Friday, July 28, 2017

Details on Doctor Who - The Movellan Grave

This months 4th Doctor audio sees the return of an old foe in the Movellans as The Doctor and Romana must prevent them from destroying the Earth.  You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.

When an archaeological dig in 1980s England finds a Movellan power pack buried amongst Iron Age artefacts, the Doctor and Romana have no choice but to investigate. And what they discover worries them very much indeed.

A Movellan ship is buried under the ground. Soon the robotic enemies of the Daleks are making their way to the surface, but they are not the biggest threat humanity faces.

Because on board this ship is the greatest weapon the Movellans have ever devised. A weapon that could stop the Daleks forever... and anything else that gets in their way.

Written By: Andrew Smith
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Camilla Power (Carrie Pierce), Polly Walker (Commander Narina), Chris Jarman (Chenek), John Banks (Robin Lyon), Jane Slavin (Mary). Other parts played by members of the cast.

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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Details on Doctor Who - Classic Doctors, New Monsters Vol 2

This month sees the release of the second volume of Classic Doctors, New Monsters where we see some of the classic doctors take on some of the villains from the new show like the Vashta Nerada. You can order this box set from the Big Finish website.

Night of the Vashta Nerada by John Dorney

Funworld was set to be the happiest planet in the galaxy. A planet of joy, of euphoria, of laughter and delight. Except construction was marred by reports of a predator and then, a few days before opening, all communication ceased.

Owner Georgia Donnelly is desperate to open the resort and has hired Amanda Steele's crew to find out what happened on the planet. They're the best. But even they might not be up to the task.

Joined by the Doctor and being picked off one by one, they slowly start to realise that something terrifying lurks in the shadows.

Empire of the Racnoss by Scott Handcock

When a distress call rips the TARDIS from the Vortex, dragging it back through time, it arrives in the midst of a conflict between Gallifrey and an ancient foe.

The Doctor, as ever, wants to help, but in returning a wounded combatant home, he becomes further and further entangled in a web of deceit and recrimination. A web spun by an eight-legged Empress and her minions…

The Empire of the Racnoss is at war, and wherever he stands, the Doctor is on the wrong side.

The Carrionite Curse by Simon Guerrier

Katy Bell returns to her Midlands home to find strange goings-on at the buskers fair. A witch trial in the 1980s. A bonfire ready to be lit...

Luckily, a colourful visitor is already investigating, and the local vicar, Katy's dad, is versed in tales of the macabre. Terrifying forces are on the loose, and the town hall holds a secret. There is black magic in the Black Country, and the Doctor has the name of his enemy on the tip of his tongue...

Something wicked this way comes.

Day of the Vashta Nerada by Matt Fitton

As the Time War rages, Cardinal Ollistra of Gallifrey seeks to create ever more dangerous weapons to deploy against the enemy.

When the Doctor stumbles across Synthesis Station, he discovers that the Time Lords have sponsored a project to weaponise already-lethal creatures. But in doing so, Eva Morrison and her team have unwittingly used a colony of Vashta Nerada with a very unfortunate history of humanoid contact.

The Doctor finds himself leading a desperate race for survival, in which the shadows may be the least of their worries…

Written By: John Dorney, Scott Handcock, Simon Guerrier, Matt Fitton
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Peter Davison (The Doctor), Colin Baker (The Doctor), Paul McGann (The Doctor), Adjoa Adhoh (Racnoss Empress), Nigel Planer (Old Racnoss Emperor/ Herrax), Andrew French (Racnoss Consort), Lisa Kay (Alayna), Pam Ferris (Amanda Steele), Lorelei King (Georgia Donnelly), Emma Lowndes (Phelan), Matt Devitt (Bennetto), Maya Sondhi (Katy Bell), Andrée Bernard (Mary Sissinghurst), Adèle Anderson (Eileen Nelthorpe), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Rev Douglas Bell), Jacqueline Pearce (Ollistra), Jan Ravens (Dr Eva Morrison), Himesh Patel (Biotech Dendry), Tim Wallers (Commander Roxita/ Security Chief Raldon). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson

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

Monday, July 24, 2017

Into The Time Vortex Archive Interview - Deborah Watling of Doctor Who

The Following is an interview with Deborah Watling that took place in 2014 and Long Island Who Convention.  In memory of Deborah Watling here is that interview.

Details on Torchwood - The Office of Never Was

This months Torchwood audio adventure focuses on Ianto as he looks into a haunted building.  You can get this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.

There’s an empty office block in Cardiff. That’s nothing special – plenty of businesses go under, clear out, cease to exist. All that’s left behind is an empty building. But there’s one office block that refuses to be forgotten about.

There have been stories about that building - strange lights, funny goings on, faces pressed up against the glass. Enough to get the locals worried. Enough to ask Torchwood to get involved.

It’s Friday night. Ianto Jones has better things to do with his time than look round a haunted building. But he goes anyway, and it turns out that The Office has been waiting for him.

Written By: James Goss
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Bethan Rose Young (Girl), David Shields (Oliver)

Producer James Goss
Script Editor Steve Tribe
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Friday, July 21, 2017

Doctor Who Companion Deborah Watling has died.

Deborah Watling who played Victoria Waterfield during the Patrick Troughton era during season 5 has passed away after a short battle with lung cancer at the age of 69.  Sadly there are only two of her stories that are complete (The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Enemy of the World) while two others are missing a few epiosdes and have been released with animation and telesnap reconstructions (The Web of Fear and The Ice Warriors).  She also returned to the role of Victoria in 1995's Downtime which is out now on DVD.  She has been a staple of the Doctor Who convention scene and her panels were wonderful to attend as she regaled us all in her stories of her time on the show with Patrick Troughton  and Frazer Hines.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Into The Time Vortex Podcast - Episode 51 - A Doctor Who Discussion About the Casting of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor

Listen to a special episode of our podcast where we talk about the historic and controversial casting of the first woman as the Doctor in Doctor Who.  We describe our initial reactions and what we think about the whole thing.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Doctor Who and Big Finish Star Trevor Baxter has passed away.

Trevor Baxter has passed away at the age of 84.  He is best known to Doctor Who fans as one half of Jago and Litefoot.  He first appeared in Doctor Who as Professor George Litefoot in the 1977 story The Talons of Weng-Chiang which starred Tom Baker as The Doctor and Louise Jameson as Leela.  Trevor Baxter would return to the role of Professor Litefoot for Big Finish in 2008 in their series of Jago and Litefoot audio adventures along side Christopher Benjamin as Jago.  In all he made 13 series of Jago and Litefoot for Big Finish making them one of the successful off shoots from Doctor Who. You can read more about Trevor Baxter from the Big Finish website.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Into The Time Vortex Podcast - Episode 50 - Doctor Who - Blink

Doctor Who - Introducing Jodie Whittaker -The Thirteenth Doctor Interview

The BBC announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor Who.
The identity of the new Doctor was revealed exclusively on BBC One and on social media around the world after the Men’s Wimbledon Final on Sunday 16 July.

She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi, who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall, who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series, made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.

Jodie Whittaker says: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey with Chris and with every

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Doctor is Jodie Whittaker! - Introduction Video

The new Doctor is Jodie Whittaker.  The 35 year old actress has starred in Broadchurch, Black Mirror, The Smoke, Attack the Block and The Assets.

This is the first time a female has been picked as the Doctor but with another Time Lord changing genders with the Master a couple of years ago, the move seemed inevitable. 

And the New Doctor is.......

Jodi Whittaker

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Titan's Doctor Who Comics Arrive At San Diego Comic-Con!



Titan Comics are thrilled to announce their Doctor Who plans for this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con (July 20-23) – bringing fans the best from the universe of Doctor Who including special issues, panels and signings!

During the show, Titan is releasing a Doctor Who Convention Special comic entitled “The Last Action Figure” - an all-new Doctor Who story featuring the TV show’s current companion, Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie.

Written by Richard Dinnick, with art by Mariano Laclaustra, Carlos Cabrera and Nico Selma, this convention special comic comes with two fantastic collectable covers by Alice X. Zhang featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Bill Potts.

Doctor Who fans attending 2017’s San Diego Comic-Con can purchase this special comic, along with a fantastic range of other Doctor Who comics and collections, at the Titan booth #5537.

Additionally, do not miss Titan’s Doctor Who & Torchwood Comics Panel ( where writers Nick Abadzis, Richard Dinnick, George Mann, Brian Miller, Cavan Scott, and Doctor Who editor Andrew James will reveal upcoming plans for Titan’s Doctor Who and Torchwood comics and take you behind the scenes with exclusive art previews from the line! This highly anticipated panel will take place on Saturday, July 22 at 3:30PM in room 5AB. Plus, every attendee will receive five free comics!

Titan’s top talent will be signing Doctor Who comics over the weekend at Titan’s booth, #5537, with the opportunity for fans to meet their favorite Doctor Who comic creators, including Nick Abadzis, Paul Cornell, George Mann, Cavan Scott and Alice X. Zhang.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Details for Doctor Who "Flashpoint"

This months download only adventure features a story with the 8th Doctor narrated by Sheridan Smith who played Lucie Miller during a great run of stories during the 8th Doctor Big Finish era. You can order this download only story from the Big Finish website.

Cerberin: the famous storm world. Seen from space, it’s a spectacle of light and colour that draws tourists in their thousands.

Escaping an attack by gangster assassins, and separated from the Doctor, Lucie Miller finds herself stranded on the surface. The killers are in pursuit, she has a child to protect, and lightning is striking all around.

Then a shape approaches through the storm, moving with heavy footsteps...

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

Written By: Andrew Smith
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Sheridan Smith (Narrator)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Details for Doctor Who "The High Price of Parking"

This months main range release sees the 7th Doctor in an adventure with his two companions Mel and Ace. You can order this audio adventure at the Big Finish website.

The planet Dashrah is a world of exceptional beauty. Historical ruins; colourful skies; swirling sunsets…

Unsurprisingly, it’s a major tourist trap. So if you want to visit Dashrah, first you’ll have to visit Parking, the artificial planetoid that Galactic Heritage built next door. Parking, as its name implies, is a spaceship park. A huge spaceship park. A huge, enormous spaceship park.

When the TARDIS materialises in Parking’s Northern Hemisphere, the Doctor, Ace and Mel envisage a quick teleport trip to the surface of Dashrah. But they’ve reckoned without the superzealous Wardens, and their robotic servitors… the sect of the Free Parkers, who wage war against the Wardens… the spontaneously combusting spaceships… and the terrifying secret that lies at the lowest of Parking’s lower levels.

Written By: John Dorney
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Bonnie Langford (Mel Bush), Gabrielle Glaister (Cowley), Hywel Morgan (Kempton/ Tribesman), Kate Duchene (Regina/ Seraphim), Leighton Pugh (Fulton), Jack Monaghan (Dunne/ Selfdrive), James Joyce (Robowardens).

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