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The Doctor Who DVD Files – "The Ultimate Build-up Doctor Who Encyclopaedia" in fortnightly issues.
Magazine content[edit | edit source]
Collectable loose leaf pages divided into nine categories that could be filed accordingly.
- Meet these brutish servants of the Daleks.
- Shakri Android
- This little girl looked harmless enough...
- Parliament of the Daleks
- Learn all about the heart of the New Dalek Paradigm.
- War Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver
- The 'forgotten' Doctor had his own sonic device.
- Karn: Planet of Decision
- The Doctor returned to this world in a dire emergency.
DVD release (with cover blurb)[edit | edit source]
- Each issue came with a DVD release.
- Reversible DVD sleeves enabled the collector to display one of two designs featuring either the Doctor and his enemies or his companions.
- "You know. There's something alien about that tower. I can sense it..."
- The TARDIS brings the Doctor and Dodo to 1960s London, where they soon discover a sinister intelligence is at work, WOTAN, a supercomputer installed in the newly built Post Office Tower, is preparing to launch an invasion of London that will see the city fall. Can the Doctor and his new friends Ben and Polly defeat the War Machines?
Notable information[edit | edit source]
- 'WOTAN' stood for Will Operating Thought Analogue.
- The Post Office Tower was opened on 8th October 1965 and later renamed the BT Tower.
- Ogrons originated in the 22nd century on one of the Outer Planets. They were simple creatures and had no word for their home planet which has been referred to as Braah or Orestes.
- High Priestess Ohila of the Sisterhood of Karn, brought the Eighth Doctor back to life using Elixir of Life.
- The Shakri were the self proclaimed 'pest controllers of the universe' and the legend behind fairytales told on Gallifrey.
- The title of The Snowmen was a homage to the 1967 first appearance of the Great Intelligence story The Abominable Snowmen.
- The War Doctor's sonic screwdriver shared the same technology as the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors sonic screwdriver – and was telescopic.
- The Dalek Prime Minister was superior to even the white Dalek Supreme. He lived in a special glass tank (like the Emperor of the Daleks), at the heart of the Parliament of the Daleks.
Credits[edit | edit source]
- Project Manager: not credited this issue
- Group Editor: not credited this issue
- Editor: Kieran Grant
- Art Editor: Pete Byrne
- Designer: not credited this issue
- Sub-Editor: Catherine Anderson
- Contributing Writers: Peter Griffiths
- Illustrators: none credited this issue
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