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Also, A Whovian’s Quest sort of begins with a short
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A video version is in production. Then, we’ve got all
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“Not the Mind Probe,” reviews, and the start of a
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manised,” featuring the return of an old foe, and
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seen them before...
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THE TIMELORD TIMES
Hyde Fundraisers Display to there
En France Docteur!
Matt Smith hits France 4!
2|Entertain announce S6 Strategy
Charity group “Hyde
Fundraisers” are to
est que aller
showcase their cos-
en France 4
of the Doc-
tumes and characters
Production is well underway for the new season
at two events in an
of Torchwood. With filming in Cardiff mainly com-
A, pardon. The
“exhibtion,” as one
plete, the show is really starting to take shape.
describes it, set up.
With explosions and action left, right and centre,
on France 4
how the split
The first showcase
this season is shaping up to be big... Russell T
season will be
will be at Ladysmith
Davies commented: “It asks the question, what
as a French
Shopping Centre in
would happen if nobody died?” That’s just the very
first scene, and the repercussions echo through the
burts onto France TV! The season
stated that the season will be split on Saturday 26th
series, so it’s a big story. It’s brilliant to return to
featurs the vocals of Matt Smith and into two volumes, on DVD and Blu- February and Satur-
Torchwood, and to take these characters on their
other characters voices dubed into ray, with both being released soon day March 5th Ladysmith Shopping Centre
fourth year of stories. They’ve kind of become
French by french actors.
after each seasons climax. A boxset in Ashton-under-Lyne on Saturday 26th Feb-
modern legends, and I love that.”
Three trailers have broadcast: one of
a race against time as CIA agent Rex Matheson investigates
of the whole season will be av
y and Saturday March 5th, and the sec-
The main storyline is bellow.
a dubbed Matt Smith and Karen Gil-
a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret
after the second half. Bonus Featur ond a
t The Pitt Building at the Camberidge
lan talking about the season; a mix
British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?”,
are still TBA.
Science Festival on March the 19th + 20th.
One day, nobody dies. All across the world, nobody
of dubbed footage and... Dancing
he’s drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change
If your attending, please send us pictures
dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the
Daleks featuring the figures of the
what it means to be human, forever.
DVD “The Ambassadors of Death” and your thoughts!
next, people keep aging - they get hurt and sick -
Doctor, TARDIS and the Daleks.
has been postponed until 2012 due
but they never die. The result: a population boom,
To all French readers, “Bonjour et
The new season is due to begin in July. You can read all the
to “ongoing restoration issues.” You
LEGO Compatible Figures
overnight. With all the extra people, resources are
nous avons espere que adore Doc-
latest Torchwood news in our forthcoming Torchwood Fan-
get that problem when restoring
finite. It’s said that in four months’ time, the hu-
teur Qui!” Apologies for the french...
zine: “The Hub,” out March 12th or 13th.
man race will cease to be viable. But this can’t be a
natural event – someone’s got to be behind it. It’s
Dress Up as Doctor Who!
Official Classic Costumes Announced
No Laughing Matter!
Classic Doctor Who fans will be
David Williams Confirmed for Role- James Corden to Return
glad to know they can very soon
Big Finish Spin Off “Gallifrey” Returns - Lost Stories Annoncment
become some of there favourite
It has recently been
Big Finish have revealed the cover Doctor’s and Companions, as For-
A brand new wave of figures has been an-
of the forthcoming season “Gal-
bidden Planet recently confirmed
nounced... But there not 5 inch figures,
“Come Fly With Me”
lifrey IV.” The boxset consits of four four brand new adult Doctor Who
there LEGO sized figures! Released as part
actor David Williams
stories: Gallifrey- Reborn; Disas-
costumes featuring the Fourth and
of the “Character Building Range,” the brand
will be playing a new
sembled; Annihilation and Eternal. Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Leela.
sees each the waves released in packets, as
role called Gibbis, in
The Boxset also features five discs: The costumes are what seem to be
well as various boxsets including a TARDIS
an episode written by
one featuring bonus features. The very good, (par the Fourth Doctor,)
Console Room, TARDIS Mini Set, Cyberman
Toby Whitehouse. Two
season stars an aray of well known on budget replicas. Below is the
Conversion Chamber Set, Dalek Factory Set
stars: the key cast being Lala Ward full details...
and “The Time of Angels” mini set.
as Romana; Louise Jaimeson as
Leela: The outfit comes in small
Matt Smith commented: “It was very sur-
have also been confirmed for a Pirate themed epi- Leela and John Leeson as K9. The season also guest stars Colin (UK size 6-8), medium (UK size
real and funny coming face to face with a
sode. These are Hugh Bonneville and Lily Cole.
Baker as The Doctor and many other who stars.
10/12) and large (UK size 14-16).
miniature version of myself as the Doctor
Costume includes top, shorts, belt and gauntlets.
but I’m glad that the Doctor’s trusty Sonic
Meanwhile James Corden has confirmed he will be Also, the third season of Lost Stories is well underway. The
Tegan: The outfit comes in small (UK size 6-8), medium (UK size 10/12)
Screwdriver is in his hand, ready to fend off
reprising the role as Craig Owens in the new sea-
season features three Fifth Doctor stories, three Sixth Doctor
and large (UK size 14-16). Costume includes top, skirt and hat.
attacks from monsters!”
son. When interviewed last year, he said : “There’s and to end the season, two 60’s stories. The Fifth Doctor ones The Fifth Doctor: The outfit comes in medium (38/40) and large (42/46).
been no talk of my return. I’d love another adven- will be released from November 2011-January 2012, the others The Fourth Doctor: The outfit comes in medium (38/40) and large
The first wave launch Spring 2011.
ture - it would be great! I’m sort of disappointed I release May 2012 onwards.
didn’t get to go in the TARDIS.”
#1: Doctor Who: The Novel?
Corrination Street turned 50 last year, and amongst
the millions upon millions of merchendise, they
captured the 50 years in a huge novelisation. That
got me thinking: Will for the 50th Anniversery of Dr
Who get “Doctor Who: The Novel?”
I can allready see various books being relased: Re-
Releases of Target novels and Past Doctor Adven-
tures, an updated “Legend” or an “Ultimate Guide,”
but could they capture every episode of Doctor
Who in one novel? If you do the maths, by mak-
ing every story 20 pages long, timesing that by the
number of stories to date, (approx. 217,) you get
4340 pages! That’s huge! So, if anyone from the
BBC is reading, here is what you could easily do...
1) Split Novels: e.g. 1-5, 6-11.
If they split them into two novels, you have a more
digestable book size. You could even do 1-3, 4-5,
6-8 and 9-11, simples! This would encourage people
to keep on reading, or just read which Doctor’s they
like the most.
2) One Doctor per Month
If they did eleven novels, one for each month, then this gives the reader the chance to read an entire Doc-
tor in one month. They could then even put dates and rough reading times in: 20 pages a day or something.
Now many of you will be going, “but most stories are longer than others! Lack of detail etc!” So would
it work to create a complete TARGET collection? If the BBC decided to do something like this, they could
create anthologies that have 4-5 of the best episodes, voted for by fans, per Doctor. A bit more easier with
pictures and mini “summaries” of what’s happened in between.
Or what about a regeneration boxset? Each regeneration story and the aftermath? Or am I just making
people’s pockets allready weep...
Send your views and thoughts in to email@example.com, i’d love to know what you
think of this crazy idea!
Fish Fingers and Custard
The Tastiest Fanzine in the
It’s Saturday the 19th of February 2011. I lie/sit on my sofa chair after a very long day trawling around London.
The main part of this excursion around Old London Town was the preview days, one day prior to the “official
opening” of “The Doctor Who Experience.” In a nutshell, it was brilliant! For those of you worried about me
revealing huge spoilers about the interactive part do not worry! I am not cruel, but I will say one thing, (so skip
to the next paragraph if you have spoilerphobia...) Fans of RTD Daleks will be happy...
So, your journey begins as you walk through the vortex into the waiting queue. The way it is designed is to have
x amount of people in at a time: so as one group moves on to section two, the next move onto section one and
so on and so forth. The waiting area has a variety of S5 props and costumes from the following episodes in the
order stated: “The Beast Bellow;” “Victory of the Daleks;” “Vincent and the Doctor;” “The Hungry Earth/Cold
Blood” and “Vampires and Venice.” Then after waiting,
you’re hustled into a dark room with a screen in the mid-
dle, which recaps S5 and then... Well, that would be tell-
The experience is amazing. When you walk into the TARDIS
Console Room, the child inside of you goes wow! The set
design was amazing: it felt like a TV adventure. Another
The Doctor Who Experience
plus point of the adventure is the 3d element at the end.
It’s brilliant! Bravo to the workers on that element alone!
Matt Smith’s performance was hilarious, and the set design
had so many references to old who: A Cyber Helmet from
“Revenge of the Cybermen;” the golden orbs from the first
two Christmas Stories and so much more! I did not take
any video or photos in this, as it would spoil my experi-
ence! If I go again (which is likely,) I will most likely film it.
Anyway, the exhibition! If you want to see my tour of it,
please go to the blog to accsess the video. You walk out to
see the Pandorica in all its grey beauty. Opposite to that is
an array of Radio Times covers showing a fragment of the
History of Doctor Who. As you carry on through, to your
right is the Green Screen area. This was both busy and ex-
pensive. I’d do it if it was less quite etc. Finally in that area,
to your left is the Doctors. The first thing you see is the
slightly freaky Matt Smith dummy and the current TARDIS. This is surrounded by replicas or
“borrowed” costumes of the former ten Doctors. These were great to see, and the support-
ing information was also great. Then you have the Doctor’s Gadgets featuring various sonic
screwdrivers, TARDIS Keys, The Timey Wimey Detector and many others. Then, you con-
tinue forward to be greated to your left to the Ninth/Tenth Doctor TARDIS Console Room!
This was beautiful! You forget
the sheer beauty at first of this
amazing set. You can’t go to
the console, or to the far walls,
but just standing near the
railed off doors was amazing!
The detail was also very good:
of this is the Sontaran army! A mix of three from all eras!
from the wires, to the ladder/
Then, there’s an array of monsters, both past and present.
raised area to the console
The reconstructed Zygon and Ice Warrior were brilliant. In
itself! Absolutely brilliant! They
the centre of all of this was K-1: again, brilliant!
also played Tennant’s regener-
ation in the background. Quite
There was then a Slitheen, and how they made the Ood.
This was a nice look into the Behind the Scenes work.
You then walk down into a selection of companion costumes: Amy, Rory, Martha, Sarah-
Jane, Jack, Astrid, and River Song to name but a few. K9 is also situated next to his mistress.
Brilliant to see these up close. Then probably the most amazing part: the classic console.
Despite the small scale the restoration work was sheer brilliance! Below are some pictures,
with thanks to www.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk, of the restoration of this and the classic exte-
rior. Moving on from the TARDIS, you are greeted by the 4th Doctor’s TARDIS exterior next
to one of the Master’s TARDIS’s from “The Keeper of Traken,” (the statue.) Then, a beautiful
display of the Timelord costumes. Again, brilliant!
Then... THE MONSTERS! This
opens with two Cybermen,
(normal and controller) fol-
Afterwards, there was a beautiful reconstruction of the
lowed by a collection of the
BBC Wales art department! Amazing stuff! They even hid
helmets. Then, the Daleks. All
around the figures from the future “Genesis of the Daleks”
from different eras. Davros also
set! There was then a variety of behind the scenes features,
sat gloriously in a recreated
including a Dalek which you could go behind and control! To
chair. The best Dalek? That’s a
wrap off a brilliant day, there was props from “A Christmas
hard question! They were all so
Carol:” the Chamber, Cloud Controller and Kazran’s chair.
beautiful! Even the new ones!
There is then some Doctor Who
All this led into the shop. This was a letdown. Whether this was because it was a preview day I do not know, but
Adventures contest, (I remem-
it was VERY expensive... Overall: brilliant! There’s not a word that can describe it! Sheer beauty! I can’t wait to
ber the guy trying to give me an
entry form. He won.) To the left
Jaxolos: the biggest alien market in the universe. Millions
metal building in the distance. He shut the TARDIS door
upon millions of stalls providing an array of food, art,
and walked towards the metal building, nervous, scared,
gadgets to name but a few. Amy Pond: the feisty married
yet excited. It’s the mood he was usually in.
Scottish ginger girl, sat with her partner, Rory Williams,
(or Pond as it “seems to be :”) the young humble com-
Half an hour later, Rory approached the huge metal
panion, and the Doctor: the 903 year old mad timelord
entrance to the gateway. He knocked lightly, and as he
who may look human, but it in fact timelord, they all
did the doors flew open knocking Rory back. He walked
gathered around a small stool having there caricature
drawn. It took Amy some persuading, as the Doctor and
“Turn around!” A voice whispered
Rory saw the last person ending up crying as there inno-
“What?” Rory responded.
cent face was turned into a Slitheen!
“You’ll die in there! Turn back!”
“Et Wallah!” The red faced alien artistically pronounced
“What?!” Rory angrily responded. He ignored the voice
as he flipped the page over. He’d managed to make Amy
and walked in. Rory walked into a huge hallway, ‘a bit
a Lion, the Doctor as a Bow-Tie Reptile, and Rory an ass/
Tron like,’ Rory thought. He was hoping on the other
donkey! Rory stood, but the Doctor held him down.
hand he would not be taking part in a game of super-
“Interesting.” The Doctor tutted, “Any reason why?”
sonic Frisbee. Suddenly three doorways swished open
“The quills of my paintbrush only paint the future.” He re-
at the speed of a motorcar at the start of a race. Huge
sponded. Amy and Rory stared at the Doctor. He grabbed
eight foot dark grey metal guards entered the room and
DEHUMANISED: PART ONE
the painting, and they walked down a nearby alleyway,
surrounded Rory, pointing their left arms with a strange
where they’d parked the TARDIS.
back device on, which glowed a red light.
“What was he talking about?” Amy asked.
“Erm... Hello.” Rory said scared and frightened. Sud-
“I Don’t Know...” The Doctor glared.
denly, someone clicked their fingers from behind the
A NEW FICTION WRITTEN BY MATT POWELL.
“Probably some sales technique aye?” Rory said trying
guards: Four men in black uniformed business men,
to lighten the atmosphere. A scream echoed. The Doctor
each wearing shades stood around a box. They were
quickly glanced at Amy and Rory, and then he jolted into
also joined by a mind 40’s man and woman, and a team
a fast run, followed by Amy and Rory. They ran round the
of old and young scientists, all surrounded around a
corner and saw the innocent girl, with a huge infected the scanner; Rory glared interestingly. Text then appeared:
“Hello?” She shouted.
box. And on that box, sat the most revolting creature
mark on her face. She slowly changed, into something Danger to all life: do not go out with any protection.
Rory has seen: it was a slug like creature, with a fairly
terrible... A Slitheen. The Doctor and Company ran back AUDIO RECORDING HERE
human face. It was a small green creature, seeping slime
to the TARDIS, and entered the vast interior.
Rory thought for a second: ‘They’re out there surely? But
from his “chair/box” as Rory saw it.
“Doctor, what does this mean?” Rory asked, now scared. maybe they aren’t? Look Rory, you’ve got to go out there,
She heard a large clanking noise. She went to what looked like “Greeting player!” Its slimy alien voice crackled.
it’s the only chance of finding what’s really going on!’ Rory a door.
“Where am I? Do you know where the Doctor or Amy
The TARDIS jolted, two huge lights cracked through, pull- sighed at himself, and ran down to the wardrobe.
“Hello?” She leant on the door. “Can anyone help me?” The
Pond are?” Rory asked, trying to stay brave in the sight
ing Amy and The Doctor away...
door flew open, making Amy fall to the ground. She partially of possible danger.
“AMY! DOCTOR!” Rory shouted trying to grab them. As Rory pulled open the huge doors which led into the vast
cried with pain. She rose from her fall, and ran. She didn’t
“We do not know where the Doctor is, but your ginger
he did, he bashed his head on the console and fell uncon-golden wardrobe: a messy place with large canopies flow-
know where she was going... She was lost... She found a door friend! She ws very exciting!” He laughed, as well as the
scious to the ground...
ing around the bigger on the inside room. A huge spiral
and pulled it open to find herself in a gleaming white gambling others around him.
I: Rory and Amy become dehumanised
staircase connected all these together, with clothes dotted room.
“Give her back to me!”
The TARDIS jolted to a sudden halt, waking Rory Williams everywhere: a long scarf, a cricket coat, a fez, a pinstriped
“Oh...” She breathed. Two robot guards approached her, tow- “No, for she are in the games!”
from his rest.
suit to name but a few. Rory ran up the stairs to the top area. ering over her.
“What, Tron Frisbee?”
“DOCTOR!” He shouted.
The Doctor called this “The Emergency Zone,” as they had
“PASS MADAM.” The robotic monotone ordered.
“No... My games! Splitting a ship for each of the pilots
been up here for spacesuits when they had to stop a satellite “Erm... I left it at home?” She lied.
to see bravery, and then, we place them into something,
“DOCTOR!” He shouted again. Still no response. Rory ran crashing down to Sto. Rory grabbed the spacesuit he used
“NO PASS NO ENTRY, NO ESCAPE.”
more suitable for the Survival!”
up the metallic steps into the golden orange corridors of last. To make sure it was the right one, Rory wrote “Rory” on “What? Your keeping me prisoner? Yeah! You must of never “What do you mean?”
the bigger on the inside ship. Where were they?
the inside. He removed his clothes and pulled on the tight
met someone like...”
“See for yourself.” The robots grabbed Rory and turned
“AMY!” He shouted, now scared, afraid, fearful... Silence Lycra like suit, and placed utility belt as well as the suit’s
The robots silenced her and knocked her out cold... She was him to a huge TV Screen: Rory’s name appeared on this
surrounded the ship: only the distant hum of the console small control panel on his arm. He grabbed a helmet, and ran unconscious. A green alien glanced down from his balcony.
voting board style. He saw Amy’s name appeared with
made a noise. He ran back down to the console room, down to console room. He ran down the stairs both nerv-
“She’s perfect!” He crackled.
so much information next to them. He then saw the im-
and flicked the switch he thought the Doctor used to
ous but excited. He placed on the helmet, flicked the device “I’ll prepare then.” A tall man spoke.
ages change: Amy was no longer human: she was a lion
turn the scanner on. He was right. The small leather and into action, breathed, and then stepped out of the TARDIS “Yes, tell the robots to get her ready...”
Rory ran to Sil, angrily, “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO
huge circular wall scanner flickered with an image of an doors...
HER?” He pointed and shouted. The robots pulled Rory
alien planet: a vast grey Smokey planet, with far into the
Rory walked out, marvelled by the no man’s land quality of the back.
distance looked like a huge grey building: round in shape, Two Hours earlier...
area. The smoke and fog was almost dream like: thicker than a “This is my game; it’s very popular I think you’ll see!” He
with dome like pods surrounding it, and what Rory re-
Amy Pond landed somewhere strange. It was all grey. A very thick thing on a thick day, Rory thought. He pulled a torch from laughed again.
ceived to be a satellite transmitter. A red light flickered on grey, grey. She struggled to her feat.
his belt and shone it around. He could just about make out the “Game?”
the studio set style forest; continuously turning
“The audience like to see humans as animals, “He’s a bit of an Ass isn’t he?” Mr Anderson’s deep tone spoke.
is furry, slightly pointed face. Something rus-
a bit like that Earth show where they all go
“OI! Coming from you, the man talking to a slug!” Rory defend-
tled. Rory turned.
slightly mad... Big Brother, but this is a game ed, he felt quite proud that he managed to change Sil’s mood.
“He”Eyore”llo?” He spoke. The rustle got closer,
of Survival: changing humans into animals, as “I was actually going to make you a cheetah, but, being your
and closer, and closer and then...
most human’s appearances are terrible, like racist remarks, then it is agreed. You shall become a Donkey Mr
“ROAR!” A lion leapt out of a bush, and pushed
Rory to the ground. Rory tried to run, but be-
Rory opened his mouth to speak, but was
“No!” Rory tried to escape from the coffin like environment, but
gan gazing into the eyes.
interrupted by Sil: “Take him to the process- he was trapped, with no escape...
He pulled his puzzled face...
ing room...” The guards grabbed Rory, and
“Dehumanisation beginning in 3...”
covered his mouth. He tried to escape, but
Sil laughed as a glass case covered the coffin.
failed. All he could do was think about what “2”
would happen next...
Rory tried to escape...
Meanwhile, Two Hours ago...
“1... Dehumanising commencing. It took a second to begin... Rory
The robots slammed Amy into the metal cof- still tried to escape, but then stopped. A green slime entered the
TO BE CONTINUED...
fin like table, shaped with the rough outline coffin. Rory resumed is failing attempts to escape. But he was
of a human body in.
failing... The slime seeped into his body, beginning to change his
“LET ME GO!” Amy shouted.
body. His clothes ripped off as they dissolved into the slime. Rory
“SILENCE GIRL!” The Robot ordered.
glanced at his feet, they were hooves now. Fur began to coat
“Yeah... Try and stop me...” Amy threatened, his skin, his hands now hooves. The fur seeped up to his back,
but her threatening stopped when Sil and his covering his head. His new pointed ears appeared, as they pain-
fully pulled out of Rory’s head. He screamed. His face then began
“Feisty I see, she’s very good for the games!” to change, becoming pointed like a donkey’s. A tail emerged
He crackled, “Do what we did last time with from his behind. His size increased, and then suddenly, the slime
the feisty one Mr Anderson.”
rushed to his brain, leaving little information left, just being filled
“Do what?” Amy asked, now scared.
with Donkey thoughts. This was followed by his vocal box, now
“You’ll see...” Mr Anderson’s deep voice
only to partially speak. Then it stopped. The glass covering the
stated. “Dehumanisation beginning in three, coffin like box was removed. Rory fell out.
Sil smiled. “Send him to the games! And tell our players that we
Two hours earlier...
“Eyore!” Rory tried to speak. The crowd laughed. Sil flicked a
The guards slammed Rory into the metal
switch and then suddenly, a huge white light grabbed Rory, pull-
table with the rough outline of a human body ing him into the pod. He managed to get some speech out. “I’ll
stop you Sil. Me the Eyore and Amy, we’ll Eyore you...” Sil smiled
“Why are you doing this?” Rory cried.
again, as Rory vanished into the light...
“Money makes the world go round....” Sil
crackled. “And money means ratings.... And I The crowd and Sil turned and entered a room to the left. A huge
and the Doctor go back... Very back....”
vast white gambling room, with screens amongst screens around.
“Please let them go! I’ll suffer for them!
More Robot guards pondered around the room, making sure no
one cheated or forged a bet., or tried to run away. Mr Ander-
The Doctor sat at one of the viewing
“No Mr Williams. Besides, I have bidders bid- son clicked his fingers; the room went deadly quite... Sil’s chair
screens, sporting a white tuxedo with a
ding money that you won’t last five minutes moved forward...
“Gamblers! We have a new contender! Mr Williams, shaped as
The Doctor, (like the others,) was
his attitude portrayed him.” An image of the donkeyfied Rory ap-
“As soon as your appearance is more suitable, peared on the screen. An array of laughter erupted in the room.
slammed into the metal coffin like table.
then you shall be flung into a jungle like world “Place your bets, but don’t expect much!” He laughed again
“Rawr... Y?” Amy crackled.
where you shall be put against your friends, amongst the others. The gamblers began the betting: some threw
“They all escape, however the lonely but
for only one can survive!”
poker chips across the tables; others typed in their bids to the
married hero will be trapped like he is
TV Screens, whilst others sat drinking tall glasses of white cham-
“Mr Anderson, what’s the best option for this pagne, gazing at the big screen as the title sequence emerged...
Mr Anderson emerged from the crowd of
Rory awoke lying in a jungle like environment: huge trees, muddy
people: he was dressed in the blue nurses
grounds, grassy pains, and the smell of the jungle. Rory’s donkey
clothing with a white Doctor’s coat on top.
legs stumbled to his feat. He could walk, just. He walked through
One Whovian... One Doctor... One Quest...
Matt Powell sat on his chair editing the current things he’s making. He glances around looking for inspiration. Nothing.
Until the crack came... A huge crack in time appeared on the floor. Matt stood up and glanced at it, then suddenly: he
was pulled through. Gone... Or was he?
Matt landed in a huge room like the current TARDIS Console Room. The scanner then flicked into life, and on it was what
appeared to be the Doctor: wearing his fez and bowtie.
“Matt, listen. I’m trapped on a satellite trying to transmit signals deleting some sci-fi show about a strange man called
the Doctor, so: I need you to do me a massive favour.”
“What” Matt asks?
“I need you to watch all of my era, one each month to be published online, in your fanzine, in video form (possibly,) and
whatever else so it can save the entire cosmos. The DVD’s will materialise in that box there, one a month. Don’t worry,
time flies in the TARDIS, and you’ve got exams and stuff to do! But be careful: there are creatures in the episode that
will try and stop you, so you must stop them by the ways the TARDIS tells you to do! Good luck. Oh and one more thing,
you need to wear my outfit, there’s a spare in the box.” Matt goes over to the box with a funny shape on. He pulls the lid
open, and it shines in glory. The contents included the Doctor’s costume, complete with a Fez, aSonic Screwdriver and
“The Eleventh Hour” on DVD.
“Right.” Matt announced, “Let’s get to work...”
A Whovian’s Quest
After nearly five months, we finally got some new Doctor Who! Yes it
was only an hour, but it was one of the most Christmassy episodes to
date. The episode, “A Christmas Carol” was loosely based on Charles
Dickens master piece based on an old man who would not give any mon-
ey away and was visited by three ghosts: Christmas Past, Present and
Future, who changed his way of life. This concet was taken as the Doctor
played ther Role of Ghost of Christmas Past by going back in time adding
new, happy Christmas memories to Kazran, which involved Abigail, who
was eight days away from death outside the chamber. The Mad Christ-
mas’s stopped when they went to Hollywood and Kazran discovered that
Abigail was dying. Christmas Present was Amy, (and Rory telling Kazran
to look away from the mini skirt,) which put Kazran as a hologram on
the crashing ship carrying thousands of innocent lives. Christmas Future
was a very Timey Wimey twist: The Doctor showed young Kazran future
Kazran in such a clever and cute way, which made Kazran more caring.
However, he couldn’t save the day due to the Doctor changing Kazran
too much., but Abigail’s singing saved the day...
The episode itself was a beautifully crafter peice of entertainment, from
the acting to the amazing set design. In fact, Katherine Jenkins was very
good. I had doubts about her, but I was very impressed, and the song
was a beautiful peice of entertainment, (could be this years Christmas
Number One’s hate campaign against the X Factor...)
“The episode itself was a beautifully
crafter peice of entertainment, from
the acting to the amazing set design.”
Gambon was also brilliant, and all the other Kazrans were too! Laurence
played the role of a Young Kazran brilliantly! And Danny Horn was very
good, probably those two just mentioned being the cream of the crop
as supporting cast!
I earlier mentioned the specialy written song, which was amazing, but
every track in the episode was beautiful! The soundtrack CD is a must
“I’m like Mary Pop
Overall, this episode gave us a very Christmasy experience, with plenty
of amazing material: from music to set design...
pings. No that’s a
- Music, Acting, Set Design, Writing!
- NOT ENOUGH RORY AND AMY!