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Titan Comics has announced Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor.
The five-issue miniseries will spotlight the version of the Doctor played by Christopher Eccleston.
Writer Cavan Scott and artist Blair Shedd will be collaborating on the title, which marks the 10th anniversary of the show's return to television.
"Leaving World War II behind, The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack discover that Time Lord technology, lost in the wake of the Time War, is being sold on the intergalactic black market," said Titan.
"Now the threat of a New temporal war brews on the horizon. Can the Doctor stop history repeating itself?"
Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1 will be released on March 11. »
Titan Comics have announced a brand-new 5-part Doctor Who mini-series starring the Ninth Doctor as played by Christopher Eccleston. Written by the co-author of bestselling ‘Who-ology’, Cavan Scott and illustrated by artist Blair Shedd (Legends of Oz, Ghostbusters), this 5-part mini-series also features characters Rose and Captain Jack!
The Ninth Doctor is Back with a brand-new miniseries: Weapons Of Past Destruction! Leaving World War II behind, The Ninth Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack discover that Time Lord technology, lost in the wake of the Time War, is being sold on the intergalactic black market! Now the threat of a New temporal war brews on the horizon. Can the Doctor stop history repeating itself?
Hitting comic stores on March 11, 2015, the series ties-in with the 10th Anniversary of the return of Doctor Who on television.
Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #1
Writer: Cavan Scott
- Phil Wheat
Following the ongoing rumours regarding Jenna Coleman’s future in Doctor Who (the most recent development is that she’ll be leaving halfway through Series 9, though that will probably have changed by the time you’re reading this!), speculation as to who the BBC is lining up to replace her has been at an all time high. When you combine that with the continuous discussions regarding the next Doctor being a female, perhaps it’s time for a change to the traditional companion, too. And why?
Throughout the Doctor’s half a century on our screens, the role of the Time Lord’s coveted companion has been portrayed by females for the most part. There have been many male companions over the years, of course – Ian, Stephen, Jamie, Harry, Adric, Turlough and Rory, to name but a few – and they have all made fine additions to the Tardis crew. »
- William Graff
From the moment that the Doctor hit our screens in 1963, he’s rarely been alone. Whether by accident or by design, the Tardis is generally the home to more than just the Doctor himself. When the series returned to our screens in 2005, this same fact remained. The Doctor isn’t equipped to travel alone. In fact, those episodes where viewers do find the Doctor isolated tend to include scenes of anger, arrogance and, in some cases, a god complex.
As much as a companion is important, there are viewers that often complain that sometimes the companions are too central to the overriding story. Take Clara Oswald, for example. There has been a consistent theme about just how important Clara has been to the Doctor throughout his previous eleven regenerations (or twelve… or thirteen… oh, who even knows anymore!?).
It’s understandable that many fans feel that the man after »
- Mike Melling
Originally from the planet Mondas, also known as Earth’s long lost twin, the Cybermen are amongst Doctor Who’s most terrifying villains. These former humans shed any vestiges of their flesh centuries ago and now exist as cold, emotionless, robotic soldiers intent on conquering or converting the galaxy. Their first appearance triggered the Doctor’s regeneration from William Hartnell to Patrick Troughton and since then they have tackled each regeneration of the Time Lord, with the exception of the Earthbound Jon Pertwee. They were among the Classic Series’ most popular villains, but were they overexposed? And did they retain that terrifying effect on viewers when the show moved to colour?
While the Cybermen remained popular, they certainly lost some of their originality and terror as the show moved into the 80s. The colour-era highlighted the cheap costume designs, such as the spray-painted cricket gloves and flesh that could »
- Russell McLean
How is your risk appetite? Are you a bull or a bear? Do you look good in a pinstripe suit? Well if the answers are ‘yes’, ‘no, I’m more of a swan’ and ‘I making anything look good’ then you just might* be the kind of sharp suited, no nonsense investor the people behind The...
The post Invest in The Minister of Chance Movie! appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Andrew Reynolds
Despite the age old debate of “Who’s had it worse?” between fans of Sherlock and Doctor Who, it’s no wonder that the fans of Doctor Who have had it worse. Be it the excruciating wait for the next Christmas Special or the constant fear of withdrawal from the series, nothing compares to the pain of Whovians, who not only have to get used to a new story arc, but a new face altogether!
All those years spent with “your” Doctor reach their heartbreaking climax when you set eyes on that news headline entitled, “[Insert Actor’s Name Here] Is Leaving Doctor Who”. Even worse is “New Doctor Revealed”, and you get angry and confused. One minute you’re being swept off your feet by a simple “Run!” and the next… he’s changing!? What is going on!?
After a soul crushing few weeks of sheer denial and perplexity, though, you will end »
- Aditi Tripathy
Get ready for an early Christmas treat as the largely spoiler free reviews of this year’s Christmas special, Last Christmas, have praised the episode for being the perfect sign off for what has been a strong year for the show. Radio Times called the episode an ‘emotional sleigh ride’, praising the ‘compact’ storytelling and renewed...
- Andrew Reynolds
Ready to see some magic in Doctor Who? Series 9's opener could be the episode for you...
Before we've even got this year's Christmas special out of the way, and before series 9 has even begun filming, we've now learned the name for the opening episode to Doctor Who series 9.
It will be, as was revealed at the press screening of Last Christmas this week, The Magician's Apprentice. A reference perhaps to the series 8 moment where Capaldi's Doctor lamented that his attempt at a 'minimalist' look had turned out a bit magician-y.
And is it just us (it could well be), but doesn't that sound a little like an introducing-a-new-companion sort of title?
That is pure rampant speculation on our part, though. After Moffat's Davies-era-esque Father Christmas coda from Death In Heaven, there's a chance we might find out a little more about series 9 at the end of the festive spectacular next week. »
The 'Doctor Who' Christmas special is partly inspired by a comic strip featuring the First Doctor. In 'Last Christmas', the Twelfth Doctor - played by Peter Capaldi - endures a terrifying adventure with Santa Claus in the North Pole. Showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed he always wanted the Time Lord to meet Father Christmas and he first got the idea from a comic story where the First Doctor - played by William Hartnell - meets the festive legend. Speaking in a Q&A session at a screening of the episode at the BFI in London on Wednesday night (17.12.14), Moffat said: ''(It's not hard »
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor goes Memento with next week’s sixth issue as the events run in reverse, beginning the adventure with ‘The End’ and working backwards as the Doctor realises that time inside the Tardis is going in reverse. We have a preview of the issue for you right here courtesy of Titan Comics…
!Reverse In Going Is Tardis The Inside Time That Realises Doctor The When Strikes Terror
The Doctor is the only one who realises that the flow of time in the vortex has been disrupted, but can he uncover the cosmic culprit and put causality back on the right track – before Alice and her fellow Tardis travelers are de-aged right out of existence?
Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #6 is out on Christmas Eve, priced $3.99.
The post Preview of Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #6 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
"There is actually an old comic strip with William Hartnell meeting Santa," Moffat explained. "So I've always wanted to see that. I've always wanted the two of them face-to-face!"
Speaking at a screening of the festive episode on Wednesday (December 17) night, the showrunner also reflected on the recent eighth series of Doctor Who.
He suggested that the episode 'In The Forest of the Night' - which received a mixed reaction from critics - will "grow in stature over the years".
"It's so beautifully and eloquently written," he said, describing writer Frank Cottrell Boyce as an "absolute genius".
"[But] I honestly think whatever one's going out »
As the longest running science fiction programme in the world, Doctor Who has left a large cultural legacy behind it and like anything that has been noted as significant in time (and relative dimensions in space, of course!), the iconic themes and characters of our favourite time travelling mad man with a box have been extended into a range of other medias.
There is a whole Genesis Ark worth of references in other television programmes, some of which are featured here. The first Doctor Who spoof, however, was on the sketch show It’s a Square World in 1963. Clive Dunn – better known for playing Lance-Corporal Jack Jones in Dad’s Army – played a scientist called Doctor Fotheringown who, dressed in William Hartnell’s costume and wig, demonstrated a new rocket that ended up sending BBC Television Centre into space.
While the recent parody that’s probably most well known is Inspector Spacetime, »
- Adam Smith
Right, let’s settle this. Ever since Doctor Who returned in 2005, I have been complaining. Much like people who support a football team who moan when they under-perform but always stick with them I have both loved and moaned about NuWho. Every week I’d faithfully sit down and watch, whether I was captivated or inwardly...
- James Lomond
The Doctor has been voted the greatest sci-fi character of all time! In a poll by the BFI, the Doctor topped the poll which also included characters from franchises like Star Wars, Blake’s 7, and Star Trek. But the Time Lord only just pulled it off: there were just 110 votes between him and runner-up, Ellen Ripley...
The post The Doctor: The Greatest Sci-Fi Character Ever! appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »
- Philip Bates
During The Doctor’s tenure over the past fifty-one years on television, fans everywhere from then until now have often imagined themselves running around the famous console room and joining the Doctor on his forays through time and space, fighting everything from Autons to Zarbi, and meeting everyone from Amy Pond to Zoe Heriot. But the one grey area that most Whovians overlook is if they’d actually even make the cut. Would he bother to let them tag along throughout the fourth dimension? Would the journey be truly worth it after everything they’d been put through?
Let’s face it, most companions are happy to have even met the Doctor and a vast majority of fans would be content to merely shake his hand and maybe witness the Tardis dematerialize. But on occasion there are individuals who come out worse as a result of their time in the big blue box, »
- Caleb Beck
Last week the twelve Gold Sponsor Comics for Free Comic Book Day 2015 were revealed [check out the covers and solicitations here], and now the remaining 38 Silver Sponsor Comics have been announced. Check out a list of the titles, along with a gallery of the covers here…
12 Gauge Comics| I.C.E.: Bayou Blackout
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Antartctic Press| Steampunk Goldilocks
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Automatic Publishing| Hatter M: Love Of Wonder #1
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Capstone| March Grand Prix
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Chapter House/Captain Canuck| Captain Canuck
Comixtribe| And Then Emily Was Gone #0
Dark Horse Comics| Avatar, Plants Vs Zombies, Bandette
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Drawn & Quarterly| Supermutant Magic Academy/ Step Aside, Pops!
Fantagraphics Books Inc.| Hip Hop Family Tree Three-in-one Featuring Cosplayers
Gemstone Publishing| Overstreet’S Comic Book Marketplace
Hermes Press| The Phantom Fcbd »
- Gary Collinson
Channel 4 debuted their much-anticipated Christmas-themed Black Mirror special this week, and it was very much worth the wait. Black Mirror exists as one of those frustrating British show that trades short, three-episode seasons with yawning gulfs in between them for high quality offerings. It’s probably worth it (like the similarly formatted Sherlock), but the waiting and scarcity of episodes can be exhausting. Series three of Black Mirror is in fact coming, but they wanted to participated in another British tradition in the meantime, the extended Christmas Special, something we’ve seen from The Office to Doctor Who to Downton Abbey over the years. Though Black Mirror has poached familiar faces over the years for its ensemble casts, the Christmas Special is the first to pull someone really, truly recognizable for its main lead, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm. It’s also the first time the show has had an American actor/character in… »
Let’s be honest, watching Classic Doctor Who episode reconstructions is a bit of a pain. In no way is this meant as an insult to all the hard work that is put into making these restorations. Fans could’ve had way less or nothing at all if it weren’t for this dedication, but please point out at least one sane person who can honestly declaim on how great a story Marco Polo is and doesn’t refer to the novelisation. You can’t honestly say that you’ve enjoyed any of the lost episodes of the first two Doctor Who eras unless you were born in time to see them broadcast. Otherwise, you’re just like the rest of us who, enthralled by the Doctor in his present form(s), decide to have a go at studying the rich and vast history of the longest running sci-fi show of all time. »
- Adrian Serban
DVD Review: Out of the Unknown
7-disc Region 2 DVD box set from the BFI
By Adrian Smith
Famously, or rather, infamously, the BBC took a rather cavalier approach to the preservation of its television output in the 1950s and 1960s. Due to the cost of videotape, once pre-recorded programmes had been broadcast,the tape was wiped and used again. For programmes to be kept for repeat use or to be sold to other territories around the world, the episode would be transferred to film, and it this process we have to thank that any television from this period has survived at all.
Out of the Unknown was an attempt to present serious, adult science fiction on television, adapting well-known and important authors like John Wyndham, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard and E.M. Forster. The single play was a tradition by this point, with popular series such as Armchair Theatre »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
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