Wednesday, 13 January 2010

'Dreamland' DVD Cover & Synopsis

The cover art and a synopsis have been released by 2|entertain on an upcoming DVD of the 2009 animated Doctor Who series 'Dreamland' - you can see both below (click image to enlarge).

"Written by Phil Ford (Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Dreamland sees the iconic TARDIS touch down in the desert in the USA. Stumbling across a mysterious alien artefact in a local diner, the Doctor is led to Area 51, also known as Dreamland, the US' most secret base. He then finds himself on a momentous mission to rescue Rivesh Mantilax from the threat of the ruthless Viperox and the clutches of the American military."

"Cast voices include: David Tennant (Doctor Who, Casanova, Hamlet) as the Doctor; Georgia Moffett (Doctor Who, Spooks, Marple) as Cassie; Tim Howar (Last Chance Harvey) as Jimmy; David Warner (The Omen, Star Trek VI, Titanic) as Lord Azlok; Stuart Milligan (Jonathan Creek, Lewis) as Colonel Stark; Peter Guinness (Sleepy Hollow, City Of Vice) as Mr Dread; Nicholas Rowe (Margaret, Hotel Babylon) as Rivesh Mantilax; Clarke Peters (The Wire) as Night Eagle; and Lisa Bowerman (Casualty, Spooks) as Saruba Velak."

Special Features:
"Doctor Who's Greatest Moments - a 3 x 60 minute retrospective taking viewers on a journey through time and space to relive action from the legendary sci-fi show from 2005 onwards, featuring exclusive interviews with key actors offering unique insights on the classic moments. Split into three programmes, The Doctor, The Companions and The Enemies."

Doctor Who 'Dreamland' DVD is released in the UK and Ireland on 1st February for £12.99.

Are you going to get this? What do you think of it?
Please comment.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Russell Tovey To Join Torchwood?

Look away right now if you have NOT seen 'The End Of Time - Part 2'! There. Done. You can't say I didn't warn you.
Anyway, in the latest Doctor Who Magazine (issue #417) John Barrowman hinted that Russell Tovey as Alonso Frame may be in line to join the Torchwood team for the show's fourth series. He said, in a joint interview with Tovey, "What I'd love, what I think would be great, is if Midshipman Frame became Jack's companion in Torchwood. He's the perfect companion for Jack."

Fans who have already seen 'The End Of Time - Part 2' will already know that a scene involving both Captain Jack Harkness and Midshipman Alonso Frame (set on the planet "Zaggit Zaggo", according to RTD) also strongly suggested that the character - originally from 'The Voyage Of The Damned' episode - would become something more than just another cameo appearance. Also, those of you who have read The Writer's Tale book by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook will know that Tovey, in the words of John Barrowman, "had a big effect" on Russell T and considering the filming months of Being Human (which Tovey is a lead star of) and Torchwood, it is certainly possible.

Though whether it is true, we'll have to wait for some sort of announcement from the BBC.

> Visit the new Torchwood Fansite

Do you think Alonso Frame will join Torchwood? Do you think he should?
Please comment.

The Complete Specials DVD Sets' Covers

The covers have been released for the new DVD box set for the Complete Specials from 'the Next Doctor' to 'The End of Time' and the Winter Specials box set with 'Waters of Mars' and 'The End Of Time' (these 2 stories are not released separately).

The Complete Specials DVD Box Set:

The Winter Specials DVD Box Set covers:

Both DVD box sets are available to buy now.
> Order from - The Complete Specials
> Order from - The Winter Specials

Are you getting either of these? What do you make of the covers?
Please comment.

End Of Time Action Figure Wave Out Now

The pictures were released, now the figures themselves have been! Forbidden Planet UK have now made the brand new 'End Of Time' action figure wave - consisting of the 11th Doctor in 10th's suit (regeneration), 10th Doctor covered in rips and scars from the fall from the Hesperus ship, Rassilon, and the new version of The Master - available to buy in store and order on their website.
Click image to enlarge...

Each figure is priced £7.89 (usual retail price being £8.99).

> 'End Of Time' Action Figure Wave on Forbidden Planet

Will you get these? What do you think of them?
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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Eleventh Doctor Audio Story

It appears that BBC Audiobooks have commissioned a new audio exclusive story. The story - written by James Goss (the writer of many other Doctor Who and Torchwood audios and books) - is apparently called 'The Hounds of Artemis'. The title suggests there will be dogs and the mythical-type name of "Artemis" which may suggest a curse of some sort, so maybe the story includes werewolves?

We don't have much information about this audiobook but we do know that the possible release date is April 8th 2010 and features The Eleventh Doctor and [presumably also features] Amy Pond.

> Pre-order 'The Hounds of Artemis'

What do you think of this?
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Saturday, 2 January 2010

Series 5 Trailer!

Yes we are now hurtling full pelt into the era of Matt Smith and The Moff and it certainly looks bright. The BBC Doctor Who website have now revealed a brand new Series 5 (or Series 1, Season 31, or whatever they're calling it) trailer. Let's not waste any more time...

I feel one word. Just one word.

What are your thoughts on this?
Please comment.
Do you want Christopher Eccleston back for the 50th Anniversary?
YES!! - That would be absolutely brilliant!
Not sure - I'm not bothered either way, to be honest...
No - it's good to see the back of 'im!
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