Published on July 12th, 2006 | by Christian Cawley
The cover of the upcoming DVD release of the Patrick Troughton era Cybermen adventure The Invasion has been revealed by the BBC’s Official Doctor Who site.
Set for a November launch, the DVD will have the missing episodes reconstructed in cartoon form – as reported in June – by British animation studio Cosgrove Hall, whose previous credits include “Danger Mouse”, “Count Duckula” and of course Scream of the Shalka. The Invasion is available for pre-order from Amazon for Â£12.99
Londoners can expect to see prominent advertisements in London for the current release of Series 2 Volume 3 (which includes Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel as well as the Mark Gatiss-penned The Idiot’s Lantern), reports Brand Republic:
Two separate ads created by Grand Visual will appear inside Tottenham Court Road tube station. The first will feature an animated group of the programme’s Cybermen moving closer to the audience, the second will show the DVD sleeve art in the foreground with a moving time-tunnel in the background.
Matthew Parkes, BBC DVD marketing manager, said: “The return of the Cybermen to ‘Doctor Who’ has been such a great success, we were keen to give away the DVD volume featuring their two-part story as a special focus.
“These animated ads are a first for BBC DVD and we feel the dramatic creative from Grand Visual really locks into the sense of excitement and danger ‘Doctor Who’ brings.”
The Series 2 Volume 3 DVD can be picked up from Play.com for just Â£11.99 delivered!
And while we’re on the subject of the BBC, the Official site has announced the DVD release of some of RTDs earlier efforts, namely “Dark Season” and “Century Falls”, set for release on July 24th. Like we haven’t got enough to spend our money on… and they’re also after your opinion on the site.
Finally, icRefrewshire has reported on the story that unsavoury elements on the internet are masquerading as Doctor actor David Tennant. The BBC have even posted a message on the actors’ official fan site www.david-tennent.net:
“It has come to our attention that somebody has been masquerading as David Tennant via emails to fans and also by setting up a site.”
The notice adds: “The fake email is registered to a hotmail account, so if you have been corresponding with this person please be aware that they are not David, nor do they have any connection to him.”
There is no suggestion that this individual or individuals has attempted to make improper contact with any minors; however if you know who is behind this, have a quiet word in their ear…