Friday, 30 January 2009

Exclusive Classic Figures

Brand new pictures, and infomation, have been released of some classic series action figures from Character Options. The figures are exclusive to Forbidden Planet, outside the USA & Canada, and they are as follows:
  • First Doctor and black Dalek ('Daleks Invasion of Earth' 1964) - colour set
  • First Doctor and black Dalek - black and white set
  • Second Doctor and Cyberman (‘The Tomb of the Cybermen’ 1967) - colour set
  • Second Doctor and Cybermen - black and white set
  • 6th Doctor (as seen in 'Real Time' BBC webcast episode, 2002)
All the packs are £24.99 apart from the 6th Doctor which is £14.99 and will all be released by the end of July 2009.

Pre-order the figures >>>

What do you think of these figures? Will you be getting any of them?
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Monday, 26 January 2009

The Tennant Tapes (with script extract!)

In this intervening time between 'The Next Doctor' and 'Planet of the Dead' us Doctor Who fans are bound to want something to wet our appetite, so what better way than with a video diary from David Tennant? That's exactly what the makers of the BBC Doctor Who website have given to us.

The video diary shows David travelling back down the Cardiff, the read-through day for 'Planet of the Dead', and talking to a few of the production team as well.

There is also a bit of the video diary that shows the script, which we can read. to read the script extract highlight the blacked out text between the lines below. If you DON'T want spoilers, DO NOT highlight it! You have been warned...

A marble plinth, centre ____________ medieval drinking cup. Solid ____________ glittering jewels. This is the CUP OF ____________.

And activating -

He throws a big lever on the wall.

FX: there are four free-standing poles in a square around the plinth, and from them, a FENCE OF BLUE LASER BEAMS activates. Low hum of power. The square of guards are standing outside the fence, all facing out.

Night then, boys.

He leaves. Footsteps echoing. The door shuts, SLAM!

Silence. Guards of duty.

PAN up the room, from the PLINTH & FX BEAMS, to...

The ceiling. A panel slides open, silently -

Then the rest is, annoyingly, blurred out.

Watch the video diary here >>>

What do you think of the video diary? If you read the script extract, what do you think of it?
Please comment.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Planet of the Dead - Casting News

The BBC have announced some more people who will be starring in 'Planet of the Dead' this easter. Michelle Ryan has been spotted a few days ago on a London bus with David Tennant and the Beeb said this:
"Michelle, best known for her roles as Zoe Slater in EastEnders, and Jaime Sommers in the recent remake of Bionic Woman, will play the mysterious Lady Christina de Souza in the special episode entitled Planet of the Dead. Christina joins the Doctor on a bus-trip which takes a very unexpected detour into danger"

"'I'm a huge fan of Doctor Who and very excited to be joining David Tennant and the Doctor Who team," said Michelle. "It is such a fantastic show and I can't wait to get started!'"

Lee Evans, who is well-known for his stand-up comedy and professional acting, will also be in the first 2009 Special, he plays a character called Malcolm who is a Professor.
"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."

Also returning is Noma Dumezweni, who played the part of Captain Erisa Magamboin Turn Left (helping Rose and Donna with their time machine at U.N.I.T.).

Also, it has recently been confirmed that Doctor Who will be filming one 2009 special in Dubai and another in the US. Although it isn't yet known whether Planet of the Dead will be one of them.

What do you think of the casting? What are your opinions on the filming locations?
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Sunday, 18 January 2009

Catherine Tate on Sunday Night Project

Today Catherine Tate will be guest-hosting The Sunday Night Project alongside Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr. Previous guest-hosts have included other Doctor Who stars, Billie Piper, David Tennant, and John Barrowman.

Amongst regular features on the show like Question Time, Sunday Night News and others, Catherine is included in a music video mickey-take and a Doctor Who spoof.
See the music video mickey-take >>>

The Sunday Night Project is on Channel 4 tonight at 10:00pm. Don't miss it!

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Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Action-Figures - Collect and Build Waves

Ever since the classic series action-figure wave, the idea of 'collect-and-build' seems to be getting more and more popular. Now Character Options have released images of more exiciting pictures for Doctor Who action-figure collectors: collect-and-build waves and brand new figures.

First, Character Options released the images of the Series 4 figures that each come with a collect-and-build part, and when assembled, forms a big figure of the Vespiform (see images below) from 'The Unicorn and the Wasp'! However, it hasn't yet been confirmed whether the Time Lord figure will be included in this.
Click any image ahead to enlarge.

More recently, Character Options have released news and images of an even more exciting collect-and-build wave (see below). This wave is made up of all brand-new figures (with the exception of just 2) from Series 1, 2 and 3. This wave includes the following figures, which you can see in the image below:
  • The Master (John Simm, with Professor Yana's clothes)
  • Captain Jack (already released)
  • Astrid (with no apron. Read DWF post on this>>>)
  • Clockwork Man (revised purple suited version)
  • Bannakaffalatta (with EMP Transmitter)
  • 100-year old 10th Doctor & Shrunken Doctor
  • Jabe (with Scanner Device)

Each of these figures comes with a part of a brand-new collect-and-build figure, The Gelth!

Will you be getting any of these figures? What do you think of them?
Please comment.

Monday, 12 January 2009

DWF 2008 Awards - The Results

The results are in!
There are four DWF Awards for four blogs, 'Best Blog With Additional Pages', 'Best Newcomer', 'Most Professional' and the ultimateDWF Award: 'Best Blog of 2008'!

Follow the DWF 2008 Awards link on the navigation bar below the header to find out who the winners are!

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Friday, 9 January 2009

Companions And Allies

The cover (see image below) and synopsis for a new book, Companions And Allies, has been released.Synopsis:
"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."

What do you think of the cover and synopsis? Will you be getting this book?
Please comment.

2009 September Novels

The covers and synopses for the three Doctor Who novels scheduled for release this September have been revealed!

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."
The Krillitane Storm

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..."

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 Taking of Chelsea 426

Will you be getting all, or any, of these novels?
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Saturday, 3 January 2009

Matt Smith is The Doctor...

The actor to play the 11th Doctor has finally been revealed on the special Doctor Who Confidential episode which aired today! The actor is...

At the age of 26, Matt is the youngest actor to play The Doctor to date. He has starred in such shows as Ruby In The Smoke, Party Animals, The Secret Diary Of A Call Girl, and The Street.

Matt will play the 11th Doctor in Series 5, with Steven Moffat as the new Head Writer, and begins filming this summer!

Are you happy with this decision? Who else do you think would have been good in the role?
Please comment.

Friday, 2 January 2009

The Eleventh Doctor

Straight to the point, the actor who has been casted as the 11th Doctor will be announced tomorrow on a special Doctor Who Confidential episode at 5:35pm on BBC One. I know I'll definitely be watching it!

The BBC have also uploaded a video to their YouTube channel to advertise this special Doctor Who Confidential, which you can watch below.

I will surely post who the 11th Doctor is tomorrow for anyone who might miss the announcement.

Who do you think the actor for the 11th Doctor could be? Who do you think you be good in the role?
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