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A podcast about Gerry Anderson's UFO featuring  and 

An extra episode in which we discuss the feedback we’ve received on our first two episodes.

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Episode 1 #Identified @ufo_cast Pocast about #GerryAnderson 's #UFO featuring @TMDWP and @TinDogPodcast

In this opening episode of the UFOcast Michael and Luke introduce themselves and discuss the series opener Identified.

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Introducing the UFOcast featuring Michael from the Tin-Dog Podcast and Luke from TMDWP. Subscribe to the show at


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The planet Dashrah is a world of exceptional beauty. Historical ruins; colourful skies; swirling sunsets…

Unsurprisingly, it’s a major tourist trap. So if you want to visit Dashrah, first you’ll have to visit Parking, the artificial planetoid that Galactic Heritage built next door. Parking, as its name implies, is a spaceship park. A huge spaceship park. A huge, enormous spaceship park.

When the TARDIS materialises in Parking’s Northern Hemisphere, the Doctor, Ace and Mel envisage a quick teleport trip to the surface of Dashrah. But they’ve reckoned without the superzealous Wardens, and their robotic servitors… the sect of the Free Parkers, who wage war against the Wardens… the spontaneously combusting spaceships… and the terrifying secret that lies at the lowest of Parking’s lower levels.

Written By: John Dorney
Directed By: Ken Bentley


Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Bonnie Langford (Mel Bush), Gabrielle Glaister (Cowley), Hywel Morgan (Kempton/ Tribesman), Kate Duchene (Regina/ Seraphim), Leighton Pugh (Fulton), Jack Monaghan (Dunne/ Selfdrive), James Joyce (Robowardens).

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs



This title was released in July 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until August 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date.

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“Being scared is the least of your worries.”

The Shining Men are everywhere. You spot them out of the corner of your eye. Abnormally tall, with long lank hair, blank faces and blazing eyes. If they catch you, they’ll drag you away to who knows where. No one is safe. They’re on every street corner. Waiting. Watching. Shining bright.

Of course it’s a hoax. It has to be, right? It started as a joke, a prank for Halloween. Then it went viral. Idiots dressing up as monsters. Giving folk a scare. Silly masks and fright wigs. No one gets hurt. Because bogeymen aren’t real.

Until people start going missing and lights burn in the darkness. Burning like eyes.

But help is on its way, in the form of a strange man called the Doctor and his friend, Bill. The Doctor will keep us safe. The Doctor will stop the monsters. Unless the monsters stop the Doctor first…

An original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Bill as played by Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie.


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This title was released in June 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until July 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date.

Shadow Planet by AK Benedict

Troubled? Anxious? Tormented by self-doubt? Come to Unity, the psychic planet! From our therapy centre beside Unity’s idyllic shores, the Unity Corporation can help you overcome all your problems. How? By using a patented combination of technology and Jungian psychology, we can bring you face to face with your shadow self. The hidden you. The dark you. The you that no-one knows…

Rest assured: the process is perfectly safe. Nothing can possibly go wrong. And that’s guaranteed!

World Apart by Scott Handcock

If you’re reading this, it’s too late. 

There’s no way off this planet. 

You will never escape Nirvana.

Written By: AK Benedict, Scott Handcock
Directed By: Ken Bentley


Sylvester McCoy(The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Philip Olivier (Hex), Belinda Lang (Mrs Wheeler), Sarah Thom (Sandy/Captain Karren), Nickolas Grace(Professor Grove), Ben Mansfield (Loglan/Shadow Loglan). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Alan Barnes

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Empress of Mars" is the ninth episode of the tenth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It is written by Mark Gatiss and was broadcast on 10 June 2017 on BBC One. "Empress of Mars" received generally favorable reviews from television critics.

The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), Nardole (Matt Lucas), and Bill (Pearl Mackie) travel to Mars, but upon arrival, they find themselves in the middle of a conflict between the Ice Warriors and Victorian soldiers. The episode marks the return of the Ice Warriors, last seen in "Cold War", an episode of the seventh series that was also written by Gatiss.




On Earth 2017, NASA finds the words "God save the Queen" made of rocks buried under the ice cap of MarsThe DoctorBill and Nardole venture to Mars in 1881 to investigate, and they discover that the planet is occupied by human soldiers from Victorian Britain. Nardole goes back into the TARDIS, but it departs for unexplained reasons, returning to the university in present day. Nardole has to ask Missy for help getting back.

The humans have befriended an Ice Warrior they have named Friday. Captain Catchlove says they rescued Friday from his crashed spaceship while on patrol in Africa. In exchange, Friday allowed the soldiers to use his species' technology to travel to and mine Mars. The Doctor surmises that Friday is using them to access to his hive. They soon unearth the tomb of the Ice Queen. Despite Colonel Godsacre's order to not approach it, one guard cuts a crystal from the base of the tomb which revives the Ice Queen, Iraxxa.

Iraxxa's waking leads to a confrontation with the humans. Friday tells Iraxxa it has been 5,000 years, and Mars' surface is uninhabitable; the Doctor asks Iraxxa to show mercy and gain help from the humans. Dismissing the Doctor and the soldiers, she asks Bill for her opinion, as a fellow woman. She decides to relent based on Bill's word, but then a soldier suddenly fires his rifle, the shot harmlessly glancing off Iraxxa's helmet. Provoked, she returns fire. Catchlove takes command, locking up the Doctor, Bill, and Godsacre, and traps Iraxxa and Friday within the tomb, where they start reviving more Ice Warriors.

As the Ice Warriors launch their attack, Friday allies himself with the Doctor and Bill and helps the Doctor gain control of the mining device. The Doctor threatens to use it to bury all under the ice cap. Catchlove holds Iraxxa at knifepoint and attempts to force her to help him pilot a spaceship back to Earth. Godsacre manages to surprise Catchlove and kills him, then begs Iraxxa to kill him. Iraxxa calls off the attack in exchange for Godsacre pledging himself to the Ice Warriors. The Doctor covertly contacts Alpha Centauri to assist the Ice Warriors.

The Doctor and Bill help Godsacre leave the message that NASA will discover. Nardole re-appears with the TARDIS. Missy is also on board and expresses concern about the Doctor's health.


The Doctor's sonic screwdriver still has "no setting for wood", a defect first mentioned in "Silence in the Library". The portrait of Queen Victoria displayed resembles Pauline Collins, who played the role in "Tooth and Claw". [1]

Outside references[edit]

Friday is named after the character "Friday" from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.[1] Bill mentions the movies The Terminator and The Thing, and the Doctor refers to the film Frozen.[1] Upon the discovery of the Ice Empress' tomb, the Doctor says "I've got a bad feeling about this," a recurring phrase in the Star Wars franchise.[2]


The read-through for "Empress of Mars" was on 11 January 2017. Filming with the previous episode "The Lie of the Land started on 27 January, with principal shooting ending on 22 February.[2]


The story was originally to have been set on Peladon rather than Mars, hence the return of Alpha Centauri after 43 years.[1]It was also reported to have originally been planned as a sequel to the ninth series episode " Sleep No More", also by Mark Gatiss, referenced in the line delivered by the Ice Empress exhorting her warriors to "sleep no more".[3]

Broadcast and reception[edit]

The episode was watched by 3.58 million overnight.[4] It received an AI of 83.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer)  
Rotten Tomatoes (Average Score)  
The A.V. Club  
Entertainment Weekly  
SFX Magazine 3.5/5 stars[6]
TV Fanatic  
IGN 8.2[7]
New York Magazine  
Radio Times 5/5 stars[8]
Daily Mirror 3/5 stars[9]

"Empress of Mars" received generally favorable reviews from television critics.[10]

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Longest @TinDogPodcast EVER 90 MINS!

Interview with Author Mark Wright  


Mark Wright has written many audiobooks, short stories, comic strips and novels for world-famous characters such as ***Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures,*** ***Power Rangers*** and ***Blake 7. ***He is the co-author (along with Cavan Scott) of the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling miscellany, ***Who-ology* and its follow up, ***Wit, Wisdom and Timey-Wimey Stuff*.

Mark is currently co-editor of ***Doctor Who – The Complete History*** part work, and regularly contributes to the pages of the official ***Doctor Who Magazine*** and its sister publication, ***The Essential Doctor Who.* He has recently turned his hand to scripting the on-going comic strip adventures of the Doctor in the pages of ***Doctor Who Magazine*** and is having more fun than is probably allowed writing about his favourite Time Lord.

A full-time writer, Mark lives i near Halifax.


Mark Wright is a writer who frequently collaborates with Cavan Scott. He also served as a production assistant for Doctor Who Magazine beginning with issue 448.

AUDIO edit
Big Finish main range
Project: Twilight (with Cavan Scott)
The Church and the Crown (with Cavan Scott)
Project: Lazarus (with Cavan Scott)
Project: Destiny (with Cavan Scott)
Masters of Earth (with Cavan Scott)
The Companion Chronicles
The Prisoner of Peladon (with Cavan Scott)
The Many Deaths of Jo Grant (with Cavan Scott)
Project: Nirvana (with Cavan Scott)
Big Finish Bernice Summerfield
The Kraken's Lament
Peshka (with Cavan Scott)
Iris Wildthyme
The Claws of Santa (with Cavan Scott)
Whatever Happened to Iris Wildthyme? (with Cavan Scott)
Iris at the Oche
Destiny of the Doctor
Night of the Whisper (with Cavan Scott)
Fourth Doctor Adventures
The Eternal Battle (with Cavan Scott)
New Series Adventures audiobooks
The Nu-Humans (with Cavan Scott)
SJA audiobooks
Wraith World (with Cavan Scott)
New Worlds
Project: Valhalla (with Cavan Scott)
Short Trips
Light at the End of the Tunnel (in Short Trips: Steel Skies)
Mortlake (in Short Trips: Past Tense)
...Be Forgot (with Cavan Scott, in Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury)
That Which Went Away (in Short Trips: Seven Deadly Sins)
Faithful Friends: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 (with Cavan Scott, in Short Trips: The Ghosts of Christmas)
Twilight's End (with Cavan Scott, in Short Trips: Defining Patterns)
Priceless Junk (with Cavan Scott, in Short Trips: Indefinable Magic)
Big Finish Bernice Summerfield
Christmas Spirit (with Cavan Scott, in The Dead Men Diaries)
The Crystal Flower (with Cavan Scott, in Life During Wartime)
Benny and Louise (with Cavan Scott, in Missing Adventures)
Iris Wildthyme
The Unhappy Medium (with Cavan Scott, in Iris Wildthyme and the Celestial Omnibus)
Iris Wildthyme and the Colonic in Space (with Cavan Scott, in Iris: Abroad)
Project: Wildthyme (with Cavan Scott, in Iris: Fifteen)
BBC website
The Feast of the Stone (with Cavan Scott)
The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who
Sunset Over Venus
Project: Longinus
Project: Longinus (with Cavan Scott)
The Dream (with Cavan Scott)
Bullies (with Cavan Scott)
Doctor Who Magazine
Space Invaders!
The Highgate Horror
The Pestilent Heart
Moving In
Be Forgot
Doorway to Hell
Doctor Who Adventures
The Purrfect Crime
Who-ology: The Official Miscellany (with Cavan Scott)
The Quotable Doctor Who - Wit, Wisdom and Timey-Wimey Stuff (with Cavan Scott)
The Fearmonger - Stephen Keyser
The Eye of the Scorpion - Slave
Project: Twilight - Mr Deeks
The One Doctor - Guard
Real Time - Dean
Sympathy for the Devil - Marcus
The Kraken's Lament - Shopper



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