Teaser/details released for Doctor Who Series 13

During a panel for ComicCon@Home we now have further details and a teaser trailer for Doctor Who series 13 which sees the return of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteen Doctor and returning companion Mandip Gill as Yaz.

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Freema Agyeman reprises Martha Jones role in new audio adventures from Big Finish Productions

Freema Agyeman returns in her own triumphant trio of audio adventures, to be released in December 2021.

After more than a decade away from the TARDIS, the Tenth Doctor’s companion, Martha Jones, is returning to the world of Doctor Who, in a brand-new box set of full-cast audio drama from Big Finish Productions.


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Review: Doctor Who – Dalek Universe 2

Review by Michael Goleniewski


Cycle of Destruction by Roy Gill

“Cycle of Destruction” continues the “Dalek Universe” adventures with an audio counterpart to “House of Kingdom” from the prior set but this time focusing on the other component of this saga’s main trio. Roy Gill’s script wastes no time in jumping right back into the fray, albeit in a way that feels more like a necessary diversion rather than a substantial addition to the main thrust of the arc. The premise is a strong one overall and it’s nice to see Mark himself get the same amount of attention and backstory that Anya did previously. But the plot and writing contain tons of technical exposition that (while interesting in how it handles the aspects of the ALARK facility and the intensive lives of the people working within it) grinds the pacing and excitement at hearing these characters again to a screeching halt. Still, the writing also touches on deeper questions as to the nature of Mark Seven and the androids themselves as well as contains major flashbacks to Mark Seven’s past which is as harrowing as one would expect. It’s in those moments and in the tension between members of the TARDIS team as to how and why they got there in the first place that the story truly shines and not necessarily in the immediate details of what’s going on in the plot. Continue reading

Lost ‘Doctor Who’ story ‘The Evil of The Daleks’ getting animated release

The Evil of the Daleks is the mostly-missing ninth and final serial of the fourth season of the British series Doctor Who, which originally aired in seven weekly parts from 20 May to 1 July 1967. The Evil of the Daleks fills another gap in the missing Doctor Who content lost in the purge of the BBC archive soon after the programme’s original transmission. However, audio-only recordings of all seven episodes have survived and have been used here to create a brand new fully animated presentation of this lost classic, featuring the original surviving second episode.

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Olly Alexander Doctor Who speculation officially denied by his management

Olly Alexander, frontman of the band Years & Years (now continuing as Alexander’s solo project) and star of the recent hit series It’s A Sin has reportedly been in talks to take on the iconic role of The Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who once Jodie Whittaker (who took up the role as the first-ever female Doctor in 2017) steps down from the role (which has been rumoured to be at the end of the upcoming season).

This rumour has been officially denied by Alexander’s manager via Instagram.


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RUMOUR – Olly Alexander in talks for ‘Doctor Who’

Olly Alexander, frontman of the band Years & Years (now continuing as Alexander’s solo project) and star of the recent hit series It’s A Sin is reportedly in talks to take on the iconic role of The Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who once Jodie Whittaker(who took up the role as the first-ever female Doctor in 2017) steps down from the role (which has been rumoured to be at the end of the upcoming season).

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Review: The War Doctor Begins – Forged in Fire

Review by Jacob Licklider


The War Doctor range was one of the Big Finish ranges sadly cut off due to the passing of Sir John Hurt.  A fifth box set was actually planned and some of those scripts have been used in other ranges such as The War Master, at least in similar premises.  Now that time has passed, the character has been recast with Jonathon Carley, most well known for several fan Doctor Who productions, and instead of continuing John Hurt’s legacy as the character which may have been insensitive if done incorrectly, goes back to the beginning of the character to explore what the War Doctor actually kind of means.  The War Doctor Begins was announced as four box sets, starting release in June 2021 all looking to lead to essentially where their War Doctor releases began.  Forged in Fire sports a beautifully painted cover by Claudia Gironi featuring Daleks and Thals and a younger John Hurt.  It also is a set which sets up something interesting for the character, taking a step away from what Steven Moffat implied with the character, that he was the version of the Doctor who went against everything that the Doctor stood for, that his purpose was to be a warrior.  There is something to be said to the recast; Carley joins Jon Culshaw’s Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Sadie Miller’s Sarah Jane, and Elliot Chapman’s Ben Jackson (among others) in Big Finish’s roster of perfect recasts.  Carley worked closely with director Louise Jameson to ensure that his impression was more than just an impression, but really embodying the younger version of the character.  He makes it his own and Jameson’s direction is also a welcome change as her touch makes the entire set have a different atmosphere to Big Finish’s usual output. Continue reading

Doctor Who lost story ‘The Myth Makers’ getting Vinyl release

Demon Records/BBC presents the narrated TV soundtrack of a ‘lost’ four-part adventure The Myth Busters set in ancient Greece and starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor.

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Doctor Who The Web of Fear cover art and special features revealed

The cover art and special features of the partially animated version of The Web of Fear, releasing on DVD, Blu-Ray and Steelbook on 16th August 2021, have been revealed.


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