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Monday, 31 December 2012

Doctor Who: Character Encyclopedia - Cover & Details

DK Books have released the cover and details for a new Doctor Who encyclopedia book:

Character Encyclopedia
Celebrate the Doctor’s 50th anniversary with over 200 characters - past and present. 

Step into the tardis, watch out for the odd Dalek, and allow yourself to be swept away into the weird and wonderful world of the good Doctor Who

Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia covers every single Doctor and each of his resourceful assistants from the past 50 years, as well as unforgettable baddies like the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Master. 

Every single regeneration of the Doctor can be found in Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia, where each of the 200 characters has a full profile, including the very strangest of aliens from the classic series. 

Data files provide fascinating stats on every character included in the book, from the faithful K-9 to Amy Pond. If you consider yourself a Time Lord in the making, Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia a must-have. Perfect for Doctor Who fans of all ages, and for those times when you’re too scared to watch!

The Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia book is on sale from 2nd April 2013 at all good book shops priced £9.99 per copy.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 300

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

Hooray! It's the 300th issue of Doctor Who Adventures! 
How awesome was the Christmas episode? Totally awesome is the correct answer! This week's Doctor Who Adventures features a brilliant guide to The Snowmen and loads of monster facts! We've even got the behind-the-scenes info on the new Tardis! 

There are also tons of tricky puzzles, brilliant posters, more mega comic adventures and a sneaky peek at what we can expect from the Doctor in 2013!

Issue 300 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 2nd January priced £2.50 per copy. In other news: the Doctor Who Adventures team have released an app allowing readers to read DWA weekly via smartphones and tablets, you can buy it here for £1.99.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 45

The cover and info on this fortnight's edition of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine:

IN ISSUE 45...
Top 10 Ruthless aliens
Shakri Cubes
The Cult of Skaro V Cyber Contoller
The Family of Blood
Where’s the Doctor? Times Gone Wrong
W is for Winders

Plus much more!

Issue 45 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 8th January priced £2.60 per copy.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Doctor Who: Series 7, Part 2 - Trailer

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The first trailer for the second part of the current series of Doctor Who was shown straight after the broadcast of The Snowmen earlier tonight, you can watch it above. Doctor Who returns Spring 2013 to BBC One and BBC One HD.

Merry Christmas! - from The Ultimate Doctor Who Site

Merry Christmas, one and all! Hope you have a good one this year, so why not unwrap those presents under your tree, grab a mince pie and.... oh, yeah - watch this year´s Doctor Who Christmas special! The Snowmen airs today at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD and will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Christmas Eve - One Day to Go!

Today is Christmas Eve! Which means we're only one day away until the broadcast of Doctor Who: The Snowmen. I will have a full schedule for the Christmas extravaganza tomorrow. Happy Christmas Eve!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Doctor Who: New Tardis Interior Fully Unveiled!

The BBC have unveiled the new Tardis interior design via the promotional image above. It is due to debut in the Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen, read on for further details:

Apart from a tantalising glimpse released previously, very little has emerged about the revamp until now. Designed by Doctor Who’s production designer Michael Pickwoad, this new image reveals the console room and what will become the new home to the Doctor and Clara as they travel the cosmos in 2013.

Back on Earth, this is the first Tardis set to be housed in the BBC’s Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff, and the first to be designed by Michael Pickwoad. When the Doctor Who team left their old home at Upper Boat, the opportunity arose to create a new Tardis and as lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat explained, "When you have a genius designer like Michael Pickwoad, and an opportunity like the Tardis, you’d be mad not to bring the two together." The new interior also received the approval of Matt Smith - the Doctor himself - who said that it was "fantastic" and admitted he couldn’t wait for people to see it "fully" on Christmas Day.

Doctor Who: The Snowmen broadcasts on Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Doctor Who: Vastra Investigates - The Snowmen Prequel

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A new mini episode of Doctor Who that acts as a prequel to the upcoming Christmas special The Snowmen - titled Vastra Investigates -  has been released, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: The Snowmen broadcasts Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

New Theme Tune & Title Sequence Announced!

The BBC have confirmed that this year's Doctor Who Christmas special will receive a new title squence and theme tune, read on for further details:

Something cold, something new… Not only will we be treated to a new Tardis during The Snowmen but the episode will premiere a revamped theme tune and opening title sequence.

We can’t give too much away about the new-look titles except to say they are wonderfully dramatic and striking, with a couple of unexpected touches. In short, they’re a perfect way to welcome back the Doctor!

And fans of the famous Doctor Who theme tune needn’t worry… This new arrangement remains true to the original, written by Ron Grainer back in 1963, but on Christmas Day you’ll hear it as it’s never sounded before. This latest version is more thrilling and powerful but retains that slightly scary quality that remains stirring no matter how many times you catch it.

Doctor Who: The Snowmen will broadcast Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 44

The cover and info on this fortnight's edition of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine:

IN ISSUE 44...
Top 10 Rory moments
The Valiant
Zygons V Empress of the Racnoss
The Angels Take Manhattan
Where’s the Doctor? -Rexel Four
V is for Victor Kennedy

Plus much more… 

Issue 44 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 25th December priced £2.60 per copy.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Doctor Who: Devil in the Smoke - Cover & Info

BBC Books have released the cover and synopsis for a new exclusive Doctor Who ebook:

DEVIL IN THE SMOKE - by Justin Richards
Madame Vastra, the fabled Lizard Woman of Paternoter Row, knew death in many shapes and forms. But perhaps one of the most bizarre of these was death by snow…

On a cold day in December, two young boys, tired of sweeping snow from the workhouse yard, decide to build a snowman - and are confronted with a strange and grisly mystery. In horrified fascination, they watch as their snowman begins to bleed…

The search for answers to this impossible event will plunge Harry into the most hazardous – and exhilarating - adventure of his life. He will encounter a hideous troll. He will dine with a mysterious parlour maid. And he will help the Great Detective, Madame Vastra, save the world from the terrifying Devil in the Smoke.

Doctor Who: Devil in the Smoke is on sale from 18th December through all online ebook stores priced £1.99 per download.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 299

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

"I’m writing to you from a particularity snowy Victorian London, years and years before you mere born. But with a bit of timey-wimey magicness, hopefully you’ll be reading this in December 2012. It’s freezing here - and have you tried writing when it’s cold? One word. Brrr! So, a warm welcome to this special Christmas issue. Enjoy your holidays and do watch out if you’re building a snowman… sometimes they get a bit angry…"
 
This week's Doctor Who Adventures is all about getting you totally excited for Christmas! We take a sneaky peek at the awesome Chrimbo day episode. We don't know about you, but we're more excited about watching Doctor Who than opening our presents! 

This issue is bursting with monster puzzles, alien facts and tons of Christmas fun! This issue comes with a cool bow tie, a pack of Doctor Who Monster Invasion cards, loads of stickers, a brilliant Doctor Who 2013 calendar and a mystery gift.

Journey to the Centre of the Tardis
The Snowmen
Amazing Doctor
Ready for Adventures
Cyber Mask
Monsters of Christmas Past
Upload
Deck the Halls
Ho! Ho! Ho! Ha! Ha!
Plus much more…

Issue 299 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 26th December priced £2.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Doctor Who: The Snowmen - New Trailer

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A new trailer for this year's Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen is currently airing on various BBC channels in between show breaks, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: The Snowmen will broadcast Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 455

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

EXCLUSIVE JENNA-LOUISE COLEMAN INTERVIEW 
"She’s this mysterious girl, and the Doctor can’t quite put his finger on what it is about her," Jenna tells DWM. "It’s the same for her, because he’s this mystery man who’s landed in a blue box…"

THE CHRISTMAS ISSUE INCLUDES THREE FREE ART CARDS, FEATURING THE DOCTOR, CLARA, VASTRA & STRAX! AND THAT'S NOT ALL… LET IT SNOW!

An extensive preview of this year's sensational Doctor Who Christmas special, The Snowmen, featuring new photos from the festive adventure, and revealing hints from writer Steven Moffat and producer Marcus Wilson.

THE DOCTOR'S GANG!

DWM
interviews The Snowmen's stars, Neve McIntosh (Silurian warrior Madame Vastra), Catrin Stewart (Jenny, Vastra's companion) and Dan Starkey (Strax the Sontaran) and discovers what it's like to be part of the Doctor's Victorian 'Scooby Gang'!

LOOK TO THE FUTURE, NOW!

Doctor Who
's head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat takes DWM readers on an episode-by-episode guide to the next series of eight adventures, set for broadcast in 2013 - only in Production Notes!

THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WAS!

2012 brought thrills as well as sadness - and some brilliant new episodes of Doctor Who. DWM turns back the clock to the start of the year to relive the highlights of the last 12 months in The DWM Review of 2012.

 
THE EIGHT LEGS OF CHRISTMAS!
The Time Team get into the festive mood, travel back to Christmas 2006, and watch the Tenth Doctor have an adventure with Donna Noble for the very first time. What will Chris, Emma, Michael and Will make of The Runaway Bride... ?

OH YES IT IS!

Christmas is the panto season - and to celebrate this beloved British tradition, the Watcher explores how pantomime's influence can be found throughout Doctor Who's history. Oh yes it can!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

DWM
takes a nostalgic look back to Doctor Who's silver anniversary in 1988, and a season that featured Daleks, Cybermen, creepy clowns and the Kandy Man, in Countdown to 50!

THE BEST YEAR EVER!

Next year will be the most exciting time to be a fan ever! But which year has been the best so far? 1983 or 2005? Johnny Candon and Toby Hadoke  argue it out in A Battle of Wits.

TWO DOCTORS FOR CHRISTMAS!

David Morrissey is The Next Doctor! The Fact of Fiction looks back on Christmas 2008's memorable Tenth Doctor adventure, and talks to writer Russell T Davies, who reveals hitherto unknown secrets about the seasonal show.

PLUS!
 

All the latest official news, the latest DVDs, books and CDs reviewed, sneak previews of forthcoming merchandise, a cryptic preview of the new-look Tardis interior, and much, much more! 
 
Issue 455 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from this Thursday (13th December) at all good newsagents until 9th January 2013 priced £4.99 per copy.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Destiny of the Doctor: Hunters of Earth - Cover & Info

BBC AudioGo have revealed the cover and details of the first of a new Doctor Who audio series, each featuring a different Doctor, to be released throughout 2013 leading up to the 50th anniversary, read on for further details:

HUNTERS OF EARTH - written by Nigel Robinson, performed by Caroline Ann Ford & Tam Williams
Shoreditch, London, 1963. The Beatles have beaten John Smith and the Common Men to No. 1 and satellites are being launched in outer space. Back down on Earth, strange goings-on are occurring: The normally placid teenagers of Coal Hill are running riot and a master thief is stealing highly specialised equipment. Schoolgirl Susan Foreman just wants an easy life for herself and her grandfather, the mysterious Doctor.

She wants to be liked and accepted by Cedric and all the other pupils at Coal Hill School. But there’s trouble in in the streets and bombsites around Totter’s Lane. The teenagers are becoming dangerous… Their mission: to hunt down anyone different, or alien…

Susan’s quiet life is about to spiral out of control. Having inadvertently started drawing attention to herself she finds herself drawn into a desperate situation. Suddenly, the chase is on and she and her grandfather are now the hunted...

Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctor - Hunters of Earth is on sale from 13th January 2013 at all good CD stores priced £10.20 per copy and all digital online MP3 websites priced £3.99 per download.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Doctor Who: Part of New Tardis Interior Revealed!

The BBC have issued a sneak peak image for the new Tardis interior, due to make its debut in this year's Doctor Who Christmas special The Snowmen, read on for more details:

Doctor Who reveals a sneak peek at a brand new Tardis!
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BBC's Doctor Who has revealed a sneak peek at a brand new Tardis that will debut in this year's Christmas special, The Snowmen. The second Tardis for Matt Smith it will be the first Tardis for new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), who makes her entrance on Christmas Day.

The new set was designed by Michael Pickwoad, the show’s production designer, and will be home to the Doctor and Clara as they travel through space and time when the adventure continues in spring 2013 with eight epic episodes.


Doctor Who: The Snowmen will broadcast Christmas Day at 5:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Friday, 7 December 2012

DWM: Doctor Who Companion - Eleventh Doctor, Volume 6

Panini Magazines have released the cover and info on the next special edition of Doctor Who magazine:

The 2012 series of Doctor Who saw married couple Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) joining the Doctor (Matt Smith) for their final adventures together in the Tardis. Their travels in time and space took them from the terrifying Asylum of the Daleks, to the American Wild West, and came to an abrupt and sad conclusion in New York. They encountered insane Daleks, a cyborg assassin, River Song, an invasion of mysterious black cubes, the Weeping Angels... and dinosaurs on a spaceship!

Now,
Doctor Who Magazine takes you behind the scenes of these astonishing episodes with an in-depth episode guide - including original storylines, deleted scenes, media appearances, ratings information and hundreds of facts about the day-to-day life of the making of Doctor Who - all illustrated with gorgeous, never-before-seen photos.

This collectors’ edition examines all five episodes of the latest series -
Asylum of the Daleks, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, A Town Called Mercy, The Power of Three and The Angels Take Manhattan - as well as the five-part mini-adventure Pond Life, the DVD extra Night and the Doctor and the two ‘Script to Screen’ winning entries Death is the Only Answer and Good as Gold, plus the Doctor offering his clothes for auction for Children in Need in 2011. Written and researched by Andrew Pixley, this is your essential 100-page guide to Series Pond!


The Doctor Who Magazine Companion: The Eleventh Doctor, Volume 6 is on sale from 20th December at all good newsagents priced £5.99 per copy.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 298

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

There's loads of puzzle fun in this week's Doctor Who Adventures! 
"Is it snowing out there? Let me look. No? Well, that can’t be right. It’s winter, so there has to be snow. Christmas isn’t Christmas without it, don’t you think? Maybe I’ll add a snow setting to the sonic just for fun. That would be handy! Instant snow at the flick of a switch then we can ALL go sledging, have a massive snowball fight and make Cybersnowmen… that would be cool. See you in a week!"


Get ready for tons of laughs in this week's Doctor Who Adventures, as we take a look at the Doctor's Christmas list. Also, you'll get the chance to let us know what you would get our top Time Lord for a pressie. He loves surprises! 
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We've also got loads of brain-teasing puzzles, lots of monster chuckles, behind-the-scenes facts and cool comic adventures! If that wasn't enough, we'll show you how to turn your Christmas tree into a Dalek!

This weeks issue comes with a mega Doctor set with badge, mini stamp, Tardis keyring and more!

ALSO IN ISSUE 298...
Cyber News
Chrimbo Geronimo
Dino Search
Monster Texts
Dalek Christmas Tree
Snow Jokes
Upload
On the Cards
Making Angels
Plus much more… 

Issue 298 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 12th December priced £2.99 per copy.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

New Radio Times Doctor Who Themed Cover

This week's Radio Times features (like every Christmas) a Doctor Who themed cover, read on for further details:

People actually say that Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a Doctor Who special . So don’t fret, your festivities will be complete once more with a seasonal one-off written by Steven Moffat. Richard E Grant and Tom Ward (who plays pathologist Harry in Silent Witness) guest-star in a story that features Jenna-Louise Coleman joining the Doctor properly (after a brief appearance in the previous series) as his new companion.

“I’m a different person who looks and sounds like Oswin”
Snow shrouds the Doctor Who set, dusting a Dickensian street with a silvery shimmer while Matt Smith and a Sontaran chum rehearse and director Saul Metzstein scrutinises a monitor with the rapt attention of an expectant mum at a baby scan. 

But another blanket also covers the proceedings that is much more perplexing: secrecy.

Fort Knox-style security always surrounds the making of Doctor Who - and no one is clearer than showrunner Steven Moffat that spoilers are so called for a reason - but his third Christmas episode, The Snowmen, warrants special measures. 

Security is tight, confidentiality agreements are signed and RT has been warned that prematurely breathing a word of what we’re about to see may result in a big sleep with the fishes in Cardiff Bay.

The issue is out now at all good newsagents priced £1.40 per copy.