Last time out, I talked about what TV has been dishing up for us to celebrate our favourite Time Lord's 50th birthday. This time, I'm having a look at what's been happening on the magazine front. In this first part, I'll be looking at the Radio Times.
The November 23rd-29th edition of the Radio Times is a Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, with no less than twelve variant covers, each one featuring a different Doctor (including the "War Doctor" John Hurt, which is why there are twelve covers, not eleven). So far, I've got the Hartnell, Troughton, Pertwee and Tom Baker covers, and to be honest, that's enough.
I honestly think it's going a bit overboard trying to collect all twelve covers, unless you're a reseller wanting to make a big profit, or a hardcore, dedicated fan or collector, who simply has to have every cover. I've always been a huge fan of the first four Doctors, so I've decided just to collect only the magazines with the covers of those four Doctors.
Inside the magazine itself, we've got:
- A golden celebration of Radio Times Doctor Who covers, with fifty covers for all fifty years
- A Steven Moffat article You Can't Destroy the Doctor
- On set with the Three Doctors (Smith, Tennant and Hurt)
- A detailed overview of all eleven Doctors
- And, finally, a competition to win the Doctor's bow tie
Oh, yeah, and don't forget that this issue is also interactive, if you happen to have an Apple or Android smartphone. Which I don't. Life is so unfair! :(
This one is worth grabbing at least one copy of.
To Be Continued...