THE ZYGONS ARE COMING!
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE PREVIEWS THEIR RETURN IN ISSUE 492!
Doctor Who Magazine looks ahead to the return of one of Doctor Who’s most popular monsters, in the forthcoming two-part adventure The Zygon Invasion & The Zygon Inversion – which also sees the return of fan-favourite Osgood...
Well, this author at least never saw this coming…
Previously only the topic of myth and teasing references, the Time War becomes the setting for a new series from Big Finish, starring John Hurt as the War Doctor, and Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor.
Following the proven format of the popular Dark Eyes boxsets, and starting this December, Big Finish have lined up four boxsets starring John Hurt as the War Doctor as introduced during the 50th anniversary. The Eighth Doctor will appear in a boxset in 2017 exploring the early days of the War prior to the events of Night of the Doctor.
The first boxset, Only the Monstrous, is out in a few short months in December 2015, followed by Infernal Devices in February and 2 more volumes currently in pre-production.
For full details and pre-orders, check out the announcement on the Big Finish website.
LOOK BACK ON AN AMAZING YEAR FOR DOCTOR WHO, WITH THE 2015 YEARBOOK!
The latest Special Edition of Doctor Who Magazine reviews an incredible year for the programme, its spin-offs and licensed merchandise. Highlights include our first major interview with the show’s executive producer, Brian Minchin, in which he reflects on Peter Capaldi’s first year as the Doctor and looks forward to further adventures with the Twelfth Doctor. (more…)
The Dark Eyes 3 box set is out and Ol’ Eightie is back – although not, for the most part, in the company of his current companions, Irish pretend nurse Molly O’Sullivan and mopey erstwhile botwrangler Liv Chenka.
In his quest for universal domination, the Master plans to exploit the terrifying Infinite Warriors of the mysterious Eminence. The Doctor’s friend, Molly, is key to that plan’s execution, and now, aided by corrupted genius Sally Armstrong, the Master is close to success.
It is pretty clear that DE3’s writer Matt Fitton faced a number of structural challenges with the scripts for the four stories comprising this box set, caused in no small part by the unavailability of key cast members for recording at the same time due to other work commitments. That the box set is as good as it is, therefore, is no mean feat and a cause for praise in itself; but there’s a certain heaviness to the plotting nonetheless that makes it all, sadly, a little laboured. (more…)
Doctor Who 24/7 are reporting that according to Paul McGann (and he would know, let’s face it), a sequel to the incredibly popular Five(ish) Doctors Reboot is in the works.
This is excellent news, as the original was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the 50th anniversary.