Supremacy of the Cybermen - #2Bookmark and Share

Sunday, 14 August 2016 - Reported by Marcus
This Wednesday, Aug 17 sees the Titan Summer event, Doctor Who: Supremacy of the Cybermen continue with #2 - written by Cavan Scott, George Mann and illustrated by Ivan Rodriguez and Walter Geovanni


Writers: George Mann & Cavan Scott
Artists: Ivan Rodriguez & Walter Geovanni
Cover A: Alessandro Vitti & Nicola Righi, Cover B: Photo Cover, Cover C: Fabio Listrani

Cyberships on fire in the Thames, as the Ninth Doctor battles for the soul of London! Dinosaur danger for the Eleventh Doctor, as the Cybermen attempt to conquer human prehistory! Caught in the middle of an ancient alien war, the Cybermen present a third side for the Tenth Doctor to face! And for the Twelfth Doctor – a deeply personal showdown with the architect behind the universe’s current chaos. No TARDIS, no help, no rescue: THERE IS NO RESISTANCE… ONLY THE CYBERIAD!


Also on sale is a new Twelfth Doctor HardCover collection, Doctor Who: Twelfth Doctor Vol. 4. Written by Robbie Morrison and illustrated by Rachael Stott, The Doctor, as played in the series by Peter Capaldi, fights far below the surface and investigates the fishy goings-ons under a school.

Available on Amazon

FILTER: - Comics

Doctor Who Club of Australia to Celebrate 40 yearsBookmark and Share

Sunday, 14 August 2016 - Reported by Marcus
Type 40
The founders of the Doctor Who Club of Australia (DWCA) have announced they will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of the club, at an event in Sydney next month.

Antony Howe, Dallas Jones and Kerrie Dougherty, will be holding a dinner on the evening of Wednesday, September 21st, exactly 40 years since the club was founded.

This club was launched at a screening of the film Dr. Who and the Daleks held by the Sydney University Science Fiction Association (SUSFA). Fans attending the screening were given a leaflet announcing the formation of the DWCA, originally called The Australasian Doctor Who Fan Club, and were given a few copy of the first issue of the club’s magazine, called Zerinza.

The anniversary dinner will be held at the City of Sydney RSL Restaurant — Villaggio on George. The dinner will commence at 6.30 pm and run through to 10 pm.

The only cost to attend the dinner is for the food and drinks consumed. If you wish to attend you need to contact the team at You cannot just turn up on the night.

More details on Facebook

FILTER: - Australia - Special Events

Artificial BeingsBookmark and Share

Saturday, 13 August 2016 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Candy Jar Books have announced the forthcoming publication of their latest reference book:

Connecting Who - Artificial Beings (Credit: Candy Jar Books)Connecting Who: Artificial Beings
Written by Peter Grehan

The Cybermen, the Weeping Angels, the Daleks… the artificial beings of Doctor Who are some of the most iconic in science fiction. But what inspired them?

Connecting Who traces their origins back to the myths, folktales and real events of history; the teachings of religion; not to mention the wealth of other sci fi writing from which Doctor Who has drawn.

Peter Grehan has been an avid fan since Doctor Who’s very first broadcast. With him as your guide, explore the wealth of material which lies behind the longest running science fiction series of all time.

Author Peter Grehan said:
Imagine Doctor Who as a tree trunk that keeps growing taller and taller, fed by roots that reach down into history, mythology, psychology, folktales, religion, science and the wealth of science fiction that exists in the world. It’s not surprising therefore to find that Doctor Who connects with a lot of other stuff.

The book investigates some of those connections in regards to artificial beings such as clever computers, robots, androids and cyborgs, and their connections to literary and scientific sources. As well as the Daleks, the book examines beings such as the Cybermen, Daleks, Autons, Weeping Angels, Gangers, Morbius, Xoanon and the Yeti.

Shaun Russell, head of publishing at Candy Jar Books, said:
Peter has been a fan of Doctor Who since day one and his take on the Whoniverse offers a personal outlook on growing up with the series. His childhood love of robots coincided with the introduction of the Daleks and, despite the Daleks not really being robots, their cries of exterminate cemented his love for all things Doctor Who.

Peter added:
In my book I have enjoyed making the connections between Doctor Who and real-life computers, robots and cyborgs. These connections run deep into culture, history and science. It is my hope that fans will not only enjoy reading my book, but begin to connect the dots themselves.

Connecting Who: Artificial Beings is available to pre-order exclusively from Candy Jar Books, and all pre-orders come with a free copy of Lethbridge-Stewart: Beast of Fang Rock.

FILTER: - Books - Candy Jar Books - Non-Fiction

Doctor Who Magazine - Circulation FiguresBookmark and Share

Thursday, 11 August 2016 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine increased its circulation in the first half of 2016, compared with the same period in 2015, according to figures released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

In the period January to June 2016 the magazine had an official certified circulation of 25,832 copies, up from 25,663 in the first six months of the previous year. As expected, the figure is slightly down on the July to December period last year, as the circulation is usually higher while the show is in transmission.

Doctor Who Adventures however, now has a certified circulation of 11,268, down from 20,506 in the equivalent six months last year, a drop of over 40%. At its peak in 2010, DWA had over 50,000 readers.


New Titan ComicsBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 9 August 2016 - Reported by Marcus
Wednesday, Aug 10 sees the continuing adventures of the Ninth, Tenth, and Twelfth Doctors in Titan's ongoing Doctor Who comic series.

The Tenth Doctor Vol. 3 soft cover also arrives in comic stores. Written by Nick Abadzis and illustrated by Elena Casagrande & Eleonora Carlini, this collection contains Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #11-15 and the 10D story from FCBD 2015.

Writers: Cavan Scott
Artist: Cris Bolson
Colorist: Mateus Lopes
Letterer: Comicraft
Cover A: Verity Glass, Cover B: Will Brooks Photo, Cover C: Mike Collins, Cover D: Blair Shedd,
The Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack, bouncing back from their most recent adventure with a destructive doppelganger, run into a most unexpected face! As the Doctor struggles to keep Rose apart from an element of her future she cannot know, Jack discovers another twist on his missing past that complicates his present!


Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Colorist: Arianna Florean
Letterer: Comicraft
Cover A: Rod Reis, Cover B: Will Brooks Photo, Cover C: Mike Collins
Tested by Anubis at the far reaches of the universe... is he following in the genocidal footsteps of his father?! Reality invaded by the old, angry gods of Primeval Time! The Doctor, Gabby and Cindy have their work cut out for them, as the endgame of Year Two begins!


Writers: George Mann
Artist: Mariano Laclaustra
Colorist: Carlos Cabrera
Letterer: Comicraft
Cover A: Mark Wheatley, Cover B: Photo – Will Brooks, Cover C: Simon Myers
He's seen the universe begin and end – and now all of time and space is his plaything. When there are innocents to save, vistas to savour, and a complete lack of savoir to faire, the Twelfth Doctor will be there to challenge dictators, change the fate of whole worlds, and discover secrets hidden for millennia!


FILTER: - Comics - Ninth Doctor - Tenth Doctor - Twelfth Doctor

Subscriber variant cover for DWM 503Bookmark and Share

Monday, 8 August 2016 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Doctor Who Magazine have announced that there will be a special cover variant for subscriber on the next issue of the magazine, due out on the 25th August.

Editor Tom Spilsbury reports:
Doctor Who MagazineWe’ve decided to try this idea out as a test, to see if fans like the idea of variant covers with less text and/or a different image to the main cover, on sale in shops.

Fans will have to make sure that they’ve subscribed by 10th August to make sure they can get hold of the limited-edition cover. (After that, it can't be guaranteed that you'll make it onto the subscription list in time, as the list for Issue 503 has to be compiled and finalised by the end of this week.)

New subscriptions can be taken up online via Panini's website. The cover will be revealed on the 22nd August.


Doctor RoundupBookmark and Share

Sunday, 7 August 2016 - Reported by Marcus
The Worzel Book (Credit: MIWK publishing)The Worzel Book

A new book about the making of Jon Pertwee's Worzel Gummidge series, has just been released.

The Worzel Book is written by Stuart Manning. It is the story of what Pertwee did after Doctor Who, told through memories from his family and work colleagues, including Bernard Cribbins, Geoffrey Bayldon and Sean Pertwee. The book features more than 40 interviews with cast and crew from the show, over 400 photographs and has a foreword by Mark Gatiss.
When a former Time Lord swapped time and space for the mystery of the countryside, one of children’s television’s most unusual personalities was born. Jon Pertwee’s portrayal of the anarchic scarecrow Worzel Gummidge won him a new generation of viewers and would become his most enduring character.

The Worzel Book traces the journey of Scatterbrook’s scarecrow, from the days of early radio and the novels of Barbara Euphan Todd, through to the hit ITV television series and its eventual resurrection in New Zealand for Worzel Gummidge Down Under.
The Worzel Book can be ordered directly from the publisher, Miwk Publishing at a discount price for a limited time.

Is There Life Outside the Box?: An Actor Despairs (Credit: John Blake Publishing Ltd )Is There Life Outside the Box?: An Actor Despairs

Peter Davison's autobiography will be published in the UK on 6th October 2016

The book is now titled Is There Life Outside the Box?: An Actor Despairs and looks at the life and career of the fifth Doctor. It will be published by John Blake Publishing Ltd. The working title for the book was The Fifth(ish) Doctor.
His fans have spoken, but despite their requests, Peter Davison has gone ahead and written his autobiography anyway.

The artist formerly known as Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett has starred in a number of television series including Love for Lydia, A Very Peculiar Practice, At Home with the Braithwaites and The Last Detective and became a national treasure for having his arm up a cow in his role as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small.

He made his first stage appearance with an amateur dramatic company, but The Byfleet Players loss is now the West End's gain as he now has a number of musicals to his name. Most recently he starred in the box office record-breaking Gypsy.

One thing is for sure: of all the British screen and stage actors of the last fifty years, Peter Davison is certainly one of them and, within these pages, intrepid readers will at last have the dubious honour of sharing in his life and times as he despairs over whether there truly ever can be life outside the box.
The book is available for pre-order on Amazon

A Dozen Summers (Credit: Ballpark Films)A Dozen Summers

A new family comedy featuring Colin Baker gets its release later this month.

A Dozen Summers is narrated by the Sixth Doctor and will have its official DVD release in the UK on August 15th.

The DVD will include a special behind-the-scenes featurette entitled In the Studio with Colin Baker.
Have you ever been 12 years old - or planning to be 12 in the future? If so, then A Dozen Summers is the family comedy for you!

Enter the world of Maisie and Daisy McCormack, twin sisters who have hijacked a children`s film in order to tell their own story - or possibly one about a girl ghost who eats teachers! Shot in Leicester - and featuring Colin Baker (Dr Who) with a truly brilliant young cast and guest appearances from grown-ups who sneaked into the film.

A Dozen Summers is a festival circuit favourite and winner that makes children feel good about growing up and reminds adults `what it was like to be young`!
The DVD is available for pre-order on Amazon

FILTER: - Colin Baker - Jon Pertwee - Peter Davison

Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition - On LocationBookmark and Share

Thursday, 4 August 2016 - Reported by Marcus
Special: On Location  (Credit: Panini)The latest Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition takes 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.

This 100-page Special includes interviews with:
  • Designer Spencer Chapman (The Dalek Invasion of Earth)
  • Production manager Margot Hayhoe (Fury From the Deep, Castrovalva etc)
  • Location manager Nicky James (Night Terrors, The Bells of Saint John etc)
  • Location manager Iwan Roberts (A Good Man Goes to War, The Day of the Doctor etc)
  • Producer Marcus Wilson (A Town Called Mercy, The Angels Take Manhattan etc)
Elsewhere in this issue Andrew Pixley revisits the Portmeirion location shoot for The Masque of Mandragora, Matthew Kilburn celebrates Doctor Who’s greatest quarries and Alan Barnes meets some of the fans who are dedicated to location hunting. There’s a map showing alien invasions of the British Isles, guides to the European location shoots for City of Death and Arc of Infinity, a trip behind the scenes of The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People and much more.

Editor Marcus Hearn says:
How important is location shooting to Doctor Who? And what do the programme’s locations tells us about the series? These are some of the questions we’ve tried to answer in this new Special Edition. This is the first time Doctor Who Magazine has dedicated a whole issue to location shooting. There’s a lot to write about, and some fantastic pictures that have never seen print before.
Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition: On Location is on sale now, price £5.99 (UK) and $11.99 (US).


Legacy - Bigger on the InsideBookmark and Share

Wednesday, 3 August 2016 - Reported by Marcus
Legacy - Bigger on the Inside (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press)Tiny Rebel Games and Seed Studio today launch the latest level pack for the online game Doctor Who: Legacy.

Bigger on the Inside: Chapter 1 is the continuation of the pixelated saga that began last year with the free Bigger on the Inside Prologue, which sees all of the Doctors facing a dire threat as an unknown virus invades the TARDIS.

Bigger on the Inside: Chapter 1 is written by George Mann (writer of the Engines of War novel, as well as many Doctor Who Titan comic books) and features pixelated art by the PixelWho team.

Follow the War and 8th Doctors as they try to save the TARDIS and figure out who is behind the deadly attack, traveling from turn of the century San Francisco back to deep inside the Time War, and many places in between. As well as grouping with allies such as Grace Holloway, Cinder and the Gallifreyan General, BOTI: C1 also sees the introduction of Josie Day from the 8th Doctor Titan comics to the Legacy universe.
This 31 level premium pack costs $4.99 USD, and players get 31 new levels as well as 20 new pixel costumes, and the allies associated with those costumes.

The pack also introduces Legacy's first wholly original enemy, the History Eater, as visually realized by artist, Pest Jiang, adapted by the PixelWho team, and based on a collaborative creation of the Legacy team and George Mann in association with the Doctor Who brand team.

Doctor Who: Legacy has now been live for 3 years and is played by over 2 million people. More information about Bigger on the Inside can be found on the Legacy website

Legacy - Bigger on the Inside (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press)Legacy - Bigger on the Inside (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press)Legacy - Bigger on the Inside (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press)Legacy - Bigger on the Inside (Credit: Tiny Rebel Press)

FILTER: - Games - Legacy

TV Movie to be released on Blu-rayBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 2 August 2016 - Reported by Chuck Foster
Paul McGann as the Doctor (publicity for The TV Movie) (Credit: BBC)BBC Worldwide have confirmed that the 1996 television movie starring Paul McGann will be released on Blu-ray in September. Further details will be available nearer the release date as the sleeve and extras are still being finalised, but according to Amazon UK's pre-order entry it will comprise of two discs.

The TV Movie celebrated its 20th anniversary in May this year.

FILTER: - BBC Worldwide - Blu-ray/DVD - Paul McGann