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July 13th, 2011 33 comments

Celebrate Classic Doctor Who at Forbidden Planet

Celebrate Classic Doctor Who

Saturday 16 July 2011 13:00 – 14:00 London Megastore179 Shaftesbury AvenueLondonWC2H 8JR


To celebrate the release of BBC Books’ six classic Doctor Who titles, each featuring Chris Achilleos’ stunning cover art and based on some cult classic early stories, Forbidden Planet are delighted to be hosting a signing with Chris Achilleos, Terrance Dicks, Carole Ann Ford and Frazer Hines on Saturday 16th July 1- 2pm at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR.

CHRIS ACHILLEOS is a name associated with the very best in fantasy art. His work has appeared in Heavy Metal magazine and in the Radio Times, on book covers and in collections of his own.

TERRANCE DICKS has been involved with the writing and editing of Doctor Who for more than forty years. He’s written Doctor Who stage plays and original novels including the best-selling title The Eight Doctors.

CAROLE ANN FORD has had a wonderfully varied acting career, including the role of Susan Foreman. Playing the granddaughter of the Doctor, she was one of the original companions to appear in the show’s very first episode in 1963.

FRAZER HINES played Jamie, a companion of the Second Doctor and performed in 117 episodes of the series – more than any other companion role actor.

This series of books feature the very best in classic Doctor Who tales, and, as well as fantastic new a series of new introductions by Neil Gaiman, Charlie Higson, Gareth Roberts, Stephen Baxter, Russell T Davies and Terrance Dicks.

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  • MasterKasterborous

    July 18th, 2011 - 10:43pm

    I went to this. It was so cool, I got to meet Jamie and Susan. I got the Dalek, Cybermen and Abonibal Snowman books(my sister got Auton Invasion) signed alongside my ‘Unearthly Child’ DVD and ‘Tomb Of The Cybermen’ VHS.I’d never been to anything like this before and I wouldn’t have done if it wasn’t mentioned on this site. Thanks Booboo.

  • Dalek caan

    July 18th, 2011 - 10:52am

    Thanks booboo.

  • Dalek caan

    July 18th, 2011 - 10:52am

    Tv episode sorry oh and whats the rarest Dalek episode ever made? Thanks

    • booboo

      July 18th, 2011 - 10:55am

      they stopped giving individual episodes by then, rarest Dalek episode, anything from Power of the Daleks i would imagine

  • Dalek caan

    July 18th, 2011 - 10:50am

    What was the 3rd Doctors 1st episode called?

    • booboo

      July 18th, 2011 - 10:51am

      spearhead from space

  • ozzysupreme

    July 18th, 2011 - 8:36am

    what is July’s exclusive?

    • booboo

      July 18th, 2011 - 9:32am

      lots of rumours , Krynoid and Pink Peri have been on ebay, Leela has been banded about a lot as well

  • hath57

    July 16th, 2011 - 7:28pm

    Went! You were able to bring anything, so i brought ten books.

    Terrance Dicks was lovely. He was really cheerful, and the nicest person I saw. Frazer was also lovely, as was Caroline. I’d never heard of the artist up until yesterday, and I am impressed. Yet he has his artwork on pieces of paper next to him- 1 costs £10! Extortion! Yet, he was lovely.

  • McGann is The Doctor.

    July 15th, 2011 - 4:39pm

    WOW, that’s brilliant, jsut wish I cd B there. 🙁

  • harold saxon

    July 15th, 2011 - 12:32am

    sounds fantastic,they are who legends,top people.

  • WhoEleven

    July 14th, 2011 - 3:58pm

    Does FB still have the arrvie in two days postage?

    • booboo

      July 14th, 2011 - 4:01pm

      it depends how they send it, by courier or post. our last order took over a week to get here

    • WhoEleven

      July 14th, 2011 - 4:34pm

      Okay thank you

  • K-Kobus-K

    July 13th, 2011 - 10:23pm

    Do you have to buy a book to get something signed booboo? Or can you bring your own DVDs for them to sign?

    • booboo

      July 13th, 2011 - 10:26pm

      dont know but i would imagine they are there to sign the books

    • K-Kobus-K

      July 13th, 2011 - 10:31pm

      do you think if we bought a book they would still sign a DVD?

    • K-Kobus-K

      July 13th, 2011 - 10:32pm

      how much are the books anyway?

    • booboo

      July 13th, 2011 - 10:34pm

      only £4.99

    • MasterKasterborous

      July 14th, 2011 - 4:24pm

      Booboo, if we buy a book do you think we would be able to get something else signed? Like ‘The Unearthy Child’ DVD signed by Carole Ann Ford or ‘The War Games’ DVD by Frazer Hines?

    • booboo

      July 14th, 2011 - 4:26pm

      I really dont know,They are usually there just to sign the product they are promoting ie the book but it would be best to check with them

    • MasterKasterborous

      July 14th, 2011 - 5:04pm

      Thanks. I will probs buy the books anyway but I will bring some other stuff just in case.

  • Adams TARDIS

    July 13th, 2011 - 8:26pm

    Why does every Doctor Who event have to be miles and miles away?

    • gary

      July 13th, 2011 - 8:43pm

      Why do they all have to be in London? Just because it’s the capital city doesn’t mean it should get everything. What about the Forbidden Planets in other regions.

    • booboo

      July 13th, 2011 - 8:49pm

      I know the feeling

    • Anonymous

      July 13th, 2011 - 9:03pm

      Londons the closest to me becase i live in surrey

    • Whofan4ever

      July 14th, 2011 - 12:29pm

      I live in Scotland and there’s only one which is no more than like ten feet wide! So unfair

    • Anonymous

      July 14th, 2011 - 7:12pm

      There were three Forbidden Planets in Scotland the last time I checked.

  • The Whofan101

    July 13th, 2011 - 7:34pm

    They’ve already started releasing the books…I’ve seen the Cybermen, The Crusaders and The Daleks in Waterstones today!

  • ParadigmDalek

    July 13th, 2011 - 6:50pm

    WOW! I’d love to go! But I’m not near the store….

    • Boodleoo

      July 13th, 2011 - 7:32pm

      no same 🙁

    • Merchandise man

      July 13th, 2011 - 7:42pm

      So am I but hopefully I’ll go

    • The Spaceman

      July 13th, 2011 - 7:57pm

      Same 😥 😥

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