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.

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

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.

​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...
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.

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

Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Doctor Who Guest Star Peter Miles has Died

Peter Miles who guest starred in three 70's era stories has passed away at the age of 89.  Peter Miles guest starred in the stories The Silurians, The Invasion of the Dinosaurs but he was best known for playing Nyder in Genesis of the Daleks.  He also came back to Doctor Who in the 90's in the audio adventure The Paradise of Death and continued on acting in audio adventures for Big Finish reprising his role as Nyder in I, Davros.  He also had roles in Blake's 7, Bergerac and Z Cars.



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - Ghost Walk

Out from Big Finish is the next main range audio adventure again featuring the 5th Doctor and his original TARDIS crew. You can order this release on the Big Finish website.

This is a city of ghosts and no-one knows them better than Leanne. Twice a night she leads tourists to visit the most haunted sites - the Hanging Yard, the Witch Pool, the Screaming House, and, of course, the Catacombs.

Leanne’s realised the ghosts of the city are real. Something’s lurking in the Catacombs - an ancient force that has been growing in the darkness for centuries. Sabaoth is returning and they must be stopped before they devour the world. Leanne knows this, because a ghost told her.

A ghost called The Doctor.

Written By: James Goss
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards

Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), Fenella Woolgar (Leanne), Sacha Dhawan (Matthew), Stephen Greif (Sabaoth), Carolyn Seymour (Mrs Stubbs), Philip Childs (Giles), John Banks (Louie), Rebecca Tromans (Nancy)

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

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.”


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.