Web Planet DVD Delay

The BBC’s Official Doctor Who site has revealed a delay on the DVD release of First Doctor adventure The Web Planet, due to a sleeve printing error:

Although it was originally intended to go on sale next Monday, the ambitious First Doctor adventure won’t now hit the shops until 3 October 2005.

According to 2 Entertain, this is due to a printing mistake on the sleeve that had to be corrected.

As previously reported, special features on the disc include a commentary with actors William Russell and Martin Jarvis, producer Verity Lambert, director Richard Martin and moderator Gary Russell, plus a ‘making of’ featurette, and William Russell reading Lair of Zarbi Supremo from the first Doctor Who Annual, which is also included in its entirety as a PDF.

2 Entertain are a company jointly owned by BBC Worldwide and retail chain Woolworths.

The Official site has also news of John Barrowman’s interview on BBC News Online yesterday.

Finally, Win A Dalek! Thisislocallondon.co.uk (yes, really – it’s made up of 38 newspapers…) is offering two radio-controlled Dalek toys (RRP £39.99), each with a Sonic Screwdriver (RRP £9.99). The competition can be entred through the link above, and closes 12:00pm Monday 26th September 2005.

The article also mentions some of the other Doctor Who Merchandise:

“The Daleks have brought some of the most dramatic moments in TV history to our screens,” says Character’s head of marketing, Jerry Healy. “This range will give hours of play to anyone wanting to escape into the role of something as exciting as a Dalek.”

Doctor Who fans will love the rest of the range too: Talking Tardis Money Bank; the Sonic Screwdriver (with sound effects and UV writer); an LCD game and 3D Walkie Talkies.

The Talking Tardis Money Bank is an authentic replica of the Doctor’s own time capsule with the Doctor uttering famous phrases like: “Did I mention it travels in time?” And for masterminding battle plans, children will enjoy writing and deciphering secret Dalek/Gallifreyan messages with the Sonic Screwdriver, one of Doctor Who’s essential tools.

Hands up: WHO CANNOT WAIT?!?!?!?


Christian Cawley

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.


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