Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Eleventh Hour CBBC New Preview Clip

With the fifth series of Doctor Who only four days from it's long anticipated transmission, the CBBC channel today showed a brand new clip from the first episode of the series, The Eleventh Doctor. The mysterious new clip sees the recently regenerated Doctor, portrayed by Matt Smith, discuss a duck pond with Amy Pond, played by Amy Pond. It can be seen below:

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The Eleventh Hour will be broadcast on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel this Saturday at 6:20pm, and the latest coverage regarding it, and the other episodes of Doctor Who series five, will continue to be posted as soon as it is made available What are your thoughts on this new The Eleventh Hour preview?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Take A Look At The New Tardis Interior...

Radio Times magazine has published new Doctor Who images to it's official website, revealing the inside of the new TARDIS, set to appear in the fifth series of Doctor Who. The new images feature The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond inside the newly designed TARDIS, and it should be noted that they are potential spoilers. The new TARDIS interior can be seen below:

The new look TARDIS interior will feature in the fifth series of Doctor Who which begins broadcast with The Eleventh Hour on Saturday at 6.20pm on BBC One. The latest news and more regarding the series will continue to be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, when available. What do you think of the Tardis interior?

Doctor Who Series Five Radio Times Preview

The latest issue of Radio Times, on sale today, features a preview of the fifth series of Doctor Who. The preview is a guide to all thirteen episodes of the series, includes the Radio Time's own synopses, and reveals the title for the seventh episode of Doctor Who series five as 'Amy's Choice'. As well as being available inside the Radio Times, it can be read below:

Episode 1: The Eleventh Hour
Writer: Steven Moffat
Guest Starts: Annette Crosbie, Nina Wadia, and Arthur Darvill
Quote: “Who da man?”
Synopsis: Geronimo! A brand-new Doctor crashing to Earth. New face, new body, new man. And he’s barely staggered out of the blue box, before he’s found himself in the middle of the Crisis That Just Won’t Stop! No time to rest and recover, no Tardis, no screwdriver – just six billion human beings about to die and only one man to save them. But the new Doctor encounters more than danger – this is the day he meets Amy Pond. Can he persuade her to trust him, when he’s been letting her down all her life?

Episode 2: The Beast Below
Writer:
Steven Moffat
Guest Stars: Sophie Okonedo, Terrence Hardiman
Quote: “Nobody talk to me! Nobody human has anything to say to me today!”
Synopsis: The Doctor takes Amy to the far future, and Starship UK. The British people, adrift among the stars on a giant spaceship, in search of a new home. But there are secrets here, in the rusting corridors and clanging hallways. A masked figure, who knows the Doctor of old, begs his help, while Amy encounters the terrifying Smilers, and uncovers a secret so dreadful, no one can remember it…

Episode 3: Victory of the Daleks
Writer: Mark Gatiss
Guest stars: Ian McNeice and Bill Paterson
Quote: "I wanted to know what their plan was. I was their plan!”
Synopsis: From the terrifying future of the United Kingdom to one of the darkest chapters of its past – World War Two. The Doctor and Amy find themselves in a top-secret cabinet war room deep beneath the London streets. And there, gliding among the nicotine walls and Bakelite telephones, the Daleks are hatching their deadliest scheme yet. Only one man can help the Doctor – whose side is Winston Churchill on?

Episode 4: The Time of Angels and Episode 5: Flesh and Stone
Writer: Steven Moffat
Guest Stars: Alex Kingston and Ian Glen
Quote: “Is River Song your wife?”
Synopsis: A two-part story. A crashed spaceship, a shattered temple and a terrifying climb through the maze of the dead – River Song is back in the Doctor’s life, and she’s brought more trouble than even he can handle. The last of the Weeping Angels is loose in the ruins of Alfava Metraxis, and the Doctor is recruited to track it down. “Dont Blink!” everyone tells Amy – but as Amy is about to discover, not blinking, might just be the worst thing you can do.

Episode 6: Vampires in Venice
Writer: Toby Whithouse
Guest Star: Helen McCrory
Quote: “You know what’s dangerous about you? Not that you ask people to take risks, but that you make them want to impress you!”
Synopsis: In Venice, even danger is beautiful. The House of Calvierri has the whole city under its protection, but something is very wrong. There are blood-drained corpses in the street, something lurks in the canal, and the Calvierri girls are the loveliest in town, except when you glance in the mirror…

Episode 7: Amy’s Choice
Writer: Simon Nye
Guest Star: Toby Jones
Quote: “I know who you are. There’s only one person in the universe who hates me as much as you do.”
Synopsis: It’s been five long years since Amy travelled in the Tardis with her mysterious Doctor – and when he shows up again, on the eve of the birth of her first child, danger is not far behind him. Amy is faced with a heartbreaking choice that will change her life forever.

Episodes 8 and 9: TBA
Writer: Chris Chibnall
Guest Stars: Meera Syal, Stephen Morre and Neve McIntosh
Quote: “While you’ve been drilling down… something else has been drilling up.”
Synopsis: In 2015, the most ambitious drilling project in history is under way. Dr Nasreen Chaudhry and her team have reached 21 kilometres into the Earth’s crust – but something is stirring far below. Amy Pond discovers there’s nowhere to run when you can’t even trust the ground at your feet.

Episode 10: TBA
Writer: Richard Curtis
Guest Star: Tony Curran
Quote: “Art can wait, this is life and death. We need to talk to Vincent Van Gogh!”
Synopsis: Terror lurks in the cornfields of Provence, but only a sad and lonely painter can see it. Amy Pond finds herself shoulder to shoulder with Vincent Van Gogh, in a battle with a deadly alien – saving the world has never been so ginger! But can even the Doctor save Vincent?

Episode 11: TBA
Writer: Gareth Roberts
Guest Stars: James Corden and Daisy Haggard
Quote: “All I have to do is pass as an ordinary human being. What could possibly go wrong?”
Synopsis: The Doctor faces his greatest challenge yet – a flat share! People are disappearing on Aickman Road, and the Doctor must solve the mystery of a staircase that people walk up – but never down.

Episode 12 and 13: TBA
Writer: Steven Moffat
Quote: “There was a goblin. Or a trickster, or a warrior. A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. Nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it – one day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.”
Synopsis: A message on the oldest cliff-face in the universe, a puzzle box opening from the inside and a love that lasts thousands of years…The fates are drawing close around the Tardis – is this the day the Doctor falls?

The latest issue of the Radio Times, which features the above guide and takes a look at the newly designeed TARDIS interior, is available to buy at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, being sold at the usual price of £1.10. Will you buying a copy of the latest Radio Times magazine?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Doctor Who Magazine #420 Covers Revealed

The official Facebook group for Doctor Who magazine was today updated with two different collectible covers for the four-hundred-and-twentieth issue of Doctor Who magazine, set for release on Thursday. The two collectible covers feature The Eleventh Doctor, as portrayed by Matt Smith, and Karen Gillan, as portrayed by Karen Gillan, who are both interviewed inside the magazine regarding their roles in the series. The magazine previews the first episodes of the series which will be broadcast across the next month, gives readers the chance to win a thirty-two inch high definition television, and includes the latest news regarding the fifth series of Doctor Who. This issue of Doctor Who magazine will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on Thursday at the price of £3.99, and the press release, along with more details, will be posted here when they are made available. Which cover will you be purchasing?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Eleventh Hour Opening Scene Released

Last night, the first scene of Doctor Who series five episode one, The Eleventh Hour, was made available to view on the BBC's red button service and online. The scene sees The Doctor, shortly after his regeneration in The End of Time part two, hanging for his life high above London, just before he meets Amy Pond. The first scene of the series can be seen below:

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The Eleventh Hour is now just six days away from it's long anticipated transmission on Saturday the third of April, but in the meantime, the scene can still be watched on the official Doctor Who website and on the BBC's red button service. The Gallifrey Vortex will continue to keep you updated with the latest news regarding the new series. What are your thoughts on this opening scene?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Doctor Who Vampires In Venice Preview Clip

Matt Smith, the actor who will be starring as The Eleventh Doctor in the upcoming series of Doctor Who, appeared on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross yesterday. The actor was interviewed regarding his role in the series, and during his appearance on the show, a new clip from the sixth episode of the series, Vampires in Venice, was shown. It can be seen below:

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The trailer for the series which was shown at the press launch earlier this month was also shown on the show, and can be seen by clicking here in an older post. More preview clips, trailers, and pictures from the fifth series of Doctor Who will continue to be posted as they become available. What do you think of this clip?

New Doctor Who Confidential For Series Five

The BBC Press Office have revealed that behind-the-scenes Doctor Who show, Doctor Who Confidential, will be returning for the fifth series of Doctor Who. The new series of the show, consisting of thirteen episodes, will feature a brand new logo, and will begin straight after The Eleventh Hour next Saturday. The show's brand new logo can be seen above, and the official synopsis for the first episode of the fifth series, Call me the Doctor, is available to read online below:

Go behind the scenes on Matt Smith’s first episode as the Time Lord with a tour of the new TARDIS with the star and production designer Edward Thomas. There’s also a glimpse of the read-through inwhich the actors, including latest companion Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), learn how the new team will be introduced to the audience, as well as an interview with new head writer Steven Moffat.

The first episode of Doctor Who series five, The Eleventh Hour, will be broadcast next Saturday on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel at 6:20pm, and will be followed by it's accompanying episode of Doctor Who Confidential, Call me the Doctor, at 7:20pm over on BBC Three. What do you think of the brand new logo?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Doctor Who Adventures #159

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for the one-hundred-and-fifty-ninth issue of Doctor Who Adventures, which went on sale yesterday. The magazine takes a look at the new 3D Doctor Who trailer, Matt Smith, and takes a look at ten Doctor Who episode endings. The magazine's cover can be seen to the left, and it's official press release can be read below:

READY FOR CHANGE?

This week Doctor Who Adventures checks out the amazing 3-D trailer for the new series of Doctor Who. PLUS find out some sneaky secrets from the first six episodes!

We go behind the scenes with the Who crew to find out how they filmed David Tennant regenerating into new Doctor, Matt Smith.

Take a look back at the Tenth Doctor’s final battle in this week’s story guide. Rediscover the friends, the foes and the final moments before the regeneration began!

All this, and…
  • Bumper gift pack with TWO great gifts
  • Top 10 amazing endings!
  • Brilliant final comic strip for the Tenth Doctor!
  • Three fantastic posters
  • Subscription offer – subscribe today and save over 40%

Issue 159 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is out Thursday 25 March, price £2.99

The one-hundred-and-fifty-ninth issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, available to buy for the higher price of £2.99. Will you be buying a copy of this magazine?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Beast Below Official Synopsis Released

The BBC Press Office has today released the official synopsis for the second episode of Doctor Who series five, The Beast Below. The episode which sees The Doctor take Amy Pond for her first voyage through time will be transmitted on BBC One on Saturday the tenth of April at a currently unknown time. The official synopsis for The Beast Below can be read here below:

The Doctor takes Amy to the distant future, where she finds Britain in space. Starship UK houses the future of the British people, as they search the stars for a new home. But as Amy explores, she encounters the terrifying Smilers and learns a deadly truth inside the Voting Booth.

The fifth series of Doctor Who will begin transmission on Saturday the third of Apirl with The Eleventh Hour, and will continue on the tenth of April with the Beast Below, which will be followed by Victory of the Daleks on the eighteenth of April. The official synopsis for The Beast Below will be released by the BBC Press Office next Thursday, and the synopses for the other episodes will continue to be released on Thursdays from then. What are your thoughts on this synopsis?

Matt Smith Blue Peter Appearance Next Week

It has been announced that Matt Smith, the actor who has taken on the role of The Eleventh Doctor for the fifth series of Doctor Who, will be appearing on children's magazine show, Blue Peter, later this month, to promote the new series. The show will feature various activities including an exclusive interview with Matt Smith regarding his role in the series, and it is possible that a clip could be shown. This episode of Blue Peter, featuring Matt Smith, will be transmitted for the first time during CBBC's section on BBC One next Wednesday at 4:35pm, and if a new clip is shown, it will be posted here. Will you be watching this when it airs next week?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Eleventh Hour Preview On Red Button

This weekend, the BBC will be giving viewers a chance to see the opening scene of the first episode of Doctor Who series five, The Eleventh Hour. This Saturday, the scene will be played on the loop on the BBC's red button service, and will be available to watch on the new look official Doctor Who website from 6:25pm. The episode will be transmitted on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel in full on Saturday the third of April at the changed time of 6:20pm. The latest news regarding the fifth series of Doctor Who will continue to be posted on this website as soon as it becomes available.

BBC Doctor Who Website Series Five Update

Today, the BBC's official website for Doctor Who was updated in time for the upcoming fifth series of Doctor Who, which is now less then two weeks away from transmission. The updated website features a brand new blue layout, and includes brand new pages for episodes, characters, monsters, and for news, all awaiting to be filled in with more information when the new series begins broadcast. A picture gallery has also be added to the website, which includes seven new pictures, and a new page featuring games from the older website is also available to visit. The newly updated website can be visited by clicking here, and for American visitors, the BBC America website has also been updated, and can be visited by clicking here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Doctor Who Adventures #158

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for the one-hundred-and-fifty-eight issue of Doctor Who Adventures, which went on sale last Thursday. This week's issue of the magazine comes with ten free exclusive gifts and includes a new fact file taking a look at the Ood. The magazines's cover can be seen to the left, and it's official press release is available to read below:

MEET AMY POND!

This week Doctor Who Adventures meets the actress, Karen Gillan, who plays the new Doctor’s companion, Amy Pond. Find out if Karen is a Doctor Who fan, how she got the part and what Amy is like.

“She’s a force of nature and really keeps the Doctor on his toes” – Karen on Amy

“She gets involved in this big adventure with the Doctor and it becomes very clear that she is an adventurer just like him” – Karen on Amy meeting the Doctor

This week there’s a cool competition to celebrate David Tennant’s time on Doctor Who. You can win tonnes of Tenth Doctor goodies! Prizes include: life-size cut-out of David Tennant, books, DVDs, loads of figures, a David Tennant’s t-shirt and a Flight Control TARDIS!

All this, and…
  • Ten FREE gifts – stationary, stickers and magnets
  • Find out how well you know the Ood in this week’s quiz
  • Three fantastic posters
  • Subscription offer – subscribe today and save over 40%

Issue 158 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is out Thursday 18 March, price £2.10

The one-hundred-and-fifty-eighth issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, being sold at the usual price of £2.10. Will you be purchasing a copy of this magazine?

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Daleks Allies Of The Nazis In Series Five?

The Sun have today published a report regarding the Dalek's upcoming appearance in Doctor Who series five, claiming that the evil enemies of The Doctor are working for the Nazis. According to the report, Winston Churchill, prime minister of Britain during the second world war, believes he has forged an alliance with the Daleks, when they are really working alongside the Nazis. But with the Daleks hating any other lifeform but themselves, it is likely that they will not genuinely be on anyone's side, and as always will in fact just be in it for themselves. Please be aware that as usual with reports from unofficial sources, the BBC have not confirmed this news, meaning that it may not be true. Victory of the Daleks is set to be aired on BBC One on the seventeenth of April, with the time of transmission to be announced.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Doctor Who Series Five BBC America Trailer

Another new trailer for the fifth series of Doctor Who has began airing in the U.S on BBC America, and has today appeared online. The brand new trailer for the series features many new clips, including ones of the Daleks and Weeping Angels, and some of The Doctor, as played by Matt Smith, and his companion, Amy Pond, as played by Karen Gillan. It can be seen below:

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The trailer has revealed the American transmission date of The Eleventh Hour as the seventeenth of April, three weeks after the U.K broadcast of April the third. The latest news, trailers, pictures, and more from the series will be posted here when they are made available. What do you think of this new series five trailer?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Doctor Who Series Five Press Launch Trailer

With the fifth series of Doctor Who fastly approaching, the trailer for the series shown at it's press launch on Thursday night has now appeared online. The action packed new trailer includes clips of Daleks, Cybermen, Weeping Angels, and Vampires, alongside The Doctor as played by Matt Smith, and Amy Pond as played by Karen Gillan. The brand new trailer can be seen below:

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The trailer for the series released on New Year's Day can be seen by clicking here, and the trailer shown on BBC One last month which is also being screened in cinemas can be seen by clicking here. Doctor Who series five will begin broadcast with The Eleventh Hour on Saturday the third of April, and the latest news, pictures, trailers and much more from the series will continue to be posted when made available. What are your thoughts on this brand new trailer?

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Eleventh Hour Reviews Now Online

Please be aware before reading that this post includes information that could be classed as spoilers. After last night's press screening of the first episode of Doctor Who series five, The Eleventh Hour, many reviews of the introduction to The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond have been posted online. Reviews have come from BBC News correspondent, Lizo Mzimba, The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Guardian, Sky, and The Times. The BBC News review by Lizo Mzimba is a highly detailed report of the episode and reveals that later in the series, (spoiler ahead) The Doctor's steel emotionless enemies, The Cybermen will be returning. The reviews can be read by clicking on the following links: BBC News, The Sun, Sky, The Times, Daily Mail, The Guardian.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Doctor Who Series Six And Christmas Special

New Doctor Who executive producer, Piers Wenger, announced at the Doctor Who series five press launch that a sixth series of Doctor Who has been commissioned. The series will begin filming with Matt Smith as The Eleventh Doctor in July, and will most likely be broadcast on BBC One and on BBC HD next Spring. In addition to this great news, the executive producer has also revealed that Steven Moffat has written a Christmas episode set to be transmitted on Christmas Day. Neil Gaiman recently revealed he had written a script for Doctor Who, and with his name not appearing in the list of writers of Doctor Who series five, it is probable that his episode will be included within this new sixth series. As always, the latest on this will be posted when it's available. What are your thoughts on this?

K9 Regeneration Broadcast Date Confirmed

Disney XD have now revealed the broadcast date for the brand new Doctor Who spin-off series, K9, featuring The Doctor's old robot dog companion of the same name. The first episode of the series, entitled Regeneration, which will see the latest K9 form from Doctor Who change into a brand new futuristic version, will be transmitted on Disney XD on Saturday the third of April. The series shares the premiere of the fifth series of Doctor Who, which will be broadcast at 6:25pm on BBC One. The episode will be shown at the time of 4.00pm and will be repeated on Sunday at the same time, with the new series continuing to be broadcast on Saturdays from then on. What do you think of the transmission date for the new K9 series?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Karen Gillan Interview In The Guardian

Karen Gillan, who has taken on the role of The Doctor's new companion, Amy Pond, for the fifth series of Doctor Who, has spoken to The Guardian. In her new interview, the Scottish actress discusses her role in the series and her character's relationship with The Eleventh Doctor, as played by Matt Smith. An extract from Karen Gillan's new interview can be read below:

Speaking about her character, Amy Pond, Karen Gillan said:
Amy's a sassy lady, funny and passionate, and her relationship with the doctor has a really interesting dynamic." She kisses him this series: does she love him? Karen (who is in real life in a relationship), answers carefully. "She has a love for him, a really deep love for him. But not romantic."

The Guardian's new interview with Karen Gillan can be read by clicking here at the official Guardian website. The highly anticipated fifth series of Doctor Who will begin transmission on BBC One and on BBC HD with The Eleventh Hour on Saturday the third of April at 6:25pm. What are your thoughts on this interview?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Radio Times New Steven Moffat Interview

Radio Times, the British television and radio listings magazine, have interviewed new Doctor Who lead writer, Steven Moffat, in the magazine's latest issue, out today. In the interview, the Scottish writer talks about the stars of the new series and reveals details regarding the episodes. An extract from Radio Times' new interview with Steven Moffat can be read below:

So what grand monsters (and tiny terrors) can we look forward to this series? Moffat doesn’t want to give too much away, but the new Doctor, Matt Smith, and his companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) are inevitably up against foes old and new, with a star-dusting of special guest-scarers, including Helen McCrory as “a sexy scary vampire-woman and Sophie Okonedo…” here Moffat pauses. As what? “I couldn’t possibly say. But she was in the trailer for the new series, and nobody noticed!”

The latest issue of Radio Times magazine, featuring the new Steven Moffat interview, is available to buy across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, being sold at the price of £1.10. Doctor Who series five will begin transmission with a one hour long special episode, The Eleventh Hour, on Saturday the third of April at 6:25pm, and the latest news regarding the series will continue to be posted here when it is available. What are your thoughts on this Radio Times interview?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Eleventh Doctor Action Figures First Look

Character Options, makers of Doctor Who action figures, recently released an advertisement for their latest merchandise from The End of Time and the classic series. The advertisement included images of two new figures of The Eleventh Doctor, not part of The End of Time or the classic series wave, but from the upcoming Doctor Who series five wave. The pictures of the figures which appeared in the advertisement can be seen by clicking here, although the pictures can no longer be seen on the Character Options website, suggesting that their place in the advertisement was not intended. Character Options will be releasing at least one wave of new action figures, consisting of characters from Doctor Who series five, at some time during or after it is broadcast on BBC One and HD next month.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Eleventh Hour Broadcast Details Revealed

The BBC Press Office have today revealed the transmission details and the official synopsis for the first episode of Doctor Who series five, The Eleventh Hour. The episode introducing Matt Smith as The Eleventh Doctor will be broadcast on the third of April, as it has been revealed, at the earlier then usual time of 6.25pm. The episode's synopsis can be read below:

The Doctor has regenerated into a brand new man, but danger strikes before he can even recover. With the TARDIS wrecked, and the sonic screwdriver destroyed, the new Doctor has just 20 minutes to save the whole world – and only Amy Pond to help him.

After the episode, starring Matt Smith as The Eleventh Doctor and Karen Gillan as his companion, Amy Pond, is broadcast, the second episode of the series, The Beast Below, will recieve it's transmission on the following Saturday, with Victory of the Daleks, The Time of Angels, Flesh and Stone, Vampires of Venice, and the other series five episodes set to be broadcast on the other Saturdays after that.

Doctor Who Game For Nintendo Wii And DS?

Earlier this year, the website for the MCV was updated with a report stating that the BBC have plans for a Doctor Who video game. British tabloid, The Sun, have now backed up this report, with an article in the newspaper reporting that a Doctor Who game will be produced for the Nintendo Wii and DS gaming consoles. According to The Sun, the game which is apparently now in production, will feature The Eleventh Doctor and The Daleks, Cybermen, and Silurians. The apparent game will reportedly be released in time for Christmas this year, although no official confirmation has yet come from the BBC. The Gallifrey Vortex will keep you updated on reports regarding this apparent Doctor Who Wii and DS video game.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nikki Wilson On Sarah Jane Series Four

Producer of hit children's Doctor Who spin-off series, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Nikki Wilson, has spoken to Digital Spy about the fourth series of the show. In the interview, she speaks about the things she mentioned in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine in more detail, including the team's first visit to another world. Interview extracts can be read below:

What can you tell us about the Nightmare Man and the Shansheeth?
"The Nightmare Man is part of a really big emotional journey for Luke which involves him facing his fears and excitement about the future. The Shansheeth are vulture undertakers who get embroiled with the gang on a big adventure for the middle of the series."

What about the group will be visiting an alien world for the first time...
"It's part of a bigger episode - we're not setting a whole two episodes on an adventure off Earth so it's fairly containable. With Sarah Jane it's very much rooted in contemporary London and Bannerman Road will always be the heart of the show. We're not Doctor Who so we don't go flying off around the universe but this is an opportunity for us to get a glimpse of that."

The full interview can be read by clicking here at the Digital Spy website. The fourth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures is now under production, with filming set to start at the end of the month, and the series itself is expected to be broadcast on BBC One and in high definition on the BBC HD channel this Autumn.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Jonathan Ross To Interview Matt Smith

It has been revealed that twenty-seven year old actor, Matt Smith, who will be starring as The Eleventh Doctor in the upcoming fifth series of Doctor Who, will be appearing on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross later this month. The actor will be a guest on the show to promote Doctor Who series five on the twenty-sixth of March, five years after Doctor Who was bought back to our television screens by Russell T Davies. The show which will also feature Sandra Bullock and Emma Thompson will be broadcast on that day at 10.35pm, and it is likely that Matt Smith will reveal some new information regarding the new series and possibly show a clip. James Corden who will be starring in the eleventh episode of Doctor Who series five will be interviewed by Jonathan Ross tonight at 10.35pm on BBC One. Will you be watching Matt Smith when he's interviewed on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Doctor Who The Eleventh Hour SFX Pictures

With the fifth series of Doctor Who now only less then a month away from it's anticipated transmission, SFX have now revealed some images from the first episode of the series, The Eleventh Hour. The pictures are from both behind the scenes, and from the episode itself, which include The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond's boyfriend, Rory. The new pictures can be seen below:

Doctor Who series five will begin broadcast on Saturday the third of April with The Eleventh Hour, with the time yet to be confirmed. The latest news regarding the upcoming series will be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, when available.

Doctor Who Adventures #157

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and the press release for the one-hundred-and-fifty-seventh issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine, which went on sale today. This week's issue of the magazine includes a quiz on The Doctor's war raging enemies, The Sontarans, and includes an exclusive interview with actress Alex Kingston who will be returning as River Song in Doctor Who series five. The magazine's cover can be seen to the left, and it's official press release can be read below:

RIVER RETURNS

Remember River Song, the Tenth Doctor’s mysterious friend? She’s coming back! Alex Kingston, who plays her, tells Doctor Who Adventures all about it.

This week’s story guide is about the animated episode of Doctor Who, Dreamland. Find you what happens and who’s who, in the adventure that sees the Doctor discover aliens at a secret military base.

All this, and…

  • FREE Doctor Who stickers
  • Sontaran quiz
  • The new series countdown begins!
  • Subscription offer – subscribe today and save over 40%

Issue 157 of Doctor Who Adventures is out Thursday 11 March, price £2.10

The one-hundred-and-fifty-seventh issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is available to buy at newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, being sold at the price of £2.10. Will you be purchasing a copy of this magazine?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

SFX Photoshoot Behind The Scenes Pictures

The one-hundred-and-ninety-fourth issue of science fiction and fantasy magazine, SFX, featuring a 3D Doctor Who cover, was released across the United Kingdom and Ireland today, and the official website for the magazine has now been updated with a feature regarding the Doctor Who photoshoot. The feature includes behind the scenes pictures of the photoshoot seeing Matt Smith and Karen Gillan pose to be printed alongside their own and Steven Moffat's exclusive interviews. Click here to see all ten of the new behind the scenes pictures. The latest issue of SFX magazine is available to buy at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland, being sold at the price of £3.99. What are your thoughts on these new pictures?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

SFX Matt Smith The Eleventh Hour Interview

SFX have published an extract of their new interview with Matt Smith from the next issue of the magazine, which will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland tomorrow, onto their official website. The extract gives a few hints as to what the first episode of the new series of Doctor Who, in which Matt Smith stars as The Doctor, will see. Speaking to the magazine, Matt said: “I think there’s a magic to it. Steven has written a rather brilliant fairytale, in such a magical way. The Doctor’s getting to know his new body, which is just brilliant, all the great stuff that Steven’s done with that. What’s interesting about this particular series is that it has a thread twining through it. And you learn about that in episode one. And the Doctor’s scoping it out. It’s quite important for the rest of the tale.” The full interview, alongside interviews with Karen Gillan and Steven Moffatt, can be read in issue one-hundred-and-ninety-four of SFX Magazine, available tomorrow.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Eleventh Doctor And Amy Pond On Tour

The BBC Press Office today revealed that the Doctor Who production team are giving children across the United Kingdom a chance to meet the main cast of Doctor Who series five. Matt Smith, who portrays The Eleventh Doctor in the new series, and Karen Gillan, who portrays his companion, Amy Pond will be travelling to various parts of the United Kingdom on a specially themed Doctor Who tour bus, featuring the new logo and iconic imagery to answer questions from young fans. The special events will also be host to special advanced screenings of the first series five episode, The Eleventh Hour. The special tour will commence on the twenty-ninth of March in Belfast and will continue in Inverness on the thirtieth, and move onto Sunderland, Salford, and Northampton on the thirty-first. More information regarding this special Doctor Who tour will be posted when it becomes available.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Doctor Who Magazine #419 Press Release

The one-hundred-and-nineteenth issue of Doctor Who Magazine was released on Thursday, and the official press release for it has now been revealed online. This issue of the magazine includes an exclusive interview with new Doctor Who executive producers, Piers Wenger and Beth Willis, and takes a look at the classic series Fourth Doctor story, The Pyramids of Mars. Also included is the fourth part of The Tenth Doctor's final comic-strip adventure, The Crimson Hand, and a free new downloadable audio story. The magazine's cover can be seen to the left, and it's press release can be read below:

News: DOCTOR WHO’S NEW PRODUCERS REVEAL MORE ABOUT THE NEW SERIES IN DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 419!

BETH WILLIS and PIERS WENGER, along with head writer Steven Moffat, are the new executive producers of Doctor Who. But just who are Piers and Beth? And what new challenges do they have in store for the Eleventh Doctor and Amy? DWM finds out in an exclusive interview, featuring brand new pics from the Eleventh Doctor’s first episode…

“We wanted to give the look of the series a slightly more storybook, fairy-tale feel,” reveals Piers. “It wasn’t about suddenly becoming Tim Burton, but it was a pinch of that, a pinch of Twilight, a pinch of Harry Potter – but it’s still absolutely, slapbang, mainstream Doctor Who…”

ALSO IN DWM 419...

FREAKS!
FREE with DWM! A brand new audio adventure to download for all readers, featuring the Fifth Doctor, Turlough and Tegan – FREAKSHOW by Mark Morris. Mark Strickson and Toby Longworth star in this full-length story in which the TARDIS crew encounter a caged menagerie of the most unusual aliens…

THE TERROR!
Weeping Angels! 3D trailers! And the unspeakable horror of Matt Smith wielding a burning torch! STEVEN MOFFAT reveals at least three, frankly terrifying, facts about the forthcoming series of Doctor Who in his latest unmissable Production Notes!

THE HAND!
The Doctor is dead, killed by Majenta Pryce! And the universe itself is at her mercy… Don’t miss the penultimate instalment of our latest comic strip THE CRIMSON HAND, written by Dan McDaid with art by Martin Geraghty.

THE HOUND!
Every dog has his day – and, at long last, it’s K9’s turn! DWM goes behind the scenes of the brand new series starring the Doctor’s erstwhile companion, with exclusive interviews with the cast & crew and never-before-published pics!

THE NIGHTMARE MAN!
He was the man who thinks that Doctor Who should be “every child’s favourite nightmare!” DWM tracks down writer DONALD TOSH and discovers how he helped shape the destiny of Doctor Who back in the 1960s…

THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB!
Murders! Mummies! And a mysterious message from Mars… The Fact of Fiction goes on an archaeological expedition to unearth the secrets of the ancient Egyptian Gods as it puts the fantastic Fourth Doctor story PYRAMIDS OF MARS under the spotlight!

BEYOND BELIEF!
Just how important are Special Effects in Doctor Who – and is it possible to make a great story without them? Neil Harris investigates and comes to some controversial conclusions in You Are Not Alone!

THE BEAST!
At last! One of earliest stars of Doctor Who Magazine breaks his silence about what it was really like to meet the Doctor… Yes, the cute, furry, homicidal legend that is BEEP THE MEEP speaks exclusively to the mag for the first (and very possibly the last) time!

PLUS!
All the latest OFFICIAL news, previews of the latest DVD and audio releases, merchandise reviews, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!

Don’t be afraid – rush out and get DWM 419 now! Only £4.20 from all good newsagents and supermarkets.

Doctor Who Magazine issue four-hundred-and-nineteen is available to buy at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, being sold at the price of £4.20. The four-hundred-and-twentieth issue of the magazine will be released on the first of April and will preview the first episodes of Doctor Who series five. Will you be buying a copy of this magazine at some point this month?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Hounds of Artemis Exclusive Audio Cover

BBC Audio have revealed the cover for the first audio adventure featuring The Eleventh Doctor and his companion, Amy Pond, set to be released this June. The audio story, entitled The Hounds of Artemis, has been written by James Goss and read by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, for release as one of this year's three Doctor Who audio stories that are exclusive to audio CD. The other two stories that have been confirmed as exclusive audio releases are The Runaway Train and The Ring of Steel. The Hounds of Artemis will be released at entertainment stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the third of June, being sold at a recommended retail price of £9.99. Will you be buying a copy of this audio CD?

Friday, March 5, 2010

An Unearthly Child First Doctor Action Figure

Forbidden Planet are now taking orders for another classic series Doctor Who action figure exclusive to their stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland. The new highly detailed action figure is of The First Doctor, who was portrayed by William Hartnell, from the first ever Doctor Who story, An Unearthly Child. The figure, coming with walking stick accessory, will join other figures such as The Seventh Doctor with Imperial Dalek and The Seventh Doctor with Electronic TARDIS, on the shelves of Forbidden Planet stores on tenth of March, being sold at the exclusive action figure price of £14.99. Will you be buying this new figure?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sarah Jane Adventures Series Four And Five

The BBC have today confirmed that popular Doctor Who spin-off series for children, The Sarah Jane Adventures, will return for both a fourth and a fifth series. Russell T Davies revealed in December last year that the show had been commissioned for a series four, but no official announcement had come until now. The series' new executive producer, Nikki Wilson, said:

"After a hugely successful third year, in which ratings went up - a rare feat for television these days, the fourth series has been planned for a long time, with scripts well underway, and all the regular cast ready to return. It's a testament to them that the series has become so popular with young viewers. I can promise lots more thrills, scares and fun with enemies old and new, including the terrors of the Nightmare Man, the sinister Shansheeth, our first visit to an alien world, and even a dangerous journey back into history."

It has been confirmed that Phil Ford, Joseph Lidster, Rupert Laight, Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman will all be writing for the fourth series which will begin filming later this month. Production on series five of the show will start at a later date, and more news regarding the fourth and fifth series will be posted here when it becomes available. What are your thoughts on this commissioning?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Doctor Who Series Five Episode 4-6 Titles

The four-hundred-and-nineteenth issue of Doctor Who Magazine, which will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland tomorrow, reveals more titles from the fifth series of Doctor Who. Last month, the first three titles of the series starring Matt Smith as The Eleventh Doctor and Karen Gillan and Amy Pond, were announced as The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, and Victory of the Daleks. The fourth and fifth episodes of the series, written by Steven Moffatt, which will see the anticipated return of the Weeping Angels, have been revealed as The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone. The sixth episode of the series meanwhile, written by Toby Whithouse, has been confirmed as being entitled Vampire of Venice. The titles of other episodes of the series will be revealed soon, and will then be posted here.

James Corden Confirms Doctor Who Role

British actor James Corden, well known for writing and appearing in comedy series Gavin and Stacey, has confirmed the recent rumours printed in the Sun regarding him appearing in Doctor Who. Speaking about his future projects in an interview with Richard Bacon on BBC Radio 5 Live yesterday, James Corden said: “Well, I’m about to start an episode of Doctor Who tomorrow, and I’ve also started writing something else for the BBC.” The episode is most likely to be the seventh episode of Doctor Who series five, starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, which will be transmitted in the UK on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel this Spring.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Seventh Doctor And TARDIS Action Figure Set

Planet have now revealed a picture and some information for their next exclusive classic series Doctor Who action figure set. The new set consists of a highly detailed and articulated Seventh Doctor action figure with umbrella accessory alongside an electronic TARDIS as they appear in 'The Curse of Fenric'. Both action figures will be released in this new set in Forbidden Planet stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland on the tenth of May, being sold at the price of £34.99. Will you be purchasing this action figure set when it is released?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Doctor Who Series Five Volume One Details

Online retailers are now taking orders for the first DVD volume of Doctor Who Series five. The DVD will be available in both standard and in BluRay formats, and will include the first three episodes of the series; The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, and Victory of the Daleks, all of which are set to be broadcast on BBC One and on BBC HD this Spring. The DVD will also include The Monster Diaries, a brand new extra produced by the team behind Doctor Who Confidential, featuring previously unseen footage and exclusive comments from the cast and crew. The cover art at the top of this post is not final and is most likely to change across upcoming weeks, but the final design will be posted here when revealed. Doctor Who: Series Five Volume One will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on June the seventh, being sold at a recommended retail price of £15.99 for the DVD format and being sold at £19.99 for the BluRay.