David Bradley Returns As The First Doctor!

Yesterday, Big Finish announced two box sets featuring David Bradley as the First Doctor, alongside the cast of An Adventure In Space and Time. The first box set, scheduled to be released soon after this years Christmas special, Twice Upon A Time, features two stories, The Destination Wars by Matt Fitton and The Great White Hurricane by Guy Adams. Then, in July 2018, the second box set will be released, containing a further two stories, The Invention of Death by John Dorney and The Barbarians and The Samurai by Andrew Smith. Read on after the break for the full Press Release…

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Reacting To The Thirteenth Doctor!

Now, you probably know that tomorrow, after the Men’s Final at Wimbledon, we’re going to finally find out who’s going to take the keys to the TARDIS after Peter Capaldi hands them over on Christmas Day. I know what you’re thinking “Daniel, I’d love to know what you think straight away, as it happens!” and thanks to Tom Dix of EpicWho, you’ll be able to see my reaction live!

The link is at the bottom of this article, and as we don’t know the exact time of the announcement, be sure to keep an eye on my Twitter, as I’ll be posting updates throughout the day in the run up!

Coming Tomorrow- Daniel’s Doctor Who Diary!

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be beginning my quest to review every remaining episode of Doctor Who ever; starting with the first episode of An Unearthly Child, all the way to the present day (where there are complete stories available). These will be published as regularly as possible on weekdays, except on days when a Big Finish review is published. This is to ensure that you guys get as much content as possible from me. Once I’ve finished reviewing a whole story, a separate article will be released combining each episode review, into being a fully fledged episode review which will be on the respective Doctor’s page. As someone who owns every episode on DVD or blu-ray, this is going to be a fun journey for me, especially considering I’ve not seen every Doctor Who story; and hopefully I’ll find some new favourites on the way.

If you’re wanting a schedule of how weeks go, this is the new format:

Monday-Thursday– Either a Big Finish review or an entry to Daniel’s Doctor Who Diary
Friday– A Big Finish review and/or Anticipating Series 10 episode
Sunday– Initial Thoughts of Series 10 episode

New Series 10 Info

The BBC has released the above promotional image and have announced that the official Series 10 trailer will air during half time of the Manchester United vs Arsenal match today, along with the new confirmed title for Episode 1, The Pilot. The parallels between them releasing the trailer during half time of this football match, and them releasing Friend From The Future to announce Pearl Mackie asBill as the new companion is obvious. There’s also rumours that we might get the titles for every episode in Series 10 too, but only time will tell…

Coming Soon: Daniel’s Doctor Who Diary

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Here’s a new thing that I promise I’m going to do! Before I tell you properly what the heck “Daniel’s Doctor Who Diary” is, let me tell you why I’m going to be doing it.

Basically, I want to review old Doctor Who episodes, but with the nearly constant brilliant Doctor Who related content that Big Finish is producing, I’m finding it hard to find the time to sit down and watch full stories, especially from the classic era. This is how I came up with the idea of DDWD. Monday-Friday, minus days where I’m releasing Big Finish reviews, I’ll be summing up my thoughts on each episode of complete episodes of Doctor Who in order. That means:

First Doctor- 86 entries
Second Doctor- 74 entries
Third Doctor- 128 entries
Fourth Doctor- 172 entries (Excluding Shada)
Fifth Doctor- 69 entries
Sixth Doctor- 31 entries
Seventh Doctor- 42 entries
Eighth Doctor- 1 entry
Ninth Doctor- 13 entries
Tenth Doctor- 47 entries
Eleventh Doctor- 44 entries
Twelfth Doctor- 40 entries (Including Series 10 and the 2017 Christmas Special)

Which, if you can be bothered to do the maths, means that from the First until the Twelfth Doctor (Unless more missing stories appear), there’ll be 747 entries. That’s just shy of 150 weeks, or three years. By which time, we’ll know the Thirteenth Doctor, and maybe even the Fourteenth. This is going to be a long project; but it will be a labour of love.

You might be wondering what’s going to happen to the episode reviews I’ve already done (all 19 of them), if I’m being totally honest, they’re not my best work; so they’re going to leave their respective Doctor pages. I am keeping them though, in a new section, called ‘The Vault’, where they can be preserved for all time. Mainly so I can see how much progress I’ve made. Like I said, this won’t be happening until April, so the current TV reviews will remain where they are for the time being. After that, once I’ve finished reviewing every episode of a story, I’ll put it all into one big review and put it on that Doctor’s page.

I just thought that I’d update you with what’s going on and why there’s a lack of content on the site at the minute. Thank you for understanding, and I hope you’re looking forward to going on this crazy journey as much as I am!

 

Ninth, Tenth & Eleventh Doctor’s On Big Finish!

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Exciting news from Big Finish today, as they’ve announced three new series, focussing on the New-Who Doctors. The Ninth Doctor ChroniclesThe Tenth Doctor Chronicles and The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles are a series of box sets, with narration from Nick Briggs, and guest appearances. From what I can gather, this is like New Who Companion Chronicles, and frankly, I’m super excited!

Read on after the break for the entire Big Finish announcement, or click here to read it on their site. Within the next few days, I’ll be speculating what this announcement might mean for the future of New-Who on Big Finish…

Who ever thought that this would be a sight on the Big Finish Ranges page?

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Peter Capaldi Leaving In 2017

Ep 12 IconicOn An Evening With Peter Capaldi on BBC Radio 2 this evening, Peter Capaldi announced that Series 10, which is set to start on April 15th, will be his last as the Doctor. Like Matt Smith before him, Peter Capaldi is set to regenerate into the Thirteenth Doctor on Christmas Day.

This also reflects the events of the last showrunner change, when David Tennant left alongside Russell T Davis so Steven Moffat could have an entirely fresh slate.

Of course, we still have thirteen episodes left of Peter Capaldi, and we now have an air date for Series 10 (April 15th- July 1st), and the Christmas Special to look forward to.