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The Official Doctor Who Annual 2010

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

Activity

RRP: £7.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £6.99 - Amazon Price: £6.39

Released: 6th August 2009



This official Doctor Who annual is the perfect gift for any budding Time Lord. Packed with exclusive comics, stories, features and activities, the Doctor Who Annual is the one book no fan should be without!

The Darksmith Legacy




The Darksmith Legacy - Book 9: The Art of War
BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

By Mike Tucker

10th Doctor

RRP: £4.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £4.99

Released: 27th August 2009



The Darksmiths have the Eternity Christal and are eager to finally fulfill their contract with their mysterious client.

The Darksmith Legacy



Doctor Who Storybook 2010

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

10th Doctor

RRP: £7.99 - Amazon Price: £6.39

Released: 31st August 2009

 


Thrilling Adventures in Time and Space!

Join the Tenth Doctor and his trusty TARDIS as they travel to previously unexplored times and places in this new collection of stories, packed with frights and fun – and all lavishly illustrated in full colour!

The Time Lord faces up to a shapeless horror in a Victorian orphanage, meets sentient doors from another dimension, re-encounters the gaseous Gelth on a reality TV show, journeys to the Australian outback to investigate mysterious objects falling from the sky, travels to the end of the rainbow – quite literally! – and battles Vikings. A lot of Vikings...

Containing eight action-packed stories:

Total Eclipse of The Heart by Oli Smith
The End of the Rainbow by Jacqueline Rayner
Scared Stiff by Mark Gatiss
Space Vikings! by Jonathan Morris
Bennelong Point by Keith Temple
The Shape on the Chair by Matt Jones
Knock Knock! by Paul Magrs
The Haldenmor Fugue by James Moran
Plus a final Letter from the Doctor – as told to Russell T Davies!
Featuring the Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant
in the smash-hit BBC One drama series!

Eight original illustrated adventures featuring The 10th Doctor! Includes writers from the award-winning BBC One Series.

Doctor Who Storybook 2010 - Book - Released: 31/8/2009

 




The Black Guardian Trilogy

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

5th Doctor

RRP: £39.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £34.99 - Amazon Price: £29.39

Released: 10th August 2009

 


Mawdryn Undead

Earth 1983. The mysterious Black Guardian hovers over the shoulder of English public schoolboy, Turlough, determined to enlist his aid in his deadly scheme – the assassination of the Doctor.

Meanwhile the TARDIS is trapped inside a huge space ship in perpetual orbit, a permanent resting place for the miserable Mawdryn and his eight fellow scientists, all condemned to a state of perpetual regeneration. Only the Doctor’s life force can free them, but at a deadly cost – the price of his powers of regeneration.

With Nyssa and Tegan stranded in the time zone of 1977, and the Black Guardian closing in, the Doctor faces a terrible dilemma...

Special Features:

· Commentary - with actors Peter Davison, Mark Strickson and Nicholas Courtney, script editor Eric Saward.
· Who Wants to Live Forever? - cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Peter Davison, Nicholas Courtney, Mark Strickson, David Collings and Lucy Benjamin, director Peter Moffatt, script editor Eric Saward and plastic surgeon Dr. Simon Withey. Narrated by Floella Benjamin.
· Liberty Hall - a new drama. Journalist Philip Clarke (Simon Ockenden) travels to Brendan School to interview Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart.
· Deleted and Extended Scenes
· Film Trims - film trims from the location filming, including clapperboards and cast and crew setting up and performing various takes.
· Out-takes - the producer's blooper reel.
· CGI Effects
· Continuity
· Photo Gallery
· Set Photo Gallery - set design photos from the story.
· Isolated Score - option to watch the story with the isolated music score.
· Coming Soon
· Programme Subtitles
· Subtitle Production Notes

Terminus

Thanks to the combined efforts of the treacherous Turlough and the Black Guardian, the Doctor and his companions are in terrible danger. The TARDIS is breaking up and the outside world has begun to break through.

Can the TARDIS’ fail safe mechanism save them all by docking with another ship? It seems unlikely when the nearest vessel is a carrier of plague victims destined for the infamous Terminus, the time-bomb planet ticking at the centre of the universe...

Special Features:

· Commentary - with actors Peter Davison, Mark Strickson and Sarah Sutton, writer Stephen Gallagher.
· Breaking Point - cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Sarah Sutton and Martin Potter, director Fiona Cumming, writer Stephen Gallagher, designer Dick Coles, camera supervisor Alec Wheal and sound supervisor Scott Talbott. Narrated by Floella Benjamin.
· Origins of the Universe - Sir Patrick Moore and, Dr. John Mason take a look at the science behind the Big Bang and the origins of the universe.
· Original Storyboards - production storyboards for the spaceship sequences, plus how the shots were realised on screen.
· Unused Model Shots - a selection of unused takes from the model effects shoot, taken from a timecoded production tape.
· CGI Effects
· Photo Gallery
· Isolated Score
· Coming Soon
· Programme Subtitles
· Subtitle Production Notes

Enlightenment

The White Guardian warns of impending danger and directs the TARDIS to what appears to be an Edwardian sailing yacht, the SS Shadow, but is actually one of a number of spaceships taking part in a race through the solar system. The first prize is Enlightenment – ultimate wisdom to gain one’s heart’s desire - and some of the more devious crews will stop at nothing in order to claim it. But as the Black Guardian’s evil mesh draws tight, it looks as though the Doctor might not live to cross the finishing line.

Special Features:

· Commentary - with actors Peter Davison and Mark Strickson, writer Barbara Clegg and director Fiona Cumming.
· Winner Takes All - cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Janet Fielding, Keith Barron, Christopher Brown and Leee John, director Fiona Cumming, writer Barbara Clegg, costume designer Dinah Collin and camera supervisor Alec Wheal. Narrated by Floella Benjamin.
· Casting Off! - an actor's view of working on Doctor Who. With Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson, Keith Barron, Christopher Brown and Leee John, with director Fiona Cumming.
· Single Write Female - writer Barbara Clegg looks back on her career and the writing of 'Enlightenment'.
· The Story of the Guardians - the Guardians have appeared in Doctor Who as far back as Tom Baker's era… but who - or what - are they? With Robert Luckham (son of the late White Guardian, Cyril Luckham), Sarah Leppard (daughter of the late Black Guardian, Valentine Dyall), Doctor Who Magazine editor Tom Spilsbury and Doctor Who Adventures editor Moray Laing.
· Storyboards - a dual-angle feature, in which visual effects supervisor Mike Kelt uses the original storyboards to explain how he went about planning and shooting the model effects sequences for the show.
· Photo Gallery
· Isolated Score - option to watch the story with the isolated music score.
· Coming Soon
· Programme Subtitles
· Subtitle Production Notes

Enlightenment - Special Edition - Special Features:

· 75 min movie-format edit in 16:9 with 5.1 (default) and stereo audio. Menu option to play with an introduction (dur. 1' 28") by the director if required.
· Re-Enlightenment (dur. 14' 30") - the production team responsible for the new version of 'Enlightenment' discuss how they are going to approach the task in hand…
· Original Edit Comparison (dur. 2' 34") - a comparison of the original opening of episode three compared to that eventually seen on transmission.
· Film Trims (dur. 5' 32") - trims from the story's filmed sequences.
· Finding Mark Strickson (dur. 8' 28") - Mark Strickson looks back over his acting career.
· Finding Sarah Sutton (dur. 7' 45") - Sarah Sutton looks back over her acting career
· Russell Harty Christmas Party (dur. 3' 31") - Peter Davison and his then-wife Sandra Dickinson perform a song and dance routine on Russell Harty's 1982 Christmas show.
· Continuity (dur. 2' 09") - BBC1 continuity announcements from the story's original transmission.

The Black Guardian Trilogy - DVD - Released: 10/8/2009

The Black Guardian Trilogy - DVD - Released: 10/8/2009

The Black Guardian Trilogy - DVD - Released: 10/8/2009

The Black Guardian Trilogy - DVD - Released: 10/8/2009






The Mind Robber

BBC Audio
2nd Doctor

RRP: £17.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £15.99 - Amazon Price: £9.68

Released: 6th August 2009

 


To escape a catastrophic volcanic eruption the Doctor takes the TARDIS out of space and time - and into a void he can only describe as 'nowhere'. But the crisis is far from over and when the time-machine's circuits overload, the TARDIS explodes.

The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe come to in a dark unearthly forest. There they encounter a host of characters who seem somehow familiar: a beautiful princess with long flaxen hair, a sea traveler dressed in eighteenth-century clothes, and a white rabbit frantically consulting his pocket watch...

What is happening to the three time-travelers? What strange power guides their actions? In the Land of Fiction who can really tell?

"The Mind Robber", was first broadcast on television in 1968. This novelization, first published in 1986, is by Peter Ling, who wrote the scripts of four of the five television episodes.

The Mind Robber - CD - Released: 6/8/2009




The Ambassadors of Death

BBC Audio

3rd Doctor

RRP: £17.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £15.99 - Amazon Price: £9.14

Released: 6th August 2009

 


When a pioneering space probe returns to present day Earth, the Doctor and UNIT discover that it is empty. What has happened to the three astronauts who went up into space, and where are they now? Nicholas Courtney also stars as the Brigadier.

This is the original TV soundtrack, with new linking narration by a member of the cast. This 7-part adventure from 1971 stars Jon Pertwee as the Doctor with Caroline John as his companion Liz Shaw.

The Ambassadors of Death - CD - Released: 6/8/2009






 

 

 Page Last Updated: 1/9/2009





The Official Doctor Who Annual 2010

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

(10th Doctor)


The Darksmith Legacy - Book 9:
The Art of War

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

(10th Doctor)

Doctor Who Storybook 2010

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

(10th Doctor)




The Black Guardian Trilogy

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

(5th Doctor)




The Mind Robber

BBC Audio

(2nd Doctor)

The Ambassadors of Death

BBC Audio

(3rd Doctor)




No releases confirmed this month.


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