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10/24/2005 01:37:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon


October 24, 2005 • Posted By Shaun Lyon
Issue 137 of SFX Magazine is out shortly, and contains an interview with Russell T Davies about season two (highlights are in today's "Press Clips" section), as well as an interview with Simon Pegg ("The Long Game"), and stories about the new comedy SF series "Hyperdrive," as well as other items. The cover is at right.
Meanwhile, did you see the results of Blue Peter's "Design A Doctor Who Monster" competition? SFX Magazine did, and "great though the winner is, our favourite in the SFX office is Sad Tony. Apparently, Sad Tony is actually his nickname, because no human can pronounce his real monster name. And Tony's species has a terrible wind problem - his little wings aren't for flying, they're for flapping the trump smell away so he can smell where he is going. Aw. We reckon that Sad Tony deserved much better than just a runner-up position, and - as you'll know if you read our last issue - we've launched a campaign to get him into the next series. And our campaign is succeeding!" SFX proceeded to speak to series exec producer Russell T Davies with our demands, who apparently responded, "I'll see what I can do. Tell you what, I don't write that episode until December, so if your petition gets over 500 names, I'll give the Tonester a mention. On BBC One. On Doctor Who. Um, somehow." And so, Outpost Gallifrey is happy to help our friends at SFX by directing them to this page, which will soon have the petition available as well as directions on where to send them. Says SFX, "We'll forward them onto Russell, and you will have played an important part in making Doctor Who history - and making a little girl called Emily very happy." (Thanks to Ian Berriman, Steve O'Brien)