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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 342

The cover and details of this fortnight's edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Vote for Your Favourite Matt Smith Episode!
BBC Doctor Who Adventures magazine wants readers to vote for their ultimate Eleventh Doctor story in the current issue of the magazine for young Doctor Who fans.

Actor Matt Smith appeared in 44 exciting stories as the Doctor - but which one will receive the honour of being known as the Doctor Who Adventures reader favourite?

In this issue, also check out the following:
  • Loads of Ood facts and how to make an Ood mask.
  • Sontaran Strax with his guide to the Doctor.
  • Facts about a Dalek invasion on television in 1964.
  • Win a huge bag of Doctor Who goodies - including sonic screwdrivers and mini-figures.
  • Cyberman secrets from Nightmare in Silver.
  • An exciting comic strip featuring an unseen adventure with the Eleventh Doctor and Clara - and use the free app Blippar to bring the comic strip to life!
  • All this, plus posters, puzzles and loads of monster fun…

FREE GIFT: Don't miss your 3 free Dalek gifts!

Issue 342 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 8th April priced £2.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Doctor Who & An Adventure in Space & Time - BAFTA Nominations

Both Doctor Who and the origin documentary An Adventure in Space & Time have both received nominations from BAFTA, read on for further details;

The British Academy Television Craft Awards celebrate the best of TV’s production talent and the winners will be announced on Sunday, April 27. Milk VFX, Real SFX and The Model Unit have been nominated in the Special, Visual and Graphic Effects category for their incredible work on The Day of the Doctor. Bernie Davis, Eryl Ellis, Huw Thomas and Keith Ware have been nominated in the Entertainment Craft Team category for their work on Doctor Who at the Proms.

An Adventure in Space and Time has been nominated in three categories; Philip Kloss for Editing Fiction, Vickie Lang for Make Up and Hair Design and Suzanne Cave for Costume Design.

The BAFTA awards evening will broadcast on Sunday 27th April on BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is yet to be confirmed.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Lego Doctor Who - Review Phase

Last month, Lego Cusso announced that submissions for Doctor Who were now welcome on their site with the potential of becoming Doctor Who Lego sets. The project reached 10, 000 supporters earlier this week, meaning that Lego themselves will now review and consider the idea of release Doctor Who-themed Lego toys in the near future, read on for what Lego had to say:

We’re looking forward to considering this project in the Lego Review, but for now excuse us while we go make an electroshock device … just in case this really IS a Nestene plot to take over the world via a toy factory! We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.

What happens now?
This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A "Lego Review Board" composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We’ll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a Lego product. This includes factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the Lego brand. Every potential Lego product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.

This project qualifies for the Second 2014 Review beginning in May and ending in September.

The review is a thorough process and from its start, and can take several months. When finished, we make a "go/no go" decision to develop and sell a product based on the Doctor Who concept.

When the review is complete, we will inform you of our decision. If green-lit, this project goes into the longest phase of the project; the Development phase. During this time, Lego model designers refine the product and develop it for release, we create the product materials (box, instructions, marketing), and get everything ready for a production run. This also takes several months.

Now that Lego is officially reviewing the idea, it is possible that Lego Doctor Who could become a reality in the near future.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Series 8 - Keeley Hawes Cast as Ms Delphox

The BBC have announced that Kelly Hawes is to guest-star in the next series of Doctor Who as a new villain for Peter Capaldi's Doctor, read on for further details:

Line of Duty’s Keeley Hawes will join the cast of Doctor Who, following rave reviews for her outstanding performance as DI Lindsay Denton in the hit BBC drama. Starring opposite the Doctor, Hawes will guest star for one episode in Peter Capaldi’s first ever series as the Time Lord.

Set to transmit in the autumn this year, Hawes will play Ms Delphox, a powerful out-of-this-world character with a dark secret. Travelling across space and time the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), will come face to face with the mysterious Ms Delphox when they arrive on a strange and puzzling planet.

Written by Steve Thompson (Sherlock) the episode will be directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Line of Duty, Doctor Who).

Commenting on her role, Keeley Hawes, said: "I am delighted to join Doctor Who and to be working with this incredible team. Ms Delphox is a great character and someone I’ve had a lot of fun playing."

While lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, added: "Anyone watching Jed Mercurio’s amazing Line of Duty will know that Keeley Hawes is having one hell of year. And now it’s about to get even better as she achieves the greatest villainy yet attempted on Doctor Who: she plays a banker."

Series eight of Doctor Who is currently being filmed in Cardiff and will premiere this Autumn on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Prosthetic Masterclass with Niell Gorton

The BBC have announced that Neill Gorton, a prosthetics designer on Doctor Who, will be hold a free masterclass based around his work as part of BBC Radio 4's Character Invasion project, read on for further details:

Neill Gorton has created many of the memorable monsters who have featured in Doctor Who since its return in 2005 and on Saturday 29th March he’ll be giving a free masterclass about his work!

Neill is a prosthetics designer and the director of Millennium FX, the BAFTA award winning make-up and special effects company responsible for the look of countless aliens who have crossed the Doctor’s path, as well as characters featured in BBC shows such as The Sarah Jane Adventures, Wizards vs. Aliens and Being Human.

The masterclass is part of BBC Radio 4’s Character Invasion, a fascinating project which combines an on-air celebration of how the characters we love have been created and bought to life, along with a day of free events across the country.

Neill’s masterclass will take place at Cardiff’s Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and begins at 1:30pm on Saturday 29th March. It will offer an amazing insight into how some of some of television’s most striking monsters and aliens are created using cutting edge prosthetics, animatronics and special make-up FX.

You can apply for a maximum of four tickets per household and can register for tickets at any time until Thursday 13th March at 4:00pm.

Please note, those attending Neill’s event must be 8 years-old or over and under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information and on how to get hold of tickets, click here.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 431

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

Doctor Who Adventures magazine is offering a fantastic prize that’s perfect for Doctor Who fans. In the new issue, readers have the chance to win a trip to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff this Easter.

The winner gets a family ticket for 4 people (based on 2 adults and 2 children) to the Experience, plus tickets to the Doctor Who Walking Tour, where they’ll get to see loads of different Doctor Who filming locations. The winner also receives £200 of travel expenses and an overnight stay in a hotel in Cardiff.

Don’t miss it! And as the Sontarans would say, "Sontar-ha!"

In the latest issue you’ll also find:
  • News about a new character, as well as fantastic facts about the Sontarans.
  • How to win new Doctor Who figures, including the new Doctor and a Zygon, plus The Lego Movie and Pokemon goodies.
  • An interview with the talented John Ross, who draws the comic strip in Doctor Who Adventures.
  • A quiz to decide what type of Dalek you are!
  • An exciting comic strip featuring an unseen adventure with the Eleventh Doctor and Clara - use the free app Blippar to bring the comic strip to life!
  • All this, plus posters, puzzles and loads of time travel fun…

FREE GIFT: This issue comes with an AMAZING free mystery gift!

Issue 341 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 25th March priced £2.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 471

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

Doctor Who magazine #471 Celebrates 50 Years of the Daleks!
The new issue of Doctor Who magazine celebrates 50 years of the Doctor’s deadliest enemies - the Daleks! The mag comes complete with a FREE, giant double-sided poster, and is choc-full of Dalek-related content.

Inside the issue, you’ll find…
  • We Are the Daleks -  An in-depth feature looks at why the Daleks remain Doctor Who's Number One monsters after 50 years.
  • 1960s Dalek voice artist David Graham comes face to face with his modern equivalent Nicholas Briggs!
  • Discover surprising facts and see rare images from the first ever Dalek story in The Fact of Fiction.
  • Anatomy of a Dalek - find out what lurks within the metal casing!
  • Doctor Who's showrunner Steven Moffat reveals the secrets of being a successful writer in Production Notes.
  • The Blood of Azrael - the second part of a new comic strip adventure for the Doctor and Clara.
  • Model-maker extraordinaire Mike Tucker and members of the Model Unit talk exclusively to DWM about their work on Doctor Who, Red Dwarf and more.
  • The Time Team travels back to ancient Rome to witness The Fires of Pompeii.
  • Jacqueline Rayner recalls her favourite moments from Doctor Who's 50th anniversary in Relative Dimensions.
  • A review of the recently rediscovered The Web of Fear on DVD.
  • The Watcher champions a little-known Dalek story by the writer who created them, Terry Nation, in Wotcha!.
  • Reviews and previews of the latest DVDs, CDs and books.
  • Prize-winning competitions, official news and much more!

Issue 471 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 2nd April priced £4.99 per copy.