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Sixteen Legs – A documentary about prehistoric spiders!

Neil Gaiman is a patron of the Bookend Trust science education program in Australia, and together they are producing a documentary project called SIXTEEN LEGS, about the love-lives of still-living, giant prehistoric spiders the size of a dinner-plate that hide in the caves of Tasmania. This is a creepily fantastic natural history project, and DOCTOR WHO fans may think of Planet of the Spiders and Kill the Moon – but there’s even more to it than that.

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The Night of the Hellhound: Live!

Night of the Hellhound Live

This Halloween, the LOST Theatre plays host to a week-long live radio spooktacular, investigating the real-life curse of the infamous 300 year-old Lambeth Devil-Dog, hosted by Michelle Mead.

 

Join us… if you dare!

 

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Doctor Who Comes To Minecraft On X-Box

Here at Skaro Towers we’re no strangers to the gaming phenomenon that is Minecraft, and for you X-Box 360 players, BBC Worldwide are bringing Doctor Who to the game.

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From the official blurb:

“From September 2014, Minecraft players will have access to a range of Doctor Who assets which will allow them to change their avatar to resemble their favourite characters from the show. The first pack – priced at just £1.99 – will include a character inspired by the Twelfth Doctor as well as five other Doctors, each of their on-screen companions and some of the Doctor’s most well known adversaries including his arch-nemeses, the Daleks. (more…)

Doctor Who Magazine Preview by Eddie McGuigan #478

COMEDIAN FRANK SKINNER CHATS EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT HIS DOCTOR WHO ROLE – IN DWM 478! 

Doctor Who Magazine #478 

FRANK SKINNER – Mummy on the Orient Express guest star, and life-long Doctor Who fan – speaks about his role in the new series, playing Perkins.

“I don’t know how I’ll feel when they say, ‘And that’s a wrap for Mr Skinner,’” Franks admits. “I’m sure I’ll go through a mix of emotions. When footballers are in cup finals, the managers always say, ‘Savour every moment,’ and that’s what I’m doing. Every moment is ‘wowee’!” (more…)

Doctor Who: The Complete David Tennant Years

David Tennant Years

Now available to pre-order from the BBC Shop in the UK, the Complete David Tennant Years boxset.  Living up to its name, this mighty boxset gives you pretty much all the David Tennant Doctor Who action you could want.  But don’t believe me, here’s the official description.

In this massive 26-disc collection, BBC Worldwide brings together every one of David Tennant’s episodes in this special box set. A perfect gift for Christmas, this set is available in the UK exclusively on bbcshop.com. (more…)

New Talent!

You might have noticed, if you listen to our podcasts, we’ve got some pretty special idents introducing them – none other than the Second Doctor himself! But hold! What else through yonder podcast breaks? We have Matt Smith coming up, Peter Capaldi, and a host of other celebrity introductions, from Alan Patridge to Stewy from Family Guy!

How, you ask, have we managed to get such a star studied celebrity guest list?

Well, it’s all thanks to our new friend Christopher Thomson, actor, voice artist and impressionist supremo! Here are some links where you can find out more about him and hear this unique talent for yourselves! Have a listen to Freedom of the Daleks!

Timetunnel Media

http://www.timetunnelmedia.co.uk

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ-mBljfKanWgSRIXkW9Qeg

http://timetunnelmedia.bandcamp.com

 

Christopher’s YouTube Channel

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuTncWel2dSB2sltntEfm0g

 

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And his showreel… it’s just fantastic!

 

 

Christopher has been a wannabe voice actor and impressionist for many years – at first writing for himself, but also doing a few odd bits here and there for fan-films or audio. He’s based in Chelmsford, Essex, UK. He auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent last year. He’s always been a fan of Patrick Troughton and it’s his ambition to produce a biopic of his troubled life at some point in the future. He spent a long while working on the voice before he was satisfied! He’d like to work as a voice actor professionally so if you can help, get in touch with me (Eddie) and I’ll pass on the request!

Film4 Frightfest 2014

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London, August 2014 (what, again?)

Yep, it’s that time of year, and ready to go Into Darkness – also known as cinema screens for 26 times in 5 days! This is the 15th year of the festival that is the Dark Heart of Sinema, and my 14th time after missing 2006 (the year of Pan’s Labyrinth, argh!). Reviews of some of the previous years can be found on this very site – 2013, 2012 and 2010!

 

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“I don’t know… feels different this time”

The big news this time round was the move to the Vue West End from the last few years in the Empire and the separation of the “main screen” into three with offset starts of the primary programme. The three were separated by name; Screen 7 became The Arrow Video Screen, Screen 6 The Horror Channel Screen, and Screen 5 which was to be my home for the weekend The Film4 Screen. So there was a little trepidation at settling into the seat that would be home for the weekend – would the move work, and would the social atmosphere that has always made Frightfest stand out remain?

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Capaldi Joins Doctor Who Legacy

Legacy Title ScreenThis week Doctor Who Legacy has launched its tie ins with series 8.  Available now in the Special section, you’ll find Series 8 available in three different versions, easy, medium and hard so everyone can play, regardless of what level you’re at.

And even better, the first mission, Deep Breath includes a 100% drop of the 12th Doctor.

The series 8 missions will update every weekend after the tv episode has aired featuring a tie in to that episode’s events.

Keep an eye on Doctor Who Legacy’s Facebook page for more updates, including codes for free time crystals and more!

https://www.facebook.com/doctorwholegacy

Matt Smith takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

After this last weekend, we’re certainly no strangers to the Ice Bucket Challenge here at Outpost Skaro, with many of your favourite (or least favourite) mods still trying to warm up again.

However having seen Matt Smith complete the challenge, we just had to share the video  :-)

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It would now seem like the ball is in Karen Gillan’s court, having also been challenged by Neil Gaiman and accepted :-)

Doctor Who Extra – Exclusive to iPlayer!

The BBC has today announced Doctor Who Extra – a brand-new series, exclusively on BBC iPlayer. Doctor Who Extra is much more than a ‘making of’ show, as we follow Peter Capaldi every step of the way throughout the creation of his first season as the Doctor.

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Read more here!

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