Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Merchandising News Update

Doctor Who Computer Game Exclusive

A Doctor Who computer game is under development and it will feature new Doctor Who Matt Smith.

The game Doctor Who Goes Skiing has been licenced from an existing property, and the savings this has produced, in both costs and development time, mean it should be released around Easter to coincide with the start of the new series.

To provide the Next Generation graphics and content that current gamers expect the graphics from the original property have been modified and there will be an exclusive cut-scene in which new Doctor Who Matt Smith knocks himself out on the TARDIS console and dreams about a time he went skiing.

Doctor Who Goes Skiing will be available on the Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3. No details have emerged yet about pricing.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Time Lords Launch Clean Up Gallifrey Campaign

Angry Time Lord bosses today unveiled the first stage of a campaign to clean up Gallifrey in the wake of the Time War.

“Gallifrey's orange and pleasant land is being ruined by thoughtlessly disposed of Time War litter,” blasted a High Council member,” wrecked Dalek saucers; decommissioned Bowships, empty Black Hole converters and chunks of The Nightmare Child all over Mount Perdition.”

“We can't go on like this. What used to be the Shining World of the Seven Systems is now an eyesore. From now on it is the duty of every citizen of Gallifrey to keep their planet looking beautiful. Yes we may be Time Locked inside the worst war in the history of the Universe, yes we may be stuck here for all eternity with the Horde of Travesties, but that's no excuse to let our standards drop.”
The multi-media campaign includes posters (see above) and two thirty second adverts; the first featuring the Lord President himself using the Gauntlet of Rassilon to disintegrate piles of litter; while in the second, a bag of rubbish thrown from a Dalek saucer lands at the feet of a Time Lord who stares into the camera as a single tear runs down his face. The adverts are scheduled to start running on Public Register Video and Amplified Panatropic Net +1 from last week.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Steven Moffat Speaks

The new Doctor Who production team's decision to reset the clock and call Matt Smith's debut season Series One, due for broadcast (spoiler) later this year, has created considerable online comment with fans confused about why it was not called Series Five as they had expected.

In an exclusive interview with Shouting Into A Well, new producer Steven Moffat reveals why this has happened.

"This may be the fifth series of Doctor Who since it returned in 2005, but it is also Matt Smith's first year, as well as, if you want to be pedantic, the thirty first year of the whole of Doctor Who or the sixth year of production.

So, why call it Series One? The reasons for this are simple. We've got the numbers 1,5, 6 and 31. Six plus five is eleven, which is also the number of Matt's Doctor. Times eleven by six and you get (clickity-click) sixty-six. Now six times five (the numbers that make eleven, remember) is thirty, add one and you get thirty-one; the number of the current series since it began in the 1960s. So, now we've got two thirty-ones, add them together, sixty-two, take sixty-two away from sixty-six and you've got four left. Take five away from that and it's minus one.

Add one to minus one and what are you left with? Nothing, or to put it another way, a prize that's worth nothing. That's right..! You've rejected Dusty Bin!"