Planet Gallifrey: January 2010

Sunday, January 31

Stuff To Buy

It looks like 2010 will be a great year for Eleventh Doctor-themed stuffs, including this lovely jigsaw to start us off with - with exclusive images of the Weeping Angels, Amy and 11... You can buy it here

And there's this beauty too - a Ten/Eleven transition poster!
(Thanks to TardisBase for the pic!)

A brand new wave of figures too... with The Tenth Doctor, The Eleventh Doctor, Rassilon and The Master!

 And another (stress the another!) Exclusive Audiobook:


`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...
 And last but not least... Classic DVDs. A lovely bunch coming your way at the moment...

The Masque of Mandragora - with Elisabeth Sladen and Tom Baker
An encounter with the living energy structure known as the Mandragora Helix leads the TARDIS to 15th century Italy. Between palace intrigue, the machinations of a sinister cult and a rogue fragment of Helix energy, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah have their hands full. There is not much time, for when Mandragora swallows the Moon, it will be time to strike. 
 (Also a prequel to the wonderful Beautiful Chaos!)

 The Space Museum/The Chasewith William Hartnell 
The Space Museum: 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.

The Chase: 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.

The second wave of the Classic Series figures are also out next month. They include The Deadly Assassin's Master and Pyramid of Mars' Mummy robot!

Friday, January 29

The Doctor on the Big Screen?

On the Scott Mills radio show, Billie Piper apparently confirmed a Doctor Who Movie!

Check out the interview here :)

Thursday, January 28

Rex Is... Cancelled?

David Tennant's stairway to the US has seemingly been put on hold, say many news reports. He was to star in an upcoming NBC comedy Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, until it was stopped a few days ago. Some want this to be picked up, but many are against it. Personally, the premise isn't that great and if it doesn't ever get picked up, it's not the end of the world... just give us back David Tennant! :D

Come to think of it, the US seem to be stealing a lot of our stars...
Thanks to Claire Hackett! 

Wednesday, January 27

Billie Piper on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross


Tuesday, January 26

Raggedy-Doctor and Sassy-Companion Speak

Thanks to Benjamin Cook - who interviewed Matt and Karen for the latest DWM - uploaded this on his Twitter. So sweet together!


Monday, January 25

Tardis Interior Revealed?!

A lovely person made a 3D model of the new TARDIS and Youtubed it. Apparently, it is modelled on the original TARDIS plan for Series One (which was ultimately cut because of the costs) - The first Series One of course... :p:


Sunday, January 24

Filming - Jan '10

Filming at Brangwyn Hall in Swansea, believed to be dressed as a museum? People seen coming in were Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Alex Kingston and Nick Briggs.

Speculation is that the Daleks will be in the finale! However, none were seen.

 (Thanks to Asti for the pics)

Friday, January 22

A Bit of Fry and Moffat?

The legend that is Stephen Fry has expressed interest in writing an episode of the new series of Doctor Who. Stephen Fry had been writing a script for Series Two of Doctor Who, but did not complete it, so we got Fear Her instead (I think?)

Also... many of you will have seen Planet Gallifrey TV now dead. Well, yes, legal reasons running amok - plus the fact that it became virtually impossible to run it... all explained in a post very soon. Very very soon.

Meanwhile -


Thursday, January 21

And the winner is...

The NTAs were on last night. Amidst the, well, let's just say surprising Jedward performance (!) also came along some wonderful news for David Tennant and Doctor Who itself!

Wednesday, January 20

Fourth series of SJA underway?

Reports say that the BBC are looking for a new producer, for the 4th series of The Sarah Jane Adventures! This practically means another series is properly commissioned now! And what with a bigger budget going to CBBC, SJA will surely be getting a nice chunk of it.

And also on that note, for all you Canadian fans, the second series of The Sarah Jane Adventures has started airing on BBC Kids! Hurrah!

Tuesday, January 19

Torchwood USA?

News has it, that Fox are planning to make a US remake of Torchwood!

Supposedly tackling 'global issues' as opposed to our usual slice of Welsh action, Russell T Davies is said to be writing it. Personally, a Series Four in the UK would be much better. I think we know what happens when brilliant UK television shows are remade in the US, eh?

In other (wonderful!) news, there are plans to make a new production centre in Wales for the likes of Doctor Who and Casualty! Fabulous news.

Saturday, January 16


Of which there will be a lack of over the coming days because I have a Physics GCSE exam. However, I shall leave you with this (I got this in the post today and it is AMAZINGGG and I know I have advertised it many times but who cares?! :D) Buy it now!!! :D An extract:

"...a huge transatlantic crossover! But, but, but... unless that's solved tomorrow, which is unlikely, that leaves our Torchwood scripts in disarray. Ah, the show that lurches from emergency to emergency. (We're hoping that Freema will still be free for a few days for The Sarah Jane Adventures. Have I told you that? Martha and Sarah Jane are battling Mrs Wormwood and a Sontaran in the series finale!" 

Sunday, January 10

A Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover?! Were they mad?!

The muchly anticipated book, The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter, has been reviewed on SFX, with a lovely article spilling some yummy facts about what could have happened! Check them out here. My favourite could-be is:
11. A line was cut from the scene where the Doctor talks to Wilf on the Vinvocci spaceship. He would have explained that he “was half-human back in 1999 for a couple of days” (a reference to the Paul McGann movie). 


Saturday, January 9

The Complete Specials

The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, The Waters of Mars and The End of Time are all on boxset, on sale now. As a teaser treat, we have an extended clip from The Next Doctor! Thanks very much to Adam Till :)

Thursday, January 7


Here is the picture many of you wanted:

Also on Blogtor Who, Cameron has given us some Hi Res beauties of the Eleventh Doctor's first moments on screen! Check them out here.

The new DWM also reveals the writers for Series Five! Including Simon Nye of Men Behaving Badly fame.

Wednesday, January 6

The Bible of NuWho

Also known as... The Writer's Tale! This fantastic book, the sequel which is out very soon, is somewhat a modern-day epistolary tale of the conception of each amazing aspect of the new era of Doctor Who. And it has been revealed that the mysterious woman, who has been the bane of all speculation (was it Susan? Romana? Donna?) is in fact... the Doctor's Mother! Shock?!

Meanwhile, in the brand new Who world, the new Doctor Who Magazine cover was released very recently - containing the long awaited image we had all been waiting for!

Wowee! I managed to get my hands on a Hi-Res image of that wonderful Eleventh Doctor promo before the Doctor Who site took it off it's network and popped it in the banner :)

Monday, January 4


Doctor Who Online just published these lovely images of the Doctor Who Specials DVDs! Get them while you can, because they'll be out of stock soon enough :D



Sunday, January 3

Welcome Aboard, Matt Smith!

A year ago today, MATT SMITH was revealed to be the Eleventh Doctor. Here is the moment when Matt Smith gave his first interview on becoming the Doctor:

At 26 years old, Matt Smith became the youngest Doctor ever! But who is he?

Born on the 28th October, 1982, Matt Smith started off as a young footballer. But a back injury stopped him from playing in 2003, and he turned to acting instead. His first performance was in theatre, in a play called Murder in the Cathedral. His career was very successful - having acted alongside Christian Slater, Lindsay Duncan, Billie Piper and Felicity Jones both on stage, and on screen.

One of his major roles, was playing Danny Foster in the TV series Party Animals.

But you may know him as Jim Taylor in the specials based on Phillip Pullman's books - alongside Billie Piper.

In 2008, Matt Smith's life changed forever when he was casted as the Eleventh Doctor!

Here is a preview of what is to come in Spring 2010!

You may not like Matt Smith, but the fact is, we haven't seen any episodes from Series Five yet! How can you judge someone based on what we have seen?

Welcome aboard,
Matt Smith!

Saturday, January 2

Rest in Peace, Number 10.

It all began in 2005. After saving the Ninth Doctor from the Daleks, Rose Tyler was dying. The Doctor saved her by taking in all the energy which was destroying her body. And the result?

A new Doctor was born! David Tennant - star of Casanova upon many - zoomed onto our screens! Many fans were not too happy by this change. Who was this man? Would he be good?

The Tenth Doctor was given a Christmas special as his opening episode. The Christmas Invasion was broadcast on the 25th December, and watched by a massive 9.84 million viewers. A definitely healthy start to the Tenth Doctor's era.

In 2006, Series Two began - seeing Rose and her new Doctor battle the Sisters of Plenitude and Cassandra on New Earth, a Werewolf in Scotland, Krillitanes in a school, Cybermen in on Parallel Earth... evil television in the 1950s, Satan himself, an Abzorbaloff, drawings which come alive and the epic battle between the Daleks and the Cybermen...

The Doctor was separated from the love of his life. But he was greeted with a surprise on board the TARDIS!

Catherine Tate joined David Tennant as the snappy bride, Donna Noble, in the second Christmas special. After battling a giant spider called the Queen of the Racnoss, Donna was offered the chance to travel with the Doctor, but she declined. But it didn't matter, because a whole new adventure was about to begin...

Series Three saw the Tenth Doctor and new companion Martha Jones battle Judoon on the Moon, witches in Shakespearian England, Macra on New Earth, Daleks in Manhattan, a genetically modified monster...

...the Sun itself, Scarecrows and the Family of Blood, Weeping Angels, and his biggest enemy yet...

The deadly triple bill saw John Simm's Master take over the Earth, leaving Martha Jones to save everyone. The Doctor was left alone, helpless and weak... but he patched into the world's telepathic link and used it to heal himself. Even though the Master had caused so much pain, he was the last Time Lord left with the Doctor. The Doctor didn't want him to die, but his abused wife delivered the final blow...

Martha left the Doctor, who understood her reason. And then something extraordinary happened... twice! The Titanic crashed into the TARDIS! But moments before, we were treated to this amazing Children in Need clip. The meeting of the Fifth and Tenth Doctors!

Voyage of the Damned saw David Tennant team up with Kylie Minogue in the ultimate disaster movie, gaining a massive 13.31 million viewers!

Series Four arrived with a bang in 2008, bringing back Catherine Tate as Donna Noble. The team proved fantastic, after battling hordes of Adipose, Pyroviles in Pompeii, Ood, Sontarans, Hath, a giant wasp...

But then danger approached, much bigger than before. The Doctor was faced with his deadliest enemies in a fight to save the whole universe. Joined by Donna, Martha, Rose, Jack, Mickey, Jackie and Sarah Jane, they defeated Davros and the Daleks. But something else came about too. Donna Noble was seen to be the most important woman in the Universe, becoming the DoctorDonna... but at a cost.

The Doctor was left alone again...

We saw him battle Cyberman again, in the 2008 Christmas Special, The Next Doctor.

In the same year, David Tennant had announced he was leaving. The country gasped in horror - he was their favourite Doctor!

Then came 2009, and brought change! Instead of a whole series, we were getting four specials. In Easter, we saw the Doctor team up with Lady Christina in Planet of the Dead...

But then we all knew something bad was coming. The Doctor was told by Carmen -
"Your song is ending, sir... he will knock four times..."

November saw the Doctor visit a base on Mars, which proved to be the scariest episode yet. And the Doctor did something terrible - he changed time. And then he saw Ood Sigma in the snow. He knew he was going to die...

The Tenth Doctor's last episodes aired over Christmas and New Year's Day - proving to be the most tearjerking ever. And then the Doctor regenerated...

Goodbye David Tennant,
we'll miss you!

But hello Matt Smith!!

Friday, January 1

The End of Time - Part Two Clips!

 Unfortunately, nobody has put up Part Two on YouTube yet!




Wow. Just WOW.

The Eleventh Doctor TRAILER for Series Five is on the site! :)

To everyone, I am currently compiling a post with all the links :) 

Today is the day!

Happy New Year! :)

Today is the day we have all been waiting for. The End of Time - Part Two starts at 6.40pm on BBC One! Don't miss it!

The BBC Doctor Who website has promised us lots of backstage features including sneak peeks at the Eleventh Doctor! Ooh!

I just want to say a big thank you to Jess for giving me a position on this site and to everyone who has visited it every day ^_^ Watch out for new stuff coming this year ;)