Thursday, March 31, 2016

Doctor Who Magazine 498 Cover and Details

Out today in the UK is issue 498 of Doctor Who Magazine as they take a look at the 10th Doctor and Donna box set from Big Finish.

The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble are returning for a brand new audio series and David Tennant and Catherine Tate are thrilled to be back in the TARDIS…

DWM asks the actors themselves whether the scripts for their new audio series capture the past or reimagine it:

“I think they do and they don’t,” David Tennant ponders. “Each episode on TV would go to a slightly different place, and have a slightly different set of criteria, and tell a story in a slightly different way. I think, in that sense, they’re very representative of the shows that we did on TV. Obviously the characters are the same, and they have that relationship that you will, I’m sure, recognise. But they’ve been put into some slightly different, new situations, with new types of stories.”

“And a new way of telling the story,” adds Catherine Tate, “because this is audio. But obviously, by necessity, the convention of an episode is going to be the same, isn’t it: you arrive somewhere, something goes wrong, and then it’s all okay again. But I think these ones have been really original, and very fun to do.”

“Yes, it’s telling stories in a slightly different way,” David Tennant agrees. “But you’ll certainly recognise the same show, if you’re listening to these. When you put your headphones on, you’re going to recognise the world you’re in.”


DWM previews the Tenth Doctor and Donna’s first three audio adventures: Technophobia, Time Reavers and Death and the Queen.

A tribute to the Doctor Who writer who died recently, and was responsible for 1975’s Terror of the Zygons and 1976’s The Seeds of Doom.

The man behind the voice of K9 talks about his long and varied career.

The daughter of Sarah Jane actress Elisabeth Sladen, Sadie chats to DWM about her new Lethbridge-Stewart novel, Moon Blink.

Doctor Who’s showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions

…in the second part of our brand-new comic strip adventure, Witch Hunt, written by Jacqueline Rayner and illustrated by Martin Geraghty.

In her column, Relative Dimensions, Jacqueline Rayner gives advice on how to go about introducing your loved ones to Doctor Who.

The Time Team welcome the return of River Song and the Weeping Angels return in this month’s episodes, The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone.

A frog-like alien with delusions of divinity makes a return to planet Earth, in this issue’s Fact of Fiction.

In Missing in Action, we delve into this seven-part classic story which is mostly missing from the archives

DWM previews all the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases.

PLUS! All the latest official news, reviews, competitions and The DWM Crossword.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Doctor Who - Jemma Redgrave Added To LI Who 4 Guest List

Jemma Redgrave who plays the Brigadier's daughter Kate Stewart has been added to the LI Who 4 guest list.  LI Who 4 takes place November 11 - 13 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island.  You can order your tickets at the LI Who website.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Into The Time Vortex Podcast - Episode 11 - Doctor Who - The Mind Robber

Doctor Who - One Doctor Cancels Two More Join LI Who 4 Guest List

LI Who 4 added two more guests in Doctors 8 and 6 Paul McGann and Colin Baker will be making a return trip to Long Island this November.  But unfortunately Sylvester McCoy had to cancel because his son is getting married that weekend and we wish all the best for the McCoy family on that great moment.  Hopefully Sylvester McCoy will be at LI Who 5 next year.  But still with the addition of Colin Baker and Paul McGann joining Doctor number 5 Peter Davison LI Who will have four Doctors this year.  You can buy your tickets at the LI Who website.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Doctor Who - The Ark Review

Doctor Who:
The Ark
By Paul Erickson & Lesley Scott

“The success of all we stand for, everything aboard this spaceship is suddenly endangered by the strange fever. A fever brought by these strangers in our midst!”

The Doctor and Steven and new companion Dodo arrive in a strange place which doesn’t make much sense with the types of animals living together.  Dodo has a cold and is sneezing all over the place. The problem is its 10 million years into the future and the Earth is falling into the sun.  The ark is the last survivors of earth and they have cured the common cold and have no immunity to fight it off.  So it’s up to the Doctor to make the cure and save the humans and The Monoids.  After saving everyone TARDIS lands them 700 years into the future but on The Ark.  This time things are different as The Monoids have enslaved the humans.  The cold and remedy somehow mutates The Monoids and they have a higher intelligence and a very evil persona at that. As they want nothing more than to have the planet to themselves and wipeout the humans forever.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Doctor Who - 10th Doctor and Donna Take On Internet Trolls In New Book

There will be a new Doctor Who book coming out in the UK on May 12th (December in the US). The plot of the story sees The Doctor facing off against Internet Trolls that are being manipulated by aliens so that they can feed off the hatred generated by the humans.  This is an interesting concept for a book as everyone has had encounters with internet trolls in one way or another on Facebook or Twitter.  Below is the synopsis for In the Blood.

All over the world, people are 'ghosting' each other on social media. Dropping their friends, giving vent to their hatred, and everywhere behaving with incredible cruelty. Even Donna has found that her friend Hettie, with her seemingly perfect life and fancy house, has unfriended her. And now, all over the world, internet trolls are dying...

As more and more people give in to this wave of bitterness and aggression, it's clear this is no simple case of modern living. This is unkindness as a plague. 

From the streets of London to the web cafes of South Korea and the deepest darkest forests of Rio, can the Doctor and Donna find the cause of this unhappiness before it's too late?

An original novel featuring the Tenth Doctor and Donna, as played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Doctor Who - Details and Lots of Covers For Fourth Doctor Issue One

Out today is issue one of the 4th Doctor mini series comic book from Titan.  The Doctor will be joined by Sarah Jane Smith and set upon an adventure in Victorian England. You can get this comic book at your local comic book store or online from online dealers.

Victorian England. A mysterious woman commands a hidden army in a house of the blind. Scryclops stalk the streets…. and something alien and terrible screams from prehistory – with a hunger that cannot be satisfied!

The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith return for an all new adventure: GAZE OF THE MEDUSA!

Writers: Gordon Rennie & Emma Beeby
Artist: Brian Williamson
Covers: Alice X.Zhang, photo, Brian Williamson, Jay Gunn, Matt Baxter, blank sketch
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On Sale: March 23

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Doctor Who Returns Exclusively to Amazon’s Prime Video‏

For those of you who have been missing Doctor Who on streaming sites like Netflix since the contract expired a few month's ago you can now rejoice.  Doctor Who will be streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime starting on Sunday March 27th.  Series 1 - 8 will be available with Series 9 coming in the Fall.  So far only Nuwho has been announced and there has been no mention of Classic Who and hopefully they will be adding the Classic Series at some point.  Below is the official press release.

Today, Amazon and BBC Worldwide North America announced a multi-year content licensing agreement to make Prime Video the exclusive U.S. subscription streaming home for the award-winning series Doctor Who. 

The details:

•             U.S. Prime members can enjoy seasons 1-8 of BBC AMERICA’S award-winning science-fiction television series, along with all the Christmas special episodes, starting March 27, 2016 at no additional charge to their membership

•             Season 9  and the Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song will be available in Fall 2016

Where to stream:

•             Prime members can enjoy the series via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices, or online. List of all Amazon Video compatible devices here.

Quick synopsis:

Doctor Who, a BBC Production, began broadcasting on BBC AMERICA in 2005, follows the Doctor, an alien from a race called the Time Lords whose home planet is Gallifrey. The Doctor travels through time and space in his ship the TARDIS – short for Time and Relative Dimensions In Space – with numerous companions in an effort to continuously save the world. Christopher Eccleston (Thor: The Dark World), David Tennant (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Matt Smith (Terminator Genisys), and Peter Capaldi (World War Z) have all played the Doctor in the hit series. After BBC audiences were first introduced to the series fifty-two years ago, Doctor Who continues to garner global success while continuing to keep the fans and critics buzzing. Season 9 on BBC AMERICA was named the “Best-reviewed TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror 2015” by Rotten Tomatoes’ Golden Tomatoes Awards. BBC AMERICA premieres a new Doctor Who Christmas special later this year and premieres Season 10 in 2017.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Doctor Who - Details For The Peterloo Massacre

This month's Main Range adventure finishes up the 5th Doctor mini trilogy with the Peterloo Massacre. This story sees The Doctor and his companions in Manchester during the Industrial Revolution.  You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.

"They say there’ll be thousands pouring into Manchester tomorrow. From all over the county, north and south. It’ll be a piece of history. People will remember this!"

Lost in the smog of the Industrial Revolution, the TARDIS crashes four miles south of Manchester, in the grounds of Hurley Hall – a grand mansion belonging to a local factory owner, a proudly self-made man. But while Hurley dreams of growing richer still on the wealth of secret knowledge locked up in the Doctor’s time and space machine, his servants hope only for a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. His young maid Cathy, for instance, whom Nyssa learns is looking forward to joining the working people’s march to St Peter’s Field, in the heart of the city. There’ll be speeches and banners and music. It’ll be like one big jamboree…

Or so she thinks. For the city’s establishment have called in their own private militia, to control the crowd. One of the darkest days in Manchester’s history is about to unfold – and the Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan are right in the thick of it.

Written By: Paul Magrs
Directed By: Jamie Anderson

Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Hayley Jayne Standing (Cathy), Robbie Stevens (Hurley), Gerard Kearns (William), Philip Labey (Thomas Tyler), Wayne Forester (Walton/Roberts/Rev Small), Liz Morgan (Mrs Hurley/Sister). Other parts performed by members of the cast.

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

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Doctor Who - Details For The Paradox Planet

This month's 4th Doctor audio adventure takes place on a planet that is at war with itself.  Starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward this story can be purchased from the Big Finish Website.

Whilst travelling in the vortex, the TARDIS is struck by an advanced war machine - a Time Tank! Losing Romana, the Doctor and K9 pursue the Tank to Aoris, a world quite literally at war with itself.

Soldiers from the future are attacking the past of their own planet - gathering resources and stealing endangered species. But the past is not without weapons of its own - leaving deadly devices ready to trigger many years ahead after their enemies have been born.

Trapped at opposite ends of a temporal war, the Time Lords have two time zones to save. But who is in the right, and who in the wrong? And when history itself is against you, can anybody actually win?

Note: The adventure continues in Doctor Who: Legacy of Death

Written By: Jonathan Morris
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), John Leeson (K9/Machina) Simon Rouse (Drang), Tom Chadbon (Embery), Paul Panting (Fyrax), Emma Campbell-Jones (Shola), Laura Rees (Tyrus), Bryan Pilkington (Lostar), Jane Slavin (Medea), John Banks (Valchak)

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

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Doctor Who - Details and Preview for 8th Doctor Issue Five

Out today in comic book stores is the conclusion to the 8th Doctor mini series.  What will be in store for the 8th Doctor as he finally completes his to do list.

It's the final stop on the Eighth Doctor's enigmatic to-do list: a Bakri Resurrection Barge, where the super-rich are 'remade' into luxurious artificial bodies after corporeal death. But the resurrectees are dying... their bodies rebelling against their implanted minds! And what is the shocking truth Josie has been hiding from the Doctor?

Writer: George Mann
Artist: Emma Vieceli
Cover A: Rachael Stott
Cover B: Photo
Cover C: Carolyn Edwards
PRICE: $3.99

Monday, March 14, 2016

Into the Time Vortex Podcast Episode 10- Doctor Who - The Reign of Terror

Doctor Who - Details For Torchwood: The Victorian Age

Out this month is a Torchwood adventure that takes place during Victorian Times when Torchwood was just getting started.  Starring John Barrowman as Captain Jack in a story that looks to be pretty interesting.

London, England, the 1890s. Queen Victoria, ruler of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, has arrived for her annual inspection of the Torchwood Institute. This year, everyone is quite determined, nothing will go wrong.

Several minutes later a terrible creature is unleashed on the streets of London. No one knows where it comes from, what it is, or even why it's on Earth. It's ruthless, has no morals, and is quite unstoppable. Captain Jack Harkness is on the loose, and Queen Victoria is along for the ride of her life.

Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners

Written By: AK Benedict
Directed By: Scott Handcock

John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Rowena Cooper (Queen Victoria), with Youssef Kerkour, Louise Jameson and Aaron Neil.

Producer: James Goss

Script Editor: Steve Tribe

Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Doctor Who - Details For Washington Burns

This month's download only release features a 7th Doctor Adventure narrated by Sophie Aldred who played Ace during the Sylvester McCoy era.  You can get this release from the Big Finish website.

You have to stop reading. It can get into anything, anything written down. You can't let it get a hold. We're doing what we can to stop it. Here and back in 1814. Washington isn't safe. America isn't safe. Nowhere is CEREBRA. You have to CEREBRA reading before it CEREBRA. If it gets into your mind CEREBRA it's all CEREBRA. Everything's CEREBRA. CEREBRA. CEREBRA. CEREBRA...

Producer Michael Stevens

Script Editor Jac Rayner
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Written By: Julian Richards
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Sophie Aldred (Narrator)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Doctor Who - 12th Doctor Issue 3 Details and Preview

Out now is the next part in the Sea Devil story as we see Clara and The Doctor encountering a new type of the species.  This comic book is out now and you can get it from your local comic book store.


Monday, March 7, 2016

Into The Time Vortex Podcast - Episode 9 - Sherlock - The Abominable Bride

Doctor Who - Details For Doom Coalition Vol 2

Out this month is the next chapter in the popular 8th Doctor box set Doom Coalition.  The story continues and this time he runs into River Song.  This box set can be purchased from the Big Finish website.

2.1 Beachhead by Nicholas Briggs

In an attempt to recharge his batteries after his confrontation with the Eleven, the Doctor takes Liv and Helen to the sleepy English seaside village of Stegmoor. But they find the village in turmoil and, to make matters worse, their arrival uncovers a mystery from the Doctor’s past which threatens the future safety of the planet. Can the Doctor prevent the Voord from invading Earth? And more importantly why have they come in the first place?

2.2 Scenes from Her Life by John Dorney

Investigating the appearance of the Voord on Earth, the Doctor, Liv and Helen follow a trail which takes them to the other side of the universe. There they discover a mysterious and almost deserted gothic city lost in space and time, in which the grotesque inhabitants are conducting a vile and inhumane experiment. The Doctor and his companions must hurry to save the lives of those in danger before the experiment is a success and the unimaginable consequences become all too real.

2.3 The Gift by Marc Platt

The TARDIS deposits its crew on Earth in San Francisco, 1906. There they find an actor-manager desperate to stage his definitive production of King Lear. But a real storm is headed their way when he becomes the possessor of a mysterious psychic ‘Gift’ which is hungry for power and intent on wreaking havoc and destruction. But exposure to so much psychic activity has the Doctor becoming increasingly erratic. Can he battle his demons and save the world?

2.4 The Sonomancer by Matt Fitton

On the other side of the galaxy a mining company is exploiting the already unstable planet of Syra for every precious mineral it contains. River Song is attempting to save the native people. She needs the Doctor’s help, but she also knows he mustn’t yet discover her true identity. The final confrontation sees the Doctor once again face his enemy the Eleven in an attempt to prevent the destruction of Syra and the genocide of its inhabitants.

Written By: Nicholas Briggs, John Dorney, Marc Platt, Matt Fitton
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Paul McGann (The Doctor), Nicola Walker (Liv Chenka), Hattie Morahan (Helen Sinclair), Alex Kingston (River Song), Rebecca Night (Matilda Gregson), Julia Hills (Phillipa Gregson/Dispatch), Kirsty Besterman (Ishtek/Lilly), Andrew Dickens (Voord Guard/Police Sergeant/Mr Rogers), Emma Cunniffe (Caleera), Vincent Franklin (Lord Stormblood), Jacqueline King (Lady Sepulchra), Hamish Clark (Swordfish), James Jordan (Charles Virgil McLean), Paul Marc Davis (Pepé Gonzalez), Cory English (Sam Sonora), Laura Harding (Ethel Halliday/Mariam), Enzo Squillino Jnr (Aldo Deluca), Derek Ezenagu (Ruslan/Ivo), Janet Fullerlove (Yeva/Wife), John Banks (Husband/Guard/Mineworker/Galactic Heritage/Shopkeeper) and Mark Bonnar as The Eleven.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Ken Bentley
Executvie Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Doctor Who Magazine 497 Cover and Details

Out today in the UK is the newest issue of Doctor Who Magazine.  This issue will be celebrating 20th Anniversary of the Paul McGann Television Movie.  You can pick this up today in the UK and later in the month in the US.


20 years on, Doctor Who Magazine takes a look back at 1996’s TV Movie, with new interviews from Daphne Ashbrook, Eric Roberts, Yee Gee Tso, Gordon Tipple and the Eighth Doctor himself, Paul McGann…

The 56-year-old actor can’t quite believe how quickly 20 years have flown by…

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Doctor Who - 11th Doctor Comic Book Issue 6 Cover and Preview

Out today is the 11th Doctor Series two issue six comic book.  This issue sees the continuation of the first story arc as it nears a conclusion.  You can get this comic book at your local comic book store or bookstore.

Time to take the fight back to those who have accused the Doctor of horrible war crimes! The TARDIS team needs to break into a remote prison to get the tech that will allow them to pull off an incredible heist... Sounds like they'll need some expert help!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Doctor Who - The Voice of the Daleks Is Coming To LI Who 4

Nick Briggs who voices every creature in New Doctor Who but most noticeably the Daleks and Cybermen will be heading to Long Island this November.  Nick Briggs is also one of the main guys at Big Finish as he produces, directs and writes for various ranges.  His panels should be pretty interesting as I'm sure he'll have some Big Finish stuff for us.  You can order your tickets at the LI Who website.