Shada Soon to be Published!

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At long last one of the five Doctor Who television stories is finally being novelized.  The story of Shada that was the only one that was never finished because of a strike at the BBC in the late 1970s.  Shada did come back as a direct to video release with Tom Baker narrating by filling in the gaps of what wasn’t filmed so we got to see what it could have been.  Alas the special effects didn’t do much apart from us imagining what it could have been, but reading about it would have been better.

Shada did reappear as a Big Finish audio with Paul McGann and Lalla Ward which was a pretty good adaptation with some slight variant to the original story.  This story was also novelized by The New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club as well as novelizing the other four stories.

The book written by Gareth Roberts will be released in the UK on March 15, 2012 and in the US on June 26, 2012.  The audio book will be out in the UK on March 8, 2012 by BBC Audio.  Unfortunately there are no dates as to when the US will see the release of the audio book or the paperback version of Shada.  You can pre-order your copy now on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.  Links are provided below for all that is mentioned above.  Please note that in the UK the shada paperback has no release date, but you can pre-order that if you like.

The book by Gareth Roberts:

  1. Amazon.com
  2. Amazon.co.uk

The BBC Audio Book at Amazon.co.uk

The Big Finish production:

  1. Amazon.com
  2. Amazon.co.uk

The Fades on BBC America

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For those that have been keeping up to date with new shows on BBC America, The Fades premiered in the US last night.  So what did you think about the show?  Did you like it to keep watching or did you dislike it and think that they could have done better with the show?

Feel free to make your comments heard!

Win Tickets to Red Dwarf X!

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I just got an email today since I’ve subscribed my email address to the Official Red Dwarf web site, and they just emailed their competition to win tickets to the next series of Red Dwarf.  If you are able to attend, go ahead and enter the competition!

The competition is on their official Facebook page so head on over there and win tickets to this hilarious show!

The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe for Pre-order!

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You can pre-order the DVD or Blu-ray for the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe which will be released on February 14, 2012.  What could be better than to buy this for your Whovian sweetie for Valentine’s Day?  On a serious note one of the special features on the DVD or Blu-ray are three of the BBC America specials Best of the Doctor, Best of the Companions and Best of the Monsters.

Whether you loved the episode or hated it, it would be well worth it to buy this to complete your Doctor Who collection as well as the having these awesome BBC America specials.  At least we know we will see these specials released on DVD or Blu-ray along with the episodes.  Too cool!