Building a Dalek out of junk

When you have time to spare and you want to test your skills there is something interesting to do:

Exterminate! Exterminate! Make it Monday fix Straight Outta Gallifrey. Or Skaro.

Peter Cushing Dalek movies cinema trailer

A fan-made trailer marking 50 Years since the Peter Cushing movies debuted on the big screen (‘Dr Who & The Daleks’ & ‘Daleks Invasion of Earth 2150AD’ back in 1955 – 1956) with the Daleks being in colour for the first time. The cinema style trailer is meant to celebrate this unique movies.

Clara Oswald, the ride of a lifetime with the Doctor

Clara’s adventures with the Doctor has ended for now, she took of with her own TARDIS through the space and time, along Ashildr. We may see her back, sometime in the future, but for now it’s time for a farewell goodbye. Jenna Coleman looks back at “the best part of my life” at the of series 9.

Jenna Coleman’s hardest scene: shen explains which Doctor Who moment was her toughest, inside a Dalek.

DIY Dalek Pumpkin

I know this year’s Halloween has already passed, but you may need to know how to do your Dalek pumpkin for the next years. Hoping you will still be Doctor Who fan until then.

Dalek exploding in slow motion

One of the many breath-taking special effects created Danny Hargreaves and his team at Real SFX. They will be on stage on Doctor Who Festival, showcasing the techniques used to create the physical special effects on the show.

What’s inside the Doctor Who LEGO set?

Do you want to know about what’s inside the LEGO® Doctor Who set? You can buy it for only £49.99 RRP.

Using this kit you can construct a stunningly detailed LEGO® version of the iconic TARDIS and role-play the Doctor’s time-travel adventures!
The LEGO Doctor Who set was created by fan-designer Andrew Clark and selected by LEGO Ideas members. Featuring an opening TARDIS, detachable interior console room, exclusive graphic details and steps, the fans can regenerate the Doctor and defeat the evil Daleks or Weeping Angels with the help of his extraordinary companion Clara Oswald. Once the doors of the TARDIS are closed, prepare to launch into dimensions light years away from Gallifrey!
Measuring over 5” (14cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 9” (23cm) deep, the model contains 623 pieces to build an authentic replica. At £49.99 RRP, the set (#21304) includes four minifigures: the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald and a Weeping Angel, plus 2 Daleks and assorted accessory elements such as the Doctor’s signature Sonic Screwdriver.

Doctor Who, series 9, episode 2 – The witch`s familiar

What about these women…?! One moment they try to kill each other, the other moment they are best friends and allies when they have to get out of troubles and to save the Doctor, and they betray each other first every time they can. I mean, of course, about the relation between Missy and Clara, something that starts to look a lot like the relation between the Doctor and Missy. With the obvious difference of personality: killer psychopath versus philantrophist.

You can’t praise the man either: the Doctor ran away from the child Davros instead of saving him, and when the old dying Davros is searching for him the Doctor continues to run until he has no choice. He gets to Skaro waiting for a trap, trapping Davros and the Daleks, and the relation between him and the maniacal creator of Daleks is the center of the story: two manipulators with a long relation between them are dueling for their lifes. It would not surprise me at all a new time war between the Time Lords and Dalek, but until them Julian Bleach explores a very different perspective of Davros, a move that initial stir some controversy. And Peter Capaldi feels great as the Doctor and he acts like that.

The continuation of the first episode from season 9, The Magician`s Apprentice, The witch`s familiar is fluid enough and has a very good script in order to keep you there all the time. You will get more than you have expected: more information about how Missy survived the end of the series 8, about how Daleks react (they channel their emotion instead blocking the as their friends Cybermen do) and how they treat their dead (the tubes for evacuating the residues are revolting to some point of this episode). Clara gets inside a Dalek tank (again!), a lot like she appeared in Doctor Who, but this time she is getting inside one of the shells and taken through the fellows of the dead Dalek.

For more details you have to watch the episode. It’s a good continuation of the first episode (but not extraordinay), directed by Hettie MacDonald and written by Steven Moffat. Cast: Julian Bleach (Davros), Nicholas Briggs (Dalek – voice), Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Barnaby Edwards (Dalek), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Jaye Griffiths (Jac), Clare Higgins (Ohila), Kelly Hunter (Shadow Architect), Nicholas Pegg (Dalek), Joey Price (Boy), Jemma Redgrave (Kate Lethbridge-Stewart), Jami Reid-Quarrell (Colony Sarff).

The next episode, Under the lake, will be broadcast 3th of October and it is the beginning of a 2 part story (Under the lake & Before the flood).

Doctor Who Extra: Series 2 Episode 2 (2015)

Young Davros – Let’s get the inside story as we go behind the scenes with Joey Price (Davros).

Do you want to know what’s it like to be trapped inside a Dalek? Jenna Coleman reveals all about the Dalek Clara!

Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez talk about the relationship between Clara and Missy I’ve told you earlier.

Nichloas Briggs (know as the voice of the Daleks) talks about his approach to creating a cacophony of Davro’s creations.

Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat talk about the return of Davros and his relationship with the Doctor.

Series 9, episode 1 – The Magician`s Apprentice

What’s with this time traveling Doctors?… His path cross over a boy’s path in the middle of war without end, trapped between the handmines with eyes into a mined field, he tries to save the boy’s life (against all the odds), but leaves in the moment he finds out that the young’s name is Davros. The same Davros that would later create the perfect warriors known as Dalek, responsables of the start of the greatest time war against the Time Lords.

Or the relation he have with Master / Missy: on moment they try to kill each other, messing with each other’s plans and involving a lot of people and planets in them, the other moment they are the same old ancient friend (have been for centuries!) that fight together against a common enemy. But what can you do against it: one is a murdering psychopat, the other is a traveling filantropist, both adventurers travelers in time. You don’t choose who you like and who your friends are, right?

Anyway, you got the ideea: the Doctor is returning (he is hard to find in the beginning, but he is back!), Clara is returning (at least for the moment becuase she is leavint the TARDIS during this series), Missy is back. So does Davros and his creations, Davros for the first time since 2008, even if the Daleks have constantly returned since them – they are some monsters very hard to eradicate in Who universe.

The reasons for Doctor’s disappearance is easy to understand, considering the first paragraph, especially when Davros sends him notice that he is dying, that he remembers his enemy intervention from his childhood and they have “some” issues to talk about before he dies.

After missing half of episode (hidden in an unexpected way, but for good reasons), the Doctor have to make a great appearance with a lot of humor. Very stilish for the beloved Time Lord and very stimulating, especially with Missy along him. I won’t tell you (a lot of) details about the first episode of firt series, especially that this season has several 2 part stories and the conclusion of this story will be found in the next episode (The witch’s familiar), you’ll have to find them by yourself.

All I can say is that the Doctor and Davros meet again, in conditions you do not expect. This episode might be more that usual, but at least you won’t complain (or you shouldn’t complain) of it. Either way, you won’t have the time for complaining: the action is cursive, without breaks.

For any other questions you will have to wait the next episode.

Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Jami Reid-Quarrell (Colony Sarff), Jemma Redgrave (Kate), Joey Price (Boy), Jaye Griffiths (Jac), Harki Bhambra (Mike), Daniel Hoffmann-Gill (Bors), Benjamin Cawley (Kanzo), Aaron Neil (Mr Dunlop), Nick Briggs (Voice of the Daleks), India Ria Amarteifio (Alison), Dasharn Anderson (Ryan), Stefan Adegbola (Newsreaders), Shin-Fei Chen, Lucy-Newman Williams, Demi Papaminas (School Girl), Jonathon Okinnaka (Soldier). Story written by Steven Moffat. Directed by Hettie MacDonald, produced by Peter Bennett.

Ideological monsters – an essay

What do you think: does the general ideological interpretation of Doctor Who’s greatest monsters stand up to scrutiny? Are the historical parallels appropriate? This video looks at the various ways to interpret the show’s villains. And Daleks are the greatest.

About the Daleks: watch the ultimate trailer (1963 – 2015).

The start of series 9 (the first episode, The Magicians Apprentice, is tonight) is considered to be a great opportunity to put together a Ultimate Trailer looking back at the Daleks History in Doctor Who, right from the very beginning back in 1963 to there latest adventure ‘The Magicians Apprentice’/ ‘The Witches Familiar’!

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 491

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 491The cover for issue #491 of Doctor Who Magazine has been unveiled, and Peter Capaldi and a whole host of Daleks are this month’s stars: the Doctor is trapped on the planet of the Daleks. You also have 4 new episode preview inside.

Doctor Who Magazine #491 is on sale from Thursday 17 September 2015, priced £5.99.

Doctor Who Joins LEGO Dimensions, watch trailer

Doctor Who joins LEGO Dimensions, and the first proper look at the video game features every incarnation of the Time Lord ever. Step into your TARDIS and help Batman battle villains on in the Land of Oz. Worlds collide in ways only possible in LEGO Dimensions – coming September 27th 2015, soon after the first episode of the series 9.

Doctor Who, which has never before been in a LEGO videogame, will be playable in the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack with a complete Doctor Who level where the game’s heroes continue their quest while encountering tiny Daleks, giant Cybermen, the Dalek Emperor and other adversaries from the Whoniverse. Also, the Doctor crossing swords with Gandalf, Batman and Doc Brown!

Fans who want more Doctor Who in LEGO Dimensions will be able to purchase the Doctor Who Level Pack which includes an additional mission-based Doctor Who level, along with a LEGO minifigure of the 12th Doctor and LEGO models of the TARDIS and K-9, all playable in the game. When the 12th Doctor is defeated in the level, he returns as the 1st Doctor and then regenerates back up to the 12th Doctor again. The interior of the TARDIS will reflect the corresponding Doctor the player embodies or can be manually selected. There’s even a jukebox inside where players can choose among different versions of the Doctor Who theme music. The TARDIS and K-9 models can each be physically built and then rebuilt twice to do entirely different things in the digital game for massive variety.

There will also be a Doctor Who Fun Pack, which includes a playable Cyberman mini-figure and Dalek model which can be physically built and then rebuilt twice for a total of three different objects.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 487

Doctor Who Magazine DWM issue 487Contains a long lost interview with the late John Nathan-Turner on the BBC, the fans and his final series as producer. Also, it contains the complete history of how our planet and how we survived 92 alien invasions! And a full story about the Dalek’s first conquest.

It will be out this Thursday!

Series 8, episode 2 – Into the Dalek

Really? Do you really think that the Doctorul is a good man? Or a Dalek can be damaged in such measure that his morality stops and he transforms into something more than his original programming and he becomes good? The answers for the two questions are very similar: yes, no, he could be, I don’t know (the last one offered by Clara). And you may be right: the Doctor tries to be good, but from time to time he sacrifice one of the people around him to save the rest. A Dalek can have a moment of “escape” from the original programming, used to create them all, and can feel beauty, but that moment does not last very much time when you have a Doctor around, curious enough and well-meaning in order to repaid the good and the beauty.

But let me tell you about the episode from Saturday. Not very much, I don’t want you to lose your interest for it, but enough not to very shocked. As you may alreay know from the preview of the second episode, the Doctor is invited to offer his (more or less) medical services to help a Dalek that was damaged enough to become good. His morality, as programed by his creators, was not functioning properly. But this happens after saving a pretty girl (Lieutenant Journey Blue) from a spaceship pursued and destroyed by a Dalek ship. She convinced him to bring her to Aristotle, the cruiser belonging to the Combined Galactic Resistance (an alliance headed by humanity to fight the Dalek invasion of the galaxy), led by Colonel Morgan Blue. There the Doctor (at least the new one) has the surprise of his life: in order to repare and save the sick Dalek he had to be shriked to nanometric size and inserted into his enemy. An excelent idea for a movie, bad for the proctologist! exclaimed the Doctor. He gets Clara from the school she was a teacher, excited and almost in love after meeting Danny Pink, the new math teacher, and they go in their mission along with the nanny soldiers that had order to eliminate them if they were discovered to be spies of enemy. The Doctor, Clara, the Lieutenant Journey Blue, Kai Blue, Gretchen Carlisle and Ross were shrinked and entered the casing of a good Dalek..

They succeded in repairing his flaw, but the result is not as expected: the original programming takes over once again, and the Doctor, Clara and their companions have to solve the new problem in order to save their lifes and the lifes of the soldiers on the Aristotle. Not even the merge of 2 minds, the Doctor’s and Dalek’s, does not have the expected result, but for more details watch the episode… expecialluy that Into the Dalek has already been watch by 5.2 millions people (audience rate 24,7%) in UK on BBC1. And the questions from the first episode, who is Missy?, is still valid, expecially that she is appearing again in this episode, inviting a new person in Heaven.

Directed by Ben Wheatley, based on a story by Phil Ford and Steven Moffat. Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Zawe Ashton (Journey Blue), Michael Smiley (colonel Morgan Blue), Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink), Laura Dos Santos (Gretchen), Ben Crompton (Ross), Bradley Ford (Fleming), Michelle Morris (School Secretary), Nigel Betts (Mr Armitage), Ellis George (Courtney), Barnaby Edwards (Dalek), Nicholas Briggs (voices of Daleks).

In the next episode, Robot of Sherwood, written by Mark Gatiss, The Doctor and Clara arrive in the Sherwood forest and meet Robin Hood, the well-known outlow. There they have to allie to stop a hellish plan from outer space, between the stars.

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Series 8 episode 2 Into a Dalek preview

The Doctor asks Clara to be his pal and answer an important question…

It’s not the first time the Doctor is dealing with malfunctioning Daleks… Rose Tyler help another one healing some years ago. This time the Doctor introduces Clara to ‘Gun Girl’ and her uncle, but a shock is waiting… The Dalek is malfunctioning so bad he is turning good. Morality as a malfunction make him ask the question Doctor… will you help me?

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 471

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 471
Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 471

The cover for issue #471 of Doctor Who Magazine has been revealed. The special souvenir issue celebrates 50 years of the Daleks.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 471 outer cover
Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 471 outer cover

It’s published today, Thursday 6 March, and comes with a free double-sided poster! Make sure you reserve your copy: the price is only £4.99!

The Time of the Doctor – The TV Trailer, Christmas Special 2013

Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe’s deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars – and amongst them, the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

“And now it’s time for one last bow like all your other selves. Eleven’s hour is over now, the clock is striking Twelve’s…”

“If you want my life, come and get it!” shouts the Time Lord as the siege of Trenzalore begins. And then we hear those four words, delivered by a Dalek: “The Doctor is regenerating!”

Could that be a slight note of panic in its voice…? 😀

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The day of the Doctor: Gallifrey falls no more

Yes, yesterday was indeed the day of the Doctor. It was the 50th anniversary from the broadcast of the first episode, thing that happened almost unnoticed because of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assasination one day before. But a hard start did not stoped the people from the BBC to produce episode after episode, and now, 5 decades later, to produce n episode about the first 3 years of the show and the first Doctor, William Hartnell. An adventure in time and space was broadcast Friday, 22th of November, and it can be describe in one single word: memorable. The British work made the idea to endure and to become a world wide phenomenon.

Last night BBC and some cinemas around the world broadcast the special episode the Day of the Doctor, an episode well done. The history from the Doctor Who Universe says that once there were a temporal war between the Time Lords and a race called the Daleks that burned everything in its way in the universe. The war ended in the moment the Doctor eliminated both rases along with his home planet, Gallifrey, into an attempt to save the rest of the Universe. To do that he stole a weapon called the Moment, something so powerful its operating system became sentient, and the Time Lords could not used it even in the last moments of the war, when the odd were against them. Who could use a weapon of mass destruction that could became his/her judge of the war crimes?

That moment was probably the worst moment in Doctor’s life, so bad that he overlooked or even forgot some things. The John Hurt’s incarnation was considered that Time Lord that betrayed the name of the Doctor.

The day of the Doctor returns to that moment in time and space, bringing along several incarnation of the Time Lord: John Hurt, David Tennant (the Tenth Doctor), Matt Smith (the Eleventh Doctor). 3 Doctors working together, 3 times greater nightmare to their enemies, including the Daleks. The current companion, Jenna Coleman (Clara) and Billie Piper (known as Rose Tyler or Bad Wolf) are also present. But Tom Baker too, the Forth Doctor, at the end of the episode.

I am not telling you the details of the great story written by Steven Moffat, it has too many turns (more or less unexpected) in the action. If I am starting to write the good or the best stuff that appeared in the episode I will only take you the pleasure and the surprise of watching the show. All I can tell you is that the Zygons, shape-shifting creatures that return in this episode of Doctor Who, provide an important item that help saving the planet Gallifrey and its natives from destruction. So that the Doctor will be able to return home some time in the future.

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The Day of the Doctor: the TV trailer, 50th anniversary

Spectacular action from the 50th Anniversary Special episode, The Day of the Doctor, in this official BBC One trailer. The 40 seconds of the footage begins with the Tardis looking in pretty rough shape, with footprints suggesting its recent inhabitant has made a swift escape…

The trailer stars the two Doctors – Matt Smith and David Tennant – together for the first time with the now-iconic fez and Amy’s glasses.Their companions, Jenna Coleman as Clara and Billie Piper as Rose, also appear in the footage, as does Joanna Page as Queen Elizabeth I. And the Daleks are out to “EXTERMINATE” once again.

 

The jam-packed edit comes to a close with Rose informing John Hurt’s character, “The moment is coming,” to which he replies, “I’m ready,” before Matt Smith yells “Geronimo” from within the Tardis.

The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine (DWM issue 466) is out today

The new issue 466 Doctor Who Magazine DWM

The new issue of DWM is out today with two covers, featuring all the news about the recent discoveries of The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear, and an interview with the man who found them, Philip Morris.

The magazine also includes An Adventure in Space and Time preview; Waris Hussein interview; feature on Sydney Newman; Genesis of the Daleks feature; Welcome to Tickle Town Part 2; and Steven Moffat writing about Matt Smith’s last day in the TARDIS.

Go get it!

Penguin chicks at Chester Zoo start toddler training

Lead Keeper Anne Morris tells us about five Humboldt penguins, born in spring, who have moved into a nursery pool at the zoo to learn some penguin basics. And just as school children learn their ABCs and 123s, the zoo’s youngsters are learning how to swim, hunt and feed in water.

The interesting thing is the penguins’ names are inspired from Doctor Who series, so names like Doctor, Dalek, Galifrey, Tardis and little Sonic are common at Chester Zoo… 😀

Matt Smith and Doctor Who Fans Give Jenna Coleman Comic-Con Survival Tips

This year’s Comic-Con was Jenna-Louise Coleman’s first. Enjoy watching the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith and Whovian fans – including YouTube star Phil DeFranco and “The Guild”‘s Michele Boyd – show Jenna how to survive at the insane San Diego fan convention.

Also… find out what gifts a Dalek and a Weeping Angel bestow upon the newest Companion, and how many Doctors we can fit in one room!

Giant straw Dalek sculpture invades Cheshire field, Great Britain

Mike Harper Giant Dalek sculpture invades Cheshire field Great Britain Mike Harper Giant Dalek sculpture and the truck invades Cheshire field Great BritainDo you want to put pot village on the map? The Doctor Who map? Well..  there is a giant straw Dalek sculpture, created by Snugsburys ice cream shops, erected in a field in Nantwich, Cheshire, Great Britain, as part of their 10-year tradition of building stuff made out of straw in the middle of the fields.

The project was conducted by artist Mike Harper and it is a promotional sideline of the ice cream company, which uses the awareness to raise money for various charities. The occasion is the Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary.

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The ripple effect by Malorie Blackman, the seventh Doctor and Dalek story

Doctor Who ebook The ripple effect by Malorie Blackman

The new Children’s Laureate and acclaimed author of Noughts & Crosses and Pig Heart Boy, Malorie Blackman has written the seventh Doctor Who short ebook.

The new Doctor Who story is named The Ripple Effect and it features the Seventh Doctor and Ace as played by Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred, and sees the return of the Daleks – but with a twist…

The short ebook will be available from July 23. You can pre-order from Amazon (UK | US) and iTunes (UK | AU).

You can find more information here.

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Exterminate! Prince Charles voices Dalek on Doctor Who set in Cardiff

On 3rd of July 2012 prince Charles and his wife Camilla took a royal visit to the home of Doctor Who to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary.

In this first video prince Charles voices Dalek and tries to say Exterminate! while touring the Doctor Who set at Roath Lock Studios, Cardiff. Charles tried his hand at being a sci-fi baddie during a visit to the BBC’s studios and uttered the Daleks’ famous “exterminate” catchphrase – leaving the show’s writer Stephen Moffat thoroughly impressed.

He said: “I haven’t thought about how I could weave a meeting between the Doctor and the royal family. But Prince Charles’s attempt at being a Dalek was great.

“There would be a part in the show for him if he wanted it.” Report by Ashley Fudge.

On the other hand, Matt Smith, the outgoing star of the sci-fi series Dr Who, says prince Charles could replace him as the next Time Lord. Prince Charles and Camilla were given a tour of the Doctor’s time machine, the Tardis, by the show’s current stars Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Matt Smith said: “Who knows, but look, he’s doing a good job of [being the Doctor] it now with a bit of a snow blast and he certainly knows his way around the Tardis, so who knows”. Report by Sarah Johnston.

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