Monday 28 February 2011

Article roundup 25th-28th February 2011

The only new news to come up over the weekend is a possible Comic Relief Doctor Who special sketch, though this has yet to be confirmed by the BBC.

Series Coverage
Anglotopia(28th) - Doctor Whooligan: Doctor Who Series Six News, Casting News, Book News and More!
Bleeding Cool(26th) - James Corden Returning For More Doctor Who
The Sun(26th) - Corden wants to see the Doctor
SFX(25th) - James Corden Returning To Doctor Who
Blastr(25th) - Doctor Who fan favorite may return to step inside the TARDIS

Children in Need (unconfirmed)
Bleeding Cool(27th) - What’s Better Than One Amy Pond?

Worlds in Time
Electric Pig(28th) - Doctor Who: free MMO incoming
Geeks of Doom(27th) - ‘Doctor Who’ MMO Coming This Year
Reg Hardware(27th) - Doctor Who inspires another game, this time MMOG
Gamasutra(25th) - BBC, Three Rings Creating Free-To-Play Dr. Who Online Game
Cinema Blend(25th) - Doctor Who: Worlds In Time MMO Announced

News of the World [registration](27th) - Who's girl raunches into orbit
Brutal As Hell(26th) - A Slash & Dine Toast to Peter Cushing

Independent(26th) - Nicholas Courtney: Actor known for his long-running role as the Brigadier in Doctor Who

Wired(28th) - T-Shirt Alert: “Who Needs Gravity?”
Geeks of Doom(28th) - Geek Gear: Doctor Who Meets The Who In ‘The Whos’
Geeks of Doom(27th) - Geek Gear: Doctor Who Shirt ‘Crack’

Huffington Post(28th) - A Welcome Blast From the New Doctor Who
Corsham People(28th) - Check out the Corsham Sci-Fi Funday Trailers
Inside Pulse(28th) - Doctor Who TARDIS Unveiled in Brooklyn Steampunk Bar
Shadowlocked(28th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: Mindwarp
Shadowlocked(25th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews: Mysterious Planet
Shadowlocked(28th) - The Literary TARDIS: The Target Doctor Who Novelisations
Crave(25th) - FRIDAY FLASHBACK: Doctor Who: The Movie
SFX(26th) - Isn’t It About Time You Gave Doctor Who’s “Fear Her” Another Chance?
SFX(25th) - The World United #8 The Christmas Invasion - #12 TV Movie

Passing Mention
Sunday Sun(27th) - Students land key role in Munich disaster film
HULIQ Times(25th) - UFO-style invisible cloaking device technology here now

Friday 25 February 2011

Article roundup 24th-25th February 2011

Latest news coverage includes James Corden returning for another episode of Doctor Who, a new multi-user online platform game, and further obituaries for Nicholas Courtney.

Series Coverage
Den of Geek(25th) - Doctor Who series 6: James Corden definitely returning
Digital Spy(25th) - James Corden returning to 'Doctor Who'
Cultbox(25th) - James Corden's 'Doctor Who' return confirmed
What's on TV(24th) - James Corden back in new series of Doctor Who
ATV Today(24th) - Matt Smith describes new Doctor Who as ‘harrowing’
Bang Showbiz(24th) - Doctor Who's new enemy
Digital Spy(24th) - Matt Smith: 'New Who series is harrowing'
The List(24th) - Matt Smith defined by new monster
Bang Showbiz(23rd) - Sheridan Smith eyes Doctor Who role

Worlds in Time
(see the press release article for media links)

Doctor Who Experience
Digital Spy(24th) - We enjoy the Doctor Who Experience! (video)

Digital Spy(24th) - 'The Walking Dead' leads Saturn TV noms
Blastr(24th) - Inception, The Walking Dead top Saturn Awards nominations

David Walliams News(25th) - David Walliams ‘ nightly adventures with Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Who friends
Londonist(24th) - Actor Interview: Paul Copley

MyJoyOnline(25th) - Doctor Who dies aged 81
Telegraph(24th) - Doctor Who, the Brigadier and the politics of the BBC
Cultbox(24th) - Moffat pays tribute to 'Doctor Who' star Nicholas Courtney
Unreality TV(24th) - ‘Doctor Who’ actor Nicholas Courtney has died
Airlock Alpha(24th) - A Fond Farewell To Nicholas Courtney
TNT Magazine(24th) - Doctor Who companion Nicholas Courtney dies at 81
Pure People [FR](24th) - Nicholas Courtney : Une légende de la télé anglaise est morte...
ACE Showbiz(24th) - Nicholas Courtney of 'Doctor Who' Passed Away at 81
AV Club(24th) - R.I.P. Nicholas Courtney, Doctor Who's The Brigadier
Mirror(24th) - Doctor Who companion dies
Adelaide Now(24th) - Legendary Dr Who actor Nicholas Courtney dies
West Australian(24th) - Doctor Who star Courtney dies

Herts Advertiser(23rd) - Audio Review: Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes Collection Two – 1965-1966

The Talon(25th) - Doctor Who
South Wales Argus(25th) - Tardis materialises at castle
Hijinks Ensue(22nd) - Sharktopus Vs. DinoVampire Vs. CyberYeti!

Related News
This is Somerset(24th) - This Morning glory for junk rock family
The Stage(24th) - Sherlock and Downton Abbey nominated for BPG TV Awards
Metro(24th) - Sherlock and Downton Abbey in Broadcasting Press Guild Awards showdown

Passing Mention
The Daily Dish(24th) - "Kill, Kill! Annihilate!"
After Elton(24th) - How Gay is NBC's "Smash?" It's Potentially Something to Sing About!
ITPro(24th) - Why I’m scared of Cybermen, Daleks, Zombies and Spambots

Thursday 24 February 2011

BBC Worldwide Press Release: BBC Worldwide and Three Rings join forces for first ever Doctor Who multiplayer online game

The BBC Press Office has released information on a new online gaming project for Doctor Who.

BBC Worldwide and Three Rings join forces for first ever Doctor Who multiplayer online game

Leading up to the San Francisco Game Developers Conference (GDC), BBC Worldwide today announced a major new partnership with game developer Three Rings to create BBC Worldwide's first ever free-to-play multiplayer online game centered around the blockbuster drama television show, Doctor Who.

For the first time ever, players from around the world will be able to follow in the footsteps of the eccentric and brilliant Doctor by travelling through time and space, exploring new worlds and encountering many alien races, both friend and foe. Titled Doctor Who: Worlds in Time, the game allows players to enter the TARDIS and be set a challenge by the mysterious Time Lord to help him defend civilized culture against infamous Doctor Who enemies.

Robert Nashak, EVP Digital Entertainment at BBC Worldwide says, "Doctor Who: Worlds in Time will be a free-to-play multiplayer online game that invites players to save the universe by using their wits to solve time-bending puzzles and pulse-pounding challenges. Three Rings is the ideal team for this groundbreaking creative partnership. Not only are they visionaries in the online gaming space, they are lifelong Doctor Who fans with a passion for delivering the level of quality that our players will expect and deserve."

Daniel James, CEO Three Rings says, "Three Rings is delighted and honored to have the opportunity to create an online game based on Doctor Who. Our goal with 'Worlds in Time' is to capture the imaginative spirit and depth of the series, whilst being fun and easy to play for all ages."

Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is developed to be both highly engaging and fun, allowing players to socialize and foster genuine cooperation, building a global community where fans worldwide will now be able to experience first hand the exciting action and adventure synonymous with Doctor Who. Development is well underway and is expected to launch later this year.

Doctor Who is one of BBC Worldwide's flagship brands, and is increasingly popular around the globe. The program in its current incarnation has been sold to over 50 territories worldwide and debuted to a record audience on BBC America. The show has a proud award-winning history, with over 65 awards including BAFTA's for Best Drama and Best Writer, and it also holds the Guinness World Record for Most Successful Sci-Fi show of all time. On top of this, the brand now has over 55 licensees signed in the UK alone. In 2010, Doctor Who Live played to over 130,000 fans across the UK, and the Doctor Who Experience just opened to fans at London's Olympia. In 2010, the first ever Doctor Who gaming app, Doctor Who: Mazes of Time was released and featured as iPad 'Game of the Week' on launch as well as Doctor Who: The Adventure Games which is available for PC download.

Both BBC Worldwide and Three Rings will be available at the Game Developers Conference next week.

Media Reports:
Examiner(25th) - Doctor Who gets his one MMO in 'Worlds of Time'
...Ology(25th) - Join 'Doctor Who' Online in 'Worlds in Time'
Digital Trends(25th) - Doctor Who getting the MMO treatment from BBC Worldwide and Three Rings
Computer and Video Games(25th) - BBC reveals Doctor Who MMO
PCR Online(25th) - BBC announces Doctor Who: Worlds in Time MMO
Eurogamer(24th) - Doctor Who MMO announced
1UP(24th) - Join Doctor Who in a Free-to-Play MMO
The Sixth Axis(24th) - Doctor Who MMO In Production
Escapist(24th) - Doctor Who MMO Coming This Year
Forbes(24th) - Doctor Who’s First Multiplayer Game: Worlds in Time
Joystiq(24th) - BBC and Three Rings readying Doctor Who online multiplayer title

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Article roundup 21st-23rd February 2011

The news was dominated today with the sad loss of Nicholas Courtney, with media obituaries building up throughout the day. Other news saw Eve Myles talking Torchwood and Matt Smith talking River Song.

Series Coverage
Anglotopia(23rd) - Doctor Who: When Will Series Six Air in the USA and UK?
Female First(23rd) - Sheridan Smith eyes Doctor Who role
Unreality TV(23rd) - Sheridan Smith wants to guest star in Doctor Who!
Airlock Alpha(22nd) - Return Of River Song Will Not Disappoint
Den of Geek(22nd) - Matt Smith on the return of Doctor Who
Monsters and Critics(21st) - David Walliams to play Doctor Who alien
Unreality TV(21st) - Doctor Who: Matt Smith teases River Song’s return
Music Rooms(21st) - Matt Smith says fans won't be disappointed by new Who
Contact Music(21st) - Matt Smith Says Doctor Who Is The 'Greatest' Role
Cultbox(21st) - Matt Smith: River Song story is 'not a disappointment'
Cultbox(21st) - Matt Smith: 'Who' pirate episode is 'one of my favourites so far'
Bang Showbiz(21st) - Matt Smith says Doctor Who is the 'greatest' role
Digital Spy(21st) - 'Who' Smith: 'River Song won't disappoint'
Digital Spy(21st) - Matt Smith chats 'Who' series six! (video)
Digital Spy(21st) - Matt Smith teases 'Who' Season 6 and The Silence (video)
Cultbox(19th) - Toby Whithouse confirmed as writer of Walliams 'Doctor Who' ep

...Ology(22nd) - 'Torchwood's Eve Myles Spoils Us
ATV Today(22nd) - Eve Myles talks about new series of Torchwood
Digital Spy(22nd) - Eve Myles: 'New Torchwood is electrifying'
TV Squad(21st) - 'Torchwood's' Eve Myles Talks Gwen, Motherhood and 'Miracle Day' (VIDEO)

Doctor Who Experience
Monsters and Critics(23rd) - The Doctor Who Experience Exhibition at Olympia 2 in London Pictures
Gay Times(22nd) - Gay lord meets Time Lord at unholy o'clock
Den of Geek(22nd) - Doctor Who Experience review
flick filosopher(22nd) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: the new ‘Doctor Who’ Experience is goofy and glorious
Pink Paper(21st) - EXHIBITION: The Doctor Who Experience
Telegraph(21st) - Doctor Who Experience, London’s Olympia, review
Telegraph(21st) - Half term culture for the family
Digital Spy(21st) - A sneak peak at the 'Doctor Who Experience'!
Attractions Management(21st) - Doctor Who attraction opens in London

Other Events
Madison Square(22nd) - From Dr. Who to Dulcinea: Students shine in UW concert
Jack FM(21st) - West Country Dalek Invasion

Coventry Telegraph(23rd) - Billie Piper's Sexy Farewell To Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Standard(23rd) - Daisy Lowe is proud to be all woman
Daily Mail(21st) - Who's your favourite leading lady? Matt Smith arrives at Pam Hogg fashion show with Karen Gillan... but leaves with Daisy Lowe
Vogue(21st) - London Shows: Doctor In The House
Press Association(21st) - Stars out for Westwood fashion show

BBC News(23rd) - Doctor Who 'Brigadier' Nicholas Courtney dies aged 81
BBC Doctor Who(23rd) - Nicholas Courtney
BBC America(23rd) - Nicholas Courtney, ‘Doctor Who’ Brigadier, Has Died at 81
Radio Times(23rd) - Doctor Who's Brigadier Nicholas Courtney dies
Press Association(23rd) - Dr Who's The Brigadier actor dies
Guardian(23rd) - Nicholas Courtney, Doctor Who's legendary Brigadier, mourned by fans
Telegraph(23rd) - Nicholas Courtney
The Sun(23rd) - Doctor Who legend dies at 81
Metro(23rd) - Doctor Who's 'Brigadier' Nicholas Courtney dies aged 81
Express(23rd) - Doctor Who co-star Nicholas Courtney dies at 81
Daily Mail(23rd) - Legendary Doctor Who actor who played The Brigadier opposite five Time Lords dies aged 81
Tom Baker(23rd) - The Brigadier is dead
Third Age(23rd) - Nicholas Courtney, Doctor Who Actor, Dies at 81
Register(23rd) - Doctor Who co-star Nicholas Courtney dies at 81
Big Finish(23rd) - NICHOLAS COURTNEY 1929-2011
SFX(23rd) - Nicholas Courtney, 'Doctor Who' actor, dies at 81
io9(23rd) - R.I.P. Nicholas Courtney, Doctor Who’s Trustiest Companion
Kansas City Star(23rd) - Doctor Who's Brigadier Nicholas Courtney dies‎
ATV Today(23rd) - Nicholas Courtney dies at the age of 81 - Doctor Who's Nicholas Courtney Dies aged 81
MediaSpy(23rd) - UK: Nicholas Courtney dies at 81
Finance News(23rd) - Doctor Who Brigadier Nicholas Courtney Dies Aged 81
AOL(23rd) - Nicholas Courtney, 'Doctor Who' Actor, Dead at 81
Digital Journal(23rd) - Doctor Who star 'Brigadier' Nicholas Courtney dies, age 81
The Stage(23rd) - Doctor Who’s Brigadier Nicholas Courtney dies
CBS(23rd) - Nicholas Courtney, the Brigadier on "Doctor Who," dies
Digital Spy(23rd) - 'Doctor Who' star Courtney dies, aged 81
Den of Geek(23rd) - Nicholas Courtney: 1929-2011
Zap2It(23rd) - Nicholas Courtney, 'Doctor Who' actor, dies at 81
AlloCiné(23rd) - Le "Doctor Who" perd un de ses plus fidèles compagnons

Crave(23rd) - DOCTOR WHO: 'A Christmas Carol' DVD Review
Saffron Walden Reporter(23rd) - Audio Review: Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes Collection Two – 1965-1966
Monsters and Critics(22nd) - Doctor Who: The Movie – DVD Review
Monsters and Critics(22nd) - Doctor Who: The Mutants – DVD Review
Product Reviews(22nd) - WhoNews iOS App: Get all the latest Doctor Who news
Pitch Engine(22nd) - Doctor Who News App WhoNews adds more features for less on iPhone/iPad
prMac(22nd) - Doctor Who News App WhoNews adds more features for less on iPhone/iPad
BlogAL(21st) - WeirdWare: Ride In Dalek

Geeks of Doom(22nd) - TARDIS Materializes In Front Of Raglan Castle In Wales
Cultbox(22nd) - 'Doctor Who': Top 6 historical figures
Cultbox(21st) - 'Doctor Who': Series 5 DVD marathon
Asylum(21st) - Cartoonist makes actually-funny Doctor Who comic without ever watching Doctor Who
flick filosopher(21st) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: David Tennant and Karen Gillan together again for the first time
Huffington Post(21st) - Dear Britain: Give Us Back Superman, or We're Taking "Doctor Who"
Shadowlocked(21st) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews - Timelash
Shadowlocked(23rd) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews - Revelation of the Daleks

Related News
Amazon Prime(22nd) - Amazon Prime customers can now stream 5,000 movies and TV shows
Reuters(22nd) - Amazon takes aim at Netflix with streaming video

Passing Mention
Guardian(23rd) - Why Americans beat the British at musicals
South Wales Evening Post(22nd) - Hollywood star back at school for new drama
Gazette Live(22nd) - United in success
TGDaily(21st) - No more romance in Warehouse 13?
Daemons TV(21st) - HOUSE “Two Stories” Review
io9(21st) - New research reveals that planets don't need stars to be habitable

Sunday 20 February 2011

Article roundup 19th-20th February 2011

More coverage of the Doctor Who Experience, which formally opened today. Also, more on David Walliams's role in Doctor Who, plus former Doctor Peter Davison reports on his trip down under, and former Welsh minister Rhodri Morgan reflects on almost becoming a tree in Doctor Who!

Series Coverage
Metro(20th) - David Walliams to star as Gibbis in Doctor Who
Digital Spy(20th) - Whithouse to pen Walliams 'Who' ep
The Sun(19th) - Holey Moley... David Walliams on Doctor Who
Telegraph(19th) - David Walliams lands alien role in Dr Who
Digital Spy(19th) - David Walliams 'Who' role leaked?
Unreality Shout(19th) - David Walliams will play a cowardly mole-like alien in ‘Doctor Who’.

Doctor Who Experience
Sky News(20th) - Who's Who? Doctor Actor Meets His Match (video)
What's on TV(20th) - Matt Smith meets his own Dr Who life-size replica
Press Association(20th) - Who's Who for Time Lord Matt Smith
Independent(19th) - Can a father and son share Doctor Who fun?
The Guardian(19th) - This week's new events: The Doctor Who Experience
SFX(18th) - Doctor Who Experience – Review

Mail(20th) - Doctor Who goes Down Under: Peter Davison takes his Tardis to New Zealand
Express(19th) - Catherine Tate seeks directing action
Western Mail(19th) - How I missed taking my acting bough as a tree in Doctor Who (Rhodri Morgan)

Irish Times(19th) - The many faces of TP McKenna
BBC News(18th) - Funeral of Gavin and Stacey actress Margaret John

DVD Talk(18th) - Doctor Who: The Mutants

SFX(19th) - Wardrobe Malfunction: The Karkus

Related News
York Press(19th) - Music and smiles at funeral of Andrew Tiplady

The Spoof(19th) - Dr Who 'Comes Out' In Shock Gay Storyline

Friday 18 February 2011

Article roundup 15th-18th February 2011

The major news of this week is coverage of the previews for the Doctor Who Experience; plus an interview with Nick Briggs does the rounds.

Series Coverage
Anglotopia(18th) - Doctor Whooligan: Latest Doctor Who and Torchwood News – Upcoming Doctor Who Conventions
Digital Spy(17th) - 'Doctor Who' star: 'Matt Smith is magical'
Female First(16th) - Matt Smith is 'magical' as Doctor
Sky News [AU](15th) - Matt Smith is 'magical' as Doctor
Newstime [ZA](15th) - Matt Smith Is Magical As Doctor

Cultbox(15th) - 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' writers revealed

Doctor Who Experience
Standard(18th) - The Doctor will see you now… show is a Who's Who for fans
The Sun(18th) - Sun's sneak peek at Doc Who show
Daily Mail(18th) - Doctor Who: Now fans can enjoy the Time Lord in his intergalatic battle with evil (second article)
Reg Hardware(17th) - The Doctor Who Experience
Metro(15th) - Doctor Who Experience: Daleks and Cybermen converge on London's Olympia 2
SFX(15th) - Dr Who Experience Pics
Coventry Telegraph(15th) - Doctor Who Experience to open in London this weekend
Independent(15th) - Doctor Who Experience - picture preview
Guardian(15th) - The Doctor Who Experience: a first look
CBBC(15th) - Daleks and Cybermen at new Doctor Who exhibition
CBBC(15th) - Cybermen gear up for exhibition
Daily Mail(15th) - Exterminate. . . exterminate: Doctor Who enemies reveal themselves en masse
Wales Online(15th) - The Doctor Who Experience
Wales Online(14th) - Doctor Who enemies mass for exhibit

Other Events
Sandwell Council(18th) - Half-term activities in Sandwell libraries (Dalek invasion 25th)
NBC LA(17th) - Doctor Who Con (Gallifrey One)

flick filosopher(15th) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: Christopher Eccleston’s charity Dalek sketch
Style Clone(15th) - Karen Gillan: Copy her casual ELLE Style awards look
3am(15th) - Well hello Elle Style Award pretties, we’ve been expecting you (Karen Gillan photo from Elle Style Awards)
The Sun(14th) - That's one Elle of a dress, Cheryl (Karen Gillan photo from Elle Style Awards)

Mirror(16th) - Irish actor TP McKenna, star of Doctor Who and The Sweeney, dies at 81
Telegraph(15th) - TP McKenna
Breaking News [IE](15th) - Irish actor TP McKenna dies, aged 81
Inside Ireland(15th) - Irish actor TP McKenna dies

Monsters & Critics(18th) - Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol - Blu-ray Review
NewsOK(18th) - DVD review: ‘Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol'
Chichester Observer(16th) - REVIEW: BBC Audio Books: Doctor Who: Demon Quest 2L The Demon of Paris
Wall Street Journal(15th) - ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Network’ and Other Blu-ray Releases of the Week
UGO(15th) - Runaway Trains, TARDISs and Dimensions of Mind
USA Today(15th) - Cool stuff on DVD today: 'Doctor Who'
Wired(15th) - Make a Wish, Win Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol
TV Squad(15th) - 'Doctor Who'
AmericaJR(15th) - "Torchwood" DVD
Guardian(15th) - Two free Doctor Who CDs
Cultbox(15th) - 'K9': Series 1 Volume 1 DVD review
Popzara(15th) - Christmas Special Review
IGN(15th) - Lost, Venture Bros. and Twilight Zone Toys
IGN(14th) - Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol Blu-ray Review
MTV(14th) - EXCLUSIVE 'Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol' Special Feature - Meet Clive!

Stuff [NZ](19th) - Daleks unable to foil wedding
Spalding Today(17th) - ‘Thugs won’t stop me dressing as Doctor Who’
Blastr(17th) - The 13 must-have sci-fi toys you'll want to own this year (Doctor Who Number Four figure)
Anglophenia(17th) - Chris Hardwick Geeks Out Over ‘Doctor Who’ on ‘Craig Ferguson’
My SA(17th) - This Doctor Who fan’s clockwork robot costume is to die for
Movies [IE](17th) - We Come In Peace - 10 on screen aliens that didn't want to blow up the planet...
Anglophenia(16th) - I Can Haz Dalek?
TVNZ(16th) - Dr Who obsession (plus video)
Screengrab(15th) - Five old things scripter Steven Moffat makes new again
Geeks of Doom(15th) - Geek Art: Doctor Who ‘Don’t Blink’
Geeks of Doom(15th) - TARDISblend 19: Countdown To ‘Miracle Day’
Cultbox(14th) - 'Doctor Who': Top 6 tear-jerking moments
Cultbox(14th) - Rose's goodbye scene voted top tear-jerking 'Doctor Who' moment
flick filosopher(18th) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: dog versus Dalek
Newslite(14th) - WNWDW: Dog taking on Dalek is an online hit
flick filosopher(14th) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: really awful porn with a ‘Doctor Who’ theme
Blastr(14th) - 26 memorable sci-fi movie and TV weddings you'll want to crash
Shadowlocked(14th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews - The Mark of the Rani
Shadowlocked(16th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews - The Two Doctors

Related News
Cultbox(18th) - 'Spooks' star Iain Glen joins 'Downton Abbey'
Guardian(16th) - BBC Showcase enjoys its final south coast fling
Metro(15th) - Outcasts lacks Doctor Who's sense of humour and takes itself too seriously
Huddersfield Daily Examiner(18th) - Val Javin: It’s the RSC’s very own costume drama
Bolton News(16th) - Sir Ian’s shirt a snip at £60 in costume auction
WHTC(15th) - Stars' Shakespeare costumes sell at auction
Coventry Telegraph(14th) - Royal Shakespeare Company costume sale attracts thousands of buyers

Passing Mention
Mirror(18th) - Comic hero Garth returns to the Daily Mirror
APC Mag(18th) - Not the Tardis, but close: Shuttle SX58J3 SFF PC review
The LHS Times(16th) - What's So Great About Russian Literature?

Monday 14 February 2011

Article roundup 10th-14th February 2011

Main news for the weekend was the casting of Lily Cole in Doctor Who. The RSC sells off costumes including items worn by David Tennant. And on a slow news day a dog being chased by a Dalek pops up! 

Series Coverage
The Sun(11th) - Sea Lily Cole in Doctor Who
Metro(11th) - Lily Cole to guest star in Doctor Who
ATV Network(12th) - Lily Cole to appear in Doctor Who
Den of Geek(11th) - Doctor Who series 6: Lily Cole to guest star
Digital Spy(11th) - Lily Cole cast in 'Doctor Who'
Unreality TV(11th) - Lily Cole joins Doctor Who as a sea creature
Breaking News(11th) - Lily Cole lands 'Doctor Who' role
Contact Music(11th) - Lily Cole - Cole Lands Monster Role On Doctor Who
Gather(11th) - 'Doctor Who' casts Lily Cole for pirate-themed episode
Heatworld(11th) - Lily Cole to appear in Doctor Who…as a sea monster!

St. Helens Star(12th) - Half-terminate in St Helens
Design Week [registration](10th) - Brand New works on Dr Who shop

Anglotopia(13th) - Doctor Who: David Tennant To be Featured on Royal Mail Stamp
Green Celebrity(12th) - Hot in Hollywood: Who is Karen Gillan, UK actress who mocks Angelina Jolie?
Official London Theatre(10th) - Latest News:Globe plans Best Much Ado (David Tennant/Catherine Tate)
Female First(10th) - Carey Mulligan On Never Let Me Go

Bloggernews(13th) - Music Review: Doctor Who: Series 5, music by Murray Gold
FresnoBee(12th) - New on DVD on Feb. 15: "Dr. Who: A Christmas Carol," Grade B+
Cambridge First(11th) - Audio Review: Doctor Who and the War Games
Cambridge First(11th) - Audio Review: Vintage Beeb
SFX(11th) - Doctor Who: The Ark – DVD Review
Den of Geek(10th) - Doctor Who: The Ark DVD review
flick filosopher(10th) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: inflatable Dalek... that you can ride in
TV Shows on DVD(9th) - Doctor Who - Story #133: Frontios
TV Shows on DVD(9th) - Doctor Who - Story #148: Time & The Rani

Stuff [NZ](14th) - Who are the best couples on TV?
Blogcritics(13th) - Which Doctor Who?
Halesowen News(13th) - Daleks, animals and magicians set to star in Sandwell libraries
PC World(12th) - Future PCs and the TARDIS in This Week in GeekTech
Joystiq(12th) - Breakfast Topic: What pop figures deserve an Easter egg in WoW?
Guardian(12th) - Great dynasties of the world: The Doctors
Guardian(12th) - HMV exterminated Doctor Who DVD bargain
Anglotopia(11th) - Doctor Whooligan: 1996 Doctor Who Movie DVD Review, Torchwood News, Series 6 Filming Report and More! SPOILERS!!!
The Sun(13th) - Dog-tor Who and the Daleks
...Ology(11th) - Watch This: Dog vs. Dalek
News Wales(11th) - See Tredegar House and die
Blastr(10th) - Dog vs. Dalek: Let the super-cute extermination begin! (Video)
Berkeley Side(11th) - Doctor Who fans: did you spot TARDIS in Berkeley?
PC World(10th) - Dr. Who’s TARDIS Lands at MIT, Caltech, and Berkeley
flick filosopher(11th) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: everything you need to know about ‘Doctor Who’ in one infographic
Comic Book Resources(11th) - Who’s Who?
USA Today(10th) - Exclusive: Go behind the scenes with 'Doctor Who' (Chistmas Carol) Confidential
/Film(10th) - Page 2: Star Trek, Doctor Who ...
Geeky Gadgets(10th) - Cartoonish Dr. Who Graphic Explains It All
Technabob(10th) - Doctor Who Cheat Sheet is Perfect For Your Girlfriend
Geek Dad(10th) - Who Is Who, and Which Who Is Which? This Is Just What the Doctor Ordered
Blastr(8th) - Everything you need to know about Doctor Who in a single page

Related News
Guardian(14th) - The BBC is producing great drama – but not enough of it
Guardian(11th) - There's a British in BBC
Sydney Morning Herald [AU](14th) - Thousands queue to buy a slice of Shakespeare
Metro(13th) - Hundreds of Shakespeare fans queue to snap up bargain clothing
Independent(13th) - Perchance to dream... of David Tennant's slippers
Telegraph(12th) - Thousands queue to buy Royal Shakespeare Company costumes
BBC News Coventry(11th) - RSC theatre history on sale in Stratford on Saturday
BBC News(11th) - Royal Shakespeare Company sells David Tennant's slippers
Marketing Week(10th) - British talent’s platform for international growth (Helen Kellie/BBC Worldwide)
Marketing Week(10th) - Live shows deepen the brand experience
Herald Scotland(10th) - Harris Tweed Hebrides plans to follow Bric road

Passing Mention
Herald Sun [AU](13th) - Wall-E winds up police
Weston Mercury(11th) - A technicolor tale
Red Pepper(10th) - The EU’s ‘orderly transition’
Champion News(10th) - In an age of portable music silence is no longer golden
Key Management Insights(10th) - The black-and-white firewall

Wednesday 9 February 2011

Article roundup 8th-9th February 2011

Things are hotting up for the Doctor Who Experience, with details about how it will be operated and wi-fi access in the shop. Plus, will Jurassic Park's Wayne Knight be in Torchwood?!!

Series Coverage
UK Net Guide(8th) - Walliams confirms upcoming Doctor Who role

Den of Geek(8th) - Wayne Knight joins Torchwood: Miracle Day
...Ology(8th) - Wayne Knight Joins 'Torchwood'
ATV Network(8th) - Sci Fi News Wrap: K-9, Being Human and Torchwood

Licensing Biz(9th) - BBC Worldwide reveals retail plans for Doctor Who Experience
The Drum(9th) - Doctor Who Experience to utilise smartphone technology to enhance retail element
New Media Age(9th) - BBC offers mobile content and coupons at Doctor Who Experience
Promotional Marketing(7th) - BBC Worldwide appoints Brandnew for Doctor Who experience

Worcester News(8th) - North Claines Women's Institute (Diane Campbell)
Liverpool Daily Post(8th) - Torchwood screenwriter John Fay, crime author Marc Gee and romantic fiction’s Jane Costello sign up for LiveRead book festival

Mi2n(9th) - Silva Screen Records Presents Doctor Who - Series 5
TVShowsOnDVD(7th) - Doctor Who - Box Art for 'Frontios, Time and the Rani'; Update About 'A Christmas Carol'

flick filosopher(9th) - ‘Doctor Who’ thing of the day: ‘Torchwood’ is ‘Doctor Who,’ and always will be
Shadowlocked(9th) - Doctor Who Complete Reviews - Vengeance on Varos
Big Shiny Robot(9th) - Doctor Who: The Infographic!
Geeks of Doom(9th) - ‘Doctor Who’ Infographic By Bob Canada
Stuff [NZ](9th) - I love you, my dalek
My San Antonio(9th) - Feb. 11 mixer w/Doctor Who, Cult Movie & Browncoats groups
Pop Culture Zoo(8th) - Review: Doctor Who – A Christmas Carol On Blu-Ray
flick filosopher(8th) - Doctor Who’ thing of the day: ‘Doctor Who’: The Movie now available to torment North American fans
Henley Standard(8th) - New club for Sacred Heart

Related News
South Wales Echo(8th) - BBC chief hopes HQ will move to the Bay
Western Mail(8th) - Outgoing BBC director tells of challenging role (Menna Richards)

Passing Mention
Entertainment Weekly(9th) - Cinemax orders '24'-meets-'Call of Duty' action series
Telegraph(9th) - RSC's costumes on sale
University of Wyoming News(8th) - Are We Ready to Meet an Alien Culture?
Liverpool Daily Post(8th) - Liverpool Discovers sees city's great names on display - from lamp-posts
Independent(8th) - John Rentoul: The new gold standard: Don't blame us, guv, we weren't even there
Telegraph(6th) - Sunday Telegraph at 50: what will the world be like in another 50 years

BBC Worldwide Press Release: BBC Worldwide breaks new ground with retail and mobile plans for Doctor Who Experience

BBC Worldwide have issued a press release relating to how merchandising will operate at the Doctor Who Experience.

BBC Worldwide breaks new ground with retail and mobile plans for Doctor Who Experience

BBC Worldwide is to launch its first ever shop devoted to Doctor Who at the much anticipated Doctor Who Experience. The shop will be a treasure trove for fans showcasing Doctor Who toys, games, books and licensed merchandise. Designed, staffed and managed by brand experience and retail specialists Brandnew Corporation, it is the first time BBC Worldwide has created a stand-alone retail operation dedicated to a single television brand. The shop will open on 20th February in tandem with the Doctor Who Experience and remain open throughout its run.

The Doctor Who Experience will be further supported by a Wi Fi service exclusive to Olympia. Also provided by Brandnew, the 'closed loop' mobile Wi Fi platform is dual purpose – while receiving redeemable coupons for use in the Doctor Who shop, visitors can also use smartphones to enjoy an immersive browsing experience related to the aliens, monsters and storylines at the show. It is the first time an event at Olympia has used Wi Fi to enable mobile content to be distributed this way.

The Wi Fi service has an easy login interface and one click access to content. From a special offers area, users download promotional barcodes which are then swiped at the checkout reader in the usual way, with price reductions shown at the till and on receipts. The wireless service is security encrypted and much faster than any 3G network. Much of the material for download is exclusive to the Doctor Who Experience with a wealth of facts, figures and information. A special subtitling service can be accessed for the deaf, ensuring the Experience – led by the Doctor's own vocal commands – is just as meaningful.

The shop will retail over 400 Doctor Who SKU's at any one time, with many items exclusive to Olympia – a showcase of licensed product larger than anything available on the high street in one place. The Doctor Who shop is a stand-alone outlet adjacent to the café, though most visitors will enter after enjoying the Experience and Exhibition. The 133 square metres has a circular layout to encourage easy and full navigation of the merchandise. The tills and checkout area at the centre mimic the central console of the TARDIS.

The brief from BBC Worldwide was to create a retail extension of the Doctor Who brand experience. The Doctor Who Experience promises to be a spectacular event, featuring an exhilarating walk-through adventure, where visitors can step into a full recreation of the Eleventh Doctor's TARDIS, and an ‘out of this world’ exhibition featuring iconic Doctor Who props and costumes from its 47 year history. This is the first ever fully immersive Doctor Who attraction - an unprecedented opportunity for fans to step through a crack in time and take part in their own Doctor Who adventure in the role of the Doctor's companion. Their challenge will be to reunite the Doctor with the TARDIS whilst facing some of the best-loved and most-feared monsters from the hit series, including a Dalek spaceship and Weeping Angels.

Brandnew Corporation is responsible for the full retail offer at the Doctor Who Experience; designing the interior and layout, determining the fixtures and displays, setting up the till and EPOS systems, product ranging and merchandising. The company is also tasked with the live customer experience; recruiting, training and briefing staff for the interactive show, exhibition and shop, plus stewarding at the event itself.

Alex Johns, MD at Brandnew Corporation said, "After the exhilaration of the Doctor Who Experience the area of the shop and café provide an opportunity for fans to catch their breath. Inspired by what they'll have seen and experienced, our retail offer makes it both easy and pleasurable to turn their excitement into tangible rewards." He continued, "The Wi Fi platform will considerably enhance the immersive experience for all Doctor Who lovers while maximising footfall and sales in the shop. It is an important part of our 'from the till backwards' approach to retail planning"

Ian Wickham, Head of Retail Development, Licensed Consumer Products UK/EMEA said, "We're delighted to be working with Brandnew on this exciting project. Some of the innovative plans we have, in particular with regards to new technology being applied at the Experience, are state of the art. This technological aspect of Brandnew's capability made them a perfect fit for the Doctor Who Experience."

The Doctor Who Experience runs at London's Olympia 2 from 20 February 2011.