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It was announced today on Big Finish Productions podcast that some of our favorite characters from the New Series will be starring in new titles in the company’s audios set in the Doctor Who Universe. The details were announced on it’s podcast and on it’s website www.bigfinish.com.
Characters announced for the new titles include Alex Kingston as River Song, Ian McNeice returning as Winston Churchill, as well as some new series monster coming up against some of our favorite Classic Doctors.
Here are a few of the details:
~ 27 June 2015
Big Finish is proud to announce a new range of boxsets, featuring heroes and monsters from the New Series of Doctor Who.
Leading this new wave of adventures is Alex Kingston as River Song, the beloved Time Lord archaeologist who first appeared in 2008’s Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead.
River will be stepping into the era of the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) for Doctor Who: Doom Coalition 2, alongside Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) and Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan). But how can River help her husband if, in this incarnation, she must never actually meet him?
“The idea of River meeting previous Doctors was actually proposed by Steven Moffat,” says producer David Richardson, “and it’s just irresistible, isn’t it? Alex embraced the idea of returning to the role, and so she will be starring in no less than two box sets next year. And yes, we are still pinching ourselves!”
River will then return later in 2016 in Doctor Who: The Diary of River Song, an epic four-hour adventure that takes River across space and time, seeking out the secret rulers of the universe. Paul McGann will reprise the role of the Eighth Doctor in the final instalment.
There are more surprises in line. Be sure to read the rest of the article, found here.
You can also download Big Finish’s most recent podcast to hear Producer David Richardson and director Ken Bentley talk about the big announcement.
Thanks Dr. Phil for the heads-up on this incredible news.
Today marks FOUR Whovian births, the first, well, we’d be completely remis if we forgot to celebrate good old Douglas Adams birthday today. Aside from Hitchhikers Guide, he was script editor on Doctor Who for a while, and wrote the episodes “The Pirate Planet” and “City Of Death” along with “Shada”.
Also celebrating today is director extraordinaire, Graeme Harper, who among others is responsible for “The Waters Of Mars” AND “The Caves Of Androzani”.
Another birthday boy is the one and only Captain Jack Harkness, John Barrowman, who, we’d like to reiterate, is NOT in the 50th anniversary episode, but is in talks to be.
Big difference kids. 🙂
And last but certainly not least, our birthday girl is Dr. River Song herself, Alex Kingston.
Today marks a bevy of birthdays in the Whoniverse, two onscreen, and two off.
Let’s start with the off-screen birthdays. First up, today marks what would have been the late great Douglas Adams’ 60th Birthday. Adams, of course is best known for THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, but he also wrote the episodes “City Of Death”, “The Pirate Planet”, and the never fully produced “Shada”, as well as serving as a script editor for the show.
Also celebrating today is Greame Harper who has been associated with Doctor Who in various capacities since the Pertwee years, but Harper is best known for his directing duties. He is responsible for “Army Of Ghosts / Doomsday”, “The Stolen Earth / Journey’s End” and “The Waters Of Mars” to name a few, as well as several episodes of the spinoff The Sarah Jane Adventures, but he is renowned for helming “The Caves Of Adrozoni”. Today Harper turns 67.
And last but certainly not least is the Doctor’s wife herself, River Song. Alex Kingston turns 49 today, though we don’t think she looks a day over 29.
Please join Traveling The Vortex in raising a glass to toast best wishes to all of them!
Chicago Tardis has updated it’s guest list once again, this time it looks like Alex Kingston’s appearance has fallen through (she’s no longer listed on the site, anway) BUT they have added two classic companions, a match set with 5th Doctor Peter Davison! Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton (Tegan and Nyssa) are slated to join the festivities, for more info, go to their website… www.chicagotardis.com