Mark Gatiss does go on. He’s been on at me about the Ice Warriors since I took over the show. And, frankly, I’ve been disappointing him. I just wasn’t that thrilled about unearthing yet another old monster. I slightly felt we’d done all the good ones. But then, as I was sitting in my garden on the phone to Mark about Sherlock, he started pitching this story. An Ice Warrior! On a nuclear submarine! Under the polar ice cap. That would have been enough for me to say, “yes, please!” but then he had one more idea that made my hair stand on end.
It’s not for me to tell you what your favourite episodes will be, but this is one of mine.
We were going to post the picture, and then we realized that it would no longer be a Radio Times Exclusive. So clicken this linken.
Radio Times is kicking off its Doctor Who 50th anniversary celebrations in style this week by giving away eight exclusive collectable postcards featuring some of the Time Lord’s most iconic appearances on the cover of the magazine.
Free with the new issue of Radio Times, the images range from an early appearance by the Cybermen to an iconic shot of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton; a comic-book style clash between the Daleks and Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor, to a historic five Doctors cover – plus encounters with the Time Lord’s latest incarnations David Tennant and Matt Smith.
There are two sets of cards to collect, each featuring four different designs – get your hands on the whole lot from Tuesday 12 February, when the magazine materialises in newsagents.
Visit Radio Times for more info.
Classic 1960s Doctor Who on the big screen and a top line-up of guests – it’s another hit for the British Film Institute…
This month, the BFI turned the clock back to 1967 for the stone-cold classic, The Tomb of the Cybermen, starring second Doctor Patrick Troughton….
Read the story at Radio Times
Speaking at the Radio Times covers’ party, Moffat teased: “We’ll be up in the air, we’re under the water, we’re on a fantastic alien planet, we’re back in time, we’re forward in time, and the Doctor’s greatest secret is in jeopardy.”
The upcoming eight episodes - which see Matt Smith teaming up with new companion Jenna Coleman - will include instalments written by Moffat, as well as Luther creator Neil Cross, Neil Gaiman and Mark Gatiss.
I went to the store for 1 thing. None of these are it.
I seriously have a new collection of magazines with “Doctor Who” covers. I’ve bought every one since coming to Wales, because that just doesn’t happen in America!! I always get excited and impulsive.
Blogtor Who has some nice scans of Matt and Jenna from next week’s Radio Times (x)
We’ll have the digital file up on Monday. In the meantime, check deets at the link.
Click through to get access to the full size version. If you print the one above, it might come out the size of a chiclet.
Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill reveal what is in store when The Doctor, Amy and Rory arrive in A Town Called Mercy
A Town called Mercy is the first time the Doctor has “done” the Old West since 1966. That story, with William Hartnell as the Doctor, was called The Gunfighters, but its working title was The Gunslingers. This time round there’s just a single Gunslinger to contend with, but as he is seven feet tall and has a Gatling gun in place of his right arm, one is more than enough….