Welcome to the Release Guide Archive for May 2010, 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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May 2010



The TARDIS Handbook

BBC Books / Random House

By Steve Tribe
Reference

RRP: £12.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  27th May 2010



As the Eleventh Doctor and Amy embark on all-new adventures in time and space, The TARDIS Handbook gives you the inside scoop on 900 years of travel aboard the Doctor’s famous time machine.

Everything you need to know about the TARDIS is here – where it came from, where it’s been, how it works, and how it has changed since we first encountered it in a London junkyard in 1963.

Including photos, design drawings, floor plans and instruction manuals from different eras of the series, this handbook explores the ship’s endless interior, looking inside its wardrobe and bedrooms, its power rooms and sick bay, its corridors and cloisters, and revealing just how the show’s production teams have created the dimensionally transcendental police box, inside and out.

The TARDIS Handbook is the essential guide to the best ship in the universe.








The Creature from the Pit

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

4th Doctor

RRP: £19.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  3rd May 2010

 


The Doctor and Romana receive a distress signal and arrive on Chloris, a lush and verdant world that has only small quantities of metals, all of which are controlled by its ruler, Lady Adrasta.

Adrasta keeps order with the aid of her Huntsman and his wolfweeds - mobile balls of vegetation, while a band of scruffy thieves, led by Torvin, organize raids on her palace to steal whatever metal they can.

The Doctor identifies the distress signal's source as a large eggshell-like structure in the forest. He is taken prisoner By Adrasta's guards and, in order to escape, leaps into the Pit - the entrance to a cave system into which all who incur Adrasta's wrath are consigned to be devoured by an immense green globular creature living within.

Can the Doctor escape from the creature of the Pit and save Chloris?

Special Features:

• Commentary - With actors Lalla Ward and Myra Frances, director Christopher Barry and visual effects designer Mat Irvine.
• Christopher Barry: Director– director Christopher Barry, on location in the Wiltshire village of Aldbourne, talks about his career.
• Team Erato - the BBC Visual Effects crew talk about the problems they faced building and operating Erato.
• Animal Magic – shot on the studio set for ‘The Creature from the Pit’, the fourth Doctor tells viewers of the long-running childrens’ show about some of the creatures he has met on his travels.
• Photo Gallery.
• Coming Soon Trailer.
• Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.
• Programme subtitles.









Daleks - Mission to the Unknown

BBC Audio

1st Doctor

RRP: £12.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  6th May 2010

 


Stranded in the jungles of Kembel, the most hostile planet in the Galaxy, Space Security agent Marc Cory has stumbled across the most deadly plot ever hatched - the Daleks are about to invade and destroy the Universe.

Cory has to get a warning back to Earth before it's too late - but the Daleks find him first. Months later the Doctor and his companions arrive on Kembel and find Cory's message. But it may already be too late for Earth - the Daleks' Masterplan has already begun...

This is the first of two 5-CD Classic Novels written by John Peel and based on the TV serial "The Daleks' Master Plan".






134 - The Wreck of the Titan

Big Finish Productions

6th Doctor

RRP: £14.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  31st May 2010

 


'It's the biggest ship the world has known – and in just twenty minutes' time it's going to hit an iceberg the size of Ben Nevis!'

The North Atlantic is a treacherous place at the best of times. 14 April 1912 is the very worst of times. The Doctor and Jamie find themselves trapped aboard the RMS Titanic, 400 miles off Newfoundland and heading towards a conclusive appointment with destiny.

But the iceberg isn't their only problem. Down in the inky depths, something is hunting: something huge, hostile and hungry. This should certainly be A Night To Remember.






 

1.07 - The Lost Stories - The Song of Megaptera

Big Finish Productions

6th Doctor

RRP: £14.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  31st May 2010

 


Deep space in the distant future, and Captain Greeg and his crew are hunting mile-long Space Whales on a vast harvesting ship. By pure accident, they also capture the TARDIS.

The Doctor and Peri must use all their wits to survive. But what is the creature running loose in the ship's bowels? And can the Doctor save Megaptera before its song is extinguished forever?

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






 

4.10 - The Companion Chronicles - The Time Vampire

Big Finish Productions

Leela & K9
RRP: £8.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:
  31st May 2010

 


Leela, in her last moments of life, recalls a long-forgotten memory: a time in the TARDIS. The Doctor is worried that K9's increasingly bizarre behaviour might become dangerous. He decides to make a new model, little knowing that the fate of all three time travellers has long since been decided.

As Leela recalls the chilling connection between K9's ‘illness’, the Z-nai and the haunted sea fort in which the TARDIS lands, she prepares for her final journey: into the land of her ancestors; the Afterlife.






 

4.11 The Companion Chronicles - Night's Black Agents

Big Finish Productions

Jamie McCrimmon
RRP: £8.99
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Released:
  31st May 2010

 


Jamie McCrimmon and his new friend the Sixth Doctor are lost on the moors of Scotland, where the legendary Kelpie roam...

They are offered shelter by the Reverend Merodach, the minister of the parish of Lammermoor, and are welcomed to his castle. But strange forces are at work within its walls, and Merodach is not what he appears.

Can the Doctor and Jamie prevent their powerful enemy from taking the TARDIS for himself?






 




The 4th Doctor & Classic Electronic TARDIS

Character Options / Forbidden Planet

Action Figures

RRP: £34.99
Released:
  10th May 2010


** This is a Forbidden Planet Exclusive **


This Doctor masked his brilliant and inventive mind behind a façade of bohemian eccentricity. The longest lived incarnation of the Doctors so far, he was forced to change his body after losing a fight with his old enemy the Master and falling from a radio telescope to the ground beneath him…

In this exclusive Fourth Doctor Set is the Fourth Doctor action figure with his classic Electronic TARDIS as they appear in the ‘Planet of Evil’. The Doctor comes in a red jacket with alternate head and Sonic Screwdriver accessory.

The TARDIS features opening doors, a spring activated right hand door and takeoff and landing light and sound effects.






 

The 7th Doctor & Classic Electronic TARDIS

Character Options / Forbidden Planet

Action Figures

RRP: £34.99
Released:
  10th May 2010


** This is a Forbidden Planet Exclusive **


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…

In this exclusive Seventh Doctor Set from Underground Toys we present the Seventh Doctor action figure with Electronic Classic TARDIS as they appear in the ‘Curse of Fenric’. The Doctor comes with brown jacket, umbrella accessory and an Electronic TARDIS. The Classic TARDIS features opening left door with telephone cubby hole, a spring activated right hand door and features takeoff and landing light and sound effects.

This is the first time that an authentic Classic Tardis has been produced for the Character Option line of Doctor Who figures - something fans have been requesting for ages. We expect demand to be high so please order early.






 

The 1st Doctor (An Unearhtly Child)

Character Options / Forbidden Planet

Action Figures

RRP: £14.99
Released:
  10th May 2010

 


** This is a Forbidden Planet Exclusive **


School teachers Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton become intrigued by one of their pupils, Susan Foreman, and visit her home address - a junkyard at 76 Totter’s Lane - where they meet her grandfather, the Doctor. The Doctor and Susan are aliens who travel through time and space in their ship, the TARDIS, which looks like an ordinary police box but actually houses a huge gleaming control room. The TARDIS takes them all to a Palaeolithic landscape where they encounter a tribe that has lost the secret of fire.

This exclusive 1st Doctor from Forbidden Planet presents the 1st Doctor William Hartnell in the costume he wore in the pilot episode of the series 'An Unearthly Child' with hat, cape and longer jacket.






 

Page Last Updated: 1/6/2010

May 2010



The TARDIS Handbook

BBC Books / Random House

(Reference)




The Creature from the Pit

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

(4th Doctor)




Daleks: Mission to the Unknown
BBC Audio

(1st Doctor)

134 - The Wreck of the Titan
Big Finish Productions

(6th Doctor)

1.07 - The Lost Stories
The Song of Megaptera

Big Finish Productions

(6th Doctor)

4.10 - Companion Chronicles
The Time Vampire

Big Finish Productions

(Leela & K9)

4.11 - Companion Chronicles
Night's Black Agents

Big Finish Productions

(Jamie McCrimmon)




4th Doctor & Classic TARDIS
Character Options / Forbidden Planet

(Action Figures)


7th Doctor & Classic TARDIS
Character Options / Forbidden Planet

(Action Figures)


1st Doctor (An Unearhtly Child)
Character Options / Forbidden Planet

(Action Figures)


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