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January 21st, 2021 15 comments

Coming Soon -The Unofficial Dr Who Annual 1988

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  • Doug Who

    January 21st, 2021 - 11:39pm

    I know that they are nostalgically following the old World Distributors ‘house style’, but one thing about the late 80’s annuals is that JNT would have insisted on the full ‘Doctor’ was used as opposed to the contraction – he did for the 1980 annual onwards. He was very particular about that!

    These are great though and the more recent ones have consistently better illustrations I think.

    • Anonymous

      January 22nd, 2021 - 12:45am

      There may be an issue with copyright that using dr rather than doctor gets round

  • Dalekz

    January 21st, 2021 - 6:19pm

    Hope they use the correct logo for 1988, anyway why didn’t we get annuals at the end of the 80’s I would have loved a 7th Doctor annual as a kid. It’s not like there were no Doctor Who merch Dapol was doing quite well.

    • Michael Pearson

      January 21st, 2021 - 6:56pm

      They may be using the old one on the credible basis that the production team wouldn’t have let the annual makers know about the change of logo before the annual was designed and completed in the summer of 1987. Publicity departments and licencees weren’t often on the same page until recent decades.

    • Anonymous

      January 21st, 2021 - 7:52pm

      Michael is right, the annual released in 1987 (the 1988 annual) would have predated the series and the new logo so i don’t mind. One thing is will this actually be a colin Baker mel annual?

    • Anonymous

      January 21st, 2021 - 8:09pm

      The more I think about it the more I think this may be a colin Baker annual. If it had come out when it was supposed to there would have been no McCoy material to include as it would have been published months before the series aired. I hope it’s a McCoy book but I’ll happily buy it. We should get a 1990 annual for McCoy and I’d love a 1996/7 mcgann one.

    • Anonymous

      January 21st, 2021 - 10:32pm

      This organisation has done a 1989 annual with Ace and the seventh Doctor. This one will be sixth Doctor and Mel

    • Dalekz

      January 22nd, 2021 - 1:04am

      Yes I didn’t think of that that’s probably all true!
      I think I’m used to everything being in sync and on brand straight away before a new series airs now but years ago one hand didn’t know what the other was doing at times.

    • Anonymous

      January 23rd, 2021 - 5:28pm

      From Richards comments in the facebook post, it will be Six and Mel.
      “‘time and the rani’ was broadcast on the 7th September 1987. That same month a 1988 annual would have been released, but work on that would have been completed between June and July 1987. At that point we would have been aware of McCoys casting, but not his portrayel or costume. Making the annual a Sixth Doctor & Mel annual.”

    • Michael Pearson

      January 28th, 2021 - 4:45pm

      Interesting, but McCoy’s costume was actually revealed in April 1987 in a press call during the location filming of Time and the Rani. Also the 1982 annual featured Davison but craftily only showed his head in the artwork as the costume wasnt revealed before the annual was completed in summer of 81.

  • Anonymous

    January 21st, 2021 - 4:06pm

    Facebook link not working

    • booboo

      January 21st, 2021 - 4:09pm

      sorted trying to do to many things at once

    • Anonymous

      January 21st, 2021 - 7:50pm

      Great boo boo and don’t worry about you can’t do everything at once

  • Anonymous

    January 21st, 2021 - 4:05pm

    Brilliant! Expensive… but brilliant…

  • Anonymous

    January 21st, 2021 - 3:58pm

    That Facebook link sends you to the Season 24 page…


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