Friday, May 18, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - The Lure of the Nomad

The Sixth Doctor takes center stage this month with the beginning of his three month of adventures.  This time he is flying solo so should be interesting to see how that will work out.  You can order this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-lure-of-the-nomad-1268

For thousands of years, it has drifted through space, unimpeded, forgotten, seemingly lifeless. Now, finally, it has been discovered.

Responding to a distress call from the mysterious hulk, the Doctor and his companion, space pilot Mathew Sharpe, walk into a desperate situation. The multi-tentacled semibionic Makara were tasked with renovating the abandoned craft, but now they’ve begun murdering their employers.

The Doctor soon realises that the Makara have been programmed to kill, but by whom, and for what reason? Finding out the truth will mean uncovering a secret that threatens the entire Universe.

Written By: Matthew J Elliott
Directed By: John Ainsworth

Cast
Colin Baker (The Doctor), George Sear (Mathew Sharpe), Matthew Holness (Eric Drazen), Susie Riddell (Esther Brak), Ruth Sillers (Willoway), Jonathan Christie (Captain Schumer), Anna Barry (Juniper Hartigan), Dan March (Varian). Other parts played by members of the cast.



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

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Details for Doctor Who Magazine 525

Out now is the new Doctor Who Magazine featuring an article on stories never made. 

 An interview with Will Oswald, an editor on Doctor Who from 2007 to 2017

DWM chats to Michelle Ryan about the return of her character Lady Christina de Souza

The Time Team returns – and they’ve regenerated!

Out of the TARDIS with Janet Fielding, who played 80s companion Tegan

A look back at the ways new Doctors have been introduced to the public

Jamie Lenman’s cosplay quest to recreate the Fourth Doctor’s scarf

Part Two of The Clockwise War, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill

The Fact of Fiction delves into the 2009 Tenth Doctor story Planet of the Dead

Previews, book and audio reviews, news, The Blogs of Doom, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - Trap of Fools

This months download only release from Big Finish is a 5th Doctor and Turlough story narrated by Mark Strickson who played Turlough during the 5th Doctor era.  You can order this download only story from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/trap-for-fools-1562

…St. Neot’s Refuge was founded in 3016 for the education of young men to the service of empire and state. In the quiet shade of Diaz’ world, each boy can develop that true sense of self-worth which will enable him to stand up for himself, and for a purpose greater than himself and, in doing so, to be of value to society; to be a man…’ School Prospectus

‘Want to change the future, Turlough? Use a school,’ The Doctor

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

Written By: Stephen Fewell
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast
Mark Strickson (Narrator)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - Ravenous Vol 1

Out now is a new series of adventures for the 8th Doctor with the release of the first of four box sets titled Ravenous.  This box set stars Paul MacGann and Nicola Walker and is available from the Big Finish website.  https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/ravenous-1-1797

Having saved the universe and restored peace at home, the Doctor and Liv go in search of their friend, Helen. Following a trail of breadcrumbs through space and time they discover an unsavoury conspiracy, and an old enemy lurking in the shadows, waiting.

1.1 Their Finest Hour by John Dorney

In the early days of the Second World War a strange and elusive craft attacks British targets. Could it be a German superweapon? Churchill calls for the Doctor’s assistance and with the help of a squadron of Polish fighter pilots the TARDIS crew take to the skies to investigate.

1.2 How to Make a Killing in Time Travel by John Dorney

A disturbance in the vortex causes the TARDIS to land on the Scapegrace space station, where Cornelius Morningstar experiments in time-travel for nefarious purposes. But the Doctor’s plan to stop him winds dangerously out of control as the different agendas of criminals, murderers and alien dynasties conspire against him.

1.3 World of Damnation by Matt Fitton

Rykerzon is a maximum-security planetoid designed to hold the most dangerous criminals in the star system. The Governor plans to reform its inmates, with the help of the Kandyman. But two prisoners prove particularly troublesome: the alien fugitives known as the Eleven, and Miss Helen Sinclair.

The Doctor and Liv have finally tracked down their friend - but are they too late?

1.4 Sweet Salvation by Matt Fitton

The Eleven has the authorities in the palm of his hand and an entire world held to ransom when the Kandyman cooks up a deadly confection containing a secret ingredient. In a last-ditch attempt to prevent disaster Liv teams up with a desperate criminal, and the Doctor must decide whether Helen is still his friend.

Written By: John Dorney, Matt Fitton
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast
Paul McGann (The Doctor), Nicola Walker (Liv Chenka), Hattie Morahan (Helen Sinclair), Mark Bonnar (The Eleven), Ian McNeice (Sir Winston Churchill), Laurence Dobiesz (Wilhelm Rozycki), Gyuri Sarossy (Jan Ostowicz), Tracy Wiles (Secretary / Ground Control), Beth Chalmers (The Heliyon), Roger May (Cornelius Morningstar / Verdarn), Judith Roddy (Stralla Cushing), Sarah Lambie (Gorl), Jane Booker (Dron / Yetana), Christopher Ryan (Macy), Nicholas Rowe (The Kandyman), Amerjit Deu (Governor), Charlie Condou (Crabhead / System / Jarl), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Ruzalla), Beth Goddard (Ludina Braskell).  Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Ken Bentley
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Monday, April 23, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - The Helliax Rift

Out this month is a 5th Doctor story that sees him on his own without a companion.  Well he sort of does as this is a UNIT story. You can buy this main range release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-helliax-rift-1267

Daniel Hopkins thought he knew what he was letting himself in for when he joined the top-secret UNIT organisation as its latest Medical Officer.

Racing about the countryside, chasing strange lights in the sky? Check. Defending the realm against extraterrestrial incursion? Check. Frequent ear-bashings from UNIT’s UK CO, the famously no-nonsense Lt-Col Lewis Price? Check. Close encounters of the First, Second and even Third kind? Check, check, check.

But he had no idea what alien beings were really like. Until the day of the Fallen Kestrel. Until the day he met the Doctor.

Written By: Scott Handcock
Directed By: Jamie Anderson

Cast
Peter Davison (The Doctor), Blake Harrison (Lieutenant Daniel Hopkins), Russ Bain (Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Price), Genevieve Gaunt (Corporal Linda Maxwell), Deborah Thomas (Annabel Morden), Anna Louise Plowman (Dr Jennifer Harrison), Robbie Stevens (Morris), Jacob Dudman (Samuel).

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

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Titan's Road To The Thirteenth Doctor Begins In July!

Titan Comics has announced news on its upcoming 13th Doctor series that will start with a mini series featuring the 10th, 11th and 12th Doctors.

TITAN’S ROAD TO THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR

BEGINS IN JULY!

Plus, 2018 Doctor Who Comics Day revealed!

London, April 5, 2018 - Titan Comics and BBC Studios are proud to announce The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor – a three-part comic event beginning this July and leading into Titan’s all-new Thirteenth Doctor ongoing comic series launching in the Fall.

The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor features new adventures of the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors written by James Peaty (Supergirl) and illustrated by a host of amazing creators, with a stunning Robert Hack (Sabrina, Archie) cover on each.

In Titan’s The Road to The Thirteenth Doctor comics, the Tenth Doctor encounters lost, ghostly spaceships, the Eleventh Doctor and Alice visit a robot-infested 19th Century San Francisco, and the Twelfth Doctor finds London’s Piccadilly Circus transformed into a wasteland of emptiness and Pterodactyls!

Each issue contains a serialized short story from the creative team behind the new Thirteenth Doctor on-going comic series - written by Jody Houser, with art by Rachael Stott and Enrica Angiolini.

The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor heralds a new era for Titan Comics’ Doctor Who line, culminating in 2018’s Doctor Who Comics Day – a global event inspired by Titan Comics’ Doctor Who comic books - on Saturday, November 24. This marks the fifth annual Doctor Who Comics Day, which is set to be bigger than ever with new comics and collections, merchandise, variant covers, signings, and events across the world at comic shops, bookstores, retail chains, libraries, and on digital platforms.

For further news and developments on The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor follow Titan Comics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumbr

* The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor #1 featuring the Tenth Doctor – cover A by Robert Hack

* The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor #1 featuring the Eleventh Doctor – cover B by Will Brooks

* The Road To The Thirteenth Doctor #1 featuring the Twelfth Doctor – cover by Klebs Jr.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Details for Doctor Who - Erasure

Out this month for download only is another Short Trip adventure this time featuring the Fourth Doctor and Adric.  This story is narrated by Seán Carlsen who plays Narvin of Gallifrey.  You can order this download only release from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/erasure-1561

Release #40 is a Fourth Doctor and Adric story told by Narvin on Gallifrey

The Celestial Intervention Agency, a shadowy, unspoken of part of the Time Lord hierarchy. Beloved and loathed in equal measure by various Presidents and High Councils the millennias over. But they serve a very important function: they keep the time lines safe and clear - they do the darker, dirtier jobs that most Time Lords would prefer not to know even need doing.

CIA Sub-Coordinator Narvin has always taken his oath to uphold the Worshipful Laws of Gallifrey very seriously. But when he is sent on a mission to investigate the planet Bellascon, even he hasn't reckoned with the force of nature that is the Fourth Doctor, who has - one might say - his own way of dealing with things, and his own views on people like Narvin. But somehow the two must overcome their instincts and work together to stop the web of time being erased forever...

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

Written By: Gary Russell
Directed By: Gary Russell

Cast
Seán Carlsen (Narvin)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Big Finish Announce details for The 8th Doctor - The Time War Vol 2

Big Finish has announced the details for the second volume of the 8th Doctor Time War box set that is coming out in July.   The four stories will once again star Paul McGann,  Rakhee Thakrar as Bliss, Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks and Jacqueline Pearce as Cardinal Ollistra. 

The four new stories are titled and written by are  Lords of Terror by Jonathan Morris, Planet of the Ogrons by Guy Adams, In the Garden of Death by Guy Adams and Jonah by Timothy X Atack.  The Ogron will be making their Time War debut as is obvious by the title of story two and it will be good to hear from this 3rd Doctor era villain again.  This box set will be out in July and volume three and four will be out in 2019 and 2020.  You can pre order this set from the Big Finish website.
https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-eighth-doctor---the-time-war-series-02-1674

https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/the-time-war-2

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Doctor Who Nominated for a Hugo and Bafta

The 2018 Hugo Awards were announced recently and Doctor Who has been nominated for one.  Peter Capaldi's last story "Twice Upon a Time" was nominated for the Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form Hugo.   You can see all the Hugo Award nominations at the link. 
https://www.tor.com/2018/03/31/2018-hugo-award-finalists-announced/

Also announced this week were the BAFTA's the British Award for Movies and TV and Doctor Who was nominated in the  Virgin TV Must-See Moment Award.  The moment that was nominated was the reveal of Jodie Whitaker as the new Doctor.  Fans can go and vote for the winner at the following link.
virginmedia.com/bafta