Listen: Review By Eddie McGuigan

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Listen

Reviewed by Eddie McGuigan

 Doctor Who: Listen

 

Sometimes, Doctor Who is like wine. Occasionally it’s a fizzy little Lambrusco, just there to set you up for a Saturday night. Sometimes, it’s a medium priced red, full bodied, hard hitting, and perhaps not to everyone’s taste.

 

Sometimes though, just sometimes, Doctor Who is a 1907 Malvazia Madeira Pereira d’Oliveira, the finest of wines, an exquisite, crafted and extraordinary thing.

 

Listen is an episode like that.

 

In many ways, Listen will be the epitome of the ethos behind the Capaldi era – slow, wordy, leisurely, and perhaps even languid. It delivers the promises we were told of and shown in Deep Breath – longer scenes, thoughtful prose, considered performances. It really is a thing to behold. (more…)

Robot of Sherwood: Review by Eddie McGuigan

Robot of Sherwood

Review by Eddie McGuigan

Robot of Sherwood

Now this is an adventure that will split opinion, that’s for sure.

Clara asks the Doctor to take her to see one of her heroes – Robin Hood! The Doctor, of course, knows there’s no such person as Robin Hood, but, to amuse himself and humour Clara he takes her to Sherwood Forest in 1190 AD… and runs slapbang into Robin Hood and his Merry Men! Not only that, but in a sunny and green Sherwood there’s about to be an archery contest, but is it a trap for Robin by the dastardly Sheriff? Of course it is, but neither Robin or the Doctor can resist. (more…)

BF July 14 retro – Nev Fountain: BF’s Messiah, or just a Very Naughty Boy?

If there is a natural successor to Douglas Adams, then Nev Fountain surely has a claim to that title. Although the word ‘natural’ probably undersells the amount of blood, sweat and tears that is patently poured into each work. [Looks up antonyms for ‘natural’.] Fountain is Adams’s artificial successor. No, hang on… yes, that’s better. Fountain is Adams’s refined successor.

Enough of the mindless sycophancy and possibly faint praise. Let’s delve in a little deeper…

New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield

Fountain is one of the lesser gods from the pantheon of Big Finish writers, if you measure by volume. However, that handful of stories manages to contain gold, including one of the best Who main range plays (Fifth Doctor outing The Kingmaker) and probably the best Companion Chronicle (Peri and the Piscon Paradox, in which the superb writing is only matched by a superlative performance from Nicola Bryant). (more…)

Capaldi Joins Doctor Who Legacy

Legacy Title ScreenThis week Doctor Who Legacy has launched its tie ins with series 8.  Available now in the Special section, you’ll find Series 8 available in three different versions, easy, medium and hard so everyone can play, regardless of what level you’re at.

And even better, the first mission, Deep Breath includes a 100% drop of the 12th Doctor.

The series 8 missions will update every weekend after the tv episode has aired featuring a tie in to that episode’s events.

Keep an eye on Doctor Who Legacy’s Facebook page for more updates, including codes for free time crystals and more!

https://www.facebook.com/doctorwholegacy

Series 8 Reviews: Into The Dalek. By Eddie McGuigan

Into The Dalek

Review by Eddie McGuigan

WARNING

CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS

A Doctor isn’t a Doctor until he’s met his most dreaded adversaries, and Steven Moffat always throws a new Doctor at them pretty early on.

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Series 8 is no exception as before the coffee is even cold the Twelfth Doctor comes face to face with the Daleks. (more…)

Matt Smith takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

After this last weekend, we’re certainly no strangers to the Ice Bucket Challenge here at Outpost Skaro, with many of your favourite (or least favourite) mods still trying to warm up again.

However having seen Matt Smith complete the challenge, we just had to share the video  :-)

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It would now seem like the ball is in Karen Gillan’s court, having also been challenged by Neil Gaiman and accepted :-)

Doctor Who Extra – Exclusive to iPlayer!

The BBC has today announced Doctor Who Extra – a brand-new series, exclusively on BBC iPlayer. Doctor Who Extra is much more than a ‘making of’ show, as we follow Peter Capaldi every step of the way throughout the creation of his first season as the Doctor.

Doctor Who Extra

Read more here!

Read Peter Capaldi’s most extensive and revealing interview to date, only in DWM 477!

In a bumper-sized 100-page issue, DWM catches up on set with the PETER CAPALDI –  the new Doctor Who.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 477

Doctor Who Magazine asked Peter how he has gone about making the part of the Doctor his own…
“Well,” says Peter, “you begin with yourself. You begin with those elements of yourself that you feel would be at home in the role. There’s an old actors’ adage that you don’t become the role, the role becomes you. It’s trying to find those parts of you that will fit with the Doctor, and understand those bits that don’t come so naturally to you, that you have to fabricate. I kept looking for people in my life who I thought had elements of the Doctor about them, and were inspirational in some ways. I composed a list of those…” (more…)

Doctor Who: The World Tour – in London

London, 7th August 2014. It was a gloriously sunny early evening as I approached along the riverside, with a twinge of nostalgia seeing the long tables selling books outside instantly taking me back the best part of a couple of decades. Had there been something called My Wibbly Wobbly Booky Wooky it may have been especially appropriate, but they seemed to have the wrong franchise there instead…

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More interesting was my target, which I remembered as the National Film Theatre but since renamed the BFI Southbank. (more…)

BBC WORLDWIDE TO LIVE STREAM FAN EVENTS FROM DOCTOR WHO: THE WORLD TOUR ON YOUTUBE

BBC Worldwide today announces that several of its fan events taking place around the world as part of the Doctor Who global tour will be streamed live on its Doctor Who YouTube channel so that fans can participate wherever they are.

Doctor Who World Tour!

The BBC are touring series 8 worldwide!

(more…)

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