Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Product of the Day - Inside DWM 431

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 431, Out this Thursday, Features plenty of bits and bobs including an Interview with 'Victory of the Daleks' writer Mark Gatiss:
"Doctor Who has been the biggest thing in my life really, and it’s entirely because I was scared stiff of it – but I loved it,". "It didn’t traumatise me, and a healthy scare is as important as a good laugh. It’s exactly the same emotion, I think. Steven Moffat said to me, ‘Make a Barret home terrifying like you did in Crooked House,’ but Crooked House was on at ten o’clock at night, this is on at six. You have to find that balance..."
Also in this issue:
  • This Charming Man! The gloves are off! Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat comes out fighting against the critics in this month’s Production Notes, and explains why the show is for everyone, and not ‘just’ for kids...
  • Bigmouth Strikes Again! Tegan is back! No-nonsense Australian Janet Fielding, recently reunited with her former crewmates for brand new audio adventures, reveals how she was persuaded to return – and what she thinks about Doctor Who today! (Just don’t mention the cricket.)
  • What She Said! The Eighth Doctor’s audio adventures are about to reach an incredible climax! DWM speaks to stars Carole Ann Ford, Graeme Garden, Sheridan Smith, Niky Wardley and Nicholas Briggs about battling the Daleks – and who might die in the process…
  • Barbarism Begins At HomeCannibalistic old ladies, teenage girl gangs, and something very unpleasant in the basement. It can only be the Seventh Doctor’s adventure in Paradise Towers, analysed in The Fact of Fiction. Ice hot!
  • This Night Has Opened My Eyes! Want to take a trip in the TARDIS? Of course you do! Well, now you can, at the brand new Doctor Who Experience, opening at Kensington Olympia this month. DWM presents an exclusive preview of what to expect…
  • The Boy With The Thorn In His Side! Giant heads, blue faces and a whole lot of wood. No longer just a Saturday night in Hoxton – it’s a new adventure for the Time Team, as they travel to witness The End of the World!
  • These Things Take Time! Continuing our Countdown to the 50 years of Doctor Who, writer Simon Guerrier looks at First Doctor William Hartnell’s second series – a season that saw the series reach incredible heights of popularity...,
  • There Is A Light That Never Goes Out Doctor Who was one of the most-watched shows last year – but just how well did it go against the rest of television? DWM provides the ultimate guide to how the series fared against the competition in 2010 in Public Image.
  • Is It Really So Strange? Golden and tank-like or big-bootied and colourful? Toby Hadoke and Jonny Candon go head-to-head as they debate the pros and cons of Dalek design in A Battle of Wits! Will either of them manage to convince you…?
  • Handsome Devil! A page full of random journeys, supporting artists, fascinating facts and the Bidmead-ometer… it’s another dollop of Who madness in Wotcha!
Plus all the official news, straight from the Doctor Who studios at Upper Boat; forthcoming CDs and DVDs previewed; the latest CDs and DVDs reviewed; your letters; competitions to win an array of exciting Doctor Who merchandise; our fiendish crossword; and much more!
Doctor Who Magazine is released tomorrow, Thursday 10th February 2011, Priced £4.50.

You can Visit the DWM Twitter page here and there Facebook Page here.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Product of the Day - Doctor Who Magazine 431

The Official Doctor Who Magazine Facebook and Twitter Page has released the Cover of Issue 431 out this month.
The February edition Compiles of an Interview with Janet Fielding who Played Tegan in the Classic Series, Mark Gatiss Tells DWM what to look forward to in his Episode for Series 6 aswell as the Latest News Letters and Competitions.

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Doctor Who Magazine Issue 431 Is released on Thursday 10th February 2011 priced £4.50. More Information on What's inside Soon.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Product of the Day - Panini Doctor Who Insider Magazine

As Previously Reported from The Official Doctor Who Magazine America will get there own Doctor Who Magazine called 'Doctor Who Insider':

The new North American magazine, Doctor Who Insider, is officially
licensed by BBC Worldwide and will feature 100% original material,
celebrating all eras of Doctor Who. Each issue will explore the fantastic
Doctor Who universe with star interviews, behind-the-scenes features,
character and monster guides, news and pictures from the world of
Doctor Who fandom, and an in-depth look at the latest Doctor Who
releases. Plus, every issue will include a double-sided fold-out poster.

"We are absolutely delighted to be launching
Doctor Who Insider in North America," says Mike Riddell,
Managing Director of Panini UK. "Doctor Who has always
been a strong performer for Panini UK and we are very
excited to be able to collaborate with BBC Worldwide and
BBC AMERICA and build on its increasing popularity in the
United States and Canada."

Panini will launch the first monthly issue of Doctor Who
Insider on April 7 2011. The price will be $6.99. It will
be available alongside the established Doctor Who
Magazine, offering Doctor Who enthusiasts more
than ever before.

Doctor Who Insider Is Released on April 7th 2011 in America and Canada.

David Walliams Cast for Series 6

Speaking to The Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio Two, David Walliams has confirmed he will Play a Role in Doctor Who.
The Little Britain and Come Fly With Me Actor Said he was offered and Role as an Alien in the Upcoming series:
(Video from Blogtor Who)

David Walliams, Allthough you may not know, Has Appeared in Doctor Who before this annoucment. As Part of Doctor Who Night in 1999  he appeared in 3 Sketches along side Mark Gatiss and Peter Davison. He Was also on The Graham Norton Show Sofa with Matt Smith on Christmas Eve.
David has siad that he is filming in a Couple of weeks So could possibly Be for Episode 3 or an Episode in the Second Half of the Series iring in the Autumn.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Hugh Bonneville Cast in Series 6

Hugh Bonneville, The Downton Abbey Actor, Has been Officially cast as a 'Pirate Captain' in a forthcoming Series 6 Episode of Doctor Who.
Hugh has also been in Such Movies as the James Bond hit Tomorrow Never Dies and Vincent and The Doctor Writer Richard Curtis' Notting Hill.
It also Confirms that there will be Pirates in Series 6 which we have not particullary seen in the Series 6 Trailer.
Speaking to the Official BBC site Bonneville Said, 'When I was a boy THAT music and Jon Pertwee's Doctor had me peeking out from behind the sofa every Saturday night. All these years later I am thrilled to be appearing in the new series. Although the Pirate's fears and demons are different to those of the young lad who watched through his fingers, they are no less vivid and terrifying; this new adventure is not for the faint-hearted.'
Specualtion Has being going around that He is set to star in Episode 3 which is to be shooting soon.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Product of the Day - April Doctor Who BBC Novels

BBC Books have officially released the three Novel Covers for a April Release.

The Dead Winter
By James Goss
"The Dead are not alone. There is something in the mist and it talks to them."

In Dr Bloom’s clinic at a remote spot on the Italian coast, at the end of the 18th century, nothing is ever quite what it seems. Maria is a lonely little girl with no one to play with. She writes letters to her mother from the isolated resort where she is staying. She tells of the pale English aristocrats and the mysterious Russian nobles and their attentive servants.

She tells of intrigue and secrets, and she tells of strange faceless figures that rise from the sea. She writes about the enigmatic Mrs Pond who arrives with her husband and her physician, and who will change everything. What she doesn’t tell her mother is the truth that everyone knows and no one says – that the only people who come here do so to die.

Hunter's Moon
By Paul Finch
"There's no end to the horror in this place -
it's like Hell, and there are devils round every corner."

Welcome to Leisure Platform 9 – a place where gamblers and villains rub shoulders with socialites and celebrities. Don’t cheat at the games tables, and be careful who you beat. The prize for winning the wrong game is to take part in another, as Rory is about to discover – and the next game could be the death of him.

When Rory is kidnapped by the brutal crime lord Xorg Krauzzen, the Doctor and Amy must go undercover to infiltrate the deadly contest being played out in the ruins of Gorgoror. But how long before Krauzzen realises the Doctor isn’t a vicious mercenary and discovers what Amy is up to? It’s only a matter of time. And time is the one thing Rory and the other fugitives on Gorgoror don’t have.

They are the hunted in a game that can only end in death, and time for everyone is running out…

The Way Through the Woods
By Una McCormack
"The motorway bends around the woods. So did the old road. So did the Roman road. As long as people have lived here, they've gone out of their way to avoid the woods..."

England, today. Between the housing estate and the motorway lies an ancient wood. The motorway bends to avoid it. Last week, teenager Laura Brown went missing. Tonight, Vicky Caine will miss her bus and take a shortcut through the wood. And she will disappear too. England, 1917. Between the village and the main road lies an ancient wood. The old Roman road bends to avoid it. Tonight Emily Bostock and a man called Rory Williams will go to the woods.

Investigating events in the present day and back in 1917, the Doctor and Amy are desperate to find out what’s happened to Rory. He was supposed to look after Emily – and now they’ve both vanished. Something is waiting in the woods. Something that’s been there for thousands of years. Something that is now waking up...

These Doctor Who Novels are Released in April 2011.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Product of the Day - New Doctor Who Character Building

The London Toy Fair 2011 was in Olympia Today ( 25th January 2011) and always ahve lot's of Doctor Who Goodies on show!
One thing that was big from Character Options is the Character Building Doctor Who Range.
A Press Release came out earlier in the month aswell as some promo Pictures...

The Character Building range will include 3D micro-figures, brought to life with sculpted facial features whilst play sets will be uniquely tailored to Doctor Who. Fans will be able to build their own Doctor Who world with all their favourite characters including the Doctor and Amy Pond with their famous foes the Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels.

Distinctive to the Character Building range will be the use of texture on some of the building blocks, whether it be the sleek and smooth edges of a spaceship, or the rough edges of a rock face. This will be pivotal in recreating each environment, providing a natural look, but still allowing easy construction play.

And of course the London Toy fair was today and More Pictures and Information has been released:

Series 1 of the Character Building Doctor Who Micro Figures, available from Easter 2011, is comprised of ten figures; The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, The Eleventh Doctor (blue shirt), Weeping Angel (Screaming Face), Dalek Drone, Dalek Staegist, Cyberman, Silurian General Restac, Weeping Angel (Serene face) & Smiler (angry face).

Series 2 Micro Figures will be out in the Autumn and Include Dalek: The Eternal, Cyberman, The Eleventh Doctor, Vampire, Amy Pond (in police uniform), Roman Rory and Dalek: The Supreme.

The Tarids Mini Set (Includes The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond Micro Figures)

Time of Angels Mini Set (Includes Weeping Angel figure0

Dalek Progenitor Room Mini Playset (includes Dalek: The Supreme)

Dalek Factory Set (Parts to Make 5 dalek figure included)

Cyberman Conversion Chamber set (Includes Cyberman & Cyber Leader)

Tardis COnsole Room Playset (Includes The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams and River Song)

The Eleventh Doctors Micro-Figure Set

 The Doctor Who Micro-Figures are released in Easter With the Seperate Figures Priced £1.99.