Archive for January, 2009

E-Space Trilogy DVD Boxset

Posted in 4th Doctor, Adric, DVD Release, John Leeson, K9, Lalla Ward, Mathew Waterhouse, Romana, Tom Baker with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2009 by Mr M

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Released 26th January RRP £34.99

5th Doctor: Opening Title Sequence

Posted in 5th Doctor, Classic Series, Music, Theme Tune, Title Sequence, Video Clip with tags , on January 22, 2009 by Mr M

Post-Tom Baker, the starfield titles had been in use for only one year. Sid Sutton refreshed them with Peter Davison’s face. Rather than mixing in, the photograph wipes in using a “venetian blind” pattern. There are also some subtle variations on the opening starburst effect.

Supreme Dalek – iPhone Wallpaper

Posted in Dalek, iPhone Wallpaper, New Series, New Series Season 4 with tags , , on January 22, 2009 by Mr M

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Please let me know if you have any particular requests for iPhone wallpapers and I’ll see what I can do.

Doctor Who on iTunes

Posted in 10th Doctor, 9th Doctor, Christmas Special, iTunes, Objects of Desire with tags , , on January 21, 2009 by Mr M

The BBC and Apple have now, after a prolonged wait, made the 4 new seasons of Doctor Who available to download on iTunes in the UK. The downloads available include the Christmas specials.

 This isn’t anything new for our US cousins who have been able to download episodes for quite some time, including episodes from the Classic series of Doctor Who, some episodes which have never previously been released.

The UK still has some way to go to get classic episodes available to download. It obviously means nothing to the BBC that us UK citizens have paid for the classic episodes through the license fee and should have had them available before our American friends!

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Cyberman Action Figure Set

Posted in 10th Doctor, 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor, Cybermen, Objects of Desire, Toys & Merchandise with tags , on January 19, 2009 by Mr M

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As part of their ongoing Doctor Who action figure releases, Character have released a Cyberman 4 figure collection featuring a Cyberman figure from 10th Planet, the last story of the 1st Doctor. Two Cyberman figures from the 2nd Doctor era, from the stories Tomb of the Cybermen and Invasion, the 4th figure is the Cyberleader from 2008s Christmas special.

As with their Classic figures range all 4 figures come with collect and build parts which when assembled create the Cyber Controller with the domed head as featured in The Tomb of the Cybermen.

The Time Squad

Posted in 10th Doctor, Cybermen, Dalek, Davros, New Series, Objects of Desire, Ood, Sontaran, Toys & Merchandise with tags , , on January 10, 2009 by Mr M

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Character Options, which recently renewed its license with the BBC to produce action figures and related merchandise for Doctor Who and its spin-offs, will be launching a new line of “mini” figures in March, according to Action Figure.

The new line, called “Time Squad”, features cartoon-like sculptures of characters from the first four seasons of the relaunched Doctor Who.

The new figures will be available in both 2- and 5-pack sets.

September Book Lineup

Posted in 10th Doctor, Auton, David Tennant, Krillitane, Magazines & Books, Nestene, Sontaran with tags , on January 8, 2009 by Mr M

The BBC has released covers and synopsis for the three ‘classic monster’ novels being released in September. Click on the image for a Hi-Res version.

The Taking of Chelsea 426 by David Llewellyn
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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 Krillitane Storm by Christopher Cooper
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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.

Autonomy – Daniel Blythe
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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…