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Published on June 14th, 2007 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who Games Competition

BBC Blast are running a Doctor Who Games Competition – in search of creators for Doctor Who games!

The Doctor Who Games Competition from BBC Blast is aimed at aspiring games creators aged 13–19 years old.

Will the Cybermen take over the Earth? The story’s up to you! Send us a game idea with a Doctor Who theme – characters, scenes, and a story – and you could win some great prizes. Enter now and the winner will take part in a master-class with the BBC Doctor Who and Blast teams to help turn their idea into a reality.

(Thanks to BBC Blast’s Matt Callanan)

Sounds a fantastic opportunity – best of luck to all entrants!

Kylie rumours: She’s still coming in July, but isn’t playing a Cyberwoman:

Kylie has already laughed off claims that she is getting ready to play an evil cyberwoman – the mortal enemy of David Tennant’s Doctor.

Last night, a show insider told us: “Kylie will be coming to Cardiff sometime next month. Everything has been arranged, a hotel has been booked and everyone on the set is excited about it.”

Recent Doctor Who convention The Oncoming Storm was such a success last weekend that another is planned for next year, reports its website. A gallery of images from the event is available here.

If you’ve been paying attention to Doctor Who Series 3, you should be able to cope with a CBBC Newsround quiz about the character. There’s only seven questions, and I got them all correct first time!

The success of Blink – which every man and his dog have been talking to me about this week – was reflected in a recent article in The Scotsman

It’s partly thanks to the lovely Carey Mulligan, who stars as a sparky young woman called Sally Sparrow who would make the perfect new TARDIS companion except… a script by Steven Moffat (based on a story in the 2005 Doctor Who Annual, fact fans)… manages to also create spooky new villains based on a traditional playground game.

If the nation’s children aren’t playing at Blink by next week, I’ll eat my sonic screwdriver.

Well, it was a rather excellent, spooky, chilling episode. I’m hoping my nana knits a jumper in commemoration of it, and as luck would have it, she could buy the latest copy of Cross Stitcher magazine (#189, £3.60 from all good newsagents), which – reports SFX – features David Tennant!

The mag’s regular Stitch a Star feature enables readers to re-create their own lifelike portrait in cross-stitch. Yes, that’s right. Get your needles out! Tennant joins a number of other telly faves in the Stitch a Star hall of fame including fellow Time Lord Christopher Eccleston, X-Files dude David Duchovny and Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy.

This would, I guess, be a stitch in time…

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About the Author

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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