Friday, March 27, 2015

Doctor Who - The Widow's Assassin Reviewed By @Blackadder345

Doctor Who:
The Widow’s Assassin Review
Reviewed By Will Barber – Taylor

Once, long ago, in a land of monsters and corridors, a fair maiden was captured and placed in a deep sleep. She was used to being captured and she had a hero who rescued her on just such occasions. But this time the hero never came. And the fair maiden slept on.

Eventually, a King rescued the maiden, and made her his bride, which many wise old women might tell you are just another way of capturing fair maidens. And still the fair maiden slept on.

Then, the hero had another stab at rescuing the maiden from her prison but he was too late. And, more importantly, he had forgotten the rules of fairy tales.

He didn’t slay the dragon.

Doctor Who - Big Finish Doctor Who License Renewed To 2020

Big Finish announced today that their license to make Doctor Who audio adventures has been renewed to 2020.  That is great news as we will have five more years of Doctor Who adventures and spin offs.  For fans of Big Finish, like myself, this is welcoming news as the stories from Big Finish are top notch and a lot of times better than the show on TV now.  You can read the full press release below.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Doctor Who - Four Covers For DWM 485 To Celebrate 10 Years Of NuWho

To celebrate NuWho's 10th anniversary Doctor Who Magazine will be releasing four covers to mark the event. The four covers showcase the NuWho Doctors Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi. The issue will be out April 2nd in the UK.  Below is the information of what the issue will contain.

Doctor Who - Peter Capaldi Remembers Rose

Doctor Who - 10th Anniversary of NuWho "Rose" Review

Doctor Who:
By Russell T. Davies


Rose is wandering in the cellar of the shop she works at to give Wilson the lottery money.  She is having a hard time finding him and she seems to be seeing movement in the corner of her eye.   It appears that the shop dummies have come to life and have proceeded to chase her.  Rose thinking it is a college prank yells at them to stop it.  It appears that the shop dummies are Autons and have every intention of killing her. When out of nowhere a stranger grabs her hand and tells her to run.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Doctor Who - Do You Wanna Come With Me Trailer

Today is the eve of the 10th anniversary of NuWho when Rose debuted on our screens.  How many of you remember this trailer and the excitement it brought to you knowing that the show was actually coming back.  So here is that trailer again for you to enjoy.

Doctor Who - Out Today!! Eleventh Doctor Comic Book Issue 10

Out today is issue 10 of the Eleventh Doctor comic book and it continues on with the SERVYOUinc storyline.

 “Could someone stop that SCREAMING please?”

The Doctor has lost himself in a hostile takeover of SERVEYOUinc, and it's up to Alice, Jones and ARC to bring him back to his senses. And if that takes a little judicious cosplay, well, Alice is all for it!

New Comic Book Checklist For March 24th


Adventures Into the Unkown:THC: Archives 4
BPRD: Plague of Frogs:TPB: 3
Conan: The Avenger 12
Conan/Red Sonja 3
Elfquest: Final Quest 8
Goon: Once Upon A Hard Time 2
Grindhouse Drive In Bleed Out 3
Halo: Escalation 16
Mister X: Razed 2
Murder Book:TPB:
Pastaways 1
Tomb Raider 14


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Doctor Who - More Series 9 Behind The Scenes Pictures

The BBC Instagram page has released a few more pics and this time nothing really spoilerish but there is one that will have you scratching your head wondering what it could be used for.  Plus we also get a small glimpse of Peter Capaldi this time around.

Doctor Who - Out Now!! Doctor Who Magazine Special "The Master"

The next volume of the Doctor Who Magazine Essential series features the many faces of The Master.  From Roger Delgado to Michelle Gomez this issue will give you everything you need to know about The Doctor's deadliest enemy.  The Essential Master is out now.

Over 116 pages of all-new material, the latest issue of The Essential Doctor Who examines every Master story – from Terror of the Autons to Death in Heaven – and profiles the actors who have brought the villainous Time Lord to life.

Writer and co-creator Terrance Dicks, Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Richard Franklin (Captain Yates) and Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) discuss their special links to the character, and there is an exclusive new interview with Michelle Gomez, who reveals what it was like to take on one of the most famous roles in Doctor Who.

Elsewhere in this issue, Andrew Pixley applies his scrutiny to The Pandora Machine and Time Inc, early drafts of better known stories that cast the Master in a new light.

“The Master has been an essential part of Doctor Who for 45 years and is central to the current episodes,” says editor Marcus Hearn. “This issue compiles his/her complete story for the first time.”

Doctor Who events at 13th Annual ConBust

According to their website:

Conbust is a sci-fi/fantasy/anime/gaming convention put on each spring by students at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. This three-day event provides fans of various geekdoms the opportunity to gather and enjoy their interests as a whole. Panels and workshops, as well as many artists, vendors, and tabletop/LARP games, can be found in great abundance throughout the weekend. And of course, we have a fabulous array of guests who will be attending and presenting panels.
What sets ConBust apart from most other sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and/or gaming conventions is its focus on the female members of the participating community. While the various realms of geekdom remain stereotypically male-dominated, ConBust is held to celebrate the work and participation of women amongst these genres.  

DW events include:
  • Cosplay Meetup
  • The Women of Doctor Who: Equals and Foils
  • Doctor Who, Then, Now, and In-Between;
  • TLB 101: Intro to Time Lord Biology. 
Lots of other panels on various subjects and artist/dealer rooms!

March 27th, 2015 to March 29th, 2015
Smith College, Northampton 

Seelye Hall 
Dr. Who Club at Conbust poster by Scott Denino
Convention Times Fri: 5:30pm-midnight; Sat: 9:30am-11pm; One Dance to Rule Them All: 9pm-midnight; Sun: 9:30am-4pm
Artist/Dealer Room Times Fri: 7pm-9:30pm; Sat: 9:30am-8pm; Sun: 9am-4pm
If you want to take a look at one of our past panels, check out (please note, room sizes/configurations may vary)

Doctor Who Cosplay Meetup Saturday March 28 2pm (front steps outside Seelye Hall) free. open to all ages   

The Women of Doctor Who: Equals and Foils Saturday March 28 3-3:50pm Alicia Brody (moderator), Amy Tayloe, Lindsey Rhoan, Lisa Prolman. This ConBust we’ll focus on several of The Doctor’s female companions who really held their own against our favorite Time Lord’s dominant presence. This is also your chance to discuss the revelation of a female Master and appreciate The Rani (another female Time Lord). Presented by Doctor Who Club of Western MA.

Doctor Who, Then, Now and In-Between Saturday March 28 5-5:50pm Alicia Brody, John Courtney, Lindsey Rhoan, Michael Dow (moderator), Scott DeNino. We’ll compare and contrast the two main eras of Doctor Who, Classic (1963-1989) and the Reboot (2005-present). Has the Doctor become over-sexualized? Is he a sociopath or was he just written that way? Was the 1996 movie part of the classic era or reboot? The Reboot has greatly expanded the fandom but is there a divide between fans of the Classic Series and New? We’ll also mention some “forgotten” parts of the Who Universe, such as Shakedown, comics, games, etc. This talk is presented by Dr. Who Club of Western MA.
TLB 101: Intro to Time Lord Biology 
Sunday March 29 12-12:50pm Alicia Brody (moderator), Ellie Hillis, George Claxton, Scott DeNino. 
Guest lecturers from the Unified Intelligence Taskforce (UNIT) Science Division will teach you the main differences between human and Gallifreyan anatomy; regeneration, reproduction, physiology, and DNA. We’ll also discuss the distinction between Time Lord and Gallifreyan. Presented by Doctor Who Club of Western 

Registration is available at the Con each day. See their website for details.

Doctor Who Camp, Greenfield, MA

I am not connected with this camp but thought it may be of interest.

August 10-14, 2015

ages 8-14
Camp Apex (Greenfield, MA YMCA)
$195 ($175 for members)

"Based on the hit British Sci Fi series, campers will create their own experiences through stories, crafts, and skits. The “Specialty” part of Y-Specialty Camps at Camp Apex run from 9 am to 12:30 pm, Monday - Friday. The afternoon is spent enjoying the many amenities available at Camp Apex. Call Dave at 413-773-3646 ext 436 for more info. Subject to minimum enrollment or it may be cancelled, so please spread the word."

Monday, March 23, 2015

Doctor Who - Series Nine News

The BBC have released some teaser photos of the current filming.  One in particular is quite interesting as it looks like a familiar alien race might be making a return. I'll let you make your mind up for yourselves as the released photo is out of focus but you can probably make out what it might be.

Mark Gatiss has confirmed that he will be writing a script for Series 9 and it should already be done. He took time out from writing to be interviewed The Telegraph and he was quoted,

“I’m in the midst of that right now – I broke off to come here today, in fact, but I’m hoping to finish the script tonight. It has been a tough nut to crack, but I’m delighted with how scary it is. I can’t say any more than that.”

This will be his second story for Peter Capaldi's Doctor as he wrote last series Robots of Sherwood. It seems his next story will be a horror story and not be light hearted as his previous stories have been.

Here are the pics that the BBC have released and if you do not want to see them then do not continue on after the break.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Doctor Who - Frazer Hines "Jamie" Added To LI Who 3 Guest List

Frazer Hines is returning to LI Who. This marks his third appearance at LI Who and he is definitely a crowd favorite at LI Who.  It will be good to catch up with Frazer Hines and to hear the stories of working with Patrick Troughton and the 2nd Doctor era.

Returning Guest Frazer Hines Announced for L.I. Who 3

Frazer Hines announced as first returning guest of L.I. Who. As one of the most beloved companions in Doctor Who history, Frazer Hines portrayed Jamie McCrimmon alongside Patrick Troughton (the 2nd Doctor). The Highlander from 1746 Scotland, he joined the Doctor for three years of amazing stories such as “The War Games”, ““The Tomb of the Cybermen”. as well as the recently rediscovered episodes “The Web of Fear” and “The Enemy Of The World”.

Frazer Hines starred in “Doctor Who” for 117 episodes making him the longest running companion. Although 47 of his episodes were lost, he is widely considered to be one of the greatest companions. His amazing portrayal of Jaime led to recurring guest roles in “The Five Doctors” and “The Two Doctors”. Frazer also stars in a variety of Big Finish Audio Dramas.In addition to his acting work, Frazer Hines has published two autobiographies. The first book he released was “Films, Farms and Fillies” in 1996. He followed in 2009 with “Hines Sight”. In 2013 he released his most recent book “50 Shades Of Frazer” all of which can be purchased from his website.  Frazer will be in the forthcoming season of Outlander on Starz as Sir Fletcher Gordon, the governor of Wentworth Prison.

Frazer Hines can be found on twitter @WhoFrazer
Frazer Hines’ website is

Doctor Who - Episode Five Filming Underway

The BBC released a photo signifying that the read through for Episode 5 is underway.  I you can't guess from the picture above it star Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.  It is also been noticed that filming has begun at Margam Castle with the windows covered to prevent anyone seeing what is going on.  It is noted that Margam Castle is the place where Hide was filmed during the Matt Smith era.