Archive for June, 2009

Doctor Who and the Cybermen

Posted in 2nd Doctor, Audio Books, Ben Jackson, Cybermen, iTunes, Jamie McCrimmon, Polly Wright with tags , , , , , on June 29, 2009 by Mr M

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Anneke Wills reads this thrilling novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure, with Cyberman voices by Nicholas Briggs, Doctor Who actor and voice of the Cybermen in the new BBC television series. This story was originally broadcast as The Moonbase.

In the year 2070, a small blue planet caught their attention. They would land on its satellite and, from there, attack, ransack, destroy and finally abandon…The satellite was the Moon. The helpless planet – Earth.Their names? The Cybermen!

“…One by one, their limbs became diseased – they were replaced by plastic and steel! Little by little, their brains tired – computers worked just as well! With metal limbs, they had the strength of ten men. They could live in the airless vacuum of space. They had no heart, no feelings, no emotions, and only one goal – power!”

Can the Doctor defeat an enemy whose threat is almost as great as that of the mighty Daleks?

Anneke Wills, who played the Doctor’s companion Polly in the original Television serial The Moonbase, reads Gerry Davis’s complete and unabridged novelisation, with specially composed music and sound effects.

Available for download now from iTunes and available to purchase through Amazon.

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DVD Release – Delta & the Bannermen

Posted in 7th Doctor, Classic Series, DVD Release, Mel, Sylvester McCoy, Toys & Merchandise, Video Clip with tags , , , , , on June 2, 2009 by Mr M

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It was recently confirmed by DVD company, 2 Entertain, that a brand new Doctor Who DVD is to be released just next month. The DVD is part of the classic series range, and will be an addition to classic seventh Doctor DVD releases; Battlefield, Ghost Light, The Curse of Fenric and Survival. The episode featured on the DVD was shown during November of 1987 when Sylvester McCoy was playing The Doctor. The story, consisting of three episodes, as well as starring the wonderful Sylvester McCoy, stars Bonnie Langford as Melanie Bush, The Doctor’s companion of the 1980’s era. The episode also stars special guests; Don Henderson, Belinda Mayne, Richard Davies, Stubby Kaye, Morgan Deare, David Kinder, Martyn Geraint, Sara Griffiths, Hugh Lloyd, Ken Dodd, Brian Hibbard, Johnny Dennis, Leslie Meadows, Anita Graham, Clive Michael Condon, Richard Mitchley, Tim Scott, Jessica McGough, Amy Osborn, Laura Collins, Carley Joseph, Robin Aspland, Keff McCulloch, Justin Myers, Ralph Samins, Tracey Wilson and Jodie Wilson.

 Delta and The Bannerman is a much loved story taken from the twenty forth season of Doctor Who. It was the one hundred and forty sixth episode of Doctor Who and was thew third story to star Sylvester McCoy as The Doctor. It sees The Doctor and Mel visit a 1959 holiday camp in Wales, but after a trip on a spacebus, a Chimeron queen named Delta also arrives at the campsite. Meanwhile Delta is being persuaded by the evil Gavrok and his Bannerman to commit genocide. This story marks the first appearance of The Doctor’s question mark umbrella, which now has become a popular memory.

The DVD will be sold in a hard classic series DVD case, with the same design as each of the classic series DVDs. The DVD, complete with the total of three twenty five minute episodes plus a host of splendid special features, will be a great addition to any collections of the classic series DVDs and will keep fans occupied with a new story for many nights.

The DVD will be released on 22nd June 2009.

New Companion for Season 5

Posted in 11th Doctor, Amy Pond, Karen Gillan, Matt Smith, New Series, New Series Season 5 with tags , , , , on June 2, 2009 by Mr M

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 After months of speculation and debate, the BBC have announced today that Scottish actress Karen Gillan will be the ‘companion’ in Series 5 of Doctor Who.

Gillan is no stranger to the world of The Doctor as she previously appeared as a ‘Soothsayer’ in last year’s episode, The Fires Of Pompeii. On the prospect of joining Matt Smith the twenty-one year old said, “I am absolutely over the moon at being chosen to play the Doctor’s new companion. The show is such a massive phenomenon that I can’t quite believe I am going to be a part of it. Matt Smith is an incredible actor and it is going to be so much fun to act alongside him – I just can’t wait to get started!”

Incoming showrunner Steven Moffat stated: “We saw some amazing actresses for this part, but when Karen came through the door the game was up. Funny, and clever, and gorgeous, and sexy. Or Scottish, which is the quick way of saying it. A generation of little girls will want to be her. And a generation of little boys will want them to be her too.”

Executive Producer and Head of Drama BBC Wales, Piers Wenger added: “when she auditioned alongside Matt we knew we had something special. It is a partnership that is ready to take on the universe!”

Series 5 of Doctor Who is due to be broadcast in Spring 2010 with filming beginning next month and this announcement squashes all rumours that pop princess Lily Allen will be joining the Doctor on his travels….or does it?