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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 233

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

Deadly robots and scary dolls!
"You know what I love? Things being cool. And they don’t get much cooler than the things I’ve got for you this week."

"There’s cool moments from Let’s Kill Hitler and a sneaky look at The next episode - it’s very scary (but cool)!"

"Find out all about the Teselecta and why changing history is very not cool. Plus, there’s puzzles, jokes and Two cool strips. SEE? Cool!"

It's a madly busy week at Doctor Who Adventures! We've got loads about new episode Let's Kill Hitler - our monster panel give their verdict, plus we scan the Teselecta and reveal its secrets, and there's a huge Anti-Body poster for you to scare people with. What's more, we get a sneaky peek at the next episode, Night Terrors - and it really is terrifying. Waaah! Plus there's puzzles, jokes, two comics strips, a gizmos and gadgets quiz and a free pack of amazing Doctor Who playing cards. See? We're busy, brilliant and bursting at the seams!

This week's issue comes with Doctor Who playing cards and pack of Deadly 60 cards.

Also in this issue…
The Weeping Angels Return
The Gadget Quiz
Changing History
Who-Doku
Night Terrors
Vacuum Packed
Kiss of death
Plus much more…

Issue 233 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow until 6th September priced £2.20 per copy. In other news: BFI are previewing the first story from the next and final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures, titled Sky, which will be followed with a Q&A session, More info on how to get tickets can be found here.

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 9

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

IN ISSUE 9...
Top 10 Weeping Angel Shocks
The Flood V Pyroville
Visual Recognition System
Where’s the Doctor? - Saturnyne Planet
A Good Man Goes to War
Quiz Zone
E is for Empress of the Racnoss

Issue 9 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 13th September priced £2.60 per copy.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Doctor Who: Night Terrors - Trailer


A new trailer advertising the next episode of Doctor Who, Night Terrors is currently airing on various BBC channels between show breaks, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: Night Terrors will broadcast this Saturday at 7:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 438

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

What's inside issue #438 of Doctor Who Magazine?
Doctor Who is back on TV for a brand new series! DWM catches up with its stars, Matt Smith (the Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and asks, what do they think about the controversial title of the first episode, Let’s Kill Hitler?

Matt cracks up. “It’s Steven [Moffat, writer of Let’s Kill Hitler] being brilliant and mischievous. Also, it’s a direct reference to a line in the episode...”

“Pretty intense laughter from me, too,” confirms Karen Gillan, who plays Amy Pond, “when Steven told us. It’s just the best title ever… We were, like, ‘Amazing.’ I just love it, because it sounds a little bit controversial. But the subject matter is tackled really well in the episode...”

“Hitler was through and through, appallingly, disgustingly evil,” points out Steven Moffat. “Hitler would be deeply pissed off to know that we treated him as a minor comic character in an episode of Doctor Who. But actually the Hitler story is a bit of a red herring. It’s actually a blatant continuation of A Good Man Goes to War...”

THINGS TO COME
DWM previews the first four stories of the season - Let's Kill Hitler, Night Terrors, The Girl Who Waited and The God Complex - and talks to stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Alex Kingston (River Song) as well as all the writers: Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Tom MacRae and Toby Whithouse. With never-before-seen photographs and candid insights into each episode, prepare to have your appetite well and truly whetted!

TOUGH CROWD
Doctor Who’s showrunner Steven Moffat faces his toughest crowd, in what his wife describes as ‘the best interview he’s ever given’, in Production Notes.

HERR TODAY
Actor Albert Welling is interrogated by DWM about his role in Doctor Who as the (second) greatest war criminal in history - Adolf Hitler.

LOOK, WHO’S TALKING?
DWM tries to get a word in edgeways as Matt Smith and the guest star in The God Complex, David Walliams, interview each other!

MIRACLE WORKERS
Writer Jane Espenson and actors Tom Price (Sgt Andy Davidson) and Bill Pullman (convicted killer Oswald Danes) talk exclusively to DWM about their role in the spectacular new spin-off from Doctor Who, Torchwood: Miracle Day.

PERFECT DAY
The classic 1972 story Day of the Daleks just got better! DWM finds out how a special edition of this classic 1972 Third Doctor story was created for its much-anticipated DVD release, and talks to the men responsible: producer Steve Broster, audio expert Mark Ayres and the voice of the Daleks, Nicholas Briggs.

MONSTER INVASION
DWM takes a nostalgic look back at the 1972 season of Doctor Who - a series that saw the Third Doctor face the Sea Devils, the Ice Warriors and the dreaded Daleks - as our Countdown to 50 continues.

A NEW DIRECTION
The Doctor is dead, the world is in turmoil and only Donna Noble can save the Earth! The Fact of Fiction looks back to the acclaimed 2008 adventure Turn Left and uncovers the many secrets hidden within the story.

TWEET, TWEET!
Want to know what the Sixth Doctor is doing right now? Or fancy reading what the writers of Doctor Who are thinking about today? Then you need Twitter! DWM proudly presents an invaluable guide to the Doctor Who people you should follow in 2011.

KIDS THESE DAYS…
It’s been the subject of much heated debate: have fans today never had it so good? Or were things more fun in the ‘good old days’, before Doctor Who became so easily accessible? Johnny Candon and Toby Handoke argue the pros and cons of the case in A Battle of Wits!

MUM’S THE WORD
It was Steven Moffat’s first script for Doctor Who, and introduced the character of Captain Jack Harkness. But what will The Time Team make of the 2005 Ninth Doctor and Rose adventure, The Empty Child/ The Doctor Dances…?

THE IMPOSSIBLE CHRONONAUT
The Doctor and Amy pursue the impossible girl, Chiyoko, through time and space - and get a nasty surprise when then catch up with her - in the first part of a brand new comic strip adventure, The Child of Time, by Jonathan Morris with art by Martin Geraghty.

WHO’S ROUND?
The mysterious Watcher discusses the Doctor’s drinking, challenges readers with the Six Faces of Delusion and celebrates another unsung hero from the supporting cast in Wotcha!

PLUS! 
All the latest official news, TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword and much, much more!

Issue 438 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 21st September priced £4.50 per copy.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Doctor Who - Returns Tonight!

The second part of the highly anticipated sixth series of Doctor Who premieres tonight in the UK, US and Canada, here's the schedule:

6.08: LET'S KILL HITLER - by Steven Moffat
UK: 7:10pm - BBC One/ BBC One HD
US: 9:00pm/8C - BBC America
Canada: 8:00pm - Space

CONFIDENTIAL: RIVER RUNS WILD
UK: 8:00pm - BBC Three/ BBC HD

BEST OF DOCTOR WHO
US - The Companions: 9:50pm - BBC America
US - The Doctor: 11:00pm - BBC America

Doctor Who continues next week with the ninth episode of the series, more details coming soon.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited - Synopsis

The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for the tenth episode from the current series of Doctor Who:

THE GIRL WHO WAITED - by Tom MacRae
Amy is trapped in a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague - a plague that will kill the Doctor in a day - as the time-travelling drama continues.

The Doctor can use the Tardis to smash through time and break in, but then Rory is on his own. He must find Amy and bring her back to the Tardis before the alien doctors can administer their medicine.

Rory is about to encounter a very different side to his wife. Can he rescue Amy before she is killed by kindness? 

Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited will broadcast on Saturday 10th September at 7:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Continues Tonight

Torchwood: Miracle Day, continues tonight at 9:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD with the seventh episode of the series titled Immortal Sins. The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after its broadcast. In other news: The BBC have confirmed that the Doctor Who episode Night Terrors will broadcast at 7:00pm on Saturday 3rd September on BBC One and BBC One HD.

NOTE: Please be aware that tonight's episode and any future episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day may not be suitable for those aged under 15 years.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

New Doctor Who Mini-Episode Announced

The BBC Press Office have released a press pack about a new Doctor Who mini episode titled Death is the Only Answer:

A special, one-off mini-episode of Doctor Who starring Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith will be shown on BBC Three this Autumn.

The bonus episode, Death is the Only Answer, has been confirmed as fans of the show eagerly await the start of the new Doctor Who series. The three-minute spin off has been specially written by children from a school in Basingstoke after they entered a BBC Learning and Doctor Who Confidential competition earlier this year.

The journey of how their mini-adventure goes from script to screen will be documented on Doctor Who Confidential, BBC Three, from Saturday 27 August at 8:00pm with the winning episode shown on Saturday 1st October. Details of the script, are a closely guarded secret but it includes a well known historical figure and a fez!

The pupils, from Oakley CE Junior School, travelled to the BBC Studios in Cardiff for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see their script brought to life by the Doctor Who team and cast. The ultimate prize was getting to meet the Doctor himself, Matt Smith.

After meeting the pupils and filming the episode Matt Smith said: "It was so clever, we were all just bowled over, it was a brilliant script."

Doctor Who Confidential was there to record the meeting and show how Oakley Junior School's script was developed from paper to television screen - from the first script meeting, a cast read-through, on-set filming all the way to the final edit.

They entered the BBC Learning and Doctor Who Confidential Script to Screen competition launched in April. It was aimed at Upper Primary school pupils (1) and involved them writing a three-minute script that takes the resident Time Lord on a new quest travelling through space and time inside the Tardis.

The competition encouraged children to be as creative and imaginative as possible, to put together a story filled with all the excitement and adventure of the popular BBC One sci-fi drama. The action-packed script had to feature Matt Smith and could include one of four fearsome monsters from the show: Ood, Judoon, Cyberman or Weeping Angel, as well as a brand-new human character to test the wits of the Doctor.

Viewers will have to wait and see which monster and human the pupils chose to include.

Year six teacher Kevin Downing, from Oakley Junior School, said the pupils involved in the project were over the moon at winning: "Getting the call to say the pupils were on the shortlist of ten was an unbelievable moment - the thought that Steven Moffat himself would be reading their script! As for winning, it was the experience of a lifetime and one we'll never forget."

BBC Learning and Doctor Who Confidential were overwhelmed by the response to the competition with 290,000 downloads of the online teaching resources. Teachers reported that the competition proved a very good tool for teaching literacy and writing skills.

Steven Moffat, head writer at Doctor Who, said: "I loved the shortlisted scripts, there was so much skill and enthusiasm on display that it was actually genuinely, very, very difficult to judge. There was some really, really skilled writing, it was very exciting how they caught the voice of the Doctor and how they used the always stringent limitations of Doctor Who to their advantage.

"I come from a family of teachers, I was a teacher, my father's a teacher, my sister's a teacher. We go back teacher generations so it's hard wired for me to want the approval of teachers, so I'm very, very thrilled that its gone down so well with the schools that took part."

The winning script was chosen by Steven Moffat; controller of BBC Learning, Saul Nassé; and executive producers of Doctor Who, Piers Wenger and Beth Willis.

Controller of BBC Learning, Saul Nassé, said: "We've been delighted by the response from schools to the competition. We really wanted to motivate children to learn new writing skills and create the next generation of storytellers. Schools have really engaged in the competition and the standard of the writing has shown us that there is a wealth of talent out there which we have been able to tap into and hopefully encourage in the future. It's a great example of a really popular BBC show inspiring people do something truly educational."

Specially recorded video challenges from the main cast, lesson plans and sample scripts were just a few of the tailored primary resources available on the BBC Learning website to help guide teachers and pupils through the process. 

The mini episode is to broadcast/ be released on 1st October, more details coming soon.

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 232

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

"Did you miss me? Of course you did! But don’t fret, I’m back on TV for some of my best-ever adventures. Just have a look at the exclusive preview of the new episode! You’re going to love it - it’s completely bonkers!"

"Also in this issue, you can find out all about my old friends the Weeping Angels - who might be back on your screens before you know it. And I say they’re friends. They’re not exactly friendly, are they?"

Also in this issue…

The Doctors Brain
Let’s kill Hitler
It’s Bad News for the Doctor
No More Spoilers
The Moon of Lost Hope
Top 3 Robots 
Plus much more

Issue 232 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 30th August priced £2.20 per copy.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

New Doctor Who Themed Radio Times Cover

Doctor Who has once again makes the cover of the latest edition of Radio Times magazine. This edition includes interviews with the cast of the show talking about the upcoming second part of series six, here's a snippet:

Karen Gillan and Matt Smith talk about the downside of fame:

Matt Smith: “Getting the Tube is difficult, as is going to a festival. Often it’s just too hot to wear a hood for four hours. It’s not a problem; it’s just how it is.”

Karen Gillan: “You’re away from where you live nine months of the year so you don’t get to see your friends or your partner as much as you’d like or your family. But it’s worth it, so worth it, because you get to be in Doctor Who.”

The magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 1st September priced £1.50 per copy. In other news: The BBC have confirmed the title of the Doctor Who series six final as (highlight to reveal spoiler) The Wedding of River Song. The episode will broadcast on 1st October on BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is to be confirmed.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Doctor Who: City of Death Figure Set

Underground Toys have revealed their latest classic Doctor Who figure set release:

City of Death Figure Set
The Fourth Doctor and Romana II are in Paris investigating a fracture in time. During a visit to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa, the Doctor purloins from a stranger, Countess Scarlioni, a bracelet that is actually an alien scanner device. The trail leads to the home of Count Scarlioni, who is selling duplicate Mona Lisas to fund time experiments - all originals!

The Count is revealed as an alien called Scaroth, last of the Jagaroth race. He was splintered in time when his ship exploded above primeval Earth. His intention is to go back in time to prevent the destruction of his ship.

Realising that the Jagaroth spaceship exploding started life on Earth, the Doctor and Romana race back in time to stop the Count's plan.

Contents: Count Scarleoni with swappable Scaroth head,  pistol accessory, painting accessory & Fourth Doctor with Sonic Screwdriver accessory.

The figure set is on sale from 19th October exclusively at Forbidden Planet stores priced £26.99 per purchase. In other news: BBC America have confirmed the title of the twelveth episode of the current series of Doctor Who as Closing Time, it will broadcast on 24th September on BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is to be confirmed.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Doctor Who: Night Terrors - Synopsis

The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for the ninth episode from the current series of Doctor Who:

NIGHT TERRORS - by Mark Gatiss
The Doctor receives a distress call from the scariest place in the Universe: a child's bedroom, as the time-travelling drama continues.

Every night George lies awake, terrorised by every fear you can possibly imagine - fears that live in his bedroom cupboard. His parents are getting desperate - George needs a doctor.

Fortunately for George, his desperate pleas for help break through the barriers of all time and space and the Doctor makes a house call. But allaying his fears won't be easy; because George's monsters are real. 

Doctor Who: Night Terrors will broadcast on Saturday 3rd September at 7:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is to be confirmed.

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Continues Tonight

Torchwood: Miracle Day, continues tonight at 9:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD with the sixth episode of the series titled The Middle Men. The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after its broadcast.

NOTE: Please be aware that tonight's episode and any future episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day may not be suitable for those aged under 15 years.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Latest News from Doctor Who...

SERIES 6, PART 2 - PRESS PACK & PREMIERE DATE CONFIRMED
The BBC have released a new press pack for the second part of the current series of Doctor Who, confirming the premiere date of the first/eighth episode as Saturday 27th August:

Steven Moffat talks about the new series of Doctor Who.

"The wait is almost over. The second part of the thrilling new series of Doctor Who begins on 27th August 2011.

"The rules have changed, and the game is deadlier than ever. Out in the universe, where the earthly rules of time and space do not apply, Amy and Rory know only too well that their baby daughter needs them. For Melody Pond is destined to become River Song, mysterious archaeologist and convicted murderer - the woman who killed the best man she ever knew...

"The Doctor leads Amy and Rory across centuries and galaxies in a desperate search for baby Melody, but a terrible and inescapable date looms large. At 5:02pm on 22nd April 2011, the Doctor will die. These are his last days, and the quest for Melody his final mission.

"The search will result in a crash landing in Thirties Berlin and will bring them face to face with the greatest war criminal of all time. And Hitler. Old friendships will be tested to their limits as the Doctor suffers the ultimate betrayal and learns a harsh lesson in the cruellest warfare of all.

"A distress call from a terrified little boy will break through all barriers of time and space and lead the Doctor to visit the scariest place in the Universe. George's bedroom. George is terrorised by every fear you can possibly imagine. Fears that live in his bedroom cupboard. His parents are desperate – George needs a doctor. But allaying George's fears won't be easy. Because the monsters in George's cupboard are real.

"An unscheduled visit to a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague - a plague that will kill the Doctor in a day - leaves Amy trapped. Alone, Rory must find Amy and bring her back to the TARDIS before the faceless doctors kill her with kindness. But Rory is about to encounter a very different side to his wife.

"In an impossible hotel, the Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves checked-in but unable to check out. Walls move, corridors twist, rooms vanish and death lies in wait for every visitor. But the Doctor's time has yet to come. He has one last stop to make on his final journey. His old friend, Craig Owens, desperately needs his help - a new and unfamiliar presence is wreaking havoc in Colchester. And then come the Cybermen. But time catches up with us all and the Doctor can delay no more.

"By the shores of Lake Silencio, in Utah, all of time and space hang in the balance. And a NASA astronaut is waiting..."

LET'S KILL HITLER - PREQUEL & SYNOPSIS
The BBC have released a fourth prequel to the current series of Doctor Who, this one takes place before the forthcoming episode Let's Kill Hitler, you can watch it below:


Also, the BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for the eighth episode from the current series of Doctor Who:

LET'S KILL HITLER - by Steven Moffat
The sci-fi adventure series returns after its summer break, picking up events directly following the shocking conclusion to the Battle of Demon’s Run.

In the desperate search for Melody Pond, the Tardis crash lands in Thirties Berlin, as the time-travelling drama returns for the second half of the series shown earlier in the year.

The Doctor comes face to face with the greatest war criminal in the Universe. And Hitler.

Old friendships are tested to their limits as the Doctor suffers the ultimate betrayal and learns a harsh lesson in the cruellest warfare of all. As precious time ebbs away, the Doctor must teach his adversaries that time travel has responsibilities. And he must succeed before an almighty price is paid.

Doctor Who: Let's Kill Hitler will broadcast on Saturday 27th August at 7:10pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

SERIES 6 FIGURES - WAVE 3
Character Options have revealed their next wave of Doctor Who action figures from the show's current series:

Recreate scenes from Doctor Who with these incredibly detailed fully articulated 5-inch action figures. Characters include the Eleventh Doctor and key villains from the hit TV show, each with ‘The Flesh’ and ‘Flesh Masks’ so you can have lots of gooey fun with this fantastically slimy action figure collection.

The wave includes:
Uncle (with Staff & Swappable Heads)
River Song (with Blaster Weapon)
Eleventh Doctor (in Blue Shirt with Sonic Screwdriver)
Ganger Eleventh Doctor (with Sonic Screwdriver)
Astronaut (with Little Girl Helmet Reveal)
Idris (with 5 Time Lord Psychic Containers)

The figures are on sale later this month at all good toy stores priced £9.99 each.

SERIES 6 FIGURE COMMERCIAL
A new commercial advertising the current wave of Doctor Who series six action figures is currently being shown on various TV channels during advert breaks, you can watch it below:


The figures are on sale now at all good toy stores priced £9.99 each.


DOCTOR WHO ADVENTURES - ISSUE 231
The cover and info on the next edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

See your favourite monsters in 3-D in this week's Doctor Who Adventures!
"Wow! Isn’t 3-D brilliant? Of all the different dimensions, three is my absolute favourite. It’s so inny and outy!"

"There’s a massive wodge of 3-D posters in this issue, plus your one-stop guide to all the unsolved mysteries from my most recent adventures."

"So you’ll be up to speed before I’m back on your telly set very, very soon! I can’t wait, can you?"


Prepare to be amazed by our brilliant 3-D special! We've got seven brilliant 3-D monster posters, plus a clever 3-D drawing set for making your own pictures. All you need to do is put the blue and red pencils into the special compass, draw your picture, then stick on your 3-D glasses to see it come to life!

There's also a heap of other cool stuff, including your one-stop guide to all the unsolved mysteries from the series so far, a freaky story about the Silence and the ultimate Cyber puzzle! Plus, there's trouble on the top deck of a London bus for the Doctor, Amy and Rory in our latest comic.

Also in this issue…
Back in Time
The story so far...
The Doctor's quiz
The Upper Deck
Monster Mash-Up
Only one K.9 
Plus much more…

Issue 231 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 24th August priced £2.20 per copy.

MONSTER INVASION - ISSUE 8
The cover and info on this fortnight's edition of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine:

IN ISSUE 8...
Top 10 Yuckiest Scenes
Vasta Nerada V Sun Possessed
Sontaran Clone Pod
Where’s the Doctor? - Silurian City
The Curse of the Black Spot
Quiz Zone
D is for Doctor 
Plus much more

Issue 8 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 30th August priced £2.60 per copy.

IN OTHER NEWS...
Steven Moffat has confirmed that the Daleks will return in the second part of the current series of Doctor Who, but said maybe as a camero. 

The Daily Star newspaper have rumoured that the final Doctor Who series six episode titles are (highlight spoiler to reveal) Closing Time and The Wedding. It is also rumoured that the Doctor and River Song will marry in the last episode, all of which are yet to be confirmed.

The 4" figure of K.9 from the Doctor Who spin-off K.9 is to be made available via Forbidden Planet this November, you can pre-order the item-exclusive here.

Moffat has teased that a new companion will step into the Doctor Who world next series, with Karen Gillan and Aurthur Darvill's characters of Amy and Rory having some 'involvement' too.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Continues Tonight

Torchwood: Miracle Day, continues tonight at 9:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD with the fifth episode of the series titled The Categories of Life. The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after its broadcast.

NOTE: Please be aware that tonight's episode and any future episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day may not be suitable for those aged under 15 years.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 230

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

"There’s oodles of Ood inside this issue ‘cos they’re brilliant!"

"When me first met I thought they wanted to eat me and Rose! Ooh, remember her? Anyway! What with their frothy fronds and squidgy brains."

"They’re one of the friendliest races I’ve met. See you next week for our massive bumper issue with tons of cool gifts and 3D pics of me!"


This weeks issue comes with Sticky note set and surprise gift.

In this issue…
Tardis Pieces
Making the Sirens Ship
Queen of the Pirates
Comic Strip: Dino World
Maze Mission
Tardis Scanner
Plus much more

Issue 230 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 17th August priced £2.20 per copy.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Doctor Who Character Building Mini Figures - Wave 2

Character Options have revealed their second wave of Doctor Who Character Building figures:

Build your Doctor Who micro-figure collection with all new Series 2 micro-figures featuring characters from the hit TV show. 

Each highly detailed and fully articulated micro-figure is sealed within a secret bag, so you never know which Doctor Who micro-figure you are going to get! And every character has its own Doctor Who display base and collectors leaflet highlighting all the characters available in Series 2. 

There are 10 micro-figures to collect. Full case of 36 . Dalek micro-figures do not include display base.

The mini figures are on sale from 7th September priced £1.99 per packet. Also: A new advert for the Doctor Who 'ultimate' Sonic Screwdriver set is currently airing on various channels between show breaks, you can watch it below:


The set is on sale now at all good toystores priced £19.99 per purchase, for more info on the set, click here to view a previous post.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Episodes 5-7 Synopsis

The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for the forthcoming fifth and sixth episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day:

THE CATAGORIES OF LIFE - written by Jane Espenson , to broadcast 11 August
Torchwood goes undercover and discovers the terrible truth behind the "miracle"; but the enemy is closing in, and death is about to make a shocking return, as the new series, created by Russell T Davies and starring John Barrowman and Eve Myles, continues.

THE MIDDLE MEN - written by John Shiban, to broadcast 11th August
With Gwen, Rex and Esther trapped on both sides of the Atlantic, it's a race against time as Jack goes straight to the heart of the conspiracy, as Russell T Davies's series continues.

IMMORTAL SINS - written by Jane Espenson, to broadcast 18th August
Gwen must fight to protect her family and takes a terrifying journey covering both miles and decades, as the long history of the Miracle is revealed.

All three episodes will broadcast at 9:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Doctor Who: Series 6, Part 2 - Second Trailer

A new trailer advertising the second part of the current series of Doctor Who is currently airing on various BBC channels between show breaks, you can watch it above. Doctor Who returns later this year to BBC One and BBC One HD.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Continues Tonight

Torchwood: Miracle Day, continues tonight at 9:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD with the fourth episode of the series titled Escape to L.A. The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after its broadcast.

NOTE: Please be aware that tonight's episode and any future episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day may not be suitable for those aged under 15 years.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 228

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

"It’s the summer holidays, no school for weeks! You might even be reading this on the beach, you lucky things!"

"This week, make sure you take a look at my handy guide to going on hols, although you might need to travel by Tardis. You can also see what the scaly Silurians have looked like over the centuries, including my old mate Madame Vastra."

"Enjoy your holidays -and remember, send me a postcard!"


This weeks issue comes with Sticky note set and surprise gift.

In this issue…
The Doctor's Invasion of Earth
Tardis Maze
Rory’s Quiz
Scrapheap Challenge
Rock Quasar and the Mudslugs of Gurrn
Dodgy Disguises
Plus much more

Issue 229 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 9th August priced £2.20 per copy.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Doctor Who: Blackout CD - Cover & Info

BBC Audio have released the cover and synopsis of a new Doctor Who audio CD:

BLACKOUT - written by Oli Smith, read by Stuat Milligan
It's November 9th, 1965. New York City is plunged into darkness, a taxi driver has bad dreams, and an invisible spacecraft hovers ominously above the skyline.

As an extra-terrestrial disease sweeps the populace, Amy and Rory must sabotage the city's water supply to slow the spread of infection, and a dying Doctor holds another man's life in his hands.

With death toll rising, and his companions stalked through the streets by alien businessmen, the Doctor is forced to make a terrible decision. How far must he go to save his friends?

The Doctor Who: Blackout audio CD is on sale from 8th September at all good CD stores priced £10.20 per copy.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Torchwood Episode Guide: Series Four - 2011

John Barrowman and Eve Myles return as Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper in the fourth series of the highly acclaimed Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, brought to TV screens in the UK and the US by series executive producer Russell T Davies. In the storyline for Miracle Day: One day, nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging - they get hurt and sick - but they never die. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the extra people, resources are finite. It’s said that in four months’ time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a natural event - someone’s got to be behind it. It’s a race against time as C.I.A agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?”, he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.

EPISODES
4.02: Miracle Day - Rendition - Part 2

SPECIALS

4.S4: The Lost Files - The House of the Dead

This is: Torchwood: 2011 Radio Play 3
Title: The House of the Dead
Mon/Vil: None
Synopsis: The brewery have called ‘time’ and it’s the last night at the House of the Dead - the most haunted pub in Wales. Barry the barman has invited renowned psychic, Mrs Wintergreen, to hold a special seance to mark the occasion, and there’s a big crowd hoping for the chance of seeing their deceased loved ones for one last time. But when Jack arrives on the scene, he’s determined to stop them. Ianto is puzzled by Jack’s behaviour, and Gwen is suspicious. Why is Jack acting so strangely? Then the ghosts start arriving - and all hell breaks loose.
Writer: James Goss
Director: Kate McAll
Producer: Kate McAll
First Broadcast: 13th July 2011
Ratings: TBC
Duration: 43.29
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Ianto Jones - Gareth David-Lloyd
Mrs Wintergreen - Rosalind Ayres
Barry - Bradley Freegard
Mr Jones/Tony - John Francis Harries
Helen - Lucy Davis
Ness - Moira Quirk
Late Arrival - Shelley Rees

4.S3: The Lost Files - Submission

This is: Torchwood: 2011 Radio Play 2
Title: The Lost Files - Submission
Mon/Vil: Possessed Sam Doyle & Possessed Carlie Roberts
Synopsis: In Ryan Scott’s episode, Torchwood are chasing aliens down the M4, when Jack accidentally blows a hole in the Severn Bridge, and the SUV hits the water. Whilst submerged John, Gwen and Ianto hear a strange noise, which, back at the Hub they realise is a cry for help. They track the cry to its source which turns out to be the deepest part of the Ocean - the Mariana Trench. Ianto rings old Torchwood flame, Carlie Roberts, who’s an expert in marine geology, and Jack pulls strings with the US government to get them all on board the USS Calvin, an Arleigh Burke class destroyer, which is heading for the Trench. From there they board the Octopus Rock, the only submarine built to withstand the pressure at that depth, and follow the signal. But when the Submarine crashes, the team are left at the mercy of a hungry alien.
Writer: Ryan Scott
Director: Kate McCall
Producer: Kate McCall
First Broadcast: 12th July 2011
Ratings: TBC
Duration: 43.23
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Ianto Jones - Gareth David-Lloyd
Carlie Roberts - Erin Bennett
Sam Doyle - Angelo Tiffe
Captain Cudlow - John Francis Harries
Henry Goddard - John Lee

4.S2: The Lost Files - The Devil and Miss Carew

This is: Torchwood: 2011 Radio Play 1
Title: The Lost Files - The Devil and Miss Carew
Mon/Vil: Fitzroy & Miss Carew
Synopsis: When Rhys’s elderly Uncle Bryn has a heart attack while listening to the shipping forecast, it seems like another routine death at Ivyday Nursing Home. But when Rhys and Gwen go to collect the old man’s effects, Gwen’s suspicions are roused by another elderly resident. The conversation is cut short, though, by a fire alarm, one of many consequences of the mysterious power cuts that are sweeping the nation. Gwen has a hunch that something is wrong and her search leads her to Miss Carew, a suspiciously fit and strong octogenarian who, despite having supposedly terminal heart disease, has left Ivyday and gone back to work at the Computer firm she used to run. Miss Carew has been offered a deal by Fitzroy, a wandering alien with an aversion to electricity who is looking for a home. It’s a deal that Miss Carew can’t refuse. But the consequences for planet Earth are unthinkable.
Writer: Rupert Laight
Director: Kate McCall
Producer: Kate McCall
First Broadcast: 11th July 2011
Ratings: TBC
Duration: 43.58
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Ianto Jones - Gareth David-Lloyd
Rhys Williams - Kai Owen
Fitzroy - Martin Jarvis
Miss Carew - Juliet Mills
Sian - Hayley J Williams
Uncle Bryn - James Walsh
Old Lady - Shelley Rees

4.S1: Web of Lies

This is: Torchwood: Comic Animation Series
Title: Web of Lies
Mon/Vil: FBI Agents & Employees of the Three Familes
Synopsis: 2011, a young man is shot in Los Angeles, but he doesn’t die - this is Miracle Day. When it’s revealed that he knew the Miracle was coming, his sister, Holly Mokri, sets to work to figure out what he knew and why he was silenced. Back in 2007, Gwen Cooper saw Jack Harkness abducted in front of her - what happened to him, and how does it tie in with the events in L.A four years later?
Writer: Jane Espenson
Director: Jeff Krelitz
Producer: Andy Collen
First Broadcast: 6th July 2011 - 21st July 2011
Ratings: None
Duration: Varies
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Holly Mokri - Eliza Dushku 
Miles Mokri - Bob Harris 
Paramedic - Andrew Fiscella 
Joe Bradley - TBC
PhiCorp Man - Tom Poole
Nick - TBC

4.10: Miracle Day - The Blood Line

This is: Torchwood: Series 4 - Episode10
Title: Miracle Day - The Blood Line
Mon/Vil: Three Families, Jilly Kitzinger & Charlotte Willis
Synopsis: The Torchwood team travels across the world on a final, desperate mission - but the Three Families are unstoppable, unless a terrible sacrifice is made...
Writers: Russell T Davies & Jane Espenson 
Director: Billy Gierhart 
Producer: Kelly A Manners 
First Broadcast: 15th September 2011 
Ratings: 5.13 Million 
Duration: 56.08 
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Rex Matheson - Mekhi Phifer
Esther Drummond - Alexa Havins
Rhys Williams - Kai Owen
Oswald Danes - Bill Pullman
Jilly Kitzinger - Lauren Ambrose
Sarah - Candace Brown
Mary Cooper - Sharon Morgan
Geraint Cooper - William Thomas
Charlotte Willis - Marina Benedict
Noah - Paul James
Allen Shapiro - John De Lancie
Sgt Andy Davidson - Tom Price
Blue-Eyed Man - Teddy Sears
The Mother - Frances Fisher
Captain Santos - Benito Martinez
The Cousin - Chris Butler
Little Girl - McKenzie Applegate
Female Soldier - Veronica Diaz
Sandra Morales - Noemi Del Rio
Young Male Soldier - Fernando Fernandez
Chinese Woman - Cici Lau
Category One Nurse - Laura Waddell

4.09: Miracle Day - The Gathering

This is: Torchwood: Series 4 - Episode 9
Title: Miracle Day - The Gathering
Mon/Vil: Three Families, Oswald Danes & Ralph Finch
Synopsis: As the Three Families plunge the world into recession, the Torchwood team - defeated, powerless, and hunted - must strike a bargain with the devil himself.
Writer: John Fay
Director: Guy Ferland
Producer: Kelly A Manners
First Broadcast: 8th September 2011
Ratings: 4.63 Million
Duration: 56.08
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Rex Matheson - Mekhi Phifer 
Esther Drummond - Alexa Havins 
Rhys Williams - Kai Owen 
Oswald Danes - Bill Pullman 
Jilly Kitzinger - Lauren Ambrose 
Sarah - Candace Brown 
Mary Cooper - Sharon Morgan 
Geraint Cooper - William Thomas 
Charlotte Willis - Marina Benedict 
Allen Shapiro - John de Lancie 
Noah - Paul James
Blue-Eyed Man - Teddy Sears 
Mother Colasanto - Frances Fisher 
Finch - Ian Hughes 
Young Man - Adam Silver 
Chinese Man - Willis Chung 
Surveillance Guy - Danny Szam 
Chinese Worker - Jesse Wang 
Old Man - Gilbert Wynne

4.08: Miracle Day - End of the Road

This is: Torchwood: Series 4 - Episode 8
Title: Miracle Day - End of the Road
Mon/Vil: Brian Friedkin, Charlotte Willis, Blue-Eyed Man, Oswald Danes & Wilson
Synopsis: Captain Jack faces a showdown with a man he thought long since dead, as the drama continues. But while Rex takes extreme action, is it too late to prevent the collapse of society?
Writers: Ryan Scott & Jane Espenson
Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton
Producer: Kelly A Manners
First Broadcast: 1st September 2011
Ratings: 4.64 Million
Duration: 55.11
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Rex Matheson - Mekhi Phifer 
Esther Drummond - Alexa Havins 
Rhys Williams - Kai Owen 
Oswald Danes - Bill Pullman 
Jilly Kitzinger - Lauren Ambrose
Olivia Colasanto - Nana Visitor 
Sarah Drummond - Candace Brown 
Mary Cooper - Sharon Morgan 
Charlotte Willis - Marina Benedict 
Allen Shapiro - John de Lancie 
Brian Friedkin - Wayne Knight 
Noah Vickers - Paul James 
Blue-Eyed Man - Teddy Sears 
Claire - Megan Duffy 
Shawnie - Constance Wu 
Agent Baylor - David Desantos 
Wilson - Nayo K Wallace 
Old Angelo Colasanto - Unknown

4.07: Miracle Day - Immortal Sins

This is: Torchwood: Series 4 - Episode 7
Title: Miracle Day - Immortal Sins
Mon/Vil: Olivia Colasanto, her Guards & Brain Parasite
Synopsis: Gwen must fight to protect her family and takes a terrifying journey covering both miles and decades, as the long history of the Miracle is revealed.
Writer: Jane Espenson
Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton
Producer: Kelly A Manners
First Broadcast: 25th August 2011
Ratings: 4.48 Million
Duration: 45.09
Cast: Captain Jack Harkness - John Barrowman
Gwen Cooper - Eve Myles
Rex Matheson - Mekhi Phifer
Esther Drummond - Alexa Havins
Rhys Williams - Kai Owen
Mary Cooper - Sharon Morgan
Olivia Colasanto - Nana Visitor
Andy Davidson - Tom Price
Angelo Colasanto - Daniele Favilli
Inspector - Pat Asanti
SWAT Member - Michael Chomiak
Salvitore Maranzano - Cris D'Annunzio
Young Priest - Will Green
Costerdane - Paul Hayes
Ablemarch - Everton Lawrence
Young Man - Griffin Matthews
Mr Giardano - Frank Medrano
Girl in Crowd - Angelica Montesano
Frines - Shawn Parsons
Elderly Woman - Vanna Salviati
Mrs Giardano - Jayne Taini
SWAT Leader - Darren Dupree Washington