Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The first part of Prisoner of the Judoon will be broadcast on Thursday the fifteenth of October, with the second part of the story set to follow the next day. A new cinema trailer and various television trailers are expected to be shown soon, and will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, when they are made available.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Prisoner of the Judoon Part One
In the first of this two-part adventure, Sarah Jane and the gang face the most dangerous day of their lives, as the rhino-like Judoon return. When prisoner Androvax the Destroyer crash-lands on Earth, a Veil is set free and starts to turn Earth’s technology against itself. And his next intended victim is Sarah Jane.
Prisoner of the Judoon Part Two
Luke, Clyde and Rani fight their most fearsome enemy yet – Sarah Jane Smith – in the second episode of this two-part, alien-busting adventure.
As the Judoon fleet approaches Earth, it’s a race against time to stop Androvax. But with Genetech’s technology on the rampage, and Rani’s parents taken prisoner, can anything stop the Army of the Infinitesimal?
The third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures will begin on Thursday the 15th of October with the first part of Prisoner of the Judoon, and will continue the next day, Friday the 16th of October, with the next part of the story. The synopses for the next episodes in the series will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, when they become available. What are your thoughts on these new synopses?
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Hot on the heels of Dr Who, Torchwood is hot property, with the BBC dedicating a week long story line for it's growing army of fans. Sci-Fi for grown ups, plan an alien free year ahead with a Danilo calendar & a little help from the Cardiff crusaders.
The calendar consists of fourteen pages and will be released at good book stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland later this month, being sold for a regular retail price of £7.99. The cover, details and synopsis for next year's Doctor Who calendar can be seen by clicking here in an older post. Will you be buying a copy of this Torchwood calendar when it is released later this month?
Friday, September 25, 2009
Prisoner Of The Judoon
"I love one and two, because I’m evil Sarah Jane, and I absolutely relished it – it’s great! I said to Phil Ford, ‘Why did you think I could do that?’ and he said, ‘It’s something you did or said last year’, so I thought ‘Oh… They do listen!”
The Mad Woman In The Attic
“Three and four my husband [Brian Miller] is in, which is brilliant. That was in the rain on Barry Island. If you’ve ever been on Barry Island, with or without rain, you would remember it. I got a chest infection on Barry Island! You look at it and you don’t see the terrible weather we had - it was a nightmare for poor Alice [Troughton, the director], it really was. And for the lighting guy. And of course this year we’re in HD for the first time. It’s a different kind of look and it looks so expensive – it’s wonderful, I’m so thrilled with it.”
The Wedding Of Sarah Jane Smith
“A great story. It’s by my lovely Gareth – he’s lovely because he knows Sarah so well, he knows Doctor Who so well. He puts little things in sometimes, where I look up from a read-through and maybe only he and I and Russell and someone else will spot them! It’s really nice to have those little moments.”
The Eternity Trap
“The haunted house one is incredibly scary - I mean I even screech in it when something happens! Danny [Anthony, who plays Clyde] went to the loo and he wouldn’t look in the mirror - when he came back out from washing his hands, he flew out!”
Thursday, September 24, 2009
BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for issue 134 of Doctor Who Adventures, which was released today. This week's issue takes a look at various special episodes of Doctor Who such as the Children in Need special, Time Crash, and the interactive Christmas 2005 adventure, Attack of the Graske. The cover for the magazine can be seen to the left, and it's official press release can be read below:
Doctor Who Adventures takes a look at all the mini adventures the Doctor has experienced over the years, from the Attack of the Graske to Time Crash.
The Doctor has travelled to many exciting places on his adventures. This week’s Top 10 is all about the best planets he’s visited, but which will be number one? The countdown includes Gallifrey, the Ood Sphere and Midnight.
Find out how well you know the Weeping Angels in this week’s quiz. But remember not to blink while doing it!
This week’s favourite scene takes us back to the first time Rose steps inside the TARDIS.
All this and…
- Free Doctor Who gift!
- 3 fantastic posters
- Puzzles and competitions - Create a new gadget for the doctor. The winner’s invention will be used by the Doctor in a future comic strip.
- Subscription offer – subscribe today and save a fantastic 40%
Doctor Who Adventures, issue 134, priced £2.10, is in shops on Thursday 24 September!
The perfect magazine for young Doctor Who fans.
Issue 134 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is available at good newsagents and supermarkets across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, being sold for the regular retail price of £2.10. Will you be purchasing a copy of this magazine?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
When asked why he thinks Jack Harkness is popular:
An image of John Barrowman on set during the filming of the final Doctor Who specials of the year can be seen by clicking here, in a post from earlier this year. An apparent member of the BBC recently revealed at ComicCon that a fourth series of Torchwood will be produced, but no official announcement been made.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
REVEALED: The ultimate shape-changer.
Doctor Who Adventures runs down the top 10 shape-changers, but who will come top?
Flash back to the 1920s for a monster murder mystery with this week’s story guide: The Unicorn and the Wasp. A murder investigation, a beastly bug and best-selling author Agatha Christie, the perfect combination for a great Doctor Who adventure.
This week’s Doctor Data is Sarah Jane Adventures’ Mr Smith – find out where he came from and how he once helped a shape-changing Slitheen!
Doomfinger features in this week’s favourite scene as we go back to 1599 London and The Shakespeare Code.
All this and…
Three fantastic sticker sets of your favourite Who characters
Learn how to become a Time Agent
3 brilliant posters
Puzzles and competitions – Doctor Who DVDs to be won plus other prizes and puzzles
Subscription offer – subscribe today and save a fantastic 40%
Doctor Who Adventures, issue 133, priced £2.10, is in shops on Thursday 17 September!
Grab your copy today before it changes into another shape!
Issue 133 of Doctor Who Adventures is available to buy at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, being sold at a regular retail price of £2.10. Will you be buying a copy of this magazine before Thursday this week?
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
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 Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith novel consists of 136 pages and will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 5th of November, being sold at a regular retail price of £4.99. Will you be purchasing a copy of this book?
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Richard Curtis also revealed that filming for his episode will begin in November, and that the episode is expected to be broadcast in February 2010. The video in which Richard Curtis is interviewed can be found by clicking here at the official BBC news website. What do you think of this new interview with Richard Curtis?
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
FIND OUT WHAT’S BEEN VOTED THE GREATEST STORY OF ALL TIME, IN DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 413!
It’s taken many months to compile... but now, at last, the results can be revealed of the biggest poll Doctor Who Magazine has ever undertaken! Discover which series in Doctor Who’s incredible 46-year history is the most popular; which is the highest rated story for each Doctor; which Dalek story is the most admired... And which remarkable story has come out on top of THE MIGHTY 200! Featuring contributions from members of the cast and crew who helped create the Top 10 stories and an in-depth analysis of the results, this very special issue is essential reading!
ALSO THIS ISSUE...
RUSSELL T DAVIES describes the incredible reception David Tennant received when he took to the stage in the USA in Production Notes!
There’s brand new comic strip adventure, ONOMATOPOEIA, by Dan McDaid with art by Mike Collins.
The Eleventh Doctor’s on the way and Neil Harris is doing his best to avoid spoilers... Find out how in You Are Not Alone!
The Watcher continues his guide to everything you need to know about the Doctor’s 10 incarnations. Was the Seventh Doctor as dark and mysterious as his reputation suggests... ?
TOP OF THE POPS!
DWM interviews THOMAS SANGSTER, star of Human Nature/The Family of Blood about his role as Tim Latimer, his Doctor Who audio story... and on playing Paul McCartney!
DWM 413 – It’s a winner! Out 17 September, with FOUR stunning covers to choose from, price £3.99
Doctor Who Magazine issue 413 will be released at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland tomorrow, and will be sold for the usual price of £3.99. Will you be purchasing a copy of this magazine at some point this month?
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Top Time Agent!
This week we celebrate the coolest Captain in the Whoniverse – Captain Jack!
He may be a rogue Time Agent but he’s also saved the Doctor’s bacon plenty of times. This week, we look back at his top ten best moments and consider whether he really is destined to become the ancient Face of Boe.
The new issue is packed full of robots of all shapes and sizes, from Sarah Jane’s metal mutt K-9 to the halo-hurling Host and the shape-shifting Kamelion. Read all about them in our special fact file. Sister Jatt gets zombified in this week’s photostory and there’s a brand-new comic adventure called Photo Finish.
Doctor Who Adventures comes with a free monster stationery set and three exclusive posters. Plus…
• Tenth Doctor quiz – test how well you know this Top Time Lord!
• Who knows – your burning Who conundrums answered
• Inside out – find out what lurks behind the Clockwork Robots masks
• Comps – Win loads of goodies!
• Subscription offer – subscribe today and save over 40%
Doctor Who Adventures, issue 132, priced £2.10, is in shops now. Miss it and face a monster makeover from Trine-E and Zu-Zana!
Issue 132 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is available to buy across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, being sold at the regular retail price of £2.10.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
The BBC's blog for Dreamland can be found by clicking here at the official Doctor Who website. Doctor Who: Dreamland will be available in 7 parts on the BBC Red Button service later this year, before all six parts are broadcast in full on BBC Two and on the BBC HD channel. What are your thoughts on these videos?
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
There will be a monster. And a famous historical figure will battle the monster. It's tremendously good fun and a treat for my children. These days the things you can watch together as a family are much fewer so when you get something like Doctor Who or The X Factor, it is such a pleasure to sit down as a family. Maybe it's a desire to get out of being old. Sometimes you do just love the idea that you could go back in time and change things."
The BBC have not confirmed this so it may be untrue, but any news regarding the possibility of Richard Curtis writing for Doctor Who series five will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, when available. What are your thoughts on this?
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Looking for monsters?
You’ve been warned! This week’s issue of Doctor Who Adventures is packed with the yuckiest monsters in the universe! Look out for facts and pictures of the Daleks, the Tritovores, Pig Slaves and many more…
Doctor Who Adventures talks to new companion Karen Gillan about her role in Who before she was cast as Amy Pond. Plus, we chat to the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, about his new audio adventures and his time as the Time Lord.
The magazine comes with a set of stickers of all the creatures you love, as well as Doctor Who photo frames, so you can turn yourself into a monster or the Doctor. All this and…
• The top 10 Doctor Who quotes – our favourite heroic sayings!
• Dalek attack photo story
• Make the Dalek Crucible
• Puzzles and competitions – great Doctor Who prizes could be yours!
• Subscription offer – subscribe today and save over 40%
Doctor Who Adventures, issue 131, priced £2.10, is in shops now. Get your copy today!
Issue 131 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, being sold for the usual price of £2.10. Will you be purchasing a copy of this magazine at some point this week?
Friday, September 4, 2009
Frontier in space
When the TARDIS accidentally brings the Doctor and Jo aboard Earth cargo ship C982, they find it under attack. The crew perceive the Doctor, Jo and the attackers as Draconians, whose empire currently rivals Earth’s for control of the galaxy. But the Doctor and Jo see only Ogrons – brutish, simian mercenaries who steal the cargo, including the TARDIS, and head off into space.
The Doctor’s investigations take him to Earth, the Moon and then to Draconia itself. He discovers that the Ogrons are employed by his sworn enemy, the Master, who is attempting to provoke a war between the space empires. The Doctor suspects the scale of the plan is too grand for the Master, but even he is shocked to discover the identity of the far deadlier foe waiting in the wings…
Planet of the Daleks
Injured after a shoot-out between his old nemesis the Master and the Ogrons, slaves to the evil Daleks, the Doctor sends a message to the Time Lords, asking them to pilot his TARDIS and follow the Daleks to their new base. After he slips into a coma, it falls to his assistant Jo Grant to explore the planet where the TARDIS finally materialises. She meets a party of Thals and is left in hiding aboard their crashed spaceship while they go to the Doctor’s aid. On his recovery, the Doctor learns of their mission to destroy a party of Daleks sent here to discover the native Spiridons’ secret of invisibility.
Not only must the Doctor contend with the Daleks’ new scheme, but he must try to stop them unleashing a plague that will exterminate all organic life. When a rescue ship of Thals arrive, they bring with them darker news still – somewhere on Spiridon 12,000 Daleks are waiting to emerge and take what they believe is their rightful place as the Universe’s supreme beings!
Both DVDs will include many special features such as commentary with Katy Manning, Prentis Hancock, Tim Preece, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks. The Dalek War DVD box set will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 5th of October, at a regular retail price of £34.99. Will you be purchasing a copy of this box set when it is released later this year?
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
"I blame those new Brainy Crisps. Since he started eating them, he’s been too clever by half.”
Can eating a bag of crisps really make you more clever? The company that makes the crisps says so, and they seem to be right. But the Doctor is worried. Who would want to make people more brainy? And why?
With just his sonic screwdriver and a supermarket trolley full of crisps, the Doctor sets out to find the truth. The answer is scary – the Krillitanes are back on Earth, and everyone is at risk! Last time they took over a school. This time they have hijacked the internet. Whatever they are up to, it’s big and it’s nasty. Only the Doctor can stop them – if he isn’t already too late...
A short, sharp shot of adventure, featuring the Doctor as played David Tennant in the hit series from BBC Television.
Code of the Krillitanes is written by Justin Richards and follows on from the previous four Doctor Who Quick Reads: I am a Dalek, Made of Steel, Revenge of the Judoon and The Sontaran Games. The book consists of 128 pages and will be released as a paperback across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the fourth of March 2010, being sold for £1.99. Will you be purchasing a copy of this?