A brand new issue of Doctor Who Magazine has been released this week to help you get through your January blues.
Inside #508, cast and crew alike, including Katy Manning and Mark Gatiss, share their thoughts on Doctor Who’s “grooviest” decade as they take a trip in the TARDIS back to the 1970s to commemorate the Third Doctor’s era.
Plus, the latest Series 10 news, reviews, competitions and a free Doctor Who & the Daleks comic book. It’s on sale now, at the usual price of £5.99.
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The first series of Class will be released in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 16th January 2017.
All 8 episodes of the Doctor Who spin off will be included and both formats will be available a week after the series begins airing on BBC One. It is also still available as a boxset on iPlayer where each episode averaged less than 60,000 viewers in the first week of their initial release.
The series will premiere on BBC America in the US in April to accompany Series 10 of Doctor Who.
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You can now pre-order this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special on DVD and Blu-ray, because Whovians are nothing if not unashamedly organised.
Although The Return of Doctor Mysterio doesn’t actually air until Christmas Day, you can already reserve your own copy of it in time for its release – on both formats – on 23rd January 2017. There has been no official artwork or special features confirmed yet but it’s still early days, seeing as we’ve actually got to watch the episode first. Still, there’s no harm in being prepared. It’s what the Doctor would do. Probably.
A brand new Doctor Who Magazine materialised this week and its cover star is none other than Patrick Troughton himself as the issue celebrates 50 years of everybody’s favourite cosmic hobo, the Second Doctor.
Patrick’s first full-length serial, The Power of the Daleks (which, coincidentally, has just been released as an animation), aired half a century ago this month, so it’s as good a time as any to look back on an historic era that went on to change everything viewers thought they knew about TV’s beloved Time Lord.
Our friends at Danilo got in touch with us this week to let us know about their range of 2017 Doctor Who Calendars which has just been revealed.
As always, there’s an assortment of products on offer to help you keep track of next year in true timey-wimey style, and this Colouring Calendar looks particularly awesome. If you want to keep it old school, though, their Collector’s Calendar featuring a Doctor for every month should fit the bill, while this TARDIS Pocket Diary is the perfect way to keep on top of your important dates, notes and appointments.
You can see their full range – including mini and desk variants – here. 2017 is a-comin’!
The artwork for the upcoming release of The Power of the Daleks has been revealed.
As we previously reported, the classic, and missing, 6-part Second Doctor serial has been turned into a full-length animation using its surviving stills and audio recordings. It will be available to buy on the BBC Store this Saturday, its 50th anniversary, before being released on DVD on Monday 21st November. The DVD includes a host of exclusive extras including alternative soundtracks, test footage, commentaries and clips from the surviving footage.
The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine is just around the corner and this month they’re going back to Torchwood in honour of the spin off’s 10th anniversary.
To commemorate the historic landmark (its first episode, Everything Changes, aired on BBC Three on 22nd October 2006), the star of the show – and basically just about everything else – is Mr John Barrowman himself, otherwise known as Captain Jack Harkness. Inside Issue #505, the actor reflects on the last decade and reveals his secret plan to resurrect his alter ego once more.
All of that plus a round up of the latest Series 10 developments, reviews, competitions and more, as well as an exclusive preview of Class as yet another shining chapter in the hall of Whoniversal spin offs begins. DWM #505 is out on Thursday 20th October 2016.
The Power of the Daleks will be making its way to US cinemas next month, it has been confirmed.
Ahead of its televisual debut on BBC America, the previously announced animated version of the missing Second Doctor story will be premiered on big screens for one night only on Monday 14th November 2016. The event will include all 6 parts of the adventure, which originally aired 50 years ago, as well as exclusive content including interviews with the original cast. Tickets will go on sale at Fathom Events this Friday at 10am ET.
If you’re in the UK, the serial will be available to download from the BBC Store on Saturday 5th November, while American fans who miss out on the cinema screenings will be able to enjoy it in all its glory when it airs on BBC America on Saturday 19th November. Check out the teaser in the player below, and be sure to share your anticipation in the comments!
Just when you thought that the Doctor couldn’t possibly cross over into another franchise (seriously, how many more are left?!), the BBC have announced that next year he’ll be taking on the beloved world of Mr. Men!
Written and illustrated by Adam Hargreaves, the son of the iconic range’s creator, these timey-wimey mash ups “combine the storytelling of Doctor Who with the whimsical humour and design of Roger Hargreaves”. The first four books – Dr. First, Dr. Fourth, Dr. Eleventh and Dr. Twelfth – will be released in Spring 2017. We’re excited already.
Prepare to be deleted when you pick up the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine as it takes a trip through time to uncover the evolution of the Cybermen.
The metal monsters are celebrating their 50th anniversary this month, having first appeared in the First Doctor’s regeneration serial The Tenth Planet back in October 1966. Half a century later, they’ve become one of the show’s most iconic adversaries, stomping their way into the 21st century in the Series 2 two-parter Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel. But what has contributed to their enduring appeal?
Also inside DWM #504, showrunner Steven Moffat answers more reader questions as the Doctor goes domestic in a brand new comic-strip, Moving In. All of that plus the usual news, reviews and more, so upgrade your magazine collection by picking it up today. It’s on sale now and comes with four (count ‘em!) collector’s covers to choose from. Delete!
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