Welcome to the Release Guide Archive for February 2012, 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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Magic of the Angels - (Quick Reads)

BBC Books

By Jacqueline Rayner

11th Doctor

RRP: £1.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  2nd February 2012

 


'No one from this time will ever see that girl again...'

The Doctor, Amy and Rory round off a sight-seeing tour round London with a trip to the theatre. That's when things start to go wrong.

The Doctor wonders why so many young girls are going missing from the area. When he sees Sammy Star's amazing magic act, he thinks he knows the answer. Sammy's glamorous assistant disappears at the climax of the act - but this is no stage trick.

The Doctor and his friends team up with residents of an old people's home to discover the truth. And together they find themselves face to face with a deadly Weeping Angel.

Whatever you do - don't blink!

A thrilling all-new adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.







2 in 1 Books - Book #5: Monstrous Missions

BBC Children's Books

11th Doctor

RRP: £6.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  2nd February 2012

 


Exciting action-packed new original fiction for younger Doctor Who fans, starring the Eleventh Doctor with his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams. Monstrous Missions contains two fast-paced, fun-filled adventures!

The Doctor and his friends join a group of explorers on a Victorian tramp steamer in Terrible Lizards. The explorers are searching for the Fountain of Youth, but neither they nor the treasure they seek are quite what they seem!

People are mysteriously disappearing on Moonbase Laika. They return with strange bite marks and no idea where they have been. Can the Doctor and his friends get to the bottom of what's going on in Snakes on a Base!

Action-packed original fiction for younger Doctor Who fans, starring the Eleventh Doctor with his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams.

Double-fronted books each contain two fast-paced, fun-filled adventures!







2 in 1 Books - Book #6: Step Back in Time

BBC Children's Books

11th Doctor

RRP: £6.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  2nd February 2012

 


Exciting action-packed new original fiction for younger Doctor Who fans, starring the Eleventh Doctor with his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams. Double-fronted books each contain two fast-paced, fun-filled adventures!

People are mysteriously disappearing on Moonbase Laika and returning with strange bite marks and no idea where they have been. Can the Doctor and his friends get to the bottom of what's going on in Horror of the Space Snakes?

The Water Thief sees the Doctor, Amy and Rory visiting an archaeological site in ancient Egypt. They soon realise there's something unearthly being dug up and it wants all the water it can find...!

Action-packed original fiction for younger Doctor Who fans, starring the Eleventh Doctor with his companions Amy Pond and Rory Williams.

Double-fronted books each contain two fast-paced, fun-filled adventures!









The Revisitations Box - Volume 3 - Box-set

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

2nd, 3rd & 4th Doctors

RRP: £35.75 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  13th February 2012

 


The Tomb Of The Cybermen: Special Edition
Featuring: Patrick Troughton as The 2nd Doctor


For centuries, the disappearance of the Cybermen from the universe has been a mystery. The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive on Telos - once the Cyber home world - just as an Earth expedition uncovers the entrance to a long-lost control centre filled with baffling technology.

Special Features:

•  Morris Barry Introduction - The director's introduction from the 1993 VHS release.
•  Title Sequence - Tests and build-up elements for the Patrick Troughton title sequence.
•  Late Night Line-Up - behind the scenes at the BBC Visual Effects department to interview Jack Kine.
•  The Final End - The Evil of the Daleks is mostly missing from the BBC archives. A small taste of the climactic battle...
•  Abominable Snowmen Audio Trailer
•  Coming Soon Trailer
•  Production Subtitles
•  The Lost Giants - Cast and crew look back on the making of the story.
•  The Curse of the Cybermen's Tomb - Sir Christopher Frayling and Dr Debbie Challis examine the ancient Egyptian origins to the story.
•  Cybermen - Extended Edition - A history of the Cybermen.
•  The Magic of VidFIRE - A look at the technology behind the VidFIRE process.
•  Sky Ray Advert - 1960's Doctor Who themed promo for Walls Sky Ray ice lolly.
•  Photo Gallery
•  Radio Times Listings

The Three Doctors: Special Edition
Featuring: Jon Pertwee as The 3rd Doctor


The Time Lords are in crisis. A powerful force is draining their energy into a mysterious Black Hole - and they must recruit the Doctor to save them. But one Doctor isn't enough for this mission...

Special Features:

•  Commentary
•  Happy Birthday To Who - A brand-new look at the making of this anniversary story.
•  Was Doctor Who Rubbish? - Raising a defence against criticism of the classic series.
•  Girls, Girls, Girls - The 1970s Katy Manning, Caroline John (Liz Shaw) and Louise Jameson (Leela) on being a 1970s Doctor Who girl.
•  Pebble Mill At One - Archival interview with the second Doctor Patrick Troughton and visual effects wizard Bernard Wilkie.
•  Blue Peter Jon Pertwee introduces the Whomobile.
•  BSB Highlights Cast and crew discuss The Three Doctors
•  The Five Faces Of Doctor Who - The full trailer for the 1981 repeat season which included The Three Doctors.
•  BBC1 Trailer
•  40th Anniversary Trailer
•  Radio Times listings
•  Production Subtitles
•  Photo Gallery
•  Coming Soon Trailer
•  Digitally remastered picture and sound

The Robots Of Death: Special Edition
Featuring: Tom Baker as The 4th Doctor


The TARDIS, carrying the Doctor and his new companion Leela, arrives aboard a huge sandminer on a deserted world. The small human crew rely almost entirely on robots to carry out their every task and whim while they mine the planet's rich minerals.

Special Features:

•  Commentary 1 - Original release commentary.
•  Commentary 2 - New commentary with actors Tom Baker (the Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela) and Pamela Salem (Toos), and director Michael E Briant.
•  The Sandmine Murders - Cast and crew look back at the making of the story.
•  Robophobia - Toby Hadoke takes a humorous look at the history of robots.
•  Studio Sound - Example of a studio scene before the robot voice effects were added.
•  Model Shots Black and white time-coded recording of the original model insert film.
•  Studio Floor Plan - Interactive view of the studio layout via the original floor plan drawings.
•  Continuity - Off-air continuity for the first episode's original transmission plus mute continuity slide.
•  Radio Times listings
•  Programme subtitles
•  Production information subtitles
•  Photo gallery
•  Coming soon trailer
•  Digitally remastered picture and sound quality





















Doctor Who Sound Effects

BBC Audio / AudioGO

Soundtrack

RRP: £6.10 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  2nd February 2012

 


Digitally-remastered sound effects from the 1970s presented on a special vinyl-look CD, with original album sleeve notes.

Everyone knows that the TARDIS is bigger on the inside than the outside; and the selection of aural locations from the Doctor’s travels will equally broaden your horizons. No fewer than seven alien worlds are visited, together with some extra-ordinary, extra-dimensional occurrences encountered on Earth (Sol 3 in the Mutters Spiral). Add to these an audiogram of the Doctor’s own mind processes, TARDIS operations, some weapons for self-defence and your galactic safety is ensured.







Earthshock

BBC Audio / AudioGO

5th Doctor

RRP: £13.25 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  2nd February 2012

 


A group of palaeontologists have been savagely attacked while carrying out a study of fossilised dinosaur remains in an underground cave system on twenty-fifth century Earth.

A party of troopers and Professor Kyle, the only survivor of the attack, are investigating the deaths of her colleagues when they discover the Doctor and his companions at the site of the massacre. The time-travellers are immediately suspected. In trying to establish their innocence and find out who – or what – was responsible for the killings, the Doctor is confronted by an old enemy...

The Fifth Doctor himself, Peter Davison, reads Ian Marter’s complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1983, whilst Nicholas Briggs provides the authentic voice of the Cybermen.







Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes - Collection 4 (1967)

BBC Audio / AudioGO

2nd Doctor

RRP: £70.00 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  2nd February 2012

 


Five Doctor Who adventures starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor – plus extra bonus material. Absent from the TV archives, these stories survive only as soundtrack recordings. Now remastered, with additional linking narration, you can enjoy them once again: plus bonus interviews with Anneke Wills and Frazer Hines, and PDF files of the original scripts.

The Macra terror (First broadcast March-April 1967) The TARDIS visits a human colony that appears to be one big holiday camp, but has in fact been infiltrated and taken over by a race of giant crab-like creatures - the Macra.

The Faceless Ones
(First broadcast April-May 1967): The TARDIS makes a hazardous return to 1960s Earth, materialising on a runway at Gatwick Airport! The Doctor realises that all is not well when Polly witnesses a murder, and then both she and Ben vanish.... The Evil of the Daleks (First broadcast May-July 1967): The TARDIS has been stolen by antiques dealer Edward Waterfield, who lures the Doctor and Jamie into an elaborate trap set by the most deadly race in the universe: The Daleks.

The Abominable Snowmen
(First broadcast September-November 1967): The TARDIS materialises in the snowy Himalayas in 1935 and the Doctor makes a return visit to the nearby Detsen monastery – only to find it under attack, apparently from the Yeti...

The Ice Warriors (First broadcast November-December 1967): The TARDIS crew materialise in an England of the future to find Earth in the grip of a new Ice Age – and under threat from a new menace in the form of the Ice Warriors...

PLUS: Linking narration by Anneke Wills and Frazer Hines (includes brand new narration for The Macra Terror), Bonus interviews with Anneke Wills and Frazer Hines & High quality scans, presented as PDF files, of the original BBC TV camera scripts.

 







157 - The Fourth Wall

Big Finish Productions

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

Released:
  29th February 2012

 


Business is bad for intergalactic media mogul Augustus Scullop, whose Trans-Gal empire is on the rocks. But, having retreated to his own private planet, Transmission, Scullop is about to gamble his fortune on a new show, made with an entirely new technology. And the name of that show… is Laser.

Back in the real world, far from the realms of small screen sc-fi fantasies about monsters and aliens, the Doctor is interested only in watching Test Match cricket… but finds himself drawn into Scullop’s world when his new travelling companion, Flip, is snatched from inside the TARDIS.

So, while the Doctor uncovers the terrible secret of Trans-Gal’s new tech, Flip battles to survive in a barren wilderness ruled over by the indestructible Lord Krarn and his pig-like servants, the Warmongers. And the name of that wilderness... is ‘Stevenage’.

This story takes place between The Trial of a Time Lord and Time and the Rani.






1.02 - The Renaissace Man

Big Finish Productions

The 4th Doctor
RRP: £10.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:
  29th February 2012

 


To continue Leela’s education, the Doctor promises to take her to the famous Morovanian Museum. But the TARDIS lands instead in a quiet English village, where they meet the enigmatic collector Harcourt and his family.

When people start to die, reality doesn’t appear quite what it was. There’s something sinister going on within the walls of Harcourt’s manor, and the stakes are higher than they can imagine.

The Doctor is about to discover that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

This story takes place between The Talons of Weng-Chiang and Horror of Fang Rock.







6.08 - The Companion Chronicles - The Selachian Gambit

Big Finish Productions

Jamie McCrimmon & Polly Wright
RRP: £8.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:
  29th February 2012

 

 

The Doctor doesn’t normally need money, but when the TARDIS is immobilised and a fine has to be paid, a loan from a bank in the sky seems the solution to his problem.

But then the Selachians arrive, and the Doctor and his companions find themselves as hostages in the middle of a heist.

Death seems an absolute certainty. But the Doctor, Jamie, Polly and Ben have outwitted death before...

This story takes place between The Macra Terror and The Faceless Ones.









Remebrance of the Daleks Set - [Forbidden Planet Exclusive]

Character Options / Forbidden Planet

The 7th Doctor

RRP: £29.99 - Order Now at Forbidden Planet International

Released:  2nd February 2012


The TARDIS arrives in London in November 1963, where the Seventh Doctor and Ace discover that two rival factions of Daleks - one loyal to the Dalek Emperor and one to the Dalek Supreme - are seeking the Hand of Omega, a powerful Time Lord device that the first Doctor hid there during an earlier sojourn on Earth.

The Daleks are focusing their search around Coal Hill School - the school that the Doctor's grand-daughter Susan attended - while a human military unit led by Group Captain Gilmore is attempting to resist their incursions. The Imperial Daleks eventually capture the device.

The Dalek Emperor is revealed to be Davros, now with only the last vestiges of his humanoid form remaining. The Doctor begs him not to use the Hand but is ignored. However, this is just the final ruse in a complex trap laid by the Doctor.

The Hand of Omega utterly destroys the Dalek home planet, Skaro, and then returns to destroy their forces orbiting Earth.

Contents:

1 x Dalek Emperor Davros action figure.
1 x Destroyed Imperial Dalek action figure.







Attack of the Cybermen Set - [Forbidden Planet Exclusive]

Character Options / Forbidden Planet

The 6th Doctor

RRP: £26.99 - Order Now at Forbidden Planet International

Released:  24th February 2012


When something disturbs the TARDIS in flight, the Sixth Doctor is determined to find out the reason why. Landing in London, 1985, he and Peri are shocked to find the Cybermen are hiding in London’s sewers!

Becoming their prisoner, the Doctor is forced to take the Cybermen to their home planet, Telos. There he discovers the inhuman monsters have captured another time vessel and plan to change history. They want to redirect Halley’s Comet so it crashes into Earth in 1985 – the year before their original home planet, Mondas, was destroyed.

Perpugilliam Brown, known as Peri, was an eighteen year-old American Botany student holidaying in Lanzarote with her step-father, when the Fifth Doctor and Turlough landed nearby. Turlough rescued Peri when she tried to swim to shore from her uncle’s boat, and took her inside the TARDIS to recover. The TARDIS took off with Peri still on board. Headstrong and argumentative, Peri stayed with the Doctor and helped him through his most difficult regeneration to date. Peri’s fate is unclear.

Contents:

1 x Peri action figure.
1 x Rogue Cyberman action figure (with detachable faceplate).
1 x Cybergun accessory.






Page Last Updated: 1/2/2012

Unplaced 2011



Magic of the Angels
(Quick Reads)

BBC Books

(11th Doctor)

2 in 1 Books - Book #5
Monstrous Missions

BBC Children's Books

(11th Doctor)

2 in 1 Books - Book #6
Step Back in Time

BBC Children's Books

(11th Doctor)




Revisitations Box - Volume 3
Box-set

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

(2nd, 3rd & 4th Doctors)




Doctor Who Sound Effects
BBC Audio / AudioGO
(Soundtrack)

Earthshock
BBC Audio / AudioGO
(The 5th Doctor)

The Lost TV Episodes
Collection 4 (1967)

BBC Audio / AudioGO
(The 2nd Doctor)

157 - The Fourth Wall
Big Finish Productions
(The 6th Doctor)

1.02 - The Renaissance Man
Big Finish Productions
(The 4th Doctor)

6.08 - The Companion Chronicles
The Selachian Gambit

Big Finish Productions
(Jamie & Polly)




Remembrance of the Daleks Set
(Forbidden Planet Exclusive)

Character Options / Forbidden Planet
(The 7th Doctor)

Attack of the Cybermen Set
(Forbidden Planet Exclusive)

Character Options / Forbidden Planet
(The 6th Doctor)


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