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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 338

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

IN ISSUE 338...
Monster Secrets Revealed!
Exclusive Stories from Set!
Win a REAL Dalek!
Zygon Mask!
Comic Fun!
Cool Posters & Prizes!

FREE GIFT: Don't miss your FREE monster magnet set. It comes with four monster magnets, four paints and a brush!

Issue 338 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 11th February priced £2.99 per copy.

Monday, 27 January 2014

12th Doctor - Costume Revealed!

The BBC have today revealed the outfit of Peter's Capaldi's Doctor will be sporting in the next series of Doctor Who, read on for further details:

The Doctor has a new look as Peter Capaldi’s era officially begins.  In a picture released today by the BBC, Capaldi can be seen in the costume that will define his time as the Twelfth Time Lord in one of TV’s biggest roles.  Sporting a dark blue Crombie coat with red lining, dark blue trousers, a white shirt as well as black Dr. Marten shoes, the look was created by Doctor Who costume designer Howard Burden. 

Commenting on his costume, Peter Capaldi said: "He's woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord."  While lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat added: "New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over - Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!" 

Filming for episode one of series 8 began earlier this month, after 10.2 million tuned-in on Christmas Day to get their first much-anticipated glimpse of Capaldi’s Doctor.  Charlotte Moore, controller of BBC One, commented: "Peter Capaldi's Doctor is officially recorded in history today with the unveiling of his new costume.  It's sharp, smart and stylish - The Twelfth Time Lord means business."

Series eight of Doctor Who is currently being filmed and will debut this Autumn on BBC One and BBC One HD. In other news: At the National Television Awards last week, Matt Smith won the award for Best Actor while Doctor Who itself won the Best Drama award.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

3.75" Action Figures - New Details Announced

Character Options have today announced their new range of Doctor Who merchandise for 2014 at the National Toy Fair which includes a new range of 3.75" action figures, read on for further details:

From Doctor Who master toy licensee Character Options, comes a set of seven new 3.75 inch action figures, based around the 50th anniversary and Christmas specials.

The exciting new collection released in spring 2014 will include a Zygon, a brand new Clara Oswald, Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor, a screaming Weeping Angel, an Assault Dalek, an Imperial Guard Dalek and, last but not least, the newly-regenerated Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi).

The Character Options range will continue expanding in 2014, with a new series of figures planned to coincide with Series 8.

Also on display were several new and "heritage" action figures, but the majority still await approval for production. The second wave of Doctor Who 3.75" action figures will be released this Spring to all good toy stores, more details coming soon.

Monday, 20 January 2014

An Adventure in Space and Time Soundtrack - Cover & Details

Silva Screen have revealed the cover and details of the soundtrack to the docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time, read on for further details:

Mark Gatiss’ (League of Gentlemen, Sherlock) highly acclaimed TV docudrama about the genesis of the Doctor Who TV series delighted die-hard fans and casual viewers on its BBC Two debut and swiftly received a second showing at Christmas. Film and TV composer Edmund Butt has had an extensive career as a writer, performer and producer winning Royal Television Awards for his score to Yellowstone and Garrow’s Law. Film credits include The Dark and 24 Hours in London alongside TV work that includes Mistresses, Ashes to Ashes and The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. The booklet for this release is reversible to allow the display of a separate cover featuring alternative promotional material.

Writer Mark Gatiss said "Making Adventure was a wonderful experience. The whole team were absolutely dedicated to the project, going the extra mile (or parsec) to create that smoggy early '60s world where so much seemed (and was) suddenly possible. And none more so than Edmund Butt whose gorgeous score is one of the highlights of the film. I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the response to the film. It was a very special project from the outset and I know Ed’s soundtrack will continue to thrill and delight for, well, the rest of space and time…"

01. Main Title - An Adventure in Space and Time (0:38)
02. The Right Man (1:17)
03. The First Woman Producer (1:21)
04. I’ve Got an Idea… (1:34)
05. The Daleks (2:52)
06. Kill Dr. Who (1:48)
07. What Dimension? (1:24)
08. This is My Show (1:50)
09. Autograph Hunting (2:31)
10. Sydney Newman (1:00)
11. Scarlett O’hara (1:03)
12. Piss & Vinegar (1:24)
13. Dressing Room (1:18)
14. JFK Assassinated (1:48)
15. The Tardis (0:57)
16. Goodbye Susan (2:37)
17. 10 Million Viewers (0:57)
18. The Fans (0:41)
19. I’m So Sorry Bill (2:45)
20. Kiss Goodbye (1:05)
21. My Successor (1:06)
22. Isop Galaxy (0:50)
23. Irreplaceable (1:19)
24. The New Doctor (3:55)
25. Time’s Up… (1:15)

The An Adventure in Space and Time soundtrack is on sale from 3rd March at all good CD stores priced £11.99 per copy.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

SFX Dalek Figures - Wave 2

Character Options and Underground Toys have revealed the second wave of Doctor Who SFX Dalek Figures exclusive to Forbidden Planet, read on for further details:

The Daleks were created by the Kaled scientist, Davros as travel machines. He had deduced that the years of radiation and chemical poisoning from an ongoing war would lead his race to mutate into immobile organisms. The Dalek travel machines would house these creatures and allow the Kaleds to survive. However, in the course of his experiments, Davros deliberately removed what he considered to be debilitating emotions from the mutants and a force of evil was spawned! The Daleks were born without any ability to feel compassion or pity and were motivated only by hate, fear and an implacable belief that they were the superior creatures in the Universe.

Recreate scenes from the Doctor's adventures with these highly detailed 5" poseable Dalek action figures. This assortment features the following four Daleks, modelled accurately on some of the most famous Daleks from past episodes: The Chase Guard Dalek, Dead Planet Dalek, Genesis and Remembrance Dalek.

Each Dalek includes sound FX and speech by era! Collect them all! Requires 3 x 1.5V Demo Batteries included.

The figures are on sale now exclusively at Forbidden Planet stores priced £14.99 each.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 337

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

IN ISSUE 337...
Win a REAL Dalek!
Cyber Scares!
Comic Fun!
Amazing Tardis Stunt!
Awesome Posters!

FREE GIFT: Don't miss this awesome swap-top sonic screwdriver gift! Will yours be green or red?

Issue 337 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 28th January priced £2.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Tales of Trenzalore - Cover & Details

BBC Books have revealed the cover and details of a new Doctor Who e-book chronicling the adventures the Doctor had while on Trenzalore during the recent Christmas special The Time of the Doctor, read on for further details:

As it had been foretold, the armies of the Universe gathered at Trenzalore. Only one thing stood between the planet and destruction - the Doctor. For nine hundred years, he defended the planet, and the tiny town of Christmas, against the forces that would destroy it.

He never knew how long he could keep the peace. He never knew what creatures would emerge from the snowy night to threaten him next. He knew only that at the end he would die on Trenzalore.

Some of what happened during those terrible years is well documented. But most of it remains shrouded in mystery and darkness. Until now.

This is a glimpse of just some of the terrors the people faced, the monstrous threats the Doctor defeated. These are the tales of the monsters who found themselves afraid - and of the one man who was not.

Stories included:
Let it Snow - by Justin Richards
An Apple a Day - by George Mann
Strangers in the Outland - by Paul Finch
The Dreaming - by Mark Morris

Doctor Who: Tales of Trenzalore will be released online to digital media outlets on 27th February priced £2.49 per download.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Electronic Sonic Screwdriver Toys - Wave 2

Character Options have revealed their second wave of collectible Doctor Who electronic Sonic Screwdriver toys, read on for further details:

The Doctor’s multipurpose tool is a Gallifreyan device, with numerous settings, easily controlled at the press of his thumb. The Doctor has had many sonic screwdrivers of different designs throughout his life and now you can choose from four previous iconic designs.

Collection includes:
The Fifth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver
The Eighth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver
The Tenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver
The Eleventh Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver

All feature realistic sound FX, while the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors' Sonics also feature light FX. 3 x L1154, batteries come included.

The second wave of the electronic Sonic Screwdriver collection is on sale from 30th January at all good toystores priced £9.99 each.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Series 8 - Latest News

A round-up of the latest news concerning the next series of Doctor Who:

Moffat confirmed last year the series eight will not be split, unlike the previous two, and that it will become the standard format of broadcast from now on. He said: "We’re not going to do splits, and the same format will repeat exactly the following year like that. So it will be the traditional form."

Moffat has explained why the next Doctor is set be be a more "dangerous and difficult one" compared to previous ones from the new series.

"There would be little point in making as radical a change as we’ve made unless you’re going to go quite different with the Doctor," he says, "The last two Doctors have been brilliant, and have been your ‘good boyfriend’ Doctors. But the Doctor isn’t always like that. There is the sort of Tom Baker, Christopher Eccleston end of the spectrum, where he is mad and dangerous and difficult."

"I think it was time for the show to flip around a bit. The new version of the show is quite old now. It’s very old… We need the kick-up-the-arse Doctor, in a way, to frighten you and make you think, it’s a different show again.”

The writers for the next series of Doctor Who have been announced. Along with Moffat penning as lead writer is Mark Gatiss (The Unquiet Dead, Cold War, The Crimson Horror) Neil Cross (Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, The Power of Three), Gareth Roberts (The Shakespeare Code, The Lodger, Closing Time) and Phil Ford (The Waters of Mars, Dreamland), the latter two of which also wrote numerous stories for The Sarah Jane Adventures. While Moffat has written the series's opening story, Ford has penned the second story, which details of other episodes yet to be revealed.

Moffat has stated that his is uncertain for River Song to appear in the next series of Doctor Who alongside Capaldi's Doctor.

He said "It’s always down to whether there’s a good story. My immediate instinct was that story’s probably done. Not that we saw all of it, but I never thought we should see all of it. I’m slightly tempted, because I imagine Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston would be absolutely hilarious together…"

He adds "She could certainly have met other Doctors. So there’s nothing stopping us… but is there anything new we can do? Or is the new thing that Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston would be very sexy together? Is that enough? We’ve always had fun with the fact that they don’t look like a couple."

"Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston would look like a couple - that’s the thing. Whereas I thought Matt and Alex were gorgeous together, but it looked slightly strange, because he was so much younger. Alex is just great fun to have on the show. It’s when you want to throw the Doctor a bit, because what River does so well is to make him a bit on the back foot and a bit flustered."

Series eight of Doctor Who has recently began filming and is set to premiere is Autumn on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 469

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

In issue 469, Doctor Who magazine talks exclusively to the Twelfth Doctor - Peter Capaldi!

"I was five when the show started," Peter tells DWM. "I don’t remember Doctor Who not being part of my life, and it became a part of growing up, along with The Beatles, National Health spectacles, and fog. And it runs deep. It’s in my DNA..."

Doctor Who's executive producer Steven Moffat talks candidly to DWM in an in-depth interview.
• A look at 60's monster-makers Shawcraft, with never-before-seen colour photos.
• A preview of The Moonbase DVD with exclusive images.
The Curse of Fenric - an in-depth guide to the classic Seventh Doctor adventure.
• Steven Moffat answers readers' questions on The Day of the Doctor.
Pay the Piper - the Doctor and Clara in Part 2 of the latest comic strip.
• Author Jacqueline Rayner writes about a world inspired by Doctor Who.
• The Time Team watch Series Two of Torchwood.
• The opportunity to vote in the Ultimate Doctor Who survey - with a huge prize at stake!
• Reviews of all the latest DVDs and CDs.
• Competitions, puzzles, and much more!

Issue 469 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 5th February priced £4.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Series 8 - Filming Begins

Filming for the next series of Doctor Who, featuring the new Doctor as played by Peter Capaldi, has begun today, the BBC have issued the following press release:

The new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, stepped on set today for his first full day of filming as production begins on series 8 of the hit BBC show.

10.2 million tuned-in on Christmas Day to get their first glimpse of Capaldi in one of TV’s most iconic roles in the festive special The Time of the Doctor, which saw Matt Smith hang-up his bow tie after 4 years in the role.

Capaldi was revealed as the Doctor in a live BBC One show in August, after months of speculation about the next Doctor’s identity. Arriving on set in Cardiff to begin filming, Peter Capaldi said: "New job, first day, slightly nervous. Just like the Doctor, I'm emerging from the Tardis into a whole other world."

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: "First the eyebrows! Then, at Christmas, the face! Coming soon, the whole Doctor. In the Cardiff studios, the Capaldi era begins."

Accompanying the Doctor on his adventures will be companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman. The first episode of series 8 has been written by Steven Moffat with the second episode penned by Phil Ford. These are the first episodes that Peter will shoot and are directed by Ben Wheatley. 

Ben Stephenson, controller of drama commissioning, said: "Excitement and anticipation fills the air as Peter Capaldi’s Doctor takes control of the Tardis for the very first time today. It’s going to be one hell of a ride and I can't wait for the journey to start."

Charlotte Moore, controller BBC One, commented: "A new year, a new face, a new Doctor! 2014 has arrived and it's Peter Capaldi's time so let the adventures begin!"

Filming for the series is taking place in Cardiff until August 2014. Series eight of Doctor Who will premiere this Autumn on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 336

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

IN ISSUE 336...
Win a REAL Dalek!
Tardis Secrets Inside!
Monster Scares!
Mega Posters!
Cool Comic Fun!

FREE GIFT: This awesome issue comes with a Monster Build Kit, a pack of wicked Alien Attax cards and a surprise gift!

Issue 336 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 14th January priced £2.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year! - from The Ultimate Doctor Who Site

With 2013 truly behind us, 2014 is here - the beginning of a new year of life, thrills, laughter and adventure! Peter Calpaldi is set to make his first full appearance as the Twelfth Doctor this Autumn on BBC One in the upcoming eighth series of Doctor Who alongside Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, filming of which will commence later this month. It's the start of a new era, so enjoy your new year celebrations!