The fifty-first issue of the Doctor Who DVD Files - "The Ultimate Build-up Doctor Who Encyclopaedia" had a cover date of 15 December 2010.


Collectable loose leaf pages divided into nine categories that could be filed accordingly.

Part 51 Fire and Ice The Tenth Doctor and Donna start their travels together.
Liz 10 The once and future queen who ruled Starship UK
The Last Dalek meet the Dalek who was far from the last of its kind...
Ace's High! An exclusive interview with Sophie Aldred, who brought Ace to life.
A Gift of Death! The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane witness a terrifying murder!
Sontaran Swagger Stick Take a closer look at this piece of knock-out alien tech!
Malcassairo Your ultimate guide to the planet at the end of the universe.
Earth Born Find out about Earth's origins and the Doctor's involvement in them.

DVD release (with cover blurb)

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.
"How fast can you run?"
The Doctor takes Ace home: Perivale in West London, 1989. It's a place where there's nothing to do and nothing ever happens, which is why Ace hates it so much. But the streets are even emptier than she remembers and her friends have disappeared. Are the black cats that watch silently from the shadows hiding a sinister secret? What is the connection between a dying alien world and the hoofprints on the heath? Who is the man with the yellow eyes? And is this really the end of the line for the Doctor and Ace?

Notable information

  • Two new sections commence with this issue: Alien Worlds and Who on Earth.
  • Only Liz 10's subjects could watch the film that revealed the truth about the enslaved star whale.
  • Actress Sophie Okonedo, as well as playing Liz 10, also voiced companion Alison Cheney in the BBC Online webcast Scream of the Shalka with an alternative Ninth Doctor.
  • Sontaran Staal's swagger stick could reverse the "primitive sonic trickery" of the Doctor's sonic screwdriver. Only soldiers of a higher rank were given swagger sticks while foot soldiers had to make do with standard energy weapons.
  • Circa 4.6 billion BC the survivors of the Racnoss race became the centre of the Earth. The first rock!
  • The Fendahl came from the original Fifth Planet.
  • The gravity footprint was the propulsion system that the Silo 16 humans were building for their rocket to leave the planet Malcassairo.
  • In Survival, the Seventh Doctor can be seen wearing glasses while riding the motor bike.
  • Besides Mel and Ace, other Seventh Doctor companions included Benny, Wolsey, Roz and Chris, Olla and nearly a new character called Raine (on TV).


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