Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - Ravenous Vol 1

Out now is a new series of adventures for the 8th Doctor with the release of the first of four box sets titled Ravenous.  This box set stars Paul MacGann and Nicola Walker and is available from the Big Finish website.  https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/ravenous-1-1797

Having saved the universe and restored peace at home, the Doctor and Liv go in search of their friend, Helen. Following a trail of breadcrumbs through space and time they discover an unsavoury conspiracy, and an old enemy lurking in the shadows, waiting.

1.1 Their Finest Hour by John Dorney

In the early days of the Second World War a strange and elusive craft attacks British targets. Could it be a German superweapon? Churchill calls for the Doctor’s assistance and with the help of a squadron of Polish fighter pilots the TARDIS crew take to the skies to investigate.

1.2 How to Make a Killing in Time Travel by John Dorney

A disturbance in the vortex causes the TARDIS to land on the Scapegrace space station, where Cornelius Morningstar experiments in time-travel for nefarious purposes. But the Doctor’s plan to stop him winds dangerously out of control as the different agendas of criminals, murderers and alien dynasties conspire against him.

1.3 World of Damnation by Matt Fitton

Rykerzon is a maximum-security planetoid designed to hold the most dangerous criminals in the star system. The Governor plans to reform its inmates, with the help of the Kandyman. But two prisoners prove particularly troublesome: the alien fugitives known as the Eleven, and Miss Helen Sinclair.

The Doctor and Liv have finally tracked down their friend - but are they too late?

1.4 Sweet Salvation by Matt Fitton

The Eleven has the authorities in the palm of his hand and an entire world held to ransom when the Kandyman cooks up a deadly confection containing a secret ingredient. In a last-ditch attempt to prevent disaster Liv teams up with a desperate criminal, and the Doctor must decide whether Helen is still his friend.

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

Cast
Paul McGann (The Doctor), Nicola Walker (Liv Chenka), Hattie Morahan (Helen Sinclair), Mark Bonnar (The Eleven), Ian McNeice (Sir Winston Churchill), Laurence Dobiesz (Wilhelm Rozycki), Gyuri Sarossy (Jan Ostowicz), Tracy Wiles (Secretary / Ground Control), Beth Chalmers (The Heliyon), Roger May (Cornelius Morningstar / Verdarn), Judith Roddy (Stralla Cushing), Sarah Lambie (Gorl), Jane Booker (Dron / Yetana), Christopher Ryan (Macy), Nicholas Rowe (The Kandyman), Amerjit Deu (Governor), Charlie Condou (Crabhead / System / Jarl), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Ruzalla), Beth Goddard (Ludina Braskell).  Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Ken Bentley
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Monday, April 23, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - The Helliax Rift

Out this month is a 5th Doctor story that sees him on his own without a companion.  Well he sort of does as this is a UNIT story. You can buy this main range release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-helliax-rift-1267

Daniel Hopkins thought he knew what he was letting himself in for when he joined the top-secret UNIT organisation as its latest Medical Officer.

Racing about the countryside, chasing strange lights in the sky? Check. Defending the realm against extraterrestrial incursion? Check. Frequent ear-bashings from UNIT’s UK CO, the famously no-nonsense Lt-Col Lewis Price? Check. Close encounters of the First, Second and even Third kind? Check, check, check.

But he had no idea what alien beings were really like. Until the day of the Fallen Kestrel. Until the day he met the Doctor.

Written By: Scott Handcock
Directed By: Jamie Anderson

Cast
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Blake Harrison (Lieutenant Daniel Hopkins), Russ Bain (Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Price), Genevieve Gaunt (Corporal Linda Maxwell), Deborah Thomas (Annabel Morden), Anna Louise Plowman (Dr Jennifer Harrison), Robbie Stevens (Morris), Jacob Dudman (Samuel).

Producer Scott Handcock
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Titan's Road To The Thirteenth Doctor Begins In July!

Titan Comics has announced news on its upcoming 13th Doctor series that will start with a mini series featuring the 10th, 11th and 12th Doctors.

TITAN’S ROAD TO THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR

BEGINS IN JULY!

Plus, 2018 Doctor Who Comics Day revealed!

London, April 5, 2018 - Titan Comics and BBC Studios are proud to announce The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor – a three-part comic event beginning this July and leading into Titan’s all-new Thirteenth Doctor ongoing comic series launching in the Fall.

The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor features new adventures of the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors written by James Peaty (Supergirl) and illustrated by a host of amazing creators, with a stunning Robert Hack (Sabrina, Archie) cover on each.

In Titan’s The Road to The Thirteenth Doctor comics, the Tenth Doctor encounters lost, ghostly spaceships, the Eleventh Doctor and Alice visit a robot-infested 19th Century San Francisco, and the Twelfth Doctor finds London’s Piccadilly Circus transformed into a wasteland of emptiness and Pterodactyls!

Each issue contains a serialized short story from the creative team behind the new Thirteenth Doctor on-going comic series - written by Jody Houser, with art by Rachael Stott and Enrica Angiolini.

The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor heralds a new era for Titan Comics’ Doctor Who line, culminating in 2018’s Doctor Who Comics Day – a global event inspired by Titan Comics’ Doctor Who comic books - on Saturday, November 24. This marks the fifth annual Doctor Who Comics Day, which is set to be bigger than ever with new comics and collections, merchandise, variant covers, signings, and events across the world at comic shops, bookstores, retail chains, libraries, and on digital platforms.

For further news and developments on The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor follow Titan Comics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumbr

* The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor #1 featuring the Tenth Doctor – cover A by Robert Hack

* The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor #1 featuring the Eleventh Doctor – cover B by Will Brooks

* The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor #1 featuring the Twelfth Doctor – cover by Klebs Jr.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - Erasure

Out this month for download only is another Short Trip adventure this time featuring the Fourth Doctor and Adric.  This story is narrated by Seán Carlsen who plays Narvin of Gallifrey.  You can order this download only release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/erasure-1561

Release #40 is a Fourth Doctor and Adric story told by Narvin on Gallifrey

The Celestial Intervention Agency, a shadowy, unspoken of part of the Time Lord hierarchy. Beloved and loathed in equal measure by various Presidents and High Councils the millennias over. But they serve a very important function: they keep the time lines safe and clear - they do the darker, dirtier jobs that most Time Lords would prefer not to know even need doing.

CIA Sub-Coordinator Narvin has always taken his oath to uphold the Worshipful Laws of Gallifrey very seriously. But when he is sent on a mission to investigate the planet Bellascon, even he hasn't reckoned with the force of nature that is the Fourth Doctor, who has - one might say - his own way of dealing with things, and his own views on people like Narvin. But somehow the two must overcome their instincts and work together to stop the web of time being erased forever...

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

Written By: Gary Russell
Directed By: Gary Russell

Cast
Seán Carlsen (Narvin)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Big Finish Announce details for The 8th Doctor - The Time War Vol 2

Big Finish has announced the details for the second volume of the 8th Doctor Time War box set that is coming out in July.   The four stories will once again star Paul McGann,  Rakhee Thakrar as Bliss, Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks and Jacqueline Pearce as Cardinal Ollistra. 

The four new stories are titled and written by are  Lords of Terror by Jonathan Morris, Planet of the Ogrons by Guy Adams, In the Garden of Death by Guy Adams and Jonah by Timothy X Atack.  The Ogron will be making their Time War debut as is obvious by the title of story two and it will be good to hear from this 3rd Doctor era villain again.  This box set will be out in July and volume three and four will be out in 2019 and 2020.  You can pre order this set from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-eighth-doctor---the-time-war-series-02-1674

https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/the-time-war-2

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Doctor Who Nominated for a Hugo and Bafta

The 2018 Hugo Awards were announced recently and Doctor Who has been nominated for one.  Peter Capaldi's last story "Twice Upon a Time" was nominated for the Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form Hugo.   You can see all the Hugo Award nominations at the link. 
https://www.tor.com/2018/03/31/2018-hugo-award-finalists-announced/

Also announced this week were the BAFTA's the British Award for Movies and TV and Doctor Who was nominated in the  Virgin TV Must-See Moment Award.  The moment that was nominated was the reveal of Jodie Whitaker as the new Doctor.  Fans can go and vote for the winner at the following link.
virginmedia.com/bafta

Monday, March 26, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - Tales from New Earth

If you are a fan of the new series this new box set from Big Finish is for you.   It centers on the planet New Earth and the inhabitants that we have met in the David Tennant story.  If you want to know more about what goes on on New Earth you can order the box set at the Big Finish website and start listening.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/tales-from-new-earth-1683

1.1 Escape From New New York by Roy Gill

Devon Pryce has lived all his life in the high rises of New New York. A child of the Elevator Guild, he now receives a new calling - from a cat.

Senator Hame is trying to rebuild society, to make it stronger for future generations, but there are those who would stand in her way.

There is a new danger on New Earth, and Devon's work is only just beginning...

1.2 Death in the New Forest by Roland Moore

On his first mission for Senator Hame, Devon crosses continents to arrive in the New Forest and meet its people.

Trees are dying of unnatural causes. Sapling Vale, a cutting of the noble Jabe of the Forest of Cheem, will help Devon investigate the threat to her people.

So too will an alien, an old friend of New Earth... a time traveller known as the Doctor!

1.3 The Skies of New Earth by Paul Morris

Devon's work takes him into the skies of New Earth and the great floating city of New Caelum.

Here, a new energy project is exploited by alien powers, and a terrible catastrophe looms. Helped once again by the Doctor, Devon calls on the Bird People of Nest City, as well as the great Solar Bears on their Ice Clouds to stop disaster.

But can the people of the skies put aside their rivalries long enough to make a difference?

1.4 The Cats of New Cairo by Matt Fitton

Senator Hame is summoned to New Cairo by the spiritual leader of Catkind: the Most Exalted High Persian - a personage of great power and wisdom - to report on her investigations.

Here, the camel-like Dromedans still worship Catkind, in the shadows of vast Octahedrons and temples of light. But Hame and Devon have uncovered a conspiracy that threatens the future of everyone on the planet.

The battle for control of New Earth is about to begin...

Directed By: Helen Goldwyn

Cast
Adjoa Andoh (Sister Jara), Yasmin Bannerman (Sapling Vale), Anna Hope (Senator Hame), Kieran Hodgson (Devon Pryce), Matthew Jacobs-Morgan (Thorn), Dan Blaskey (The Lumen / Potious / Duke of Brooklyn), Toby Hadoke (The Lux / Oscar McLeod / Dobcheff / Steward / Birdman), Matt Wilkinson (Termiton Jusk), Derek Griffiths (Xylem Maple Dorm); Pippa Nixon (Termiton Uden / Flight Attendant), Nina Toussaint-White (Loba Christata), James Dreyfus (The Most Exalted High Persian); Julian Rhind-Tutt (Berkhoff), Suzy Bloom (Katya), Youssef Kerkour (T'Harr) and Louise Gold (President Grosseteste). Other parts played by members of the cast.

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

Friday, March 23, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - The Third Doctor Adventures Vol 4

Out this month is the fourth volume of The Third Doctor Adventures starring Katy Manning as Jo Grant and Tim Treloar. The highlights of this release is adventures featuring the Cybermen and the Meddling Monk.  You can order this release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-third-doctor-adventures-volume-04-1741

4.1 The Rise of the New Humans by Guy Adams

When a man dies after falling from the top floor of a multi-storey car park, the Doctor and Jo wonder why it should be of interest to UNIT. Then they see the protuberances on the man’s back… As he fell, he tried to grow wings.

Looking into the man’s past leads the Doctor and Jo to a remote private hospital where the staff aren’t as helpful as they could be, and the Chief Administrator is unavailable to meet with them.

Breaking into some restricted wards, the Doctor notes the presence of alien and futuristic technology. The whole thing bears the unmistakable hallmarks of one of his own people’s interference, one of his old foes. Except not perhaps the one he might have imagined.

The Monk is back. And this time his meddling may have gone too far.

4.2 The Tyrants of Logic by Marc Platt

The Doctor and Jo land on Port Anvil – a bleak, abandoned mining colony on the remote planet Burnt Salt. A huge armoured crate has recently arrived in the almost derelict Spacehub. No-one knows who it’s for. No-one knows what it contains.

Strange creatures lurk around the outskirts, and a rag-tag population of misfits inhabit what is left of the town: a saloon bar owner, a literal one-man band and a hunter of very unusual prey. If they want to survive the night, they’re going to have to work together.

Because the Cybermen want the contents of the crate. And they will stop at nothing to get hold of it.

Written By: Guy Adams, Marc Platt
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast
Tim Treloar (The Doctor), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Rufus Hound (The Monk), Mina Anwar (Dr Kurdi), Joe Sims (Chief Orderly / Wilde / Jumper), Clare Corbett (Harriet / Woman / Radio Technician), Silas Hawkins (Francis / Morgue Attendant / Patient / Orderly), Linda Marlowe (Gusta Pardo), Carolyn Pickles (Professor Marian Schaeffer), Ronan Summers (Hollisen Grier), Jeff Rawle (Chad Caramel), Deli Segal (Skippa) and Nicholas Briggs (The Cybermen). Other parts played by members of the cast.

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Details on Doctor Who - Serpent in Silver

Out now from Big Finish is the third part of the 5th Doctor trilogy of stories featuring his original TARDIS crew. This time the story takes place on a spaceship and of course there is danger on board.  You can buy this release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/serpent-in-the-silver-mask-1266

You are cordially invited to Argentia, the galaxy’s most exclusive tax haven, to attend the funeral of mining magnate Carlo Mazzini. The memorial service will be followed by music, light refreshments, and murder!

Carlo’s heirs have come to say their final goodbyes (and find out how much they’ve inherited) but when a masked killer begins picking them off one by one, Argentia goes into lock-down, closed off behind its own temporal displacement field.

Can the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Adric apprehend the murderer before Argentia – and everyone on board - is forever cut off from the rest of the Universe?

Written By: David Llewellyn
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards

Cast
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), Samuel West (The Mazzini Family), Phil Cornwell (Superintendent Galgo / Zaleb 5), Sophie Winkleman (Sofia). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Guy Adams
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Doctor Who Comic Book Releases for March 14th


Out today is the last 12th Doctor comic book until the range wide reboot later this year.  This issue wraps up the Weeping Angel story line as The Doctor, Bill and Nardole race to save the universe.
You can pick this issue up where ever comic books are sold.

D​OCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #13
​Writer:​ Richard Dinnick
A​rtist:​ Pasquale Qualano
P​ublisher: Titan Comics
FC, $3.99, On sale: March 14, 2018

The conclusion of Year Three!

The weeping angels descend on the Doctor, but his companions, old and new, have a few tricks up their sleeves to help him out!

​Cover A: ​Blair Shedd
​Cover B: ​Photo - Will Brooks
​Cover C: Simon Myers




Friday, March 9, 2018

Details for Doctor Who Magazine 523


Out now in the UK is the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine which has an interview with new executive producer Matt Strevens and with Missy herself Michelle Gomez.  You can get Doctor Who Magazine at wherever you get your magazines in the UK and at Barnes and Noble in the US towards the end of the month.

In this issue...
CHRIS CHIBNALL
Doctor Who’s showrunner discusses the new logo and remembers his years as a teenage fan.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Doctor Who The Complete Season 12 To Get Blu Ray Set

BBC Worldwide has announced that Tom Bakers debut season will be be released in a Blu Ray box set with some new extras along with the extras that were on the original DVD releases.  The highlight of this set will be that the quality will be better and the VHS released The Tom Baker Years will be included on this set.  No date for a North American release yet as this set will be see its Region 2 release June 11th.

Along With Robot, The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks and Revenge of the Cybermen the box set will include these extras.

Holding Synopsis:

Tom Baker's acclaimed first season as the Fourth Doctor, originally aired in 1975/76. With his best friend Sarah Jane Smith and new companion Harry, the Doctor pits his wits against a giant robot, the insect Wirrn, Cybermen, Sontarans and Daleks.

Twenty episodes, specially restored for Blu-Ray and packed with new and old special features. Build your own archive of classic Doctor Who seasons with this six-disc special 'limited edition packaging' boxset.

Existing Extras

Existing bonus material from the original DVD's

Brand New Bonus Features

Brand new one hour candid interview - 'Tom Baker in conversation'

Behind The Sofa - classic clips from season 12 viewed by Tom Baker, Philip Hinchcliffe, Louise Jameson, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Sadie Miller

New making-of documentaries for 'The Sontaran Experiment' and 'Revenge of the Cybermen'

Optional brand new updated special effects for Revenge of the Cybermen
Genesis of the Daleks - omnibus movie version

The Tom Baker Years VHS release on disc for the first time

Production archive material and scripts from the BBC Archives

Some other archive treats to be announced

Friday, March 2, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - The Siege of Big Ben

Out this month for download only is a Short Trip adventure featuring the meta 10th Doctor and is narrated by Camille Coduri who played Jackie Tyler in the new series.  You can order this audio adventure from the Big finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-siege-of-big-ben-1558

Release #39 is a Meta-Crisis Doctor and Jackie Tyler story

Jackie Tyler has everything she's ever wanted: a loving husband, two children, and a vital role in the Earth Defence organisation headquartered in Big Ben. But now that the world is out of the shadow of the Cybus organisation, others have spotted an opportunity. A terrible, far-reaching plan is underway, and only Jackie and the new scientific adviser stand in the way.

But the Doctor isn't the man he was...

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

Written By: Joseph Lidster
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Doctor Who Guest Star Peter Miles has Died

Peter Miles who guest starred in three 70's era stories has passed away at the age of 89.  Peter Miles guest starred in the stories The Silurians, The Invasion of the Dinosaurs but he was best known for playing Nyder in Genesis of the Daleks.  He also came back to Doctor Who in the 90's in the audio adventure The Paradise of Death and continued on acting in audio adventures for Big Finish reprising his role as Nyder in I, Davros.  He also had roles in Blake's 7, Bergerac and Z Cars.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5670027/peter-miles-dr-who-dead-blakes-7-poldark/

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2018/02/peter-miles-1929-2018.html

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - Ghost Walk

Out from Big Finish is the next main range audio adventure again featuring the 5th Doctor and his original TARDIS crew. You can order this release on the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/ghost-walk-1265

This is a city of ghosts and no-one knows them better than Leanne. Twice a night she leads tourists to visit the most haunted sites - the Hanging Yard, the Witch Pool, the Screaming House, and, of course, the Catacombs.

Leanne’s realised the ghosts of the city are real. Something’s lurking in the Catacombs - an ancient force that has been growing in the darkness for centuries. Sabaoth is returning and they must be stopped before they devour the world. Leanne knows this, because a ghost told her.

A ghost called The Doctor.

Written By: James Goss
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards

Cast
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), Fenella Woolgar (Leanne), Sacha Dhawan (Matthew), Stephen Greif (Sabaoth), Carolyn Seymour (Mrs Stubbs), Philip Childs (Giles), John Banks (Louie), Rebecca Tromans (Nancy)

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Guy Adams
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New Doctor Who Logo Revealed


The BBC have revealed today a new logo along side with some new promo pics and a video introducing the new logo.  The new series starring Jodie Whittaker will air in October.




Saturday, February 17, 2018

Titan Comics to Release a 7th Doctor and Ace Comic Book


Titan Comics has announced its plans for a 7th Doctor and Ace mini series and it will be written by two of the writers who had a hand in the Sylvester McCoy era Andrew Cartmel and Ben Aaronovitch.  This three part series will be out in June.  You can read all the details about it in the press release below.

THE SEVENTH DOCTOR IS BACK FOR NEW ADVENTURES IN COMICS!
         
London, February 16, 2018 - This June, BBC Worldwide Americas and Titan Comics are excited to announce that the Seventh Doctor is back, in comics! This brand-new three-part comic series stars the Seventh Doctor, as played by Sylvester McCoy, alongside classic companion Ace (Sophie Aldred).

Hitting stores and digital platforms in June 2018 with a double-sized first issue, DOCTOR WHO: THE SEVENTH DOCTOR #1, written by Seventh Doctor script editor and showrunner Andrew Cartmel, and writer Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London). Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor expands Titan Comics’ hugely popular and critically acclaimed Doctor Who comics line.

Actor Sylvester McCoy starred as the Seventh Doctor from 1987 to 1989 anchoring hundreds of novels and comic strips before regenerating in the 1996 TV movie. As well as this new comic, the Seventh Doctor’s era lives on in a tremendously successful series of audios from Big Finish. McCoy’s portrayal as the Doctor was, at first, a light-hearted eccentric who darkened into a secretive, mysterious, and cunning planner across the course of his tenure.

In Titan Comics’ new mini-series, an unknown alien intelligence in orbit around the Earth. Astronauts under attack. A terrifying, mysterious landing in the Australian interior. The future of the world itself at stake. Counter Measures activated. The Seventh Doctor and Ace are slap bang in the middle of it all! This is OPERATION VOLCANO!

Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel return to the TARDIS, on the 30th anniversary of fan-favorite episode “Remembrance of the Daleks” with The Seventh Doctor comics, and are joined by illustrator Christopher Jones (The Third Doctor) and colorist Marco Lesko (Robotech, The Ninth Doctor) to bring astonishing twists and turns to the lives of the Seventh Doctor, and his companions, with Titan’s new comic series.

The debut issue comes with four variant covers to collect: three art covers by artists Alice X. Zhang, Simon Myers, and Christopher Jones, and a photo cover by Will Brooks. The Seventh Doctor will also materialize with a back-up strip written by Twelfth Doctor scribe Richard Dinnick, with art by Jessica Martin (Actor: Doctor Who: The Greatest Show In The Galaxy, Voice actor: Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned).

Retailers can order issue #1 of Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor from the April edition of Diamond PREVIEWS. This all-new storyline in the world of a classic will delight longtime fans and freshly converted Whovians alike. Fans can find their nearest comic store at ComicShopLocator.com.

For further news and developments on this series join Titan Comics on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1 Cover A: Alice X. Zhang
Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1 Cover B: Photo
Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1 Cover C: Chris Jones
Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1 Cover D: Simon Myers

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Titan Comics Doctor Who Line to release 13th Doctor Series with all female creative team

Titan Comics has announced that they will be debuting their 13th Doctor comic book series this fall and the book will have an all female creative team.  Titan will be relaunching their Doctor Who comic book line late Spring with a preview in the Free Comic Book special that will be out on May 5th.  You can read the press release below.

THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR HERALDS A NEW ERA FOR TITAN’S DOCTOR WHO!

London, February 14, 2018 - BBC Worldwide Americas and Titan Comics are excited to announce that, alongside premiering in the Doctor Who season, the Thirteenth Doctor will be debuting in comics this fall!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details on Doctor Who Blu Ray Releases For The Capaldi Years and Twice Upon a Time

Below is the press release for the newest releases in the Doctor Who Blu Ray and DVD releases for Twice Upon a Time and the Complete Peter Capaldi set.

SAY FAREWELL TO THE TWELFTH DOCTOR WITH NEW RELEASES FROM BBC HOME ENTERTAINMENT
FEATURING EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT
DOCTOR WHO: TWICE UPON A TIME &
DOCTOR WHO: THE COMPLETE PETER CAPALDI YEARS
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 13, 2018




Celebrate the end of an era as BBC Home Entertainment releases Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time, the highly anticipated 2017 Christmas special, on Blu-ray and DVD, and Doctor Who: The Complete Peter Capaldi Years on Blu-ray, featuring never-before-seen bonus content.

DOCTOR WHO: TWICE UPON A TIME
Street Date: February 13, 2017
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 (U.S.), $24.98 (Canada)
                                        BD $24.98 (U.S.), $30.98 (Canada)
Length: Approx. 60 mins + bonus content / single disc

Twice Upon A Time – the final episode of Peter Capaldi’s tenure as the Time Lord, which found record-setting success with its Christmas Day airing on BBC AMERICA – sees the Doctor come face to face with…the Doctor! The epic conclusion to the Twelfth Doctor era features the return of Pearl Mackie as well as special guests Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and David Bradley (Game of Thrones, the Harry Potter movies), and culminates in a historic regeneration that introduces the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch). Newcomers have the perfect opportunity to catch the new Doctor’s adventures from the very start, while fans of the Classic series will be delighted by the return of the First Doctor (Bradley, who previously played the very first actor to take on the role of the iconic Time Lord in 2013’s An Adventure in Space and Time). Bonus content on this Blu-ray and DVD release includes Doctor Who Extra.

DOCTOR WHO: THE COMPLETE PETER CAPALDI YEARS
Street Date: February 13, 2017
Suggested Retail Price: BD $129.99 (U.S.), $166.00 (Canada)
Length: Approx. 1969 mins + bonus content / 14-disc set

The Complete Peter Capaldi Years includes all three Twelfth Doctor seasons plus Peter Capaldi’s very first appearance in Doctor Who – years before he took over the iconic role – as Caecilius in the Tenth Doctor episode The Fires of Pompeii. Chock full of extras – with all of the bonus materials from seasons eight, nine, and ten, plus a new disc full of additional content, including never-before-seen deleted scenes from season eight – this Blu-ray set is a must have for any collector.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Details for Doctor Who Magazine 522

Out now in the UK is the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine and the focus of this issue are the Daleks and Terry Nation.  You can get this issue wherever you buy magazines and for those in the US Barnes and Noble is your best bet in a few weeks.

Issue 522 also sheds new light on the Dalek craze of the 1960s, as agent Beryl Vertue and writer Brad Ashton remember the roles they played. “The Daleks were really the beginning of the BBC handling merchandise,” says Beryl. “None of us really knew what we were doing, so one might say we invented it.”

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ISSUE…

BERYL VERTUE
In the 1960s Beryl Vertue was Terry Nation’s agent – now she’s Steven Moffat’s mother-in-law! Beryl discusses an association with Doctor Who that began before the first episode was even transmitted.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Doctor Who - The Enemy of the World to get Special Edition DVD Release

BBC Worldwide has announced that the Patrick Troughton story The Enemy of the World will get a special edition release on March 19th in the UK.  This is one of the stories that was found and released in 2013 but that release was just a DVD with no extras.  Now five years later the fans will finally get a special DVD release of this once missing story.   Hopefully we will be getting a special release of The Web of Fear this year with an animated episode three.  The details for The Enemy of the World Special Edition are below and available for pre order on Amazon.

BONUS CONTENT 
Remastered episodes. 
Even though all episodes were restored in 2013 for the previous DVD release, Peter Crocker from the Restoration Team is using advances in technology since then to go over each one with a fine tooth comb to ensure they are now presented in the best possible quality for this special edition. 
Treasures Lost and Found - produced by Ed Stradling.
With so much information now available about every Doctor Who serial, it's not easy to learn anything new, so Toby Hadoke embarks on an exciting treasure hunt to find out all he can about the production. Along the way he'll interview some of the cast and crew including Frazer Hines, Mary Peach and David Troughton - who made his first TV appearance in this serial as an extra. 
Recovering the Past – The Search for The Enemy of the World” - produced by Paul Vanezis.
A brand new interview with the episode hunter Philip Morris, we hear how he tracked down the last surviving film copy of the serial to a dusty room in the African desert. 
Remembering Deborah Watling - produced by Cameron McEwan.
Family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to Debbie Watling who played Victoria Waterfield, companion to Patrick Troughton’s doctor. 
Audio commentaries on all six episodes produced by John Kelly.
Contributors include Frazer Hines, Mary Peach, Gordon Faith, Milton Johns and Sylvia James. Moderator is Simon Harries. 
Production subtitles on all six episodes written by Martin Wiggins. 
Photo gallery produced by Derek Handley. 
Scripts of all six episodes as PDFs.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - Gallifrey: The Time War

Out this month from Big Finish is a box set for the Gallifrey series and this set focus's on four stories set during the Time War.  Lalla Ward once again reprises her role as Romana and is joined by Louise Jameson as Leela and Sophia Aldred as Ace.  You can order this box set from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/gallifrey-time-war-1682

The Time Lords and the Daleks have opposed one another across millennia. But now, their conflict tips into an all-out Time War, and nowhere across the universe of spacetime is safe.

Battle plans will be drawn, allies recruited, and innocents caught in the crossfire.  

Gallifrey is going to war, and the cosmos will never be the same again.

1. Celestial Intervention by David Llewellyn

The Temporal Powers are under threat. It is only a matter of time before the Daleks attack.

Now CIA Coordinator, Romana must protect the interests of Gallifrey, while dealing with demands from President Livia and an increasingly powerful War Council.

As allies are whittled away, the Time Lords are drawn into a conflict they can no longer avoid…

2. Soldier Obscura by Tim Foley

Friday, February 2, 2018

Details for Doctor Who Short Trips: Mel - evolent

Out this month from Big Finish's download only line is a 6th Doctor adventure narrated by Bonnie Langford who played Mel during the Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy era.  This story is unique as it takes place in the TARDIS.  You can order this download only release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/mel-evolent-1557

Mirror mirror on the wall, something stalks the TARDIS halls...

A glimpsed reflection in a dark and dusty corner leads Mel on a journey Through The Looking Glass.

Witchcraft and shadows reign.

Mel must face the evil at the heart of it all, while the Doctor battles to save a TARDIS determined to prove it’s not only bigger on the inside, but darker. Much darker.

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

Written By: Simon A Forward
Directed By: Helen Goldwyn

Cast
Bonnie Langford (Narrator)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Doctor Who Comics To Be Relaunched this Summer

It appears all the current Titan Doctor Who comic book series will be wrapping up this month and will sterilizer later this year with a new relaunch for all it series and will also include a new series featuring Jodi Whittaker's 13th Doctor.  The sneak peak of the relaunch will happen in May when a special Free Comic Book Day comic book will be released and that will you give you the first glimpse of the 13th Doctor in comic book form.   The Free Comic Book Day comic will be Doctor Who # 0 and will be released on Saturday May 5th 2018.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Doctor Who - The Keeper of Traken Review



Doctor Who:
The Keeper of Traken
By Johnny Byrne

“A new body…at last.”

The Doctor and Adric are invited to Traken or diverted to Traken by the Keeper.   The Keeper needs The Doctor to help him to prevent evil to take over the source when he dies.  It appears that a calcified statue called Melkur that had appeared on Traken many years ago hasn’t desolved into the ground as most things that are evil do.  The Keeper is worried that when he dies that somehow Melkur would find a way to get possession of the source and threaten all the tranquility of the Traken Union.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Details on Doctor Who - The Fourth Doctor Adventures Vol 1

Out now from Big Finish is a box set of 4th Doctor adventures.  In this box set he is joined by Leela who is once again played by Louise Jameson. You can get this set of adventures as a box set or individually from the Big Finish website. 
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/series-07-volume-1-1607

The Sons of Kaldor by Andrew Smith

Finding themselves in a seemingly deserted spaceship on an alien world, the Doctor and Leela stumble into some familiar foes - the Voc robots from the planet Kaldor - and… something else. Something outside. Trying to get in.

Reviving the robot’s Kaldoran commander from hibernation, the travellers discover that they’ve found themselves in the middle of a civil war. The ship was hunting the Sons of Kaldor, an armed resistance group working with alien mercenaries to initiate regime change on their homeworld.

But now the Sons of Kaldor may have found them. The Doctor and Leela will have to pick a side. Or die.

The Crowmarsh Experiment by David Llewellyn

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Torchwood's Original Cast Returns in Believe

Big Finish has reunited on audio the original Torchwood cast and this is the first time in ten years that they have been together for an adventure.  Ok they probably didn't record their parts together because of their busy schedules but at least the characters are together.  it will be good to hear this story which stars john Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David - Lloyd, Burn Gorman and Naoko Mori.  The new story Believe takes place in modern day and features the Church of the Outsiders.  Another perk is that Arthur Darvil will be playing the part of Frank Layton so there is a Doctor Who connection there.  You can read more about this release, out in April, and pre order Believe at the links below.
https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/torchwood-believe

https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/torchwood-believe-1814