Friday, April 30, 2010

Amy's Choice Promotional Pictures

The BBC Press Office have released some new promotional pictures from the seventh episode of Doctor Who's fifth series, Amy's Choice. The pictures show the residents of Amy Pond's home village of Leadsworth moving the TARDIS, Amy Pond pregnant, Rory, an elderly woman and much more. The new pictures can be seen below (click one to englarge it):

Doctor Who series five episode seven, Amy's Choice, will be broadcast on BBC One and on the BBC HD Channel on Saturday the fifteenth of May, with it's transmission time to be announced. What are your thoughts on these pictures?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Series Five Episodes Eight And Nine Titles

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, on sale today, reveals the titles for the eighth and ninth episodes of Doctor Who series five, which will make up a two-part story featuring the classic series enemies, The Silurians. The title of the eighth episode of the series has been revealed as 'The Hungry Earth', as it was learned two days ago from the cover, and the ninth episode's title has been revealed as 'Cold Blood'. Also announced inside the new issue is that the sixth episode, previously called Vampires In Venice, has now had a slight name change to The Vampires of Venice. These are the series five titles we know so far: 1: The Eleventh Hour, 2: The Beast Below, 3: Victory of the Daleks, 4: The Time of Angels, 5: Flesh and Stone, 6: The Vampires of Venice, 7: Amy's Choice, 8: The Hungry Earth, and 9: Cold Blood, with the titles for episodes ten, eleven, twelve, & thirteen unknown.

Amy's Choice Official Synopis

The BBC Press Office today revealed the official synopsis for the seventh episode of Doctor Who series five, Amy's Choice. The episode, written by Steven Nye, will see The Doctor land on Earth where his companion, Amy Pond, has been away from him for five years and is expecting her first child. The official synopsis for the upcoming episode can be read below:

It’s been five years since Amy Pond last travelled with the Doctor, and when he lands in her garden again, on the eve of the birth of her first child, she finds herself facing a heartbreaking choice – one that will change her life for ever.

Doctor Who: Amy's Choice, starring Matt Smith as The Doctor, and Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, will be aired on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel on Saturday the fifteenth of April at 6.30pm. What are your thoughts on this official synopsis?

Doctor Who Adventures #164

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for the one-hundred-and-sixty-fourth issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine, which went on sale today. This week's issue of the magazine, coming with a free monster mask and three posters, takes a look at this Saturday's Doctor Who episode, and goes behind the scenes. The magazine's cover can be seen to the left, and it's official press release can be read below:

DON’T BLINK!

This week Doctor Who Adventures looks back at The Time of Angels and the chilling return of the Weeping Angels to Doctor Who.

There’s a chance to test your knowledge of the Doctor’s oldest and deadliest enemies in this week’s Dalek quiz.

We also go behind the scenes to find out how the Who team made River Song fall through space.

All this, plus:

FREE Weeping Angel mask!
Win the chance to be editor of Doctor Who Adventures for a day
A sneak peak at episode five, Flesh and Stone
Subscription offer – subscribe today and get your first four issues for £1, then 25% off of a year’s subscription

Doctor Who Adventures issue 164 is out Thursday 29 April, price £2.10.


Issue one-hundred-and-sixty-four of Doctor Who Adventures is now available to buy at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland, being sold at the usual price £2.10. Will you be purchasing a copy of this magazine this week?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Doctor Who Brand New Family Board Games

Imagination have created two brand new Doctor Who board games, to tie in with the fifth series of the show. The games, entitled 'Battle To Save The Universe' and 'The Time Wars', are aimed at families, and feature The Doctor, Amy Pond, and their enemies. The current cover art for the games can be seen above, and the official product descriptions for both of them can be read below:

Battle To Save The Universe
Doctor Who fans, can you save the universe? Traverse the board, spinning the spinner to move. As you land on the home spaces you may pick up enemy discs, or battle to steal them from other players. The player who has collected the most pairs of enemies at the end of the game is declared the winner.

The Time Wars
Doctor Who with a twist! Innovative flipboard gameplay brings time travelling to your lounge straight from the great new series.

Doctor Who Battle To Save The Universe and The Time Wars will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland at the end of June, and more details will be posted here when they are revealed. Will you be buying these board games?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Victory Of The Daleks Final Ratings

BARB have now released the final ratings for the third episode of Doctor Who series five, Victory of the Daleks. The ratings show that the episode managed to achieve 7.82 million viewers when it was broadcast on BBC One earlier this month, with an additional 381,000 watching over on the BBC HD channel. This brings the final ratings to 8.2 million, an increase of 1.8 million on the overnight ratings of 6.4 million. Final ratings for the latest episode of the series to be broadcast, The Time of Angels, are expected to be revealed by BARB next week, and will be posted online here.

Silver Nemesis Cyberman Two Pack Exclusive

Forbidden Planet have now revealed their latest Doctor Who classic series action figure exclusive. The latest addition to the exclusive action figure range is a two pack consisting of a Cyberman and the Cyberleader from the 1988 Seventh Doctor story, Silver Nemesis, which saw The Doctor and Ace travel to Windsor where they encountered the Cybermen, a group of Neo-Nazis, and a seventeenth century time travelling sorceress. The two pack will be available to buy in Forbidden Planet stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland from Monday July the seventh, for the cost of £24.99. Will you be purchasing this set?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Doctor Who Magazine #421 Cover Revealed

The cover for the four-hundred-and-twenty-first issue of Doctor Who Magazine was today revealed on the magazine's official Facebook page, and can be seen above. The May issue of the magazine features previews of the sixth episode of the series, Vampires in Venice, the seventh, Amy's Choice, and the eighth, which is revealed on the cover as The Hungry Earth. Also inside is a feature on the brand new Daleks, an interview with Alex Kingston who portrays River Song in Silence in the Library, Forest of the Dead, The Time of Angels, and this Saturday's Flesh and Stone, and a new comic-strip adventure, the first to feature The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond. The magazine will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on Thursday, selling at the cost of £4.20.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Flesh And Stone Next Time Trailer

Last night, Doctor Who continued with it's fourth episode of it's fifth series, The Time of Angels, which was followed by a trailer for the next episode of series, Flesh And Stone. The episode is the second of the two-part story, which will see The Doctor, Amy, and River fight for their lives as they remain doomed in the maze of the dead. The trailer can be seen below:

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The Time of Angels will be broadcast on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel next Saturday, the first of May, at 6.20pm, and more coverage will be posted. In website news, this is our 700th post, so I would like to thank everyone for continuing to support the site. What are your thoughts on the next time trailer?

BBC Apologise For Doctor Who Interruption

The BBC have today apologised for an advertisement shown during the first transmission of Doctor Who series five episode four, The Time of Angels, last night. During the cliff-hanger of BBC One's broadcast of the episode, a banner, accompanied by a small cartoon character of Graham Norton, popped up on screen to advertise the talent show, Over the Rainbow. Many people thought this was inappropriate and complained to the BBC, resulting in the broadcasting company to apologise today. Fans have also been complaining on social networking site Twitter, with one writing: "Why is the BBC treating its audience like idiots?" and another saying "Don't blink or Graham Norton will catch you."An apology from the British Broadcasting Company can be read by clicking here. Do you think this needed this much fuss?

The Time Of Angels Overnight Ratings

BARB have now released the overnight ratings for the fourth episode of Doctor Who series five, The Time of Angels, which received it's first transmission on BBC One and on BBC HD last night. The episode, seeing the return of both the Weeping Angels from Blink, and River Song from Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead, managed to pull in 6.5 million viewers on BBC One, with an additional 0.3 million watching over on the BBC HD channel. This gives the episode overnight ratings of 6.8 million, and 36.7 percent of the audience share at that time. It was the second most watched programme of the day, being beaten again by Britain's Got Talent on ITV One, which pulled in 10.5 million. The final ratings will be released in several days, and will be posted here. What do you think of The Time Of Angels' ratings?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Time Of Angels: What Did You Think?

Doctor Who continued earlier tonight in the United Kingdom with the first of a brand new thrilling two-part story, entitled The Time of Angels, which saw the return of the Weeping Angels and River Song. Now, you can let visitors know what you thought by discussing the episode here. Did you think the Weeping Angels lived up to their appearence in series three's Blink? What do you make of The Doctor and River Song's unfolding relationship? Did the episode scare you at any point? And what do you think will happen next week? Please leave thoughts in a comment.

Don't Blink! Weeping Angels Return Tonight

Tonight, Doctor Who series five will continue with it's fourth episode, which will see the return of the new series' most feared enemies, The Weeping Angels, and The Doctor's mysterious friend who knew him when he didn't know her, River Song. The episode, entitled The Time of Angels, is the first of a highly anticipated two part story, written by the series lead writer, Steven Moffat. As the anticipation continues to grow, a brand new preview clip can be seen below:

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The Time of Angels will receive it's broadcast on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel at 6.20pm, and a discussion for the episode will be available here later tonight. Please feel free to get involved. Are you looking forward to this tonight?

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Adventure Games: City Of The Daleks

The BBC have announced the title and some details for the first installment of the upcoming Doctor Who: Adventure Games, coming soon to download for PC and Mac. The first episode is called City of the Daleks, and as the title suggests, will allow players, as The Doctor and Amy Pond, to go to the Dalek city on the Dalek's home planet, Skaro. The press release for the game can be read below:

The TARDIS materializes in 1963 - and London is in ruins. The Daleks have seized control of time and the only chance of saving Earth lies in a desperate quest to Skaro, the Daleks' home planet - before time catches up with Amy, the last survivor of the human race!

Players will help the Doctor and Amy on an epic new adventure in an original story which forms part of the current series, traversing time and space in a dazzling episode. Nicholas Briggs provides the voice of the Daleks, alongside Matt Smith and Karen Gillan who recreate their roles as the Doctor and Amy.

"This is quite a series opener," says The Waters of Mars co~writer Phil Ford. "We destroy London even before the credits role - so you can only begin to imagine where we travel to from there. City of the Daleks is as big-budget as you can imagine: from London we head to Kaalann, the capital city of Daleks."


Doctor Who: The Adventure Games: City of the Daleks will be available to download from the official Doctor Who website from June the fifth, and the latest news and more regarding it will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

Karen Gillan On Series Five Story Arc

Karen Gillan, who is currently starring as The Doctor's companion, Amy Pond, in the fifth series of Doctor Who, has spoken to SpinOff Online about the unfolding series five story arc. The actress speaks about the mysterious cracks that have appeared the series so far, and explains that Amy Pond is central to the story arc. An interview extract can be read below:

“Amy is absolutely pivotal to the whole storyline of the series, so that’s exciting. And we’re given little clues throughout each episode, so you have to watch each episode a few times, I think, to pick everything up. You start to realise more and more just how important she is throughout the series, so it’s really interesting.”

SpinOff Online's interview with Karen Gillan can be read in full by clicking here. The fifth series of Doctor Who will continue tomorrow night at 6.20pm with The Time of Angels on BBC One and on BBC HD. What are your thoughts on the arc?

FOX Cancel American Torchwood Broadcast

BBC Worldwide has announced that American broadcasting network, FOX, have dropped plans to transmit the U.S Torchwood series announced earlier this year. Speaking in a statement, BBC Worldwide said: “BBC Worldwide Productions and the FOX Broadcasting Company have mutually agreed not to progress together with a thirteen episode serialized 'Torchwood' format. We are currently in discussion with several interested networks." The American Torchwood series, which will feature the writing of previous Doctor Who lead writer, Russell T Davies, is still set to be produced, with the show's producer, Jane Tranter, saying: "It's very much ongoing and very much alive”. It is unknown if the new series will be the fourth series of the current, or a completely brand new American spin-off series.

Doctor Who Adventures #163

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for the one-hundred-and-sixty-third issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine, which went on sale yesterday. This week's issue of the magazine, coming with a free stationery set and poster, takes a look at the brand new Dalek variants, and goes inside a Dalek ship. The magazine's cover can be seen to the left, and it's official press release can be read below:

DALEK INVASION!

This week the Daleks invade Doctor Who Adventures magazine. We go behind the scenes and meet the new Daleks for the first time, and have an in depth look at Victory of the Daleks. There’s also free Dalek stationery and a Supreme Dalek poster!

In this week’s diary Matt Smith reveals all about the new Daleks.
Find out what menacing Doctor Who monster returns this week and which old friend the Doctor is reunited with, too.

All this, and…

Four fantastic posters
Brand-new comic adventure for the Doctor and Amy
Subscription offer – subscribe today and get a FREE Monster Book!

Issue 163 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is out 22 April, price £2.10.


Issue one-hundred-and-sixty-three of Doctor Who Adventures is now available to buy at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland, being sold at the usual price £2.10. Will you be purchasing a copy of this magazine shortly?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vampires In Venice Official Synopsis

The BBC Press Office have today revealed the official synopsis for the sixth episode of Doctor Who's fifth series, entitled Vampires in Venice. The episode will see The Doctor and Amy Pond take another trip back through time in the Tardis, this time with Rory to Venice, where some people are not what they seem to be. The episode's official synopsis can be read below:

Dessicated corpses, terror in the canal and a visit to the sinister House of Calvierri – the Doctor takes Amy and Rory for a romantic mini-break, as the Tardis touches down once again. But 16th-century Venice is not as it should be. The city has been sealed to protect it from the Plague, although Rosanna Calvierri may have other plans...

Doctor Who: Vampires in Venice will be broadcast on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel on the eighth of May, with an exact time yet to be announced. The official synopsis for the seventh episode of the series, Amy's Choice, will be revealed next Thursday and will then be posted here. What do you think of this?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Doctor Who Series Five Brand New Posters

Pyramid Posters have now released three brand new posters from the fifth series of Doctor Who. The first of the posters features The Doctor and Amy, as played by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, in the vortex, the second features the five new Dalek variations from Victory of the Daleks, and the third of which features the promotional picture of The Doctor released at the start of this year. The posters all have the dimensions of 91.5cm x 61cm, and are available to buy at shops across the United Kingdom and Ireland now at the price of £4.99 each.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Doctor Who Series Five Volume One Cover

2Entertain have revealed the covers for the Doctor Who Series Five Volume One DVD and Blu-Ray, which can be seen above. The DVD features the first three series five episodes; The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, and Victory of the Daleks, which star Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond. Along with the episodes, the DVD will also include The Monster Files, a behind the scenes programme created by Doctor Who Confidential, taking a look at the minds of The Doctor's most challenging opponents with previously unseen footage and exclusive comments from the cast and crew. Doctor Who Series Five Volume One will be released across the United Kingdom and Ireland on June the seventh at the recommended retail price of £19.99. Will you be purchasing this?

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games Trailer

The BBC have released a trailer for the first of the Doctor Who: The Adventure Games series, which will be available to download from the official Doctor Who website in June. The first game will allow players to become The Doctor, and fight the new Dalek variations which appeared in Saturday's episode, Victory of the Daleks. The brand new trailer can be watched below:

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The first installment of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will be downloadable from Saturday the fifth of March on the BBC's official website for Doctor Who, and the latest news and coverage will be posted here when it is made available.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Eleventh Doctor In Sarah Jane Adventures

The BBC have today revealed that The Eleventh Doctor, as played by Matt Smith, will be making an appearance in the fourth series of children's Doctor Who spin-off show, The Sarah Jane Adventures, later this year. Matt Smith will be joined by Katy Manning in two episodes of the series, who will be reprising her role as former companion of The Third Doctor, Jo Grant.

Executive producer, Nikki Wilson, had this to say: "Viewers are in for a real treat, with an action-packed story full of Russell's usual wit and warmth, which takes the gang inside a secret base beneath Snowdon and introduces brand-new vulture aliens, the mysterious Shansheeth. All this, plus a trip to an alien planet – a first for The Sarah Jane Adventures."

The fourth series of The Sarah Jane Adventures will be broadcast on BBC One and on the BBC HD Channel in the Autumn, and the latest news regarding it will be posted here as soon as it is made available. What are your thoughts on this?

The Beast Below Final Ratings

The final ratings for the second episode of Doctor Who series five, The Beast Below, have now been revealed by BARB. The ratings reveal that the episode, which got overnight ratings of 6.7 million viewers, managed to pull in 7.928 million viewers when broadcast on BBC One on the tenth of March, with a further 0.494 people watching over on the BBC HD channel, bringing the final viewer count to 8.4 million. The first episode of the series, The Eleventh Hour, attracted 10.08 million viewers earlier this month. The final ratings for the third episode of the series, Victory of the Daleks, will be revealed next week, and will be available here. What are your thoughts on this?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Time Of Angels First BBC One Trailer

BBC One today transmitted a brand new trailer for the fourth episode of Doctor Who series five, The Time of Angels. The trailer, running for approximately twenty seconds, features clips of a lone Weeping Angel hiding in the dark among stone statues while The Doctor, Amy Pond, Professor River Song, and some soldiers search for it. The brand new trailer can be seen below:

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The episode, starring Matt Smith as The Doctor, Karen Gillan as his companion, Amy Pond, and Alex Kingston as his mysterious friend, River Song, will be aired on BBC One and on BBC HD next Saturday at 6.20pm. What do you think of this?

Victory Of The Daleks Overnight Ratings

Doctor Who continued last night with Victory of the Daleks, and BARB have now released overnight ratings for the episode. According to the overnight ratings, the third episode of Doctor Who series five was watched by 6.2 million when it was broadcast on BBC One, with an additional 231,000 watching later over on the BBC HD channel. These ratings make Victory of the Daleks the second most watched programme of Saturday, giving it 32.7% of the audience share, being beaten to first place by Britain's Got Talent over on ITV One which gained 10.6 million. Overnight ratings are not final or accurate, and the official ratings will be announced by BARB in several weeks.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Time Of Angels Next Time Trailer

Earlier tonight, the third episode of Doctor Who series five, Victory of the Daleks, was broadcast for the first time, and was followed by a trailer for the next episode of the series, The Time of Angels. The episode will see the return of Profesor River Song, as played by Alex Kingston, along with The Weeping Angels, who previously appeared in the series three episode, Blink.

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Doctor Who: The Time of Angels will be broadcast next Saturday on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel at the time of 6:20pm, and the latest news, pictures, trailers and more will be posted here. What do you think of this trailer?

Victory Of The Daleks: What Did You Think?

The third episode of Doctor Who series five, Victory of the Daleks, has just been broadcast for the first time here in the United Kingdom, and with the positive reaction towards last week's episode discussion, one for tonight's episode has been set up. In this post you can tell others what you thought about Victory of the Dalek. Did you think Mark Gatiss story raised the bar for the rest of the series? What did you think of the new Daleks? And what do you think of the mysterious crack appearing yet again at the end of the episode? Please feel free to leave your thoughts in a comment.

Doctor Who: Victory Of The Daleks Tonight

Tonight, the fifth series of Doctor Who will continue with it's third episode, Victory of the Daleks. The episode will see the Daleks return to Earth during World War Two, where they are seemingly working as soldiers for the British army, but The Doctor knows that as always with the Daleks, all is not what it seems, and a brand new generation of Daleks rise. It will be broadcast on BBC One at 6.30pm and will run for the usual time of forty-five minutes, with it's high definition transmission being held back to 8:25pm on BBC HD. The trailer for next week's episode, and a post where you can tell other visitors what you thought of the episode, will be available here shortly after the episode is first broadcast.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Torchwood Magazine #21

Titan Magazines have revealed the cover and press release for the twenty-first issue of the official Torchwood Magazine, which went on sale yesterday. This issue of the magazine features a brand new comic-strip based around Ianto Jones, written by Gareth David-Llyod, the actor who portrayed the character in all three series of the show. The magazine's cover can be seen to the left, and the official press release for it can be read below:

Torchwood’s Gareth David-Lloyd pens comic

The new issue of the official Torchwood magazine – on sale 15th April – plays host to an exclusive Torchwood comic strip penned by Torchwood star and fan-favourite, Gareth David-Lloyd!

David-Lloyd'’s character, Ianto Jones, who died in Captain Jack’s arms in the recent Torchwood five-part series 'Children of Earth',’ gets a new lease of life and takes centre stage once again in this exclusive comic strip - a move that will delight all fans of the criticallly acclaimed Doctor Who spin-off.

Talking exclusively to the official Torchwood magazine, David-Lloyd said, "I feel I know this character implicitly. The narrative of this comic focuses predominantly on Ianto, and integrates a number of characters who have been missed by Torchwood'’s ardent followers."

The story, titled 'Shrouded', is made up of two parts and is as diverse as it is thrilling. Ianto, who struggles with his tumultuous feelings for Captain Jack from the offset, has his world turned upside-down by the visit of a familiar face from the future. Additionally, he is set a mission that could alter the course of life, as he knows it, forever...

'Shrouded' is illustrated by Pia Guerra, the critically acclaimed artist of Vertigo Comics' ground-breaking series, Y: The Last Man and more recently, ‘Doctor Who: The Forgotten.’ Pia won ‘Outstanding comic book artist for 2006’ at the Joe Schuster Awards.

Torchwood Magazine #21
On-sale April 15 in the UK

On-sale May 11 in the US

This issue of Torchwood Magazine is now on sale at good newsagents and supermarkets across the United Kingdom and Ireland, and will be for two months, being sold at the price of £4.99. Will you be buying a copy of this issue?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Doctor Who Monster Invasion Card Magazine

A brand new Doctor Who magazine is now being trialed in parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland, entitled Doctor Who Monster Invasion. The magazine, similar to Doctor Who Battles In Time, accompanies a brand new trading card game, consisting of ninety brand new cards, and takes a look at many aspects of the Doctor Who universe. Produced by BBC Magazines, the trial issue is currently available to buy in parts of Britain, coming with two free packets of the trading cards, being sold at the trial issue price of £1.50. An official website for the trading card collection appeared online recently, featuring a section regarding the trading cards and subscription details. It can be visited by clicking here. More details regarding Doctor Who Monster Invasion will be posted when they become available. With thanks to Mark Clapham for the picture of this post.

Flesh And Stone Official Synopsis

The BBC Press Office today released the official synopsis for the fifth episode of Doctor Who series five, Flesh and Stone. The episode which stars Matt Smith as The Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, and Alex Kingston as River Song is the second of a two-part story, the first part being The Time of Angels. Flesh and Stone's official synopsis can be read below:

“There’s no way back, no way up and no way out. Trapped among an army of Weeping Angels, the Doctor and his friends must try to escape through the wreckage of a crashed space liner, in the fifth epsiode of Doctor Who, written by Steven Moffat. Meanwhile, in the forest vault, the Doctor’s companion, Amy Pond, finds herself facing an even more deadly attack.”

The Time of Angels will be broadcast on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel on Saturday the first of May, with it's time of transmission yet to be announced. The official synopsis for the sixth episode of the series, Vampires in Venice, will be released next week and it will be posted here. What are your thoughts on this?

Doctor Who Adventures #162

BBC Magazines have now sent us the cover and details for the one-hundred-and-sixty-second issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine, which went on sale today. This week's issue comes with eleven free gifts, includes the latest part of Matt Smith's exclusive diary, and takes a look at some of the many Earth invasion attempts. The magazine's cover can be seen to the left, and the official press release for it can be read below:

MONSTER ALERT!

This week Doctor Who Adventures looks at the best bits from last week’s episode, The Beast Below.

This week Matt reveals all about the filming of The Beast Below in his exclusive to Doctor Who Adventures diary.

Find out lots of interesting filming facts as Doctor Who Adventures visits the Doctor Who team as they film last week’s episode..

Who needs the Doctor’s help is this week’s brand new adventure? Find out in this week’s exclusive sneak peak at episode three, the Victory of the Daleks.
All this, and…

11 Free Doctor Who gifts!
Cyberman Fast Facts
Essential info on Earth Invaders
Five fantastic posters
Subscription offer – subscribe today and get a FREE Monster Book!

Issue 162 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is out 15th April, price £2.10

The one-hundred-and-sixty-second issue of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is available to buy at all good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, being sold at the regular of £2.10. Will you be buying a copy of this issue?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Victory Of The Daleks New Preview Clips

With The Doctor's greatest and most feared enemies, The Daleks, returning again in this Saturday's episode of Doctor Who, the BBC's official Doctor Who website has today been updated with three brand new clips from the episode. The brand new clips from Victory of the Daleks show The Daleks deep in their undercover operation. All three of the clips can be watched below:

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Victory of the Daleks will be broadcast on Saturday on BBC One at 6:30pm and at the later time of 8:25pm on the BBC HD channel. The latest, news, clips, and trailers will continue to be posted. What are your thoughts on the preview clips?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Victory Of The Daleks Mark Gatiss Interview

SFX recently interviewed Mark Gatiss, the writer of this Saturday's episode of Doctor Who, Victory of the Daleks. Mark Gatiss previously wrote the series one Doctor Who episode, The Unquiet Dead, and the series two episode, The Idiot's Lantern, and appeared in the series three episode, The Lazarus Experiment. An extract from his SFX interview can be read below:

“I was initially intimidated by the thought of doing the Daleks after all these years, but then I suppose I’ve always had an idea of what I’d like to do with them. They are, weirdly, an inherently World War II feeling creature. The Nazi connection is there, and also the world of the early ’60s is very heavily post-War – they feel like they belong to it. There’s a nice match to it.”

Mark Gatiss has also revealed that as well as writing the episode, he will be appearing as a Spitfire pilot when it is broadcast on BBC One on Saturday at 6:30pm and at 8:25pm on BBC HD. The interview will be released by SFX in full on Friday, available on their official website. What do you think of this interview?

Monday, April 12, 2010

The New Daleks Revealed In The Radio Times

The next issue of Radio Times Magazine, on sale across the United Kingdom and Ireland tomorrow, reveals three brand new Dalek variations which will make their first appearances in Victory of the Daleks on Saturday. The magazine includes three different covers to choose from, the first of which featuring a brand new blue Dalek, the second featuring a red Dalek, and the third featuring a yellow Dalek. This issue will include a preview of the episode starring Matt Smith as The Eleventh Doctor and Karen Gillan, feature an exclusive interview with it's writer, Mark Gatiss, and will take a look a the Daleks featured on the covers in further detail. This edition of Radio Times will be released tomorrow, being sold at the price of £1.10. What do you think of the new Dalek variations?

Victory Of The Daleks BBC One Trailer

The first television trailer for the third episode of Doctor Who series five, Victory of the Daleks, has now began being broadcast on BBC One. The trailer features many brand new clips appearing alongside previously seen clips of the Daleks, The Doctor, Amy Pond, Winston Churchill, and Spitfires fighting against Dalek ships in space. It can be watched in full below:

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Victory of the Daleks will be broadcast on BBC One on Saturday at 6:30pm, with the BBC HD channel showing the episode in high definition at 8.25pm. The latest news, pictures, trailers, clips, and more regarding Victory of the Daleks will be posted here as soon as they become available. What do you think of the trailer?

The Eleventh Hour Final Ratings

The official ratings for The Eleventh Hour, the first episode of Doctor Who series five, introducing viewers to The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond, have now been revealed by BARB. The episode, written by Steven Moffat, managed to pull in 10.08 millions viewers when it was broadcast on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel last month, an increase of 2.8 million on the overnight ratings of 8 million. The final ratings for the recently broadcast second episode of Doctor Who series, The Beast Below, will be released by BARB shortly, and will then be posted here, on The Gallifrey Vortex, after. What are your thoughts on the final ratings for The Eleventh Hour?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Beast Below Overnight Ratings

Last night, the fifth series of Doctor Who continued with it's second episode, The Beast Below. The episode, despite facing the hot weather outside across the United Kingdom and Ireland, strong opposition from television premieres and the football on other channels, managed to attract 6.4 million on BBC One, with a further 330,000 watching on the BBC HD channel. This brings the overall overnight ratings to 6.7 million, and gives Doctor Who 34% of the audience share, making it the most watched programme of the day. These overnight ratings are not completely accurate, and BARB will release the official ratings in a few weeks time, which will be posted here shortly after. Next week Doctor Who will face strong opposition again, with Britain's Got Talent returning on ITV One, but hopefully the return of the Daleks will give Doctor Who higher ratings. More will be posted.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Victory Of The Daleks Next Time Trailer

Earlier tonight saw the first broadcast of The Beast Below across the United Kingdom and Ireland, and the transmission of the next time trailer for the next episode, Victory of the Daleks. The trailer features clips of the Daleks, under the guise of robots helping Britain win World War Two, Winston Churchill, and Dalek ships battling Spitfires in space. It can be seen below:

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Victory of the Daleks will be broadcast on BBC One next Saturday at the time of 6:30pm, while it will be transmitted in high definition over on the BBC HD channel at the later time of 8:25pm. What are your thoughts on this new trailer?

The Beast Below: What Did You Think?

The fifth series of Doctor Who continued earlier tonight with it's second episode, entitled The Beast Below. The episode saw Amy Pond take her first journey through time and space in the TARDIS, and discover the horrific truth behind Starship UK. To mark the broadcast of this episode, The Gallifrey Vortex has set up a post where you can post your views regarding the episode. Did you enjoy the episode? Do you think the episode lived up to last week's expectations for the new series? What did you think of the episode's plot? Did Matt Smith and Karen Gillan portray their characters well? Please feel free to comment on your views on The Beast Below.

Doctor Who Continues With The Beast Below

The fifth series of Doctor Who will continue tonight with it's second episode, The Beast Below. The episode sees The Doctor, as played by Matt Smith, take his brand new companion, Amy Pond, as portrayed by Karen Gillan, for her first voyage through time and space, on the eve of her wedding. Earth has been abandoned and the majority of the United Kingdom's population now lives on a huge starship, where the sinister Smilers are everywhere, and the beast lurks below. The Beast Below will receive it's transmission tonight at 6.15pm on BBC One and on the BBC HD channel, and will be followed on BBC Three by it's accompanying episode of Doctor Who Confidential, All about the Girl. Come back here to The Gallifrey Vortex later tonight to post your views on the episode and to see the next time trailer for episode three of the series, Victory of the Daleks.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Doctor Who: The Adventure Games Unveiled

The BBC have announced a brand new episodic Doctor Who video game series, featuring The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond, coming soon to download for computers. The series will consist of four interactive games, with the game's executive producers including Steven Moffat, Beth Willis, and Piers Wenger. Pictures, and an extract from Steven Moffat can be seen below:



"Children don't just watch Doctor Who, they join in. They make up games, invent their monsters, create their own stories. Now, there's something else – now, they can be The Doctor in brand-new episodes. Doctor Who – The Adventure Games will offer fans of The Doctor a unique opportunity to enter his world, face his challenges and grapple with his deadliest foes"



The first episode of Doctor Who: The Adventure Games will be made available for download from the official Doctor Who website in June, with the titles of the games currently being kept under wraps. What are your thoughts on this news?