It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. King Hydroflax (Greg Davies) is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole (Matt Lucas) survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is?
She married the Doctor and the Teselecta, is that it?
All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time.
We’ll be reviewing the Doctor’s Lego Dimension pack shortly but needless to say it’s as fun as you would expect a Lego Doctor Who cross over would be! Until then enjoy 12’s lighthearted arrival in the Lego world (should offset tonight’s more serious episode).
Pow, Blam and Wham! The range of Batmobiles available in the Arkham Knight game keeps on growing as the ‘Batman vs Superman’ version was added today for season pass holders. (everyone else gets the chance to buy it next month)
There is also a skin of the new Batman outfit, worn with grim determination by Ben Affleck in the hotly anticipated movie. (March can’t come quick enough but this should help tide Bat Fans over)
The BBC may have just ripped your heart out through your tear ducts (probably to prepare you for oncoming Cyber-conversion) but they’re not completely without mercy. To help you fill that small but upbeat Jenna Coleman sized hole they’ve generated some excellent content to distract you. It’s the end but the moment has been prepared for, as they say.
Relive the most heroic moments from the Doctor’s latest companion. Or listen to Jenna reflecting on working with Peter Capaldi. But if you need humor to heal then this gag reel of Jenna’s outtakes may help.
Perhaps you need to move on and embrace a universe without Clara, if so then braveheart faithful reader and watch the trailer for this weeks episode.
Panini’s lavish series of bookazines – The Essential Doctor Who – continues with a 116-page issue devoted to Davros and Doctor Who’s other notorious villains.
“The last issue dealt with monsters,” says editor Marcus Hearn, “so this time we’re turning our attention to the Doctor’s humanoid adversaries. Davros made a huge impact in the recent story The Magician’s Apprentice/The Witch’s Familiar, so he leads the charge!” (more…)
Outpost Skaro was at the hugely successful Doctor Who Festival last weekend (catch Friday’s podcast for Shinyford’s description of events).
For the first time outside of my slightly disturbed hopes during The Kingmaker, the world of post-2005 Doctor Who comes to Big Finish, and with a Redgrave no less! Jemma is back as Kate Stewart and is joined by Ingrid Oliver’s Osgood as UNIT face a new spearhead from a returning alien menace. How will the 21st-century UNIT fare with no Doctor to help, and is this start of a new Big Finish range any good?
WHAT IS TO BECOME OF CLARA OSWALD? DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE PREVIEWS THE AMAZING FINAL EPISODES – IN ISSUE 493!
Doctor Who Magazine looks ahead to the dramatic final episodes of the latest series – Sleep No More, Face the Raven, Heaven Sent and Hell Bent, and talks to to the writers of the episodes: Mark Gatiss, Sarah Dollard and showrunner Steven Moffat. We also catch up with the director of the series finale, Rachel Talalay and the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi…
“The whole episode’s quite big,” Peter tells DWM of the 12th and final episode of the series, Hell Bent. “It’s huge, actually – but also there’s a sadness, a romance, and a tragedy to Episode 12,” he says. “It’s just so romantic. It’s very effective. And I loved all the stuff on one particular set. I was very excited. It looks so modern – a Kubrick-y kind of vibe. It was very nice. We’re in a very interesting place, because we’re competing with bigger shows, frankly. Most American shows have four times the budget per episode that we have, but that’s what we’re up against. We’re competing withGame of Thrones… This is traditional for Doctor Who, but it goes to show what this amazing production team can achieve.” (more…)
Jago and Litefoot Series 9 was great, but not amazing if truth be told. A nice bunch of stories but nothing ground-breaking: almost as if the franchise were treading water a bit, waiting for the someone to turn on the metaphorical wave machine in the swimming pool of Supernatural Steampunk Shenanigans (gone a bit Jago, sorry).
Well, hold onto your hats, Ladies and Gents, because if that metaphor serves at all then Series 10 is a veritable tsunami!
The series opens with Simon Barnard and Paul Morris’s The Case of the Missing Gasogene. The writers’ names may be familiar from the Cosmic Hobo/Bafflegab Scarifyers series – and their script certainly will be. It is immediately recognisable as from the same stable, populated as it is with plummy, infeasibly-named aristocrats and their servants, suffused with gags, and possessing of an ingeniously off-the-wall plot. (more…)
Do you ever wonder as you get older where the time has gone, that it just seems to accelerate so that what seemed like just a few weeks ago was in fact much longer? Well, since last month’s Fall to Earth it seems that several years has passed to when we pick up with Gwen and Rhys in Forgotten Lives.
It’s been half a decade since the Miracle, and Torchwood’s surviving couple seem to be comparatively settled – such as they can be – raising their daughter and quietly avoiding attention. But a strange phonecall draws them northwards to the isolation of the Bryn Offa Nursing Home, and before you can say Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch it’s clear that there’s something unnatural going on – that laundry is going to have to wait…