Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Doctor Who Magazine: Sarah Jane Smith

Doctor Who Magazine have now revealed the cover for their next special issue, which will take a look at Sarah Jane Smith. Across it's 100 pages, the special magazine will include an in-depth interview with Elisabeth Sladen herself, and will take a look at the Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures episodes that she has appeared in. This edition of Doctor Who Magazine is the twenty-third special issue to be produced and includes many pictures and information which have never been made available to see before. Doctor Who Magazine: Sarah Jane Smith will go on sale at newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland tomorrow, and will be sold for the price of £5.99. Will you be buying this?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Prisoner of the Judoon Trailer and Picture

The BBC Press Office recently revealed a new promotional picture and trailer for the opening two-parter of The Sarah Jane Adventures series three, Prisoner of the Judoon. The new picture features Sarah Jane Smith, Luke Smith, Clyde Langer, and Rani Chandra, and the new trailer includes new clips of the Judoon, Androvax, and much more including K9. The promotional picture can be seen above, and the new trailer can be seen below, with thanks to Doctor Who TV:

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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

The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith Pictures

Digital Spy have now revealed three new promotional pictures from the third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. The pictures are from the third two-part episode of the series, The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, and do not include anything that could be classed as spoilers. As well as being available on Digital Spy's official website, the pictures can also be seen below:



The third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures will begin broadcast on Thursday the fifteenth of October, with the first part of Prisoner of the Judoon, and more news regarding The Sarah Jane Adventures series three will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, when it is available. What do you think of these pictures?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Prisoner of the Judoon Synopses

The BBC Press Office recently revealed the synopses for part one and two of Prisoner of the Judoon, the opening story of The Sarah Jane Adventures' third series. As the title suggests, this story will see the return of the rhino-like Judoon, the intergalactic police who appeared in Doctor Who twice. The synopses for both parts of this upcoming story can be read below:

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

Torchwood: The Official Calendar 2010

Danilo have now revealed the cover and some details for next year's official Torchwood calendar. The calendar covers all the months from January and December 2010, and includes promotional pictures from Torchwood: Children of Earth, featuring Captain Jack Harkness, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, and Rhys Williams. The cover for the calendar can be seen a above, and it's official synopsis can be read below:

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

SFX Elisabeth Sladen Interview

SFX have now updated their official website with a preview of their upcoming interview with Elisabeth Sladen, which will feature in full in the next issue of SFX Magazine. In the preview, Elisabeth discusses the first four stories from the third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and somethings that happened during production. The preview can be read below:

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!”

The interview will be available to read in full in issue 190 of SFX Magazine, which will go on sale across the United Kingdom and Ireland on Wednesday the 18th of November, at a price of £3.99. The Sarah Jane Adventures will return for it's third series on Thursday the 15th of October and stars Elisabeth Sladen, Thomas Knight, Daniel Anthony, and Anjili Mohindra. What do you think of this?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Doctor Who Adventures #134

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:

EXTRA adventures!

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

The Doctor Who DVD Files #19

The nineteenth issue of The Doctor Who DVD Files was released at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland today, and is now available to buy for the usual price of £6.99. This fortnight's issue comes with the ninth and tenth episodes of Doctor Who series three; The Family of Blood, and Blink, on DVD, and includes episode guides for both stories. The magazine takes a look at the Daleks, Davros, Sally Sparrow, Omega, The Doctor's time detector from Blink and how alien sets are created for use in Doctor Who. Issue twenty of the magazine will be released in two weeks time and will come with episode eleven and twelve of Doctor Who series three; Utopia and The Sound of Drums, on DVD, and will include guides for both episodes. Will you be buying this issue?

John Barrowman Metro Interview

Doctor Who and Torchwood actor, John Barrowman, was recently interviewed by Metro to promote the release of his latest autobiography, 'I Am What I Am'. John discussed why he thinks his character, Captain Jack Harkness, has become so popular and if he will be appearing in the final two Doctor Who specials of the year, after pictures of him on set were released online.

When asked why he thinks Jack Harkness is popular:
"I think it’s the fact I’m portraying somebody people can identify with. Whether it’s because he’s omni-sexual or he’s proud of who he is - he doesn’t care about what anybody thinks. If I had a formula, I would sell it! I’d be handing it out on street corners for £1.50 each. I have been absolutely overwhelmed by the popularity and success of Captain Jack.”

When asked if he would be returning to Doctor Who:
“I’ll put it this way. Captain Jack will always return to the side of the Doctor when he needs assistance. And we wouldn’t have it any other way!"

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

British Fantasy Awards 2009 Results

The British Fantasy Society recently revealed the results of their 2009 awards, at the FantasyCon convention in Nottingham. Doctor Who was nominated in the 'Best Television Programme' category, facing competition from many other dramas such as Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica, Dexter and Dead Set, and won the award, marking another victory for the Doctor Who production team. Robert Shearman who wrote the 2005 episode, Dalek, collected the award and dedicated it to Doctor Who lead writer, Russell T Davies, and Doctor Who executive producer, Julie Gardner. Doctor Who: The Writers Tale, written by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook, was also nominated at the British Fantasty Awards in the 'Best Non-Fiction' category, but lost out on the award to Basil Copper: A Life in Books.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Doctor Who Adventures #133

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for issue 133 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine, which was released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on Thursday. This week's issue takes a look at some of the shape-shifting aliens from Doctor Who and comes with three exclusive sets of Doctor Who stickers. The cover for this issue of the magazine can be seen to the left, and the official press release for it can be read below:

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

Torchwood Series 1 - 3 Box Set Cover

2Entertain recently confirmed that they will be releasing a new fourteen disc DVD box set which will feature every episode of Torchwood that has been broadcast to date and will include all of the special features that were included on the single series releases. The cover for this upcoming Torchwood box set is now available online and can be seen below:

Torchwood: The Complete Series One to Three will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland alongside Doctor Who: The Complete Series One to Four on the 26th of October, and will be sold for a regular retail price of £59.99.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Doctor Who: Alien Armies Trading Cards

Panini, the company behind Doctor Who Magazine, recently announced their new upcoming trading card game, Doctor Who: Alien Armies. There will be 260 cards to collect, 180 being standard cards, 40 being glitter foil cards, 20 being 'super foil' cards, and 20 being emboss cards. A poster and a selection of cards can be seen below, with thanks to Match Attacks.net:

Doctor Who: Alien Armies will be launched across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 1st of October, with a special starter pack which will include a collector's binder, a checklist, a gameboard and 18 starter cards. The starter pack will cost £4.99 and booster packs of cards, each consisting of six cards, will be sold at a regular retail price of 50p each. Will you be collecting these cards?

Doctor Who Series 1 - 4 DVD Box Set Cover

2Entertain have now revealed the cover for the upcoming Doctor Who DVD box set which will include every episode from the first, second, third, and fourth series of new Doctor Who, along with the Christmas specials. All of the extras and special features that were included on the single series DVD releases are included on this new box set, which consists of twenty three discs in a large case. The Doctor Who Complete Series One to Four DVD Box Set will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 26th of October, and will be sold at a regular retail price of £89.99. More information regarding the DVD and details on how it can now be pre-ordered for the lower price of £66.09 can be found by clicking here at Amazon. Will you be purchasing this new DVD box set?

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith Novel

The cover for the upcoming Sarah Jane Adventures novel, The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, has now been revealed, and can be seen above. The book is written by Garry Russell and is adapted from the upcoming two part story which will be see Sarah Jane and her new boyfriend attempt to get married, and see The Doctor and The Trickster encounter. The book's synopsis can be read below:

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?

Tesco Exclusive Doctor Who Figure Sets

Four new Doctor Who action figure sets were recently released exclusively at Tesco stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Pictures of a set which includes action figures from Doctor Who series three, and a set which includes Cybermen action figures from various Doctor Who classic series episodes, have now been released online and can also be seen below:


Both figure sets are currently on sale at Tesco stores, alongside a series one figure set which includes figures of The 9th Doctor, Jabe and a Sycorax, and a series two figure set which includes figures of The 10th Doctor, the Cybercontroller and a Hoix. Will you be purchasing any of these new figure sets?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Richard Curtis BBC News Interview

It was recently revealed that Richard Curtis, the founder of Comic Relief, would be writing a script for the fifth series of Doctor Who. BBC entertainment correspondent, Lizo Mzimba, recently interviewed Richard Curtis regarding his series five script, and the interview was recently posted on the BBC website. An extract from the new interview can be read below:

"I can tell you that it's set in the past, that it features somebody famous, that it features something very nasty, and I hope it will be both scary, funny and a bit touching. Writing Doctor Who is such a joy. I started off, apparantly, over-writing The Doctor a little bit, and I had Steven Moffat come to me and say 'he doesn't talk like that - he's informal, he's modern'. So I've crushed it down and added in a few colloquialisms, and it's really fun."

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

Sarah Jane Adventures Broadcasting News

The next issue of Doctor Who Magazine, which will be released tomorrow, includes news regarding the transmission of the third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. The magazine confirms that the series will begin broadcast on Thursday October the 15th with the first part of Prisoner of the Judoon, and will continue the following day, Friday the 16th of October, with the second part of the story. The series will then continue to be broadcast every Thursday and Friday on BBC One from then on until Friday the thirtieth of November. The Sarah Jane Adventures series three stars Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, Thomas Knight as Luke Smith, Daniel Anthony as Clyde Langer, and Anjili Mohindra as Rani Chandra. More news regarding the series will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, when available.

Doctor Who Magazine #413 Press Release

This week, four different covers for Doctor Who Magazine issue 413 were revealed on Doctor Who Magazine's Facebook page, and the press release for this issue of the magazine has now been made available. The covers for the magazine can all be seen above, and the press release for it can be read below:

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...

HERO'S WELCOME!
RUSSELL T DAVIES describes the incredible reception David Tennant received when he took to the stage in the USA in Production Notes!

SILENT VICTORY?
There’s brand new comic strip adventure, ONOMATOPOEIA, by Dan McDaid with art by Mike Collins.

WINNING STRATEGY?
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!

DARK HORSE?
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

Doctor Who Magazine #413 Cover Four

The official Doctor Who Magazine Facebook group has now revealed the fourth cover for Doctor Who Magazine issue 413, which can be seen above. This issue of the magazine features four different covers, each to tie in with Doctor Who Magazine's 'Mighty 200' feature, a survey to find out what readers of the magazine think the best Doctor Who story is. This cover commemorates Human Nature and The Family of Blood, a two part story starring David Tennant which was one of the most voted for in Doctor Who Magazine's 'Mighty 200' survey. The press release for this issue of the magazine will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, as soon as it is made available. What do you think of this cover?

Doctor Who Adventures #132

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and some details for issue 132 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine which went on sale on Thursday. This week's issue takes a look at Captain Jack Harkness' top then moments from Doctor Who, and comes with a free and exclusive stationery set. The magazine's cover can be seen to the left, and it's official press release can be read below:

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

Doctor Who Magazine #413 Cover Three

The official Doctor Who Magazine Facebook group has now revealed the third cover for Doctor Who Magazine issue 413, which can be seen above. This issue of the magazine features four different covers, each to tie in with Doctor Who Magazine's 'Mighty 200' feature, a survey to find out what readers of the magazine think the best Doctor Who story is. This cover commemorates The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances, a two part story starring Christopher Eccleston which was one of the most voted for in Doctor Who Magazine's 'Mighty 200' survey. The press release and fourth cover for this issue of the magazine will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, as soon as they are made available.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Doctor Who Magazine #413 Cover Two

The official Doctor Who Magazine Facebook group has now revealed the second cover for Doctor Who Magazine issue 413, which can be seen above. This issue of the magazine features four different covers, each to tie in with Doctor Who Magazine's 'Mighty 200' feature, a survey to find out what readers of the magazine think the best Doctor Who story is. This cover commemorates The Caves of Androzani, a story starring Peter Davison that is one of the most voted for in Doctor Who Magazine's 'Mighty 200' survey. The press release and third and fourth covers for this issue of the magazine will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, when they are available. What are your thoughts on this cover?

Terrence Hardiman in Doctor Who Series Five

Filming for the fifth series of Doctor Who continued in Wales across the past week, and Terrence Hardiman was spotted. Terrence Hardiman is a British actor who is well known for his role as The Demon Headmaster in the children's series of the same name, and for playing Reinhardt in the 1970 drama series, Secret Army. Pictures from this week's filming can be seen below:

The fifth series of Doctor Who is currently being filmed in and around Cardiff, and is set to be broadcast on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel at some point during Spring 2010. More news and pictures from the filming of the series will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, when available. What do you think of this?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Doctor Who Magazine #413 Cover One

The official Doctor Who Magazine Facebook group has now been updated with the first cover for issue 413 of Doctor Who Magazine. This cover commemorates The City of Death, a story starring Tom Baker that was first broadcast in 1979. Four different covers for the 413th issue of Doctor Who Magazine have been designed to tie in with the results of the 'Might 200', a survey launched by Doctor Who Magazine to find out what readers think is the best of all 200 Doctor Who stories that have been broadcast to date. The second cover for issue 413 of Doctor Who Magazine will be revealed tomorrow, and the third and fourth covers will be made available at some point during next week. Doctor Who Magazine issue 413 will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on Thursday and will be sold for the price of £3.99. What do you think of this cover?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Doctor Who Dreamland Videos

The official Doctor Who website's blog on the upcoming Doctor Who Animation, Dreamland, has been updated with two new and exclusive videos. The first of the videos goes behind the scenes to take a look at the editing of the animation, and the second sees Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner answering the first selection of questions, thought of by Doctor Who fans.

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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

Richard Curtis Confirmed for Series Five

The BBC have now confirmed that the recent rumours of Richards Curtis writing for the fifth series of Doctor Who are correct. The well known writer who originally came from New Zealand, recently had his latest film, 'The Boat that Rocked', released in the United Kingdom, and is currently working on another film, entitled 'Lost for Words'. Richard Curtis is also known for writing films such as 'Mr Bean's Holiday' and 'Love Actually', and for writing television shows such as 'Blackadder' and 'The Vicar of Dibley'. No other writers have been confirmed for series five, on the exception of incoming Doctor Who lead writer, Steven Moffat, but the latest news regarding Doctor Who series five writers will be posted here, as soon as it is made available by a reliable source. What are your thoughts on this series five news?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Doctor Who DVD Files #18

Issue eighteen 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 of the magazine comes with the seventh and eighth episodes of Doctor Who series three; 42 and Human Nature, on DVD, and includes episode guides for both stories. Inside, you can read all about the regeneration of The Third Doctor, the Cybercontroller, Scarecrows, the SS Pentallian, Joan Redfern, and Adam Mitchell. The nineteenth issue of the magazine will be released in two weeks time and will come with the series three episodes; The Family of Blood and Blink, on DVD. The Doctor Who DVD Files issue eighteen is on sale at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, being sold at the regular retail price of £6.99. Will you buying a copy of this magazine?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Richard Curtis to Write for Series Five?

The British tabloid newspaper, The Sun, are today reporting that Richard Curtis is writing a script for the fifth series of Doctor Who. Richard Curtis is well known for his work on many television shows such as The Vicar of Dibley and Blackadder, and many films such as Love Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral. In the Sun's report, Richard Curtis was quoted as saying:

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

National Television Awards 2009 Long List

The long list for the 2009 National Television Awards have now been revealed, and Doctor Who and it's spin-off show, Torchwood, have both been nominated in the Best Drama category. Doctor Who has won the award four years in a row but still faces competition from Torchwood and many other shows such as Primeval, Heroes, Merlin, Robin Hood, Spooks, and Ashes to Ashes. In the Drama Performance category, David Tennant who is well known for his role as the The Doctor in Doctor Who and John Barrowman and Eve Myles who are well known for their roles as Captain Jack Harkness and Eve Myles in Torchwood, have all been nominated, along with many other actors and actresses. A voting form can be filled out online by clicking here at the official website for the National Television Awards. The results will be announced at The National Telivison Awards ceremony at the 02 Arena in London, on the 20th of January. Will you be voting in these awards?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Daleks to Battle Nazis in Series Five?

The Daily Star recently reported that the Daleks will battle Nazi soldiers in a story for Doctor Who series five. According to the report, The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond will discover that Winston Churchill, the British prime minister during world war two, is working alongside the Daleks to stop the Nazis from controlling the world. An apparent BBC source was qouted as saying: “It’s going to be one of the most fantastic stories! Daleks, Churchill, Nazis, Hitler and Doctor Who‚ who can top that?” The report came shortly actors dressed as world war two soldiers and what looked a Dalek were spotted filming for the fifth series of Doctor Who in Cardiff, and more details regarding that filming can be found by clicking here in an older post. The Daily Star goes on to state that the Daleks have had Union Flags attached below their eye stalks and that their metal exteriors have been painted khaki and green. Doctor Who series five stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and is currently being filmed in and around Cardiff, for broadcast on BBC One in Spring.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

New K9 Series Promotional Poster

The Park Entertainment website recently revealed a new promotional poster for the upcoming K9 series. The promotional poster features many aliens and monsters from the series with K9 as voiced by John Leeson, Starkey as played by Keegan Joyce, Jorjie as played by Philippa Coulthard and Darius as played by Daniel Webber. The poster can also be seen below:

K9 will be shown in Australia on Network Ten, and in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Disney XD, for broadcast in early 2010, and more details regarding the series will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, when it is made available.

Doctor Who Adventures #131

BBC Magazines recently sent us the cover and details for issue 131 of Doctor Who Adventures which was released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on Thursday. This week's issue of the popular children's magazine features exlusive interviews with Karen Gillan and Tom Baker, and comes with some free Doctor Who photo frames and stickers. The cover for the magazine can be seen to the left and the official press release for it can be read below:

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
• Posters
• Make the Dalek Crucible
• Puzzles and competitions – great Doctor Who prizes could be yours!
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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

The Dalek War DVD Box Set

2Entertain have now revealed the cover and some details for the upcoming Doctor Who Dalek War box set. The box set includes two DVDs featuring Dalek episodes starring Jon Pertwee as The Doctor; Frontier in Space, and Planet of the Daleks. The DVD's cover can be seen to the left and the official synopses for both stories in the box set can be read below:

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?

The Day of the Clown Repeat Today

The BBC will today be continuing their repeats of the second series of The Sarah Jane Adventures on the CBBC Channel. Today's repeat is of the second story from the series, The Day of the Clown, which sees Sarah Jane, Luke and Clyde meet Rani Chandra for the first time and battle evil clowns. The first part of the story will be broadcast on the CBBC Channel at 4:30pm and the second part of the story will be shown at 5:15pm on the same channel. The episode stars Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, Anjili Mohindra as Rani Chandra, Thomas Knight as Luke Smith and Daniel Anthony as Clyde Langer. Will you be watching this when it is broadcast?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Day of the Troll Audio Cover

The cover for the previously reported Doctor Who audio CD, The Day of the Troll, has now been revealed and can be seen above, with thanks to Doctor Who Online. The story which features The Tenth Doctor was written by Simon Messingham exclusively for BBC Audiobooks, and is read by David Tennant. The audio book is the fifth in a series of exclusive audio adventures that also consists of; Pest Control, The Forever Trap, The Nemonite Invasion and The Rising Night. Doctor Who: The Day of the Troll will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the eighth of October at a regular retail price of £9.99, and the synopsis for the audio CD can be read by clicking here in an older post.

Greatest Moments: The Enemies Tonight

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Tonight, the third and final episode of Doctor Who Greatest Moments will be broadcast for the first time across the United Kingdom and Ireland. The episode will take a look at some of the most memorable and iconic moments from the history of The Doctor's most deadly enemies, including the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Sontarans, The Master, the Gelth, the Empress of the Racnoss, and many more. Jo Whiley will narrate tonight's special programme, with contributions from many past and present cast members such as David Tennant, John Barrowman, Derek Jacobi, Zoe Wannamaker, Freema Agyeman and Sarah Parish. More details regarding tonight's episode can be found by clicking here, and a clip from the episode can be seen by clicking here, both in older posts. Doctor Who Greatest Moments: The Enemies will be broadcast tonight at 8:00pm on BBC Three and will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer shortly after.

The Last Sontaran Repeat Today

With the third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures airing next month, The CBBC Channel will today start repeating the second series of the children's Doctor Who spin-off series. Today will see the repeat of part one and two of The Last Sontaran, a story that sees Sarah Jane Smith and her teenage friends encounter Kaagh, a Sontaran that survived their previous Earth invasion attempt. The episodes stars Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, Thomas Knight as Luke Smith, Daniel Anthony as Clyde Langer, and for the last time, Yasmin Paige as Maria Jackson. Both parts of the story will be broadcast today at 4:30pm on the CBBC Channel and will be available to watch shortly after on BBC iPlayer. Will you be watching this repeat?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Code of the Krillitantes Quick Read Book

Quick Read's have now revealed the cover and synopsis for next year's Doctor Who Quick Read novel, Code of the Krillitanes. The book features The Tenth Doctor and as the title suggests, The Krillitantes, who appeared in the Doctor Who series two episode, School Reunion. The cover of the book can be seen above, and the official synopsis for it can be read below:

"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?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sarah Jane Adventures Series Three Update

A special touring event called "See Me on CBBC" was available to visit in Manchester across the weekend and allowed children to act out scenes from The Sarah Jane Adventures, alongside a Judoon captain and a Blathareen. The Blathareen are a family of enemies to the Slitheen, and a picture of the one from the event can be seen below, with thanks to Sarah Jane TV:

Both the Judoon and the Blathareen will appear in the third series of The Sarah Jane Adventures later this year. In related news, after yesterday's The Sarah Jane Adventures series one marathon, it was confirmed by a CBBC presenter that The Sarah Jane Adventures would return for it's third series in October, despite the fact that series one and two were both broadcast in September. What are your thoughts on this The Sarah Jane Adventures series three news?