The second issue of Doctor Who Adventures is out now, and we’ve been sent the following information from BBC Magazines…
In this thrilling second issue we take a sneaky look at two new episodes, there’s a fascinating fact file about the Doctor’s best friend Rose, an exciting comic strip. the second part of our win a Dalek comp, and a look at New Earth. There are posters, puzzles and loads to win and you can find out about the Slitheen and make a Empty Child mask, too!
The issue comes with two fantastic free gifts – a Slitheen Gas Exchange (an alien whoopee cushion!) and set of holographic stickers.
I’m off to the newsagents as soon as I’ve finished this news report…
Also currently on sale is the Ninth Doctor Collected Comics from Doctor Who Magazine, which features all of the Ninth Doctor’s comic strip adventures to date – and lets hope he gets some more at some point, eh? It went on sale last Thursday and is Â£5.99.
Elsewhere, the controversial Science of Doctor Who by Paul Parson’s is available. You can order it from Amazon for just Â£8.57, and it includes a Foreword from sci-fi writer extraordinaire Sir Arthur C Clarke. The description of the book reads:
Doctor Who began in 1963. His journeys have shown us alien worlds, strange lifeforms, futuristic technology and mindbending cosmic phenomena.
The breadth and imagination of the Doctor’s adventures have made the show one of science fiction’s truly monumental success stories. BBC Focus Editor Paul Parsons explains the scientific reality behind the fiction.
– Why time travel isn’t ruled out by the laws of physics
– The real K-9 – the robot assistant for space travellers built by NASA
– How genetic engineering is being used to breed Dalek-like designer
– Why before long we could all be regenerating like a Time Lord.
– The medical truth about the Doctor’s two hearts, and the real creature
With style and exuberance The Science of Doctor Who brings the very latest scientific thinking down to Earth.
Despite the initial fuss about the pulication (Kasterborous News from March 23rd), it looks as though it will be a most fascinating read.