Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Doctor Who - Sheridan Smith To Return as Lucie Miller

Even though we know the fate of Lucie Miller that doesn't mean she can't come back in a story that happens before those events. That's right Sheridan Smith will be coming back to Big Finish for a Short Trips story featuring Luci Miller and the 8th Doctor.  Those familiar with that range knows that these are narrated short stories usually around 30 minutes but it is still great for 8th Doctor fans to have another adventure with Lucie Miller.  This download only adventure will be out in April and can be purchased at the Big Finish website.  You can read more and also listen to a podcast about the return of Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller at the link below.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Doctor Who - Peter Davison Is Coming To LI Who 4

For fans of 1980's Doctor Who the guy who started off the 80's era will be coming to Long Island this November 11 - 13.  Peter Davison who played the 5th Doctor from 1982 to 1984 will be making his first appearance at LI Who.  Peter Davison has played in a lot of roles other than The Doctor as he played Tristan in All Creatures Great and Small, Campion and Law and Order: UK.  You can order your tickets from the LI Who website.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Doctor Who - Karen Gillan and Jenna Coleman To Be Guests At Boston Comic Con

Doctor Who fans this year you have two Doctor Who guests to see at this years Boston Comic Con as Jenna Coleman and Karen Gillan will be attending this year show on August 13th and 14th.  Baring professional commitments they will be there Saturday and Sunday signing autographs and photo sessions.  You can buy tickets to the 2016 edition of Boston Comic Con at their website.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Doctor Who - LI Who 4 Adds Peter Purves To Their Guest List

LI Who has added Peter Purves to their expanding guest list.  Peter Purves played Steven Taylor who traveled with the First Doctor during part of the second and all but one story in the third seasons. You can order your tickets to LI Who 4 at their website.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Into the Time Vortex Podcast Episode 8 - Doctor Who - The Husbands of River Song

Titan Comics Announces 2016 Date For Doctor Who Comics Day

Doctor Who comic book publisher Titan Comics has announced the third Doctor Who Comics Day. Last year that day was used for the special Four Doctors story-line event.  No news has been announced yet on what they plan to release in July but it sure will be something fantastic. So make sure to keep July 9th open to be at your local comic book store.


Titan Comics is pleased to announce this year's global Doctor Who Comics Day event will take place on SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016.

Doctor Who Comics Day is a global event inspired by Titan Comics’ Doctor Who comic books. In its third year, the event is set to be even bigger with new comics and collections, signings and events across the globe.

2015’s event tied-in with a special, brand-new, five-part weekly Doctor Who comics cross-over series by Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards, and saw comic readers get the chance to celebrate Doctor Who Comics Day at over 2900 locations including comic shops, bookstores, retail chains and libraries.

“We’ve got some great things planned for this year’s 2016 Doctor Who Comics Day event,” said Ricky Claydon, Direct Sales & Marketing Manager at Titan Comics. “As well as working closely with stores and libraries to develop events for the day, for 2016 we’ll be supplying Doctor Who fans with event kits to hold their own reading group events.”

More details about this year's 2016 Doctor Who Comics day event will be released soon.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Doctor Who - Details on The Labyrinth of Buda Castle

This month's 4th Doctor Adventure takes place in Budapest a the trouble there appears to be a vampire.   You can get this release from the Big Finish website.

The Doctor and Romana land in Budapest, intent on enjoying another holiday, but shortly after landing they find themselves too late to save the life of a man who has seemingly been attacked by a vampire. As they learn that this is the latest in a series of violent attacks, it becomes clear that they have stumbled onto something that needs investigating.

Aided by a vampire hunter who is searching for Dracula, they look into the nearby Buda caves, currently being used for storage by the military - and find that the soldiers have problems of their own.

Stalked through the tunnels by a monster, and up against an ancient evil, the race is on to escape alive - and foil the dastardly schemes of the maniacal Zoltan Frid.

Written By: Eddie Robson
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Kate Bracken (Celia Soames), Mark Bonnar (Zoltán Frid), Peter Barrett (Guard-Major Priskin), John Dorney (Ensign Kanta), Anjella Mackintosh (Anita Kereki)

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

Monday, February 15, 2016

Doctor Who - Details For Prime Winner

This months download only release features a 6th Doctor story narrated by Nicola Bryant who played Peri during the Colin Baker era.  You can get this download adventure from the Big Finish website.

The TARDIS makes a forced landing in a lavish room looking very much like the foyer to a 1930s casino. But the games being played in the halls are unlike anything they would find on Earth, and the players are far from human. And then Peri sees her stepfather...

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

Written By: Nigel Fairs
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Nicola Bryant (Narrator)

Friday, February 12, 2016

Doctor Who - Details For Aquitaine

This months main range release sees the 5th Doctor Tardis crew investigating what happened to the Aquitaine but it appears that there might be some ghosts about to disrupt their investigation.  You can get this release from the Big Finish website.

Today should be much like every other day for Hargreaves, the computer consciousness that co-ordinates daily life aboard the spaceship Aquitaine, stationed on the outer fringes of a black hole. Water the plants, run the diagnostics, cook the Captain’s breakfast; then tidy the plates away, rotate the ship, clean the windows of the observation deck. When at last the day’s work is done, Hargreaves will dim the lights in the sleeping quarters. But no-one will sleep aboard the Aquitaine tonight. Because the Aquitaine’s crew is missing.

But today will be different. Today, a space/time ship called the TARDIS will materialise in the botanical section, bringing the Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan aboard the Aquitaine. Together, they’ll seek to discover the truth of what happened to Hargreaves’ crew…

… if only the ghosts will let them.

Written By: Simon Barnard & Paul Morris
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Matthew Cottle (Hargreaves), Harry Myers (Dr Sergei Akunin), Nina Sosanya (Captain Anna Maynard), Gerald Kyd (Lt Maurizio Savinio), Danusia Samal (Lt Freya Jennings)

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

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Marvel vs DC - Jessica Jones, Supergirl, Agent Carter, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow

Is it my imagination or are the DC movies starting to look better and better and the Marvel films look .... tired?  Meanwhile on TV Marvel looks better and better and DC might be the one who is tired.  Maybe...

Doctor Who - Details For The War Doctor: Infernal Devices

The War Doctor returns this month with another Time War adventure.  This four disc set can be ordered from the Big Finish website.

2.1 Legion of the Lost by John Dorney

In a time of war, every means of victory must be explored. In the Time War, the unthinkable must be thought, and neither side can afford to be squeamish about their methods.

When the destruction of an obscene weapon leads to the Time Lord once known as the Doctor uncovering a secret Gallifreyan initiative, he cannot believe what is being considered.

Should victory be sought at any cost? Or are there worse possibilities than losing to the Daleks..?

2.2 A Thing of Guile by Phil Mulryne

The Daleks are developing a secret weapon on Asteroid Theta 12. It is imperative that their plans are uncovered.

Cardinal Ollistra has her hands full studying the range of ancient and mysterious armaments the universe has to offer, but she makes it a personal mission to investigate the Dalek project.

On this dangerous assignment, there is one particular Time Lord she wants at her side - and he will be accompanying her whether he wants to or not.

2.3 The Neverwhen by Matt Fitton

On an isolated world ravaged by battle, time itself has become a weapon, laying waste to all who live and die there. Arms and technology are in a state of flux – and it seems that everlasting war is their only option.

The arrival of one battered Type Forty TARDIS inside this nightmare offers hope to the combatants trapped within.

But when he discovers the truth, the horrors of the Neverwhen will shock even the War Doctor…

Written By: John Dorney, Phil Mulryne, Matt Fitton
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

John Hurt (The War Doctor), Jacqueline Pearce (Cardinal Ollistra), David Warner (Shadovar), Jamie Newall (Co-ordinator Jarad), Zoë Tapper (Collis), Robert Hands (Captain Solex), Oliver Dimsdale (Commander Trelon), Laura Harding (Navigator Valis), Barnaby Kay (Commander Thrakken), Jaye Griffiths (Daylin), Tim Bentinck (General Kallix), Tracy Wiles (Commander Barnac), and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks. Other parts played by the cast.

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

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Doctor Who Comic Book Previews and Covers For 10th and 12th Doctor Series

Out today is the 10th Doctor issue 6 and 12th Doctor issue 2 of their second series by Titan Comics. You can get these releases at your local comic book store.


The gothic, sprawling Ravenscaur is the top private school in the UK, educator of the children of royalty, politicians and celebrities, and epicentre of generations of power and influence. When an old friend of Clara’s dies at the school under mysterious circumstances, she and the Doctor go undercover to investigate...

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Rachael Stott
Colorist: Ivan Nunes
Letterer: Comicraft
Cover A: Alex Ron ald
Cover B: Photo cover by Will Brooks
Cover C: Rachel Stott
Cover D: Freely orderable incentive cover by Question No. 6
Publisher: Titan Comics
Format: Softcover
Price: $3.99
On Sale Date: February 10, 2015

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Steven Moffat Confirms Length of Runs For Sherlock and Doctor Who in 2017

For those wondering how many episodes we would get in 2017 of Sherlock and Doctor Who have no fear as Steven Moffat has confirmed how many we will get according to an article by Den of Geek.  For Sherlock it will be the standard three episode run and for Doctor Who Series 10 it will be thirteen episodes not counting the Christmas Special for 2016 and 2017.  I'm speculating that Moffat will do the 2017 Christmas Special as it has been reported that Chris Chibnall's run starts with Series 11 in 2018.  

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Doctor Who Magazine 496 Cover and Details

The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine is out today in the UK and the big highlight is an interview with John Hurt who has returned to play the War Doctor for Big Finish.  Below is all the details for issue 496.

Doctor Who Magazine exclusively interviews Sir John Hurt, who played the mysterious incarnation of the Doctor in 2013’s 50th Anniversary Special The Day of the Doctor – and asks him about his return in his brand new Doctor Who audio series!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BBC Books To Reissue Seven Classic Doctor Who Target Novelizations

BBC Books will yet again re-release a bunch of Classic Doctor Who Novelizations that where out during the 70's to early 90's.  The books first published by Target will feature one Doctor from that range.  The first seven to come out will be released on April 28th and the titles will be Doctor Who and the Zarbi by Bill Strutton (First Doctor); Doctor Who and the Web of Fear by Terrance Dicks (Second Doctor); Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion by Malcolm Hulke (Third Doctor); Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks by Terrance Dicks (Fourth Doctor); Doctor Who: The Visitation by Eric Saward (Fifth Doctor); Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos by Philip Martin (Sixth Doctor) and Doctor Who: Battlefield by Marc Platt (Seventh Doctor) all with covers by artist Chris Achilleos who also drew three new covers for The Visitation, Vengeance on Varos and Battlefield.  It is worth buying the books for the covers alone.

Also announced is that BBC Books will also be releasing hard cover editions of the first three Doctor Who books Doctor Who and the Daleks by David Whitaker, Doctor Who and the Zarbi by Bill Strutton, Doctor Who and the Crusaders by David Whitaker and these will be out on November 3rd.  So if you are a fan of classic Who or a fan of NuWho and want to learn about the classic series then these books are for you.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Doctor Who - Details on Torchwood: More Than This

This month Torchwood fans get a solo Gwen adventure.  I'm looking forward to this as she is my favorite character from Torchwood.  This time she goes up against her greatest threat.  A politician. You can order this release from the Big Finish website.

Gwen Cooper has triumphed against impossible odds before, but now she's finally met her match: Roger Pugh, Planning Officer for Cardiff City Council.

Mr Pugh doesn't believe the world needs Torchwood. Gwen sets out to prove him wrong. For Mr Pugh, it's a day that'll change his life. If he can survive it.

Written By: Guy Adams
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Richard Nichols (Roger Pugh), Guy Adams (Coachman) with Tom Price (Sergeant Andy)

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