Thursday, 30 December 2010

‘A Christmas Carol’ DVD & Blu-Ray

2010’s Christmas special ‘A Christmas Carol’, overall, got an astoundingly good reception so I’m assuming most of you liked it, and very soon it will be available for you to buy on DVD and Blu-Ray respectively in stand-alone, 1-disc editions…

Click images to enlarge.
Amy and Rory are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way The Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser, in a festive edition of the time-travelling adventure, written by Steven Moffat. But is Kazran Sardick, the richest man in Sardicktown, beyond redemption? And what is lurking in the fogs of Christmas Eve?
Joining Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams), Michael Gambon plays Kazran Sardick and Katherine Jenkins plays Abigail.

Special Features:
- Doctor Who Confidential – Christmas 2010
- Doctor Who at The Proms 2010
Doctor Who ‘A Christmas Carol’ is released on DVD for retail at £12.99 and Blu-Ray for £15.99 on 24th January 2011.
> Pre-order DVD
> Pre-order Blu-Ray
What do you think? Are you going to buy either of these?
Please comment.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Series 6 BBC America Trailer

articleimage_425Here’s a fun little teaser trailer exclusive from BBC America featuring The Doctor and Amy speaking to camera for our US friends across the pond in a comical scene set and filmed in the Utah dessert in the Valley of the Gods…

> Doctor Who on BBC America

What do you think of this?
Please comment.

Fan-Art: “I Love New Planets”


This is the first of what will hopefully be a new, semi-regular feature of DWF of some of my fan-art of Doctor Who and its spin-offs. This first piece of artwork is called “I Love New Planets”, reminiscent of the Eleventh Doctor’s line in ‘A Christmas Carol’.

I drew this just last night and I'm pretty damn proud of it as it was just meant to be a silly little doodle at first.

It's based around the moment in Doctor Who's 2010 Christmas special, 'A Christmas Carol' when ,on an Earth-like planet where the fish swim in the fog, the Eleventh Doctor sees some small fish swimming around a street lamp and says, "I love new planets..."

NOTE: I'm also planning on updating it with the street lamp's light and shading.

Made entirely by Jamesgrayh owner of Doctor Who Fansite and may not be reproduced in any way.

> Me on

What do you think of it? I’d love to hear your feedback!
Please comment.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Series 6 Trailer - Screenshots Galore

Here at Doctor Who Fansite I’ve gone through the Coming Soon trailer for Series Six that was shown at the end of ‘A Christmas Carol’ and thought you might want to see a few screenshots of it and you can feel free to use any. Well, I say a few, there are 60 of them in total! I better not waste any more space in this post then…

Read more…

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Series Six Trailer!

Wasn't 'A Christmas Carol' brilliant? And on top of that we were treated to the traditional 'Coming Soon' trailer, this time a one-minute trailer for Series Six, featuring most-notably the TARDIS team in the desserts of Utah and sweeping dessert helicopter shots, alongside The Doctor in the White House's Oval Office, a familiar beard-y man, creepy dolls, and other pretty exciting prospects...

"I wear a Stetson now... Stetson's are cool."

What do you think of it? What are you looking forward to most?
Please comment.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Fez-tacular Figure!

articleimage_421 Steven Moffat has revealed a bit of information of what seems to be a possible and probable future Character Online Doctor Who action figure of Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor in his full Series 5 costume, but with trademark fez accessory and… wait for it… mop from ‘The Big Bang’!

These are The Moff's actual tweets: 
@steven_moffat Steven Moffat
”I have an 11th Doctor action figure WITH A FEZ!!!!!”

@steven_moffat Steven Moffat
”Also ......... A MOP!!!"

No official announcement or any kind of leak of photos have been made as of yet, but I’m certainly keeping my fingers crossed.

> Steven Moffat on Twitter
> Character Online

What do you think? Would you buy this figure?
Please comment.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

New Series Novelisations Project!

articleimage_420 I am currently involved in a collaborative project with two others where we are developing a series of novelisations of new series episodes of Doctor Who (2005 onwards).

The project is being done by me (James, owner, writer and graphics designer of Doctor Who Fansite – I am writing some novelisations and producing the covers for each), Emma (owner of the blog Tardis Console News who is writing), and Eternal who is also writing some of the novelisations and, excitingly, has already completed one, but you'll have to wait to find out which!

Keep checking DWF and Emma's site Tardis Console News for more news soon!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Amy Pond Kissogram-Outfit Action Figure

The Mirror ‘newspaper’ has recently reported the news of an upcoming action figure of Amy Pond in her Policewoman kissogram costume outfit, but it seems this time the red-top tabloid may be telling the truth, as their article on the subject features a photo of the said action figure, which could be proof.

We have no confirmation that this is an official action figure as of yet, but The Mirror claims that it will be released in around two weeks time.

What do you think? Would you buy this figure?
Please comment.

K-9 UK Broadcast on Five

articleimage_352 It has been announced that Australian-made K-9 series will be broadcast in the UK on channel Five, beginning on 18th December 2010 with episodes 1 to 13, while episodes 14 to 26 will be aired some time in Spring 2011.

Here's the official announcement...
K-9 to be broadcast on Channel Five!
Our K-9 TV series is to be broadcast by Channel Five in the UK. The show will recieve major broadcast and promotion. The show will premiere in the Autumn/Winter schedules 20120. (More details soon).
We know that seems a long way off but imagine the fun and excitement in the winter months and K-9 heading into 2011 and beyond!
Stay tuned for exciting adventures!

> K-9 Official Site

What are your thoughts on this?
Please comment.

Marshall Lancaster in Series Six


articleimage_418 According to his online CV, actor Marshall Lancaster will be a guest star in Series Six of Doctor Who in what is thought to be the episodes 5 and 6 two-parter penned by Matthew Graham (who previously wrote the popular *cough* episode ‘Fear Her’ in Series 2), which is rumoured to be titled ‘The Rebel Flesh’ and ‘Gangers’.

The northern actor is best-known for his role as D.I. Chris Skelton from 2006

to 2010 in popular time-travelling UK drama Life On Mars, where he starred alongside John Simm (known to us as The Master from Series 3 to ‘The End ‘Of Time’), and its spin-off drama Ashes To Ashes, both shows were also co-created and co-written by Matthew Graham.

The two-parter story  is rumoured to feature and office block staffed by clones going wrong, described by Steven *The Moff* Moffat as the, “workforce that will haunt your dreams”.

> Marshall Lancaster on IMDB

What do you think of this?

Please comment.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Cybermen Storm London

articleimage_416 Commuters in London were greeted today by a horde of Cybermen on their way to work this morning, witnessing the Cybernetic legends storming through the capital’s London Underground inside and outside the trains and outside St. Paul's Cathedral, echoing the famous shot of the Cybermen walking down the steps in front of it in 1968’s ‘The Invasion’ (click the images to enlarge).

The Cyber-stunt was to promote the newly-opened Doctor Who Experience interactive exhibition in London, which enables children to take control of the Doctor’s TARDIS and respond to the Doctor’s missions for them in a specially-built copy of the new TARDIS interior set.

Today’s Cybermen outside St. Paul’s (left) and their sixties counterparts (right).

The modern Cybermen take to the trains to the amazement of onlookers! 

> Doctor Who Experience

Did you see the Cybermen roaming London? Are you going to the new exhibition?

Please comment.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

SFX Doctor Who Special

articleimage_415 SFX Magazine have released the cover and information on their jam-packed, 132-page, upcoming Doctor Who special issue in the form of what they’re calling Doctor Who – A Celebration (click cover to enlarge).

The special magazine includes…
We speak to Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill about series five, the Christmas special, and how their characters have developed.

A bumper-sized feature which runs down just a few of the gazillion reasons why we adore this series with a passion bordering on insanity. And if you’re thinking this’ll be some dreary roll call of the bleedin’ obvious, think again…

Who’s the best producer – Russell T Davies or Steven Moffat? That’s the big question when it comes to the modern-day series. There’s only way to decide, of course… fiiiiiiiiight! Oh alright, a reasoned debate on the matter…

Series five costume designer Ray Holman talks us through some of his work, with drawings for the likes of the Eleventh Doctor and a Silurian warrior, and a smattering of behind-the-scenes photos.

As Jo Grant, who travelled alongside the Third Doctor, she was one of the series’ best-loved companions; now she’s earned a legion of new fans thanks to her appearance on The Sarah Jane Adventures. Katy Manning talks to us about Jon Pertwee, Matt Smith and those naughty photos of her and a Dalek…

Visual effects experts Mat Irvine and Mike Tucker are in a unique position to discuss Who’s effects, having worked on both the classic series and the new show. Their candid discussion of the challenges they faced is accompanied by lashings of behind-the-scenes images (including some fascinating sketches for the original Davros).

In this old-school cartoon (which somehow dropped back in time to a ’70s comic), the showrunner thinks up ever-more diabolical ways in which to bump off the actor who plays Rory.

American comic publishers IDW kick off a new Eleventh Doctor range in January. We talk to writer Tony Lee about his plans, and exclusively reveal character designs for the series.

A selection of snazzy paparazzi shots from the filming of the latest series.

And much, MUCH more!!

SFX’s Doctor Who – A Celebration is due for release on 30th November 2010 for £7.99.

> SFX Magazine

Are you going to buy this? What do you think?
Please comment.

Friday, 19 November 2010

‘A Christmas Carol’ Trailer on Children In Need

articleimage_414  The very first trailer, which premiered at the Doctor Who panel at the Edinburgh Festival, has been revealed earlier tonight on BBC’s Children In Need and features shots of guest-stars Michael Gambon and Katherine Jenkins, along with many epic, filmic shots of- Oh, what the hell, just watch!

Christmas time can be rewritten...

What do you think? Are you excited? How could you not be? Please comment.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Dr Who Experience – Preview Tickets On Sale

articleimage_412 The Doctor Who Experience has released a special press release to announce their exclusive limited edition preview tickets going on sale:

Be the first to step inside the TARDIS by snapping up a limited edition preview ticket for the Doctor Who Experience.

The Doctor Who Experience will open on the 17th, 18th and 19th February 2011 ahead of the official public opening on 20th February allowing you to experience the adventure before anyone else. In addition to being the first through the doors of the Doctor Who Experience, preview ticket holders will also receive special Doctor Who Experience limited edition merchandise created especially for these dates.


Exclusive preview packages go on sale at 9am on Monday 15th November, available ONLY from


What do you think? Are you going to buy tickets?

Please comment.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Matt & Karen HMV Signing

articleimage_410 It has been announced that both Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will be signing copies of the Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series DVD box set at the HMV London, 150 Oxford Street on the day of its release, 8th November between 1pm and 3pm.

Entry to the signing will be by wristband only, 300 of which will be available exclusively from HMV London from 9am on Monday 8th November. Only one wristband will be available per customer and must be collected in person.

Are you going to this event?
Please comment.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Doctor Who Magazine #427 Cover & Details

articleimage_350 The cover of issue #427 of Doctor Who Magazine has been released on DWM's official Facebook page. It features a special Sarah Jane Adventures theme with Elisabeth Sladen, Katy Manning and Matt Smith to celebrate the much-anticipated upcoming two-parter story 'Death of the Doctor'.


Click to enlarge.

In this issue of DWM…
  • 11th Doctor Joins Forces with Sarah Jane - As the new series of The Sarah Jane Adventures continues on BBC One, we reach the episode Death of the Doctor. Is the Doctor really dead? DWM previews this milestone story, as the Third Doctor's companion Jo Grant returns! Don't miss our exclusive chats with Matt Smith, Elisabeth Sladen and Katy Manning, plus exciting new photos!
  • Tom meets June - As the new BBC Audio series Demon Quest continues, DWM reunites Fourth Doctor Tom Baker with costume designer Jane Hudson! See what happens when we take them for tea in Soho!

  • Doctor Who Live - Doctor Who is taking to the stage for the first time in over 20 years! DWM gets behind-the-scenes info about this highly ambitious show, with new interviews and photos!

  • Axos All Areas - The Doctor and Amy's battle with the mighty Axos continues in Part Three of The Golden Ones by Jonathan Morris and Martin Geraghty!

  • ‘Mawdryn Undead’ in The Fact of Fiction

  • And the usual regulars: Steven Moffat's Production Notes, and all the latest news, reviews, competitions and much more!

    Doctor Who Magazine issue #427 is released across the UK on 21st October 2010 for £4.20.

    > Doctor Who Magazine official Facebook

    What do you think of the cover & info? Are you getting this?
    Please comment.

  • Tuesday, 12 October 2010

    Series Five Soundtrack Tracklistings


    With less than a month to go until its release, the Doctor Who: Series Five Original Television Soundtrack’s official track listing has finally been revealed by Silva Screen on their website and they have also, for the first time, revealed that the Series Five soundtrack will be a double-disc set, with ten more tracks than the Series Four Specials’ did (click cover to enlarge).

    DISC 1
    01. Doctor Who XI 

    The Eleventh Hour 
    02. Down To Earth
    03. Little Amy
    04. Fish Custard
    05. Can I Come With You?
    06. Little Amy: The Apple
    07. The Sun’s Gone Wibbly
    08. Zero
    09. I Am The Doctor
    10. The Mad Man With A Box
    11. Amy In The TARDIS 

    The Beast Below 
    12. The Beast Below
    13. Amy’s Theme
    14. A Lonely Decision 

    Victory Of The Daleks 
    15. A Tyrannical Menace
    16. Victory Of The Daleks
    17. Battle In The Sky 

    The Time of Angels / Flesh and Stone 
    18. River’s Path
    19. The Time Of Angels 

    The Vampires of Venice 
    20. I Offer You My Daughter
    21. Chicken Casanova
    22. Signora Rosanna Calvierri
    23. Cab For Amy Pond
    24. The Vampires Of Venice 

    Amy’s Choice 
    25. Wedded Bliss
    26. The Dream 

    The Hungry Earth / Cold Blood
    27. Rio de Cwmtaff
    28. The Silurians


    DISC 2
    Vincent And The Doctor
    1. Paint
    2. Vincent
    3. Hidden Treasures
    4. A Troubled Man
    5. With Love, Vincent

    The Lodger
    6. Adrift In The TARDIS
    7. Friends And Neighbours
    8. Doctor Gastronomy
    9. You Must Like It Here
    10. A Useful Striker
    11. A Painful Exchange
    12. Kiss The Girl
    13. Thank You Craig

    The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang
    14. River Runs Through It
    15. Away On Horseback
    16. Beneath Stonehenge
    17. Who Else Is Coming
    18. Amy And Rory
    19. The Pandorica
    20. Words Win Wars
    21. The Life And Death Of Amy Pond
    22. Amy’s Starless Life
    23. Into The Museum
    24. This Is Where It Gets Complicated
    25. Roman Paradox
    26. The Patient Centurion
    27. The Same Sonic
    28. Honey I’m Home
    29. The Perfect Prison
    30. A River Of Tears
    31. The Sad Man With A Box
    32. You And Me, Amy
    33. The Big Day
    34. I remember You
    35. Onwards!

    The two-disc Doctor Who: Series 5 Original Television Soundtrack is due for release in the UK on November 8th 2010 for £11.99.

    What do you think of the tracks? Are you going to buy this soundtrack?
    Please comment.

    Sunday, 10 October 2010

    USA Shoot Confirmation & Details

    articleimage_409 The BBC and Steven Moffat have officially confirmed the rumour (previously reported by DWF) that Series 6 of Doctor Who will indeed be going on a location shoot to America for the first story of the series. They have also confirmed that the exact location they’re going to is the Utah desert, which will also be where the TARDIS trio arrive in the actual story as well. While in the 1960s, The Doctor and his newly-wed companions will also be called on a secret summons to the Oval Office.

    Her's the press release...

    The sixth series of Doctor Who will open with a two-parter set in the US, the BBC has announced. Scenes will be filmed in the Utah desert for a story set in the late '60s in which the Doctor, Amy and Rory find themselves on a secret summons to the Oval Office. The episodes have been written by new series boss Steven Moffat and co-produced with BBC America.

    Production starts in Cardiff this month with Matt Smith and Karen Gillen.
    Alex Kingston will reprises her role as River Song.

    Moffat said: "The Doctor has visited every weird and wonderful planet you can imagine, so he was bound get round to America eventually.
    "And of course every Doctor Who fan will be jumping up and down and saying he's been in America before. But not for real, not on location - and not with a story like this one."

    Meanwhile, to celebrate this news, BBC America have created a “teaser” for it...

    It's unclear whether The Moff was actually planning on revealing this information at this time, or whether he was forced to by the careless leaking of the location shoot by line producer David Mason on his online CV earlier this month.

    > Source – BBC News Entertainment

    What do you think? Are you excited by this idea?
    Please comment.

    Friday, 8 October 2010

    Doctor Who Goes Stateside


    According to the online CV / résumé of a Line Producer on Doctor Who Series Six, David Mason, the programme will be going on a location shoot to the USA for episode "DOCTOR WHO X1.2".

    We have no idea, as of yet, about the nature of this location shoot, whether just brief or as integral as their trip to Croatia was in 'Vampires in Venice' and 'Vincent and the Doctor'. However, we do know from the web page that the Producer credited for this episode is Marcus Wilson, a newby to the crew of Doctor Who.
    The USA location shoot has now mysteriously disappeared from the web page, but a screenshot of it was taken before it had been...

    Image courtesy of Dr Who Spoilers.

    This is thought to be something to do with one of the many teasers given by Steven Moffat in The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who: “They’ll have to get a new name for Thanksgiving.” And The Moff's tease in the latest Doctor Who Magazine issue #426: “Have you ever wondered about Apollo Ten and a half?”  This episode is also apparently an adaptation of Terrence Dicks’ Virgin New Adventures story Blood Harvest which features the Seventh Doctor.

    What do you think about this news?

    Please comment.

    Monday, 4 October 2010

    SJA Series Four – New Trailers!

    articleimage_407 The CBBC have finally released the new trailers, one is a web-only trailer and the other is a full-length preview (as opposed to being shown alongside other CBBC shows), featuring the first clips of Matt Smith, Elisabeth Sladen and Katy Manning acting together. We’re also treated to shots of the creepy Nightmare Man (of the eponymously-named first story)

    Series Four Preview 2:

    Series Four Web Trailer:

    The Sarah Jane Adventures is set for broadcast in the UK every Monday and Tuesday (for Parts 1 and 2 of that week’s story) at 5.15pm on the CBBC channel and is repeated on Wednesday and Thursday at 4.30pm on BBC One, exempt for the first week when the repeats air on BBC Two.

    > SJA Official Site

    What do you think of the trailers?
    Please comment.

    Tuesday, 28 September 2010

    SJA ‘The Nightmare Man’ Synopsis & Pictures

    articleimage_404 The BBC Press Office have released the official synopsis and a set of promotional pictures of the first two-part story of The Sarah Jane Adventures Series Four, ‘The Nightmare Man’.

    Part One:
    "In the first two-part adventure, The Nightmare Man, Sarah Jane's adopted son, Luke, faces life-changing events and Bannerman Road will never be the same again when he has his first nightmare and is haunted by a dark figure from his dreams. A strange entity is reaching out to our world, with terrible consequences for the whole human race.”

    Part Two:
    "With Luke, Clyde and Rani trapped in a bizarre dreamscape, Sarah Jane must fight alone in the concluding part of the first story in the fourth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. As the Nightmare Man grows stronger, only K9 might hold the key, but can Luke summon the courage to face his adult life before the whole world becomes trapped in an endless nightmare?”

    While these promotional photos feature the gang covered in exploded Slitheen and a Slitheen bomb.

    The Sarah Jane Adventures’ fourth series premieres with Part One of ‘The Nightmare Man’ on Monday 11th October, while Part Two follows the day after on Tuesday 12th.

    > SJA Official Site
    > BBC Press Office

    What do you think? Are you looking forward to ‘The Nightmare Man’?
    Please comment.

    Monday, 27 September 2010

    Series 5 Official Soundtrack Cover

    articleimage_403 Silva Screen, the music record company behind every one of Doctor Who and Torchwood’s soundtracks to date, have finally unveiled the cover of the upcoming Doctor Who: Series Five Original Television Soundtrack, composed by Murray Gold, conducted by Ben Foster and played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    Also, though this has not been officially confirmed yet, Murray Gold has said recently via his Twitter account that he is seriously thinking about stretching this Series 5 soundtrack across two discs like the 2009 Specials soundtrack.


    Click to enlarge.

    Doctor Who: Series Five Original Television Soundtrack is due for release on 8th November 2010 for £11.99.


    > Silva Screen website
    > Murray Gold on Twitter

    What do you think of this cover? Are you going to buy this soundtrack?

    Please comment. 

    Saturday, 25 September 2010

    SJA Series 4 – 1st Trailer

    articleimage_402 After drip-feeding us gradual bits of information and clips of Series Four of The Sarah Jane Adventures as we get closer to the series premiere, Auntie Beeb has finally released the very first official trailer for SJA’s fourth series. I won’t ruin it, as it’s quite a good one, I think, so you can watch it for yourself below. Enjoy…

    > SJA Official Site

    What do you think of this trailer? Are you excited about Series 4 of SJA?
    Please comment.

    Matt Smith: “I won’t let Amy die!”

    articleimage_354 As you probably remember, The Sun newspaper (pah!) put out a story that a so-called “insider” has confirmed to them that Amy Pond will die in the gripping finale climax to Series 6 of Doctor Who. Well, now Matt Smith has debunked the rumours with his declaration that he will not let Amy Pond die…

    "She can't die. Amy Pond can't die. No way, I'd be sad. I'd miss Karen." He continued to add, "I just think for this particular Doctor - his bond with Amy - I think there's a lot more mileage in it yet. I think there's a long way to go. So I can't see it happening any time soon. Don't worry, I won't let it happen. I'll save her. I'll save the day!"

    Series 6 is due to begin in Spring 2011 at Easter with a 7-episode run, as part of the famous series split, with the 6-episode Series 7 airing in Autumn 2011.

    What are your thoughts on this? Are you happy Matt has debunked this rumour?
    Please comment.

    Friday, 24 September 2010

    Matt Smith Talks SJA

    articleimage_401 Matt Smith has spoken to SFX Magazine about his much-anticipated and much-awaited appearance in The Sarah Jane Adventures and revealed a few titbits of information on his two-part story ‘Death of the Doctor’:

    “There are rumours of the Doctor’s demise, which obviously cause Sarah Jane a great deal of concern and an understandable need to try to help by rushing to his side. Even if it may be a trap…”

    He added, “It’s drama on a grand scale, with some tense scenes inside a secret base beneath Mount Snowdon. We see the involvement of a formidable set of Vulture aliens, the Shansheeth. They are known as galactic coffin bearers, so make of their presence what you will!”

    Matt continued to explain his reaction towards working with previous Doctor Who companions Liz Sladen and Katy Manning, “I did feel I was in the presence of Doctor Who royalty! Both their characters go back a long way and occasionally I’d be reminded of the show’s long and glorious past. There’s a scene where Sarah Jane makes reference to being stuck in a ventilation shaft, as she was during an adventure with a previous incarnation of the Doctor, and my character says, ‘That takes me back or maybe it takes me forward!’

    The Sarah Jane Adventures returns to UK screens on CBBC on October 11th.

    > SJA Official Website

    What do you think? What are your thoughts on Matt’s guest role?
    Please comment.

    Wednesday, 15 September 2010

    Doctor Who Magazine #426 Cover

    articleimage_398 The official Doctor Who Magazine Facebook page has been updated with the cover of DWM’s issue #426 and features the ‘Tomb of the Cybermen’ version of a Cyberman while the top banner boasts exclusive news and photos of Series Four of The Sarah Jane Adventures and the chance to win the upcoming Revisitations 1 DVD box set, featuring updated DVDs of ‘The Talons of Weng-Chiang’, ‘Caves of Androzani’, and the 1996 TV Movie.DWM_426

    Doctor Who Magazine #426 is released in the UK in W.H.Smith and other good retailers for £4.20.

    > Doctor Who Magazine on Facebook

    What do you think of this cover? Are you buying this issue?
    Please comment.

    Wednesday, 8 September 2010

    Series Five Lenticular DVD Box Set Cover


    articleimage_347 2|entertain -  the bods who make all the Doctor Who DVDs for the new series and the classics – have revealed an animated image to show how the special lenticular cover for the Series Five DVD Box Set will look, as you can see below.


    Lenticular covers have been made for Doctor Who DVDs before, but never with this kind of 3-D depth. Previously lenticular covers have only been used for the Series 4 box set and The Complete Specials, though each time it was just a 3-D shine-like effect.

    The Doctor Who Series Five DVD Box Set is due for release on 8th November 2010 for £69.99.

    > Pre-order via
    > Pre-order via

    What do you think? What are your thoughts on the 3-D cover?

    Please comment.

    Saturday, 4 September 2010

    Sarah Jane Adventures – Series 4 Preview!

     articleimage_397 CBBC have starting airing their new Autumn trailer to boast this season’s range of CBBC TV shows and they saved the best till last, with a brief preview of the fourth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures at the end of it. In it you can see the Shansheeth (a vulture-looking alien), the Alliance of Shades (like Lord Of The Rings' Ring-Wraiths), and even Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and the back of Jo Grant's head (Katy Manning) as she hugs Sarah Jane.

    Looks like we’re in for a brilliant series once more, and that’s just from the preview!

    > CBBC - The Sarah Jane Adventures site

    What are your thoughts on this? Are you looking forward to Series 4?

    Please comment.

    Sunday, 29 August 2010

    Karen Gillan: “I have no idea about a third series”

    Yesterday, Glasgow’s famous Hamley toy store held a special signing event with Karen Gillan where she signed her autograph for over 200 fans on the packaging of her Amy Pond action figure and Doctor Who Series Five posters.

    When asked about Doctor Who she told the fans she was “excited” about the upcoming start of filming on Series Six and went on - when quizzed on whether she would star in a third series - to remain tight-lipped on any possible spoilers: “Who knows? I'm just taking it series by series and I'm just having fun. So, I don't know. I have no idea.”

    Karen also continued to tease the event-goers about Series Six and this year’s Christmas special, saying, “We are about to start in a week and a bit on the series, which is exciting. We've finished the Christmas special so that's all in the can and it's a good one.

    "It's really funny but it's also heartbreaking and you get a glimpse into Amy and Rory's honeymoon, which is an interesting one. There's a really, really scary [monster] in the Christmas special."

    Karen also told fans about her usual script-learning, "When I finish work filming in the evening we are learning lines for the next day. That's what happens. I have like an hour in the evening to do what I want to do and I just watch TV and sit there. That's not very exciting is it?"

    And explained what has become an average filming day for her: "When they're setting up the lights and everything I might have a coffee. The most surreal thing is that it feels really normal now. That is normal life seeing, you know, lizards drinking coffee."

    > Source

    What are your thoughts on this?
    Please comment.

    Series Six Split Transmission


    Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Steven Moffat, along with auntie Beeb, have made a mile-stone change in the scheduling of Doctor Who beginning with Series 6 in 2011. The sixth series (or Season 32 or Series Otter as dubbed by The Moff himself) will be split down the middle, into two sections, with the first broadcasting in Spring 2011 and the second in Autumn 2011.
    Here's the official press release...

    The BBC and Steven Moffat have announced today that the transmission of the next series of Doctor Who, in 2011, will be split into two blocks, transmitting in spring and autumn.

    The split transmission is the result of a request from Steven Moffat to write a new Doctor Who story arc which involves a big plot twist in the middle of the series. By splitting the series Moffat plans to give viewers one of the most exciting Doctor Who cliff-hangers and plot twists ever, leaving them waiting, on the edge of their seats, until the autumn to find out what happens.

    Steven Moffat said: "The split series is hugely exciting because viewers will be treated to two premieres, two finales and more event episodes. For the kids it will never be more than a few months to the next Doctor Who! Easter, Autumn, Christmas!!"

    > BBC Press Office

    What do you think of this monumental move? Do you like it or not?
    Please comment.

    Sunday, 22 August 2010

    Neil Gaiman Series 6 Script Extract

    articleimage_378 Neil Gaiman has updated his online journal with a small extract of the script for his episode for Series Six of Doctor Who. His script was originally meant for Series Five, but it seems Gaiman may have been too ambitious, as the budget for the overall series would not stretch so far.

    ___________________Is it something people can eat?
    ___________________(to Doctor)
    ___________________Shouldn’t you scan it with your screwdriver or something?

    ___________________Why would I scan food with my screwdriver?

    ___________________See if it’s safe?

    The Doctor leans over, dips his finger into his bowl, tastes it.


    ___________________Some unusual trace elements, smidge too much background
    ___________________radiation, but, yeah, very yummy.

    Amy is about to try some of his food... he stops her.

    THE DOCTOR (cont’d)
    ___________________No. Don’t put it in your mouth.

    ___________________Not for humans?


    ___________________Not for you. Tastes like Marmite on socks.


    > Neil Gaiman’s journal

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