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.


Saturday, 30 January 2010

Radio Times Covers Party

The Radio Times 2010 Cover Party featured David Tennant with 4 covers for Doctor Who in 2009, and also featured David Morrissey and Steven Moffat. Click here to read more about it.

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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Upcoming Books

The next paperback Quick Reads book, Code of the Krillitanes will be out on May 4th, this year. It still features the 10th Doctor, and is written by Justin Richards. Cover, thanks to Timelash.

"I blame those new Brainy Crisps. Since he started eating them, he's been too clever by half."
Can eating a bag of crisps really make you more clever? The company that makes the crisps says so, and they seem to be right.
But the Doctor is worried. Who would want to make people more brainy? And why? With just his sonic screwdriver and a supermarket trolley full of crisps, the Doctor sets out to find the truth. The answer is scary — the Krillitanes are back on Earth, and everyone is at risk!
Last time they took over a school. This time they have hijacked the internet. Whatever they are up to, it's big and it's nasty. Only the Doctor can stop them — if he isn't already too late...
A short, sharp shot of adventure, featuring the Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit series from BBC Television.

The next 3 Doctor Who novels is due to be published on the 22nd April, this year. These are the first 11th Doctor books, and they have the RRP of £6.99 each and are in hardback.

Apollo 23 (Justin Richards):

‘Houston – we have a problem.’
An astronaut in full spacesuit appears out of thin air in a busy shopping centre. Maybe it’s a publicity stunt.
A photo shows an immaculately-dressed woman in her best shoes lying dead at the edge of a crater on the dark side of the moon – beside her beloved dog ‘Poochie’. Maybe it’s a hoax.
But as the Doctor and Amy find out, these are just minor events in a sinister plan to take over every human being on earth. The plot centres on a secret military base on the moon – that’s where Amy and the TARDIS are.
The Doctor is back on Earth, and without the TARDIS there’s no way he can get to the moon to save Amy and defeat the aliens.
Or is there? The Doctor discovers one last great secret that could save humanity: Apollo 23.

The Night of the Humans (David Llewellyn):

‘‘This is the Gyre – the most hostile environment in the galaxy.’ 250,000 years’ worth of junk floating in deep space, home to the shipwrecked Sittuun, the carnivorous Sollogs, and worst of all – the Humans. The Doctor and Amy arrive on this terrifying world in the middle of an all-out frontier war between Sittuun and Humans, and the clock is already ticking. There’s a comet in the sky, and it’s on a collision course with the Gyre...When the Doctor is kidnapped, it’s up to Amy and “galaxy-famous swashbuckler” Dirk Slipstream to save the day. But who is Slipstream, exactly? And what is he really doing here? A thrilling, all new adventure featuring the Doctor and Amy, as played by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.

The Forgotten Army (Brian Minchin):

‘Let me tell you a story. Long ago, in the frozen Arctic wastes, an alien army landed. Only now, 10,000 years later, it isn’t a story. And the army is ready to attack.’ New York – one of the greatest cities on 21st century Earth... But what’s going on in the Museum? And is that really a Woolly Mammoth rampaging down Broadway? An ordinary day becomes a time of terror, as Ice Age creatures come back to life, and the Doctor and Amy meet a new and deadly enemy. The vicious Army of the Vykoid are armed to the teeth and determined to enslave the human race. Even though they’re only three inches high. With the Doctor kidnapped, and the Vykoid army swarming across Manhattan and sealing it from the world with a powerful alien forcefield, Amy has just 24 hours to find the Doctor and save the city. If she doesn’t, the people of Manhattan will be taken to work in the doomed asteroid mines of the Vykoid home planet. But as time starts to run out, who can she trust? And how far will she have to go to free New York from the Forgotten Army? A thrilling, all new adventure featuring the Doctor and Amy, as played by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.

3 more Doctor Who books, featuring the 11th Doctor will be released in July. They are Adorable Illusion (Gary Russell), Nuclear Time (Oli Smith) and The King's Dragon (Una McCormack). They also have the RRP of £6.99 each and are in hardback.

A third "The Visual Dictionary" is due to be released in August 2010 and is published by Dorling Kindersley.

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Illuminating Torchwood Book

McFarland has released the cover and info about Illuminating Torchwood. It's edited by Andrew Ireland and is due to be published in May 2010. The book has "Essays on Narrative, Character and Sexuality in the BBC Series". You can see the cover and synopsis below:

Created in 2006 as a spinoff of Doctor Who, the internationally popular BBC television series Torchwood is a unique blend of science fiction and fantasy, with much more of an adult flavor than its progenitor. The series’ “omnisexual” protagonist, maverick 51st-century time agent Captain Jack Harkness, leads a team of operatives from the present-day Torchwood Institute, a secret organization dedicated to battling supernatural and extraterrestrial criminals. With its archetypal characters, adult language, subversive humor and openly homosexual and bisexual storylines, Torchwood provides a wealth of material for scholarly analysis and debate.

Using Torchwood as its focal point, this timely collection of essays by a range of experts and enthusiasts provides an interpretive framework for understanding the continually developing forms and genres of contemporary television drama.

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Thursday, 21 January 2010

NTA Results

The National Television Awards was on yesterday on ITV and Doctor Who, and David Tennant both won the categories they were nominated for. Doctor Who won Most Popular Drama, for the fifth time in a row, and David Tennant won Outstanding Drama Performance, for the fourth year in a row! Videos of David and the Doctor Who cast are below:

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Monday, 11 January 2010

Dreamland DVD Cover

The DVD cover for the animated special, Dreamland has been released. It is due to be released on the 1st February, for the RRP of £12.99. Other than the Dreamland story, it features the 3 60-minute Doctor Who Greatest Moment episodes. Dreamland is written by Phil Ford, and directed by Gary Russell. You can see the cover below:

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Complete Specials and Winter Specials Out Today

The Complete Specials and The Winter Specials is out now on DVD and Blu-Ray. The Complete Specials on DVD are available for the RRP of £39.99, and on Blur-Ray for the RRP of £49.99. The Winter Specials are available on DVD for the RRP of £24.99 and on Blu-Ray . You can read more about them on an earlier post, here.

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Series 5 Team

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, issue 417, reveals the writers, directors and producers for most of series 5. You can see them below:

  • Episode 1 - Writer - Steven Moffat, Director - Adam Smith, Producer - Tracie Simpson
  • Episode 2 - Writer - Steven Moffat, Director - Andrew Gunn, Producer - Peter Bennet
  • Episode 3 - Writer - Mark Gatiss, Director - Andrew Gunn, Producer - Peter Bennet
  • Episode 4 & 5 - Steven Moffat, Director - Adam Smith, Producer - Tracie Simpson
  • Episode 6 - Writer - Unknown, Director - Jonny Campbell, Producer - Tracie Simpson
  • Episode 7 - All not confirmed
  • Episode 8 & 9 - Writer - Chris Chibnall, Director - Ashley Way, Producer - Peter Bennett
  • Episode 10 - Writer - Director - Jonny Campbell, Producer - Tracie Simpson
  • Episode 11 - All not confirmed
  • Episode 12 & 13 - Writer - Steven Moffat, Director - Unknown, Producer - Unknown
Toby Whithouse, Simon Nye and Gareth Roberts wrote episodes 6, 7 and 11. Unknown who has written which.

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Saturday, 9 January 2010

The End of Time, Part One Final Ratings

BARB has released the final ratings for Part One of The End of Time as 11.57 million on BBC1, and with 470,000 on BBC HD, making 12.04 million in total. It is officially the most watched show on Christmas Day! And the third most watched in the week, and the fifth most watched programme of the year! The official figures are over 1.5 million higher than the overnight ratings.
The official figures for Part Two will be released in a week.

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Thursday, 7 January 2010

Doctor Who Magazine 417

Doctor Who Magazine, issue 417 is out now. It is an 84-page bumper-edition and costs £4.99. It is the first issue of the new revamped version of the magazine for Series 5. You can read about the issue below (from the Doctor Who Magazine Facebook page)

The new Doctor and Amy Pond, aka MATT SMITH and KAREN GILLAN, give their first ever joint interview – exclusively in Doctor Who Magazine 417!

“There’s a real bond, isn’t there?” says Matt.
“Yeah,” Karen agrees. “A connection.”
“That’s wonderful, I think,” Matt continues. “But also, with that, he’s sort of less tolerant than a lot of Doctors, and she's got a fire in her soul, in her belly, and so they combust together... but there’s great affection and love there, and we're developing that all the time...”

Also in the first new-look issue of DWM:

Doctor Who’s new showrunner and head writer, STEVEN MOFFAT, talks exclusively to DWM about the new Doctor, Matt Smith, the new TARDIS design and just what we can expect from the thirty-first series of Doctor Who...

In the second part of an in-depth interview, the UK’s hottest acting talent, DAVID TENNANT, talks candidly to DWM about his future plans, his final line and his feelings on saying goodbye to Doctor Who.

DWM goes behind the scenes of the Tenth Doctor’s ultimate adventure, The End of Time, with exclusive photos and interviews with the cast and crew – including RUSSELL T DAVIES, BERNARD CRIBBINS and JOHN SIMM!

The name’s Rassilon – President Rassilon. DWM manages to track down the former James Bond and leader of the Time Lords. TIMOTHY DALTON, for an informal chat. You’ll be shaken AND stirred!

DWM catches up with the irrepressible Mssrs JOHN BARROWMAN and RUSSELL TOVEY, aka Captain Jack and Midshipman Frame in an intergalactic bar in an effort to find out just what on earth they were thinking...

There are plenty of shocks in store for the Tenth Doctor as he finally discovers the uncomfortable truth behind Majenta’s mysterious past! The brand new comic strip THE CRIMSON HAND, by Dan McDaid with art by Martin Geraghty, continues.

He was Doctor Who’s producer during the Third Doctor’s era and guided the series to one its most successful and popular periods ever. DWM pays tribute to the life and times of the late BARRY LETTS, with contributions from, among others, Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney, Katy Manning, Terrance Dicks, Frazer Hines, Graeme Harper and Christopher Barry.

Witches! Gargoyles! And, er, Morris Dancing! It can only be THE DÆMONS, the much-loved Third Doctor adventure produced and co-written by Barry Letts. Travel back in time to 1971 as The Fact of Fiction uncovers the fascinating secrets behind this television classic, with the aid of a plethora of rarely seen photographs!

STEVEN MOFFAT reveals just who will penning the Eleventh Doctor’s first series – and why – as he finally fesses up in the new-look Production Notes!

PLUS! All the latest official news, previews, reviews, competitions and more... and a giant-sized poster featuring all ELEVEN Doctors!

Step into the future with the new-look Doctor Who Magazine. The bumper-sized issue 417 is out now, price £4.99!

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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

The Complete Specials and Winter Specials

2Entertain has released the covers for The Complete Specials and the Winter Specials.

The Complete Specials includes the episode The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, The Waters of Mars and both parts of The End of Time, and the special features of all the Doctor Who Confidential episodes for the specials, deleted scenes, David Tennant's video diary, commentaries, Doctor Who at ComicCon 2009, and BBC One's Christmas idents. It is in 5 disks, 315 minutes run time and is due to be released on the 11th January for the RRP of £39.99.

The Winter Specials will include The Waters of Mars, and both parts of The End of Time. It features the Doctor Who Confidential episodes for these episodes. It is in 3 disks, 195 minutes run time, and is due to be released on the 11th January for the RRP of £24.99.

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NTA Nominations

The National Television Awards 2010 will be hosted by Dermot O'Leary on the 20th January on ITV1 at 7:30.
Doctor Who has been nominated for Best Drama against Casualty, Shameless and the Bill.
David Tennant has been nominated for Best Drama Performance for playing The Doctor. He is against David Jason, for DI Jack Frost in A Touch Of Frost, David Threlfall, for Frank Gallagher in Shameless and Philip Glenister for DCI Gene Hunt in Ashes to Ashes and Rupert Galvin in Demons.

There are 11 categories in total and you can vote on he NTA website here. Voting closes at noon on the 20th.

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Saturday, 2 January 2010

The End of Time, Part 2 Overnight Ratings

BARB has released the unofficial overnight ratings for The End of Time, Part Two, which aired last night at 6:40pm. It gained 10.4 million viewers on BBC One and another 389,000 on BBC HD. It was the second most watched programme of the day, behind Eastenders, and had a total television audience of 35.5%. Doctor Who Confidential, Allons-y got 1.1 million on BBC Three, and 76,000 more on BBC HD.

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Friday, 1 January 2010

Series 5 Trailer

:O is all I have to say to The End of Time. Anyway, here's the first trailer for Series 5, with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan! There's also a new update on the official site for the new series, which you can see here.

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Happy New Year!

A new decade has started, and it's 2010!! Happy New Year! Hope you have an awesome one!

The last story featuring David Tennant as the Doctor concludes today! He will regenerate in part 2 of The End of Time at 6:40pm on BBC One and BBC HD. Don't miss it!!

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