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The round-up for 'The Return of Doctor Mysterio' is now available, and can be found here.

Friday, 29 May 2015

The Fan Show - Doctor Who is Invading The World!


Doctor Who is Invading The World! - Doctor Who: The Fan Show
 
In this week's episode we take a what-if look at series eight with our trailer for The Princess and The Doctor (in cinemas never!), we speak to some fans at the Mumbai Comic-Con and we launch our first ever competition!! Presented by Christel Dee.

Minecraft Competition:
We are looking for someone to recreate the Fan Show’s opening titles in Minecraft, and the most creative submission will be used in a future episode of the show. If you fancy taking up the challenge, please send links to your creations to dwthefanshow@bbc.com before 1.59pm (BST) on 12 June 2015. Full terms and conditions are here: http://www.doctorwho.tv/the-fan-show/... Good luck!

Doctor Who: The Dangerous Book of Monsters

In his travels across time and space, the Doctor has met hundreds of monsters - now, he's created this handy spotter's guide to the biggest, smallest, tallest, hungriest, smelliest, and most dangerous creatures in the Whoniverse! 

In this fantastic companion guide to How To Be A Time Lord, the Twelfth Doctor reveals, in tips and doodles, everything you need to know about each dangerous monster, advice for battling them, and how and when to make a speedy escape.

Order from Amazon UK

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Doctor Who: The Eye of Torment by Scott Gray, Mike Collins, Martin Geraghty, Jacqueline Rayner

By popular demand! A brand new collection of classic comic strips, collecting the adventures of the Twelfth Doctor and Clara, from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine. 

The collection contains four adventures: The Eye Of Torment by Scott Gray, illustrated by Martin Geraghty; Instruments Of War written and illustrated by Mike Collins; Blood And Ice written by Jacqueline Rayner and illustrated by Martin Geraghty; and The Crystal Throne (an adventure starring The Paternoster Gang - Vastra, Jenny and Strax) by Scott Gray, illustrated by Mike Collins.

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Doctor Who Magazine 487 - Cover and details

THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF EARTH, FROM ITS BIRTH
TO ITS DESTRUCTION, IS REVEALED IN DWM 487!

Planet Earth! It’s been attacked, invaded – even moved across the galaxy! Bu thanks to the Doctor, our world endures. Doctor Who Magazine tells the remarkable story of our planet and the many challenges it has faced…

ALSO INSIDE ISSUE 487…
  • AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN NATHAN-TURNER
    A revealing and previously unpublished interview with 1980s producer John-Nathan Turner, conducted during 1989 – the last year of Doctor Who‘s original run.
  • THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
    Discover fascinating new facts about the classic 1964 First Doctor adventure The Dalek Invasion of Earth.
  • VERITY LAMBERT’S SCRAPBOOKS
    DWM chats to Carole Ann Ford, who played the Doctor’s very first companion, Susan, as she continues her look through the scrapbooks of Doctor Who‘s original producer, Verity Lambert.
  • BLOOD AND ICE!
    Clara and the Doctor uncover a sinister secret below Antarctica as Blood and Ice – the brand new comic strip written by Jacqueline Rayner and illustrated by Martin Geraghty – continues…
  • STEVEN MOFFAT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS!
    Showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions, and explains just why the Doctor can never seem to remember what happens when he meets himself…
  • PLUS! Reviews and previews; Relative Dimensions; Wotcha!; The DWM Crossword, prize-winning competitions, official news and much more!
Doctor Who Magazine 487 – with a special wraparound cover! – is on sale from Thursday 28 May 2015, price £4.99.

DWM487_COVER FULL

Doctor Who Comics Day - Four Doctors - Six art pages revealed

FOUR DOCTORS: SIX ART PAGES REVEALED! 

The 5-part weekly series is penned by Paul Cornell (Wolverine) and illustrated by Neil Edwards!
The weekly event, running through August and September 2015​ ​features the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors and their comics companions! This epic event is the thrilling next chapter in Titan Comics’ bombastic Doctor Who publishing saga!

The first issue hits comic stores on Wednesday August 12, supported by the global Doctor Who Comics Day on Saturday August 15​!​

Writer Paul Cornell has penned classic episodes from the Doctor Who TV series (‘Father’s Day’, 'Human Nature/Family of Blood’, both Hugo-nominated), classic Doctor Who novels, as well as successful comic book runs on titles such as Wolverine, Action Comics, Demon Knights, and Captain Britain and MI:13.

The event follows straight on from the issue #15 conclusions of Year One, with the second years of the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors beginning after the event’s blistering finale!

Four Doctors, three companions, one action-packed mystery!
Order now from your local comic book store! Visit Comic Shop Locator to find your local store​!

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

TARDIS Arrives In Youngster's Garden

AN autistic boy's dream of having a full-size replica Doctor Who Tardis in his garden has come true.

The youngster, who has Asperger's Syndrome, is obsessed with the BBC TV character Doctor Who and his mum launched an online crowd-funder appeal last month to pay for the unusual play house. After Inverclyde Now featured the appeal page, readers and local business Cardwell Garden Centre helped her reach the target.

Now the replica of the iconic time travel machine has been completed at the boy's home in Greenock. His mum Tanya Robertson said: "The tardis has arrived. Kai is over the moon. He's already planning more adventures in space and time."

Tanya thanked local builder Alec Kane who constructed the tardis. When she launched the appeal, Tanya wrote on the appeal webpage: "My little Doctor Who fan is desperate for a replica Tardis in the garden. Someone has volunteered to build one for him but we need £400 for the materials. I wouldn't normally do this kind of thing but it would mean so much to him and we'd never be able to afford it ourselves.

"My son loves everything about Doctor Who, right back to the very first Doctor 51 years ago. Having a Tardis in the garden to escape to when the stresses of the world get too much would mean the world to him. (It doesn't actually have to be bigger on the inside!)"

Doctor Who series 9 has hired Justin Molotnikov to take charge of two episodes.

Doctor Who 2014 Christmas special This won't be the first time Molotnikov has tackled a BBC fantasy series, having helmed episodes of Merlin and Atlantis.

His involvement in the new series of Doctor Who was revealed by his client page on The Agency website.

It is currently unclear which two episodes he will direct, with two slots - episodes 9 and 10, and episodes 11 and 12 - still thought to be open.

Doctor Who's lead writer Steven Moffat has confirmed that series 9 will feature more two-parters, though some pairs of episodes may only be loosely linked.

Scottish filmmaker Molotnikov directed eight episodes of Merlin between 2011 and 2012, eight episodes of Atlantis between 2013 and 2015, and has also worked on Da Vinci's Demons.

Doctor Who - starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman - will return to BBC One this autumn.

Via DigitalSpy

Heros and Monsters Collection

A new story collection featuring 26 adventures across time and space! 

The Heroes and Monsters Collection brings together our favourite short stories from the last ten years of Doctor Who - in these tales the Doctor and his companions face the Daleks, the Cybermen, and many more terrifying foes.

It also includes three brand-new stories for 2015, featuring the War Doctor, Clara, and the Twelfth Doctor.

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Engines Of War by George Mann



The Great Time War has raged for centuries, ravaging the universe. Scores of human colony planets are now overrun by Dalek occupation forces. A weary, angry Doctor leads a flotilla of Battle TARDISes against the Dalek stronghold but in the midst of the carnage, the Doctor’s TARDIS crashes to a planet below: Moldox.

As the Doctor is trapped in an apocalyptic landscape, Dalek patrols roam amongst the wreckage, rounding up the remaining civilians. But why haven’t the Daleks simply killed the humans?

Searching for answers the Doctor meets 'Cinder', a young Dalek hunter. Their struggles to discover the Dalek plan take them from the ruins of Moldox to the halls of Gallifrey, and set in motion a chain of events that will change everything. And everyone.

An epic novel of the Great Time War featuring the War Doctor as played by John Hurt.

Order from Forbidden Planet
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Karen Gillan is interviewed by a nine-year old about Doctor Who...

Brace yourself, because this is both truly adorable and will also make you feel like you were a severely inadequate child.

The following video shows nine year-old YouTuber Presley interview Karen Gillan with such confidence and insight, that it makes you wonder why you were mucking around in the park at that age instead of doing amazing things like this...

"I really loved your story arc on Doctor Who," begins Presley, as the pair sit down to chat on a Comic Con sofa in Denver, "it was some of the best storytelling on the show."

When asked about her storyline with Rory, Gillan responds, "I had no idea that the story would take such a twist and become this epic love story between Amy and Rory..."

Karen Gillan Interview at Denver Comic Con | ActOutGames

The highlight of the interview is when the pair discuss how Amy Pond met her tragic fate. Presley, who makes videos on Cosplay, science and Japanese Anime, tells Gillan, "the ending of your time of the show was really sad, I cried myself to sleep that night" and Gillan apologises before they both start laughing.

Gillan adds, "we didn't know what the ending was going to be...and we were coming up with with all sorts of theories and nobody guessed that we would go the way we went. But I'm so glad that we did because we got displaced in time so we actually had our happy ending in a weird way."

Via Radio Times 

Peter Capaldi to make his First Comic-Con Appearance in Doctor Who Panel


Doctor Who returns to San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 9. Following his record-breaking debut season as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi will make his first ever appearance at the event with Jenna Coleman (Clara), Michelle Gomez (Missy), lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin.

Peter Capaldi commented, ‘Tales of San Diego Comic-Con are told in awe on every set around the known fantasy/sci-fi production world. It's become a fabled kingdom. One I am thrilled to find myself heading for. And to appear in the legendary Hall H is a further twist to the cosplay and comic madness I may never recover from.’

The new season of Doctor Who premieres later this year, opening with a two-part adventure, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, written by Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink - the Hugo Award-winning episode that introduced the Weeping Angels). The adventure will, of course, see the return of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as the Doctor and Clara but it will also see Michelle Gomez back as the evil Missy…

We Need YOU! - San Diego Comic-Con - Doctor Who: The Fan Show
Via BBC

Space Time Telegraph