Illuminating the Dark Dimension
Our extensive 30-page article in this issue looks at the unmade 30th
anniversary special, Lost in the Dark Dimension, examining the BBC
paperwork for the first time and looking just how far the pre-production
got and the reasons why it was ultimately cancelled.
Journey into Time -
The Story of the Lost Doctor Who Radio Series
We look at what happened back in 1966/67 when Stanmark Productions
proposed an independent 52-episode radio series, from its early development
through to the recording of the pilot with Peter Cushing. And for the first time
ever, we present the full script for the pilot, written by Malcolm Hulke.
Who Was the Original Sarah Jane Smith?
So who really was originally cast as Sarah Jane Smith back in 1973? We
reveal all and talk to the actress concerned to find out what happened...
The Evil of the Daleks -
The Chris Thompson Off-Screen Photographs
For the first time, we publish the 26 off-screen photographs taken by
Production Designer Chris Thompson from the first episode of The Evil of the
Daleks, presented along with the existing John Cura Tele-Snaps. The article
also features photos from Chris' personal collection showing the filming done
at Ealing in the Emperor's chamber set.
The Living Planet
A look back at the one of the first stories proposed for the new series, written
by Alan Wakeman during the summer of 1963 containing the proposed four-
part storyline plus the draft script for the first episode.
We reproduce and review ten unmade storylines submitted by Brian
Hayles to the production office between February 1965 and May 1975,
covering the first four Doctors featuring more Ice Warriors, the return of
the Celestial Toymaker and a meeting with the Toymaker's half-sister,
The Queen of Time.
Designing The Space Pirates
Costume Designer Nick Bullen shares his original costume
designs from The Space Pirates, and for the first time since
1969 we get an idea what Dom Issigri looked like!
New Location Photographs
We present new colour photographs taken during the filming
of The Smugglers and The Invasion and new b/w photos from
The Enemy of the World.
• We speak to the winners of the 1965 TV Century 21 Dalek competition
to see what it was like to win a Movie Dalek and what happened to
• We look at some of the proposed 1960s toys that never made it to the
• We find out from Effects Designer John Horton just what went wrong
with the original Nestene effect in Spearhead from Space...
And lots of other interesting stuff!
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