have announced a change in the schedule for the Black Archive
series of books.
The Black Archive explores the making of specific Doctor Who
stories, analysing in detail the stories selected.
The previously-announced 2018 release of The Twin Dilemma
has been put on hold indefinitely. Instead Jon Arnold
, author of the acclaimed the Black Archive #1: Rose
will be stepping into the breach with a study of Steven Moffat’s debut story as showrunner, and Matt Smith’s as the 11th Doctor, The Eleventh Hour
The Black Archive schedule now runs as follows:
- January – The Black Archive #15: Carnival of Monsters by Ian Potter
- February – The Black Archive #16: Full Circle by John Toon
- March – The Black Archive #17: The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit by Simon BucherJones
- April – The Black Archive #18: Marco Polo by Dene October
- May – The Black Archive #19: The Eleventh Hour by Jon Arnold
- June – The Black Archive #20: Face the Raven by Sarah Groenewegen
- July – The Black Archive #21: Heaven Sent by Kara Dennison
- August – The Black Archive #22: Hell Bent by Alyssa Franke
- September – The Black Archive #23: The Curse of Fenric by Una McCormack
- October – The Black Archive #24: The Time Warrior by Matthew Kilburn
- November – The Black Archive #25: Doctor Who (1996) by Paul Driscoll
- December – The Black Archive #26: The Dæmons by Matt Barber
Titles for 2019 will be announced in due course.
The latest Special Edition of Doctor Who Magazine, Referencing The Doctor
, explores some of the landmark reference works devoted to the series.
More has been written about Doctor Who than any other television series in history. What prompts this exhaustive analysis? And how was research into the show’s complex production conducted in the years before home video, conventions and the internet?
From the very first episode guides compiled by Doctor Who story editors for their colleagues in the 1960s, to the fanzines of the 1970s, the first authorised books based on the show and the wide variety of publications available today – this is the story of how successive generations of fans and historians have referenced the Doctor.
Editor Marcus Hearn
I’ve got a house full of reference books about Doctor Who, but I’m not sure there’s ever been a publication looking at how they evolved. It’s been fascinating to read about Jean-Marc Lofficier, Peter Haining, Jeremy Bentham and all the other pioneers in the field, as well as more recent projects that examine the series in unprecedented depth. It’s an aspect of Doctor Who that’s never been looked at in this way before, and it’s full of surprises. Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition: Referencing the Doctor
is on sale now price £5.99.
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The Doctor Who Club of Australia
(DWCA) have announced the first 100 issues of the club fanzine, Data Extract, will be released as a collected volume:
In 1980 a publishing legend was born with the release of the first newsletter for the Doctor Who Club of Australia. Subsequently editor Dallas Jones named it Data Extract and under his stewardship the publication grew from a two page newsletter into a fully-fledged fanzine, with articles, interviews, art and more besides.
Now for the first time since their original releases, the first 100 issues of this Doctor Who fanzine have been reprinted and collected in one hardcover volume. Relive the heady days of the past from Tom Baker’s departure to the end of the classic era and into the Wilderness Years. It’s all here, presented exactly as it was.
This collection features interviews with Jon Pertwee, Sylvester McCoy, John Freeman and Jeremy Bentham. Experience Doctor Who history through the eyes of Australian fandom with the first 100 issues of Data Extract, Down Under’s premiere fanzine and the flagship publication of the DWCA.
The Doctor Who Fanzine Collection: Data Extract Issues 1 to 100 is available to purchase through Lulu
(with thanks to Dallas Jones)
A special presentation of The Five Doctors
will be taking place in the United States over the next couple of weeks:
The Doctor is in the house! The RiffTrax house, that is! The stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000®, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, are back on the big screen for a legendary riffing of the 1983 Doctor Who film "The Five Doctors." Someone is taking the Doctor's past selves out of time and space, placing them in a vast wilderness - a battle arena with a sinister tower at its center. As the various incarnations of the Doctor join forces, they learn they are in the Death Zone on their home world of Gallifrey, fighting Daleks, Cybermen, Yeti and a devious Time Lord Traitor who is using the Doctor and his companions to discover the ancient secrets of Rassilon, the first and most powerful ruler of Gallifrey.
Join Mike, Kevin and Bill as they join the Five Doctors for one of the most thrilling Doctor Who adventures ever!
The special showing will be presented in cinemas around the USA on the 17th and 24th August - see the Fathom Events page
for more details.
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