Forbidden Planet - Doctor Who Toys
Welcome to the Release Guide Archive for March 2010, here at Doctor Who Online. This is the place where you can find information on items that have been released previously.

 

* Items can be purchased with generous discounts thanks to our affiliations with WhoStore, Amazon, Play, The Hut & Forbidden Planet.


March 2010



Code of the Krillitanes

BBC Books / Random House

By Justin Richards
10th Doctor (Quick Reads)

RRP: £1.99 - Amazon: £1.99 - Play.com: £1.99 - The Hut: £1.99

Released:  4th March 2010



“I blame those new Brainy Crisps. Since he started eating them, he’s been too clever by half.”

Can eating a bag of crisps really make you more clever? The company that makes the crisps says so, and they seem to be right. But the Doctor is worried. Who would want to make people more brainy? And why?

With just his sonic screwdriver and a supermarket trolley full of crisps, the Doctor sets out to find the truth. The answer is scary – the Krillitanes are back on Earth, and everyone is at risk!

Last time they took over a school. This time they have hijacked the internet. Whatever they are up to, it’s big and it’s nasty.

Only the Doctor can stop them – if he isn’t already too late...

Code of the Krillitanes - Book - Released: 5/4/2010





Chicks Dig Time Lords

Mad Norwegian Press

Edited By Lynne M. Thomas & Tara O'Shea
Non-Fiction

RRP: £9.55 - Amazon: £8.39

Released:  15th March 2010



In Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It, a host of award-winning female novelists, academics and actresses come together to celebrate the phenomenon that is Doctor Who, discuss their rather inventive involvement with the show’s fandom, and examine why they adore this series so much.

All told, this essay collection is designed to inform and delight male and female readers alike, and to examine some of the more extraordinary aspects of being a female Doctor Who enthusiast. Essay topics include Carole Barrowman (Anything Goes) discussing what it was like to grow up with her brother John (including the fact that he’s still afraid of shop-window dummies), longtime columnist Jackie Jenkins providing a memoir of her work on "Doctor Who Magazine," novelist Lloyd Rose (Camera Obscura) analyzing the changes in Rose between the ninth and tenth Doctors, and much more.

Other contributors to this essay collection include Elizabeth Bear (the Jenny Casey trilogy), Lisa Bowerman (star of the Bernice Summerfield audios), Mary Robinette Kowal (Shades of Milk and Honey), Seanan McGuire (Rosemary and Rue), Jody Lynn Nye (the Mythology series), Kate Orman (Seeing I), Catherynne M. Valente (The Orphan's Tales), and more.

Also featured: a comic from Tammy Garrison and Katy Shuttleworth (Torchwood Babiez), plus interviews with India Fisher (Charley in the Doctor Who audios) and Sophie Aldred (Ace on Doctor Who, 1987-1989).

Chicks Did Time Lords - Book - Released: 15/3/2010





The Space Museum & The Chase - Box-set

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

1st Doctor

RRP: £29.99 - Amazon: £17.85 - Play.com: £17.99 - The Hut: £17.85

Released: 1st March 2010

 


The Space Museum
Featuring:
William Hartnell as The 1st Doctor

The TARDIS jumps a time track and the travellers arrive on the planet Xeros. There they discover their own future selves displayed as exhibits in a museum established as a monument to the Galactic conquests of the warlike Morok invaders who now rule the planet. When time shifts back to normal, they realise that they must do everything they can to try to avert this potential future.

Special Features:


• Commentary - with actors Maureen O'Brien and William Russell, writer Glyn Jones. Moderated by Peter Purves.
• Defending the Museum - writer Robert Shearman provides a personal and robust defence of this somewhat forgotten story.
• My Grandfather, the Doctor - Jessica Carney talks about the career of her grandfather, William Hartnell.
• A Holiday for the Doctor - spoof comedy recollections of sixties Doctor Who starring Christopher Green as actress Ida Barr
• Photo Galley - production and publicity photos from the story.
• Coming Soon - a trail for a forthcoming DVD release.
• PDF Material - Radio Times listings in Adobe PDF format for viewing on PC or Mac.
• Programme Subtitles
• Subtitle Production Notes

The Chase
Featuring:
William Hartnell as The 1st Doctor

The travellers are forced to flee in the TARDIS when they learn from the Time/Space Visualiser taken from the Moroks' museum that a group of Daleks equipped with their own time machine are on their trail with orders to exterminate them.

Special Features - Disc One:

• Commentary - stereo. With actors Maureen O'Brien, William Russell and Peter Purves, director Richard Martin.
• Cusick in Cardiff - Raymond Cusick, the designer of the Daleks, visits the new series production studios in Cardiff to be shown around the TARDIS set and meet the newest version of his design. With Raymond Cusick, production designer Edward Thomas and designer Peter McKinstry.
• Coming Soon - a trail for a forthcoming DVD release.
• PDF Material - Radio Times listings in Adobe PDF format for viewing on PC or Mac.
• Programme Subtitles
• Subtitle Production Notes

Special Features - Disc Two:

• The Thrill of The Chase - director Richard Martin looks back at the making of the story.
• Last Stop White City - School teachers Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton were the first people from Earth to travel with the Doctor and his granddaughter Susan in their time and space vehicle, the TARDIS. From their first step into the TARDIS in 'An Unearthly Child' to their departure at the end of 'The Chase', the duo were involved in sixteen thrilling adventures that captured the imagination of a generation. This documentary tells their story. With actors William Russell, director Richard Martin, studio vision mixer Clive Doig and writer Simon Guerrier.
• Daleks Conquer and Destroy - since they first appeared on our television screens in 1963, the Daleks have been a source of enduring fascination for followers of Doctor Who. But just what was their appeal? With producer Verity Lambert, Dalek designer Raymond Cusick, director Richard Martin, actress Carole Ann Ford, writer Robert Shearman, designer Matthew Savage, model unit supervisor Mike Tucker and new series Dalek voice artiste Nicholas Briggs.
• Daleks Beyond the Screen - from the outset, the merchandising opportunities presented by the popularity of the Daleks was quickly realised and continues right through to the present day. With producer Verity Lambert, Dalek designer Raymond Cusick, director Richard Martin, new series Dalek voice artiste Nicholas Briggs, designer Matthew Savage, writer Robert Shearman, Doctor Who merchandise collector Mick Hall, model unit supervisor Mike Tucker, Private Eye journalist Adam MacQueen, BBC Worldwide's Kate Walsh and Dave Turbitt.
• Shawcraft - The Original Monster Makers - this documentary looks at the work of Uxbridge-based Shawcraft Models, who during the sixties provided many of the props and models for Doctor Who. With BBC designers Raymond Cusick, Spencer Chapman, John Wood and Barry Newbery, and Annette Basford, the daughter of Shawcraft owner, Bill Roberts.
• Follow that Dalek - an amateur 8mm cine film from 1967 looking around the premises of Shawcraft Models. The film features numerous props and models from Doctor Who, many seem for the first time in colour.
• Give-a-Show Slides - sixteen stories presented on seven slides each, as featured in the Doctor Who Give-a-Show Slide Projector toy from the sixties.
• Photo Gallery - production and publicity photos from the story.

The Space Museum / The Chase - DVD box-set





Myths And Legends - Box-set

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

3rd & 4th Doctors

RRP: £49.99 - Amazon: £33.47 - Play.com: £33.99 - The Hut: £33.85

Released:  29th March 2010

 


The Time Monster
Featuring:
Jon Pertwee as The 3rd Doctor

The Master, in the guise of Professor Thascales, has constructed at the Newton Institute in Wootton a device known as TOMTIT - Transmission Of Matter Through Interstitial Time - with which to gain control over Kronos, a creature from outside time.

Special Features:

• Commentary – with actors John Levene and Susan Penhaligon, producer Barry Letts, production assistant Marion McDougall, modern British television writers Graham Duff, Phil Ford, Joe Lidster and James Moran, moderated by Toby Hadoke.
• Between Now... and Now! – Professor Jim Al Khalili looks at the science behind ‘The Time Monster’. With producer Barry Letts, actors Katy Manning and Richard Franklin.
• Restoration Comparison – a brief ‘before and after’ comparison of the picture restoration process
• Photo Gallery
• Coming Soon
• PDF Material - Radio Times in Adobe pdf format for viewing on PC or Mac.
• Programme Subtitles
• Subtitle Production Notes

Underworld
Featuring:
Tom Baker as The 4th Doctor

The TARDIS arrives on a Minyan space craft, the R1C, commanded by a man named Jackson. Jackson and his crew are on a long quest to recover the Minyan race banks from a ship called the P7E which left their planet centuries ago. The Doctor helps to free the R1C after it becomes buried in a meteorite storm, but it then crashes into another newly-formed planet.

Special Features:

• Commentary - with actors Tom Baker and Louise Jameson, co-writer Bob Baker.
• Into the Unknown – a look at the complex production of this story, with particular emphasis on the reasons for, and difficulties in achieving, the bluescreen virtual studio sets. With script editor Anthony Read, writers Bob Baker and Dave Martin, actors Jonathan Newth and Norman Tipton, designer Dick Coles and video effects designer AJ ‘Mitch’ Mitchell, with rare convention footage of producer Graham Williams.
• Underworld - In Studio – using timecoded Shibaden and U-matic video recordings, we are given a rare glimpse inside the studio during the recording of this story, much of which involved the use of bluescreen virtual studio techniques.
• Photo Gallery
• Coming Soon
• PDF Material - Radio Times listings in Adobe pdf format for viewing on PC or Mac.
• Programme Subtitles
• Subtitle Production Notes

The Horns of Nimon
Featuring:
Tom Baker as The 4th Doctor

The inhabitants of the planet Skonnos have been promised by an alien Nimon that he will restore their empire to greatness if they in return provide young sacrifices and radioactive hymetusite crystals, both of which they are obtaining from the nearby planet Aneth. With the TARDIS immobilised for repairs, the Doctor and Romana encounter the Skonnan spaceship transporting the latest sacrificial consignment from Aneth.

Special Features:

• Commentary - with actors Lalla Ward, Janet Ellis and Graham Crowden and writer Anthony Read.
• Who Peter – Partners in Time – since the birth of Doctor Who in the sixties, it has shared an almost symbiotic relationship with the long-running BBC children’s magazine show ‘Blue Peter’. In this special documentary, some of those involved look back over the history of that relationship.
• Read the Writer – Anthony Read, writer of ‘The Horns of Nimon’, looks back at the production of the story.
• Peter Howell Music Demos – in 1980, incoming producer John Nathan-Turner asked Radiophonic Workshop composers for demos of their music over the beginning of episode two of ‘The Horns of Nimon’. Only Peter Howell’s demo is known to exist and is presented here.
• Photo Gallery
• Coming Soon
• PDF Material - Radio Times listings and studio floor plans in Adobe pdf format
• Programme Subtitles
• Subtitle Production Notes

Myths and Legends - DVD box-set







Dead Air

BBC Audio

10th Doctor

RRP: £9.99 - Amazon: £4.49
Released:
  4th March 2010

 


'Hello, I'm the Doctor. And, if you can hear this, then one of us is going to die'.

At the bottom of the sea, in the wreck of a floating radio station, a lost recording has been discovered. After careful restoration, it is played for the first time - to reveal something incredible. It is the voice of the Doctor, broadcasting from Radio Bravo in 1966.

He has travelled to Earth in search of the Hush - a terrible weapon that kills, silences and devours anything that makes noise - and has tracked it to a boat crewed by a team of pirate DJs. With the help of feisty Liverpudlian Layla and some groovy pop music, he must trap the Hush and destroy it - before it can escape and destroy the world...

Written specially for audio by James Goss and read by David Tennant, "Dead Air" features the Doctor as played by David Tennant in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.

Dead Air - CD - Released: 4/3/2010


 


Castrovalva

BBC Audio

5th Doctor

RRP: £12.99 - Amazon: £9.09
Released:
  4th March 2010

 


Still weak and confused after his fourth regeneration, the Doctor retreats to Castrovalva to recuperate. But Castrovalva is not the haven of peace and tranquility the Doctor and his companions are seeking.

Far from being able to rest quietly, the unsuspecting time-travellers are caught up once again in the evil machinations of the Master. Only an act of supreme self-sacrifice will enable them to escape the maniacal lunacy of the renegade Time Lord.

Peter Davison reads Christopher H. Bidmead's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1983.

Castrovalva - CD - Released: 4/3/2010


 


The Architects of History

Big Finish Productions

7th Doctor

RRP: £14.99 - Amazon: £11.24
Released:
  31st March 2010

 


The year is 2044. Earth is enjoying a Golden Age of peace, prosperity and technological advancement… but somebody is plotting to destroy all that. The Selachians, shark-like alien monsters, launch a crippling attack on Earth’s Moonbase, using deadly weapons from the future.

Help is at hand. A police telephone box appears in a Moonbase hangar. A time-travelling hero has returned in the hour of Earth’s greatest need. Now, Elizabeth Klein must fight to save not only the Galactic Reich but Time itself from the mysterious prisoner who has orchestrated these fateful events... the Doctor.

This story takes place after
Survival and the Big Finish audio Survival of the Fittest.

The Architects of History - CD - Released: 31/3/2010


 


Doctor Who: The Lost Stories - Paradise 5

Big Finish Productions

6th Doctor

RRP: £14.99 - Amazon: £12.75
Released:
  31st March 2010

 


The Doctor and Peri visit the planet Targos Delta to check in on old friend Professor Albrecht Thompson, only to discover that he has vanished. He was last sighted taking a shuttle to the holiday resort of Paradise 5, then never seen again.

The Doctor's curiosity is piqued. They must investigate, but they must do so stealthily... Peri will go undercover on Paradise 5, while the Doctor hides in the shadows. Because paradise holds a terrible secret beneath the white marble and golden trimmings. The mute Cherubs have a story to tell. And the Elohim are coming.

This story takes place after Revelation of the Daleks and before The Trial of a Time Lord.

Doctor Who: The Lost Stories - Paradise 5 - CD - Released: 31/3/2010


 


Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles - The Emperor of Eternity

Big Finish Productions

Victoria & Jamie

RRP: £8.99 - Amazon: £8.09
Released:
  31st March 2010

 


After colliding with a meteor in space, the TARDIS is forced to make an emergency landing on Earth. The place is China around 200 BC, during the reign of the first emperor, Qin.

When the Doctor is taken away to the imperial city, it’s up to Victoria and Jamie to save him. Their friend is now a prisoner of Qin, who intends to extract the secret of eternal life, so that he may rule the world forever...

This story takes place between
Fury from the Deep and The Web of Fear.

Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles - The Emperor of Eternity - CD - Released: 31/3/2010


 




The 7th Doctor & Imperial White Dalek

Character Options / Forbidden Planet

Action Figures

RRP: £24.99
Released:
  16th March 2010

 


** This is a Forbidden Planet Exclusive **

In this exclusive 7th Doctor Set is the 7th Doctor action figure in the costume seen in Remembrance of the Daleks with cream Jacket and umbrella accessory along with a white Imperial Dalek resplendent in white and gold Imperial livery.

The 7th Doctor
Mercurial and highly moral, this Doctor would often despair at the cruelty and wastefulness he encountered across the galaxies. On a trip to America in 1999, he was accidentally gunned down by a street gang and taken to hospital, where the procedures taken to try and save him did the reverse and he seemingly died, only to regenerate within the hospital’s morgue…

Imperial White Dalek from 'Remembrance of the Daleks'
The TARDIS arrives in London in November 1963, where the 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.

Forbidden Planet Exclusive - The 7th Doctor & White Imperial Dalek


 

 Page Last Updated: 1/4/2010

March 2010



Code of the Krillitanes

BBC Books / Random House

(10th Doctor)

Chicks Dig Time Lords

Mad Norwegian Press

(Non-Fiction)




The Space Museum & The Chase
Box-set

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

(1st Doctor)

Myths And Legends
Box-set

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

(3rd & 4th Doctors)




Dead Air
BBC Audio

(10th Doctor)


Castrovalva
BBC Audio

(5th Doctor)

The Architects of History
Big Finish Productions

(7th Doctor)

Doctor Who: The Lost Stories
Paradise 5

Big Finish Productions

(6th Doctor)

Doctor Who: Companion Chronicles
The Emperor of Eternity

Big Finish Productions

(Victoria & Jamie)




7th Doctor & White Imperial Dalek
Character Options / Forbidden Planet

(Action Figures)


Advertisements



Official Doctor Who Ringtone!

Doctor Who is © Copyright to the BBC. No infringement intended.