Friday, 24 February 2012

Doctor Who Annual 2013

Despite only being just over 6 weeks into 2012, the good people over at BBC Books have their eye on the future and have released information in regards to the Official 2013 Doctor Who Annual.
"Based on the exciting BBC television series Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams and Alex Kingston as River Song.

This awesome Official Annual is packed with comic strips, stories, activities and features and is the perfect Christmas gift for any Doctor Who fan!"

The annua wi comprise of 64 pages of puzzles, facts, trivia, info, stories, comic strips and much more. It is due for release on August 2nd. No price has been given yet, but it usually retails for around £9.99

For more merchandise news and reviews, check out The Doctor In The TARDIS Forum

The Adventure Games Cancelled

It was today announced that the Doctor Who Adventure Games series has been cancelled, with the remaining three games slated for the second run unlikely to be released.

In an official statement about their cancellation, executive producer Simon Harris said that the firm will instead put their focus on other Doctor Who game projects, including the upcoming platform release The Eternity Clock.
"Right now there are no current plans to develop any more Adventure Games. Obviously we've got the browser-based MMO Doctor Who: Worlds In Time, and we have other plans for other platforms and formats and we'll be announcing those, but right now The Adventure Games have done a great job, and they've been done, we're now going to move forward with the The Eternity Clock and we'll continue to develop those plans as we go ahead."
Five Adventure Games have currently been released, with a further three expected, though it remains to be seen whether or not they will now ever see the light of day.

What do you think about this news? Have your say below. And for even more news and updates, check out The Doctor In The TARDIS Forum

Series 7: What We Know So Far

There has been lots of updates this week, so here is a roundup of what we know so far.

Filming on Series 7 began on Monday in Penarth for scenes inside the Ponds home. On set were Arthur Darvill, Karen Gillan and guest star Mark Williams. Filming then moved to Dunraven Bay in Southerndown, which has previously been used as Bad Wolf Bay and the scene of the crash of the Byzantium in The Time Of Angels.

Pictures courtesy of Wales Online

Guest stars announced for the series include Mark Williams, who is well known to many for his roles in Harry Potter and The Fast Show, David Bradley, who has also appeared in the Harry Potter films amongst many others, Rupert Graves, most recently seen as Lestrade in Sherlock, Rudi Dharmalingham (Casualty, New Tricks) and Rob Cavazos.

As we reported about a month ago, filming will indeed be taking place in Spain this year, as confirmed by the CV of Rob Cavazos this week, who will be guest starting in the story. It is unknown when filming there will be taking place, but it is rumoured to be in the next few weeks.

The official BBC Press Release had this to say:
Series 7 will then see a dramatic turn of events when the Doctor meets a new friend. Prepare yourselves for thrills, adventures and dramatic surprises as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year. Fourteen big, blockbuster-movie episodes - each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you've never seen them before. 
Above photos credited to @Ryanfarr
It is specuated that the episode being filmed currently is episode 2 of the run. Filming is expected to continue throughout the week in and around the Cardiff area.

For even more news and updates, check out The Doctor In The TARDIS Forum

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Some guest stars announced as filming begins

Filming on Series 7 of Doctor Who started this week, and to celebrate the BBC have released this pic of the show's 3 main stars - Matt Smith, Karen Gillan & Arthur Darvill.

Alongside the pic they have released the names of three guest stars for the new series. They are David Bradley (probably best known as Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films), Mark Williams (another Harry Potter star - this time Ron's father Arthur Weasley) & Rupert Graves (most recently seen as DI Lestrade in 'Sherlock').

You can read the BBC's full report here.

What do you think of the guest stars so far?

Thursday, 9 February 2012

First Director Announced

The BBC have today updated their official Doctor Who site with news of the first person to sit in the directors chair for Series 7, and the lucky man is Saul Metzstein.

Metzstein has previously directed for Upstairs Downstairs, Late Night Shopping and Micro Men and has even picked up a Scottish Bafta for his work along the way.

Filming is due to begin on February 20th in Cardiff.

For more news about series 7, check out The Doctor In The TARDIS Forum

The Doctor In The TARDIS Forum

Some of you may or may not be aware that as well as this news page and Twitter feed, we also run a Doctor Who forum under The Doctor In The TARDIS banner.

Whilst we are currently a small community in comparison to many others, we are growing rapidly with nearly 400 members and over 70,000 posts in the last year and a half.

We have sections dedicated to all aspects of the show, including seperate areas for spoilers and non spoilers, merchandise, Torchwood & The Sarah Jane Adventures, the classics series, role-play, fan art and fanfiction, as well a huge section for discussion of topics not relating to Doctor Who and the Whoniverse.

We are a friendly and inclusive forum and we always welcome new members to sign up and share their thoughts and feelings about the show and we make it a priority to make the forum a place where everyones opinions are welcomed and respected. The main ethos of the forum is to provide a place where everyone can discuss the show and how they feel about it in a warm, friendly environment without the worry that their opinions will be trampled on or devalued.

If you love discussing Doctor Who then please come and have a look around and sign yourself up today by visiting The Doctor In The TARDIS Forum

More Series 7 Writers Confirmed

Two new writers have been confirmed for Series 7 in this months DWM, which you can pick up in stores today.

The first is Chris Chibnall, who has written loads of early Torchwood episodes as well as the Doctor Who stories '42' and 'The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood'.

The second is Toby Whithouse, who has previously written 'School Reunion', 'Vampires of Venice' and 'The God Complex' as well as being head honcho for BBC 3's Being Human.

According to the magazine, Chibnalls story will have the 'biggest ever Doctor Who set', while Whithouse told SFX Magazine that his story is currently planned to air 3rd in the run.

Other writes confirmed so far are Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and John Fay.

To discuss all the latest news and spoilers from Series 7, come on over to The Doctor In The TARDIS Forum

Saturday, 4 February 2012

The Eternity Clock Trailer

For those of you who haven't had the chance to see it yet, here is the trailer for The Eternity Clock, again. The game, which is being made available on PC and Playstation platforms, will be available this March in Europe, initially on Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita. The PC version will be released later in the year.

Series 7 Filming Updates, Rumours and Speculation

According to Matt Smith, filming for him on Series 7 is due to begin on Monday February 20th, with reheasals due to begin a week earlier on Monday February 13th. It has previously been rumoured that Alex Kingston would return to filming as River Song sometime around the 8th or 9th of February, though these dates are unconfirmed.

There is also some potential overseas filming to take place if the following is to be believed. One of our forum members, Oh-Wise-One, has posted this on the forum:
Feel free to shoot this down but a friend of mine who is a bit of an up and coming actor posted on Facebook this week that he had gotten a small role on the show and will be going to Spain to shoot. He takes it all very seriously so I can't imagine why he would lie about it, and he isn't a fanboy so I don't think it is something he would say to get people worked up. A couple of us pressed for more information but he wouldn't budge and then the following morning he deleted the comment. I'd say take it with a pinch of salt, but I have no reason to think he would lie about it either.
As the poster says, this is unconfirmed and should be taken with a huge pinch of salt, but it does open up the possibility that we may have some new information about overseas filming for this year. Australia is another country that had been previously rumoured as a potential location for series 7. With filming due to begin over the next few weeks, remember to keep checking back for all the latest updates, or for more in depth discussion of filming, spoilers and set information, check out our forum, The Doctor In The TARDIS Forum

Fourth Doctor DVD - Nightmare Of Eden


Two spacecraft fuse in a hyperspace collision, and with the dimensional instabilities threatening everyone aboard, it’s fortunate the Doctor (Tom Baker), Romana (Lalla Ward) and K-9 arrive to help.

But when a crewmember is found clawed by a ferocious creature, it seems there’s something even more frightening stalking the corridors.

But what can this have to do with a zoologist, Professor Tryst, his CET projection machine, and a planet called Eden? 

Special features…

*Commentary with actors Lalla Ward (Romana) and Peter Craze (Costa), writer Bob Baker, effects designer Colin Mapson and make-up designer Joan Stribling. Moderated by Toby Hadoke
*The Nightmare of Television Centre – A look back at a somewhat troubled production with three of the behind-the-scenes crew who worked on it
*Going Solo – Writer Bob Baker talks about The Nightmare of Eden
*The Doctor’s Strange Love with comedian Josie Long and writers Joe Lidster and Simon Guerrier
*Ask Aspel – LallaWard’s appearance on the popular BBC children’s show
*Radio Times Listings (DVD-ROM)
*Programme Subtitles
*Production Information Subtitles
*Photo Gallery
*Coming Soon Trailer
*Digitally Remastered Picture And Sound Quality

This DVD will be available on April 2nd. have it on pre-order for £13.99

Seventh Doctor Boxed Set - Ace Adventures


In these two classic stories Ace joins the Seventh Doctor aboard the TARDIS where she’s soon battling a biomechanoid and liberating a world where just feeling sad can get you shot!


On the planet Svartos, the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Mel unexpectedly encounter an old friend – Sabalom Glitz. Joined by Ace, a teenage waitress with a love for explosives, the group ventures off to find the fabled Dragonfire treasure.

The Happiness Patrol:

On the planet Terra Alpha, the population constantly displays happy smiles. Anyone feeling remotely glum disappears. Quickly. Having heard disturbing rumours, the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace arrive to topple the entire regime.


Special Features…

Deleted / extended scenes
Trivia subtitles
Video & audio restoration
Coming Soon Trailer
Radio Times Billings (PDF)
Making-of documentary
Photo gallery
Danny Bang – documentary
The Doctor’s Strange Love – documentary

The Happiness Patrol
“Ace” wishes Blue Peter Happy Birthday (archive clip)
Isolated score
Deleted / extended scenes
Trivia subtitles
Video & audio restoration
Coming Soon Trailer
Radio Times Billings (PDF)
Making-of documentary
Photo gallery
Politics In Doctor Who – documentary

The set is due for release on May 7th. have it on pre-order for £23.99

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Doctor Who Magazine Issue #444 Cover

Here's the cover for Doctor Who Magazine issue #444:

I think it's great to see the First Doctor on the cover. What do you think?

The magazine will be in shops on February 9th.