Thursday, 31 July 2008

No More Rose?

Billie Piper will not return to reprise her role as Rose Tyler in future Doctor Who episodes, according to The Sun newspaper.

Claims are that Rose's character is "too needy" and new head writer Steven Moffat said, "You have to hand it to the Doctor for dumping a slightly needy girlfriend by palming her off on a copy of himself. He tried leaving her in a parallel universe and that didn’t work!”

This statement is bound to cause controversy... many fans were introduced to Doctor Who with Rose as the companion, they might not be impressed with what he's saying about her, let alone him axing her.

What do you think about all this?

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Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Hybrid Cyberman?

A hybrid Cyberman will appear in the Christmas Special, according to The Sun newspaper.

Called Cybershade, the armoured cyborg will be even nastier than the rest of the species.

"Like we did with the Daleks, we've taken the original robot and made it a bit more sinister," an insider told The Sun, "The Cybershade is a mutant with some of the looks of the Cybermen - but is a much darker creation."

What do you think? Could this be true?

Monday, 28 July 2008

The Sontaran Games

The cover for the fourth Quick Read book has been released. The book, entitled The Sontaran Games, is written by Jacqueline Rayner and will be available to buy from February 26th.

The Synopsis:

Every time the lights go out, someone dies... The TARDIS lands at an academy for top athletes, all hoping to be chosen for the forthcoming Globe Games. But is one of them driven enough to resort to murder? The Doctor discovers that the students have been hushing up unexplained deaths. Teaming up with a young swimmer called Emma, the Doctor begins to investigate – but he doesn’t expect to find a squad of Sontarans invading the academy! As the Sontarans begin their own lethal version of the Globe Games, the Doctor and Emma must find out what’s really going on. But the Doctor is captured and forced to take part in the Sontaran Games. Can even a Time Lord survive this deadly contest?

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Music of the Spheres

The Proms are underway today and here is the special mini-episode 'Music of the Spheres' which featured the return of the Graske. Be quick to watch it though as the video may be removed after a while.

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Hamlet Signing Pictures

I was lucky enough to be sent these pictures of David Tennant signing autographs after a performance of Hamlet. Thanks to Steff who sent them to me and special thanks to Ellen Congrave who took the pictures. Sadly, I won't be going myself, I couldn't get tickets. Oh well.

Are you going to see Hamlet? Got any photos you'd like to send in? If so, tell me.

Friday, 25 July 2008

New Christmas Special Trailer

Below is a brand new trailer for the upcoming Christmas Special. Thanks to Will for pointing this video out for me.

What do you think?

Summer Project

Over the Summer I am aiming to upload screencaps from all the episodes so far into the gallery. A hard task I know, but luckily, a LIFESAVER - the amazing Will, has offered to help me so we are now working on it. Keep checking the gallery for the pictures.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Book Covers and DWM contents

The covers for the three books containing the Doctor travelling on his own have been revealed, they are below.

Also, here are the contents of this month's DWM so you can decide whether to buy it or not.

  • Production Notes with Russell T Davies
  • Gallifrey Guardian (news basically)
  • Public Image - Series 4
  • DVD Preview - The Trial of a Time Lord
  • Audio Preview - The Doomwood Curse
  • Galaxy Forum (letters)
  • 'Everybody's talking' - chat with all the stars of the finale: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Freema Agyeman, Billie Piper, John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd, Eve Myles, Penelope Wilton, Jacqueline King, Bernard Cribbins, Noel Clarke, Camille Coduri, Adjoa Andoh, Elisabeth Sladen, Thomas Knight, John Leeson, Alexander Armstrong, Nicholas Briggs and Julian Bleach
  • 'The Widow's Curse' comic strip
  • 2008 Season Survey
  • The DWM Review
  • 'Who on Earth is...' with Richard Dawkins

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Annual News

News of the Official Annual 2009 has been released.

The annual, due out on August 7th, contains 96 pages and will cost roughly about £6.99. Penguin, the publishers, said:

Sonic screwdrivers at the ready! This year’s official annual is a stellar 96 pages, packed with comic strips, stories, activities, fun features, posters and even a section on The Sarah Jane Adventures. Filled with monsters and adventures from the series, this will keep any budding Doctor busy!

It does sound a bit cheesy but still, here is the cover:

What do you think? Is it worth buying after previous annuals have been a bit of a let-down?

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

New Books

Full credit to Tardis And Torchwood Treasures for this news story.

Information about three new novels set to be released on April 16th, 2009, has been released. The books, which all include returning monsters and the Doctor travelling on his own, are expected to be roughly 256 pages long and here are the synopsises:

Judgement of the Judoon by Colin Brake

Elvis the King Spaceport has grown into the sprawling city-state of New Memphis - an urban jungle, where organized crime is rife. But the launch of the new Terminal 13 hasn't been as smooth as expected. And things are about to get worse... When the Doctor arrives, he finds the whole terminal locked down. The notorious Invisible Assassin is at work again, and the Judoon troopers sent to catch him will stop at nothing to complete their mission. With the assassin loose on the mean streets of New Memphis, the Doctor is forced into a strange alliance. Together with teenage private eye Nikki and a ruthless Judoon Commander, the Doctor soon discovers that things are even more complicated - and dangerous - than he first thought...

Prisoner of the Daleks by Trevor Baxendale

The Daleks are advancing, their empire constantly expanding in to Earth's space. The Earth forces are resisting the Daleks in every way they can. But the battles rage on across countless solar systems. And now the future of our galaxy hangs in the balance... The Doctor finds himself stranded on board a starship near the frontline with a group of ruthless bounty hunters. Earth Command will pay them for every Dalek they kill, every eye stalk they bring back as proof. With the Doctor's help, the bounty hunters achieve the ultimate prize: a Dalek prisoner - intact, powerless, and ready for interrogation. But where the Daleks are involved, nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe. Before long the tables will be turned, and how will the Doctor survive when he becomes a prisoner of the Daleks?

The Slitheen Excursion by Simon Guerrier

1500BC - King Actaeus and his subjects live in mortal fear of the awesome gods who have come to visit their kingdom in ancient Greece. Except the Doctor, visiting with university student June, knows they're not gods at all. They're aliens. For the aliens, it's the perfect holiday - they get to tour the sights of a primitive planet and even take part in local customs. Like gladiatorial games, or hunting down and killing humans who won't be missed. With June's enthusiastic help, the Doctor soon meets the travel agents behind this deadly package holiday company - his old enemies the Slitheen. But can he bring the Slitheen excursion to an end without endangering more lives? And how are events in ancient Greece linked to a modern-day alien plot to destroy what's left of the Parthenon?

What do you think? Which book sounds interesting?

Monday, 21 July 2008

Site Updates

There hasn't been any news regarding Doctor Who recently, so I have decided to start updating the pages of the website. Today I uploaded 27 new avatars which can be seen here. Also, you may have noticed the way of presenting the news posts is different, it will be like this from now on.

Also, during the summer holidays I have made it my target to upload episode screencaps to the gallery. It will take a while, but I'm determined! On top of this, seeing as I will have a lot of time on my hands, I will be watching old episodes of Doctor Who and noting the Quotes.

Sadly, during August I will not be able to update for 2 weeks, but there's no need to worry about that yet. Anyway, keep visiting the site and chatting to others; it's great to hear your comments.
UPDATE: I have also added Quotes from 'Smith and Jones' to the appropriate pages. Expect more quotes over the next few days.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Final DWM Cover

The final cover out of the special 4 being released has been revealed. It features Donna, the Doctor and her family. Now we're just left with one big, stinking problem: which one to buy? Would it be insane to buy all 4...?

Plus, I've just realised all the covers make one big picture if you put them together.

Friday, 18 July 2008

News Catch Up

Blimey, it's amazing how much news you can miss during a daytrip to London... Anyway, here's a news catch up and also, thanks to Electric-Policebox for the amazing banner up there!

This is the DVD for the final episode of Doctor Who series 4.

Another two of the special collectable DWM covers have been released. Just one more to go, and I'm guessing it'll contain either Davros and the Daleks or Donna and her family. We'll just have to wait and see.

Also, there is speculation that Jenny, the Doctor's Daughter, may return in one of the 2009 specials. Wouldn't that be interesting?!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

DWM 398 Collectable Covers

DWM 398, due to be released on July 24th, is celebrating the amazing finale by releasing 4 collectable covers which Whovians can collect.

One of the four is pictured above, the other 3 covers will be released later on this week.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Site Updates

Just a small post to tell you about the site updates. Firstly, I have updated the Death is Coming story and secondly, a brand new avatars spin-off site has been made, just click on Avatars on the tool bar and you will be taken to it. You can take any of the avatars and use them how you like, lots will be added weekly.

Monday, 14 July 2008

TOCS Series 4 Survey

NEW FEATURE: Have your say about what went on during Series 4 in our new Series 4 Survey! Head over here to vote!

On BBC 3 at 7pm, episodes of Doctor Who series 4 are being repeated.

Via The Void Issue 4

The fourth issue of The-OncomingStorm's online magazine is out now! To see it click here!

Please remember you have to click on the images twice to enlarge them, otherwise they are small and blurry!

Saturday, 12 July 2008

New Posters

These are the set of three new posters which you will be able to buy. They are all out now!

Site Updates

Just to let you know, I worked hard on the site this afternoon and added three news pages which are a Cast page with information on all the cast of Doctor Who, a Quotes page with all the best quotes from the main characters and a Discussions Page, where you can discuss certain topics with other users.

Also, I have finished the latest issue of Via The Void which will be posted here on Monday 14th July.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

The Writer's Tale

This is a glimpse of the 512-page book which will hit the shelves on September 25th.

It gives an in-depth guide of what goes on behind the scenes of Doctor Who and is written by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook.

The book will cost around £30.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Figures Packaging

These are some new figures which are expected to be released soon.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Series 4 Thoughts

Well, series 4 has come and gone and blimey, hasn't it flown by?

The series has caused some controversy between fans; some loved it, and some hated it. But what about you? What was your favourite/least favourite episode and why? Tell everyone here!

My favourite episode was by far The Stolen Earth; it just had so much action and the 45 minutes flew by, I loved every second of it. What about you?

Monday, 7 July 2008

Journey's Repeated

If you want to see the breathtaking 2-part finale non-stop, tune into BBC One this Sunday!

The BBC are showing both the episodes at 5.35pm on Sunday 13th July.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Loose Ends

So, I've just about recovered from Journey's End and I was thinking about the whole series and how it was linked up. Here's what I came up with:

The whole DoctorDonna thing started back in Planet of the Ood, where the Ood called the Doctor and Donna DoctorDonna. Blimey, that's a mouthful...

The Heartbeat
Donna heard heartbeat noises during the finale, but this was all to do with the DoctorDonna thing.

Your Loss
During The Stolen Earth, a woman from the Shadow Proclomation said, "I'm sorry for your loss," to Donna. We now know that this meant Donna's memory loss.

Bees Disappearing
It turns out the bees were following a signal (can't remember it's name and don't have a clue how to spell it)

Donna's Back
The thing on Donna's back was a Time Beetle, aiming to change time.

The Prophecy
Dalek Caan stated that the Prophecy said that someone will die, or everlasting death for the most faithful companion. This, sort of, turned out to be Donna, or her old self, as the Doctor said that version of Donna was dead.

Parallel Worlds
Rose was able to travel between parallel worlds because they developed technology which allowed them to do so.

Jackie's Baby
At the end of Doomsday, Rose told the Doctor she was pregnant. During Journey's End Jackie told the Doctor her baby was called Tony. She jokingly said it was called Doctor first.

The Osterhagen Key
This key turned out to be something which would detonate a pile of nuclear bombs which would destory the Earth when the suffering of the human race became so great that it couldn't go on anymore.

The Lost Planets
During the series, plenty of planets were going missing. We now know that is was Davros and the Daleks who had taken them.

I think that's everything. However, here are some other points:

  • Why did the Ood say to the Doctor, "One day your song will end."
  • Captain Jack seemed like he was asking Martha to join Torchwood at the end of the episode Journey's End. Mickey then joined the two, also sparking rumours he'll be joining Torchwood.
  • Who is River Song?
  • Could Rose and her Doctor possibly have a spin off series? It could always be possible!
  • Did Davros and Caan really die, or did they escape with an emergency temporal shift?
  • Donna's ring seemed to be shining at one point in the episode Journey's End, was it light or the Master's ring?

What do you think? Feel free to leave us some comments.

New Look

As you can see I am currently working on a new layout for the website. I think it looks more colourful than the old one, your thoughts are also welcome.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Episode Discussion

So, the final episode has been shown, have your eyes recovered yet?

What did you think of the episode? Tell everyone here!

Not Long Now!!

As I type this, there are just over 6 hours until the grand finale!!

All series we have been waiting for this epic ending, and now it's upon us what do we think will happen?

Who will die? Will the Doctor regenerate? Just what is Davros up to? Tell us what you think in our pre-episode thoughts discussion.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Doctor Who Screening

Only 2 days to go now!!

The episode Journey's End is going to be shown in Trafalgar Square this Saturday as part of the Pride London 08 celebrations.

How amazing would it be to see Doctor Who on the big screen surrounded by hundreds of Whovians? The screening is said to take place at 7pm - the only downside being you'd have to wait 20 minutes later than usual to watch the episode. I'm staying at home personally, but if you want to go, the episode is being introduced by Freema Agyeman so perhaps you want to start making plans...?

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

BBC Update

The BBC have updated their Doctor Who website ready for Journey's End, but sadly, they haven't given that much away. Although, maybe it's a good thing; the finale will then be full of surprises! The pictures above have been added as wallpapers, and there is a very short preview clip, previously shown on Blue Peter.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Radio Times

I bought the Radio Times today and did some scans of what was inside it. If you are going to use them, please credit The-OncomingStorm.