Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Ultimate Monster Guide

The cover and details for the sixth Doctor Who Reference book, The Ultimate Monster Guide Guide have been revealed. The book which is written by Justin Richards is an encyclopedia all about The Doctor's enemies from across time and space. The official synopsis for the book can be read below:

For The Ultimate Monster Guide, Doctor Who historian Justin Richards has completely revised and updated entries from his first three bestselling reference books - and included a wealth of new material from both the current and the classic series - to create the most comprehensive guide to the Doctor's enemies ever published. From Adipose and Autons to Zarbi and Zygons, this guide tells you everything you need to know about the many dastardly creatures the Doctor has fought over the 46 years since he first appeared on television. The Guide also includes behind the scenes secrets of how the monsters were created, as well as design drawings and images. Find out how the Cybermen were designed over the years, and how Davros was resurrected to lead his Daleks once again. Discover the computer magic that made the Beast possible, and the make-up wizardry that created the Weeping Angels. Learn how many incarnations of the Master the Doctor has encountered, and which other misguided Time Lords he has defeated... Lavishly illustrated with photos and artwork throughout, The Ultimate Monster Guide is essential reading for all travellers in time and space!

The Ultimate Monster Guide consists of 352 pages and will be released on the 8th of October this year. Will you be buying this book?

Friday, January 30, 2009

Forbidden Planet Exclusive Classic Figures

Forbidden Planet have now announced a range of Doctor Who figures from the classic series which will be sold exclusively at their stores across the U.K and Ireland. The range of figures consist of: The First Doctor with Black Dalek which is available in a colour variant and a black and white variant, The Second Dalek with Telos Cyberman which is also available in a colour variant and a black and white variant and The Sixth Doctor in Real Time blue coat.

The figures are expected to be released in late July and will only be sold at Forbidden Planet. The First Doctor and Black Dalek figure packs will be sold at the price of £24.99, The Second Doctor and Telos Cyberman figure packs will also be sold at the price of £24.99 and The Sixth Doctor in Real Time blue coat will be sold at £14.99. Will you be buying these figures?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Doctor Who Adventures #100

The 100th issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine was released today and BBC Magazines have now sent The Gallifrey Vortex, the cover and details. The magazine comes with a free Cyberman dress up set and features a guide to sonic devices. You can read the press release below:

This week’s issue of Doctor Who Adventures is the 100th issue.

To celebrate, there are 100 fantastic Doctor Who prizes up for grabs, including books, DVDs, audiobooks and toys.

Since the magazine launched in April 2006, there have been 100 brilliant covers. Doctor Who Adventures would like to know which one is your favourite.

Thanks to the Doctor Who Online website, it’s easy to vote. The site has a gallery of every cover so far – and you can even check on the results!

The issue, out 29 January 2009, also has a special feature about some of the sonic devices in the series – everything from the sonic screwdriver to the sonic blaster

. So what are you waiting for – get your copy today!

ALSO:

  • Posters: Matt Smith, a Dalek, the Graske and Miss Hartigan.
  • Interview: Actress Dervla Kirwan talks about her time as horrible Hartigan.
  • Tales from the TARDIS: the Doctor and Donna meet Miss Foster…
  • Secrets: Special stunts from The Next Doctor.
  • Doctor’s data: Facts about Rosita, the Other Doctor’s companion.
  • Who’s where?: Monsters invade the Doctor Who Adventures office.
  • Terror through time: Have you ever heard of the Vervoids?
  • Comic strip: The Doctor and his new friend Heather take a trip to Delquis.
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get a Sarah Jane Adventures CD!
  • Plus loads more…

The 100th issue of Doctor Who Adventures is out now at the higher price of £2.99. Will you be buying a copy of this magazine at some point this week?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Doctor Who DVD Files #2

Thanks to Tardis Base for the above scan.
The second issue of The Doctor Who DVD Files was released today across the United Kingdom and Ireland. This issue comes with a free binder to file your pages in and a DVD featuring the episodes The Unquiet Dead and Aliens of London. Inside the issue you can read all about The Doctor's Childhood, The Master, The Zygons, Rose Tyler and much more. The Doctor Who DVD Files Issue 2 is on sale now at the price of £6.99.

Torchwood Series Three Preview Confirmed

An exclusive preview for the third series of Torchwood will be shown in New York next month as part of ComicCon 2009. The event will include a panel discussion with Torchwood director, Euros Lyn and Eve Myles who plays Gwen Cooper in the series. You can see a press release for the upcoming preview at the official Torchwood website by clicking here. The third series of Torchwood is entitled Children of Earth and will see the team battling against the mysterious 456 in their biggest mission yet. The preview which could possibly be a trailer will hopefully be uploaded to this site as soon it is available. Are you looking forward to this Torchwood preview?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lance Parkin Exclusive Interview

The Gallifrey Vortex recently interviewed Lance Parkin, the author of the The Eyeless and many other Doctor Who books and audios. In the interview, Lance talks about The Eyeless, his favourite Doctor Who related things, his career and much more. The interview can be read by clicking here but please be aware that the interview is exclusive to and copyright to this website.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Tennant Tapes - Tape One

David Tennant recently returned to Cardiff to start work on the first Doctor Who 2009 special, Planet of the Dead. He recorded moments from his first day back in a video called The Tennant Tapes which has now been added to the BBC's official website for Doctor Who. As well as being available on the official Doctor Who website, the video can also be seen below:

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Planet of the Dead is written by Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts and stars David Tennant as The Tenth Doctor and Michelle Ryan as Christin. The episode is currently being filmed and is expected to air on BBC One this Spring.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Doctor Who Invisible Coin Money Bank

A new Doctor Who money bank is now being listed by Forbidden Planet for release later this year. The money bank, pictured above, featuring the TARDIS, gives the illusion that when coins are placed in, they disappear. The Doctor Who invisible coin money bank is set for release on the thirtieth of June this year and will be sold at a recommended retail price of £5.99. The money bank can be preordered by clicking here from Forbidden Planet. Will you be purchasing this?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Torchwood October 2009 Books Synopses

BBC Books have now revealed the official synopses and some details for the upcoming Torchwood Encyclopedia and the three new Torchwood novels which will be released on the fifteenth of October. The titles of the novels are: Risk Assessment, The Undertaker's Gift and Consequences. The official synopses for the upcoming books can be read below:

The Torchwood Encyclopedia by Garry Russell
Founded by Queen Victoria in 1879, the Torchwood Institute has been defending Great Britain from the alien hordes for 130 years. Though London's Torchwood One was destroyed during the Battle of Canary Wharf, the small team at Torchwood Three have continued to monitor the space-time Rift that runs through Cardiff, saving the world and battling for the future of the human race. Now you can discover every fact and figure, explore every crack in time and encounter every creature that Torchwood have dealt with. Included here are details of: The secret of the Children of Earth Operatives from Alice Guppy to Gwen Cooper, Extraterrestrial visitors from Arcateenians to Weevils, The life and deaths of Captain Jack Harkness and much more. Illustrated throughout with photos and artwork from all three series, this A-Z provides everything you need to know about Torchwood.

Risk Assessment by James Goss
'Are you trying to tell me, Captain Harkness, that the entire staff of Torchwood Cardiff now consists of yourself, a woman in trousers and a tea boy?' Agnes Haversham is awake, and Jack is worried (and not a little afraid). The Torchwood Assessor is roused from her sleep in only the worst of times - it's happened just four times in the last 100 years. Can the situation really be so bad? Someone, somewhere, is fighting a war, and they're losing badly. the coffins of the dead are coming through the Rift. With thousands of alien bodies floating in the Bristol Channel, it's down to Torchwood to round them all up before a lethal plague breaks out. And now they'll have to do it by the book. The 1901 edition. Featuring Captain Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman, with Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones as played by Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd, in the hit series created by Russell T Davies for BBC Television.

The Undertaker's Gift by Trevor Baxendale
The Hokrala Corp lawyers are back. They're suing planet Earth for mishandling the twenty-first century, and they won't tolerate any efforts to repel them. An assassin has been sent to remove Captain Jack Harkness. It's been a busy week in Cardiff. The Hub's latest guest is a translucent, amber jelly carrying a lethal electrical charge. Record numbers of aliens have been coming through the Rift, and Torchwood could do without any more problems. But there are reports of an extraordinary funeral cortege in the night time city, with mysterious pallbearers guarding a rotting cadaver that simply doesn't want to be buried. Torchwood should be ready for anything - but with Jack the target of an invisible killer, Gwen trapped in a forgotten crypt and Ianto Jones falling desperately ill, could a world of suffering by the Undertaker's gift to planet Earth? Featuring Captain Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman, with Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones as played by Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd, in the hit series created by Russell T Davies for BBC Television.

Consequences by Joseph Lidster, James Moran, Andrew Cartmel and David Llewellyn
Saving the planet, watching over the Rift, preparing the human race for the twenty-first century... Torchwood has been keeping Cardiff safe since the late 1800s. Small teams of heroes, working 24/7, encountering and containing the alien, the bizarre and the inexplicable. But Torchwood do not always see the effects of their actions. What links the Rules and Regulations for replacing a Torchwood leader to the destruction of a shopping centre? How does a witness to an alien's reprisals against Torchwood become caught up in a night of terror in a university library? And why should Gwen and Ianto's actions at a local publisher's have a cost for Torchwood more than half a century earlier? For Torchwood, the past will always catch up with them. And sometimes the future will catch up with the past... Featuring stories by writers for the hit series created by Russell T Davies for BBC Television, including Joseph Lidster and James Moran, plus Andrew Cartmel and David Llewellyn.

The Torchwood Encyclopedia will consist of 192 pages and will be released as a hardback at a RRP of £14.99, while the three novels will consist of 256 pages and will also be released as hardbacks at a RRP of £6.99 each. The covers for the books have not yet been revealed but will be posted on this site as soon as they are available. Will you be purchasing these books when they are released?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Planet of the Dead Press Release

The BBC today issued a press release regarding the upcoming Doctor Who special episode, Planet of the Dead. The press release confirms that Michelle Ryan and Lee Evans will star in the episode and that Noma Dumezweni will return as Captain Magambo who was previously seen in the series four episode, Turn Left. The episode's press release can be read below below:

The BBC has confirmed that Michelle Ryan and Lee Evans will guest star in the forthcoming Doctor Who Easter Special which began filming this week in Wales.

Michelle, best known for her roles as Zoe Slater in EastEnders, and Jaime Sommers in the recent remake of Bionic Woman, will play the mysterious Lady Christina de Souza in the special episode entitled Planet of the Dead. Christina joins the Doctor on a bus-trip which takes a very unexpected detour into danger.

"I'm a huge fan of Doctor Who and very excited to be joining David Tennant and the Doctor Who team," said Michelle, who recently guest-starred in the hit BBC Wales drama Merlin. "It is such a fantastic show and I can't wait to get started!"

One of Britain's best loved and biggest comedy stars, Lee Evans, will also be joining the cast playing a character called Malcolm, whose life becomes connected to the Doctor's under extraordinary circumstances.

Planet of the Dead is the first of four Doctor Who Specials which will air in 2009. Michelle joins David Tennant as he continues his role as The Doctor, and Noma Dumezweni who returns as Captain Erisa Magambo - last seen helping Rose and Donna save the world in Turn Left.

"Michelle is one of the most sought after young actors in the country and we are delighted to announce that she will be joining the team," said Executive Producer and writer Russell T Davies. "As always the script is being kept strictly under wraps - however we can reveal that Lady Christina is a woman with a mysterious past who's going to have a huge impact on the Doctor!"

Planet of the Dead, written by Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, is currently in production and will be screened on BBC One in Spring 2009

Along with the press release, the BBC also released a new picture of the Tenth Doctor with Lady Christina De Souza which can be viewed by clicking here. Planet of the Dead is scheduled to be broadcast on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel this Spring, and more details will be posted here when made available.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Michelle Ryan Cast in Planet of the Dead

Michelle Ryan has been cast in the first Doctor Who 2009 special, Planet of the Dead. She was at first rumoured to be appearing in the fifth series of Doctor Who but was yesterday spotted filming Planet of the Dead in Cardiff with David Tennant. The actress who has previously starred in Eastenders will reportedly play a character called Lady Christina De Souza who joins with The Doctor and takes a bus trip into danger. There are also rumours that Lee Evans, a popular British comedian and actor, will be appearing as a character named Malcolm in the special. Planet of the Dead will be broadcast on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel this Spring, and the latest news regarding the Doctor Who special will be posted when released.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Doctor Who Adventures #99

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for the ninety-ninth issue of Doctor Who Adventures. The issue is a Dalek special and will come with five free mini Daleks and a cut out Dalek Crucible scene from the series four finale, Journey's End. The magazine's official press release can be read below:

ALERT! If readers miss this week’s issue they may be exterminated!

Doctor Who Adventures has been taken over by the Daleks! Last week the editorial team were invaded by Cybermen… and this time the Daleks have taken over!

The issue, out 22 January 2009, has an extra-tall cover and is full of Dalek information – be prepared for any future Dalek invasion.

This magazine comes with a free set of Dalek figures, and inside there’s an eerie scene on board the Dalek Crucible along with characters to cut out and play with. You can also rule your empire with this issue’s Supreme Dalek mask, plus there’s more Daleks in the magazine than ever before.

The Daleks order you to buy it, and you must obey!

ALSO:

  • News: The first pictures of the actor who will be playing the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith!
  • The Dalek Survival Guide: Top tips for evading Dalek capture.
  • Posters: Deadly Daleks and a scene from Evolution of the Daleks.
  • Win a Cyber head! Part three of a comp to win a cool Cyberhead!
  • Challenge: Escape the Daleks in our monster maze!
  • Dalek Data: Who is Dalek Caan and what is the Dalek Sec Hybrid?
  • Comic strip: Trouble for the time travellers in The Great Rain Robbery.
  • Comps: Chances to win some brilliant prizes!
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get a Sarah Jane Adventures CD!
  • Plus loads more…

Doctor Who Adventures issue 99, priced £2.10, will invade shops on 22 January. You have been warned…

The ninety-ninth issue of Doctor Who Adventures will be released at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland tomorrow, being sold at the price of £2.10. Will you be buying a copy of this magazine when it goes on sale?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Doctor Who Visual Effects Nominated

Doctor Who has been nominated for it's visual effects at the seventh annual Visual Effects Society Awards. It has been nominated in the 'Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie or Special' category for The Cyberking effects in the 2008 Christmas special, The Next Doctor. Doctor Who has also been nominated in the 'Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Broadcast Program or Commercial' category for the series four episode, Silence in the Library. The awards will take place on the twenty-first of February, and the results of them will be posted here shortly after they are announced. What are your thoughts on this awards nomination?

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Next Doctor DVD Released

Today, the recently aired Doctor Who Christmas special, The Next Doctor, was released on DVD by 2Entertain. The Next Doctor starred David Tennant as The Tenth Doctor, David Morrissey as Jackson Lake, Velile Tshabalala as Rosita, and Derlva Kirwan as Miss Hartigan. The DVD's official synopsis can be read below:

It's Christmas Eve in 1851 and Cybermen stalk the snow of Victorian London, in this special Christmas edition of Russell T Davies's Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama.

When the Doctor arrives and starts to investigate a spate of mysterious deaths, he's surprised to meet another Doctor, and soon the two must combine forces to defeat the ruthless Miss Hartigan. But are two Doctors enough to stop the rise of the CyberKing?

Highlights from the Doctor Who Prom which was presented by Freema Agyeman at the Royal Albert Hall last Summer will feature as an extra on the DVD. The Next Doctor is available to buy across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, being sold at a recommended retail price of £13.99. Will you be buying this DVD?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Catherine Tate on The Sunday Night Project

Tonight, Catherine Tate who starred as Donna Noble in the fourth series of Doctor Who will be guest hosting The Sunday Night Project. She will be taking part in the show's usual activities with Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins, and a Doctor Who comedy sketch. Other Doctor Who stars such David Tennant, Billie Piper, and John Barrowman have also presented the show, which was called The Friday Night Project at the time. It should be noted that the show features adult humour and themes so is not suitable for children who do not have parental permission. The Sunday Night Project, hosted by Catherine Tate, will be be aired tonight at 10pm on Channel4.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Darksmith Legacy Book Five and Six

The covers for the fifth and sixth books of the Darksmith Legacy have now been revealed and can be seen above. Book five, written by Stephen Cole, is entitled The Vampire of Paris, while book six, written by Trevor Baxendale, is named The Game of Death. The official synopses for both of the books can be read below:

The Vampire of Paris by Stephen Cole
The Doctor decides it's safe to go back in time to find Varlos before he died. From what Gisella recalls of her father's plans, they head for Paris in 1895 where they discover a city in fear. Why will hardly anyone dare venture out after dark? Who is stealing time from their victims? What will the Doctor do when he realises the killer is also after him? Find out by reading the next thrilling adventure in... The Darksmith Legacy!

The Game of Death by Trevor Baxendale
The hunter becomes the hunted, as the Doctor tracks the Agent's journey from Paris across the Milky Way towards the Silver Devastation. Where is it heading? What force can destroy the crystal? Where is the robot Agent, and why did it come here? What is the strange and sinister game is taking place in an elegant house in the Home Counties…? Find out by reading the next thrilling adventure in... The Darksmith Legacy!

The Vampire of Paris will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the thirtieth of April, and The Game of Death will be released on the twenty-eighth of May, both available to buy at a recommended retail price of £4.99 each. Will you be purchasing these new Doctor Who: Darksmith Legacy books?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Free Doctor Who Year Planner and Poster

BBC Magazines have revealed that tomorrow's edition of The Daily Mirror will come with an exclusive Doctor Who year planner and poster. The newspaper will also include a voucher giving one pound off the next issue of Doctor Who Adventures. The official press release regarding the double-sided year planner and poster by BBC Magazines and Doctor Who Adventures below:

Free Doctor Who Year Planner and money off Doctor Who Adventures.

Doctor Who fans can keep track of all their exciting plans for this year with a free Doctor Who year planner inside every copy of the Daily Mirror this Saturday (17th January). On one side there’s a huge poster of the Doctor, David Tennant with a Cyberman and on the other side is a year planner that will help you throughout 2009.

Readers can also save £1 off Doctor Who Adventures magazine with a cut-out voucher included in the Daily Mirror. Just take it to a retailer over the next two weeks to save £1 off the usual £2.10 cover price!

Doctor Who Adventures is a weekly magazine for young boys and girls who love Doctor Who. Every week it’s packed with scary monster information, fact files about the Doctor and his friends, cool posters, puzzles, competitions, things to make, an exciting comic strip and everything you need to know about the world of Doctor Who. Plus, each issue comes with a cool free Doctor Who gift. If you love Doctor Who, you’ll love Doctor Who Adventures!

Don’t miss this brilliant giveaway…it’s out of this world!

Tomorrow's Daily Mirror, coming with the exclusive year planner and poster, costs sixty pence and the official website for the newspaper can be viewed by clicking here. Will you be buying a copy of tomorrow's edition of The Daily Mirror?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Doctor Who Adventures #98

Issue 98 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine was released today and is now on sale at all good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland at the price of £2.10. The magazine comes with five mini Cyberman figures and the second part of a poster. The press release for the magazine can be read below:

WARNING: If readers miss this week’s issue they may be deleted!

Humans beware – Doctor Who Adventures magazine, out 15 January 2009, has been upgraded. The Cybermen have taken over and there’s an extra-tall cover as a result…

This magazine comes with a free set of Cyberman figures and the second part of a massive double-sided poster, and inside there’s a cool Cyber scene along with characters to cut out and play with. You can also become a Cyberleader with this issue’s mask plus there are essential Cyber facts throughout the issue.

Don’t miss it! Also in the issue;

  • Posters: Cybermen, Miss Hartigan and a sinister Cybershade.
  • Win a Cyber head! Part two of a comp to win a shiny Cyberhead!
  • Draw: Learn how to draw a Cyberleader.
  • Game: Run from the Cybermen with two Doctors.
  • Quiz: What do you know about the Other Doctor?
  • Comic strip: The Doctor and new friend Heather cheer up a world in Glum Culture.
  • Comps: Get some cool goodies, including Doctor Who DVDs!
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get a Sarah Jane Adventures CD!
  • Plus loads more…

Doctor Who Adventures issue 98, priced £2.10, is out now. The Cybermen are waiting for you!

The magazine is out now and will be available until next Thursday which is when issue 99 will be released. Issue 99 will be invaded by Daleks and will come with five free mini Dalek figures. Will you be buying Doctor Who Adventures issue 98?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Doctor Who DVD Files #1

Today, the first issue of The Doctor Who DVD Files was released across the United Kingdom and Ireland at the one-off price of £1.99. This issue comes with the first two episodes of Doctor Who series one, Rose and The End of the World, on DVD, and includes episode guides for both episodes. Inside are pull out pages, taking a look at various aspects of Doctor Who universe, which can later be filed in a binder which will come with the second issue which will be released on the twenty-eight of January at the price of £6.99. You can subscribe to the magazine by clicking here. Did you buy a copy of the first Doctor Who DVD Files?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Doctor Who DVD Files Television Adverts

Advertisements have now began airing on various television Channels in the United Kingdom for the new Doctor Who DVD Files. The first issue of the magazine, collecting every episode of Doctor Who from Rose to Journey's End, will be released tomorrow, coming with a free DVD, featuring the episodes Rose and The End of the World. You can view all the new adverts below:

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The Doctor Who DVD Files will be published by GE Fabbri who also publish Doctor Who Battles in Time. The Doctor Who DVD Files website is now up and running and can be viewed by clicking here. Will you be buying the DVD Files tomorrow?

Monday, January 12, 2009

John Barrowman Writing Torchwood Comic

Titan Magazines have revealed that John Barrowman who plays Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood will be writing a comic strip with his sister, Carole, for Torchwood Magazine. The story, entitled Captain Jack and the Selkie, sees Jack Harkness investigating disappearances on a Scottish island. Torchwood Magazine comics editor Martin Eden, said:

“I’m so excited to be working on this story – John and Carole are an absolute pleasure to work with. And Tommy Lee Edwards is one of my favourite artists. I’ve seen the thumbnails that Tommy and Trevor have worked on – and, believe me, the readers are in for a treat!”

Captain Jack and The Selkie will be available to read in the fourteenth issue of Torchwood Magazine which will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the nineteenth of February and in America and Canada on the seventeenth of March. What are your thoughts on this Torchwood comic news?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Doctor Who Gelth Collect and Build Figures

Character Options have now revealed pictures of their upcoming wave of Doctor Who action figures from Series one, two and three. The wave consists of Banakafalatta, a Purple Clockwork man, Jabe, The Master after regeneration, Captain Jack Harkness, Astrid Peth, and a twin pack of The od 10th Doctor and the ancient 10th Doctor. Each figure from the wave will come with a part to build The Gelth Phamptons Figure. The figures will be released later this month, being sold at a recommended retail price of £7.99 each. Will you be purchasing these?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Doctor Who: Companions and Allies

BBC Books have now released the cover and some information for their new Doctor Who reference book, Companions and Allies. The book will take a look at a The Doctor's companions from both the classic and new series who have travelled with him throughout time and space, battling evil forces. The book's cover can be seen above and the official synopsis for it can be read below:

The Doctor has been travelling through space and time for centuries, showing his friends and companions the wonders of the universe. From Sarah Jane Smith and the Brigadier to Martha Jones and Donna Noble, Companions and Allies celebrates the friends that have been by his side and the heroes that have helped him battle his deadliest foes. Beautifully illustrated and including, for the first time, a complete story guide to the adventures of all ten Doctors, Companions and Allies is the definitive guide to the Doctor's intergalactic family.

The book is written by Steve Tribe and will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 28th of May, being sold at a recommended retail price of £7.99. This book is the fifth in a series of reference books and the previous four books; Monsters and Villains, Aliens and Enemies, Creatures and Demons, and Starships and Spacestations are available to buy nationwide now.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Next Doctor Final Ratings

BARB, the Broadcasters Audience Research Board, have now revealed the ratings for programmes that have been broadcast over the Christmas period. The ratings reveal that the recently aired Doctor Who Christmas special, The Next Doctor, was watched by 13.1 million people. These ratings make Doctor Who the fifth most watched programme of last year and the second most watched programme of Christmas Day 2008, losing out to the new Wallace and Gromit film which was watched by 16.15 million. The Next Doctor is now the ninth most watched episode of Doctor Who in it's entire history. What are your thoughts on these Doctor Who ratings?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Doctor Who September 2009 Novels

BBC Books have now revealed the covers and synopses for three new Doctor Who novels which will be released in September. The titles of the books are: The Taking of Chelsea 456, The Krillitane Storm and Autonomy. Each book features The Tenth Doctor travelling alone and battling iconic enemies from the television series such as the Sontarans, the Krillitanes and the Autons. The books' covers can be seen above and their official synopses can be read below:

The Taking of Chelsea 426 by David Llewellyn
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
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 by Daniel Blythe
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...

All three of the books are currently expected to be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the third of September at a recommended retail price of £6.99 each. Will you be purchasing these books when they go on sale this year?

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