Typical. You wait years for a Doctor Who Companion to play Queen Victoria and two come along at once. While Jenna Coleman is doing a grand job portraying the young Victoria for ITV it turns out the legendary Katy Manning (Jo Grant, Iris Wildthyme) is also taking on the role in the final episode of The Secret of Springheel’d Jack.
While we were already excited about the conclusion to this epic saga (now in it’s third season) we can hardly contain ourselves. Katy’s no rookie when it comes to impressive audio performances, she’s the voice of Iris Wildthyme for Big Finish, so we’re expecting her to knock our socks off!
You can listen to a sneak peak of Katy in action below.
Frightfest is back… not quite where you were looking! This year with new headline sponsor The Horror Channel, Frightfest took over the entire of the West 12 Vue in Shepherds Bush, and offered a 67-film lineup over main and discovery screens.
So last week I talked about past attempts to bring VR gaming to the masses. Fair to say, they were more misses than masses. But that was over 20 years ago. VR is here and a lot has changed in that time. Your mobile phone is more powerful than the typical games console was then. With those changes in technology Virtual Reality is now a possibility.
There are three main contenders for your Virtual Reality enjoyment in today’s market, all at various prices over £300. Yeah, I said it was here, didn’t say it was going to be cheap! However, you don’t need to cripple your credit card to take part. It’s possible to experience VR for under £20, but more about that later. Let’s look at the top contenders, how much they cost and what you’ll need to use them. (more…)
A trap woven across time and a plan centuries in the making awaits the Doctor, Romana and K9 as they once again face the Conglomerate, with its mysterious head, Cuthbert. Time itself is under threat from the company’s business tactics and strange distortions in the Vortex are only the start of the Doctor’s troubles. Someone has been playing a long game, and it may already be too late to stop Cuthbert from embracing his destiny. But is he destined to run the universe… or destroy it?
While at Glasgow Film and Comic Con we got the chance to catch up with former ICW World Champion, TNA regular and River City star Grado.
Comic Con is always a highlight. If you’re like me, then the dealer’s hall is great fun, wandering around spotting fun t-shirts and retro toys from your childhood (oh how that G1 Metroplex was tempting), alongside spotting glimpses of famous faces from the various shows I’ve enjoyed over the years.
This year, I attended on the Sunday, so it was a bit quieter than the busy Saturday. The signings had been moved up to a new area upstairs, overlooking the river, which made for a much nicer, bright, open area. Various cult figures were present, including Jimmy Vee, Ray Park, Margot Kidder and Sean Astin.
However for me, there was one guest I had to see. The Sixth Doctor himself, Colin Baker. (more…)
This is the first in a series of articles about one of the big trends in gaming: Virtual Reality. It’s the future of gaming, I know because that’s what the gaming media keep telling me. So it must be true! But what is it and where did it come from? Is it new technology or has it been around for a while? In these articles I’ll explore the various attempts at Virtual Reality (VR) from the past, look at the numerous VR options available today and have a glimpse and speculate on what the future may hold for VR.
But, as the Disney song says, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start”
The annual Film & Comic Con rolled into Glasgow again last weekend, bringing with it a host of special guests, amazing cosplay, photo shoots, Q&A’s and a vast range of merchandise sure to dazzle any geek.
The special guests included stars of movies such as Superman, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings as well as cast members from Doctor Who, Only Fools and Horses, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Power Rangers and Blakes 7. The world of wrestling was also well served with the dynamic duo of local lad Grado and the legendary Al Snow (with his traveling companion Head). (more…)
Eaglemoss: The Walking Dead and Marvel Cinematic Universe
By Eddie McGuigan
The Eaglemoss range is famous for the detailed and highly collectable model partwork magazines, and their newest ranges are no departure from the quality you’d expect from the people who are bringing us a fantastic Doctor Who and Star Trek range.
Their The Walking Dead range doesn’t mess around making you wait for stars of the show with Rick, Daryl and Michone being in the first wave of figurines. Each is fabulously detailed, not just in likeness but in stature – particularly impressive is the way the sculpt has captured Rick Grime’s unusual, lazy way of holding a gun, or Daryl’s hunched, predatory stance with a crossbow. Michone is, as her character, elegant and beautiful, and each comes on a base which in itself is a work of art, decorated in gory relief with zombies and the remnants of the dead. Completing the first four figures is David Morrisey’s The Governor, resplendent in eye patch with a manic look upon his face. As with their Doctor Who and Star Trek ranges, Eaglemoss have gone all out on detail and these are meticulous and very collectable.
A new range featuring the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is available too, the first of which, again, doesn’t make you wait on a star, with Robert Downey Junior’s Tony Stark, aka, Iron Man standing tall in detailed red and yellow livery with his faceplate missing showing the character’s human face, again, the
detailing with the expression on the face and the poise of the actor’s stance being the most impressive thing about them. With the rest of the Avengers on route, this is another very interesting range to consider.
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GO ON THE ROAD WITH THE LATEST DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE SPECIAL EDITION!
The latest Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition take a look at how the world’s longest-running science-fiction series has travelled to locations far and wide.
In its early days Doctor Who was recorded on cumbersome cameras tethered to claustrophobic and often inadequate studios. The show rarely escaped these confines in the 1960s, but as technology improved, producers and directors became more adventurous.
Location shooting has helped to create some of the most memorable episodes in the series’ long history. This unique publication tells the story of those episodes and the people who made them happen. (more…)