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  22.05.15 - LATEST NEWS


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

12 - 14 June ANGLICON, Seattle, Washington, USA www.anglicon.com

21 June SCUNTHORPE COMIC CON, Scunthorpe, Lincs. UK Facebook

27 June HULL COMIC CON, Hull, East Yorkshire UK

4 July WAKEFIELD COMIC CON, Wakefield, Yorkshire UK Facebook

10 - 12 July PHOENIX TARDIS, Phoenix, Arizona, USA www.tardisconventions.com

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

** This event will include a photoshoot with Colin in costume as the 6th Doctor**

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

1 - 2 August OPTIMUS, Torquay, Devon UK www.optimusconvention.com

7 - 9 August KANSAS CITY COMIC CON, Kansas. Missouri, USA www.kansascity-comiccon.com

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

5 September WHOOVERVILLE, Derby, UK www.whooverville.org

13 September ULTRA CON ROTHERHAM, Rotherham, South Yorkshire Facebook

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

26 - 27 September NORTHAMPTON COMIC CON, Northampton, UK Facebook

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

11 October PLAY 2015, Manchester, UK (details to be confirmed)

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

24 October CHIPPENHAM SCI FI CON, Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK www.chippenhamscifi.com

25 October MCM LONDON COMIC CON, Olympia, London, UK www.mcmcomiccon.com

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

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

11 November LONDON WINTER FILM & COMIC CON, Olympia, London, UK (details TBC)

21 November NEWCASTLE FILM & COMIC CON, Metro Arena, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, UK (TBC)

22 November DIMENSIONS IN TIMEY WIMEY Brighton, UK www,timeywimeyevents.com

The Sixth Doctor is joined by Patrick Troughton's companions Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Zoe (Wendy Padbury) in the new audio adventure The Last Of The Cybermen out now from Big Finish Productions.

It's been ten years since the final assault on Telos, the last act of the Great Cyber War. Thanks to the Glittergun, humanity prevailed – and the half-machine Cybermen were utterly obliterated. 

Out on the furthest fringes of the galaxy, however, they left their mark – in the form of a giant Cyber-head, hundreds of feet high. A monument? A memorial? A tomb? The Doctor, the Cybermen's most indefatigable adversary, sets out to investigate... but he fails to return to his TARDIS. Leaving the Ship, his two companions – brave Highlander Jamie MacCrimmon, and super-intelligent Zoe Heriot – find a stranger in the Doctor's place. A stranger in a coat of many colours, who insists that he's the Doctor – transposed in time and space with one of his former selves...

But why here? Why now? Has the universe really seen the last of the Cybermen..?

The 1989 Myth Makers interview with Colin is being re-released by Reeltime Pictures on DVD and for instant download via their website Time Travel TV on 1st May. This career retrospective will also feature bonus behind the scenes footage.

Due to circumstances beyond his control, Colin is unable to appear at Hero Fest this weekend in Ontario, Canada. He sends apologies for the disappointment caused.
The episode of Star Trek Continues which Colin guest stars in - "The White Iris" - will have its world premiere at the Phoenix ComiCon on 29th May 2015 and shortly thereafter online via the official website.

Big Finish Productions have announced that The Sixth Doctor is to get a final adventure - but don't worry there are many more Sixth Doctor adventures to come in the future:

Colin’s last outing in the Doctor Who role on television was The Trial of a Time Lord in 1986, but there was no proper handover story to Sylvester McCoy when he joined the series in 1987. Now, 28 years later, the full details of the Sixth Doctor’s death will be revealed - and it’s part of an epic battle that spans many sections of his life, and involves many of his companions.

‘I spoke to Colin not long after Matt Smith’s final outing, The Time of the Doctor, was broadcast on television,’ says producer David Richardson. ‘I felt very strongly that regeneration stories, and each Doctor’s final end, are very important to Doctor Who fans - these are stories that allow us to see the Doctor at his most courageous, making a sacrifice that only makes us love him more. And so I asked Colin if he might finally consider doing the Sixth Doctor’s final story with us. To my huge delight, he said yes.’

‘I owe a lot to Big Finish,’ says Colin. ‘They have given my Doctor the opportunity to live beyond those few episodes on television which were recorded during a time when the programme was under siege from various quarters. My Doctor did not benefit from that time. However at Big Finish the Sixth Doctor has lived and breathed anew and developed in a way that I am extremely happy with.

‘That would be the only reason I have agreed to bring my Doctor to an end - although it’s not really an end, because Big Finish plucks stories from the whole era of every Doctor. But because I never actually filmed a regeneration, and left poor Sylvester floundering around in my empty clothing with a blond wig on, I have resolutely maintained the lie that I am still the Doctor and all the rest are imposters because I never regenerated!' (He laughs) 'So it’s a tribute to the smooth talking people at Big Finish and the standard of the work completed thus far that I have cast aside my reluctance and joined all the other Doctors in actually having a regeneration.

‘And I can promise you: it’s a cracker.’


The End of the Line by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris.
The Doctor and his latest companion Constance investigate a commuter train that has lost its way...

The Red House by Alan Barnes
The Doctor and Charlotte Pollard arrive on a world that is populated by werewolves.

Stage Fright by Matt Fitton
The Doctor and Flip visit Victorian London, where investigators Jago and Litefoot explore theatrical performances that have echoes of the Doctor's past lives...

The Brink of Death by Nicholas Briggs
The Doctor and Mel face the final confrontation with the Valeyard - and the Doctor must make the ultimate sacrifice.

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.