It may be hard to believe sometimes, but there was a time when there were people even more divisive than Steven Moffat – and one of the most divisive in the past century has been Sigmund Freud.The oft-quoted “father of psychoanalysis”, the frequent focus on sexual history in his theories have fallen out of favour (though they give good joke material) but many aspects of the methodology of analysis and therapy remain.
Now, The Sigmund Freud Files gives a new aspect to the Professor – how would he have dealt with personal involvement in cases of crime? Big Finish bring us Bastei’s new English-language adaptations of the successful German series from 2011 – but do they stack up or end up as a Freudian slip?
DOCTOR WHO ADVENTURES #9 ON SALE 3rd DECEMBER
Christmas is coming early this year with issue 9 of Doctor Who Adventures, which is set to materialise in a newsagent near you on 3rd December!
This issue comes with a free hand painted mega poster of Skaro from Robot City’s Paul Collicutt.
THE MINISTRY OF TIME
Scream Street’s Tommy Donbavand scripts this issue’s comic strip, in which the TARDIS gets clamped for contravening several time and space laws as laid out by the Ministry of Time. (more…)
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…)