Thursday, March 31, 2011

DWO WhoCast #186 - available now!

The latest episode of The DWO Whocast featuring Cameron K McEwan (Blogtor Who) and Tony Gallichan (Flashing Blade) is available now from iTunes HERE and from the official site, The DWO Whocast. Check out the details on No. 186 below which features an in~depth look at the new trailer...



Wasting no time, Cam and Tony delve into the mysteries of the new Series 6 trailer - but what will they make of multiple TARDISes....? Contact us at:

Book Signing at Oxford Literary Festival


BBC Children's Books has announced details of a book signing, with the "2 in 1" authors Justin Richards, Colin Brake, Trevor Baxendale and Oli Smith, taking place this weekend at the Oxford Literary Festival:
Doctor Who: It's Bigger on the Inside
Meet the masters behind the new Doctor Who Original Fiction series from BBC Children's Books in an up-close and personal interview. These four authors live and breathe Doctor Who and will be ready for any questions from aspiring Time Lords. Discover how they come up with terrifying monsters and plots for the the Doctor, where their inspiration comes and of course quiz them on who their favourite Doctor is! There may even be prizes for the best-dressed fan. Chaired by Science Fiction author Juliet E McKenna.

Family event for age 7+


Thanks to BBC Children's Books

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

DWO WhoCast #185 - available now!


The latest episode of The DWO Whocast featuring Cameron K McEwan (Blogtor Who) and Tony Gallichan (Flashing Blade) is available now from iTunes HERE and from the official site, The DWO Whocast. Check out the details on No. 185 below which features a review of the Revisitations 2 DVD boxset and a brief appearance from Tom Baker....



The Revisitations 2 DVD boxset falls into Tony and Cam's proverbial lap. But what will they make of the new "Special Editions" of Seeds of Death, Carnival of Monsters and Resurrection of the Daleks? Contact us at:

New Series 6 trailer



The official site has updated with a new trailer for Series 6, see it in the player above. It begins airing on television from tonight in the UK. Hear Blogtor discuss the trailer on the latest DWO WhoCast HERE.

"Doctor Who and the Autism Spectrum" book project

Some news on a fascinating and important project from reader Michaela:
Autism spectrum Doctor Who fans and friends, I need your help!

I am a Doctor Who fan and an Aspie working on a book project about Doctor Who and the autism spectrum, and the most important thing I can imagine is for this book to incorporate as many viewpoints as possible.

I am looking for anyone - anyone at all - to answer a few questions about their own experiences with Doctor Who. You don't have to have seen a lot of it, you don't have to be familiar with the classic series, you don't have to have a particular spectrum condition (or any diagnosis at all). Any input at all is welcomed and greatly appreciated.

The questionnaire can be viewed online HERE and can be emailed to: dw-autism@hotmail.com

If you would prefer to submit your answers some other way, or have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me or contact me at one of the various options available on the main page (Twitter, Tumblr and so on)!

Anything that helps more responses come in is a good thing.

Thank you so much.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mark Gatiss in "The Crimson Petal and the White"


Doctor Who
actor and writer Mark Gatiss is starring in a new drama from the BBC, The Crimson Petal and the White (click on the image above for a bigger, beardier version). Also featuring are Richard E Grant (Scream of the Shalka and The Curse of Fatal Death) and Shirley Henderson (Love & Monsters). You can read Blogtor's review of the first episode over at CultBox HERE.

Thanks to BBC Pictures

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Impossible Astronaut - promo pics


The BBC have issued a new image to accompany the new series opener, The Impossible Astronaut. Click on the two pictures for bigger versions and check out the Prequel HERE.


Thanks to BBC Pictures

Friday, March 25, 2011

Doctor Who reference on "Community"

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US comedy Community featured a Doctor Who reference in its most recent episode, Critical Film Studies (which aired last night) - see it in the player above. It was directed by Richard Ayoade, well known for his role as Moss in the UK comedy, The IT Crowd - he also made the Actors Wishlist For Series 6/7 HERE.

The Impossible Astronaut - The Prequel



The BBC have issued a "prequel" to the first episode of the next series, The Impossible Astronaut. See it in the player above.

Colin Baker in "Doctors"


Actor Colin Baker, who older readers may remember as The Sixth Doctor, is guest starring in daytime BBC show, Doctors. Baker will star as Augustus Bloom in the first episode of the 13th series, airing Thursday 31st March at 1.45pm on BBC One. You can follow Colin on Twitter HERE.

Thanks to BBC Pictures

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Series 6 teaser



The BBC have issued a short teaser trailer for the upcoming series, see it on the player above. A "prequel" to Series 6 is released on Friday.

Hugh Bonneville on "The One Show"



Actor Hugh Bonneville was a guest on the BBC "programme", The One Show yesterday. See a clip of him in the player above briefly discussing his upcoming role in episode three of the new series. See pictures of the episode filming HERE.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DWO WhoCast #184 - available now!


The latest episode of The DWO Whocast featuring Cameron K McEwan (Blogtor Who) and Tony Gallichan (Flashing Blade) is available now from iTunes HERE and from the official site, The DWO Whocast. Check out the details on No. 184 below which features reviews of the recent Comic Relief episodes and the A Christmas Carol soundtrack.



Under the microscope this week is this year's Comic Relief episodes along with a review of the A Christmas Carol soundtrack. Contact us at:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Revisitations 2 - individual DVD sleeve art


2|entertain have issued the individual covers the upcoming DVD boxset, Revisitations 2; including "Special Editions" of the stories The Seeds of Death, Carnival of Monsters and Resurrection of the Daleks. Click on the images for bigger versions. See the box set art HERE.



Thanks to 2|entertain

Shada novelisation due 2012


BBC Books have announced the publication of a novelisation of the "lost" Doctor Who story Shada. Production of the planned finale to the 1979-1980 season was halted part-way through due to industrial action at the BBC, and the story was never completed. Now, drawing on drafts of the script and production notes as well as original designs and the material that was completed, prolific Doctor Who TV script writer Gareth Roberts tells this unique story, featuring Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor, in full for the first time.

Shada will be published
March 2012 as a £16.99 hardback


Thanks to Ebury Publishing

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Follow Blogtor on Twitter


As endorsed by a recent issue of Doctor Who Magazine, you can keep up to date with all the posts from BLOGTOR on the social networking site, Twitter - go HERE and follow! There's often links and news that don't get posted here.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Comic Relief 2011 - Matt Smith appearance



Current Doctor Who Matt Smith made an appearance during the Comic Relief night on BBC yesterday. See it in the player above but be warned it includes Claudia Winkleman.

Graham Norton - Matt Smith interview



Current Doctor Who Matt Smith was a guest on Graham Norton's BBC Radio 2 show earlier today, hear it in the players above. Discussion turns to the new series and Mazza mentions it features the "scariest monsters" yet. Watch Matt's appearance on Norton's television show HERE.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Classic Novels Republished


BBC Books have announced the republication of 6 Classic Doctor Who novels with Chris Achilleos’ stunning artwork and a series of new introductions by Neil Gaiman, Charlie Higson, Gareth Roberts, Stephen Baxter, Russell T Davies and Terrance Dicks. All 6 titles will be published on 7th July at £4.99 each. Click on the covers for bigger, Targetier versions.




All 6 titles will be published
July 7 at £4.99 each

Thanks to BBC Books

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

DWO WhoCast #183 - available now!


The latest episode of The DWO Whocast featuring Cameron K McEwan (Blogtor Who) and Tony Gallichan (Flashing Blade) is available now from iTunes HERE and from the official site, The DWO Whocast. Check out the details on No. 183 below which features EXCLUSIVE interviews with Doctor Who authors Oli Smith, Justin Richards, Colin Brake and Trevor Baxendale and a review of the audio adventure, The Gemini Contagion.



It's a show of two halves as Tony chats to the authors of the new "2 in 1" book range whilst Cam joins him to review the exclusive BBC audio adventure featuring the Eleventh Doctor, The Gemini Contagion. Contact us at:

Watch "The Curse of Fatal Death"


Last week the iTunes UK store made available again the 1999 Comic Relief special The Curse of Fatal Death. Now the official site has posted both parts of the Steven Moffat mini~story - see them in the players above and below.

Freema Agyeman on "The Alan Titchmarsh Show"




Freema Agyeman was a guest earlier today on ITV1's The Alan Titchmarsh Show. During the chat she mentioned her time as companion Martha Jones and her possible role in Torchwood - see it in the player above.

NEWS ROUND~UP


The world of Doctor Who hots up as the new series is but weeks away. Here's some of the latest news collated for your pleasure, read the last round up HERE.

COMIC RELIEF
Clip from Doctor Who special [video]
The Curse of Fatal Death back on iTunes
Promo pics of Dr Who sketch
The Curse of Fatal Death on the official site
David Tennant in Blankety Blank
David Tennant in Through The Keyhole

SERIES 6
Filming pics
More filming pics
Episode titles revealed
US Premiere date set

MERCHANDISE
Planet of the Spiders DVD preview [video]
More Easter Eggs released
Doctor Who Magazine 432 cover

THE DWO WHOCAST
Episode 181 - Review of The Ark DVD
Episode 182 - Review of the Mara Tales DVD boxset

REVIEWS
Twenty Twelve episode one
Death Riders/Heart of Stone - 2 in 1 book

MISC.
Steven Moffat and Sarah Jane Adventures win at RTS Awards
Tom Baker joins Big Finish
David Tennant in new BBC comedy
McGann & McCoy team up for audio series
Christopher And His Kind promo pics
Georgia Moffett in White Van Man
Colin Baker charity event
Gallifrey One on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

McCoy & McGann team up for new audio


Former Doctor Who actors Sylvester MCoy and Paul McGann are starring together in a new audio series called the Minister of Chance. Also starring are Jenny Agutter (Logan's Run) and Paul Darrow (Timelash). You can listen The Prologue now for free HERE 
and buy episode one from 17 March. Shadowlocked recently featured an interview with McCoy where he discusses the project - read that HERE.

Visit the Minister of Chance site

Thanks to Radio Static

Filming Pics

The UK "newspaper" The Sun has published some new filming pictures of Matt Smith and James Corden on their website. The images show Matt wearing a stetson and a new coat for Episode 12, written by Gareth Roberts. Corden returns as Craig Owens whilst Lodger co~star Daisy Haggard has been spotted on set, reprising her role as Sophie.

Christopher & His Kind - promo pics


The BBC have issued some more promotional images from the new drama starring Matt Smith, Christopher And His Kind. Also featuring in the film are Lindsay Duncan (The Waters of Mars) and Toby Jones (Amy's Choice). Click on the pics for bigger versions and visit the section HERE for more pics, info and clips.



CHRISTOPHER & HIS KIND
AIRS MARCH 19, 9.30PM ON BBC 2/HD




Thanks to BBC Pictures

Monday, March 14, 2011

Series 6 titles revealed


The opening two~parter of Series 6 is almost upon us and the titles have been revealed by various sources invited to the screening of the episodes (*coughs*), they are:

The Impossible Astronaut
Day of the Moon

Currently, the UK broadcast is not confirmed, though April 23 is the most likely date (also being favoured by BBC America). The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine (on sale now) revealed that Episode 11 is called The God Complex - it's written by Toby Whithouse (Vampires of Venice) and stars David Walliams.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Georgia Moffett in "White Van Man"


Georgia Moffett (Jenny, The Doctor's Daughter) returns to television next week in a new BBC Three comedy, White Van Man. It's a six~part series also starring Will Mellor as the proverbial man with a van, starting on Tuesday 22 March at 10.30pm. Click on the pictures for bigger versions.




Thanks to BBC Pictures