Sunday, 25 July 2010

Third Doctor Sonic Screwdriver

Images have emerged of a prototype at this month's San Diego Comic Con 2010 of Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor Sonic Screwdriver toy in final colour paint and full packaging. It also includes two electronic sounds, a full description of the Third Doctor on the packaging, and a lenticular card of Jon Pertwee's Doctor as well.

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UPDATE: The Third Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver will be available some time in September for around £10.

What do you think of this prototype? Would you buy this if it's released?
Please comment.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

New Eleventh Doctor Costume?

Remember quite a few weeks back when Matt Smith mentioned to BBC's entertainment news correspondent Lizo Mzimba that he was having a costume fitting for Series 6 because he wanted a warmer coat?

Well, now we have our very first (and fleeting) glimpses of the new coat from the filming of this year's Christmas special, and it seems any fan of the tweed jacket won't be too disappointed as the new coat isn't actually that much different. We can also see the Eleventh Doctor's red bow tie will be staying!
Bow ties are cool...

Hold on, no fez?

What are your thoughts on the new jacket?
Please comment.

Decide Your Destiny Book Covers

The covers have been officially released by Penguin Books of two brand spankingly new Doctor Who Decide Your Destiny books entitled 'Judoon Monsoon' by Oli Smith and 'Empire of the Wolf' by Neil Corry. which will be published on 2nd September.


"Join the Doctor and Amy Pond as they journey through time and space and influence their travels with your very own decisions. It’s up to YOU to choose the direction the story takes, meaning a brand new adventure is waiting for you with every read."

Previously, the successful Decide You Destiny series of semi-interactive Doctor Who adventure books have only ever been released for the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones and has not been reprised until now.

> Penguin Books

Both of these Decide Your Destiny books will be available in the UK as of September 2nd 2010 for £5.99.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Series 5 DVD Box Set - Cover & Details

Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series DVD box set will be available in lenticular packaging, as well as an extra-special, silver, numbered limited edition DVD box-set.

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Images courtesy of DrWho-Online

The DVD box set also features some brand new extra features including...
  • Two 'Meanwhile in the TARDIS...' exclusively filmed scenes written by Steven Moffat, giving an insight to what's happened inside the TARDIS between the televised episodes.
  • Matt Smith's video diary.
  • Doctor Who Confidential episodes for each episode.
  • Monster Diaries from each 'vanilla'-edition DVD volume.
Doctor Who: The Complete Fifth Series DVD box set and the limited edition versison are both set for  release in November 2010 for £69.99.

What are your thoughts on this box set? Are you going to buy it?
Please comment.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

New Torchwood Members?

Michael Ausiello, of Entertainment, has published details on a few of the main characters that will appear in the next series of Torchwood after being asked in an online Q&A with him.

Ausiello was asked, "Any whisperings on the new Torchwood you’d care to share?"

He replied: "Whisperings? More like shoutings. Among the casting intel I’ve gathered on the new season (airing on my new favourite cable network, Starz), the show is out to cast a new series regular — Rex Matheson, a wickedly funny (operative word: wicked) CIA agent born to make waves. Almost as key to the new season are recurring characters Esther Katusi, a CIA grunt in her early 20s who learns what she’s really made of only when she’s forced to, and Oswald Jones, a convicted murderer and pedophile who will be as shocked as anyone to learn how easily infamy and fame can be exchanged for one another."

Do not take this as any official confirmation as it certainly is not and I certainly don't think good old 'Rusty' Davies would have a new Torchwood member as a paedophile. It has been bandied about that a casting call for the US version of Channel 4's [excellent] Shameless has been mixed up with that of a Torchwood one, and this supposed "convicted murderer and paedophile" character does, I think, fit in with a comedy like Shameless. Then again I also cannot for the life in me see CIA members appearing in any version of Shameless, so maybe different characters for different shows have cropped up in media circles and Michael Ausiello is confusing them? It certainly seems more probable.

In other Torchwood news, both John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) and Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper) have now confirmed that filming on Torchwood Series 4 begins January 2011 and is expected to broadcast in Summer 2011.

> Visit the new Torchwood Fansite

What are your thoughts on this? Looking forward to it?
Please comment.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The Competitions Are Back!

Yes, just so you all know, everybody, the Doctor Who Fansite competitions are back! I used to do the competitions of "Caption Competition" and "Think You're A Real Fan?" every week and after a while they sort of faded away and I stopped updating them.

However, now I do have enough time to update them each week so they 're returning! Please feel absolutely free  to enter your ideas and answers for the two weekly competitions, which will be changing/updating each Wednesday.

The winner of each competition each week will win an extra point to their name on the leaderboard.

> DWF Competitions

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Series 5 TARDIS Playset

A photo of the Series 5 TARDIS playset has emerged, taken at the Character Options stand at London's Christmas recently in July 2010.
This photo is courtesy of and I claim no ownership over it.

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Nothing of this playset has been officially released by Character Options, but I imagine it would be released sometime late Summer, but much more likely in Autumn as they'll want it out in time for Christmas.
It isn't entirely accurate, no, but that certainly won't stop me getting it!

Follow this link for further zooms of the photo...

What do you think of this? Will you buy it?
Please comment.

Doctor Who Magazine #423 Cover & Details

The official Doctor Who Magazine Facebook page has revealed the cover of their upcoming issue #423, featuring The Doctor, Amy and Rory in a "Wedding Special".
This issue boasts...
  • A rare interview with Matthew Waterhouse of 'Full Circle' to 'Earthshock' fame as the Alzarian teen-boffin Adric!
  • Interviews with Arthur Darvill and Matt Smith 
  • An "Inside The Pandorica" feature
  • Fact Of Fiction on 'The War Machines' with the wonders of W.O.T.A.N.
  • The start of a new Comic Strip story
  • WIN Doctor Who DVDs!
  • And the usual such as Gallifrey Guardian, Who On Earth Is..., and the "usual fun and daftness"!

What are your thoughts on this? Will you get this issue?
Please comment.

SJA Series 4 Episode Titles

Doctor Who Magazine issue #423 have revealed the titles of each of the six two-parter stories for the upcoming fourth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures...

4.1-2: 'The Nightmare Man'
Written by Joseph Lidster
Directed by Joss Agnew
Guest star: Julian Bleach (completing characters in the trio of Dr Who, SJA, and Torchwood)

4.3-4: 'The Vault Of Secrets'
Written by Phil Ford
Directed by Joss Agnew
Guest star: Cheryl Campbell

4.5-6: 'Death To The Doctor'
Written by Russell T Davies
Directed by Ashley Way
Guest stars: Matt Smith, Katy Manning (HOORAY to both)

4.7-8: 'The Empty Planet'
Written by Gareth Roberts
Directed by Ashley Way
Guest star: Joe Mason

4.9-10: 'Lost In Time'
Written by Rupert Laight
Directed by Joss Agnew
Guest star: Cyril Nri

4.11-12: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith'
Written by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman
Directed by Joss Agnew
Guest star: Julie Graham (Bonekickers, Survivors)

Whoever said good old Rusty Davies never does over-dramatic titles? I give you 'End Of Time'!

What do you think of these titles? What about Series 4 in general?
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