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Archive of Islos - Hacked!

NEWS : The Dawn of the Kotturuh

San Francisco, California / September 25th, 2020 / Reporter : Kamelion

This just in. The Archive of Islos has been hacked by our trusty data worm. You can login and read the forbidden information here:

https://xd.wayin.com/display/container/dc/d83da2db-adc4-42e2-a32e-58ea78ce8d5c/details

The password is : darktimes


New Tom Baker & Mark Seven?

Daleks about to get all Old Skool?

NEWS & COMMENTARY

San Francisco, California / September 22nd, 2020 / Reporter : James Stewart

Big Finish revealed the cover art today for the April 2021 release of The Dalek Protocol, the Tom Baker / 4th Doctor entry into their interesting new series titled Dalek Universe. However, a peek at the actors involved might have just proved to be more revealing than the cover itself. Who the heck is Mark Seven you may be asking yourself? Mark Seven was an android member of the ADF or Anti-Dalek Force in the original Dalek stories by Terry Nation. Mark Seven's first appearance was in the story The Outlaw Planet which was a prose story original to The Dalek Outer Space Book, a Dalek annual published September 8th, 1966 by Souvenir Press Ltd., and Panther Books, Ltd. This was the third book by Terry Nation and Brad Ashton that would later become to be known as The Dalek Annuals.

Anti-Dalek Force

Mark Seven, Reb Shavron and Joel Shaw were the original members of the Anti-Dalek Force. Shaw was the commander, Seven and the beautiful Martian Shavron were his seconds-in-command. The Force had no idea that Seven was not human - they discovered he was an android when he appeared to die at the end of their first mission.

Mark Seven - Previous BBC Audio Appearances

On December 6th of 2018, BBC launched a new annual audio series titled Terry Nation's Dalek Audio Annual where Mark Seven made appearances in these new audio adaptions of the original prose and comic series of the 1960's. The December 5th, 2019 release was titled Dalek Attack : Blockade and Other Stories and the 2020 release expected this upcoming December is titled Daleks Destroy: The Secret Invasion & Other Stories.

So it appears as if having actor Joe Sims as Mark Seven, Louise Jameson as Leela, John Leeson as K9, Jane Slavin as Anya Kingdom and Nicholas Briggs as The Daleks along with the loveable Tom Baker as The Doctor, might just be a Terry Nation style Dalek Old Skool revival like has never been heard.

10 + 13 & Rose Returns!

Titan's Doctor Who Comic November 2020 Reboot

NEWS

Houston, Texas / September 18th, 2020 / Reporter : Jacques Villareal

Titan's Doctor Who comic book series is in the shop for a November 18th reboot, going old skool and modern at the same time. While bringing back the naming format of the classic UK comic simply titled "Doctor Who Comic" with shiny all new covers, Rose returns!

Titan's recent titled "Thirteenth Doctor" series began with #13 and The Fam and ended up bringing onboard David Tennant's #10 while leaping into a fiasco with The Weeping Angels. And the Autons. Keeping that duo of Doctors onboard, Rose and #13 are due for some face time.

The new series will also see the return of the 1970's aquatic villains the Sea Devils. The Sea Devils debuted in the 1972 Doctor Who TV story of the same name with the Third Doctor and his companion, Jo Grant.

Relatives of Silurians, the Sea Devils a Devils were at a time sea based kings of the Earth. Until a time when they were frozen in suspended animation, returning to mortify humankind. Returning at the same time as Rose, it would seem certain of events going all nonlinear.

"Who else can they turn to for help but Rose Tyler: leader of the human resistance!" -Titan

Rose Tyler was last performed by Billie Piper in the Big Finish World's of Doctor Who Special Release "Rose Tyler: The Dimension Cannon" in September of 2019.

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You can order Doctor Who Comic #1 stand alone or as a subscription now from Titan here:

Doctor Who: The Second History Collection

1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Doctor Novelisations

New Releases / London - 18 SEP, 2020 / Reporter : Starleen Oliver

In Doctor Who - The Gunfighters the TARDIS arrives in the heart of the Old Wild West, just as Wyatt Earp's in town.

In Doctor Who - The Highlanders the scene is the Battle of Culloden, 1746, where the Scots are fighting the English.

In Doctor Who and the War Games the Doctor and friends seem to arrive in the trenches of the First World War, but appearances can be deceptive.

Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang takes the Doctor and Leela to Victorian London, and a battle with a foe from the future.

Finally, in Doctor Who - Black Orchid, the Fifth Doctor and friends are entertained at a 1920s country house - where murder is afoot.

Shane Rimmer, Anneke Wills, David Troughton, Christopher Benjamin and Michael Cochrane are the readers of these five classic stories, first published as Target Books paperbacks. Running time: 21 hours 40 mins approx.

Monstrous Beauty

Doctor Who Magazine #556 Released Today

New September 17 Release & Review

UK - 17 September 2020

Reporter : Kierra

Doctor Who Magazine 556 sees two new stories beginning with an addition to The Daft Dimension with the Tenth Doctor and of course the second highly anticipated tie-in with Time Lord Victorious with the first part of Monstrous Beauty.

It has been incorrectly reported on DoctorWhoNews.com that;

"Issue 556 of Doctor Who Magazine heralds the start of Time Lord Victorious the Multi-format Doctor Who series launching this Autumn." -DoctorWhoNews.com

Monstrous Beauty is in reality the third release in the Time Lord Victorious series which debuted with the 2nd of September release of Defender of the Daleks - Part 1, by Titan Comics. This was followed by The Dark Times Times in the Official Annual 2021 released the following day on the 3rd of September.

Here is a 0 day review of Monstrous Beauty #1 from The Time Scales:

https://thetimescales.com/Story/story.php?audioid=7284

Reviewer: Muddyviolet (182)

"I'm not the biggest comic fan. But, I enjoyed this. We see more Time-Lord History, including Rassilon. Interestingly, we also hear a character plans to create death, which could involve the Kotturah. The vampires were done beautifully, being sci-fi but still quite gothic. The cliffhanger was also Interesting and will some to lead to the bloodied Rose in another page of the magazine. I just hopes it doesn't try to much in the next two issues and, focuses on what has been already introduced."

https://thetimescales.com/Story/story.php?audioid=7284


Rakhee Thakrar Interview

London - 17 SEP, 2020

Reporter : Starleen Oliver

Rakhee Thakrar is an English actress known for portraying the role of Shabnam Masood in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Emily Sands in Netflix series Sex Education. She also plays the Eighth Doctor's companion, Bliss, in Big Finish's Doctor Who: The Time War audio dramas.

See her discuss what it is like working with Paul McGann in this new video released by Big Finish on their official YouTube channel.

September 2020

New 2021 Tom Baker

NEWS

UK - 15 September, 2020

Reporter : Kierra

As part of the new Dalek Universe tie-ins which were announced today, fans of Tom Baker do have reason to celebrate as part of the whole Tenth Doctor with David Tennant deal, comes a bonus feature with Tom Baker.


The Dalek Protocol can be seen here:

https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-dalek-universe-the-dalek-protocol-2346

Dalek Universe

NEWS

Chicago - September 15th, 2020

Reporter : Rocco

David Tennent returns to Big Finish in a 10 part series this upcoming April.

New news today comes directly from Big Finish. An all new, previously unannounced series debuts, which seems to have the same feel and manner as the current BBC multi-media tie in, Time Lord Victorious.

While the website holds sparse details perhaps we can except a cross over type of story with companions, in the same manner that Big Finish tends to be creating a remarkable blend of in 2020 and beyond the nearly ended Monthly Series.

Welcome to Dalek Universe, coming to headphones near you in 2021.

https://www.bigfinish.com/collections/v/dalek-universe




Fury from the Deep DVD

NEW RELEASE

UK - 14 September, 2020

Reporter : Kierra

Following the success of existing animations The Power of the Daleks, The Faceless Ones, Shada and The Macra Terror, Fury From The Deep fills another gap in missing Doctor Who content lost in the purge of the BBC’s archive in 1975.

The three-disc release gives fans the opportunity to enjoy Fury From The Deep in high definition, either in full colour or in black & white. The release will include the surviving clips from the original 1968 production as well.

Fury From The Deep is told across six episodes and stars Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling. The storyline concerns a colony of sentient, parasitic seaweed, last seen in the eighteenth century, returning to attack a number of gas instillations in the North Sea in an attempt to take over humanity.

Daleks! New Animated Series

News

Chicago - September 9th, 2020

Reporter : Rocco

The Daleks get their own animated series as part of Time Lord Victorious, launching this November! Read more here: https://bbc.in/332pZNG

The Official Annual 2021

Surprise early release by Book Depository

NEW EARLY RELEASE

UK - 3 September, 2020

Reporter : Kierra

Doctor Who : The Official Annual 2021 has certainly seen a musical chair of release dates. On September 1st, 2020 the release date of September 17th was delayed until September 22nd. However, in a surprise manner Book Depository (owed by Amazon since 2011) has released this publication early and began shipping today, September 3rd, 2020. Our Royal Mail tracking clearly shows an acceptance scan with delivery estimated to be tomorrow.

An anticipated highlight of this Annual would be it's tie in with Time Lord Victorious according to James Goss here:

https://www.doctorwho.tv/news/?article=what-is-time-lord-victorious

Those of you who placed early orders for this new book are invited to share it's secrets with a review on The Time Scales here:

https://thetimescales.com/Story/story.php?audioid=6689

Chris Walker Thomson

The Missing Adventures

The Time Scales News

San Francisco, California - September 3rd, 2020


By: Kamelion

Fan fiction? No. Not in a million years. No. Absolutely no.

That was my opinion when it came to fan fiction with some exceptional pieces of lore still laying around like, oh, I don't know, Audio Visuals? The real place Big Finish started. With no license.

So if Big Finish is fan made, are they the only ones that can do it? Nope!

I am pleased to report that the Chris Walker Thomson : The Missing Adventures series is now available to review on The Time Scales. Check it out. If I had my hands tied behind my back with a gag in my mouth and someone asked 'Is this Patrick Troughton' and your life depends on it? I would have answered "Patrick Troughton".

Thank you to Cavin G. Download these stories free now here:

https://chriswalkerthomson.com/dwthemissingadventures/

Review them here:

https://thetimescales.com/Range/?series=chris_walker_thomson_the_missing_adventures




Enlightenment - Barbara Clegg

NEW RELEASE

London - 3 SEP, 2020

Reporter : Starleen

Steven Pacey reads this intriguing novelisation of a classic Fifth Doctor TV adventure, Barbara Clegg's complete and unabridged novelisation of her own TV adventure, first published by Target in 1984.

In response to the White Guardian's warning of great danger, the TARDIS materialises on the heaving deck of an Edwardian racing yacht. But the Doctor soon discovers that this is no ordinary yacht.

Captain Striker is competing for an unusual prize: 'Enlightenment'. The crew will be lucky to reach port safely. But with such a prize, would they be lucky to win?

Enlightenment was the fifth and penultimate serial in season 20 of Doctor Who. It was originally Broadcast on TV 1 - 9 March of 1983.

Defender of the Daleks #1 of 2

NEW RELEASE

Chicago - September 2nd, 2020

Reporter : Rocco

A thrilling new adventure for the Tenth Doctor (as played by fan-favorite David Tennant) that sees the shocking return of his deadliest enemies: the Daleks! But things aren't what they seem - time is all wrong, and something is coming that terrifies even the Daleks... The first of two oversized issues kicking off the BBC's highly anticipated multi-platform Doctor Who epic, Time Lord Victorious!

This comic is the first of two Time Lord Victorious Comics contributed by Titan Comics and features the 10th Doctor and the Daleks. Titan Comics have made numerous different Doctor Who comics including The Thirteenth Doctor and The Tenth Doctor.

Time Lord Victorious is a highly anticipated multi-platform event featuring books, audio, comics, escape rooms and video games! Partners involved in the project include Penguin Random House, BBC Books, Doctor Who Magazine, Titan Comics, Escape Hunt, Big Finish, Maze Theory and Immersive Everywhere.



Out Now!

The Smugglers - Terrance Dicks

NEW RELEASE

UK - 1 September, 2020

Reporter : Kierra

Anneke Wills reads this exciting novelisation of a classic First Doctor TV adventure set in Cornwall.

On the 17th Century Cornish coast, villainous pirates roam the seas searching for treasure, while the townspeople have turned to smuggling, wheeling and dealing in contraband.

The TARDIS materialises in this wild and remote place, and the Doctor and his new companions, Ben and Polly, find themselves caught up in the dubious activities of the locals.

The Smugglers was the first serial of season 4 of Doctor Who broadcast 10 September - 1 October 1966.


4 + 10 = Excellence @ Big Finish

NEWS: Tom Baker & David Tennant Unite

California - August 26th, 2020

Reporter : Kamelion

The match made in the heavens came to the 26th century, at the Cathedral of Contemplation. Seems the natural choice does it not?

Big Finish has slammed all conventions and taken Doctor Who Audio to 2020.

Featured Review from The Time Scales:


Review Date: 2020-08-26 15:58:38

Reviewed By: JMChurch25 (680)

On the eve of the final days of his life, the Tenth Doctor has traveled to an interstellar cathedral outside of space and time for a little bit of needed solace and peace. Initially unbeknownst to him, however, he's arrived at a moment where one of his prior selves is also present doing a bit of eccentric restoration on the frescoes in one of the main chapels of the building. But a fugitive from a future war is about to bring past and present together in a fight against their biggest enemy. The Daleks have arrived to take control of the unique structure for their own ends but have instead by their actions doomed it to destruction and it's up to these two Doctors to find a way to trust each other and by extension save the day.....

'Out of Time' is an outstanding little adventure that combines the feel of the classic with elements of the new into an explosive clash and confrontation. The narrative is grand and suitably epic on a huge scale and the cathedral soundscape and direction are utterly outstanding feeling large and expansive while backed by a wonderful melodious score by Howard Carter. It's an audio that oozes atmosphere and vibrancy while also serving a fangasmic premise that many Whovians have most likely been clamoring to see for a long while and to that end, the writing mostly works well on that front. But it's a bit hard to miss that the plot feels noticeably standard. The premise is as basic as a Doctor Who narrative can get and the side drama of father vs. daughter doesn't really feel needed, serving only really as a plot device to bring the Daleks into the fray and to play directly into the climax with a decent twist that puts the whole situation into perspective. What really keeps things interesting and engaging are the details of how and where events play out in the timelines and especially in how these Doctors end up interacting with each other.

Thankfully, the highlight of the adventure does turn out to be the performances from these two titans of Doctor Who and Tom Baker and David Tennant are wonderful both alone and together. Ten's lost and damaged mindset is very much apparent on the surface and he's not really sure what to do on his own after the recent traumatic events on Bowie Base One. Meanwhile, Four appears to be in his prime traveling by himself as well but enjoying life after having recently left Sarah Jane and dealt with the Master on Gallifrey. It's an interesting juncture for these two Doctors to meet at considering where each appears to be at this point in their lives and their chemistry is strong while also surprisingly problematic more so than many other incarnations have towards each other. There are some big personality differences in regards to their attitudes on life that do cause problems particularly Four's condescending attitude towards his future self's cavalier ego and hero complex which Ten sees as the only thing keeping him going after everything else has left him. The writing really forces both Doctors to take a stand for and against each other in one way or another and yet there's still a lovely sense of admiration between the two that overrides any animosity present. Matt Fitton's script balances their energies just enough to where one actor doesn't end up overpowering the other and their conversations come to a beautiful head with a message that's relevant and very needed in these darker times the Earth is currently going through.

"Out of Time 1" is an audio that does exactly what it needs to with what it says on the tin and is the best version of itself it can possibly be. While some major efforts could've potentially been done to make things just a tad more unique in regards to the boilerplate main plot, the performances of both Tom Baker and David Tennant more than make up for it as they bring the most meaningful parts of their respective incarnations to the table in an interesting combination of personality and willpower. It proves to be a massively epic tale with a well-realized setting and a wonderfully crafted script that makes the most out of the meeting of perhaps the two most prominently impactful versions of the Doctor in modern culture and it's a major highlight for Doctor Who in 2020 that rightly deserves its place among some of the best that Big Finish have ever delivered.


~ END REVIEW ~

Order now here:

https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-out-of-time-1-2272

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Christopher Eccleston Returns!

NEWS - Outpost Gallifrey is First Doctor Who News Site to Report

California - August 9th, 2020

Reporter : John Smith

In a surprise announcement released this morning Big Finish has revealed something that few fans ever thought they would see and for the most part something that few thought would ever be possible. Christopher Eccleston will be returning to his role as the Ninth Doctor with a dozen stories spanning four box sets with the first release expected in May of 2021.

This event will provide remarkable completion to the Big Finish catalog when it comes to audio dramas which involve the original living actors from the Fourth to the Eleventh.

As recently as 2018 Eccleston created quite a stir in traditional entertainment media when he claimed that the BBC 'Blacklisted' him for quitting the role of the Doctor after a single season in 2005 which served as the series reboot. Eccleston has stated that the way his departure from the show was portrayed in the media caused him to temporarily lose confidence as an actor and get blacklisted from shows.

Until these stories begin releasing the Big Finish catalog contains a spare sprinkling of stories set in the Ninth Doctor's era, including a box set titled 'The Ninth Doctor Chronicles' with what some fans consider to be a subpar performance by Nicholas Briggs which fails to capture the feel of Eccleston, yet seems to go so far as to mock the actor. While this unfortunate set of stories does fully demonstrate the desire of Briggs to fill in this gap even if he had to do it himself, it at the same time demonstrates that there did not appear to be any actor capable of performing Eccleston's Doctor in the same manner as Eccleston in the flesh.

It is expected that fans of Big Finish and Doctor Who will give Eccleston a warm and welcome embrace and I do believe I myself will be placing a Pre-Order for these box sets. The box sets are listed as being available as digital downloads, conventional Compact Disk and even limited edition vinyl.

See the full details here:

https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/christopher-eccleston-returns-to-doctor-who


Big Finish Website Crashes on Eccleston Announcement

NEWS

Chicago - August 9th, 2020

Reporter : Rocco

Bigfinish.com was unavailable briefly on Sunday August 9th after the shock announcement of the return of Christopher Eccleston. According to early fan reaction found on Gallifreybase.com it would appear as if the interest in these four new box sets scheduled to begin release in May 2021, may have caused an overload in traffic to the Big Finish official website. Many fans have reported that they are Pre-Ordering these releases even nine months before the Ninth Doctor is due to be available in audio adventure format.

Early fan reaction can be found on Gallifreybase here;

https://gallifreybase.com/gb/threads/christopher-eccleston-joins-big-finish.286388/

Daleks Destroy : The Secret Invasion & Other Stories

NEWS

Chicago - August 8th, 2020

Reporter : Rocco

The cover art has been released for the 2020 Christmastime annual Dalek audio adventures formerly known as "Terry Nation's Dalek Audio Annuals". It is scheduled for a December 3rd release in the UK and a March 1st, 2021 release in the US. Americans who do not wish to wait the extra three months can simply pre-order from Book Depository to have their disk shipped from the UK on the December 3rd release date with free international shipping. These stories come from the late 1960's magazine editions by Terry Nation and as with the previous two years they have a variety of audio performers. These will be read by four gentlemen; Nicholas Briggs, Terry Molloy, Steven Pacey and Jon Culshaw.

https://www.bookdepository.com/Daleks-Destroy-Secret-Invasion-Other-Stories-Terry-Nation/9781529129229


  • Format CD-Audio | 1 disk

  • Dimensions 125 x 142mm

  • Publication date 03 Dec 2020

  • Publisher Transworld Publishers Ltd

  • Imprint BANTAM PRESS

  • Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom

  • Language English

  • Edition Unabridged

  • Edition Statement Unabridged edition

  • ISBN10 1529129222

  • ISBN13 9781529129229

  • Bestsellers rank 740,586




Sleeper Agents by Paul Magrs

NEWS

UK - August 7th, 2020

Reporter : Kierra

The latest BBC Doctor Who Audiobook by Paul Magrs has been moved up by a few months for the delayed 2021 release. Originally scheduled as a CD highly suitable for a 2020 Christmas stocking stuffer the release was delayed until June 2021. As announced today this summer 2021 release has now been moved up to April 1st, 2021. Fans of Paul Magrs will simply need to remain on the edges of their seats for this springtime treat.


https://www.bookdepository.com/Doctor-Who-Sleeper-Agents-Paul-Magrs/9781787538634


  • Format CD-Audio

  • Dimensions 125 x 142 x 22mm | 381g

  • Publication date 01 Apr 2021

  • Publisher BBC Worldwide Ltd

  • Imprint BBC Physical Audio

  • Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom

  • Language English

  • Edition Unabridged

  • Edition Statement Unabridged edition

  • ISBN10 178753863X

  • ISBN13 9781787538634

  • Bestsellers rank 893,006



Echoes of Extinction

NEWS

UK - August 6th, 2020

Reporter : Kierra

Big Finish has announced two new stories for December 2020 release which are tied in with the multi-platform BBC Doctor event which is known as "Time Lord Victorious'. While the titles of these two individual stories have not been released they are advertised as starring Paul McGann & David Tennant. Echos of Extinction joins other scheduled Big Finish releases for this tie in with Octobers "He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not", Novembers "The Enemy of My Enemy" and Decembers "Mutually Assured Destruction".

October is also the expected month of release for a Time Lord Victorious tie-in "Short Trip" with stories "Master Thief" and "Lesser Evils".


All of these titles are available for Pre-Order now in Digital download format.


https://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/v/doctor-who-time-lord-victorious



The Time Scales

Press Release

August 5th, 2020

TheTimeScales.Com has been acquired by OutpostGallifrey.com


While OutpostGallifrey.com returns eleven years later, to restore the original feel and need for an American Doctor Who base, it is announced that Outpost Gallifrey has obtained the decade old review site, TheTimeScales.com.


"TheTimeScales will become a main feature of Outpost Gallifrey as it pulls on over 13,000 reviews spanning a decade." Quoted by new webmaster Dirk Gently.


'We are going to push the limits of the Big Finish and Doctor Who fan experience' said Dirk Gently.



Stay tuned for more details.

NEWS

California - August 4th, 2020

Reporter : John Smith

Big Finish has released the titles, authors and reader for the remainder of the 2020 Subscriber Bonus stories.


According to this page here;

https://www.bigfinish.com/pages/v/doctor-who---subscriber-short-trips


September - The Beast of Muir by Nicole Petit (Fourth Doctor and Leela, read by John Banks), comes with Doctor Who - The Flying Dutchman / Displaced

December - Crime at the Cinema by MH Norris (Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith, read by John Banks), comes with Doctor Who - The Monthly Adventures #271 and Doctor Who - The Monthly Adventures #272





NEWS - Doctor Who - Beyond the Doctor - The Kairos Ring

UK - August 3rd, 2020

Reporter : Kierra


The mysterious audiobook originally scheduled for a Christmas 2020 release, then delayed to May 2021, has now been moved up an earlier 2021 date of Feb 4th. Nothing is known of this release other than these facts;


  • Format CD-Audio

  • Dimensions 125 x 142mm

  • Publication date 06 May 2021

  • Publisher BBC Worldwide Ltd

  • Imprint BBC Physical Audio

  • Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom

  • Language English

  • Edition Unabridged

  • Edition Statement Unabridged edition

  • ISBN10 1787538613

  • ISBN13 9781787538610

  • Bestsellers rank 593,194

By (author) Stephen Gallagher , Read by Steven Pacey


Tom Baker in 2024

NEWS

California - August 2nd, 2020

Reporter : John Smith


Big Finish is going to keep Tom Baker around, perhaps for as long as possible as evidenced by a new cast revealed today for releases in 2024. Christoper Naylor will take over the role of Harry Sullivan and new companion Naomi Cross will be performed by Eleanor Crooks.


The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 13 is scheduled to begin in March 2024 with the first episode titled 'The Storm of the Sea Devils'. If you would like to become an investor in Big Finish and order this new release years in advance, Big Finish will accept your money now, here:


https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-fourth-doctor-adventures-series-13-volume-01-2328



On July 31st, 2009 America lost its premier Doctor Who website for fans, when Shaun Lyon closed Outpost Gallifrey as it's original webmaster. While bits and pieces of it remain scattered all over the UK, as of July 31st 2020, eleven long years later, Outpost Gallifrey is back. Right back in California where it started. America has it's authentic and original Doctor Who online community for fans, back. Stay tuned for more details.



NEWS

California - July 31st, 2020

Reporter : John Smith

July has been an historic month for Doctor Who aficionados when it comes to online Big Finish reviews. The Time Scales (TheTimeScales.Com) celebrated it's 10th anniversary on July 4th. This little 'ol american website displayed some impressive numbers with over 7200 individual Doctor Who stories in the catalog which consists of audio books, books, comics and TV episodes. TTS hosts a whopping grand total of over 13700 submitted reviews.

In late July the website suddenly appeared with a message from the founder and webmaster of 10 years that the site would be ending on July 31st, 2020. Many of the users demonstrated everything from sadness to shock. In the 11th hour and on the final day, Outpost Gallifrey has learned that an anonymous donor stepped forward and saved the site, the loss of which would have been tragic for the community. This is an ongoing event and there is no doubt more to this story. Stay tuned for the rest of the story as it develops.





NEWS

California - August 1st, 2020

Reporter : John Smith

Big Finish will be hosting an exciting and unique YouTube livestream event on Saturday 1 August 2020, featuring a galaxy of stars from its audio dramas.

Fans are invited to join in and comment during the livestream at the Big Finish YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/bigfinishprod) from 16:00 (UK time) to enjoy a one-off selection of interviews, panels, mini-documentaries and other visual treats.

Set to appear across this six-hour celebration are more than 30 actors, musicians and writers from a variety of Big Finish productions, including Jamie Anderson, Mark Bonnar, John Dorney, Carole Ann Ford, Louise Jameson, Alex Kingston, Joe Kraemer, Paul McGann, Neve McIntosh, Blair Mowat, Dan Starkey, Catrin Stewart and Nicola Walker.

Big Finish Creative Director, Nicholas Briggs, said: “We were disappointed to have to cancel our annual one-day Big Finish Day event at Derby QUAD, but we racked our brains to think what was possible by way of an alternative. Throughout the coronavirus crisis, we've continued to produce many audio dramas so we thought a little peek into our lockdown lives might be fun. Virtual Big Finish Day promises star guests and surprises, as cast, crew and fans come together to make a special online event where everyone is invited.”

Expect exclusive news to be revealed during the livestream. There are lots of hidden treats along the way. So make sure you join the fun from the start at 16:00 (UK time) on Saturday 01 August 2020, or you might miss out.

The provisional running order for the livestream is as follows (all times are BST):

16:00 Welcome to Virtual Big Finish Day with Toby Hadoke, Mitch Benn and Jon Culshaw

16:30 The Big Finish Action Figures Story, with Kenny Smith and Al Dewar

16:45 Reviving Callan, with Emma Haigh, Ben Miles and Frank Skinner

17:00 The Paternoster Gang, with Neve McIntosh, Dan Starkey and Catrin Stewart

17:30 Space: 1999 with Jamie Griffiths, Mark Bonnar and Maria Teresa Creasey

18:00 Preparing for a role in a Big Finish audio, with a host of stars

18:30 The Two Susans, with Nicholas Briggs, Carole Ann Ford and Claudia Grant

19:00 The New Fourth Doctor Team, with Jamie Anderson, Eleanor Crooks and Christopher Naylor

19:30 Timeslip, with Kenny Smith, Spencer Banks and Cheryl Burfield

20:00 The Missy Writers, with John Dorney, Gemma Arrowsmith and Lisa McMullin

20:35 The Robots, with Louise Jameson, Nicola Walker and Claire Rushbrook

21:30 The Musicians, with Benji Clifford, Joe Kraemer and Blair Mowat

22:00 The Eighth Doctor and River Song, with Jason Haigh-Ellery, Paul McGann and Alex Kingston



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