Thursday, July 31, 2008

TIME CRASH - Action Figure Set [UK Variant]

TIME CRASH Set - UK Variant

That's the new UK variant of the TIME CRASH action figure set that was recently made available at the SAN DIEGO COMIC CON. This version is one of 100 made available solely for the UK market by CHARACTER OPTIONS. For more pics, go HERE or, if you would like to buy one, visit the store HERE.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

DAVID TENNANT in Hamlet


As many of you may be aware DAVID TENNANT can currently be seen in the RSC production of HAMLET. Here are some pictures from the production and rehearsals. Click on the pics for bigger versions.











Tuesday, July 29, 2008

COMPLETE SERIES 4 DVD - North America Details


The complete fourth series of DOCTOR WHO is to be released in NORTH AMERICA on November 18th. Special features are yet to be confirmed.


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Monday, July 28, 2008

DAVROS @ THE PROMS


That's a pic of DAVROS taken during yesterday's DOCTOR WHO concert at the PROMS 2008 in the Albert Hall, London. To see the specially filmed episode, MUSIC OF THE SPHERES, click HERE.


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Sunday, July 27, 2008

MUSIC OF THE SPHERES



That's Part 1 the specially filmed episode for the 2008 PROMS that was screened during the DOCTOR WHO concert earlier today at the Albert Hall, London. It's called MUSIC OF THE SPHERES, stars DAVID TENNANT as The Doctor with JIMMY VEE as a Graske and was written by RUSSELL T DAVIES. You can listen to the concert online HERE and here's Part 2 of the episode:




ETA: You can see an interview with RTD that took place today HERE. It should be viewable by those of you outside the UK.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Series 4 Action Figures - 'Wave 1'


Some of the new SERIES 4 figures from CHARACTER OPTIONS were released today. Click HERE to see a collection of some of them. Or you can check them out at the store HERE.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

NEWS - Xmas & 2009 Specials


As revealed here last Saturday, DWM 398 has confirmed that the GRASKE will appearing the upcoming PROMS CUTAWAY. Pictured above is a scene from this special episode. Also detailed in the issue is some info on this year's Christmas Day episode, the following 2009 Specials and THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES. Here's a breakdown:

• 2008 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: According to RTD, the title is a "giveaway" and is three words long. The "gothic Cyber~chiller" stars DAVID MORRISSEY and DERVLA KIRWAN and has a running time of 60 minutes. For more info and pictures from the special, click HERE.

• 2009 SPECIALS: Next year there will be 4 specials. Two are written solely by RTD, one is co~written with PHIL FORD and the other with GARETH ROBERTS. No transmission dates were given.

• THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES: As reported HERE a couple of weeks ago, The Brigadier, as played by NICHOLAS COURTNEY, returns to help out Sarah Jane Smith. For more info on the spin~off series, click HERE.

FIRES OF POMPEII - Action Figure Set

That's a pic of the action figure set from CHARACTER OPTIONS depicting a scene from THE FIRES OF POMPEII. It's due to hit the shops 'soon'.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

DALEK COLLECTOR'S SET #1

DALEK COLLECTOR'S SET

As reported previously CHARACTER OPTIONS have released a collection of three 'Classic' Daleks as part of their DOCTOR WHO toy range. Click on the pics below for bigger versions to check out the STORE to buy one (whilst they're in stock)!

DALEK COLLECTOR'S SET [back]

See the rest of the pics HERE.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

THE OOD In BONEKICKERS?

Another slow news day here at BLOGTOR TOWERS.


SILAS CARSON, better known to DOCTOR WHO fans as the voice of THE OOD (as well as some other voices), can be seen in episode four of the UK television series, BONEKICKERS. It will be broadcast on July 29 and he plays a character called Kahmil.


Also starring, as part of the regular cast, is GUGU MBATHA~RAW (pictured below) as Viv Davis. The actress may be familiar to WHO fans as she played Tish, sister of Martha Jones. For a review of the first episode, please visit THIS link - be warned, it contains opinions!


Saturday, July 19, 2008

MOFFAT - "Doctor Who has to come before Hollywood"


STEVEN MOFFAT has turned down a £500,000 movie deal with Steven Spielberg so he could take the job of DOCTOR WHO showrunner. This info was revealed to the MAIL ON SUNDAY, read the interview at the link below. According to the article, the show has a worldwide audience of 250 million.

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PROMS CUTAWAY - SPOILER!


Some news about the upcoming scene especially filmed for the PROMS has been forwarded to BLOGTOR TOWERS. For the news, please visit THIS link - obviously this post contains SPOILERS - you have been warned! To find out more about this event, you can visit THIS link - it contains NO spoilers. This story has been dubbed PROMS CUTAWAY by RTD.


DWM 398 - 4 Covers


That's a collage of the four different covers of DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 398 released next week. Click on the image for a bigger version.

DWM 398 COVER (1 of 4)


That's one of the new covers for DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE Issue 398, due out next week. There are four different covers to collect and the one pictured is the first in the series. The fourth cover can be seen HERE, the third HERE and the second HERE.

Friday, July 18, 2008

DWM 398 COVER (2 of 4)

That's one of the new covers for DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE Issue 398, due out next week. There are four different covers to collect and the one pictured is the second in the series. Another cover will be issued tomorrow. The fourth cover can be seen HERE and the third HERE.

TOP TRUMPS - 45 Years Of Time Travel


TOP TRUMPS have released a new set of cards dedicated to the 'Classic' series. This COLLECTOR'S EDITION is called 45 YEARS OF TIME TRAVEL and comes presented in a beautiful TARDIS style packaging. Check out the pics below (click on them for bigger versions) or, if you would you like a set, visit the STORE.






Thursday, July 17, 2008

DWM 398 COVER (3 of 4)


That's one of the new covers for DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE Issue 398, due out next week. There are four different covers to collect and the one pictured is the third in the series. Another cover will be issued tomorrow. The fourth cover can be seen HERE.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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DWM 398 COVER (4 of 4)


That's one of the new covers for DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE Issue 398, due out next week. There are four different covers to collect and the one pictured is the fourth in the series. Another cover will be issued tomorrow.

JOURNEY'S END - Final Ratings


For the first time in the history of the show, DOCTOR WHO was the number one show watched in UK for the week it was broadcast. BARB have released the final viewing figures and JOURNEY'S END received 10.57 million viewers; almost two million more than the second placed television programme and three million more than the most watched soap of the week. It also scored an APPRECIATION INDEX of 91; like last week a very high score for any show, let alone DOCTOR WHO.

Monday, July 14, 2008

TOP TRUMPS - Classic Pack & STT News

TOP TRUMPS have released some more info about their upcoming 'classic' pack, due in stores any day now. It will be produced in a TARDIS PRESENTATION BOX, here are some details:

The first Top Trumps: Collectors Edition, this pack takes you from Coal Hill School in 1963 through to San Francisco in the 20th Century as we look at the daring escapades of all the Doctor's classic regenererations! No adventure would be complete without companions, and the Top Trumps Tardis has them all, from Susan to Leela to Ace, not forgetting of course the tenacious Sarah Jane Smith. Of course, every adventure needs a villain and this pack has creatures from across the universe - from the Sea Devils, the Zygons and the Kandyman to the Master's and his evil schemes and the wanton destruction of the Daleks and Cybermen.

Look out for the TARDIS presentation box in your local store at the end of the week, and find out just what your mum and did; hid behind the sofa!

You can see an ad for it HERE. There's also some news about a SUPER TOP TRUMP (STT) card that will be available with the vanilla DVD release of SERIES 4: VOL. 3 out in August. You can see it below:



Sunday, July 13, 2008

THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES - Series 2 Trailer

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That's the new trailer for SERIES 2 of THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, just broadcast on BBC1 after the repeat of the DOCTOR WHO SERIES 4 finale.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

DOCTOR WHO Meets TOP GEAR



From the BBC:

"A fun idea by two BBC staff members has resulted in a hilarious mash up of Doctor Who and Top Gear.

Inspired by his colleague Simon Catt, Matt Taylor of the BBC's Repeats & Reversioning team had the idea of combining David Tennant's appearance in Top Gear's Star In A Reasonably Priced Car slot with clips of the TARDIS in flight from Doctor Who.

The result - with Jeremy Clarkson talking Tennant through his spectacular 'lap' in the Space/Time machine - so impressed their boss Gill Holmes, that it found its way to Mark Harrison, Head of the BBC's Multiplatform Studio and then to Peter Salmon, Chief Creative Officer of the BBC Vision Studio."

To see DAVID TENNANT'S appearance on TOP GEAR, click HERE.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

'Classic' Figures Update - Dalek 3 Pack

CHARACTER OPTIONS have released some images from the upcoming CLASSIC DALEKS: SET 1, due out in August. This set includes a Dalek each from:

Genesis of the Daleks

For more images from the 'Classic Figures' range, please visit THIS link.

DAVID TENNANT - Einstein & Eddington


The BBC have released some info about the forthcoming DAVID TENNANT project, Einstein And Eddington. It is due to be broadcast on BBC2 in the Autumn.

"David Tennant and Andy Serkis star in this drama set amid the chaos and uncertainty of the First World War. Einstein And Eddington chronicles the interlinked stories of two extraordinary men striving for a greater truth while refusing to be constrained by national boundaries.

Albert Einstein (Serkis) spent years working on his General Theory of Relativity, which threatened to overturn two centuries of Newtonian certainty and the foundations of British science. Arthur Eddington (Tennant) was a prominent British astrophysicist who, as a Quaker, believed that "truth knows no boundaries" and bravely championed Einstein’s theories while Britain rejected anything German.

In 1919, Eddington undertook an expedition to Africa to photograph light bending round the sun during an eclipse. These photographs not only proved the theory to be correct, but turned Einstein into a worldwide superstar.

Directed by Philip Martin (Prime Suspect – The Final Act) and written by Peter Moffat (Hawking), Einstein And Eddington co-stars Jim Broadbent, Lucy Cohu, Jodhi May and Rebecca Hall."


Here's a clip from the show:



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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

SARAH JANE ADVENTURES - Casting News & Spoilers

Filming has been taking place today on the DOCTOR WHO spin~off series THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES. If you would like to learn more of who is appearing and what is happening then click HERE. Be warned, it contains SPOILERS! The casting news will be of interest to old~skool WHO fans.

THE STOLEN EARTH - Ratings


We don't normally do ratings here at BLOGTOR TOWERS but news is slow and this info is rather astounding. The 'final' viewing figures are in from BARB for THE STOLEN EARTH. A healthy 8.87 million tuned in to see it and this places it at No. 2 in the chart for that week. This is only the second time in the show's history that it has scored so high. Not only that, it is the highest placing for a 'normal' episode ever (ie. not a special). So what beat it you ask? The EURO 2008 final but only by 60,000 or so. Fact fans may note that the BBC3 repeat got just over a million and the Saturday's DOCTOR WHO CONFIDENTIAL got 1.27 million - the highest placed 'multi channel' programme for the week. It's worth pointing out that the penultimate SERIES 4 episode scored an APPRECIATION INDEX of 91 - the highest DOCTOR WHO has ever received and well above most other TV shows.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

SERIES 4 reviews

RUMOUR ROUND~UP

Here follows a list of info that has been forwarded to BLOGTOR TOWERS regarding the 2009 SPECIALS. The info we've included comes from sources who have been correct (or very nearly) in the past so these tidbits should be considered as SPOILERS. Of course, info/casting can change and the specials aren't being filmed until January so some points may not turn out as stated here.

DATES
• The first special is to be televised in April 2009. Running time is an hour.

• The second special will be broadcast on Christmas Day and, again, will be an hour.

• The other two specials will be 45 minutes each and hit the small screen sometime between Boxing Day and January 1st 2010. To clarify - the fourth '2009 Special' may actually be broadcast in 2010.


CASTING

CATHERINE TATE and BERNARD CRIBBINS are to return as Donna Noble and Wilf respectively.

JOHN SIMM is to return reprising his role as THE MASTER.

BRIAN BLESSED is star in one of the specials. It is not clear if he is reprising the role of Yrcanos.

GEORGIA MOFFETT is returning as The Doctor's daughter, Jenny.

THE SEA DEVILS are making a return. They were last seen in the 1984 story WARRIORS OF THE DEEP.

PAUL MCGANN has been said to return as The Eight Doctor by some sources though others (all trusted) say this is not the case but they haven't ruled it out either.


And lastly, another CHILDREN IN NEED special? Could be. Set to appear are: PETER DAVISON, SYLVESTER MCCOY and COLIN BAKER. This has not been sourced as thoroughly as the above bits of info so don't get too excited about it.


For info and pictures from the 2008 Christmas Special, click HERE.

PROMS CUTAWAY - SPOILER!


As reported previously, there is an "old friend" returning in the PROMS CUTAWAY. This character is the GRASKE. This scene, and the accompanying concert, is being recorded by the BBC for future broadcast. The Graske first appeared in the the interactive story, ATTACK OF THE GRASKE and then returned in THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES two~parter, Whatever Happened To Sarah Jane?

Monday, July 7, 2008

No More MICKEY SMITH?


According to his officially endorsed site, NOEL CLARKE says the following on the character of Mickey Smith:

"On DOCTOR WHO this Saturday MICKEY SMITH aka NOEL CLARKE (yours truly) is back. And probably (and as far as I'm concerned) the very last time. So any Doctor who fans make sure you switch on an catch your boy in the tardis for the last time."

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Missing CATHERINE TATE already? You can read all about what she's up to in an interview with THE TELEGRAPH.

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Elsewhere in the media, RTD claims, 'Amy Winehouse would be a great Doctor' in an interview with THE GUARDIAN. There's also some info in there about the future of the show and DAVID TENNANT.

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