Welcome to the Release Guide Archive for March 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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March 2012



Shada

BBC Books

By Douglas Adams & Gareth Roberts

4th Doctor

RRP: £16.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  15th March 2012

 


The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University - where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs - most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous.

The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey isn't a book for Time Tots. It is one of the Artefacts, dating from the dark days of Rassilon. It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands. And the sinister Skagra most definitely has the wrong hands. He wants the book. He wants to discover the truth behind Shada. And he wants the Doctor's mind...

Based on the scripts for the original television series by the legendary Douglas Adams, Shada retells an adventure that never made it to the screen.









The Face of Evil

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

4th Doctor

RRP: £20.42 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  5th March 2012

When the Tardis arrives on a jungle planet, the Doctor encounters two warring tribes, the Sevateem and the Tesh. The Sevateem worship a god called Xoanon and the Tesh are supposedly keeping Xoanon prisoner...

But why do the Sevateem call the Doctor the Evil One? And what are the invisible creatures in the jungle? The Time Lord, with the help of a girl called Leela, is about to find out.

Special Features:

•  Commentary
•  Into the Wild Cast and crew talk about the making of The Face of Evil.
•  From the Cutting Room Floor Film trims provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the film shoot.
•  Tomorrow's Times - The Fourth Doctor A look at press coverage of Doctor Who during the Tom Baker era.
•  Doctor Who Stories: Louise Jameson talks about her role on the programme in this interview shot for 2003's The Story of Doctor Who.
•  Swap Shop An extract from Louise Jameson's appearance on The Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, interviewed by Noel Edmonds.
•  Denys Fisher Toys Advert
•  1976 Typhoo Tea Doctor Who Promotion
•  Radio Times listingsProgramme subtitles
•  Production information subtitles
•  Photo gallery
•  Coming soon trailer
•  Digitally remastered picture and sound quality







The Daemons

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

3rd Doctor

RRP: £20.42 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  19th March 2012

In the peaceful village of Devil's End something very strange is happening. A professor is preparing to open a nearby burial mound and a local white has foresees death and disaster. Meanwhile, the new vicar looks suspiciously like the Master and he is using black magic to conjure up an ancient Dæmon.

Can the Doctor, Jo and UNIT stop their old enemy before he succeeds?

Special Features:

•  Commentary
•  The Devil Rides Out Cast and crew talk about the making of the story.
•  Remembering Barry Letts A look at the life and work of Barry Letts.
•  Location Film A mute amateur 8mm film shot in the village of Aldbourne during the location filming.
•  Colourisation Test The original colourisation test version of episode one from 1992.
•  Tomorrow's World An article on the technology used in the restoration.
•  Radio Times listings
•  Programme subtitles
•  Production information subtitles
•  Photo gallery
•  Coming soon trailer
•  Digitally remastered picture and sound quality









Darkstar Academy

BBC Audio / AudioGO

11th Doctor

RRP: £10.20 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  8th March 2012

 


When the TARDIS is buffeted by 'time slippage', the Doctor experiences a terrible vision of the end of everything. Tracking the source of the disruption, he takes Rory and Amy to what appears to be an English public school in the 1950s. But the friends discover that there are some very unusual things about Darkstar Academy.

For a start the prefects carry guns, and then there is the strange forcefield that surrounds the perimeter. Not to mention the foot-long, crab-like creatures with spiny, armoured bodies...

The Doctor discovers that the whole place is in terrible danger, but with a swarm of carnivorous creatures on the loose, what can he, Amy and Rory do to help prevent a terrible disaster?

Written specially for audio by Mark Morris, 'Darkstar Academy' features the Doctor, Amy and Rory as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television. It is read by Alexander Armstrong.







158 - Wirrn Isle

Big Finish Productions

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

Released:
  31st March 2012

 


The year is 16127. Four decades have passed since the colonists of Nerva Beacon returned to repopulate the once-devastated planet Earth – and the chosen few are finding the business of survival tough.

Far beyond the sterile safety of sanitised Nerva City, transmat scientist Roger Buchman has brought his family to an island surrounded by what they once called Loch Lomond, hoping to re-establish the colony he was forced to abandon many years before.

But something else resides in the Loch. A pestilent alien infestation that the Doctor, beaming in from Nerva City, remembers only too well from his time aboard the Beacon…

The Wirrn are back. And they’re hungry.

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







1.03 - The Wrath of the Iceni

Big Finish Productions

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

Released:
  31st March 2012

 


Britain. The height of the Roman occupation. The Doctor has brought Leela to ancient Norfolk to learn about her ancestors… but has no idea how much of an education she is going to get.

Because this is the time of Boudica’s rebellion. When the tribe of the Iceni rises up and attempts to overthrow the Roman masters.

As Leela begins to be swayed by the warrior queen’s words, the Doctor has to make a decision: save his friend… or save history itself?

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







6.09 - The Companion Chronicles - Binary

Big Finish Productions

Liz Shaw
RRP: £8.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:
  31st March 2012



A damaged alien computer is being guarded by UNIT troops, but the soldiers simply vanish…

Usually the Brigadier would call in the Doctor – but on this occasion the Time Lord is being kept out of the loop. Instead, it’s up to Elizabeth Shaw to oversee the project to repair this alien technology, and recover the missing men.

And then Liz vanishes too.

Trapped inside the machine, Liz faces a battle for survival against a lethal defence system. And this time, she must save the day without the Doctor at her side…

This story takes place between Inferno and Terror of the Autons.









The Seeds of Doom Set - [Forbidden Planet Exclusive]

Character Options / Forbidden Planet

The 4th Doctor

RRP: £24.99 - Order Now at Forbidden Planet International

Released:  25th March 2012


Two alien seed pods are found buried in the Antarctic permafrost. The Fourth Doctor, accompanied by Sarah-Jane Smith, realises that they are from a Krynoid, a form of voracious plant life that infects and transforms all animal life on planets upon which it becomes established.

One of the pods opens and infects a scientist at an Antarctic base but the developing Krynoid is destroyed by a bomb set to cover the tracks of two men, Scorby and Keeler, who have made off with the other pod for their boss, eccentric plant collector Harrison Chase.

The second pod infects Keeler and he also becomes a Krynoid, rapidly growing to giant proportions. UNIT are called in, and they arrange for the Krynoid to be bombed before it can spread its pods across the Earth.

Contents:

1 x Fourth Doctor action figure
1 x Krynoid action figure
1 x Cutlass accessory
1 x Open Seed Pod accessory
1 x Closed Seed Pod accessory






Page Last Updated: 31/3/2012

March 2012



Shada
BBC Books

(4th Doctor)




The Face of Evil
BBC DVD / 2|Entertain
(4th Doctor)

The Daemons
BBC DVD / 2|Entertain
(3rd Doctor)



Darkstar Academy
BBC Audio / AudioGO
(The 11th Doctor)

158 - Wirrn Isle
Big Finish Productions
(The 6th Doctor)

1.03 - The Wrath of the Iceni
Big Finish Productions
(The 4th Doctor)

6.09 - The Companion Chronicles
Binary

Big Finish Productions
(Liz Shaw)




The Seeds of Doom Set
(Forbidden Planet Exclusive)

Character Options / Forbidden Planet
(The 4th Doctor)


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