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Friday, 1 August 2014

Series 1-7 DVD Boxet Re-Releases - Covers & Details

BBC DVD have revealed the covers and details for the re-release of all seven new series of Doctor Who onto DVD including the 2008-10 specials, read on for further details:

THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES - Starring Christopher Eccleston & Billie Piper
Christopher Eccleston's Doctor is wise and funny, cheeky and brave. An alien and a loner, his detached logic gives him a vital edge when the world's in danger. But when it comes to human relationships, he can be found wanting. That's why he needs new assistant Rose (Billie Piper), a shop-girl from the present day. From the moment they meet, the Doctor and Rose are soul mates. As they travel together through time, encountering new adversaries, the Doctor shows her things beyond imagination, and by the end of the series, she can never go home again...

THE COMPLETE SECOND SERIES - Starring David Tennant & Billie Piper
David Tennant (Casanova, Blackpool, Quatermass Experiment, Harry Potter) steps into the role of the Doctor for the second series of Doctor Who. But can Rose trust a man with a new face? Following on from the phenomenal success of the first series, the second installment is full of more thrills, more laughs, more heartbreak and some terrifying new aliens. The Doctor and Rose meet Queen Victoria, an evil race of Cat Women and the dreaded Cybermen. 

THE COMPLETE THIRD SERIES - Starring David Tennant & Freema Agyeman
The third series of Doctor Who is full of new thrills, new laughs, new heartbreak and some terrifying new monsters. From the moment the Doctor walks into the life of medical student Martha Jones he changes it forever. This series features special appearances from the likes of Derek Jacobi, John Simm (Life on Mars) and Ardal O'Hanlon (Father Ted).

THE COMPLETE FOURTH SERIES - Starring David Tennant & Catherine Tate
David Tennant is back in his role as the Doctor in the fourth series of the hit sci-fi show! Award-winning comedienne Catherine Tate returns as the Doctor’s new companion, reviving her role as Donna Noble. Also on hand to help the Doctor are some familiar faces as he has the New Dalek Empire to stop!

THE COMPLETE SPECIALS - Starring David Tennant
This Complete Specials includes all the Doctor Who Specials from 2009 - The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, The Waters of Mars and The End of Time It also includes the following special features: Commentary with Cast & Crew, Deleted Scenes, Exclusive David Tennant Video Diary and Doctor Who Confidential.

THE COMPLETE FIFTH SERIES - Starring Matt Smith & Karen Gillan
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan star as the new Doctor and his companion in an all-new series of Doctor Who. After his explosive regeneration, the Eleventh Doctor awakes to discover his Tardus is about to crash! After falling from the sky, he pulls himself out of the wreckage to come face-to-face with young Amy Pond. The Doctor promises to take Amy to the stars. But first they must divert an alien plot that could destroy the Earth. The Doctor makes good his promise, and Amy boards the regenerated Tardis, ready to take to the stars on a series of wild adventures that will change her life.

THE COMPLETE SIXTH SERIES - Starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan & Arthur Darvill
Matt Smith and Karen Gillen make their triumphant return as the Doctor and his companion in an all-new series of Doctor Who. This release combines the two halves of series six with the 2010 Christmas Special plus hours of bonus material to make a spectacular collectible that no fan will want to miss! The new series includes the first ever episodes shot in the US and promises new thrills, new monsters, and new adventures which will leave fans pinned to the edge of their seats.

THE COMPLETE SEVENTH SERIES - Starring Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill & Jenna-Louise Coleman
All 15 episodes from the seventh series of the relaunched sci-fi adventure drama, starring Matt Smith in his final appearances as the legendary Time Lord. This time around, the Doctor (Smith), along with companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) - also making their series farewell - are kidnapped by the Daleks, transported to the American Wild West and find themselves having to save Earth from an unlikely invasion. The series also marks the introduction of the Doctor’s latest companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman).

All eight boxsets feature the same extras as their original releases and are on sale from 4th August at all good DVD stores priced £19.99 each.

12th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Toy

Character Options have revealed their Twelfth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver toy in anticipation of the new Doctor Who series, read on for further details:

This faithful copy of the Doctor’s trusty Sonic Device has spring loaded extending action and unique touch activation.

Hold index finger against lower side of the Control Collar and touch thumb to the top surface to activate sound and light FX which operate in both closed and extended positions. Open the cap at the end of the Screwdriver to reveal the removable power core. Requires 3 x 1.5v L1154 batteries (included).

The Twelfth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver toy is on sale now at all good toystores priced £14.99 per purchase.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Deep Breath - Exclusive Cinema Event in London

The BBC are to premiere the opening episode of the next of Doctor Who, Deep Breath in select cinemas at the same time as its TV broadcast, but today, they have revealed an exclusive cinema event for the episode

Doctor Who Series 8 Premiere Deep Breath to be Screened in Cinemas Across UK and Ireland
As part of BBC Worldwide’s global event celebrations to mark Peter Capaldi’s debut series of Doctor Who, UK fans will have the opportunity to see the first episode of Series 8 in cinemas in the UK and Ireland, as well as on BBC One, on 23rd August 2014.

To celebrate the launch of series 8, an exclusive cinema event will take place at London’s Odeon, Leicester Square on August 23rd with some very special guests in attendance. This one-off event will feature a ‘never seen before’ 5 minute video from an upcoming Doctor Who DVD release and a special 10 minute behind-the-scenes of episode 1 feature, followed by a Q&A with the guest stars that will be streamed LIVE into participating Cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

A limited number of tickets for the Leicester Square Cinema Event will be available to the public and can be purchased from www.odeon.co.uk, on Friday 1st August at 10:00am. Cinema tickets for other participating cinemas will go on sale Friday 1st August from 11:00am. More information regarding cinemas screening the episode and showing the live stream of the Q&A from the Leicester Square Cinema Event will be made available from www.doctorwho.tv

This year’s screenings follow the huge success of the global cinema screenings for the show’s record-breaking 50th anniversary episode - The Day of the Doctor - in November 2013. In addition to the episode being simulcast on TV in 98 territories, fans were also able to enjoy the episode on the big screen in over 1500 cinemas around the world.

Stephen Davies, Director for Live Events, said "Following the tremendous success of the 50th anniversary screenings, this is another wonderful opportunities for fans to get together to celebrate another major milestone and enjoy the amazing opening episode of the Peter Capaldi era on the big screen."

Viewers who also choose to see the episode in cinemas will also get the see the DVD exclusive and behind-the-scenes video. Doctor Who will return on Saturday 23rd August to BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is to be confirmed. In other news: Four new promo images from Deep Breath have been released, you can view them here.

Series 8 - Further Details

Doctor Who has made the front cover of many sci-fi related magazines recently, as new Doctor Peter Capaldi and current companion Jenna Coleman explains what to expect in the new series:

Sci-Fi Now
"The constituency of the audience needs to be reassured that it’s fine. Whether it’s fine or not, I’m not sure. The Doctor is as he has always been, and he is also totally different. That’s the great thing about Doctor Who; it carries its past with it all the time, so he brings the past with him, even if he’s different."

"I think if people think he’s different, they’re really meaning in contrast to Matt and David, who were both very amiable. He’s probably not as user friendly as they are. But he’s still unmistakably Doctor Who."

He adds: "I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for every single Doctor that there’s been, so I just sort of stand on their shoulders. It’s due to each and every one of their individual talent and charisma and gifts that the show’s still here. So I don’t have a specific Doctor that I look to, but I look to them all, and I do look to them all."

On Clara and the Doctor’s relationship Capaldi says: "It’s not romantic, but it’s not without love."

Coleman adds: "The new Doctor is unapologetic and a lot less patient. He’ll get the same job done, but he won’t beat around the bush at all; he’s straight to the point, he’s direct, he hasn’t got the patience of a human. He’s a lot fiercer, bolder, darker, but he’s got this curiosity, this mad curiosity… He’ll keep pushing the line further and further into danger to try and satisfy his curiosity, to try and find things out."

On Clara’s day-to-day life Coleman says: "In the same way we had Victorian Clara leading a double life, this Clara has a life of home, school, her domestic life, her domestic bliss, her flat in Shoreditch, and then the Doctor will bring the Tardis and land in the bedroom or land in the stationary cupboard at school, and then she’ll go off on her adventures. But she’s very strict about him returning her at exactly the right time so she doesn’t miss anything on Earth. So in a way she is kind of having her cake and eating it, but what she really doesn’t want is the double life to collide in any way. It has to be completely separate, and that is the control freak Clara coming through."

Entertainment Weekly
Does this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly defy the laws of physics by being bigger on the inside than it would appear from looking at its exterior? Fans of the British science fiction show Doctor Who may well think so. For this week’s cover story, senior writer Clark Collis travels to the UK to meet with Peter Capaldi, the new star of the now 51-year-old time travel saga, and to find out what fans can expect from the forthcoming season of Doctor Who, which premieres on BBC America on August 23rd. "He’s more alien than we’ve seen him for a while," says the actor, speaking about his version of the eccentric Time Lord. "He is less patient with the foibles of human beings."

Thankfully, the whole Who team were patient with EW‘s probing about the new, hush-hush season. In addition to Capaldi, Collis also spoke with the actor’s costar Jenna Coleman and showrunner Steven Moffat who tackled such burning as questions as "Will Capaldi’s previous appearances in the Who universe be referenced this season?" and "What will happen in the two-part finale?" Collis even got to drive the Doctor’s bigger-on-the-inside time- and space-ship the Tardis and did so without busting anything which, according to production designer Michael Pickwoad, makes him a more careful temporal navigator than previous Who star Matt Smith ("He was very good at breaking things"). We also persuade Capaldi to talk about the old monsters he’d like his Doctor to face and offer a sartorial breakdown of the Time Lord’s many looks through the show’s half-century history. Never seen Doctor Who (and feel a bid daunted by that history)? Then feel free to peruse our guide to how you can get into Who.

Doctor Who will return on Saturday 23rd August to BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is to be confirmed.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Impossible Figure Set

Underground Toys have revealed a new 5" Doctor Who figure set exclusive to Forbidden Planet, read on for further details:

THE IMPOSSIBLE FIGURE SET
Clara and the Doctor: Linked through time in the most impossible way!
Clara 'Oswin' Oswald: The Impossible Girl. She and the Doctor first met on the Dalek Asylum planet where she claimed to have been fending off Dalek attacks for a year, making soufflés - where did she get the milk and eggs? Oswin agreed to deactivate the forcefield around the planet, but when human the Doctor went to rescue her, he discovered the terrible truth. Oswin wasn't a girl any longer, but actually an insane Dalek who, unable to cope with her conversion, had retreated into a fantasy world. Oswin fulfilled her promise of helping the Doctor, telling him to "Run. Run, you clever boy, and remember..." They will meet again... and again.

The Doctor, appalled by his inability to save Amy and Rory from the Weeping Angels, retreated to Earth and hid himself and the Tardis away from the universe. Another chance but ill-fated meeting with Clara Oswald in snowy Victorian London pulled him out of his solitude and set him back on a new adventure.... to find the Impossible Girl!

Set Details
Presented here in the Impossible Set, together but apart, are the Eleventh Doctor in his iconic Victorian frock coat from The Snowmen, and Oswin Oswald, the Impossible Girl, in her iconic red dress from Asylum of the Daleks. The Doctor's outfit features his top hat and jacket with fur and brocade detailing. Oswin's outfit is a one piece red dress with her soufflé-making accessory belt. The set is presented in a unique double sided foil embellished SDCC collector pack with 'peep-hole' Dalek eye window on one side and a Victorian winter vista on the other.

Contents
Eleventh Doctor in Victorian Outfit (with Sonic Screwdriver)
Oswin Oswald (with Brunt Soufflé)

The Impossible figure set is on sale from 30th August exclusively at Forbidden Planet stores priced £29.99 per purchase.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 351

The cover and details of the next edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Where is the most unusual place you’ll take Doctor Who Adventures magazine this summer?
Don’t forget to pack your copy of Doctor Who Adventures magazine this summer! If you’re photographed reading your mag in an unusual place, you could win you a Doctor Who goodie bag…

Doctor Who Adventures editor Moray Laing says: "Whether visiting friends or relatives next door, heading off to a beach… or even popping off to an alien planet or a different time zone - we want to see pictures of readers reading the latest issue in unusual places. We’ll print the best and funniest pictures in a future issue - and our favourite photograph will win a prize!"

Grab the latest issue for more details.

Plus:
  • The latest news
  • Top tips for being the Doctor’s companion
  • A guide to the Eleventh Doctor’s stories
  • Top 10 Tardis trips
  • Dalek secrets about the Dalek Emperor
  • Strax’s Guide to the Cybermen
  • The Eleventh Doctor appears in the comic strip for a final adventure, written by former script editor Andrew Cartmel
  • A look at filming of the latest series
  • Puzzles, posters and more cool things to win!

This bumper issue comes with four amazing gifts - a Tardis key ring, notepad, stickers and a Sonic pen! Don’t miss it.

Issue 351 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 12th August priced £3.99 per copy.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Symphonic Spectacular Coming to the UK

After its success in Australia, the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular is set to tour the UK in May next year, read on for further details:

A live musical invasion! The UK premiere of a new version of the hugely popular Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.

The live show, which was a sell-out on its world premiere in Australia, will enjoy a run of twelve UK performances in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow. It features well over 100 performers on stage and is conducted by Ben Foster, who conducts and orchestrates the musical scores for the television show. The music will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and members of the BBC National Chorus of Wales.

The show will also feature Murray's new music for and footage from Doctor Who Series 8, which will be broadcast around the world later this year. The live music will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the past 50 years of Doctor Who.

Tickets will go on general sale via the event and box office websites at 9:00am on Friday 1st August 2014, with prices starting at £20 per person.

Date, Venue and Times:
Saturday 23rd May - London, SSE Arena Wembley - 3:00pm / 7:30pm
Monday 25th May - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena - 3:00pm / 7:30pm
Tuesday 26th May - Birmingham, The NIA - 3:00pm / 7:30pm
Wednesday 27th May - Leeds, First Direct Arena - 3:00pm  / 7:30pm
Thursday 28th May - Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena - 3:00pm / 7:30pm
Friday 29th May - Glasgow, SSE Hydro - 3:00pm / 7.30pm

The show features a host of the Doctor’s famous adversaries including the iconic Daleks and Cybermen, the spine-chilling Silence and many more fan favourites. The live monsters provide a dramatic contrast to the evocative and thrilling music written by Murray Gold, who has been responsible for composing music for the series over the last eight years, including the record-breaking (and BAFTA award-winning) 50th anniversary episode The Day or the Doctor.

The show will also feature Murray’s latest score and footage from the forthcoming series 8, which will be broadcast around the world later this summer. The live music will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the past 50 years of Doctor Who.

Fans will discover the identity of the guest presenter for the UK shows in early 2015. The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular was first presented in Melbourne, Australia in February 2012, it went on to play a further nine sell-out performances at the Sydney Opera House in December 2012 receiving praise from the Australian media and fans alike. The show has continued to draw record figures in Australia and most recently thrilled over 34,000 fans across three cities in New Zealand.

Tickets for the presentations are on sale from 10:00am on 1st August from Seetickets.com here while the tour begins next May.