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.


Thursday, 30 April 2009

Planet of the Dead Blu-Ray Release

Planet of the Dead will be released on Blu-ray on 29th June for £15.99. The Easter special was the very first Doctor Who episode in HD. The DVD will not include any special features. You can see the image below, and you can pre-order it from here on Amazon, or here on Play.

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Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Photo's From Filming (and 300th Post)

John Barrowman, Jimmy Vee as Graske, a Slitheen, Monks, a Mysterious woman, which I think could be the Rani, 2 mysterious people, one completely white and one completely red, the CGI crew so maybe there will be CGI aliens, and Russell Tovey, who played Midshipman Frame from 2007's Voyage of the Damned. Filming took place in Cardiff. You can see them from the filming photo's, from Scooty's Photobucket, here and Alun vega's Flickr, here. Earlier, filming also took place at Caerphily Castle. Danny Hargreaves was there with a green screen.. you can see some of the castle pictures here, on ahremsee's Photobucket. Next, before that, Christmas decorations went up at The Hayes and the surrounding streets, and some filming in Penarth at the same time. It looks as though the Henriks store will return with a "Christmas @ Henriks" sign. If you don't remember, Henriks was the store that Rose worked in before she met the Doctor. You can see a few of the photo's below, and there are many more from the links. Many thanks to Scooty, Alun Vega and ahremsee for them.

plea- oh, and i'll try to post more filming pictures regularly..

It also occured to me about 20 minutes after i posted this, that this is my 300th post for Whoviavortex! Hooray to this site, ect ect. Party time..

oh, and..
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Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Doctor Who Magazine 408

The cover for issue 408 of Doctor Who Magazine is now released on Facebook by the DWM editors. The Magazine will be out on April 30th for £3.99.

Issue 408 includes interviews with David Tennant and Michelle Ryan, a brand-new comic strip, The Age of Ice, by Daniel McDaid and artwork by Martin Geraghty, a look at the 2nd Doctor, The Time Team look at 1988's Silver Nemesis, a look at Planet of the Dead's set report, The Fact of Fiction examins the 1st Doctor's The Celestial Toymaker from 1966, and Production Notes, You Are Not Alone, Gallifrey Guardian, Previews, Galaxy Forum, Reviews, a competition for Doctor Who DVD's, books and CD's, and Who On Earth Is...

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Children of Earth 10 Second Trailer

A new 10 second trailer for Torchwood, series 3 has been released on the Torchwood official site. You can watch it below, or from the official site here. It will broadcast this June, and it's rumored that it will start on Monday 15th for 5 consecutive nights of 1 hour episodes.

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Monday, 27 April 2009

Limited Edition Torchwood Figures

Sci-Fi Collector has recently revealed that they have released 2 limited edition Torchwood figures. They are Ianto Jones and Captain John Hart, and 1000 each has been manufactured. Most of them will be able to purchase from Gareth David-Lloyd and James Marsters concerts, but some of the figures can be bought from the Sci-Fi Collector's website, here, for £14.99 each, or £29.90 for both.

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Friday, 24 April 2009

Doctor Who: A Cold Day in Hell

Doctor Who Magazine editors have recently released an image of an upcoming 7th Doctor Graphic Novel. The production team includes Simon Flirman, John Ridgway, Bryan Hitch, Lee Sullivan, Grant Morrison, Geoff Senior, John Higgins, Alan Grant, Dan Abnett and Mike Collins. You can see the cover on the left of the list below and it will feature the following stories:
  • A Cold Day in Hell!
  • Redemption!
  • The Crossroads of Time
  • Claws of the Klathi!
  • Culture Shock!
  • Keepsake
  • Planet of the Dead
  • Echoes of the Mogor!
  • Time and Tide
  • Follow that TARDIS!
  • Invaders from Gantac!

No more information is currently available.

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Planet of the Dead Final Ratings

BARB has released the final ratings for Planet of the Dead as 9.54 million on BBC1, over 1 million higher that it was origionally estimated with and extra 200,000 on BBC HD. It was the 5th most watch programme of that week and is the 6th highest rated Doctor Who episode since 2005.

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Sunday, 19 April 2009

Toshiko Sato Figure

Sci-Fi Collector has released a picture of the first approved Toshiko Sato action figure. The figure will be released with the wave 2 set which includes Ianto Jones, Captain John Hart and the alien Blowfish figures. They will be released this Summer. You can see the image here.

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Alien Blowfish Figure

Sci-Fi Collector has released a picture of the first approved Alien Blowfish action figure. The figure will be released with the wave 2 set which includes Toshiko Sato, Ianto Jones and Captain John Hart figures. They will be released this Summer. You can see the image here.

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Saturday, 18 April 2009

Ianto Jones Figure

Sci-Fi Collector has released a picture of the first approved Ianto Jones action figure. The figure will be released with the wave 2 set which includes Toshiko Sato, Captain John Hart and the alien Blowfish figures. They will be released this Summer. You can see the image here.

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Friday, 17 April 2009

Captain John Hart Figure

Sci-Fi Collector has released a picture of the first approved Captain John Hart action figure. The figure will be released with the wave 2 set which includes Ianto Jones, Toshiko Sato and the alien Blowfish figures. They will be released this Summer. You can see the image here.

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John Barrowman, Digital Spy Interview

John Barrowman, who plays Jack Harkness, was interviewed by Dan French, from Digital Spy. The interview reveales some key parts of Children of Earth. You can read some below;

What can you tell us about the third series of Torchwood?

"I can tell you that Jack and the team find themselves in a completely different environment to what they're used to. Jack's past comes back to haunt him and the present team. It all sort of backfires on him and he has to clean up the mess that he and the government make."

What do you make of the new format?

"It's a series of five episodes spread over a week. Personally, if it comes back for series four, I'd like to do more episodes. But we had to do something that created an impact when we moved to BBC One. It's like we're always under a test and I wish at some point they'd go 'you're fine! Stay where you are!' and that's what I'm looking forward to. But again, it depends on the audience."

Can we expect to see you back in Doctor Who to bid farewell to David Tennant?

"Jack will always return to the Tardis if the Doctor's in need – to help save the planet or conquer an alien race trying to invade. That's all I can say! You know how secretive we are about all of that. Personally, as John, I would love to go back. If I'm asked, I'll be there in a second."

You can read the whole interview here.

Torchwood: Children of Earth will air over 1 week, later this year.

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Bafta Cymru Nominations

Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures have all been nominated in the Bafta Cymru awards. This year, the event will be hosted by TV Presenter Gethin Jones and see 51 different productions compete for the coveted BAFTA Cymru mask at The Wales Millennium Centre on Sunday, 17 May 2009. Doctor Who recieved a massive 9 nominations which are:
  • Best Drama Series / Serial for Television: Phil Collinson
  • Best Director Of Photography: Drama: Rory Taylor for Silence in the Library
  • Best Sound: Doctor Who Sound Team for Midnight
  • Best Editor: Phillip Kloss for Midnight
  • Best Make-Up: Barbara Southcott for The Next Doctor
  • Best Screenwriter: Russell T Davies for Midnight
  • Best Original Music Soundtrack: Murray Gold for Midnight
  • Best Director: Film/Drama: Euros Lyn for Silence in the Library
  • Best Interactive: Rob Francis for the Doctor Who official site's interactive offering

Torchwood recieved 2 nominations which are:

  • Best Design: Edward Thomas for Adrift
  • Best Costume: Ray Holman for From out of the Rain
The Sarah Jane Adventures recieved 1 nomination for "Best Children's Programme".

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Thursday, 16 April 2009

John Barrowman on The Chris Moyles Show

This morning, John Barrowman was a guest on the Chris Moyles Show, on BBC Radio 1. You can listen to it here, however, John Barrowman only comes in at about 2 hours, 15 minutes and 30 seconds in... Visit the Chris Moyles Show's official site here.

On Sunday, John Barrowman, along with Keith Allen will also be on Chris Moyles Quiz Night, on Channel 4 at 10pm.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Planet of the Dead DVD Cover

The cover for the Planet of the Dead's DVD has been released by 2Entertain. It can be seen below along with a synopsis for it.

Bionic Woman and Merlin star Michelle Ryan plays the mysterious Lady Christina de Souza who joins the Doctor on a bus-trip which takes a very unexpected detour into danger. British comedy star Lee Evans also joins the cast playing a character called Malcolm whose life becomes connected to the Doctor's under extraordinary circumstances and Noma Dumezweni returns as Captain Erisa Magambo - last seen helping Rose and Donna save the world in Turn Left.

It is due to be on sale by 29th June for £15.99. It will be released on Blu-ray, but no details are currently available.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2009

The Cybermen Collection DVD Released

2Entertain's Doctor Who: The Cybermen Collection DVD is now in shops throughout UK and Ireland, for £15.99. It features Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of Steel, Army of Ghosts and Doomsday. You can read more about the DVD in an earlier post, here, and it also includes a collectable mirrored packaging, a specially filmed David Tennant interview and a Documentary 'Top 25 Cybermen moments'.

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Monday, 13 April 2009

Doctor Who Day On Watch

Next Saturday, the channel Watch (Sky channel 109, Vigin channel 124) are having a Doctor Who day about Rose Tyler. At 11:45, Doctor Who Confidential will begin the run of episodes until 6:00. The episodes are: Rose, Dalek, Father's Day, The Girl in the Fireplace, Army of Ghosts and Doomsday.

The usual Doctor Who episode will be on at 8:00 (New Earth).

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Sunday, 12 April 2009

Planet of the Dead Overnight Ratings

BARB has released the unofficial overnight ratings for Planet of the Dead. It was watched by 8.41 million viewers on BBC1, with an extra 184,000 viewers for BBC HD. It was the most watched programme on BBC1 on Saturday, but had the 2nd highest viewers, behind Britains Got Talent. The overnight ratings for Doctor Who Confidential, Desert Storm, are 0.46 million. These ratings are not official, and the actual numbers will be released in 10 days.

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The Bad Wolf TV Award!

Many thanks to The Bad Wolf TV (Miss Gallifrey) for awarding Whoviavortex it's 4th award! The site was awarded "Friendliest Blog", along with Time Lords Vs Daleks and The Hair of Time. Click here to view the results and here for the site home.

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Tennant Tapes 5

The 5th Tennant Tape is now available from the official site. It's almost 4 minutes long, and you can watch the video here, or below.

The official site also added some other videos that include the full episode Planet of the Dead, the full episode of Confidential Desert Storm, The Waters of Mars trailer, Making the Tritivores, The Big Questions: Michelle Ryan, David Ames video diary and the rest of the Tennant Tapes.

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Saturday, 11 April 2009

Next Time.. The Waters of Mars

Did you watch Planet of the Dead? What am I saying, of course you did! Anywho, the next episode has been revealed as The Waters of Mars. You can see the trailer below along with some screencaps of it.

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