As excited as we all are for the impending 50th anniversary special, now mere weeks away, from there we have the seemingly endless wait until Christmas for our next fix, and then till some time next year for our first full Capaldi jaunt. But fear not, for there shall not be a drought of shiny new things to keep that fez wearing monkey off your back till then.
The big news of the moment is the release of details surrounding the new Time Trips range of digital short stories first mentioned over the summer - and an impressive line up it is too; it plans to pair some of the UK’s biggest writers from across genres with one of television’s biggest and most beloved brands, so the results should be pretty spectacular.
Joining the previously announced award-winning writers AL Kennedy, Jenny Colgan, Nick Harkaway and Trudi Canavan for the series are Kake Arnott, Cecelia Ahern and Joanne Harris. Aherne says:
“I’m so excited to have written a story for the Time Trips series and I enjoyed writing every word… to be involved in the 50th anniversary is beyond a dream – it is an honour.”
The monthly range will launch on December 5th with AL Kennedy’s Fourth Doctor adventure The Death Pit and will be followed by Jenny Colgan’s story for Doctor number Eleven entitled Into the Nowhere on January 9th.
Other Doctors appearing the the range so far are David Tennant’s number Ten in Keeping up with the Jonses, Colin Baker’s Six in A Handful of Stardust and Pertwee’s Three in Salt of the Earth.
Launching 5 Dec from BBC Digital and publishing monthly throughout 2014, £1.99 each. The line up and release dates for the first five in the series are as follows:
Doctor Who: The Death Pit
By A.L. Kennedy
Published on 5 December 2013
Doctor Who: Into the Nowhere
By Jenny T. Colgan
Published 9 January 2014
Doctor Who: Keeping Up with the Joneses
Published 6 February 2014
Doctor Who: Salt of the Earth
Published 6 March 2014
Doctor Who : A Handful of Stardust
Published 3 April 2014