Thursday, January 28, 2016

Doctor Who The Fan Show: Lego Dimensions Easter Eggs

If your a fan of the video game Lego Dimensions and the Doctor Who part of it then this episode of The Fan Show is one for you to watch.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Doctor Who - 10th and 11th Doctor Comic Book Cover and Previews

Out today at your local comic book shop are two Doctor Who comic books the 10th Doctor issue 2.5 and 11th Doctor 2.5.  Read the continuing comic book adventures of these past two Doctors.

The Doctor and Gabby are still caught between two factions as modern humanity is born. Neanderthals and Cro Magnons clash, and their actions will shape the direction taken by humankind in the millennia to come! Plus: Cindy discovers an alarming secret back in NYC... and in deep space, Anubis grows impatient!

Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Colorist: Arianna Florean
Letterer: Comicraft
Cover A: Elena Casagrande & Arianna Florean
Cover B: Photo cover by Will Brooks
Cover C: Josh Cassaro & Luis Guerrero
Publisher: Titan Comics
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 32 PP
Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: Jan 27, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Doctor Who - Louise Jameson Added To LI Who 4 Guest List

Fans of Classic Who and the 4th Doctor era rejoice.  Louise Jameson will be coming to Long Island for LI Who 4 this year.  Louise Jameson played Leela during the Tom BAker era and also has reprise the role for Big Finish for their 4th Doctor audio range.  The convention takes place on November 11th to the 13th and you can get tickets at the LI Who website.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Doctor Who - Steven Moffat To Step Down After Series 10 To Be Replaced By Chris Chibnall

It was announced tonight that Steven Moffat will step down as showrunner and executive producer after Series 10 which will air in the Spring of 2017. There will only be a Christmas Special this year as they want to hold back the next series due to the Olympics and Euro 16.  Chris Chibnall has been tapped as Steven Moffat's successor and his series will air in 2018.  Steven Moffat had this to say about his leaving a show that he's over seen for six series.
 “Feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m just starting work on the scripts for season 10, but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out. While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, I’ll be finishing up on the best job in the universe and keeping the TARDIS warm for him. It took a lot of gin and tonic to talk him into this, but I am beyond delighted that one of the true stars of British Television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future. At the start of season 11, Chris Chibnall will become the new showrunner of Doctor Who. And I will be thrown in a skip.”
Here is what new showrunner Chris Chibnall had to say about his appointment to over see Doctor Who.
"Doctor Who is the ultimate BBC programme: bold, unique, vastly entertaining, and adored all around the world.  So it's a privilege and a joy to be the next curator of this funny, scary and emotional family drama. I’ve loved Doctor Who since I was four years old, and I’m relishing the thought of working with the exceptional team at BBC Wales to create new characters, creatures and worlds for the Doctor to explore.  Steven’s achieved the impossible by continually expanding Doctor Who's creative ambition, while growing its global popularity. He’s been a dazzling and daring showrunner, and hearing his plans and stories for 2017, it’s clear he’ll be going out with a bang. Just to make my life difficult."
So 2016 will only see a Christmas Special and 2017 will see the return of the show in the Spring where it was on for most of its revival.  Here's to Series 10 and lets hope Steven Moffat makes his last series memorable for all the right reasons.

Doctor Who - Big Finish News On Torchwood and The War Doctor

Last weekend was Big Finish Day 8 and at their convention they released some Doctor Who and Torchwood audio adventures news.  First the big news that The War Doctor will be meeting Leela in the 4th War Doctor Box Set which will be out in February of 2017.  If you have ever wondered what happened to Leela during the Time War then this volume of The War Doctor adventures is the one you've been waiting for.

For fans of Torchwood when the first series of audios ends in February the second series will start up in March with a John Barrowman Captain Jack adventure taking place in Victorian times.  But the big news is that Naoko Mori will return as Tosh in April.  This is good news for Torchwood fans as almost everyone of the original cast has returned.  Now all we need is Burn Gorman to come back as Owen.

For fans of the new UNIT adventures by Big Finish it was announced at Big Finish day that the second box set will come out in May and they have released the cover art for it.  It stars Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart and Ingrid Oliver as Osgood and this time they are going up against a new alien race set on invading Earth. The Tengobushi is the name of the new alien race and you can get a look at them on the cover. UNIT: Shutdown will be out in May and will be a four disc box set.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Doctor Who - Details on The Churchill Years

Out now is a box set of four stories that feature Winston Churchill and his encounters with The Doctor.  Ian McNeice reprises his role as Winston Churchill and narrates the stories.  You can get this release from the Big Finish website.

1. The Oncoming Storm by Phil Mulryne

Late 1939. Britain faces the might of Germany. Winston Churchill serves as First Lord of the Admiralty. But Churchill soon finds himself facing a more immediate threat than the looming Nazi menace. A ‘Stone’ with the most mysterious properties is discovered in the Thames’ sands, and soon oddly spoken soldiers are creeping round London ruthlessly trying to acquire it. Who are they? Can Churchill and his new secretary Hetty Warner defeat them? And what about the man in the battered leather jacket that Hetty meets? Churchill feels sure they can rely on the Doctor to help them! Except that this Doctor seems to want to stay hidden in the shadows…

2. Hounded by Alan Barnes

In the dark days of 1941, Britain is in the midst of war. Churchill must stand strong against the might of the enemy – but he is plagued by a darkness in his own psyche. Something he calls ‘the Black Dog’.

Can a visiting Swami hold the answer to his troubles? And can Hetty Warner prevent the Prime Minister's adversaries from taking advantage of the situation?

Across London, the Tenth Doctor's arrival may be the nation's only hope – but the Time Lord's plan to help his friend is endangered when he finds himself declared a traitor by the agents of the country he has come to protect...

3. Living History by Justin Richards

Finally given the chance to travel in the TARDIS, Winston Churchill cannot resist the opportunity of meeting Julius Caesar. But the trip does not go quite as planned. With the TARDIS gone, and Churchill stranded in ancient Britain with a young man he barely knows and who comes from the future, it seems things can hardly get any worse.

Until he is captured by the invading Romans.

Still, at least that means Churchill will meet Julius Caesar after all. But then Churchill learns of the Bronze God, feared and worshipped by the Ancient Britons. A god that he recognises as anything but divine when he meets it.

4. The Chartwell Metamorphosis by Ken Bentley

Comfortably retired to his home at Chartwell, Churchill plans to live out his days in peace, in the company of his butterflies – if his attendants would just leave him alone.

But it isn't simply Lepidoptera breeding in the gardens, as a far more sinister species is about to emerge from its cocoon – and is ready to feast on something more than just the shrubberies.

Surrounded on all sides, the former Prime Minister must put a life's worth of experience into action in order to win the day. Can his new nurse Lily Arwell offer her assistance?

Written By: Phil Mulryne, Alan Barnes, Justin Richards, Ken Bentley
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Ian McNeice (Winston Churchill), Danny Horn (Kazran Sardick), Holly Earl (Lily Arwell), Emily Atack (Hetty Warner), Michael Gould (Frederick Lindemann), Derek Riddell (Lt-Commander Sandy McNish), Phil Mulryne (Able Seaman Phillips), Jo Stone-Fewings (Major Wheatley) Amerjit Deu (The Swami), Stewart Scudamore (Danvers), Alistair Petrie (Julius Caesar), Laura Rogers (Queen Tristahna), Carolyn Seymour (Mrs Whitaker), John Banks (Mr Rogers) and Nicholas Briggs (The Dalek)

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

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Doctor Who - Details For Wave of Destruction

This month sees the return of the Tom Baker 4th Doctor audio adventures and this time he is joined by Lalla Ward who played Romana  during the 4th Doctor era.  You can order this audio release from the Big Finish website.

A modulated frequency wave cancellation signal isn’t something that the Doctor and Romana expect to detect in 1960s London. But then they don’t expect to find Professor Lanchester, the man who invented it, lying unconscious. Or MI5 investigating.

With the help of MI5 Agent Miller, Lanchester’s daughter Jill, and his nephew a pirate radio DJ called Mark, the Doctor, Romana and K-9 investigate. They soon discover that there is more at risk than they imagined, and an alien invasion is about to begin.

Can the Doctor identify and defeat the aliens in time? Will Romana manage to find a recombinant transducer before it’s too late? And how will K-9 cope with his new job?

Written By: Justin Richards
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs


Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), John Leeson (K9), Karl Theobald (Mark Lanchaster), Phil Mulryne (Barnaby Miller), Alix Wilton Regan (Jill), John Banks (Derek Fretus)

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

Friday, January 15, 2016

Doctor Who - Torchwood: Fall to Earth Review (Spoilers)

Fall to Earth
By James Goss
Starring Gareth David - Lloyd

Ianto is on a spaceship that is kind of like an airline plane and he is the only one alive.  Bad news is that the ship is crashing down to Earth and well no one from Torchwood is answering their phone today.  As luck would have it his phone rings and it is a woman selling insurance.  Ianto uses this phone call to help him fly the ship and also to keep him from blacking out as Ianto has lost a lot of blood from a leg injury.  It turns out Ianto remembers an explosion and that the passengers were also starting to die from a poison in the food or drink.  The Committee appears to be in charge of this terrorist attack and the worse thing is the ship is projected to crash where Zeyneb works as she is employed by Ephraim Salt the person who is now dead on the ship and also owns the building that the ship will crash into.  Just a normal day for the guy who gets the coffee.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Doctor Who - Details For The Isos Network

This month Early Adventure release, and the last one till September, sees the Second Doctor taking on the Cybermen.  This adventure stars Frazer Hines as Jamie and Wendy Padbury as Zoe.  You can order it now from the Big Finish website.

The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe are leaving Earth after having successfully defeated a Cyberman invasion… The Cyber-fleet is still exploding… But something is escaping through the mass of vaporising debris.

In hot pursuit, the Doctor and his friends find themselves drawn to a mysterious planet where strange beasts slither through the streets of a deserted city… And an old enemy lurks beneath the streets.

As a force of heavily-armed aliens arrives, a battle to save the entire galaxy from invasion begins.

Written By: Nicholas Briggs
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon/The Doctor/Narrator), Wendy Padbury (Zoe Heriot/Narrator), Rachel Bavidge (Seru), Richard James (Enab), Kieran Hodgson (Alam/Hilsee) and Nicholas Briggs as the Cybermen

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

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Into The Time Vortex Podcast - Episode 6 - Doctor Who - Face The Raven Discussion

Doctor Who - Covers and Preview For 8th Doctor Issue Three

Out today is the third issue of the 8th Doctor comic book mini series.  The Doctor is looking into the mysterious Magician.  The book is out now at your local comic book store.

Edinburgh, 1850. The Doctor and Josie Day visit a mysterious magic show, one which is replacing audience members with 'Silvered' duplicates, mirror dimension reflections who jealously watch their real-world counterparts! With the deadly doppelgangers causing chaos, can the Doctor and Josie escape the magician's grasp and avoid being Silvered themselves?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Doctor Who - Details For The Waters of Amsterdam

This month's Main Range sees The Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan going to a museum after the events of Omega.  But in true Doctor fashion the mini vacation is short lived as there appears to be some ghosts in the canals.  You can order this release from the Big Finish website.

Reunited with the Doctor and Nyssa, Tegan joins them on a trip to Amsterdam's Rijkmuseum to see a new exhibition of the work of Rembrandt van Rijn, featuring his drawings of “Vessels of the Stars”. The Doctor is astonished to discover that they are designs for spaceships that would actually work, and decides to pop back to the Dutch Golden Age for a quiet word with Rembrandt – but the world-weary artist is no mood to help.

Meanwhile, strange forces are swirling in the canals, creatures from ancient myth, the watery, goblin-like Nix. What is their connection to the mysterious Countess Mach-Teldak – and to the events of Tegan’s life during her year away from the Doctor?

Written By: Jonathan Morris
Directed By: Jamie Anderson

Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Tim Delap (Kyle), Richard James (Rembrandt Van Rijn), Elizabeth Morton (Teldak), Robbie Stevens (Polsbroek/Nix), Wayne Forester (Glauber). Other parts played by the cast.

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

Friday, January 8, 2016

Doctor Who - Details For Torchwood: Uncanny Valley

This month's Torchwood audio adventure from Big Finish sees Captain Jack back in action.  John Barrowman stars in this audio that you can buy from the Big Finish website.

What has made billionaire Neil Redmond emerge from his long seclusion? Captain Jack knows the answer, and is prepared to go to any lengths to prove it.

A couple of years ago, Neil Redmond was in a terrible accident. His recovery has been long and slow, but now he's back and looking better than ever. Much better than ever.

Dark forces have been behind Neil's transformation. Dark forces that Jack has been hunting for a long time. But Captain Jack's never been able to resist the darkness.

Written By: David Llewellyn
Directed By: Neil Gardner

John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Steven Cree (Neil Redmond), Emma Reeves (Miss Trent)

Produced by James Goss
Script edited by Steve Tribe
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Doctor Who - Big Finish To Do The Two Master's Trilogy

Now this great news for fans of The Master.  Big Finish will be doing a Master trilogy that has the two Big Finish Masters joining forces to take on The Doctor.  It will span three audio adventures that will feature Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy. This will take place in the Main Range so no extra money for a box set will be spent on this thankfully.  The full details are below.

This summer, the Doctor will face the most deadly duel with two versions of his oldest enemy. Geoffrey Beevers and Alex Macqueen are The Two Masters!

Doctor Who Magazine 495 Cover and Details

Out today is the latest Doctor Who Magazine and the cover has Alex Kingston on it where she is interviewed about her Big Finish audio adventure release for River Song.  Below is all the details of this months magazine.

The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine finds out what happens when River Song runs into the Eighth Doctor in the new audio series The Diary of River Song – and interviews both Paul McGann and Alex Kingston who says 

River has to interact with the Eighth Doctor to save him, to help him. When she’s figured out how she can do that without having to be physically present in front of him, alongside helping him, she can then tease and flirt a little bit, because she knows she’s safe, and she knows she hasn’t overstepped a boundary, or changed his or her future in any way by that actual physical interaction. So she can then have fun! She’s in control.

And what does the Eighth Doctor make of River?

What the Doctor says to River when he realises her acumen, her calibre, is ‘Wow, hang on a minute – where did you pick up all this?! For an amateur, you ain’t half clever'. He says, ‘Any time you fancy joining me, I could always do with a pair of hands’. He realises, almost instantly, how clever she is. ‘If you’re ever stuck for a trip round the universe helping me out, you’re on.’ So there’s that lovely playfulness as well. Of course, he’s doing it in blissful ignorance. And she’s trying not to appear too clever, and give the game away, but of course she has to save his life. So it’s great. It’s childish, but it’s great fun.


Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers questions about the recent episode Heaven Sent – and find out whether the Doctor ever had to run around the castle naked.

The latest comic strip adventure continues with Part 2 of The Dragon Lord, written by Steve Lyons, with art from Adrian Salmon.

Doctor Who fans of the 1970s will get nostalgic, as we take a trip down memory lane and meet the artist behind Weetabix’s series of artwork cards, which were launched in 1975, and given away with packets of breakfast cereal.

The Time Team returns to watch the first adventure of the Eleventh Doctor – The Eleventh Hour. What will they make of the new Doctor, Amy Pond and Prisoner Zero?

A tribute to stuntman Derek Ware, who worked on Doctor Who during its first decade, and has recently passed away at the age of 77.

The Fact of Fiction takes an in-depth look at the 1974 Third Doctor adventure Death to the Daleks.

DWM reviews the recent Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song. We also take a look at the latest books and audio and revisit 1968’s The Wheel in Space and 1977’s The Face of Evil.

Vote for your favourites of the most recent series, plus the book and audio releases from the past 12 months!

PLUS! All the latest official news, previews of upcoming releases, competitions, the answers to The Watcher’s Fiendishly Festive Christmas Quiz, The DWM Crossword and much more!

Doctor Who Magazine 495 is on sale from Thursday 7 January 2016, price £4.99.

Doctor Who - Free Comic Book Day Four Doctors Details

Out on May 7th for Free Comic Book Day will be another Doctor Who Comic Book that boasts four stories featuring the four NuWho Doctors.  This special comic book will be free at local comic book stores.

Jump on board the TARDIS with FOUR all-new short tales of the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors! Whether you're a whiz with a Sonic Screwdriver or completely new to Who, this is the perfect Free Comic Book Day adventure for SF fans of all ages! Written and illustrated by the creative teams of the regular comics, this is the ideal place to start reading!

Ninth Doctor: "HACKED"
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Mariano Laclaustra
Colorist: Carlos Cabrera
Letterer: Comicraft

Tenth Doctor: "LADY OF THE BLUE BOX"
Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Eleonora Carlini
Colorist: Arianna Florean
Letterer: Comicraft

Eleventh Doctor: "THE DAAK INSIDE"
Writers: Si Spurrier & Rob Williams
Artist: Leonardo Romero
Colorist: Marcio Menys
Letterer: Comicraft

Twelfth Doctor: "ROBO-RAMPAGE"
Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Simon Fraser
Colorist: Gary Caldwell
Letterer: Comicraft

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Doctor Who - 10th and 12th Doctor Comic Book Covers and Previews

Out today is the 10th and 12th Doctor comic book series from Titan Comics.  This 12th Doctor series will be the last to feature Clara as the companion.  These books are out today at your local comic book shop.

It's back to the deep, deep past and the dawn of humanity for the Doctor and Gabby, as their travels take them to the Pleistocene – and the epic struggle between Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon forces for the future of humankind! Plus: Anubis's galactic quest comes back to haunt them!

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year Two #4   
Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Colorist: Arianna Florean
Letterer: Comicraft
Cover A: Leonardo Romero
Cover B: Photo (Will Brooks)
Publisher: Titan Comics
Format: Softcover
Price: $3.99
On sale: January 6

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sherlock - The Abominable Bride Review

We take a detour from our Who news to look at the Sherlock New Year's special by Doctor Who Show Runner and writers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.

The Abominable Bride
By Steven Moffat and Mark

“Rest assured there are no ghosts in this world. Save those we make for ourselves”

After a long wait and a lot of speculation on what the New Year’s Day special would be about for the critically acclaimed Sherlock series by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss has finally been shown on our TV Screens.   We now know the answers to all our speculations and was it worth the long wait since 2014 when the show was last on?  Most fans would say yes and for me the lure was seeing the main cast set in Victorian times and yes this special was pretty good if not a tad confusing at times.

Doctor Who - Details For Guardians of the Dead

This month's download only release from Big Finish features the 5th Doctor and is narrated by Mark Strickson who played Turlough during the Peter Davison era.  This story appears to take place between Mawdryn Undead and Terminus and definitely has me intrigued. You can get this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.

Turlough has joined the TARDIS - the snake in the orchard - and is trying, with limited success, to gain the others' trust. 

But when they land in the Gardens of the Dead, the whole team - Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough - will have to join forces and fight together to keep the Doctor safe. And discover what is behind the very last door in the TARDIS.

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

Written By: Jenny T Colgan
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Mark Strickson (Narrator)