Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy Mr Spock of Star Trek Has Passed Away

Leonard Nimoy who played the character Mr. Spock on Star Trek has died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease today in Los Angeles.  He was 83.  Leonard Nimoy will be forever known as the iconic Star Trek character from Vulcan.  He first played Mr. Spock in the 60's (1966 to 1969) on the original TV show.  He would then reprise his role in the 70's and 80's in the Star Trek movies appearing in six movies with the original cast.  He would also come back and pass the torch in the Star Trek reboot sharing scenes with the new Spock Zachary Quinto in 2009 and 2013.  He also appeared in the TV show Fringe and that show would be one of his last TV works.

When you think of Star Trek you think of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.  Those are the first things that come to mind and now the universe will be a poorer place now that Leonard Nimoy is no longer in it. Live Long and Prosper Leonard Nimoy on your new journey.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

SHADO NEWS - Information about Gerry and Sylvia Anderson Related Projects - March 2015 - Thunderbirds Are Go TV Series

Lady Penelope, her chauffeur Parker and some Pug.
I couldn't quite wait a month to post more news concerning the world of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. The first bit is pretty big news.

Sylvia Anderson to guest star in Thunderbirds Are Go! TV series.  It was announced that Sylvia Anderson will lend her voice to the part of Lady Penelope's great aunt, Sylvia!  Sylvia not only co-produced the original Thunderbirds TV series but also voiced the original Lady Penelope.

Here is what she said about her involvement -

“I am completely over the moon”, Sylvia exclusively confessed to us. “I’m looking forward to playing yet another feisty lady, and I know that Thunderbirds Are Go is going to be a great series! It’s wonderful to witness the rebirth of something so close to my heart. Oh, and if you must know, there is more to the character than meets the eye”.

Doctor Who - David Tennant To Appear At Wizard World Raleigh

Rejoice Doctor Who fans of the Tar Heel state.  Wizard World Comic Con is bringing David Tennant to its inaugural show in Raleigh North Carolina.  The convention will be held on March 13th to the 15th and David Tennant will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday.  Tickets are on sale now and if you want to guarantee meeting David Tennant you best bet is to buy the pricey VIP ticket. More info at the link.

Doctor Who - Out Today In The UK "Doctor Who Comic"

Out today in the UK is a collection of the USA Doctor Who Comic in a nice little collection where you get the first story arcs for the 10th,11th and 12th Doctor Comic Book series.  If you haven't been reading them here is your chance to read what has been so far a really good comic book series. Plus if you subsribe you can get a free t - shirt. (UK Only)

Below is a synopsis of the three stories that will be in the new Doctor Who Comic that is 84 pages at

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Doctor Who - Out Today 12th Doctor Comic Issue 5

Out today the 5th issue of the 12th Doctor Comic Book by Titan.  Will The Doctor be able to save Clara from her fate?  Find out today.

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor issue #5 by Robbie Morrison and Dave Taylor!
The Doctor and Clara and their allies are split between two time zones, as the clock counts down to the resurrection of the vengeful Kali! Will an ageless cult succeed where so many villains have

New Comic Book Checklist For February 25th

Colder: Bad Seed 5
Conan: The Avenger 11
Halo: Escalation 15
Manara Library:THC: 6-Escape Piranesi
Mister X: Razed 1
Tomb Raider 13


Monday, February 23, 2015

Doctor Who - The 12th Doctor Meets The Rat Pack

Coming in June from Titan Comics is the latest 12th Doctor comic.  It appears The Doctor and Clara will be having an adventure in Las Vegas (a place I'm returning home from today) and it looks like the will be meeting the famous Rat Pack. Below is a small synopsis.

The Doctor meets the Rat Pack! 

A brand-new story ​begins, as the Doctor and Clara are forced to ally with gangsters on the Vegas strip to combat an even more terrifying foe!
Will the Doctor’s morals prove as alien as the unearthly invaders – or can he triumph without compromise… in ‘GANGLAND’?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Doctor Who - Vienna Series 2

The new box set for the Big Finish created character from the 7th Doctor Adventures is here and for the fans of Vienna played by Chase Masterson you have three new adventures to look forward too. You can order the box set at the Big Finish website.

Tabula Rasa by James Goss

Ever woken up and can't remember where you are? What if you couldn’t remember who you are? Or why there’s a dead body outside your door?

Vienna Salvatori is hunting for a killer – but can she be sure it’s not herself?

Underworld by Cavan Scott

Something bad is lurking down in the Undercity. Innocent citizens are turning on each other, baying for blood.

Vienna must team up with jaded cop Lieutenant Jexie Reagan. She’s never had a partner – but will either of them make it through the night alive?

The Vienna Experience by Jonathan Morris

Ever wanted to experience the life of an assassin? Longed to feel the thrill of the hunt? Now is your chance to get beneath the skin of Vienna Salvatori. See what she sees. Hear what she hears.

And pray she never finds out.

Written By: James Goss, Cavan Scott and Jonathan Morris
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Chase Masterson (Vienna Salvatori), Samantha Béart (Lieutenant Jexie Reagan) Harry Ditson (Chief Doran Curtis), John Schwab (Anders), Tim Beckmann (Concierge), Duncan Wisbey (Detective Guy Wilkes), Nigel Carrington (Carlos Van Meyer), Donna Berlin (Valentine), Regina Regan (Kelsey)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Doctor Who - Returning Character in 2015 - Spoiler

Even though this is a spoiler, it is all over the news and no one is surprised to see this character return next season of Doctor Who.  If you want to be surprised, stay off the internet for the next few months.  If you want to know who it is, read more!!

Doctor Who - Gallifrey: Intervention Earth Synopsis

Big Finish starts a new Gallifrey series with Gallifrey: Intervention Earth.  There are some familiar voices in this story and Romana is now played by Juliet Landau.  There is also a familiar enemy one you should recognize from the picture of the cover.  You can order it from the Big Finish website.

Times change…

Romana is approaching her final term of office, and hopes to leave her world in a state of peace and harmony. Narvin is concerned about the implementation of a controversial Precog programme, one that seeks to predict the Time Lords’ future. Ace is an operative for the Celestial Intervention Agency, having learned the art of interference from one of the best…  

And somewhere, across the stars, an ancient force is stirring: one of the Time Lords’ greatest heroes is returning to our universe. But he may also prove to be their greatest threat.

When the history of Earth is threatened, and an ancient conspiracy reaches the heart of Time Lord government, can even Romana’s closest allies truly be trusted?

Time will tell… but by then, it may already be too late.

Written By: Scott Handcock & David Llewellyn
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Juliet Landau (Romana), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Seán Carlsen (Narvin), Stephen Thorne (Omega), Scott Arthur (Lukas), Gyles Brandreth (Rexx), Daniel Brocklebank (Tauras), Laura Doddington (Vale Endrogan), Rachel Atkins (Sol), Toby Longworth (Min), Andrew Pepper (Merkis)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Doctor Who - Out Today Tenth Doctor Number 7

The second part of the World War One Weeping Angel story featuring the 10th Doctor is out today. See what happens when The Doctor encounters one of his deadliest enemies.  Below is a synopsis and a preview of the comic book that is out today.


Trapped in a field hospital in No Man's Land, the Doctor and Gabby are surrounded on all sides by a force of starving Weeping Angels. Their only allies - a handful of experienced soldiers, the friendly-but-exhausted Corporal Jamie Hamilton, and beds full of the walking wounded. 

As the siege stretches on and watchful eyes grow weary – who will be the first to blink?!

Comic Book Checklist For February 18th

  • BPRD: Hell on Earth (Part 19) 128
  • Buffy: The Vampire Slayer: Season 10: 12
  • Creepy Comics 19
  • Dark Horse Presents (2014) 7
  • Ei8ht: Outcast 1
  • Groo: Friends And Foes 2
  • Lady Killer 1.2 (Second Print) 
  • Strain: Night Eternal 6


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Doctor Who - Dark Eyes 4 Synopsis

The final part of the Dark Eyes saga comes to a close this March.  The popular series starring Paul McGann as The Doctor has been on of the best stories that Big Finish has done and joining The Master as protagonist will be The Daleks and Sontarans. You can pre order Dark Eyes 4 at the Big Finish website.

4.1 A Life in the Day by John Dorney

The Doctor and Liv return to post-World War I London, where the Doctor meets Kitty Donaldson (Beth Chalmers), and Liv strikes a friendship with her brother Martin (Barnaby Kay). But what mysterious force is hunting them?

4.2 The Monster of Montmartre by Matt Fitton

The Doctor and Liv’s investigations bring them to Paris, where a monster stalks the streets.

4.3 Master of the Daleks by John Dorney

The Master and the Dalek Time Controller have forged an alliance. History hangs in the balance, and this time the Doctor can’t help…

4.4 Eye of Darkness by Matt Fitton

It’s the endgame. Truths will be revealed, and a hero will make the ultimate sacrifice.

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

Paul McGann (The Doctor), Nicola Walker (Liv Chenka), Alex Macqueen (The Master), Barnaby Kay (Martin Donaldson), Rachel Stirling (Adelaine Dutemps), Sorcha Cusack (Mary), Dan Starkey (The Sontarans), Susannah Harker (Anya), David Sibley (The Eminence), Beth Chalmers (Kitty Donaldson), Charlie Norfolk (The Woman), Derek Hutchinson (Usher), Alex Wyndham (Thug), Blake Ritson (Barman), Camilla Power (Receptionist/Mademoiselle), John Dorney (Android), with Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Doctor Who - Synopsis For The Darkness of Glass

This months 4th Doctor Adventure takes place on an island in the year 1907 and it might be a ghost story.  It stars Tom Baker and Louise Jameson reprising the roles that have made them famous in Classic Doctor Who.  You can get this adventure from the Big Finish website.

Cut off from the TARDIS, the Doctor and Leela find themselves stranded on a small island.  But they are not alone.  It is 1907, and members of the Caversham Society have gathered on the hundredth anniversary of the death of Mannering Caversham, the greatest Magic Lanternist who ever lived.

But Caversham was also a supernaturalist who claimed to have conjured up a demon from the depths of hell. As people start to die, the Doctor begins to wonder if Caversham’s story might have more than a grain of truth in it. Can the Doctor and Leela discover what really happened to Caversham a century ago?  And if they do, will they live to tell the tale..?

Written By: Justin Richards
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Mark Lewis Jones (Professor Oliver Mortlake), Julian Wadham (Joseph Holman), Sinead Keenan (Mary Summersby), Rory Keenan (David Lacey)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Doctor Who - Synopsis For Equilibrium

This month's Main Range release sees The 5th Doctor and his companions still in E - Space trying to find a way out.  It stars Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Mark Strickson.  You can order it from the Big Finish website.

Still looking for a way out of E-Space, the TARDIS crashes to Isenfel - a realm of snow and ice. Snarling beasts stalk the frozen plains, a feisty princess leads the hunt, and a queen in an ice palace rules over her loyal subjects.

But this is no fairytale kingdom, and everyone in Isenfel knows the price of survival. While Nyssa and Tegan uncover deadly secrets hidden in the palace, Turlough flees for his life across the tundra.

And as for the Doctor... he only ever wants to change things for the better. But in a world such as Isenfel, such a hope may not even be possible.

Written By: Matt Fitton
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Mark Strickson (Turlough), Annette Badland (Queen Karlina), Nickolas Grace (Balancer Skaarsgard/Viktor Skaarsgard), Joanna Kirkland (Inger), John Albasiny (Jesper), Ella Kennion (Romy)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Doctor Who - Filming Has Begun On Block Two

Filming has begun on Block Two of Series Nine of Doctor Who and the BBC have released this photo to let everyone know.  Series Nine airs this Fall.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Doctor Who - Synopsis For Little Doctors

The second in Big Finish's digital only Doctor Who release in their new Short Trips range is a Second Doctor story.  Little Doctors is read by Frazer Hines and takes place in season 6.  You can order the adventure from the Big Finish website.

The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe to a sophisticated Earth colony. Olympos is a world of hi-tech cities, where the lives of the populace are controlled by an all-seeing, all-knowing super computer: Zeus. When the Doctor sees how the human inhabitants have been robbed of the more simple pleasures, he sets out to bring real life back to the colony. But his mental connection to Zeus has some unexpected consequences…

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

Written By: Philip Lawrence
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Frazer Hines (Narrator)

New Comic Book Checklist For February 11th

Abe Sapien 20
Avatar:THC: Last Airbender Rift Library Edition
Conan/Red Sonja 2
Creepy Archives:THC: 21
Itty Bitty Comics: The Mask 4
Prometheus: Fire + Stone: Omega (One Shot)
Resurrectionists 4
Usagi Yojimbo: 1 for $1
X 22


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Doctor Who - Big Finish To Do New UNIT Series With Jemma Redgrave

Big Finish will be releasing a new UNIT Series starring Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart.  This is pretty exciting as we all know Kate Stewart from NuWho and her recent appearance in Death in Heaven with Peter Capaldi.   UNIT: Extinction will be the first of four box sets for this new UNIT series and will be out November 2015. The first box set sees Kate and her team fighting off a threat from the Nestene Conscious and their plastic henchmen The Autons in 4 hour long stories. No other cast members have been announced yet but with this release it is looking like Big Finish might be one step closer to getting the rights to do NuWho stories.
For the full announcement go to the Big Finish website at the link below.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Marvel Vs. DC -The Television Battleground - Update

by Ken Parker

Forget the movies. That particular battle between DC and Marvel doesn't really get interesting until next year. Right now the battle is on television and while they are not really going against each other head to head, it is still interesting to see how both sides are amping up their game with their current and future series. There is so much going on right now and I am not even dealing with the animated series.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Doctor Who - Big Finish To Do The Sixth Doctor's Last Adventure.

Ever wonder what the last adventure The 6th Doctor partook before he regenerated in Time and the Rani?  Well wonder no more as Big Finish will be giving us The Last Adventure.  This special release will be a four hour long episodes on four CD's.  It will be released in book form with behind the scenes pictures, illustrations and interviews.  The four stories will be linked by The Valeyard who will be played by once again by Michael Jayston.  The four stories and companions in them are as followed from the Big Finish Website.

End of the Line by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris, in which the Doctor and his latest companion Constance (Miranda Raison) investigate a commuter train that has lost its way…

The Red House by Alan Barnes, the Doctor and Charlotte Pollard (India Fisher) arrive on a world that is populated by werewolves.

Stage Fright by Matt Fitton takes the Doctor and Flip (Lisa Greenwood) to Victorian London, where investigators Jago (Christopher Benjamin) and Litefoot (Trevor Baxter) explore theatrical performances that have echoes of the Doctor’s past lives…

The Brink of Death by Nicholas Briggs, as the Doctor and Mel (Bonnie Langford) face the final confrontation with the Valeyard - and the Doctor must make the ultimate sacrifice.

Sixth Doctor: The Last Adventure will be out this September.

Doctor Who - Cover To Doctor Who Magazine 483

Here is the cover for the newest issue of Doctor Who Magazine which comes out today in the UK.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SHADO NEWS - Information about Gerry and Sylvia Anderson Related Projects - February 2015

by Ken Parker

Welcome to the first of an ongoing series of articles that will include many of the happenings in the worlds of Gerry, Sylvia and Jamie Anderson. The mastermind behind such shows as Supercar, Stingray, Thunderbirds, UFO, Space:1999 and Captain Scarlet, Gerry Anderson, is gone but certainly not forgotten. There is a ton of news related to his shows and the ongoing work of his son, Jamie. So let's start with some news.

Doctor Who joins the Lego family!‏

The news that a lot of Doctor Who fans have been waiting for has finally arrived.  Doctor Who will now have it's own Lego line. You'll be able to make sets based on the TARDIS and any other scene in Doctor Who similiar to the way the Star Wars Lego's are handled.  The release will be later this year.  Here is the official press release about the Doctor Who Lego line.


LEGO®Doctor Who set to materialize later this year

Doctor Who and LEGO® fans around the world received exciting news today as The LEGO Group announced that it would be producing a LEGO Doctor Who set.

The concept for a Doctor Who set came from the LEGO® IDEAS website where fans can submit ideas for a set and vote for their favorite idea to be produced.

New Comic Book Checklist For February 4th


* Angel + Faith: Season 10: 11
* Conan:TPB: 16-The Song of Belit
* Elfquest:TPB: Complete Elfquest 2
* Ghost 12
* Ghost Fleet 4
* Goon: Once Upon A Hard Time 1
* Hellboy And the BPRD 3
* Lady Killer 2
* Rat God 1


* American Vampire: Second Cycle 6

Monday, February 2, 2015

Doctor Who - Lost William Hartnell Desert Island Discs Recording Found

The BBC have found a lost recording of a William Hartnell appearance on Desert Island Discs. The episode includes an interview with William Hartnell and a selection of his favorite songs, a book and a personal luxury.  This 1965 Radio 4 program is quite the find as you get a good insight of the man who played the First Doctor.  You can listen to it below.