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Day of the Doctor Trailer

Day of the Doctor

While we all wait for 8 o’clock tonight, the BBC have released a trailer for Day of the Doctor online that includes footage from the special.

Will tonight’s trailer be the same, or different?  We can’t wait to find out :)

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An Adventure In Space And Time – DVD News

An Adventure in Space and Time

 

 

Starring: David Bradley as William Hartnell

RRP: £20.42

Release date: 2nd December 2013

Available to pre-order on BBC Shop now

This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how the beloved Doctor Who was first brought to the screen.

Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industry’s glass ceiling. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday tea-time drama, time travel and monsters!

Allied with a team of brilliant people, they went on to create the longest-running science fiction series ever, now celebrating its 50th anniversary.

An Adventure in Space and Timeis written by Mark Gatiss, executive produced by Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner and directed by Terry McDonough. David Bradley (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Broadchurch) plays the lead role of William Hartnell while Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife, The Woman in Black) co-stars as the first ever producer of Doctor Who, Verity Lambert.

The stellar cast is joined by Sacha Dhawan (Waris Hussein), Lesley Manville (Heather Hartnell), and Brian Cox (Sydney Newman).

DVD extra features include:

·         Leaflet featuring programme images and an exclusive foreword by writer and executive producer Mark Gatiss

·         William Hartnell: The Original

·         BTS: The Making of An Adventure  – narrated by Carole Ann Ford

·         Reconstructions:
– Scenes from An Unearthly Child and the pilot
– Regenerations
– Farewell to Susan
– Festive Greeting

·         The Title Sequences

·         Deleted Scenes
– The Radiophonic Workshop
– Verity’s Leaving Party”

 

The disc also contains English subtitles for the hard of hearing, audio description and audio navigation.

The main feature contains a 5.1 soundtrack.

An Adventure In Space And Time

 

An air date has been issued for Mark Gatiss’s much anticipated “doc”udrama, An Adventure In Space And Time.

This origin story will be shown at 9pm on Thursday 21st November on BBC2

The Day of the Doctor

The BBC have announced a little more about the exciting anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor…

In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London’s National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor’s own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

 

Day of the Doctor is to be shown around the world and in cinemas on 23rd Nov. Start time around 7:45…

Christmas Jumper Idea

 

Our pals at Lovarzi have a wonderfully detailed and very well made Seventh Doctor replica jumper – in the worst possible taste!

Sylvester McCoy’s infamous Question Marked Tank Top is available to buy to fit any frame and is a well crafted and fantastically robust precise replica, and it’s cosy to boot!

This is great for cosplayers, students, dads on Christmas Day and any Doctor Who fan. Confuse the not-wee and wear it with Tom Baker’s scarf! Although if you want authenticity, Lovarzi also have Sylvester’s scarf available to buy too!

This is a great, fun product, and the great price doesn’t reflect the quality of the make.

BUY THIS HERE

Doctor Who Figurines Continue

 

The superb Eaglemoss part work Doctor Who Figurines continue with issues 3, 4 and 5 incorporating Weeping Angels, Cyber Controllers and Silurians!

It’s really difficult to criticise these intricate models at all, and these three offerings are top notch.

The Cybercontroller is complete with scary see through cranial mask, his nasty brain clearly visible. The one fault I’d reluctantly point out is that the Cyberman looks like it has white eyes and pupils, which, of course, it shouldn’t have, but I’m nit picking.

The Weeping Angel is a tour de force, and could be placed as a piece of art in the home whether you have the other figures or not.

But it’s the Silurian (from the s6 series Cold Blood) which really stands out, as it is the most organic and least uniform to date. The detail is exquisite on this. Let’s hope they decide to have a classic Silurian in the future.

Don’t dismiss the magazines as an extra either. These well informed and full colour publications pull lots of quotes from Doctor Who Confidential and cover the whole 50 years of the series comprehensively. They have a personable voice to them too and are crammed with information – for instance, the tight netting around the Silurian and her disc shaped gun are homages to the Sea Devils of old.

If you haven’t started this collection yet, I’d recommend you did. The look very handsome on a shelf.

WHO ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE?

Fresh from it’s succesful run at this years Edinburgh Fringe the light-hearted commedy show “Who are you supposed to be?” is due to have a short run in London.

 

Who do you think you are?

“Taming of the Shrew with sonic screwdrivers and a TARDIS travelling case.”

The play, written by Australian writer, Keith Gow and workshopped by the London team of Cameron K McEwan, Emrys Matthews and Jennifer Lusk, will open at the London at the Etcetera Theatre in November  for 3 shows only.

Founded in the team’s real experiences of being fans/geeks, the play explores both the passion and excitement of being a fan/geek as well as its more problematic elements. Gow and Lusk actually met at the Melbourne preview screening of Serenity, a film which has a mention in the play. Meanwhile, McEwan, who runs the popular Doctor Who fan website Blogtor Who, with fellow blogger and reviewer, Matthews, provided much of the additional material for the script.

“Not just a boy-geek meets girl-geek love story, it’s also a story of acceptance, of everyone’s need for a “safe space” to allow them to be themselves, and an accurate study in Ash of what it’s like to be a girl in a boy’s club.” (Cult Den)

Etcetera Theatre
265 Camden High Street NW1 7BU
Sunday 10th and 17th November, 8.30pm
Friday 15th November, 9.30pm
Buy tickets here

 

 

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