The Oods

Who are the Oods? Find out everything the TARDIS knows about the Ood in a brand new Index File of their Monsters of the Month (May 2016)!

On the other hand, the fan show discusses the series four story Planet of the Ood. With Christel Dee, Luke Spillane, Sarah Dollard and Chris Foxx.

Michelle Gomez’s guide to monsters

The kids from The fan show have challenged Michelle Gomez on how well she can identify some of the other monsters, aliens and potential allies of Missy! Which one you like most? Who would you like to see Missy partner up with?

Simon Pegg pronouncing monster names

Simon Pegg, who played the Editor in the first series of the new Doctor Who, provides insight into the difficulty of being able to say the name of his boss. A very cute clip from Doctor Who Confidential.

The Husbands of River Song extra – Christmas 2015 special episode

Alex Kingston about returning as River Song and why she loves it.

This year the Christmas presents galore! Alex Kingston and Matt Lucas swap pressies and tell us about festive Doctor Who fun!

This could be one of the creepiest things ever: Greg Davies gazes into the face of a ghastly future…

But even so, Greg Davies is delighted to be playing Hydroflax!

Anyway… you should watch out! There are monsters in the shadows of Doctor Who sets, as Greg Davies found out!

War Doctor trailer – only the monstrous

“At the heart of the battle, where the blood of the innocents flow, and only the monstrous survive…” This is new trailer from Only The Monstrous, the Big Finish audio drama that hopes to flesh out those years where the Doctor went to war, regenerating into great actor John Hurt.

There are three new battles for The War Doctor!

1.1 The Innocent

As the Daleks mass their time fleet for a final assault on Gallifrey, something ancient is waiting for them at Omega One. And a sacrifice must be made.

Arch-manipulator and Time Lord strategist, Cardinal Ollistra receives shock news of the Doctor’s death.

Meanwhile, on the planet Keska, a parochial war has returned to plague a peaceful civilisation after decades of tranquillity. But how can such a war have any connection with the great Time War which, at any one moment in the whole of eternity, could threaten to tear the universe apart?

If only the Doctor were still alive.

1.2 The Thousand Worlds

With the high-ranking Time Lord Seratrix behind enemy lines, the War Doctor finds himself assigned to a rescue mission. But any room for manoeuvre is severely restricted by an area of space known as the Null Zone.

Times have changed on Keska, and a countdown to destruction is beginning.

But who are the Taalyens and what is their part in the great and terrifying Dalek plan?

1.3 The Heart of the Battle

Trapped in a citadel swarming with Daleks, the Time Lord rescue force must find a way to overcome insurmountable odds. With the Daleks apparently planning to rule the Null Zone, perhaps their thirst for universal conquest and victory has been quenched…

The War Doctor doesn’t believe so — but how can he prove it without destroying any chance of peace?

As the countdown to the destruction of Keska proceeds, a deadly choice must be made… A choice that will define this Doctor, and perhaps forever cast him in the role of ‘monster’.

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs, video & animation by Tom Saunders, 3D model work by: Chris Thompson, musical score by Howard Carter.

Cast: John Hurt (The War Doctor), Jacqueline Pearce (Cardinal Ollistra), Lucy Briggs-Owen (The Nursemaid), Carolyn Seymour (The Slave), Beth Chalmers (Veklin), Alex Wyndham (Seratrix), Kieran Hodgson (Bennus), Barnaby Edwards (Arverton), Mark McDonnell (Traanus), John Banks (Garv) and Nicholas Briggs as The Daleks.

Producer David Richardson, script editor Matt Fitton, Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs.

Scary moments in Doctor Who

You don’t have to be celebrating the Halloween in order to enjoy this selection of truly hair-raising moments from the last 52 years of Doctor Who. If you want to get even more spooked, check out the Doctor Who Monster Collections in iTunes: www.iTunes.com/DoctorWho.

Featuring scary moments from: Listen (2014), Midnight (2008), Blink (2007), The Satan Pit (2006), The Doctor Dances (2005), Spearhead from Space (1970) and The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967).

Ideological monsters – an essay

What do you think: does the general ideological interpretation of Doctor Who’s greatest monsters stand up to scrutiny? Are the historical parallels appropriate? This video looks at the various ways to interpret the show’s villains. And Daleks are the greatest.

About the Daleks: watch the ultimate trailer (1963 – 2015).

The start of series 9 (the first episode, The Magicians Apprentice, is tonight) is considered to be a great opportunity to put together a Ultimate Trailer looking back at the Daleks History in Doctor Who, right from the very beginning back in 1963 to there latest adventure ‘The Magicians Apprentice’/ ‘The Witches Familiar’!

Cyber Squirrel took Cybermens’ place as the new alien monster

Be afraid….be FURRY afraid! I’m a Cybernut! Take me to your Feeder!

Here’s one little monster who might not end up battling everybody in Doctor Who: the Cybermen, the Daleks, the Weeping Angels: the Cyber Squirrel! The hungry rodent looks as if he’s wearing a fearsome Cyberman head.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEA-s0O_AL0

He clearly wasn’t worried when confronted by one of the Timelord’s most infamous baddies. That’s because every cyberspace in the hollowed-out head was packed with peanuts… and they were rapidly ‘deleted!’

The cyber-nut-ic squirrel was snapped in the back garden of mum Emma Young, 40, mom of two, a huge Doctor Who fan, that created a funny feeder that turns cute visitors of her garden into the Time Lord’s nemesis. She has used several novelty items as bird and squirrel feeders over the years (like the Cybermen and the Dalek).

She made the feeder from an old shower radio, with tasty nuts stuck in the back. Emma patiently waited for squirrels to come and then snapped some hilarious photos.

“My whole family love Doctor Who so I decided to create a sci-fi feeder. I packed a sticky mix of nuts and peanut butter into the head. It was hilarious to see. Well worth all the time and effort”  she said, at her home in Beaulieu, in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire. I had to cover any sharp bits left inside with soft felt, so the squirrels wouldn’t injure themselves. Then I packed a sticky mixture of nuts and peanut butter into the Cyberman head, she added.

Emma spent hours on the project, taking apart a Cyberman shower radio, and removing all the inner workings. Emma, whose husband Mark is a full-time gardener, said that within a day of her hanging up the new feeder, the first of three grey squirrels paid a visit.

The first one was very nervous, she said. But the smell of the peanuts quickly overcame any wariness, and he reached up and got stuck in! Emma said that when the squirrel used its front paws to hold the silver head still, it looked like it was wearing it. It was hilarious to watch, she added. Well worth all the time and effort.

Pictures and video by Chris Balcombe.

As you probably know, the Cybermen first appeared in Doctor Who in 1966, facing first Doctor William Hartnell. They were created by Dr Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis. Since then, they have been popular adversaries, returning to face nearly every Doctor, changing their appearance over the years.

The symphonic spectacular show

The video is taken by someone in the audience a few months ago, this year, but… the Murray Gold’s captivating musical score for Doctor Who performed live, accompanied by specially edited big-screen sequences featuring all incarnations of the Doctor, as a host of real-life monsters stalk the auditorium will return with a tour in Australia and New Zeeland (tour dates announced) but also in UK (tour dates announced).

The show will be hosted once more by Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, who will take to the stage alongside Daleks, Cybermen and a host of other Doctor Who monsters in this musical celebration of the iconic TV series.

Creating Water Zombie Monsters for The Waters of Mars

As part of Doctor Who Confidential the executive producer Julie Gardner and director Graeme Harper discuss the Water Zombies from The Waters of Mars and how difficult they were to get right and not too scary.

The result? 😀 Watch the escape from the Water Zombies…

The date is 21 November 2059, and The Doctor is on Bowie Base One, the first human outpost on Mars. Base commander Adelaide Brooke discovers some of her crew have been infected with a mysterious life form which takes over the host body and causes it to gush copious amounts of water. The Doctor and Adelaid flee two water zombies on sonic enhanced Gadget, previously operated by Roman Groom from the central dome. Andy and Tarak, still infected, chase the Doctor, Adelaide and Gadget back to the central dome, but are unable to pursue them any further due to the hardinger seals in the central dome airlocks and are contained in the base’s “bio-sphere” section while Maggie is secured in the medical wing. The Doctor, however, is worried about the doors and whether they can protect them from creatures with such power, making a chilling statement, “Water is patient, Adelaide, water just waits. It wears down the clifftops, the mountains, the whole of the world. Water always wins!”

 

Get creative and create your own Monster Eggs for Easter!

Easter is approaching and the people from BBC want you to get creative and create your own Monster Eggs! Check out the eggs created by Doctor Who Adventures and submit your own for your chance to be featured on our page! Find out more on the Monster Eggs app you find here.

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MONSTER EGGS

Here’s a cracking idea for some Easter fun!

Doctor Who Adventures magazine are getting ready for Easter with their super-scary Monster Eggs!

We want you to have a crack at making your own and uploading your pic here before Easter Sunday (31stMarch). After Easter we’ll then put up a gallery of our favs and you can vote for which is you think is the most eggggggggscellent!

Click here to find out more about Doctor Who Adventures magazine.

Matt Smith will star in How to Catch a Monster by Ryan Gosling

As announced, Matt Smith will make his United States acting debut as the star of Ryan Gosling’s first feature film as director, How to Catch a Monster. He will join Christina Hendricks and Eva Mendes in the dark fantasy drama as Variety reports and Radio Times announces.

The film itself takes place against the “surreal dreamscape” of a vanishing city, and centres on a single mother (Hendricks) who is swept into a macabre fantasy underworld, while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both mother and son must solve various puzzles if they want to keep their family alive.

How to Catch a Monster will be released during 2014.

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Monster escape at the Doctor Who Experience

 Five monsters escaped from the new Doctor Who Experience in Porth Teigr, Cardiff a few days ago. After a loud explosion, a Cyberman, Ood, Silent and Scarecrow were caught on camera fleeing the building. The escape is believed to have been masterminded by one of the Daleks who have recently relocated to the new Experience.