Friday, July 3, 2015

Doctor Who - Series 9 Teaser Pics

Below are two teaser pics for the series 9 opener.  They don't give much away but it is a sure sign the new series will be here soon.

Doctor Who - Frazer Hines Visits The TARDIS Set

Frazer Hines visited the TARDIS today and was greeted by The Doctor Peter Capaldi.

Doctor Who - The Fan Show: Fanwatch

This weeks Doctor Who Fan Show takes a look at the fans.  From the Cosplayers to the autograph seekers.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Doctor Who - The Crawling Terror Review

Doctor Who:
The Crawling Terror
By Mike Tucker

The Doctor and Clara arrive in the English countryside and come across something that just doesn’t fit with a day out in the country.    Giant insects seem to have taken over a small town and seem to be using the inhabitants as food.  From giant beetles to giant mosquitos and worst of all a giant spider seem to have the town in a frenzy.  What The Doctor and Clara are finding out if the mosquito bites you  you turn into a zombie and start menacing the town.

But that isn’t the only problem. Hidden in a factory is a mystery that harkens back to World War Two.  A machine that is responsible for releasing aliens into the England that was thought to have been destroyed during a German bombing raid.  The Doctor has discovered that it is now functioning and needs to find a way to stop it before an alien invasion destroys the Earth.

Doctor Who - Titan Comics Doctor Who SDCC Panels and Signings Announced

SDCC is next week and Doctor Who will be represented not just on the entertainment side but also on the comic book side.  So if you are a fan of Titan Comics Doctor Who comic book line make sure to check out the signings and panels.  They plan on having a special announcement on their next big event and they will be selling a special 12th Doctor comic book that takes place at SDCC.


Time: 4:00PM – 5:00PM / Titan Booth #5537

Writers George Man and Cavan Scott and cover artist Alice X. Zhang will be signing copies of Doctor Who: Twelfth Doctor SDCC exclusive short story edition.


The 2015 San Diego Comic Con is upon us, check out all the amazing things that the BBC AMERICA booth will be selling and the first to market product and exclusives just for Comic Con!




New York – June 29, 2015 – BBC Worldwide North America announced today that Doctor Who fans can soon own an extending Sonic Screwdriver universal remote control from The Wand Company, modelled after the Twelfth Doctor’s beloved gadget. The highly detailed and completely re-engineered working replica of Peter Capaldi’s iconic device will make its exclusive debut at San Diego Comic-Con on July 8, 2015 at the BBC AMERICA shop (booth #4129), before being released by selected retailers later in the summer. Individually laser numbered, the Sonic Screwdrivers sold at Comic-Con will each come with a signed certificate of authenticity, making them an ideal purchase for any collector. The limited edition numbered remote controls will only be available at the BBC AMERICA booth while supplies last.

The new Sonic Screwdriver has not only been updated to reflect the subtle changes in the Doctor’s coolest gadget, but now extends with a satisfying flick, just like the real thing, and includes a grip-mounted button, press-to-buzz action, and the Wand Company’s powerful Any-TV-Off functionality. The speech-teach feature makes learning the gestures and programming the Sonic Screwdriver easy, and the intuitive gestures allow the user to make like the Doctor and quickly take control of their home entertainment equipment – iPod docks, TVs, DVD and Blu-ray players, in fact, pretty much anything that is controlled by an infrared remote control. The 1:1 scale Sonic Screwdriver can store up to 39 remote control commands, is equipped with 12 authentic Sonic Screwdriver sound effects and a customizable personal lock code, and has 12 secret Morse code phrases from the Twelfth Doctor to decipher. Die cast in hand-polished, copper-plated metal, with a new stand that allows the Sonic Screwdriver to be displayed vertically, this device is not only a serious prop that will delight collectors, but with its host of authentic sonic sounds, it is also a cosplayer’s dream come true.

“The keen-eyed Whovian will notice subtle differences between the Sonic Screwdriver favored by the Eleventh Doctor and the one currently used by the Twelfth Doctor. We listened to fans’ requests and have evolved the design to match what’s onscreen, including the fun flick-to-extend feature,” said Chris Barnardo, co-founder of The Wand Company.

The BBC AMERICA booth will also feature limited release merchandise from Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Orphan Black.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Doctor Who - Preview and Synopsis For 12th Doctor Issue 9

Out today is a new story arc for the 12th Doctor.  This time The Doctor and Clara arrive in Las Vegas when the Rat Pack were at the height of their popularity.  What could go wrong?

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #9!

A Brand new story begins, as the Doctor and Clara are forced to ally with gangsters on the Vegas strip to combat an even more terrifying foe!

Will the Doctor’s morals prove as alien as the unearthly invaders – or can he triumph without compromise… in ‘GANGLAND’?

Comic Book Checklist For July 1st

Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians 2
Airboy 2
Angel & Faith: Season 10: 16
Baltimore: Cult of the Red King 3
Barb Wire 1
Neverboy 5
Witcher: Fox Children 4

American Vampire: Second Cycle 8
Aquaman (7):THC: 6-Maelstrom&n bsp;
Aquaman (7):TPB: 5-Sea of Storms
Batman Beyond (5) 2
Batman: Arkham Knight 6
Batman: Arkham Origins:TPB:
Batman: Bat Mite 2
Batman: Detective Comics (2) 42

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Doctor Who - Suburban Hell Review

Doctor Who:
Suburban Hell
By Alan Barnes
Starring Tom Baker and
Louise Jameson

Ralph and Belinda are expecting four for supper when there was an unexpected knock on the door. At the door is The Doctor and Leela and they are mistaken for the dinner guests.  The Doctor and Leela are stranded as the TARDIS has disappeared because of a temporal ruckage. The Doctor explains that the TARDIS is really on the other side of a wrinkle in time and it’s just a matter of finding a way to get it back.

Soon things don’t appear to be going well for the dinner party.  A fog starts rolling in and inside that fog are monsters that seem to have a taste for humans.  Plus The Doctor seems to have disappeared.  Leela can’t find him anywhere.  Where he ends up is not where he was expecting.  The Doctor finds himself back in time and discovers what the big secret that the house has been hiding all this time.

Doctor Who - Series 9 Filming Pics

The BBC Doctor Who Instagram site has released some more teasers for Series 9.  Looks like more UNIT stuff.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Eye on Sci-Fi - The X-Files, Star Wars - Rebels, The Martian and Summer of Sci-Fi

June- July 2015

By Ken Parker

We have another wide variety of news as well as a look at the summer of sci-fi and some of my opinions on some of the TV shows airing this summer. We also say good-bye to a couple of influential people in the genre and take a look at my most anticipated movie of the year, and it is NOT Star Wars!

Doctor Who - The Chase Review

Last week was the 50th Anniversary of Barbara and Ian leaving the TARDIS.  See what we thought of The Chase.

Doctor Who:
The Chase
By Terry Nation

“I shall miss them. Yes, I shall miss them, silly old fusspots.”

Imagine being chased through space and time.  Imagine the ones chasing you are your most hated enemies The Daleks.   The Daleks have discovered time travel and are now hunting The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki all through time. The TARDIS crew is being chased all around to the Mary Celeste, to a monster themed fun house, to The Empire State Building in New York City USA.  The Daleks are relentless in their pursuit until the final showdown on the planet Mechanus with the Mechanoids.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Doctor Who - Hello Sweetie!!! River Song and NuWho Arrive At Big Finish

With this new announcement it is surely only time until we get stories for the NuWho Doctors but in the meantime we have some NuWho monsters and friends of The Doctor.  The biggest announcement is that Alex Kingston will be reprising her role as River Song for Big Finish in two box sets.  The first is The River Song Diaries and the second is Doom Coalition 2 starring Paul McGann.  Doom Coalition 2 should be interesting as she must help The Doctor by not meeting him.  Winston Churchill will be getting a box set played again by Ian McNeice.  This NuWho version will recall his exploits with the 9th, 10th and 11th Doctors.  The next box set will feature Big Finish Classic Doctor's 5 to 8 facing off against some familiar NuWho villains.  Even though I don't understand how the Sontarrans are new.  Below is the synopsis for the box sets that will be out in 2016.
Full press release from Big Finish.

Doom Colilition 2

The Doctor’s past is catching up with him. And so is his future… As a dark chapter dawns for the universe, a friend is at hand. But how can River Song help the Doctor if she can’t meet him?

Directed By: Ken Bentley

Paul McGann (The Doctor), Alex Kingston (River Song), Nicola Walker (Liv Chenka), Hattie Morahan (Helen Sinclair)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Doctor Who - The Defectors Review

Doctor Who:
The Defectors
By Nicholas Briggs
Starring Sylvester McCoy and 
Katy Manning

UNIT headquarters is being evacuated and Jo is shocked to find that most of her friends are gone already.  This was all sudden and she is very suspicious of the British army officers that are in charge of evacuating UNIT and starts to investigate what is really going on.  This obviously gets Jo in trouble and she is soon captured by the aliens posing as British officers.  Their true motive has to do with The Doctor and Jo doesn’t know where he is at the moment.  Then they hear the familiar sounds of the TARDIS returning but what they see is something else entirely.  The 7th Doctor has arrived and Jo isn’t all that sure of this version of The Doctor and is forced to trust him to save the Earth and hopes he can return her Doctor to them.