THE NERDIST: COMIC-CON and THE NERDIST: TRIBUTE TO TOYS AND GAMES Premiere Saturday, July 28 on BBC America

All-new specials, The Nerdist: Comic-Con and The Nerdist: Tribute to Toys and Games

Every year, thousands of nerds converge in beautiful San Diego, where they shun the sunny skies and head indoors for the biggest comic book convention in the world: Comic-Con. In The Nerdist: Comic-Con, Chris Hardwick and his crack team of nerd experts do their best to piece together what happened at this year’s event. From cosplayers to blockbuster films, new TV shows and video games, this episode has it all. Even comic books. The special features interviews with Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill at Comic-Con, with in-studio guest appearances from Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek) and John Barrowman (Torchwood, Doctor Who). The Nerdist: Comic-Con premieres Saturday, July 28, 9:00pm ET/PT.

The Nerdist: Tribute to Toys and Games comes new in the box. Chris and co-hosts Jonah Ray and Matt Mira talk about the nerdiest toys, collectibles, and games. Brooke Leigh Lawson and Gregory Crafts make in-studio guest appearances, while Chris and Aisha Tyler travel across time and space… playing the game, “Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock.” The Nerdist: Tribute to Toys and Games premieres Saturday, July 28, 10:00pm ET/PT.

The Nerdist Specials Premiering August

  • The Nerdist: Tribute to Science – Saturday, August 4 at 10:00pm ET/PT
  • The Nerdist: Tribute to Nerd Girls – Saturday, August 11 at 10:00pm ET/PT
  • The Nerdist: Tribute to Time Travel – Saturday, August 18 at 10:00pm ET/PT

via BBC America Press Release

Bif Bang Pow Comic-Con 2012 Exclusives!

This is an odd year. Bif Bang Pow! did not release a press release regarding their upcoming Comic-Con 2012 exclusives. They decided to tweet a few times on Friday on their items being up on Entertainment Earth. They won’t be released until July 2012, but they are there (and here) to get a preview of what’s in store (no pun intended) for all of us.

Let us know which ones you like or possibly get by leaving a comment! Stay tuned, as there is no confirmation if there will be more exclusives yet. Hopefully Bif Bang Pow! will let us know in the near future.

Battlestar Galactica Cylons w/Tin Tote – SDCC Exclusive

Entertainment Earth Comic-Con Exclusive! This BSG-themed tin tote comes to you in glorious Cylon silver and black. Inspired by the Battlestar Galactica sci-fi TV series, the futuristic metal lunch box features an embossed chrome-metallic surface and the BSG logo. Even more exciting are the silver-colored Battle Damaged Cylon Centurion and gold Cylon Commander Action Figures included inside! Measuring 8-inches tall, these articulated action figures feature authentic fabric and armor pieces, plus incredible rifle and sword accessories and a retro style reminiscent of the bestselling “Mego” figures of the 1970s and 1980s. Order this… or else! The tote measures 8 5/8-inches wide x 6 3/4-inches tall x 4-inches deep. Battlestar Galactica (BSG) is an immensely popular franchise of television series and sci-fi films, the first of which aired in 1978. Books, comic books, and video games followed. In Battlestar Galactica, The Twelve Colonies – a civilization of human beings in a far-off sector of the universe – are at war with the cybernetic Cylons. The Cylons lay waste to The Colonies, decimating their worlds and populations, and the survivors flee aboard any spacecraft they can find, including the Battlestar Galactica, the only military ship in the Colonial Fleet to survive the Cylon attack. Battlestar Galactica’s renowned commander and his crew then lead the ragtag flotilla of survivors in search of a new home, the mythical planet Earth.

Doctor Who Original TARDIS Bobble Head – SDCC Exclusive

Entertainment Earth Comic-Con Exclusive! With this extraordinary TARDIS Bobble Head based on the Classic Series, the entire TARDIS bobbles… and it includes the signature materialize and dematerialize sounds! Measuring approximately 6 3/4-inches tall x 2 3/4-inches wide x 2 3/4-inches long in striking grayscale paint, the unique resin bobble head also features a Doctor Who logo base with a button to activate the sound. You simply gotta get one of these! Requires 1x “AG13 (LR44)” battery, included.TARDIS stands for Time And Relative Dimension In Space. The TARDIS looks just like a wooden police phone box from the 1950s on the outside, but is of infinite proportions on the inside. This incredible time machine is piloted by the Doctor, a mysterious Time Lord, and is able to transport him anywhere through time and space, disappearing in one place and reappearing somewhere new.Produced by the BBC, Doctor Who is the longest-running sci-fi TV series in the world. The award-winning show presents the adventures of a time traveler known simply as “the Doctor.” Along with his companions, this mysterious Time Lord journeys through time and space using his TARDIS, which appears from the outside to be an ordinary police phone booth.

Doctor Who TARDIS Tin Tote Gift Set – SDCC Exclusive

Entertainment Earth Comic-Con Exclusive! Three fan-demanded Doctor Who collectibles in one awesome package! This embossed tin tote looks just like a TARDIS time machine, and with plenty of authentic detail, it measures 8 5/8-inches wide x 6 3/4-inches tall x 4-inches deep. The colorful lunch box is magnificent enough by itself, but inside you’ll find a 4-pack of Doctor Who-themed coasters and a 16-ounce TARDIS-design travel mug! Carry them all with you wherever your intergalactic travels take you.The included 4-pack of coasters ought to get the conversation rolling at your next party! Measuring approximately 5-inches tall x 3 3/4-inches wide, these attention-grabbing Doctor Who-themed coasters are made of furniture-protecting EVA foam and feature the modern Doctor Who logo. The Doctor would certainly use them on the console inside his time machine, and so should you! If you have a time machine, that is.This 16-ounce travel mug looks like the Doctor’s TARDIS time machine in the BBC’s Doctor Who sci-fi TV series! With an image of the TARDIS on the front and the Doctor Who logo on the back, the mug features a blue plastic exterior and a durable stainless-steel interior. It’s just what you need for your own travels through time and space!TARDIS stands for Time And Relative Dimension In Space. The TARDIS looks just like a wooden police phone box from the 1950s on the outside, but is of infinite proportions on the inside. This incredible time machine is piloted by the Doctor, a mysterious Time Lord, and is able to transport him anywhere through time and space, disappearing in one place and reappearing somewhere new.Produced by the BBC, Doctor Whois the longest-running sci-fi TV series in the world. The award-winning show presents the adventures of a time traveler known simply as “the Doctor.” Along with his companions, this mysterious Time Lord journeys through time and space using his TARDIS, which appears from the outside to be an ordinary police phone booth.

Six Million Dollar Man – Dr. Rudy Wells with Tin Tote – SDCC Exclusive

Entertainment Earth Comic-Con Exclusive! Standing 8-inches tall, this retro-style Dr. Rudy Wells Action Figure based on the TV series The Six Million Dollar Man features multiple points of articulation and series-true fabric clothing. And Steve Austin’s physician arrives in an awesome tin tote that emulates Oscar Goldman’s briefcase! It looks like an ordinary brown briefcase on the outside, but the full-color interior features artwork representing the decoder, bionic scanner, tuner, energy modules, and other gadgets and gizmos you remember from the show. Only this briefcase-styled lunch box won’t explode! The tote measures 8 5/8-inches wide x 6 3/4-inches tall x 4-inches deep. Dr. Rudy Wells, Steve Austin’s physician and bionic-technology expert, appears in this action figure dressed in authentic scrubs and white shoes. Dr. Rudy Wells features interchangeable heads depicting all three actors who played the part: Martin Balsam, Martin Brooks, and Alan Oppenheimer! The Six Million Dollar Manis an American television series about a crippled test pilot and former astronaut who is rebuilt with nuclear-powered limbs and bionic implants. Working for the OSI, he serves as a truly one-of-a-kind intelligence agent. The popular show aired on the ABC network as a regular series from 1974 to 1978.

The Twilight Zone The Invaders Diorama – SDCC Exclusive

Entertainment Earth Comic-Con Exclusive! Measuring 10-inches deep x 8-inches wide x 7 1/2-inches tall, this incredible black-and-white diorama recreates a moment from the memorable “The Invaders” episode of The Twilight Zone that starred Agnes Moorhead. The resin statue features a diminutive Invader, U.S. Air Force Space Probe No. 1, and a rooftop scene complete with fearsome giant. Order this one-of-a-kind collectible today!” These are the invaders, the tiny beings from the tiny place called Earth, who would take the giant step across the sky to the question marks that sparkle and beckon from the vastness of the universe only to be imagined. The invaders, who found out that a one-way ticket to the stars beyond has the ultimate price tag. And we have just seen it entered in a ledger that covers all the transactions of the universe, a bill stamped ‘paid in full,’ and to be found, on file, in the Twilight Zone.””You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead. Your next stop… the Twilight Zone.” (Spoken by Rod Serling at the beginning of each The Twilight Zone episode.)

The Twilight Zone Kanamit’s Cookbook Set – SDCC Exclusive

Entertainment Earth Comic-Con Exclusive! If you have always wanted to serve your fellow man, these guys can teach you how. They’re the experts. In fact, the Kanamits might even provide you with a cookbook that includes their favorite recipes! From the chilling The Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man,” comes this astonishing gift set created with the consummate (not consumed) fan in mind. You’ll find an all-new articulated, 8-inch scale, fabric-clad Kanamit dressed in a black satin robe with black pants and tall shoes. But that’s not all! You also get an 8-inch tall x 5-inch wide Kanamit Cookbook Journal that contains 160 lined white pages, and both the figure and the journal come packaged inside a Kanamit-themed lunch box measuring 8 5/8-inches wide x 6 3/4-inches tall x 4-inches deep! What better gift for the The Twilight Zone admirer in your life?”You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead. Your next stop… the Twilight Zone.” (Spoken by Rod Serling at the beginning of each The Twilight Zoneepisode.)

Venture Bros. Brock Samson (Bloody) 3 3/4-Inch Figure

Entertainment Earth Comic-Con Exclusive! Never-before-made 3 3/4-inch Brock Samson Action Figure! This macho secret agent is conspiring to get into your home and your The Venture Bros. collection. Posing as an irresistible articulated action figure from Bif Bang Pow!, Brock Samson stands 3 3/4-inches tall in all his bloody machismo glory, ready for his next action. (He brings a knife accessory, just in case.) Add him to your desk today!Student of the great Hunter Gathers, former member of the OSI, and current member of SPHINX – Brock Samson is one bad dude. Trained to fight sharks, kill bears, and bed superspy ladies from all over the planet, there’s no better baby sitter in the world. Seriously, that’s a big part of his job!Bif Bang Pow! presents a truly awesome array of never-before-made 3 3/4-inch action figures based on Adult Swim’s extremely popular animated series The Venture Bros. These fan-demanded figures are crafted of PVC plastic, feature 10 points of articulation, and come with character-specific accessories. You’ll want every one of them in your toy box or Venture Bros. collection.

John Barrowman from TORCHWOOD and DOCTOR WHO to Appear at C2E2

Captain Jack Harkness From Doctor Who And Torchwood Coming To Chicago

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) has announced actor John Barrowman — best known as Captain Jack Harkness in the BBC’s Torchwood and Doctor Who – will be appearing at this year’s event as a Spotlight Guest.  C2E2, from the creators of New York Comic Con, is April 13-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.  The event is a popular culture convention spanning the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga, and games, and John Barrowman is the latest addition to the show’s roster of guests.  Previously announced comic talent appearing at C2E2 include Adam Hughes, Joe Kubert, Marc Silvestri, Rick Remender, and Scott Snyder.  Previously announced entertainment names include Anthony Daniels, Chad Michael Murray, Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris, Chris Hardwick, and Josh Gates.

Barrowman’s body of work spans both the UK and US, appearing on British series including HustleHotel Babylon, and his entertainment show,Tonight’s The Night, and in the US on programs ranging from Desperate Housewives to Central Park West.  He is most known — and has become a pop culture icon — for his portrayal of Captain Jack Harkness.  First appearing in 2005 in Doctor Who, Harkness was a rogue anti-hero both equal and opposite Who‘s altruistic Doctor.  Captain Jack proved extremely popular with fans and critics alike, leading to further adventures with The Doctor in subsequent years and the starring role in Doctor Who‘s adult-oriented spin-off, Torchwood.  Torchwood‘s fourth season, Miracle Day, was a UK and US co-production, airing this past summer on Starz in the USA.

“We’re very excited to welcome John Barrowman this year to C2E2,” Show Organizer Lance Fensterman said.  “Doctor Who has grown into a global phenomenon, and John Barrowman is an actor with a following on both sides of the Atlantic.  There’s tremendous excitement from the fanboys and fangirls within C2E2′s own office, and we know our audience in Chicago will be overjoyed to meet him.”

“I’m so excited about C2E2 because it involves two of my favorite things — my US fans and the city of Chicago. We’re going to have a great time!” Barrowman said.  ”C2E2 will be a special kind of homecoming for me. I’m thrilled to be back in one of my favorite cities in the world, and I’m so happy at long last to be able to spend some time with my US fans.”

John Barrowman will be appearing at C2E2 on Saturday and Sunday.  He’ll be signing autographs and be participating in a panel discussion.  For more on John Barrowman, please visit www.johnbarrowman.com.  Tickets to C2E2 are available now.  For tickets and further show guests and information, visit www.C2E2.com.  For the latest news, follow @C2E2 on Twitter.

ABOUT REEDPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena.  ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration VI, Fantasy Football Fest, and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.
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via C2E2 Press Release

First Ever STAR TREK/DOCTOR WHO Comic Book Crossover Coming in May

Star Trek: The Next Generation® crew and the Doctor face off against the Borg and the Cybermen

In conjunction with BBC Worldwide Consumer Products and CBS Consumer Products, IDW Publishing will make history when two of the greatest science-fiction properties of all time come together in a comic book for the first time. The world’s most popular time traveler teams up with the U.S.S. Enterprise crew in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2, taking fans on an adventure where no man has gone before.

“By joining these two sci-fi powerhouses, fans will be taken on the ultimate adventure through time and space,” said Liz Kalodner, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Consumer Products.

Launching in May, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2 will feature fan-favorite villains the Borg and the Cybermen as they create an unholy alliance resulting in potential disaster for all humanity. Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise find themselves joining forces with the Doctor and his companions, with the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance.

“We are excited about this new adventure for the Doctor and the fact that he will be travelling with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his iconic crew. This is a perfect partnership for not only Doctor Who’s incredible fans, but also for the brand. We have just celebrated our most successful year yet. Doctor Who’s latest season delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA and it was most downloaded full TV seasons of 2011 in the U.S. on the iTunes Store,” says Soumya Sriraman, executive vice president Home Entertainment and Licensing.

This eight-issue series will be written by Scott and David Tipton, the authors of critically acclaimed Star Trek: Infestation, with a helping hand from longtime Doctor Who writer Tony Lee, and will feature fully painted artwork by J.K. Woodward (Fallen Angel).

Fans are encouraged to ask their retailers about the rare wraparound photo cover. Plus, artist Joe Corroney (Star Trek Ongoing) will provide a variant cover featuring the Doctor and friends aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Doctor Who and Star Trek are two hugely successful franchises that began as television series, and have expanded into a number of other media, including comic books, which continue to captivate fans all over the world. Nearly five decades and 1,500 episodes in the making, this is the moment that both Trekkers and Whovians have waited for all their lives!

STAR TREK TNG/DOCTOR WHO: ASSIMILATION2 ($3.99, 32 pages, full color) will be available in stores in May 2012.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to sign up for updates and learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

Connect with Doctor Who on Facebook, Tumblr, and BBC AMERICA’s Twitter.

® & © 2012 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc.

BBC, DOCTOR WHO (word marks, logos and devices), TARDIS and CYBERMAN are trade marks of the British Broadcasting Corporation and are used under license.
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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coasts Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
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IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot, while Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.
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About BBC Worldwide Americas
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBC Worldwide Americas brings together all of BBC Worldwide’s businesses in North and South America. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK license payer, and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company has seven core businesses: Channels, Sales and Distribution, Content and Production, Consumer Products, Digital Media, Magazines, and recently formed Brands, Consumers & New Ventures.  Under these businesses fall two key brands in the U.S. – digital cable channel BBC America and a bi-coastal production arm responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars for ABC.
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About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films.  Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise.  For more information, visit http://www.cbsconsumerproducts.com

via IDW Press Release

Underground Toys Announce Their Talking Plush Products

Underground Toys is pleased to announce the release of an exciting selection of talking plush products for the worldwide hit TV series, Doctor Who. Underground Toys has captured the characters as talking soft toys for the first time!

Series 1 will include Medium TARDIS (with a flashing lamp and sound) and Medium Talking Daleks – they stand approximately 9″ tall and ship in branded gift boxes. The cute mini talking plush assortment also includes the Cyberman – they stand 4″ tall and have plastic clips on so they can be attached to keys, bags etc!

Phrases include the TARDIS Materialisation, “Exterminate, Exterminate!” and many more.

via Press Release

BBC America’s Doctor Who & Bedlam Set for Comic-Con 2011

Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and Karen Gillan to make their first appearance

BBC AMERICA returns to Comic-Con International: San Diego with the stars and creators of their hit series Doctor Who and new sexy supernatural series Bedlam – for panels, signings and exclusive merchandise at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629).

DOCTOR WHO: Panel and Q&A
Sunday, July 24, 12:30-1:30pm
HALL H

Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel and Q&A with Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse (Being Human creator) and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis. They’re bringing with them, exclusive new footage from the new episodes airing later this summer on BBC AMERICA. Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the mysterious traveler who journeys throughout all of time and space, picking up companions along the way and almost always sidestepping danger.

Doctor Who, from award winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, stars BAFTA nominee Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen Gillan as his companion Amy Pond, along with Arthur Darvill as Rory and Alex Kingston who plays River Song. Part One of the new season, which premiered in April, delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA and marked the first time Doctor Who filmed on American soil. Its finale ended with the unveiling of a massive secret and the words “Let’s Kill Hitler” on screen. Part One of Doctor Who arrives on Blu-ray/DVD on July 19 and Part Two premieres late summer on BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturdays. Twitter: @BBCAmerica / #DoctorWho

BEDLAM: Exclusive U.S. Premiere Screening and Q&A
Friday, July 22, 5:15-6:15pm
ROOM 7AB

Star Theo James (Underworld 4: New Dawn, Downton Abbey) and creator David Allison (Boy Meets Girl) host a premiere screening event followed by discussion and Q&A. Bedlam Heights, the stylish new apartment building, has sexy tenants and gorgeous decor. But little do the new residents suspect that behind the luxury fittings lay unimaginable horrors. This is a place tainted by abuse, suffering and death – and the ghosts of its dark and violent past are out for revenge. As the direct descendent of those who ran the asylum, Kate (Charlotte Salt, The Tudors) – who both lives and works there – is a prime target. She is surprised by the unexpected arrival of Jed (James) – her adopted cousin. Jed is unique. With a history of mental illness, he’s a troubled man who sees ghosts and visions of the past. Recent messages to ‘Save Kate,’ propel him back into Kate’s life. Can he really ‘Save Kate?’ And from whom, or what, does she need saving? Everybody has a dark side in this new series also starring Ashley Madekwe (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Hugo Speer (Skins) and Will Young (Pop Idol winner, Skins). Bedlam premieres Saturday, October 8, 9:00pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturdays. Twitter: @BBCAmerica / #Bedlam.

THE BBC AMERICA BOOTH (#3629)

Fans of Doctor Who will find an assortment of contemporary and classic licensed merchandise at Comic-Con, available at the BBC AMERICA booth, in addition to officially licensed Doctor Who partners’ booths. The BBC AMERICA booth will also offer fans several product exclusives including: a comic book convention special, the River Song figure, and multiple t-shirt styles. From t-shirts to action figures, Sonic Screwdrivers to comic books, Doctor Who will have something for fans of any age.

For the latest Comic-Con updates, follow @BBCAmerica on Twitter, Doctor Who on Tumblr and check out full coverage by BBCAmerica.com’s Anglophenia.

PANEL AND SIGNING SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JULY 22

5:00-6:00p.m. BBC AMERICA’s Bedlam: Exclusive U.S. Premiere Screening and Q&A – Star Theo James and creator David Allison host a premiere screening event followed by discussion and Q&A. Room: 7AB

SATURDAY, JULY 23

11:00-11:30a.m. Bedlam star Theo James and creator David Allison signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629).

SUNDAY, JULY 24

12:30-1:30p.m. BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who – Stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel and Q&A with writer Toby Whithouse and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis. Hall H

BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy, four Golden Globes and ten Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 68 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, http://www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.
via BBC America Press Release

Underground Toys Reveals Their Doctor Who River Song Exclusive for Comic-Con

Underground Toys is pleased to announce details of their 2011 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Doctor Who item – River Song and Pandorica Chair from “The Pandorica Opens”

This item will be available for sale at Underground Toys’ booth # 3949 and also on BBC America’s booth #3629 for $30.00.

River Song
Of all the people who have traveled or will travel with the Doctor, River Song is the most enigmatic of them all. She always seems to be one step ahead of the Doctor, even when he is in her past. Nobody has been able to figure out how River knows the Doctor so well, although there have been plenty of guesses! Although River is a force to be reckoned with, she sometimes needs the Doctor’s help – whether it’s against the Vashta Nerada or the Weeping Angels, or any of the other foes they have faced, or even will face in future. Confused? It will all become clear… one day…

The Pandorica
Legend has it that the Pandorica is a prison, a cage to contain the most feared warrior in the universe. But it is all a lie – the Pandorica is a box created to contain just one person – the Doctor. When his TARDIS exploded, all parts of time and space were wiped out, never having existed. The massed armies of all the Doctor’s foes – Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans and others banded together and created the legends of the Pandorica, and then locked him inside it. But the Pandorica energy was a restorative, it could bring things back to life, and the Doctor piloted the Pandorica into the heart of his exploding TARDIS and set off Big Bang 2, rebooting the entire universe.

 

Bif Bang Pow! Does It Again at San Diego Comic-Con — Booth #2343

Bif Bang Pow! has consolidated all of their exclusives for Comic-Con into one list. I was doing this myself, but it’s easier to just re-post what they have, so enjoy! I did put up better photos of everything though.

Manufacturer Showcases 8 Comic-Con Exclusives and 21 Product Debuts from Doctor Who™, The Venture Bros.™, NCIS™, Lost™, The Twilight Zone™, Dexter™, andEastbound & Down®

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 8, 2011) – Bif Bang Pow! does it again at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2011 with another astonishing array of brand-new collectibles that includes 8 Comic-Con Exclusives and 21 product debuts from Doctor Who™, The Venture Bros.™, NCIS™, Lost™, The Twilight Zone™, and Eastbound & Down®… plus the first-ever 3 3/4-inch action figure from Dexter™. Starting with these exclusives and debuts, all of our 2011-2012 action figures will be individually numbered.

All products will be available only at the Entertainment Earth® booth #2343. Prices include sales tax, and per-person limits may apply at the show.

Doctor Who Travel through time and space with Doctor Who and Bif Bang Pow!’s Comic-Con Exclusive Cyberleader and The Master Action Figures. The marvelous EMCE Toys 8-inch scale, retro-styled figures showcase Cyberleader in metallic silver and black, along with a cloaked and magnificently malevolent Master. SDCC will also witness the debut of the Fourth Doctor and Sontaran Field-Major Styre Action Figures. All four are limited editions of 3,000 pieces each that include series-true accessories, real fabric clothing, and multiple points of articulation. (Sold separately, $20 each)

The resin Comic-Con Exclusive TARDIS Bobble Head with Sound ($22) is based on the Classic Series and stands about 6 3/4-inches tall on a themed base. It features the Doctor’s favorite mode of transportation, complete with signature materialize and dematerialize sounds, and the entire TARDIS bobbles! The extraordinary 8 5/8-inch wide Doctor Who TARDIS Tin Tote ($15) also debuts… in the likeness of a TARDIS. Both items are limited to 3,000 pieces each.

They all embody that distinctive look and feel of the BBC’s Doctor Who, the longest-running sci-fi TV series in the world.

The Twilight Zone Journey to another dimension with articulated, 1970s-style, black-and-white action figures and bobble heads based on fan-favorite episodes of the iconic TV series and licensed from CBS Consumer Products. This Comic-Con Exclusive Bob Wilson / Don Carter Deluxe Figure ($30) sports an 8-inch scale retro-style EMCE Toys body and an all-new head sculpt officially approved by William Shatner. It’s a limited edition of just 1,500 pieces that comes with two sets of fabric clothing and accessories to recreate two legendary episodes in which William Shatner starred.

Also making their debut at SDCC are all-new The Venusian, Invader, Doctor Bernardi, and Henry Bemis Action Figures. Each is a limited edition of 1,704 pieces. (Sold separately, $20 each)

The Comic-Con Exclusive Icons of The Twilight Zone Bobble Head ($15) is fashioned of resin and measures about 5-inches tall. It presents five unforgettable symbols synonymous with Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone: clock, swirl, eyeball, spaceship, and E=mc2… and three of them float and bobble! Plus, this 8 5/8-inch wide Rod Serling Tin Tote ($15) is a limited product debut of 1,500 pieces that features series-specific black-and-white artwork and a famous quote.

Watch for the SDCC debut of the series-accurate black-and-white Talky Tina Doll Replica. This eerily lifelike reproduction is a 1,000-piece limited edition that stands 18-inches tall and features fabric clothing, rooted hair, and eyelids that open and close. Tina also speaks five authentic phrases from the spine-chilling “Living Doll” episode ofThe Twilight Zone. But don’t worry, she’s only an innocent talking replica… or is she? ($140)

The Venture Bros. Created in conjunction with EMCE Toys, Bif Bang Pow!’s line of first-ever action figures from Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros. rolls on with the release of the must-have Comic-Con Exclusive Rusty and Jonas Venture Sr. with Tin Tote ($45), and the debut of these Dr. Girlfriend, Hank, Dr. Orpheus, and Phantom Limb Action Figures (sold separately, $20 each). The exclusive is a limited edition of 1,500 pieces, while the debuts are limited to 3,000 pieces each.

All six 8-inch scale figures are articulated in a 1970s retro style. Complete with accessories, they bring sensational detail and authentic fabric clothing, and each captures that distinctive action-comedy mix that’s synonymous with the top-rated television series. The tote measures 8 5/8-inches wide and features episode-specific artwork that is 100% new and was commissioned by the show’s artists, Stephen DeStefano and Liz Artinian.

NCIS Actress Pauley Perrette is Abby Sciuto in this 7-inch tall resin bobble head of the irreverent young Goth-girl lab tech from the triumphant CBS series NCIS. Dressed as only Abby can dress, and licensed from CBS Consumer Products, the NCIS Abby Sciuto Bobble Head is a SDCC debut and a must-have for any NCISaddict! ($15)

Eastbound and Down Made of resin and measuring approximately 6 3/4-inches tall, HBO® hit comedy seriesEastbound and Down®‘s Kenny Powers appears on his The Panty Dropper Jet Ski wearing sunglasses and a white jacket with “Flama Blanca” on the back in this unbelievable Kenny Powers White Suit Bobble Head. Maybe he really is “better than everyone else in the world”! ($15)

Lost Celebrate the end of an era with brand-new collectibles from ABC’s mega-popular TV series Lost. This sensational SDCC Exclusive Lost Polar Bear Bobble Head is crafted of resin and measures about 5 1/2-inches long. Wearing a Dharma Initiative collar, it features the unlikely island inhabitant in superb detail with an incredible themed base that includes a cage wall and fish biscuit! ($15)

And don’t miss the debut of the much-anticipated Sawyer, Juliet, Jack, Sayid, Miles, and Claire Action Figures from Bif Bang Pow! Standing on an retro-style EMCE Toys 8-inch scale body with multiple points of articulation and series-authentic fabric clothing, each vintage-style figure is a limited edition of just 1,000 pieces. They’re sure to keep the memory of The Island alive! (Sold separately, $20 each)

Dexter Since 2008, Showtime Network’s Emmy-nominated drama series Dexter admirers have flocked to pick up our fantastic exclusives at Comic-Con. Not shying away from our responsibilities, we’ve upped the ante again this year to bring fans this first-ever 3 3/4-inchDexter action figure! The plastic Dexter Dark Defender 3 3/4-Inch Comic-Con Exclusive Figure is a very limited edition of 3,000 pieces that features 10 points of articulation and comes with an awesome blood-slide accessory. ($15)

“Our incredible fan-base demands it, and Bif Bang Pow! delivers,” said Jason Lenzi, CEO of Bif Bang Pow! “Once again, we’ve kept our word and are bringing to SDCC 2011 a more amazing panoply of product exclusives and debuts than ever before, plus two brand-new licenses that promise even more excitement in the future. Join us in San Diego, July 21-24, for tons of fun and madness at Comic-Con 2011!”

Doctor Who Sweepstakes

There is a Doctor Who Sweepstakes available to only legal U.S. residents of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Riverside counties in California, age 18 years or older as of 3/21/2011. The Sweepstakes ends 4/24/2011. The Grand Prize Winner receives TWO 4-day passes to Comic-Con 2011, 4 nights stay at a hotel and $1000 to spend! There will also be TEN First Prize Winners. They will receive a Blu-ray box set of Doctor Who Season 5!

I wonder why they limited the Sweepstakes to only a few counties in California? It’s not like they were flying the winners to San Diego… San Diego residents are not even included!!! Very curious. I’m sure this will not set well with a few people out there.

Here’s the Sweepstakes Link and Good Luck!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. For complete official rules and/or winners’ list send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Doctor Who Sweepstakes Sponsored by BBC America, P.O. Box 251888, Los Angeles, CA 90025 before 5/10/2011.