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1 August 2011 | eyeofhorus.org.uk | Site updates - resume of service

 

Following a family bereavement, a full service of content uploading will now recommence from today (1 August 2011).

Apologises for the lack of substantial and substantive updates.

   
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31 July 2011 | eyeofhorus.org.uk | COMPETITIONS

 

We've two free-to-enter competitions on offer.

Win one of 10 copies of DAY OF THE DALEKS (two-disc set)

Win one of 10 copies of COLONY IN SPACE

   
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30 July 2011 | MERCHANDISE | BBC AUDIO exclusive SERPENT QUEST

 

AUDIOGO has released the cover for the forthcoming "audio event of the year" for Tom Baker's third exclusive outing as the Fourth Doctor in Paul Magrs' DOCTOR WHO SERPENT QUEST.

Launching on 8 September 2011, the five volume audio adventure starts with TSAR WARS.

Other episodes include:

  • THE BROKEN CROWN -Part two
  • ALADDIN TIME - Part three
   
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30 July 2011 | MERCHANDISE | IDRIS materialises at EXPERIENCE

 

DOCTOR WHO EXPERIENCE continues to update the exhibition space with new displays. This month, IDRIS and the cannibalised TARDIS materialised as the latest new addition.

READ MORE Our DWE review page - including ticket booking details

   
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28 July 2011 | MERCHANDISE | Celebrity DOCTOR WHO ART auctions

 

If you have been supporting (or following) the ART FOR HEARTS fundraising campaign you may like to view a new effort in raising funds for GREAT ORMOND STREET HOPSITAL, CHILDREN WITH CANCER UK and MAGGIE'S CENTRES FOR CANCER CARE.

The ULTIMATE DOCTOR WHO ART AUCTION - currently featured on ebay - ends very soon. Celebrities involved include Hugh Bonneville, Katy Manning, Francis Barber, Joe Aherne, Debbie Watling, David Troughton, Anneke Wills, Nicholas Pegg and Geoffrey Beavers.

ORDER DETAILS Visit ULTIMATE DOCTOR WHO ART AUCTION on eBay

   
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27 July 2011 | MERCHANDISE | BBC DVD - "THE UNIT BOX" revealed

 

BBC DVD will be producing a boxset of CLASSIC SERIES DVDs featuring yet to be released stories featuring UNIT. Whilst there is no release date, eyeofhorus.org.uk suggests that January 2012 would be appropriate.

Option for content include:

  • THE DÆMONS
  • INVASION OF THE DINOSAURS
  • TERROR OF THE ZYGONS - highly likely
  • THE ANDROID INVASION - highly likely

Due to production problems it is less likely to include AMBASSADORS OF DEATH or THE MIND OF EVIL.

   
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27 July 2011 | MERCHANDISE | ART FOR HEARTS fundraising event continues

 

The ART FOR HEARTS campaign continues in 2011 with another exclusive piece of artwork signed by Alister Pearson (Current bid is £16.00).

Amid a cynical & self-loathing DOCTOR WHO fan-base, it is heartening that leading DOCTOR WHO artists are supporting a new campaign to raise funds to aid research into transplant surgery at the UK hospital, GREAT ORMOND STREET CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.

For the 2010 auction DOCTOR WHO fans raised £654.54 for the transplant team at the hospital.

Throughout the summer there will be further auctions from eyeofhorus.org.uk favourite, Anthony Dry, Lee Binding, Colin Howard, Alister Pearson, John Ross and Adrian Salmon.

A series of special pieces will include a number of watercolour and ink caricatures signed by Donald Tosh, Steven Moffat and David Tennant.

ORDER DETAILS Visit ART FOR HEARTS on eBay

   
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24 July 2011 | MERCHANDISE | COLONY IN SPACE DVD cover

 

The cover for the 3 October 2011 release, DOCTOR WHO - COLONY IN SPACE has been confirmed.

The DVD EXTRAS include:

  • COMMENTARY
  • IMC NEEDS YOU - The making of COLONY IN SPACE
  • FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR - OUTTAKES
  • PHOTO GALLERY
  • INFORMATION TEXT
   
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21 July 2011 | NEW SERIES | Gillan & Darvill leave during Christmas Special

 

Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill will leave during Christmas Special 2011.

25 July 2011 - eyeofhorus.org.uk outs - ahead of schedule assigned by BBC WALES - Karen Gillan to state (at COMIC CON event) that her character, Amy Pond, will be appearing in SERIES 7.

According to a BBC-based Source, production on SERIES 7 starts in January 2012 for a broadcast in late summer (August/September). TBC

   
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21 July 2011 | SERIES 1 | Christopher Eccleston comment - why he left

 

EXTERNAL LINK THE GUARDIAN interviews Eccleston

   
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14 July 2011 | eyeofhorus.org.uk | Site updates

 

Due to family commitments, site updates are suspended until 1 August 2011. Thank you for your patience.

   
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14 July 2011 | MERCHANDISE | ART FOR HEARTS fundraising event

 

The ART FOR HEARTS campaign continues in 2011 with another exclusive piece of artwork signed by Peter McKinstry (Current bid is £42.00).

DOCTOR WHO artists are supporting a new campaign to raise funds to aid research into transplant surgery at the UK hospital, GREAT ORMOND STREET CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL.

For the 2010 auction DOCTOR WHO fans raised £654.54 for the transplant team at the hospital.

Throughout the summer there will be further auctions from eyeofhorus.org.uk favourite, Anthony Dry, Lee Binding, Colin Howard, Alister Pearson, John Ross and Adrian Salmon.

A series of special pieces will include a number of watercolour and ink caricatures signed by Donald Tosh, Steven Moffat and David Tennant.

ORDER DETAILS Visit ART FOR HEARTS on eBay

   
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13 July 2011 | MERCHANDISE | DOCTOR WHO EXEPRIENCE

Contrast and compare the 1964 and 2011 as the Daleks re-invade planet Earth (via London's Westminster Bridge) in a promotional stunt for the BBC's DOCTOR WHO EXPERIENCE.

Open until November 2011, the EXEPERIENCE has been a critical success and a personal joy for the seven year old who held my hand (yes, I was a bit scared) when we visited.

READ MORE Our DWE preview page with new photos, and ticket details

With thanks to Taylor Herring.

   
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12 July 2011 | MERCHANDISE | BBC DVD forthcoming releases

BBC DVD has released press review copies of the forthcoming DOCTOR WHO - THE SUN MAKERS (1 August 2011), and this release includes the "Coming Soon..." preview for eagerly awaited Jon Pertwee story, penned by Louis Marks, DOCTOR WHO - DAY OF THE DALEKS.

The details of DOCTOR WHO - DAY OF THE DALEKS have been confirmed by BBC DVD.

World peace hangs in the balance and Sir Reginald Styles, a high-ranking diplomat, is the only person that stands between mankind and a third and final World War. But a mysterious and savage guerrilla force from the 22nd Century believe Styles is the agent that shaped their terrifying future and therefore must die...

The Doctor and Jo find themselves flung into the guerrillas’ world; a brutal dictatorship policed by the merciless and ape-like Ogrons. The Daleks have invaded Earth, enslaved the population and face certain triumph unless the Doctor betrays all he believes in and condones the cold-blooded murder of Styles in an attempt to change the course of history... forever.

Production Information - RRP: £20.42 Duration: 100 minutes

DVD EXTRA Disc 1

  • 4 x 25 mins approx colour episodes with mono audio (Original Version).
  • Commentary - stereo. With actors Anna Barry and Jim Winston, producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks and vision mixer Mike Catherwood.
  • Blasting the Past (dur. 30’ 30”) – cast and crew look back on the making of this story. With actors Katy Manning, Jimmy Winston and, Anna Barry, producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, monster maker John Friedlander, Dalek operator Ricky Newby, Dalek voice artiste Nicholas Briggs, classic series writer Ben Aaronovitch, new series writer Paul Cornell and Doctor Who Magazine writer Dave Owen.
  • A View from the Gallery – producer Barry Letts and vision mixer Mike Catherwood talk about the art of vision mixing on a multi-camera studio show like Doctor Who.
  • Nationwide – a report from a primary school on the day they took delivery of a Dalek, first prize in a Radio Times competition.
  • Blue Peter – presenter Peter Purves remembers his time as a companion to William Hartnell’s Doctor and is joined in the studio by a trio of Daleks.
  • Photo Gallery - production, design and publicity photos from the story.

DVD EXTRA Disc 2

  • 4 x 25 mins approx colour episodes with mono audio (Special Edition).
  • The Making of Day of the Daleks – Special Edition – producer Steve Broster guides us through the creation of his Special Edition of this story. With voice artiste Nicholas Briggs, audio engineer Mark Ayres, cameraman John Kelly, Dalek builder Toby Chamberlain, UNIT soldier Kevan Looseley and Ogron Nick Nicholson.
  • Now and Then – the latest instalment of our long-running series revisits the locations used in Day of the Daleks to see how much or little they have changed over the years. Narrated by Toby Hadoke.
  • The UNIT Family – Part Two – the second instalment of our series looking at the Doctor’s years on Earth as scientific advisor to the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce and the strong family bonds created during that time. With Katy Manning, Barry Letts, Terrance Dicks, actors Nicholas Courtney, John Levene, Richard Franklin and Fernanda Marlowe, stuntman Derek Ware.
  • The UNIT Dating Conundrum – over the years, many fans have tried to rationalise the chronological setting of the UNIT stories from clues within the narrative, despite the obstacles seemingly put in their way by the production team. Narrator Toby Hadoke explains why dating the stories is so difficult, assisted by Terrance Dicks, Dave Owen, Nicholas Briggs and Ben Aaronovitch.
  • The Cheating Memory – Special Edition producer Steve Broster tries to discover why the reality of Day of the Daleks doesn’t quite live up to the memory he has of first seeing it, aged six. With psychologist Dr. Sarita Robinson, Nicholas Briggs and Ben Aaronovitch.
   
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7 July 2011 | MERCHANDISE | Dan Abnett's ICE WARRIOR novel

BBC BOOKS (published by PENGUIN BOOKS) is releasing another special edition novel (following last year's THE COMING OF THE TERRAPHILES) penned by Dan Abnett.

DOCTOR WHO - THE SILENT STARS GO BY features the CLASSIC SERIES aliens, Martians commonly known as "Ice Warriors" with the Eleventh Doctor.

For centuries the Maintainers have worked. With no help from other worlds, they subsist on the food they can grow and that’s little enough. But their purpose, their whole life is to maintain the machines that will one day make their world as habitable as old Earth.

Life used to be hard. Now as their crops fail, livestock sickens, and the temperature drops, it’s becoming impossible. This year’s Winter Season Feast won’t be the usual celebration. It’s not a time for optimism or hope – and it’s not a time to welcome unexpected guests. The Doctor, Amy and Rory find a society breaking apart under the strain. Tensions are mounting, old rivalries are coming to the fore, people are dying...

And then the Doctor’s old enemies the Ice Warriors make their move. With the cold-hearted threat of invasion, the real battle for survival begins. Or does it? The Doctor begins to suspect that behind everything lies a deadlier, and even more chilling danger...

The novel is released on 29 September 2011 RRP £12.99 352 pages.

   
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5 July 2011 | MERCHANDISE | Troughton's FURY FROM THE DEEP audio

AUDIOGO releases David Troughton's unabridged reading of Victor Pemberton's CLASSIC SERIES story, DOCTOR WHO - FURY FROM THE DEEP.

In the dark, uncharted depths of the North Sea it has lurked, growing in strength, growing in size, and striking terror into the hearts of mariners down the untold centuries. Landing near a North Sea gas refinery off the east coast of England, the Tardis crew are immediately accused of sabotage. Several rig crews have mysteriously vanished, strange pressure build-ups have been detected, and in the refinery's pipelines the Doctor can hear the steady, rhythmic beat of - what? Soon the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria will find themselves at the unrelenting mercy of the deadliest and most terrifying foe they have ever encountered...

The novel was originally released by TARGET BOOKS in 1986, and this new version is released on 7 July 2011 RRP £13.25.

READ MORE DOCTOR WHO - FURY FROM THE DEEP review

And as a reminder the next release will be John Peel's stunning unabridged novelisation of Terry Nation's DOCTOR WHO - THE CHASE read by Maureen O'Brien with Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks.

This is published on 4 August 2011 RRP £13.25.

   
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