Doctor Who Adventures: 57Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Adventures issue 57, is out on now across the United Kingdom.
Press Release

This week in Doctor Who Adventures…

Get ready for the exciting new series of Doctor Who with a special preview of what's coming up. How will Donna meet the Doctor? Who is Wilf? What are the Pyrovile? And what connects Agatha Christie to scary giant wasps? Check out what we know so far.

We also celebrate the return of the frondly Ood by giving away a free jumbo inflatable of these particularly yucky looking aliens!

Posters: Jake and a Cyberman, creepy Carrionites, the Titanic and Martha and Jack.
Tales from the TARDIS: Martha rescues the Doctor.
The Ultimate Guide to Doctor Who – Utopia to Voyage of the Damned.
Quiz: Donna's back! Take our quiz to find out what you know about her already.
How to draw: a horrible Heavenly Host.
Secrets: discover how the Krillitane were gunged.
Make it! An amazing moving Dalek illusion.
Doctor's Data: facts about the Brethren from Tooth and Claw.
Comic strip: part two of Every Dog has its Day – what has happened to a young boy's dog?
Time Teasers: more mind-bending puzzles.
Who knows! Your questions answered.
Win: goodies up for grabs.
Subscription offer: subscribe and get a free Cyberman watch!

FILTER: - Magazines - DWA

Christopher Eccleston to star in GI JOE filmBookmark and Share

Saturday, 22 March 2008 - Reported by DWNP Archive
Posted By Nathan Baron

Former Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston is set to star in the up and coming Stephen Sommers-directed film G.I. Joe, based on the Hasbro toy line and Devil's Due comic. He will play Destro, COBRA's arms dealer and love interest of the Baroness. The film also stars Ray Park (Darth Maul) as Snake Eyes. The film is an origin story and Sommers says he plans to explain various strange aspects - from Destro's metal mask to Snake Eyes' lack of speech.

The film is due to open on August 7th 2009.

FILTER: - People - Christopher Eccleston

Torchwood 2.11 Overnight RatingsBookmark and Share

Saturday, 22 March 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Unofficial figures show that the BBC2 showing of Torchwood Episode 11, Adrift was watched by 2.1 million viewers, a8.9% share of the total TV audience.

The programme was the 3rd most watched of the day on BBC2, with slightly fewer viewers than Gardeners World and Eggheads. It was the 29th most watched on British television for the day. The timeslot was won by BBC1's The Passion which got 3.7 million viewers. Torchwood outrated the second half of Moving Wallpaper and Echo beach on ITV1.

Adrift had its premier on the digital channel BBC3 on Wednesday, where it was watched by 0.84 million viewers

Torchwood: Declassified which followed the episode got 1.3 million viewers.

FILTER: - Torchwood - Ratings - UK

Series Four TrailerBookmark and Share

Saturday, 22 March 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Following its BBC One broadcast, the Season Four Cinema trailer is now available on the officialBBC Website as well as in high quality on the BBC YouTube channel.

In addition to the Cinema trailer, a short tease was shown on BBC One just before the late News, featuring upcoming monsters from the new series. Different versions were shown in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. All three versions are now on the Doctor Who Websiteand on the BBC YouTube Channel.

Link One
Link Two
Link Three

Due to licence restrictions the clips may not be available outside the United Kingdom.

FILTER: - Series 4/30 - Press

Hugo NominationsBookmark and Share

Friday, 21 March 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who has received two nominations and Torchwood one nomination for the prestigious Hugo awards.

The Hugo Awards are given every year by members of Worldcon, the World Science Fiction Convention, and have been presented since 1953.

The full list of nominations in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category are.
  • Doctor Who - Human Nature/Family of Blood, written by Paul Cornell and directed by Charles Palmer
  • Doctor Who - Blink, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Hettie Macdonald
  • Torchwood - Captain Jack Harkness, written by Catherine Tregenna and directed by Ashley Way
  • Battlestar Galactica - Razor, written by Michael Taylor and directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá and Wayne Rose
  • Star Trek New Voyages - World Enough and Time written by Michael Reaves & Marc Scott Zicree and directed by Marc Scott Zicree

This is the third year running that Steven Moffat has been nominated for the award, having won in 2006 for The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances and in 2007 for The Girl in the Fireplace. Paul Cornell was previously nominated in 2006 for Father's Day.

The Winners will be announced at Denvention 3 in Denver, Colorado in August.

Thanks to Jason Snell

FILTER: - Steven Moffat - Series 3/29 - Awards/Nominations

K-9 DVD in JuneBookmark and Share

Friday, 21 March 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Several DVD sites are now listing K-9 Tales, a double bill consisting of the Invisible Enemy and K-9 And Company, for release in the United Kingdom on 16th June 2008.

FILTER: - Classic Series - Blu-ray/DVD

Torchwood 2.10 Overnight RatingsBookmark and Share

Thursday, 20 March 2008 - Reported by Marcus
Unofficial figures show that the BBC2 showing of Torchwood Episode 10, From Out of the Rain was watched by 2.6 millionviewers, a 11% shareof the total TV audience.

The figures are slightly up on last week and made the programme the most watched of the day on BBC2, beating Johnny's New Kingdom. It was the 17th most watched on British television for the day. The timeslot was won by Channel4's Grand Designs Revisited which got 3.9 million. The Rock on BBC1 got 3.0 million viewers while Rock Rivals on ITV1 got 2.8 million. From Out of the Rain had its premier on the digital channel BBC3 last week, where it was watched by 0.81 million viewers

Torchwood: Declassified which followed the episode got 1.3 million viewers.

Episode 11, Adrift was watched by 0.84 million viewers on BBC3, a 4.9% share of the audience, making it the highest rated programme on BBC3 for the day. It will be shown on BBC2 on Friday.

FILTER: - Torchwood - Ratings - UK

Series Four begins 5th AprilBookmark and Share

Thursday, 20 March 2008 - Reported by Marcus
The BBC has confirmed that Series Four of Doctor Who will launch on BBC One in the week beginning 5th April 2008.

The day and time slot for the programme are still to be confirmed but it will almost certainly be shown around 7pm on Saturday 5th April.

Episode One, Partners In Crime, reunites the Doctor with Donna Noble, played by Catherine Tate. It also stars Sarah Lancashire as Miss Foster.
The runaway bride sets out to find her Time Lord.

Donna Noble is determined to find the Doctor again – even if it means braving the villainous Miss Foster and her hordes of sinister Adipose, as Russell T Davies's Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama returns for a fourth series. But when the alien threat escalates out of control, can Donna find her Time Lord before the march of the Adipose begins?

FILTER: - Series 4/30 - Broadcasting

Doctor Who Adventures Issue 56Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, 19 March 2008 - Reported by Marcus
This week's Doctor Who Adventures takes a look at the most exciting machine in the universe, the Doctor's TARDIS. You can find out how the design team created the look for the time machine, and take a peek at the amazing controls.

The issue comes with eight free gifts. There's a special folder, Time Agent badge, Dalek and TARDIS magnets, pen, holographic stickers and psychic paper. There are posters of the TARDIS inside and out, the Doctor in 42, and Dalek.

In "Tales from the TARDIS", the Abzorbaloff reveals his ugly face and "The Ultimate Guide to Doctor Who" reviews The Lazarus Experiment to Blink. The quiz asks how much do you know about the Cybermen and explores why we love K-9.

There are details on how to be a scary Clockwork Robot and "Doctor’s Data" looks at the First Doctor. The Comic strip is part one of a new adventure for the Doctor "Every Dog has its Day."

Doctor Who Adventures is out across the UK on Thursday 20 March.

FILTER: - Magazines

Comic Maker Gets Bafta NominationBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 18 March 2008 - Reported by DWNP Archive
Posted By John Bowman

Doctor Who has been nominated for a Bafta in the Interactivity category of the British Academy Television Awards for 2008.

The official site's Comic Maker is up against Channel 4's Big Art Mob, BBC One's Spooks Interactive and ITV1's The X Factor.

Jo Pearce and Anwen Aspden of BBC One and BBC Wales receive the specific Comic Maker citations.

The award winner will be announced at a ceremony at the London Palladium on April 20. It follows the series' Emmy nomination earlier this month for its interactive services.

The show won two Baftas in May 2006 - Best Drama Series and the Pioneer Audience Award. In addition, Russell T Davies won the Dennis Potter Award, for outstanding TV writing, at the 2006 event.

FILTER: - Awards/Nominations - Animation