Benny in Wonderland

No, it’s completely true. Bernice Summerfield is going (Alice style) to Wonderland! Yes, it’s a Big Finish dot-to-dot colouring book for Benny! It’s got a foreword by Paul Cornell, afterword by Lisa Bowerman to boot. There are more than fifty pages of patterns and colouring-in! Remember, it’s not that long ’til Christmas! It’s on sale…

What did the Radio Times make of the Ninth Doctor?

September means time to think Ninth Doctor. And yes, it’s been over fourteen years (!!) since the Doctor and Rose burst onto our screens. The collected Radio Times reviews are here, and I largely agree with the ratings if not the details therein. All are worth a read.

Massive Humble Bundle on Doctor Who comics for Children in Need!

Over on Humble Bundle there’s a massive set of Doctor Who comics available, across all Doctors and it’s for Children in Need. The dearest purchase of under £14 gets you everything, including some Thirteenth Doctor wallpaper and something new from Paul Cornell called In Between Times a never before seen First Doctor story. The sale expires around October 10, 2018: HUMBLE COMICS…

Hopes and Fears: free Christmas story by Paul Cornell (2007)

Back in 2007, Paul Cornell wrote a free short story for the British newspaper The Telegraph. It’s a Tenth Doctor Christmas story called The Hopes and Fears of All the Years. It’s rather sweet if I say so myself. Yes, I know it’s the middle of summer in the UK, but this is rather a sweet story and I’ve…

Paul Cornell’s Ten Doctors who weren’t

Paul Cornell’s 12 Blogs of Christmas continues with The 12 Blogs of Christmas: Ten. My Doctors Who Weren’t. Here Paul discusses some alternate ideas for casting, from the obvious (Julia Sawalha), to the surprising (Pauline Henriques). I’ve singled out Richard Briers (photo) as I liked his notes on writing fan fiction with Richard Briers as the Fifth…

Benny news from Paul Cornell

The creator of Bernice Summerfield (Benny to her friends), Paul Cornell has some great news on his blog today (part of this year’s 12 Blogs of Christmas). The post includes a potted history of Benny (as played by Lisa Bowerman) at Big Finish (and before), news of a sale (read the post) and news of how…

Titan Four Doctors #3 review on Starburst

I reviewed the third of Paul Cornell’s Titan Comics summer special over on Starburst. This is much better than the first instalment, and recommended for all comic fans. The review is: DOCTOR WHO: FOUR DOCTORS #3. [-] Message Ends [-]

Canonisation of Bernice Summerfield

As revealed on twitter this week (thank Paul Cornell) the new Gary Russell novel, Big Bang Generation will include in its cast of characters none other than Bernice Summerfield. What’s more Lisa Bowerman will read the audiobook of the novel! This does rather weave Bernice into the new Doctor Who (slightly) and makes her slightly more canonical (if…

Titan Comics Four Doctors #1 reviewed on Starburst

I had a look at the first of the Titan Comics Four Doctors event series for summer 2015. Written by Paul Cornell I really liked the first half (the War Doctor sequence on Marinus) but felt the multi-Doctor second half was not as strong. The review is: FOUR DOCTORS #1. ||- Message Ends -||

Doctor Who Comics Day 2015

So, August 15th was Doctor Who Comic Day 2015. I have to admit this almost escaped my attention though I’m glad I spotted it. There is a dedicated website: Doctor Who Comics Day that sets out events including a set of twitter questions for the always interesting Paul Cornell.

Mythmakers #118 Virgin Publishing reviewed on Kasterborous

I reviewed the fascinating Reeltime release #118 on Kasterborous. It’s about Virgin Publishing and has interviews with a lot of writes, recorded in 1993. Worth watching just for the site of  a very young Paul Cornell! The piece is:REVIEWED: MYTHMAKERS #118 VIRGIN PUBLISHING. /= Message Ends /=

Fan Art Friday

In a blatant rip-off of a Cavan Scott post on his blog (Ninth Doctor Fan Art Friday #3) here’s a link to someone called overflow8 on DeviantArt. The picture to the left is inspired by Paul Cornell’s Human Nature / Family of Blood Tenth Doctor stories.