Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Doctor Who Figurine Collection

The latest issues of the magazine, the Doctor Who Figurine Collection, are hitting shops now! Issue 50 comes with a figurine of DAVROS (from Remembrance of the Daleks) whilst Issue 51 features THE SEVENTH DOCTOR (as played by Sylvester McCoy). For full details, visit their website HERE. Click on the images included here for bigger versions.

Subscribers can also enjoy the extra treat of another Rare Dalek. No. 4 in the series features Dalek Sec as seen in Army of Ghosts, Doomsday and Daleks In Manhattan. Check out the pics below.


Monday, July 13, 2015

Titan announce Eighth Doctor comic series

Titan Comics have announced another Doctor to join their collection of Doctor Who comic series. The Eighth Doctor, as played by Paul McGann, will start his comic adventures on October with a five part storyline. Check out the details below.

Writers: George Mann, Artist: Emma Vieceli
On sale Date: 28 October, 2015


Five amazing, interconnected new stories take The Doctor on a rollercoaster of threat and misadventure, as he investigates the mysteries surrounding his new companion Josie. Victorian magic shows, murderous trees, lost books, crystalline life-forms, barges in space crammed with the undead... and the grand journey all begins in a sleepy Welsh town... besieged by living paintings!

Buckle up for a wild ride that embraces all the Gothic Romance and interstellar terror of the Doctor's eighth incarnation!

Issue #1 comes with four covers to collect by Alice X Zhang (pictured, top) and Warren Pleece (pictured, above right).

Thanks to Titan

Doctor Who POP! variants & SDCC exclusives

Earlier this year Funko POP! announced their new line in Doctor Who figures (see HERE), and now seven new additions have been made. There are five variant figures, including: Tenth Doctor with 3D specs (Army of Ghosts/Doomsday), Fourth Doctor with Jelly Babies; Eleventh Doctor with Fez & Broom (The Big Bang); Twelfth Doctor with Spoon (Robot of Sherwood), glow-in-the-dark Adipose. Check out the full range HERE.

There are also two limited edition San Diego Comic Con 2015 figures, which you can see above: Eleventh Doctor with Handles (The Time of the Doctor) and Twelfth Doctor in Spacesuit (Listen). Check out the full range HERE.

Doctor Who Festival announces more stars

As revealed last month, the Official Doctor Who Festival will be taking place at the ExCel in London from 13-15 November. Today, BBC Worldwide announced that Michelle Gomez (Missy) and Ingrid Oliver (Osgood) will be joining Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat at the three day event. Visit the website HERE for ticket details.

The Festival will offer fans an exclusive and interactive glimpse into how the inimitable world of Doctor Who is created. Photo opportunities* will be available with Peter Capaldi, Ingrid Oliver and Michelle Gomez, plus the opportunity to have an iconic photo taken on the set from Series 9.

In a weekend event like no other, television fans of all ages will be invited to see how one of the UK’s most-loved television programmes is created. Ticket holders will be able to discover the inspiration behind The Doctor’s recent adversaries, the imagination required to create whole new worlds and the ingenuity that goes into designing and making the beautiful backdrops that give Doctor Who its unique look. This Festival is a must-attend event for die-hard fans and for those who want to learn more about television production, with many, many more exciting announcements to come!

Visit the website HERE for ticket details

As announced last month Doctor Who Festival will also be coming to Australia a week after on 21st-22nd November 2015. Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat will also be attending the Australian event - more details HERE.

Thanks to BBC Worldwide

* Photos opportunities are subject to availability and will need to be purchased in advance of the Festival via the website.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Peter Capaldi - Conan O'Brien interview

Last night Peter Capaldi was a guest on the US chat show, Conan - watch his interview in the player below. Interviewer Conan O'Brien has been hosting special shows from San Diego Comic Con where the Doctor Who team have been the past few days.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Doctor Who panel at San Diego Comic Con 2015

Yesterday, the Doctor Who panel took place at San Diego Comic Con 2015 - watch it in the player below. Featured are Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Michelle Gomez (Missy) and showrunner Steven Moffat. You can watch the trailer for Doctor Who Series 9 HERE.

AUDIO REVIEW: We Are The Daleks

We Are The Daleks
By Jonathan Morris

Starring Sylvester McCoy and Bonnie Langford

Out now - Buy HERE

Review by Richard Unwin

Dalek Emperor: It is our new paradigm. To extend our influence through economic power. The power of the free market.

1987 – the year of the great hurricane, the stock market crash, and, of course, the appearance of a giant dalek-shaped office block in the heart of the City of London. This Skarosian skyscraper, as well as the sudden popularity of an anachronistically advanced video game, is intrigue enough to send The Doctor undercover as a city banker – and Mel as an IT specialist.

Yes – Bonnie’s back as Melanie Bush, and for once the character is actually living up to her rarely referred-to backstory as a computer expert. Mel is a companion who’s been gifted a renaissance by Big Finish – as much as we love the original ’87 run of the show, all high-rise hilarity and holiday-camp… camp, it’s difficult to argue that Bonnie was well served by the scripts. How lovely, then, all these years later, to hear her realising her potential and blossoming into the beautiful Bush that we always knew she should be – brave, clever, and, in the most startling departure from her television appearances, believable as a character.

This rollicking script from Jonathan Morris serves as a satirical swipe at capitalism and the free market. When the Daleks’ plans to enslave other races are discussed alongside our own indiscriminate outsourcing of labour, it becomes hard to dispute some of the uncomfortable parallels. It’s a powerful message, and, whilst not always exactly subtle, it’s completely in-tune with the Sylvester McCoy era of televisual Doctor Who. Down with Thatcher!

Celia Dunthorpe MP: The Daleks are not ideal partners, I admit.

Niles Bunbury: They exterminate their enemies.

Celia Dunthorpe MP: Yes. There are some cultural differences. But we must respect their customs.

But that’s not so say that this is all political polemic – far from it – there’s a thrillingly operatic space adventure to be had as well, all heroic feats and battle-fleets, not to mention taking time out for a proper English breakfast in the unlikeliest place imaginable… And while there’s an obvious Eighties vibe to the piece, it also owes a debt to the Dalek annuals and comics of the Sixties and Seventies. The Dalek Emperor that appears here isn’t actually given a description, but we like to picture him as the ‘golden globe’ variety from TV Century 21.

We Are The Daleks is a rich and rewarding tale. You can probably guess the twist with the computer game, we won’t reveal it here – just in case, but it’s played out in such an entertaining fashion that we can forgive any initial predictability. And the final scene’s hint that this story may well have far-reaching consequences - and a return appearance from one of its best guest characters - has us hungry for more.

Dalek: Would you like a vol-au-vent?

Thanks to Big Finish

Review by Richard Unwin