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  24.01.15 - LATEST NEWS

7 - 8 February DALLAS COMIC CON, Dallas, Texas, USA www.dallascomiccon.com

27 Feb - 1 March PENSACON, Pensacola, Florida, USA www.pensacon.com

14 March DAY OF THE DOCTORS, Windsor, Berkshire, UK www.tenthplanetevents.co.uk

15 March EM CON, Nottingham, UK www.em-con.co.uk

21 - 22 March SCI FI SOUTH WEST, Trowbridge, Wiltshire UK www.scifisouthwest.co.uk

27 - 29 March (RE)GENERATION WHO, Cockeysville, Maryland, USA regenerationwho.com

4 April GEEKS COMIC CON, Cleethorpes, East Lincolnshire, UK Facebook

19 April STOKE CON TRENT 2, Stoke On Trent, UK www.stokecontrent.co.uk

24 - 26 April WHO FEST 2, Irving, Texas, USA www.whofestdw.org

21 - 24 May FED CON 24, Dusseldorf, Germany www.fedcon.de

29 - 31 May CONSOLE ROOM, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA console-room.mpls.cx

5 - 7 June NIAGRA FALLS COMIC CON, Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada www.niagrafallscomiccon.com

14 June WATFORD FILM AND COMIC FAIR, Watford, UK Facebook

18 - 19 July LONDON FILM & COMIC MART, Olympia, London , UK www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com

25 July CHARITY SCI FI CONVENTION, Romford, Essex, UK Facebook

1 August PRESTON COMIC CON, Preston, UK www.prestoncomiccon.co.uk

15 - 16 August SHEFFIELD FILM AND COMIC CON, Sheffield, UK www.sheffieldfilmandcomiccon.com

29 - 30 August BOURNEMOUTH FILM & COMIC CON, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK www.bournemouthfilmandcomiccon.com

19 September BIG FINISH DAY 7, Slough, Windsor, UK www.tenthplanetevents.co.uk

2 - 4 October TIME EDDY, Witchita, Kansas, USA www.kansasdoctorwho.com

16 - 18 October DIMENSIONS 2015, Newcastle-On-Tyne, Tyne & Wear, UK www.tenthplanetevents.co.uk

30 - 31 October BELFAST FILM & COMIC CON, Belfast, Northern Ireland www.belfastfilmandcomiccon.com

7 - 8 November CARDIFF FILM & COMIC CON, Cardiff, Wales, UK www.cardiffcomiccon.com

The short film Finding Richard starring Colin is now available on DVD. The DVD can be purchased directly from the website www.findingrichard.co.uk (Thanks to Garry Jones)

Colin has added a New Year BLOG to Thoughts Of A Time Lord. Pop over a take a look!
A record number of visitors have checked out Colin Baker Online during 2014, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to catch up with Colin and his activities. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2015.

It has been announced that Colin will boldly go where no other Doctor has gone before. Into the Star Trek universe with a guest appearance in the latest of the acclaimed Star Trek Continues web series. Colin will record his scenes in January with the episode launched online in the Spring 2015.

More information on the ongoing Star Trek Continues project can be found at the shows official website www.startrekcontinues.com

December sees the much anticipated return of The Rani (this time played by Siobhan Redmond) to the world of Doctor Who in the new Big Finish audio The Rani Elite. A free download of Part One can be found HERE

The TARDIS arrives in the CAGE – not a trap, but the College of Advanced Galactic Education, one of the most prestigious academic institutions in colonised space.

Not a trap. Or is it?

The Doctor’s here to receive an honorary degree in Moral Philosophy. But there’s something rotten at the heart of the Medical Facility. Someone is operating on the students. Someone without a conscience. Someone with access to a Sidelian Brain Scanner – a technology that hasn’t been invented yet.

That someone is the ruthless Time Lord scientist known as the Rani – in her new incarnation. But will the Doctor and Peri recognise the Rani’s hand before her trap is sprung?

View the You Tube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPSN4PwL1Mg&feature=youtu.be

Thanks to Garry Jones for the info.

October sees a rematch between The Daleks and the Sixth Doctor and Peri with the release of the audio drama Masters Of Earth by Mark Wright and Cavan Scott.

The year is 2163. Ten years since the Daleks invaded the Earth. One year until the Doctor, in his first incarnation, will help bring the occupation to an end. But for now, their reign of terror goes on.

The TARDIS brings the Doctor and Peri to Scotland – enslaved, like everywhere else on the planet. But there are rumours of Dalek-free islands off its coast. Places where resistors and refuseniks are coming together, gathering arms and armour, preparing to strike back against the enemy.

When the Doctor falls in with an unlikely group of freedom fighters making that dangerous journey to Orkney, he finds himself trapped – but not only by the Daleks, their robotised henchmen and their human collaborators.

By history.

Because history shows that for another year, resistance is useless...

The rebellion must fail – and as a Time Lord, the Doctor can do nothing to help 

Big Finish have announced the Sixth Doctor will get a new companion in 2015 in the form of celebrated actress Miranda Raison. Miranda will be best known to Doctor Who fans as Tallulah in the two part story Daleks In Manhatten / Evolution Of The Daleks with David Tennant's Doctor. Her character opposite the Sixth Doctor will be very different as Nick Briggs explained:

“We’d worked with Miranda a few times on Doctor Who, The Avengers and Jago and Litefoot,” says line producer David Richardson, “and she was brilliant and a joy to work with. She sent a lovely email saying if ever we’d like her to do more, she’d be there like a shot – so I suggested to executive producer Nicholas Briggs and main range script editor Alan Barnes that we might find an ongoing role for her.”

Big Finish took the idea of a new companion to Colin Baker, and he embraced the opportunity to work with Miranda again – having done so before a few years back on The Wreck of the Titan. And so Alan Barnes was set to work on creating a character for her…

“The result is Constance,” says Nick. “She’s brilliant, inventive, has a great sense of humour and is just generally lovely to spend time with. We’re delighted and proud to have Constance and Miranda on board, not least because the character is so intriguing.”

“Mrs Constance Clarke is a Leading Wren in the Women’s Royal Navy Service (WRNS),” explains Alan, “and she served at Bletchley Park, in the famous Code & Cipher School, during World War II. The precise details of when, how and why her path first crossed with the Sixth Doctor’s must remain strictly classified for now – but all will be revealed in time...!

"She's a fantastic asset for the Sixth Doctor – capable, practical and reliable; in many ways, everything he's not! But she's a fantastic asset for Britain, too, in the darkest days of the War. One day, she'll have to choose between them – or between the Doctor and Mr Clarke, a Lieutenant Commander in Naval Intelligence, currently AWOL for reasons unknown. But not just yet..."

Thanks go to the Potteries Prydonians - Steve Worman and Paul Wood - for their help, Ron Brunwin for supplying artwork and Garry Jones for being a regular stalwart of the news section.
Extra special thanks go to the mighty Colin Baker himself for casting his mind back and helping catalogue his career.