Friday, July 31, 2009
Forbidden Planet have now revealed the first images of the Doctor Who Sixth Doctor regeneration action figure. The figure is of the Sixth Doctor wearing The Fifth Doctor's clothes, shortly after his regeneration in The Caves of Androzani, a story that was first broadcast in March 1984. The Sixth Doctor regeneration figure was previously available to buy from Underground toys at San Diego Comic-Con 2009 but will now be available exclusively at Forbidden Planet stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland. The figure will be released at Forbidden Planet stores in the United Kingdom and in Ireland on the 12th of August and will be sold at the price of £14.99. Will you be purchasing this new action figure?
SciFi Collector are also selling the Jack Harkness figure in dark blue shirt signed by Gareth David-Llyod, who starred as Ianto Jones in Torchwood series one, two and three. The normal limited edition Jack Harkness figure can be ordered for £14.99 by clicking here and the limited edition Jack Harkness figure signed by Gareth David-Llyod can be ordered by clicking here, both at SciFi Collector online.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Who is the Master?
Find out all the fascinating facts you need to know about the Doctor’s greatest enemy, the menacing Master, in this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine.
The essential info will prepare Doctor Who fans for the return of the dangerous Time Lord later this year…
Doctor Who Adventures also gets you up close to a hideous new monster from the next special, The Waters of Mars. Could this be the scariest creature ever seen in Doctor Who – and more importantly, do you dare to look?
The issue comes with a free Tenth Doctor stationery set. All this and…
• Brand-new posters!
• An exciting Doctor Who comic strip
• Look inside a hideous Toclafane
• Behind the scenes on the Valiant
• Play a cool game
• Last of the Time Lords photo story
• Puzzles and competitions – great prizes to be won!
• Subscription offer – subscribe and get a free Doctor Who Monsters and Villains book.
Doctor Who Adventures, issue 126, priced £2.10, is in shops from Thursday 30 July! The Master is waiting for you…
Issue 126 of Doctor Who Adventures is available to buy now at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland at a regular retail price of £2.10. The 127th issue of the magazine will be released next Thursday and will come with a free Doctor Who book and will take a look at the meta-crisis Tenth Doctor. Will you be purchasing a copy Doctor Who Adventures magazine 126?
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
According to various sources, The End of Time is the title for both the third and fourth of the upcoming specials which will be broadcast at Christmas time on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel. The End of Time includes returns from The Master who is played by John Simm, Donna Noble who is played by Catherine Tate, Wilfred Mott who is played by Bernard Cribbins, Captain Jack Harkness who is played by John Barrowman and Lucy Saxon who is played by Alexandra Moen. What are your thoughts on the new ComicCon trailer for The End of Time?
The Waters of Mars stars David Tennant as The Tenth Doctor and Lindsay Duncan as Adelaide and will be broadcast at some point later this year on BBC One and on BBC HD. The latest news on this special will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, as soon as it is made available. What are your thoughts on this trailer?
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
“We don’t yet know about our fourth series, but I’m fairly confident,” he confirmed. ”I will just sit down and invent new stories and characters. That’s what I’ve spent my entire life doing. It’s not difficult at all. I could write the first 10 scenes in an episode right now. Everything’s looking good, but it’s hard to say. We’re in a recession so no one gets easy money to make television. I like continuous story. I like doing new things. In many ways, Torchwood was designed as a digital weapon. It’s a kind of multi-purpose, multi-adaptable, shape-shifting weapon that can become anything. I’m kind of excited what we’ll do next.”
The full interview can be read by clicking here at Entertainment Weekly's official website. Torchwood: Children of Earth is available on DVD and Blu-Ray across the United Kiingdom and Ireland now at the regular retail prices of £24.99 for the dvd and £29.99 for the Blu-Ray. What are your thoughts on this interview?
- Day One - 6.47 Million
- Day Two - 6.14 Million
- Day Three - 6.40 Million
- Day Four - 6.76 Million
- Day Five - 6.58 Million
The overnight ratings released by BARB a day after each episode's original broadcast can be seen by clicking here in an older post. A fourth series of Torchwood has not been commissioned by the BBC but the latest news regarding that possibility will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, as soon as it is made available. What are your thoughts on the Children of Earth ratings?
Friday, July 24, 2009
TOM BAKER TALKS EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT PLAYING THE FOURTH DOCTOR AGAIN – IN DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #411!
He’s back! The jelly-baby munching, boggle-eyed bohemian puts on his long scarf and floppy hat once more, as the legendary TOM BAKER returns to the role of the Fourth Doctor for the first time in over fifteen years! DWM talks exclusively and in depth to Tom about what made him come back to the role that made him famous, what he thinks of Doctor Who today and whether a meeting with the current Doctor could be on the cards. Tom also tells us what he thinks about these modern Doctors kissing their companions...
“Well, I don’t know how I would’ve done it,” Tom considers. “I suppose I would have made it extremely funny. Especially if I’d rescued the girl, and she’d kissed me, I would’ve been able to be absolutely astounded that she was pressing her lips on mine, thinking, ‘Oh, that was rather nice’ and then saying, ‘Would you like to do that again?’” He laughs. “But I don’t know. It was inconceivable during our time. We didn’t think like that. I played him entirely… I never did handle the girls. Or if I did handle the girls, I always did it clumsily, because I reasoned that the Doctor wouldn’t know about that.”
Also in DWM 411:
A FREE, BRAND NEW DOCTOR WHO STORY!
Exclusively for DWM readers, there’s a brand new, free audio story to download featuring the Third Doctor and Jo! When Jo finds herself on an alien planet in the far future, she begins to recall a tale of ghosts and murders – and a terrible Time Lord secret... THE MISTS OF TIME stars Katy Manning as Jo Grant and is written by Jonathan Morris.
Doctor Who is the best television programme in the world... or is it? DWM talks to experts on the television industry, including Dick Fiddy, Alison Graham, Gill Hudson, Mark Lawson, Ben Lawrence, Jon Peake and Ally Ross, about how Doctor Who is really perceived by both media professionals and the public at large...
Doctor Who’s Head Writer, RUSSELL T DAVIES, investigates the curious case of the enigmatic Radio Times listings in Production Notes!
THE STAGE AND TELEVISION TODAY!
What’s it like to see your favourite Doctor Who stars live – and naked – on stage? Read about Neil Harris’ frankly unforgettable experiences in YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
The mysterious Watcher reveals everything you need to know about the cricket-loving FIFTH DOCTOR, as his essential guide to the Time Lord continues!
Was the Third Doctor’s companion, Jo Grant, the sexiest assistant of all time? Decide for yourself, as we talk candidly to the actress who played her, KATY MANNING!
As glaciers and dinosaurs threaten to destroy present-day Sydney, how on earth can the Doctor save the day? And what will become of his ‘employer’, Majenta? Discover the answers in DWM’s comic strip, THE AGE OF ICE, by Dan McDaid with art by Martin Geraghty.
Get ready for the spookiest Time Team ever! Richard, Peter, Jac and Clay experience creepy goings-on in a Victorian haunted house as they watch the 1989 Seventh Doctor story, GHOST LIGHT!
UK TV GOLD!
It’s widely regarded as one of the best Doctor Who stories of all time! Find out why – and unearth a treasure trove of information – as The Fact of Fiction disinters 1967’s Second Doctor story, THE TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN!
All the latest news, reviews, previews, competitions and much, much more!
Tune in to Doctor Who Magazine 411 on Thursday 23 July, for just £3.99. Don’t miss it!
In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine…
… We look at the story of the robot dog that used to travel in time and space with the Doctor – K-9.
There’s also a top 10 of all the weird and wonderful animals found in Doctor Who – everything from Rose the dog to the hairy, scary Werewolf. But what’s number one?
The issue comes with a Davros trainer bag!
All this and…
A brand-new Doctor Who comic strip
What’s inside a Cyberman?
Behind the scenes with the Ood
The Unquiet Dead photo story
Puzzles and competitions – amazing prizes to be won!
Subscription offer – subscribe today and get a great Doctor Who book – Monsters and Villains.
Doctor Who Adventures, issue 125, priced £2.50, is in shops now!
Grab yours while you can!
This issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine comes with a free Davros trainer bag and is out now at the usual price of £2.10. Issue 126 of the magazine will be released next Thursday and will come with a free 10th Doctor stationary set.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Dunraven Bay was covered in wreckage which had the word 'Byzantium' marked upon it. This could be what Professor River Song was referring to when in the series four episode, Silence in the Library, she asked The Doctor: "Crash of the Byzantium, have we done that yet?" More news regarding the filming of Doctor Who series five will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, when it is available.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
More information regarding River Song can be found by clicking here at Doctor Who Wiki. The fifth series of Doctor Who is currently being filmed in Cardiff with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and is set to be broadcast on BBC One in 2010. What are your thoughts on Professor River Song's upcoming series five return?
Monday, July 20, 2009
A new Doctor, a new companion, a new era...
Production started today on the new series of Doctor Who, in which BBC One viewers will meet the 11th Doctor and his companion for the very first time.
The latest incarnation of the iconic character is played by Matt Smith (Party Animals).
Upon arriving on set in Cardiff, for his first day of filming, Smith commented: "I feel very privileged and proud to be part of this iconic show.
"The scripts are brilliant and working alongside Karen, Steven and the rest of the crew is an inspiration because their work ethic and passion for the show is so admirable.
"I'm excited about the future and all the brilliant adventures I get to go on as the Doctor."
Accompanying The Doctor on his further adventures in time is a new companion Amy Pond, played by Scottish actress Karen Gillan (The Kevin Bishop Show), who will first meet The Doctor in episode one of the new series.
New show-runner and long-running Doctor Who fan Steven Moffat has developed this series and, as Lead Writer and Executive Producer, will be responsible for the overall creative direction of the show, as well as plot and character arcs.
Moffat's previous episodes of Doctor Who, including the Bafta-winning episode Blink, have garnered widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike.
He commented: "And here it is, the big moment – the new Doctor, and his new best friend.
"And here's me, with the job I wanted since I was seven – 40 years to here! If I could go back in time and tell that little boy that one day all this would happen, he'd scream, call for his mum and I'd be talking to you now from a prison cell in 1969. So probably best not then.
"Matt and Karen are going to be incredible, and Doctor Who is going to come alive on Saturday nights in a whole new way – and, best of all, somewhere out there a seven-year-old is going to see them, fall in love and start making a 40-year plan..."
Piers Wenger, Executive Producer and Head of Drama, BBC Wales, added: "The scripts for the new series are every bit as funny, thrilling, scary and imaginative as you'd expect from the man who brought us The Empty Child and Blink.
"There's a strange and perfect alchemy between Steven and Matt Smith and the next few months are going to be riveting as that relationship starts to emerge on screen.
"Steven always says he's been waiting to do this job since he was seven. But it's actually the Doctor who has been waiting for him."
The new series follows three Doctor Who specials starring David Tennant which will transmit later this year.
Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, says: "I am thrilled that a whole new generation of children will forever say that their Doctor was the wonderful Matt Smith."
The series was co-commissioned by Ben Stephenson and Jay Hunt, Controller, BBC One, and will be produced by Tracie Simpson (Doctor Who) and Peter Bennett (Torchwood).
Steven Moffat is Lead Writer and Executive Producer (Jekyll) with Piers Wenger and Beth Willis (Ashes To Ashes) also Executive Producing.
Doctor Who series five will be filmed in Cardiff until March 2010 and the latest filming news will be posted here as soon as it is available. The series will be broadcast on BBC One in Spring 2010 and will star Matt Smith as The Eleventh Doctor and Karen Gillan as his companion who's name has been revealed as Amy Pond. What are your thoughts on this Doctor Who series five filming news?
Sunday, July 19, 2009
The Doctor Who 2010 Pocket Diary will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 2nd of September this year and will be available at a regular retail price of £4.99. Will you be purchasing the Doctor Who 2010 pocket diary?
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine…
… You will find an exclusive interview with Doctor Who monster maker Neill Gorton. Neill tells Doctor Who Adventures about his fondness for Davros, how long it takes to make a Cyberman and where the idea for the Slitheen came from.
We have also got the 10 best Dalek exterminations, the biggest and most puzzling Who mysteries, a poster of future companion Karen Gillan and the results of our monster-drawing competition.
This week’s issue comes with a cool Who inflatable and an exciting Dalek audio CD called The Mutant Phase, starring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor. All this and…
• Fantastic posters!
• A brand-new Doctor Who comic adventure
• A planet guide to sandy San Helios
• The Day of the Clown photo story
• Puzzles and competitions – amazing prizes to be won!
• Subscription – subscribe today and get a fantastic Doctor Who book – Monsters and Villains.
Doctor Who Adventures, issue 124, priced £2.10, is in shops on 16 July. Don’t let the Daleks catch you reading it!
This issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, at a regular retail price of £2.10. Issue 125 of the magazine will be released next week and will come with an exclusive free Davros trainer bag and will take a look at the many secrets of the Ood race. Will you be purchasing a copy of Doctor Who Adventures issue 124?
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The Doctor Who 2010 calendar will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 1st of September and will be sold at a regular retail price of £7.99. Will you be purchasing a copy of the official Doctor Who 2010 calendar?
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
- Day One - 5.9 Million
- Day Two - 5.6 Million
- Day Three - 5.9 Million
- Day Four - 6.2 Million
- Day Five - 5.8 Million
These ratings are yet to be finalised and the official ratings for all five episodes of Children of Earth will be posted here as soon as they are made available. What do you think of these overnight ratings for Torchwood: Children of Earth?
Friday, July 10, 2009
New BBC One Trailer
Torchwood: Children of Earth Day five will be broadcast across the United Kingdom tonight at 9pm on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel. What are your thoughts on these two new trailers? Will you be watching this episode tonight?
Tonight, the fifth and final episode of Torchwood: Children of Earth will be broadcast for the first time on BBC One and on BBC HD. Tonight's episode stars John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness and Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper and is the first not to star Gareth David-Llyod because his character, Ianto Jones died in episode four of the new series which was aired last night. The synopsis for the episode which is entitled Day Five, can be read below:
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 Day Five will be broadcast tonight at 9pm on BBC One and on BBC HD and it will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer shortly after.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Doctor Who The Waters of Mars is expected to be broadcast on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel in November although no official air date has yet been confirmed. The teaser trailer for this episode which was shown at the end of the Doctor Who Easter special, Planet of the Dead, can be seen by clicking here in an older post. What are your thoughts on this new The Waters of Mars preview clip?
Tonight, the fourth episode of Torchwood: Children of Earth, entitled Day Four, will be broadcast for the first time in the United Kingdom on BBC One and on BBC HD. Tonight's episode 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 synopsis for Children of Earth Day Four can be read below:
Torchwood: Children of Earth Day Four will be broadcast tonight at 9pm on BBC One and on BBC HD and it will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer shortly after.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Next Time Trailer
Torchwood: Children of Earth day 4 will be broadcast on BBC One and on BBC HD tomorrow night at 9pm and a reminder for that will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, tomorrow morning. Did you enjoy tonight's Torchwood episode?
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?
Torchwood: Children of Earth Day Three will be broadcast tonight at 9pm on BBC One and on BBC HD and it will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer shortly after.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
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.
Torchwood: Children of Earth Day Two will be broadcast tonight at 9pm on BBC One and on BBC HD and it will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer shortly after.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Next Time Trailer
New BBC Trailer
Torchwood: Children of Earth day two will be broadcast on BBC One and on BBC HD tomorrow night at 9pm and a reminder for that will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, tomorrow morning. Did you enjoy tonight's Torchwood episode?
Tonight, Torchwood will return to the U.K for a long awaited third series on BBC One and on BBC HD. The new series which will be broadcast across five consecutive nights this week is entitled Children of Earth and sees John Barrrowman, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Llyod and Kai Owen reprise their roles as Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones and Rhys Williams. Tonight's episode is entitled Day One and the official synopsis for it can be read below:
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.
Torchwood: Children of Earth Day One will be broadcast tonight at 9pm on BBC One and on BBC HD and it will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer shortly after.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Waiting for the nod, hopefully it will be happening - nothing has been confirmed yet but I'd do it forever, it's a brilliant job. I mean, it gets better after that first episode as well, it makes you want to watch the other four and they get better and better and better, episode five is so phenomenal, so it's got to happen again. It was just lovely to work on one big storyline all the way through it.
The interview can be read in full by clicking here at Google News. Torchwood: Children of Earth will be aired across the next five days on BBC One and on BBC HD and final reminders for these episodes will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, on the day of their broadcasts. What are your thoughts on this news?
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
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.
Torchwood: The Dead Line will be aired on BBC Radio Four at 2.15pm in the afternoon play slot and will be available to listen to shortly after on BBC iPlayer.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine…
… You will find some massive 3-D shocks in our incredible 3-D special! Just put on the free 3D specs that come with the issue and you’ll be amazed at what monster scares you’ll find inside.
Also this week, we reveal the second winner of our comic companion reader competition. The Doctor and his current companion, Heather, will be joined by this new mystery person in an adventure called Flight of the Giurgeax.
Don’t miss this week’s free goodies – 3-D glasses, a giant double-sided 3-D poster and Dalek stickers. All this and…
• Top 10 spaceships
• Monster facts
• Planet of the Dead photostory
• Comic-strip action
• Brilliant posters
• Puzzles and competitions – top prizes to be won!
• Subscription offer – subscribe today and get a fantastic Doctor Who book – Monsters and Villains.
Doctor Who Adventures, issue 122, priced £2.10, is in shops on 2 July. Warning! The monsters in this mag will literally jump out at you!
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.
Torchwood: Golden Age will be broadcast on BBC Radio Four at 2.15pm in the afternoon play slot and will be available to listen to shortly after on BBC iPlayer.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The previous BBC One trailer for Torchwood: Children of Earth can be seen by clicking here in a older post. The new series of Torchwood stars John Barrowman as Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, Gareth David-Llyod as Ianto Jones and Kai Owen as Rhys Williams. What are your thoughts on this trailer?