Grant Morrison is a writer, musician, playwright, occultist and script writer. In the comic world, he’s written Superman, Justice League, X Men, Fantastic Four, Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, Animal Man and Doctor Who. He had a critically acclaimed 7 year run on Batman and wrote the seminal crossover Final Crisis. He was awarded an MBE, and he’s Scottish.
So what does he do for an encore?
Multiversity is an 8 issue mini series, telling the story of an invasion of the Multiverse by extra-dimensional creatures known as the Gentry, with each issue feeding into the next through in-story comics. (more…)
Twelve Days, One Throne: Sky Atlantic to air every episode of Game of Thrones this Christmas
This Christmas, Sky Atlantic gives the ultimate TV gift: every episode of the multi award-winning Game of Thrones over twelve consecutive days, giving new viewers the chance to see the show everyone is talking about and fans the opportunity to revisit the epic adventure from the very beginning. (more…)
Dominic Sandbrook concludes his exploration of the most innovative and imaginative of all genres, considering Science Fiction’s most alluring theme – time travel.
Having the power to change the past or see the future is a deep-seated human fantasy, and writers and film-makers have embraced its possibilities for many years. From HG Wells’s pioneering scientist in The Time Machine, to Doc and Marty McFly in Back to the Future and Doctor Who’s very own Time Lord, audiences have been presented with a host of colourful time travellers and their time machines. But is there always a price to be paid for meddling with the timeline? (more…)
Sherlock fan’s can rejoice! Lovarzi, the UK’s leading online scarf retailer, are releasing three new products to celebrate the hit BBC show.
“It’s got flaps – ear flaps. It’s an ear hat, John!” The detective doesn’t seem to like that iconic deerstalker much; instead his impecc able sense of style is topped off with a series of scarves – he even puts one on when Lestrade and Donovan come to arrest him in the final episode of Series 2!
That’s why Lovarzi’s new range, in partnership with BBC Worldwide, is ideal for fans of the Reichenbach Hero. (more…)
OK I’m going to say…..Frank Skinner is my new hero!
Well Doctor Who has always been my hero but he has serious competition right now.
By not only being a charming and witty host, Mr Skinners passion and knowledge of Who really came to the fore.
What other TV host else would quip after Peter Calapdi’s revelation that he had turned down the chance of auditioning for the 1996 Paul McGann movie’
…’Imagine all the Big Finish’s you would have done by now’
delicious and hilarious which sums up my day very well…..
cue titles and run VT
dum dee dum… dum dee dum….
BUNNY GALORE AND THE MONDASIAN CYBERMEN
MICHELLE GOMEZ REVEALS THAT THE MASTER WILL RETURN – IN DWM 480!
Michelle Gomez, who plays the latest incarnation of that galactic jackanapes the Master, speaks to Doctor Who Magazine about her evil role…
“Everything about making the Master the Mistress kind of ups the ante,” says Michelle. “It makes everything that little bit more dangerous. It blows open this Pandora’s box.”
Michelle probably can’t reveal whether or not she’ll be back as Missy next year, but DWM asks her anyway, apropos of nothing.
“Yes,” replies Michelle.
Now, that was surprising!
“‘Yes’ is my answer. I’ll be back. Can I say that? Am I allowed? If not… well, I guess we’ll have to see how she’s received…”
The full interview with Michelle Gomez appears inside DWM 480.
ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
· DWM interviews Douglas Mackinnon, the director of Listen, Time Heist and Flatline.
· Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions in his exclusive column.
· DWM investigates the question: ‘Is the Doctor a good man?’
· Toby Hadoke pays tribute to the late Lynda Bellingham, the actress who played the Inquistitor in 1986’s The Trial of a Time Lord.
· Siobhan Redmond, the new Rani, talks exclusively to DWM about her first audio story.
· The Doctor and Clara’s comic strip adventures continue in The Eye of Torment written by Scott Gray, with art by Martin Geraghty.
· The Fact of Fiction investigates the classic 2005 Ninth Doctor adventure The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances.
· The Time Team comments on the blockbuster 2008 Tenth Doctor episode Journey’s End.
· Jacqueline Rayner has to stay up late for her Doctor’s appointment in Relative Dimensions.
· The DWM Review examines Flatline and In the Forest of the Night.
· The Watcher looks at subtitle howlers in Wotcha!
· The DWM crossword, prize-winning competitions and much more!
Doctor Who Magazine 480 is on sale from Thursday 13 November 2014, priced £4.99.
The latest issue of Panini’s lavish Doctor Who bookazine is the ultimate guide to alien worlds.
Issue 3 of The Essential Doctor Who comprises 116 pages of all-new material devoted to the
numerous planets we have seen the Doctor visit. This comprehensive guide begins at Alfava Metraxis and ends at Zolfa-Thura. In between are entries on such significant locations as Karn and obscurities such as Tigus.
As well as this exhaustive encyclopedia, Alien Worlds includes an introductory overview by Toby Hadoke, an article by the Public Astronomer Dr Marek Kukula, a feature by Mark Wright on the history of Doctor Who production design and an interview with the lead writer and editors of Doctor Who Magazine’s comic strip. Other highlights include maps of Marinus, Dulkis and Spiridon by illustrator Paul Smith.
“Alien Worlds is a departure from the style of earlier issues,” says editor Marcus Hearn. “The encyclopaedic format has enabled us to cover everything from 1963 to 2014, and to harmonise the sometimes complicated histories of worlds such as Skaro, Trenzalore and the Moon. We’ve packed in a huge amount of information, but designer Peri Godbold has ensured that each page looks beautiful.”
The Essential Doctor Who: Alien Worlds is on sale now at WH Smiths and all good newsagents, price £9.99.
They’re baaaaack! Yep, it’s time for another installment of the Outpost Skaro Halloween awards, and this time there’s some as voted by our community!
For more of the seasonal mood, check out our Halloween podcast too!
From the folks who brought you the original Tom Baker scarf along with his burgundy upgrade and the perfect replica of Sylvester McCoy’s question marked sweater, comes some new products for you fashionistas out there. Check out the updated Baker scarf along with a pretty snazzy Peter Davison sweater!
There’s been a curly-haired, jelly baby-eating hole in Doctor Who Legacy for some time.
Over this year the game had seen most of the Doctor’s incarnations available in the game, be it the Fifth Doctor, War Doctor or the new twelfth Doctor putting in an appearance shortly after his first episode. (more…)