Welcome to the Release Guide Archive for July 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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July 2012



Dark Horizons

BBC Books

By J.T. Colgan
11th Doctor

RRP: £12.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  7th July 2012

 


On a windswept Northern shore, at the very tip of what will one day become Scotland, the islanders believe the worst they have to fear is a Viking attack. Then the burning comes. They cannot run from it. Water will not stop it. It consumes everything in its path - yet the burned still speak.

The Doctor is just looking for a game on the famous Lewis chess set. Instead he encounters a people under attack from a power they cannot possibly understand. They have no weapons, no strategy and no protection against a fire sent to engulf them all.

Add in some marauding Vikings with very bad timing, a kidnapped princess with a secret of her own and a TARDIS that seems to have developed an inexplicable fear of water, and they all have a battle on their hands. The islanders must take on a ruthless alien force in a world without technology; without communications; without tea that isn't made out of bark. Still at least they have the Doctor on their side... Don't they?

A thrilling new adventure starring the Doctor, as played by Matt Smith.









The Krotons

BBC DVD

2nd Doctor

RRP: £20.42 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  2nd July 2012

When the TARDIS arrives on the planet of the Gonds, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe discover a world ruled and enslaved by the Krotons. The brightest Gonds are always chosen to serve as companions of the Krotons and are never seen again.

The Doctor and his companions decide to put a stop to their rule – but in doing so, inadvertently unleash the true power and terror of the Krotons instead...


Special Features:

•  Commentary With actors Philip Madoc (Eelek), Richard Ireson (Axus) and Gilbert Wynne (Thara), assistant floor manager David Tilley, make-up designer Sylvia James, costume designer Bobi Bartlett and special sounds designer Brian Hodgson. Moderated by Toby Hadoke.
•  Second Time Around Faced with William Hartnell’s deteriorating health but with a popular TV programme on their hands, the Doctor Who production team hit on the idea of ‘regenerating’ the show’s hero. This documentary looks back over Patrick Troughton’s tenure as the Second Doctor.
•  Doctor Who Stories – Frazer Hines (part one) Actor Frazer Hines reminisces about his time on the series in an interview originally recorded in 2003 for the BBC’s Story of Doctor Who.
•  The Doctor’s Strange Love Writers Joseph Lidster and Simon Guerrier take an affectionate look at The Krotons.
•  Radio Times Listings (DVD-ROM).
•  Programme Subtitles.
•  Production Information Subtitles.
•  Photo Gallery.
•  Coming Soon Trailer.
•  Digitally Remastered Picture and Sound Quality.







The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

BBC DVD

7th Doctor

RRP: £20.42 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  30th July 2012

Although Ace hates clowns, the Doctor decides to take his companion to the Psychic Circus on the planet Segonax. There they find a group of scared performers who live in fear of the sinister and creepy Chief Clown.

But what is so dangerous about this particular circus, why is there such a small audience and will Ace be able to overcome her fear before it’s too late?

Special Features:

•  Commentary With actors Sophie Aldred (Ace), Jessica Martin (Mags) and Christopher Guard (Bellboy), writer Stephen Wyatt, script editor Andrew Cartmel and composer Mark Ayres. Moderated by Toby Hadoke.
•  The Show Must Go On Cast and crew look back on the making of this story.
•  Deleted and Extended Scenes.
•  Model Effects Unused model effects shots originally intended for the story.
•  The Psychic Circus A music video set to a song written by Christopher Guard and featuring vocals by Christopher Guard, Jessica Martin and TP McKenna. Produced by Mark Ayres.
•  ‘Remembrance’ Demo Two scenes from Remembrance of the Daleks re-scored by Mark Ayres.
•  Tomorrow’s Times – The Seventh Doctor The on-going series looking at the press coverage of Doctor Who reaches the Sylvester McCoy era. Presented by Anneke Wills.
•  Victoria Wood Doctor Who sketch from Victoria Wood – As Seen on TV.
•  Radio Times listings (DVD-ROM).
•  Programme Subtitles.
•  Production Information Subtitles.
•  Photo Gallery.
•  Coming Soon Trailer.
•  Digitally remastered picture and sound quality.







Death to the Daleks - [Region 1]

BBC DVD

3rd Doctor

RRP: $24.98 (USA) / $23.98 (Canada) - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  10th July 2012

A power failure in the TARDIS draws it off course, and the Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith end up stranded on the bleak planet of Exxilon. They soon meet members of an Earth expedition in a similar situation.

The humans are searching for a rare mineral, but first they must find out what is draining their power and avoid what's inside another grounded spaceship - the Doctor's oldest enemies, the Daleks...

Special Features:

•  Commentary - with actors Julian Fox (Peter Hamilton), Dalek operator Cy Town, director Michael E Briant, assistant floor manager Richard Leyland, costume designer L Rowland Warne and special sounds maestro Dick Mills. Moderated by Toby Hadoke.
•  Beneath the City of the Exxilons - Cast and crew look back on the making of this story. With actor Arnold Yarrow, Julian Fox, Michael E Briant, Richard Leyland, L Rowland Warne and fan and Dalek voice artist Nick Briggs.
•  Studio Recording - A rare glimpse into the production of a Third Doctor story.
•  On the Set of Dr. Who and the Daleks - Behind the scenes on the first Dalek film in 1965.
•  Radio Times listings (DVD-ROM)
•  Programme subtitles
•  Production information subtitles
•  Photo gallery
•  Coming soon trailer
•  Digitally remastered picture and sound quality






The Krotons - [Region 1]

BBC DVD

2nd Doctor

RRP: $24.98 (USA) / $23.98 (Canada) - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  10th July 2012

The TARDIS arrives on the unnamed planet of the Gonds, lifeforms enslaved by alien Krotons. The Doctor and Zoe enlist a brilliant Gond scientist to determine how to eliminate the Krotons.

Special Features:

•  Audio Commentary
•  Second Time Around
•  Doctor Who Stories - Frazer Hines (part one)
•  The Doctor's Strange Love
•  Photo Gallery
•  PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
•  Production Note Subtitles
•  Digitally remastered picture and sound quality









Dark Horizons

BBC Audio / AudioGO

11th Doctor

RRP: £13.25 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  5th July 2012

 


On a windswept Northern shore, at the very tip of what will one day become Scotland, the islanders believe the worst they have to fear is a Viking attack.

 

The Doctor is just looking for a game on the famous Lewis chess set. Instead he encounters a people under attack from a power they cannot possibly understand. The islanders must take on a ruthless alien force in a world without technology; without communications; without tea that isn't made out of bark. Still, at least they have the Doctor on their side... Don't they?

 

A thrilling new adventure starring the Doctor, as played by Matt Smith.

Read by Neve McIntosh.







The Nu-Humans

BBC Audio / AudioGO

11th Doctor

RRP: £10.20 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  5th July 2012

 


The Doctor, Amy and Rory arrive on the planet Hope Eternal, where colonists from Earth have reworked themselves with new internal organs and DNA structures. But their presence is far from welcomed by the colony governor - and when the travellers unearth some dark home truths, their lives are put in danger.

Read by Raquel Cassidy.







The Androids of Tara

BBC Audio / AudioGO

4th Doctor

RRP: £13.25 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  5th July 2012

 


In search of a segment of the Key of Time, the Doctor, Romana and K9 arrive on the planet Tara, whose population has long mastered the art of android engineering. Romana is apprehended by the ambitious Count Grendel, who seeks to overthrow the king in waiting, and the Doctor is coerced into helping those loyal to the crown.

With Reynart locked away in Grendel's dungeons, the Doctor must perfect an android that can be crowned in his place. Yet Reynart is not the only one of Grendel's prisoners to have a double: the captive Princess Strella is Romana's doppelganger.

A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues as Grendel seeks to destroy the Doctor in his race to the Taran throne.

With original sound design, this brand new novelisation is written specially for audio by David Fisher. It is read by John Leeson, who was the original "Voice of K9" in the BBC TV series.







162 - Protect and Survive

Big Finish Productions

7th Doctor
RRP: £14.99
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Released:
  31st July 2012

 


If an attack with nuclear weapons is expected, you will hear the air attack warning. If you are not at home, but can get there within two minutes, do so. If you are in the open, take cover in the nearest building. If you cannot reach a building, lie flat on the ground and cover your head and your hands.

Arriving in the North of England in the late 1980s, Ace and Hex seek refuge at the home of Albert and Peggy Marsden... in the last few hours before the outbreak of World War Three.

Meanwhile, the Doctor is missing. Will there be anyone left for him to rescue, when the bombs begin to fall?

This story takes place after the TV episode
Survival
.







3.06 - The Lost Stories - The First Sontarans

Big Finish Productions

6th Doctor
RRP: £14.99
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Released:
  31st July 2012

 


1872. After finding a strange signalling device on the moon, the Doctor and Peri travel to the depths of the English countryside to track down the source of its transmissions. But they're not the first aliens to arrive on the scene.

Old enemies of the Doctor are drawing their battle lines in the forest and the local humans will be lucky to escape the conflagration unscathed.

For hidden within this village is a deadly secret - a secret that could destroy the entire Sontaran race... and reveal the terrible mystery of their creation.







7.01 - The Companion Chronicles - The Time Museum

Big Finish Productions

Ian Chesterton
RRP: £8.99
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Released:
  31st July 2012

 

Further details coming soon...









 

Page Updated: 1/8/2012

July 2012



Dark Horizons
BBC Books

(11th Doctor)




The Krotons
BBC DVD
(2nd Doctor)

The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
BBC DVD
(7th Doctor)

Death to the Daleks
Region 1 - USA / Canada
BBC DVD
(3rd Doctor)

The Krotons
Region 1 - USA / Canada
BBC DVD
(2nd Doctor)



Dark Horizons
BBC Audio / AudioGO
(The 11th Doctor)

The Nu-Humans
BBC Audio / AudioGO
(The 11th Doctor)

The Androids of Tara
BBC Audio / AudioGO
(The 4th Doctor)

162 - Protect and Survive
Big Finish Productions
(The 7th Doctor)

3.06 - The Lost Stories
The First Sontarans

Big Finish Productions
(The 6th Doctor)

7.1 - The Companion Chronicles
The Time Museum

Big Finish Productions
(Ian Chesterton)




No releases confirmed this month.


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