Every Doctor Who Story – Babelcolour’s 2018 update

Recommended in Doctor Who Magazine Issue 524 and by the BBC America blog, this is the 2018 update of Babelcolour’s Every Doctor Who Story tribute. The opening monologue in the fan-made video owes a huge debt of thanks to the generous contributions made by an amazing group of voice artists – Jon Culshaw, Jonathon Carley, Elliott Crossley, Stuart Grant, John Guilor, Wink Taylor, Christopher Thomson and Peter Walsh.

The story of a legend

This fan-made video created from BBC video clips from both the Classic and New Series of Doctor Who features William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, John Hurt, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and also various companions and monsters throughout the 50 Years of Who.

The Tenth and Eleventh Doctors have their own new stories in Titan Comics

The first installments are not released until 23 July, you can get a look at the excellent cover art by illustrator Alice X Zhang.

Tenth Doctor Who cover story Titan Comics
Tenth Doctor Who cover story Titan Comics
Eleventh Doctor Who cover story in Titan Comics
Eleventh Doctor Who cover story in Titan Comics

David Tennant’s story picks up after the departure of Donna Noble and pairs him with a new companion, New Yorker Gabriella Gonzalez in order to battle an infestation of psychic aliens, while Matt Smith’s features more aliens, a 70’s musician and a woman grieving over the recent death of her mother. Here is a plot rundown of each story, and here is a brief introduction to the new companions each Doctor meets.

Titan have also announced plans for a series of comic books based on Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor following his debut in series eight of the TV show. Titan’s new Doctor Who titles will be available in digital versions in the UK. You can pre-order now, ahead of their release on 23 July.

Neil Gaiman writes eleventh Doctor Who story

This is the eleventh and final Doctor Who story in the series celebrating Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, and it’s written by the novelist and series writer Neil Gaiman. The bestselling author is know for more than twenty books (including Stardust, Coraline and Neverwhere).

This new story is titled Nothing O’Clock and features Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor:

Thousands of years ago, Time Lords built a Prison for the Kin. They made it utterly impregnable and unreachable. As long as Time Lords existed, the Kin would be trapped forever and the universe would be safe. They had planned for everything… everything, that is, other than the Time War and the fall of Gallifrey. Now the Kin are free again and there’s only one Time Lord left in the universe who can stop them!

The Doctor Who story, Nothing O’Clock, will be available as an ebook download from the following retailers from November 21 Amazon (UK | US) and iBookstore.

In this video author Neil Gaiman talks about his latest novel Nothing O’Clock – a Doctor Who eBook.

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The ripple effect by Malorie Blackman, the seventh Doctor and Dalek story

Doctor Who ebook The ripple effect by Malorie Blackman

The new Children’s Laureate and acclaimed author of Noughts & Crosses and Pig Heart Boy, Malorie Blackman has written the seventh Doctor Who short ebook.

The new Doctor Who story is named The Ripple Effect and it features the Seventh Doctor and Ace as played by Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred, and sees the return of the Daleks – but with a twist…

The short ebook will be available from July 23. You can pre-order from Amazon (UK | US) and iTunes (UK | AU).

You can find more information here.

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Doctor Who – Series 7, episode 9 – Hide

If you love the ghost stories you will love episode 9, season 7 of new Doctor Who series. It does not have the name Hide for nothing: the Doctor (Matt Smith) and Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman) get to Caliburn House where the supernatural investigator Professor Alan Palmer (Dougray Scott) and his “emotional psychic” assistant Emma Grayling (Jessica Raineas) try to gather information about the ghost haunting the mansion. The historical data gathered about the Witch of the Well covered a few centuries when the Doctor and Clara dropped in.

More: besided the 3 human occupants and a Time Lord there were a creature inside the mansion, passing almost unnoticeable from one room to another. It frightened the Doctor and his companion in their trial to know the house and find the ghost.

In this episode everyone has his/her own agenda: the professor Alan Palmer wanted to find out more about the life beyond because of his experiences in the war, when he killed and people died because of him. The Doctor wanted to ask Emma Grayling about his current companion, the mistery girl that died twice and still was beside him. Clara had something against the TARDIS that did not accepted her easily, taunting her any time she could. Emma was in love with the professor and, as any love story, that was blocking her native empathy and she could not feel professor’s feeling toward her.

All these stories are around the ghost in the Caliburn House and the successful trials to contact her. The TARDIS offered the Doctor the possibility to recognize in this ghost another temporal traveler that got stranded into a pocket Universe – a bubble inside our own Universe, but almost apart from it. It was needed a strong medium in order to make a connection between the two Universes and to save the captives from the smaller one.

No, the plural is not a mistake. Because there were 2 prisoners: a beautiful dark time traveler woman named Hila (Kemi-Bo Jacobs) and the partner of the creature I’ve mentioned before. But I am letting you discover yourselves how the situation was solved and how the love stories were continued. I’ve already said to much, so I can mention only one element: there is a surprise I’ve not mentioned.

Written by Neil Cross. Cast: The Doctor (Matt Smith), Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), Alec Palmer (Dougray Scott), Emma Grayling (Jessica Raine), Hila (Kemi-Bo Jacobs), The Crooked Man (Aiden Cook).

Series 7, episode 7 – The rings of Akhaten

Do you remember the dry leaf that had appeared in Clara’s book, the one with 101 places to visit? At the end of the previous episode, The Bells of Saint John, the Doctor asked why she was keeping a leaf, and the answer that he got was very simple: that was not a leaf, that was the first chapter. When you’ll have the chance to watch (again) The rings of Akhaten remember all these.

Also in the previous episode the Time Lord is decided to find out exactly who Clara Oswald is, and we are finding along him in this episode her short history: her parents met because that dry leaf the wind had taken from a tree on the street into Clara’s dad’s face, they felt in love, got married and had a daughter. She later had a great connection with the mother she lost as a teenager.

Do you love aliens? Clara’s first trip to outer space is full of them, as various and strange as possible, so the interactions with some of the are… not as smooth as she would like. 😀 The inhabitants of the 7 worlds orbiting around the star Akhaten share a common belief: the life in the Universe started on a planet in their own system. So they have built a pyramid shaped temple on that planet, and on every thousand years (or so), when the rings are aligned, they are keeping the Festival of Offerings.

Walking on what seems rather a bazaar Clara meets a girl, Mary, the Queen of Years, that, visible frightened, runs trying to escape from some guys chasing her. Doctor’s companion finds out that the little girl was supposing to sing their stories in front of the world and the Old God. And, as any child, she was afraid not to make mistakes. Clara tries to give her confidence, she succeeds, but she can not stay aside when the girls is taken away to the temple during the show. She and the Doctor try to save her and, eventually, they have to fight against the Old God supposed to be sleeping. The sings and the Queen of Years sacrifice were meant to keep him away, sleeping for another thousand years or so, until a new ring alignment and another Festival of Offerings.

I prefer to let you discover yourselves the way the Doctor and Clara solve this problem, I don’t want to spoil your surprise. But what’s the value of a song, of a story? What makes a story interesting and how much? Do you prefer the adventures that happen during one thousand years life (as the Doctor’s), some of them even extraordinary, or the ones you can create yourselves day by day, second by second? Do you prefer other man’s adventures or yours? When you’ll answers these questions you’ll be ready to watch this episode. 😀

Cast: Matt Smith (The Doctor), Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara), Emilia Jones (Merry), Michael Dixon (Dave), Nicola Sian (Ellie), Chris Anderson (The Chorister), Aidan Cook (The Mummy), Karl Greenwood (Dor’een).

Director: Farren Blackburn, producer: Denise Paul, writer: Neil Cross. Series Producer: Marcus Wilson.

Tenth Doctor – His story from Start to Finish

This video tells you Tenth Doctor’s story, it takes you from regeneration to regeneration and all the episodes where David Tennant was the Doctor.

Song: Ghost Love Score by Nightwish

0:00 - 0:36 The Christmas Invasion
0:36 - 0:54 New Earth
0:54 - 1:03 Tooth and Claw
1:03 - 1:12 School Reunion
1:12 - 1:36 The Girl in the Fireplace
1:36 - 1:44 Rise of the Cybermen
1:44 - 1:55 The Age of Steel
1:55 - 2:14 The Idiot’s Lantern
2:14 - 2:20 The Impossible Planet
2:20 - 2:27 The Satan Pit
2:27 - 2:31 Fear Her
2:31 - 2:34 Army of Ghosts
2:34 - 3:01 Doomsday
3:01 - 3:21 The Runaway Bride
3:21 - 3:33 Smith and Jones
3:33 - 3:39 The Shakespeare Code
3:39 - 3:49 Gridlock
3:49 - 3:50 Daleks in Manhattan
3:50 - 3:59 Evolution of the Daleks
3:59 - 4:09 The Lazarus Experiment
4:09 - 4:25 42
4:25 - 4:39 Human Nature
4:39 - 4:47 The Family of Blood
4:48 - 4:59 Blink
4:59 - 5:15 Utopia
5:15 - 5:26 The Sound of Drums
5:26 - 5:34 The Last of the Time Lords
5:34 - 5:35 Time Crash
5:35 - 5:47 Voyage of the Damned
5:47 - 5:54 Partners in Crime
5:54 - 6:03 The Fires of Pompeii
6:03 - 6:09 Planet of the Ood
6:09 - 6:13 The Sontaran Stratagem
6:13 - 6:18 The Poison Sky
6:18 - 6:24 The Doctor’s Daughter
6:24 - 6:29 The Unicorn and the Wasp
6:29 - 6:34 Silence in the Library
6:34 - 6:45 Forest of the Dead
6:45 - 6:53 Midnight
6:53 - 6:59 Turn Left
6:59 - 7:11 The Stolen Earth
7:11 - 7:26 Journey’s End
7:26 - 7:30 Music of the Spheres
7:30 - 7:42 The Next Doctor
7:42 - 7:54 Planet of the Dead
7:54 - 7:58 The Wedding of Sarah Jane Part 2
7:58 - 8:22 The Waters of Mars
8:22 - 8:37 The End of Time Part 1
8:37 - 9:57 The End of Time Part 2
9:57 - 10:47 Regeneration
10:47 - 11:00 Outtro

Dalek Tales – The Dalek that time forgot

A great story with and about the Dalek created by timelash.

 History is in peril, the crack in the universe is changing the very fabric of reality. Leaving earth the new paradigm see an opportunity which will lead one Dalek on its path to destiny. Dalek Caan the saviour of the Daleks..

 Skaro, The ancient planet of the Daleks.. it is a time of crisis, a time of war. In the Dalek City, there is one who stands against time, one who is hidden. Caan The saviour.

 Skaro is saved and the future of the paradigm is secure. Caan returns to finish his mission, or has he..

 The Time War, it spread across the universe effecting the nature of reality. At the Gates of Elysium the Daleks spread there destruction, and the very thing they created destroys the very thing that created them.

Doctor Who companion is the main character, not the Doctor

Steven Moffat: the companion is the main character in Doctor Who, not the DoctorTell me: have you have ever watch or read a story about a great hero (who saved the world or the history or the entire Universe) that was alone and had almost nobody around him? If there are any such stories they are anonymous. The reason is very simple: there was no one there to tell (us) the story. All the good stories have been told by others… and the Doctor stories are not exceptions.

In an interview published on Radio Times the writer Steven Moffat is establishing the priorities for the Doctor Who characters:

Doctor Who head writer Steven Moffat says the series tells the story of the Doctor’s companion, rather than the Time Lord himself, and that the thought of the Doctor travelling alone is “depressing” and “unhealthy”.

“The story of Doctor Who is always the story of the companion, it’s always their story,” said Moffat. “It was Rose Tyler’s story, it’s Amy Pond’s story – the story of the time they knew the Doctor and how that began; how it developed and how it ended.”

Current companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams – aka Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill – are set to leave the show partway through the upcoming series, with Jenna-Louise Coleman starting a new chapter when she makes her first appearance in the Christmas special.

“The story begins again, not so much with the new Doctor, but with the new companion,” Moffat told BBC America. “It is their story. The Doctor’s the hero, but they’re the main character.”

River Song – Her story, history, timeline from Doctor Who Confidential

 River Song is the companion of the Doctor, his love, who keeps meeting him in the wrong order. This is the chronological order of her life.

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River Song – My Doctor

 Set to her heartbreaking monologue from the Impossible Astronaut, watch River Song’s story unfold, from the day she first met the Doctor to her final sacrifice.

The unholy alliance between “Star Trek’s” Borg and “Doctor Who’s” Cybermen

The Huffington Post announces about an unholy alliance between “Star Trek’s” Borg and “Doctor Who’s” Cybermen into a story into crossover comics. The story will be published in May, courtesy of an IDW comic book.

According to a Monday press release from the company, “Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2” will feature “an unholy alliance” between the two villains. This sounds like an excellent idea for a comic book and, not just because two races of relentless, mechanized villains are better than one, but because an on-screen depiction of that kind of epic tale would be unworkable (especially given that “TNG” ended in 1994) and hugely expensive.
So who you gonna call when two mechanical races team up to bring disaster to humanity? Jean-Luc Picard and the Doctor, obviously.

For more information you should go here.