Lego have issued details of their new Doctor Who set from Lego Ideas:
Construct a stunningly detailed Lego version of the iconic TARDIS and role-play the Doctor’s time-travel adventures! Created by fan-designer Andrew Clark and selected by Lego Ideas members, this set is based on the BBC’s popular and long-running television series about a Time Lord - the Doctor - exploring the universe in a blue police box. Due to trans-dimensional engineering, the TARDIS is bigger on the inside than the outside and this cool multifunctional set includes the console room that houses all the flight controls.
Regenerate the Doctor and defeat the evil Daleks and a Weeping Angel with the help of his extraordinary companion Clara. Then close the doors of the TARDIS and launch into another dimension! Includes 4 minifigures with assorted accessory elements: the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald and a Weeping Angel, plus 2 Daleks.
The Lego Ideas Doctor Who set is on sale from 1st December priced £49.99.
THE WAR DOCTOR: ONLY THE MONSTROUS - COVER & DETAILS
Big Finish have issued the cover and details for three new Doctor Who audio plays featuring the War Doctor:
In December 2015, the Time War will rage and only one man can save us. John Hurt is the War Doctor!
John Hurt, the world-renowned star of film and television, is returning to the role of the War Doctor, in twelve full-cast Doctor Who audio plays.
The War Doctor was introduced for Doctor Who’s fiftieth anniversary, and played a key part in the record-breaking television special The Day of the Doctor, alongside David Tennant and Matt Smith’s Doctors. He is the secret incarnation of the Time Lord - but he has shunned the title ‘Doctor’ in order to fight in the Time War against the Daleks.
"I have been a huge fan of John since first seeing him in the repeats of I, Claudius in the 1980s and in his Oscar-nominated role as the eponymous The Elephant Man," says Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. "Watching his performance in The Day of the Doctor I did find myself fantasising that some far off day we might have the chance to work with him on the audio adventures of Doctor Who and now two short years later it’s happened! John wove a fantastic character together from a great script by Steven Moffat. Now we have the chance to get to know that character more and hear John stretch in the role. We’re all in for a hell of a ride as the War Doctor engages in battle. But who are the greater threat - the Daleks or the Time Lords?"
The audio adventures of the War Doctor will be told over four box sets, each containing three linked hour-long episodes. The first box set is entitled Only the Monstrous, and is written and directed by Nicholas Briggs, whose many successes for Big Finish include the BBC Audio Award-winning masterpiece Doctor Who: Dark Eyes.
"The story of the Doctor who refuses to call himself the Doctor in order to do the unthinkable upon the ultimate battlefield - all of space and time - was irresistible to me," says Nicholas. "Such a deeply disturbing and engaging character created by the formidable talents of writer Steven Moffat and actor John Hurt. It’s such a privilege to be working on this."
The cast of the War Doctor also includes Jacqueline Pearce, who plays Time Lord Cardinal Ollistra - an arch manipulator who is waging the Time War against the Daleks. Jacqueline’s work includes The Avengers, Callan, Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time, Moondial and Russell T Davies’ Dark Season, and she is known to many science fiction fans for her role as Servalan in the cult classic Blake’s 7.
Only the Monstrous will be released in December 2015, and will be followed in February 2016 by the second volume, Infernal Devices, which is written by John Dorney, Phil Mulryne and Matt Fitton. Volumes Three and Four are currently in pre-production.
"What an utter privilege it is to work with such an iconic actor, playing such a brilliantly devised role," says producer David Richardson. "This is Doctor Who at its darkest - the era in which our hero casts aside his core values in order to try and save the galaxy in its most terrible hour. We promise bold and brilliant story-telling with gripping character drama, and epic and cinematic audio productions."
In addition to the War Doctor, November 2017 also sees a prequel box set to the saga, Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor - The Time War, which will follow the early stages of the Time War from the Eighth Doctor’s perspective. Paul McGann stars, alongside characters first introduced in the War Doctor box sets.
Stories - all written by directed by Nicholas Brigss
- The Innocent
- The Thousand Worlds
- The Heart of Battle
Doctor Who: The War Doctor - Only the Monstrous is on sale in December priced £20.00 on both CD and digital download.
Panini have issued the cover and details of the next edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:
It’s October and Something Wicked This Way Comes… in the form of the wickedest magazine in the universe - issue 7 of Doctor Who Adventures. So prepare for a Halloween like no other with a huge celebration of monster mayhem!
When the Doctor comes to visit Clara, he finds the whole school fast asleep. Either Clara’s class is the most boring experience in the universe or the planet is under attack from a Somnosian Invasion Force. Comic strip action from Jason Quinn, Russ Leach and John Burns!
Get the low-down on Davros, dark lord of Skaro and creator of the Daleks!
Missy's Craft Studio
Missy has kicked Clara out of the craft studio and shows you how to make an all-purpose gadget of evil. You may not be able to stop the planes with it but you’ll have somewhere cool to store your pencils!
UNIT Alien Archives
Hack into the UNIT Alien Archives to find out more about the mysterious Shadow Proclamation
Strax's Guide to Alien Races
This month, Strax gives you a lesson on some of the various alien threats the Doctor has faced over the years, including the Abzorbalovians, the Balhoonians and the Carrionites.
The Hunt for Davros
A cool game for two, you are racing across Skaro and have to get to Davros before your opponent!
The Paternoster Gang Investigates
Rik Hoskin brings you the chilling story of the Misery Diary that reduces Strax and Jenny to tears. Can Madame Vastra break its uncanny spell?
Issue 7 comes with a massive double-sided poster and your own Psychic Paper, wallet and Sonic Screwdriver!
Issue 7 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from 8th October until 4th November priced £3.99.