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Friday, 31 October 2008

Happy Halloween, from The Ultimate Doctor Who Site!

Today, 31st October, is Halloween. I have nothing more to say, apart from enjoy yourself if you're 'trick or treating' or having a gools night-in!

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 88

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

Win a life-size Dalek Sec!
In this week’s issue of Doctor Who Adventures you’ll find the second part of a competition to win a life-size Dalek Sec. If you missed the first part, don’t worry - as there will be a bonus token in the next issue! What was the Bad Wolf?

If you’ve been wondering that, then don’t miss our fascinating fact file about Rose and her mysterious messages to herself.Also this week, there’s a free pull-back Tardis and sticker sheet. Pull it back to instantly recreate a crash-landing scene with a whizzing Tardis!

PLUS:

  • Three posters! Sarah Jane Adventures, the Master and Rose.
  • Tales from the Tardis: A scary scene from Planet of the Ood.
  • Make a mask: Cut out your very own bone-headed monster - a Sycorax.
  • Sarah Jane Adventures: An interview with Mr Smith and a sneak preview of the next episode.
  • Who’s where: Monsters invade the manor… can Agatha Christie help the Doctor?
  • Ultimate Tenth Doctor: Collect the final part of our mini mag!
  • Comic strip: The Doctor and Donna visit The Man in the Moon.
  • Bloodtide and Doomfinger’s perilous picture puzzle: Help the Mothers!
  • Win: Loads of goodies!
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe and you’ll get free Doctor Who Dalek and Cyberman figures.
  • All this and loads more! 

Issue 88 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 5th November priced £2.10 per copy.

SJA: The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith: Part 1 - Synopsis

The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for episode nine of the current series of The Sarah Jane Adventures:

The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith: Part 1
Sarah Jane and the gang embark on another exciting new adventure this week as the children's drama series, produced by Russell T Davies, continues. When Sarah Jane returns a boy who has slipped through a time fissure back to 1951, she realises she has found a way to meet the parents she never knew. But is it a trap? Sarah Jane and Luke fall victim to a revenge plot by The Trickster.

The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith: Part 1 will broadcast first on 17th November on CBBC at 5:15pm then on 24th November on BBC One at 4:35pm.

David Tennant to Leave Doctor Who & The Next Doctor Trailer

Last night at the National Television Awards, Doctor Who won the Best Drama Award and David Tennant won the Outstanding Drama Performance Award. Due to not being present at the awards, Tennant gave a speech on the big screen live from Straford Upton Avon theatre during the interval of the Hamlet play (where Tennant plays the lead role) and left views with some sad news:

David Tennant said that he is to leave Doctor Who after playing the part of the beloved Tenth Doctor for three years after he has finished filming the 2009 specials!

You can watch an interview with Tennant about his departure from the show here. Also, at the end of the interview, the trailer for The Next Doctor, first shown at the 2008 Comic-Con auction. You can, however, watch it below:

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Monday, 27 October 2008

Series 3 Episode Guide added to Official Doctor Who Website

The official Doctor Who website has been updated with new revised episode guides to all 13 episodes of series three to match with the site new look. Click here to visit the guide's homepage. Revised guides to episodes from series one and two of Doctor Who are to be added soon.

The Sarah Jane Adventures: Continues Today!

The current series of The Sarah Jane Adventures continues this week with episodes five and six of series two. Here's the schedule:
 
TODAY (27th October)
Secrets of the Stars: Part 1 - 4:35pm - BBC One
Secrets of the Stars: Part 2 - 5:15pm - CBBC Channel

SATURDAY (1st November)
Secrets of the Stars: Part 1 (repeat) - 4:35pm - CBBC

Both episodes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after their broadcasts. The Sarah Jane Adventures continues next week with a repeat of Secrets of the Stars: Part 2 at 4:35pm on BBC One, followed by The Mark of the Berserker: Part 1 over on CBBC 15 minutes later.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Doctor Who: The Next Doctor Preview on Children in Need!

BBC Children in Need have confirmed that the pre-title scene of this year's Doctor Who Christmas special, The Next Doctor, will be shown on the 2008 edition of BBC Children in Need on 14th November at some point after 8:00pm. The show will broadcast live from BBC Televison Centre from 7:00pm.

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 87

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

Dress up as Davros for Halloween! With Halloween just round the corner, you’ll find the perfect dress-up set in this week’s bumper Doctor Who Adventures!

The magazine comes with a fantastic Davros mask
and set of creepy claws so you can pretend to be the creator of the Daleks!

Inside the mag, we show you how to make a Davros control panel. And you can also find out how to enter a competition to win a life-size Dalek Sec! This issue is essential for all Dalek fans!

 
PLUS:


  • Three posters! We’ve got posters of Carrionites, Children of Time and The Sarah Jane Adventures!
  • Fear file:The top ten Halloween horrors.
  • News: Results ofthe DWA readers’ favourite a episode.
  • Blast from the Past: The Fourth Doctor regenerates in Logopolis.
  • Who knows?: Your questions answered!
  • Sarah Jane Adventures: Facts about Luke Smith and next-episode preview.
  • Draw: We’ve got a mean Sontaran for you to colour in.
  • Ultimate Tenth Doctor: Part 3 of our mini mag about the Tenth Doctor.
  • Comic strip: The concluding part of Titanoleum Tourists.
  • Bloodtide and Doomfinger’s woven word search: Find the missing word for a chance to win a cool prize.
  • Time Teasers: Great puzzles to complete.
  • Win: Loads of goodies!
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe and you’ll get free Doctor Who Dalek and Cybermen figures.
  • All this and loads more!

Issue 87 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 29th October priced £2.99 per copy.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

SJA: The Mark of the Berserker: Part 2 - Synopsis

The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for episode eight of the current series of The Sarah Jane Adventures:
 
The Mark of the Berserker: Part 2
Luke and Rani enlist the help of Clyde's mum to help track down Clyde and his father, who has the alien pendant, as the children's drama series, produced by Russell T Davies, continues. The chase leads to a terrifying waterside confrontation, as the pendant takes control of Paul and begins transforming him.
 
The Mark of the Berserker: Part 2 will broadcast first on 3rd November on CBBC at 5:15pm then on 10th November on BBC One at 4:35pm. In other news: Billie Piper has recently given birth to a healthy baby boy with her husband Laurance Fox and named him Winston.

Monday, 20 October 2008

The Sarah Jane Adventures: Continues Today!

The current series of The Sarah Jane Adventures continues this week with episodes four and five of series two. Here's the schedule:

TODAY (20th October)
The Day of the Clown: Part 2 - 4:35pm - BBC One
Secrets of the Stars: Part 1 - 5:15pm - CBBC

SATURDAY (25th October)
The Day of the Clown: Part 2 (repeat) - 5:00pm - CBBC

Both episodes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after their broadcasts. The Sarah Jane Adventures continues next week with a repeat of Secrets of the Stars: Part 1 at 4:35pm on BBC One, followed by Part 2 over on CBBC 15 minutes later.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 86

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

In this week’s issue of Doctor Who Adventures, you’ll find a guide to some of the coolest gadgets in the universe.

Doctor Who is always full of brilliant alien tech, and you can read about everything from the Titanic Teleport Bracelet to Jack’s Vortex Manipulator…

The issue comes with a free toy gadget - an Ood-Sphere communicator and Ood stickers! Don’t miss it!

PLUS:

  • Three posters! The Duplicate Doctor, The Sarah Jane Adventures and the Ood.
  • News: Five things you need to know about the Christmas episode!
  • Tales from the Tardis: The Doctor’s daughter shows off her gymnastic skills!
  • Mask: Make an Ood Sigma mask!
  • Competition winners: We reveal the winner of our design a planet competition!
  • Sarah Jane Adventures: We talk to new girl Anjli Mohindra who plays Rani, and we preview Day of the Clown episode 2.
  • Ultimate Tenth Doctor: Find out about the Tenth Doctor’s companions, regeneration and metacrisis!
  • Comic strip: Part one of Titanoleum Tourists.
  • Bloodtide and Doomfinger’s perilous picture puzzle: Work it out if you dare!
  • Time Teasers: More puzzles to strain your brain!
  • Win: Loads of goodies up for grabs.
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe and you’ll get free Doctor Who Dalek and Cybermen figures. 
  • All this and loads more!

Issue 86 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 22nd October priced £2.10 per copy.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

SFX Magazine: Who's the Greatest!

The next issue of SFX Magazine has a Doctor Who theme! Read on for full details:

Issue 176 of SFX Magazine to feature 10 special collectable Doctor Who covers!
On 23rd November 1963, the world met the Doctor for the first time, when An Unearthly Child hit British television screens. Now 45 years and nine more incarnations of the Time Lord later, SFX is set to celebrate the anniversary of Doctor Who's launch in truly cosmic style.

Issue 176 of Earth’s leading science fiction magazine will offer readers a choice of no less than ten variant covers, one for each incarnation of the legendary Doctor.

Yes, every face of the Doctor will be materialising at the newsstand, from original 1960s star William Hartnell to the wildly popular David Tennant. Patrick Troughton! Jon Pertwee! Tom Baker! Peter Davison! Colin Baker! Sylvester McCoy! Paul McGann! Christopher Eccleston! Choose your favourite - or hunt down every collector’s item cover!

SFX 176 will also deliver a spectacular celebratory feature, with all the access and insight you demand. Russell T Davies gives us the first, exclusive word on this year’s hotly anticipated Christmas special (teasingly titled The Next Doctor). It sees a rematch between our time-travelling hero and emotionless enemies the Cybermen. "We needed a familiar enemy," shares Davies, who then tells us: "All our Christmas specials have been very different. It’s time to do a smaller, more intimate story - though having said that, the ending is ferociously huge..."

Check out the full interview in SFX 176 for more insights into future installments of the series. In the issue Davies also shares his favourite memories of the series, plus we also hear from new Doctor Who guv'nor Steven Moffat. Elsewhere, Greatest Living Englishman Stephen Fry, premier horror writer Clive Barker, The League of Gentlemen’s Mark Gatiss and popular Doctor Who scriptwriter Paul Cornell all write exclusively for SFX in a nostalgic look back at the show’s golden years.

"The week before we moved house, the BBC started a new drama, starring William Hartnell," explains Stephen Fry. "An old man had a police phone box of the kind we saw in the street all the time. It turned out to be a magical and unimaginably wonderful time machine. I had never been so excited in all my life."

Plus there’s a rundown of Doctor Who’s 45 greatest, most iconic monsters, as decided by the SFX experts. Who will win - the Ice Warriors? The Ood? Or will the Daleks exterminate all opposition to claim their place as the supreme
beings in the universe? There may be a surprise in store...

The magazine is out on 22nd October priced £3.99 per copy in 10 different styled covers, each featuring a Doctor.

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 401

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

Davros, creator of the Daleks is reborn... in Doctor Who Magazine issue 401! 
DWM talks exclusively to the people responsible for Davros’ recent return, including Head Writer Russell T Davies and prosthetics expert Neill Gorton...

Was Russell tempted to use Davros’ revival as a means to finally reinvent and clear up some of his complex backstory, once and for all?

“I never really worried about tying his history together,” Russell admits, “except I was convinced he had to have a metal hand, because it was so clearly blown off in Revelation of the Daleks. So no, I didn’t do any research as such. I didn’t rewatch Genesis of the Daleks, because I wanted to act off my memories. Somehow, that seems a more creative state to be in. I did worry that we never had a proper explanation of his injuries, but then realised that Genesis of the Daleks never did that either, so it was good company to be in! Although I did write a sort of creation story...”

“There was one scene where you were going to see an explosion, and Davros was injured,” recalls Neill. “We weren’t actually going to show his face burnt and disfigured in its full gory glory, because it would have been just a little extreme, so I think you were only going to see glimpses of his head, with smoke rising, and his hair burnt off...”

ALSO THIS ISSUE:

The Fourth Doctor!
Tom Baker’s Doctor was the first to meet Davros. And Davros and the Doctor would meet again, many, many times... Philip McDonald traces the life and times of everybody’s favourite megalomaniac and asks just what is it that drives Davros’ insane ambitions?

The Fifth Doctor!
The Fact of Fiction is whisked down a time corridor to 1984 and takes a close look at Davros’ encounter with Peter Davison’s Doctor in Resurrection of the Daleks.

The First Doctor!
His era introduced the Daleks, the best-known monsters of them all. Neil Harris pays tribute to the man who really created the Doctor’s iconic enemies, writer Terry Nation, in You Are Not Alone.

The Sixth Doctor!
The children of Davros have returned - and this time it’s personal! DWM exclusively talks to the people behind a brand new audio adventure for Colin Baker’s Doctor, Brotherhood of the Daleks.

The Tenth Doctor!
Can he save Magenta Pryce from the horrors of the Space Gulag? And just who are the monsters lurking in the depths of the jail? Find out in Part Two of the latest, full colour, comic strip adventure - Think Twice.

The Eighth Doctor!
He’s back - and he’s about to encounter Zygons, Autons, Morbius and more! DWM goes behind the scenes of the latest series of Doctor Who radio adventures, and speaks exclusively to the cast, including Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith, Graeme Garden, Art Malik, Clare Buckfield and James Fleet...

The Seventh Doctor!
It’s Time Team and the Rani, as the gang go back to 1987 and get to grips with giant brains and glittery drains in Sylvester McCoy’s frankly unbelievable début adventure...

The Third Doctor!
We first met Sarah Jane Smith during Jon Pertwee’s years as the Doctor... and her story continues to this day, in the The Sarah Jane Adventures! Join DWM as we watch the filming of the intrepid journalists’ latest series, and talk to the cast and crew.

Er... the Ninth Doctor!
Okay, we’re getting a bit tenuous now. He’s the one that Russell T Davies introduced us to in 2005. Russell takes us backstage at the TV Quick & TV Choice Awards in Production Notes and reveals what happened when the teams who make Doctor Who, Life on Mars and, um, Loose Women met up!

The Second Doctor!
He gets a mention on page 6!

...and The Next Doctor! DWM reports the latest news on the forthcoming Christmas special - and has news on the specials of 2009!

Plus! 
Competitions, reviews... and an exclusive chat with the kids from The Sarah Jane Adventures!

Issue 401 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 14th November priced £3.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Doctor Who Series 4 Figures - Wave 2

Character Options have revealed the next wave of Doctor Who series four figures. The assortment includes:

Supreme Dalek
Davros
Judoon Captain (with Laser Blaster, Scanner and Translator)
Professor River Song (with Future Sonic Screwdriver & Squareness Blaster)
Vashta Nerada Suit Creature
Hath Peck (with Blaster Weapon)
Time Lord

The figures are on sale from early November priced £7.99 each.

SJA: Secrets of the Stars: Part 2 - Synopsis

The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for episode six of the current series of The Sarah Jane Adventures:  

Secrets of the Stars: Part 2
As Trueman begins to take over the world's population through their star signs, Clyde takes a big gamble to help Sarah Jane, Luke and Rani into the astrologer's inner circle, as the children's drama series, produced by Russell T Davies, continues. But when Sarah Jane's plan to defeat Trueman fails, who will be Earth's last hope to overcome the Ancient Lights?
 
Secrets of the Stars: Part 2 will broadcast first on 27th October on CBBC at 5:15pm then 3rd November on BBC One at 4:35pm.

Monday, 13 October 2008

The Sarah Jane Adventures: Continues Today!

The new series of The Sarah Jane Adventures continues this week with episodes three and four of series two. Here's the schedule:

TODAY (13th October)
The Day of the Clown: Part 1 - 4:35pm - BBC One
The Day of the Clown: Part 2 - 5:15pm - CBBC

SATURDAY (18th October)
The Day of the Clown: Part 1 (repeat) - 5:00pm - CBBC

Both episodes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after their broadcasts. The Sarah Jane Adventures continues next week with a repeat of The Day of the Clown: Part 2 at 4:35pm on BBC One, followed by Secrets of the Stars: Part 1 over on CBBC 15 minutes later. In other news: David Tennant and Catherine Tate are up for nomination at the National TV Awards.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Doctor Who Battles in Time - Issue 55 & 56

The cover and info on the next two issues of Doctor Who Battles in Time magazine:
 
Vashta Nerada - Killer Shadows 
Deck Doctor: Top Ten Devastators
Card Clash: K-9 vs Mickey Smith
Episode Guide: Midnight
Comic Strip: Ghost from the Past
Dalek Wars: Daleks vs Security Droids 
On Sale: 15th October 2008
Cards: Devastator - 1 pack
Price: £2.50

Sybilline Sisterhood  
Deck Doctor: Character Crisis Unit Cards 
Card Clash: Miss Foster vs Sontaran Group 
Episode Guide: Turn Left 
Comic Strip: The Battle for Time 
Behind the Scenes: The Globe Theatre 
On Sale: 29th October 2008
Cards: Devastator - 1 pack 
Price: £2.50

Friday, 10 October 2008

SJA: Secrets of the Stars: Part 1 - Synopsis

The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for episode five of the current series of The Sarah Jane Adventures:

Secrets of the Stars: Part 1
Sarah Jane and the gang embark on another exciting new adventure this week as the children's drama series, produced by Russell T Davies, continues.Astrologer Martin Trueman causes a stir with his uncanny insights and predictions. While Sarah Jane doesn't believe in astrology, she does believe that all is not as it seems with Trueman. Around her, people are falling under Trueman's sinister spell and even Mr Smith doesn't understand what's going on.

Secrets of the Stars: Part 1 will broadcast first on 20th October on CBBC at 5:15pm then on 27th October on BBC One at 4:35pm.

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 85

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

New adventures for an old Doctor 
In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures - you can read about the return of the Eighth Doctor to digital radio later this month for a set of new adventures.

If you’ve not seen him before, we’ve got need-to-know information about this energetic Doctor.
And don’t miss part two of our win a life-size K-9 competition, for the chance to win your very own robot dog. If you missed part one, don’t worry, as there’s a bonus token in next week’s issue.

PLUS:
  • Three posters! Charlotte Abigail Lux, the Doctor and the Toclafane, and Donna and the Time Beetle.
  • Fact file: Terrifying Toclafane.
  • Tales from the Tardis: Scares and shocks in the Library.
  • Who knows: What are the Sea Devils and what happened in the first-ever episode?
  • CAL interviewed: We talk to actress Eve Newton, who played Charlotte in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead.
  • Sarah Jane Adventures: Find out about Commander Kaagh and get a preview of the next story, The Day of the Clown.
  • How to draw: Create your own Davros.
  • Who’s Where? A trip to Pompeii for a fun search.
  • Ultimate Tenth Doctor: The start of our new guide to the current Doctor.
  • Comic strip: Washed Away part two.
  • Woven word whirl: Work out the word whirl and win a book!
  • Win: Cool goodies up for grabs!
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe and you’ll get Free Doctor Who Dalek and Cybermen figures.
  • All this and loads more!

Issue 85 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 15th October priced £2.10 per copy.