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Rambling On About Dr Who

If there is one word in the English language that best describes how I feel about Peter Capaldi’s run as the Twelfth Doctor coming to an end it would be disappointment, disappointment in the fact the Dr Who fandom didn’t give him a chance and just acted like spoiled children ever since it was first announced that he would be taking over the role from Matt Smith in 2013.

Capaldi’s Doctor was a breath of fresh air, he was like a perfect mixture of Pertwee and Eccleston, he knew when to be goofy and when to get serious. He was the perfect mixture of classic Who and new Who and it pains me that such a perfect choice for the character had such a short run.

To be fair there was only so much he could do under Moffat’s rule, as Moffat showed the world that he didn’t care that much for the Doctor’s character in the eighth and ninth series, instead having Clara the Mary Sue to end all Mary Sues upstage the Doctor on his own show at every turn.

Hell the ninth series should have been called “The Clara Oswald Show Also Starring the Doctor” as she had become the main focus of the show and The Doctor just felt like a side character. Hell Bent being one of the worst examples, as it featured The Doctor returning to his home planet of Gallifrey and confronting Rassilon for the first time in this incantation, only to have that be the set up to the actual plot of the episode, the actual plot being about The Doctor trying to break his one rule to save Clara from dying.

That’s not to say the eighth and ninth series didn’t have their highlights, Capaldi stole the show throughout the entire Zygon Invasion two prater, but again there was only so much he could do with the material he was given.

With all that being said, I am still appalled at the behavior of the fandom, constantly giving Capaldi shit because of his age and looks, because you know an older actor has never ever played The Doctor before am I right? Your immaturity and disgusting behavior are the reasons why the BBC got cold feet when it came to Capaldi’s run. It wouldn’t shock me at all if the BBC starts looking for a younger actor to replace Capaldi, because thanks to you idiots and your constant whining we might never see an older actor play the role of The Doctor ever again. So chances are the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Doctors will all be played by Twilight and CW rejects.

I had kind of hoped Capladi would stay on after Moffat left, because I wanted to see what the new showrunner was gonna do with the character but alas that’s not happening and any future Twelfth Doctor adventures will be told via comics or Big Finish audio dramas (if we’re lucky).

Had you idiots put aside you entitlement and gave Capladi a chance his run would have lasted longer, but you just kept shitting on the man at every turn and now he’s gone.

So fuck you all for ruining this man’s childhood dream of playing The Doctor.

Am at the library, and for some reason there are Doctor Who audio dramas… IN THE NONFICTION SECTION!

It’s official. Doctor Who is real. Also I kinda want to check out the first three parts of the Destiny of the Doctor series…… But I already have so many books…..

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David Tennant and Catherine Tate: The Full Interview

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Cosplay Couture interpretation of the 8th Doctor

Costume by Courtney Coulson

Photography by Luke Milton

Location: Taylor’s College Nedlands

It’s great to finally get back to our Doctor Who series and Eight is one I have been greatly anticipating as he is my absolute favourite Doctor. He may have only had one movie but I am in love with the Big Finish audio dramas. I was so glad that McGann got to continue in the role even if only in audio form.

As his run was the most unconventional, the evolution of his character and his costume bare the evidence of that. Eight is very romantic, easily the most refined and elegant of the Doctors.The original costume never really felt lived in, he was so buttoned up, and because we only see him wearing it in one film, he never got the opportunity to break it in and make it his own like the other Doctors.

But over the years he’s changed, starting out as an old soul with a child-like enthusiasm that gradually gave way to a darker side as he was traumatised by certain events, which culminated in him becoming the War Doctor. As such, my costume reflects elements of his journey, it’s not quite as stuffy as his original costume, there’s a bit of edge there.

Courtney Coulson

I’m not a massive Doctor Who fan, but I am very attached to this series of shoots as Courtney’s desire to do a fashion portrayal of each Doctor was a catalyst for many of the shoots you see on this site. After a year of working closely together it was fantastic to finally add another couple of Doctors to the collection - this one, plus one another who you will see next week. And the location couldn’t have been more perfect, we were incredibly lucky to discover that the location we’d picked had a very similar palette to the costume we were working with. Another in a long string of happy accidents.

Luke Milton

I honestly can’t decide which Big Finish Torchwood audio drama I should get next. I’m interested in getting Zone 10 because it has Tosh in it but The Lives of Captain Jack looks interesting, too.

It’s an impossible decision.

New series!!!
GALLIFREY VIII: EMENY LINES

As exclusively announced as part of this weekend’s Big Finish Day convention, we’re very pleased to confirm plans for a new release in Big Finish’s popular Doctor Who spin-off drama - Gallifrey: Enemy Lines - reuniting Lalla Ward and Louise Jameson as Romana and Leela!

The producer of Gallifrey: Enemy Lines, Scott Handcock, tells us: ‘After concluding the storylines of the first six series, it looked like Gallifrey had concluded, so we’re very lucky to have been allowed to advance the story in next month’s Gallifrey: Intervention Earth, and now take that one stage further! The enthusiasm for the new release has been enormously positive, so we hope to maintain that with the series we have coming.’

The series will comprise six, half-hour episodes across three CDs, and will reunite fan favourites Lalla Ward as the second incarnation of Romana and Louise Jameson as Leela. Sean Carlsen’s popular CIA Coordinator Narvin will also feature, alongside Sophie Aldred as Time Lord in training, Ace.

‘I’m delighted that you are doing a return to Gallifrey,’ Lalla told us upon hearing the news, ‘and that Louise and I will have a chance to work together again on what was such a happy experience first time around, with a company as lovely as Big Finish.’

‘Having kissed goodbye to Gallifrey and thinking it was all over (with a small lump in the throat), I feel a bit like I’ve been given a trip in the TARDIS and am welcoming working with the team again with open arms,’ agreed Louise. ‘As ever, deeply grateful to Big Finish.’

‘It’s very exciting to be working with Lalla and Louise on a brand-new set of stories,’ Scott continues, ‘and like Intervention Earth, the episodes will form a self-contained, standalone thriller, pushing all our characters into new and unexpected directions along the way…’

Gallifrey: Enemy Lines will be released in February and is available to pre-order at pre-release prices now on CD for £14.99 and Download for £12.99…

Finished just in time for St. Patrick’s Day - Molly “Dark Eyes” O’Sullivan. She may not be familiar to a lot of Whovians because she’s the 8th Doctor’s companion in the Big Finish audio dramas - which are really good. Like really, really good. If you haven’t tried these audio dramas out and you need something to fill your Doctor Who void for 2016, you absolutely should devour the Big Finish Audio Dramas.

The Dark Eyes series, which has four volumes, features Molly O’Sullivan - the Doctor’s Irish companion. She’s awesome. She’s not afraid to stand up to the Doctor. She even punches him several times. Knocking him out once. I wish we could have seen her on T.V. She’s the last companion the 8th Doctor mentions prior to his regeneration in the ‘Night of the Doctor’ webisode before the 50th Anniversary episode.

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The Audio was just too perfect for me not to make something with these two. There’s some spoilers for the Big Finish audio drama Find and Replace which is where Jo’s audio is from.

I highly recommend the audio by the way. You don’t need to have listened to any other audios to understand it, it’s full of feels especially towards the end, and Katy Manning does a fantastic job as Jo, Iris and even the Third Doctor.

And whoops I made myself sad editing this.

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Catherine Tate speaks to Lorraine Kelly on whether she could return to Doctor Who, her new Big Finish Audio Dramas, and the potential for a Female Doctor.

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CAPTAIN JACK IS BACK!

ALL-NEW TORCHWOOD COMICS KICK-OFF WITH EXCLUSIVE JOHN BARROWMAN & CAROLE E. BARROWMAN-PENNED ADVENTURE!

DOCTOR WHO TV SPINOFF, TORCHWOOD IS BACK, IN COMICS!

Titan Comics is excited to announce that Doctor Who TV spinoff Torchwood is back, in an all-new ongoing comic series starring the daring Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper.

Written by Captain Jack himself – John Barrowman – and Carole E. Barrowman, and with issues illustrated by Antonio Fuso (Drive, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) and Pasquale Qualano (Batman ’66, She Hulk, Harley Quinn), this spectacular original ongoing series is not to be missed.

In continuity with the new hit Torchwood audio dramas from Big Finish, as part of the official continuation of the Torchwood saga, the comic arrives in stores on July 6 – the week of Titan’s third annual Doctor Who Comics Day event – Saturday, July 9 2016.

The BAFTA-winning cult science-fiction drama by Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies, which aired for four successful seasons from 2006 to 2011, follows the exploits of Captain Jack, Gwen (Eve Myles - Broadchurch), and their team as they investigate the unusual, the strange, and the extraterrestrial.

The hotly anticipated Torchwood comic sees Captain Jack return to Cardiff to engage the help of the last person who expected to see him again, Gwen Cooper! A dark technology from a forgotten species has been claimed by a conspiratorial power… and in this collision between an ancient civilization and an all-new evil, the Earth itself may be forfeit! Only Jack, Gwen, and their allies from what remains of Torchwood hold the key to stopping a cataclysmic wave of destruction… On the road, on the run, and under fire – can Jack and Gwen put aside their differences and rebuild the heart of Torchwood… before its flame is stamped out forever?!

The debut issue comes with variant covers to collect from Doctor Who superstar artists including Tommy Lee Edwards (Tenth Doctor, Turf), Elena Casagrande (Tenth Doctor, The X-Files), Blair Shedd (Ninth Doctor), and Rod Reis (Doctor Who, C.O.W.L.)!