Monday, 27 June 2011
Saturday, 25 June 2011
2% of the votes went to The Curse Of The Black Spot, taking last place out of the 5 stories. Curse Of The Black Spot saw the Doctor land on board a pirate ships seemingly under attack by a Siren.
4% of the voters chose The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People as their favourite story, putting it into fourth place. The end of this story saw the reveal that Amy had been 'Flesh' throughout the series.
21% of the votes went to the opening two parter, The Impossible Astronaut/The Rebel Flesh, making it the third most popular story of the new series so far.
27% of people who voted chose the mid season finale, A Good Man Goes To War as their favourite. This episode saw Amy give birth to a baby who was revealed to be River Song
But picking up nearly half the votes with 46%, the most popular story from series 6 so far have been The Doctor's Wife which saw the Doctor land on an asteroid outside of the universe where he was faced with the personification of the TARDIS in the form of Idris. The story was penned by Neil Gaiman and aired fourth in the run.
To find out what people thought of all these stories, check out our series 6 section on The Doctor In The TARDIS Forum
Friday, 24 June 2011
Issue four is available now and comes with more trading cards for your collection. If you subscribe to the magazine you also should get a magazine box file and swaps box with your delivery. Also in this issue:
Top 10 plans to destroy Earth
Kazran Sardick V The Doctor
The Doctors Wife
Where’s The Doctor – Forest of fear
B is for Blathereen and much more
On July 7th 2011, issue #4 of Doctor Who insider will become available in the US and UK. The main focus of the latest issue is a full spread and feature with Alex Kingston who plays River Song, but also featured is:
- OF HATCHES AND PATCHES: Frances Barber talks exclusively to Doctor Who Insider about playing wicked Eye Patch Lady, Madame Kovarian and tells us why baddies are best.
- SARAH JANE SMITH: To mark the recent loss of Elisabeth Sladen, we take a look at the amazing life and times of the character she created: Sarah Jane Smith.
- I WAS… STRAX: Actor Dan Starkey has played three separate Sontarans in Doctor Who and he talks exclusively to Insider about what it’s like to be inside the suit and body of a clone warrior.
- NEXUS POINT: We look back at the moment that the Doctor’s arch enemy, the Master, came out of hiding.
- DATA FILE: The First Doctor and his companions are trapped in a nightmarish world of deadly toys, games and nursery rhymes when the Celestial Toymaker lures them to his realm.
- TIME SCOOP: Ensnared in this issue’s Time Scoop is Davros, the crippled, evil genius who created the Daleks.
- MERCHANDISE: Previews of the latest Doctor Who merchandise, including The Awakening and The Gunfighters on DVD; we speak to stars of the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie, Daphne Ashbrook and Yee Jee Tso about their new roles as UNIT officers in the Tales from the Vault audio drama; and authors James Goss and Steve Tribe tell us all about their new Dalek Handbook and we print an exclusive ‘missing chapter’ from this essential tome.
- STORE INSIDER: A round‐up of some of the latest Doctor Who merchandise, including a new range of mugs and some very dapper Doctor Who clothing.
- FAN ZONE: A selection of photographs sent in by readers of themselves with well known Who celebrities and their own costumes, props and art inspired by Doctor Who.
Thursday, 23 June 2011
by Naomi Alderman
Andrew Brown never has enough time. No time to call his sister, or to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works.
The train’s late, the lift jams. If only he’d had just a little more time. And time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop.
They’ll lend him some – at a very reasonable rate of interest.
Detecting a problem, the Doctor, Amy and Rory go undercover at the bank. But they have to move fast to stop Symington and Blenkinsop before they cash in their investments.
by Jonathan Morris
In 2003, Rebecca Whitaker died in a road accident. Her husband Mark is still grieving. He receives a battered envelope, posted eight years ago, containing a set of instructions with a simple message: “You can save her.”
As Mark is given the chance to save Rebecca, it’s up to the Doctor, Amy and Rory to save the whole world. Because this time the Weeping Angels are using history itself as a weapon.
by George Mann
London 1910: an unsuspecting thief finds himself confronted by grey-skinned creatures that are waiting to devour his mind.
London 3189: the remains of an ancient android are dredged from the Thames.
When reactivated it has a warning that can only be delivered to a man named ‘the Doctor’.
The Doctor and his friends must solve a mystery that has spanned over a thousand years. If they fail, the deadly alien Squall will devour the world.
The Daleks have listened to Davros's story and dismiss him as just an inferior child, but he believes he was more of a man than those who surrounded him. The Council of Twelve, busy passing their judgements in the House of Congress, never saw what was coming because they were too scared of his intelligence, aptitude and determination. It would be many years before the Supremo, that weak, spineless individual who believed he ruled the city, would finally enable Davros to realise his potential. Until then it was only Davros's mother who believed in him. The rest of them feared him, and they were right to do so...
This story isnt a direct continuation of the first story, though it does tie in nicely with previous events. First off I am going to say that if you havent listened to the first then this is ok to listen to and understand but there will be things in it that you probably wont get because they reference the first audio as apposed to stuff you may have seen on screen.
So we rejoin Davros as he get nearer to his 30th birthday. Miserable in the Kaled military he is longing to join the Science Corps in a bid to extend his works and use his knowledge for the good of the Kaled/Thal war. When Davros is summoned before the Supremo he initially begins an egotistical rant about how he is better than most of his superiors and is being unfairly held back from helping the war effort in a more scientific way, but the Supremo surprises him by saying that his work has actually been monitered in a very close way and that he wants Davros to undertake a secret mission that could help the Kaleds win the war against the Thals. He won't reveal what the mission is but says that Davros's position in the Science Corps will be pretty much secured if he accepts, albeit within the recycling division. Davros accepts straight away but the Supremo tells him to sleep on it before agreeing.
When Davros goes home he encounters his sister and after a conversation about genocide and extinct races as casualties of war, his sister becomes more wary of him and convinced that he is becoming a psychopath who will bring disaster and distruction because of his beliefs that the Thals should be iradicated. His sister tries to explain that the Thals and Kaleds once lived together in peace and could do so again, but Davros is convinced she is lying and dismisses her as needed therapy. When his mother arrives home she stirs up the pot by saying that the recent peace is a bad thing and the Thals, being a lower class as she considers, should be wiped out, fuelling Davros' fire. There is also a hint that his family think he may be gay as up to now he has refused to get a wife, which his family needs to happen so they can have access to the family trust fund which is currently held in his name. When Davros accidently lets slip about his secret mission, the family is torn about the best interests of him and their lifestyle. He realises though he has said too much and refuses to say anymore.
Im skipping a fair bit here which is mainly character stuff and fastforwarding to this: Davros accepts the mission and along with his team makes his way over enemy lines. When they happen upon a weapons factory, Davros and anothermember of his group break inside and take pictures and evidence. They realise the expense that went into the factory and that just destroying it would cripple the Thals, but they are soon captured and one of the Thals knows Davros by name. Before any questioning can take place though Davros' Major shoots the Thals and saves them. While on their way from the Thal city they are attacked by snipers and Varga Plants and very few of their number are left surviving. Davros works out that the whole mission has been a set up and demands to know whether the intention was to have him killed. When they are backed into a corner by a group of scavengers, two of the four remaining soldiers are killed and it is left to Davros and his friend Reston to make their way home. (Ive missed out a big spoiler here that links back to the first audio). When they reach the home lines, Reston is badly wounded by their own defense systems and begs Davros to end his life. Davros at first is reluctant to kill his friend but then becomes so enraged that this man doesnt want to live at absolutely any cost, that he angrilly takes his pistol and kills him anyway.
We cut to Davros in the hospital after being rescued and where he is being visited by his mother. At first he is convinced that it was she who betrayed his mission, but after being persuaded otherwise and ruling out the Supremo, he decides that it must have been his sister. His mother fuels this belief and agrees to sort the situation. She returns home and finds his sister in the pool and tells her that Davros has died over enemy lines. She convinces her that if she gave the game away about his mission then she is now safe to admit it. His sister admits that she was scared of Davros and only wants peace and so mentioned it to some of her Peace Treaty friends but never wanted him dead. His mum accuses her of being a threat to Davros' greatness and proceeds to drown her in the pool. When she next visits Davros she tells him that she found her daughter drowing in the pool and that her last words were that she loved her. They agree to put word out that she has been murdered by rebel Thals.
At the end of the story Davros is standing over the body of his dead sister preparing her autopsy. He leans in and tells her corpse that despite her hatred of science she will make a great contribution. He cuts into her body and plans to combine her genetic makeup with that of a Thal and a Varga Plant to make the greatest weapon the planet has ever seen....
Ok, this story is brilliant. There isnt a whole lot more that I can add. Ive cut out a massive section of it to keep it spoiler free but the gist of it is there. At 70 minutes this story is absolutely jam packed with story and quite honestly could have been split into two. For those of you who like it dark, this is possibly the darkest audio adventure I have ever listened to. At times spine tingling, at times just down right creepy, this story goes to places you wouldnt expect of a DW related release but is pure brilliance. Whether you are a fan of Davros or not, you cant fail to be taken in with this story and its even better if you have listened to part one as well. The back story of the Varga Plants which I have largely left out of this review, is also really unnerving. Get this! Thats all I have to say.
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Earlier this week PopRockGeek brought you the news that the airing of Miracle Day had been pushed back so that we would be seeing it in the UK after at least the US and Canada, with the BBC only confirming that it will air 'later in the summer'.
Today there is still no official date, but the BBC have updated with their scedules until July 15th with still no sign of Torchwood, so unless they show it on a Saturday or Sunday, which is pretty unlikely, it is now safe to say that we will be at least ten days, or at least 2 episodes behind the USA and Canada.
Some fans are already threatening to find other means of watching it without waiting until it is broadcast in the UK, and several sources are speculating that we may not get it until it has completed it's American run, in which case I think the BBC might find themselves with a slump in ratings.
Many fans have been left feeling as though they have been left in the cold by the BBC despite supporting the show for the first 3 series in the UK. This lack of announcement comes at a time when the BBC is under fire from many fans for their apparant disrespect towards the Whoniverse franchise as a whole, after they made several gaffs in the release of information regarding series 7 and the filming of it.
At this point in time it is still unclear when the show will air, though hopefully an anouncement will be forthcoming soon. How do you feel about Torchwood being left off the schedules until so late in the day? Let us know below or by posting at The Doctor In The TARDIS Forum
Starz have released a synopsis for the first 7 episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day. We are assuming that the last three are just too spoilerific to even hint at, though they may come at a later date.
Ep 1: THE NEW WORLD
When death itself comes to a halt, the whole world faces its greatest danger yet. CIA agent Rex Matheson has only one clue - Torchwood.
Ep 2: RENDITON
As the Torchwood team is reunited, Jack realizes he's the most vulnerable man on Earth. A flight to the United States turns into a desperate battle for survival.
Ep 3: DEAD OF NIGHT
Torchwood goes on the run and finds a new enemy, but as they launch a raid on PhiCorp headquarters, Jack must confront the mysterious Oswald Danes.
Ep 4: ESCAPE TO L.A.
The fight against PhiCorp takes the Torchwood team to California, where a trap is waiting. Meanwhile, Oswald and Jilly find themselves with an enemy of their own.
Ep 5: THE CATEGORIES OF LIFE
Torchwood goes undercover and discovers the terrible truth behind the Miracle. The enemy is closing in, and death is about to make a shocking return.
EP 6: THE MIDDLE MEN
With Gwen, Rex and Esther trapped on both sides of the Atlantic, it's a race against time as Jack goes straight to the heart of the conspiracy.
Ep 7: IMMORTAL SINS
Gwen must fight to protect her family and takes a terrifying journey, covering both miles and decades, as the long history of the Miracle is revealed.
For more information, news and spoilers about what to expect from Miracle Day, check out our Torchwood section on The Doctor In The TARDIS Forum
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
I found a great place here and I am an even bigger fan of the show now because I did. (Tardis-Console)
01. ‘It’s not “touch wood”; it’s Torchwood.’
02. ‘Warfare’s even worse when the soldiers refuse to die.’
03. ‘How do you investigate something that isn’t happening?’
04. ‘The Founding Fathers had me in mind when they wrote the Constitution, don’t you think?’
05. ‘What are you feeding her – lard?’
06. ‘They brought me in as an expert, but I don’t know what the hell it is.’
07. ‘Don’t follow us. Don’t even try. We just want to be left alone.’
08. ‘What if you detach the head? Would he stay alive without his head?’
09. ‘Anyone who worked for Torchwood was killed in action – and they died young.’
10. ‘Owen Harper, FBI!’
Don't forget that our series 6 story poll is still open for another 3 days, so maker sure you to tell us which of the series 6 stories that have aired so far has been your favourite by voting in the poll over to the right of the page.
There are five stories to choose from and the poll will remain open until Saturday so get voting and make your favourites win.