Titan Comics will be releasing some oddball (in a good way) variant covers for its various officially licensed Doctor Who comics shipping in January and February, drawn by an artist who goes by the name Question No. 6.
The titles are:
DOCTOR WHO: TENTH DOCTOR #2.6
In stores Jan. 13
Cover C by Question No. 6
DOCTOR WHO: ELEVENTH DOCTOR #2.6
In stores Feb. 3
Cover C by Question No. 6
DOCTOR WHO: TWELFTH DOCTOR #2.2
In stores Jan. 13
Cover D by Question No. 6
Weeping Angels! A mummy! The Crooked Man — and that Thing Under the Bedspread!
What’s a more fitting way to celebrate Halloween day than a marathon of the creepiest, spookiest DOCTOR WHO stories? BBC America thinks nothing could be finer, and so it has programmed a whole afternoon of regenerating delights, dubbed WHOLLOWEEN!
Wholloween begins at 1 o’clock Saturday, Oct. 31 on BBC America!
Jenna Coleman confirmed this morning on BBC Radio 1 that she is leaving DOCTOR WHO this season.
“I have left the TARDIS,” Coleman told host Nick Grimshaw. “It’s happened. I filmed my last scene.”
Coleman confirmed that Clara’s exit has “been in the works for a very long time.”
BBC America, the U.S. home of DOCTOR WHO, wants to know which episodes we fans think portray the Doctor in the most heroic light, so the network is inviting viewers to vote for the episodes to be included in an all-day marathon on Sept. 20 — the day after the premiere of series six.
Fans will get to choose from every story involving the latest incarnations of the Doctor: David Tennant‘s 10th Doctor, Matt Smith‘s 11th Doctor and Peter Capaldi‘s 12th.
According BBC America, here’s what to do:
1. Select a single episode from each poll on this page (one per Doctor) and cast your votes. The poll will stay open through Sept. 11 at noon EST.
2. Tune in to the DOCTOR WHO marathon all day Sunday to see which episodes made the cut.
DOCTOR WHO returns Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. on BBC America.
It’s barely September, and DOCTOR WHO isn’t even back on TV yet, but the makers of the series are working on this year’s Christmas Special harder than Santa’s elves worried about North Pole layoffs, and that means there’s BIG holiday news — chief among the announcements: Alex Kingston will reprise her role as the Doctor’s late wife, Prof. River Song!
Of course, this will be her first time interacting with Peter Capaldi‘s 12th Doctor, and his grumpy demeanor promises a much different dynamic that her previous encounters with the 11th (Matt Smith) and 10th (David Tennant) Doctors!
But never fear — the story was written by lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat, so he’s sure to keep things light-hearted and fast-paced. Now, if we can only figure out how she will appear! A small thing like death never stopped River Song — heck, she died in her very first story! And she hasn’t slowed a step since then.
Alex told the BBC:
“To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special. Steven Moffat is on glittering form, giving us an episode filled with humor and surprise guest castings. I met Peter for the first time at Monday’s read through. We had a laugh, and I am now excited and ready to start filming with him and the DOCTOR WHO team. Christmas in September? Why not!”
So much bad news these last few weeks — and especially the last few days. Let’s take a moment to smile and laugh with Liam Neeson and Matt Smith.
Yes, that’s Liam from the very first Taken film, and Matt from the DOCTOR WHO story “The Bells of Saint John.”
Titan Comics is debuting its latest title, Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor, at this weekend’s New York Comic Con, but the rest of the world will have to take the slow path and wait for the Oct. 15 release date.
As a tease, Titan released a two-page preview of the comic:
The art looks pretty good to me. It’s so difficult to capture likenesses from so many different angles.
Finally, after a couple of all-too-brief teasers, we get a full trailer for the new season of DOCTOR WHO, starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman — but it’s still too short!
So, now we know for sure we can look forward to the return of the Daleks, more dinosaurs (this time, not on a spaceship), some new foes and, of course, lots of explosions. But there apparently will be more than a little soul-searching by the Doctor, who wonders if he’s a good man and wants to atone for the mistakes he’s made. This definitely looks like the “darker” season with a more “dangerous” Doctor that we’ve been promised.
While promoting the launch of 30 episodes of classic DOCTOR WHO on Britain’s Horror Channel, erstwhile Fourth Doctor Tom Baker revealed he is interested in returning to the series — and wouldn’t mind appearing with other incarnations of the Doctor!
This cosmos-rattling change of heart came as he was being interviewed by the Horror Channel:
“I turned down ‘The Five Doctors’ because it wasn’t long since I’d left — I had left DOCTOR WHO because I think I’d run my course. I didn’t want to play 20 percent of the part. I didn’t fancy being a feed for other Doctors — in fact, it filled me with horror! Now, of course, if someone asked me to do a scene with some other Doctors, I think, if they let me tamper with the script, it would probably be quite droll. I would think about that, yes.”
And Baker even said he would like to appear alongside the current 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi.
“I wouldn’t rule anything out. If it was a nice part, with some good lines, I might deign to appear! I greatly admire Capaldi; he’s lovely, and apparently he’s a great fan of DOCTOR WHO — he might ask for me!”
The outgoing 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, talked to Wizard World Comic Con, according to DoctorWhoTV, and talked about his favorite time on DOCTOR WHO.
“For me, the best storytelling was in series five. It had great adventure and great clarity and I loved that whole idea about the Pandorica and the Big Bang. It was the one I connected with most. Looking back I think some of my best work was in my first series because I was actually taking real risks and that was a real moment.”
Matt was also partial to the speeches his Doctor got to make in series five, citing his favorite: “I think it has to be when I talking to the spaceships in ‘The Pandorica Opens.’”
When asked about series six, Matt said:
“I think in terms of revelations, River being Amy’s daughter was a bit ‘What the hell?!’”
I have to agree with him there; the River reveal was a bit out there — no matter how much groundwork was laid. I think my biggest problem with River’s parentage was/is that I don’t believe that’s what Steven Moffat had in mind when he came up with the character. I cannot believe that he said to himself, “This River gal will some day turn out to be not only the Doctor’s wife, but the daughter of a couple of his future companions!”
The Grand Moff may be a master planner — see Amy’s arc — but I doubt he’s that good!