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.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Comics Crux is here to give you some early ideas on celebrating the holiday. It’s not all about the sappy movies and flowers and expensive dinners. A thoughtful gift or act means much more than all that. If your special someone likes Frank Miller comics, Doctor Who, or classic sci-fi, then read on. Or if you like any of the aforementioned things and want to treat yo-self, then read on.
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.
One of the bright spots over the past two-and-a-half seasons of Doctor Who, was the excitement and anticipation surrounding the news that Neil Gaiman would be penning an episode for the show. Gaiman went on to write The Doctor’s Wife, one of, if not, the most genuinely heart-breaking episodes of the show since former show runner Russell T. Davies, departed in 2010. Now there are rumblings that one of the UK’s most famous writers, J.K. Rowling, may too follow suit and write a Doctor Who story alongside ten other authors this coming year.
Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time kicks off on January 30th, with Simon Fraser illustrating Scott and David Tipton’s 12 issue miniseries starring the good Doctor. The story involves each of the 11 Doctors to date, with Fraser drawing the first Doctor, portrayed by William Hartnell.