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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

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.

cookiepianos replied to your post: Yeah, I read in Daphne Ashbrook’s autobiography that he had a buzz cut from playing a soldier role previously and they thought he looked too intimidating, so they kind of had to go with a wig? XD

stardust-musings replied to your post: I vaguely remember there being an interview with him in which he said that he basically would have wanted Chris Eccleston’s look which is amusing me to no end for some reason. lol

Eight’s Dark Eyes outfit isn’t dissimilar to Eccleston’s — I wonder if Paul had some input regarding the design for that one…