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.

Details on Torchwood - The Office of Never Was

This months Torchwood audio adventure focuses on Ianto as he looks into a haunted building.  You can get this audio adventure from the Big Finish website.

There’s an empty office block in Cardiff. That’s nothing special – plenty of businesses go under, clear out, cease to exist. All that’s left behind is an empty building. But there’s one office block that refuses to be forgotten about.

There have been stories about that building - strange lights, funny goings on, faces pressed up against the glass. Enough to get the locals worried. Enough to ask Torchwood to get involved.

It’s Friday night. Ianto Jones has better things to do with his time than look round a haunted building. But he goes anyway, and it turns out that The Office has been waiting for him.

Written By: James Goss
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Bethan Rose Young (Girl), David Shields (Oliver)

Producer James Goss
Script Editor Steve Tribe
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Friday, July 21, 2017

Doctor Who Companion Deborah Watling has died.

Deborah Watling who played Victoria Waterfield during the Patrick Troughton era during season 5 has passed away after a short battle with lung cancer at the age of 69.  Sadly there are only two of her stories that are complete (The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Enemy of the World) while two others are missing a few epiosdes and have been released with animation and telesnap reconstructions (The Web of Fear and The Ice Warriors).  She also returned to the role of Victoria in 1995's Downtime which is out now on DVD.  She has been a staple of the Doctor Who convention scene and her panels were wonderful to attend as she regaled us all in her stories of her time on the show with Patrick Troughton  and Frazer Hines.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Into The Time Vortex Podcast - Episode 51 - A Doctor Who Discussion About the Casting of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor

Listen to a special episode of our podcast where we talk about the historic and controversial casting of the first woman as the Doctor in Doctor Who.  We describe our initial reactions and what we think about the whole thing.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Doctor Who and Big Finish Star Trevor Baxter has passed away.

Trevor Baxter has passed away at the age of 84.  He is best known to Doctor Who fans as one half of Jago and Litefoot.  He first appeared in Doctor Who as Professor George Litefoot in the 1977 story The Talons of Weng-Chiang which starred Tom Baker as The Doctor and Louise Jameson as Leela.  Trevor Baxter would return to the role of Professor Litefoot for Big Finish in 2008 in their series of Jago and Litefoot audio adventures along side Christopher Benjamin as Jago.  In all he made 13 series of Jago and Litefoot for Big Finish making them one of the successful off shoots from Doctor Who. You can read more about Trevor Baxter from the Big Finish website.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Into The Time Vortex Podcast - Episode 50 - Doctor Who - Blink

Doctor Who - Introducing Jodie Whittaker -The Thirteenth Doctor Interview

The BBC announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor Who.
The identity of the new Doctor was revealed exclusively on BBC One and on social media around the world after the Men’s Wimbledon Final on Sunday 16 July.

She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi, who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall, who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series, made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.

Jodie Whittaker says: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey with Chris and with every

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Doctor is Jodie Whittaker! - Introduction Video

The new Doctor is Jodie Whittaker.  The 35 year old actress has starred in Broadchurch, Black Mirror, The Smoke, Attack the Block and The Assets.

This is the first time a female has been picked as the Doctor but with another Time Lord changing genders with the Master a couple of years ago, the move seemed inevitable. 

And the New Doctor is.......

Jodi Whittaker

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Titan's Doctor Who Comics Arrive At San Diego Comic-Con!



Titan Comics are thrilled to announce their Doctor Who plans for this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con (July 20-23) – bringing fans the best from the universe of Doctor Who including special issues, panels and signings!

During the show, Titan is releasing a Doctor Who Convention Special comic entitled “The Last Action Figure” - an all-new Doctor Who story featuring the TV show’s current companion, Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie.

Written by Richard Dinnick, with art by Mariano Laclaustra, Carlos Cabrera and Nico Selma, this convention special comic comes with two fantastic collectable covers by Alice X. Zhang featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Bill Potts.

Doctor Who fans attending 2017’s San Diego Comic-Con can purchase this special comic, along with a fantastic range of other Doctor Who comics and collections, at the Titan booth #5537.

Additionally, do not miss Titan’s Doctor Who & Torchwood Comics Panel ( where writers Nick Abadzis, Richard Dinnick, George Mann, Brian Miller, Cavan Scott, and Doctor Who editor Andrew James will reveal upcoming plans for Titan’s Doctor Who and Torchwood comics and take you behind the scenes with exclusive art previews from the line! This highly anticipated panel will take place on Saturday, July 22 at 3:30PM in room 5AB. Plus, every attendee will receive five free comics!

Titan’s top talent will be signing Doctor Who comics over the weekend at Titan’s booth, #5537, with the opportunity for fans to meet their favorite Doctor Who comic creators, including Nick Abadzis, Paul Cornell, George Mann, Cavan Scott and Alice X. Zhang.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Details for Doctor Who "Flashpoint"

This months download only adventure features a story with the 8th Doctor narrated by Sheridan Smith who played Lucie Miller during a great run of stories during the 8th Doctor Big Finish era. You can order this download only story from the Big Finish website.

Cerberin: the famous storm world. Seen from space, it’s a spectacle of light and colour that draws tourists in their thousands.

Escaping an attack by gangster assassins, and separated from the Doctor, Lucie Miller finds herself stranded on the surface. The killers are in pursuit, she has a child to protect, and lightning is striking all around.

Then a shape approaches through the storm, moving with heavy footsteps...

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

Written By: Andrew Smith
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Sheridan Smith (Narrator)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Details for Doctor Who "The High Price of Parking"

This months main range release sees the 7th Doctor in an adventure with his two companions Mel and Ace. You can order this audio adventure at the Big Finish website.

The planet Dashrah is a world of exceptional beauty. Historical ruins; colourful skies; swirling sunsets…

Unsurprisingly, it’s a major tourist trap. So if you want to visit Dashrah, first you’ll have to visit Parking, the artificial planetoid that Galactic Heritage built next door. Parking, as its name implies, is a spaceship park. A huge spaceship park. A huge, enormous spaceship park.

When the TARDIS materialises in Parking’s Northern Hemisphere, the Doctor, Ace and Mel envisage a quick teleport trip to the surface of Dashrah. But they’ve reckoned without the superzealous Wardens, and their robotic servitors… the sect of the Free Parkers, who wage war against the Wardens… the spontaneously combusting spaceships… and the terrifying secret that lies at the lowest of Parking’s lower levels.

Written By: John Dorney
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Bonnie Langford (Mel Bush), Gabrielle Glaister (Cowley), Hywel Morgan (Kempton/ Tribesman), Kate Duchene (Regina/ Seraphim), Leighton Pugh (Fulton), Jack Monaghan (Dunne/ Selfdrive), James Joyce (Robowardens).

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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Minor Details for Doctor Who - The Doctor Falls

The Doctor Falls.
Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay.

The Mondasian Cybermen are on the rise. It’s time for the Doctor’s final battle…

The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas. Michelle Gomez guest stars as Missy and John Simm stars as the Master.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Doctor Who Series 10 Finale Promo Pic

The BBC have released a new promo pic for the Series 10 finale that starts this weekend with World Enough and Time and concludes with an hour long episode The Doctor Falls.  The promo pic does look a bit familiar as it is the same style as the 50th anniversary special poster.

Doctor Who - World Enough And Time Trailer and Preview Clip

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Details for Doctor Who - World Enough And Time

World Enough And Time
Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Rachel Talalay

Friendship drives the Doctor into the rashest decision of his life. Trapped on a giant spaceship, caught in the event horizon of a black hole, he witnesses the death of someone he is pledged to protect. Is there any way he can redeem his mistake? Are events already out of control? For once, time is the Time Lord’s enemy…

The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas. Michelle Gomez guest stars as Missy.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Details for Doctor Who Shadow Planet/ Worlds Apart

Out this month is a 7th Doctor adventure that takes place during the Ace and Hex companion era. You can order this release from the Big Finish website.

Shadow Planet by AK Benedict

Troubled? Anxious? Tormented by self-doubt? Come to Unity, the psychic planet! From our therapy centre beside Unity’s idyllic shores, the Unity Corporation can help you overcome all your problems. How? By using a patented combination of technology and Jungian psychology, we can bring you face to face with your shadow self. The hidden you. The dark you. The you that no-one knows…

Rest assured: the process is perfectly safe. Nothing can possibly go wrong. And that’s guaranteed!

World Apart by Scott Handcock

If you’re reading this, it’s too late. 

There’s no way off this planet. 

You will never escape Nirvana.

Written By: AK Benedict, Scott Handcock
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Sylvester McCoy(The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Philip Olivier (Hex), Belinda Lang (Mrs Wheeler), Sarah Thom (Sandy/Captain Karren), Nickolas Grace (Professor Grove), Ben Mansfield (Loglan/Shadow Loglan). Other parts played by members of the cast.

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