Thursday, August 17, 2017

This Weeks Doctor Who Comic Book Releases

Out this week are two Doctor Who comic books featuring stories for the 10th Doctor and 11th Doctor.  You can get these releases at your local comic book store but in the meantime enjoy these previews.


Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Giorgia Sposito
FC – 32pp - $3.99 – On sale: August 16

​More shocking revelations for the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant, as the true extent of Gabby's powers starts to become clear...and Cindy's response changes everything!

Cover A: Claudia SG Iannicello

Cover B: Will Brooks Photo

Cover C: Arianna Florean

Monday, August 14, 2017

Doctor Who writer Victor Pemberton has died

The man who created the sonic screw driver for Doctor Who has passed away.  Victor Pemberton has died at the age of 85.  He is one of a few to have acted in Doctor Who as a scientist in The Moonbase and to write a Doctor Who story the classic, but sadly missing, Patrick Troughton story Fury from the Deep.  Fury from the Deep is the story in which the sonic screw driver first appeared and it is also the last story to feature Victoria.

Friday, August 11, 2017

NYCC Adds Doctor Who Stars Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie

NYCC have announced as it guests for this years convention the latest TARDIS crew of Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie. They will be appearing on Thursday and Friday October 5 and 6 2017. For more information go to the NYCC website.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Details for Torchwood - Aliens Among Us

Big Finish will be doing Torchwood series 5 which picks up after the events of 2011's Miracle Day. You can buy the new series at the Big Finish website.

Big Finish picks up the events after Miracle Day with Torchwood: Aliens Among Us...

Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper have restarted Torchwood. But it's in a very different Cardiff. Something terrible's happened to the city. With every day getting darker, will Torchwood need to adopt a whole new approach?

5.1 Changes Everything by James Goss

Tyler Steele has washed up in Cardiff looking for a fresh start. A disgraced journalist, he’s looking into the Red Doors movement – are they really behind the terrorist attacks on immigrants? Who is stirring up the racism and hatred in the city, and what does outsourcing contractor 3Sol have to do with it? Tyler finds out that Torchwood - a secret organisation that everyone thought long gone - is back in business. Tyler realises that this is the second chance he's been looking for, and he'll do anything to be a part of it.

5.2 Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy by James Goss

Has Cardiff really been invaded by aliens? Tyler thinks he’s found a lead – the daughter of the mysterious Ro-Jedda is getting married and has booked a private party. If Torchwood can infiltrate it, there’s a chance they’ll end up closer to the truth. Free bar, canapes, and the chance to find out what’s really going on. What could possibly go wrong? Soon Torchwood are on the run for their lives, and learning more than they ever wanted to about alien life.

5.3 Orr by Juno Dawson

Vincent Parry is the most successful property developer in Cardiff. A while ago he made an agreement with the mysterious Ro-Jedda, and it is an arrangement he has come to bitterly regret. Something has to be done – but it’s going to cost him everything he loves. With time running out for Cardiff, Torchwood encounter an alien who knows them only too well.

5.4 Superiority Complex by AK Benedict

Poverty and homelessness are on the rise in Cardiff. The streets are full of the desperate and the dispossessed. So, of course, it’s the right time to open a 7-star luxury, all-inclusive hotel. And, naturally, the hotel is for aliens only. As the humans stand outside the gates and look hungrily in, there’s one thing that makes them smile. Someone is murdering the guests.

Written By: James Goss, Juno Dawson, AK Benedict
Directed By: Scott Handcock

John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Tom Price (Sgt Andy Davidson), Paul Clayton (Mr Colchester), Alexandria Riley (Ng), Jonny Green (Tyler Steele), and Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper)

Stephen Critchlow (The Mayor), Rachel Atkins (Ro-Jedda), Ruth Lloyd (Vorsun), Sophie Colquhoun (Madrigal), Rhian Marston-Jones (Quenel), Lu Corfield (Brongwyn), Rhys Whomsley (Osian), Sharon Morgan (Mary Cooper), David Sibley (Vincent Parry), Sam Béart (Catrin Parry), Anthony Boyle (Hotel Manager), Sam Jones (Toobert Jailert), Wilf Scolding (Personal Trainer)

Produced by James Goss
Script edited by Scott Handcock
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Doctor Who - Jodie Whitaker Interviews

Here is a collection of interviews that Jodie Whitaker did yesterday about being cast as the new Doctor.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Doctor Who Director Waris Hussein added to LI Who 5 Guest List

LI Who has added classic Doctor Who director Waris Hussein as their Guest of Honor.  Waris Hussein is the director who directed the very first Doctor Who story An Unearthly Child and the classic 1st Doctor story Marco Polo.  This is a good opportunity for the fans to come to the convention and attend his panel and learn about how the show came to fruition and what it was like making the show in the 60's.  He joins a guest list that includes Frazer Hines, Lalla Ward and Katy Manning.  You can buy your tickets at the Long Island Who website.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - The British Invasion

This months download only audio adventure takes place during the 2nd Doctor era and is narrated by Wendy Padbury who played Zoe during season 6.  You can purchase this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.

A huge metal dome sits by the side of the river Thames, within it is a device that might change the entire future of humanity. The Doctor, Zoe and Jamie embark on a small act of kindness but the TARDIS seems oddly unwilling to help. It’s as if it knows the truth. There is something waiting here, something adaptable and cunning, gathering its strength to conquer the stars.

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

Written By: Ian Potter
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Wendy Padbury (Narrator)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Details on Doctor Who - The Movellan Grave

This months 4th Doctor audio sees the return of an old foe in the Movellans as The Doctor and Romana must prevent them from destroying the Earth.  You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.

When an archaeological dig in 1980s England finds a Movellan power pack buried amongst Iron Age artefacts, the Doctor and Romana have no choice but to investigate. And what they discover worries them very much indeed.

A Movellan ship is buried under the ground. Soon the robotic enemies of the Daleks are making their way to the surface, but they are not the biggest threat humanity faces.

Because on board this ship is the greatest weapon the Movellans have ever devised. A weapon that could stop the Daleks forever... and anything else that gets in their way.

Written By: Andrew Smith
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Camilla Power (Carrie Pierce), Polly Walker (Commander Narina), Chris Jarman (Chenek), John Banks (Robin Lyon), Jane Slavin (Mary). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor John Dorney
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Details on Doctor Who - Classic Doctors, New Monsters Vol 2

This month sees the release of the second volume of Classic Doctors, New Monsters where we see some of the classic doctors take on some of the villains from the new show like the Vashta Nerada. You can order this box set from the Big Finish website.

Night of the Vashta Nerada by John Dorney

Funworld was set to be the happiest planet in the galaxy. A planet of joy, of euphoria, of laughter and delight. Except construction was marred by reports of a predator and then, a few days before opening, all communication ceased.

Owner Georgia Donnelly is desperate to open the resort and has hired Amanda Steele's crew to find out what happened on the planet. They're the best. But even they might not be up to the task.

Joined by the Doctor and being picked off one by one, they slowly start to realise that something terrifying lurks in the shadows.

Empire of the Racnoss by Scott Handcock

When a distress call rips the TARDIS from the Vortex, dragging it back through time, it arrives in the midst of a conflict between Gallifrey and an ancient foe.

The Doctor, as ever, wants to help, but in returning a wounded combatant home, he becomes further and further entangled in a web of deceit and recrimination. A web spun by an eight-legged Empress and her minions…

The Empire of the Racnoss is at war, and wherever he stands, the Doctor is on the wrong side.

The Carrionite Curse by Simon Guerrier

Katy Bell returns to her Midlands home to find strange goings-on at the buskers fair. A witch trial in the 1980s. A bonfire ready to be lit...

Luckily, a colourful visitor is already investigating, and the local vicar, Katy's dad, is versed in tales of the macabre. Terrifying forces are on the loose, and the town hall holds a secret. There is black magic in the Black Country, and the Doctor has the name of his enemy on the tip of his tongue...

Something wicked this way comes.

Day of the Vashta Nerada by Matt Fitton

As the Time War rages, Cardinal Ollistra of Gallifrey seeks to create ever more dangerous weapons to deploy against the enemy.

When the Doctor stumbles across Synthesis Station, he discovers that the Time Lords have sponsored a project to weaponise already-lethal creatures. But in doing so, Eva Morrison and her team have unwittingly used a colony of Vashta Nerada with a very unfortunate history of humanoid contact.

The Doctor finds himself leading a desperate race for survival, in which the shadows may be the least of their worries…

Written By: John Dorney, Scott Handcock, Simon Guerrier, Matt Fitton
Directed By: Barnaby Edwards

Tom Baker (The Doctor), Peter Davison (The Doctor), Colin Baker (The Doctor), Paul McGann (The Doctor), Adjoa Adhoh (Racnoss Empress), Nigel Planer (Old Racnoss Emperor/ Herrax), Andrew French (Racnoss Consort), Lisa Kay (Alayna), Pam Ferris (Amanda Steele), Lorelei King (Georgia Donnelly), Emma Lowndes (Phelan), Matt Devitt (Bennetto), Maya Sondhi (Katy Bell), Andrée Bernard (Mary Sissinghurst), Adèle Anderson (Eileen Nelthorpe), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Rev Douglas Bell), Jacqueline Pearce (Ollistra), Jan Ravens (Dr Eva Morrison), Himesh Patel (Biotech Dendry), Tim Wallers (Commander Roxita/ Security Chief Raldon). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson

Script Editor Matt Fitton
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Monday, July 24, 2017

Into The Time Vortex Archive Interview - Deborah Watling of Doctor Who

The Following is an interview with Deborah Watling that took place in 2014 and Long Island Who Convention.  In memory of Deborah Watling here is that interview.