NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD STORIES OF THE WOMAN WHO LIVED
‘Ten thousand hours is all it takes to master any skill. Twenty thousand, and you’re the best in the world.
Over a hundred thousand, and you’re the best there’s ever been.’
Ashildr, a young Viking girl, died helping the Doctor and Clara to save her village. Brought back to life by the Doctor using alien technology, she is now immortal – The Woman Who Lived. Since then, Ashildr has kept journals, detailing her extraordinary life.
With titles like these, it’s no great surprise that the now-traditional mid-season crossover story is being used to launch the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow series. What is perhaps more surprising, is that whilst it feels more like the sort of 1970s Giant crossover story that used to appear in the summer before comics invented ‘Events’, this two-parter feels like it’s working within the ongoing plots of the respective shows, rather than taking a step away for the duration.
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.
It was exciting news when Doctor Who Lego was announced a while back, and even more exciting when it was confirmed the Doctor would be in the new Lego Dimensions game. And it’s not just a token nod: what we have here is a full level pack with a lot of content, all very faithful to the show and imbued with its charm and wit. From the Legofied title sequence you can tell this game is going to be fun. The titles are a nicely translated version of the 12th Doctor’s, but are jam packed with Dr Who themed lego hi-jinx in the background.
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…)