Welcome to the Release Guide Archive for February 2009, here at Doctor Who Online. This is the place where you can find information on items that have been released previously.

 

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The Sontaran Games

BBC Books / Random House

By Jacqueline Rayner

10th Doctor

RRP: £1.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £1.99 - Amazon Price: £1.99

Released: 26th February



Every time the lights go out, someone dies...

The TARDIS lands at an academy for top athletes, all hoping to be chosen for the forthcoming Globe Games. But is one of them driven enough to resort to murder? The Doctor discovers that the students have been hushing up unexplained deaths.

Teaming up with a young swimmer called Emma, the Doctor begins to investigate – but he doesn’t expect to find a squad of Sontarans invading the academy!

As the Sontarans begin their own lethal version of the Globe Games, the Doctor and Emma must find out what’s really going on. But the Doctor is captured and forced to take part in the Sontaran Games. Can even a Time Lord survive this deadly contest?

Featuring the Doctor as played by David Tennant in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.





The Darksmith Legacy - Book 3: The Colour of Darkness

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

By Richard Dungworth

10th Doctor

RRP: £4.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £4.99 - Amazon Price: £3.74

Released: 26th February



The Doctor travels to Karagula to meet the fabled Darksmiths in a bid to outwit the Agent and get the crystal.

Can the Doctor uncover the mystery of the childless village? Who is the travelling Dreams-Merchant? Is there a link with the Dark Cathedral of the Darksmiths? Will the Agent arrive and identify the Doctor to the Darksmiths?

Find out by reading the third exciting installment of The Darksmith Legacy!

The Darksmith Legacy






The Rescue & The Romans

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

1st Doctor

RRP: £29.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £27.99 - Amazon Price: £17.98

Released: 23rd February

 


The Rescue:

Arriving on the planet Dido in the late 25th Century, the time travellers come upon a crashed spaceship from Earth. Its two occupants - a paralysed man named Bennett and a young girl, Vicki - are living in fear of a creature called Koquillion, a native whose people have apparently killed the other members of the human expedition.

However, the Doctor quickly deduces that Koquillion is in fact Bennett in disguise; it was he who killed the others in order to conceal an earlier murder he had committed on the ship.

 

Special Features:


-  Commentary with actor William Russell, director Christopher Barry and designer Raymond Cusick.
-  Mounting The Rescue - cast and crew look back on the making of the story. With actors William Russell, Maureen O'Brien and Ray Barrett, director Christopher Barry, designer Raymon Cusick and 1960's viewer Ian McLachlan.
-  Photo Gallery
-  Coming Soon Trailer
-  Also Available
-  Programme Subtitles


The Romans:

The four time travellers are enjoying a rare holiday, staying at a villa not far from Rome in the year 64 AD. The Doctor soon becomes restless and sets off to visit the city, taking Vicki with him. In their absence, Ian and Barbara are kidnapped by slave traders.

Having been mistaken for the famous lyre player Maximus Pettulian and asked to perform at the Emperor Nero's Court, the Doctor has to devise ever more elaborate schemes to avoid revealing that he cannot actually play the instrument.

Ian meanwhile becomes a galley slave, while Barbara is sold to Nero's slave buyer Tavius at an auction in Rome. Ian and a fellow slave named Delos escape from the galley when it is wrecked in a storm and make their way to Rome to try to find and rescue Barbara.


Special Features:

- Commentary with actors William Russell, Nick Evans and Barry Jackson, and director Christopher Barry.
- What Has ‘The Romans’ Ever Done For Us? – actors, crew and historians look at both the reality and fantasy behind the story of ‘The Romans’. With actors William Russell, Kay Patrick, Barry Jackson, Anthony Andrews and Christopher Biggins, director Christopher Barry, designer Raymond Cusick, historian Dr. Mark Bradley, writer James Moran, Doctor Who Magazine editor Tom Spilsbury and 1960’s viewer Ian McLachlan. Narrated by John Bowe.
- Roma Parva - director Christopher Barry demonstrates the use of a model of the studio set in the planning of camera positions and moves during recording.
- Dennis Spooner, Wanna Write a Television Series? – a look at writer Dennis Spooner’s work on Doctor Who. With actors William Russell and Peter Purves, script editor Donald Tosh, writers Brian Clemens and Rob Shearman, and Spooner’s friend Jane Clemens. Narrated by Anna Hope.
- Blue Peter – The Blue Peter team hold a Roman banquet in the studio.
- Girls! Girls! Girls! The 1960’s – an affectionate look back at the sixties Who-Girls. With actors Carole Ann Ford, William Russell, Peter Purves, Anneke Wills, Deborah Watling, Frazer Hines, Jean Marsh and Honor Blackman, script editor Donald Tosh and director Christopher Barry. Narrated by Dona Croll.
- Photo Gallery
- Coming Soon Trailer
- PDF Material
- Programme Subtitles

The Rescue / The Romans - DVD - Released: 23/2/2009

The Rescue / The Romans - DVD - Released: 23/2/2009

The Rescue / The Romans - DVD - Released: 23/2/2009





The Nemonite Invasion

BBC Audio

10th Doctor

RRP: £9.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £8.99 - Amazon Price: £6.83

Released: 12th February


When the sky rips open somewhere over Dover, two objects hurtle out of the Vortex and crash-land in the sea. One is the TARDIS, out of control and freefalling - but the other, a mysterious crystalline sphere, is far more sinister.

The Doctor and Donna are rescued and taken to a secret command centre in the Dover cliffs. It¿s May 1940, and Vice-Admiral Ramsey is about to finalise one of the most daring plans of the Second World War: Operation Dynamo.

But something else has got inside the War Tunnels, a parasitic Nemonite from the crashed sphere. Its aim is to possess all humans and spawn millions of young. The Doctor and Donna must fight for their lives in order to save both Operation Dynamo and the world at large.

The Nemonite Invasion features the Doctor and Donna, as played byDavid Tennant and Catherine Tate in the hit BBC Television series Doctor Who. Written specially for audio by David Roden, it is read by Catherine Tate.

The Nemonite Invasion - Released: 12/2/2009




The Mind of Evil

BBC Audio

3rd Doctor

RRP: £13.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £12.99 - Amazon Price: £9.59

Released: 12th February

 


The original TV soundtrack, with new linking narration by a member of the cast, this 6-part adventure from 1971 stars Jon Pertwee as the Doctor with Katy Manning as his companion Jo Grant.

The Doctor is caught up in events at Stangmoor Prison, where Professor Keller's new machine is said to be able to remove all evil impulses from the minds of the prisoners.

Nicholas Courtney and Roger Delgado also star as the Brigadier and the Master.

The Mind of Evil - Released: 12/2/2009



Key 2 Time: Destroyer of Delights

Big Finish Productions

5th Doctor

RRP: £14.99 - Amazon Price: £9.89

Released: February 2009

 


“You will be always looking in the wrong place. I have searched through all of Time and I cannot find it.”

The search for the Key to Time has stalled: the next segment does not appear to exist anywhere in the Universe. Forced into a temporary alliance with one of his greatest enemies, the Doctor suggests a course of action that is a validation of chaos itself.

Thrown at random across Space and Time, the Doctor and Amy arrive in 9th Century Sudan, where the greedy Lord Cassim is hoarding gold from the Legate of the Caliph. But why does Cassim look so familiar? What is the mysterious Djinni that lives out in the desert? And why does it need so much treasure?

Between
Planet of Fire and The Caves of Androzani and after Key 2 Time: The Judgement of Isskar.







 

 

 Page Last Updated: 1/3/2009





The Sontaran Games

BBC Books / Random House

(10th Doctor)

 

The Darksmith Legacy - Book 3:
The Colour of Darkness

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

(10th Doctor)




The Rescue & The Romans

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

(1st Doctor)




The Nemonite Invasion

BBC Audio

(10th Doctor)

 

The Mind of Evil

BBC Audio

(3rd Doctor)

Key 2 Time: Destroyer of Delights

Big Finish Productions

(5th Doctor)




No releases confirmed this month.


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