  • Taken Out of Time (25' 39")
  • Now and Then (12' 45")
  • Strike, Strike, Strike! (27' 50")
  • Studio Sessions - 1979 (44' 38")
  • Dialogue Sessions (14' 16")
  • Model Filming (04' 36")
  • Deleted Scenes (01' 22")
  • Title Sequence Films (TBC)
  • Live Action Reference Footage (02' 48")
  • 1979 Gallery (04' 50")
  • 2017 Gallery (02' 52)