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Saturday, 31 January 2009

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Monster Guide - Cover & Info

BBC Books have released the cover and synopsis on a new Doctor Who reference book:

The Ultimate Monster Guide
For The Ultimate Monster Guide, Doctor Who historian Justin Richards has completely revised and updated entries from his first three bestselling reference books - and included a wealth of new material from both the current and the classic series - to create the most comprehensive guide to the Doctor's enemies ever published. 

From Adipose and Autons to Zarbi and Zygons, this guide tells you everything you need to know about the many dastardly creatures the Doctor has fought over the 46 years since he first appeared on television. The Guide also includes behind the scenes secrets of how the monsters were created, as well as design drawings and images. 

Find out how the Cybermen were designed over the years, and how Davros was resurrected to lead his Daleks once again. Discover the computer magic that made the Beast possible, and the make-up wizardry that created the Weeping Angels. Learn how many incarnations of the Master the Doctor has encountered, and which other misguided Time Lords he has defeated... 

Lavishly illustrated with photos and artwork throughout, The Ultimate Monster Guide is essential reading for all travellers in time and space!

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Monster Guide is on sale from 8th October at all good bookstores priced £14.99 per copy. In other news: David Tennant will be hosting the first hour of Comic Relief (Red Nose Day) on 13th March from 7:00pm on BBC One.

Friday, 30 January 2009

New Classic Doctor Who Figure Sets - FB Exclusives

Character Options and Underground Toys have revealed three new classic Doctor Who figure sets, all exclusive to Forbidden Planet:

First Doctor & Dalek - £24.99
This is the first appearance of the first Doctor, William Hartnell as part of Character Options classic figure series. It was Hartnell who brought the Doctor to our screens in that very first broadcast on 23rd November 1963. At the time the show was shown in black and white and the colour used on these figures are authenticated by the many existing ‘behind the scene’ shots. The Dalek is from the Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964) storyline and varies most conspicuously from later versions by the double neck banding and the energy dish collecting aerial on the rear. The Black Dalek was designated by rank as the ‘Supreme Controller’.

Second Doctor & Cyberman - £24.99
This is the first appearance of the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton as part of Character Options classic figure series. Troughton was the first actor to experience the Doctor’s regeneration in the Cybermen storyline The Tenth Planet first broadcast in 1966. At the time the show was shown in black and white and the colour used on these figures are authenticated by the many existing ‘behind the scene’ shots. The Cyberman is the version which appears, discovered in the cyber-tombs of the planet Telos, in the episode Tomb of the Cybermen (1967).

Sixth Doctor in Real Time Clothes - £14.99
This alternative costume was most visibly used in the BBC webcast Real Time (having previously appeared on a few book and audio book covers). It varies vastly from the gaudy coat of many colours normally worn by Colin Baker’s sixth Doctor whilst retaining some design elements including the dandy’s tie and question mark shirt collar. For many fans this has become almost the preferred costume with it’s more muted, less frivolous, colourways.

All three sets are on sale from June exclusively at Forbidden Planet stores.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Doctor Who: The Darksmith Legacy, Books 5-7 - Covers & Info

BBC Books have revealed the covers and synopsis for books five, six and seven of the Doctor Who: The Darksmith Legacy series:

THE VAMPIRE OF PARIS - by Stephen Cole
The Doctor decides it’s safe to go back in time to find Varlos before he died. From what Gisella recalls of her father’s plans, they head for Paris in 1895 where they discover a city in fear. Why will hardly anyone dare venture out after dark? Who is stealing time from their victims? What will the Doctor do when he realises the killer is also after him? Find out by reading the next thrilling adventure in... The Darksmith Legacy!
On Sale: 30th April 

THE GAME OF DEATH - by Trevor Baxendale
The hunter becomes the hunted, as the Doctor tracks the Agent’s journey from Paris across the Milky Way towards the Silver Devastation. Where is it heading? What force can destroy the crystal? Where is the robot Agent, and why did it come here? What is the strange and sinister game is taking place in an elegant house in the Home Counties...? Find out by reading the next thrilling adventure in... The Darksmith Legacy!
On Sale: 28th May 

THE PLANET OF OBLIVION - by Justin Richards
The neutral ground of the usually lush and beautiful Ursulonamex, known as The Planet of Oblivion, is now scorched and charred. This is where the Darksmiths met their clients to discuss the Eternity Plan, but there is no sign of the clients now, nothing to suggest who they were… as though the mysterious clients have made sure of it. The Doctor and Gisella learn from the few survivors of the Rain of Fire, and that the only clues there might be of what happened could be stored in the observation stations in orbit round the planet. Do any of the observation stations still exist? Are the Doctor and Gisella as alone on board as they think? Who are the Dravidian Hive and are they as benign as they seem…? What is a Dreadbringer? Find out by reading the next exciting instalment of... The Darksmith Legacy!
On Sale: 25th June

All three books are priced £4.99 each. Books one and two are out now, with three and four to follow. You can find more info on them here in a previous post.

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 100

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

This week’s issue of Doctor Who Adventures is the 100th issue!
To celebrate, there are 100 fantastic Doctor Who prizes up for grabs, including books, DVDs, audiobooks and toys.

Since the magazine launched in April 2006, there have been 100 brilliant covers. Doctor Who Adventures would like to know which one is your favourite.

Thanks to the Doctor Who Online website, it’s easy to vote. The site has a gallery of every cover so far - and you can even check on the results!

The issue, out 29th January 2009, also has a special feature about some of the sonic devices in the series - everything from the sonic screwdriver to the sonic blaster.

So what are you waiting for - get your copy today!

ALSO:

  • Posters: Matt Smith, a Dalek, the Graske and Miss Hartigan.
  • Interview: Actress Dervla Kirwan talks about her time as horrible Hartigan.
  • Tales from the Tardis: the Doctor and Donna meet Miss Foster...
  • Secrets: Special stunts from The Next Doctor.
  • Doctor’s data: Facts about Rosita, the Other Doctor’s companion.
  • Who’s where?: Monsters invade the Doctor Who Adventures office.
  • Terror through time: Have you ever heard of the Vervoids?
  • Comic strip: The Doctor and his new friend Heather take a trip to Delquis.
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get a Sarah Jane Adventures CD!
  • Plus loads more...

Issue 100 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 11th February priced £2.10 per copy. In other news: A clip from the next series of Torchwood is set to be shown at Comic Con 2009 in New York - more info can be found here. Also, the London bus which is being used for filming for the upcoming Doctor Who Easter special Planet of the Dead has of somewhat been damaged. Russell T Davies has had to recently redraft the scenes featuring the bus to fit into the storyline.

Doctor Who DVD Files - Issue 2

The cover and info on this fornight's edition of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine:

Episode Guide: The Unquiet Dead & Aliens of London
The Doctor: The Doctor's Childhood
Enemies: Zygons
Technology: The Sonic Screwdriver
Free with: a magazine binder to put all your magazines in!

Issue 2 of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 11th February priced £6.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Doctor Who Battles in Time - Issue 64

The cover and info on this fornight's edition of Doctor Who: Battles in Time magazine:

Slitheen: Revenge is Green!
Card Clash: Martha Jones Vs Cyberman (Invading Earth)
Who is... The Fourth Doctor?
Comic Strip: About Last Night
TARDIS Crew & Evil Reigns
Behind the Scenes: Dressed for Success!
Cards: Devastator - 1 pack
On Sale: 18th February 2009
Price: £2.50

Friday, 23 January 2009

Michelle Ryan & Lee Evan in Star in Planet of the Dead!

The BBC have released revealed some new cast names set to appear in the upcoming Doctor Who Easter special, Planet of the Dead:

The BBC has confirmed that Michelle Ryan and Lee Evans will guest star in the forthcoming Doctor Who Easter special which began filming this week in Wales.

"I'm a huge fan of Doctor Who and very excited to be joining David Tennant and the Doctor Who team," said Michelle, who recently guest-starred in the hit BBC Wales drama Merlin. "It is such a fantastic show and I can't wait to get started!"

One of Britain's best loved and biggest comedy stars, Lee Evans, will also be joining the cast playing a character called Malcolm, whose life becomes connected to the Doctor's under extraordinary circumstances.

Planet of the Dead is the first of four Doctor Who specials which will air in 2009. Michelle joins David Tennant as he continues his role as the Doctor, and Noma Dumezweni who returns as Captain Erisa Magambo - last seen helping Rose and Donna save the world in Turn Left.

"Michelle is one of the most sought after young actors in the country and we are delighted to announce that she will be joining the team," said Executive Producer and writer Russell T Davies. "As always the script is being kept strictly under wraps - however we can reveal that Lady Christina is a woman with a mysterious past who's going to have a huge impact on the Doctor!"

More information on the special is to come soon. Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead will broadcast this Easter on BBC One, a time is yet to be confirmed.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 99

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

ALERT! If readers miss this week’s issue they may be exterminated!
Doctor Who Adventures has been taken over by the Daleks! Last week the editorial team were invaded by Cybermen… and this time the Daleks have taken over!

The issue, out 22nd January 2009, has an extra-tall cover and is full of Dalek information - be prepared for any future Dalek invasion.

This magazine comes with a free set of Dalek figures, and inside there’s an eerie scene on board the Dalek Crucible along with characters to cut out and play with. You can also rule your empire with this issue’s Supreme Dalek mask, plus there’s more Daleks in the magazine than ever before.

The Daleks order you to buy it, and you must obey!

ALSO:

  • News: The first pictures of the actor who will be playing the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith! 
  • The Dalek Survival Guide: Top tips for evading Dalek capture. 
  • Posters: Deadly Daleks and a scene from Evolution of the Daleks. 
  • Win a Cyber head! Part three of a comp to win a cool Cyberhead! 
  • Challenge: Escape the Daleks in our monster maze! 
  • Dalek Data: Who is Dalek Caan and what is the Dalek Sec Hybrid? 
  • Comic strip: Trouble for the time travellers in The Great Rain Robbery. 
  • Comps: Chances to win some brilliant prizes! 
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get a Sarah Jane Adventures CD!
  • Plus loads more…

Issue 99 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 27th January priced £2.10 per copy. In other news: The Doctor Who special effects team has been nominated at the Visual Effect Society Awards.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 98

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

WARNING: If readers miss this week’s issue they may be deleted! 
Humans beware - Doctor Who Adventures magazine, out 15th January 2009, has been upgraded. The Cybermen have taken over and there’s an extra-tall cover as a result…

This magazine comes with a free set of Cyberman figures and the second part of a massive double-sided poster, and inside there’s a cool Cyber scene along with characters to cut out and play with. You can also become a Cyberleader with this issue’s mask plus there are essential Cyber facts throughout the issue. Don’t miss it!

ALSO:

  • Posters: Cybermen, Miss Hartigan and a sinister Cybershade. 
  • Win a Cyber head! Part two of a comp to win a shiny Cyberhead! 
  • Draw: Learn how to draw a Cyberleader. 
  • Game: Run from the Cybermen with two Doctors. 
  • Quiz: What do you know about the Other Doctor? 
  • Comic strip: The Doctor and new friend Heather cheer up a world in Glum Culture. 
  • Comps: Get some cool goodies, including Doctor Who DVDs 
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get a Sarah Jane Adventures CD!
  • Plus loads more…

Issue 98 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 21st January priced £2.10 per copy.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Doctor Who DVD Files - Issue 1

GE Fabbri, makers of Doctor Who: Battles in Time magazine, have today released the first issue of a new fornightly-released Doctor Who magazine collection entitled Doctor Who DVD Files. Each issue comes with a DVD containing two Doctor Who episodes from the revised series, while the magazine includes character and story guides, behind the scenes, tales from the classic series and much more. Here's the cover and info on issue one of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine:

Episode Guide: Rose/ The End of the World
The Doctor: Who is the Doctor?
Enemies: Davros
Technology: Cybus Upgrade & the Tardis
Allies: Mickey Smith
Flashback: First contact
Behind the Scenes: Monster makers

Issue 1 of Doctor Who DVD Files magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 28th January priced £6.99 per copy. For more info on the magazine and how to recieve a subscription, visit the website here.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Doctor Who Battles in Time - Issue 63

The cover and info on an upcoming edition of Doctor Who: Battles in Time magazine:

Odd Bob: Child Stealer
Card Clash: Captain Jack vs Dalek Sec Hybrid
Learn all about the Third Doctor
Comic Strip: About Last Night
Behind the Scenes: War Paint!
Cards: Devastator - 1 pack
On Sale: 4th February 2009
Price: £2.50

Monday, 12 January 2009

Collect & Build Doctor Who Figures - Gelth Phantom Wave

Due to complaints about the Doctor Who Collect & Build Vespiform figure wave, Character Options are releasing yet another Collect & Build wave, but instead of using re-issued figures for the wave, the new assortment includes new figures from series one, two and three of Doctor Who. With each figure you recieve, you get a piece of the Gelth Phantom figure. Collect all seven figures, you get the complete deluxe figure with stand. Here's which part of the Gelth Phantom each figure comes with.

Old Doctor & Ancient Doctor - Head
Bannakaffalatta (with Removable Shirt with Cyborg Reveal & EMP Device) - Main Body
Captain Jack Harkness (with the Doctor's Severed Hand in Jar) - Stand & Base
Astrid Peth - Spectrum 1
Regenerated Master - Body 1
Purple Clockwork Man (with Clockwork Weapon & Removable Mask) - Spectrum 2
Jabe (with Scanner) - Body 2

The figures are on sale later this month at all good toy stores priced £7.99 each.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

New Collect & Build Doctor Who Figures - Vespiform Wave

Character Options have revealed that they'll be re-releasing their Doctor Who series four figures as part of their new Collect & Build Vespiform wave! With each figure you receive, you get a piece of the Vespiform figure. Collect all twelve figures, you get the complete deluxe figure with stand. Here's which part of the Vespiform each figure comes with:

Supreme Dalek - Head
Davros - Upper Chest
Pyrovile Priestess - Left Chest
Professor River Song (with Future Sonic Screwdriver & Squareness Blaster) - Right Chest
Sontaran Commander Skorr (with Laser Weapon & Removable Helmet) - Upper Abdomen
Donna Noble - Middle Abdomen
Ood Sigma (with Translator Orb) - Lower Abdomen
Sontaran General Staal (with Cane & Removable Helmet) - Left Wing
Hath Peck (with Blaster Weapon) - Right Wing
25 Adipose - Sting
Natural Ood (with Hind Brain) - Stand
Vashta Nerada Suit Creature - Base

The figures are on sale later this month at all good toy stores priced £7.99 each. Please note that the Time Lord figure in the image is not part of the assortment. In other news: It is rumoured that the upcoming Doctor Who Easter special, Planet of the Dead will broadcast on either 11th or 12th April. Also, it is rumoured that the Rani will return in the Doctor Who series five final and will be played by Amy Whinehouse, nothing more is confirmed.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 97

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

Doctor Who Adventures magazine special collector’s edition - two covers to collect!
The latest issue of Doctor Who Adventures, out now, is a special collector’s edition - with two different covers to choose from. Which cover will you choose?

Cover 1 has the Cyberleader from the Christmas Doctor Who story, along with the Tenth Doctor and the evil Miss Hartigan, while cover 2 has a Cyberman alongside the mysterious ‘other’ Doctor, played by David Morrissey, and his assistant Rosita.

Both issues come with loads of Doctor Who stickers and the first part of a giant double-sided poster of a Cyberman on one side, and monsters and villains on the other.

ALSO:
  • Posters: Rose, the Cyberleader and two Doctors, and the Ood.
  • Win a Cyber head!: Part one of a great new competition.
  • Fact file: Comparing the two Doctors from The Next Doctor and everything you need to know about the dangerous Void.
  • Tales from the Tardid: Trouble for the Doctor in the Library.
  • Make a mask: The Other Doctor.
  • Terror through time: Find out about creatures from the Doctor’s past, this week it’s the Yeti.  
  • Comic strip: The Aquarius Condition.
  • Comps: Win loads of goodies including an audiobook CD of Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowman!
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get a free Sarah Jane Adventures CD!
  • All this and more!

Issue 97 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 14th January priced £2.10 per copy. In other news: The official ratings for The Next Doctor have been revealed! The Christmas episode was watched by 13.1 million viewers, making it the 2nd most watched programme for that week and the 5th most watched show of 2008.

New Doctor Who Audiobooks - Covers & Info

BBC Audio have released the cover and info on three new Doctor Who audiobooks based recently released novels:

SHINING DARKNESS - written by Mark Michalowski, read by Debbie Chazen
For Donna Noble, the Andromeda galaxy is a long, long way from home. But even two-and-a-half-million light years from Earth, danger lurks around every corner. A visit to an art gallery turns into a race across space to uncover the secret behind a shadowy organization.From the desert world of Karris to the interplanetary scrapyard of Junk, the Doctor and Donna discover that appearances can be deceptive, that enemies are lurking around every corner, and that the centuries-long peace between humans and machines may be about to come to an end... because waiting in the wings to bring chaos to the galaxy is the Cult of Shining Darkness!

GHOSTS OF INDIA - written by Mark Morris, read by David Thoughton
India in 1947 is a country in the grip of chaos - a country torn apart by internal strife. When the Doctor and Donna arrive in Calcutta, they are instantly swept up in violent events. Barely escaping with their lives, they discover that the city is rife with tales of 'half-made men', who roam the streets at night and steal people away. These creatures, it is said, are as white as salt and have only shadows where their eyes should be. With help from India's great spiritual leader, Mohandas 'Mahatma' Gandhi, the Doctor and Donna set out to investigate these rumours. What is the real truth behind the 'half-made men'? Why is Gandhi's role in history under threat? Andhas an ancient, all-powerful god of destruction really come back to wreak his vengeance upon the Earth?

THE DOCTOR TRAP - written by Simon Messingham, read by Russell Tovey
Sebastiene was Human...once. He might look like a nineteenth-century nobleman, but in truth he is a ruthless hunter. He likes nothing more than luring difficult opposition to a planet, then hunting them down for sport. And now he's caught them all - from Zargregs to Moogs, and even the odd Eternal. In fact, Sebastiene is after only one more prize. For this trophy, he knows he is going to need help. He's brought together the finest hunters in the universe to play the most dangerous game for the deadliest quarry of them all. They are hunting for the last of the Time Lords - the Doctor!

All three audiobooks are on sale from 12th March at all good CD stores priced £9.99 per copy.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Doctor Who: September 2009 Novels - Covers & Info

BBC Books have released the covers and synopsis of three new Doctor Who novels:

THE TAKING OF CHELSEA 426 - by David Llewellyn
The Chelsea Flower Show - hardly the most exciting or dangerous event in the calendar, or so the Doctor thinks. But this is Chelsea 426, a city-sized future colony floating on the clouds of Saturn, and the flowers are much more than they seem. As the Doctor investigates, he becomes more and more worried. 

Why is shopkeeper Mr Pemberton acting so strangely? And what is Professor Wilberforce’s terrible secret? They are close to finding the answers when a familiar foe arrives, and the stakes suddenly get much higher. The Sontarans have plans of their own, and they’re not here to arrange flowers...

THE KRILLITANE STORM - by Christopher Cooper
When the Tardis materialises in medieval Worcester, the Doctor finds the city seemingly deserted. He soon discovers its population are living in a state of terror, afraid to leave their homes after dark, for fear of meeting their doom at the hands of the legendary Devil’s Huntsman. 

For months, people have been disappearing, and the Sheriff has imposed a strict curfew across the city, his militia maintaining control over the superstitious populace with a firm hand, closing the city to outsiders. Is it fear of attack from beyond the city walls that drives him or the threat closer to home? Or does the Sheriff have something to hide? After a terrifying encounter with a deadly Krillitane, the Doctor realises the city has good reason to be scared.

AUTONOMY -  by Daniel Blythe
Hyperville is 2013's top hi-tech 24-hour entertainment complex - a sprawling palace of fun under one massive roof. You can shop, or experience the excitement of Doomcastle, Winterland, or Wild West World. But things are about to get a lot more exciting - and dangerous. 

What unspeakable horror is lurking on Level Zero of Hyperville? And what will happen when the entire complex goes over to Central Computer Control? For years, the Nestene Consciousness has been waiting and planning, recovering from its wounds. But now it’s ready, and it’s deadly plastic Autons are already in place around the complex. Now more than ever, visiting Hyperville will be an unforgettable experience...

All three books are on sale from 3rd September priced £6.99 each and per copy. In other news: Noel Clark has been nominated by Bafta for Most Rising Star.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Doctor Who: Companions and Allies - Cover & Info

BBC Books have released the cover and synopsis for a new Doctor Who reference book: 

Companions and Allies
The Doctor has been travelling through space and time for centuries, showing his friends and companions the wonders of the universe. From Sarah Jane Smith and the Brigadier to Martha Jones and Donna Noble, Companions and Allies celebrates the friends that have been by his side and the heroes that have helped him battle his deadliest foes. 

Beautifully illustrated and including, for the first time, a complete story guide to the adventures of all ten Doctors, companions and allies is the definitive guide to the Doctor's intergalactic family.

Doctor Who: Companions and Allies is on sale from 28th May at all good book stores priced £7.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Doctor Who Battles in Time - Issue 62

The cover and info on an upcoming edition of Doctor Who: Battles in Time magazine:

The Gorgon: Ancient Terror! 
Card Clash: Adipose vs Clone 
Learn all about the second Doctor!  
Comic Strip: Metal Mania  
Behind the Scenes: Supreme Design 
Cards: Devastator - 1 pack & Adventurer (Sarah Jane Adventures) - 1 pack
On Sale: 21st January 2009 
Price: £2.50


In other news: Character Options have renewed their contract with the BBC so that they can produce more toys, particularly Doctor Who ones, in the future.

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 404

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

The CyberKing speaks… in DWM issue 404!
Dervla Kirwan, Miss Hartigan in The Next Doctor, talks exclusively about playing the beautiful and ruthless ‘lady in red’ in this month’s Doctor Who magazine. So, about that frock then...? “In her very first scene, drab, matronly, grey dress, and then she sort of transforms into this vision of red!” laughs Dervla. “We don’t know how she did that really. We assume there’s some handy Cyberman with needlework skills and great make-up boxes!”

Also in DWM issue 404:

’S no joke!
It may seem like a bleak midwinter with no full series of Doctor Who to look forward to this year. But fear not! DWM is on hand to provide the essential guide on How to Survive 2009

Snow and Shooting!
DWM joins the Doctor Who team as The Next Doctor is filmed and reports on the making of the show - featuring never-before-published photos and exclusive chats to the cast and crew, including David Tennant, David Morrissey, Veilile Tshabalala, Edmund Kente and Russell T Davies!

Snow in Stockbridge!
It’s a snowy day in the Doctor’s favourite English village. But how does he come to find himself in the within the mind of Maxwell Edison?! Find out in The Stockbridge Child: Part Two by Dan McDaid, with art by Mike Collins.

Snow on Svartos!
The Time Team continue their quest to watch every single Doctor Who story, from the start. Will they give the Seventh Doctor and Mel a frosty reception when they travel to Iceworld in 1987’s Dragonfire?

’S no business like showbusiness!
What’s it like to visit the sets of Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures? Children in Need made it possible for a lucky few to get a guided tour - and DWM was there to help you share the experience…

Um… ’S’ nothing under the kilt?
DWM talks to former companion Frazer Hines about lovely ladies, being telepathic and how his character, Jamie, could return to the Doctor Who

Er… no snow, but it’s awfully white!
The Fact of Fiction travels back to 1968 to a land Unicorns and Minotours to reveal the remarkable truths behind the Second Doctor story, The Mind Robber

Snowy-haired soldier!
DWM pops round to see old friends of the Doctor, the Brigadier and Sarah Jane, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the finale of The Sarah Jane Adventures, Enemy of the Bane.

Plus!
All the latest news, reviews, previews, competitions and more!

Issue 404 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from this Thursday at all good newsagents until 13th February priced £3.99 per copy. In other news: David Tennant has returned to playing Hamlet on stage after undergoing back surgery. The run of the play is due to finish this Saturday at the Novello Theater.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 96

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

New year, new Time Lord, and new issue of Doctor Who Adventures!
In the latest issue of Doctor Who Adventures, out now, you can find out loads of essential information about the Doctor’s latest adventure - The Next Doctor - and about the man who we all thought was a future version of the Time Lord.

And if, like us, you love the scary Cybershades you’ll be desperate to get your hands on the cut-out mask. Also, in this issue’s comic strip, the Doctor is joined on his travels by a new friend, Heather McCrimmon. 

Heather is the result of a Doctor Who Adventures competition to create someone to travel with the Doctor… and you can read her first adventure here!

The issue comes with a FREE Time Agent Planner - perfect for drawings, addresses, storing monster facts… and most importantly, being in the right place at the right time!

PLUS:

  • Posters: Miss Hartigan and her Cyber friends, the Other Doctor and Cybermen posters. 
  • Tales from the Tardis: Rose destroys the Daleks! 
  • How to draw: A creepy Cybershade! 
  • Doctor’s Data: The horrible Miss Hartigan. 
  • Comps: Win loads of goodies! 
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get a free Sarah Jane Adventures CD!
  • All this and more!

Issue 96 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents until 7th January priced £2.10 per copy.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

The Eleventh Doctor - Officially Revealed!

Earlier today, a special edition of Doctor Who Confidential, titled The Eleventh Doctor, broadcasted on BBC One and revealed the actor who will play the Eleventh Doctor in the next full series of Doctor Who. Please prepare yourself and give a round of applause for...

MATT SMITH

Aged just 26, Matt Smith will be the youngest actor to play the Doctor to date. He will take over the role from David Tennant by the end of the year. You can watch an interview with Smith about becoming the Doctor below: 
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More info on this news bulletin can be found here. Filming for series five of Doctor Who, featuring Smith, starts this forthcoming Summer and will broadcast in Spring 2010.

Friday, 2 January 2009

The Eleventh Doctor - to be Revealed Tomorrow!

 The BBC have confirmed that the actor who will play the Eleventh Doctor in the next full series of Doctor Who will be announced tomorrow in a special edition of Doctor Who Confidential at 5:35pm on BBC One. The BBC have also issued the program to be broadcast live on big outdoor screens nationwide. Who do you think the new Doctor will be?

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year from The Ultimate Doctor Who Site!

It's 2009! The beginning of a new year, and thus begins the final adventures of the beloved Tenth Doctor - David Tennant. As a New Year treat, BBC One are broadcasting the televised recording of Doctor Who at the Proms which took place last summer at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms at 1:50pm.  Later this year: Watch out for the Doctor Who specials, Torchwood: Children of Earth and series three of The Sarah Jane Adventures!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!