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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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Saturday, 31 January 2009

Classic Doctor Who Toys

Character Online has revealed that they are realeasing a new set of classic Doctor Who toys. As some of the 1st Doctor and 2nd Doctor episodes were in Black and White, you can get the figures like that. It includes:
  • 1st Doctor
  • 2nd Doctor
  • 6th Doctor
  • Black Dalek
  • Telos Cyberman
They will be sold in packs with:
  • Black and White 1st Doctor & Black Dalek
  • Colour 1st Doctor & Black Dalek
  • Black and White 2nd Doctor & Telos Cyberman
  • Colour 2nd Doctor & Telos Cyberman
  • 6th Doctor in Real Time Blue Coat

The packs with 2 are £24.99 and the packs with 1 are £14.99, and are only available from Forbidden Planet to pre-order. They should be out by 27th July.

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Friday, 30 January 2009

Episode 15: New Age in Monsters

From an article in the Daily Mirror, Planet of the Dead's new monster was said to be the Tritovore!

You can read the article it below

"New Tritovore baddies set to be scariest ever. He's dealt with some tough baddies but Doctor Who will face his scariest yet - a half man, half fly creature. Called the Tritovore, it will be unleashed in the Easter Special to do battle with the Time Lord and sidekick Lady Christina de Souza - played by former EastEnders star Michelle Ryan. Bosses want the monster to become as iconic as the Daleks or Cybermen. A set source said: "Scriptwriters are confident they'll make a huge impact... everyone remembers the Daleks and the Cybermen, but not alot else if they're honest. The Tritovore will change that. They are disgusting and will last long in the memory." Series boss Russell T Davies is hoping to use the creatures in three other special shows. David Tennant quits as the Doctor this year. The source added: "Russell is telling everybody to expect some real surprises. He wants him to go out with a bang."

Also, this could well be true as it matches the description of the monster Russell T Davies wrote in Doctor Who Magazine Issue 404's Production Notes.

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Thursday, 29 January 2009

David Tennant on Comic Relief

David Tennant will host the first hour of Comic Relief on Red Nose Day (Friday 13th March).
Last time, in 2007, £40, 236, 142 was raised! There's not much to say, so..

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Monday, 26 January 2009

Torchwood Encyclopedia

A new Torchwood encyclopedia by Gary Russell is due to be published on 15th October and is a definitive guide to everything Torchwood. Also, it has a clue for Children of Earth. It includes "the secret of the Children of Earth Operatives from Alice Guppy to Gwen Cooper".

Also, a preview of Torchwood: Children of Earth will be shown on the next ComicCon Convention, next month.
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Tennant Tapes

David Tennant has recorded a few clips in his return to filming Doctor Who and a look at his Cardiff flat. This time, for Planet of the Dead. You can watch the video here.


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Friday, 23 January 2009

Planet of the Dead Press Release

It was confirmed on the next Doctor Who episodes Press Release that Michelle Ryan and Lee Evans will guest star in Planet of the Dead!

The BBC has confirmed that Michelle Ryan and Lee Evans will guest star in the forthcoming Doctor Who Easter Special which began filming this week in Wales.
Michelle, best known for her roles as Zoe Slater in EastEnders, and Jaime Sommers in the recent remake of Bionic Woman, will play the mysterious Lady Christina de Souza in the special episode entitled Planet of the Dead. Christina joins the Doctor on a bus-trip which takes a very unexpected detour into danger.

"I'm a huge fan of Doctor Who and very excited to be joining David Tennant and the Doctor Who team," said Michelle, who recently guest-starred in the hit BBC Wales drama Merlin. "It is such a fantastic show and I can't wait to get started!"
One of Britain's best loved and biggest comedy stars, Lee Evans, will also be joining the cast playing a character called Malcolm, whose life becomes connected to the Doctor's under extraordinary circumstances.
Planet of the Dead is the first of four Doctor Who Specials which will air in 2009. Michelle joins David Tennant as he continues his role as The Doctor, and Noma Dumezweni who returns as Captain Erisa Magambo - last seen helping Rose and Donna save the world in Turn Left.
"Michelle is one of the most sought after young actors in the country and we are delighted to announce that she will be joining the team," said Executive Producer and writer Russell T Davies. "As always the script is being kept strictly under wraps - however we can reveal that Lady Christina is a woman with a mysterious past who's going to have a huge impact on the Doctor!"
Planet of the Dead, written by Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts, is currently in production and will be screened on BBC One in Spring 2009.

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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

More Pictures

Many more pictures have been put on the net. I am creating a new post on Whoviavortextra with as many as i can find. Please check back after for the pictures.

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Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Planet of the Dead Photo's

Thanks to Scooty, some new filming pictures from Planet of the Dead is now available. Filming for the 1st of the 4 specials begun on Monday. Also, it has been rumored that Michelle Ryan, who could be in series 5, was seen on set, being pulled out of the museum by wires.



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Sunday, 18 January 2009

The Sunday Night Project

Today's Sunday Night Project will be guest hosted by Catherine Tate, with Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr (usual hosts). It will be on Channel 4 at 10pm. There will be a Doctor Who spoof, with Tate as the Doctor and Collins as Donna.

In Series 2, Billie Piper was a guest host, David Tennant was in Series 4, and again in Series 6 and finally John Barrowman was in Series 5. These were all before the show was changed from "Friday Night" to "Sunday Night".

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Saturday, 17 January 2009

Very Important Things

Could that be the name of a new villain?.. (Very Important Things)

Some people may have already noticed it, but Doctor Who Magazine Issue 404's Production Notes has the name of the next monster, for Planet of the Dead. Also, another monster, sculpted, has 9 letters and begins with a T...
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Friday, 16 January 2009

Torchwood Delayed

Series 3 of Torchwood will be delayed until summer due to the fact that BBC America are broadcasting the series the same time as us. Children of Earth will have 5 1 hour episodes all in one week and apparently is the most ambitious story they've ever done. But before that, there will still be Planet of the Dead for Easter.

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Collect and Build - The Vespiform & The Gelth

Character Options are making 2 new Collect-and-Build figures for the Vespiform and Gelth.
For the Gelth, there will be 7 figures to collect (from series' 1, 2 and 3), each separately sold for £7.99. For the Vespiform, the series 4 figures will make the figure. These figures have already hit the shops, but it is unsure is the Time Lord figure is featured in the Vespiform.

(Figures for the Gelth)

(Figures for the Vespiform)

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Sunday, 11 January 2009

Full Doctor Who Prom

The full Doctor Who Prom can now be watched for digital viewers through the red button. It was shown live last year on July 27th in the Albert Hall. It features the mini-episode, Music of the Spheres and an edited version was shown on New Years Day. This is the first time the full version is available to everyone who didn't attend the ceremony. The prom is about 1 hour, 35 minutes long and is hosted by Freema Agyeman.

It includes:
  • Fanfare for the Common Man
  • All The Strange Strange Creatures
  • The Torino Scale
  • The Planets - Jupiter
  • The Doctor Forever
  • Rose
  • Martha v The Master
  • Music of the Spheres (mini episode)
  • Die Walk├╝re
  • The Daleks & Davros
  • Donna, Girl in Fireplace, Astrid
  • Montagues and Capulets
  • This is Gallifrey
  • Doctor's Theme / Song for Freedom
  • Doomsday
  • Song for Ten
  • Doctor Who Theme
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Saturday, 10 January 2009

Companions and Allies

BBC Books have the cover and a synopsis of a new Doctor Who guide; Companions and Allies, written by Steve Tribe. It is due to be in shops 28th May.






The Doctor has been travelling through space and time for centuries, showing his friends and companions the wonders of the universe. From Sarah Jane Smith and the Brigadier to Martha Jones and Donna Noble, Companions and Allies celebrates the friends that have been by his side and the heroes that have helped him battle his deadliest foes. Beautifully illustrated and including, for the first time, a complete story guide to the adventures of all ten Doctors, Companions and Allies is the definitive guide to the Doctor's intergalactic family.

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Friday, 9 January 2009

The Next Doctor Official Ratings

The official ratings of 2008 Christmas special, The Next Doctor has been released by BARB.

13.1 million viewers tuned in for the Cyber-epic and helped to make it the 2nd most watched of the festive week, behind the new Wallace and Gromit adventure; A Matter of Loaf and Death.

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Doctor Who 2009 Books

3 new Doctor Who books for more 10th Doctor adventures have covers and synopsis' released. They will be out in September, and they are the 66th, 67th and 68th Doctor Who story books including the quick reads. Covers and synopsis' below.



The Taking of Chelsea 426:

Written by David Llewellyn

The Chelsea Flower Show — Hardly the most exciting or dangerous event in the calendar, or so the Doctor thinks. But this is Chelsea 426, a city-sized future colony floating on the clouds of Saturn, and the flowers are much more than they seem.
As the Doctor investigates, he becomes more and more worried. Why is shopkeeper Mr Pemberton acting so strangely? And what is Professor Wilberforce's terrible secret?
They are close to finding the answers when a familiar foe arrives, and the stakes suddenly get much higher. The Sontarans have plans of their own, and they're not here to arrange flowers...


Autonomy:

Written by Daniel Blythe

Hyperville is 2013's top hi-tech 24-hour entertainment complex –- a sprawling palace of fun under one massive roof. You can shop, or experience the excitement of Doomcastle, Winterland, or Wild West World. But things are about to get a lot more exciting — and dangerous...
What unspeakable horror is lurking on Level Zero of Hyperville? And what will happen when the entire complex goes over to Central Computer Control?
For years, the Nestene Consciousness has been waiting and planning, recovering from its wounds. But now it's ready, and its deadly plastic Autons are already in place around the complex. Now more than ever, visiting Hyperville will be an unforgettable experience...


The Krillitane Storm:

Written by Christopher Cooper

When the TARDIS materialises in medieval Worcester, the Doctor finds the city seemingly deserted. He soon discovers its population are living in a state of terror, afraid to leave their homes after dark, for fear of meeting their doom at the hands of the legendary Devil's Huntsman.
For months, people have been disappearing, and the Sheriff has imposed a strict curfew across the city, his militia maintaining control over the superstitious populace with a firm hand, closing the city to outsiders. Is it fear of attack from beyond the city walls that drives him or the threat closer to home? Or does the Sheriff have something to hide?
After a terrifying encounter with a deadly Krillitane, the Doctor realises the city has good reason to be scared.


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Saturday, 3 January 2009

Matt Smith.. is The Doctor!

<-- The Doctor!
It was revealed today on Doctor Who Confidential, that 26 year old Matt Smith will become the next Doctor. Read the news article on the official site here. Doctor Who Confidential aired this afternoon on BBC1 at 5:35, precisely 24 minutes and 12 seconds in the show! Watch an extended interview of Matt Smith.



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Friday, 2 January 2009

The Next Doctor Is...

It is official that Doctor no.11 will be revealed tommorow on the new Doctor Who Confidential "The Ten Doctors"! The show will air on BBC1 at 5:35pm, and it will also be on BBC's Big Screens nationwide. Apparently, the next Doctor was chosen before Christmas, and the BBC said it could be a woman, but I don't think it is. Here's some who could turn to the Time Lord: Paterson Joseph, James Nesbitt, John Simm, ect.

Who do you think is going to be the Doctor for series 5?

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Thursday, 1 January 2009

2009 and some other stuff

Well, it's now 2009, and it has been for.. approximately 19 hours, 12 minutes and 33 seconds while I'm typing this. Hasn't it been quick? Did you stay up yesterday to watch the ball drop (I don't know what that means, but I think it's some American new year thing..)? Did you put up the new calendars? Why am I asking you all these questions?

Now it's 2009, Planet of the Dead doesn't seem too long away, then the next special, and the next, and the next, even if they are. And soon again, I will be copying this post and changing some dates for next years "2010 and some other stuff" post!

Soon, this site will have a Videos section with all the trailers and randomly interesting stuff from series 1-4, also I'll update the galleries and maybe the episode guides. If you haven't noticed, I'm currently adding air dates and amount of viewers to them (I only have Doctor Who series 1 & 4 done so far, it's nothing exiting, but you can check them out here. Seriously, it's actually quite boring). I hope by 2010 (if the site lasts that long), i will have at least 3 more sections for Whoviavortex. And I have a new banner.

Next thing, and possibly the last, I have an Easter Egg planted in this site! The prize is horrible but it's still fun. There are 4 prizes but they're all at the same place. Almost. Check the bottom of the main page first and I've just realized I've become alot less formal in these posts.

Maybe that wasn't the last thing but this is. Now I'm just trying to find something to say for that previous joke to work.. even though it's not really funny. OK then, news! That's what I'll do here. As previously reported.. oh, when did I go all formal again, anyway, as previously reported, there will be a new Doctor Who Confidential on Saturday called "The Ten Doctors" on BBC1 at 5:35pm to 6:10pm. It is produced by Zoe Rushton and narrated by Simon Pegg.

A look back at the ten previous incarnations of the Time Lord, their companions, most heroic moments and adventures, the monsters they have battled, as well as the particular traits which have defined each one of them

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