We're back again every Friday to take a look at some of the key pieces of news that were released in the worlds of doctor who and class in the last seven days, and key videos from the account.
The return of doctor Mysterio on DVD
Full details have been announced for the DVD and Blu-ray of the 2016 Christmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio.
It’s set to be released in the UK 23rd January 2017, priced at £13.27 and £16.33 (RRP).
In this epic Christmas Special, The Doctor joins forces with a masked Superhero for a fantastic New York adventure.
With brain-swapping aliens poised to attack, the Doctor and Nardole link up with an investigative reporter and a mysterious figure known only as The Ghost.
The 60 minute Doctor Who Christmas Special is written by Steven Moffat, Executive Produced by Brian Minchin, Produced by Peter Bennett and Directed by Ed Bazalgette (Poldark).
Bonus material for the DVD & Blu-ray includes two features:
Big Finish over the next two years
In January 2018, Tom Baker and Louise Jameson return as the Doctor and Leela in Doctor Who - The Fourth Doctor Adventures: Series 7. This new collection of stories comes in a new format: two box sets of four stories each released in January and then May, at pre-release prices of £20 each on Download, and £25 on CD, going up by £10 on both formats at general release. Subscriptions collect both releases together for £40 and £45 respectively, while those who'd like to pick and choose can get any of the first four stories on download in January for £8.99 each, or any of the second four in May at the same price. Download and CD versions are identical.
And following the release of Series 1 earlier this week, there will be a second series of The New Counter-Measures next December. This is now available to pre-order for £25 on Download and £30 on CD, both prices £5 lower than the general release price.
Our last pre-orders news is that from November next year, we're hugely pleased to confirm four more series of adventures for Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) and her UNIT team in UNIT - The New Series. All four series are from today available for pre-order at £20 on Download and £23 on CD each, each going up on general release to £25 and £30 respectively. A UNIT - The New Series 5-8 bundle collecting them together on Download for £80, and on CD for £90.
Any Big Finish fans interested in all of these pre-orders can make the most of the 2017-19 Pre-Order Bumper Bundles set up just for the extended festive period. These collect all of the above titles - an amazing 36 stories - for just £160 on Download, and £185 on CD. But hurry - these bundles are only live until the end of January 8th (UK time)!
The doctor who 2017 yearbook
The Doctor Who Magazine Yearbook 2017 is a 100-page special edition, packed with all-new content.
There are exclusive interviews with the cast of the recent spin-off Class and the crew of the 2017 series of Doctor Who. The director and costume designer of Friend from the Future describe the making of the mini-episode, and there is an extensive section of tributes to Doctor Who luminaries who passed away during 2016.
Elsewhere there are round-ups up the year’s Doctor Who-related books, records and Big Finish releases, along with a report from November’s launch event for the new Power of the Daleks animation.
Editor Marcus Hearn says:
Even though there wasn’t a new television series in 2016, Doctor Who never stands still. This is our review of the year, and there’s been so much activity – from the BBC, its licensees and the fan community – that we’ve had a job squeezing it all in!
Doctor Who Magazine Special: The 2017 Yearbook is on sale now, price £5.99.
The return of doctor mysterio minitures from warlord games
Warlord Games have announced that the next release in their range of miniature figures will be based upon characters from this year's Christmas special, The Return Of Doctor Mysterio:
The first new episode in twelve months sees The Doctor and the previously decapitated Nardole (Matt Lucas taking on the companion role, now thankfully with his head reattached) arrive in present day New York. They team up with reporter Lucy Fletcher and the mysterious superhero The Ghost to fight aliens with a fondness for brain-swapping.
These two beautifully sculpted pewter figures feature The Ghost as portrayed by Justin Chatwin, and Dr Sim, played by Aleksandar Jovanovic.
The return of doctor mysterio: Advent exclusives
The official doctor who website and youtube account have released a number of behind the scenes videos from Sunday's Christmas episode, the return of doctor mysterio. See them below
Doctor who time and space #190
It's the 2016 Christmas edition of doctor who time and space, where we have an exclusive preview for the return of doctor mysterio and discuss our favourite Christmas episodes. Plus we review 2014 festive story, Last Christmas, take in our views about the latest news and a seasonal special of who to face, before we sit back over the festive break of the show.
The man that never happened trailer
Tomorrow, Christmas eve, sees the doctor and Peri return for a brand new two parter in our not so festive annual Christmas special, which is to be continued on New Year's eve.
Happy Christmas eve eve, and that's it for our news round for Christmas. Have a good one.
Next week we'll be back for more in the last news round of 2016.
Hello. I'm Lewis Moon. This is the blog with all the doctor who news as well as MLMA updates.
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