Monday, March 31, 2014

Cover To Doctor Who Magazine 472

Here is the new cover for Doctor Who Magazine 472 featuring an interview with Paul McGann. The new issue will be out this Thursday in the UK.

Doctor Who - Jago & Litefoot: Series Seven Box Set Synopsis

The 7th box set of adventures for Jago & Litefoot will be out in April.  The popular duo from the Tom Baker story The Talons of Weing - Chiang will encounter Conan Doyle and the return of Leela.  You can get this release from the Big Finish website.

Four brand new stories featuring the investigators of infernal incidents, in one box set.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Doctor Who - Kate O' Mara Who Played The Rani Has Passed Away

Kate O'Mara who played the Rani in two Doctor Who stories with two different Doctors has passed away at the age of 74 after a short illness.  She first appeared in the Colin Baker story the Mark of the Rani where along with Anthony Ainley's Master tried to disrupt the Luddite Rites by taking the power of sleep from the miners.  She would later return 2 seasons later in Sylvester McCoy's debut story Time of The Rani.  There she shoots down the TARDIS and triggers The Doctor's regeneration making him become the 7th Doctor.  She is most famously known for her role in Dynasty and also had a reoccurring role in Absolutely Fabulous.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Classic Doctor Who Director Derek Martinus Has Passed Away

Derek Martinus who has directed some of the more popular stories including the first regeneration story The Tenth Planet has passed away at the age of 82.  His credits include Blakes 7 and Z Cars and 26 episodes of Doctor Who including Galaxy 4, Mission to the Unknown, The Tenth Planet, The Evil of the Daleks , The Ice Warriors and the first color Doctor Who story Spearhead from Space. Unfortunately quite a bit of his stories are missing but those that do exist are some of the classic stories from the shows history and ones I like to watch over and over.

Source: Digital Spy

Doctor Who - The Wheel of Ice Review

Doctor Who:
The Wheel of Ice
By Stephen Baxter

The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find themselves on a space station that is orbiting a moon that belongs to the planet Saturn.  The main purpose of the station is to mine a rare mineral for Earth who is starved for minerals.  Something seems to have gone amiss.  Equipment has been sabotaged. Supplies have gone missing and strange blue creatures seem to have been seen on the moon.  To make matters worse there is a member of the crew who is bent on getting the precious mineral at no cost and that includes blowing the moon up killing everyone in the vicinity.

Doctor Who - Mark Gatiss To Write Two Doctor Who Episodes

Mark Gatiss has been quoted as saying that he will be writing two epiosdes for Doctor Who Series 8.  But then retracted on Twitter by saying it might be one in series 8 and one in series 9.  Mark Gatiss is one of a few who has written for all 4 of the new series Doctor's (along with Steven Moffat) and has penned lots of Doctor Who novels during the New Adventure and Past Doctor range.  His stories have been hit or miss but for the most part have been entertaining.   Here is a quote that has been making the rounds about writing for Peter Capaldi.

Peter has a very different energy to Matt Smith and to David Tennant. He's older which changes everything ... it's amazing what a change does! Matt was sublime and I was very sorry to see him go, but it's also great to have a change, as it has always been with the Doctor.

Source: Doctor Who News Page, Digital Spy

Doctor Who - Paul McGann To Be A Guest At Cincinnati Comic Expo

Well this seems to be a banner year for former Doctors making the convention circuit here in the United States.  Here is another Doctor making an appearance in Cincinnati, Ohio.  So fans of the 8th Doctor Paul McGann in the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana area here is your chance to see Paul McGann the 8th Doctor and other celebrities of sci fi and horror and comic book writers and artists. The Comic Expo is the weekend of September 19 -21 2014.

ConBust this weekend!

The fabulous small multi-genre convention ConBust, returns to Smith College in Northampton, MA this weekend, March 28-30!

Dr. Who Club of Western MA is presenting several events.

Friday 5:30pm Pizza Amore 18 Green St. meet for pizza before the talk
Friday 7-7:50pm 50 Years of Doctor Who Seelye rm 202; includes John Courtney from The Knights
Saturday 11:50am Cosplay/photoshoot in front of Seelye Hall by the steps (not the side entrance)
Saturday 2pm Women of Doctor Who Seelye rm 106
Saturday 8:30pm Meet and Greet at Packard's 14 Masonic St.

Doctor Who event details at
Conference details and schedule at 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Jupiter Ascending Official Trailer

Looks pretty spectacular!

Top 10 things to do while waiting for the missing Doctor Who episodes to be returned

By Ken Parker

A hopeful article for sure. In this week of accusations and growing frustrations along with silence from the Restoration Team (could be a good thing), here are a few things to do to pass the time for the announcement of found episodes.

Avengers - Age of Ultron - Here is Ultron!

Here he is.

Well, obviously some CG will enhance this quite a bit if not completely cover this up.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD Guest Star - Amy Acker

Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse) is appearing in an upcoming episode of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD as Agent Coulson's former girlfriend mentioned in The Avengers as the cellist.  Acker takes time out from playing Root in TV's best series, Person of Interest, to guest star in at least one episode this April, re-teaming up with Joss Whedon who Acker has worked with on numerous projects such as Much Ado About Nothing, Cabin in the Woods and Angel.

Doctor Who Pics To Celebrate Nine Years Since Shows Return

Today is the 9th anniversary since Christopher Eccleston said run to Billie Pipers Rose.  To commerate this anniversary the BBC Website released these pictures as wallpaper.

Amazing Spider - Man 2 Promo Pic Of The Green Goblin

This pic looks really cool.  It sure looks like the two bitter enemies are fighting inside a clock tower.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | MILWAUKIE, OR— Dark Horse Comics is headed to the Pacific Northwest’s foremost, fastest growing and sold out pop culture convention – Emerald City Comicon.
Join us for signings at booth #206! All signings are free. Free signing cards or comics with each signing while supplies last.
Comics featuring ECCC exclusive variant covers are $5.00 each and available in limited quantities. Ten per person each day. All proceeds from the ECCC variant of The Witcher will benefit Sharon and Stan Sakai.


Image Comics brings the best of comics to Seattle
Image Comics is pleased to announce the official Image booth signing schedule, panels, and exclusives that will be available at Emerald City Comic Con 2014 on March 28, 29, and 30. Several exciting Image creators including Kelly Sue DeConnick, Chip Zdarsky, Matt Fraction, Scott Snyder, Jason Aaron, and Greg Rucka will be signing at the Image booth (see full schedule below). Convention attendees interested in the indicated ticketed signings can come to the Image booth, #212, to collect their ticket, but arrive early as tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis!

Video Trailer: RAI #1 – A Daring New Vision of the Future from MATT KINDT and CLAYTON CRAIN!


A new epic high fantasy series that critics can’t stop talking about
Chris Roberson (Edison Rex, iZombie) and Paul Maybury (POPGUN, Catalyst Comix) brought to life a multi-layered and intricately-plotted fantasy series on par with Game of Thrones that has drawn the attention of legions of fans in SOVEREIGN #1, which has sold out instantly at the distributor level and will be going into a second printing.
In a world where gods, demons, and magic have slipped into myth, SOVEREIGN tells the story of masked undertakers facing the undead with swords while civil wars threaten the delicate balance between colliding cultures. But out of the ashes of history rises a new threat and the promise that magic has not yet faded into mere memory.
Praise for SOVEREIGN:
“Paul Maybury’s art is excellent, especially for this kind of series. The work has a distinct and specific look, one that draws on inspiration from old, classic stories like The Three Musketeers or The Man In The Iron Mask. His pencils are thin, but exquisitely detailed. There is a rustic quality about every panel, which allows for Roberson's story to really come to life.” —Iann Robinson, Crave Online
“If this comic keeps delivering on the deep epic-fantasy foundations its building in issue #1, and Maybury keeps his design-sense sharpened, Sovereign will absolutely be a long form story worth investing in.” —Vince Ostrowski, Multiversity Comics
“Like the start to Brian K. Vaughan's Saga, this new world birthed in Sovereign #1 gives the impression of being vast. It feels like there is a good deal to explore, experience, and exploit. Sword-wielding masked monks, dead monsters at sea and hunting parties make for a great start to a fresh feeling fantasy epic waiting to grow with each coming issue.” —Bloody Disgusting 
“Even from this inaugural chapter, Sovereign hints at a massive tapestry brimming with curiosities and complexities that could mean volumes to come.” —Sean Edgar, Paste Magazine
SOVEREIGN #1 has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores, and is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website ( and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (, iOS, Android, and Google Play.
Image Comics is pleased to announce that this first issue will be going back to print to meet customer demand. 
The second printing of SOVEREIGN #1 (Diamond Code FEB148200) will release on 4/23. 
SOVEREIGN #2 releases 4/23 as well and will be available to order with Diamond Code FEB140630.

RAI #1 Release Date Moves Up to April 30th, 2014 – Just in Time for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Valiant is proud to announce that RAI #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new ongoing series from superstar creators Matt Kindt (Unity, Justice League of America) and Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage), and the launch title of the VALIANT FIRST publishing initiative – will be hitting stores one week early on April 30th, just in time for Free Comic Book Day 2014!

Valiant Comic Book Releases For June

Here are the books that Valiant Comics will be releasing in June.  There are a couple new titles also Like Armor Hunters and Rai plus a couple of trades also.

Armor Hunters
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by JORGE MOLINA*
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Blank Cover also available

This summer, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all when VALIANT FIRST unleashes the first issue of 2014’s must-read crossover event – ARMOR HUNTERS – from superstar creators Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar, Green Lantern) and Doug Braithwaite (Unity)!

A relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the X-O Manowar armor and all like it – have finally found their last target. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

In the tradition of the universe-shaking HARBINGER WARS, Valiant’s biggest heroes begin the summer’s blockbuster 18-issue crossover event right here in Armor Hunters #1 (of 4) – and then launch the resistance against the world’s first full-scale cosmic threat with new arcs beginning in Unity #8 and X-O Manowar #26 in June; and Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1 (of 3) and Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1 (of 3) beginning in July!

32 pages, full color | T+ | ON SALE JUNE 11

New Comic Book Checklist For 3/26/14

  • Adventures of Nilson Groundthumper + Hermy:THC:
  • Blackout 1
  • Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine 5
  • BPRD: Hell on Earth 1 for $1
  • Captain Midnight 9
  • Conan: King Conan: Conqueror 2
  • Elfquest: Final Quest 2
  • Empowered: Special 6-Internal Medicine
  • Fear Agent:THC: Library Edition 2
  • Furious 3
  • Halo: Escalation 4
  • Light Brigade:THC:
  • Mass Effect: Foundation 9
  • Massive 21
  • Mind MGMT 20
  • Pariah 2
  • Serenity: Leaves on the Wind 3
  • Star Wars: Legacy II 13
  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Vandroid 2

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Doctor Who 10th and 11th Doctor Comic Book Synopsis and Variant Covers

Titan Comics has released the synopsis for the first arcs for the 10th and 11th Doctor comic books that will be coming out July 23rd.  Plus there is a whole bunch of variant covers that you can collect also and some of these might be exclusives to certain stores so make sure you inquire with the shop you hang out at.  The main covers are by Alice X. Zhang and the 11th Doctor Variant is by Simon Fraser and the 10th Doctor one by Elena Casagrande.

The Avengers - Age of Ultron Filming Photos

A couple of photos have popped up online of Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Aaron Taylor-Johnson
(Quicksilver) and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) filming the next Avengers film on location in Italy.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Prometheus 2 Planned for March 2016

Michael Green (Green Lantern) is to be writing the sequel to the Alien prequel, Prometheus.  This movie is promised to have more connections with the Alien franchise as well as more androids played by Michael Fassbender (David in Prometheus).

While I was disappointed in Prometheus, I thought it's scope was excellent.  Lets hope they can improve on things for the sequel.

Doctor Who and Adventure In Space and Time Earn BAFTA Nominations

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special and the 50th Anniversary Docu Drama An Adventure In Space and Time have both been nominated for a BAFTA Craft Award.  The Day of the Doctor was nominated in the Television Craft  Special, Visual & Graphic Effects in 2014 while An Adventure In Space and Time was nominated in three categories Costume Design, Make Up and Hair Design and Editing Fiction. The winners will be announced April 27th and you can read all the nominees at the Radio Times Website

Doctor Who - Mathew Waterhouse Returns As Adric For 5Th Doctor Boxset

Mathew Waterhouse returns to Doctor Who as Adric for a Big Finish 5th Doctor Box set.  Adric
is one of the more famous companions not really in popularity but for the fact that he is one of the few that have been killed off.  Mathew Waterhouse was one of the few companions that have not done a Big Finish audio adventure and now you can relive the early 80's TARDIS crew in August when this box set comes out.  You can preorder it from the Big Finish Website.

This box set contains two stories across four discs, plus a bonus 'behind the scenes' CD.

Psychodrome by Jonathan Morris

Shortly after surviving the perils of Logopolis, Castrovalva and the machinations of the Master, the new Doctor and his new crew could be forgiven for wanting to take a breather from their tour of the galaxy. But when the TARDIS lands in a strange and unsettling environment, the urge to explore is irresistible... and trouble is only a few steps away.

The world they have found themselves in is populated by a wide variety of the strangest people imaginable - a crashed spacecraft here, a monastery there, even a regal court. And not everyone they meet has their best interests at heart.

With the TARDIS stolen, and the very environment itself out to get them, the travellers face a extremely personal threat. They'll have to work as a team if they want to get out alive... but can you really trust someone you barely know?

Iterations of I by John Dorney

The house on Fleming's Island had been left to rot. Ever since a strange and unexplained death soon after it was built, and plagued with troubling rumours about what lurked there, it remained empty and ignored for decades until the Cult moved in. As twenty people filled its many rooms, the eerie building seemed to be getting a new lease of life.

But now it is empty again. The cult found something in its corridors... and then vanished.

Trapped on the island one dark night, the Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa and Adric look into the building's mysteries, its stories of madness and death. Their only chance is to understand what terrible thing has been disturbed here... before it consumes them utterly.

Written By: Jonathan Morris and John Dorney
Directed By: Ken Bentley 

Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric); Psychodrome: Robert Whitelock (Rickett), Phil Mulryne (Magpie), Camilla Power (Perditia), Bethan Walker (Javon); Iterations of I: Sinead Keenan (Aoife), Joseph Radcliffe (Jerome Khan), Andrew Macklin (Robert DeValley), Teddy Kempner (Donal Dineen), Allison McKenzie (Imogen Frazer)

New Trailer For X - Men: Days of Future Past (UK Version)

I am really looking forward to this movie.  I'm sure if you read the classic comic book story by Chris Claremont you are looking forward to it also.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Doctor Who - I Am The Doctor, Whether You Like It Or Not: 30 Year Anniversary of Colin Bakers 6th Doctor Debut

I Am The Doctor, Whether You Like It Or Not: 
30 Year Anniversary of Colin Bakers 6th Doctor

30 years ago on March 22nd Colin Baker’s first story as The Doctor was aired.  We already had a glimpse of the new Doctor in the closing minute of The Caves of Androzani and now The Twin Dilemma gave us the full meal so to speak.  John Nathan – Turner decided to give the fans a story for the new Doctor at the end of season 21.  He thought it would be a long wait for the fans to go without seeing the new Doctor that some might forget what happened but mainly to cause excitement for Colin Baker’s first season.  Well unfortunately the fans had the memory of The Twin Dilemma to tie them over and well they did not come away with a good impression of the new Doctor and unfortunately Colin Baker’s Doctor left a bad taste to quite a few fans.

What Other Missing Shows Could Be Found? Part Two

By Ken Parker

Welcome to part 2 of this article series. When I took this article on I figured I could easily come up with a fairly detailed list of sci-fi fantasy tv shows from Britain that are incomplete or missing that we might see recovered.  If these rumors of a huge find of film cans is even partially true, we could be looking at a massive about of recovered TV.

While I found many very informative websites, it was very difficult to compile this list as there are so many shows out there missing. I was hoping to find a definitive site and one that could perhaps come up with an estimate of what percentage is missing.  Of course what is missing and what can be recovered are two different animals.  So much live TV is gone forever.  These early teleplays and the like were only meant to be shown once and the value of these productions was not seen back before the late 50's.  beyond historical value, nothing was ever shown again and so what was the point.  The invention of the video tape changed all that and recordings were made for documentation.  

Unfortunately the value was still not realized and orders to junk many of the video tapes were made. Thankfully telecine was done, copying videos onto film for sales abroad.  This process would end up saving the vast majority of British TV that had been previously junked.  Most if not all of Doctor Who's original video tapes from the 60's are gone and everything that exists is from film.

It might seem odd to read an article about these lost treasures from someone who never seen them, coming from America.  I became fascinated with British sci-fi in my younger years and actively sought to see as much of it as I could.  There is so much still out there to see and if these rumors are true, much much more to come.

So here are some more series, most of which I have never personally seen, that sound interesting.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Doctor Who - When Peter Turned Into Colin: Celebrating Peter Davison’s Last Season

When Peter Turned Into Colin: 
Celebrating Peter Davison’s Last Season

Has it been 30 years already since Peter Davison hung up that Cricket style costume with the stick of celery on it?  Yes it has and if you remember watching the Fifth Doctor during the 80’s then you must be feeling pretty old.  Well maybe not as old as the ones who watched Jon Pertwee turn into Tom Baker 40 years ago this May.   Even still I cannot believe it has been 30 years since Peter Davison regenerated into the robust and blond haired Colin Baker to the amazement of Peri inside the TARDIS console room.  It just ‘Feels different this time.’

Peter Davison’s last season started on January 5th 1984 with the not so memorable Warriors of the Deep.  Well it is memorable but for all the wrong reasons.  It is often called Warriors of the Cheap as the sets was less than stellar but the one thing that always stuck in my mind was why Ingrid Pitt’s character Solow would karate kick the Myrka who is an electric based creature that if touched you would be electrocuted.   Plus just look at the Myrka talk about cheap.  It was definitely not one of the better rubber suit monsters that the show has come up with.  Season 21 starts with a story that should be great with the return of the Silurians and the Sea Devils but the story is just ok and I consider it one of my guilty pleasures to watch as I think it is somewhat enjoyable despite being mediocre.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Signal - Official Trailer

The Marvel Universe Preview

If you haven't seen it already then go check out ABC's Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe which aired on March 18.  The special, as you probably have heard already had a variety of teases into the future including footage from Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy  as well as some effects tests for Ant-Man and some concept artwork of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.  See more photos and links after the break.  The special also has a lot of information about the formation of the various movies as well as the TV series Marvel: Agents of SHIELD

Doctor Who - Season 8 Filming

Here are some photos from the filming of the new season of Doctor Who - potential spoilers but not really.

Thanks to

This news was first found on

New Comic Book Checklist For 3/19/2014

  • BPRD: Hell on Earth (Part 8) 117
  • Buffy: The Vampire Slayer: Season 10: 1
  • Dark Horse Presents 34
  • Hellboy:THC: First 20 Years
  • Skyman 3
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader + Cry of Shadows 4
  • Star Wars: Dawn Of the Jedi: Force War 5
  • Strain: The Fall 9
  • Terminator: Enemy of My Enemy 2
  • White Suits 2
  • Witcher 1

VALIANT and CATALYST GAME LABS Partner for New Line of Comic Book-Based Tabletop Games

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that it has partnered with Catalyst Game Labs to produce role-playing and tabletop games featuring Valiant’s award-winning library of comic book superheroes. The partnership will lead off in mid-2014 with the release of the Valiant Universe RPGValiant’s first-ever role-playing game, designed for the Cue System (the Origins and ENnie awards-nominated system first published in Catalyst’s 1950s Rockets/Rayguns/Robots RPG, Cosmic Patrol). Subsequent releases, spotlighting a wide array of Valiant properties, will follow in 2015 and beyond.

The edge between superhero and villain has never been sharper. In the Valiant Universe RPG, players will immerse themselves in a dark and gritty world where every mission and every battle has deadly consequences. Whether playing X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman or even the all-powerful Toyo Harada—or any of dozens of characters—Valiant’s most fearless heroes will unite for the first time in a roleplaying game, allowing you to join their stories and create new ones! Whether you’re a longtime fan or brand new to the Valiant Universe, this is the only source you’ll need to bring Valiant’s leading characters to life in a fantastic superheroes setting!

THAT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE A ROBOT, a science-fiction warning

Two cops. One's a robot. But they don't know which.
Coming from Image Comics this June, BAFTA winner and writer on HBO’s award winning Veep David Quantick teams up with legendary comics artist Shaky Kane (THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN) on the migraine-inducing Pop Art, Cop-Buddy one-shot THAT’S BECAUSE YOU’RE A ROBOT. 
Two cops patrol a near-future Los Angeles together in an oversized patrol car, and one of them is a robot—but we don’t know which! “Welcome to a world where identity is uncertain, the definition of humanity is open to question and there is an evil giant leprechaun who can fly,” said Quantick. “Welcome to That's Because You're a Robot.”


MARCH 14, MILWAUKIE, OR—Coming to shelves this summer are two of Dark Horse’s hottest new titles, originally funded via Kickstarter: Dave Wachter and James Andrew Clark’s The Guns of Shadow Valley and Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore’s Leaving Megalopolis

Dark Horse Announces Emerald City ComicCon Variants

MILWAUKIE, OR, MARCH 13—As the pop culture world gears up for Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon, Dark Horse announces not one, not two, not even three, but four variant covers for this year’s show! 

The first few months of 2014 will see some of Dark Horse’s biggest launches of the year, and we have chosen to celebrate with Emerald City variants for Serenity #1, Buffy #1, Veil #1, and a very special variant of Witcher #1.

Humans are an endangered species in THE SUPERANNUATED MAN

A new dystopian series follows one man’s fight for survival
Ted McKeever (MINIATURE JESUS, Metropol) introduces a chilling dystopia in THE SUPERANNUATED MAN, the first of a six-issue miniseries from Shadowline.
By the time most people realized it, they were no longer in charge of the world we know. In an unspecified future, the small seaside town of Blackwater has now been taken over by advanced and mutated animals. Most of the humans that lived there are now either dead or gone, but one old man remains—a man called HE—who scavenges off the scraps and refuse of humanity’s past on the outskirts of Blackwater, and doggedly defies the new tenants. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Marco Polo the Myth and Mystery Behind the Doctor Who Story By @Blackadder345

Marco Polo the Myth and Mystery
Behind the Doctor Who Story 
By Will Barber – Taylor

50 Years ago this year, one of the most well-known missing Doctor Who stories, Marco Polo was broadcast. It is the only missing story from the first season of the show and ever since it was wiped it has held an awe of mystery. More copies of it were produced than any other story so if any serial still exists then it is likely to be Marco Polo. What led to the creation of this epic story and what is the story behind it?

Monday, March 17, 2014

What Other Missing Shows Could Be Found? Part One

By Ken Parker
Wendy wants to find more missing episodes!

With rumors of missing Doctor Who episodes found, numbers ranging from 11 to 97, one has to wonder what else might have been found.  If we are talking a huge find of thousands of film cans, what other gems could we be looking at soon?  That is a tough question because many older series do not have the popularity like Doctor Who.  Some of these series might not have been sold to that many countries and even if some of this stuff is found, would the money be spent to restore and release these?  In theory, yes.  Beyond some historical gems like the BBC's Apollo 11 coverage and some appearances by The Beatles, there are so many other series that people fondly remembered from that time period.

There are a fair number of sci-fi and fantasy series included in the missing category and it would be great to see these recovered.  What else could be found?  Here is a list of some of the series that I would love to see returned. Some of these I have seen parts of the seasons, the ones that exist.  Others I have just read about and am curious.

Doctor Who – The Missing Companion – Ping-Cho

Every missing episode of Doctor Who is part of the show's mythology. Most are these holy grails that many fans have never seen. They are often thought of as the best of the best and are heavily regarded. What fans know of them are based on memories, novelizations, scripts, Cura tele-snaps, audio recordings and fan reconstructions. Only when these stories are found would the truth be known and still, only from a perspective of watching them in this day and age. We do not have the luxury of enjoying these over the years. As fans we have been able to see stories over and over again thanks to home video. We have picked apart “The Ark” and “Wargames” over and over again. Do these live up to our memories seeing them when they first aired? What about when we saw them at the convention, or bootleg or when they finally came out on DVD?

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Snowblind by Christopher Golden - Book Review

By Ken Parker

Snowstorms in New England can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. The potential of losing power, being stuck somewhere and cut off from others are certainly a danger that one must prepare for in these situations. Now thanks to Christopher Golden, he has given us more to be afraid of.

Minor spoilers

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Frazer Hines Returns As A Guest To Long Island Doctor Who Convention

Frazer Hines who played one of the more popular companions and the main companion for the Second Doctor Jamie McCrimmon will be returning to Long Island Doctor Who this fall.  He returns after being a guest last year and his panels were really funny and it gave you a really good insite into the Patrick Troughton years especially since two of his stories have been found.  Hopefully more stories will be found for Frazer Hines to talk to us about.  Frazer Hines will be at LI Who the weekend of November 7 - 9 2014. More info and the place to buy tickets at this link.

Here is the official press release.

Returning Guest Frazer Hines Announced for L.I. Who 2

Frazer Hines announced as first returning guest of L.I. Who. As one of the most beloved companions in Doctor Who history, Frazer Hines portrayed Jamie McCrimmon alongside Patrick Troughton (the 2nd Doctor). The Highlander from 1746 Scotland, he joined the Doctor for three years of amazing stories such as “The War Games”, ““The Tomb of the Cybermen”. as well as the recently rediscovered episodes “The Web of Fear” and “The Enemy Of The World”.

Frazer Hines starred in “Doctor Who” for 117 episodes making him the longest running companion. Although 47 of his episodes were lost, he is widely considered to be one of the greatest companions. His amazing portrayal of Jaime led to recurring guest roles in “The Five Doctors” and “The Two Doctors”. Frazer also stars in a variety of Big Finish Audio Dramas.In addition to his acting work, Frazer Hines has published two autobiographies. The first book he released was “Films, Farms and Fillies” in 1996. He followed in 2009 with “Hines Sight”. In 2013 he released his most recent book “50 Shades Of Frazer” all of which can be purchased from his website

L. I. Who 2
November 7-9, 2014
Long Island's Doctor Who convention
This Time It’s Personal!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Doctor Who - Win The Time of The Doctor Blu Ray

The Gallifrayan Gazette has one North America region Blu Ray to give away. All you have to do is like our Facebook ( ) page and you will be entered into the contest.  The contest will end March 21st at 3PM EST.   Good Luck and go to this link to enter.

Paul McGann On If He Would Return To Doctor Who

Paul Mcgann was asked by Yahoo if he was asked would he return to Doctor Who especially if Steven Moffat wrote it.  I'm sure you can guess his answer as it really is a no brainer of an answer he gave.

"Why wouldn't I want to do it? If it's going to be that quality, why wouldn't you want to do it? There's always all kinds of rumors. Doctor Who is like a rumor mill, isn't it? 'Yeah, McGann is gonna do this, Matt is gonna do that, there's going to be a spin-off, blah blah blah'. Of course it's all bollocks because it's Moffat who decides what they're going to do next.  And of course, now you've got a new Doctor in Peter Capaldi - I think it's only fair that he gets a decent run on his own without any distractions so he gets his feet under the table."

I would love to see Paul McGann return as the 8th Doctor and hopefully we get our wish someday. 

Source: Digital Spy

The Making of Doctor Who Magazine Cover 471

Here is a video of the making of this months Doctor Who Magazine.  It is pretty interesting how the artist created the cover.

Doctor Who - Three Doctors On Peter Capaldi

Here is funny video of Peter Davison, Colin Baker, and Sylvester McCoy talking about the new guy Peter Capaldi.

CBS Renews Shows for 2014-2015 Season

The Big Bang Theory is safe for 3 more years.  It is no surprise that one of CBS's most popular shows keeps getting renewed for multiple seasons at a time and The Big Bang Theory is good at least until 2017.

Also renewed is probably the best written show on TV right now, Person of Interest, which will enter its 4th season.

Elementary is good for at least one more season as it enters its 3rd season.