29th March 2010 • Blog Post by Seb Patrick •


Don’t click the following link if you don’t want to have the look of the TARDIS interior RUINED by the Radio Times before Saturday evening. But you’d be hard-pressed to avoid it as of tomorrow anyway, frankly, so you may as well just have a look now. Go on, click it. It’s there, just below. Click it. You know you want to.


Seb Patrick once met Paul McGann, who immediately pretended to be Mark McGann. He writes for Den of Geek, BBC America, Film4 and the official Red Dwarf website, among others. He owns over thirty toy Daleks and wishes the Dapol factory tour was still open.


12 Responses

  1. Arrrrgh! Why did I click it? Why did I click it?

    It looks gorgeous.

  2. I wish I hadn’t seen it, because it’s absolutely fucking stunning and I wish my first look had been on the TV.

  3. si

    Went and bought two copies of the Radio Times this morning – one to use, one to sit around and look gorgeous.

    Followed the link as mentioned at the bottom of the cover, and MY GOD it’s beautiful.

    But can someone PLEASE find me a wallpaper sized picture of it?

  4. si

    Glad I saved all those pictures to the hard drive first thing this morning instead of waiting. RT have shoved pretty poorly applied Radio Times logos in the corners of them all.

  5. VS

    Just waiting for the picking apart of the episode summaries from the Radio Times. My god is there some stuff to ponder over there…

  6. si

    >My god is there some stuff to ponder over there…

    Indeed. “Amy’s Choice”…

  7. VS

    It just occured to me that the likes of Ben won’t actually be able to see it being outside of the UK and all so i’ve typed it up:

    1. The Eleventh Hour
    Writer: Steven Moffat
    Guest Starts: Annette Crosbie, Nina Wadia, and Arthur Darvill

    Geronimo! A brand-new Doctor crashing to Earth. New face, new body, new man. And he’s barely staggered out of the blue box, before he’s found himself in the middle of the Crisis That Just Won’t Stop! No time to rest and recover, no Tardis, no screwdriver – just six billion human beings about to die and only one man to save them. But the new Doctor encounters more than danger – this is the day he meets Amy Pond. Can he persuade her to trust him, when he’s been letting her down all her life?

    “Who da man?”

    2. The Beast Below
    Writer: Steven Moffat
    Guest Stars: Sophie Okonedo, Terrence Hardiman

    The Doctor takes Amy to the far future, and Starship UK. The British people, adrift among the stars on a giant spaceship, in search of a new home. But there are secrets here, in the rusting corridors and clanging hallways. A masked figure, who knows the Doctor of old, begs his help, while Amy encounters the terrifying Smilers, and uncovers a secret so dreadful, no one can remember it…

    “Nobody talk to me! Nobody human has anything to say to me today!”

    3. Victory of the Daleks
    Writer: Mark Gatiss
    Guest stars: Ian McNeice and Bill Paterson

    From the terrifying future of the United Kingdom to one of the darkest chapters of its past – World War Two. The Doctor and Amy find themselves in a top-secret cabinet war room deep beneath the London streets. And there, gliding among the nicotine walls and Bakelite telephones, the Daleks are hatching their deadliest scheme yet. Only one man can help the Doctor – whose side is Winston Churchill on?

    “I wanted to know what their plan was. I was their plan!”

    4. The Time of Angels
    5. Flesh and Stone
    Writer: Steven Moffat
    Guest Stars: Alex Kingston and Ian Glen

    A two-part story. A crashed spaceship, a shattered temple and a terrifying climb through the maze of the dead – River Song is back in the Doctor’s life, and she’s brought more trouble than even he can handle. The last of the Weeping Angels is loose in the ruins of Alfava Metraxis, and the Doctor is recruited to track it down. “Don’t Blink!” everyone tells Amy – but as Amy is about to discover, not blinking, might just be the worst thing you can do…

    “Is River Song you wife?”

    6. Vampires in Venice
    Writer: Toby Whithouse
    Guest Star: Helen McCrory

    In Venice, even danger is beautiful. The House of Calvierri has the whole city under its protection, but something is very wrong. There are blood-drained corpses in the street, something lurks in the canal, and the Calvierri girls are the loveliest in town, except when you glance in the mirror…

    “You know what’s dangerous about you? Not that you ask people to take risks, but that you make them want to impress you!”

    Amy’s Choice
    Writer: Simon Nye
    Guest Star: Toby Jones

    It’s been five long years since Amy travelled in the Tardis with her mysterious Doctor – and when he shows up again, on the eve of the birth of her first child, danger is not far behind him. Amy is faced with a heartbreaking choice that will change her life forever.

    “I know who you are. There’s only one person in the universe who hates me as much as you do.”

    Episodes 8 and 9
    Writer: Chris Chibnall
    Guest Stars: Meera Syal, Stephen Morre and Neve McIntosh
    In 2015, the most ambitious drilling project in history is under way. Dr Nasreen Chaudhry and her team have reached 21 kilometres into the Earth’s crust – but something is stirring far below. Amy Pond discovers there’s nowhere to run when you can’t even trust the ground at your feet.

    “While you’ve been drilling down… something else has been drilling up.”

    Episode 10
    Writer: Richard Curtis
    Guest Star: Tony Curran

    Terror lurks in the cornfields of Provence, but only a sad and lonely painter can see it. Amy Pond finds herself shoulder to shoulder with Vincent van Gogh, in a battle with a deadly alien – saving the world has never been so ginger! But can even the Doctor save Vincent?

    “Art can wait, this is life and death. We need to talk to Vincent van Gogh!”

    Episode 11
    Writer: Gareth Roberts
    Guest Stars: James Corden and Daisy Haggard

    The Doctor faces his greatest challenge yet – a flat share! People are disappearing on Aickman Road, and the Doctor must solve the mystery of a staircase that people walk up – but never down.

    “All I have to do is pass as an ordinary human being. What could possibly go wrong?”

    Episode 12 and 13
    Writer: Steven Moffat

    A message on the oldest cliff-face in the universe, a puzzle box opening from the inside and a love that lasts thousands of years…The fates are drawing close around the Tardis – is this the day the Doctor falls?

    “There was a goblin. Or a trickster, or a warrior. A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. Nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it – one day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.”

  8. si

    That was good of you, few would have had the patience. I hope those without access to a Radio Times appreciate that.

    Although you’ve missed out the letter ‘r’ and the number 7.

  9. VS

    Yeah I saw 7 was missing once i’d posted but can’t do anything to edit it. WHere is the r missing?

  10. si

    “Is River Song you wife?”

  11. VS

    Ah, so it is. Oh well, just 2 mistakes isn’t too bad.

  12. Hendiadys

    Please don’t let this make VS’s work any less appreciated:

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