Thursday, April 19, 2018

Titan's Road To The Thirteenth Doctor Begins In July!

Titan Comics has announced news on its upcoming 13th Doctor series that will start with a mini series featuring the 10th, 11th and 12th Doctors.

TITAN’S ROAD TO THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR

BEGINS IN JULY!

Plus, 2018 Doctor Who Comics Day revealed!

London, April 5, 2018 - Titan Comics and BBC Studios are proud to announce The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor – a three-part comic event beginning this July and leading into Titan’s all-new Thirteenth Doctor ongoing comic series launching in the Fall.

The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor features new adventures of the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors written by James Peaty (Supergirl) and illustrated by a host of amazing creators, with a stunning Robert Hack (Sabrina, Archie) cover on each.

In Titan’s The Road to The Thirteenth Doctor comics, the Tenth Doctor encounters lost, ghostly spaceships, the Eleventh Doctor and Alice visit a robot-infested 19th Century San Francisco, and the Twelfth Doctor finds London’s Piccadilly Circus transformed into a wasteland of emptiness and Pterodactyls!

Each issue contains a serialized short story from the creative team behind the new Thirteenth Doctor on-going comic series - written by Jody Houser, with art by Rachael Stott and Enrica Angiolini.

The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor heralds a new era for Titan Comics’ Doctor Who line, culminating in 2018’s Doctor Who Comics Day – a global event inspired by Titan Comics’ Doctor Who comic books - on Saturday, November 24. This marks the fifth annual Doctor Who Comics Day, which is set to be bigger than ever with new comics and collections, merchandise, variant covers, signings, and events across the world at comic shops, bookstores, retail chains, libraries, and on digital platforms.

For further news and developments on The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor follow Titan Comics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumbr

* The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor #1 featuring the Tenth Doctor – cover A by Robert Hack

* The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor #1 featuring the Eleventh Doctor – cover B by Will Brooks

* The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor #1 featuring the Twelfth Doctor – cover by Klebs Jr.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - Erasure

Out this month for download only is another Short Trip adventure this time featuring the Fourth Doctor and Adric.  This story is narrated by Seán Carlsen who plays Narvin of Gallifrey.  You can order this download only release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/erasure-1561

Release #40 is a Fourth Doctor and Adric story told by Narvin on Gallifrey

The Celestial Intervention Agency, a shadowy, unspoken of part of the Time Lord hierarchy. Beloved and loathed in equal measure by various Presidents and High Councils the millennias over. But they serve a very important function: they keep the time lines safe and clear - they do the darker, dirtier jobs that most Time Lords would prefer not to know even need doing.

CIA Sub-Coordinator Narvin has always taken his oath to uphold the Worshipful Laws of Gallifrey very seriously. But when he is sent on a mission to investigate the planet Bellascon, even he hasn't reckoned with the force of nature that is the Fourth Doctor, who has - one might say - his own way of dealing with things, and his own views on people like Narvin. But somehow the two must overcome their instincts and work together to stop the web of time being erased forever...

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

Written By: Gary Russell
Directed By: Gary Russell

Cast
Seán Carlsen (Narvin)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Big Finish Announce details for The 8th Doctor - The Time War Vol 2

Big Finish has announced the details for the second volume of the 8th Doctor Time War box set that is coming out in July.   The four stories will once again star Paul McGann,  Rakhee Thakrar as Bliss, Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks and Jacqueline Pearce as Cardinal Ollistra. 

The four new stories are titled and written by are  Lords of Terror by Jonathan Morris, Planet of the Ogrons by Guy Adams, In the Garden of Death by Guy Adams and Jonah by Timothy X Atack.  The Ogron will be making their Time War debut as is obvious by the title of story two and it will be good to hear from this 3rd Doctor era villain again.  This box set will be out in July and volume three and four will be out in 2019 and 2020.  You can pre order this set from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-eighth-doctor---the-time-war-series-02-1674

https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/the-time-war-2

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Doctor Who Nominated for a Hugo and Bafta

The 2018 Hugo Awards were announced recently and Doctor Who has been nominated for one.  Peter Capaldi's last story "Twice Upon a Time" was nominated for the Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form Hugo.   You can see all the Hugo Award nominations at the link. 
https://www.tor.com/2018/03/31/2018-hugo-award-finalists-announced/

Also announced this week were the BAFTA's the British Award for Movies and TV and Doctor Who was nominated in the  Virgin TV Must-See Moment Award.  The moment that was nominated was the reveal of Jodie Whitaker as the new Doctor.  Fans can go and vote for the winner at the following link.
virginmedia.com/bafta

Monday, March 26, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - Tales from New Earth

If you are a fan of the new series this new box set from Big Finish is for you.   It centers on the planet New Earth and the inhabitants that we have met in the David Tennant story.  If you want to know more about what goes on on New Earth you can order the box set at the Big Finish website and start listening.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/tales-from-new-earth-1683

1.1 Escape From New New York by Roy Gill

Devon Pryce has lived all his life in the high rises of New New York. A child of the Elevator Guild, he now receives a new calling - from a cat.

Senator Hame is trying to rebuild society, to make it stronger for future generations, but there are those who would stand in her way.

There is a new danger on New Earth, and Devon's work is only just beginning...

1.2 Death in the New Forest by Roland Moore

On his first mission for Senator Hame, Devon crosses continents to arrive in the New Forest and meet its people.

Trees are dying of unnatural causes. Sapling Vale, a cutting of the noble Jabe of the Forest of Cheem, will help Devon investigate the threat to her people.

So too will an alien, an old friend of New Earth... a time traveller known as the Doctor!

1.3 The Skies of New Earth by Paul Morris

Devon's work takes him into the skies of New Earth and the great floating city of New Caelum.

Here, a new energy project is exploited by alien powers, and a terrible catastrophe looms. Helped once again by the Doctor, Devon calls on the Bird People of Nest City, as well as the great Solar Bears on their Ice Clouds to stop disaster.

But can the people of the skies put aside their rivalries long enough to make a difference?

1.4 The Cats of New Cairo by Matt Fitton

Senator Hame is summoned to New Cairo by the spiritual leader of Catkind: the Most Exalted High Persian - a personage of great power and wisdom - to report on her investigations.

Here, the camel-like Dromedans still worship Catkind, in the shadows of vast Octahedrons and temples of light. But Hame and Devon have uncovered a conspiracy that threatens the future of everyone on the planet.

The battle for control of New Earth is about to begin...

Directed By: Helen Goldwyn

Cast
Adjoa Andoh (Sister Jara), Yasmin Bannerman (Sapling Vale), Anna Hope (Senator Hame), Kieran Hodgson (Devon Pryce), Matthew Jacobs-Morgan (Thorn), Dan Blaskey (The Lumen / Potious / Duke of Brooklyn), Toby Hadoke (The Lux / Oscar McLeod / Dobcheff / Steward / Birdman), Matt Wilkinson (Termiton Jusk), Derek Griffiths (Xylem Maple Dorm); Pippa Nixon (Termiton Uden / Flight Attendant), Nina Toussaint-White (Loba Christata), James Dreyfus (The Most Exalted High Persian); Julian Rhind-Tutt (Berkhoff), Suzy Bloom (Katya), Youssef Kerkour (T'Harr) and Louise Gold (President Grosseteste). Other parts played by members of the cast.

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

Friday, March 23, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - The Third Doctor Adventures Vol 4

Out this month is the fourth volume of The Third Doctor Adventures starring Katy Manning as Jo Grant and Tim Treloar. The highlights of this release is adventures featuring the Cybermen and the Meddling Monk.  You can order this release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-third-doctor-adventures-volume-04-1741

4.1 The Rise of the New Humans by Guy Adams

When a man dies after falling from the top floor of a multi-storey car park, the Doctor and Jo wonder why it should be of interest to UNIT. Then they see the protuberances on the man’s back… As he fell, he tried to grow wings.

Looking into the man’s past leads the Doctor and Jo to a remote private hospital where the staff aren’t as helpful as they could be, and the Chief Administrator is unavailable to meet with them.

Breaking into some restricted wards, the Doctor notes the presence of alien and futuristic technology. The whole thing bears the unmistakable hallmarks of one of his own people’s interference, one of his old foes. Except not perhaps the one he might have imagined.

The Monk is back. And this time his meddling may have gone too far.

4.2 The Tyrants of Logic by Marc Platt

The Doctor and Jo land on Port Anvil – a bleak, abandoned mining colony on the remote planet Burnt Salt. A huge armoured crate has recently arrived in the almost derelict Spacehub. No-one knows who it’s for. No-one knows what it contains.

Strange creatures lurk around the outskirts, and a rag-tag population of misfits inhabit what is left of the town: a saloon bar owner, a literal one-man band and a hunter of very unusual prey. If they want to survive the night, they’re going to have to work together.

Because the Cybermen want the contents of the crate. And they will stop at nothing to get hold of it.

Written By: Guy Adams, Marc Platt
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast
Tim Treloar (The Doctor), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Rufus Hound (The Monk), Mina Anwar (Dr Kurdi), Joe Sims (Chief Orderly / Wilde / Jumper), Clare Corbett (Harriet / Woman / Radio Technician), Silas Hawkins (Francis / Morgue Attendant / Patient / Orderly), Linda Marlowe (Gusta Pardo), Carolyn Pickles (Professor Marian Schaeffer), Ronan Summers (Hollisen Grier), Jeff Rawle (Chad Caramel), Deli Segal (Skippa) and Nicholas Briggs (The Cybermen). Other parts played by members of the cast.

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Details on Doctor Who - Serpent in Silver

Out now from Big Finish is the third part of the 5th Doctor trilogy of stories featuring his original TARDIS crew. This time the story takes place on a spaceship and of course there is danger on board.  You can buy this release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/serpent-in-the-silver-mask-1266

You are cordially invited to Argentia, the galaxy’s most exclusive tax haven, to attend the funeral of mining magnate Carlo Mazzini. The memorial service will be followed by music, light refreshments, and murder!

Carlo’s heirs have come to say their final goodbyes (and find out how much they’ve inherited) but when a masked killer begins picking them off one by one, Argentia goes into lock-down, closed off behind its own temporal displacement field.

Can the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Adric apprehend the murderer before Argentia – and everyone on board - is forever cut off from the rest of the Universe?

Written By: David Llewellyn
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards

Cast
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), Samuel West (The Mazzini Family), Phil Cornwell (Superintendent Galgo / Zaleb 5), Sophie Winkleman (Sofia). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Guy Adams
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Doctor Who Comic Book Releases for March 14th


Out today is the last 12th Doctor comic book until the range wide reboot later this year.  This issue wraps up the Weeping Angel story line as The Doctor, Bill and Nardole race to save the universe.
You can pick this issue up where ever comic books are sold.

D​OCTOR WHO: THE TWELFTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #13
​Writer:​ Richard Dinnick
A​rtist:​ Pasquale Qualano
P​ublisher: Titan Comics
FC, $3.99, On sale: March 14, 2018

The conclusion of Year Three!

The weeping angels descend on the Doctor, but his companions, old and new, have a few tricks up their sleeves to help him out!

​Cover A: ​Blair Shedd
​Cover B: ​Photo - Will Brooks
​Cover C: Simon Myers




Friday, March 9, 2018

Details for Doctor Who Magazine 523


Out now in the UK is the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine which has an interview with new executive producer Matt Strevens and with Missy herself Michelle Gomez.  You can get Doctor Who Magazine at wherever you get your magazines in the UK and at Barnes and Noble in the US towards the end of the month.

In this issue...
CHRIS CHIBNALL
Doctor Who’s showrunner discusses the new logo and remembers his years as a teenage fan.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Doctor Who The Complete Season 12 To Get Blu Ray Set

BBC Worldwide has announced that Tom Bakers debut season will be be released in a Blu Ray box set with some new extras along with the extras that were on the original DVD releases.  The highlight of this set will be that the quality will be better and the VHS released The Tom Baker Years will be included on this set.  No date for a North American release yet as this set will be see its Region 2 release June 11th.

Along With Robot, The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks and Revenge of the Cybermen the box set will include these extras.

Holding Synopsis:

Tom Baker's acclaimed first season as the Fourth Doctor, originally aired in 1975/76. With his best friend Sarah Jane Smith and new companion Harry, the Doctor pits his wits against a giant robot, the insect Wirrn, Cybermen, Sontarans and Daleks.

Twenty episodes, specially restored for Blu-Ray and packed with new and old special features. Build your own archive of classic Doctor Who seasons with this six-disc special 'limited edition packaging' boxset.

Existing Extras

Existing bonus material from the original DVD's

Brand New Bonus Features

Brand new one hour candid interview - 'Tom Baker in conversation'

Behind The Sofa - classic clips from season 12 viewed by Tom Baker, Philip Hinchcliffe, Louise Jameson, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Sadie Miller

New making-of documentaries for 'The Sontaran Experiment' and 'Revenge of the Cybermen'

Optional brand new updated special effects for Revenge of the Cybermen
Genesis of the Daleks - omnibus movie version

The Tom Baker Years VHS release on disc for the first time

Production archive material and scripts from the BBC Archives

Some other archive treats to be announced

Friday, March 2, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - The Siege of Big Ben

Out this month for download only is a Short Trip adventure featuring the meta 10th Doctor and is narrated by Camille Coduri who played Jackie Tyler in the new series.  You can order this audio adventure from the Big finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-siege-of-big-ben-1558

Release #39 is a Meta-Crisis Doctor and Jackie Tyler story

Jackie Tyler has everything she's ever wanted: a loving husband, two children, and a vital role in the Earth Defence organisation headquartered in Big Ben. But now that the world is out of the shadow of the Cybus organisation, others have spotted an opportunity. A terrible, far-reaching plan is underway, and only Jackie and the new scientific adviser stand in the way.

But the Doctor isn't the man he was...

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

Written By: Joseph Lidster
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler)