A quick mention for those interested in what will happen to AudioGO and its catalogue – it seems Amazon have got most of it. I have more detail in my StarBurst article Audio News: Amazon Acquire Rights to the AUDIOGO Catalogue. This affects Torchwood and Doctor Who material (though Destiny of the Doctor has a separate arrangement so it seems that is stays with Big Finish).
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I recently came across the idea of zeerust and wondered – does it apply to Doctor Who? This got me thinking and led to this post. I am sure that there are many examples of zeerust in Doctor Who and I described only a couple. Sometimes I think it is quaint, other times it really annoys me.
Oh – I just thought; I haven’t even explained what zeerust is!(more…) Tony Jones on Google+
The covers and synopses for the 2014 Sixth Doctor trilogy are all now available on the Big Finish website. If you hadn’t realised this series also gives us the return of Lisa Greenwood as Flip Jackson.
What else is there to look forward to in this first trilogy of the year? Find out…(more…) Tony Jones on Google+
At the moment that Jago & Litefoot Series 2 ended we were surprised by the appearance of Leela. Having developed a strong identity for the series this could easily be a retrograde step and move the characters back into a science fiction milieu instead of the supernatural fantasy that it was becoming. With this reservation, let’s tuck into another feast with our favourite Victorian adventurers as they return in June 2011′s Series 3.(more…) Tony Jones on Google+
So, my first crossover Doctor Who / Blake’s 7 post title. This is a plug for both an Exeter fanzine called Cygnus Alpha which is relaunching having vanished in the 1980s. Full details on the fanzine’s resurrection are on FaceBook.
Of interest is a fan-fiction project coming out over Christmas 2013 - The Twelve Doctors of Christmas which will be available free as a PDF file with optional charity donation or even a print book! Of course I intend to pick up a copy of this and will let you know what I thought.(more…) Tony Jones on Google+
I’d just like to say thanks to everyone who has visited my blog in the just over a year since I moved it to a self-hosted platform at redrocketrising.com. In that time there have been way over 40,000 views and I now have over 500 posts published. November 2013 was (surprise, surprise) the busiest ever month breaking my blog records. There were over 4,500 views and that includes:
- Day of the Fish Doctor – The Five Doctors reboot with over 300 views
- Gallifrey falls no more – my review of Day of the Doctor with nearly 200 views.
Who knows what the next 12 months will bring but thank you for attention!
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It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled; it’s also been a while since I wrote a piece of pure speculation based on no insight or knowledge. As it’s Friday and almost a week since the climax of the fans’ year I thought I would mull over how the next fifty years of Doctor Who might play out. I’d be very interested in your views as well – let’s have a discussion!
I have decided to focus fist on the TV show, then the recent demise of AudioGO before moving onto my favourite topic – Big Finish. I also touch on the Missing Episodes. That’s seems like plenty for one post so here goes (fast return switch is available for those of a nervous disposition).(more…) Tony Jones on Google+