Jack’s back! John Barrowman returns to the first series of BF Torchwood in this month’s Uncanny Valley, and expectations are high. We’ve circled Wales and Turkey and taken in the space of a few years, but with Jack back things must be coming to a – ahem – head, right?
Well, yes and no – in more than one sense. For in this penultimate episode, Jack is investigating an individual, uber-wealthy CEO Neil Redmond (Steven Cree) who has recently been returning to public life after a terrifying accident. But is his level of recovery surprising considering his injuries? While he speaks in St Petersburg, who is Jack watching in his secluded castle near Cardiff? And will we finally start to get answers about The Committee?
Well after months of silence we have official word that we are indeed getting Doctor Who in 2016, with the confirmation of the 2016 Christmas Special.
The Alert among you, or anyone who follows our twitter feed who read about it months ago, will have deduced that this means the Christmas special will sadly be all the Doctor Who we get (but expect the Doctor to turn up in other places to help with Doctor Withdrawal). However there are some other positives to offset this less than fantastic news.
Firstly S10 will be Moffat’s last. He’s been holding the reins for well over half a decade and he’s not quite done yet as he still needs to write, make and promote S10. But with the end of one era we also get the start of something new with Chris Chibnall taking over as show runner. The Broadchurch writer is a huge Doctor Who fan and has already written for the show.
As these rumors have been doing the rounds for a while (although other names were in and out the frame) it’s good that things are clear now. We’re all hoping here that Peter Capaldi can be tempted to stay on to have a smooth transition that’s less abrupt than the complete shake up that S5 was (not that S5 was bad by any means).
But in the meantime thank you Mr Moffat, you are leaving a tough target for Chris Chibnall to hit but we’re sure he’s well capable of blowing a TARDIS sized hole right in the middle of it! Geronimo!
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Fan’s want it, Moffat teases it while Gatiss say’s NO!
But finally we’ve got get the Doctor and Sherlock teaming up! (just perhaps not the Doctor or the Sherlock you were thinking of)
Continuing their adaptations of Virgin’s New Adventures, Big Finish have teamed up McCoy’s 7th Doctor and Nicholas Briggs Sherlock in Doctor Who: All-Consuming Fire
The two heroes unite to investigate a sinister intelligence lurking on the streets of 1887 London, aided by their faithful companions Ace (Sophie Aldred), Bernice Summerfield (Lisa Bowerman) and Doctor John Watson (Richard Earl).
Big Finish has an excellent series of Sherlock stories so this should be a juicy encounter indeed.
The highly recommended, and down right terrifying, audio drama ‘The Omega Factor: The Old Gods’ has been short listed for Best Online Only Audio Drama by the BBC. You can buy the box set, with Louise Jameson and Terry Molloy, here.
With Peter Capaldi and show runner Steven Moffat both talking about their respective exits this week (here and here) it’s starting to look like S11 will see a new Doctor and production team. At this time S10’s air date hasn’t been confirmed but with a later start to production it’s either going to be split between 2016/17 or air in 2017 (probably back in it’s Easter slot).
Although some may take Peter’s comments about this being his last year as meaning he’ll regenerate in the Xmas Special. We hope not as Capaldi’s Doctor took it to another level this year and he deserves at least one more full season.
As always with Doctor Who the exit of the old team means the entrance of the new team and a big shakeup to the show. Could this be the time for the first female Doctor?
After last month’s trek 5 years beyond Miracle Day, it’s back in time for One Rule and a pre-Battle of Canary Wharf Yvonne Hartman.
Director of Torchwood One in London, we last saw Yvonne in the Army of Ghosts / Doomsday two-parter, (if you’re not familiar, now’s a good time to check out the two episodes… done? Yes, it is a striking resemblance between Martha and her cousin!) so she’s possibly not be the most expected choice of episode star for this series. It’s also the first time that Yvonne has appeared in a story under the Torchwood banner, so does One Rule manage to keep consistent quality with the previous stories?
We spoke recently to Matthew Jacobs and Vanessa Yuille about their current project, a documentary about American Doctor Who Fans called ‘Doctor Who Am I’. (listen here). You can also watch them tell you about their film below.
Matt was the writer of the Doctor Who TV Movie but kept some distance between himself and fandom after the movies critical reception with some fans. Recently he was invited to a fan convention and this documentary charts him being reintroduced to Doctor Who fandom. It also looks in detail at American fans of the show, something that’s not been looked at this way before.
If you want to find out more about ‘Doctor Who Am I’ you can read more on it’s website: http://www.doctorwhoami.com/
You can also help crowd found the document via their Indigogo campaign.
Filming began in February 2015 at the Gallifrey One Convention in Los Angeles with additional interviews with fans shot over the summer and at the Long Island Who Convention in November. It’s due for release next year to tie in with the 20th anniversary of the TV movie.
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Doctor Who Magazine takes a look forward to this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special – The Husbands of River Song – and also features an exclusive interview with the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi…
We asked Peter how is the Doctor going to cope with meeting River Song again? (more…)