Friday, 30 January 2015

The Whoniverse Round-Up Naoko Mori, David Tennant, Justin Walters, TORCHWOOD & Barrowman news

The Whoniverse Round Up

Naoko Mori – Midsomer Murders, XVII

Episode 4: Vintage Murder

The fizz goes out of a sparkling wine launch when the glasses are laced with poison.  Who is targeting the Midsomer Vinae Winery and what does the attack have to do with the death of a child in a hit-and-run accident?

In the 4th and last episode of the new series, Naoko Mori plays the alcoholic wine critic Nadia Simons who leaves a scathing review on the Midsomer Vineyard, which then sees the wine guests collapse.  The new series starts Wednesday 28th January 2015, with The Dagger club starting the series, followed by ‘Murder by Magic’, ‘The Ballad of Midsomer County’ and finally ‘A Vintage Murder’ completing the season. 

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In other news: 

From Super Time Lord to Super Villain

David Tennant swaps his sonic and ID Police card to become super villain Zebediah Kilgrave for Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones, the 13 episode series premiering on Netflix soon. (I’ve saved it to My List already).

It seems to be the way these days that our favourite stars of Doctor Who & Torchwood are moving into the comic book genre.  With Barrowman swapping his Vortex Manipulator for bows in Arrow, it seems only natural I suppose that our intrepid Time Lord and Broadchurch copper should cross to the comic book world and play the role of The Purple Man.  Just one question – will he be wearing Spandex?

The Purple Man is an enemy of Jessica Jones and her husband Luke Cage.  He has the powers to release chemical pheromones onto his victims that can be inhaled or absorbed into their skin, which he uses to control them through verbal suggestions.  A bit like the power Tennant has over his fans.  Admit it girls, if he were to say anything to you in a seductive manner you’d be putty in his hands, am I right??

The Purple Man’s ability to recover and heal his body while in a death like state isn’t too different to that of the Time Lord’s either - if anything it’s like the regenerative state.  The Purple Man is a skilled manipulator with a high level intellect, which again would put him in the same category as another Time Lord we’re aware of, that of The Master. 

We’ve seen the best of Tennant’s good side, but I have to admit, I much prefer it when he’s playing the evil sociopath role such as Brendan Block, so it will be interesting to see how he comes over as the purple faced Marvel comic villain.  I for one cannot wait.

We’ll have more details of the release date when it’s in.

Hearts Asylum

Justin Walters is starring in a new online action drama and filming begins March/April this year.  Hearts Asylum is the brainchild of Chris Josty, who also appears in the film as the Mad Hatter.  To find out more, check out our interview with him and Justin here: and follow the links to find Hearts Asylum on Twitter & Facebook.


Yes, that’s right folks, Torchwood is to return in audio version.  With up to 3 or 4 new stories, one with full cast the others character based, it’s a return that’s long overdue.  The fans have mixed feelings regarding the audios return which you can read in The Coffee Shop.

And finally,

John Barrowman is Magic

Since 11th January (check date) John Barrowman has been posting up questions to the fans on Twitter and Facebook asking them to send him their favourite Whitney Houston, Carpenters and other songs by email.  To some of us this was intriguing and the reason for all the emails, well Barrowman is on Magic Radio, in his own segment every Sunday from 6pm – 8pm.  Check him out, sign up for the newsletters, tune into Magic Radio online, plug in the headphones and sit back and chill.

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