The 1968 Dr Who Annual was the third Doctor Who annual to be released, and the first to feature the Second Doctor. It was unusually anachronistic upon publication. Despite being released after the arrival of Victoria Waterfield on television, it featured the TARDIS team that existed for only one serial about a year before — that of the Second Doctor, Ben and Polly. It was released in September 1967.
Contents[edit | edit source]
Stories[edit | edit source]
|1||The Sour Note||Short story||Ben, Polly||Anneke Wills|
|2||The Dream Masters||None|
|3||The Tests of Trefus||Comic||N/A|
|4||The Word of Asiries||Short story||None|
|5||Only a Matter of Time||Ben, Polly|
|6||Planet of Bones|
|7||When Starlight Grows Cold|
|8||World Without Night||Comic||N/A|
|9||H.M.S. TARDIS||Short story||None|
|10||The King of Golden Death||Anneke Wills|
Puzzles[edit | edit source]
- Travels of the Tardis
- Test from Tardis
- Lost...Dr. Who
- Back to the Tardis
- All set for Take Off?
Features[edit | edit source]
- Aiming of the Moon
- The Phoenix in the TARDIS
- Space Dictionary
- Men Who Made History
- Peephole at Space-Target One
- A Skyful of Saucers
- The Sky at Night
- The Solar System
- The Lost Continent of Atlantis
- Time and Time again
- Star Facts
Credits[edit | edit source]
Stories and drawings weren't individually credited, except that Kevin McGarry was credited for his factual article, "Aiming for the Moon". Instead, credits were given collectively on the contents page, thus:
- Stories and features by: K. McGarry, J. L. Morrissey, J. H. Pavey, M. Broadley, J. W. Elliot and Colin Newstead
- Illustrations by: Walter Howarth, David Brian, Susan Aspey, and Peter Limbert.
It is also possible that Ron Smethurst contributed some illustrations, as well, though no formal credit was given him.
Additional notes[edit | edit source]
- The Doctor is referred to throughout as "Dr Who".
- The Phoenix in the TARDIS is a non-fiction article about the series, in particular explaining the change between William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton's versions of the Doctor. One of the earliest non-fiction articles about the series to be published by a BBC licensee, it saw the earliest use of the term "regeneration", more than six years before it was first used on screen in Planet of the Spiders.