Special Weapons Dalek – New Doctor Who Releases Warlord Games

Warlord Games Special Weapons Dalek

A few more exclusive pictures from Warlord Games Doctor Who ranges, including the ever popular Special Weapons Dalek.

Wargames company Warlord Games produces the 38mm figures for painters, collectors and for their wargame EXTERMINATE.

The winter range is made up the following troop types, each with just one major TV appearance to date.

Draconians, from the Jon Pertwee serial The Frontier In Space.

Movellans, enemy to the Daleks from the Tom Baker story Destiny of the Daleks. Though have had a minor appearance in the Peter Capaldi story, The Pilot.

The Special Weapon Dalek. Dripping oil, the imperial Dalek with the Steam Punk gun, rivets and visor. Seen in Remembrance of the Daleks and begging for a return this is a classic Dalek variant from the last of the Classic Doctor Who stories.

Release dates are subject to change but the Draconians should be in shops in November 2017. The Movellans should be available from in December 2017 and the Special Weapons Dalek is due out in January 2018.

DALEKS Invade Blu Ray!!! Plus Bernard Cribbins on Doctor Who

Doctor Who is 50 years old this year, even if the BBC are doing little to directly promote this fact. Also this year would have seen the Centenary of Peter Cushing – the second actor to play The Doctor! So what better way to celebrate this than looking at the 1960’s Dalek movies with fresh eyes as they come to Blu Ray.

Dr Who And The Daleks (Digitally Restored)

Dr Who And The Daleks (Digitally Restored) Blu Ray Cover
Dr Who And The Daleks (Digitally Restored) Blu Ray Cover

Out on DVD and Blu-ray: May 27th, 2013

Directed by Gordon Flemyng and now fully restored, Dr. Who & The Daleks (1965) was the first big screen film adaptation of British TV’s most iconic sci-fi hero, and was the first time Doctor Who was ever seen in colour!

British film legend Peter Cushing plays everyone’s favourite Timelord, and having invented the TARDIS, a strange machine capable of travelling into other dimensions, the Doctor and his three young accomplices set forth on a quest through time and space. Their journey takes them into the dark, undiscovered depths of the universe and to the planet of Skaro. A primitive world devastated by nuclear war and populated by two warring species, a peaceful tribe known as Thals and a life form heavily mutated by radiation, encased in protective machines. A merciless force of destruction known as The Daleks!

Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (Digitally restored)

Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (Digitally restored) Blu Ray Cover
Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (Digitally restored) Blu Ray Cover

Out on DVD and Blu-ray: May 27th, 2013

DALEKS INVASION EARTH 2150 A.D. directed by Gordon Flemyng, now fully restored and starring Peter Cushing in his return to the big screen as British TV’s most iconic sci-fi hero, Doctor Who.

The earth of 2150 AD is a desolate and hostile ruin of a planet, crumbling at the edge of civilisation, slowly disappearing into the darkness of space. For the future of planet earth now belongs The Daleks, a destructive army of alien invaders who have turned the human race into cowering slaves. Meanwhile deep within the London Underground a group of resistance freedom fighters are planning an attack. But there’s only one man who could possibly help them succeed in destroying their extra terrestrial enemies and take back control of planet earth. A man of mystery, a man of time and space, a man known only as… The Doctor.

Interview With Bernard Cribbins

Scifind’s Helen Armfield had the oppertunity to speak to Peter Cushings co-star for Daleks Invasion 2150AD Bernard Cribbins

Bernard Cribbins starts with a more recent adventure with the Doctor…

..we’d gone into the tardis. Now the tardis was in the stable block, and we had to walk in to this. And he (David Tennant) opened the door and said “come on, come on in”. We went in, closed the door, and the director said, “ok cut that’s it.” Before we came out of the tardis again, I said to David, do you know, the first time I was in this thing was in 1966. There was a pause and he looked at me, and he says… I wasn’t even born then.
It just struck me as extra ordinarry that I’d been involved with it all those years before.

Recollections of the Movie?

One of the things I do remember about the film was Peter (Cushing) and I got into terrible trouble with the director, Gordon Flemming, who was a very gruff voiced scotsman… the first time Peter and I had met a dalek in the film. Now the daleks were operated by a man sitting inside, shuffling his feet to move along. They had the line the daleks speak as well, in order to play the scene with us… we’d been captured by the daleks and down the ramp comes a dalek, the lead dalek. The guy inside was called, I think he was Bob Jewels, he was Australian. He said something to the effect of “if you don’t behave yourself, you will be exterminated” [in] this broad australian accent.

Now Peter and I got the giggles, we were just wetting ourselves at the thought of this little guy saying “you will be exterminated” [in an Austrailian accent] inside and ‘Don Flemyng, the director saying “Cribbins will you stop laughing, come on! We’ve got a lot of work to do” (Cribbins aped Gordon Flemymin’s Scottish accent to a T). He got very angry with us, but in a nice sort of way. just because we were like two school girls giggling.

And Peter Cushing?

[Seeing Daleks Invasion Earth Again] brought back so many happy memories, of Peter; we had a wonderful time when we did a film in israel, “She”, with Ursula Andress and Christopher Lee… then to work with him again was absolutely brilliant. Because we always got on well, and we used to compare notes. he was a sweet sweet man and a very very good actor.

Bernard Cribbins, Scifind thanks you for your time, and your amazing career!

Big Blue Box 2

Big Blue Box 2

Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Saturday March 16 2013

Apologies for the shameless self promotion, but Big Blue Box, my unofficial Doctor Who convention raising funds for Compaid, the charity where I work, is returning for a second outing next March, and tickets are on sale now.

So why should you part with £50 (£30 if you’re 12 or under) to spend a Saturday in a church with 199 other Who fans? Well, for a start, there’s the guest list. Actresses Louise Jameson (Leela) and Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Dalek operators Cy Town and Nicholas Pegg, actor Simon Fisher Becker (Dorium), composer Mark Ayres, historian Richard Bignell, script editor Gary Russell, and many more besides. Further names to be confirmed between now and March.

Then there’s the extras on the bill. Big screen showings of the Guerrier Brother shorts Revealing Diary and the Plotters, a light hearted debate on whether the Doctor is having a mid-life crisis, a charity auction of money can’t buy items, and a special benefit performance of Toby Hadoke’s new show, My Stepson Stole my Sonic Screwdriver.

Then there’s the venue. Trinity Theatre is a converted church with a state of the art digital projection and sound system, a funky cafe which at this year’s event had a special themed menu, and a reasonably priced bar where you can rub shoulders with guests and fans alike. All within five minutes walk of the town’s mainline train station.

Of course, there’s the cause. All the profits from the event will go towards Compaid’s work supporting disabled people in and around Kent, through computer skills training and a specially adapted transport service. We expect to raise several thousand pounds through this one day event.

Finally, what else are you going to do on a Saturday until series 7.2 of Doctor Who starts later in the Spring?

Tickets are limited to 200 to retain the intimacy and access to guests that was such a hallmark of the first Big Blue Box in January of this year. So what are you waiting for? Big Blue Box 2. It’s where every self-respecting fan of the Time Lord should be next March. I hope you can join me there.

NEW Character Building Doctor Who Packs

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These packs allow you to boost your armies of Doctor Who monsters.

(The Flesh Goo Packs coming soon)

Character Building Doctor Who Cyberman Army Builder Pack

Character Building Doctor Who Cyberman Army Builder Pack

DELETE! The Cybermen were originally human beings, but gradually they replaced their weak mortal flesh with metal and plastic. In the process they lost their compassion, along with all other emotions.

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Cybermen seek to ‘delete’ all who stand in their way, and can electrocute with their touch.

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Character Building Doctor Who Dalek Army Builder Pack

Character Building Doctor Who Dalek Army Builder Pack

EXTERMINATE! The Daleks were born without any ability to feel compassion or pity and are motivated only by hate, fear and an implacable belief that they are the superior creatures in the Universe.

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Re-create epic battles with the Eleventh Doctor or build your own army of Daleks.

Includes 5 Dalek Drone micro-figures.

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Character Building Doctor Who Weeping Angel Army Builder Pack

Character Building Doctor Who Weeping Angel Army Builder Pack

DON?T BLINK! Possessing a natural and unique defence mechanism, the Angels are quantum locked. This means that they can only move when no other living creature, including their own kind, is looking at them. As soon as they are observed, they instantly turn to stone and cannot be killed.

The Angels have the ability to send other beings into the past. This allows the Angels to feed on the potential time energy of what would have been the rest of their victim’s lives.

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DOCTOR WHO – DOOMSDAY

This second season of DOCTOR WHO has been a bold, wild ride. It s been exhilarating, exciting, experimental and once or twice a little bit underwhelming. At its best it s been absolutely astonishing with at least three episodes Girl in the Fireplace, The Satan Pit, Love & Monsters taking their place in the pantheon of genuine DOCTOR WHO classics. Here s another to add to that list. Doomsday is absolutely brilliant, a masterpiece virtually from start to finish, a television episode it s hard to believe was created by the feckness, moribund British TV industry. This is DOCTOR WHO firing on all cylinders, Russell T Davies pitching a script so well-centred and epic it leaves the audience sitting there, astonished and staggered, and wondering just where on Earth this timeless series can go next.

Doomsday had one hell of a checklist. Daleks, Cybermen, Torchwood, bye-bye Billie. All on a TV budget. Can t be done. But during forty-six exhausting, emotionally-charged, action-packed minutes, this episode delivered on just about all counts and packed a punch far more powerful than many similarly-themed feature films churned out by the Hollywood machine over the last few years. This one just doesn t stop from the moment the credits fade. The Daleks are back and how. The Cybermen are flooding through a dimensional breach and are effortlessly taking over the world. The Doctor is a prisoner, a powerless observer. Rose is a moment away from extermination as the Daleks crowd around her. What the Hell s going to happen next?

Doomsday is the episode that the previous twenty-six have been leading up to. This is where it all pays off; the Doctor s relationship with feisty Rose, the lives of the once-hapless Mickey, lonely Jackie and even her dead husband Pete. Here too we see the final dreadful repercussions of the Time War which plunged the ninth Doctor into such despair. Here it all comes together, it all makes sense and it all ends in a glorious, tragic triumph. Davies turns in another smart, witty, explosive script which has you laughing one minute and gasping for breath the next. Here even the Daleks have a sense of humour. The Cyberleader boasts of his army of millions swarming across the Earth and demands to know the strength of the Dalek force. Four, retorts the Black Dalek leader before turning the comedy moment into a thrill of terror when he announces that just one Dalek would be enough to wipe out the Cybermen. The two races enjoy a brief bitchy sparring match before the Daleks quickly disabuse their silver rivals – and long-time fans – of any dreams of an alliance between the two and all Hell breaks loose as the two alien forces clash in the bowels of Torchwood Tower. Out on the streets humanity is under attack from the Cybermen and while we don t, for obvious budgetary reasons see a lot of the chaos, we see a couple of well-realised action sequences (director Graeme Harper well up to speed after his largely-unimpressive work earlier this year in the first Cyberman adventure) which serve to convey the scale of the devastation; particularly impressive is the CGI aerial shot of London ablaze.

In the middle of all the madness is the Doctor, still veering manically from excited goofy puppy to raging, impotent hero, struggling to understand the scale of the threat and battling to find an answer. His confrontation with the Daleks is the match for anything his predecessor managed last year and he s just as powerful in his face-offs with the Cyberleader. Tennant is at the top of his game here, full of exuberance and yet deadly serious when he needs to be. The moment when he brandishes his beloved sonic screwdriver and uses it to blow open the chamber doors, allowing alternate-Earth troopers to swarm in and enter into pitched battle with the Daleks, is yet another I just punched the air! moment in an episode already bursting with them.

The events of Doomsday are inextricably linked to those of the earlier Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel two-parter and yet Davies s script isn t lumbered with swathes of dreary exposition for those out of the loop. The parallel world theory is neatly summarised by the Doctor (for Jackie s benefit) in one sentence and the show s new mythology Mickey, Jackie, Pete Tyler, the Time War has been magnificently embraced by the attentive new audience who will no doubt have been grateful to have seen the characters and situations they ve invested their time in pay off so beautifully in this cracking episode.

There s a lot of parallel-world jumping, lots and lots of gunfire and, finally, a third act which is quite literally the stuff of fanboy fantasy. With the Genesis Ark, the device so assiduously protected by the Daleks, revealed to be the last product of Time Lord technology, finally revealed to be a TARDIS-like prison ship holding millions of Daleks, the scene is set for a tour de force of special effects. Daleks swarm out of Torchwood Tower and indulge in a ferocious battle with the Cyberman army on the ground below, with hapless humanity caught in the middle. This is mind-blowing stuff and once again the Mill effects house work wonders as the Dalek force sweeps across the sky, incinerating Cybermen and humans with fierce abandon. Only the Doctor can save the day, using those pesky 3D glasses he s been taking on and off the last few weeks, to reason that the void-stuff aura which fizzes around anything which passes through the gap between dimensions, could just turn out to be the downfall of the Daleks and the Cybermen if he can reverse the dimension-jumping process, causing both races to be sucked back into the void towards oblivion. The Doctor sends Rose off to safety with Mickey, Jackie and alternate-Earth Pete (reunited or should that be united? with our-Earth Jackie in a nicely-placed emotional breathing space earlier in the episode) but Rose makes her way back and together they activate the Torchwood mechanisms which can destroy the Daleks and the Cybermen. But of course this is DOCTOR WHO, it s Billie Piper s last episode; nothing can possibly go right

The last ten minutes of Doomsday are enough to make a grown man cry, dammit. In the space of just over a year Billie Piper has presided over a change in DOCTOR WHO s fortunes which not even the most optimistic of fans (also known as me) could ever have predicted, not even when it was announced that the show was re-entering production. Billie s given the show a face, a profile, a connection to a young audience which might have found science-fiction a bit too geeky. Billie s hip and she s modern, a proper role model in the face of such witless competition as the ghastly Jade Goody and the repulsive Jordan. In many ways she s more responsible for the success of the series than either of her illustrious titular co-stars. Now she s gone. And what a way to go. Torn away from the Doctor in the middle of their battle to banish the Cybermen and the Daleks, Rose looks set to die a hero s death when oh, Russell, you re such a tease! her alternate-Earth Dad Pete explodes through the breach in dimensions and whisks her off to safety in his world. Moments later the breach seals forever and the Doctor and Rose are separated for the last time.

Rose, devastated, tries to adjust to life on a world which isn t quite her own and yet almost is. The Doctor travels on alone but he s able to use some handy residual energy to fashion a brief enough dimensional gap for him to enjoy one last emotional moment with the girl who made him live again. And oh God what a moment On a beach in Norway (ha, I recognise you, Mumbles beach in Swansea!), an image of the Doctor flickers into existence, having called to Rose across Space and Time. Here these star-crossed lovers come on, that s what they were say a final, teary farewell. And it rips your heart right out and stamps on it in the sand. Rose tells the Doctor she loves him. And the Doctor .oh, so close and yet so far

Back in the TARDIS our man is alone again, naturally. There are tears. Then there s a woman. A woman in a wedding dress, standing in front of him. She turns to face him, shocked and amazed, squeaking in amazement. It s Catherine Tate, the popular TV actress/comedienne. Then we re done

Russell T Davies, bigging his season finale up a few months ago, promised a season-ending which would cause grown men to rend their clothing. Consider mine suitably rent, unrepairable. But such is the confounded genius of this man that not only did he not, obviously, kill off his leading lady, he also didn t leave his audience on a desperate downer, missing Billie like crazy and vowing never to watch this damned programme again. In another masterclass on savvy casting, he signs up one of the hottest British TV talents of the last few years, promises an episode all about her for Christmas ( The Runaway Bride ) and guarantees that Tate s 6 million-plus fans will be on board for the festive special, which will itself be broadcast in the wake of her own third comedy series. Here we go again

Doomsday promised so much and delivered far, far more than we ever imagined or deserved. The departure of Billie is undoubtedly a milestone, a turning points for this series and it s been done with a poetic finality which really makes me hope that all those rumours about her returning somewhere along the line in season three are just that rumours, groundless ones at that. To undo this elegiac finale would be to rob it of its beauty and its poignancy and Russell T Davies is far too clever a writer to want to do that. Isn t he?

So that s it, scifinders. DOCTOR WHO Year Two done and dusted. What does the future hold for our favourite time traveller? These first two seasons have been so brash and extraordinary it s hard quite to imagine how BBC Wales can even begin to top them. Whatever lies in store, I m hoping that the series can retain its emotional heart Rose and the Tyler clan will be such a tough act to follow whilst still telling vivacious, audacious, crazy, scary stories which can continue to engage the imaginations of its massive new audience and demographic. Exciting and challenging times for DOCTOR WHO. I suspect Russell T Davies and those towering talents at BBC Wales are more than up to the task and, at the risk of overusing a much-abused tagline, that the trip of a lifetime has only just begun

DOCTOR WHO: RESURRECTION OF THE DALEKS

Review By Paul Mount, 3 out of 5

Hottish on the heels of the recent DVD release of ?he Aztecs? another tale of derring-do from TV? legendary death-defying Time Lord. Resurrection of the Daleks hailing from fifth Doc Peter Davison? third and final season in the role, is a grim beast indeed. Less a story and more a series of set pieces strung together, this is probably the weakest DOCTOR WHO DVD issue yet (bar the unwatchable Colin Baker yarn Vengeance on Varos. The Daleks returned to the screen in 1984 after a five-year absence and despite the fact that the production team were determined to make their return a spectacular, star-studded extravaganza, it? all a bit of a damp squib. The story is all over the place; Dalek creator Davros has been held in cryogenic suspension aboard a battered prison spaceship for nearly a hundred years. The Daleks set about releasing him to help them combat a lethal virus unleashed by their deadly enemies the Movellans. Meanwhile, there are mysterious goings-on in London? rundown docklands and when the Doctor and his companions Tegan (Janet Fielding) and Turlough (Mark Strickson) are dragged into a ?ime corridor? the scene is set for much whiz-bangery and corridor-running. Halfway through the Daleks reveal their plan to replace human leaders and the High Council of Gallifrey (?) with Dalek replicant agents and it all goes terminally pear-shaped when the Daleks start fighting one another and they start spurting foam. Davros lives to fight another day, by the way. It? bright and breezy enough but the scale of the narrative is way beyond DOCTOR WHO? meagre resources so the explosions are feeble and the gun-battles are unconvincing (despite the high death toll it? hard to care much because there are no real characters here). The cast is crawling with minor 1970s/80s thesps; Rodney Bewes, Rula Lenska, Del Henney, Chloe Ashcroft and Maurice Colbourne. But none of them – with the notable exception of Colborne – are remotely competent in their roles and when it all runs out of steam in a dismal Dalek gun battle we?e just left with memories of when DOCTOR WHO was much better than this and when the Daleks were a genuine TV phenomenon. Tegan leaves the TARDIS crew at the end of the story. ?t? stopped being fun, Doctor,?she whines at one point. It? hard not to imagine much of the Tv audience at the time saying much the same thing before turning over to watch CORONATION STREET.

THE DISC: Better extras than the story deserves. The highlight is the twenty-minute ?n Location?documentary where enthusiastic director Matthew Robinson marvels at how the Docklands locations have become a yuppie wonderland. He? joined by portly writer Eric Saward who doesn? seem particularly bothered about the whole thing and late producer John Nathan-Turner adds his own words of wisdom from a different location. Other features include a lumbering BREAKFAST TIME item featuring Nathan-Turner and Janet Fielding in a sweater scarier than anything ever seen in the series, yet another dull and pointless TARDIS cam, a trailer for episode one (I?e still got that on VHS somewhere!), extended/deleted scenes and a nice commentary by Davison, Robinson and Fielding who, it appears, has decided to succumb to the inevitable and rejoin the DOCTOR WHO fold after years of rubbishing the series. Nice extras, shame about the story. Oh, and that limited edition rubber sleeve?r,what? that all about then, Mr BBC?