Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Torchwood Soundtrack Confirmed

The conductor of Torchwood music, Ben Foster, recently revealed that a soundtrack for the third series of Torchwood is in production. The soundtrack will be released by Silvia Screen Records who previously released a soundtrack featuring music from the first and second series of Torchwood and three soundtracks featuring music from the new series of Doctor Who. No more information regarding this soundtrack has been released by Ben Foster or Silvia Screen Records although it is expected to be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland later this year. The cover, synopsis and more details will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, as soon as they are available. Will you be buying this new soundtrack?

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Torchwood: Children of Earth New Trailer

A new two minute long trailer for the upcoming series of Torchwood is now being broadcast on BBC America in the U.S. The new trailer features clips from the third series of Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones and much more, and was added to the BBC's Torchwood website yesterday morning. The new Torchwood trailer can also be seen below:

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Torchwood: Children of Earth will air across five nights on BBC One in the U.K and BBC America in the U.S this Summer. BBC America recently revealed that the series would be broadcast during July and not during June as it was previously thought to be. What do you think of this Torchwood: Children of Earth trailer?

Friday, May 29, 2009

Doctor Who Series Five Companion Revealed

The BBC have today revealed the name of the actress who will be starring as The Eleventh Doctor's companion in the fifth series of Doctor Who. The name of the actress who will be joining the Tardis for new adventures in time and space is Karen Gillan, who previously appeared in the Doctor Who series four episode, The Fires of Pompeii, as a Soothsayer. Karen Gillan said this on her casting:

"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!"

The name of the companion that Karen Gillian will be playing in Doctor Who series five has not yet been announced but more details will be posted here as soon as they are made available. The fifth series of Doctor Who stars Matt Smith as The Eleventh Doctor and is set to be broadcast at some point in Spring 2010.

Doctor Who Magazine #409 Press Release

Issue 409 of Doctor Who Magazine was released yesterday and the press release for it has now appeared online. The magazine takes a look at the many mysteries of regeneration, includes an exclusive interview with Euros Lyn, an article on the upcoming K9 spin-off series, the Watcher's guide to The Third Doctor and much more. The cover for the magazine can be seen above and the official press release can be read below:

In Doctor Who Magazine 409...

Unlucky Thirteen?
A Time Lord can only regenerate 12 times and then he must die... Or must he? Jonathan Morris investigates the truth behind the miracle of the Time Lord, and asks: could the Doctor survive beyond his Thirteenth Incarnation?

The End of Ten!
Euros Lyn, director of the forthcoming Torchwood: Children of Earth, as he oversees this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Specials, the final story for the Tenth Doctor!

Three’s a Crowd!
The Fact of Fiction takes an in-depth look back at the extraordinary adventure in which the Doctor met himself for the first time – 1972/73’s The Three Doctors!

David Bowie is (nearly) the Doctor!
What do Jonathan Creek, Ford Prefect and Richard O’Brien have in common? Find out, as Neil Harris considers 10 characters who are the Doctor all but name in You Are Not Alone!

The final end?
Russell T Davies reveals the behind-the-scenes changes as Doctor Who looks forward to the Eleventh Doctor’s first series in Production Notes.

Segonax’s got talent!
Roll up! Roll up! See how the Time Team react to the weird events in the Seventh Doctor adventure The Greatest Show in the Galaxy!

Hai!
The Watcher reverses the polarity, rolls up his frilly sleeves and tells you everything you need to know about the Doctor’s dashing and dynamic Third Incarnation in his latest essential guide!

60s chick!
Anneke Wills, who played companion Polly to the First and Second Doctors, chats candidly to DWM about outdoor baths, the swinging 60s... and meeting David Tennant on the Doctor Who set!

Ten in trouble!
Majenta has a shock in store for the Doctor in Part Two of new comic strip The Age of Ice, by Dan McDaid with art by Martin Geraghty.

Good dog!
It’s finally happening! DWM takes a first look at the new spin-off series featuring the Doctor’s second-best friend, K9!

Plus! All the latest news, previews, reviews, competitions and much, much more!

Issue 409 of Doctor Who Magazine is on sale now at all good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland, at the usual price of £3.99. Issue 410 will go on sale on the 25th of June and will include an exclusive preview of the third series of Torchwood, will take a look at The Fourth Doctor and much more.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

David Tennant to Play The Doctor in Movie?

It was recently revealed that BBC Films are currently developing a script for a Doctor Who movie. My Park Magazine are now reporting that David Tennant will be reprising his role as The Tenth Doctor for the movie although he will be leaving Doctor Who to work on other projects at the end of this year. A BBC Films insider was qouted in My Park Magazine as saying:

“The script is still in the early stages but he wants to be in the film. There have already been discussions and David needs to feel the story is right, but right now things are looking very positive. Potentially it’s a perfect scenario for him. He understandably wants to do different roles but still loves Doctor Who.“It’s certainly feasible that David could be the Doctor on film while Matt does the series. As all fans know David’s story can easily be set in a different time to Matt’s. That’s one of the great things about the show - anything can happen.”

The Twitter message from Lizo Mzimba that revealed that BBC Films are developing a script can be found by clicking here in an older post. More details regarding this possible Doctor Who move will be posted here as soon as they are made available. Would you like David Tennant to star in this possible movie?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Doctor Who Adventures #117

BBC Magazines recently sent us the cover and details for issue 117 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine which will be released tomorrow. This issue takes a look at various psychic characters that have appeared in Doctor Who, such as Ood Sigma, and comes with some free magnets and stickers. The cover for the magazine can be seen above and the official press release can be read below:

Get a fantastic set of Doctor Who magnets and stickers!

In a special psychic issue, Doctor Who Adventures looks at the seriously spooky people we’ve met in the series and we ponder what’s next for the Doctor…

Plus, we’ve got ten of the best companions in Doctor Who! Who do you think is number one?

All this and…

  • Exclusive posters!
  • Create your own psychic paper
  • Monster survival guide
  • Loads of facts
  • TARDIS Tales
  • Comic strip action
  • Puzzles and competitions - cool prizes up for grabs!
  • Subscription offer - subscribe today and get a free gift.

Doctor Who Adventures, issue 117, priced £2.10, is out on Thursday 28 May. Essential reading for all Doctor Who fans!

Issue 117 of Doctor Who Adventures will go on sale at most good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland tomorrow at the usual price of £2.10.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Doctor Joins Sarah Jane Press Release

The BBC Press Office have today issued a press release, confirming that The Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant, will be starring in two episodes of the Sarah Jane Adventures series three. The press release also confirms that the Judoon, the intergalactic rhinoceros-like police who featured in the Doctor Who series three episode, Smith and Jones, will also be appearing in the series. As well as being on the BBC website, the press release can also be read below:

Doctor Who fans are in for a treat this Autumn as David Tennant makes a special appearance as The Doctor in CBBC's hit drama series The Sarah Jane Adventures with a starring role across two episodes.

Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, one-time companion to that strange wanderer in time and space known as The Doctor, is reunited with her old friend as The Sarah Jane Adventures is back for a third series of alien-busting adventures on CBBC this September.

Elisabeth Sladen, who plays Sarah Jane, says: "When I heard the news that David was going to be joining us I was absolutely over the moon. Not only has it made my day but it will also make the viewers' day.

"It's fantastic news that Sarah Jane is going to spend some time working with The Doctor again and is testament to just how successful this CBBC series is."

Russell T Davies, Executive Producer of The Sarah Jane Adventures, adds: "Viewers thought they may have to wait until November for the next full episode of Doctor Who, but this is an extra special treat.

"And it's not just a cameo from David – this is a full-on appearance for The Doctor as he and Sarah Jane face their biggest threat ever."

The series includes 12 weeks of brand new adventures featuring a new alien race, the reptilian Veil and their enemies the Judoon, alongside an extraterrestrial girl that can make people play games against their will.

There will also be a living painting, the inhabitants of a supposedly haunted house, monsters who want to infect Earth with a strangely aggressive weed and a chance for Sarah Jane to find personal happiness with someone who could be the perfect person to complete her family.

Alongside adopted son Luke, Sarah Jane's team is made up of Luke's streetwise pal Clyde Langer, their schoolmate Rani, who lives opposite and has aspirations to become a journalist like Sarah Jane, and Mr Smith, their Xylok supercomputer up in the attic, plus Sarah Jane's robot dog, K-9.


According to Digital Spy, The Tenth Doctor will appear in the fifth and sixth episodes of the new series, which is set to be broadcast on BBC One and The CBBC Channel this Autumn. Issue 409 of Doctor Who Magazine, which will be released on Thursday, includes a news feature on this, in which Russell T Davies says: "Let's just say that the wedding of Sarah Jane will be a day for everyone to remember!" What are your thoughts on this Sarah Jane Adventures news?

Doctor Who Movie Script in Production

BBC Entertainment reporter and Doctor Who fan, Lizo Mizimba, recently commented on his Twitter page that BBC Films are currently developing a Doctor Who movie script. British newspapers and the media have recently been reporting that a movie is in production but no official confirmation has come from the BBC. Lizo Mzimba's Twitter message can be read below:

"BBC Films have confirmed a Dr Who film script is in development. But if it does go into full production that's likely to be some time away. So, to be clear, it's not guaranteed a Dr Who movie will be made. All BBC Films are doing is developing a script, before making a decision."

Although the script is in production, there is no guarantee that the movie will be made, but The Gallifrey Vortex will update with news regarding this possibility.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Doctor Who Animated Series Coming Soon

Issue 409 of Doctor Who Magazine, which will be released on Thursday, includes news on an upcoming Doctor Who animated series. The new animated series will be called Dreamland and will be shown on the CBBC Channel and on the BBC's red button service. Phil Ford has written the series which consists of seven episodes, each running for approximately six minutes. David Tennant will provide the voice for The 10th Doctor and Georgia Moffett who appeared as Jenny in the Doctor Who series four episode, The Doctor's Daughter, will provide the voice for a new character, Cassie Rice. The series will also feature Lisa Bowerman and David Warner. No more information regarding this Doctor Who animation has yet been released but more details will be posted here as soon as they are available.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Russell T Davies On BBC Wales Today

On Thursday night, BBC Wales Today broadcast a live interview with Russell T Davies. The interview took place at the Tardis interior set which is located at Upper Boat Studios in Wales. In the interview, Russell discussed his feelings towards the end of Doctor Who filming and how he feels about moving on from the show. You can see the interview in the below video:

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Russell T Davies recently completed work on his final Doctor Who scripts and will step down from his position as lead writer later this year when he passes on his role to Steven Moffat. What do you think of this BBC Russell T Davies interview?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tonight's the Night Doctor Who Scene

Earlier tonight, a special Doctor Who scene was transmitted on BBC One, as part of Tonight's the Night. The scene featured John Barrowman, David Tennant and Tim Ingham, an I.T technician from Langworth who won the BBC's alien talent search competition. The scene, along with a behind the scenes feature, can be seen in the below video:

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You can watch the whole episode of Tonight's the Night by clicking here at BBC iPlayer. Doctor Who will return at some point later this year in a special episode entitled The Waters of Mars which will see The Doctor team up with a woman called Adelaide. Did you enjoy the Tonight's the Night special Doctor Who scene?

New Doctor Who Posters

Pyramid Posters recently released three new Doctor Who posters that are pictured above. The first of the posters is of The Doctor's secret army of companions, the Children of Time, from The Stolen Earth and Journey's End. The second of the posters is of various Doctor Who monsters and aliens, and the third of the posters is of many things that can be learned from Doctor Who. All of the posters are 24 x 36 inches in size and are currently on sale at many good poster stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland at the RRP of £3.99 each.

Special Doctor Who Scene Tonight

Earlier this year, the BBC asked Doctor Who viewers, aged eighteen and over, to create their own monster costumes. The winner of the competition would be able to appear in a special Doctor Who scene, starring David Tennant as The Tenth Doctor and John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness. Tim Ingham, an IT Technician from Langworth, won the competition and will be appearing in the special Doctor Who Scene tonight at 7.20pm on BBC One, as part of John Barrowman's new show, Tonight's the Night. This special scene will be available to watch here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, later tonight. Will you be watching this?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Doctor Who Adventures #116

BBC Magazines have today sent us the cover and details for issue 116 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine which was released yesterday. The magazine comes with a free Cyberman stationery set, includes a guide to Miss Hartigan, takes a look at the top ten Tardis moments, and much more. The cover for the magazine can be seen above and the official press release can be read below:

There’s a free Cyber stationery set and the issue is packed with Cyberman terror!

Read a fascinating fact file about the heartless Miss Hartigan, the woman who was turned into the CyberKing, which is biggest piece of Cyber tech ever.

Plus, look out for the top ten TARDIS moments in Doctor Who! All this and…

• Exclusive posters!
• Make your own K-9
• Monster survival guide
• TARDIS Tales
• Comic strip action
• Puzzles and competitions - cool prizes up for grabs!
• Subscription offer - subscribe today and get a free gift.

Doctor Who Adventures, issue 116, priced £2.10, is out now. Don’t miss it!

This issue of Doctor Who Adventures is currently on sale at all good newsagents across the United Kingdom and the usual price of £2.10. Issue 117 will be released next Thursday and will come with some monster magnets and stickers.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Doctor Who Magazine #409 Cover

The cover for issue 409 of Doctor Who Magazine has now been added to the official Doctor Who Magazine Facebook group and can be seen above. This issue of the magazine will take a look at the many mysteries of Timelord regeneration and will take a look at the classic Doctor Who story, The Three Doctors. The magazine will also include an exclusive interview with Euros Lyn and much more. Doctor Who Magazine Issue 409 will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 28th of May at the price of £3.99 and the official press release will be posted here as soon as it is made available. What do you think of this cover?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gareth Roberts Writing for Series Five

Gareth Roberts will be writing for Doctor Who again, according to his official agency website. He has previously written episodes of Doctor Who such as The Unicorn and the Wasp, episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures such as Secrets of the Stars and recently co-wrote the Doctor Who Easter special, Planet of the Dead, with Russell T Davies. His online portfolio on his website has now been updated with new information that states he will be writing one episode for the fifth series of Doctor Who. More details regarding Gareth Robert's upcoming Doctor Who story will be posted here as soon as they become available. The fifth series of Doctor Who will be broadcast in Spring 2010 and will mark the beginning of Matt Smith's role as The Eleventh Doctor and Steven Moffat's new job as Doctor Who lead writer.

The Doctor Who DVD Files #10

Today, the tenth issue of The Doctor Who DVD Files was released across the United Kingdom and Ireland. This issue comes with the series two episodes, Rise of the Cybermen, and The Age of Steel on DVD and includes episode guides for both episodes. Inside, you can read files on; Davros, Shakespeare, Sarah Jane Smith, The Second Doctor's travels through time and space, Cybus airships, the Weeping Angels and read an exclusive behind the scenes interview with Doctor Who director, Graeme Harper. This issue is on sale at all good newsagents now at the price of £6.99. The eleventh issue will be released in two weeks time and will come with a DVD that features; The Idiot's Lantern and The Impossible Planet.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Possible Torchwood Exhibition

It has now been revealed that plans for a Torchwood Exhibition are being made by the Doctor Who Up Close experience team. The exhibition designers are trying to set the Torchwood exhibition up at the Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff which is where the Doctor Who Up Close exhibition is located. Martin Wilkie, one of the exhibition designers, said; "A Torchwood Exhibition would be a great addition to the Bay area. We have looked at several sites for a Torchwood Exhibition but we are hoping that this one might be available soon. The appeal of Torchwood brings many visitors to Cardiff Bay, especially to see the Torchwood Water Tower. The building we are hoping to use for the Torchwood Exhibition is near this famous TV landmark and would offer visitors a unique chance to see many of the key props, costumes and even recent creatures from the upcoming 2009 series, how great would that be!" A website for the exhibition has now been set up and can be visited by clicking here. There is currently no more information regarding the exhibition but more details will be posted here on this website shortly after they are released.

Monday, May 18, 2009

BAFTA Cymru Results

This year's BAFTA Cymru Awards took place yesterday and the results have now been announced. Philip Kloss won the Best Editor Award for his work on the series four episode, Midnight, and Julian Howarth, Paul McFadden, Paul Jefferies and Tim Ricketts won the Best Sound Award for their work on same episode. Euros Lyn, the director of the upcoming Torchwood series and episodes of Doctor Who won the Best Director award for Silence in the Library. Current Doctor Who head writer, Russell T Davies was nominated in the Best Writer category for Midnight and won, beating upcoming Doctor Who head writer Steven Moffat's Silence in the Library.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ood Sigma is Returning

The News of the World is today reporting that Ood Sigma will be appearing in one of the final two Doctor Who specials of the year. Ood Sigma is played by Paul Kasey and was Mr Halpen's personal assistant who helped The Doctor and Donna Noble free the Ood in the series four episode, Planet of the Ood. A picture of David Tennant and Ood Sigma filming at the Brandon Estate in London on Friday night can be seen below:

Ood Sigma was recently spotted filming with David Tennant and Lindsay Duncan for the second Doctor Who special of the year, The Waters of Mars, which is expected to be aired in November. You can read a full report by clicking here at the News of the World website. What are your thoughts on Ood Sigma's return?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

2009 Specials Filming Update

Filming for one of the final Doctor Who 2009 specials took place last night at the Brandon Estate in London, which appears in Doctor Who as the Powell Estate. Billie Piper who plays Rose Tyler and Cammile Coduri who plays Jackie Tyler were both seen filming in the area which was covered in fake snow. Pictures from last night's filming can be seen on this website, below:



Many sources are stating that one of the scenes consists of The Doctor walking over to Rose, wounded, and then asking her what year it it is. Apparently, Rose tells The Doctor that the year is 2005 and The Doctor then predicts that it will be a good year for Rose. This year's final Doctor Who specials will be broadcast at Christmas time this year on BBC One. What do you think of these new pictures?

Friday, May 15, 2009

BBC News Matt Smith Interview

Matt Smith recently visited France to promote his upcoming short film at the Cannes Film Festival and was interviewed by the BBC News reporter, Razia Iqbal. The interview in which Matt Smith talks about his upcoming role as The Eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who was broadcast on BBC News last night and an extended version has now been released online. The extended interview can be seen below:

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Matt Smith will star as The Doctor in the fifth series of Doctor Who which is set to be broadcast in Spring 2010. David Tennant will continue to play The Doctor for three one-off special episodes this year, before Matt Smith takes over the role.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Doctor Who Magazine: 200 Golden Moments

It was recently revealed that Panini Magazines would be releasing a special edition of Doctor Who Magazine that takes look at every Doctor Who story to date. The special magazine is called "200 Golden Moments" and the cover for it can be seen above. Doctor Who Magazine: 200 Golden Moments was set to be released today but due to printing difficulties with the cover, the magazine will be delayed. This special issue of Doctor Who Magazine will be released across the U.K and Ireland at some point before next Wednesday at the price of £6.99.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Doctor Who Battles in Time #70

Issue 70 of Doctor Who Battles in Time magazine was released today across the United Kingdom and Ireland. This issue is the final one and takes a look at some of the most iconic monsters that have appeared in Doctor Who. A short summary of what's inside the magazine can be read below:

- Donna Noble VS Rose Tyler
- FAQ: Who is...The Tenth Doctor?
- Monsters' Ball
- Comic Strip: The End
- In the Beginning
- The Ultimate Evil

The magazine comes with a free pack of Ultimate Monster cards and a pack of Devastator cards. Any issue of Doctor Who Battles in Time magazine can be ordered now by clicking here at GE Fabbri Ltd's official Battles in Time website.

Doctor Who Adventures #115

BBC Magazines recently sent us the cover and details for issue 115 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine which will be released tomorrow. This issue comes with a free inflatable Weeping Angel, takes a look at the top ten scariest Doctor Who monsters, includes new posters and much more. The cover for the magazine can be seen above and the official press release can be read below:

In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine…

Look out for the monsters voted the scariest ever by readers of Doctor Who Adventures – the Weeping Angels. You’ll also find out the nine runners-up in our scariest monster top 10.

The issue has a tall cover, with a scary scene from Doctor Who inside featuring these fearful Weeping Angels. There’s a terrifying fact file to read and a hideous Angel mask for you to cut out and frighten your friends with, too.

The FREE gift this issue is an inflatable Angel – blow it up and stand well back! Remember not to blink at it.

All this, plus…

  • Posters: Sally Sparrow, the Doctor and an Angel, a Cyberman and Dalek Sec.
  • Attack of the Stingrays: Trouble for Christina and the Doctor as they race away from hungry monsters in an exciting photo story.
  • Terror Through time: The Sontarans.
  • Understanding aliens: Find out how the Doctor and his friends can understand strange languages.
  • Puzzles and competitions: Things to work out and win, including the latest Doctor Who DVDs and Star Trek toys.
  • Comic strip: A dangerous cat is on the loose…
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get a Cyberman stationery set!

Doctor Who Adventures, issue 115, priced £2.10, is out Thursday 14 May. Blink and you’ll miss it.

Doctor Who Adventures issue 115 will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland tomorrow at the price of £2.10. This issue will be available to buy from good newsagents until next Thursday, which is when issue 116 is released.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Torchwood Returns to Radio Four

The Official Torchwood website has now announced that three new Torchwood radio plays will be aired on BBC Radio 4 later this year. The three new radio plays are set after Lost Souls, a special Torchwood radio play that celebrated the switch on of the Large Hadron Collider in September last year. All three new Torchwood radio plays will run for approximately forty-five minutes and will air in Radio 4's Afternoon Play slot at 2.15pm at some point before the third series of Torchwood. The titles and synopsis' for each of this year's Torchwood radio plays can be read below:

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'.


More details regarding these new Torchwood radio plays will be posted here as soon as they are released and more information can be found by clicking here at the Official Torchwood website. Are you looking forward to these radio plays?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Torchwood The Sin Eaters Audio

BBC Audio have now released the cover and synopsis for the upcoming Torchwood audiobook, The Sin Eaters. The story is an audio exclusive and is read by Gareth David-Llyod, the actor who plays Ianto Jones. The cover for the audiobook can be seen above and the synopsis can be read below:

Alien larvae in a baptismal font mark the beginnings of a terrifying adventure for the "Torchwood" team in this exclusive audio adventure, read by Gareth David-Lloyd. Searching for the source of a bizarre Rift reading, Gwen, Jack and Ianto find a corpse on the beach, his face covered in hundreds of tiny cuts. Watching from the shadows is a man in black...

The Reverend Hayward thinks he has found a way to take away people's sins. The trouble is, his special baptisms tend to take away their lives too. For the creatures he collects and puts in his church font are nightmarish parasites, feeding on their hosts' negative emotions before consuming them. It is up to Torchwood to track them down and destroy them...

Written specially for audio by Brian Minchin, the "Torchwood" TV series assistant producer, "The Sin Eaters" features Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones, as played by John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd in the hit series from BBC Television.


Torchwood: The Sin Eaters will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the fourth of June and wil be sold at the regular retail price of £12.99.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Doctor Who: The Official Annual 2010

Puffin Books have now released the cover and synopsis for next year's official Doctor Who annual. The book will be sold as a hardback and will consist of over sixty-four pages of exclusive features. The cover for the annual can be seen above and the official synopsis for it can be read below:

This official Doctor Who annual is the perfect gift for any budding timelord. Packed with exclusive comics, stories, features and activities, the Doctor Who Annual is the one book no fan should be without!

Doctor Who: The Official Annual 2010 will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 6th of August this year at the regular retail price of £7.99. You can pre-order the annual and find more information about it by clicking here at the Puffin Books website. Will you be buying next year's Doctor Who Annual?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Tonight's the Night Doctor Who Scene News

The BBC have now released more information regarding the upcoming special Doctor Who scene that will be broadcast as part of John Barrowman's brand new show, Tonight's the Night. The scene which will be set in the TARDIS will feature David Tennant as The Tenth Doctor, John Barrowman as Jack Harkness and the winner of the best monster costume competition. The episode of Tonight's the Night that the special Doctor Who scene features in will be broadcast on the twenty-third of May at 7.20pm on BBC One. More details can be found by clicking here in an older post. A reminder for this special Doctor Who scene will be posted here on the day of it's broadcast and the scene itself will be available to watch here after it is aired.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Doctor Who Adventures Issue 114

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for issue 114 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine which was released yesterday. This issue comes with a Dalek wallet and takes a look at the top ten Dalek scares. The cover for the magazne can be seen above and the press release can be read below:

In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine…

There are two free gifts for every reader – a fantastic Dalek wallet and a memory card stuffed with the coolest Doctor Who facts*.

Doctor Who Adventures looks at the top ten deadliest battles between the Doctor and the Daleks. Be prepared for top shocks and loads of screaming Daleks.

We go behind the scenes with Doctor Who Confidential to find out what happened when the bus from Planet of the Dead was damaged while it was being taken out to Dubai.

All this, plus…

  • Posters: Chantho, the Doctor and a Dalek, the Ninth Doctor and Rose.
  • K-9 Tales: What has happened to Sarah Jane?
  • Who’s where?: Can you find the missing UNIT ID cards?
  • Puzzles and competitions: Fun things to work out and win.
  • Comic strip: Something strange is happening at the Monster Idol auditions.
  • Subscription offer: Subscribe today and get a Cyberman stationery set!

Doctor Who Adventures, issue 114, priced £2.10, is out now.

[* The memory card is a send-away offer, postage and packing payable.]

The 114th issue of Doctor Who Adventures is out now across the United Kingdom and Ireland at the price of £2.10. Issue 115 will be released next Thursday and will come with an inflatable Weeping Angel and will take a look at the top ten monsters, will include the latest Doctor Who news and much more.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Doctor in The Sarah Jane Adventures?

Various online sources are claiming that David Tennant will be starring in the Doctor Who spin-off series, The Sarah Jane Adventures, as the The Tenth Doctor. The reports state that David Tennant attended a Sarah Jane Adventures series three script reading and that David Tennant and Elisabeth Sladen were recently filming a scene in Penarth. It was rumoured last year that David Tennant would be starring in the The Sarah Jane Adventures series two finale, Enemy of the Bane, but the rumours turned out to be made up. Please be aware that these claims have not been confirmed by either David Tennant or the BBC, meaning that they may or may not be true.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Delta and the Bannermen DVD

2entertain recently announced that they would be releasing the classic Seventh Doctor story, Delta and the Bannermen, on DVD. The cover for the DVD can be seen to the left and the synopsis for the episode can be read below:

A Chimeron queen called Delta, the last surviving member of her race, is being pursued by the evil Gavrok and his Bannermen, intent on a mission of genocide. Delta finds herself on board a space bus of tourists en route to Earth when it is knocked off course by an American satellite and ends up at a Welsh holiday camp in 1959.

Delta and the Bannermen will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 22nd of June at the regular retail price of £19.99. Will you be buying this?

Eve Myles Expecting First Child

Torchwood actress, Eve Myles, recently revealed in an interview with "What's On TV" magazine that she is pregnant. Eve Myles told the magazine that she has been pregnant for three and a half months and that her life as a mother will not affect her role as Gwen Cooper in Torchwood. Three extracts from Eve Myles' interview with "What's on TV" can be seen below:

"I've wanted to do this for such a long time, but I kept getting job after job after job. I thought, if I put this off any more I'm going to be 65. My partner and I decided this year was going to be the year, and we were blessed that it happened so quickly. It's the best thing that ever happened to me – we're over the moon. We went for a scan and my mum was there. And my mum went: 'No, it's not a Nostrovite! It's a real Welsh human!' But of course it crosses my mind – I hope it's not an alien! I hope we get a new series. I'd really like to play Gwen as a mother. It's not like I have to really save the world – I just have to sit in make-up!"

I would like to congratulate Eve Myles and her partner on Eve's pregnancy and wish them all the best for the future. Eve Myles will return to Torchwood as Gwen Cooper for a five episode series that will be broadcast across five consecutive nights on BBC One this June. What are your thoughts on this news?

The Doctor Who DVD Files #9

The ninth edition of The Doctor Who DVD Files was released today and is now on sale across the United Kingdom and Ireland. This issue comes with the episodes, School Reunion and The Girl in the Fireplace on DVD and includes episode guides for both episodes. Inside, you can read all about the SS Madame De Pompadour, The Second Doctor's battles against Ice Warriors and the Yeti, Cybershades, K9, and how actors get roles in Doctor Who. The next issue will come with Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel on DVD. The ninth issue of The Doctor Who DVD Files DVD collection is out now at the usual price of £6.99.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Return of The Trickster

Paul Marc Davis recently revealed at last Saturday's Vortex event in Belfast that he would be returning to The Sarah Jane Adventures. He will be reprising his role as The Trickster who appeared in the series one story, Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? and the series two story, The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith. The Trickster is a mysterious chaos loving beast who loves to destroy worlds and change the courses of time. More information about The Trickster can be read by clicking here at Doctor Who Wiki. The third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures is currently being filmed and will be broadcast this Autumn on BBC One and on The CBBC Channel.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Doctor Who Episode Guides

I have now completed episode guides for the first, second, third and fourth series of Doctor Who. The new episode guides are exclusive to The Gallifrey Vortex and include information about each episode and the episode's synopsis. I have also created an episode guide for the recently aired Doctor Who Easter special, Planet of the Dead. All of the episode guides can be read by clicking here or by clicking on the button in the sidebar. Work on episode guides for Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures will begin soon and episode guides for this year's remaining Doctor Who specials will be added after each special is broadcast. What do you think of the Doctor Who episode guides? You can leave feedback in a comment.

The Widow's Curse Graphic Novel

Panini Magazines recently revealed plans to release another Doctor Who graphic novel featuring The Tenth Doctor. The new graphic novel will be named after and will include "The Widow's Curse", a comic strip that featured in four issues of Doctor Who Magazine. The graphic novel will also feature other comic strips featuring Martha Jones and Donna Noble. The book's official synopsis can be read below:

In this second volume of comic strips collecting the Tenth Doctor's complete adventures from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine and the Doctor Who Storybook, the famous Time Lord meets some gigantic monsters with Martha Jones, fights Zombies and Sycorax with Donna Noble and battles sinister Skith in the freezing wastes of the Antarctic! Original colour strips digitally mastered and collected in graphic novel form for the first time ever.

Doctor Who: The Widow's Curse will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the eighth of October this year at the regular retail price of £15.99. The cover for this graphic novel will be posted here as soon as it is revealed.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Alien Armies Activity Book

BBC Children's Books have now revealed the cover for a new Doctor Who activity book. The book is entitled Alien Armies and will include sixteen pages of new activities and will come with fifteen iron-on Doctor Who transfers. The book's cover can be seen above and the book's synopsis can be read below:

The universe is overflowing with alien armies, each more frightening than the next. Join the Doctor in his battle against them by completing the activities, or choose an army to join with the iron-on transfers.

The book will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 28th of May and will be sold at the regular retail price of £3.99. Will you be buying this?

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Doctor Who Wave Three Stand-Ups

A third wave of life-size Doctor Who stand-ups has now been announced for release. The new wave of stand-ups will consist of Davros, the Supreme Dalek, The Tenth Doctor in his brown suit and Captain Jack Harkness. All of the new stand-ups are made from heavy duty coated card and feature small folding stands so that they can be displayed. The first wave of stand-ups are currently available to buy and consists of The Tenth Doctor in his brown coat and blue suit, Martha Jones, a Gold Dalek and a Cyberman. The second wave of stand-ups are also out now and consists of The Master, K9, an Ood and a Scarecrow. All of the wave three stand-ups are expected to be released on the 8th of May across the United Kingdom and Ireland at the regular retail price of £29.99 each.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Children of Earth Synopsis and Trailer

The British Film Institute recently announced that they would be hosting an exclusive preview screening of the first episode of Torchwood: Children of Earth. The screening will be held at the National Film Theatre in London on the 12th of June and will be followed by a question and answer session with the stars of the new series. The British Film Institute also released a synopsis for episode one which can be seen below:

1965: Twelve children are gathered on a deserted moor, before being surrounded by a harsh, bright light .... and then they are gone! Today: all over Earth, children stop moving. Stop playing, stop laughing. Then, as one, they begin to speak with the same voice, announcing the imminent arrival of a new alien threat. "We are coming...". As the British government closes ranks, it issues a death warrant against Captain Jack and Torchwood...

The Official Australian website for Torchwood was today updated with a new teaser trailer for Torchwood: Children of Earth which can be seen below:

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You can see the ComicCon Children of Earth trailer by clicking here and the Children of Earth teaser trailer by clicking here in older posts. Torchwood: Children of Earth, will be broadcast across five consecutive nights in June on BBC One. What do you think of the synopsis and new trailer for Children of Earth?