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If you've been longing to do a bit of time travelling, you'll soon be able to get your hands on Doctor Who's all-new 12th Doctor sonic screwdriver.
A limited set of 168 laser-etched replicas of the screwdriver used by Peter Capaldi in series eight will be available next month exclusively at Comic-Con International.
Pre-orders can also be placed ahead of the item's general on-sale date of September 7.
While this version of the screwdriver can't send Daleks spinning in circles, it can act as a universal remote for televisions and other electronic equipment.
BBC Worldwide licensing manager Jason Easy announced: "The Wand Company continually exceed expectations with their range of sonic screwdrivers, and the Twelfth Doctor's Sonic is no exception.
"The sonics are not just technologically sophisticated, but also beautifully made and have exciting features that delight fans."
Exciting news here – the rumoured return for River Song to Doctor Who has been confirmed, but not in the way you might expect. Alex Kingston’s character won’t be teaming up with Peter Capaldi on TV, but instead joining Paul McGann in the audio world of Big Finish.
River will join the eighth Doctor, as well as his companions Liv (Nicola Walker) and Helen (Hattie Morahan) for Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2. Seeing as this Doctor hasn’t met River yet (David Tennant’s version, in Silence In The Library, was the first to meet her), River will have to help him without revealing too much about herself.
Awesome news – Big Finish has announced a new range of boxsets, featuring River Song, Winston Churchill and and monsters from the modern era of Doctor Who! Leading this new wave of adventures is a fantasy team up starring Alex Kingston as River Song, the fandom-splitting, time-traveling archaeologist who first appeared in 2008’s Silence in the Library/Forest of...
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Arriving in March 2016 is Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2 and we’ll see Alex Kingston return as the time travelling archaeologist River Song. She’ll be stepping into the era of the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) and his companions Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) and Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan) as they fight to save the universe. The problem is however, how can River help her husband if – in this incarnation – she must never actually meet him?
“The idea of River meeting previous Doctors was actually proposed by Steven Moffat,” says producer David Richardson, “and it’s just irresistible isn’t it? Alex embraced the idea of returning to the role, and so she will be starring in no less than two box sets next year. »
Kingston will reprise her role as the time-travelling archaeologist in Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2 from Big Finish Productions.
Best known for their audio plays based on the classic Doctor Who series, Big Finish have recently begun branching out into new series material with the upcoming box-set Unit: Extinction starring Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart) and Ingrid Oliver (Osgood).
Further 2016 efforts from Big Finish based on the new series »
To borrow Russell T Davies’ colourful term for the kind of frenetic de-clothing we could expect if Alex Kingston and Peter Capaldi ever appeared on screen together; beware! There’s a ‘Sex Storm’ coming… Alex Kingston has hinted that River Song is far from done with the Doctor. Speaking at Mega-Con, she said: “All I can...
- Andrew Reynolds
As ever, the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine has thrown up some interesting discussion points for fans of the show. This month, it's Steven Moffat's 'guilt' over the Time War, and Peter Capaldi's desire to bring Carole Ann Ford's Susan back to the show that have sparked debate online.
Of the Time War, which he famously unravelled in The Day Of The Doctor, Moffat said this:
"The Day of the Doctor was a success. Record ratings, awards, rave reviews. By any measure, it did alright. But two years later, I’m still haunted by the guilt. I know some of you, including friends of mine, were upset that we reversed the outcome of the Time War. My defence, however feeble, is that given the chance, »
Phil Hester's unique, imaginative and ultimately fitting take on Carl Grimes' head wound is featured on The Walking Dead #1 variant cover for Wizard World Des Moines. Also in this round-up: a new promo video for Hannibal Season 3, debuting next week.
The Walking Dead #1 Wizard World Des Moines Variant Cover: Press Release -- "Des Moines, Iowa, May 26, 2015 -- Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman's imprint at Image Comics, today announced that The Wretch and The Coffin creator and Iowa native Phil Hester has drawn the 11th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines, June 12-14. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will »
- Derek Anderson
Although the story of River Song has had more onscreen endings than most sci-fi romances (it started with an ending, after all), Alex Kingston believes her days of getting sassy with Time Lords may not be finished just yet.
When asked for a comment at Mega-Con, Kingston responded with “all I can say is… spoilers! But what I will say is the sonic screwdriver that I had in Silence In The Library, which had been given to me by the Doctor, is not the sonic screwdriver that has been seen… yet.”
Don’t you just love when actors remember such nerdy details? Will we ever get an answer as to which Doctor gave River that sonic, then? It’s hard to tell, but Kingston did add »
Doctor Who fans could see a return of River Song in the future.
He told Radio Times: "It entirely depends on whether we've got a good story.
"It's certainly not ruled out. I have a sort of worry about keeping anybody around in the Doctor's life for too long. Because he's the Man who Leaves."
Moffat's predecessor Russell T Davies is also championing her return to the show.
"I mentioned in passing to Russell that we were probably done with River," Moffat added. "He said, 'You can't be done with River! No, no, no. Capaldi and Kingston, it's a sex storm!"
Earlier this year news came that Martin Scorsese was looking to tackle, in one way or another, an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Or rather, the scoop was that Scorsese was looking to direct an adaptation of Kenneth Branagh's stage adaptation of Macbeth, which Scorsese caught in New York and was apparently quite taken with. If that confuses you at all, you aren't alone, but hopefully this will clear things up a little. The Telegraph reports (via The Playlist) Scorsese's project will be more documentary than strict narrative adaptation, with the director filming Branagh's live production over the course of several weeks at the Leavesden Aerodrome, an airfield in Hertfordshire, England built during World War II. Branagh will reprise his role as the titular Macbeth, and he and Scorsese hope to reunite as many members of the production's original cast as possible including Alex Kingston ("Doctor Who"). This project is, »
- Jordan Benesh
We’ve touched on why The Writer’s Tale, the 2008 (expanded in 2010) compendium of correspondence between Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies and journalist Benjamin Cook, deserves a space on your bookshelf here.
In short, The Writer’s Tale is both a screenwriting masterclass and an unparalleled look behind the scenes of new Doctor Who. As well as following the production triumphs and emergencies as the show lurches “from one crisis to another”, it lets you witness story ideas being created in the wild. See pivotal Doctor Who moments tottering unsurely out of Davies’ mind like new-born giraffes and watch them transform into sleek, galloping beasts of majesty! Think of it like a classy David Attenborough doc on storytelling, with bonus David Tennant photos and chat about Tony from Skins. »
The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.
But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?
Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.
After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.
Has the truth set Arrow‘s Laurel free, or found her veritably disowned by her devastated dad?
In tonight’s episode (The CW, 8/7c), we will lay witness to the fallout of Quentin Lance processing Laurel’s multiple lies and sins of omission, including the truth about Sara’s (latest) death and the identity of Starling City’s new Canary.
February is here again and that means super heroes and sci-fi characters will descend upon the Irving Convention Center for the annual Dallas Comic Con Fan Days. For two days, thousands of pop and geek culture enthusiasts will be in their comfort zone as some of today’s hottest actors and artists come together in celebration of everything they love.
The main media focuses of this year’s event are Arrow, Doctor Who, Star Trek, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Power Rangers Megaforce. Enthusiasts of The Walking Dead, Stargate Sg-1, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer have reason to get excited as well.
Celebrities who are attending include Colin Baker and Alex Kingston of Doctor Who fame. The Emerald Archer himself, Stephen Amell, is accompanied by co-stars David Ramsey and John Barrowman from DC Comics and the CW’s hit show Arrow. Original Uhura, Nichelle Nichols, and Terry Farrell are the »
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How did Matt Nable feel about being the one to kill Oliver Queen? Well, he certainly wasn't expecting such a vocal reaction based on his comments here anyway! Check out the new Arrow featurette below for his thoughts on that and more (including how the exciting fight sequence was put together), then be sure to share your Ra's al Ghul thoughts in the usual place. Ra’S Al Ghul Gives Oliver An Ultimatum; Dinah Lance Pays Laurel A Visit — Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) returns to Starling City and tells Oliver (Stephen Amell) that her father, Ra’s al Ghul (guest star Matt Nable) has given Oliver 48 hours to find Sara’s killer or the League of Assassins will start killing the citizens of Starling City. Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is stunned when her father (Paul Blackthorne) delivers a very special Christmas gift – her mother, Dinah (guest star Alex Kingston). Meanwhile, »
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