Sunday, 30 September 2012

The Angel's Kiss E-Book

BBC Books are to release 'The Angel's Kiss' By Melody Malone as seen in the Series 33 (7) mid series finalé 'The Angel's Take Manhattan' and will be available as an e-book from 4th October 2012.

From the synopsis:

“On some days, New York is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

“This was one of the other days…

“Melody Malone, owner and sole employee of the Angel Detective Agency, has an unexpected caller. It’s movie star Rock Railton, and he thinks someone is out to kill him. When he mentions the ‘kiss of the Angel’, she takes the case. Angels are Melody’s business…

“At the press party for Railton’s latest movie, studio owner Max Kliener invites Melody to the film set of their next blockbuster. He’s obviously spotted her potential, and Melody is flattered when Kliener asks her to become a star. But the cost of fame, she’ll soon discover, is greater than anyone could possibly imagine.

“Will Melody be able to escape Kliener’s dastardly plan – before the Angels take Manhattan?”

 The last page from the Melody Malone Detective Novel 'The Angel's Kiss written by Amelia Pond. The Doctor never reads the final page because the story never ends....

Friday, 28 September 2012

  • The beautifully scuplted 8" maxi-bust of William Hartnell's original portrayal of the enigmatic Doctor captures every detail of his performance as the crotchety and cantankerous first Doctor.

    Though the role has been played by eleven men on television since Doctor Who's debut in 1963, the role originated with Hartnell, and every actor has followed in his wake. The first Doctor is brought to life in this intricately-detailed three-quarter length sculpt standing 8" tall.

    [Doctor Who: Masterpiece Collection Maxi Bust: 1st Doctor (Product Image)] 
  • Available from Forbidden Planet priced at £49.99

Doctor Who: 'The Angels Take Manhattan' teasers - Series 7 2012 Episode 5 - BBC One

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The Three Doctors Collector Set 1972

 A gel-like plasma creature arrives on Earth and hunts down the third Doctor, who calls on the Time Lords for help. The Time Lords themselves are in crisis as their energy is being drawn off into a black hole. They send the Doctor’s earlier selves to join him.

The first Doctor, caught in a time eddy and able only to advise, deduces that the creature is a time bridge. The third Doctor and Jo then give themselves up to it and are transported to a world of antimatter beyond the black hole.

On Earth, the second Doctor is forced to take refuge in the TARDIS along with the Brigadier and Sergeant Benton. On the advice of the first Doctor he switches off the ship’s force field, and the whole UNIT building is transported through the black hole.

Behind these events is Omega, a figure from Time Lord history whose solar engineering provided the power for time travel. He has been trapped in the black hole ever since and now wants the Doctor to swap places with him, but it transpires that the corrosive properties of his domain have already destroyed his physical form, leaving only his will.

The Brigadier In Peaked Cap with Pistol
Jo Grant (with alternate arms and removable gilet).
Gel Guard

Availble from Forbidden Planet

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Matt Smith On Future Of WHO

After a tabloid newspaper claimed that Matt Smith was quitting Doctor Who recently, the star responded that he had no intention to leave any time soon.

"There are absolutely things I'd like to do," he told the Radio Times. "I'd love to go to the States and do a film, but for the moment, I've more than enough to keep me busy, and it's work I love."

Smith, who has played the Eleventh Doctor since 2010, described his role on Who as "an amazing, extraordinary job".

"I don't think there's any point in concerning yourself with what you might be doing if you weren't doing this," he argued. "It would be madness - total madness - to be wishing it away when it's such a gift."

The last Days Of The Ponds Farewell BBC has announced that a special farewell video entitled “The Last Days of the Ponds” will premiere on the official site after The Angels Take Manhattan concludes.

Details follow:

The Last Days of the Ponds is a touching, 12 minute video that features Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, head writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat and Executive Producer Caro Skinner. Poignant and insightful it tells their story, from the very start to the teary goodbyes.

With exclusive backstage material from their early days together right up to behind-the-scenes footage of their final shots, The Last Days of the Ponds gives you unprecedented access to an era of Doctor Who, but more than this, it reveals how the people involved feel about their characters and their friends, their time on the show, what they’ll miss and remember and how Amy and Rory’s swansong moved them all.

Karen, Arthur and Matt recall meeting each other for the first time and share anecdotes about their friendship. What did they think of each other at first and what did Arthur consider to be a nightmare? Which days does Karen call the craziest of all, and how was Matt feeling when it came to shooting the Ponds’ departure?

Series 33 Episodes 1 - 5 Logos

1 Asylum Of The Daleks
2 Dinosaurs On A Spaceship
3 A Town Called Mercy
4 The Power Of Three
5 The Angels Take Manhattan
6 Anniversary Logo (?)

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Amelia Pond

Amelia Jessica Pond (played by Caitlin Blackwood cousin of Karen Gillan 'Amy Pond')

Whilst praying to Santa, at Easter, for help relating to a crack in her wall, seven year old Amelia looks out of her bedroom window to see a Police Box in her garden where the she once was. She grabs a torch and heads out in to the garden towards the smoking Police Box. The doors fly open, a hook attached to a long piece of rope shoots out of the box and lands mere feet away from her.  Suddenly, a wet head of a strange man pops out over the top and asks for an apple, before falling out and onto the lawn. Inquiring why he is wet, the man tells her that he was in the library and the swimming pool was in the library.

The man stands up and a breath of regenerative energy emerges from his mouth, "Does it scare you?" he asks. "No", replies Amelia, "Just looks a bit weird". "No, the crack in your wall?"  He stands up, introduces himself as the Doctor, tells her to do exactly what he tells her, turns round and walks head bang in to a tree. 

They both go in to the house where Amelia gives the Doctor an apple, which he spits out, "Disgusting. What is that?"  "An apple" she replies, "I don't like apples" "Thought you said you liked apples" "New mouth, new rules. Give me something else. You're Scottish, fry something" . Amelia fries some bacon, which the Doctor spits, she cooks some beans, again to the Doctor's dislike, bread and butter - he trows it out of the front door, "And don't come back", he says. Eventually, the Doctor settles on Fish Fingers and Custard. He asks her her name, "Amelia Pond" she replies. "Amelia Po-nd. Like a name in a fairytale".

When the Doctor asks about her mum and dad, assuming they would've awoken them by now, Amelia reveals that she doesn't have any parents just an aunt but she is out. Then the Cloister bell bellows and the Doctor runs out to the garden followed by Amelia. He tells her to wait and he will be back in five minutes as he attempts to save the TARDIS from dying. Amelia goes and packs a suitcase and waits in the garden for the Doctor's return....which does not come again that night.......

To be continued....

Davison Rally's To Fielding's Charity Convention

Sad news from a new Doctor Who convention set up to raise funds for Project Motor House – Janet Fielding has pulled out of the event after being diagnosed with cancer.

  Ramsgate Motor Museum, West Cliff Promenade, Ramsgate. Pictured is Janet Fielding (Former Dr Who Babe) who wants to save the place from going to auction. Picture: Andy Jones 
Ramsgate Motor Museum, West Cliff Promenade, Ramsgate. 

 Peter Davison has rallied around his fellow Doctors David Tennant, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker and Paul McGann to help raise funds for the cause and to support former companion Janet who played Tegan Jovanka alongside Tom Baker and Peter Davison.

The full statement reads:
Janet Fielding has a new fight on her hands not against the Daleks or Cybermen but against cancer. Peter Davison has swung into action and enlisted the help of his fellow Doctors to launch Project MotorMouth. It will not only raise money for a good cause but also keep Janet’s spirits up.
 Kicking off the fiftieth anniversary, the charity fundraiser will raise money Project Motor House – an attempt by the locals of Ramsgate to refurbish West Cliff Hall ‘the old motor museum’ into an exciting mixed use venue for Thanet’s young people to get hands on experience within the business world.

Taking place at the Copthorne Hotel in Slough-Windsor on Saturday 19th January 2013 between 10:00am and 5:00pm tickets are limited to just 300 and cost £100 each – for more information on the event head over to the Tenth Planet Events website.

To give you an idea of the scale and importance of the project, this video has been produced, introduced by Janet:

Monday, 17 September 2012

Prequel - A Town Called Mercy

Not shown in the UK but available for download via itunes

Guess WHO is Radagast The Brown in The Hobbit?

Sylvester McCoy as Radagast The Brown in Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey'.  Expected cinema release 14th December 2012

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Doctor Who Scoops BAFTA Nominations

Doctor Who has been recognised with three nominations for this year’s BAFTA Cymru Film, Television and Interactive Media Awards.

The prestigious nominations came in the categories of Television Drama and Sound with the Adventure Game, Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot nominated in the Digital Creativity and Games section. And we’re delighted that The Sarah Jane Adventures has been nominated in the Children’s Programme category.

The winners will be announced at the BAFTA Cymru Awards on Sunday, 30 September 2012 at the Wales Millennium Centre. Good luck to all our nominees!

BAFTA Nominations