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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

Cybermen

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.

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.

The Three Doctors – Episode Guide

Posted in 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor, 3rd Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart, Classic Series, Episode Guides, Jon Pertwee, Nicolas Courtney, Omega, Other Time Lords, Patrick Troughton, UNIT, Video Clip, William Hartnell with tags , , , , , , on April 3, 2009 by Mr M

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A weather balloon carrying a device for cosmic ray research comes down in the Minsbridge Wild Life Sanctuary and is found by the local gamekeeper, Mr Ollis (Laurie Webb). Its’ owner, Doctor Tyler (Rex Robinson), is summoned by Ollis’ wife (Patricia Prior) but Ollis vanishes from beside the device before he arrives. Tyler contacts UNIT and takes the device into their HQ. He was going to contact them anyway in view of the recent results of his tests which show an unknown type of cosmic lightning, directed at the Earth. The Doctor is intrigued and goes to see the spot where the balloon came down. Continue reading

Invasion – Episode Guide

Posted in 2nd Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart, Classic Series, Cybermen, Fraser Hines, Jamie McCrimmon, Nicolas Courtney, Patrick Troughton, Wendy Padbury, Zoe Heriot on April 2, 2009 by Mr M

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The TARDIS reforms itself and arrives in space on the dark side of the Moon. The Doctor has to relocate the ship quickly to avoid a missile attack from the lunar surface. They finally land in a field on Earth in the late twentieth-century, but the TARDIS’s exterior has become invisible due to a damaged visual stabiliser circuit. The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe set off to contact Professor Travers and get his help to repair the faulty circuit.

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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.

SFX Magazine celebrates 45years of Doctor Who

Posted in 10th Doctor, 11th Doctor, 1st Doctor, 2nd Doctor, 3rd Doctor, 4th Doctor, 5th Doctor, 6th Doctor, 7th Doctor, 8th Doctor, 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, Classic Series, Colin Baker, David Tennant, Jon Pertwee, Magazines & Books, New Series, Objects of Desire, Patrick Troughton, Paul McGann, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Tom Baker, William Hartnell with tags , on November 3, 2008 by Mr M

1st Doctor - William Hartnell

This months issue of SFX magazine features a 45th anniversary celebration for Doctor Who. To celebrate they have released no fewer than 10 different covers for the December issue.

Their website boasts “The main attraction in our celebration of Doctor Who is our enormous retrospective feature, where we ask Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat, Stephen Fry, Clive Barker, Paul Cornell and Mark Gatiss to talk about their love for the show. We have the world exclusive first word on this year’s Christmas special, too, and to top it all off, we’ve got a great competition where you can win all four series of Doctor Who on DVD!”

You can see all 10 covers above, click on the thumbnails for larger views. Which one would you buy? I bought the Jon Pertwee version.

2nd Doctor: Opening Title Sequence

Posted in 2nd Doctor, Classic Series, Theme Tune, Title Sequence, Video Clip with tags , , on October 30, 2008 by Mr M

Patrick Troughton made his debut as The Doctor on 05/11/1966, but the decision to refresh the titles and add his face was not taken until March 1967, when the series logo was reset. Delia Derbyshire tweaked her music by mixing in some spooky “spangle” sound effects over the opening bars.