Doctor Who: The War Doctor Returns!

The War Doctor Cover
The War Doctor Cover

The War Doctor was introduced for Doctor Who’s Fiftieth Anniversary, and played a key part in the record-breaking television special The Day of the Doctor, alongside David Tennant and Matt Smith’s Doctors.

He is the secret incarnation of the Time Lord — but he has shunned the title ‘Doctor’ in order to fight in the Time War against the Daleks. “I have been a huge fan of John since first seeing him in the repeats of I, Claudius in the 1980s and in his Oscar-nominated role as the eponymous The Elephant Man,’ says Big Finish executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. ‘Watching his performance in The Day of the Doctor I did find myself fantasising that some far off day we might have the chance to work with him on the audio adventures of Doctor Who and now two short years later it’s happened! John wove a fantastic character together from a great script by Steven Moffat. Now we have the chance to get to know that character more and hear John stretch in the role. We’re all in for a hell of a ride as the War Doctor engages in battle. But who are the greater threat — the Daleks or the Time Lords?”

The audio adventures of The War Doctor will be told over four box sets, each containing three linked hour-long episodes. The first box set is entitled Only The Monstrous, and is written and directed by Nicholas Briggs, whose many successes for Big Finish include the BBC Audio Award-winning masterpiece Doctor Who: Dark Eyes.

“The story of the Doctor who refuses to call himself the Doctor in order to do the unthinkable upon the ultimate battlefield — all of space and time — was irresistible to me,” says Nicholas. “Such a deeply disturbing and engaging character created by the formidable talents of writer Steven Moffat and actor John Hurt. It’s such a privilege to be working on this.”

The cast of The War Doctor also includes Jacqueline Pearce, who plays Time Lord Cardinal Ollistra — an arch manipulator who is waging the Time War against the Daleks. Jacqueline’s work includes The Avengers, Callan, Doctor Who: Death Comes to Time, Moondial and Russell T Davies’ Dark Season, and she is known to many science fiction fans for her role as Servalan in the cult classic Blake’s 7. Only The Monstrous will be released in December 2015, and will be followed in February 2016 the second volume, Infernal Devices, which is written by John Dorney, Phil Mulryne and Matt Fitton.

Volumes Three and Four are currently in pre-production. “What an utter privilege it is to work with such an iconic actor, playing such a brilliantly devised role,” says producer David Richardson. “This is Doctor Who at its darkest — the era in which our hero casts aside his core values in order to try and save the galaxy in its most terrible hour. We promise bold and brilliant story-telling with gripping character drama, and epic and cinematic audio productions.” In addition to The War Doctor, November 2017 also sees a prequel box set to the saga Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor — The Time War, which will follow the early stages of the Time War from the Eighth Doctor’s perspective. Paul McGann stars, alongside characters first introduced in the War Doctor box sets.

The Doctor and his Magical moment: a Review of the 50th Anniversary Special

Spoilers, Sweetie

Day of the Doctor Poster
Day of the Doctor Poster
The well-loved British television programme Doctor Who aired it’s 50th Anniversary Episode on Saturday 23rd November 2013; a day that will probably stand as a fixed moment in time for most fans. The episode, titled ‘The Day of the Doctor’ had much media coverage prior to its broadcasting, and to say that Whovians of all generations had great expectations for the episode is an understatement. For those of us lucky to have seen it in the cinema, seeing a Sontarn give the rules of the cinema, and having Matt Smith and David Tennant introduce the episode itself, clarified that our expectations were going to be met. Filled with light-hearted humour, familiar faces and theatrical suspense, the episode still managed to stay true to its initial 1963 roots with the opening title being the original from the first ever series, starring William Hartnell, and the opening scene of the policeman walking past Coal Hill School being a re-enactment of the opening of the first ever episode; Clara now working at the school where the Doctors first assistant Susan once attended. A subtle salute from the present day writers to the episode that kicked off the Doctor’s great adventures.

The central setting for the episode, in the present day, was London, which seemed to reflect the tradition of Who in England (as if police call boxes, tweed jackets and cups of tea weren’t enough!). We see the eleventh doctor (Matt Smith) and his assistant Clara being airlifted by helicopter to Trafalgar Square, with the Doctor dangling from the tardis doorway and Clara holding onto his ankles. Clutching his landline telephone and exclaiming in his forever buoyant voice: “Would it call you to knock?!”, the episode got the fans tickled almost instantly. Sat there in the cinema, amongst a sea of fez’s, nothing could be more kick-ass then seeing the Doctor fly across the scene with his catchy hero-esque theme playing in the background.

Landing outside the National Gallery, the Doctor and Clara greet Kate Stewart, who belongs to the paramilitary organisation U.N.I.T (UNified Intelligence Taskforce), and is handed a letter from Queen Elizabeth I which, as its been done previously in Who, gives the programme a royal stamping. The viewers question why the Doctor is only receiving this letter now, when he has had five centuries to get it, insinuating that this can only mean that it belongs to a fixed moment in the Doctor’s timestream (If this is the case than in relation to other historical events this suggests that universal time must essentially revolve around the Doctor)… Clever huh?

Kate takes the Doctor to a painting in the National Gallery, entitled ‘Gallifrey falls’; a 3D painting of the burning city of Arcadia, a captured moment in time and space. This painting is not a gateway to the actual planet Gallifrey, it exists as only that specific moment in space and time.

The Doctor is forced to confront this moment in his past: ”I’ve had many faces, many lives but there’s one that I’ve tried very hard to forget”. And the shot delves into the intricate details of the painting; past the crumbling buildings, mass fires and screaming citizens. It focuses on a man in a leather jacket blasting the words ‘NO MORE’ into an outer wall of the city. The viewers know that we are finally going to learn more about what happened in the Time War.. exciting stuff!

The perspective then changes, and we see the planet Gallifrey at the time of the Last Great Time War. The Timelords are about to use their weapon of mass destruction that has been locked away in the Time Vaults. They realise that it has been taken and comment that there would only ever be one man brave enough to use it…

The scene then cuts to the man in the leather jacket walking across deserted plains and carrying an ambiguous sack over his shoulder. This is the War Doctor (played by John Hurt) and he is going to use the WMD in order to destroy Gallifrey to save the universe.

The War Doctor reaches an abandoned enclosure and removes what appears to be a well-designed jack-in-the-box from the sack. We soon learn that this called ‘The Moment’ (also known as ‘The Galaxy Eater’) which is the most powerful weapon in the universe. It has been said that the Doctor used this weapon to end the Last Great Time War, and so this episode is where the viewers get to see it happen.

‘The Moment’ was the final creation of the Ancients of Gallifrey and its operating system was so sophisticated that it became sentient and developed a conscience. As the War Doctor prepares to understand the weapons complexities, he finds a quirky young girl sitting on top of it instead. Even after trying to remove her from the enclosure, he turns around to find that she is still sat upon the box.

Dressed in faeriesque tights and shoes, and a beige ripped jacket, the viewers are delighted to see the beautiful Billie Piper playing the consciousness of The Moment, manifested in the form of Rose Tyler as ‘Badwolf’ (from the reboot series 1 episode 13 ‘The Parting of Ways ’ where Rose looked in to the heart of the tardis and spread the connection of ‘Badwolf’ throughout time and space as a universal link between herself and the Doctor). The casting of Piper as The Moment represents the importance of Rose Tyler within the Doctor’s timestream whilst also suggesting the fundamental powers that Badwolf created in series 1. It also meant that the episode consists of one actor from the first series of the reboot show, and allows one of our favourite companions to point fun at the Doctor, which the cheeky Piper does well: “Stuck between a girl and a box, story of your life isn’t it Doctor”.

With the powers to destroy Gallifrey and also the power to open up time fissures (portals) that allow people and objects to pass from one time period to another (even to events that were time-locked), The Moment opens up time-windows for the War Doctor, in order for him to see the future of his timestream and therefore his future self.

We now see the timeline of the Tenth Doctor (which is happening parallel to both the War Doctor in Gallifrey and the eleventh Doctor in London) who is somewhat romanticising Queen Elizabeth I in 1562 England. He is trying to prove that she is a zygon (an alien that has the ability to mirror the image of humans with the intent of world domination). An initial joke about Queen Elizabeth I not being a virgin Queen was first started as a one-liner by Russell T Davies from the earlier series, which Moffat has followed through.

However, this decision to continue this storyline seemed almost like a weak move from Moffat, as it takes away the devout legacy of Queen Elizabeth I and makes the episode less historically accurate; both of which are strange qualities for an episode promoting such British legacy and pride to have. It also seems to have been quite an easy move to make, considering that it is written in as a romantic link for the Tenth Doctor (widely thought of as the most attractive by fans) to have in order to gain access to her private collection in the National Gallery, and to have a monarch who would use her institutional power for his benefit in the first place…

A time fissure then opens in the corner of the ceiling of the National Gallery, where the Eleventh Doctor (MS) and Clara are browsing through Queen Elizabeth’s personal collection of paintings. The Doctor, upon seeing the time fissure, starts to remember this moment from his past and subsequently throws in his fez and jumps into it (shouting “Geronimo” of course). He lands in the midst of an English woodland and finds himself facing his past self.

This first meeting of the Eleventh and Tenth Doctor (Smith and Tenant) is brilliant, as they bounce off each other uncannily, and work well together as a comedy duo. “Hey I’m the Doctor and I’m so cool and Oops! I’m wearing sand shoes!’ (11 to 10). Smith’s mocking of Tenant works well as a great way for the writers to play on previous characteristics and traits of the Doctor that it knows the audience likes, and it also brings out a side of Tenant that doesn’t take himself too seriously:
“One of them is a ygon” DT (about the two Queen Elizabeth’s)
“Eurghhh… I’m not judging you” MS.

The duo are sooned joined by the War Doctor (JH) who falls through the time fissure, with the opening line: “Anyone lose a fez?” in his humble grandadesque tones. It is interesting to note that even though he is younger than his future selves, he still acts as the older authority: “Why are you pointing your screwdrivers like that, they’re scientific instruments not water pistols!”.

Day of the Doctor-The Three Doctors Matt Smith, John Hurt and David Tennant
Day of the Doctor-The Three Doctors Matt Smith, John Hurt and David Tennant
With the War Doctor John Hurt now in the mix, it gives the writer leway to mock the Doctor’s character even more.
“It’s a timey-wimey thing” MS calls to Clara through the fissure.
“Timey what? Timey-wimey?” JH
“I’ve no idea where he picks that stuff up” DT, shaking his head at Smith.

The Queens guards come to arrest the boys, with the eleventh Doctor calling his other two selves: “My co-conspirators sandshoes and grandad”. For a cultural interpretation he couldn’t have summed them up better.

The trio are taken to the Tower of London, and it is here that the Doctor has time to really face himself. With The Moment by the War Doctor’s side (that only he can see), he confronts the childish trait within his 10/11 personality. He asks the other two if they ever counted the number of people that they killed on Gallifrey, on that fatal day. The Eleventh Doctor seems oblivious to it and claims that he moved on, to which the Tenth Doctor is furious: how could he forget a mass genocide?

The Tenth Doctor reveals that it was 2.47 billion people on Gallifrey that were killed; making the Eleventh Doctor confont everything that he’d tried so hard to forget. This confrontation was a great scene to address the great differences between the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor,and gave the viewers more of an insight into why Matt Smith’s interpretation of the Doctor contrasted so greatly to David Tennants, explaining his whimsical childish ways (which is what we love most about him!)

Throughout the duration of the conversation, the Eleventh Doctor’s scratching a code into the wall: 1716231163’ which is in fact the time and the date of the first ever episode: 17:16 23.11.63. Another intricate detail that adds to the dedication of the show.

At a parallel time, in present day, Kate is showing Clara around the Black Archive; a secret archive in the Tower of London that consists of private information on the Doctor and artefacts and alien technology that exists on Earth but must be kept top secret from the rest of the human population. Kate’s father, Alistair Gordon Lethbridge- Stewart, had been an original founder of the U.N.I.T, and the Doctor was already familiar with him and the intentions of the Black Archive.

Kate shows Clara the vortex manipulator, which had previously been donated there by Captain Jack Harkness. The manipulator is lacking an activation code, to which Kate sends other members of the U.N.I.T. to look for, around the Tower. It is soon found, and a picture of it is sent to Kate’s phone. However, Kate starts morphing into a Zygon in order to use the vortex manipulator for its own means, but Clara conveniently uses the picture of the code on the phone to activate the vortex manipulator to travel to the Doctor.

In 1562, The Moment (still in the form of Rose Tyler as Badwolf) prompts the War Doctor to use his screwdriver to calculate the molecular anatomy of the door in order to unlock it. Going with the “different case, same software” analogy, a calculation that would take hundreds of years to complete is done in seconds… (Although theoretically, the Doctor would have noticed this ongoing calculation at least once throughout the period of his timestream between the War Doctor and the Eleventh). However, it seems as if this calculation wasn’t needed anyway, as Clara bursts through the door claiming that it was in fact unlocked… I guess even the Doctor can lack common sense sometimes.

Queen Elizabeth soon joins the party, and leads them to the Zygons base of operations to reveal their plans to the Doctor and Clara. The zygons have been using the stasis cube, which allows time travel to frozen instants in time (which is the timelord art) which means that they can use the cube to travel in to the paintings and then into the times in which that painting exists.

However, the Tenth Doctor, thinking that the Queen is a Zygon, comments on the authenticity of the Queen’s bad breath… Although in fact it is the real Queen! She proves this by confessing that she killed her zygon twin in the forest (wipping out a knife from her stocking) and then comes out with a classic quote:
“The arrogance that tipifies their kind… ”
“What the zygons?” Clara
“…MEN!”
Much more like Queen Elizabeth I!

However, Moffat follows through with his initial plan and writes in a wedding between the Queen and the Tenth Doctor, for the intent of comic value. You know, how could she resist after the Doctor has offended her so much, right?

All three Doctors and Clara then venture back in to the tenth Doctor’s tardis, where it’s time to comment upon the ever-changing interior of the most-loved time machine:
“The round things!” MS
“I love the round things!” DT
“What are the round things?” MS
“No idea” DT.

Because of the previous affiliation the Doctor had with Kate’s father, the tardis is systematically linked to the Black Archive, where a show down is happening between Kate and her zygon twin: Kate starting a detonation in attempt to destroy London to save the world, and her twin cancelling the detonation in order to continue with Zygon domination (the detonation is activated and deactivated by voice recognition). The Tardis is blocked from entering the Black Archive, and so the Doctor has to find other means of travel to reach the Black Archive in time.

The Eleventh Doctor uses the Tardis telephone and call’s the mobile of one of the U.N.I.T. workers, to a time when he was first observing the 3D painting at the National Gallery (which is what we see at the beginning of the episode). He tells him to take the painting of ‘Gallifrey Falls’ to the Black Archive, and then himself, the tenth Doctor and the War Doctor use the stasis cube to travel to the dimensions of the painting itself.

The painting is only a captured moment in time of the City of Arcadia during the Time War, which was supposedly ‘taken’ or ‘made’ before the three versions of the Doctor enter it. If this is so, then theoretically the painting would also consist of another War Doctor that belonged to the painting, but this possibility is never explored.

All three Doctors then kick ass, using their screwdrivers to shoot a Dalek back in to the outer-existence of the Black Archive, with them following in slow motion as they announce:
“Hi” DT
“I’m the Doctor” JH
“Sorry about the Dalek” MS

They confront the two Kate’s and all use their sonic screwdrivers to activate the memory modifier, which happens to be situated on the ceiling above where they are sat, (as staff have to have their memories erased after every time they work in the Archive). This means that the zygons and humans then have an hour in which neither can remember whether they are zygon or human and The Eleventh Doctor declares “Peace in our time”.

As the War Doctor enjoys this peaceful moment he decides that it is time for him to make his decision, and The Moment takes him back to Gallifrey. It is when he is about to press the big red button that now exists on top of the box, due to his personal request, he states “Great men are forged in fire. It is the priviledge of the lesser man to light the flame”. Yet before he does, he hears the familiar sound of the tardis, and low and behold the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor step out of their blue boxes.

All three of them vow to press the button together, as the Doctor reassures himself that he is doing the right thing: destroying Gallifrey to save the rest of the universe. Although, the Moment gives the Doctor a projection of the Gallifrey he is about to destroy, focusing on the innocent people that are about to be murdered.

Clara also steps in to talk to her beloved Eleventh Doctor:
“We’ve already got enough warriors and any idiot can be a hero…”
“Then what do I do?”
“What you’ve always done… be a Doctor”.

The Tenth Doctor confesses his principles “Never cruel or cowardly”, and the War Doctor “Never give up, never give in”, and it is in this moment that the Eleventh Doctor changes his mind: “Gentleman, I’ve had 400 years to think about this. I’ve changed my mind”.

He is then estatic as he rememberes this moment from his past. It then clicks for the Tenth Doctor roo, and he joins in with the ludicrous happiness. The War Doctor is simply delighted because he is experiencing this for the first time, stating that The Moment showed him exactly what he needed to see.

This also means that when the three on-screen Doctors have this moment, so do all the other past Doctors that have come before.. At the same time. This may be in accordance with the Doctor’s regeneration, and a specific fixed point for all the different biological forms of the Doctor.

It is also interesting to note here that the consciousness of the WMD might have actually been inherently good, if it prompted the Doctor not to use it in the first place. And if the consciousness was in the form as Rose Tyler as Badwolf, then it might mean that if Rose had never looked in to the heart of the Tardis in the first place then maybe the Doctor would not have been led to this exact moment in time either. Genius!

Now we reach the absolute climax of the entire episode, or could even stretch to say the history of Doctor Who. With Matt Smith being the lucky guy to have played the Eleventh Doctor and to subsequently have this phenomenal decision falling upon his part of the Doctor’s timestream; he will forever be the Doctor who chose to save Gallifrey instead of destroying it. Such a revolutionary plot change in the history of the Doctor has changed an entire guilt trait of his personality. Moffat couldn’t have written anything more controversial and fictionally life-changing for Who in his timestream so far.

Different film footage is then shown of past actors who have played the Doctor announcing Gallifrey as a destination, to insinuate that the Doctor has travelled back there on multiple occasions. Our three main Doctors with their kick-ass phrases as they hit the acceleration lever:
“Geronimo!” MS
“Allonsy!” DT
“For God Sake, Gallifrey Stands!” JH

We see all twelve tardis’s travelling towards the planet of Gallifrey, and we hear the much anticipated voice: “All thirteen!” and a shot of Peter Capaldi’s eyes; the next future Doctor after Matt Smith.

A suggestive explanation for why the Doctor as Capaldi also returned to Gallifrey in that moment (as the moment should only be up to the Eleventh Doctor who makes the choice), is that soon after regeneration into Capaldi the Doctor decides that another pair of hands would help in saving Gallifrey. This plotline possibility has potential to be explored in other episodes.

We then see a mass explosion of blinding light, and the scene cuts to a close up of a cup of tea, with the viewers left unknowing to what happened to the Doctor’s home planet.

The three Doctors and Clara find themselves back at the National Gallery, staring at the 3D painting of the fallen city of Arcadia, with the three tardis’s lined up against the wall. It is drawn to attention that the War Doctor will not remember this moment, so he must continue to live on as the Doctor but with the thought that he burned Gallifrey and didn’t attempt to save it.

The War Doctor states: “And if I grow to be half the man that you are… (the audience assume that he is talking to his future selves)…Clara Oswald, I’ll be a very happy man indeed”. This is interesting as in hindsight, the moment where the Eleventh Doctor is about to press the button on the WMD and destroy Gallifrey, it is actually Clara who steps in and changes his mind. Not only does this link to Clara’s episode (‘The Name of the Doctor’ Season 7 episode 13) where she is forever saving the Doctor throughout time and space but it also reinstates the concept, as it did with Rose Tyler/Badwolf as WMD consciousness, that the Doctor’s decisions are rather propelled by his female companions.

The War Doctor steps back in to his tardis, and then regenerates into the nineth Doctor, Christopher Eccleson, and assumably continues onto his journey to meet Rose Tyler for the first time.

The Tenth Doctor will not remember this moment either, so he must continue on his journey but still with that hidden guilt. The Eleventh knows that the Tenth will not remember the moment, and so when Tenth asks where Eleventh is heading, Eleventh tells him that he has seen Trenzalore, (the planet where the tomb of the Doctor is); openingup potential for future storylines surrounding the Doctors death. The Tenth Doctor announces that he doesn’t want to go, true words of an undieing hero, and then leaves in his tardis, to resume his time travels.

Our current Doctor is left by himself again. Clara gives him time alone to look upon his painting, and our cheeky Matt Smith is left revelling in the fact that he is the Doctor who gets to have this magical moment of remembrance.

However, the episode gives Matt Smith yet another prime moment, as whist he daydreams of becoming curator of the National Gallery, he is answered with the appearance of the gallery curator himself. Complete with suit and walking stick, he is greeted by the familiar face of Tom Baker.

This meeting is a great reflection of the connecion between the original Doctor Who series and the reboot. The humble Tom Baker reveals to our Doctor that the title of the artwork is in fact ‘Gallifrey falls no more’. Eleventh’s eyes light up as he realises that his effort to save Gallifrey did not go amiss: Gallifrey is still out there somewhere!

The two generations of Who’s then share an inside joke:
“If I were you… Perhaps I was you of course or perhaps you were me.. Congratulations…” TB
‘Thankyou very much’ MS
It’s  heart-warming for whovians old and new to see Matt Smith approved by previous actor Tom Baker in the role of filling the Doctor’s boots, and it is also a clever way to open the door for previous actors as the Doctor to be written back in in future episodes.

Left with this universal knowledge, the last scene of the episode is the most spine-chilling for both the Doctor and his fans. We hear Matt Smith voice over:
“Clara sometimes ask me if I dream. “Of course I dream” I tell her, “Everybody dreams” “.
We see his feet running around the tardis, like the happy-go-lucky guy he is.
” “What do you dream about?” she asks. “The same thing everybody dreams about” I tell her. “I dream about where I’m going”. She always laughs at that and says “You’re not going anywhere, you’re just wandering about”. It’s not true, not anymore. I have a new destination” “.
We see Matt Smith as the eleventh Doctor open the doors of his tardis, onto a dreamesque vision, with the backs of all the previous eleven Doctors (icluding John Hurt).
“My journey is the same as yours, the same as anyones. It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes but at last I know where I’m going, where I’ve always been going…Home.. the long way round”.
The camera pans out and the finishing shot of the episode are the Doctors looking up at the planet Gallifrey. We can finally see into the Doctor’s dreams, and what’s lied in his unconscious for all these years. Such an incredible moment for the Doctor and all of his beloved followers.

‘The Day of The Doctor’ has been received with mixed reviews from fans. Some argue that by changing the entire history of the Time War, Moffat is taking it upon himself to give him the authority to essentially rewrite 50 years of Who (reminiscent of ‘The Name of the Doctor’) and by doing so removes a vital part of the Doctor’s personality. Yet on the other hand, fans have seen this rewrite of the Doctor’s own timestream as phenomenal as it has given the Doctor a new purpose of travel, to find his home planet, and has given the show a whole new direction. This rewrite was also truly representative of the ways in which Who writer Steven Moffat has changed the show from sci-fi realism, which is what Russell T Davies achieved (focusing primarily on mass extraterrestrial attacks on the human race as a whole) into more magical sci-fi fantasy, focusing primarily around the Doctor and his own timestream, and now even his own race and journey to his home planet…

Who knows what’s in store  ;)

NEW Doctor Who Spin Off – Movie – Abslom Daak: Dalek Killer

Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary

For months now, fans have speculated, and complained, about the relative lack of new material for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary. Whilst An Adventure in Space and Time, the behind the scenes docu-drama certainly looks fascinating and the anniversary special has long been confirmed, the questions haven’t slowed down. How long will the anniversary special be? Which doctors will be in it? Which companions? How does it connect to the rest of the series? Will Matt Smith regenerate, especially given the fact the show will be dealing with ‘The Fall of the Eleventh’? The questions constantly out number the answers, or they seemed to, until now.

A couple of days ago, Doctor Who magazine, and the BBC, confirmed that David Tennant and Billie Piper would be returning for the special along with legendary British actor John Hurt in an as yet undisclosed role. Of course, this has led to even more questions; how will Rose return? Will Tennant be playing the 10th Doctor or the pseudo-human clone introduced in Journey’s End? Will Hurt be playing The Master? So many questions but now, the avalanche has started and more and more answers are coming to light. And with them, comes the announcement of a second spin-off project, one which looks set to take the show in a very different, and yet familiar, direction.

Abslom Daak: Dalek Killer Movie

Abslom Daak: Dalek Killer. A straight to DVD movie adaptation of the classic Doctor Who Comics character.

Abslom Daak - Dalek Killer Book - By Steve Moore - David Lloyd - Steve Dillon - Richard and Steve Allen - Lee Sullivan
Abslom Daak – Dalek Killer Book – By Steve Moore – David Lloyd – Steve Dillon – Richard and Steve Allen – Lee Sullivan

Details are sketchy about the exact nature of the plot, and complicated somewhere by Daak’s multiple appearances in various incarnations of the comic, but what we do have confirmed is this. The movie is 90 minutes long, is built around digital sets similar to those used in Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome and principle photography was completed late last year in London. This was done ahead of time firstly to allow rendering of the digital sets to be completed and secondly to accommodate the filming schedules of those involved.

That’s what we know for sure…

Abslom Daak: Dalek Killer rumours;

-Daak’s origin and the death of Princess Talyin are dealt with in an opening montage.

-The Star Tigers, Daak’s commando unit, are present in the movie. Harma, the Ice Warrior team-member will be played by the same actor who portrays the Ice Warrior in upcoming episode ‘Cold War’. This was done as a means of saving money and maximising investment in the new costume.

-Similarly, Prince Salander, the Draconian team member, serves as a ‘demonstrator’ for the costume. The Draconians will be a major part of season 8, as will Salander.

-The plot involves Daak and the Star Tigers being hired to break into a Torchwood Archive facility housing some of the earliest Dalek shells. They are pitted against various Dalek factions throughout various time periods up to and including the present day. Again this maximises use of existing costumes and also follows up on the promise made in Asylum of the Daleks to feature every kind of Dalek in existence.

-Set piece scenes take place on the Dalek Emperor’s ship, in Davros’ laboratory and in hard vaccum, with Daak cutting Dalek’s off the hull of the Kill-Wagon as his team make their escape.

-The movie will mark the first ever on screen appearance of Doctor Bernice Summerfield. Lisa Bowerman clearly filmed something during this time period judging by her twitter feed and the filming took place in London. This would make sense as Bernice and Daak have some small, but meaningful history in the novels.

-Daak is being played by Jason Statham. Again, we know Statham filmed in London during this time and we also know he was working multiple jobs at once, including his cameo in Fast 6. Also, Statham recently publicly distanced himself from wanting a role in the new Star Wars movies, ruling him out for many genre fans. However, his continued support of British cinema, and with Hummingbird, recent move into notably different roles lends credence to him being prepared to take the role on.

There are, of course,other rumours; old Doctors being Forrest Gumped into place, Danny John Jules rumoured to be playing Prince Salander and so on but for now they remain unconfirmed. What we do know is that something involving Abslom Daak is scheduled for release shortly. Whether it’s Statham or Ray Stevenson, also rumoured to have taken the role, the fact remains that Daak is finally stepping across into the mainstream Who universe and, whether we like it or not, he’s going to shake things up as only he can. The anniversary party just got a new guest and I for one can’t wait to see who he dances with.

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Harry Potter – Looking Back Video Feature



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The ?Boy Who Lived? comes face to face with the enemy of the wizarding world for a final, epic battle in ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2? when it arrives on Blu-ray 3D Pack, Blu-ray Triple Play, DVD and Digital Download on 2nd December from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson return for the closing installment of the most successful film franchise of all time. ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2? has earned more than $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office.

?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2? is directed by David Yates who also helmed the magical blockbusters ?Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,? ?Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince? and ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1.? Returning from previous ?Harry Potter? films is an all-star supporting cast, including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Lewis, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.

The collective Harry Potter films are the highest-grossing franchise of all time, a global record it has held since the success of the sixth film, 2009?s ?Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.?

The release of ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2? will also be marked by a special celebration at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, where the Harry Potter stories live on. The Harry Potter Home Entertainment Celebration will consist of a series of special events to be attended by cast and filmmakers from the Harry Potter films. The three-day celebration will take place from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ? Part 2
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ? Part 2? is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts.

In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort.

It all ends here.

?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ? Part 2? stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, reprising their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The film?s ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Jim Broadbent, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Ciar?n Hinds, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Matthew Lewis, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.

The film was directed by David Yates, who also helmed the blockbusters ?Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,? ?Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince? and ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ? Part 1.? David Heyman, the producer of all of the Harry Potter films, produced the film, together with David Barron. Screenwriter Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the book by J.K. Rowling. Lionel Wigram is the executive producer.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Trailer



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Behind the scenes, the creative team was led by director of photography Eduardo Serra, production designer Stuart Craig, editor Mark Day, composer Alexandre Desplat, visual effects supervisor Tim Burke, and costume designer Jany Temime.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films production, ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,? which marks the last installment in the most successful film franchise of all time.

?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ? Part 2? will be released worldwide in theatres and IMAX, in 3D and 2D, beginning July 15, 2011.

The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 – Premier Info…

Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the world premiere of the final instalment of the Harry Potter film series, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 2, will take place in London?s Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square on 7th July 2011.

This will be the first red carpet film premiere event in Trafalgar Square, the instantly recognisable landmark providing the iconic backdrop for one of the biggest film premieres to ever take place in the capital.

The cast, filmmakers and guests attending the final Harry Potter premiere will begin the night on the red carpet in Trafalgar Square with the world?s media in attendance.? Special areas will be reserved within the square for fans and competition winners from all over the world to see the actors and creators of some of the most beloved characters of all time.? Cast and guests will then make their way to Leicester Square?s cinemas to watch the film.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “For the last decade we’ve been gripped by the on-screen battle between Harry Potter and his arch enemy Lord Voldemort and this is one of the most eagerly awaited films in history. As befits a great British triumph, I can think of no better venue than the iconic surroundings of Trafalgar Square in which to stage the most spectacular of send offs for this dramatic finale?.

Josh Berger, President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Pictures UK commented ?We are delighted that our plans for the finale of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will take place in such a spectacular venue.? We pride ourselves on the creativity of our premieres and the space within Trafalgar Square will lend itself to being a magical experience for both guests and fans.?

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reprise their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

The final part in the film series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ? Part 2 is directed by David Yates, director of the last three films.? The producers are David Heyman, the producer of all of the Harry Potter films, David Barron who has produced six of the films and J.K. Rowling.? Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling.? Lionel Wigram is the executive producer, with John Trehy and Tim Lewis as co-producers.

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 opens in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on July 15th 2011.

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows pt 1 DVD / Blu Ray

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1 DVD Artwork

NEW 11 Feb 2011: To celebrate the 60-day countdown to the Blu-ray and DVD release of the blockbuster film ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1,? Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, announced yesterday that 100 Limited Edition Blu-rays will be given away via the Harry Potter UK page on Facebook. The specially created Limited Editions will only be available to fans entering the promotion through the Harry Potter UK page on Facebook.

The official Harry Potter UK page on Facebook currently has 928,325 fans, breaking all previously held records for a UK Facebook film page. www.facebook.com/HarryPotterUK

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 11th 2011.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a motion picture event, told in two full-length parts.
Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the Horcruxes?the keys to Voldemort?s immortality. On their own, without the guidance or protection of their professors, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

Meanwhile, the Wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort?s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as Voldemort?s followers look for Harry with orders to bring him to the Dark Lord?alive.

Harry?s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale?the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks.

Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became ?the Boy Who Lived.? No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films Production, a David Yates Film, ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ? Part 1,? beginning the last chapter of the most successful motion picture franchise of all time.



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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 11th 2011.

Heading the cast, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reprise the roles of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The film?s ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Rhys Ifans, Jason Isaacs, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Toby Jones, David Legeno, Simon McBurney, Helen McCrory, Nick Moran, Peter Mullen, David O?Hara, Cl?mence Po?sy, Natalia Tena, Julie Walters, Mark Williams and Bonnie Wright.

?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ? Part 1? was directed by David Yates, who also helmed ?Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? and ?Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.? David Heyman, the producer of all of the Harry Potter films, again produced the film, together with David Barron and J.K. Rowling. Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling. Lionel Wigram is the executive producer, with John Trehy and Tim Lewis serving as co-producers.



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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 11th 2011.

Behind the scenes, the creative team was led by director of photography Eduardo Serra, production designer Stuart Craig, editor Mark Day, composer Alexandre Desplat, visual effects supervisor Tim Burke, and costume designer Jany Temime.

Concurrently with its theatrical release, the film will be released in select IMAX? theatres. ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ? Part 1? has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience? through proprietary IMAX DMR? technology. With crystal clear images, laser-aligned digital sound and maximized field of view, IMAX provides the world?s most immersive movie experience.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 11th 2011.

Harry Potter Fans Asked To Choose Blu Ray Art Work

To celebrate the countdown to the Blu-ray and DVD release of the record-breaking ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1,? Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, announced today that fans will be given the opportunity to choose the cover art for the UK and Irish Blu-ray release via the Harry Potter UK Page on Facebook.

A poll within the Facebook page will give fans in the U.K. and Ireland the chance to vote for their favourite artwork with the winning choice reproduced on the Blu-ray edition. The official Harry Potter UK page on Facebook currently has 913,439 fans, breaking all previously held records for a UK Facebook film page. www.facebook.com/HarryPotterUK

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Sarah Bird, Marketing Director, Warner Home Video UK said: ?We?re delighted to be offering our UK and Irish Harry Potter fans the chance to get more involved in the film franchise. This exciting and innovative Facebook initiative for the Blu-ray launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is the first of its kind and further demonstrates our commitment to loyal fans?

In ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ? Part 1,? Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort?s power ? the Horcruxes. On their own and on the run, the three must rely on one another more than ever?but Dark Forces threaten to tear them apart. Part 2 in this epic finale to the Harry Potter film series will be in cinemas from July 15th 2011.

?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? is directed by David Yates, who also helmed the blockbusters ?Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? and ?Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.? David Heyman, the producer of all of the Harry Potter films, produced the film, together with David Barron. Screenwriter Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the book by J.K. Rowling. Lionel Wigram is the executive producer.

Heading the cast, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reprise their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The film?s ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Helen McCrory, Bill Nighy, Miranda Richardson, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.

Science fiction On the BBC this Christmas

I looked to the BBC’s festive season highlights to see what Science Fiction is in store for us lucky Brits this Christmas.

I very nearly said “Just Doctor Who” but it suddenly became clear that there are some slim pickings for genre fun.

Doctor Who Christmas Special

Topping an amazing line-up of quality drama, Matt Smith spends his first Christmas as The Doctor in Doctor Who ? A Christmas Carol, starring alongside veteran actor Michael Gambon and, in her first acting role, opera diva Katherine Jenkins.

John Hurt stars in Whistle And I’ll Come To You, a modern adaptation of MR James‘s Edwardian ghost story.

Christmas Movies

Genre movies this Christmas include: Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, Wall-E, Shrek The Third, Cars, Bee Movie, Enchanted and Chronicles Of Narnia 2 ? Prince Caspian

And Hidden on BBC 4

Stephen Mangan stars as eccentric detective Dirk Gently in an adaptation of Douglas Adams‘s cult novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Movie Poster
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Movie Poster
?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? is the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two full-length parts.

Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort?s immortality and destruction?the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.

Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort?s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort?alive.

Harry?s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale?the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks.

Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became ?the Boy Who Lived.? No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? is directed by David Yates, who also helmed the blockbusters ?Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? and ?Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.? David Heyman, the producer of all of the Harry Potter films, again produced the film, together with David Barron, and J.K. Rowling. Screenwriter Steve Kloves adapted the screenplay, based on the book by Rowling. Lionel Wigram is the executive producer.

Heading the cast, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reprise their roles as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

The film?s ensemble cast also includes Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Jason Isaacs, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.

Behind the scenes, the creative team was led by director of photography Eduardo Serra, production designer Stuart Craig, editor Mark Day, composer Alexandre Desplat, costume designer Jany Temime, and visual effects supervisor Tim Burke.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films production, ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,? which marks the last film of the most successful motion picture franchise of all time. ?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ? Part 1? will be released worldwide starting November 19, 2010, and ?Part 2? starting July 15, 2011.

Indy 4 on DVD at Last

You may have noticed that scifind.com has just had a bit of an indy makeover – this is to celebrate the fact that the latest chapter of the greatest adventure of all time comes to DVD and Blu-ray. What am I talking about – Indiana Jones Of course!

The highest-grossing installment of the phenomenally popular adventure franchise, with more than 440 million at the global box office, Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilm Ltd.s INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL will make its highly anticipated debut on DVD and Blu-ray November 10, 2008.

Released by Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Entertainment, the film will be available as a two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray, loaded with spectacular bonus features that allow viewers to accompany the filmmakers and cast on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes of this modern classic.

Directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Frank Marshall, with
George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy as executive producers, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL is the newest adventure in the phenomenally successful INDIANA JONES series, which has earned six Academy Awards and over $2 billion worldwide.

Set in 1957, the film stars Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone and John Hurt and follows Indy on a perilous adventure to find the coveted Crystal Skull of Akator. From the ivy-covered halls of Marshall College to the verdant jungles of South America, Indy is relentlessly pursued by sinister Soviet agents who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the eerie object of fascination.

The two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray presentations feature hours of new content that opens up the world of Indiana Jones as never before through in-depth footage of Steven Spielberg and his cast and crew at work.? From Shia LaBeoufs training to become a master swordsman to Harrison Fords reunion with his fedora, whip…and Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, viewers can watch the magic of cinemas greatest action-adventure hero returning to the big screen, as well as the extraordinary work of the legendary artists who have brought Indys latest thrilling adventure to life.

In addition, all four INDIANA JONES films will be showcased in the quintessential Indiana Jones collection which includes the first three films plus the two-disc Special Edition DVD of the latest installment.

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
is available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray from November 10, 2008
from Paramount Home Entertainment

DVD TECHNICAL DETAILS

2 DISC BOX SET

Title
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL two-disc Special Edition DVD
Release date
NOvember 10 2008
DISCS
2 disc set
RRP
24.99
Cert
12 tbc
Sound
Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround
Running time
approx. 122 minutes
Special features
Disc 1:
The Return of a Legend The evolution of the new film and a tribute to the legendary hero and his creators
Pre-Production Follows Steven Spielberg as he creates animatic sequences, Shia LaBeouf as he learns to swordfight and captures the reunion of filmmakers and cast on the soundstage

Disc 2:
Production Diary: Making Kingdom of the Crystal SkullJoin filmmakers, cast and crew for a complete look at the making of the film
Shooting Begins: New Mexico
Back To School: New Haven, Connecticut
Welcome to the Jungle: Hilo, Hawaii
On-Set Action
Exploring Akator
Wrapping Up!
Warrior Makeup
The Crystal Skulls
Iconic Props
The Effects of Indy
Adventures in Post Production
Closing: Team Indy
Pre-Visualization Sequences
Area 51 Escape
Jungle Chase
Ants Attack
Galleries
The Art Department
The Adventure Begins
Cemetery and Jungle
Akator
Stan Winston Studio
Corpses, Skeletons & Mummies
Aliens & Crystal Skulls
Production Photographs
Portraits
Behind-the-Scenes Photographs

BLU-RAY 2 DISC BOX SET

Title
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION
Release date
NOVEMBER 10 2008
DISCS
2 disc set
RRP
29.99
Cert
12 tbc
Sound
Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround
Running time
approx. 122 minutes
Special features
Blu-ray Disc 1:
Indiana Jones Timelines Explore the movie through interactive timelines that include video featurettes, in-depth information and unique imagery? Your adventure begins with one of these three timelines:
Story Timeline: Showcases the key events of the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull storyline
Production Timeline: A Making-of chronology for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Historical Timeline: Dives into the real-world historical influences that are referenced in the film
The Return of a LegendThe evolution of the new film and a tribute to the legendary hero and his creators (HD)
Pre-ProductionFollows Steven Spielberg as he creates animatic sequences, Shia LaBeouf as he learns to swordfight and captures the reunion of filmmakers and cast on the soundstage (HD)

bLU-RAY Disc 2:
Production Diary: Making Kingdom of the Crystal SkullJoin filmmakers, cast and crew for a complete look at the making of the film.
Shooting Begins: New Mexico (HD)
Back To School: New Haven, Connecticut (HD)
Welcome to the Jungle: Hilo, Hawaii (HD)
On-Set Action (HD)
Exploring Akator (HD)
Wrapping Up! (HD)
Warrior Makeup (HD)
The Crystal Skulls (HD)
Iconic Props (HD)
The Effects of Indy (HD)
Adventures in Post Production (HD)
Closing: Team Indy (HD)
Pre-Visualization Sequences
Area 51 Escape (HD)
Jungle Chase (HD)
Ants Attack (HD)
Galleries
The Art Department
The Adventure Begins
Cemetery and Jungle
Akator
Stan Winston Studio
Corpses, Skeletons & Mummies
Aliens & Crystal Skulls
Production Photographs
Portraits
Behind-the-Scenes Photographs

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