Friday, July 31, 2009

Sixth Doctor Regeneration Figure

The Picture above was made by me.
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?

Limited Edition Torchwood Jack Figure

At the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, SciFi Collector sold a different variant of the Captain Jack Harkness Torchwood action figure which was packaged in wave two packaging and featured a dark blue shirt, rather then the light blue one that features on the normal wave one figure. SciFi Collector are now selling this figure online and a picture of it can be seen below:

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

Doctor Who Adventures #126

Issue 126 of Doctor Who Adventures was released today and BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for it. This week's issue of the popular children's magazine includes a guide to one of The Doctor's most evil enemies, The Master, and takes a look at his top ten most evil moments from across the past years. The cover for the magazine can be seen to the left and the official press release can be read below:

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

The Doctor Who DVD Files #15

Today has seen the release of the fifteenth issue of The Doctor Who DVD Files across the United Kingdom and Ireland. This fortnight's issue comes with the the first two episodes of series three; Smith and Jones and The Shakespeare Code on DVD and includes guides for both episodes. Inside, you can read all about the Cyberking from last year's Doctor Who Christmas special, Sarah Jane Smith, the Judoon translator device, The Third Doctor's adventures in the TARDIS and much more. The magazine also includes a behind the scenes interview with Gareth Roberts, the writer of The Shakespeare Code and The Unicorn and the Wasp and the co-writer of Planet of the Dead. Issue sixteen of The Doctor Who DVD Files will be released at good newsagents in two weeks time and will come with Gridlock and Daleks in Manhattan on DVD. The Doctor Who DVD Files issue 15 is currently available to buy across the United Kingdom and Ireland, priced £6.99.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Final Two Doctor Who Specials Titles?

A poster on the new Gallifrey Base forum recently claimed that they knew the titles for the final two Doctor Who specials which will be broadcast at Christmas time. The specials will see The Doctor fight The Master in a battle which will result in the death of The Doctor's tenth body and the regeneration into his eleventh. The forum poster is reporting that a friend of his was told by Russell T Davies at the 2009 San Diego Comic- Con convention that the third of the Doctor Who specials is entitled 'Nightmares Reign' and that the fourth and last of the specials is entitled 'The End of Time'. There is a possibility that these claims could be incorrect as no official confirmation has come but the titles will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, shortly after they are revealed. What are your thoughts on this news?

Monday, July 27, 2009

The End of Time Comic-Con Trailer

A new trailer for one of the final two Doctor Who specials was shown at this years San Diego Comic-Con convention yesterday. The new trailer reveals that one of the two final specials is entitled The End of Time and features many new clips of The Master who last appeared in the Doctor Who Series Three episode, Last of the Timelords. The trailer can be seen below:

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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 Comic-Con Trailer

David Tenannt and Russell T Davies recently travelled to America to attend the 2009 convention of San Diego Comic-Con. At the convention, they showed a new trailer for this year's next Doctor Who special, The Waters of Mars, which includes new clips of Adelaide, The Doctor in his spacesuit, water creatures, the Mars base, and much more. The trailer can be seen below:

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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

Torchwood Series Four Confirmed?

After the high ratings of Torchwood's third series, Children of Earth, the BBC have now commissioned a fourth series of the show. The news was revealed by a BBC America representative at this year's Comic-Con convention in San Diego but no more information regarding the series was revealed. According to various sources, the BBC Press Office will be revealing a press release for the fourth series of Torchwood soon but no indication of when it can be expected was reported on. The latest news on the fourth series of Torchwood will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, as soon as it is made available. What are your thoughts on this news?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

John Leeson to Voice K9

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine reveals the name of the actor who will be providing the voice of K9 for the upcoming Australian series. John Leeson who has provided the voice of K9 in the classic and new series of Doctor Who has been named as the actor who will be voicing the new K9 in the new children's series, created by Bob Baker and Paul Tams. The new K9 series consists of twenty-six episodes and sees K9 and his new teenage friends; Starkey, Jorjie and Darius battle evil alien forces to save the world from destruction. A trailer for the new K9 series from the MIPTV festival can be seen by clicking here in a post from earlier this year and a promotional image for the new series can be seen by clicking here in an older post. In website related news, this is the 300th post that I have created on The Galllifrey Vortex and I would like to say thank you to all of this site's visitors for visiting and for all of the kind comments they have left since the website began.

Russell T Davies Talks About Ianto's Death

Russell T Davies, the lead writer of Doctor Who and creator of Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, was recently interviewed by Entertainment Weekly. In the interview, Russell talked about the death of Ianto Jones in the fourth episode of the recently aired Torchwood: Children of Earth and about the show's future. Two interview extracts can be read below:

“The threat to the world was just so great it simply would have been unlikely if everyone had survived. Torchwood is an adult show. We have killed off leading members of the cast before. Those have always been the stakes. Poor Ianto was defeated by a greater evil, I’m afraid.”

“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?

Torchwood: Children of Earth Final Ratings

BARB recently revealed the final and accurate ratings that Torchwood: Children of Earth achieved when it was broadcast on BBC One earlier this month. The series which starred John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness, Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper and Gareth David-Llyod gained some of the highest viewers that Torchwood has had. The ratings can be read below:
  • 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

Exclusive Third Doctor Figure Sets

Underground Toys have now revealed two pictures of their classic series Third Doctor action figure sets which can be seen above. The first of the two figure sets consists of a silver and black Dalek figure with a machine gun attachment and a Third Doctor figure in his Blue jacket and high boots. The second figure set is of a more accurate updated Sea Devil figure and a Third Doctor figure in a detachable coat. Both sets of action figures are exclusive to Underground Toys in the U.S and to Forbidden Planet stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland and are priced £24.99 each. Will you order one of the Third Doctor action figure sets?

Doctor Who Magazine #411 Press Release

The official Doctor Who Magazine Facebook group has now revealed the official press release for issue 411 of Doctor Who Magazine which went on sale yesterday. This month's issue includes the first part of an exclusive interview with the actor who played the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, includes part four of The Age of Ice comic strip, comes with a code to download a free Doctor Who audio story and much more. The press release can be read below:

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.

TV CHOICE?
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...

RADIO TIMES!
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!

CHANNEL FIVE!
The mysterious Watcher reveals everything you need to know about the cricket-loving FIFTH DOCTOR, as his essential guide to the Time Lord continues!

GIRL ILLUSTRATED!
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!

HISTORY TODAY!
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.

GHOSTWATCH!
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!

PLUS!
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!


Doctor Who Magazine issue 411 is out now at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland at the regular price of £3.99. Issue 412 will be released on the 20th of August and will feature part two of Tom Baker's exclusive interview with Doctor Who magazine, the latest news, a new comic strip, and much more. Will you be purchasing Doctor Who Magazine issue 411?

Doctor Who Adventures #125

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for issue 125 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine which was released across the United Kingdom and Ireland yesterday. This week's issue takes a look at the many versions of K9, animal based creatures from Doctor Who, how the Ood were created and much more. The cover for the magazine can be seen to the left and the official press release can be read below:

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…
Fantastic posters!
A brand-new Doctor Who comic strip
What’s inside a Cyberman?
Behind the scenes with the Ood
Cool quiz
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

Classic Series Fourth Doctor Figure Set

Character Options, the makers of Doctor Who toys and action figures, have now revealed the first picture and some details for a new classic series Doctor Who action figure set. The new set consists of The Fourth Doctor action figure which was previously released as part of the first classic series figure wave and three enemies that he has encountered; a new colour variant of a Voc Robot from The Robots of Death, a mummy with jar from The Pyramids of Mars and a Dalek with bombs attached from Destiny of the Daleks. The classic series Fourth Doctor action figure set will be released at good toy and collectable shops across the United Kingdom on Ireland on the tenth of August this year at a RRP of £29.99.

Classic Series Dalek Figure Set Two

Character Options, the makers of Doctor Who toys and action figures, recently revealed some details regarding the second classic Dalek set. The new set of Dalek action figures from the classic series consists of a Dalek saucer pilot from the First Doctor adventure, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, one of the Emperor Dalek's guards from the Second Doctor adventure, The Evil of the Daleks and the Supreme Dalek from the Third Doctor adventure, Day of the Daleks. The second collectors set of classic series Dalek action figures will be released at good toy shops across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 10th of August this year at a regular retail price of £19.99. Will you be buying the second classic Dalek set?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Series Five Filming at Dunraven Bay Pictures

More pictures from yesterday's filming of Doctor Who series five at Dunraven Bay in Cardiff Bay have now been revealed online. The pictures show soldiers around the newly designed TARDIS exterior, The Eleventh Doctor with Amy Pond and Professor River Song in hand-cuffs. Three of the new filming pictures can be seen here, on The Gallfirey Vortex, below:



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

River Song in Doctor Who Series Five

Filming for the fifth series of Doctor Who took place at Dunraven Bay in Cardiff yesterday, which has previously appeared in Doctor Who as Bad Wolf Bay. Alex Kingston who starred as River Song in the series four episodes; Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead, was also seen filming and a picture of her on set can be seen here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, below:

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

Doctor Who Series Five Filming Begins

Filming for the fifth series of Doctor Who began in Cardiff today and Matt Smith and Karen Gillan were both there to film some of there scenes. The BBC Press Office revealed a press release regarding the filming of the upcoming series earlier today, which can also be read here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, below:

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

Doctor Who Pocket Diary 2010

Danilo have now revealed the cover and some details for next year's official Doctor Who pocket diary. The Doctor Who 2010 Pocket diary includes pages featuring various Doctor Who characters and monsters and helps you plan your week and the rest of the year. The synopsis for the diary can be read below:

Dr Who has come of age, enjoying a huge resurgence, this diary will include pictures of David Tennant and other cast memebers. So put your key dates for 2010 in your exclusive Dr Who 2010 diary.

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

Torchwood October 2009 Novel Covers

BBC Books have now revealed the covers for three upcoming Torchwood novels that will be released in October. The new novels, entitled The Undertaker's Gift, Risk Assessement and Consequences are set between the second and the third series and feature Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones who are played by John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Llyod in the TV series. The covers for the novels can be seen above and more information including the synopses for them can be found by clicking here in a post from earlier this year. The Undertaker's Gift is written by Trevor Baxendale, Risk Assessment is written by James Goss, and Consequences is written by Joseph Lidster, James Moran, Andrew Cartmel and David Llewellyn. All three Torchwood novels will be released at good book stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 15th of October this year and will be sold at a regular retail price of £6.99 each.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Doctor Who Adventures #124

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for issue 124 of Doctor Who Adventures which was released yesterday. This week's issue takes a look at ten of the best Dalek exterminations, goes behind the scenes to find out more about Doctor Who monsters and comes with a free audio story and one of four exclusive inflatables. The cover for the magazine can be seen to the left and the official press release can be read below:

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

Doctor Who 2010 Calendar

The cover and details for next year's official Doctor Who calendar have now been revealed by Danilo. The Doctor Who 2010 calendar will includes new pictures of The Tenth Doctor's travels through time and space and is the fifth of it's kind to be released. The cover for the calendar can be seen above and the official synopsis for it can be read below:

Doctor Who is a national treasure which gets better with age. Re-live some of David Tennant’s finest moments with our 2010 calendar celebrating his reign. With his lamented departure, this calendar will at least help with the withdrawal symptoms.

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

The Doctor Who DVD Files #14

Issue fourteen of The Doctor Who DVD Files was released across the United Kingdom and Ireland today and the cover for it can be seen above. This fortnight's issue comes with the final episode of Doctor Who series two, Doomsday, and the Doctor Who 2006 Christmas special, The Runaway Bride on DVD and includes guides for both episodes. Inside, you can read about Harriet Jones, the Werewolf, The Master, Malcolm Taylor, Harry Sullivan and much more including how the new series Cybermen were designed. Issue fifteen will be released in two weeks time and will come with the first two episodes of Doctor Who series three; Smith and Jones and The Shakespeare Code on DVD. The Doctor Who DVD Files issue fourteen is on sale at most good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland now at the usual regular retail price of £6.99.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Doctor Who Magazine #411 Cover

The cover for issue 411 of the official Doctor Who Magazine has now been revealed by current editor magazine editor, Tom Spilsbury, and can be seen above. This issue includes an exclusive interview with Tom Baker, the actor who starred as The Fourth Doctor from 1974 to 1981 and allows you to download a free Doctor Who audio story. The magazine also includes exclusive interviews, competitions, an exclusive comic strip, the latest news and much more. Doctor Who Magazine issue 411 will go on sale at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland next Thursday and will be sold at the usual price of £3.99.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Doctor Who Children in Need 2009 Confirmed

Lizo Mzimba, a BBC entertainment correspondent, recently revealed on his Twitter page that a special Doctor Who episode will be made for this year's Children in Need telethon. The Daily Mirror recently reported that the Children of Need special would introduce Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, encountering the previous ten incarnations of The Doctor, before he appears in the fifth series of Doctor Who. The report from The Daily Mirror has not been confirmed by the BBC so may be untrue, but the latest news regarding this year's Doctor Who Children in Need special will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, as it is made available.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Blue Moon Doctor Who Short Story

The 20th of July 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, which saw Neil Armstrong land and walk on Earth's moon. To celebrate the anniversary of the event, the BBC's official website for Doctor Who is launching a new short story written by Oli Smith, entitled Blue Moon. When asked about the new Doctor Who short story, Oli Smith had this to say:

'I didn't want the Doctor to take anything away from the achievements of the Apollo mission, but rather to prevent outside influences, both extra terrestrial and closer to home, from manipulating events for their own ends.'

Blue Moon will be published in four parts on the 15th, 16th, 17th, and 20th of July on the BBC's official website for Doctor Who which can be visited by clicking here. Along with the new short story, the official website will include many moon related features such as a look at the appearances of the moon in Doctor Who.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Children of Earth Overnight Ratings

BARB recently revealed the overnight ratings for the third series of Torchwood which was broadcast across the United Kingdom this week. The overnight ratings are not completely accurate and correct ratings will be released by BARB soon. The ratings that each episode of the new series achieved when broadcast on BBC One can be read here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, below:
  • 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

Children of Earth Day Five Trailers

Last night, the fourth episode of Torchwood: Children of Earth was broadcast across the United Kingdom on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel. A next time trailer for the fifth and final episode of the series which will be broadcast tonight followed and BBC One is now airing a new trailer for the same episode. Both new trailers can be seen below:

Next Time Trailer

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New BBC One Trailer

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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?

Children of Earth Day Five Tonight

The Picture above was made by me and is coypright to The Gallifrey Vortex.
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

The Waters of Mars Preview Clip

The Official Doctor Who website has now revealed a new clip from the second of this year's Doctor Who specials, The Waters of Mars. The new clip which runs for approxmitely fifty-two seconds features David Tennant as The Tenth Doctor and Lindsay Duncan as Adelaide. The new clip can also be seen here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, below:

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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?

Children of Earth Day Four Tonight

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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 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.

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

Children of Earth Day Four Trailers

Earlier tonight, the third episode of Torchwood: Children of Earth was broadcast across the United Kingdom on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel. A next time trailer for the fourth episode of the series followed episode two's broadcast and BBC One is now airing a new trailer for the same episode. Both new trailers can be seen below:

Next Time Trailer

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New BBC One Trailer

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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?

Children of Earth Day Three Tonight

Tonight, the third installment of Torchwood: Children of Earth, entitled Day Three, will be broadcast in the United Kingdom. Tonight's episode of the new series sees the mysterious 456 arrive on Earth and the Torchwood team have to fight to save their families. Torchwood: Children of Earth Day Three 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 tonight's episode can be read below:

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

Children of Earth Day Three Trailers

Earlier tonight, the second episode of Torchwood: Children of Earth was broadcast across the United Kingdom on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel. A next time trailer for the third episode of the series followed episode two's broadcast and the BBC have now released a new trailer for the same episode. Both new trailers can be seen below:

Next Time Trailer

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New BBC Trailer

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Torchwood: Children of Earth day 3 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?

Children of Earth Day Two Tonight

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Tonight, Torchwood: Children of Earth continues as the second episode of the new series is broadcast for the first time across the United Kingdom. Tonight's episode is entitled Day Two and sees the Torchwood team continue to be tracked down by the British government as the 456 crisis grows even bigger. The official synopsis for this episode of can be read below:

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

Children of Earth Day Two Trailers

Earlier tonight, the first episode of Torchwood: Children of Earth was broadcast across the United Kingdom on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel. A next time trailer for the second episode of the series followed episode one's broadcast and the BBC have now released a new trailer for the same episode. Both new trailers can be seen below:

Next Time Trailer

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New BBC Trailer

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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?

Children of Earth Day One Tonight

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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

Kai Owen Talks Torchwood's Future

Kai Owen, the welsh actor who stars as Gwen's husband, Rhys Williams, in Torchwood, was recently interviewed. In the interview, Kai Owen talks about the future of Torchwood and the third series of the show which will be broadcast for the first time tomorrow in the U.K. An extract from the interview can be read below:

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

Remembrance of the Daleks Special Edition

Various online retailers are now taking orders for a special edition release of the classic Doctor Who story, Remembrance of the Daleks. The story which was broadcast in 1988 consists of four episodes that star Sylvester McCoy as The Seventh Doctor and Sophie Aldred as his companion, Ace. Extras featured on the DVD include; Deleted Scenes, Outtakes, Multi-Angle Sequences, Trails and Continuity, Photo Gallery, Isolated Music, Radio Times Listings and Programme subtitles. Remembrance of the Daleks special edition will be released on DVD across the United Kingdom on the 20th of July at a regular retail price of £19.99.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Torchwood: The Dead Line Today

Today, the second of three new Torchwood radio plays, The Dead Line, will be broadcast for the first time. The new radio play includes the voices of John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Llyod who also star in the TV series as Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones. The synopsis for today's Torchwood radio play, The Dead Line, can be read below:

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

Doctor Who Adventures #122

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and press release for issue 122 of Doctor Who Adventures which was released today. This week's issue of the popular magazine is a 3D special and comes with a free 3D poster and a pair of 3D glasses. The cover for the magazine can be seen to the left and the official press release for it can be read below:

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!


This issue of Doctor Who Adventures is on sale at all good newsagents across the United Kingdom now, at the usual price of £2.10. Doctor Who Adventures issue 123 will be released next Thursday and will come with a free sonic screwdriver water squirter and some stickers. Will you be purchasing this issue?

Torchwood: Golden Age Today

Today, the second of three new Torchwood radio plays, The Golden Age, will be broadcast for the first time. The new radio play includes the voices of John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Gareth David-Llyod who also star in the TV series as Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones. The synopsis for today's Torchwood radio play, The Golden Age, can be read below:

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

Second Children of Earth BBC One Trailer

A new trailer for Torchwood: Children of Earth is currently being broadcast across the United Kingdom on BBC One. The new trailer features new and old clips from the new series which will be broadcast across five consecutive nights in the U.K next week. The trailer which runs for approximately one minute can be seen here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, below:

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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?

The Doctor Who DVD Files #13

Issue thirteen of The Doctor Who DVD Files was released today and is now available to buy from all good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland. This issue comes with the series two episodes, Fear Her and Army of Ghosts on DVD, in which The Tenth Doctor and Rose encounter a girl with the ability to take people away and the Cybermen in the form of ghosts. The magazine also includes episode guides for both episodes featured on the DVD and takes a look at the Fifth Doctor, Mickey Smith, the TARDIS interior, the Cult of Skaro and the making of the new series Cybermen. This issue of The Doctor Who DVD Files is on sale now at a regular retail price of £6.99. The fourteenth issue of the magazine will be released in two weeks time and will include the final episode of Doctor Who series two, Doomsday, and the 2006 Christmas special, The Runaway Bride, on DVD. Will you be purchasing a copy of the thirteenth issue of the DVD Files?