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July 18th, 2022 19 comments

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 580


Highlights of the new issue include:

  • Sergei and Dmitri Subotsky reveal how their father, producer Milton Subotsky, tried to make a third Doctor Who film – Dr. Who’s Greatest Adventure. Plus, never-before-published details of exactly what was in the movie’s script.
  • Actor Jason Flemyng, the son of Gordon Flemyng, remembers his father and the 1960s Dalek movies he directed.
  • Doctor Who producer Nikki Wilson looks back at over a decade working on the series.
  • Composer Segun Akinola discusses the music of Flux and the Centenary Special – and looks to the future.
  • CG recreations of the flying saucer interior from Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., revealing how the Shepperton Studios sets were assembled.
  • A celebration of Spare Parts, the seminal audio drama that depicted the origins of the Cybermen and inspired later TV episodes.
  • Collectivity meets fans with a love for merchandise based on the 60s Dalek movies.
  • The Everlasting Summer, a brand-new comic strip adventure for the Doctor, Yaz and Dan.
  • The Fact of Fiction uncovers the hidden secrets of 2015’s The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion.
  • Previews, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser, Sufficient Data and more.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 580 is on sale Thursday 21 July from and WH Smith priced £6.99 (UK). Also available as a digital edition from priced £5.99.

Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine, Featured, Magazine


  • Kevin225

    July 20th, 2022 - 12:58pm

    Subscriber copy arrived today. I suspect with the situation with Royal Mail this may be the last one early/on time for a while….

    • The Fishmonger

      July 31st, 2022 - 12:18pm

      I have never had a subscriber’s copy arrive on time yet anyway!

  • Anonymous

    July 19th, 2022 - 6:29pm

    Love that Jason Flemyng isn’t embarrassed at all by his Dad’s two Dalek films and instead is one of their greatest supporters. Kudos.


      July 19th, 2022 - 9:10pm

      I’ve always thought he’d make a good Doctor.

  • [email protected] Labs

    July 19th, 2022 - 2:50pm

    Can’t wait to see the subscriber version.

    • [email protected] Labs

      July 20th, 2022 - 8:56pm

      Yes, it’s gorgeous.

    • [email protected] Labs

      July 20th, 2022 - 9:01pm

      An excellent issue too.

      Nice to see Kevin Lyons write an article. Marcus Hearn is getting all his Hammer Horror mates involved.

  • Doctorwhotoybox

    July 18th, 2022 - 10:13pm

    Very nice

  • The Flying Shark

    July 18th, 2022 - 7:03pm

    Ngl, the Ncuti reveal issue had far too much about the Dalek movies as it is, I don’t see what another issue seemingly full of content could add ><

    • Fox

      July 18th, 2022 - 8:54pm

      These features were meant for that issue but were pushed back because of the Ncuti announcement.

    • Gareth Pugh

      July 18th, 2022 - 10:43pm

      The Flying Shark, that issue – in the end – limited itself to just the features (mainly) surrounding June’s release of Dr Who and The Daleks. They had planned to put all the movie features they had prepared into that issue, but then needed space for all the big news that broke in early May about Ncuti, the 60th etc. So they looked at it, thought, the other Dalek movie is released mid-July, we can hold those over ’til then. So these features are more about the Second movie.

  • Anonymous

    July 18th, 2022 - 3:09pm

    That cover so needs to be a poster.

  • Billy

    July 18th, 2022 - 2:58pm

    Oh! Nice cover.

  • bob hellier

    July 18th, 2022 - 1:46pm

    havent had magazine 579 yet when is it available

    • Lewis Frisby

      July 18th, 2022 - 2:10pm

      This Thursday 21st July

  • Doug Who

    July 18th, 2022 - 12:28pm

    Gorgeous cover and coverage of the film that never was should be really fascinating. It sounds bizarre and scotches the myth that it was to have been an adaptation of ‘The Chase’! Looking forward to this edition.

    • cushingeffe

      July 18th, 2022 - 4:25pm

      It was going to be the chase (based on) with Cushing but got cancelled after the second film did not make enough cash.

      The greatest adventure is from years later in the 1980s or there abouts.

    • Gareth Pugh

      July 18th, 2022 - 6:22pm

      Cushingeffe, it will be interesting to see what the article says. Milton Subotsky’s two sons were in a Q&A at the double bill showing at the BFI Southbank a month ago and talked about their dad’s rough outline for a third film and that it wasn’t based on the Chase after all but a repurposed Hammer script (I think) that might not have involved the Daleks at all but giant killer crabs and has the working title of ‘Doctor Who’s Greatest Adventure’ – they even brought a manuscript along with them…

  • Bamboo o’clock

    July 18th, 2022 - 12:18pm

    Gosh, that’s a great cover – the subscriber variant will look fabulous!


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