Archive for May, 2009

Sarah Jane & the Doctor, together again.

Posted in 10th Doctor, David Tennant, Elizabeth Sladen, Sarah Jane Smith, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Video Clip with tags , , , on May 28, 2009 by Mr M

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The fantastic Sarah jane Adventures has always lacked one thing, a real cross over from Doctor Who of some of the other characters. Well in this “gap year” for the 10th Doctor, Russell T davies has confirmed that David Tennant will make a crossover appearance in a two part story of the third season of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Russell confirms that it won’t just be a 5 minute grinning appearance at the end, but a full blown participation in the story. He states that it will be a 50% Sarah and 50% Doctor story; both reunited to fight a fearsome foe.

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New Torchwood Radio Plays

Posted in Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Radio & Audio Stoies, Torchwood with tags on May 28, 2009 by Mr M

Following the huge success of Torchwood: Lost Souls, which was broadcast as part of Radio 4’s Big Bang season last year, the Torchwood cast are set to return to the airwaves in three brand new Torchwood radio plays.

Three 45 minute episodes will air in Radio 4’s Afternoon Play slot at 2.15pm. The three new radio plays bridge the gap between Torchwood: Lost Souls and the upcoming Torchwood: Children of Earth television series.

The episodes feature Captain Jack (John Barrowman), Gwen (Eve Myles) and Ianto (Gareth David-Lloyd) and have been recorded over the last two weeks. The episodes will be broadcast in advance of Torchwood: Children of Earth and will be available in the UK on BBC iPlayer and as a download for 7 days after broadcast.

Asylum by Anita Sullivan
The story of a teen runaway called Freda who is brought to the attention of Torchwood by PC Andy. As Gwen, Jack and Ianto investigate where this troubled girl has come from, Andy finds himself drawn closer than ever before into the world of Torchwood.

Golden Age by James Goss
Torchwood go to India to investigate the disappearance of hundreds of people. The trail leads them to an old colonial club which seems strangely stuck in the past as does its young and beautiful owner, the Duchess.

The Dead Line by Phil Ford
A series of mysterious phone calls lead Jack into danger, and result in ‘a very emotional moment for Ianto’.

BBC Radio 4 is available in the UK on 92-96FM, on digital or online at bbc.co.uk/radio4

Torchwood – Season 2 (Blu-Ray)

Posted in Blu Ray, Captain Jack Harkness, DVD Release, Torchwood with tags , , on May 28, 2009 by Mr M

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Outside the Government, beyond the Police, fighting for the future on behalf of the human race. The 21st century is when everything changes and Torchwood is ready.

Torchwood, the award-winning drama created by Russell T Davies, bursts back onto our screens, bigger and bolder with more adventure and excitement for the alien-fighting team. Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Gwen (Eve Myles), Owen (Burn Gorman), Toshiko (Naoko Mori) and Ianto (Gareth David-Lloyd) return as the investigators delving into the alien underworld of modern day Cardiff. The new series sees the team encounter alien terrorists, a stranded creature threatened by humans, a tragic soldier from the First World War, as well as a memory thief who exposes long-forgotten secrets in members of the team and a wedding with an unexpected guest. Guest starring: James Marsters (Captain John Hart), Freema Agyeman (Martha Jones), Alan Dale (Professor Copley) and Ruth Jones (Nikki Bevan).

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Torchwood Season 2 Boxset, Blu-Ray version is scheduled for release on 22nd June 2009.

Classic Doctor Who Action Figures

Posted in 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor, 6th Doctor, Classic Series, Colin Baker, Cybermen, Dalek, Objects of Desire, Patrick Troughton, Toys & Merchandise, William Hartnell with tags , , on May 20, 2009 by Mr M

Continuing their release of classic Doctor Who action figures, Character Online are due to release figures of the 1st, 2nd and 6th Doctors in July this year. The sets will comprise of the following:

William Hartnell action figure with Supreme Controller Dalek as featured in the Dalek Invasion of Earth. It has to be noted that I refer to the tv story not the movie version featuring Peter Cushing. The cool thing about this set is that it’s also available in black and white as it would have been seen in 1964 when it was first aired.

The 3rd and 4th sets of colour and black and white figures feature Patrick Troughton and a cyberman from the 1967 story, Tomb of the Cybermen. I’m not 100% certain if this cyberman will be a re-release of the Age of Steel build an collect figures released earlier this year. {Note! I’ve checked, it is a re-release and not a new version!}

These double figure sets are expected to retail around £24.99. Pre orders can be placed at Forbidden Planet‘s website.

Finally a second 6th Doctor is to be relased without his usual harlequin costume. This figure wears a blue costume as featured in the BBC webcast ‘Real Time’, and a few book covers. It’s a toned down version of his normal bright attire, now reproduced as this great action figure.

This now only leaves the 3rd Doctor (Jon Pertwee), the 7th Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and the 8th Doctor (Paul McGann). Will we have to wait until 2010 for these? Only time will tell.

Arc Attack – Doctor Who Theme

Posted in Theme Tune, Video Clip with tags , , on May 20, 2009 by Mr M

Since strating this blog I’ve brought you the various Doctor Who theme tunes as seen on TV and occasionally performed by others. Never before have I seen the theme tune performed in such an unusual and I have to say, dangerous way. Art or madness, you decide!

Austin’s own ArcAttack plays Texas Rockfest during SXSW. ArcAttack uses a MiKo to power two self-built Tesla coils, that produce “singing lightning bolts” which require no speakers. ArcAttack controls the coils through MIDI, as well as a full drum set controlled by robotic mechanisms. ArcAttack are taking their MiKo on a European tour this summer, 2009. For more information on ArcAttack, visit their website at http://www.arcattack.com.

Calling all would be Doctor Who writers…

Posted in 10th Doctor, 9th Doctor with tags , , on May 19, 2009 by Mr M

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For years now most Doctor Who stories that have been shown on television have been novelised at some point. This also includes the stories that no longer exist on film or are missing from the BBC’s film archive.

For some strange reason the BBC have made the decision not to novelise the new stories that have been shown since 2005. Instead they have chosen to commission new stories for their range of books.

I feel sad that they have decided not to release the new series stories in book form as I believe it could introduce The Doctor to a whole new audience.

To this end I am inviting all would be writers to get in touch. There are 57 stories that have so far been shown on British TV, including the latest, Planet of the Dead. You may choose your own story, provided that it hasn’t already been taken by someone else. All stories will feature either the 9th and 10th Doctors and companions featured in that story. The novels should remain faithful to the transmitted script and plot lines. The drama of the writing is then down to you. 

In return for writing the novelised story, I will publish it in hardback book form. You will recieve a free copy.

These books will be fan written, for fans of the show and not for profit. Your friends and family will be able to purchase a copy of your book for the price it costs to produce it. I will donate my own time in producing and designing the cover of the book, to which I will try and remain faithfull to the covers of the books published by the BBC.

If you feel you would like to try your hand (or pen) at novelising one of the stories from the new series, please contact me via this blog.

DVD Release – The Deadly Assassin

Posted in 4th Doctor, DVD Release, Gallifrey, Other Time Lords, The Master, Tom Baker with tags , , , , on May 12, 2009 by Mr M

dvd_TheDeadlyAssassinNow available to buy at all good DVD stores and websites…price varies!