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Thursday, 30 April 2009

Doctor Who Battles in Time - Issue 70

The cover and info on the last edition of Doctor Who: Battles in Time magazine:

Monsters: Feel the Fear!
Card Clash: Donna Noble vs Rose Tyler
FAQ: Who is...The Tenth Doctor?
Monsters' Ball
Comic Strip: The End
In the Beginning
The Ultimate Evil
On Sale: 13th May 2009 
Cards: Devastator - 1 pack
Price: £2.50

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 408

The cover and info on the next edition of Doctor Who magazine:

The Doctor’s in the desert - in Doctor Who Magazine issue 408!
In Doctor Who Magazine issue 408, DWM recounts the tales of what happened when the Doctor Who team filmed in Dubai... and catches up David Tennant, as he looks forward to his final adventures the Doctor.

Does David reckon he’ll be sentimental on his last day as the Doctor? “I don’t know how I’ll feel when I get there,” he says. “It’ll probably be very scrutinised. I don’t know if the last day will be anything like the last in story terms. Usually you’re so out of sequence that your final scene is something very unimportant – walking down the street or opening a door - so time will tell. But it’s - what? - 12 weeks away, so I’ll cope. I’ll find ways of coping.”

Also in DWM issue 408:

GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS!
The First Doctor becomes invisible while his companions play some decidedly deadly games... Discover the truth behind the story that nearly featured the end of Doctor Who as we know it, as The Fact of Fiction scrutinises that most colourful of black & white stories, The Celestial Toymaker.

WHO IS DOCTOR TWO?
The Watcher proudly presents his essential guide to to the Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, and reveals whether or not this memorable incarnation really was a stove hat-wearing, recorder-playing, Chaplinesque cosmic hobo.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY?
The Doctor’s a Time Lord, everyone knows that... or is he? Find out as the Time Team watch sinister Cybermen, wicked witches and nasty Nazis battle it out in Doctor Who’s 25th anniversary tale, Silver Nemesis!

DANGER DOWN UNDER!
The Doctor and Majenta land in Australia and find themselves assisting UNIT in Part One of a brand new comic strip adventure, The Age of Ice, by Dan McDaid, with art by Martin Geraghty, David A Roach and James Offredi.

AND THE WINNER IS...
Find out what DWM readers voted the very best Doctor Who books, audios and DVDs as the results of the 2008 merchandise awards are finally revealed!

LIFE SAVER!
Discover how Russell T Davies saved the life of Script Editor Gary Russell (sort of!) in Production Notes!

DA-DA-DA-DUM, DA-DA-DA-DUM, DA-DA-DA-DUM, WOOOO-EEEEE-OOOOH!
Neil Harris recalls some of the many memorable melodies - and some of the weird and wacky noises – that have featured as Doctor Who incidental music over the decades in You Are Not Alone.

“DING-DING, BRING IT ON!”
Planet of the Dead’s Angela Whittaker, alias actress Victoria Alcock, chats to DWM about filming in Dubai, what happens when she drinks rosé and being the Eleventh Doctor’s companion (may be!).

BENNY’S BACK!
Lisa Bowerman, star of the Seventh Doctor’s final adventure, Survival, talks to DWM about playing a Cheetah Person, the new series of Bernice Summerfield adventures, and her meeting with the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith!

NEXT STOP: MARS!
DWM examines the clues and tries to work out just what exactly we can can expect from the next Doctor Who special, The Waters of Mars.

PLUS!
All the latest news, reviews, previews, competitions and much, much more!

Issue 408 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 27th May priced £3.99 per copy.

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 113

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

In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine…
Sontar-ha! There are Sontarans on the loose

Doctor Who Adventures looks at last year’s Sontaran invasion, with a monster who’s who and story guide to the exciting episodes. We also look at the Sontaran warship - a very impressive and magnificent spaceship!

This week’s magazine comes with a Sontaran spaceship game, badges and stickers.

What else?

  • Posters: The Tenth Doctor, Cybermen, Sontarans and Daleks
  • Make: You’ll find a Tritovore mask and we show you how to make some alien hands.
  • News: Wilf’s back … but where’s Donna
  • Blast from the Past: Sarah Jane travels in the Tardis for the first time and the Doctor meets a Sontaran. Yikes!
  • Puzzles and competitions: Fun things to work out and win.
  • Comic strip: All is not well when the Doctor and Heather go sightseeing.
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get an amazing Doctor Who book!

Issue 113 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 5th May priced £2.10 per copy.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 112

The cover and info on this week's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

You’ll find loads of top secret info in the issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine that’s out now!
There’s a guide to the most important members of the Unified Intelligence Taskforce - aka UNIT. You will remember them from the Doctor’s latest adventure at Easter, when they helped get an old London bus back from an alien planet.

The issue comes with a set of exclusive monster stationery - featuring some of the most monstrous monsters ever!

What else?
  • Posters: A Scarecrow, Malcolm and Magambo from UNIT and a Tritovore.
  • News: Who’s the Doctor’s next companion
  • Competition: Don’t miss our competition to decorate the Doctor
  • Tales from the Tardis: A shock for four humans when the Family of Blood arrive…
  • Make: How to make an Infostamp.
  • Doctor’s Data: Lady Christina.
  • Quiz: Take our Tritovore test and see what you remember about one of the newest aliens seen in Doctor Who.
  • Puzzles and competitions: Fun things to work out and win.
  • Comic strip: The Tardis arrives in London - and there’s trouble at Crystal Palace
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get an amazing Doctor Who book!

Issue 112 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until tomorrow priced £2.10 per copy.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Torchwood Magazine - Issue 15

The cover and info on the latest edition of Torchwood magazine:

John Barrowman sets pulses racing for the new series of Torchwood
He told Torchwood magazine:"The new Torchwood story drags up a lot of people's secrets, and we all like to see that, don't we? It's the kind of story that, once you start watching it, you will be hooked. Even if you've never seen Torchwood before, you're going to fall for these characters, and you're going to go with them on an amazing journey that will be the biggest rollercoaster ride of their lives."

Direct from the Hub!
Torchwood magazine returns with 100 pages of essential features and interviews to give you your fix from the Hub in the build up to Children of Earth. In the latest 100-page issue we talk to the irrepressible John Barrowman and other members of the cast and crew, bring you brand new Torchwood stories, look back at series one with our comprehensive episode guide, and much more.

Children of Earth: Exclusive Coverage
Torchwood Magazine takes you behind the scenes of Children of Earth in the latest issue with an exclusive report from the set in the final week of shooting. We also bring you a photo preview of each of the five days of the new series, with a commentary by writer and executive producer Russell T Davies. Plus, Torchwood script editor Brian Minchin tells us why Children of Earth is going to be epic, and one of the show’s new faces for the new series, Rik Makarem (who plays one Dr Rupesh Patanjali) reveals all about his Torchwood experience.

A new comic strip saga begins
An old enemy checks in at the start of Broken, a brand-new comic strip story by Gary Russell, with artwork by Adrian Salmon, featuring in the latest issue of Torchwood magazine. Imagery from the comic strip features in an image gallery on our Facebook page

Revisited: Greeks Bearing Gifts
Torchwood Magazine takes a detailed look back at Greeks Bearing Gifts - the series one favourite that saw Toshiko receive an alien pendant that enabled her to read minds - with devastating effects! Plus, we interview the actress who played Mary, the mysterious woman who seduced Tosh in a bar and gave her the trinket. Daniela Denby-Ashe, star of My Family and Eastenders, talks about bringing together Mary’s many sides - lover, fighter, victim, killer - in one perfect package.

Plus:
  • Close Call - new regular feature! You set the questions, we phone up the stars and ask them. Eve Myles is first on the line.
  • Gordian: Part Two -  The conclusion of Steve Savile’s story, with art by Mike Dowling.
  • Torchweek - Our guide to making the most of Children of Earth’s undiluted five-day Torchwood hit!
  • Sound & vision secrets of the sound editor with Torchwood’s Doug Sinclair.
  • Beyond the Hub -  We investigate the possibility that the Torchwood pterodactyl could really exist.
  • T-Mail - Your letters, photographs and Facebook messages.

Issue 15 of Torchwood magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 24th June priced £3.99 per copy. In other news: The final BARB ratings for Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead have been announced; the Easter special was watched by 9.54 million viewers, making it the fifth most watched programme on BBC One of the week, it was also watched by an extra 2 million viewers on BBC HD.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Doctor Who DVD Files - Issue 8

The cover and info on this fornight's edition of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine:

Episodes Guide: New Earth/ Tooth and Claw
The Doctor: Enemies of Humanity
Enemies: The Editor
Technology: Robot Spiders
Allies: Rose Tyler
Behind the Scenes: Creature Features

Issue 8 of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 5th May priced £6.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Trader Jailed for Selling Fake Doctor Who Toys

Trader Malik Aftab Hussian has been jailed for ten months after selling fake Doctor Who toys at the annual Neath Fair. Read on for further details:

A Trader is doing time after being caught selling fake Doctor Who toys.

He was also ordered to pay more than £34,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

When he appeared before Neath magistrates last year, 33-year-old Hussain, of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, pleaded guilty to 29 offences contravening the Trade Marks Act 1994 and the Consumer Protection Act 1987. The case was transferred to Swansea Crown Court because magistrates felt they had insufficient sentencing powers.

Trading standards officers on patrol at the 2007 Neath Fair became suspicious of the Doctor Who and other toys Hussain was selling when they noticed spelling mistakes and incorrect labels on the packaging.

If anyone feels that they have punchased a fake Doctor Who or any other toys, please report this to Trading Standards as these products are uncopyrighted and could also be harmful. Remember, if you want to purchase any Doctor Who merchandise, buy them from an OFFICIAL retailer.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 111

The cover and info on this week's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Would you be allowed in the Tardis?
In the latest issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine, find out if you’ve got what it takes to travel with the Doctor in the Tardis. DWA looks at some of the people the Doctor hasn’t allowed to be full-time travellers in his amazing time machine…

There’s also a guide to Planet of the Dead that’s full of essential information about this action-packed story. The issue comes with a set of exclusive Dalek stationery, which includes a pencil case, notepad, pencil and rubber. Get yours today!

What else?

Posters: The Supreme Dalek, a Tritovore and a vicious Cybershade.
Who’s where?: Loads of aliens have joined the Doctor and Christina on the bus!
Monster quiz: Find out how well you know your monsters.
Tales from the Tardis: The Slitheen attack!
Terror through time: The Daleks.
Puzzles and competitions: Loads of things to do and win, including the new Cybermen DVD box set.
Comic strip: The Tardis arrives on a boat in 1918…
Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get an amazing Doctor Who book!

Issue 111 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 22nd April priced £2.10 per copy.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead DVD & Blu-ray - Cover & Info

2entertain have released the covers and info on the upcoming DVD & Blu-ray release of the latest Doctor Who episode:

Planet of the Dead
Bionic Woman and Merlin star Michelle Ryan plays the mysterious Lady Christina De Souza who joins the Doctor on a bus-trip which takes a very unexpected detour into danger. British comedy star Lee Evans also joins the cast playing a character called Malcolm whose life becomes connected to the Doctor's under extraordinary circumstances and Noma Dumezweni returns as Captain Erisa Magambo - last seen helping Rose and Donna save the world in Turn Left

When a London bus takes a detour to an alien world, the Doctor must join forces with the extraordinary Lady Christina, in this one-off seasonal special. But the mysterious planet holds terrifying secrets, hidden in the sand. And time is running out, as the deadly Swarm gets closer...

Extra: Doctor Who Confidential: Dersert Storm

Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead is on sale from 29th June at all good DVD stores priced £15.99 on DVD and £19.99 on Blu-ray. In other news: The overnight ratings for Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead have been announced; the episode was watched by 8.4 million viewers with a 39.6% audience share.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

2nd 2009 Special: Title Confirmed & First Trailer

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After the broadcast of Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead earlier tonight, a teaser trailer for the next 2009 Doctor Who special was shown, now official titled:

THE WATERS OF MARS

You can watch the trailer above. Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars will broadcast later this year on BBC One and BBC HD.

Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead - Tonight

Doctor Who returns tonight for the first of four specials to broadcast throughout 2009, read on for the synopsis:

PLANET OF THE DEAD - by Russell T Davies & Gareth Roberts
When a London bus takes a detour to an alien world, the Doctor must join forces with the extraordinary Lady Christina, in this one-off seasonal special. But the mysterious planet holds terrifying secrets, hidden in the sand. And time is running out, as the deadly Swarm gets closer.

Doctor Who Confidential: Desert Storm will follow the episode's broadcast over on BBC Three at 8:30pm. The second of the 2009 specials will broadcast later this year - more information coming then.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 110

The cover and info on this week's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

This week’s bumper issue of Doctor Who Adventures, out on Thursday 9th April, will prepare you for this weekend’s special episode, Planet of the Dead.
Check out a preview of the new adventure. Who is the mysterious Christina? What is a London bus doing on an alien world? And what about the creepy new aliens that look like big flies?!

You’ll also find a competition to win loads of Doctor Who DVDs (containing 21 stories in total!) plus an LCD television with built-in DVD player.

The issue comes with a dress-up-like-the Doctor kit - including everything you need to look like your favourite Time Lord. There’s a Tardis key, sonic screwdriver, glasses and tie! Make sure you’re dressed as the Doctor while watching the Easter special.

What else?
  • Posters: Planet of the Dead, the Tardis, the Doctor in Silence in the Library, the Ood
  • Fact file: 21 amazing facts about the Doctor
  • Survival guide: What to do if you meet a Slitheen.
  • Tales from the TARDIS: Davros tests out the Reality Bomb - look out!
  • Puzzles & competitions: Fun things to work out and win!
  • Comic strip: Danger on the planet Tranquility.
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get an amazing Doctor Who book!

Issue 110 of Doctor Who Adventures is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 15th April priced £2.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Doctor Who DVD Files - Issue 7

The cover and info on this fornight's edition of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine:

Episode Guide: The Parting of the Ways/ The Christmas Invasion
The Doctor: New face, same Doctor?
Enemies: Krillitanes
Technology: Game Station
Allies: Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart
Behind the Scenes: Dessing the Doctor

Issue 7 of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 21st April priced £6.99 per copy.

New Doctor Who Themed Radio Times Cover!

The latest issue of Radio Times (out now, 11th-17th April, priced £1.00) has a Doctor Who themed cover promoting the Easter special Planet of the Dead. This is the 40th Radio Times to feature a Doctor Who cover since 1963. Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead, is to broadcast this Saturday at 6:45pm on BBC One and BBC HD.

Friday, 3 April 2009

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 407

The cover and info on this month's edition of Doctor Who magazine:

Meet the Lady Christina De Souza in DWM issue 407!
In an exclusive interview with DWM, Michelle Ryan talks about playing the remarkable Lady Christina de Souza - the Doctor’s new companion in the forthcoming Easter Special, the 200th Doctor Who television adventure, Planet of the Dead

DWM asks whether there’s sexual tension between the Doctor and Christina. “Yeah,” Michelle grins, “and I think it’s a real meeting of minds. He’s bowled over by how sassy and witty she is, and how she’s completely not in awe of him. It’s only as time goes on that she’s thinking, ‘There’s something special about you. You’re different to guys that I’ve met before...’”

Also in DWM 407:

AMUSE-BOUCHE
It’s the end… but the moment is being prepared for! Head Writer Russell T Davies whets your appetite as he talks exclusively to DWM in Production Notes about what will be the Tenth Doctor’s final words…

STARTERS
In the first of a new series, the Watcher returns to present his essential guide to everything you need to know about the Doctor’s first incarnation!

MAIN COURSE
Feast your eyes on a full preview of Planet of the Dead, with never-before-published photos and exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, including director James Strong, producer Tracie Simpson… and the Doctor himself, David Tennant! PLUS! Guest star Daniel Kaluuya chats to DWM about buses, Beyoncé and not snogging Georgia Moffett in Who on Earth Is!

THE ENTIRE MENU!
What do you think is the greatest Doctor Who story of all time? Now’s your opportunity to tell us, as DWM proudly presents it’s biggest ever survey, featuring all 200 Doctor Who TV stories… and with the chance to win nearly £500 worth of DVDs!

STRANGE TASTE?
He hates the sonic screwdriver, and doesn’t do technobabble! Writer Christopher H Bidmead talks frankly about working on Doctor Who in the 1980s… and reveals his controversial opinions about the series today.

WEDDING CAKE
Can the Doctor rescue Majenta from the wedding from hell? Find out in Part Two of Mortal Beloved, written by Dan McDaid with art by Sean Longcroft.

SWEET
Join the Time Team as they meet the Kandyman and consider the curious confection that is the 1988 Seventh Doctor Story, The Happiness Patrol!

DELICIOUS!
Stunning Sheridan Smith, who plays the Eighth Doctor’s companion Lucie Miller in the Doctor Who Audio Adventures, braves questions from the Tardis tin!

NUTS?
Neil Harris reveals why it’s simply impossible these days to come up with a Doctor Who-related April Fool…

… AND JUST A HINT OF ROSEMARY!
The culinary herb is just one of the wonderful ingredients to be found in the Fifth Doctor’s terrifically tasty début adventure. Find out why The Fact of Fiction goes back to 1982 and puts Castrovalva under the microscope.

PLUS!
All the latest news, previews, reviews competitions and more!

Issue 407 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 29th April priced £3.99 per copy.

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 109

The cover and info on this week's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

This week’s issue of Doctor Who Adventures, out now, looks at the funniest moments with the Tenth Doctor
Time-travelling with the Doctor is not all scares and running away from monsters! Do you remember when the Time Lord met a horse on a spaceship? Or when the Doctor and Donna saw each other through an office window? Or how about when he tempted a monster with a pork chop? Find out about all these and more in this week’s funny fact file!

The issue comes with a free inflatable Supreme Dalek.

What else?
  • Posters: A Weeping Angel, the Tenth Doctor and a deadly Dalek. 
  • News: Info about the Easter special. 
  • Survival guide: What to do if you meet a Slitheen.
  • Make it! A Cyber pinata!
  • Tales from the Tardis: A scary scene from The Fires of Pompeii.
  • Puzzles & competitions: Things to win and puzzles to solve!
  • Comic strip: The Doctor and Heather land on an alien world.
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get an amazing Doctor Who book!

Issue 109 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 8th April priced £2.10 per copy.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

2nd 2009 Special: Latest Information

Russell T Davies, head writer and executive producer for Doctor Who, has commented in this month's edition of Doctor Who magazine about the second 2009 Doctor Who special. Read on for what he had to say:

"The next three specials will be shown in the second half of the year. It was said, in some interviews, that all three would air around Christmas time, but plans have changed since then."

"We can't give away exact dates yet, except to say that you should be seeing Episode 4.16 before the Christmas period. The title of the next special will be revealed at the end of Planet of the Dead, along with a short trail, in which you'll see excerpts from what promises to be our scariest adventure ever. 

"Events are going to darken around the Tenth Doctor as he heads towards the end of his tenure, and it all starts in Episode 4.16, as he and his co-stars are plunged into a world of terror, and we can no longer guarantee that the Doctor will escape unscathed!"

The first 2009 Doctor Who special, Planet of the Dead, is set to broadcast on Saturday 11th April at 6:45pm on BBC One and BBC HD.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead - Trailer

A trailer for the first 2009 Doctor Who special, Planet of the Dead, broadcasted earlier tonight on BBC One, you can watch it below:

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Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead will broadcast on Saturday 11th April at 6:45pm on BBC One and BBC HD.

Torchwood: In the Shadows - Cover & Info

BBC Audio have released the cover and synopsis on an new exclusive Torchwood audio CD:

IN THE SHADOWS - written by Joseph Lidster, read by Eve Myles
A man has died of old age in his 30s. This, among other strange events, has lead Torchwood to conclude that someone is sending victims to another dimension, one in which they are punished by the thing which they fear the most. Who is the mysterious taxi driver preying on his passengers?

The Torchwood: In the Shadows audio is on sale from 7th May at all good CD stores priced £12.99 per copy.