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Today Titan comics announced a massive crossover even for Doctor Who Comics Day celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Cybermen!
The 5 issue bi-weekly adventure is titled ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ and stars the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), and Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi), and their comic companions – Gabby, Cindy, Alice, Rose (Billie Piper) and Captain Jack (John Barrowman)!
Here’s how Titan comics describe the plot:
“Exiled from Gallifrey at the very end of time, Rassilon, fallen leader of the Time Lords, has been captured by the last of the Cybermen. Now, the Cybermen have access to time travel. With it, every defeat becomes a victory. Every foe is now dead — or Cyberized.”
Written by George Mann & Cavan Scott with art by Alessandro Vitti the first issue drops Wednesday, July 6th, just ahead of Doctor Who Comics Day on Saturday July 9th and will feature 5 variant covers.
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the show’s iconic cyborgs, the Cybermen. The Cybermen first appeared in the story ‘The Tenth Planet’ in 1966, and have been featured in Doctor Who numerous times since, including being brought back in the “new series” in the 2006 two-part, ‘Rise of the Cybermen’ and ‘The Age of Steel.’
We return for our first podcast of 2016 with a review of the Ninth Doctor mini-series by the good folks over at Titan Comics. We give our impressions on the five issue story arc by writer Cavan Scott and artist Blair Shedd.
Then Davros returns in Big Finish audio play number 65 in the monthly range with the Sixth Doctor and Mel story, The Juggernauts. We’ll share our review of that story as well.
Plus we tackle more news-of-the-week.
And, of course… oh…none again this week? Never mind.
We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the show’s return to our screen this week. And what better way to celebrate it, than to watch the episode that launched the return?!
This week’s Friday Night Who might be a bit of a stretch…not knowing much about “Listen” other than it possibly could involve ghosts…we decided to the 9th Doctor story with “ghosts” “The Unquiet Dead”.
As this is posted it’s Easter Saturday! Also know as August 23rd, the triumphant day that the 12th Doctor in the form of Peter Capaldi makes his fully fledged debut. So you know in Episode 191 we will be discussing Deep Breath and our initial reaction to the newest incarnation.
But you already knew that if you’re a listener to the show. And by deductive logic you also know what the next 12 episodes of the podcast will be about. But what about Friday Night Who? The 3 of us (but mostly Shaun) have scoured the internet (without spoiling ourselves too much) to try our best to match up some previous stories with what’s happening in Series 8. Being as we don’t have official synopsis for all the episodes some may be way off base, but hey we tried. By now if you haven’t already skipped forward to see what’s coming up are wanting to see what we have planned. So without further ado…the Vortex schedule without our reasoning…and WITH episode titles if you find that sort of thing spoilers.
For Friday Night Who on August 29th we will watch the Sixth Doctor story “Revelation of the Daleks” starring Colin Baker.
For Episode #192 of the podcast we will be discussing the second episode of series 8, “Into the Dalek”.
The first Friday Night Who in September brings us to the Fourth Doctor’s era in the middle of the Key to Time series, with “The Androids of Tara” starring Tom Baker.
The following podcast, episode #193 will have us discussing the 3rd episode of the season, “Robots of Sherwood”.
The 12th of September we will jump forward to the Ninth Doctor’s era with “The Unquiet Dead” staring Christopher Eccelston.
Episode #194 will see us reviewing episode 4….”Listen”.
Friday Night Who for September 19th brings us to a story where we first meet someone else from the Doctor’s home planet in “The Time Meddler” staring the First Doctor William Hartnell.
Episode 5, “Time Heist” of Series 8 brings us to Episode #195 of the podcast.
The last Friday Night Who in September brings a clash of “new” Who and “classic” Who in the Tenth Doctor story “School Reunion” staring David Tennant and the much loved and missed Elisabeth Sladen on the 26th.
Episode #196 of the podcast will be dedicated to the 6th episode of series 8…”The Caretaker”. Hard to believe we’re now halfway through the season.
We start out October Friday Night Whos with “Planet of Fire” on the 3rd starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor.
The second half of the season starts off with what looks like a bang in an episode titled “Kill the Moon” and we’ll discuss the moral implications of killing a non-sentient hunk of rock (or you know just review it) in episode #197 of the podcast.
The 10th of October brings us our first repeat Doctor for Friday Night Who so far this season with one of Glenn’s favorites “The Pyramids of Mars” starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor.
Episode #198 of the podcast has us reviewing episode 8 of the season “Mummy on the Orient Express”
Brittany will be happy that the Third Doctor get’s his go during Friday Night Who on October 17th in “Carnival of Monsters”
And we will discuss episode 9 “Flatline” on podcast #199…holy crap we’re about to hit a milestone!
Matt Smith makes his return to Friday Night Who since we started this season in “The Doctor, the Widow & the Wardrobe” on October 24th.
Let’s hope Episode 10, “In the Forest of the Night” is a good one, because that’s what we’re discussing in our 200th episode of the podcast!!! A Major epiversary!!! Thanks to everyone who’s listened and kept us going to 200 episodes. You all are wonderful people!
Our Halloween Friday Night Who won’t be as scary as it normally would be…but if you don’t own it, the cost could scare your wallet…we start the first 4 episodes of “the Invasion” starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor.
This is it folks…the 2 part season finale! Episode #201 will have us discussing the first part…”Dark Water”.
We start November by finishing up “The Invasion” parts 5-8 on the 7th.
And we end the season on episode #202 discussing “Death in Heaven” and likely the season as a whole.
As for what’s ahead for the end of the year…well you know we have some catching up to do on the Puffin EBooks and whatever else Shaun has up his sleeve.
In this week’s show we finally take a listen to the Big Finish audio play Jubilee, featuring the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe. We’ll look at the comparisons between this story and the Ninth Doctor and Rose televised story, Dalek. Find out how much we find in common between the two stories.
Also, some more convention guest announcements.
Plus, our reactions to the newly released Series 8 teaser.
And, of course, your feedback.
We press play at Midnight CST on this 9th Doctor two-parter, so don’t forget to follow @TravelVortex, @VortexKeith, @VortexGlenn & @VortexShaun
And as always keep an eye out for the hashtags, #FridayNightWho #AliensofLondon and #WorldWarThree
This week for Friday Night Who we return to 2005, with the 9th Doctor story The Long Game.
Why are we going back to the “new” series for Friday Night Who? Well Prisoners of Time comic reasons that’s why.
Join us for this story at Midnight CST, and don’t forget to to use the hashtags #TheLongGame & #FridayNigthWho
In this week’s show, we take a look back over the Ninth Doctor’s era. First a look at the recently aired, The Doctor Revisited – The Ninth Doctor. Then we gather up all the episodes in Series One to weed down our picks for the best representation of Nine’s run.
Plus, big news of the week, as we discuss the newly released 50th Anniversary trailer and look at all its goodness.
And, of course, your feedback.
Links mentioned in the show:
Michelle’s note about “Ghost Light” in the preface of Lungbarow” – If you can get a hold of a copy of the book, it lays out the process of the novel including some interesting facts about how the premise was changed and set on Earth for the Ghost Light T.V. story. Sounds like things got watered down in the mix and the idea plays out better in the novel, Lungbarrow.
For this week’s Friday Night Who was watch the 9th Doctor’s swan song “Bad Wolf” and “The Parting Of The Ways” as we continue our countdown in 11 weeks for 11 Doctors.
Join @TravelVortex, @VortexKeith, @VortexShaun, & @VortexGlenn as we press play at Midnight CDT!
Don’t forget the hashtags (and tissues) #FridayNightWho #BadWolf & #ThePartingoftheWays