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August 2011



The Coming of the Terraphiles (Paperback)

BBC Books

By Michael Moorcock
11th Doctor

RRP: £7.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  4th August 2011

 


‘There are dark tides runing through the universe...’

Miggea – a star on the very edge of reality. The cusp between this universe and the next. A point where space-time has worn thin, and is in danger of collapsing... And the venue for the grand finals of the competition to win the fabled Arrow of Law.

The Doctor and Amy have joined the Terraphiles – a group obsessed with all aspects of Earth’s history, and dedicated to re-enacting ancient sporting events. They are determined to win the Arrow. But just getting to Miggea proves tricky. Reality is collapsing, ships are disappearing, and Captain Cornelius and his pirates are looking for easy pickings.

Even when they arrive, the Doctor and Amy’s troubles won’t be over. They have to find out who is so desperate to get the Arrow of Law that they will kill for it. And uncover the traitor on their own team. And win the contest fair and square.

And, of course, they need to save the universe from total destruction.

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 written by the acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author Michael Moorcock









The Sun Makers

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

4th Doctor

RRP: £20.42 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  1st August 2011 



Far in the distant future, Earth has become uninhabitable, forcing mankind to colonise first Mars, and then Pluto...

No longer the coldest planet in the Solar System, Pluto is now warmed by a series of artificial suns. But access to the sunlight is limited to a select few... The majority of the citizens of the vast Megropolis cities are being overworked and overtaxed by the ruling elite, led by the Gatherer, and the sinister Collector.

When the Doctor, Leela and K9 arrive they discover that all is not well on Pluto. The human population is being totally exploited, while deep in the Undercity, a small band of rebels seeks to overthrow the mysterious 'Company' that controls all aspects of everyday life.

As the situation gets more desperate, the Doctor is forced to fight the oppression of the evil corporate rulers of Pluto. And their taxes...!

Special Features:

Commentary with actors Tom Baker, Louise Jameson and Michael Keating, director Pennant Roberts.
Running from the Tax Man – a retrospective look at the making of the story and the science behind it. With actors Louise Jameson and Michael Keating, director Pennant Roberts, writer and historian Dominic Sandbrook and astronomer Marek Kukula.
Outtakes
Trailer – the original BBC1 trailer for the story.
The Doctor’s Composer – Part Two – the concluding part of the series looking at the career of prolific composer Dudley Simpson, covering his work on the show in the seventies.
Photo Gallery – production, design and publicity photos from the story.
Coming Soon – a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.
Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.
Programme subtitles
Subtitle Production Notes







Paradise Towers
Region 1 (USA / Canada)
BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

7th Doctor

RRP: $24.98 (USA) / RRP: $26.98 (Canada) - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  9th August 2011

 


Mel wants to go swimming so the Doctor takes her to a tower block called Paradise Towers where there is reputed to be a fantastic pool. When they arrive they discover that the place is far from being the superb leisure resort they had expected - it is run-down and dilapidated.

Special Features:

• Audio Commentary
• Horror on the High Rise
• Casting Sylvester
• Deleted and Extended Scenes
• Continuity
• Girls! Girls! Girls! - The Eighties
• Photo Gallery
• PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
• Production Note Subtitles
• Digitally remastered picture and sound quality










Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes Collection 3 (1966-1967)

BBC Audio / AudioGO

1st & 2nd Doctors

RRP: £75.00 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  4th August 2011

 


Dozens of Doctor Who TV episodes are lost as visual film recordings - but they survive as audio soundtracks, digitally remastered with additional linking narration by members of the original cast.

This handsome box set collects together five adventures which are either wholly or partially lost from the TV archives, but which can be enjoyed in their entirety on audio.

Presented in chronological order of transmission, the stories in this collection are "The Smugglers", "The Tenth Planet", "The Power of the Daleks", "The Highlanders", "The Underwater Menace" and "The Moonbase", and feature William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton as the first and second Doctors.







Fury From the Deep

BBC Audio / AudioGO

2nd Doctor

RRP: £13.25 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  4th August 2011

 


In the dark, uncharted depths of the North Sea it has lurked, growing in strength, growing in size, and striking terror into the hearts of mariners down the untold centuries.

Landing near a North Sea gas refinery off the east coast of England, the Tardis crew are immediately accused of sabotage. Several rig crews have mysteriously vanished, strange pressure build-ups have been detected, and in the refinery's pipelines the Doctor can hear the steady, rhythmic beat of - what?

Soon the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria will find themselves at the unrelenting mercy of the deadliest and most terrifying foe they have ever encountered...

David Troughton reads Victor Pemberton's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1986.







The Chase

BBC Audio / AudioGO

1st Doctor

RRP: £13.25 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  7th August 2011

 


Through a Space-Time Visualiser the Doctor and his companions are horrified to see an execution squad of Daleks about to leave Skaro on a mission to find the Tardis and exterminate the time travellers.

Eluding the Daleks on the barren planet Aridius the Doctor and his friends escape in the Tardis. But this is only the beginning of an epic journey.

As they travel through space and time, they try to shake off their pursuers by making a series of random landings - but the Daleks don't give up easily. This is a chase to the death...

Maureen O'Brien, who played Vicki in the original "Doctor Who" TV serial, reads John Peel's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1989.







150 - Recorded Time and Other Stories

Big Finish Productions

The 6th Doctor
RRP: £14.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:
  31st August 2011

 


Recorded Time by Catherine Harvey
The TARDIS travellers find themselves at the court of Henry VIII, where the tragic Anne Boleyn will soon be discarded by her King in favour of the lovely Perpugilliam Brown. Or so it is written…

Paradoxicide by Richard Dinnick
On the legendary lost planet of Sendos, the Doctor and Peri find themselves caught up in the hunt for the cache of galaxy-busting super-weapons stored inside its fabled Armoury.

A Most Excellent Match by Matt Fitton
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single girl in possession of a mind of her own must be in want of a husband. But which of Miss Peri Brown's rival suitors will be the one to win her hand: handsome Mr Darcy, or the mysterious Doctor?

Question Marks by Philip Lawrence
Five survivors of an unknown catastrophe wake to find themselves caught in an inescapable trap. But can the oddly-dressed man in the question-marked collar work out what's really going on before time runs out – for good?







6.02 - The Companion Chronicles - The Rocket Men

Big Finish Productions

Ian Chesterton
RRP: £8.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:
  31st August 2011

 


The TARDIS has landed on Platform Five, a floating city in the sky of the planet Jobis, and for a time the Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki get the chance to enjoy this idyllic place.

And then the Rocket Men arrive, led by the sadistic Ashman.

When the only other option to certain death is suicide, Ian Chesterton takes the gamble of his life...









 

Page Last Updated: 1/9/2011

August 2011



The Coming of the Terraphiles (Paperback)
BBC Books

(11th Doctor)




The Sun Makers

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

(4th Doctor)

Paradise Towers
Region 1 (USA / Canada)

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

(7th Doctor)




The Lost TV Episodes Collection 3: 1966-1967
BBC Audio / AudioGO

(1st & 2nd Doctors)

Fury From the Deep
BBC Audio / AudioGO

(2nd Doctor)

The Chase
BBC Audio / AudioGO

(1st Doctor)

150 - Recorded Time and Other Stories
Big Finish Productions
(The 6th Doctor)

6.02 - The Companion Chronicles
The Rocket Men

Big Finish Productions
(Ian Chesterton)




No releases confirmed this month.


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