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Actual Sonic Screwdriver

Some things are so obvious you wonder why anyone hasn’t done it before. So with an exasperated Eleventh Doctor head slap Forbidden Planet have launched a Sonic Screwdriver… screwdriver. The detailed Screwdriver is modelled on the one wielded by Matt Smith comes with three tips for large, medium and small screws ready to face off…

Cold Blood

Phew! What a relief! I was getting myself into a right state there for a while. Not because it looked like the Silurians were about to start a deadly war on us apes. No, my serious case of the jitters came about because, unlike most people I know, I really didn’t like The Hungry Earth,…

iPlayer Gets Social

Imagine travelling forward from 1999 to 2010. It’d be a hell of an eye opener. Huge HD televisions with crystal clear images, mobile phones that go way beyond just texting and calling people, Internet connections that mean it doesn’t take half an hour to load up a website and Doctor Who, back where it should…

“Gripping”

That’s the word that Terry Pratchett, creator of the popular Discworld novels, has used to describe the new series of Doctor Who. The author has praised the show but also pointed out when he find it difficult to lose himself in the plotting: “I think there was an episode where the TARDIS towed planet Earth…

Moffat’s Finalé Tease

The Grand Moff has been teasing Doctor Who Magazine with closely guarded details for the finale. Steven Moffat has explained that events come to a head in the cliff-hanger for The Pandorica Opens. “It’s not just the cliffhanger for Episode 12,” he said, “it’s like the cliffhanger for every single episode up until that point….

Darvill: “I feel privileged”

How could anyone hate Arthur Darvill? Not only does he play the completely besotted Rory with brilliant panache but he also feels ‘privileged’ to do so. Speaking to TV Choice, Darvill explained that he is pleased with the storyline he’s been given. “I feel privileged every day,” he said. “I think Steven Moffat has written…

Writing DW “an honour”

Meera Syal, star of comedy series Goodness Gracious me, has praised both the “classic” and “new” series of Doctor Who. It seems that Meera, currently playing Nasreen Chaudhry in The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood, has a fondness for how the show used to be made: “Part of its quaintness was that it was sometimes slightly amateur……

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