Writer Neil Gaiman garnered huge success in the world of Doctor Who when he gave a personality and voice to the TARDIS in the award-winning episode “The Doctor’s Wife”. Now, he’s breathing new life into another of the series’ most famous characters, the Cybermen, in “Nightmare in Silver”, the twelfth and final episode before the season finale.
Doctor Who fans have been excited for over a year, ever since it was announced that Neil Gaiman (American Gods, The Sandman) would be returning to pen a second episode for the series. Initially titled “The Last Cyberman,” it was later changed to “Nightmare in Silver,” but little else was known about the contents of the episode. The BBC finally released a synopsis for the upcoming episode, and it sounds like Who fans should start getting excited.
Fans of Doctor Who, did you realize that an animated series was in the works at one point? Dan Norton recently revealed concept art for the Doctor Who animated series that never was.
The 50th anniversary Doctor Who TV movie, An Adventure in Space and Time, has a cast and will begin shooting early next month. The docudrama about the creation of the Doctor Who series will feature David Bradley as the first Doctor, William Hartnell.
The celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who has only started to heat up. Big Finish Audio has just announced their plans on celebrating the 50th with the audio drama, Doctor Who: The Light at the End. The audio drama will bring together Doctors of multiple incarnations, with Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, and Paul McGann, reprising their roles as the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Doctors.
It’s no surprise that more and more comics are being adapted for television and film. Peter Panzerfaust from Image Comics will be adapted into a live action television series by BBC Worldwide Productions and Quality Transmedia. In addition to a show, they will produce a fantasy motion comic series based on Peter Panzerfaust for digital release.