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Saturday, 28 March 2009

Doctor Who: Time Squad Spaceships

Character Options have revealed that they'll be releasing three Doctor Who spaceship models as part of their Time Squad range. The ships include:

Captain Jack's Chula Ship
The Pentallion
Slitheen Cruiser

The sets are on sale in May at all good toy stores priced £9.99 each.

Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary, Expanded - Cover & Info

DK Books have released the cover and synopsis on a second edition of the Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary book:

Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary (Second Edition)
Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary is a lavishly illustrated guide to all the characters, aliens, monsters, locations and technology of the successful new Doctor Who series. New photography expands the content of available and online material, revealing more in-depth details, from the fascinating aliens to the demise of the Time Lords. 

Comprehensive index and glossary provides quick reference to the book's contents and an easy-to-follow guide to the technology and terminology of the Doctor Who universe. Using a mix of crystal-clear annotated photography and newly commissioned cross-section artworks, every spread of this book shows you the Doctor Who characters, technology and locations in graphic detail.

The second edition of Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary is on sale from 20th April at all good book stores priced £14.99 per copy.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Doctor Who: Alien Armies Activity Book - Cover & Info

Penguin Books have released the cover and synopsis of a new Doctor Who activity book:

Alien Armies Activity Book
The universe is overflowing with alien armies, each more frightening than the next. Join the Doctor in his battle against them by completing the activities, or choose an army to join with the iron-on transfers.

Doctor Who: Alien Armies is on sale from 28th May at all good book stores priced £3.99 per copy.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead - Synopsis

The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis on the first Doctor Who 2009 special:

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: Planet of the Dead will broadcast on Saturday 11th April at 6:45pm on BBC One and new high-definition channel BBC HD.

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 108

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

This week’s issue of Doctor Who Adventures is a parallel worlds special
Discover what happened when a sinister fortune teller made Donna rewrite history in last year’s episode Turn Left. You can also find out about all the weird alternate realities in Doctor Who - and learn how to see if you have strayed into one by accident.

The issue comes with a free set of badges and a model watch, just like the one UNIT gave to Donna when she went back in time and saved the universe! Inside the magazine, we’ve got a cool game you can play with the watch called Time watch dash…

Plus monster scares and loads of fun guaranteed!

What else?
  • Posters: An Ood, the Doctor’s daughter Jenny, and Donna and the Fortune Teller in Turn Left.
  • Quiz: What do you know about Luke Rattigan?
  • Tales from the Tardis: The Cybermen crash into Jackie Tyler’s party!
  • Puzzles and competitions: Things to win and puzzles to solve!
  • Colour it! There’s a Cyber Controller waiting for you!
  • Comic strip: Meet some pirate meerkats in this week’s exciting comic strip.
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get a brilliant Dalek rucksack.

Issue 108 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 1st April priced £2.10 per copy.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Doctor Who DVD Files - Issue 6

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

Episode Guide: Boom Town/ Bad Wolf
The Doctor: From Monoids to Mondas
Enemies: Dalek Emperor
Technology: Game Station Robots
Allies: Captain Jack Harkness
Behind the Scenes: Man or Monster?

Issue 6 of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 7th April priced £6.99 per copy.

Doctor Who Battles in Time - Issue 67 & 68

The covers and info on two forthcoming editions of Doctor Who: Battles in Time magazine:

The Trickster: Time-twisting terror!
Reapers vs Weeping Angels
FAQ: Who is... The Seventh Doctor?
Beware the Trickster!
The Guardians of Terror
On Sale: 4th April 2009
Cards: Devastator - 1 pack
Price: £2.50

CyberKing: Majestic Might!
Cyberman vs River Song
FAQ: Who is... The Eighth Doctor?
CyberKing: Steel Giant!
Comic Strip: The Rebirth of Corah
Mutant Mayhem!
On Sale: 15th April 2009
Cards: Devastator - 1 pack
Priced: £2.50

In other news: Doctor Who as been nominated by Bafta for Best Drama.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Old Friends & Enemies to Return to Doctor Who?

Various media sources are stating that Billie Piper, Freema Aygeman and Catherine Tate are set to return the last two 2009 specials (David Tennant's final episodes as the Tenth Doctor) re-portraying their roles as Rose, Martha and Donna. It is also rumoured that John Simm will return as the Master. A media sourced quoted the following:

“This will be the most exciting episode Doctor Who have ever done. We really wanted to get all the companions back on board as a fitting send-off to David and of all the enemies for him to face in his final episode it makes sense for the Master to be the main one. Getting Billie Piper to agree is a real coup, but fortunately she loved working on the show so much that it didn’t take much convincing.”

The episodes are due for broadcast later this year on BBC One.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 107

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

This week’s Doctor Who Adventures, out today, is a special UNIT issue. UNIT is a special military organisation that has defended Earth from alien threats more times than most people realise!

This bumper pack contains a brilliant red UNIT beret and special dog tags so you can dress up like a UNIT soldier and help fight monsters like Sontarans and Daleks!

Inside the magazine you can create your own UNIT ID badge and find out everything you need to know about the Doctor’s friends at UNIT.

UNIT is waiting for you, so get your copy while you can!

What else?

Posters: A slimy Slitheen, a yucky clone, Martha and a UNIT soldier.
News: Find out how to get an exclusive Doctor Who Darksmith screensaver!
Quiz: Are you ready to take the UNIT challenge?
K-9 tales: A top UNIT scene from The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Make it!: Create a fantastic CyberKing to take over the world.
Interview: Doctor Who Adventures catches up with the actor who plays the Brigadier, Nicholas Courtney.
Puzzles and competitions: Loads of things to work out and win!
Comic strip: Trouble for the Doctor’s companion Heather in The Invisibles.
Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get a brilliant Dalek rucksack.

Issue 107 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 25th March priced £2.10 per copy.

Friday, 13 March 2009

The Sarah Jane Adventures on BBC Comic Relief Tonight!

BBC Comic Relief is to show an exclusive mini-episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures tonight! The special, titled From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love, features comedian Ronnie Corbett and the return of K.9. David Tennant will also be hosting for the first hour alongside Davina McCall. BBC Comic Relief will broadcast live from BBC Television Centre from 7:00pm on BBC One. If you want to get involved or donate money to Comic Relief to help thousands of families in Africa living in poverty, visit the Comic Relief website here for details.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Doctor Who: The Cybermen Collection DVD - Cover & Info

2entertain have released the cover and synopsis of a new Doctor Who DVD set:

Rise of the Cybermen
On a parallel Earth, a deadly new version of the Doctor's old enemy is about to be reborn.

The Age of Steel
The Cybermen take control of London and start converting the population. While Jackie falls under Lumic's control, the Doctor, Rose and Mickey are reduced to fugitives in a world of terror. A last, desperate attack on the Cyberfactory is their only chance.

Army of Ghosts
The Doctor and Rose are drawn to the Torchwood Tower, but a mighty invasion force is ready to march.

As two mighty armies clash, the Doctor realises that saving the Earth might mean the death of Rose Tyler.

David Tennant Introduction
Top Cybermen Moments

The Next Doctor is strangely not included. The Doctor Who: The Cybermen Collection DVD is on sale from 13th April at all good DVD stores priced £15.99 per copy. In other news: A special preview clip for the Comic Relief edition of The Sarah Jane Adventures has been made available to watch here on the Comic Relief website.

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 106

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

Red Nose fun with Doctor Who Adventures!
Get set for Red Nose Day with this week’s Doctor Who Adventures, out Thursday 12th March.

You can read about a special episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures, plus Elisabeth Sladen and K-9 tell us what to look out for on Red Nose Day.

The issue comes with a free Dalek mini notepad set and a pen. Don’t miss it!

What else?

  • Posters: An angry Cyber Controller and the Tenth Doctor wearing a Red Nose.
  • Win: The final part of our Sycorax head comp and loads of Doctor Who goodies could be yours.
  • Fact file: Everything you need to know about the CyberKing.
  • Blast from the past: The Seventh Doctor regenerates.
  • Quiz: Which member of Sarah Jane’s gang are you most like?
  • Who knows?: Your questions answered.
  • Puzzles: Fun things to work out.
  • Doctor’s Data: Kath McDonnell from the blazing-hot episode 42.
  • Comic strip: A trip on the Silver Bullet holds a few surprises for the Doctor and Heather.
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get a brilliant Dalek rucksack.

Issue 106 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 18th March priced £2.10 per copy.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 406

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

David Tennant puts on a happy face, in Doctor Who Magazine issue 406!
Talking exclusively to Doctor Who Magazine, the Doctor himself, David Tennant, talks candidly about presenting this year’s Comic Relief...

“I’m co-presenting this year’s TV extravaganza , on BBC One on Friday the 13th - which won’t be unlucky this year, I promise... Live telly is always exhilarating, but I’m sure this will be even more so, because I’m expected to be fronting it - well, the first hour or so, which does give me some more responsibility...” How does he think he’ll cope presenting alongside Davina McCall? She is, after all, the loudest woman on telly. “Well, I’ve had a word with the sound men to turn my microphone up louder, so I’m hoping that should equalise it out a bit! It’ll be a challenge!”

Also in this issue:

The Daleks’ Master Plan?
Back in the 1960s, while the First and Second Doctors were on TV, the Daleks came very close to starring in their own big-budget, full colour film series - made for the USA! For the first time anywhere, DWM researcher Andrew Pixley reveals the full story behind the Doctor Who spin-off that never was...

The Nightmare Begins!
A brand new comic strip adventure starts for the Tenth Doctor and Majenta - Mortal Beloved by Dan McDaid, with art by Sean Longcroft. Arriving at a bizarre party, terrible secrets from Majenta’s past begin to catch up with her...

The Death of Doctor Who!
It the end, but the moment has been prepared for... The Fact of Fiction takes an in-depth look at the very last adventure to star Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor - a story that redefined the concept of Time Lord regeneration - 1981’s Logopolis!

Daleks in Manhattan?
Er, no, actually. But the Sixth Doctor is! Colin Baker chats exclusively to DWM from the Big Apple!

The Planet of Decision!
Head writer and executive producer Russell T Davies muses over whether Planet of the Dead will really be the 200th TV Doctor Who story, in Production Notes... 

Devil’s Planet! 
Why on Earth does Neil Harris argue that the Fifth Doctor’s last adventure, 1984’s The Caves of Androzani, is the one Doctor Who story that should never have been told? Find out the surprising answer in You Are Not Alone!

Day of Reckoning!
The Time Team cast their critical eyes upon the Seventh Doctor’s only TV encounter with the armoured mutants from the planet Skaro. Join them and discover what they think about the nostalgic 1988 adventure, Remembrance of the Daleks...

The Dead Planet!
DWM speaks exclusively to acclaimed scriptwriter Gareth Roberts about his work on Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures... and the forthcoming Doctor Who Easter special, Planet of the Dead!

The Daleks
Nicholas Pegg pays tribute to the greatest Dalek operator of them all - actor John Scott Martin

Issue 406 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 1st April priced £3.99 per copy.

Monday, 2 March 2009

2nd 2009 Special: Lindsay Duncan to Guest Star!

The BBC has confirmed that acclaimed actress, Lindsay Duncan will guest star in the second Doctor Who special of 2009. Read on for further details:

Lindsay is best known for her roles across stage and screen, including Shooting the Past and GBH and is soon to star as Margaret Thatcher in the highly anticipated BBC Two drama, Margaret. In Doctor Who she will play Adelaide - the Doctor's cleverest and most strong-minded companion yet.

"I'm thrilled to be involved in Doctor Who," said Lindsay. "I've never done anything like this before and I'm really looking forward to working with David Tennant and the Doctor Who team."
Lindsay joins David Tennant as he continues his role as the Doctor in the second of four Doctor Who specials to be screened throughout 2009. This will follow on from Planet of the Dead, due to air this Easter on BBC One.

Executive producer and writer Russell T Davies said: "Lindsay is an incredibly talented actress and I've been an admirer of her work for some time. We are delighted to announce that she will be joining the team and playing the Doctor's most strong-minded companion yet."

Due to go into production in Spring 2009, the second episode, written by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, will be produced by Nikki Wilson and will be screened on BBC One later this year.

Filming for the special has already begun and the costume of Ood Sigma has been seen in use on set, confirming that the character will return in the as-of-yet untitled episode.