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Published on March 1st, 2007 | by Christian Cawley

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BBC DVD Schedule

As previously mentioned, the BBC’s DVD release of Survival – the last episode of Doctor Who’s original television run – is imminent, with the cover available via the Official Doctor Who website

Survival DVD CoverSet for release on April 16th, Survival stars Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred and Anthony Ainley as the Master. You can find more about the release and its extras in our January report.

Also due for release is Tom Baker’s debut as the Fourth Doctor, Robot, which is scheduled for a May 28th release, while Time Lash – starring Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor – is due for release on June 25th.

Meanwhile these will be interspersed with vanilla DVD releases of Series 3. (Do note of course that these dates are all subject to change.)

Final nominees have been announced for the annual Nebula Awards, where Steven Moffatt’s script for The Girl in the Fireplace had been a preliminary nominee, reports Sci Fi Wire. Unfamiliar with the awards? Read on…

Nominees have been announced for this year’s Nebula Awards, which recognize superior achievement in science fiction and fantasy writing. The award is presented annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Winners will be announced at the 2007 Nebula Awards weekend, May 11-13, in New York. A complete list of nominees follows.

Script: Batman Begins by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer; Howl’s Moving Castle by Hayao Miyazaki, Cindy Davis Hewitt and Donald H. Hewitt; Battlestar Galactica, “Unfinished Business,” by Michael Taylor; Doctor Who, “The Girl in the Fireplace,” by Steven Moffat

We will of course all be rooting for a win for The Girl in the Fireplace.

Millenium FX‘s website reports that Neill Gorton’s second DVD on the art of special effects make up is almost ready for release. The DVDs are highly recommended for students of the art, and below is a little snippet of what is included in the March release:

Part 2 will cover:

* Casting out a positive cast

* Sculpting the prosthetic appliance

* Moulding for overlapping appliances

The DVDs are full of clearly communicated technical information as well as all Neill’s personal tips and tricks acquired over his 20 years in the business. He is constantly commended for generosity with his knowledge and skills, and each hour long DVD reflects this as they cover every detail and are 100% informative with no extraneous ‘padding’.

If you’re interested in celebrity gossip, The Sun reports that former (yes, “FORMER” – she has left you know…) Doctor Who companion Billie Piper is set to marry actor Laurence Fox. As he’s evidently not much to look at, it seems I’ve missed my chance with Billie.

Finally, we’re sad to announce the sad passing of racehorse Who Doctor Who, as reported by drf.com. Surely the best name for a racehourse ever?

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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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