Merchandise Roundup

The siege mode TARDIS from Flatline is to be released by official Doctor Who prop makers Rubbertoe Replicas.

TARDIS Siege Mode Cube

The Tardis in 'siege mode' been one of our favourite prop makes of the recent series of Doctor Who. The Tardis has shrunk and is in trouble; it's just about to flattened by a train! The Doctor pulls an emergency lever to transform the Tardis into its rawest form, no way in, no way out.
It's a beautiful prop to look at, and fits in so well with the Rubbertoe range that when we had the design we knew it was meant to be! We hope you enjoy owning it as much we enjoyed making it.

As with all Rubbertoe Replicas, the Tardis Cube is made using the same techniques and materials as the original prop. To see a detailed account of how we made the original, with step by step pictures of the prop's construction, click here.

The cube comes packed in its own Doctor Who themed gift box.


Available to order now from Rubbertoe Replicas

The Seventh Doctor's Umbrella

Most people think umbrellas are for shielding them from the elements, such as rain or sun or snow. Yet an umbrella can just as easily save you from a fate such as slipping off a sheer ice cliff. A more mundane, yet handy tool is the umbrella when used to measure objects.

You can do both of these tasks (although I wouldn’t suggest you try the former) with your new Seventh Doctor’s Umbrella, AbbyShot’s latest addition to their officially licensed Doctor Who Collection.

Precise measurements were taken and various elements were put together to get the most representative version of this umbrella. It’s made of metal, with solid fiber glass ribs, customized iconic handle with matching tip and black polyester fabric, all of which give it strength while still keeping one dry and passersby safe.

More than just a hat stand decoration, the Seventh Doctor’s Umbrella will be a great addition to any household!


Available to pre-order now from BBC Shop and AbbyShot

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol Vinyl

Here on vinyl for the first time is Murray Gold’s immaculately crafted original soundtrack to the 2010 Doctor Who Christmas Special. Featuring opera diva Katherine Jenkins as Abigail Pettigrew, Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor, and Michael Gambon as Kazran Sardick, A Christmas Carol was the third most watched programme on December 25th 2010. Katherine Jenkins’ special appearance was crowned with her performance of Abigail’s Song (Silence Is All You Know) on Side B, Track 14.


Available to pre-order now from Amazon UK and Silva Screen

In the Forest of the Night – Preview

The BBC have released a preview and an introduction to the latest episode of Doctor Who, In The Forest Of The Night, which premieres tonight on BBC One. Full global broadcast details here.


Meanwhile the latest Radio Times free downloadable retro poster, created by designer Stuart Manning is now available.

Manning told Radio Times:
This episode is about as fairy tale as Doctor Who's ever been and so I wanted to do something simple and direct built around the title. I also drew slightly on a sideways connection with the musical into the woods, which got me thinking about old Broadway posters and a composition built like a theatre stage. It's pretty much that with a touch of Brothers Grimm lurking around the edges… a bit like Doctor Who, really


In The Forest Of The Night - Poster (Credit: Radio Times/Stuart Manning)

Welsh Screenings Announced

BAFTA Cymru, BBC Cymru Wales and Film Hub Wales have announced a series of special Doctor Who events in the nation including a special premiere of the current series finale Death in Heaven.

A series of six screenings will feature episodes from Doctor Who that have been filmed in Wales throughout Doctor Who's 50 year history.

The programme of events, devised and coordinated by Film Hub Wales and BAFTA Cymru, and hosted in partnership with BBC Cymru Wales, will offer fans of the series a chance to see monsters from key episodes of the cult classic on the big screen and hear from the creative team working on the series.

The events will be held between November 2014 and January 2015 and will be part of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, the BFI’s landmark season dedicated to cinema’s most spectacular genre, presented together with 02. Tickets will be available to BAFTA members and the general public.

Hannah Raybould, BAFTA Cymru Director, said:
BAFTA Cymru exists to celebrate excellence in production in the moving art form and this new partnership with BBC Wales and venues around Wales – made possible by the funding received from Film Hub Wales, will allow us to offer new access to the amazing talent working on the Doctor Who series in Wales.

We are particularly pleased to be working with new venue partners – from Scala Cinema and Arts Centre in Prestatyn, Theatr Harlech in Gwynedd, Savoy Theatre in Monmouth and Y Ffwrnes in Llanelli, which expand the breadth of our offer, and add to our existing fruitful partnerships with the Film Hub lead organisation Chapter in Cardiff and Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
The first event in the series, to be held in partnership with Chapter pop up cinema on 4 November at the landmark National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, will be a preview of Death in Heaven, the current season finale, which will be screened ahead of its broadcast on BBC One and will be attended by cast and crew.

The wider programme of events includes The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe at Ffwrnes in Llanelli on 1 December ; The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky at Scala Cinema and Arts Centre, Prestatyn on 12 December; The Unquiet Dead at the Savoy, in Monmouth on 12 January; ending with The Five Doctors on 27 January at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. An additional double bill screening of Mask of Mandragora and The Prisoner will be confirmed to take place in January at Theatr Harlech.

The events will each have a specific theme, focusing on one creative department within the Doctor Who production team.

Hana Lewis, Strategic Hub Manager, Film Hub Wales said
“We are delighted to offer this unique opportunity to Film Hub Wales member venues, including our Film Hub Lead organisation Chapter, as part of our exciting BFI Sci-Fi programme. We couldn’t imagine a Wales-wide Sci-Fi season that didn’t explore our cultural connections to Doctor Who and are thrilled to work with BBC Cymru Wales and BAFTA Cymru to bring these events to life.

We have a rich and diverse range of exhibitors developing audiences for film across Wales but many are divided by rural landscapes, limited capacity and lack of funding. Film Hub Wales exists to support a more sustainable independent film sector, bringing more film, to more people, in more places. We anticipate that special screenings of this cult classic can bring audiences together to experience the wondrous world of Doctor Who on the big screen.
Tickets for these special events will cost £12 and £8 (concessions) and are available exclusively from the venue websites.
(with thanks to Iain Gardner)

Doctor Who 2015 comics preview

Titan Comics have released details about their new Doctor Who titles, featuring The Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor, which are due to hit the streets early next year. Check out the details below and click on the covers for bigger versions.

THE TWELFTH DOCTOR #5
WRITER: Robbie Morrison, ARTIST: Dave Taylor

BETWEEN THE FUTURE AND THE PAST: HORROR!
The Doctor and Clara and their allies are split between two time zones, as the clock counts down to the resurrection of the vengeful Kali! Will an ageless cult succeed where so many villains have failed? What chance does the Doctor have against a plan that has been in motion for thousands of years?

Find out in the pulse-pounding finale of The Swords of Kali!

Cover A [top left] by Alice X. Zhang created for the Doctor Who world tour!

RELEASE DATE: February 11, 2015

THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR #9
WRITER: Al Ewing,  ARTIST: Boo Cook

"I DISLIKED MY ENEMY SO MUCH... I BOUGHT THE COMPANY!"
Fresh from a bruising battle with the Amstrons, the Doctor has decided that enough is enough – if SERVEYOUinc won't stop plaguing him and his friends wherever they land, he's going to hit them where it hurts – by buying a controlling interest in the company!

But what does the Doctor's corporate career mean for Alice, ARC and Jones? Is there a place for them in the Doctor's bold new venture? And what kind of sting does SERVEYOUinc have left to deploy

RELEASE DATE: February 18 2015
    
THE TENTH DOCTOR #10
WRITER: Robbie Morrison, ARTIST: Elena Casagrande    

ECHOES OF TORTURE!
Gabby and the Doctor are back in New York after a terrifying excursion into the past, catching up with family and friends... until THE ECHO strikes, amplifying everyday noise into ear-shattering, mind-splinteringly debilitating waves of sound. What is the Echo – and can the Doctor and Gabby solve the mystery before the cacophany drives the city mad?

Plus: "Doctor... you are coming back?"

The fantastic Elena Casagrande and Arianna Florean return on art duties, taking us through to #15 and the end of the first season!
  
RELEASE DATE: March 25, 2015

Thanks to Titan

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BBC announce fan event for DVD Release

The BBC has announced a special fan event, held in London and hosted by Frank Skinner, will take place on Monday 17th November, to mark the release of the Series 8 DVD and Blu-ray set.

This will be the first chance the cast have had to reflect on the conclusion of Peter Capaldi’s debut series as the Doctor, in front of 140 lucky fans at a central London location.

BBC Worldwide is offering 70 pairs of tickets for this exclusive event. Fans will be treated to a special screening followed by a Q&A with members of the cast. All they need to do is visit doctorwho.tv and correctly answer the multiple choice question, when they will subsequently be entered into a prize draw. The competition is now open and will close at 23.59 on Wednesday 29th October. Winners will be selected at random and will be notified within seven days of the closing date. Unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted. Fans should only enter if they can travel to London for the afternoon of the 17th November. The event venue will be disclosed to winners on their invitation closer to the time.

Frank Skinner commented
When they asked me to host this event I was over the moon. Luckily the space-dragon incubation period is such that I was in no real danger. I have so many questions I want to ask and, when we're all talked out, I'm planning to finish off by crowd-surfing for 10 to 15 minutes, dressed as Chief Engineer Perkins.
This event continues BBC Worldwide’s celebration of a new Doctor in the world’s longest running sci-fi series. Earlier this year, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman traveled the globe visiting Doctor Who fans in Seoul, Sydney, New York City, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro and today the interactive and immersive attraction in Cardiff Bay – The Doctor Who Experience – will reopen with an updated adventure featuring the Twelfth Doctor.
The DVD and Blu-ray release of The Complete Eighth Series sees the Doctor and Clara encounter previously unimaginable wonders and horrors... The time travellers meet a fleet of Daleks as they attempt to rescue a stranded ship of human survivors, face ranks of Cybermen stalking Earth, go back in time and join Robin Hood in a fight with killer robots in Sherwood Forest, become outlaws when they break into the deadliest bank in the cosmos, face a Mummy on the Orient Express, discover a deadly horror dwelling on the Moon and meet the last man standing at the end of the universe.

The box set contains every explosive episode from Peter Capaldi’s debut series in the role and is also packed full of extras including:
  • DVD Exclusive: Doctor Who - Deep Breath Cinema panel session (1x 30’ feature)
  • DVD Exclusive: Audio Commentaries x 4 (episodes and participants TBC)
  • Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord (1x45’ feature with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison)
  • Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion (1x45’ feature with Fifth Doctor Peter Davison)
  • Doctor Who: Earth Conquest (1x45’ World Tour Documentary)
  • Doctor Who Exclusive (4x2’ cast interviews)
  • Doctor Who Extra (12x10’ behind the scenes)
  • FOXES – Don’t Stop Me Now (Music video from Mummy on the Orient Express).

Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series is available to pre-order now on Amazon.uk and amazon.com. There is also a BBC Shop exclusive edition featuring special artwork and art cards.

Death In Heaven episode synopsis

The BBC have released the official episode synopsis for this year's Doctor Who Series 8 finale, Death In Heaven, check it out below.
With Cybermen on the streets of London, old friends unite against old enemies and the Doctor takes to the air in a startling new role.

Can the mighty UNIT contain Missy? As the Doctor faces his greatest challenge, sacrifices must be made before the day is won.

Blogtor at MCM London Comic Con


Taking place this weekend in London is MCM London Comic Con. The event is on at the ExCeL from today until Sunday and Blogtor will be there signing copies of the book, The Who's Who of Doctor Who. Blogtor will signing on Saturday Oct 25 from 1-3pm in the South Hall at stand BA 3 (Quarto Publishing).

Blogtor will also be there in the VidFest area selling/signing copies of the Doctor Who documentary DVD, Who's Changing. Do pop by and say hello!