It's time to look at every thing that has happened in the whoniverse. You can see our discussion of this on our podcast tomorrow.
Peter Capaldi's future on doctor who questioned
Peter Capaldi has been doing the interview rounds to mark the Series 9 DVD launch this week, and has of course been asked about his Doctor Who future beyond Series 10.
Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland he said: “I haven’t made my mind up. I’ve been asked to stay on, which is lovely -- and I think Chris Chibnall’s fantastic and a wonderful choice.”
He added: “To be perfectly honest, it’s so far away in the future… you know, Doctor Who is a a very difficult thing to say goodbye to -- and I don’t want to make that decision right now.”
Capaldi also made a TV appearance on ITV’s Lorraine and regarding Series 10 filming would only say it’s “going to start very soon.”
Adding: “For some reason, I’m not allowed to tell you exactly -- Doctor Who’s veiled in secrecy always.”
He also talked about it
Peter Capaldi appeared on a number of programmes yesterday to promote the release of Doctor Who: The Complete Ninth Series on DVD, Blu-ray, and through the BBC Store, during which he also discussed his present and potential future involvement with the show.
Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland's The Janice Forsyth Show, he discussed his thoughts on continuing to play the Doctor when the show's next lead writer Chris Chibnall takes over with presenter Edi Stark:
I haven't made my mind up. I've been asked to stay on, which is lovely, and I think Chris Chibnall's fantastic and a wonderful choice. To be perfectly honest, it's so far away in the future, and I don't - you know, Doctor Who is a very difficult thing to say goodbye to, and I don't want to make that decision right now. I don't know yet - they've asked me to stay on, so when I am forced to make that decision I will make it.
Speaking on BBC Radio Two's Steve Wright in the Afternoon, he said:
I love being Doctor Who, so I will be around as it's right to be around.
Meanwhile, the next series, which definitely continues his adventures with the Doctor, will begin filming soon; when asked on ITV's Lorraine show, he responded:
It's going to start very soon. For some reason I'm not allowed to tell you, because Doctor Who is veiled in secrecy always!
The new series will also feature the new companion, with Peter telling Steve Wright:
It's sad when Jenna was on the show before I arrived so she was my welcome to the show and she introduced me to it, and told me where to go and where to get my corned beef and where to sit and all that stuff, and she was absolutely lovely so I'll miss her very much. We're going to have a new companion, because we're just obviously about to start filming the new season - it's going to be someone very different who will be announced shortly. I really can't say who that is, but the whole dynamic is going to be very different - but that's good too, you know, it's a different character.
BBC shop closes
BBC Worldwide is to close the online BBC Shop, which sells Books, DVDs, BluRays and games related to BBC output.
Instead the company will concentrate on BBC Store, which launched last year and offers digital copies of BBC programs.
BBC Worldwide explained its thinking
The DVD market has been in decline for a number of years as consumers move to digital viewing. The market no longer supports the commercial release of many of the titles we’re able to make available on BBC Store. BBC Worldwide returns profits to the BBC’s Public Service to reinvest in programming.
New Lethbridge Stewert novels
As part of their ongoing series of Lethbridge-Stewart novels, Candy Jar Books also published a number of short stories to accompany them as downloads; these have now been collected together and will be published as an anthology, The HAVOC Files.
The book includes the stories: Ambush (Andy Frankham-Allen), Legacies (Norma Ashley), One Cold Step (Andy Frankham-Allen), The Cult of the Grinning Man (Tom Dexter), The Dogs of War (Andy Frankham-Allen), and The Fright Before Christmas (Tom Dexter). As an added bonus the collection also includes a previously unreleased story, The Enfolded Time, by Andy Frankham-Allen; the author said:
I did play with calling this one The Many Brigadiers, as we are in the unique position of being able to deal with the dating issues that plagued Lethbridge-Stewart during his time in Doctor Who. And, to break with tradition, this story is set outside the normal Lethbridge-Stewart narrative, taking place in 1990. It will, hopefully, prove to be a very different kind of story.
In keeping with the tradition of accompanying e-books, this title will be no exception, with purchasers of the book also to receive a digital copy of In His Kiss, written by best-selling author Sue Hampton. Set during Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart’s early days as a teenager in 1945, it is described as "a haunting tale of lost love". The author added:
It was exciting to get to know a young Alastair, haunted by his brother's death and painfully in love for the first time. I really savoured the challenge of exploring beyond my comfort zone – and for the Brig-to-be, things are certainly anything but comfortable!
The HAVOC Files will only be available as a strictly limited edition print run of 300 copies, available directly from theCandy Jar Bookstore.
The new series of Lethbridge-Stewart begins in April with the release of Moon Blink by Sadie Miller.
Season 9 at doctor who experience
The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff has now been updated to feature props and costumes from the latest series of Doctor Who, shown last year, including the Christmas Special, The Husbands of River Song. Costumes include those worn by the Doctor, Clara, River Song and Ashildr, alongside monsters such as the Mire, Sandmen, the Veil, and Colony Sarff. Displays also include sets such as the Davros Hospital Room and Trap Street.
Doctor who time and space #149
The main feature on this weeks podcast is comparing new and classic who in many different ways, which proves interesting. This week, our review story is the crimson horror, but what will we think of this episode? Plus, there's more news and an exlusive Q and A for the second half of MLMA season 5. Next week, we review vampires of venice
The first episode of the second half of season 5 sees the doctor, Lily and Dara try to thwart the biggest sontaran battle plan in the universe.
Next week, we report back from bournemouth comic con and the next episode of MLMA, ghost, airs as well as more news. Have a good weekend!
Hello. I'm Lewis Moon. This is the blog with all the doctor who news as well as MLMA updates.
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