Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New Doctor Who Logo Revealed


The BBC have revealed today a new logo along side with some new promo pics and a video introducing the new logo.  The new series starring Jodie Whittaker will air in October.




Saturday, February 17, 2018

Titan Comics to Release a 7th Doctor and Ace Comic Book


Titan Comics has announced its plans for a 7th Doctor and Ace mini series and it will be written by two of the writers who had a hand in the Sylvester McCoy era Andrew Cartmel and Ben Aaronovitch.  This three part series will be out in June.  You can read all the details about it in the press release below.

THE SEVENTH DOCTOR IS BACK FOR NEW ADVENTURES IN COMICS!
         
London, February 16, 2018 - This June, BBC Worldwide Americas and Titan Comics are excited to announce that the Seventh Doctor is back, in comics! This brand-new three-part comic series stars the Seventh Doctor, as played by Sylvester McCoy, alongside classic companion Ace (Sophie Aldred).

Hitting stores and digital platforms in June 2018 with a double-sized first issue, DOCTOR WHO: THE SEVENTH DOCTOR #1, written by Seventh Doctor script editor and showrunner Andrew Cartmel, and writer Ben Aaronovitch (Rivers of London). Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor expands Titan Comics’ hugely popular and critically acclaimed Doctor Who comics line.

Actor Sylvester McCoy starred as the Seventh Doctor from 1987 to 1989 anchoring hundreds of novels and comic strips before regenerating in the 1996 TV movie. As well as this new comic, the Seventh Doctor’s era lives on in a tremendously successful series of audios from Big Finish. McCoy’s portrayal as the Doctor was, at first, a light-hearted eccentric who darkened into a secretive, mysterious, and cunning planner across the course of his tenure.

In Titan Comics’ new mini-series, an unknown alien intelligence in orbit around the Earth. Astronauts under attack. A terrifying, mysterious landing in the Australian interior. The future of the world itself at stake. Counter Measures activated. The Seventh Doctor and Ace are slap bang in the middle of it all! This is OPERATION VOLCANO!

Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel return to the TARDIS, on the 30th anniversary of fan-favorite episode “Remembrance of the Daleks” with The Seventh Doctor comics, and are joined by illustrator Christopher Jones (The Third Doctor) and colorist Marco Lesko (Robotech, The Ninth Doctor) to bring astonishing twists and turns to the lives of the Seventh Doctor, and his companions, with Titan’s new comic series.

The debut issue comes with four variant covers to collect: three art covers by artists Alice X. Zhang, Simon Myers, and Christopher Jones, and a photo cover by Will Brooks. The Seventh Doctor will also materialize with a back-up strip written by Twelfth Doctor scribe Richard Dinnick, with art by Jessica Martin (Actor: Doctor Who: The Greatest Show In The Galaxy, Voice actor: Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned).

Retailers can order issue #1 of Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor from the April edition of Diamond PREVIEWS. This all-new storyline in the world of a classic will delight longtime fans and freshly converted Whovians alike. Fans can find their nearest comic store at ComicShopLocator.com.

For further news and developments on this series join Titan Comics on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1 Cover A: Alice X. Zhang
Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1 Cover B: Photo
Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1 Cover C: Chris Jones
Doctor Who: The Seventh Doctor #1 Cover D: Simon Myers

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Titan Comics Doctor Who Line to release 13th Doctor Series with all female creative team

Titan Comics has announced that they will be debuting their 13th Doctor comic book series this fall and the book will have an all female creative team.  Titan will be relaunching their Doctor Who comic book line late Spring with a preview in the Free Comic Book special that will be out on May 5th.  You can read the press release below.

THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR HERALDS A NEW ERA FOR TITAN’S DOCTOR WHO!

London, February 14, 2018 - BBC Worldwide Americas and Titan Comics are excited to announce that, alongside premiering in the Doctor Who season, the Thirteenth Doctor will be debuting in comics this fall!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details on Doctor Who Blu Ray Releases For The Capaldi Years and Twice Upon a Time

Below is the press release for the newest releases in the Doctor Who Blu Ray and DVD releases for Twice Upon a Time and the Complete Peter Capaldi set.

SAY FAREWELL TO THE TWELFTH DOCTOR WITH NEW RELEASES FROM BBC HOME ENTERTAINMENT
FEATURING EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT
DOCTOR WHO: TWICE UPON A TIME &
DOCTOR WHO: THE COMPLETE PETER CAPALDI YEARS
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 13, 2018




Celebrate the end of an era as BBC Home Entertainment releases Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time, the highly anticipated 2017 Christmas special, on Blu-ray and DVD, and Doctor Who: The Complete Peter Capaldi Years on Blu-ray, featuring never-before-seen bonus content.

DOCTOR WHO: TWICE UPON A TIME
Street Date: February 13, 2017
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 (U.S.), $24.98 (Canada)
                                        BD $24.98 (U.S.), $30.98 (Canada)
Length: Approx. 60 mins + bonus content / single disc

Twice Upon A Time – the final episode of Peter Capaldi’s tenure as the Time Lord, which found record-setting success with its Christmas Day airing on BBC AMERICA – sees the Doctor come face to face with…the Doctor! The epic conclusion to the Twelfth Doctor era features the return of Pearl Mackie as well as special guests Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and David Bradley (Game of Thrones, the Harry Potter movies), and culminates in a historic regeneration that introduces the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch). Newcomers have the perfect opportunity to catch the new Doctor’s adventures from the very start, while fans of the Classic series will be delighted by the return of the First Doctor (Bradley, who previously played the very first actor to take on the role of the iconic Time Lord in 2013’s An Adventure in Space and Time). Bonus content on this Blu-ray and DVD release includes Doctor Who Extra.

DOCTOR WHO: THE COMPLETE PETER CAPALDI YEARS
Street Date: February 13, 2017
Suggested Retail Price: BD $129.99 (U.S.), $166.00 (Canada)
Length: Approx. 1969 mins + bonus content / 14-disc set

The Complete Peter Capaldi Years includes all three Twelfth Doctor seasons plus Peter Capaldi’s very first appearance in Doctor Who – years before he took over the iconic role – as Caecilius in the Tenth Doctor episode The Fires of Pompeii. Chock full of extras – with all of the bonus materials from seasons eight, nine, and ten, plus a new disc full of additional content, including never-before-seen deleted scenes from season eight – this Blu-ray set is a must have for any collector.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Details for Doctor Who Magazine 522

Out now in the UK is the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine and the focus of this issue are the Daleks and Terry Nation.  You can get this issue wherever you buy magazines and for those in the US Barnes and Noble is your best bet in a few weeks.

Issue 522 also sheds new light on the Dalek craze of the 1960s, as agent Beryl Vertue and writer Brad Ashton remember the roles they played. “The Daleks were really the beginning of the BBC handling merchandise,” says Beryl. “None of us really knew what we were doing, so one might say we invented it.”

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ISSUE…

BERYL VERTUE
In the 1960s Beryl Vertue was Terry Nation’s agent – now she’s Steven Moffat’s mother-in-law! Beryl discusses an association with Doctor Who that began before the first episode was even transmitted.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Doctor Who - The Enemy of the World to get Special Edition DVD Release

BBC Worldwide has announced that the Patrick Troughton story The Enemy of the World will get a special edition release on March 19th in the UK.  This is one of the stories that was found and released in 2013 but that release was just a DVD with no extras.  Now five years later the fans will finally get a special DVD release of this once missing story.   Hopefully we will be getting a special release of The Web of Fear this year with an animated episode three.  The details for The Enemy of the World Special Edition are below and available for pre order on Amazon.

BONUS CONTENT 
Remastered episodes. 
Even though all episodes were restored in 2013 for the previous DVD release, Peter Crocker from the Restoration Team is using advances in technology since then to go over each one with a fine tooth comb to ensure they are now presented in the best possible quality for this special edition. 
Treasures Lost and Found - produced by Ed Stradling.
With so much information now available about every Doctor Who serial, it's not easy to learn anything new, so Toby Hadoke embarks on an exciting treasure hunt to find out all he can about the production. Along the way he'll interview some of the cast and crew including Frazer Hines, Mary Peach and David Troughton - who made his first TV appearance in this serial as an extra. 
Recovering the Past – The Search for The Enemy of the World” - produced by Paul Vanezis.
A brand new interview with the episode hunter Philip Morris, we hear how he tracked down the last surviving film copy of the serial to a dusty room in the African desert. 
Remembering Deborah Watling - produced by Cameron McEwan.
Family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to Debbie Watling who played Victoria Waterfield, companion to Patrick Troughton’s doctor. 
Audio commentaries on all six episodes produced by John Kelly.
Contributors include Frazer Hines, Mary Peach, Gordon Faith, Milton Johns and Sylvia James. Moderator is Simon Harries. 
Production subtitles on all six episodes written by Martin Wiggins. 
Photo gallery produced by Derek Handley. 
Scripts of all six episodes as PDFs.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - Gallifrey: The Time War

Out this month from Big Finish is a box set for the Gallifrey series and this set focus's on four stories set during the Time War.  Lalla Ward once again reprises her role as Romana and is joined by Louise Jameson as Leela and Sophia Aldred as Ace.  You can order this box set from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/gallifrey-time-war-1682

The Time Lords and the Daleks have opposed one another across millennia. But now, their conflict tips into an all-out Time War, and nowhere across the universe of spacetime is safe.

Battle plans will be drawn, allies recruited, and innocents caught in the crossfire.  

Gallifrey is going to war, and the cosmos will never be the same again.

1. Celestial Intervention by David Llewellyn

The Temporal Powers are under threat. It is only a matter of time before the Daleks attack.

Now CIA Coordinator, Romana must protect the interests of Gallifrey, while dealing with demands from President Livia and an increasingly powerful War Council.

As allies are whittled away, the Time Lords are drawn into a conflict they can no longer avoid…

2. Soldier Obscura by Tim Foley

Friday, February 2, 2018

Details for Doctor Who Short Trips: Mel - evolent

Out this month from Big Finish's download only line is a 6th Doctor adventure narrated by Bonnie Langford who played Mel during the Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy era.  This story is unique as it takes place in the TARDIS.  You can order this download only release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/mel-evolent-1557

Mirror mirror on the wall, something stalks the TARDIS halls...

A glimpsed reflection in a dark and dusty corner leads Mel on a journey Through The Looking Glass.

Witchcraft and shadows reign.

Mel must face the evil at the heart of it all, while the Doctor battles to save a TARDIS determined to prove it’s not only bigger on the inside, but darker. Much darker.

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

Written By: Simon A Forward
Directed By: Helen Goldwyn

Cast
Bonnie Langford (Narrator)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Doctor Who Comics To Be Relaunched this Summer

It appears all the current Titan Doctor Who comic book series will be wrapping up this month and will sterilizer later this year with a new relaunch for all it series and will also include a new series featuring Jodi Whittaker's 13th Doctor.  The sneak peak of the relaunch will happen in May when a special Free Comic Book Day comic book will be released and that will you give you the first glimpse of the 13th Doctor in comic book form.   The Free Comic Book Day comic will be Doctor Who # 0 and will be released on Saturday May 5th 2018.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Doctor Who - The Keeper of Traken Review



Doctor Who:
The Keeper of Traken
By Johnny Byrne

“A new body…at last.”

The Doctor and Adric are invited to Traken or diverted to Traken by the Keeper.   The Keeper needs The Doctor to help him to prevent evil to take over the source when he dies.  It appears that a calcified statue called Melkur that had appeared on Traken many years ago hasn’t desolved into the ground as most things that are evil do.  The Keeper is worried that when he dies that somehow Melkur would find a way to get possession of the source and threaten all the tranquility of the Traken Union.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Details on Doctor Who - The Fourth Doctor Adventures Vol 1

Out now from Big Finish is a box set of 4th Doctor adventures.  In this box set he is joined by Leela who is once again played by Louise Jameson. You can get this set of adventures as a box set or individually from the Big Finish website. 
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/series-07-volume-1-1607

The Sons of Kaldor by Andrew Smith

Finding themselves in a seemingly deserted spaceship on an alien world, the Doctor and Leela stumble into some familiar foes - the Voc robots from the planet Kaldor - and… something else. Something outside. Trying to get in.

Reviving the robot’s Kaldoran commander from hibernation, the travellers discover that they’ve found themselves in the middle of a civil war. The ship was hunting the Sons of Kaldor, an armed resistance group working with alien mercenaries to initiate regime change on their homeworld.

But now the Sons of Kaldor may have found them. The Doctor and Leela will have to pick a side. Or die.

The Crowmarsh Experiment by David Llewellyn

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Torchwood's Original Cast Returns in Believe

Big Finish has reunited on audio the original Torchwood cast and this is the first time in ten years that they have been together for an adventure.  Ok they probably didn't record their parts together because of their busy schedules but at least the characters are together.  it will be good to hear this story which stars john Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David - Lloyd, Burn Gorman and Naoko Mori.  The new story Believe takes place in modern day and features the Church of the Outsiders.  Another perk is that Arthur Darvil will be playing the part of Frank Layton so there is a Doctor Who connection there.  You can read more about this release, out in April, and pre order Believe at the links below.
https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/torchwood-believe

https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/torchwood-believe-1814