Friday, October 30, 2015

Doctor Who - The Well - Mannered War Review

Doctor Who:
The Well - Mannered War
By Gareth Roberts
Adapted By John Dorney
Starring Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and John Leeson

The Doctor and Romana make an emergency landing when they came to close to the end of the time vortex.   They end up landing on the planet Barclow which is laid claim by two factions the humans and Chelonians.  The two forces have been at war over this planet for a long time.  The only problem is they have been very polite about it and the two commanders are best friends.  Sounds like the ideal planet for The Doctor and Romana to land on as there doesn’t appear to be any conflict for them to help resolve.  Or is there?  There appears to be a dark force involved that is trying to make the war something more than friendly and The Doctor might not be able to stop it.

Doctor Who - Steven Moffat Teases The Zygon Invasion and His Scariest Moments

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Doctor Who - Synopsis and Variant Covers For 8th Doctor Issue One

Out today is issue one of the 8th Doctor mini series.  We see The Doctor at his house and if you were a fan of the books during the Wilderness years you might be familiar with this.  Below is the synopsis and the eight variant covers for issue one including the one for LI Who.


Get ready for an all-new season of comics adventures featuring the Eighth Doctor, as played by Paul McGann in the Doctor Who movie, fan-favorite minisode Night of the Doctor... and over fourteen years (and counting!) of astounding Big Finish audio spectaculars!

Five amazing, interconnected new stories take the Doctor on a rollercoaster of threat and misadventure, as he investigates the mysteries surrounding his new companion Josie. Victorian magic shows, murderous trees, lost books, crystalline life-forms, barges in space crammed with the undead... and the grand journey all begins in a sleepy Welsh town... besieged by living paintings!

Buckle up for a wild ride that embraces all the Gothic Romance and interstellar terror of the Doctor's eighth incarnation!

Doctor Who - The Zygon Invasion Preview Clip

Doctor Who - Introduction to The Zygon Invasion

Doctor Who - The Fan Show: The Woman Who Lived Reactions

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Doctor Who - The Way of the Empty Hand Synopsis

Out now for download only is a Second Doctor story for Short Trips and just like the first one this one is narrated by Frazer Hines who played Jamie during the Troughton era.  You can order this download only release from the Big Finish website.

Release #10 is a Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe story.

The war world of Combatia. A great mechanised planet that traverses the universe, overseen by its benevolent and infallible overlord, plucking up the finest warriors of every world it passes and pitting them against each other to determine which of them is greatest. Their consent is irrelevant - all that matters is the battle. The greatest warrior must be found. Will it be Bloodbane, King of Carnage? Jamie McCrimmon? Gichin Funakoshi? Or the strange little man who calls himself the Doctor?

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

Written By: Julian Richards
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Frazer Hines (Narrator)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Doctor Who - Promo Pics For The Zygon Invasion

Doctor Who - Big Finish To Do 10th Doctor Audios With Tennant and Tate

Starting in May Big Finish will release audio adventures of the best Doctor and companion pairing of the new series.  That's right David Tennant and Catherine Tate will be reprising their roles from Series 4 of Doctor Who.  The Doctor and Donna will return in three audio adventures that sees the popular duo taking on evil aliens and once again saving the universe.  

This is great news as this was and still is my favorite Doctor and companion pairing of the new show and it will be great to see what the great writers from Big Finish will do with David Tennant's Doctor. If you are a fan of Big Finish and have heard how well they do stories of the Classic Doctor's you should feel excited because these stories might actually be better than the ones on TV.  You can pre order these thre stories individually or together in a special limited edition box set from the Big Finish website.

1.1 Technophobia

When the Doctor and Donna visit London’s Technology Museum for a glimpse into the future, things don’t go to plan.

The most brilliant IT brain in the country can’t use her computer. More worrying, the exhibits are attacking the visitors, while outside, people seem to be losing control of the technology that runs their lives.

Is it all down to simple human stupidity, or is something more sinister going on?

Beneath the streets, the Koggnossenti are waiting. For all of London to fall prey to technophobia...

Written By: Matt Fitton

David Tennant (The Doctor), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Niky Wardley (Bex), Rachael Stirling (Jill Meadows), Chook Sibtain (Brian), Rory Keenan (Kevin), Lukas (Jot Stevens)

1.2 Time Reaver

Calibris. The spaceport planet where anything goes. Where anyone who doesn't want to be found can be lost, and where everything has its price. Where betentacled gangster Gully holds sway at the smugglers’ tavern, Vagabond’s Reach.

The alien Vacintians are trying to impose some order on the chaos. Soon the Doctor and Donna discover why. An illegal weapon is loose on the streets. A weapon that destroys lives… Slowly and agonisingly.

The Time Reaver.

Written By: Jenny T Colgan

David Tennant (The Doctor), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Alex Lowe (Soren), Sabrina Bartlett (Cora), Terry Molloy (Rone), John Banks (Gully), Dan Starkey (Dorn)

1.3 Death and the Queen

Donna Noble has never been lucky in love.

So when, one day, her Prince does come, she is thrilled to have the wedding of all weddings to look forward to. Though the Doctor isn’t holding his breath for an invitation. And her future mother-in-law is certainly not amused.

But on the big day itself, Donna finds her castle under siege from the darkest of forces, marching at the head of a skeleton army.

When it looks like even the Doctor can’t save the day, what will Queen Donna do to save her people from Death itself?

Written By: James Goss

David Tennant (The Doctor), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Blake Ritson (Rudolph), Alice Krige (Queen Mum), Beth Chalmers (Hortense), Alan Cox (Death)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Doctor Who - The Woman Who Lived Review (Spoilers)

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.

Doctor Who - More Extra and More Rufus Cam

Friday, October 23, 2015

Doctor Who - The Romance of Crime Review

Doctor Who:
The Romance of Crime
By Gareth Roberts
Adapted By John Dorney
Starring Tom Baker, Lalla Ward and
John Leeson

The Doctor, Romana and K – 9 have gotten themselves mixed up in a big crime dispute while on The Rock of Judgement.   The Rock is the prison and execution area for the Uva Beta system.  This system is very dangerous as The Doctor has to deal with a maverick law man, a mob group who use the Ogrons as servants and then there is the thing about a possessed mask which melds to your face and takes you completely over.   What is the mystery of the mask and why is it so powerful?   Can The Doctor and Romana save the day again or will they be killed by a psychotic woman wearing a mask.

Doctor Who - Steven Moffat's Teaser to The Woman Who Lived

Doctor Who - #RufusCam: Running around in circles.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Doctor Who - Comics 9th Doctor Issue 4, 12th Doctor Issue 13 and 10th Doctor Issue 2.2 Covers and Synopsis

If your a Doctor Who comic book fan today is a good day for you.  Out today we have three comic books for the 9th, 10th and 12th Doctor.  Plenty of reading this week for Doctor Who fans so head to your local comic book shop and pick up these new releases.


Jack alone in a vortex-stranded TARDIS, surrounded by the hostile Unon!
The truth about the armored Lect, as Rose is taken prisoner!

Doctor Who - Will Ashildr Be Back?

Doctor Who - The Fan Show: The Girl Who Died Reactions

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Doctor Who - Peter Capaldi Introduces The Woman Who Lived

Doctor Who - Torchwood Fall To Earth Synopsis

The second Torchwood audio adventure from Big Finish stars Gareth David - LLoyd as he performs a story that takes place on a spaceflight.  You can order this release from the Big Finish website.

The SkyPuncher is the first private spaceflight. But Ephraim Salt's visionary project has gone horribly wrong - the ship is falling out of the sky and there seems no way to stop it.

Ianto Jones thought the flight would be sabotaged. The only problem is... he's on board.

Written By: James Goss
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Lisa Zahra (Zeynep)

Produced by James Goss
Script edited by Steve Tribe

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Doctor Who - The Girl Who Died - Review - Spoilers

By Ken Parker

You may not realize this, but this episode, “The Girl Who Died” is the definitive blueprint of a standard Doctor Who episode. It has the Doctor and Clara entering a Viking era village and in a bit of trouble. The Doctor finds a way out by pretending to be something he is not but this backfires. Suddenly an alien race raids the village and kidnaps all the warriors. The Doctor must now work with the village and get them prepared for the battle set for the next day. Clara is relying on the Doctor's usual last minute save the day plan but alas, the Doctor doesn't have one ...yet. Clara attempts to inspire the Doctor to be who he is and with the help Ashildr (Maisie Williams) and a crying baby the Doctor comes up with a plan utilizing his surroundings (no TARDIS and no Sonics). The plan works well but with a catch.

Doctor Who - The Girl Who Died Review (Spoilers)

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.

Doctor Who - BBC America The Woman Who Lived Trailer

Doctor Who - Extra The Girl Who Died

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Doctor Who - The Woman Who Lived Trailer

Eye on Sci-Fi - The X-Files, Star Wars, The Martian, SyFy does what it does - cancel shows

October 2015
By Ken Parker

Lots of series canceled, lots of stuff coming up and a look at The Martian movie.

Continuum Series - So after 4 seasons, Continuum is done.  I followed the show since day one and for the most part I found the entire thing enjoyable.  I felt the show never ever was on track with a true direction and that might be representative of the time travel nature of the story.  The show was constantly trying to find an identity and often changed direction.  I don't think it ever figured itself out and even in the final mini season, it just barely managed to put all the pieces together.  It was not a bad show and the ending approached a satisfying conclusion but not sure it was worth the 4 years to get there.  If you are looking for a time travel, conundrum and paradox show that looks at how and why one might want to change history, this series has some great concepts and excellent characters.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Doctor Who - The Warehouse Review

Doctor Who:
The Warehouse
By Mike Tucker
Starring Sylvester McCoy and
Bonnie Langford

The Doctor and Mel have landed in what appears to be a huge warehouse.  What is different about this warehouse is that it is in space and in orbit around a planet.   The Doctor notices that lots of food and supplies are just sitting on the shelves with no hint of being shipped to the planet below.  There also seems to be a strange smell as the travelers encounter a mold that appears to be alive.

Also in this warehouse is a computer that doesn’t appear to be acting correctly and a crew of clones. One set of clones doesn’t seem to be right and insists there is something wrong.   The Doctor is confused and continues to investigate while Mel and the strange set of clones is seeing the supervisor and ends up being forced to fix the computer.  Then there is the problem of the vermin running around the warehouse.  Are they there to invade or something else?  It is up to The Doctor to sort it all out and save the warehouse and the planet below.

Doctor Who - A Third Preview Clip For "The Girl Who Died"

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Doctor Who - The Girl Who Died Maisie Williams Interview

The BBC Media Centre has released an interview with The Girl Who Died guest star Maisie Williams.

Are you a fan of Doctor Who?
When Doctor Who came back on television a lot of my male friends were really excited. I didn’t know much about it but I watched a couple of seasons with David Tennant as the Doctor. And since I’ve been here, I’ve been questioning Jenna: why are you in a space suit? What’s going on here? Have we met this person before? Does this link back to a previous episode? - anything I can find out. It has been really exciting working on it and I’m so glad to be a part of it now.

Doctor Who - Jamie Mathieson on The Girl Who Died

The BBC Media Centre has released an interview with Jamie Mathieson talking about The Girl Who Died.

"The Doctor meets The Vikings! Of course he does. The only question is, why did it take so long?

Odin has come to visit his loyal followers, the Vikings, and reward their bravest warriors with a place in Valhalla. There’s only one problem - The Doctor and Clara, who are having none of this and smell a rat. They are soon caught up in the middle of a war between an advanced race of mercenary aliens and a village full of angry Vikings, who don’t take kindly to having their Gods insulted.

Doctor Who - Maisie Williams on Crossing Fandoms

Doctor Who - Second Preview Clip For "The Girl Who Died"

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Doctor Who - Trailer and Synopsis For Doom Coalition Vol 1

Out now is the new series for the 8th Doctor called Doom Coalition.  This series of box sets sees The Doctor taking on a new threat that might have severe consequences for Gallifrey. You can order the new box set at the Big Finish website.

EPISODE 1: THE ELEVEN written by Matt Fitton

When one of Gallifrey's most notorious criminals attempts to escape from prison, Cardinal Padrac turns for help to the Time Lord who put him there in the first place.

EPISODE 2: THE RED LADY written by John Dorney

A London Museum holds the key to many secrets from the past. But some secrets are so deadly they should remain locked away. Forever.

EPISODE 3: THE GALILEO TRAP written by Marc Platt

With a mysterious plague sweeping through Florence, a rampaging alien behemoth comes between the Doctor and the answers he seeks.

EPISODE 4: THE SATANIC MILL written by Edward Collier

Long buried animosities come boiling to the surface on an ancient and powerful satellite, in a final confrontation that could have unimaginable consequences.

Doctor Who - Peter Capaldi Introduces "The Girl Who Died"

Monday, October 12, 2015

Doctor Who - Before the Flood Review (Spoilers)

By Ken Parker

After watching a fairly good and sort of creepy episode in "Under the Lake" I was eager to see how the story would conclude, thinking that we were in store for a Moffat like tale from the Russel T. Davies era. What we got was something that resembled that quality but not quite.

Doctor Who - Promo Pics For "The Girl Who Died"

Marvel Vs. DC October 2015- The Inhumans delayed, Jessica Jones is almost here, Hulk to appear in next Thor film and two 90's films doomed to not be seen

By Ken Parker

The TV season is back in full force but are the super hero shows any good? We have more shake up news for Marvel and take a look at two documentaries about super hero movies that were never released and one that was never made.

Television - I have to admit that most of my excitement toward Marvel right now is in the form of their Netflix TV series. Jessica Jones is teasing us and I can't wait and now Daredevil will begin to get us thinking about that show... and I can't wait. With the Marvel Netflix Universe doing an excellent job establishing itself, I like the report that there may be a plan down the line to crossover into the other Marvel TV Universe with Agents of SHIELD. As long as they don't do it too often, I like this idea.

Doctor Who - The Woman Who Lived Synopsis

The BBC have released the synopsis for The Woman Who Lived which airs on Saturday October 24th at 9PM on BBC American and TBD for BBC One.

Doctor Who: The Woman Who Lived 
England, 1651. The deadly Highwayman 'The Nightmare' and his sidekick stalk the dark streets of London. But when they find loot that's not of this world, they come face to face with The Doctor. 
Who is the Nightmare in league with? And can the Doctor avoid the hangman's noose and protect Earth from a devilish betrayal? 
Writer / Catherine TregennaDirector / Ed BazalgetteProducer / Derek RitchieCast / Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Doctor Who - Before the Flood Review (Spoilers)

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.

Doctor Who - More Behind the Scenes Videos

Friday, October 9, 2015

Doctor Who - Return to Telos Review

Doctor Who:
Return to Telos
By Nicholas Briggs
Starring Tom Baker, Louise Jameson and
Frazer Hines

The Doctor and Leela have landed on Telos but not where and at the time that the Cybermen had hoped.  In fact The Doctor had diverted the TARDIS to a time that he was there before when the tombs were discovered and opened up.  There the Second Doctor and Jamie are trying to stop the return of the Cybermen while the Fourth Doctor decides to go back and try and save Krelos.  The Doctor discovers how the Cybermen infected his TARDIS by seeing Jamie again and it has given him the idea to save Krelos as long as he isn’t too late in returning to Krelos.

Doctor Who - Synopsis For The Forsaken

This months Early Adventures continues with the Second Doctor and this time they are on an island in Singapore during World War 2.  You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.

The TARDIS lands on an island off Singapore during the Japanese invasion of 1942. The travellers are found by some British soldiers - among them a certain Private James Jackson, who just happens to be Ben’s father. But they're not the only visitors to the island...

Written By: Justin Richards
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Anneke Wills (Polly Wright/Narrator), Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon/The Doctor), Elliot Chapman (Ben Jackson/Private Lawson/Andrews), Ben Nealon (Captain Freeman), Michael Jibson (Corporal Gibbs), Oliver Jackson (Private James Jackson), Gabrielle Glaister (Mrs Maggie Bishop)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Doctor Who - Titan Comics NYCC Doctor Who Comics Signings and Panels

New York Comic Con starts today and Titan Comics will be there showing off their line of comics and they will be showcasing their Doctor Who comic book line with panels and signings.  If you are lucky enough to attend NYCC then check out the Titan Comics booth #2142


Room: Livestream Villiage Booth #656
Guests: Simon Fraser (Eleventh Doctor), Nick Abadzis (Tenth Doctor), Andrew James (Doctor Who Titan Editor)

TENTH & ELEVENTH DOCTOR | SIGNING | 4.30PM –5.30PM | Booth: #2142
Talent: Nick Abadzis (Tenth Doctor), Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor), Simon Fraser (Eleventh Doctor), Mariano Laclaustra (Twelfth Doctor), Rachel Stott (Ninth, Tenth, Twelfth Doctor),  Si Spurrier (Eleventh Doctor)
Title: Doctor Who Comics


Talent: Si Spurrier (Eleventh Doctor), Simon Fraser (Eleventh Doctor), Mariano Laclaustra (Twelfth Doctor), Rachel Stott (Ninth, Tenth, Twelfth Doctor)
Title: Doctor Who Comics

Doctor Who - Planet of the Rani Synopsis

This month's Main Range release sees the return of the Rani as she takes on the 6th Doctor again. This time she has her own planet.  You can order this release starring Colin Baker at the Big Finish website.

Miasimia Goria was a quiet planet, an ancient world of bucolic tranquillity… until the Rani arrived with ideas of her own.

She planned to create a race of new gods… gods that she could keep on her leash, but those plans went horribly wrong.

Now, she languishes in the high security of Teccaurora Penitentiary, consigned there by her arch enemy and old student colleague, the Doctor.

But the Rani, always resourceful, ever calculating, knows things about the Doctor’s past that he would rather forget. She wants revenge, even if it takes a hundred years… and then she has other unfinished business.

The ruins of Miasimia Goria await…

Written By: Marc Platt
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Colin Baker (The Doctor), Miranda Raison (Constance Clarke), Siobhan Redmond (The Rani), James Joyce (Raj Kahnu/Guard), Olivia Poulet (Pazmi), Dominic Thorburn (Brejesh/Security Leader), Tim Bentinck (Chowdras/Governor), Chris Porter (Degoor/Montain)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Doctor Who - First Preview Clip For Before the Flood

Doctor Who - Cover and Synopsis For 11th Doctor Issue 2.1

Out today is the new series for the 11th Doctor and it looks like there may be some flashback to the War Doctor.  Series 2 is in comic book stores today.


Accused of a genocidal crime he (probably) didn't (possibly) commit (oh hell, he totally did it), the Doctor and Alice – along with a unique! new! companion! – go on the run.

Doctor Who - The Fan Show: Under The Lake Reactions

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Doctor Who - The Underwater Menace DVD Details

BBCWW have released the details for The Underwater Menace which is to be the last classic Doctor Who story on DVD to be released.  It also looks like the missing episode one and four will be telesnaps as the animation was cancelled last year.  Fans will be able to see the recovered episode two which was returned back in 2011.  Finally this DVD and the extras will finally be seen and hopefully someday we will get the missing parts found.

The Underwater Menace
Release date: 26 Oct 2015 UK 

Starring Patrick Troughton as Doctor Who, with Michael Craze as Ben Jackson, Anneke Wills as Polly, and Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon
Written by Geoffrey Orme
Directed by Julia Smith

Broadcast: 14 Jan - 4 Feb 1967

The TARDIS lands in the lost city of Atlantis, where the crazed Professor Zaroff has convinced the Atlanteans that he can raise their city from beneath the sea. But the Doctor discovers the terrible truth behind Zaroff’s plan – he intends to destroy the entire planet. With the doomsday clock ticking, the Doctor and his companions must battle to prevent the apocalypse...

The Underwater Menace is the fifth serial of the fourth season, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from 14 January 1967 to 4 February 1967. The story introduces Jamie McCrimmon's (Frazer Hines) on his first journey with the Doctor as a travelling companion. This special release will contain the two re-mastered existing episodes, with the two missing episodes represented with restored audio and surviving stills, as well as over an hour of extras.

Special Features:
Commentary - For episode 1, Interview with actor Michael Troughton Part 2 (from The Ice Warriors). For episodes 2 and 3, a commentary with actors Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines and Catherine Howe, special sounds supervisor Brian Hodgson and floor assistant Quentin Mann. For episode 4, archive material featuring Patrick Troughton, directors Julia Smith and Hugh David, and producer Innes Lloyd. Moderated and linked by Toby Hadoke.

A Fishy Tale (Feature, dur. 28’ 30”) – cast and crew look back on the making of the story. With actors Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines and Catherine Howe, AFM Gareth Gwenlan, production assistant Berry Butler and new series writer Robert Shearman. Narrated by Peter Davison.

The Television Centre of the Universe – Part Two (dur. 32’ 10” ) – Yvette Fielding continues her tour of BBC Television Centre in the company of actors Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Mark Strickson, with contributions from former colleagues along the way. With senior camera supervisor Alec Wheal, AFM Sue Hedden, former BBC producer and writer Richard Marson, exhibitions assistant Bob Richardson, production assistant Jane Ashford and videotape engineer Simon Anthony.

Doctor Who - Introduction to Before the Flood

Doctor Who - TARDIS Lego Set Revealed

Coming this December just in time for Christmas is the TARDIS Lego set.  Below is pictures and a video of the new Doctor Who Lego set and I am sure a lot of fans are excited by this.  I'm sure there are a lot of old time fans that wished we had this back in the day.  Now we do.