Gerrod and I recently took a trip into Cardiff, we visited the Doctor Who experience, paid tribute to Ianto Jones and, caught at Pikatchu.
San Diego comic con is in full swing. At the Family Guy panel, it was revealed that former Doctor Who actor, David Tennant will briefly reprise his role as the Tenth Doctor, when the series returns later this year.
Tennant will appear as the tenth Doctor, in a breakaway scene in an episode of Family Guy. Other sketches include a remake of the princess bride, with Stewie and Bill Cosby.
Since Doctor Who returned to our screens in 2005, we’ve seen the appearance of both of Patrick Traughton’s sons. Fans have often expressed their desire to have Sean Pertwee appear-in either a cameo, or as the third Doctor.
In a recent interview with the radio times, Pertwee revealed that he was actually approached to appear in series 9. But due to his commitments with Gotham, he was unable to do so.
“I’ve been asked before – I was asked actually last season. I couldn’t do it because of Gotham. I’d love to be in some capacity be involved, as an ode to my father and to Roger Delgado, who was my dad’s best friend, who was the Master.
It’d be an honour to be involved in something like that. You know, it’s a big thing! Doctor Who’s a massive thing in America now, and also they’re looking to the older Doctors, which I think is really kinda cool. They’re looking back as well, not just forward.”
The BBC announced today that Matt Lucas will be reprising his role as Nardole, in series 10 of Doctor Who. Lucas will appear in the opening episode, which is penned by Steven Moffat.
Commenting on his return to Doctor Who, Matt Lucas, said:
“I’m chuffed to bits that Nardole is returning to the TARDIS for some more adventures. I loved acting with Peter and I’m excited to work with Pearl.”
Filming begins next week and will see the official arrival of Pearl Mackie, as Bill.
Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, added:
“Delighted and slightly amazed to be welcoming Matt Lucas back on to the TARDIS – and this time it’s not just for Christmas, he’s sticking around. One of the greatest comedy talents on planet Earth is being unleashed on all of time and space.”
Stephanie Hyam will play a guest cast role in the new series and is recognised for her performance as Lily Clarke in Jekyll & Hyde. She’s also appeared in Peaky Blinders, Murdered By My Boyfriend, and Sherlock.
The opening episode of series 10 is written by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, executive produced by Brian Minchin, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Lawrence Gough. The second episode in the new series has been crafted by award-winning screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
Doctor Who will return in December 2016 with a Christmas Special, followed by the new series in 2017.
For the past year Big Finish has released a number of audios connected to the modern series of Doctor Who, with the likes of Torchwood, The Churchill years , The War Doctor and The diaries of River Song. However, this is probably the most highly anticipated audio of 2016. Not only does it see the return of the extremely popular David Tennant, as the Tenth Doctor. It sees the return of fan favourite Catherine Tate, as Donna Noble. It also marks the first time Big Finish have been allowed to use a Doctor from ‘Nu-Who’.
Exhibits are attacking visitors, and people across London are running scared of technology. The most brilliant mind in the UK, can no longer work a pencil. Below the streets of London, the Koggnossenti are plotting and waiting, poised to attack.
Long-time Big Finish writer, Matt Fitton has done it again. This is another outstanding audio from him. It must have been a daunting prospect, to pen the first new story for Tennant and Tate, and he bought his A-game.
Of the three, this is the most remiescent of the Russell T Davies era. Technophobia has the essence, wit, style and emotional substance of Series 4. But rather than try to sound like an episode from that era, Big Finish have found a way to take everything that worked in 2008 and craft it into their own vision.
Fitton also manages to subvert the “technology going wrong” genre. You think the story is going one way, when it goes an unexpected route. This has engaging supporting characters, witty dialogue and a captivating story. Fitton perfectly manages to capture the relationship between the Doctor and Donna.
Koch Media have announced the release date for the upcoming Daemos Rising, the 2004 sequel to the unofficial 1995 Doctor Who spin-off film, Downtime. The film also acts as a sequel to the Jon Pertwee classic ‘The Daemons’. Daemos rising will arrive on DVD in July.
In the film, Cavendish is broken by his experiences in Downtime and hides away in a country cottage where he becomes absorbed by the occult. Kate Lethbridge-Stewart of UNIT travels to see him after an appeal for help and together they battle the resurgent evil Daemons from the story of the same name.
The film has received a digital remaster and includes an additional 16:9 Widescreen version of the feature for the first time. The DVD also includes new Special Features:
Retrospective (New): 13mins
Behind the Scenes: 20mins
Cast and Crew: 9mins
Creative Feature: 4mins
Guy Leopold Speaks! : 3mins
Kents Cavern: 4mins
Making Music: 4mins
Slide Show (New)
Starring Beverley Cressman (Downtime) and Miles Richardson (Midsomer Murders) and narrated by Ian Richardson (House of Cards). Daemos Rising is Written by David J. Howe and Directed by Keith Barnfather.
Daemos Rising is out on DVD July 25th.
A couple of hours ago, John Barrowman posted a teasing video on his Facebook page. The actor says:
“I will be back in Cardiff in about a week and a half. But I’m not telling you what for!”
Coincidentally, production begins on the Doctor Who Christmas special, in Cardiff in just over a week.
As New companion actress Pearl Mackie is still contracted to ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ until the end of June, it’s very unlikely we’ll meet Bill in the Christmas special.
Peter Capaldi had previously stated:
“I don’t know whether she would be involved in the Christmas special, because it’s so specific, the story we’re doing with the companion.”
Personally, I would love to see Barrowman reprise his role as Jack in the Christmas special. It’s been five long years since we last saw him in Torchwood. Although Barrowman has recently played the character again for Big Finish.
The BBC have announced that Pearl Mackie has been cast as Bill-the new companion, in the next series of Doctor Who.
The Brixton born actress is currently starring in the critically acclaimed production, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. At the Gielgud Theatre, in the West End.
“I’m incredibly excited to be joining the Doctor Who family,” she said. “It’s such an extraordinary British institution, I couldn’t be prouder to call the Tardis my home. Peter Capaldi is such a brilliant actor, and his Doctor is such a wacky and wonderful character, I can’t wait to see what adventures are in store for him and Bill throughout time and space. Reading the script at the audition I thought Bill was wicked. Fantastically written, cool, strong, sharp, a little bit vulnerable with a bit of geekiness thrown in – I can’t wait to bring her to life, and to see how she develops through the series.
I always loved stage combat at drama school so I can’t wait to get on set and kick some evil monsters into the next dimension!
Shooting the trailer was absolutely mental, there were pyro technics and smoke and I met my first Dalek! I’m not sure it will ever become ‘the norm’ seeing crazy monsters on set, but I cannot wait to meet some more! The weirder the better, bring it on!”
It is a genuine delight to welcome Pearl Mackie to Doctor Who. A fine, fine actress with a wonderful zest and charm, she’s a refreshing addition to the TARDIS and will bring a universe of exciting new possibilities to The Doctor’s adventures.
BBC Worldwide and Titan Comics announced today, that this summer’s special Doctor Who event comic will feature the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors from Titan’s four ongoing Doctor Who series. This comic will be a spectacular five-part, fortnightly adventure featuring one of the Doctor’s most iconic foes – the Cybermen!
Penned by best-selling authors George Mann (Eighth Doctor, Dark Souls) & Cavan Scott (Ninth Doctor, Vikings) with art by Alessandro Vitti (Secret Warriors, Captain America & Hawkeye), this highly anticipated event comic kicks-off in stores and on digital platforms Wednesday, July 6th 2016, supported by Titan’s third annual Doctor Who Comics Day event on Saturday, July 9th 2016.
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the show’s iconic cyborgs, the Cybermen. The Cybermen first appeared in the serial ‘The Tenth Planet’ in 1966, and have been featured in Doctor Who numerous times since, including the 2006 two-part modern origin story, ‘Rise of the Cybermen’ and ‘The Age of Steel.’
This special crossover event comic entitled ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ stars the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), and Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi), and their comic companions – Gabby, Cindy, Alice, Rose (Billie Piper) and Captain Jack (John Barrowman)!
Exiled from Gallifrey at the very end of time, Rassilon, fallen leader of the Time Lords, has been captured by the last of the Cybermen. Now, the Cybermen have access to time travel. With it, every defeat becomes a victory. Every foe is now dead — or Cyberized.
The debut issue comes with five variant covers to collect: an art cover by series artist Alessandro Vitti, a photo cover by Will Brooks, a cool Cybermen variant by Fabio Listrani, a blank sketch variant, and a fun coloring variant – perfect to color in at home or in stores on Doctor Who Comics Day.
This year’s global Doctor Who Comics Day event on Saturday, July 9th, is set to be even bigger than previous years with new comics and collections, merchandise, variant covers, signings, and events across the globe at comic shops, bookstores, retail chains, libraries, and on digital platforms. New to this year’s event, Doctor Who comics fans can register for an event kit to hold their own reading group parties. Doctor Who comics fans, retailers, and librarians should visit Titan-Comics.com for details to sign-up.
Retailers can order both issue #1 and issue #2 of Doctor Who Event 2016: Supremacy of the Cybermen from the May edition of PREVIEWS. Doctor Who fans will not want to miss out on this spectacular crossover event series! Fans can find their nearest comic store at ComicShopLocator.com.
To keep up to date with news about Doctor Who Event 2016: Supremacy of the Cybermen and this year’s Doctor Who Comics Day, follow Titan Comics on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.
Titan Comics announced today that Doctor Who TV spin-off Torchwood is back, in an all-new ongoing comic series starring the daring Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper.
Written by Captain Jack himself – John Barrowman – and Carole E. Barrowman, and with issues illustrated by Antonio Fuso (Drive, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) and Pasquale Qualano(Batman ’66, She Hulk, Harley Quinn), this spectacular original ongoing series is not to be missed.
In continuity with the new hit Torchwood audio dramas from Big Finish, as part of the official continuation of the Torchwood saga, the comic arrives in stores on July 6 – the week of Titan’s third annual Doctor Who Comics Day event – Saturday, July 9 2016.
The BAFTA-winning cult science-fiction drama by Doctor Whoshowrunner Russell T Davies, which aired for four successful seasons from 2006 to 2011, follows the exploits of Captain Jack, Gwen (Eve Myles – Broadchurch), and their team as they investigate the unusual, the strange, and the extraterrestrial.
The hotly anticipated Torchwood comic sees Captain Jack return to Cardiff to engage the help of the last person who expected to see him again, Gwen Cooper! A dark technology from a forgotten species has been claimed by a conspiratorial power… and in this collision between an ancient civilization and an all-new evil, the Earth itself may be forfeit! Only Jack, Gwen, and their allies from what remains of Torchwood hold the key to stopping a cataclysmic wave of destruction…
The debut issue comes with variant covers to collect from Doctor Who superstar artists including Tommy Lee Edwards (Tenth Doctor, Turf), Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor, The X-Files), Blair Shedd (Ninth Doctor), and Rod Reis (Doctor Who, C.O.W.L.)!