• what she says:i'm fine
  • what she means:it's been almost 2 years and i still think about how much better the doctor who 50th would have been with paul mcgann in the role of the war doctor. i just don't understand why a new incarnation played by an entirely random actor was necessary. especially when paul mcgann was so willing to return to the role of 8th doctor. are you really telling me he was only willing to do the 7 minute prequel? i don't believe it. he would have totally done the 90 minute episode. he's been playing the role for years off screen, longer than any other actor to boot, he would have totally taken up the offer to return to the screen. it would have been such a great book end to his movie as well; 7's regeneration into 8 and his regeneration into 9 both on screen. amazing. and do you know how much cooler it would have been to see the 8th doctor? To see him betray the name of the doctor, to see him become so desperate to stop the madness he throws himself into the war he tried so hard to avoid? do you know how much more heart wrenching that would have been since he's a character we actually know? why did they force a random regeneration on him when they could have actually used HIM for the episode? i just don't get it. it would have made so much more sense too. especially since in a way the 8th doctor really is the bridge between classic and new who and isn't that what the 50th was all about? celebrating the two and bridging them together? he was the first doctor to try to bring doctor who back - the bridge already existed. how does it honestly make sense to throw a man who never had anything to do with doctor who in as the bridge? that's just silly, isn't it? john hurt is a great actor and all but he's not the doctor, you feel? like we all assumed 8 was the one who fought in the war anyway, why change that? and wouldn't it just have been amazing to see paul, david and matt on screen together? like c'mon, they would have been fantastic. why didn't this happen? WHY DIDN'T WE GET PAUL MCGANN??? I DON'T UNDERSTAND.
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A really big announcement from (really) Big Finish!

River Song will apparently be in Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2 with Paul McGann and Nicola Walker! She also will get a solo box set entitled Doctor Who: The Diary of River Song!

Also announced today: Ian McNeice as Winston Churchill in a box set Doctor Who: The Churchill Years. Apparently it is in the small-cast style of the Companion Chronicles as Churchill relates some of his adventures with the ninth, tenth, and eleventh Doctors.

Also a Doctor Who: Classic Doctors, New Monsters box set (not sure why Sontarans are “new monsters,” but that doesn’t matter, it’s bound to be good):

  • Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor confronting the Weeping Angels
  • Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor against the Judoon
  • Sylvester McCoy as Seven faces the Sycorax
  • Eighth Doctor Paul McGann against the Sontarans
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Titan Comics Announce Brand New Eighth Doctor Mini-Series!

Details below:

DOCTOR WHO:THE EIGHTH DOCTOR #1
Writers: George Mann
Artist: Emma Vieceli
Publisher: Titan Comics
Frequency: 1 (of 5)
Page Count:  32pp
Price: $3.99
On sale Date: October 28, 2015

“I’M THE DOCTOR, AND I’D VERY MUCH LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING IN MY HOUSE…”

Get ready for an all-new season of comics adventures featuring the Eighth Doctor, as played by Paul McGann in the Doctor Who movie, fan-favorite minisode Night of the Doctor… and over fourteen years (and counting!) of astounding Big Finish audio spectaculars!

Five amazing, interconnected new stories take the Doctor on a rollercoaster of threat and misadventure, as he investigates the mysteries surrounding his new companion Josie. Victorian magic shows, murderous trees, lost books, crystalline life-forms, barges in space crammed with the undead… and the grand journey all begins in a sleepy Welsh town… besieged by living paintings!

Buckle up for a wild ride that embraces all the Gothic Romance and interstellar terror of the Doctor’s eighth incarnation!

Issue #1 comes with four covers to collect:

COVER A: REGULAR COVER: Alice X Zhang
Order code: AUG151711

COVER B: PHOTO COVER
Order code: AUG151712

COVER C –1:10 INCENTIVE VARIANT: Warren Pleece
Order code: AUG151713

COVER D – BLANK SKETCH COVER INCENTIVE VARIANT
Order code: AUG151714

There may come a time when Eight’s tendency to lose their memory will stop being so amusing to me, but that probably won’t be for a while
(scene from BF’s Dark Eyes 4, “Master of the Daleks”)

I tried to get Paul [McGann]’s belt, he wears a little snake belt [in the Night of the Doctor], which doesn’t mean anything to you guys but Paul’s the same age as me, and when we were little kids these were the kind of belts we wore to school, and I thought it was very touching that that’s what he had in his Doctor Who costume.  I did buy one to put in my Doctor Who costume to wear under my jumper, but you never see it, and then the costume department lost it [crowd: AAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWW].  I wanted to do a little thing that was a nod to him.