NEWS ROUND~UP

With Doctor Who Series 8 just around the corner, it's been a busy old time on the world of Doctor Who and there's some news and juicy nuggets that may have passed you by. Collected here is a round-up of the very latest news.

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DEEP BREATH

SERIES 8

WORLD TOUR

REVIEWS
MERCHANDISE

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COMIC REVIEW: The Tenth Doctor #2

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2

by Nick Abadzi, Elena Casagrande & Arianna Florean

On Sale: Aug 27

The second issue of this Tenth Doctor comic (read our review of the first HERE), which sees the introduction of new companion Gabby, is packed full of new monsters and creatures; there’s the Thing, the Pranavores and the Cerebravores and they’re all rather interested in a Brooklyn Laundromat…

Despite an action-packed set piece that sees the Doctor and Gabby fleeing the demonic Thing through a subway car, I found the huge sections of exposition rather wearing. There’s also a lot of technobabble along with the constant explanations to what’s happening, which I think works better on screen than it does in pen and ink.

The writers have captured Tennant’s speech pattern again nicely and there’s a lovely reference to a much-loved First Doctor story. Gabby is very feisty and a quite nervous companion so although you don’t immediately warm to her, it’s nice to see The Doctor taking his time getting to know her and not handing her a key to the TARDIS straight away. She’s also quick-thinking and saves the day in a very Rose-like fashion so I’ll be interested to see how her character develops.

The subject matter of Revolutions of Terror plays with ideas of fear and negativity, which means the overall tone, as well as the artwork, is very dark and melancholic.

However, there’s another exciting cliffhanger and I’m hoping by the next issue, we will have got the heavy-lifting out of the way and it’ll be more enjoyable.

BLOGTOR RATING 6/10
Thanks to Titan Comics
 

Rio Q&A Highlights


In the player above you can watch the highlights of the Q&A session with Steven Moffat, Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi from the Rio stop of the Doctor Who World Tour. Check out another video and pics from Brazil HERE.


In the player below you can see a special thank you from Capaldi to Doctor Who fans around the world.

Robot of Sherwood episode synopsis


The BBC have released the official synopsis for the third episode of Doctor Who Series 8, Robot of Sherwood, check it out below: 
In a sun-dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood.

With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes really exist?
Robot of Sherwood airs on BBC One on Sept 6. Series 8, Ep 2, Into the Dalek airs on Aug 30 at 7.30pm whilst Ep 1 Deep Breath airs 7.50pm on Aug 23. Visit the Series 8 Episode Guide HERE.

Series 8 SPOILERS!

The latest issue of the US television listings magazine TV Guide, with Peter Capaldi on the cover (pictured below), has various bits of information regarding Doctor Who Series 8 - including some spoilers. Stop reading now if you don't want to know!

SPOILERS FOLLOW PIC!



TV Guide states that Series 8 will feature:
• a stopover on Gallifrey.

• a mini nervous breakdown for The Doctor.

• Danny Pink, played by Samuel Anderson, becomes a companion and travels in the TARDIS. Also The Doctor doesn't trust him because of his past.
The TV Guide is on sale now in the US.

BBC iPlayer launches Doctor Who Extra

From the BBC Press Office:
The BBC has today announced Doctor Who Extra - a brand-new series, exclusively on BBC iPlayer. Doctor Who Extra is much more than a ‘making of’ show, as we follow Peter Capaldi every step of the way throughout the creation of his first season as the Doctor.
Over the course of 12 programmes we trace the highs and lows of Doctor Who’s most ambitious run of episodes yet, getting the inside take on series 8 from the people who made it.

The Doctor Who Extra team had unparalleled access to stars including Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Samuel Anderson (series regular Danny Pink) plus guests Frank Skinner, Keeley Hawes, Michelle Gomez, Ben Miller, Foxes and many more. Writers, such as Lead Writer/Executive Producer Steven Moffat, and directors also contribute, as they spill the beans on the on and off-screen drama.
Casual viewers will enjoy the fun, fast pace and lighter side of Doctor Who Extra but there’s plenty for fans, too, as we take a quick dip into the archive for every edition, reflecting on how Doctor Who’s history is echoed in this current series.

Packed with emotion, great stories and a real sense of ‘access all areas’, Doctor Who Extra is essential viewing for everyone who’s ever watched Doctor Who and wondered what it’s a like to be a part of the team that brings this global phenomena to our screens.
Doctor Who Extra is produced by BBC Cymru Wales and executive produced by Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin and Jo Pearce. Each 10-minute Doctor Who Extra episode will be available after that week’s Doctor Who episode on BBC One.

Audiences will also be able to access Doctor Who Extra via the BBC’s Red Button.