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Welcome to Tardis Point News. This blog is no longer running, as I started watching Parks and Recreation and am still mourning over the cancellation of Eureka. Don't stop watching Doctor Who though, which is and always will be the best TV show ever.

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Thursday, 30 October 2008

Extended Trailer.. Again

The official Doctor Who site has uploaded the extended "The Next Doctor" trailer, first broadcast in the San Diego Comic Con event on July 24th.



View the extended trailer in better quality here.

Also, in this scene, it look like the CyberController is there on the right!.. With the brain..



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NTA Results

On 29th, the National Television Awards broadcast on ITV1 with many Doctor Who nominations, and the results were exceptional!
  • David Tennant was awarded the "Outstanding Drama Performance", over Catherine Tate (Doctor Who), Philip Glenister (Ashes to Ashes) and Alex Walkinshaw (The Bill).
  • And Doctor Who won "Best Drama" over The Bill, Shameless and Desperate Housewives.
Also, David announced that he will be leaving the show after the 2009 Specials. To quote David,
"It's been the most extraordinary time, it's been bewildering, life changing time. Very exiting and just so much fun, it's just a great show to work on"

Watch an exclusive interview from Lizo Mzimba about David leaving Doctor Who here.

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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Mark of the Berserker (Part 1) Trailer

The trailer for Mark of the Berserker (Part 1) was broadcast last Monday after Day of the Clown (Part 2) aired on CBBC at 5:15. View it here



The episode will air next Monday at 5:15 on the CBBC channel for digital viewers, or watch it the week after on BBC1 at 4:35. Alternatively, you can watch it on BBC iPlayer after the original broadcast.

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Sunday, 26 October 2008

Torchwood on Watch




Missed the 1st series of Torchwood? Well, the new channel Watch is showing it, starting next week. Everything Changes will broadcast next Saturday at 9pm on Sky channel 109, and Virgin channel 124 or Virgin 125 an hour later. The series will continue through the weeks.

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Saturday, 25 October 2008

Children in Need Special



Sorry for the delay of this news.. but the opening 2 minutes of The Next Doctor will be the exclusive clip for this year's Children in Need, presumably what RTD revealed a while ago.. but more:

"The Doctor arrives, hears a damsel in distress," says Russell. "The Doctor steps forward to save her... when this other man [to be played by David Morrissey] swings in, dashing, brilliant, amazing, clever, witty, saves the day. The Doctor says, 'Who are you?' The man says, 'I'm the Doctor!' Good scene. The Doctor becomes his companion. I like that. Sweet. There will be a beautiful woman too, of course, but really it's the Doctor paired with a new Doctor."

The special scene for Children in Need was reported from the official site. Here's what it said:

This year's Children in Need Telethon is to feature an exclusive preview of the forthcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special.
The clip, from the Christmas Special entitled The Next Doctor, will show the first two minutes of a brand new episode for the Time Lord, played by David Tennant.
This never seen before footage, is a worldwide exclusive, and will keep fans all over the globe wondering what's in store for the Doctor's next adventure.
Starring David Tennant and David Morrissey, the clip from The Next Doctor will be broadcast as part of the BBC Children in Need show on 14 November, BBC One from 7pm.


Tune in to BBC1 on Friday 14th November for the event and you can donate here.



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Friday, 24 October 2008

The Darksmith Legacy Book Covers

The first 2 book covers for The Darksmith Legacy collection has been released. View below


Both books (The Dust of Ages and The Graves of Mordane) will be out on the 29th January and will begin a 10-part series. Here's the book synopsis':

The Dust of Ages

The Doctor arrives just in time to lend a helping hand to a survey team of scientists drilling beneath the Moon’s surface to discover the cause of an unusual power source. The adventure continues with deadly lunar dust and a Crystal that has been lost for centuries…. Unfortunately it’s just what the Darksmiths have been looking for and they have despatched an Agent to recover it. At any cost.

The Graves of Mordane

Convinced that the Doctor is Varlos, the Agent demands the return of the Eternity Crystal. But what happened on Mordane to make the Crystal too dangerous to be left on the Moon? The Doctor has to convince the Agent that he is not Varlos and doesn’t know what happened on Mordane, then escape with the TARDIS and find out. The Doctor decides that the Eternity Crystal must be destroyed but before he can the Agent and the Crystal vanish. He has to find the Agent, which leaves the Doctor only one option, and he doesn’t like it…

Read more about the new series in an earlier post here.

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The Mark of the Berserker Synopsis

The synopsis for episode 4 of the Sarah Jane Adventures, Series 2, has been released. Part 1 will broadcast on CBBC at 5:15 on 20th October, then the week after on BBC1 at 4:15. Part 2 will be the same but 1 week later. Here's the synopsis of the episode by Joseph Lidster:

Luke and Rani enlist the help of Clyde's mum to help track down Clyde and his father, who has the alien pendant, as the children's drama series, produced by Russell T Davies, continues. The chase leads to a terrifying waterside confrontation, as the pendant takes control of Paul and begins transforming him. Sarah Jane Smith is played by Elisabeth Sladen, Luke by Thomas Knight, Rani by Anjil Mohindra and Clyde by Daniel Anthony.

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SJA Overnight Ratings: Day of the Clown - Part 2



The overnight ratings for part 2 of Day of the Clown was 0.7 million, with a 6.1% share of the total TV audience. The episode was broadcast on Monday at 3:35pm on BBC1, although it's original broadcast was the week before on CBBC at 5:15. Watch the episode on BBC iPlayer here.
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Secrets of the Stars (Part 2) Trailer

Hi, the trailer for Secrets of the Stars - Part 2 was broadcast on the CBBC channel on Monday after Part 1 aired. View it here



The episode will air next Monday on CBBC at 5:15 and the week after on BBC1 at 4:35. You can also view it on BBC iPlayer straight after the first broadcast.

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Sunday, 19 October 2008

SJA Overnight Ratings: Day of the Clown - Part 1



The overnight ratings for part 1 of Day of the Clown was 0.5 million, with a 5.3% share of the total TV audience. The episode was broadcast on Monday at 3:35pm on BBC1, although it's original broadcast was the week before on CBBC at 5:15. Watch the episode on BBC iPlayer here.

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Friday, 17 October 2008

Series 4 Action Figures Advert

An advert has been made to promote the new 4th series action figures from Character including the Doctor (with Adipose), Donna, Sontaran Trooper, Sontaran Commander Skorr, Ood, Ood Sigma and the Pyrovile Priestess. At the start, it also has the Filght control Tardis. View the trailer here:




Each figure is £7.99

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Thursday, 16 October 2008

DWM 401 News











The 401st issue of Doctor Who Magazine was out today for £3.99 and contains some exclusive information.. as usual. First, some new cast names have been revealed:
  • Micheal Bertenshaw
  • Edmund Kent
  • Niel McDermott
  • Matthew Allick
  • Ashley Horne
  • Ruari Mears
View other cast actors here in the Whoviavortex episode guide.

Next, the director for the Easter Special is James Strong! He also directed The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit, Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of the Daleks, Voyage of the Damned and Partners in Crime!

Also,

this man from the trailer is actually Clyde's dad, Paul Langer from "Mark of the Berserker".



Other news from this issue will be posted soon

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Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Secrets of the Stars (Part 1) Trailer

The trailer for Secrets of the Stars was broadcast last Monday after Day of the Clown (Part 2) aired on CBBC at 5:15. View it here



The episode will air next Monday at 5:15 on the CBBC channel for digital viewers, or watch it the week after on BBC1 at 4:35. Alternatively, you can watch it on BBC iPlayer after the original broadcast.

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Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Downloadable Scripts


From the Writer's Tale website (which you can visit here), you can download full episode scripts from Series 4 of Doctor Who. Visit the page here. Here are the available episodes:
  • Voyage of the Damned
  • Partners in Crime
  • Midnight
  • Turn Left
  • The Stolen Earth
  • Journey's End
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Series 4 Wave 2 Figures

Wave 2 of the Series 4 action figures has an image released! View Below










Here's a list of the figures:
  • The Doctor with Adipose
  • Donna Noble
  • Davros
  • Supreme Dalek
  • Ood
  • Ood Sigma
  • Sontaran General Staal
  • Sontaran Trooper
  • Pyrovile Priestess
  • Judoon Captain
  • River Song New Image Release!
  • Vashta Nerada New Image Release!
  • Hath Peck New Image Release!
  • Timelord!! New Image Release!
Release dates are yet to be confirmed but as uual, the figures are £7.99 each

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Monday, 13 October 2008

Top Trumps Book: Series 4

A new Top Trumps book will be released, following the previous 2 books: Series' 1 and 2, and Series 3. Here's the cover's first draft which s subject to change. You can see the cover and synopsis below.

"Following the success of the previous "Top Trumps: Doctor Who" books, Haynes and Top Trumps have again teamed up to create a new book dedicated to the fourth series of the hit TV show. This pocket-sized guide features 45 characters from the fourth series, from The Doctor and Donna to Agatha Christie, the Sontarans and the Ood. Packed with stunning pictures, fascinating facts and all the vital statistics, it will keep kids and grown-ups quiet for hours."

The book should be out on 27th November for £4.99 with 192 pages.

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Sunday, 12 October 2008

NTA Nominations

David, Catherine and Doctor Who have been nominated in the National Television Awards.
  • David and Catherine have been nominated for "Outstanding Drama Performance" against Philip Glenister and Alex Walkinshaw.
  • And Doctor Who is nominated for "Most Popular Drama" with Shameless, Desperate Housewives and The Bill.

Visit the NTA website here, and to vote, here! Vote by 29th October and the show will be held on the same day on ITV1.

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Saturday, 11 October 2008

Torchwood Casting News



From the new issue of Torhwood Magazine, reveals some casting news for series 3. The 5-part story will air next year through 1 week in spring.
Here's the casting updates:
  • Peter Capaldi will play John Frobisher - "a civil servant who is hiding a terrible secret." He also played Caecilius in The Fires Of Pompeii.
  • Paul Copley from the Big Finish Doctor Who audio Spare Parts, will be playing Clem "the survivor still haunted by his past."
  • Liz May Brice plays Johnson -"cynical covert government agent determined to expose Torchwood."
The magzine was out October 9th for £3.99.

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Friday, 10 October 2008

DWM 401

The cover for DWM 401 has been released. This issue focuses the resurrection and history of Davros, the new radio series with Paul McGann, behind the scenes on SJA, part 2 of the thrilling comic Thinktwice, Time and the Rani with the Time Team, and much, much more in issue 401. It will be out in stores by 16th October for £3.99.



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Thursday, 9 October 2008

Secrets of the Stars Synopsis

The synopsis for episode 3 of the Sarah Jane Adventures, Series 2, has been released. Part 1 will broadcast on CBBC at 5:15 on 20th October, then the week after on BBC1 at 4:15. Part 2 will be the same but 1 week later. Here's the synopsis of the episode by Gareth Roberts:

Sarah Jane and the gang embark on another exciting new adventure this week as the children's drama series, produced by Russell T Davies, continues.
Astrologer Martin Trueman causes a stir with his uncanny insights and predictions. While Sarah Jane doesn't believe in astrology, she does believe that all is not as it seems with Trueman. Around her, people are falling under Trueman's sinister spell and even Mr Smith doesn't understand what's going on.
Sarah Jane is played by Elisabeth Sladen, Martin Trueman by Russ Abbot and Mr Smith by Alexander Armstrong.

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SJA Overnight Ratings: The Last Sontaran - Part 2



The overnight ratings for part 2 of The Last Sontaran, was 0.6 million, with a 6.1% share of the total TV audience. The episode was broadcast on Monday at 3:35pm on BBC1, although it's original broadcast was the week before on CBBC at 5:15. Watch on BBC iPlayer here.
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Wednesday, 8 October 2008

SJA Trailers

Here's the trailer for Day of the Clown - Part 2

The episode will air next Monday on CBBC at 5:15 after part 1 on BBC 1. For non digital viewers, you can watch it on BBC iPlayer or watch it the week after on BBC1 at 4:35

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Sunday, 5 October 2008

Plush Adipose Update

Hi, the release dates and price for the Plush Adipose have been revealed. The product will be released on the 22nd October for £9.99. Alternatively, you can pre-order it from ForbiddenPlanet for £8.99 here.

The new Plush Adipose




Original Design



As you can see, the design is slightly different from the original version, it's not as square and doesn't have a fang.. you can read (mind you, theres not much to read about) about it in an earlier post here.

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Saturday, 4 October 2008

Top Trumps on Wii

Hi, the Doctor Who Top Trumps game will soon be available on the Wii! It is already out on the PC, Playstation 2 and Nintendo DS. It has a different cover to the other ones, but it's just as good, and should be released by 5th December for £29.99. The age rating is 3+ and the image can be seen below. Click to view larger.



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Friday, 3 October 2008

Post 100!!!

Hi, this is the 100th post of Whoviavortex.. hooray!!

I opened this blog on Saturday, 3rd May 2008..


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Also, a new series of 10 books has been released by BBC Children's Books called the Darksmith Legacy. They will begin to appear in book shop shelves by January, then throughout the next year until September. Here's the titles, release dates, and some synopsis':

  • The Dust of Ages, out 29th January
The Doctor arrives just in time to lend a helping hand to a survey team of scientists drilling beneath the Moon’s surface to discover the cause of an unusual power source. The adventure continues with deadly lunar dust and a Crystal that has been lost for centuries…. Unfortunately it’s just what the Darksmiths have been looking for and they have despatched an Agent to recover it. At any cost.

  • The Graves of Mordane, out 29th January
Convinced that the Doctor is Varlos, the Agent demands the return of the Eternity Crystal. But what happened on Mordane to make the Crystal too dangerous to be left on the Moon? The Doctor has to convince the Agent that he is not Varlos and doesn’t know what happened on Mordane, then escape with the TARDIS and find out. The Doctor decides that the Eternity Crystal must be destroyed but before he can the Agent and the Crystal vanish. He has to find the Agent, which leaves the Doctor only one option, and he doesn’t like it…

  • The Colour of Darkness, out 26th February
The Doctor travels to Karagula to meet the fabled Darksmiths in a bid to outwit the Agent and get the crystal. Can the Doctor uncover the mystery of the childless village? Who is the travelling Dreams-Merchant? Is there a link with the Dark Cathedral of the Darksmiths? Will the Agent arrive and identify the Doctor to the Darksmiths? Find out by reading the third exciting instalment of The Darksmith Legacy!
  • The Depths of Despair, out 26th March

  • The Vampire of Paris, out April

  • The Game of Death, out May

  • The Planet of Oblivion, out June

  • The Picture of Emptiness, out July

  • The Art of War, out August

  • The End of Time, out September
The books will each cost £4.99.


(2 possible book covers for the first 2 parts of the story)
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Whoviavortex will be updated with many changes soon especially with the sidebar. There will be seperate sections for Doctor Who, Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures. Until next time,
bye!

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Thursday, 2 October 2008

SJA Trailers

Hi, heres the trailers for the next 2 episodes of SJA.

The Last Sontaran - Part 2, Monday 6th October 4:15 BBC1


Day of the Clown - Part 1 , Monday 6th October 5:15 CBBC

Hope you like the trailers

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