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TV Action! is a Doctor Who Magazine comic story featuring the Eighth Doctor and Izzy Sinclair.

The story was created to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Doctor Who Magazine.

Summary[]

The Doctor and Izzy have a brief meeting with an old enemy of the Doctor's known as Beep the Meep in a parallel universe, one where the adventures of the Doctor are nothing more than televised programmes and science fiction.

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Notes[]

  • The strip marked the twentieth anniversary of Doctor Who Magazine. The story is set on the very day Doctor Who Weekly first saw print and ends with a confused Doctor looking at the first issue. The date is also said to be when Izzy was born.
  • The strip's title is a nod to TV Action, which published the Doctor Who comic strip prior to the launch of Doctor Who Magazine.
  • Baker's rambling lines are taken from actual interviews with Baker.
  • Many references are made to 1979 BBC shows, with cameo appearances by actors who refer to themselves by their characters' names: the TARDIS lands in the Blue Peter garden, near the memorial statue to Petra the dog; the first people met are extras in Blake's 7 Federation soldier costumes; brainwashed servants of Meep include actors from The Onedin Line (1971-1980), Grange Hill (1978-2008), Are You Being Served? (pilot: 1972, 1973-79, 1981-85) and Fawlty Towers (1975, 1979), as well as the puppet character Basil Brush; and BBC Outside Broadcast vans are used to transmit black star energy.

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