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 and  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:


The BBC Audio Book at

The Big Finish production:


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!

Favorite Doctor Who Christmas Special

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Now that the latest tradition of a Doctor Who Christmas special has come and gone, everyone either likes them or dislikes them.  Which Christmas special is your favorite?

If I had to rank them I’d say this:

  1. The End of Time (yes part two wasn’t on Christmas, but the story was during the holiday!)
  2. Voyage of the Damned
  3. The Runaway Bride (actually tied with Voyage of the Damned with me)
  4. The Christmas Invasion
  5. The Next Doctor
  6. A Christmas Carol
  7. The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe

Doctor Who 2011 Christmas Special Tonight!!

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Just reminding everyone about watching the Doctor Who Christmas special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe tonight on BBC America at 9 pm ET.  Not that all of us Doctor Who fans need reminding!

The Best of the Doctor Who Christmas specials was great on BBC America last night, and I hope you caught that along with with The Nerdist Year in Review 2011!

Merry Christmas everyone!

The New Touchy-Feely Doctor Who Trend

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Here’s a very interesting article about Doctor Who comparing the old to the new.  Like we haven’t done that ourselves, right?