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More Doctor Who Goodies

Posted in 3rd Doctor, 4th Doctor, 6th Doctor, Classic Series, Colin Baker, Dalek, Jon Pertwee, Mars Mummy, Objects of Desire, Sea Devils, Tom Baker, Toys & Merchandise, Voc Robot on August 6, 2009 by Mr M

Character Options have are set to release another wave of classic Doctor Who figures.

On Monday 10th August there is a Tom Baker set featuring the 4th Doctor, a Dalek from Destiny of the Daleks, including bombs attached around its rim, a robot mummy from Pyramids of Mars complete with canopic jar and SV5 from Robots of Death, this now makes 3 robot figures from this story.

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On August 12th they will release a 3rd Colin Baker figure which is taken post regeneration from the Caves of Androzani, the 6th Doctor wears the 5th Doctors costume which is also covered in dirt.

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At the end of  October, Charater will release what I at least have been waiting for, 2 3rd Doctor figures featuring Jon Pertwee in 2 costumes. Set 1 will feature a long frock coated 3rd Doctor and a Sea Devil from the story of the same name.

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The second set will feature a silver dalek with black sensor nodes, from the story Death to the Daleks (1974).  The 3rd Doctor wears a blue dinner jacket with red trim and high boots.

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Finally a second trio Dalek set will be available featuring  a Saucer Pilot Dalek from ‘Dalek Invasion of Earth’ (1964), an Emperor’s Guard Dalek from ‘Evil of the Daleks’ (1967) and Supreme Dalek from ‘Day of the Daleks’ (1972) all ready to bother Jon Pertwee.

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This set is available from August 10th.

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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.

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.

8th Doctor – Opening Title Music

Posted in 8th Doctor, Big Finish Audio Stories, Classic Series, Paul McGann, Theme Tune, Video Clip with tags , , , on April 9, 2009 by Mr M

This is the opening title music to the 8th Doctor stories played by Paul McGann published by Big Finish Audio.

Genesis of the Daleks – Episode Guide

Posted in 4th Doctor, Classic Series, Dalek, Davros, Elizabeth Sladen, Episode Guides, Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith, Tom Baker, Video Clip with tags , , , , , , , on April 9, 2009 by Mr M

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Soldiers with gas masks and machine guns fire at and kill one another on a misty plain of rubble and dirt. From out of the mist, the Doctor waves his hands, snapping at the Time Lords for intercepting a transmat beam, something very dangerous. A Time Lord in black hood and cloak appears as the Doctor rants about the Time Lord’s continual interference in his life. The Time Lord tells the Doctor that their people have interrupted transmat beams for a long time, a simple thing for their race. The Time Lord tells the Doctor they have something for him to do for them. The Doctor won’t hear of it until the Time Lord snaps one word, “Daleks.” The Doctor then says, “Tell me more.” The Time Lords foresee a time when Daleks become the dominant creatures in the universe. They want the Doctor to avert their creation or affect their genetic development so that they become less aggressive creatures or if he cannot, to find one inherent weakness. The Doctor tells him one more time he will do their dirty work. He asks for the coordinates to Skaro so he can set the TARDIS to it but the Time Lord tells him, “This is Skaro.” He gives the Doctor a time ring so that when his mission is finished, he can return to the TARDIS. When the Doctor looks up, the Time Lord has vanished, leaving the Doctor to yell, “Don’t just disappear! What about Sarah and Harry?”

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Warriors of the Deep – Episode Guide

Posted in 5th Doctor, Classic Series, Episode Guides, Peter Davison, Sea Devils, Silurian, Tegan, Turlough, Video Clip with tags , , , , , , on April 9, 2009 by Mr M

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The year is 2084, and Earth is divided into two hostile blocs which eye each other suspiciously for the slightest wrong move, armed with proton missiles which could destroy all life on Earth while leaving the planet itself intact. But there are other forms of life on Earth… A Silurian battle cruiser lands near a Sea-Devil hibernation chamber near one of the human blocs’ Sea Bases, and when an inquisitive probe is launched the Silurians release a “Myrka” to destroy it. The crew of the Base aren’t sure how to react to the probe’s destruction, as their sensors are picking up nothing but marine life. The base’s temporary synch operator, Maddox, whose job it is to link to the computer in times of crisis, is unprepared for the emergency; he’s only a student thrust into this position by the accidental death of the base’s former synch op, Michels. Maddox’s friend Karina talks him back to work, unaware that his suspicions about Michels’ death are justified; the base’s second-in-command and doctor, Nilson and Solow, are enemy agents who murdered Michels in order to put the unstable Maddox in a position where they can use him.

Turlough, for reasons of his own, has decided to remain aboard the TARDIS. The Doctor materializes in orbit around Earth in order to show Tegan some of her planet’s future, but they are shot down by a satellite defense system and the Doctor is forced to make an emergency materialization on the Sea Base. Their encounter with the satellite having coincided with the destruction of the Base’s marine probe, the Base’s computer triggers what could be a missile run. Maddox is forced to synch up to the computer in preparation for what could be the first strike of the last war. The run turns out to be a simulation to test the crew’s battle readiness, but the stress causes Maddox to pass out, and he is taken to the psychosurgical unit for care. With Maddox incapacitated; the Base is defenseless.

The Silurians, meanwhile, have docked with the hibernation chambers near the Sea Base, and are preparing to revive the Sea Devil patrol there. As the Silurians Scibus and Tarpok activate the revival circuits, Ichtar — the sole survivor of the Silurian Triad — waits patiently. The process will take some time, and the long period of hibernation may have caused the Sea Devils’ muscles to atrophy; all they can do is wait.

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The Sea Devils – Episode Guide

Posted in 3rd Doctor, Classic Series, Episode Guides, Jo Grant, Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Sea Devils, The Master, Video Clip with tags , , , , , , on April 9, 2009 by Mr M

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The Doctor and Jo visit the Master in his high-security prison on an island off the south coast of England and hear from the governor, Colonel Trenchard, that ships have been mysteriously disappearing at sea.

Investigating, the Doctor learns from Captain Hart, commander of a nearby Naval base, that the sinkings have centred around an abandoned sea fort. He and Jo then visit the fort and are attacked by what one of the men there terms a Sea Devil – an amphibious breed of the prehistoric creatures encountered by the Doctor shortly after his exile to Earth.

The Master, aided by a misguided Trenchard, is stealing equipment from the Naval base in order to build a machine to revive the Sea Devils from hibernation.

The Doctor takes a diving bell down to the Sea Devils’ underwater base to try to encourage peace. His efforts are frustrated by a depth charge attack ordered by a pompous politician, Walker, but in the confusion he manages to free a captured submarine and escape back to the surface.

The Sea Devils then capture the Naval base, and the Master has the Doctor taken back to their control centre, where he forces him to help finish the machine. The Doctor sabotages the machine and the two Time Lords escape together just as the base is destroyed in an explosion.