Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Sunday, 23 March 2008
Saturday, 22 March 2008
In other news the covers for three new Doctor Who books have been released. These books feature The Doctor and Donna Noble and are entitled The Doctor Trap, Ghosts Of India and Shining Darkness. To see the covers for these books Click Here.
Thursday, 20 March 2008
4.1: Partners in Crime
The runaway bride sets out to find her Time Lord
Donna Noble is determined to find the Doctor again – even if it means braving the villainous Miss Foster and her hordes of sinister Adipose, as Russell T Davies's Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama returns for a fourth series. But when the alien threat escalates out of control, can Donna find her Time Lord before the march of the Adipose begins?
David Tennant plays the Doctor and Catherine Tate plays his new companion, the runaway bride Donna Noble. Sarah Lancashire guest stars as Miss Foster.
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Find out how the design team created the look for the time machine – and take a peek at the amazing controls too!
The issue comes with eight free gifts! There’s a special folder, Time Agent badge, Dalek and TARDIS magnets, pen, holographic stickers and psychic paper just like the Doctor’s.
• Posters: we’ve got the TARDIS inside and out, the Doctor in 42, and Dalek.
• Tales from the TARDIS: the Abzorbaloff reveals his ugly face!
• The Ultimate Guide to Doctor Who – The Lazarus Experiment to Blink.
• Quiz: how much do you know about the Cybermen?
• Why we love: robot dog K-9.
• How to… be a scary Clockwork Robot.
• Doctor’s Data: the First Doctor!
• Comic strip: Part one of a new adventure for the Doctor – Every Dog has its Day.
• Time Teasers: help Bloodtide and Doomfinger with this week’s word search and brain teasers.
• Who knows! Your questions answered.
• Win: loads of Doctor Who goodies!
• Subscription offer: subscribe and get a free Cyberman watch!
• AND LOADS MORE!
Monday, 17 March 2008
Sunday, 16 March 2008
Saturday, 15 March 2008
- Posters: we’ve got Judoon, the Fifth Doctor and Host!
- The Ultimate Guide to Doctor Who – The Runaway Bride to Evolution of the Daleks.
- Quiz: this week we have some questions about the Doctor.
- Doctor’s Data: who is Donna Noble?
- Comic strip: Part two of a comic strip – Reign of the Stone Monkey.
- Make: a child of the Slitheen mask – yuck!
- Time Teasers: help Bloodtide and Doomfinger with this week’s word search and brain teasers.
- Who knows! Your questions answered.
- Secrets: discover who the Catkind of New Earth were created.
- Win: loads of Doctor Who goodies!
- Subscription offer: subscribe and get a free Cyberman watch!
- AND LOADS MORE!
Friday, 14 March 2008
In these images many things are spotted including the Tardis and a range of different actors. David Tennant (The Doctor), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Billie Piper (Rose Tyler) John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) as well as a dalek were all spotted filming. To read more about the filming Click Here And Here. Some of these images can be seen below.
Thursday, 13 March 2008
Featuring: Peter Davison as The 5th Doctor
Arriving on Earth in 1925, the Doctor—after be mistaken for someone else—ends up having to play cricket for a local team. The travellers are then invited to a masked ball at the country home of Lord Cranleigh, where events take a sinister turn after a number of murders are committed.
00:09:01:10 NOW & THEN - THE LOCATIONS OF BLACK ORCHID
00:01:02:09 DOCTOR WHO - COMING SOON TO DVD... - THE INVASION OF TIME
00:04:38:14 BLACK ORCHID - PHOTO GALLERY
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00:02:38:23 BLACK ORCHID - FILM RESTORATION
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00:02:23:23 POINTS OF VIEW
00:16:05:15 STRIPPED FOR ACTION - THE STORY OF DOCTOR WHO COMICS - THE FIFTH DOCTOR
00:24:55:13 DOCTOR WHO - BLACK ORCHID - PART ONE (AUDIO COMMENTARY)
00:24:39:22 DOCTOR WHO - BLACK ORCHID - PART TWO (AUDIO COMMENTARY)
Black Orchid will be released on the 14th April 2008 priced at £12.99. In other news The Sun Newspaper have a brand new DVD offer which starts Saturday 15th March. Information on this amazing offer can be seen below (Thanks To Doctor Who Online For This Information).
If you can’t wait for the new series of Dr Who, which is back on our screens soon, then The Sun newspaper have got just what the doctor ordered! Starting on Saturday March 15, they're offering every reader a FREE Dr Who DVD.
The offer includes six of the best episodes from the last two series - three episodes each from Series Two and from Series Three - starring David Tennant as The Doctor, his companions Rose Tyler and Martha Jones along with much loved characters such as Sarah Jane Smith and K-9 and adversaries including the Master, the Cybermen and of course, the Daleks. Watch The Doctor as he battles to save the Earth and travels through time and experiences wonderful adventures.
To get your hands on your DVDs simply cut out each of the vouchers printed in The Sun on Saturday March 15 - the News of the World on Sunday, March 16, and The Sun from Monday March 17 until Thursday March 20 - and take them into any participating Asda or Martin McColls store each day for your free DVD.
Alternatively, keep hold of your vouchers and they will post the whole lot to you for just £4.50! Plus, if you sign up to be notified about other great offers, you’ll also get a FREE Sarah Jane audio book worth £5.99!
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
The show returns this Spring for a fourth series, and will encore as four specials in 2009 before returning for a fifth full series in 2010. While there has been no official comment on the future of Doctor Who beyond that, Davies reveals that the establishment of this transmission pattern will help to ensure the show's longevity.
"Doctor Who is now one of the BBC's biggest flagship shows," he tells the magazine. "And this sort of pattern will guarantee it being on air for twenty years. It's no good looking at that American pattern of making seven years if you're lucky - that's just not going to work. Who wants it to die after seven years? It's much bigger than that. It needs looking after, in the sense that it needs pauses, it needs its legend revamping every so often. If you build these pauses in now and say this will always happen, that's part of the plan now - it's literally a twenty year plan, which can't be guaranteed, because different people will be in charge in years to come - but if you present them with something rock solid, that is working, and has a unique transmission pattern that shouldn't be interfered with, then it will stay.
"In the interview Davies also tackles such topics as the casting of Catherine Tate, the rise of the online critic and the true story behind the return of Billie Piper. In addition, he confirms that UNIT, the fictional military organisation returning to the show in the new series, is now the Unified Intelligence Taskforce, and not the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce as it was previously known.
The full interview is in SFX 168, on sale across the UK on Wednesday 12 March.
A fair enough call really, the show is one of the highest rated programs in the UK. So why is this a necessary expense? Surely with the series in its current winning position, that money could be better utilized elsewhere. An additional episode, a longer Christmas Special or just simply more special effects come to my mind at least.
A viewer expressed his disgust at the spending, after contacting the BBC Radio 4 Feedback show stating "The BBC budget was meant for programming not advertising" and that "these budgets are already under pressure". Jackie Brandreth head of brand at the BBC, has defended this spending. Stating that the corporation always spent a small proportion on its “off air” activities, and that this was an attempt to reach younger audiences. Jackie also said, “The cinema is a pilot project to assess whether this is a good medium to talk to these younger audiences.”
A BBC spokesman said the cinema project had cost less than £500,000. How much less I guess we really all wonder now, £499,999.99? What are your feelings on the matter? I personally enjoyed the trailer, but feel that the money could have been better spent elsewhere. Please feel free to comment on the post.
Monday, 10 March 2008
Starships and Spacestations
by Justin Richards
The Doctor has his TARDIS to get him from place to place and time to time, but the rest of the Universe relies on more conventional transport...
From the British Space Programme of the late twentieth century to Earth's Empire in the far future, from the terrifying Dalek Fleet to deadly Cyber Ships, this book documents the many starships and spacestations that the Doctor and his companions have encountered on their travels.
He has solved mysterious on spacestations and stopped invasions spearheaded by starships. He has been held prisoner in space, escaped from the moon, witnessed the arrival of the Sycorax and the crash landing of a space pig...More than anyone else, the Doctor has seen the development of space travel between countless worlds.
In this stunningly-illustrated book, "Doctor Who" historian Justin Richards documents the amazing story of Earth's ventures into space, examines the many alien fleets who have paid Earth a visit, and explores the other starships and spacestations that the Doctor has encountered on his many travels...
The cover for Starships and Spacestations can also be seen below and features The Doctor (David Tennant) and Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) on the cover as well as some Daleks and the Tardis interior.
Saturday, 8 March 2008
The Doctor has encountered so many brilliant villains on his travels – and sometimes they look just like us, making them even more scary than usual.
Remember scheming Margaret Slitheen and the absorbing Victor Kennedy? Innocent enough at first – they were actually terrible monsters in disguise!
In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures, out on Thursday, we look at the top 10 list of the universe’s most wanted… essential reading in case you ever run into one of them.
The issue comes with a special Doctor Who monster notebook and pen – perfect for jotting down notes of your adventures and alien sightings!
- Posters: The Beast from The Satan Pit, loads of villains and a creepy Cyber creator poster of John Lumic.
- Tales from the TARDIS: The Master captures the Doctor.
- The Ultimate Guide to Doctor Who – a look at Love & Monsters to Doomsday.
- Quiz: will you get maximum points in our Max Capricorn quiz?
- Why we love... villains in Doctor Who.
- Comic strip: Part one of a new comic strip – Reign of the Stone Monkey.
- Make: a mask of our top villain and a fantastic model of Dalek Sec!
- Time Teasers: help Bloodtide and Doomfinger with this week’s word search and other brilliant puzzles.
- Who knows! Your questions answered.
- Win: loads of Doctor Who goodies!
- Subscription offer: subscribe and get a free Cyberman watch!
- AND LOADS MORE!
- Little Red Riding Hood
- A Non Blonde
- Jackie Tyler
- Enemy D
Thursday, 6 March 2008
In other news thanks to Doctor Who Magazine we now know that Series 4 of Doctor Who will air in April 2008. The exact date is still to be confirmed but it is expected to be the 5th or 12th April. Doctor Who Magazine has also now revealed that episode 8 of Doctor Who will be entitled Silence In The Library.
Finally the "seventhdoctor" has found some rather interesting pictures which contain extreme spoilers for Doctor Who Series 4 which you can find by Clicking Here.
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
The website claims that both Burn Gorman (Owen) and Naoko Mori (Tosh) will be leaving Torchwood for its third series. John Barrowman (Captain Jack) will also be stepping down, and will return to the show but only 'in a recurring capacity'. Freema Agyeman (Martha) will make her final appearance in Doctor Who in Series Four and will be returning to Torchwood full time for Series 3.A third series of Torchwood has been commissioned, but currently only 5 episodes have been confirmed. These changes in the format mean that the third series of Torchwood will be able to be shown in a Saturday night slot, usually occupied by Doctor Who, and producers are looking to Torchwood to act as a buffer between the main series of Doctor Who.Now onto Doctor Who, and there is a very good reason why Catherine Tate (Donna) is leaving after just one series. Much like Martha, her exit has been planned right from the off, though the big difference is Donna will turn out to be a pretty nasty piece of work, which is why the finale features the return of Captain Jack, Sarah Jane Smith, Martha Jones and Rose Tyler.In addition, the website claims that David Tennant will be leaving the series and that the Doctor will regenerate during the last few minutes of the 2009 Christmas Special. Apparently, for the last few months. filming has been well underway on the four specials, the first of which will be the 2008 Christmas Special followed by two specials in the year and ending with the 2009 Christmas special, which is in its final six weeks of production now. This means that Tennant will have 'officially' left the series in just two weeks time, when he finishes filming the final moments of the 2009 Christmas Special.
Tuesday, 4 March 2008
There’s a complete new Doctor Who audio adventure FREE with the latest issue of DWM!
Cuddlesome is a brand new adventure for the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, co-starring Roberta Taylor, Timothy West, and David Troughton.
“It’s about a dastardly plot to infect the world,” says Peter, “because someone was nasty to someone when they were young! It’s a nice idea – toys are the perfect way to get to the population. Evil!”
Also this issue, DWM counts down the 100 Greatest Doctor Who Death Scenes of All Time! Doctor Who’s current executive producer Russell T Davies leads the comments on the programme’s most memorably morbid moments. Speaking about the battle between the Raston Warrior Robot and the Cybermen in 1983’s The Five Doctors – out now on DVD! – Russell enthuses, “Best. Massacre. Ever. Heads go flying! Arms! Guts! On Children in Need night! We should really bring those Rastons back one day, they were brilliant...”
“I hope so,” laughs Terrance Dicks, the writer of the story, “there’ll be a few quid in it for me!” Meanwhile, writer Steven Moffat is full of praise for Pete Tyler’s death in 2005’s Father’s Day (“just chilling, and tragic and unforgettable”) while fellow scribe Paul Cornell raves over Harrison Chase’s grisly demise in 1976’s The Seeds of Doom – “Just gorgeous. Apt and relishable. One of the absolute best Doctor Who deaths.”
But whose demise could top the list as the all-time Number One...?
And there’s much, much more in DWM 393:
- “30 Reasons to be excited about Series 30” – with exclusive new photos from the new series!
- Martha Jones herself, alias Freema Agyeman answers questions from the dreaded TARDIS tin!
- Script-writer Gareth Roberts reveals how the Doctor and Donna are set to meet Agatha Christie, as he discusses his forthcoming adventure, The Unicorn and the Wasp!
- The Fact of Fiction uncovers the truth behind 1066 and all that as it examines The Time Meddler!
- Novice Hame actress Anna Hope speaks about her new Doctor Who audio role.
- Nightmarish creatures fill the final chilling chapter of full colour comic strip Universal Monsters.
- Russell T Davies extols the new-found virtues of an oft-neglected Tom Baker tale.
- Neil Harris bemoans the ‘worst story ever’ in You Are Not Alone.
- The Time Team find that it’s grim up north as they watch The Mark of the Rani.
- PLUS all the latest news, exclusive photos, reviews, previews, DVD competitions and even more!