Doctor Who – Prologue

Doctor Who

The BBC have released (on iPlayer) a prologue to the new series, starting on the 19th September. You can find it here (the link may not work in the future or outside the UK, sorry).

It doesn’t say much, what do you think it all means?

Looking for Daleks

Daleks

So the BBC have released a new trailer for Doctor Who and there are a couple of shots of Daleks within it.

Now if you look carefully, not only can you see the Special Weapon Dalek, but there are also early era Daleks like those encountered by the first Doctor.

Daleks

The Special Weapon Dalek was first seen in the classic Sylvester McCoy story, Remembrance of the Daleks.

Special Weapon Dalek

Another view from Remembrance of the Daleks.

Special Weapon Dalek

This new shot is not the only time it has appeared, it was also seen in Asylum of the Daleks.

Special Weapon Dalek in 2012

So not long now until the new series of Doctor Who. Are you looking forward to it?

 

Doctor Who: Born to save the universe

New Doctor Who trailer and series 9 starts September 19th 2015.

Well there’s a lot in that trailer, not sure if I understand it all, but I did recognise the Daleks, Missy and a Zygon. Looking good.

LEGO Dimensions Doctor Who

At the San Diego Comic-Con Lego released a new video of how Doctor Who (in Lego) will play out in their new Lego Dimensions video game.

It looks like from the video that you will be able to play all thirteen doctors in the game. In addition there are Daleks and Cybermen.

Doctor Who in Lego

Well what do we have here, the Doctor in Lego.

Doctor Who in Lego

 

Oh and K9 and a TARDIS.

Okay so not a proper set (just yet), but for the forthcoming Lego Dimensions console game.

The game uses “real” Lego which are then “brought” into the game. There is a real mix of brands, for example the starter set has Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle (from The Lego Movie).

You can expand the game with packs and these have so far included figures from the Lego franchises such as Ninjago, but also Wonder Woman, Lord of the Rings, Wizard of Oz and Back to the Future.

With the release of some instructions, we now know that there will also be an expansion pack for Doctor Who.

Doctor Who in Lego

The copyright notice for Doctor Who is quite interesting as it includes details of Daleks and Cybermen.

BBC logo © BBC 1996. Doctor Who logo © BBC 2009. Dalek image © BBC/ Terry Nation 1963. Cyberman image © BBC/Kit Pedler/Gerry Davis 1966. K-9 image © BBC/Bob Baker/Dave Martin 1977. Licensed by BBC Worldwide Limited.

From this I would ascertain that we will see Lego Daleks and Cybermen, very likely in the game, but could mean Lego Daleks if and when more Doctor Who Lego is released.  The BBC does not hold all the rights to all the Doctor Who monsters, therefore licensed products need to both licence Doctor Who from the BBC, but also need to licence Terry Nation (estate) for the Daleks.

In addition to Doctor Who we have also seen packs for Jurassic World, Scooby Doo, Portal and The Simpsons.