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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Summer Falls - Cover & Details

BBC Books have revealed the cover and synopsis of a new Doctor Who book, read on for more details:

SUMMER FALLS - by Amelia Williams
When summer falls, the Lord of Winter will arise...

In the seaside village of Watchcombe, young Kate is determined to make the most of her last week of summer holiday. But when she discovers a mysterious painting entitled The Lord of Winter in a charity shop, it leads her on an adventure she never could have planned. Kate soon realises the old seacape, painted long ago by an eccentric local artist, is actually a puzzle. And with the help of some bizarre new acquaintances - including a museum curator's magical cat, a miserable neighbour, and a lonely boy - she plans on solving it. 

And then, one morning Kate wakes up to a world changed forever. For the Lord of Winter is coming - and Kate has a very important decision to make. 

Doctor Who: Summer Falls will be released on 4th April onto all good digital media outlets priced £1.99 per download.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

The Rings of Akhaten - Trailer

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A trailer for next episode of Doctor Who, The Rings of Akhaten, is currently airing on various BBC channels inbetween show breaks, you can watch it above. Doctor Who: The Rings of Akhaten will broadcast next Saturday at 6:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

50th Anniversary - David Tennant & Billie Piper to Return!

The BBC have today confirmed the first casting lists of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, read on for further details:

The BBC has today revealed some of the all-star cast that will mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. David Tennant and Billie Piper will join current Doctor and companion, Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, while John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alien, Harry Potter) will also co-star.

Last seen as the Doctor on January 1st, 2010, this will be the first time Tennant has reprised his role as the Tenth Doctor.  During his reign as the Time Lord, Tennant appeared in three series as well as several specials.  He was first revealed as the Doctor in the 2005 series finale, The Parting of the Ways.

Meanwhile, Billie Piper - who played companion Rose Tyler for two series following the reboot in 2005 - will appear in the show for the first time since featuring in Tennant’s last episode, The End of Time in 2010.

Also confirmed to join the cast is John Hurt who will also co-star in the 3D anniversary special that will form part of blockbuster celebrations, set to take over the BBC.  Produced by BBC Cymru Wales for BBC One, the 50th anniversary will be written by Steven Moffat and directed by Nick Hurran.

Filming for the 50th anniversary starts this week. Meanwhile, Doctor Who returns tonight at 6:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD in the first of eight new episodes.

The Bells of Saint John - Tonight!

The second part of the seventh series of Doctor Who begins tonight at 6:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, read on for the synopsis to the sixth episode:

THE BELLS OF SAINT JOHN - by Steven Moffat
The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where wi-fi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a WiFi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy. 

The episode will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer soon after broadcast. The series continues next week with The Rings of Akhaten - more information coming then.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 313

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

Doctor Who Adventures has a cool new-look!
"Been up to anything exciting? You have? How lovely! I’ve been up to the usual - saving planets from zombie robots, visiting a universe made out of butter and having a rather tiring time trying to spring clean the whole Tardis! Enjoy this brilliant, new-look magazine!"


Get ready for a brand-new Doctor Who Adventures! Your favourite magazine has regenerated - and it's more fun than ever. We've got two mega comic strips, epic posters, on-set secrets, a new episode preview and tons of facts and frights!

This issue comes with a design your own bow tie kit, a huge sticker sheet and a pack of Topps Alien Attax cards - featuring a limited edition Clara card.

ALSO IN ISSUE 313...
Time Teasers
Alien Babies
Whoniverse Collection
Angel Maze
Skeleton Mask
Who Ha-Ha!
The Egg Hunt
Silence Scares
You Who
Plus much more…

Issue 313 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 3rd April priced £2.99 per copy.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Official Annual 2014 - Cover & Details

Penguin Books have revealed the cover and synopsis for the official Doctor Who 2014 annual, read on for further details:

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who with the Official Annual, packed with facts, features, puzzles, comics, and stories about everyone's favorite Time Lord, as well as his brand-new companion, Clara, and the deadly enemies they face on their travels in the Tardis!

The official Doctor Who 2014 annual is on sale from 17th September at all good book stores priced £7.99 per copy

Series 7, Part 2 - Latest News

THE BELLS OF SAINT JOHN - LATEST PROMO IMAGE
The BBC have released the latest promotional image in anticipation for the premiere of part two of series seven of Doctor Who this Saturday.

DOCTOR WHO FEATURED ON COVER OF NEW RADIO TIMES
Doctor Who yet again is sported on the cover of Radio Times magazine, read on for further details from this week's edition:

Matt Smith responds to recent criticisms that there isn’t enough on-air content planned for the show’s 50th Anniversary and that the show has become too complex for children

“I think there’s only so much you can shoot. There’s a Christmas special and eight episodes, there’s the 50th anniversary, and on top of that you’ve got Mark Gatiss writing a script [An Adventure in Space and Time about Who’s origins]. There’s only so many you can make each year without compromising the quality.”

Plus Steven Moffat’s new series episode guide!
"The Doctor is a man of secrets. He’s been with us for nearly 50 years, but how little we know about him! Why did he set sail to see the universe in the first place? What happened to his family that sent him on his way? Even the show’s title is a reminder that he hasn’t got round to introducing himself yet…"

"Eight new episodes are coming your way right now. But before you even start, just remember this - the Doctor doesn’t tell you everything, and you might be in for a shock."

The Bells of Saint John
The Doctor returns to contemporary London and finds himself meeting Clara Oswald for the third time - he’s been searching the universe for her, but will she even know who he is? There’s hardly time to worry about it, though, because all humanity is in terrible danger…

Matt Smith
Observing Matt Smith as he throws shapes for the RT photographer, it’s clear there’s something different about the Doctor. It’s not just the wind machine rearranging his floppy locks nor comely new co-star Jenna-Louise Coleman at his side, but rather that he appears to have bulked up and broadened out.

Jenna-Louise Coleman
“Mine and Matt’s dynamic is challenging,” she says. “Matt describes it as a dance, but to me it’s such a ping-pongy kind of dynamic.” The 26-year-old, who’s dating Game of Thrones star Richard Madden (Robb Stark), believes that Smith is a bigger diva than herself: “He demands sweets at certain times of the day and Diet Coke in his trailer.”

The magazine, which also comes with a monster wall chart, is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 1st April priced £1.10 per copy.

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THE BATTLE OF DEMON'S RUN - TWO DAYS LATER 
A new mini episode of Doctor Who titled The Battle of Demon's Run - Two Days Later has been listed as a digital download on the American version of Amazon and iTunes as a free download. However, you can watch it above. The synopsis follows:

In the aftermath of the Battle of Demons Run, a battle-scarred Strax lies dying on the floor - or has he just fainted…?

It is suspected that the mini episode will feature as an extra on either (or both) the Doctor Who series seven, part two DVD and Blu-ray release or the complete seventh series boxset, this is yet to be confirmed. Doctor Who returns this Saturday in The Bells of Saint John at 6:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD. In other news: episode 12 of series seven has been renamed Nightmare in Silver, more details coming soon.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Playstation Home Doctor Who Game - Wave One

BBC Worldwide have released details of a new Doctor Who socialising game experience for PlayStation Home, read on for more details:

From March 27th, Doctor Who will come to life like never before in the virtual world of PlayStation Home - offering more than 31 million gamers the chance to interact with iconic elements, environments and costumes from the series.

You can deck yourself out in the Eleventh Doctor’s classic tweed jacket and bowtie outfit, and even accessorise with your very own Sonic Screwdriver. For prospective companions, there’s River Song’s catsuit, complete with PDA accessory - but, please don’t peek at her diary. If you fancy being an alien, you can become a prehistoric Silurian or suit up as an ominous Silent. You can even acquire a Cybermat as a companion that will follow you around PlayStation Home (nanovirus - fortunately - not included).

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No Doctor Who experience would be complete without the Tardis, which will be available as both a private estate and clubhouse where you can join your fellow fans and explore the wonders of the Tardis - and trust us, it’s BIG.

The expansive Tardis private space and clubhouse is unlike anything Home fans have seen before and comes equipped with a LOOT Active Camera so you and your friends can capture your adventures and seamlessly upload them to your YouTube account. Fans can catch video content and shop for Doctor Who items - both virtual and real - via LOOT’s Entertainment on Demand system.

“We’re really excited to be bringing this much-loved series to social and virtual worlds,” said Simon Hutson, senior vice president digital development at BBC Worldwide.

“We are committed to preserving the spirit and aesthetic of Doctor Who while introducing this historic franchise to PlayStation Home” said David Sterling, vice president of business development, LOOT Entertainment. “It’s the same Doctor Who millions have loved for 50 years - with a virtual, interactive, and social twist.”

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In celebration of the series’ 50th Anniversary, additional Doctor Who themed virtual goods, environments and social experiences will be added to Doctor Who on PlayStation Home throughout 2013.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit PlayStation Home and the LOOT store and begin your wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey adventures today.

The game will be available to play from 27th March for PlayStation Home users. In other news: Doctor Who has received two BAFTA nominations, including The Mill for stunning Visual Effects and Graphic Design in the first part of series seven, and Murray Gold has been nominated for Original Television Music from the episode Asylum of the Daleks.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

The Bells of Saint John - New Trailer & Prequel

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A new trailer advertising the next episode of Doctor Who, The Bells of Saint John, is currently airing on various BBC channels in between show breaks, you can watch it above. Also, a new mini episode of Doctor Who that acts a prequel to the opening episode of part two of series seven will be available to watch on BBC Red Button later today from 5:15pm, you can, however, watch it below:


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Doctor Who: The Bells of Saint John will broadcast next Saturday (30th March) at 6:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 312

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

Doctor Who Adventures is bigger on the inside!
"Hi there! Would you like a cup of tea? How about some scones? The cool countdown to my new adventures on page 6 is so amazing that you’d better brace yourself! If you don’t sit down you might just explode with excitement! Sorry!"


This week's Doctor Who Adventures is packed with info about the new series! Check out our countdown to the scares, shocks, frights and delights we simply cannot wait for! We wish that we had a time machine!

Also, this week we've got a creepy Silent maze, lots of tricky puzzles, an exciting comic and loads of monster facts!

This week's issue comes with a Dalek Army.

ALSO IN ISSUE 312...
Meet Strax
Cool Countdown
Silent but Deadly
Eggsterminate
Skeleton Mask!
Monster Jokes
The Tale of Decky Flambon
Pocket Science
On Set Snaps
Plus much more…

Issue 312 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 27th March priced £2.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 51

The cover and details of this fortnight's edition of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine:

IN ISSUE 51...
Top 10 Wicked Woman
Infostamp
Antibodies V Toclafane
The Satan Pit
Where’s the Doctor? - Pyrovillia
Z is for Zygon 
Plus much more…

Issue 51 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale from today all good newsagents until 2nd April priced £2.60 per copy.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Series 7, Part 2 - Episodes 6-9 Synopsis

The BBC Media Centre have released the synopsis of the first four episodes of part two of the current series of Doctor Who, read on for more details:

THE BELLS OF SAINT JOHN - by Steven Moffat
The Doctor’s search for Clara Oswald brings him to modern day London, where wifi is everywhere. Humanity lives in a wifi soup. But something dangerous is lurking in the signals, picking off minds and imprisoning them. As Clara becomes the target of this insidious menace, the Doctor races to save her and the world from an ancient enemy.

THE RINGS OF AKHATEN - by Neil Cross
Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhaten, where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded.

COLD WAR - by Mark Gatiss
The Doctor and Clara land on a damaged Russian Submarine in 1983 as it spirals out of control into the ocean depths. An alien creature is loose on board, having escaped from a block of Arctic ice. With tempers flaring and a cargo of nuclear weapons on board, it’s not just the crew but the whole of humanity at stake!

HIDE - by Neil Cross
Clara and the Doctor arrive at Caliburn House, a haunted mansion sat alone on a desolate moor. Within its walls, a ghost hunting Professor and a gifted psychic are searching for the Witch of the Well. Her apparition appears throughout the history of the building, but is she really a ghost? And what is chasing her?

Doctor Who will return on Saturday 30th March at 6:15pm on BBC One and BBC One HDIn other news: New promo images from The Bells of Saint John have been released and can be viewed here.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Series 7, Part 2 - New Trailer & Other News

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A new trailer promoting the second part of series seven of Doctor Who premiered earlier tonight on BBC One and is currently airing on various BBC channels in between show breaks, you can watch it above. Also, the titles for episodes 6-9 of series seven have been confirmed, you can read them below:

7.06: The Bells of Saint John - by Steven Moffat
7.07: The Rings of Akhaten - by Neil Cross
7.08: Cold War - by Mark Gatiss
7.09: Hide - by Neil Cross

The latter episode titles are yet to be officially confirmed. Finally, a prequel to the opening episodes of series seven part two The Bells of Saint John will be available to watch on BBC Red Button next Saturday (23rd March) from 5:15pm, you can read the brief synopsis below:

The Doctor takes a break on Earth, despondent that he can't find Clara.

Doctor Who returns on Saturday 30th March to BBC One and BBC One HD, a time is yet to be confirmed.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Comic Relief - Tonight

Comic Relief's Red Nose Day telethon is to broadcast tonight from 7:00pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, where among all the fun and laughter, Matt Smith is to make a brief appearance as the Doctor half way through the night. If you want to get involved or donate money to Comic Relief to help thousands of children across the UK, visit the Comic Relief website here for details.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 311

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

Doctor Who Adventures is bigger on the inside!
"I’ve been thinking about Daleks this week. I’ve fought them for centuries now - and they always come back for more. You know, they are actually pretty scary up close, and don’t ever let them put one of their suckers near your face. They have armies all over the universe and their needs are simple - total extermination of anything that isn’t Dalek-shaped. Read about them and more of my greatest enemies this issue!"


Argh! This week's Doctor Who Adventures is bursting with baddies, as we take a look at the Top Time Lord's greatest enemies. These aliens are seriously good at being bad! To celebrate the Dalek's being on the Doctor's list, this issue comes with a massive Dalek stationery set!

Also, this week we've got some top tips on creating your own monster eggs - just in time for Easter invasions! Plus, there are more comic adventures, loads of tricky puzzles and lots of cool facts!

ALSO IN ISSUE 311...
Who News!
Greatest Enemies!
Quiz Time!
Egg Heads!
Comic Adventure!
Angel Mask!
Who Secrets!
Ultimate Monster!

Issue 311 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 20th March priced £2.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Caroline Skinner Steps Down as Executive Producer

The BBC have announced that Doctor Who Caroline Skinner is to step down as executive producer of Doctor Who, read on for more details:

BBC Cymru Wales confirms that Caroline Skinner has decided to step down as executive producer of Doctor Who. Caroline joined the show in 2011 as the Executive Producer alongside Steven Moffat and is now set to join BBC Drama Production in London.

Caroline Skinner says: “It has been an honour to have been a part of Doctor Who, and a privilege to have worked with Steven Moffat and Matt Smith on this extraordinary show. I have hugely enjoyed my time in BBC Wales and would like to thank Faith Penhale, and our wonderful production team for their unending commitment and brilliance. I will miss them all enormously, but I’m leaving Doctor Who in fine form, with the new series starting at Easter and the fantastic plans for the 50th Anniversary already underway. I am delighted to be now returning to BBC Drama Production in London as an executive producer, and the new opportunities and projects that will bring.”

Faith Penhale, head of drama BBC Wales adds: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Caroline for her contribution to Doctor Who since taking on the role in 2011, on behalf of both the BBC and the show. She leaves the show in good shape – there’s a brilliant new series starting on Easter Saturday that will see the official arrival of the Doctor’s new companion! And the 50th Anniversary plans are on track to deliver audiences an unmissable event! I wish her all the very best for the future.”

Faith Penhale will take over as the executive producer on the 50th Anniversary with immediate effect.

Caroline will continue working on BBC Two’s one-off drama An Adventure in Space and Time which forms part of the BBC’s celebrations to mark the 50th Anniversary.

The recruitment process for a new executive producer for the next series will start shortly. The last Doctor Who episodes Skinner produced are due start broadcast later this month on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Friday, 8 March 2013

50th Anniversary - Celebration Event Announced

BBC Worldwide have announced that a even in celebration of Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary will be held at London's ExCel this November, read on for more details:

The BBC has announced details of a special three day event to be held in London in November to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who. The corporation’s commercial arm will bring thousands of the Time Lord’s fans together from across the universe for a very special 3-day indoor event on his birthday weekend.

BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who - one of popular culture’s most iconic fictional heroes - with a spectacular three day event at ExCeL London, bringing together over 15,000 fans for the ultimate Doctor Who anniversary celebration beginning on Friday 22nd November.

Amanda Hill, chief brands officer at BBC Worldwide said:

"We cannot wait to welcome Doctor Who fans from around the world to London in November. It’s going to be a spectacular weekend! Generations of fans young and old have been captivated by the Doctor and we’ve seen the show go from strength to strength, enjoying something of a global march over the past few years attracting new followers from Turkey to Brazil to South Korea.

2013 is an opportunity for fans around the world to come together and celebrate the glorious past, present and future of Doctor Who."

More details about the Doctor Who 50th Celebration Weekend at ExCeL London, including guests, itinerary  ticket prices and booking information will be revealed soon, alongside a host of other surprises.

The event is to take place this November over a period of three days leading up to the anniversary day, more details coming soon.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Doctor Who Magazine - Issue 458

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

The latest issue of Doctor Who magazine hit the shops today and features some sneak peeks of the upcoming Series 7B stories plus Steven Moffat reveals what trouble lies ahead for the Doctor and Clara in The Bells of St John.

"It’s the traditional Doctor Who thing of taking something omnipresent in your life and making it sinister, if something did get in the Wi-Fi, we’d be kind of screwed. Nobody had really done it before, so I thought, ‘It’s time to get kids frightened of Wi-Fi!"

ALSO IN ISSUE 458...

He was the Doctor!
In the second part of DWM’s previously unpublished interview with Jon Pertwee, conducted a year before his death in 1996, the actor who played the Third Doctor reveals his thoughts on his departure from Doctor Who, the untimely death of Master actor Roger Delgado, and his relationship with the show and its fans in later years.

Craig A Tur!
Frazer Hines recalls his adventures in time and space in the '60s series as kilt-wearing companion to the Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon - and why he wants to come back…

Completely Pointless!
DWM goes behind the scenes on the forthcoming Doctor Who edition of the BBC quiz show, Pointless Celebrities and talks to contestants Sylvester McCoy, Louise Jameson, Nicola Bryant, Bernard Cribbins, Frazer Hines, Sophie Aldred, John Leeson and Andrew Hayden-Smith!

Setting Sail in Space…
There’s trouble aboard ship as the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough take part in a race through space, and encounter a race of Eternals! Discover a wealth of fascinating facts about the last story in 1983's Black Guardian trilogy as Enlightenment is put under the spotlight in The Fact of Fiction.

The Man Who Knows…
The big boss answers some of your most pressing Doctor Who questions in this issue’s Ask Steven Moffat - including one from one of his predecessors…

The Good, the Bard, and the Ugly…
Hey nonny nonny! The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones go back to Elizabethan England and meet the most famous writer in history, as The Time Team watch The Shakespeare Code.

Masters of the Hunt!
The Doctor is reunited with his old friends, Ian and Barbara, while flaming-skulled warriors cause havoc on the world of Cornucopia? The action heats up in Part Three of our epic comic-strip adventure Hunters of the Burning Stone, written by Scott Gray and illustrated by Martin Geraghty.

The Trip of a Lifetime!
DWM turns back the clock to 2005 when Doctor Who made its momentous return to our TV screens, with Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and Billie Piper as his companion, Rose Tyler. The voyage through five decades of Doctor Who with the twenty-seventh series of the show in Countdown to 50!

DVD Dilemmas!
Jacqueline Rayner shares the ups and downs of a family in love with Doctor Who and tackles the controversial topic of how to order your DVDs on your shelf, in this issue’s Relative Dimensions.

A Burning Question
Wotcha! ponders just which planets in the Doctor Who universe have seas of acid in The History of Doctor Who in 100 Objects, challenges you to spot the false fact in a Shakesperian-themed Six Faces of Delusion, and consults The Stockbridge English Dictionary for some more unusual definitions. 

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

Issue 458 of Doctor Who magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 3rd April priced £4.75 per copy.

Doctor Who Adventures - Issue 310

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

Doctor Who Adventures is bigger on the inside!
In this week's Doctor Who Adventures we take a look at the Tardis. Get all the facts you need on the Doctor's awesome ship right here. This part is also bursting with monsters and contains Commander Strax's life in a photo story, a Silence memory quiz and Handbot texts - plus there are loads of puzzles and Who news!

As part of a Dalek plan to take over the universe, this week's issue comes with a cool build-your-own Dalek kit!

ALSO IN ISSUE 310... 
Who News! 
TARDIS Facts! 
Strax’s Story! 
DogtorWho! 
Comic Adventure! 
Doctor! Doctor! 
Who Secrets! 
Ultimate Dalek!

Issue 310 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from today at all good newsagents until 13th March priced £2.99 per copy.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Claws of Axos Figure Set - Forbidden Planet Exclusive

Character Options and Underground Toys have released the details of a new classic Doctor Who figure set - exclusive to Forbidden Planet, read on for more details:

The Claws of Axos Figure Set
In this Third Doctor adventure an approaching alien spaceship lands in England and the UNIT team meet its occupants: Beautiful golden-skinned humanoids called Axons. The Axons claim that their ship, Axos, is damaged and that they need time in which to repair it. In return, they offer Axonite, a substance that can cause animals to grow to enormous sizes and thus end Earth’s food shortages. The Doctor is suspicious, and rightly so: Axos, Axonite and the Axons - whose true form is that of hideous tentacle monsters - are all part of a single parasitic entity brought to Earth by the Master to feed on the planet's energy.

The Doctor links his and the Master’s Tardis's together to make one giant time machine in order to help Axos - but on condition that they assist him in taking revenge on the Time Lords for exiling him to Earth. But, this is merely a trick, and Axos is locked in a time loop from which it can never escape.

Contents: 
1x Brigadier action figure (with U.N.I.T Beret & Pistol) 
1x Jo Grant action figure
1x Axon in Humanoid Form action figure

The Claws of Axos figure set is on sale exclusively at Forbidden Planet stores from 31st July priced £29.99 per purchase. In other news: The BBC have issued a set of new promotional images from the first four episodes of part two of series seven of Doctor Who, you can view them here.

Doctor Who Monster Invasion - Issue 50

The cover and details of this fortnight's edition of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine:

IN ISSUE 50... 
Top 10 Master of Disguise
The Eye of harmony 
The Abzorbaloff V Amy Pond 
The God Complex 
Where’s the Doctor? - White House horror
Y is for Yana
Plus much more …

Issue 50 of Doctor Who Monster Invasion magazine is on sale from today until 19th March priced £2.60 per copy.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The Spear of Destiny - Cover & Details

Puffin have revealed the cover and synopsis of the third edition of their ebooks celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, read on for further details:

THE SPEAR OF DESTINY - by Marcus Sedgwick
The Third Doctor and Jo Grant are trying to track down the magical spear of Odin when they find themselves caught up in a vicious battle between two Viking tribes. But one of the Vikings is even more dangerous than he appears to be. Can the Doctor stop the spear getting into the wrong hands before it’s too late?

Doctor Who: The Spear of Destiny will be released on 23rd March onto all good digital media outlets priced £1.99 per download and will be available as a physical paperpack in November to co-elide with Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, more information coming soon.

Series 7, Part 2 - First Look at Redesigned Ice Warriors!

SFX have today released the first picture of the new-look Ice Warriors, due to make their debut in the eighth episode of the current series of Doctor Who this Spring. The episode, written by Mark Gatiss, has been described as a "submarine under-siege blockbuster of an episode" and will broadcast next month on BBC One and BBC One HD while part two of series seven of Doctor Who premieres on Saturday 30th March, more details coming soon. 

Monday, 4 March 2013

Devil in the Smoke - Audio Cover & Details

BBC Audio have revealed the cover and synopsis of the audio adaption of a Doctor Who novel:

DEVIL IN THE SMOKE - written by Justin Richards, read by Dan Starkey
Madame Vastra, the fabled Lizard Woman of Paternoster Row, knew death in many shapes and forms. But perhaps one of the most bizarre of these was death by snow...

On a cold day in December, two young boys, tired of sweeping snow from the workhouse yard, decide to build a snowman - and are confronted with a strange and grisly mystery. In horrified fascination, they watch as their snowman begins to bleed...

The search for answers to this impossible event will plunge Harry into the most hazardous - and exhilarating - adventure of his life.

He will encounter a hideous troll. He will dine with a mysterious parlour maid. And he will help the Great Detective, Madame Vastra, save the world from the terrifying Devil in the Smoke.

Doctor Who: Devil in the Smoke is on sale now as an e-book on all good digital media outlets priced £1.99 per download, while the audio edition is released on 7th March at all good CD stores priced £13.25 per copy and all digital media outlets priced £6.79 per download.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Destiny of the Doctor: Babblesphere - Cover & Details

BBC AudioGo have revealed the cover and synopsis of the fourth edition of the Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctor audio series, read on for further details:

BABBLESPHERE - written by Jonathan Morris, performed by Lolla Ward & Roger Parrott
The violent, volcanic world of Hephastos is home to a colony of composers, painters, authors and poets, all striving to create the greatest works of art the universe has ever seen. But in pursuit of their goal, artistic collaboration has been taken a stage too far…

When the Doctor and Romana arrive, they discover the colonists have neglected their well-being and their once beautiful habitat has now succumbed to decay. What’s more, they are enslaved to the Babble network which occupies their every waking moment.

Every thought, however trivial or insignificant, is shared with everyone else and privacy is now a crime. The colonists are being killed and the Doctor and Romana begin to suspect that a malevolent intelligence is at work…

Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctor - Babblesphere is on sale from 4th April at all good CD stores priced £10.20 per copy and all digital online MP3 websites priced £3.99 per download.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Series 7, Part 2 - Episode 6 Title & First Promo Image Unveiled!

The BBC have released the first promotional poster advertising the second part of series seven of Doctor Who as well as announced the title of the premiere episode (episode 6) as:


THE BELLS OF SAINT JOHN

Read on for further details on the new series:

Doctor Who is to return to BBC One on 30th March in a modern day urban thriller announced today as The Bells of Saint John, as the first official image is revealed giving fans a sneak peak at what to expect from the epic new series.

Written by Steven Moffat, The Bells of Saint John will mark the official introduction of the Doctor's newest companion, Clara Oswald, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. Having already made two appearances last year, the opening episode will be the first time fans get to see the Clara that will accompany the Doctor across the series' eight adventures.

Set in London against the backdrop of new and old iconic landmarks, the Shard and Westminster Bridge, The Bells of St John will also establish a new nemesis, the Spoonheads, who will battle the Doctor as he discovers something sinister is lurking in the Wi-Fi.

Steven Moffat, executive producer and lead writer, said:

"It's the 50th year of Doctor Who and look what's going on! We're up in the sky and under the sea! We're running round the rings of an alien world and then a haunted house. There's new Cybermen, new Ice Warriors and a never before attempted journey to the centre of the Tardis. And in the finale, the Doctor's greatest secret will at last be revealed! If this wasn't already our most exciting year it would be anyway!"

Featuring a movie a week from a ghost story to an underwater siege to a period drama, the new series will also introduce new monsters, as well as bringing back fan favourites the Ice Warriors and Cybermen.

Meanwhile the series' stellar list of guest stars include: Celia Imrie; Richard E Grant; Warwick Davies, Jessica Raine; Dougray Scott and Tamzin Outhwaite, as well as for the first time on screen together, mother and daughter Dame Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling.

Doctor Who returns this Spring to BBC One and BBC One HD.