Thursday, July 24, 2014

NEWS ROUND~UP

With Doctor Who Series 8 just around the corner, it's been a busy old time on the world of Doctor Who and there's some news and juicy nuggets that may have passed you by. Collected here is a round-up of the very latest news.

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DEEP BREATH
World Premiere in Cardiff
BFI screening
First promo pic

SERIES 8
The Doctor's Ring
EXCLUSIVE: Finale set report
New trailer
Jemma Redgrave talks finale
Finale casting news
New teaser
Final writer announced

MERCHANDISE
SDCC 10th & 11th Doctor variant comic covers
Doctor Who Magazine 476
Doctor Who Figurine Collection 24 & 25
Dalek Patrol Ship and Pilot
10th & 11th Doctor comic series - Issue 2 covers
Cybermen Monster File eBook

REVIEWS
Breaking Bubbles & Other Stories
After Life
The Shakespeare Notebooks 
Revolutions of Terror #1 
Tales of Trenzalore 
Masquerade

MISC.
EXCLUSIVE: Jemma Redgrave interview
Doctor Who documentary screenings
Paul McGann interview

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Doctor Who comics out now!


Two brand new Doctor Who titles are released today by Titan Comics. Check out the details for the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor adventures below, with interior art whilst above you can find two exclusive variant covers available only at San Diego Comic Con. Titan have also announced that July 26 will be Doctor Who Comics Day - check out all the details about the worldwide event HERE. Click on the images included here for bigger versions.

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1
A stunning new era begins for the Eleventh Doctor, as played by Matt Smith!

Alice Obiefune has just lost her mother when the Doctor explodes into her life.

But what does this grieving young woman have to do with the career of a 70s musician, an amnesiac alien, and a terrifying cosmic threat?

In the wake of the second Big Bang, find out what the Doctor gets up to when Amy and Rory aren’t around!

Series architects Al Ewing (Loki: Agent of Asgard, Mighty Avengers, Trifecta) and Rob Williams (Revolutionary War, Ordinary, Miss Fury, The Royals: Masters of War, Trifecta) kick off a whirlwind adventure through eternity with artist Simon Fraser (Nikolai Dante, Grindhouse, Doctor Who)!

On-sale in comic stores from July 23!

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #1
The Eisner Award-winning Nick Abadzis (Laika) and fan-favorite Elena Casagrande (Angel, Suicide Risk, Doctor Who, Star Trek) take control of the TARDIS for their first five-issue arc with the Tenth Doctor, as played by David Tennant!

Gabriella Gonzalez is stuck in a dead-end job in her family’s New York Laundromat, dreaming of college and bigger, better and brighter things.

So when a strange man with an even stranger big blue box barges into her life on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations – talking about an infestation of psychic aliens – she seizes her chance for adventure with both hands.

After Donna’s tragic exit, the Doctor thought he was done with new companions. But Gabby Gonzalez is going to prove him wrong… if she survives the night!

On-sale in comic stores from July 23!




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Doctor Who Magazine 476 cover and details

STEVEN MOFFAT REVEALS SECRETS ABOUT PETER CAPALDI'S FIRST SERIES IN DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 476

Showrunner and head writer Steven Moffat gives DWM readers an exclusive guide to the new series of Doctor Who... "Oh, it's a proper blockbuster this episode," writes Steven about one of the brand new adventures, "so many explosions that Peter Capaldi came in on his day off to watch the Daleks blowing up! I like a Doctor who revels in the destruction of evil in his downtime…"

Also in this issue:
Doctor Who's production designer Michael Pickwoad on how to create entire worlds.
• Former script editor Andrew Cartmel talks to the writers he employed on what could have been Doctor Who's very last season: Ben Aaronovitch, Ian Briggs, Marc Platt and Rona Munro.
• Terrance Dicks – script editor, writer and novelist supreme – talks about his work on Target's Doctor Who books.
• DWM pays tribute to the life and times of director Derek Martinus, the man who introduced the Cybermen, Ice Warriors and Autons to Doctor Who.
• The Fact of Fiction takes a detailed look at the 1982 Fifth Doctor adventure, Kinda.
• The Crystal Throne ­– the brand new comic strip adventure starring Vastra, Jenny and Strax continues.
• Official news, the DWM crossword, prize-winning competitions and much more!

DWM 476 is on sale now, priced £4.99

Thanks to Doctor Who Magazine

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Doctor's Ring


Filming on Doctor Who Series 8 has revealed some noteworthy images this year. Throughout the shoots, a ring has been visible on The Twelfth Doctor's (as played by Peter Capaldi) wedding "ring finger" (if he were to get married on Earth, at any rate). Here are some close-up images of the item - click on them for bigger versions. The pics come from filming in London on July 19, see a full gallery HERE.


AUDIO REVIEW: Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories

Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories
by LM Myles, Mark Ravenhill, Una McCormack & Nev Fountain

Starring Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant

Out Now

Review by Emrys Matthews

Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories is an anthology of four separate thirty-minute adventures by four different writers all featuring the Sixth Doctor and his companion Peri. For those audiobook enthusiasts out there, finding a good time to listen isn’t always easy. These half hour adventures make a great short listen when you’re on the go. There weren’t really ever any single-episode stories in the original series, so here Big Finish creates their own format. But what makes a single episode story great? The set is an eclectic bunch and there are some real gems in the pack.

Breaking Bubbles
The headline story is probably the most linear of the four stories and finds The Doctor and Peri in the palatial gardens on a prison ship of the deposed Empress Valtris.

The story centres around the motivations of leaders and is the only story I felt could have been longer. It works as a stand-alone, but I wanted to find out what happened next. Maybe Big Finish will choose to conclude this one at a later date?
BLOGTOR RATING 7/10

Of Chaos Time
Cast adrift in his own chronology, The Doctor must avert the use of a time weapon. It’s a jumbled dream; a typical events-happening-out-of-sequence Who story, but it’s cleverly handled and well structured. With a story of this length there is a danger of being unclear, but this story avoids that pitfall, often by using the Doctor’s inner monologue, which Colin Baker lands superbly.
BLOGTOR RATING 7/10

An Eye For Murder
An historical adventure set in 1939 WWII against the backdrop of a Women’s College, scandalous letters and a certain mysterious artefact threaten to change the course of history.

Peri is mistaken for a female thriller writer and The Doctor as her assistant which is a wonderful wheeze. This is just a beautifully written and structured story that manages to feel much longer and more developed that it could in its thirty-minute length. Hats off to Una McCormack, writer of An Eye For Murder, for a truly well observed and thrilling and at times funny adventure.
BLOGTOR RATING 9/10

The Curious Incident of the Doctor in The Night-Time
Michael is a young boy who likes to solve mysteries, like the mystery of the extra garden gnome, the absent father and the man in the yellow trousers at the end of the garden.

This story is unashamedly inspired by the book and play of the similar name, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Instead of a dog, it’s The Doctor. It’s a wonderfully empowering story of a boy on the autistic spectrum and fascinating how much the character of Michael has in common with The Doctor. They’re both logical, moralistic, often child like, arrogant, both don’t favour "invisible rules" and behave as if they’re from another planet.

This is the real show-stealer of the bunch; the interactions between the Doctor and Michael are wonderful and oddly the villain of the piece sounds like the Candy Man from The Happiness Patrol.
BLOGTOR RATING 10/10

The cast double-up from story to story but the real stand outs are Jemma Churchill as Valtris/Dr Maria Backhouse, Phil Mulryne as Trobe/Warm and Johnny Gibbon as Michael.

It’s great to have Peri and The Sixth Doctor back together after not hearing the pair jointly since October last year (and August 2011 before that). The latter two stories are really excellent, engaging and well-formed; especially when you consider their short length. Also, it’s heartening to see two stories by female writers and, all in all, Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories is a great release.

Thanks to Big Finish

Review by Emrys Matthews

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Doctor Who Series 8 filming pics


Yesterday, filming continued on the finale for Doctor Who Series 8, and Blogtor was there to capture the action. Included in the pics, amongst others, are Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Michelle Gomez (The Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere) and director Rachel Talalay. Click on the images for bigger versions.


In between takes Peter Capaldi took time (quite a lot of time, it should be said) to sign autographs and pose with fans for photographs, here's a selection of pics of the actor in action. And a close-up of his shoe for good measure!