In this week’s episode we tackle Gallifrey 101 with a review of the new book, Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords by Steve Tribe, covering the ancient, legendary civilization and it’s more notable historical figures.
Plus, we discuss TopCon Geek Expo 2017, and what we thought of this year’s offering.
As we discussed on the podcast this week there is a tweak to the schedule, (we have added a week to our Candy Jar book reviews to better get caught up and cover the awesomeness there in.) Changes marked in red. The rest of the schedule stays the same, just backs up a week…
First, the big super huge announcement you may have missed… Based on YOUR feedback, (no, not you. You. No, you! You in the back. YES YOU! YOUR FEEDBACK!) Our weekly Doctor Who watch along Friday Night Who has been moved to a new time, permanently! (Well, as permanent as anything is in this crazy mixed up world of ours.)
Join us now each week, starting at 10:30pm Central.
This means you ALL better be breaking out that BritBox subscription or booting up your DVDs to join us!!!
Next up is the schedule:
Friday Night Who on 6/23 is Colin Baker in “Attack Of The Cybermen”
Our show this week for Traveling The Vortex #336 is the penultimate series 10 episode “World Enough And Time”
FNW 6/30 is the first appearance of Mondasian Cybermen in “The Tenth Planet” with William Hartnell.
and TTV #337 is the series finale, “The Doctor Falls”
Peter Davidson hits Friday Night Who on 7/7 in “Awakening”
TTV #338 will have our review of the first (and possibly only season) of the spin-off series Class.
FNW 7/14 is a Nu Who episode with Matt Smith, “The Beast Below”
We’ll take a look at some Eleventh Doctor comics in TTV #339. Titan Comics 11th Doctor Season 3 #1-5 to be exact, along with Big Finish mainline #89 “No Man’s Land”
We’ve added a week here: FNW 7/21 is the Tom Baker serial “The Sun Makers”
We’re breaking up our Candy Jar book reviews, into two weeks! Traveling The Vortex #340 takes a look at Havoc Files 3 (featuring a story by a certain member of this podcast, who will NOT be allowed to tell you how great it is), and the novela Life of Evans by John Peel.
FNW 7/28 is the debut of the Jon Pertwee story “Colony In Space” Parts 1-3
More Candy Jar goodness with the short story Runaway Bomb by Nick Walters, and the novel Lethbridge-Stewart: Night Of The Intelligence by Andy Frankham-Allen (which features a prologue by a certain member of this podcast, who will NOT be allowed to tell you how great it is.)
We’ll finish up “Colony In Space” Parts 4-6 for Friday Night Who on 8/4
TTV #341 will feature our review of “Colony In Space”
A classic FNW for 8/11 featuring Tom Baker, “The Brain Of Morbius”
8th Doctor Big Finish action in TTV #342 with our thoughts on the Big Finish 8th Doctor Adventures Season 2: #7 “Sisters of the Flame”, and #8 “Vengeance of Morbius”
More NU WHO on FNW 8/18 with Christopher Eccelston in the two part “Aliens In London / World War III”
and TTV #343 has Big Finish 8th Doctor Adventures Season 3: #1 “Orbis” and Titan Comics 9th Doctor Season 1 #1-5
Beyond that in the dog days of summer? I can strongly hint that our Lost In Time feature is coming back, and we might just be revisiting the idea of Beyond The Doctor.
This week we have another Companion Archive for our show. This time we feature not a person, but a place that is very familiar to the Doctor and some of his companions, Coal Hill School. We’re talking about the first two episodes of the show, Class with a spoiler light review, and reviewing the comic The Monsters Of Coal Hill, and the short story Nothing at the End of the Lane.
Time Eddy II weekend is upon us! So here’s an update on things to come.
What better way to celebrate the fifth Doctor Peter Davison’s appearance at Time Eddy than to watch “The Five Doctors” for our Friday Night Who selection that weekend on 10-14?
Well, actually, there is a better way to celebrate his appearance at Time Eddy II. With a Stuffed-to-the-gills celebration of our 300 episode recounting our con adventures and MANY surprises.
Friday Night Who on 10/21 is “The Caretaker” with Peter Capaldi
TTV #301 is a Companion Archive, with a twist. We’ll be discussing Coal Hill School! Talking the Class premiere, and reviewing the comic The Monsters Of Coal Hill, and the short story Nothing at the End of the Lane.
Did you know this October marks the 50th Anniversary of the Cybermen? Well it does. So our Halloween offering this year for FNW on 10/28 is their first appearance, “The Tenth Planet” with first Doctor William Hartnell
TTV #302 – Silver & Gold: The Cybermen Turn 50. Look for plenty of squee from Keith AND Adversary Archive: The Cybermen IV! We’ll take a look at Big Finish mainline stories #86 “The Reaping” and #87 “The Gathering”.
FNW 11/4 – “Inferno” Parts 1-4 finishes off a year of Liz Shaw for us. (Did you notice all our third doctor FNW selections this year featured Liz? Neither did we. But once we did notice, we had to include her swan song.)
And since we’e on the subject of Liz Shaw, how about a Companion Archive? We’ll talk about her career and review Big Finish Companion Chronicle Season 1 #3, “The Blue Tooth”.
We’ll finish off “Inferno” with Parts 5-7 on 11/11 for FNW.
Which should set us up nicely for episode #304 where we’ll take a look at the Candy Jar short stories featured in The Havoc Files 2.
FINALLY! AFTER MONTHS OF SPECULATION, IT IS OUT, AVAILABLE AND WILL BE WATCHED! FNW 11/18 is the newly animated “The Power of the Daleks” Part 1-3!
A brief interlude to the fourth Doctor’s era in TTV #305 we’ll review the just concluded Titan Comics 4th Doctor Mini-Series, and Big Finish 4th Doctor Adventures season 2 #4 “The Justice Of Jalxar”.
FNW 11/25 will finish “The Power of the Daleks” with Parts 4-6.
TTV #306 will have our thoughts on this Lost in Time adventure “The Power of the Daleks” with looks at both the animated recon and the Novel. (Though not really Lost any more, but we’ll talk more about that on the cast!)
Friday Night Who on 12/2 is Tom Baker in “Meglos”.
The BBC has been busy releasing several videos today as well as details on the Christmas Special!
This Christmas, the Doctor teams up with a comic-book superhero in New York for a heroic special titled, The Return of Doctor Mysterio.
The Return of Doctor Mysterio sees the Twelfth Doctor, as played by Peter Capaldi, teaming up with an investigative journalist, played by Charity Wakefield (Wolf Hall), and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat.
“Doctor Misterio”, as many fans will know is the name given to “Doctor Who” in Latin America. And Peter LOVES that name!
Justin Chatwin (Orphan Black, War of the Worlds) plays Grant – check out the G on his suit above. Chatwin comments on joining the Doctor Who team for the special:
“Working with the amazing people at Doctor Who has been one of the most fun and rewarding projects I’ve ever had the pleasure of being involved with.”
Matt Lucas (who returns as Nardole) will also be joining the cast of the special withAdetomiwa Edun (Lucifer, Bates Motel), German actor Aleksandar Jovanovic andLogan Hoffman (US sci-fi series, V).
The Return of Doctor Mysterio is a 60-minute special written by by Steven Moffat and directed by Ed Bazalgette (The Woman Who Lived and The Girl Who Died).
Check out a behind the scenes clip below:
They also released a teaser and a trailer for the spin-off “Class”, you can watch them below.