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Baker and Jameson return for more Big Finish Doctor Who

As revealed in the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine, Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor will continue his travels with Louise Jameson’s Leela for a new series of eight adventures, which will be released in 2014. The stories are being recorded between May and July this year, and will see the return of Geoffrey Beevers as … Continue reading

BBC axe Dirk Gently!

Star Stephen Mangan has announced that Douglas Adams’ holistic detective Dirk Gently has solved his last case on BBC Four. “It gives me no pleasure whatsoever to report that the BBC have decided not to make any more Dirk Gently,” he tweeted earlier today. The BBC have made four episodes of the show – a … Continue reading

The Fades triumphs at BAFTAs

This year didn’t see the strongest showing by genre shows at the BAFTAs, but in addition to the special award given to Steven Moffat by the stars of his two shows, Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch, BBC Three’s underestimated series The Fades won Best Drama. Unfortunately cancelled by the BBC after only one series, the apocalyptic … Continue reading

The Doctor carries the Olympic Torch – for real! (updated)

A prediction in the 2006 Doctor Who story Fear Her has come true – in a roundabout way. In Matthew Graham’s episode, swathes of people disappear from London and it’s down to the tenth incarnation of the Doctor to light the Olympic Flame at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. On May 26, Matt Smith, … Continue reading

China Mieville signing at Forbidden Planet

Multi-award winning author China Miéville kicked off the promotional activity for his latest novel Railsea in London on May 23rd, and Sci-Fi Bulletin’s Alice Wybrew was there: Appearing at Forbidden Planet’s flagship store on Shaftesbury Avenue, China gave a short reading from his new book followed by a Q&A and signing. As expected, the event … Continue reading

Big Finish solve a Klein problem

Those listeners who have caught Radio4Extra’s recent broadcast of the Doctor Who Klein trilogy, featuring Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor re-encountering Tracy Childs’ Elizabeth Klein, may be wondering if they’re missing something. Big Finish are giving you a chance to find out. The three stories that form the trilogy – Andy Lane’s A Thousand Tiny Wings, … Continue reading

Syfy officially cancels Sanctuary

Syfy has confirmed that they will not be picking up a fifth season of the sci-fi fantasy series Sanctuary. The show, which starred former Stargate lead Amanda Tapping, aired its final episode last December in the States. Vice-President Craig Engler posted on the Syfy twitter account: “Just landed and I see we have a sad … Continue reading

Skyfall teaser trailer is here! (video)

“Some men are coming to kill us – we’re going to kill them first!” The first proper look at the new James Bond film Skyfall has finally arrived – and you can watch it below. Starting with a word association test for Bond, it develops into the all-action movie that audiences have been waiting for … Continue reading

The Doctor’s Wife wins Nebula Award

Writer Neil Gaiman and director Richard Clark have won a Nebula Award for their series six Doctor Who story The Doctor’s Wife. Their nomination in the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation category was the only television episode: they beat Attack the Block, Captain America, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Source Code and The Adjustment Bureau. … Continue reading

DS9’s Chase Masterson joins McCoy for Big Finish

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine star Chase Masterson is accompanying Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy in the new audio The Shadow Heart, coming out this November. Speaking exclusively to Sci-Fi Bulletin, Chase explained, “My friend Frazer Hines, the fabulous actor who played Jamie McCrimmon on Doctor Who, referred me to the Big Finish team. When I … Continue reading