Welcome to the Release Guide Archive for September 2009, 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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The Taking of Chelsea 426

BBC Books / Random House

By David Llewellyn

10th Doctor

RRP: £6.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £5.99 - Amazon Price: £5.24

Released: TBA September 2009



The Chelsea Flower Show – Hardly the most exciting or dangerous event in the calendar, or so the Doctor thinks. But this is Chelsea 426, a city-sized future colony floating on the clouds of Saturn, and the flowers are much more than they seem.

As the Doctor investigates, he becomes more and more worried. Why is shopkeeper Mr Pemberton acting so strangely? And what is Professor Wilberforce’s terrible secret?

They are close to finding the answers when a familiar foe arrives, and the stakes suddenly get much higher. The Sontarans have plans of their own, and they’re not here to arrange flowers...

 



The Krillitane Storm

BBC Books / Random House

By Christopher Cooper
10th Doctor

RRP: £6.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £5.99 - Amazon Price: £5.89

Released: TBA September 2009



When the TARDIS materialises in medieval Worcester, the Doctor finds the city seemingly deserted. He soon discovers its population are living in a state of terror, afraid to leave their homes after dark, for fear of meeting their doom at the hands of the legendary Devil’s Huntsman.

For months, people have been disappearing, and the Sheriff has imposed a strict curfew across the city, his militia maintaining control over the superstitious populace with a firm hand, closing the city to outsiders. Is it fear of attack from beyond the city walls that drives him or the threat closer to home? Or does the Sheriff have something to hide?

After a terrifying encounter with a deadly Krillitane, the Doctor realises the city has good reason to be scared.

 



Autonomy

BBC Books / Random House

By Daniel Blythe

10th Doctor

RRP: £6.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £5.99 - Amazon Price: £5.24

Released: TBA September 2009



Hyperville is 2013's top hi-tech 24-hour entertainment complex – a sprawling palace of fun under one massive roof. You can shop, or experience the excitement of Doomcastle, Winterland, or Wild West World. But things are about to get a lot more exciting – and dangerous...

What unspeakable horror is lurking on Level Zero of Hyperville? And what will happen when the entire complex goes over to Central Computer Control?

For years, the Nestene Consciousness has been waiting and planning, recovering from its wounds. But now it’s ready, and it’s deadly plastic Autons are already in place around the complex. Now more than ever, visiting Hyperville will be an unforgettable experience...

 



The Ultimate Monster Guide

BBC Books / Random House

By Justin Richards

Reference

RRP: £14.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £14.99 - Amazon Price: £10.49

Released: 24th September 2009

 

 

For The Ultimate Monster Guide, Doctor Who historian Justin Richards has completely revised and updated entries from his first three bestselling reference books - and included a wealth of new material from both the current and the classic series - to create the most comprehensive guide to the Doctor's enemies ever published.

From Adipose and Autons to Zarbi and Zygons, this guide tells you everything you need to know about the many dastardly creatures the Doctor has fought over the 46 years since he first appeared on television. The Guide also includes behind the scenes secrets of how the monsters were created, as well as design drawings and images.
Find out how the Cybermen were designed over the years, and how Davros was resurrected to lead his Daleks once again. Discover the computer magic that made the Beast possible, and the make-up wizardry that created the Weeping Angels. Learn how many incarnations of the Master the Doctor has encountered, and which other misguided Time Lords he has defeated...

Lavishly illustrated with photos and artwork throughout, The Ultimate Monster Guide is essential reading for all travellers in time and space!

The Ultimate Monster Guide - Book - Released: 24/9/2009 - £14.99

 


The Darksmith Legacy - Book 10: The End of Time
BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

By Justin Richards

10th Doctor

RRP: £4.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £4.99

Released: 24th September 2009



The Krashoks commissioned the Darksmith collective to fashion a device that creates life. The krashoks, after waiting for centuries, have finally had their contract fulfilled.

The Darksmith Legacy



The Doctor Who Stories

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

10th Doctor

RRP: £9.99 - Amazon Price: £7.99

Released: 3rd September 2009

 


Celebrate Doctor Who with this collection of original short stories. Relive the Doctor’s adventures as he outwits Daleks, Cybermen and re-encounters the Master.







The Twin Dilemma

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

6th Doctor

RRP: £19.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £17.99 - Amazon Price: £14.69

Released: 7th September 2009

 


Is the Doctor really losing his mind? After his fifth regeneration his behaviour certainly seems strange. He tries to strangle Peri, and then lands the TARDIS on the asteroid Titan 3 determined to pursue the quiet life of a hermit. But a mysterious giant dome on the horizon seems set to shatter his peace.

The Doctor is quickly drawn into a plot to conquer the universe by a race of giant gastropods. Their leader, Mestor, intends to cause an enormous explosion in order to spread his people's eggs throughout the galaxy. But just exactly what is their connection to the kidnapping of the twins Romulus and Remus, famed for their mathematical genius?

Special Features:

· Commentary - with actors Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Kevin McNally.
· The Star Man - an interview with title sequence designer Sid Sutton.
· Look 100 Years Younger - Colin Baker and comedian Amy Lamé discuss the Doctor's costumes over the years.
· Stripped for Action - The Sixth Doctor - a look at the Fifth Doctor's comic strip adventures from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine. Featuring
interviews with artist John Ridgway, writer Simon Furman, former Doctor Who Magazine editors Alan McKenzie, Gary Russell and Alan Barnes.
· Breakfast Time - Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant interviewed by Frank Bough and Selina Scott on the BBC's breakfast TV show.
· Blue Peter - Colin Baker interviewed by Janet Ellis on the long-running childrens' magazine show.
· Continuity - BBC1 continuity announcements from the story's original transmission.
· Photo Gallery
· Coming Soon
· Programme Subtitles
· Subtitle Production Notes

The Twin Dilemma - DVD - Released: 10/8/2009



The Keys of Marinus

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

1st Doctor

RRP: £19.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £17.99 - Amazon Price: £14.69

Released: 21st September 2009

 


Materializing on an island of glass in a sea of acid, the Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara find themselves chosen to embark on a perilous quest set by Arbitan, Keeper of the Conscience of the planet Marinus.

The Conscience machine has the power to control the minds of everyone on Marinus, and it is in danger of falling into the hands of the sinister Yartek, leader of the alien Voord. To prevent disaster, the TARDIS crew must recover the machine's operating keys, hidden in various locations around the planet. Others have attempted this task before - but none have ever returned.

The four companions travel from Morphoton to Millennius, battling ice soldiers and deadly plants on their way and overcoming hypnotic conditioning and hostile environments, that challenge the travellers like never before.

Special Features:

· Commentary - with actors William Russell and Carole Ann Ford, director John Gorrie and designer Raymond Cusick. Moderated by Clayton Hickman.
· The Sets of Marinus - designer Raymond Cusick recalls his work on this story.
· Photo Gallery
· Coming Soon
· Programme Subtitles
· Subtitle Production Notes

The Keys of Marinus - DVD - Released: 21/8/2009






Hornets' Nest - Volume 1: The Stuff of Nightmares

BBC Audio

4th Doctor

RRP: £9.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £9.99 - Amazon Price: £7.82

Released: 3rd September 2009

 


Tom Baker reprises the role of the Fourth Doctor in the first of five thrilling brand new audio adventures, with Richard Franklin as Mike Yates.

‘Wanted: retired army Captain for light household duties and fireside companionship. Must tolerate mild eccentricity and strong scientific advice. Knowledge of Giant Maggots, Super Intelligent Spiders and Prehistoric Monsters a positive boon.’

Responding to an advert apparently worded for him alone, Captain Mike Yates (retired) is reunited with a ghost from the past. But why has the Doctor, that mysterious traveller in Time and Space, sent for his former UNIT acquaintance? Trapped by a horde of vicious creatures in an apparently innocuous English country cottage, the two old friends are on the brink of an enormous adventure.

As the Doctor relates his recent escapades, it becomes clear to Mike that they – and the Earth at large – are facing an enemy of unimaginable power and horrific intent. The nightmare is only just beginning...

With Tom Baker as the Doctor, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey and Daniel Hill as Percy Noggins, The Stuff of Nightmares is the first of five linked stories written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs.

** DWO can also confirm the casting of Rula Lenska as the Hornet Queen.

Hornets' Nest #1: The Stuff of Nightmares - CD - Released: 3/9/2009



 




 

 


The Ambassadors of Death

BBC Audio

3rd Doctor

RRP: £17.99 - WHOSTORE Price: £15.99 - Amazon Price: £9.14

Released: 6th August 2009

 


When a pioneering space probe returns to present day Earth, the Doctor and UNIT discover that it is empty. What has happened to the three astronauts who went up into space, and where are they now? Nicholas Courtney also stars as the Brigadier.

This is the original TV soundtrack, with new linking narration by a member of the cast. This 7-part adventure from 1971 stars Jon Pertwee as the Doctor with Caroline John as his companion Liz Shaw.

The Ambassadors of Death - CD - Released: 6/8/2009



 Page Last Updated: 1/10/2009





The Taking of Chelsea 426

BBC Books / Random House

(10th Doctor)

 

The Krillitane Storm

BBC Books / Random House

(10th Doctor)

 

Autonomy

BBC Books / Random House

(10th Doctor)

The Ultimate Monster Guide

BBC Books / Random House

(Reference)

The Darksmith Legacy - Book 10:
The End of Time

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

(10th Doctor)

The Doctor Who Stories

BBC Children's Books / Penguin Books

(10th Doctor)




The Twin Dilemma

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

(6th Doctor)

The Keys of Marinus

BBC DVD / 2|entertain

(1st Doctor)




Hornets' Nest - Volume 1:
The Stuff of Nightmares

BBC Audio

(4th Doctor)




No releases confirmed this month.


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