BBC Confirms John Simm to return as The Master in Doctor Who

The BBC has today confirmed John Simm will return as The Master in Doctor Who. This follows a news story published by The Sun following the press launch event.
He will battle The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), new companion Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) in the forthcoming series of Doctor Who.

John Simm says:

“I can confirm that it’s true, thanks to the power of time travel I’m back.  It’s always a pleasure to work with this great team of people and I can’t wait for you all to see what The Master gets up to in the next series.

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Review: The War Doctor. Vol 4 – Casualties of War

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


It was so bitter sweet listening to this one. Knowing with each world we were hearing the last performance of the War Doctor and what I think is the last of John Hurt at Big Finish.

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Review – Doctor Who: Order of the Daleks

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


I rarely comment on the artwork for Big Finish releases. It is always good; but when the artwork for Order of the Daleks was released, it definitely caught the eye. Stained glass Daleks. Genius! This certainly peaked my interest.

This story does not disappoint. It’s a marvellous script by Mike Tucker, who in the past has worked as a visual effects assistant in the original run of Doctor Who and in the 2005 version was a model unit supervisor who worked on the design of the modern Dalek. The passion for the show and the Daleks very much oozes out of this script. Continue reading

Review – Doctor Who: The War Doctor Vol 3. ‘Agents of Chaos’

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

See our review of The War Doctor: Vol 1: Only the Monstrous


The really impressive thing about the War Doctor range (yes apart from getting John Hurt to do it, the amazing scripts, wonderful directing and music) is the fact that each set whilst following a through-line has its own unique feel and theme. Agents of Chaos is no exception. The idea of having people and items that add a wild card to an already chaotic universe beset by the Time War is inspired.
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‘Regenerations’ Doctor Who event 2016

Offical Event ReportersLewis Mainwaring & Ben Gummery


The critically acclaimed Doctor Who convention ‘Regenerations‘ made it’s triumphant return this weekend after a three year hiatus !!!!

This years event took place at The Village Hotel in Swansea over the weekend of the 24/25th September 2016.
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BBC releasing lost Doctor Who story ‘The Power of the Daleks’ in animated form

BBC Worldwide has announced it will be realising the lost 1966 Doctor Who story ‘The Power of the Daleks’ in a brand new black and white animation based on the programme’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs and film clips will be released 50 years to the day after its only UK broadcast on BBC One. The episoses featured second doctor Patrick Troughton taking over from William Hartnell in the first ever Time Lord regeneration as the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.thedoctor-57cec739

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Top 10 Doctor Who Monsters

Written by Doctor Squee (host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)

On the Gallifrey Stands Podcast page, we took a poll of the best monsters in time for Halloween, here are your top 10 favourites…

10) The Green Death Maggots
What’s not to love in this adventure? We have the 3rd Doctor, unit, Jo Grant, a quarry and huge maggots! Classic Doctor Who at it’s best.

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BBC Doctor Who launches Mission Dalek

BBC Doctor Who announced that they are giving audiences at home the opportunity to create their own brand new digital stories for the Doctor that take him into the new series. The project is titled Mission Dalek as recently teased by the BBC with a mysterious video trailer.

  

“Audiences can create their story from scratch using new alien enemies from their imagination, or they can use Daleks, Missy and other Doctor Who monsters. Using clips and pictures supplied by the Doctor Who team (found here bbc.co.uk/missiondalek), or video that fans shoot specially on their phone, tablet or camera, it’s an opportunity to create something special and imaginative, that’s full of Doctor Who passion and adventure” 

Selected winners will be invited visit the show’s set where they’ll have a chance to meet current doctor Peter Capaldi!!!