Friday, November 30, 2012

News Round~Up


Included here is a round~up of the all the Who news from November, in case any juicy nuggets have passed you by. Keep up to date by following Blogtor Who on Twitter HERE.

50th ANNIVERSARY
Christopher Eccleston talks 50th
Tennant on Smith and the 50th
BBC Confirmation of its existence

THE SNOWMEN
BBC One Christmas trailer
New details & pics
Synopsis
Poster art 
Christmas Time at the Doctor Who Experience!
Details
Promo pics
Trailer
2012 Children In Need minisode
FIRST LOOK: Children In Need 2012 Special

SERIES 7 PART 2
Neil Gaiman episode details
Celia Imrie to star in Series 7 Part 2
PODCAST SPECIAL: Matt Smith interview

MISC.
PODCAST SPECIAL: Matt Smith interview
Tennant & Piper at the MIDNIGHT Convention
WORLD PREMIERE of Who docs!
Doctor Who Christmas Gifts
Doctor Who on Points of View
Sherlock On The Buses 
Doomsday audio commentary
Army of Ghosts audio commentary

MERCHANDISE
Latest series of micro-figures launched!
Doctor Who iPad 2 16GB WiFi Gift Set
Christmas Time at the Doctor Who Experience!
Doctor Who Christmas Gifts
Shada R1 DVD artwork
Alex Kingston reads Doctor Who: The Angel’s Kiss
Doctor Who Magazine 454
Who Toys for Christmas!
The Child Of Time
 

Latest series of micro-figures launched!

Hot on the heels of the latest TV series, there’s a brand new collection of Character Building micro figures emerging from the TARDIS!Millions of the constructible micro-figures have already been sold since their launch last year, and now fans of the Doctor can build their collections with 12 new faces from the third series.

Each collection has to have the Doctor leading the way and the series three editions depict the Eleventh Doctor in his bow tie, complete with trusty Sonic Screwdriver. Popular companions Amy Pond and Rory also take their place in the line up alongside the mysterious River Song.

To create your own epic battles of good versus evil there are plenty of foes in this new collection too including, Ood and Vashta Nerada figures, along with the Doctor’s most fearsome enemy, a Dalek.

Each Micro figure comes in a foil bag and costs just £1.99, making it the perfect pocket money treat. But as you never quite know what you’re going to get, we have one question... “Who will be the first to find them all?”

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christopher Eccleston talks 50th


Red Carpet News TV caught up with former Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston at the Gala Screening of the film The Oranges yesterday. During the interview he talks about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary and Matt Smith - watch it in the player above.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

BBC One Christmas trailer


Popular UK channel BBC One aired a trailer for their Christmas output including clips from the Doctor Who special, The Snowmen, check it out in the player above. See more clips and pics from the episode HERE. Doctor Who is also featured in the BBC's current TV campaign promoting the iPlayer - watch it below.


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The Snowmen - New details & pics


This week's edition of UK television listings magazine TV & Satellite Week included a Christmas Preview with Doctor Who 2012 Christmas Special being the main feature (The Snowmen is also No. 1 in the Radio Times preview list). It includes some new info regarding the episode along with some new images - click on the pics for bigger versions. Here's what the mag says:

"The hour-long episode, set in Dickensian London, introduces a new-look Doctor to a young governess, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, who is caring for the young young children of widower Captain Latimer, played by former Silent Witness star Tom Ward. [pictured left]

All is not well at the Latimers' gothic house, however, where something nasty is lurking in the garden, apparently controlled by the sinister Doctor Simeon (Richard E Grant). Reuniting with friendly Sontaran Strax (Dan Starkey), Silurian Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and her friend Jenny (Catrin Stewart), the Time Lord embarks on a dangerous mission that sees him confront a chilling new monster...

Since Coleman was also seen August's series-opening episode as a deluded Dalek callled Oswin, Who fans will approach the episode with some big questions.

We know she is Matt Smith's new companion, but what exactly is Oswin's spitting image doing in Victorian London? Are the two characters connected, and if so, how? 'That's part of the mystery that will be explored in the episode,' hints Ward.

Whatever happens, the Doctor may well have to sweet-talk the lovestruck Latimer before the governess is allowed to exit via the Tardis. 'Latimer is besotted with her, as anyone would be,' Ward says of Coleman's character.

'She's sweet, charming, funny and feisty.' In other words, the ideal companion for the Doctor."

The Snowmen, written by current showrunner Steven Moffat, will air on Christmas Day (Dec 25th) on BBC One and BBC America.

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The Snowmen synopsis


The official site has released a synopsis for the Doctor Who 2012 Christmas Special, The Snowmen, read it below. The episode is due to air on BBC One and BBC America on Dec 25 - see the latest poster art HERE.
Christmas Eve 1892 and the falling snow is the stuff of fairy-tales. When the fairy-tale becomes a nightmare and a chilling menace threatens Earth, an unorthodox young governess, Clara, calls on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. As old friends return, will the Doctor really abandon humankind or will he fight to save the world – and Christmas – from the icy clutches of this mysterious menace.
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The Snowmen poster art


Keeping the movie poster theme from earlier this year, new promotional pictures for the Doctor Who 2012 Christmas Special, The Snowmen, has been released - click on the images included for bigger versions. See more pictures HERE and visit the episode section HERE.


Thanks to BBC Worldwide

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WORLD PREMIERE of Who docs!

Blogtor Who is proud to announce that next month sees the WORLD PREMIERE of two brilliant Doctor Who documentaries at the MIDNIGHT Convention. The event, taking place in Birmingham, UK, from Dec 14-16, features DAVID TENNANT, BILLIE PIPER and many other great names (visit the site for details HERE).

The two films, to be released next year on DVD, will be shown to attendees who will also be treated to a panel featuring the director and BAFTA nominee, Chris Chapman, and the man behind the "classic" Doctor Who DVD range, Dan Hall. (Blogtor will be hosting this panel, incidentally.) Details on the two documentaries below.

A Dandy and a Clown: the Life of Jon Pertwee
A delirious 43 minute trip through the action-packed life and career of The Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee, with contributions from the friends and colleagues that knew and loved him best. This documentary will ultimately be available on the Spearhead from Space blu-ray release.

Hadoke vs HAVOC
Hot on the heels of Looking for Peter and Living with Levene, Toby Hadoke sets out for a third challenge - to track down and reunite Doctor Who's legendary stunt-team, HAVOC, for one last job. This documentary will ultimately be available on the Inferno Special Edition DVD release.

There are a few tickets left for the MIDNIGHT Convention (and we really mean there are just a few) - buy tickets HERE.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Tee Offer!


Our chums over at RIPT Apparel have got another great Doctor Who t~shirt for sale - for 24 hours only! Titled Doctor Whoville, the design is available worldwide for $10 - visit the site HERE! It's also available in kids sizes, a fleece hoody, a onesie and in prints, coasters and iPhone cases!

PLEASE NOTE: This tee is no longer available

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Win a Dinner with MATT SMITH!


The National Youth Theatre are offering the chance to dine with popular Doctor Who actor, Matt Smith. From the NYT website:
We are offering three pairs of tickets to A Shepherd’s Delight on Monday 3 December 2012 hosted by Matt Smith, NYT’s newest Patron and Britain’s favourite Doctor Who at Shepherd’s Restaurant, Westminster, London SW1. This exclusive dinner for only 80 people (or 79 and Matt) will raise funds for National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, the world’s first youth theatre. If you want to help NYT continue to discover epic talent or you want to mingle with NYT alumni including Matt, Luke Treadaway (Attack The Block) and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, these tickets are for you.

This one-time-only experience will begin at 6.30pm with a champagne and cocktails reception. A three-course dinner will be served at 7.30pm and the evening will include an auction of brilliant prizes, entertainment from current NYT stars and a DJ set by Mr and Mrs Jones (aka Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Richard Jones of The Feeling). Please note that these tickets can only be used by those aged 18 and over. The three highest bids will each win one pair of tickets.

BIDDING WILL CLOSE AT 08:00 ON WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2012
For full details and the chance to bid, visit the National Youth Theatre website HERE.


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Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Doctor Who!


The very first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast on this day in 1963. An Unearthly Child aired November 23 at 5.15pm on BBC One and starred William Hartnell as Dr. Who. In the player below you can hear an audio commentary for an imaginary episode of Inspector Spacetime, though we were actually watching An Unearthly Child. You can download it HERE or on iTunes HERE.


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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tee Fury


Our chums over at TeeFury have got another great Doctor Who t~shirt for sale - for 24 hours only! Titled Who's Sweater, the design is available worldwide for $10 - visit the site HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: This tee is no longer available

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Christmas Time at the Doctor Who Experience!

The world’s longest running science-fiction television programme Doctor Who has become a huge part of the Christmas period, whether you’re sitting down to watch the Christmas special or finding a Dalek wrapped underneath the tree. And there’s no better place to celebrate the success of the show than the Doctor Who Experience at its new permanent home in Cardiff Bay.


Visitors take part in their own Doctor Who adventure, battling Daleks and Weeping Angels while attempting to reunite the Doctor with his TARDIS. They can also enjoy the largest collection of props and monsters ever assembled under one roof, including the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor’s TARDIS, a selection of new props from Series 7 and classic monsters including the Zygon and the Melkur. A special timetable will be in operation over the festive period:
• The Doctor Who Experience will be open on Boxing Day and New Years Day from 11am – 4.30pm.
• From 5th December until 6th Jan, Doctor Who Christmas exhibits from throughout the years will be displayed.
 • Every Thursday from the 6th December, the Doctor Who Experience will have extended opening hours, staying open until 7.30pm.
• The Doctor Who Experience will host a pop up shop at the Cardiff Bay Christmas Market (Roald Dahl Plass) on the 7th, 8th and 9th December.
• Bethan Kate Harris (Prosthetics Technician for Doctor Who) will be hosting festive face painting sessions on the 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd of December.
• See props from the 2012 Christmas special, The Snowmen, from Boxing Day (26th) onwards.
A ticket to the Experience is the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family, with prices starting at just £9 for children and £13 for adults. Group packages are available, with family tickets priced at £38.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Doctor Who Christmas Gifts

Christmas is coming up (in case you hadn't noticed), and there are loads of fab gifts out there for the Who~fan in your life. Check out Blogtor's favourite six below!

Cyberman Apron & Dalek Oven Glove
Cooking just got Doctored with these bold designs featuring the Time Lord's most fearsome enemies! DELETE any notions of overcooking the turkey with the stylish Cyberman apron and EXTERMINATE the sprouts with the padded Dalek oven glove!
Available from BBC Shop.com - retails from £15

Character Building Doctor Who Dalek Spaceship Set
Whilst not quite LEGO, it may as well be (and it can be used in conjunction with the bricks). The kids (and maybe some adults) will get a kick out of invading and conquering planets with these tiny little pepper pots from Skaro and their spaceship - EXTERMINATE!
Available from Character Options - retails at £29.99

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Doctor Who Dressing Gowns
Christmas just comfy! This brilliant range lets you lazily indulge with some Time Lord style. Check out: the TARDIS hooded robe that looks exactly like The Doctor's time machine; or the Tom Baker costume with its multicolour scarf trim; or there's even a Dalek robe for the bad boys and girls. All the gowns are 100% Cotton Terry Cloth and adult sized - hopefully, they'll be bigger on the inside after all that Crimbolicious food devoured over the hols!
Available from Truffle Shuffle and BBC Shop.com - retails from £30

TARDIS, Dalek & K-9 Christmas Tree Decorations
CUTE! These hand-painted ornaments, each about 5" inches high (approx.), have been hand-crafted in the style of mouth blown glass and will give your earthly tree and out of this world feel! Available in this set are the TARDIS, two Daleks (red and gold) and the adorbz robotic dog, K9!
Available from BBC Shop.com - retails at £49.99

Monopoly: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary
Everyone loves Monopoly, right? And giving it a Gallifreyan makeover can only increase its appeal. This fantastic themed game features all your favourite monsters from Doctor Who and you can land on the various stories they appeared in over the years. Best of all are the exquisite playing pieces which include the Eleventh Doctor's bow tie, an old-skool sonic screwdriver and The Fourth Doctor's scarf.
Available from Amazon.co.uk and Forbidden Planet -  retails at £29.99

 
Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control
Yes, this is as AWESOME as it sounds! This beautifully designed and very detailed replica of Matt Smith's time-traveling tool lets you control your TVs, DVD/Bluray players, stereos and even iPod docks with just an artistic flourish of your wrist. You become the Gallifreyan conductor of your media orchestra. All day, every day!
Available from: Firebox and BBC Shop.com - retails at £59.99

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Monday, November 19, 2012

The Snowmen details

The Snowmen has been revealed as the title for this year’s movie-scale Doctor Who Christmas special, and the episode that will introduce the new companion, a new look for The Doctor and a new monster that will have families shivering behind their sofas.


Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor, and introducing Jenna-Louise Coleman as new companion Clara, The Snowmen will follow their adventures as they embark on a mission to save Christmas from the villainous Doctor Simeon (Richard E Grant) and his army of icy snowmen.

Fans also got a sneak peak at a new costume for The Doctor, revealed in an exclusive trailer on Children in Need, while a special prequel showed the impact of the loss of the Ponds, with old friends Vastra, Strax and Jenny trying to persuade The Doctor not to give up on adventures. Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, said:
“The Doctor at Christmas is one of my favourite things - but this year it's different. He's lost Amy and Rory to the Weeping Angels, and he's not in a good place: in fact, he's Scrooge. He's withdrawn from the world and no longer cares what happens to it. So when all of humanity hangs in the balance, can anyone persuade a tired and heartbroken Doctor that it's time to return to the good fight? Enter Jenna-Louise Coleman...”


 
Matt Smith commented:
“For this year’s Christmas special we have the wonderfully villainous Richard E Grant as Doctor Simeon - as well as lizards, Victorian assassins and deranged warriors from the future, who all return to convince the Doctor that he should board the TARDIS again and save the world. Add to that Jenna-Louise Coleman, and so begins the Christmas Special 2012. I hope everyone enjoys it!”
The BBC Cymru Wales produced drama will return to BBC One in December, with a further eight epic episodes in spring next year.

Doctor Who on Points of View


Yesterday's edition of the BBC viewer feedback show Points of View featured a couple of Who mentions - watch it in the player above. Firstly, there is a mention of the "spin off" series Doctor Who Confidential and Torchwood Declassified (they declined to mention Totally Doctor Who and Sarah Jane's Alien Files) and secondly there's a statement from Ben Stephenson (BBC "Controller, Drama Commissioning") regarding upcoming Doctor Who - making reference to the 2012 Christmas Special, the new series, the "landmark" 50th Anniversary Special (which, at the moment, looks like it's going to be ninety minutes) and the Mark Gatiss "genesis of Dr. Who" drama, An Adventure In Time & Space (read more about that HERE).


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Sherlock On The Buses


Last night's edition of the BBC Two comedy sketch show Harry & Paul (starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse) featured a Sherlock parody - watch it in the player above. In 2012, the comedians did a similar On The Buses style sketch with Doctor Who - watch it HERE.

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Tee Offer!


Our chums over at TeeFury have got another great Doctor Who t~shirt for sale - for 24 hours only! Titled We Were Framed, the design is available worldwide for $10 - visit the site HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: This Tee is no longer available

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Snowmen promo pics


The first promotional pictures from The Snowmen, the Doctor Who 2012 Christmas Special, have been released - click on the images included here for bigger versions. Featured are Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Richard E Grant, Neve McIntosh, Dan Starkey and Catrin Stewart.


 
WATCH THE SNOWMEN TRAILER HERE
 
 

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Friday, November 16, 2012

The Snowmen trailer


The trailer for the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas Special has been unveiled - watch it in the player above. The Snowmen will air on BBC One and BBC America on Dec 25th, 2012. Watch the "prequel" to the special, The Great Detective, HERE.


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2012 Children In Need minisode


Earlier this evening, a special Doctor Who scene was broadcast as part of the BBC's Children In Need night - watch The Great Detective in the player above. The scene is introduced by Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman and was written by current showrunner, Steven Moffat. Click on the pic below for a bigger version.




 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Doctor Who iPad 2 16GB WiFi Gift Set

BBC Shop.com have announced the arrival of the Doctor Who iPad 2 16GB WiFi Gift Set with Police Box Skin & Doctor Who Series 7 Part 1 DVD - for more details, visit HERE. Priced £349.99, the set includes:


Apple iPad2 Wi-Fi - Tablet (16 GB)
Surf the web at a click of a button, FaceTime friends and family, download the latest apps and more with the Doctor Who Series 7 iPad2 set. Thin, lightweight and super sleek, the iPad2 is a must-have for any fan and can be used at any Wi-Fi hotspot as well as your home wireless network. 

Doctor Who Police Box iPad2 Skin
Personalise your iPad2 with this TARDIS skin cover. Made from premium vinyl and plastic enamel for long lasting protection it has been designed not to leave any residue if you decide to remove it.

Doctor Who Series 7 Part 1 DVD set
Includes five episodes and extras.


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Shada R1 DVD artwork

Included here is the artwork for the Region 1 DVD release of Shada with More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS - click on the pic below for a bigger version. It is due for release on Jan 8, 2013 in North America whilst the 3 disc set will be released in the UK in Jan 7 as The Legacy Box - it includes:

DISC ONE
The version of the unfinished Douglas Adams story previously released on VHS in 1992 (featuring linking narration from Tom Baker).
The 2003 BBCi animated version of Shada with Paul McGann (via computer).

DISC TWO
Taken Out Of Time - a brilliant behind-the-scenes documentary (see pictures from it HERE)
Now and Then - a featurette visiting the locations of Shada.
Strike! Strike! Strike! - looking at other BBC shows affected by industrial action.
Being A Girl - Samira Ahmed and Emma Price look at the portrayal of women in Doctor Who.




DISC THREE
More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS
Remembering Nicholas Courtney 
Doctor Who Stories: Peter Purves - the actor discusses his time on the show
The Lambert Tapes - Interviews with original producer Verity Lambert
Those Deadly Divas - Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman interview Kate O Mara, Camille Coduri and Tracy-Ann Oberman

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Alex Kingston reads Doctor Who: The Angel’s Kiss


This month AudioGO have scooped an exclusive coup! River Song herself - actress Alex Kingston - has recorded Doctor Who: The Angel’s Kiss by Melody Malone for release as a download in December, with a CD release following in March. Details below and click on the image above for a bigger version:

When movie star Rock Railton appears unexpectedly at Melody Malone’s Angel Detective Agency and mentions ‘the kiss of the angel’ Melody takes the case.  Angels are, after all, Melody’s business. At a press party for Railton’s latest movie, Melody is invited by studio owner Max Kleiner to the film set of their next blockbuster. He’s spotted her potential and wants her to become a star.  Flattered, Melody will discover the cost of fame is greater than anyone could possibly imagine.  Will she be able to escape Kleiner’s dastardly plan – before the Angels Take Manhattan?

Doctor Who: The Angel’s Kiss
Download £7.99
Available December

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