SFX Collection #49 was the 49th release in SFX's regular series of Special Edition Collections.
Although not specifically a Doctor Who themed issue, this collectors edition, with an Eleventh Doctor and Dalek cover, looks at many British Sci-Fi shows from over the years that have either sought to emulate Doctor Who's success or have even inspired it at times.
- The Definitive History of Doctor Who
- Steve O'Brien takes a decade-by-decade look at the greatest British SF show of them all. (14 pages)
- Carrying the Torch
- Russell T Davies has taken his Welsh SF show across the water to America. Here he talks exclusively with Steve O'Brien about Torchwood. (4 pages)
- Torchwood Episode Guide
- Three glorious years of Cardiff-based SF antics for you revisit with us before Torchwood heads stateside ... (4 pages)
- Britannia Rules the Stars
- Excellent spaceships and craft from British television includes 1 page on the TARDIS
- Where Nothing is Ever Run of the Mill
- Doctor Who, Primeval, Merlin ... The Mill seems to be taking over British TV as far as CGI effects are concerned. Dave Golder asks the FX house's top digi-wizards to choose some of their favourite creature creations.
- Doctor Who creations include; the Vespiform (The Unicorn and the Wasp), Little fish (A Christmas Story), Jagrafess (The Long Game), Werewolf (Tooth and Claw), Pyrovile (The Fires of Pompeii).
- ... and from Torchwood, the Pteranodon and the Mayfly
- British and Best – Top Ten
- At number One, top position is ...Doctor Who! beating The Prisoner, Red Dwarf, Being Human, and Quatermass in the top five
- Best of the Worst: Scum and Villainy
- Of the many villains on our screens, who is more evil than Davros?
Additional details Edit
- SFX magazine (a regular monthly title in the UK), regularly produced special seasonal issues mainly focussing on a specific theme.
- This Collection looks at the best (and worst) british TV sci-fi shows and was priced £7.99 (UK).
- Cover photography was supplied by BBC.
- Unlike Doctor Who Magazine or Doctor Who Adventures, SFX is “100% unofficial and independent”.
- A number of "extras" were also included in this slip-cased issue including;
- Set of 4 Primeval coasters
- Red Dwarf Car Sticker
- A3 double-sided poster featuring Misfits on one side and Doctor Who The Impossible Astronaut iconic image on the other.