Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Doctor Who - Synopsis For Short Trips: Etheria


Short Trips starts back at the beginning with a 1st Doctor short story.  Narrated by Peter Purves who played Steven on Doctor Who this story sees The Doctor, Steven and Vicki stranded on an alien planet.  You can order this download only release on the Big Finish website.
http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/etheria-1102

Having escaped an ambush by pirates, the Doctor and Vicki are stranded on a strange world, in the shadow of vast rock formations and islands in the sky. The only way home is through the treacherous Etherlands, where the invisible Ether alters the perception of anyone who enters...

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

Written By: Nick Wallace
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Peter Purves (Narrator)

Monday, August 31, 2015

Doctor Who - Season 13 40th Anniversary: Terror of the Zygons Review


Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Tom Baker's second season as The Doctor. Season 13 had a lot of memorable stories and not a weak one in the bunch.  It gave us one of the more popular villains that have only just recently made a comeback and will be featured in Series 9 with Peter Capaldi. Here is what we thought of Terror of the Zygons.

Doctor Who:
Terror of the Zygons
By Robert Banks Stewart

“This one they call the Doctor is a threat to us. Already he has found out too much. He must be destroyed.”

Responding to the message from The Brigadier from the space/time telegraph he left him The Doctor, Harry and Sarah find them in present day Scotland.  Apparently something is destroying oil rigs off the coast of Scotland and causing alarm as these rigs are huge and supposedly are unsinkable.   The Doctor examines some of the wreckage that has washed ashore and found one particular piece of steel interesting.  After using some plaster and making a mold The Doctor shows The Brigadier that the mold is of a giant tooth.  What makes it impressive is that whatever is the owner of the tooth is strong enough to eat through steel as if it was paper.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Doctor Who - Waris Hussein on Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Doctor Who


Doctor Who's first director Waris Hussein talks about Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman and the show now compared to back then.  Waris Hussein directed the Doctor Who stories An Unearthly Child and Marco Polo.


Doctor Who - The Fan Show Jenna Coleman on what it takes to be a companion


This week The Fan Show interviews Jenna Coleman and talks about what it takes to be a companion. Glad to see there is a nod to the classic series this time.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Doctor Who - We Are The Daleks Review



Doctor Who:
We Are The Daleks
By Jonathan Morris
Starring Sylvester McCoy and
Bonnie Langford

The Doctor and Mel have landed in London in the year 1987 and things are not the way that Mel remembers when she left.   For instance there is a building in London that looks a bit like a Dalek.   Another is that people all over London are acting strange and more violent than normal and causing The Doctor to look into this more intently and everything is pointing to that building.

Inside that building it appears that the Daleks are servants.  Asking people what they want to drink or if they want Hors d'oeuvres.  What The Doctor discovers is that the Daleks are trying to make a deal with the politicians of England to sell them technology and secrets to help in their advancement.  But that is only a hidden agenda as Mel figures out that the video game that people are playing in England is more than a game as they are actually doing the fighting against the Thals for the Daleks.  The Doctor has his hands full trying to figure things out and it gets worse once everyone is under Dalek control.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Doctor Who - Preview Pics For Series 9 Prequel "The Doctor's Meditation"

The BBC have released two sneak peak pictures for the prequel to Series 9 which will be seen in theaters with the special showing of Dark Water/ Death in Heaven. That event will happen on September 15th and 16th.



Doctor Who - Four Doctors Issue 3 Covers and Synopsis


Out Today is the third issue of the multi Doctor adventure which sees the 10th, 11th, and 12th Doctor's on Marinus and they appear to have landed in a trap.  I'm sure the three of them will be able to figure out a plan to get out of it.

Into the lion's den! The Doctors take the fight to the enemy... but have they already been

New Comic Book Checklist For August 26th



DARK HORSE COMICS
Conan: The Avenger 17
Fight Club 2: 4
Grindhouse: Drive In Bleed Out 8
Halo: Escalation 21
Hellboy: In Hell 7
Mulan: Revelations 3
New MGMT 1
Pastaways 6
Sundowners:TPB: 2
Tomorrows 2
Usagi Yojimbo Saga:TPB: 4
Zodiac Starforce 1

DC COMICS
Aquaman (7) 43
Batgirl (4) 43
Batman 66: 26
Batman: Arkham Knight: Genesis 1
Batman: Grayson 11
Batman: We Are Robin 3

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Doctor Who - NYC Symphonic Spectacular Canceled


Big blow to New York City area Doctor Who fans as the Symphonic Spectacular has been canceled. Both shows on October 7th will not happen and refunds will be coming.  There are no plans to reschedule this event.
http://www.barclayscenter.com/events/detail/doctor-who-symphonic-spectacular

Doctor Who - Shorter Series Nine Trailer

Here is a shorter version of the new trailer.  Doctor Who returns September 19th on BBC and BBC America.


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Doctor Who - More Series 9 Promo Pics

Here are three more promo pics for the new series of Doctor Who.  In these Peter Capaldi is channeling his inner Jon Pertwee.  Doctor Who returns Saturday September 19th.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Doctor Who - The Fate of Krelos Review



Doctor Who:
The Fate of Krelos
By Nicholas Briggs
Starring Tom Baker, Louise Jameson
And John Leeson

The Doctor and Leela arrive on the planet Krelos and it appears to be an ordinary planet and for once nothing going on.  The Doctor should have paid more attention to the TARDIS as K – 9 is not acting normal and appears to have been taken over by an outside force.  It seems this unknown entity is trying to get K – 9 to get the Doctor to a certain place so they can extract revenge on him by messing with the TARDIS and in the long term try and take over complete control of the TARDIS.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Doctor Who - Covers and Synopsis For Doctor Who: Four Doctors #2



This week sees part two of Titans multi Doctor story which features the 10th, 11th and 12th Doctors. So far it is pretty good and they incorporate a creature from Series 1 that most of you will remember. Issue two of five is out today at comic book store.

What shocking past event brings three Doctors together – to combat an unknown foe with three incarnations in its sights?

The 5-part weekly series is penned by Paul Cornell (Wolverine) and illustrated by Neil Edwards
(Assassin's Creed)!

The weekly event, running through August and September 2015 features the Tenth, Eleventh