Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Radio Times Children of Earth Preview

We have now been sent the cover and details for the latest issue of Radio Times magazine which was released nationwide today. This issue features an exclusive preview of Torchwood: Children of Earth which includes interviews with lead writer Russell T Davies, executive producer Julie Gardner, John Barrowman who stars as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles who stars as Gwen Cooper and Gareth David-Lloyd who stars as Ianto Jones. This issue of the magazine also features a special cover which folds out to show an exclusive photo shoot with the cast of Torchwood: Children of Earth. The cover for this issue of the Radio Times can be seen to the left and an extract from the interview with Russell T Davies which is included in the magazine can be read below:

"Part of us thought, 'we could do another 13 episodes, we've learnt how to do that, and the second series was better than the first'. But why not change it? If the show was made in the US, they'd try to keep it going for seven years, doing the same thing every week. It's the British audience we make these for. And I don't think audiences are remotely lost by a change in format.

This issue of Radio Times magazine is on sale across the United Kingdom and Ireland now at the price of £1.10. Torchwood: Children of Earth will be broadcast in the U.K across five consecutive nights, starting from the 6th of July at 9pm on BBC One. Will you be purchasing a copy of this issue of Radio Times?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Digital Spy Children of Earth Review

Digital Spy have now published their review for the upcoming series of Torchwood to their official website. The review covers the first, second and third episodes of the new five part series which will be broadcast in the U.K, U.S and Australia next month. An extract from Digital Spy's review of Torchwood: Children of Earth episodes one, two and three can be read below:

Evoking the great Quatermass adventures, the episode generates a terrific amount of suspense with the impending arrival of an alien entity on Earth. Just what are they, what do they want and why are they using the world's children, in a sequence of chilling scenes, to announce their intentions? Possible answers gradually emerge, although the second episode does shift the main focus towards the British government's devious exploits and a fight for survival for the Torchwood crew. Liz May Brice is compelling as the uber-mean bitch baddie who makes it her mission to scrap Jack. For a ruthless assassin, she certainly sets the pulse racing!

The full review can be seen by clicking here but please be aware that it includes information that could be classed as spoilers. Digital Spy have also revealed ten teasers for the first episode of the new series which can all be read by clicking here. Did you enjoy reading Digital Spy's Torchwood: Children of Earth review?

Planet of the Dead DVD Released

Today sees the official DVD release of the first of this year's Doctor Who specials, Planet of the Dead. The episode which was broadcast on Easter Saturday stars David Tennant as The Tenth Doctor and Michelle Ryan as the Lady Christmas De Souza. The cover for the DVD can be seen to the left and the official synopsis for the episode featured can be read below:

When a London bus takes a detour to an alien world, the Doctor must join forces with the extraordinary Lady Christina, in this one-off seasonal special. But the mysterious planet holds terrifying secrets, hidden in the sand. And time is running out, as the deadly Swarm gets closer.

Planet of the Dead
is the first Doctor Who story to be released on Blu-ray DVD because it was filmed with high definition cameras. Planet of the Dead is out on DVD and Blu-ray across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, the DVD at a regular retail price of £12.99 and the Blu-ray at a regular retail price of £15.99.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The War Games DVD

2Entertain recently revealed the cover and details for the DVD release of the classic Doctor Who story, The War Games. This story was first broadcast across ten weeks in 1969 and stars Patrick Troughton as The Second Doctor, Frazier Hines as Jamie and Wendy Padbury as Zoe. In the story which marks the end of Patrick Troughton's time as The Second Doctor, The Doctor returns to Earth to find himself passing through the times in history when man was at war. The DVD features many extras including commentary with Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, Philip Madoc, Jane Sherwin, Graham Weston, co-writer Terrance Dicks and script editor Derrick Sherwin. The War Games will be released on DVD across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 6th of July at a regular retail price of £19.99.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

David Tennant Chicago Tribune Interview

David Tennant, the actor who is well known for starring in Doctor Who as the Tenth Doctor, was recently interviewed by the the Chicago Tribune. With Planet of the Dead, set to be broadcast for the first time in the U.S next month, the Chicago Tribune asked David about it and the other three specials of the year. An extract from the interview can be read below:

Why leave Doctor Who? What do you feel you've brought to it or left it with?
Oooh. It's very hard for me to answer that. It may be for others to answer and for history to dictate. I've had a wonderful time. I hope I'm leaving at the right time. I think you can overstay your welcome and I hope I'm not doing that. It's funny because it's difficult to leave something that you love so much and have such a great time with. It's hard to ever move away from. I could stay forever. I think it's always best to leave yourself and hopefully everybody else wanting more. I'm hoping I've done that and I'm hoping I'm leaving at the right time. As a rule, it takes an enormous infusion of creativity and energy and enthusiasm to do it justice. Which I've had, I think I've really enjoyed the last four years. And I'm quite happy to leave it still feeling that way, leave it before it starts feeling like a job. So it's probably not for me to say what I've left it with, but hopefully some stories that people will come back to and enjoy and feel very fondly about. I have such fond memories of watching Doctor Who when I was a kid and growing up, that if I've left anybody anywhere with memories as fond, then I feel like I've done my job.

Planet of the Dead will be broadcast in the U.S on the 26th of July on BBC America and the three other specials of the year will be broadcast at a later date. The full interview with David Tennant can be read by clicking here at the official Chicago Times website. What do you think of this new David Tennant interview?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Children of Earth BBC One Trailer

The first television trailer for Torchwood: Children of Earth is now being broadcast between programme changes on the BBC One channel across the United Kingdom. The trailer features some old and some previously unseen clips from the new series which will be broadcast for the first time in the U.K and the U.S next month. The new trailer can also be seen below:

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Torchwood: Children of Earth sees Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones battling the 456 and the British government in an attempt to save the human race from genocide. More Torchwood: Children of Earth trailers will be posted here shortly after they are released. What do you think of this trailer?

New Torchwood Behind the Scenes Trailer

A new behind the scenes trailer of Torchwood: Children of Earth has now been added to the BBC's official Torchwood website. The new trailer includes new clips of the cast and crew which were recorded while the new series of Torchwood was being filmed. As well as being available on the official Torchwood website, the new trailer can also be seen below:

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Torchwood: Children of Earth stars John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Gareth David-Llyod as Ianto Jones and Kai Owen as Rhys Williams. The first episode will be broadcast for the first time on Monday the 6th of July on BBC One and the new series will continue to be broadcast every night at 9pm until the 10th of July. What are your thoughts on this trailer?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Doctor Who Magazine #410 Press Release

Issue 410 of Doctor Who Magazine was released across the United Kingdom and Ireland today, and the press release for it has now been revealed. This issue includes an exclusive interview with Karen Gillan, takes a look at the new series of Torchwood, includes part three of 'The Age of Ice' comic-strip and much more. The cover for this month's issue can be seen to the left and the press release for it can be read below:

THERE’S A NEW FACE ON THE COVER OF DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE... BUT WHO IS SHE?

ARRIVAL!
DWM talks exclusively to actress KAREN GILLAN, who’ll play the Eleventh Doctor’s companion, about happened at her audition, on working with David Tennant and what her biggest challenges will be as she joins the cast of the best TV show in the world!

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!
They say that money is the root of all evil... but is this really the case in the universe of Doctor Who? DWM considers the most notorious crooks, con-men and malevolent millionaires that the series has seen and asks: do baddies always crave the big bucks?

WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE...
RUSSELL T DAVIES reveals to DWM just what happened on his very last day working on Doctor Who...

ANGELEYES
Doctor Who’s executive producer for the last six years, JULIE GARDNER, talks candidly to DWM about leaving the series and how Doctor Who has changed and developed since 2003...

WATERLOO?
With dinosaurs on the rampage and the Skith’s plans well advanced, could this be the final battle for Doctor and Majenta? Find out in DWM’s comic strip, THE AGE OF ICE by Dan McDaid, with art by Martin Geraghty.

UNDER ATTACK!
The world is in serious trouble and the Doctor’s nowhere to be found... can Torchwood save the day? DWM previews the biggest TORCHWOOD adventure ever, CHILDREN OF EARTH, and chats to stars John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd and Eve Miles.

DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW?
The Seventh Doctor is Merlin – or so claims Mordred, an extra-dimensional knight with a penchant for maniacal laughter! But is his mum, Morgaine, aware that he’s found her nemesis? THE TIME TEAM get ready for Arthurian adventure as they watch 1989’s BATTLEFIELD!

KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU
THE WATCHER proudly presents everything you ever wanted to know about Tom Baker’s Doctor Who, as his ultimate guide to the Doctors continues!

THE VISITORS
The Sixth Doctor and Peri visit the planet Karfel and get embroiled in one of the most unforgettable Doctor Who adventures ever broadcast... Join THE FACT OF FICTION as it dusts off the Christmas decorations and gets ready to enter the TIMELASH!

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC!
It’s the perfect fusion of Doctor Who and Rock. It’s Trock! And it’s taking the music world by storm! DWM chats exclusively to CHAMELEON CIRCUIT, the band in the forefront of this exciting genre!

GIMME GIMME GIMME!
DWM has oodles of goodies to give away to lucky readers this issue – including PLANET OF THE DEAD on Blu-ray!

PLUS!
All the latest news, previews, reviews and much, much more!

ABBA fantastic time with DWM 410, out now, price £3.99!

This issue of Doctor Who Magazine is available from all good newsagents now, at the usual price of £3.99. The next issue, issue 411, will be released on the 23rd of July and will take a look at the classic adventure, Tomb of the Cybermen.

Doctor Who Adventures #121

BBC Magazines recently sent us the cover and details for issue 121 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine which was released yesterday. This week's issue takes a look at some of the best Cyberman moments and comes with some free Doctor Who fact cards and a free pen. The cover for this issue of Doctor Who Adventures can be seen to the left and the press release for it can be read below:

In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine…

… You will find an interview with actress Karen Gillan, who is going to play the Doctor’s new companion next year. Karen tells Doctor Who Adventures what it was like to get the part and how she’s preparing for the role.

Also this week, discover how the Cybershades flew through the air! We go behind the scenes to look at the making of a scary scene from The Next Doctor.

The issue comes with a free Doctor Who facts set, including a pen and essential info about the Doctor, his friends and foes.

All this and…
  • David Tennant news!
  • Loads of facts
  • Historical heroes
  • Sonic screwdriver info
  • Top 10 Cyberman deletions
  • Comic-strip danger
  • Puzzles and competitions – cool prizes up for grabs!
  • Subscription offer – subscribe today and get two free Doctor Who gifts.

Doctor Who Adventures, issue 121, priced £2.10, is in shops on the 25th of June.

Issue 121 of Doctor Who Adventures is on sale at all good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland at the usual price of £2.10 now. Issue 113 will be released nationwide next Thursday and will come with an exclusive free gift.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Torchwood Magazine #16

Titan have now revealed the cover and press release for issue 16 of Torchwood Magazine which will go on sale tomorow. This issue includes exclusive interviews with John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Llyod, takes a look at the new Torchwood radio plays and investigates the mysterious Floor 13. The cover for the magazine can be seen to the left and the press release for the magazine can be read below:

It’s back!
Torchwood magazine returns for the last time before Children of Earth finally hits our television screens in July! We whet the appetite for the new series in the latest issue with more sensational coverage!

Exclusive collector’s edition!
The latest issue of Torchwood magazine is available as an exclusive collector’s edition, featuring a specially commissioned cover illustration by comic artist Michael Golden to celebrate the "Rift War" comic strip storyline. The magazine is only available to buy through comic book stores.

Art of War!
It's more than just a TV show, you know! One of Torchwood’s biggest multimedia successes has been the Rift War saga, a 10-part comic strip that has featured in the pages of Torchwood magazine. Celebrating Titan Books’ release of the whole collection in one volume, we speak to the celebrated writers and artists behind the epic adventure. Paul Grist, Simon Furman, Ian Edginton and D’Israeli were already well known in the world of comics – in the latest issue they talk about applying their distinctive styles and bold, big-picture storytelling to the wonderful world of Torchwood.

John, Eve & Gareth on the new series
As Torchwood: Children of Earth gets ever closer, read what the stars of the show – John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd – have to say about the eagerly-anticipated new series! Still, that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the latest issue’s essential coverage of the show, as we bring you the second part of an exclusive photo collection direct from the set! Plus, find out what alien terrors lurk beneath the heavily guarded doors of Floor 13 in Children of Earth, as Torchwood magazine’s man on the inside makes a break from the gargantuan set with an exclusive production report!

Radio Time!
Following the success of Lost Souls, the one-off Torchwood adventure broadcast on Radio 4 last year, the Torchwood cast has been back in the studio to record three new audio adventures! The three plays are Asylum by Anita Sullivan, Golden Age by James Goss, and The Dead Line by Phil Ford. In the latest issue, Torchwood magazine editor Simon Hugo visits the studio to get the lowdown on the plays, and finds stories that span continents and concepts in ways that most TV shows can only dream of.

They Keep Killing Suzie
Torchwood magazine continues to look back at series one of the show with a unique guide to They Keep Killing Suzie. If the title rings a bell, that’s because it’s a riff on The Avengers story title, They Keep Killing Steed, in which the diabolical mastermind of the week tries to infiltrate a peace conference with doubles of John Steed. Plus, we interview one of the episode’s guest stars about the Torchwood experience – after playing a talking tree in Doctor Who, Yasmin Bannerman gave a memorable performance in They Keep Killing Suzie as the sharp-tongued Detective Swanson.

This issue of the magazine is also available in a special collector's edition cover at comic stores, and more details regarding that can be found by clicking here in an older post. Torchwood Magazine 16 will go on sale across the United Kingdom and Ireland tomorrow at a price of £4.99. Will you be buying this issue?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Radio Times John Barrowman Interview

The latest issue of The Radio Times, which went on sale across the United Kingdom and Ireland today, includes an exclusive interview with John Barrowman who is well known for his role as Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood. Two extracts from the interview, in which he talks about this year's new Torchwood radio plays, can be read below:

“I’m in two minds about radio plays,” says Barrowman. “I can listen to the Torchwood radio plays, but I have a hard time listening to other radio dramas. That’s why, when they asked me to do them, I was a bit like, Hmmm. But the success of Lost Souls was amazing and it opened my eyes to this media that’s always been out there, but which Torchwood hadn’t really tapped into.”

“I’ve just finished my concert tour and one thing I said every night on stage, when I would talk about being Captain Jack, was, ‘I will never tire of hearing a kid in a supermarket saying, “I love you, Captain Jack”.’ I will never tire of that.”

The magazine also includes guides to television and radio, and is listing the first episode of Torchwood: Children of Earth for broadcast on Monday the 6th of July at 9.00pm, although the BBC have not confirmed this as the date for the series. The Torchwood radio plays will be aired on BBC Radio Four on the first, second and third of July and more details regarding them can be found by clicking here.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 410 Cover

The cover for issue 410 of Doctor Who Magazine has now been added to the Doctor Who Magazine Facebook group by current editor, Tom Spilsbury. This month's issue features an exclusive interview with Karen Gillan, the actress who was recently cast in the fifth series of Doctor Who as The Eleventh Doctor's companion. The magazine also includes an exclusive preview of Children of Earth, the third series of Torchwood which will be broadcast in the U.K for the first time next month. Inside the magazine, you can read all the latest news, the next part of 'The Age of Ice' comic strip, The Watcher's guide to The Fourth Doctor and much more including a look at Trock, a genre of music created by Doctor Who fans. Doctor Who Magazine issue 410 will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland this Thursday at the usual price of £3.99. The press release, along with more details, will be posted here as soon as they are made available. What do you think of the cover for issue 410 of Doctor Who Magazine?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Children of Earth Behind the Scenes Trailer

BBC America are now showing a behind the scenes trailer for Torchwood: Children of Earth. The new trailer features brief interviews with John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Llyod, executive producer Julie Gardner and executive producer and writer of the new series, Russell T Davies. The new trailer can also be seen here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, below:

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Children of Earth is the third series of Torchwood and will be broadcast this July across five consecutive nights in the United Kingdom on BBC One and in the U.S on BBC America. What are your thoughts on this new Children of Earth trailer?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Torchwood Golden Age and The Dead Line

BBC Audio recently revealed the covers for the second and third of this year's Torchwood radio plays; Golden Age and The Dead Line. Both audios feature the voices of John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Llyod who star as Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones in the TV series. Golden Age will recieve its radio debut on the 2nd of July and The Dead Line on the 3rd of July, both in Radio Four's afternoon play slot at 2.15pm. The covers for both audios can be seen above and the synopses can be read below:

Golden Age
The Torchwood team head for Delhi on the trail of a dangerous energy field, in Golden Age, written by James Goss, the second part of this brand-new series of extraterrestrial investigations starring John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd. As the energy field grows once more, the team witness the simultaneous disappearance of hundreds of people and Jack discovers that the field centres on an old colonial mansion – Torchwood India. Shocked to find that Torchwood India is still going strong, since he shut it down himself more than 80 years ago, Jack is even more surprised to find that its members, including his old flame, the Duchess, haven’t aged a day.

The Dead Line
When a Cardiff hospital is inundated with patients who have fallen into coma-like trances, Torchwood moves in to investigate in the third part of this brand new series of extra-terrestrial investigations starring John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd. The trances appear to have been triggered by phone calls, all received on retro phones and made from a number that hasn’t been active for more than 30 years. Determined to find out who’s been calling the unfortunate victims, Jack rings the mysterious number – two, zero, five, nine. It seems to be a dead line … until Jack is called back. The third and final episode, The Dead Line, is written by Phil Ford.

Golden Age is written by James Goss and The Dead Line is written by Phil Ford. Both radio plays will be released on CD across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 8th of August at a regular retail price of £9.99. Will you be buying these?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Doctor Who Adventures #120

BBC Magazines have today sent us the cover and details for issue 120 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine which was released yesterday. Inside this week's issue, you can read all about insectoid creatures such as The Empress of the Racnoss, the Tritovores, the Vespiform, the Time Beetle, and many more. The cover for this week's issue can be seen to the left and the press release can be read below:

In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine…

… you’ll find a guide to the creepiest monsters in Doctor Who. Did the Vespiform make your skin crawl and are you scared of the Time Beetle? Then prepare yourself for some of the yuckiest insect creatures seen in the series.

Also this week, Doctor Who Adventures goes behind the scenes to look at the making of the Empress of the Racnoss.

All this and…

• Exclusive posters!
• News about the new Doctor Who companion, Karen Gillan
• Loads of facts
• Top 10 creepy humans!
• Photo story with Daleks from The Stolen Earth.
• Comic strip action
• Puzzles and competitions – cool prizes up for grabs!
• Subscription offer – subscribe today and get two free Doctor Who gifts.

Doctor Who Adventures, issue 120, priced £2.10, is in shops now. The issue comes with a cool free Doctor Who gift too!

Issue 120 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale across the United Kingdom and Ireland now at a price of £2.10. Issue 121 will be released next Thursday and will include an exclusive interview with Karen Gillan who will play The Eleventh Doctor's companion in Doctor Who series five and will come with with a free pen and some Doctor Who cards. Will you be buying a copy of this?

New Australian Children of Earth Trailer

A new trailer for Torchwood: Children of Earth is currently being shown on the UKTV Channel in Australia. The new trailer runs for approximately one minute and features new clips of Gwen Cooper who is played by Eve Myles, talking about The Doctor and what could become the end of the world. The trailer can also be seen here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, below:

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Torchwood: Children of Earth will be broadcast across five consecutive nights at some point between the 4th and 10th of July in the U.K on BBC One. The series will then be aired in the U.S from the 20th until the 24th of July on BBC America.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Torchwood: Children of Earth News

The BBC have now announced that the upcoming series of Torchwood will not be broadcast in the U.K and U.S on the same days, despite earlier plans. Torchwood: Children of Earth will now be broadcast at some point between the 4th and 10th of July in the U.K across five nights on BBC One. The BBC have also released the synopses which can all be read below:

Day One
An ordinary day becomes one of terror, as every single child in the world stops. A message is sent to all the governments of Earth: "We are coming." But, as a trap closes around Captain Jack, the sins of the past are returning and long-forgotten events from 1965 threaten to reveal an awful truth. Torchwood is forced underground as the government takes swift and brutal action. As members of the team are hunted down, Britain risks becoming a rogue state. Meanwhile, the mysterious and powerful 456 draws ever-closer. Captain Jack, Gwen and Ianto are helpless as events escalate to such a degree that mankind faces the end of civilisation itself.

Day Two
As the new Torchwood adventure continues, the team is forced underground when the government takes swift and brutal action. With members of the team being hunted down, only Lois holds the key to Torchwood's salvation. But she is helpless as her superiors make plans for the mysterious Floor 13.

Day Three
The eyes of the world turn to Britain, as the 456 announce: "We are here," as the new Torchwood adventure continues. As a pillar of fire descends upon London, the members of Torchwood must battle to protect their own families as the fight gets personal. But will Clem's memories destroy everything?

Day Four
Torchwood finally learns the truth about the events of 1965, as the adventure continues. But Britain is in danger of becoming a rogue state, and everything now pivots around John Frobisher, as the Ambassador of the 456 destroys its old allegiances and reveals its true intent.

Day Five
Torchwood is defenceless and Gwen Cooper stands alone, as the final sanction begins, in the last part of the new Torchwood adventure. As violence erupts and the world descends into anarchy, an ordinary housing estate becomes a battleground, where the future of the human race will be decided.


Torchwood: Children of Earth stars John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Gareth David-Llyod as Ianto Jones and Kai Owen as Rhys Williams. More news regarding this upcoming new series will be posted here shortly after it is released. Are you looking forward to Children of Earth?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Torchwood: Children of Earth Soundtrack

Silva Screen, the producers of Doctor Who and Torchwood Soundtracks, recently revealed the cover and details for the Torchwood: Children of Earth soundtrack. The soundtrack includes music composed by Ben Foster which features in the third series and is the second Torchwood soundtrack to be released. A list of the tracks from the soundtrack can be read below but please be aware that some may be possible spoilers for the new series which will be broadcast next month:

1. The First Sacrifice
2. What's Occurring?
3. Jack's Daughter
4. Diplomatic Cars
5. We Are Coming
6. Thames House
7. Double Crossed
8. Countdown to Destruction
9. The Crater
10. Torchwood Hunted
11. Gwen's Baby
12. On the Run
13. Jack in a Box
14. Ianto Jones
15. Tractor Attack
16. Resurrection
17. Clement MacDonald
18. Something's Coming
19. Eye Spy
20. Trust Nobody
21. The World Looks to the Skies
22. Jack's Secret
23. Clem Remembers
24. Judgement Day
25. Requiem for the Fallen
26. The Ballad of Ianto Jones
27. The Final Day
28. Calm Before the Storm
29. Phase Two Has Begun
30. Requisition
31. Here Comes Torchwood
32. He Was a Good Man
33. The Children of the Earth
34. Breaking the Connection
35. Fighting Back
36. Run for Your Lives
37. Sacrifice and Salvation
38. Redemption
39. I Can Run Forever
40. Next Time On Torchwood

According to various sources, the soundtrack will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 7th of July at a regular retail price of £9.99. Will you be purchasing the Torchwood: Children of Earth soundtrack when it is released?

The Doctor Who DVD Files #12

Issue 12 of The Doctor Who DVD Files was released today at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland. This issue includes the series two episodes; The Satan Pit and Love and Monsters on DVD, and includes episode guides for both adventures. Inside, you can read all about The Second Doctor's final adventures, the Cybermen, Sanctuary Base Six and much more. The next issue, issue 13 will be released in two weeks time and will include the episodes; Fear Her and Love and Monsters on DVD. Will you be buying a copy of this issue?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Doctor Who Storybook 2010

Panini Books have now revealed a draft cover and some details for the Doctor Who Storybook 2010. Next year's annual Doctor Who storybook will feature a hardback cover and will consist of over 80 pages of fiction, written exclusively for the Doctor Who Storybook 2010. Like the previous Doctor Who storybooks, the 2010 edition will include a letter from The Doctor and eight new stories, but this time they will feature the 10th Doctor travelling alone. The Doctor Who Storybook 2010 will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 1st of August this year and will be sold at a regular retail price of £7.99. No more details regarding the Doctor Who Storybook 2010 are currently available but they will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, as soon as they are released.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Torchwood: Children of Earth Press Pack

The BBC Press Office have today released a press pack for Children of Earth, the upcoming series of Torchwood which will recieve it's TV debut next month. The new seven page press pack includes a short synopsis for the new series, along with interviews with Russell T Davies who writes episodes one, three and five, John Barrowman who plays Jack Harkness, Eve Myles who plays Gwen Cooper, Gareth David-Llyod who plays Ianto Jones and Kai Owen who plays Rhys Williams. When asked about the new series, Russell T Davies said this; "It was a story I'd had in mind for ages – I'm just glad the BBC gave me a canvas big enough to tell the tale! But underneath the sci-fi and the aliens there's something very relevant to the world, I hope, the way we sit in the West and watch footage of atrocities in different countries and imagine it's all so far away, and so impossible here – which is a nice, comfy lie we tell ourselves. That was the heart of it. I wanted to tell a story in which civilisation snaps, in which we turn on ourselves, in which nothing is safe. Plenty of people live like that on this planet. In this story, it's Britain's turn!" The press pack can be read by clicking here at the BBC Press Office. Torchwood: Children of Earth will be broadcast across five consecutive nights starting from the 20th of July on both BBC One and the BBC HD channel.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sarah Jane Adventures Merchandise News

Various online retailers are now listing new The Sarah Jane Adventures merchandise. A novelisation of the upcoming series three episode that will see The Doctor reunite with Sarah Jane Smith for her wedding day is set for release and a Sarah Jane Adventures quizbook will be published. Two new audios, The White Wolf and The Shadow People, are also being listed for release.

The Sarah Jane Adventures Series Three Novelisation
Sarah Jane is acting very suspiciously. When Luke, Clyde and Rani investigate, with the help of Mr Smith and K-9, they discover something unexpected – Sarah Jane has a boyfriend and she’s going to marry him! Of course, in Sarah Jane’s life, things are not always as they seem and some very special wedding guests ensure this is one day she will never forget!


The Sarah Jane Adventures Quiz Book
To join Sarah Jane and her friends in investigating alien goings-on, you'll need first-rate observation and investigation skills! Test what you've learnt from all three series of The Sarah Jane Adventures with these fantastic quizzes!


The White Wolf Audio CD

This title presents an exclusive audio story featuring Sarah Jane Smith, her son Luke and their friends, and read by a member of the TV cast. It is written by Gary Russell. A letter from an old friend she can't remember sparks off another adventure for Sarah Jane, as she and her friends explore the village of Wolfenden. What is the secret of the white wolf carved on the hillside - and what does it have to do with alien abduction? Elisabeth Sladen narrates the story as Sarah Jane Smith.

The Shadow People Audio CD

A school camping trip to Snowdonia spells trouble for Sarah Jane and her friends, as they find themselves stranded in a harsh environment. What shadowy figure is watching them? How can Rani be in two places at once? And what secret does a nearby cave hold? Elisabeth Sladen narrates the story as Sarah Jane Smith. This title presents an exclusive audio story featuring Sarah Jane Smith, her son Luke and their friends, and read by a member of the TV cast. It is written by Scott Handcock.

The episode novelisation and the quizbook will both be released on the 5th of November at a RRP of £4.99 each and the two audio CDs, The White Wolf and The Shadow People, will both be released on the 3rd of September at a RRP £5.99. Will you be buying any of these new The Sarah Jane Adventures items?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Torchwood Series Four News

Russell T Davies, the head writer of Doctor Who and creator of Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, attended a screening of the first episode of Torchwood: Children of Earth last night. He took part in a question and answer session with the cast and crew of the new series and revealed that plans are currently being made for a fourth series of Torchwood. Russell T Davies stated that the BBC would only commission a fourth series of the adult SciFi show if they were happy with the ratings that the third series achieves when it is broadcast in July on BBC One. Gareth David-Llyod who stars as Ianto Jones in Torchwood recently revealed that if a fourth series is commissioned, it would return to the thirteen episode format rather than the five episode format which is being used for the new series. More Torchwood series 4 news will be posted here when it is released.

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Daleks in Series Five?

The Daily Star and My Park Magazine are today both reporting that The Doctor's greatest enemies, the Daleks, will be appearing in the first episode of Doctor Who series five. The Daleks last appeared in the series four episodes, The Stolen Earth and Journey's End where they and their creator, Davros, were seemingly wiped out when the Dalek Crucible and their battle fleet were destroyed. An apparent BBC Insider was quoted as saying: “They know fans will take a while to get used to Matt as the Doctor, so it makes sense to have him fight his most famous enemies. They always bring good ratings.” It has also been reported that the TARDIS will be redesigned for the new series and will feature blue walls and white windows similiar to the classic series design. Please be aware that the BBC have not confirmed these reports and more information regarding these claims will be posted here as soon as it is available. What do you think of this?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Torchwood Wave Two Figures Packaging

SciFi Collector, the manufactures of Torchwood action figures, today sent us an image of the second wave of Torchwood figures in packaging. The second wave consists of Toshiko Sato who was played by Naoki Mori, Captain John Hart who was played by James Marsters, the Blowfish who was played by Paul Kasey and Ianto Jones who is played by Gareth David-Llyod.

The figures can be preordered now at SciFi Collector's online store which can be found by clicking here. Torchwood wave two action figures will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland this Summer and will be sold at a regular retail price of £9.99. Will you be buying these figures when they are released?

Doctor Who Adventures #119

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for issue 119 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine which went on sale today. This week's issue of the magazine comes with some free sheets of Doctor Who stickers and takes a look at the top ten craziest parties that The Doctor has attended. The cover for the magazine can be seen to the left and the press release can be read below:

In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine…

… there are three free Doctor Who sticker sheets! As well as a huge set of Cyber stickers, you’ll get puffy ones and a selection of shiny spaceship ones too!

This week, Doctor Who Adventures looks at ten parties that went very wrong. Remember Rose’s welcome home? Or when the Cybermen crashed into Jackie Tyler’s birthday? Discover ten of the best!

All this and…
  • Exclusive posters!
  • Why is the Doctor’s dinner jacket so unlucky?
  • Loads of facts
  • Interview with Doctor Who writer Gareth Roberts
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Sontaran Survival Guide
  • Comic strip action
  • Puzzles and competitions – cool prizes up for grabs!
  • Subscription offer – subscribe today and get a free gift.

Doctor Who Adventures, issue 119, priced £2.10, is in shops now. Miss it and miss out.

This issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale across the United Kingdom now at the price of £2.10. Doctor Who Adventures issue 120 will be released next Thursday and will include the latest news and an exclusive gift.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Doctor Who Stories

The cover for the upcoming Doctor Who fiction book, The Doctor Who Stories, has now been revealed and can been seen above, thanks to Doctor Who Online. The book includes stories from The Doctor Who Files, a series of reference books that have been published across recent years and also includes previously unpublished content. The synopsis for the book can be read below:

Celebrate Doctor Who with this collection of exciting short stories taken from the Doctor Who Files. Relive the Doctor’s adventures as he outwits Daleks, Cybermen and, in a previously unpublished story, re-encounters the Master. This is a must-have collection for true Doctor Who fans.

The Doctor Who stories will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the third of September 2009 and will be sold at a regular retail price of £9.99.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

British Fantasy Award Nominations

The nominations for the 2009 British Fantasy Awards have now been revealed and show that Doctor Who has been nominated for an award. The award that Doctor Who has been nominated for is the 'Best Television award' which Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica, Dexter and Dead Set have also been nominated for. Doctor Who: The Writers Tale, a book written by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook, has been nominated for the 'Best Non-Fiction' award and will face competition from Basil Copper: A Life in Books, journal.neilgaiman.com, Mutant Popcorn and What Is It We Do When We Read Science Fiction. The results of the awards will be announced in September at the FantasyCon convention and will be posted here.

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Rising Night Audio Cover and Details

The cover and synopsis for BBC Audio's upcoming Doctor Who audio adventure, The Rising Night, have now been revealed. The story has been written by Scott Handcock, exclusively for an audio release, and is read by Michelle Ryan who recently starred in the Doctor Who Easter special, Planet of the Dead. The cover for the audio CD can be seen above and the synopsis for it can be read below:

The story of a brand new adventure for the Doctor, as played by David Tennant in the hit BBC One series. The TARDIS arrives in an 18th Century village in the Yorkshire Moors, where livestock has been vanishing from the farmland and strange lights have been seen in the skies. Something is very wrong here, and he soon becomes involved in a nightmarish adventure, in which he is helped by a young local woman named Charity. Who is feeding on the blood of the locals, and where will the carnage stop? This story has been written by Scott Handcock exclusively for BBC Audiobooks.

This audiobook runs for approximately two and a half hours and will go on sale across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the second of July at a regular retail price of £9.99. Will you be buying The Rising Night audio CD when it is released?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sinead Keenan in Doctor Who

According to SFX, Sinead Keenan who is well known for her role as Nina in BBC Three's new comedy drama, Being Human, will be appearing in the final two Doctor Who specials of the year. Toby Whithouse, the creator of Being Human, told SFX: “Russell T Davies would email me after every single episode, going, ‘I’m loving it! He absolutely fell in love with Sinead who plays Nina. So he’s given her a part in David Tennant’s last two parter.” The final two Doctor Who 2009 specials which will mark the end of David Tennant's role as The Tenth Doctor will be broadcast at some point during the Christmas period on BBC One and BBC HD. What are your thoughts on this?

Saturday, June 6, 2009

SFX Children of Earth Preview

The latest issue of SFX magazine, which was released on Wednesday features an exclusive article taking a look at the upcoming series of Torchwood. The feature includes new pictures of the series and exclusive interviews with John Barrowman who stars as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles who stars as Gwen Cooper and Russell T Davies who has written the episode one, four and five of the series. The magazine also includes a review of In the Shadows, a Torchwood audio adventure exclusive to CD which is written by Joseph Lidster and read by Eve Myles. This issue of SFX Magazine is on sale across the United Kingdom and Ireland now at the usual price of £3.99.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Doctor Who Adventures #118

BBC Magazines recently sent us the cover and press release for issue 118 of Doctor Who Adventures which was released yesterday. This week's issue is a Tardis special and comes with a free Davros spinner and a free Tenth Doctor face mask. The cover for this issue of the magazine can be seen to the left and the press release can be read below:

In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine…

… you get two free gifts.There’s a Tenth Doctor mask (perfect for dressing up as the Doctor) and a cool Davros spinner (great for outside games!).

This issue reveals secrets about the TARDIS. Doctor Who Adventures goes behind the scenes to show how the inside of the ship was created and there’s a fact file about the Doctor’s famous time machine. All this and…

• Exclusive posters!
• What is a police box?
• 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 118, priced £2.10, is out on Thursday 4 June. Catch it before it disappears into time and space.

Doctor Who Adventures issue 118 is available to buy now at all good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland at the price of £2.10. Issue 119 of the magazine will come with a free Doctor Who sticker pack and will take a look at the war loving Sontarans. Will you be buying a copy of this magazine?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Torchwood: Children of Earth DVD

The covers for the DVD and Blu-Ray releases of Torchwood: Children of Earth have now been revealed by various online retailers and can be seen above. The DVD and Blu-Ray DVD both include two discs, featuring all five episodes from the series and DVD extras such as Torchwood Declassified and an audio clip of 'In the Shadows' read by Eve Myles. The synopsis for the DVD can be read below:

An ordinary day becomes a world of terror, as every single child in the world stops. A message is sent to all the governments of Earth: 'We are coming'. But as a trap closes around Captain Jack, sins of the past are returning, as long-forgotten events from 1965 threaten to reveal an awful truth.

Torchwood are forced underground, as the government takes swift and brutal action. With members of the team being hunted down, Britain risks becoming a rogue state, with the mysterious and powerful 456 drawing ever closer. Captain Jack, Gwen and Ianto are helpless, as events escalate until mankind faces the end of civilisation itself.

The DVD be released on the 27th of July across the United Kingdom and Ireland at the regular retail price of £24.99. The Blu-Ray DVD will be available from most good DVD shops on the same date but will be sold at the higher price of £29.99.

Torchwood Radio Plays Broadcast Dates

The broadcast dates for this year's upcoming Torchwood radio plays have now been revealed. The three plays; Asylum, Golden Age and The Dead Line all run for approximately forty-five minutes and are set after last year's radio play, Lost Souls, and before the third series of the TV show. Asylum, will be aired on Wednesday the 1st of July, Golden Age will be aired on Thursday the 2nd of July and the final episode, The Dead Line, will be aired on Friday the 3rd of July. All of the new radio plays star John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Llyod and will hit the airwaves in the afternoon play slot at 2.15pm on BBC Radio Four. Final reminders for these new Torchwood radio plays will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, on the day of each episode's broadcast. Are you looking forward to these radio plays?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Doctor Who DVD Files #11

The eleventh issue of The Doctor Who DVD Files was released today across the United Kingdom and Ireland. This issue comes with the series two episodes; The Idiot's Lantern and The Impossible Planet on DVD and includes episode guides for both adventures. This edition also includes files on the Beast, The Doctor's sonic screwdriver, Turlough, Astrid Peth and much more including a behind the scenes look at the Tardis. The Doctor Who DVD Files issue eleven is on sale at most good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, at the price of £6.99. The twelfth issue will be released in two weeks time and will come with the next DVD which includes the episodes; The Satan Pit and Love and Monsters.

The Keys of Marinus Coming to DVD

Various online retailers are now taking orders for the DVD release of the classic Doctor Who story, The Keys of Marinus. The story is written by Terry Nation and stars William Hartnell as The First Doctor, Carole Ann Ford as Susan, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright, and William Russell as Ian Chesterton. The Keys of Marinus was first broadcast in Spring 1964 and consists of six episodes, each running for approximately twenty-five minutes. The DVD will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 21st of September at the RRP of £19.99 and the cover, synopsis and more details will be posted here shortly after they are made available by 2Entertain.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Children of Earth Broadcast Date

BBC America have now revealed when the upcoming series of Torchwood will be broadcast. Torchwood: Children of Earth part one will be shown in the United Kingdom on Monday the 20th of July on BBC One and on BBC America in the U.S on the same date. The series will continue to be broadcast every night until Friday the 24th of July, with the times that the episodes will be shown to be announced. More Torchwood: Children of Earth broadcasting details will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, shortly after they are released. What do you think of this news?

Canada's New Channel for Doctor Who

It has been revealed that Doctor Who will now be broadcast in Canada on the Canadian Sci-Fi channel, Space. Doctor Who will no longer be shown on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, officially ending the shows' time with the former co-production partner. The Doctor Who Easter special, Planet of the Dead, will be show on Space on Saturday the 25th of July and the second of this year's specials, The Waters of Mars, will follow at some point later this year. The final two specials that mark the end of David Tennant's role as The Tenth Doctor will be shown on the Space in early 2010 and the fifth series of Doctor Who will be broadcast later in the same year.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Torchwood Asylum Audio CD

BBC Audio have now revealed the cover and released the synopsis for the first of this year's Torchwood radio dramas, Asylum. The story is written by Anita Sullivan and features the voices of John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Llyod as Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones. The cover for the audio CD can be seen above and the official synopsis can be read below:

When PC Andy Davidson arrests a young girl for shoplifting, he thinks it's going to be a routine case. That is, until he sees that she is carrying a gun. The girl is soaking wet, covered in mud, and the weapon is like nothing he's ever seen before. He knows that this is a case for Torchwood... The team discovers that the girl is called Freda, but can find out nothing else. Yet when she speaks, it's a strange mix of English and Icelandic, but with a Cardiff accent. While Jack and Ianto check out the girl's weapon and her blood sample at the Hub, Gwen and PC Andy take Freda to a safe house. But when Jack calls with the results - and Freda goes on the run - PC Andy finds his world turning upside down.

Torchwood: Asylum will be broadcast on BBC Radio Four in the afternoon play slot this Summer and will be released at all good CD retailers across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the second of July at the regular retail price of £9.99.

The Twin Dilemma Coming to DVD

The classic Doctor Who adventure, The Twin Dilemma, is now being listed for sale by various online retailers. The story which was broadcast in Spring 1984, consists of four episodes and was the first story to feature the Sixth Doctor. All four episodes are written by Anthony Steve and star Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor and Nicola Bryant as his companion, Peri Brown. The DVD is currently set to be released on the 7th of September and will be sold at the regular retail price of £19.99. The cover, synopsis and more details regarding the DVD release of The Twin Dilemma will be posted here as soon as they are made available. Will you be purchasing this?