Sunday, April 30, 2017

Doctor Who - Smile Review

Doctor Who
Frank Cottrell-Boyce

“So, where is everyone? Don't tell me we've come halfway across the universe and they've all gone out. We should've texted first or something.”

When this story was first announced and from what was shown during the trailers I thought this story was going to be really stupid and one of the worst of all time.  Well for Sleep No More and Love and Monsters their title of one of the worst stories ever is still in their possession.  Smile was in fact a very entertaining and enjoyable story.  I never would of thought a story about Emojibots would be entertaining or in that fact good considering the writer is the same that gave us the very forgettable "In the Forest of the Night".

Doctor Who - Knock Knock Preview Clip

Doctor Who - Thin Ice Behind the Scenes and Aftershow

Doctor Who - Knock Knock Trailer

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Details on Doctor Who - Dethras

This months 4th Doctor Adventure The Doctor and Romana come across a submarine from World War 2 and not where they expect to find a submarine from that era. You can buy this audio release from the Big Finish website.

In the control room of a World War 2 submarine something strange has started to happen. As the ship runs out of control, its crew begin to fall unconscious...

Finding the submarine in the last place they'd have expected, the Doctor and Romana are confronted by a mystery. Once fully populated, there are now only three men on board. And there's now also a chimpanzee. 

What has happened to the rest of the crew? What are the strange noises they can hear outside the hull? 

And most importantly, who, or what, is Dethras?

Written By: Adrian Poynton
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Alistair Petrie (John), Shelia Ruskin (Flague), Josh Bolt (Philip), Brian Vernel (Robert), John Banks (Franklin), Jane Slavin (Xankari/ Teacher).

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Details for Doctor Who "Knock Knock"

Saturday 6 May

Knock Knock. 
Written by Mike Bartlett and directed by Bill Anderson.

Bill is moving in with some friends and they’ve found the perfect house - so what if it’s strangely cheap to rent, and the landlord is a little creepy?

The wind blows, the floorboards creak, and the Doctor thinks something is very wrong. What lurks in the strange tower at the heart of the building - and why can’t they find any way to enter it?

The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas. David Suchet guest stars at the Landlord.

Please note: a special binaural audio edition of this episode will be available on BBC iPlayer immediately after it is broadcast on TV. This creates a 3D surround sound effect for anyone wearing headphones, placing them at the heart of the action in this nail-biting episode.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Details For Doctor Who - Alien Heart and Dalek Soul

The main range takes a bit of a different turn this month with two stories in one release.  This month features the 5th Doctor and Nyssa played by Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton.  You can buy this release at the Big Finish website.

Alien Heart by Stephen Cole

In the TARDIS, the Doctor and Nyssa stumble across a trail of ten destroyed worlds, all of them obliterated by means of some utterly monstrous but utterly unknown device. The planet Traxana would seem to be next in line to suffer the same fate. But when the TARDIS lands on an outpost on Traxana’s moon, Nyssa is carried away by a tide of giant green arachnoids, leaving the Doctor behind…

And the coming menace is closer than he thinks.

Dalek Soul by Guy Adams

On the Dalek-occupied world of Mojox, a group of rebels is engaged in a futile fightback against the invaders – but at last they’ve found an ally, in the form of the mysterious Doctor. Elsewhere, however, the Daleks’ Chief Virologist is seeking to perfect a biological weapon to wipe out the Mojoxalli, once and for all.

Her name… is Nyssa.

Written By: Stephen Cole, Guy Adams
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Eve Webster (Sonderal), Geoffrey Newland (Elthar), Alex Tregear (Theebe), Vineeta Rishi (Falex), and Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks)

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Details for Doctor Who "Thin Ice"

Thin Ice. 
Written by Sarah Dollard and directed by Bill Anderson.

In Regency England, beneath the frozen Thames, something is stirring.

The Doctor and Bill arrive at the last of the great frost fairs, and find themselves investigating a string of impossible disappearances - people have been vanishing on the ice! Bill is about to discover that the past is more like her world than she expected, and that not all monsters come from outer space...

The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Doctor Who - The Pilot Review

Doctor Who:
The Pilot
By Steven Moffat

“What you are standing in is a technological marvel. It is science beyond magic. This is the gateway to everything that ever was, or ever can be.”

It’s been over a year since we had a full series of Doctor Who and about 3 ½ months since the last time we had a brand new episode to watch.  So it’s been a while since Doctor Who fans have something new to talk about.  Or in true Doctor Who fandom complain about a lot or love it way too much.  The Pilot is the first episode of series 10 of Doctor Who and it is also the first story of the last series that will star Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.  I’m a little bit saddened by this as I’ve really enjoyed Peter Capaldi’s performance as the Doctor and in The Pilot he gives us another one of his great performances.  I guess we’ll have to enjoy it while we can before the new person takes over.

Details for Doctor Who Comic Book Releases For 4/19/17

Out today is one Doctor Who comic book and its one featuring the 10th Doctor. You can get this new release at your local comic book store.

PART 2 (OF 2)

Writer Nick Abadzis
Artists Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean
FC • 32pp • $3.99
On Sale April 19, 2017



Friday, April 14, 2017

Interview with Doctor Who's 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi

Interview four from the BBC Media Centre, we saved the best for last, is with the 12th Doctor himself Peter Capaldi.  Doctor Who returns this Saturday April 15th on BBC One, BBC America and Space.

What is it like working with Pearl?

It was great meeting Pearl - she brought a whole new vigour and excitement to the role of The Doctor’s companion. She’s not that different to older companions in the sense that she’s a character that doesn’t know anything about the Doctor’s life or about the TARDIS or about Daleks or anything like that so she has to be introduced completely to what goes on in his existence and that’s been a good way of rebooting the show. It allows people who aren’t experienced in Doctor Who to experience it for the first time.

Is it great to be back and saying all the iconic lines once more?

Introduction To Doctor Who: Series 10 - Episode One "The Pilot"

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Interview with Doctor Who Companion Matt Lucas

Here is interview three from the BBC Media Centre for the return of Doctor Who this Saturday. Today its Matt Lucas who plays Nardole.

Has Nardole changed now he's a regular traveller in this series with The Doctor? If so how?

I feel he has. He’s more textured, more three-dimensional. You couldn’t go through a whole series with him being as cartoonish as he was in The Husbands Of River Song. That episode was played for laughs because it was a Christmas Special. We get to learn more about him and why he’s there. He has a purpose.

What's his relationship like with The Doctor now?

Details for Doctor Who "Smile"

Here are the details and air time for the second story of series 10 Smile.

Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and directed by Lawrence Gough.

In the far future, at the edge of the galaxy, there is a gleaming, perfect city. This brand new human settlement is said to hold the secret of human happiness - but the only smiles the Doctor and Bill can find are on a pile of grinning skulls.

Something is alive in the walls, and the emojibots are watching from the shadows, as the Doctor and Bill trying to unravel a terrifying mystery...

The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas. Guest-starring Ralph Little.

Saturday 22 April

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Interview with new Doctor Who Companion Pearl Mackie

Here is the second of four interviews from the BBC Media Centre to help celebrate the return of Doctor Who this Saturday and today its Pearl Mackie who plays new companion Bill.

What have we got to look forward to in series 10?

There’s a lot of excitement in store - new and exciting adventures, new monsters and some old monsters coming back. We’ve got a team that see the Doctor through new eyes. I think with series 10 it’s a great place to start if you’ve never watched Doctor Who because Bill is so new to the world of Doctor Who - you kind of see everything through her eyes. So as she learns about it, you can learn about it too which I think is very exciting. We’ve got some danger in there too - there are some pretty hairy moments but we’ve got some humour as well. I hope you enjoy it!

What is it like working with Peter?

Doctor Who Comic Book Releases For April 12th

Today sees three Doctor Who comic books released by Titan Comics but the main highlight is the new series for the 12th Doctor. Also being released is Torchwood Station Zero issue 3 and 11th Doctor Year three issue 4.  As always you can pick these up at your local comic books stores or whatever bookstore carries them.

Writer: George Mann
Artist: Mariano Laclaustra
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: April 12

The astounding Year Two team of George Mann, Rachael Stott and Mariano Laclaustra returns!

The Doctor is ready for a BRAND NEW set of thrilling adventures in time and space...

A super-accessible jumping on point for new readers, Year Three will now ship monthly.

Cover A: Josh Burns
Cover B: Photo variant
Cover C: Rachael Smith
Cover D: Mariano Laclaustra
Cover E: Antonio Fuso
                                                           Cover F: Pasquale Qualano

Monday, April 10, 2017

Interview With Doctor Who Show Runner Steven Moffat

The BBC Media Centre has released a bunch of interviews for the launch of Series 10 of Doctor Who and today we present the Steven Moffat interview.  Doctor Who returns Saturday April 15th.

What have we got to look forward to in series 10?

Series 10, sort of, begins the show again. The first episode is called, quite mischievously, The Pilot - it introduces everything you need to know about Doctor Who and tips you into the universe. It takes our characters; The Doctor and Nardole (who we already know) and Bill (who we’re about to meet) and throws them into the Universe. They’re not equipped to deal with it, they’re not armed or wearing armour - they’re just flung into that universe and told to deal with it. They become heroes because they hit those moments where there is no alternative - being a hero is about the time you need to become a hero. It becomes the purest, most innocent version of Doctor Who in a way. It is a brand new person, Bill - walking into the TARDIS - where will the TARDIS take us - open the doors - walk out and there’s a monster - fight it. It is storybook simple. Of course that story complicates as it goes on because The Doctor is a much more complicated man than he first seems. But it’s Doctor Who at its purest I would say. Everything you need to know about Doctor Who is explained in that first episode - the cloaking device, the chameleon circuit, the bigger on the inside - all of that is there and you even get to see the Daleks. The idea was just to introduce Doctor Who properly - the story starts here. You need to know nothing before this point.

Knowing that this was your last series - how did you go about planning series 10? Were there any themes and ideas that you absolutely wanted to get in?

Friday, April 7, 2017

Details For Doctor Who Magazine 511

The new Doctor Who Magazine, out now in the UK, focuses on the new season with an issue devoted to the new series and they also will be giving you a new poster to hang up.  Full details below.


In her most revealing, in-depth interview to date, Pearl Mackie tells DWM how it feels to be stepping on board the TARDIS as the Doctor’s new companion…

“Every day. I have about a million different emotions,” Pearl says of her fast-approaching, eagerly awaited Doctor Who début. “I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m full of anticipation, really. Probably the same as most of the fans. Also, we’re still filming at the moment – we’re wrapping up the series so I’m trying to fit in all those emotions between, like, learning my lines. Which is fun. And a bit mad.”

Describing her character, Bill Potts, Pearl says, “Bill is very inquisitive, but she’s also very, very real and very human, so she does ask those kinds of questions – about him having two hearts, and where the toilet is in the TARDIS, and she says the TARDIS looks like a kitchen because it’s all shiny. She’s not, like, a sci-fi veteran. She likes sci-fi, but in her head it’s very ‘fi’; it’s completely fictional, and then she’s thrown into this amazing world where actually it’s all real and everything – anything – is possible. For something who’s human and 100% of this Earth, it’s completely mind-blowing.”


In his exclusive column, showrunner Steven Moffat introduces the team of writers for the 2017 series.

Exclusive previews of the first three episodes of the new series: The Pilot, Smile, and Thin Ice, including interviews with the writers.

We get the lowdown on the new series from Doctor Who’s two producers, Peter Bennett and Nikki Wilson.

Our brand-new comic strip reaches its climax in Part Four of Doorway to Hell, written by Mark Wright and illustrated by Staz Johnson.

This issue’s Fact of Fiction explores the 1983 story which sees the Doctor arrive on Terminus, where suffers from Lazar’s disease go to die…

The Doctor, Amy and Rory board a seventeenth-century pirate ship, as the Time Team continue their mission to watch every episode of Doctor Who.

DWM reviews the latest audio and DVD releases from the world of Doctor Who.

Previews of all the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases.

PLUS! All the latest official news, competitions, the DWM crossword, and a FREE MASSIVE DOUBLE-SIDED POSTER!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

John Simm to return as The Master in Doctor Who Series 10

The BBC have announced today that John Simm will be returning to Doctor Who in Series 10 as he will be taking on Peter Capaldi's Doctor along side Missy.  This should be pretty interesting to say the least.   Here is the full press release.

John Simm to return as The Master in Doctor Who

John Simm will return as The Master to battle The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), new companion Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) in the forthcoming series of Doctor Who.
John Simm says: "I can confirm that it’s true, thanks to the power of time travel I’m back. It’s always a pleasure to work with this great team of people and I can’t wait for you all to see what The Master gets up to in the next series."

Steven Moffat, writer and executive producer, says: "Nothing stays secret for long on Doctor Who but you'll have to wait a little bit longer to see exactly what The Master is up to and how he makes his return to face the Doctor. It’s been a huge pleasure to have fan favourites John Simm and Michelle Gomez face to face in the same role! It’s not often you get to see a solo personality clash."

John Simm was last seen as The Master on New Year’s Day 2010. Viewers will have to wait to see exactly when and how The Master will return to the new series, which starts on Saturday 15 April at 7.20pm on BBC One.

As previously announced, Doctor Who series ten will also star Michelle Gomez as Missy - a later regeneration of The Master. Other returning foes include the Daleks, the Ice Warriors and - returning for the first time in almost fifty years - the Mondasian Cybermen. An exciting line up of new faces and adversaries will debut across the series, including adorable-but-deadly Emojibots and David Suchet as The Landlord.

Doctor Who returns to BBC One with episode one The Pilot at 7.20pm on Saturday 15 April.

Into The Time Vortex - Episode 36 - Doctor Who - The War Machines

LI Who 5 Add John Leeson To Its Doctor Who Guest List

LI Who 5 has added the voice of K-9 to their guest list.  He joins 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy and Michael Troughton for the convention that will take place at Hyatt Regency Long Island on November 10th to the 12th.  You can order tickets from the LI Who website.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Titan Comics Announces The 2017 Doctor Who Comics Day!

Titan Comics has announced today the date for its annual Doctor Who Day and it is September 2nd 2017.  Like last year they are planning a story that features all four NuWho Doctors.  Read the official press release for more information on this event.

Titan Comics Announces
The 2017 Doctor Who Comics Day!

London – April 5 – With Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor vworping to BBC One on Saturday, April 15, fans get a chance to continue their celebration of all things Doctor Who with Titan Comics’ Doctor Who Comics Day on Saturday, September 2, 2017.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Britbox Adds Classic Doctor Who To Their Streaming Service

The New streaming service created by the BBC and ITV have announced today that Classic Who has been added to their streaming service.  They have all the stories from the first seven Doctors and will be adding the audio of the stories that are missing from the Hartnell and Troughton stories including adding the orphan stories.  They will also be adding the animated Power of the Daleks along with K-9 and Comapny and An Adventure in Time and Space.  BritBox is a subscriber service and costs $6.99 a month.  Pretty cheap considering how much it would cost to buy all the DVD's.  You can start watching BritBox now at this link.