As we approach the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who, revisit the story of Doctor Who, the occasional series written for the 50th Anniversary, explaining the origins of the programme.

Episode 4 - An Unearthly Series - The Origins of a TV Legend: First published 25 Jul 2012

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Wednesday, 31 August 2022 - Reported by Marcus

Doctor Who: Origins #4 - Cover B (Credit: Titan )

Doctor Who: Origins #4 the gripping conclusion to the Fugitive Doctor’s comic debut is out today.

 

Something sinister is afoot, and the Doctor is going to uncover the truth...

 

DOCTOR WHO ORIGINS #4

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Roberta Ingranata
Colorist: Warnia K. Sahadewa
Letterer: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt

Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, $3.99, 32pp

On sale: August 31, 2022

A brand new, never-before-seen adventure featuring the Fugitive Doctor in her comics debut!

Working for the mysterious division on a dangerous assignment, the Doctor uncovers something insidious afoot. Discover why this regeneration became known as the Fugitive!

  • Cover A: Jess Taylor 
  • Cover B: Photo By Oz Browne 
  • Cover C: Blair Shedd

 

Doctor Who: Origins #4 - Cover A (Credit: Titan )Doctor Who: Origins #4 - Cover C (Credit: Titan )Doctor Who: Origins #4 - Page 1 (Credit: Titan )Doctor Who: Origins #4 - Page 2 (Credit: Titan )




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Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 581Bookmark and Share

Thursday, 18 August 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Doctor Who Magazine: Issue 581 (Credit: Panini)

 

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine pays tribute to actor Bernard Cribbins with a special feature written by showrunner Russell T Davies. 

 

Highlights of the issue include:

  • Returning showrunner Russell T Davies writes about the late Bernard Cribbins, the much-loved actor who played Wilfred Mott in Doctor Who. Plus, tributes from John Barrowman, Phil Collinson, Julie Gardner, Jacqueline King, Matt Lucas, Euros Lyn, Douglas Mackinnon and James Strong.

  • An exclusive preview of the new animated version of 1967’s The Abominable Snowmen, will full details of the DVD/Blu-ray special features.

  • The life and career of the enigmatic Donald Cotton, the writer of The Myth Makers (1965) and The Gunfighters (1966), as remembered by his family and friends. Plus, previously unpublished extracts from Cotton’s handwritten notes reveal the earliest versions of his two Doctor Who adventures.

  • CG recreations of the sets from The Abominable Snowmen, revealing how Lime Grove Studio D was transformed into a Himalayan monastery.

  • Collectivity meets fans with a passion for collecting original scripts.

  • Gallifrey is invaded as The Fact of Fiction begins its in-depth exploration of 1977’s The Invasion of Time.

  • The results of the 2022 DWM survey are announced – what were your favourite Doctor Who episodes and merchandise?

  • Part Two of The Everlasting Summer, a brand-new comic-strip adventure for the Doctor, Yaz and Dan.

  • Previews, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, Sufficient Data and more.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 581 is on sale Thursday 18 August from panini.co.uk and WH Smith priced £6.99 (UK).

Also available as a digital edition from pocketmags.com priced £5.99.

 




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Doctor Who: The Collection - Season 2Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 - Reported by Marcus
Season 2 (Credit: BBC Studios)

BBC Studios have revealed that the next Blu-ray Doctor Who: The Collection will feature Season 2, the second season starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor.

Debuting later this year this collection is the biggest release yet and features a limited edition nine-disc box. 

Doctor Who – The Collection: Season 2​

PLANET OF GIANTS
THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH
​THE RESCUE
THE ROMANS
THE WEB PLANET
THE CRUSADE
THE SPACE MUSEUM
THE CHASE
THE TIME MEDDLER

 

Across a season of 37 episodes originally shown in 1964 and 1965,, the Doctor is joined by companions Susan (Carole Ann Ford), Ian (William Russell), Barbara (Jacqueline Hill), Vicki (Maureen O’Brien) and Steven (Peter Purves).

Together they face off against the dreaded Daleks, the marauding Mechonoids, the ant-like Zarbi and the meddling Monk, while visiting fantastic alien worlds and turbulent times in the Earth’s history.

The missing two episodes of The Crusade have been reconstructed using off-air photographs and the original broadcast soundtrack, while the remaining episodes have been newly remastered from the best available sources.
 

This nine-disc box set also includes hours of special features previously released on DVD including Documentaries, Featurettes, Audio Commentaries, Overseas Soundtracks and more.

THREE BRAND NEW DOCUMENTARIES
Including an overview of Season 2, Flight Through Eternity
a look at 1960s collectibles in Doctor Who and The Collectors,
and a deep dive into the life and career of story editor David Whitaker in Looking For David.

IN CONVERSATION
Two exclusive insightful feature-length interviews, with William Russell and Maureen O’Brien.

BEHIND THE SOFA
Six new episodes with companions Maureen O’Brien, Peter Purves, Carole Ann Ford,Janet Fielding (Tegan), Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa),Bonnie Langford (Melanie) and Sophie Aldred (Ace).

EXCLUSIVE AUDIO COMMENTARY
Learn about the recovery of The Lion, a missing episode that was returned in 1999, with three of the heroes responsible for its return.

CONVENTION FOOTAGE
A rare chance to hear from actors Jacqueline Hill and Adrienne Hill (Katarina) alongside Michael Craze (Ben) and Carole Ann Ford.

EXCLUSIVE ENHANCED SOUNDTRACK
Watch The Dalek Invasion of Earth with an optional enhanced soundtrack.

HD PHOTO GALLERIES
Including many previously unseen images.

INFO TEXT
Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode.

PDF ARCHIVE
Including scripts, exclusive unseen BBC production files and other rarities

 

The Boxset is available for pre-order on Amazon

 

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