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June 29th, 2018 9 comments

The Complete History Book Collection Issue 80

Available to order in the UK from

Usually available to order in the USA from

The definitive history of BBC’s long-running series Doctor Who continues with this volume on the twelfth Doctor focusing on two stories from Series 9: ‘Hellbent’ and ‘The Husbands of River Song.’

Illustrated throughout with photographs from the archives and in full-color, this hardcover volume features story summaries, character and actor profiles, pre- and post-production notes, broadcast reaction, and much more.

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  • Anonymous

    July 2nd, 2018 - 8:40pm

    Hell Bent is the worst story ever. Why would the Doctor blame Rassilon for the events of the time war when Rassilon was locked in his tomb in the death zone?

    • Type40

      July 2nd, 2018 - 11:04pm

      Isn’t it pretty much established in “The End of Time” (I think) that because of the Time War the Time Lords resurrected many from their past to deal with it – e.g. the Master, Rassilon etc? Also, thinking of “The Five Doctors”, Rassilon was still alive in his Tomb, just immortal and, then, rather immobile.

    • Gareth Pugh

      July 7th, 2018 - 12:00pm

      Well, assuming the events of The End of Time are set before those of Hell Bent (in terms of Rassilon’s and the Doctor’s personal timelines), then I think it was pretty much established in the Doctor’s eyes that Rassilon was something of an enemy and a wrong ‘un after that?

    • The Outcast

      July 7th, 2018 - 12:17pm

      I agree Hell Bent is probably the worst Doctor Who story, but the Doctor blaming Rassilon does make sense with what was established in End of Time.

  • Tim M

    June 30th, 2018 - 11:32pm

    Not fond of either stories in this book. Perhaps my least favourite volume in the collection.

    • TARDISGuy

      July 1st, 2018 - 11:13am

      I quite like Husbands but it’s not a great couple of stories, I agree.

  • Anonymous

    June 30th, 2018 - 11:52am

    I wanna but all the series 9 issues for some reasons

  • Anonymous

    June 30th, 2018 - 7:57am

    Its the Taskmaster!

    • Doctor Mysterio

      July 5th, 2018 - 12:06am

      Gotta love Taskmaster. Compulsive viewing. It was great seeing Greg in Doctor Who.

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