Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Doctor Who Comic Book Previews and Covers For January 18th


Out today is the 9th Doctor issue nine with the start of a new story and a good jumping on point for new readers.  You can get this comic book at your local comic book store or where ever you buy your comic books.


NINTH DOCTOR #9
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist:  Adriana Melo
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: January 18

The Ninth Doctor, Rose, and Jack head to Brazil on the next stop of their transtemporal mystery tour. The Iara have long been thought a Brazilian myth, but when these unearthly mercreatures prove to be aquatic aliens making an unscheduled stop on planet Earth, the TARDIS team must establish their intentions and broker peace across the water barrier...!

Cover A: Chris Bolson
Cover B: Will Brooks Photo
Cover C: Matt Baxter




Monday, January 16, 2017

Burn Gorman Returns To Torchwood



The news that Torchwood fans have been waiting to hear has arrived.  Burn Gorman is returning to Torchwood.  Big Finish announced last week that burn Gorman will be reprising his role as Owen Harper in the Torchwood audio adventure Corpse Day which will be released this May.  This is great news as he was the last one to return and now they have everyone.  There is no news on any other audio adventures with Burn Gorman but I'm sure we'll know soon enough from Big Finish.  For more and to pre - order this release follow the link below. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Details on Doctor Who - The Star Men


New Year and a new series of Doctor Who Adventures for Big Finish's main range.  The year starts off with a 5th Doctor story that includes his first TARDIS crew where they encounter the universe of the Star Men.  You can order this Doctor Who audio adventure from the Big Finish website.

Astronomical navigation is a tricky business. To help Adric with his studies, the Doctor sets course for Gallius Ultima – a planet on the edge of the Milky Way, housing one of the most impressive observatories ever constructed.

But the TARDIS arrives to find Gallius U in a state of emergency, tracking the return of the Explorer-class ship Johannes Kepler from its mission into the heart of the mysterious Large Magellanic Cloud. A mission that met with disaster…

To find out what overtook the crew of the Johannes Kepler, the Doctor and his companions must journey into the heart of the Cloud… and beyond, into the darkness of another reality altogether. The universe of the Star Men.

Written By: Andrew Smith
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards

Cast
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sue Holderness (Kala Tace), Sophie Wu (Autumn Tace), Peter Guinness (Rovus), Damian Lynch (Fell/Lom), Kris Dyer (Nomar/Vedrin / Surgical Robot/ Pilot), Barnaby Edwards (Computer). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson

Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Details and Covers For Doctor Who Magazine 508


Out today in the UK and everywhere in the world later this month is issue 508 of Doctor Who Magazine and this issue looks back at the 70's era of Doctor Who.  Plus this issue comes with a special 3rd Doctor comic that was released in the 70's.

A FREE Doctor Who comic, *Sub Zero, featuring the Third Doctor and the Daleks, originally presented in 1972!

TERRANCE DICKS INTERVIEWED!
A chat with Doctor Who’s masterful writer, genius script editor, prolific novelist and creator of the Time Lords.

DOCTOR WHO IN THE 1970s!
An exploration of how Doctor Who reflected the real world during the 1970s.

TIME CAPSULE!
We vworp back to revisit what was happening during a single month in Doctor Who history: November 1977.

DOORWAY TO HELL!
Part One of a brand-new comic strip adventure, set in 1973, written by Mark Wright and illustrated by Staz Johnson.

THE BRAIN OF MORBIUS!
1970s Doctor Who meets Gothic horror, as the TARDIS lands on Karn in this issue’s Fact of Fiction.

THE DWM REVIEW!
A look back of the 2016 Christmas Special The Return of Doctor Mysterio, plus all the latest audio releases.

PREVIEWS!
A look ahead to all the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases, coming soon.

AND! All the latest official news, competitions, and answers to The Watcher’s Christmas Quiz.

Doctor Who Magazine 508 is on sale from Thursday 12 January, price £5.99.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Doctor Who Comic Book Covers and Preview For January 11th



Out today is the new series for the 10th Doctor and what was previewed last week as there was a delay, Doctor Who Comic Book releases January 4th,  and as always you can get these books at your local comic book shop.

DOCTOR WHO TENTH DOCTOR YEAR THREE #1
Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artists: Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean
FC - 32pp - $3.99
On sale: January 11, 2017

 It's a brand-new season for the Tenth Doctor and his loyal travelling
companions, Gabby Gonzalez and Cindy Wu! Jump on board with a two-part
opening story - 'Breakfast at Tyrannies' that introduces a whole new
terror to test the Doctor and his friends! Plus: a new companion joins
the TARDIS - the like of which you've never seen!

COVER A: JOSH BURNS
COVER B: PHOTO
COVER C: MARC ELLERBY - LINKED COVER
COVER D: IOLANDA ZANFARDINO
COVER E: BRIAN MILLER & HI-FI
COVER F: ELENA CASAGRANDE


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Doctor Who - Judoon in Chains Review


Judoon in Chains  
By Simon Barnard and Paul Morris
Starring Colin Baker and Nick Briggs

The 6th Doctor is no stranger to courtrooms. This time he is actually not the one on trial but the one coming to the aid of a very unusual Judoon.  Captain Kybo of the Nineteenth Judoon Interplantary Force is stuck in Victorian England and on trial for deserting his post and abandoning his duties as an officer of intergalactic law.  Captain Kybo is an unusual Judoon as he seems to have picked up the English language without the aid of his broken translator and has picked up on reading the books of the time and has even gone on to write poetry.   He does this in his spare time as he is chained up in a traveling circus and is being cared for by Eliza Jenkins who is also a performer of the traveling circus.

The Doctor finds it his duty to help Captain Kybo as he answered Kybo’s distress call and he suspects that there might be something else in play with Captain Kybo that may be influencing what is happening to him and there might be a bigger picture to reveal down the line.  So with the help of Captain Kybo The Doctor prepares to get to the bottom of this mystery of what can make a Judoon act not like a typical Judoon.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Into the Time Vortex Interview with the 8th Doctor of Doctor Who - Paul McGann







This interview was done on November 11, 2016 at L.I. Who Convention - thanks to Amanda-Rae Prescott for arranging the interview.











Doctor Who - Classic Doctors, New Monsters Vol 2 News


Big Finish has announced that the third story for the second box set of Classic Doctors, New Monsters has finished recording and joining the 4th Doctor and 5th Doctor stories will be an 8th Doctor story with the Vashta Nerada.  This will be the second story on this box set that will feature the Vashta Nerada as was previously announced they will feature in the 4th Doctor story.  Big Finish announced that the two stories are linked and this second part will be in the 8th Doctor Time War era as Jacqueline Pearce will be playing Cardinal Ollistra.  You can read more about this news from the Big Finish website.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Details on Doctor Who - The World Beyond Trees


The New Year starts off with an 8th Doctor download only audio adventure that takes place after the Dark Eyes saga.  You can order this download only story from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-world-beyond-the-trees-1356

MedTech Chenka is alone. No Doctor. No TARDIS. No Molly O'Sullivan. But the strange environment she's stranded in is about to get even stranger, with Liv the only one who can help out. There's a message here, for her, and for someone very far away...

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

Written By: Jonathan Barnes 
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Nicola Walker (Narrator)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Doctor Who Comic Book Cover and Previews For January 4th


Out today are two Doctor Who comic books featuring the 12th and 11th Doctor and with the 11th Doctor it starts a brand new story arc.  You can buy these issues at your local comic book store.


DOCTOR WHO 12th #2.13
Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Rachael Stott
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: Jan 4

A French swordswoman, dark matter monsters, alternate universes, swashbuckling adventure and symbiotic intrigue - all just another Wednesday for the Doctor! But when you throw in secret police, an alien takeover of the aristocracy, a villainous Count, the inquisition, and alchemical discoveries...well, then it gets interesting! More breathless adventure and visual delight from the stellar Twelfth Doctor team!

COVER A: Simon Fraser
COVER B: Photo
COVER C: Question No. 6
COVER D: Verity Glass


Friday, December 30, 2016

Doctor Who - The Power of the Daleks Review


Doctor Who:
The Power of the Daleks
By David Whitaker

"I am your servant."

The TARDIS materializes on the planet Vulcan which is home to an Earth colony.  Inside the newly renewed Doctor is getting to grips with his regeneration into a younger and healthier man.  Ben is skeptical that this new person standing in front of him is indeed The Doctor but Polly is more trusting and believes that the stranger is in fact The Doctor.   The three travelers eventually exit the TARDIS and explore the planet when The Doctor stumbles upon a dead body of what was the examiner from Earth.  The Doctor takes the button that says examiner before he is knocked out from behind.  Ben and Polly are found by a group of the colonist who save them from Mercury poisoning.

While impersonating the examiner from Earth The Doctor is introduced to Lesterson who is really excited about a spaceship that has been discovered but more importantly what is inside the spaceship.  The Doctor doesn’t want Lesterson to open the door of the spaceship but he has an inkling that Lesterson already has.  The Doctor, Ben and Polly return to Lesterson’s lab and break into the spaceship.  Inside The Doctor sees a familiar sight that fills him with dread.  There are two dormant Daleks on the ship and what has The Doctor alarmed is that a third Dalek is missing.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Doctor Who - Galaxy 4 Review


Doctor Who:
Galaxy 4
By 
William Emms

“Two dawns! Tomorrow is the last day this planet will ever see.”

The TARDIS arrives on what looks like a pretty harmless looking planet when they come across a strange looking robot that seems to have pieces of its body stacked up on itself. Vicki names the robots Chumblies and they appear to be blind or in the most part not interested in The Doctor, Steven and Vicki.  The travelers then meetup with a group of female aliens called the Drahvins who seem to come and rescue them from the Chumblies.  The travelers are soon brought to the Drahvins ship and meet their leader another female named Maaga who explains to the Doctor that their ship along with the Rill ship has crashed landed on will explode in 14 planetary cycles.

The Doctor seems pretty unsure about the Drahvins especially when they told him that they turned down help from the Rills.  So The Doctor does some scientific research of his own and discovers that in fact this planet does not have 14 planetary cycles but only two and that the planet will explode tomorrow.  The Doctor and Vicki convince the Drahvins to let them talk to the Rills if they steal the Rills ship for them.  The Doctor and Vicki encounter the Rills at their ship and tell them what the Drahvins had planned for them and that the planet will explode in two cycles.  The Doctor decides to help the Rills get power to their ship from the TARDIS in exchange for help to free Steven from the Drahvin ship before the planet explodes and everyone is killed.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Eye on Sci Fi - Trailers, Rogue One, Carrie


It has been quite a while for this column and I have tons of things building up to talk about but I want to basically go with just a couple of things this time out. But first....

Carrie Fisher - For the past few months we have been hearing about how bad 2016 has been for celebrity deaths and with everyone thinking about this and focused on this, every time someone dies we hear about it and hate 2016 even more.  Yes, it has been bad but with the news that Carrie Fisher has passed away, it reaches a horrible level of bad that we could only have imagined in our greatest nightmares.  Carrie Fisher was an incredible woman with her outspoken personality and influence. She portrayed Princess Leia in Star Wars and that character was a strong female that would have a immeasurable influence on society.

When these celebrities leave us, it feels that part of our childhood is gone forever.  These people influenced us when we were younger.  They were our idols or heroes.  They are bigger than life and when this happens it is devastating.  Her legacy not only in Star Wars but as a personality will be remembered.  Our thoughts and prayers to family and friends.