Doctor Who Magazine Issue 570Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 14 October 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine Issue 570 (Credit: Panini)

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine previews the brand new series of Doctor Who.

Highlights of the new issue include:

  • An exclusive preview of the first episodes of Series 13, with contributions from Chris Chibnall, Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill and John Bishop.
  • Jacob Anderson answers questions in Out of the TARDIS.
  • Costume designer Ray Holman discusses the new-look Sontarans in Series 13.
  • Prosthetics designer Danny Marie Elias describes her work reimagining the Sontarans.
  • A tribute to the late Tony Selby, one of the most memorable guest stars of the 1980s.
  • Collectivity meets fans who are avid collectors of Thirteenth Doctor merchandise.
  • A detailed look at Doctor Who’s most successful – and not so successful – relaunches.
  • Director Alvin Rakoff shares memories of his late wife Jacqueline Hill, who played Barbara in Doctor Who.
  • Apocrypha revisits Storm Warning, Paul McGann’s first Eighth Doctor audio drama.
  • The Fact of Fiction analyses the 2007 classic Blink.
  • The DWM comic strip returns with The Forest Bride, the first part of a brand-new adventure for the Doctor and Yaz.
  • Sufficient Data explores Doctor Who’s big ideas.
  • Previews, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.
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PLUS:

  • A 28-page supplement on the making of Series 12, written by Andrew Pixley
  • A diorama of the Fifth Doctor’s TARDIS control room
  • Four exclusive art cards
  • A download code for a free Big Finish audiobook!

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 570 is on sale from panini.co.uk and WH Smith from Thursday 14 October priced £9.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £8.99.





Doctor Who Returns: 31st OctoberBookmark and Share

Saturday, 9 October 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who:Flux (Credit: BBC Studios)

The BBC has announced that Doctor Who will return to screens in the UK and in the USA on Sunday 31st October. 

 

The thirteenth series, since the return of the show in 2005, will debut on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the states. 

The six episodes will all be grouped under the title Doctor Who: Flux and star Jodie Whittaker in her final series as the Doctor. 

 

 





Doctor Who – The Collection: Season 17Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 7 October 2021 - Reported by Marcus

Season 17 (Credit: BBC)

Season 17, the penultimate season starring Tom Baker as the Doctor, will be the next to be released as part of the Doctor Who Collection series.  

Doctor Who – The Collection: Season 17 was originally shown between September 1979 and January 1980 consists of the following stories
 

  • DESTINY OF THE DALEKS
  • CITY OF DEATH
  • THE CREATURE FROM THE PIT
  • NIGHTMARE OF EDEN
  • THE HORNS OF NIMON
  • SHADA

In 1979, Tom Baker’s Doctor was in full flight. With Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) as script editor, the series leaned into Baker’s penchant for humour and paired his Doctor with a regenerated Romana (Lalla Ward) as his travelling companion. Together, they would form one of the most popular Doctor/companion duos of all time.

Although Season 17 was halted behind-the-scenes by strike action (resulting in the season finale being abandoned part-way through production), it remains a beloved slice of Doctor Who history, featuring the return of Davros and the Daleks, and one of the all-time classic stories, Douglas Adams’ own City Of Death.

With all episodes newly remastered from the best available sources, this Blu-ray box set also includes extensive and exclusive Special Features including:

 

  • BRAND NEW DOCUMENTARIES
  • Including a Making-Of documentary for Destiny Of The Daleks, and new featurette for The Creature From The Pit.
  • TOM TALKS
  • A candid interview with Tom Baker as he gives us his unique take on life, the universe and everything.
  • DOUGLAS ADAMS TRIBUTE
  • Friends and colleagues remember the Doctor Who writer/script editor and creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.
  • IN CONVERSATION
  • Matthew Sweet chats to Bob Baker, writer of Nightmare Of Eden, co-creator of K9 and one of the creative forces behind Wallace & Gromit.
  •  BEHIND THE SOFA
  • New episodes with actors Colin Baker, Katy Manning, Matthew Waterhouse, Nicola Bryant, June Hudson, Graeme Harper & Mat Irvine
  •  LALLA WARD INTERVIEW
  • An extensive interview discussing her first year on the programme.
  • UPDATED SPECIAL EFFECTS
  • View Nightmare Of Eden with optional new effects
  • SHADA
  • An updated version of the ‘lost’ story, completed with enhanced animation and presented in six episodes for the very first time, alongside the original 1992 VHS and 2017 versions
  • EXCLUSIVE NEW AUDIO COMMENTARIES
  • With Tom Baker on episodes of Destiny Of The Daleks and City Of Death, and Lalla Ward & Catherine Schell on City Of Death
  • EXTENDED EPISODE
  • An early cut of The Creature From The Pit Part Three
  • BLU-RAY TRAILER
  • A familiar face returns in a brand new mini-episode of classic Doctor Who
  • IMMERSIVE 5.1 SURROUND SOUND
  • On Destiny Of The Daleks and Shada
  • RARE GEMS FROM THE ARCHIVES
  • BBC archive material covering the promotion of this season
  • CONVENTION FOOTAGE
  • A triumphant 1997 appearance from Tom Baker
  • HD PHOTO GALLERIES
  • Including many previously unseen images
  •  PRODUCTION SUBTITLES
  • Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode
  •  SCRIPTS, COSTUME DESIGNS, RARE BBC PRODUCTION FILES AND OTHER RARITIES FROM OUR PDF ARCHIVE

 

 

The Collection will be released on 13th December 2021 and is available to pre-order on Amazon





Dalek For SaleBookmark and Share

Thursday, 7 October 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Dalek (Credit: Prop Store)

A Dalek believed to have been used in Doctor Who in the 1960s, is up for auction next month. 

The full-size restored Dalek was originally made by Shawcraft, a company used by the BBC for the creation of many props used in Doctor Who during the programmes first four years, from 1963-1967.

The prop is expected to sell for between £30,000 - £50,000

The prop is one of over 120 lots, from some classic Science Fiction fims and TV  programmes, being auctioned by Prop Store UK between Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th November 2021.

Other lots include Spock's Sick Bay Costume from Star Trek: The Motion Picture and  Terminator's Hero Costume from Terminator Genisys.

Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, commented on the upcoming auction

Prop Store is very happy to be returning again with an incredible collection of sci-fi props and costumes. We’ve got something for everyone, from true classics like Doctor Who and Star Trek, to more recent gems including Ex Machina and Prometheus. These fantastic lots will be sold together with over 1,000 props and costumes at Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction between 9th -11th November 2021

Prop Store will hold a preview exhibition at their office facility in Hertfordshire, UK, between 12th October - 11th November 2021. The exhibition will give fans the opportunity to see props and costumes from the auction up close and ask questions of the specialists. The exhibition can be viewed by appointment only, please email auction@propstore.com for more details. 

Registration for the auction is now open at propstore.com/liveauction. Online proxy bids can be submitted from Tuesday 12th October 2021. The auction will be live-streamed online for fans to track the action and participate in bidding themselves.

In addition, Prop Store is working with The Crypt, a ground-breaking digital museum, built and curated by The Virtually Group. For the first time ever, movie fans across the globe will have the opportunity to get up close and personal in a virtual environment with a selection of the auction’s top lots from anywhere in the world. The virtual gallery is now available to view at crypt.art/exhibitions/prop-store





Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1983Bookmark and Share

Monday, 4 October 2021 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1983 (Credit: Panini)

A new 116-page bookazine from the makers of Doctor Who Magazine.

Doctor Who’s 20th anniversary was a milestone in an era when few series had achieved such longevity. Huge transatlantic conventions, a variety of books and a National Film Theatre retrospective celebrated the programme’s status as a cultural institution.

But in many other respects, 1983 was about looking forward – British television now boasted four networks, microcomputers were becoming commonplace and a home video revolution was looming. Could the show maintain its prominence in this new landscape? All-new features, illustrated with rare and previously unseen images, reveal the story behind a momentous year.

Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1983 is on sale now, RRP just £9.99 from panini.co.uk and selected branches of WH Smith while stocks last. It’s also available digitally from pocketmags.com priced £8.99.