Site Menu

February 16th, 2017 18 comments

Doctor Who The Essential Guide #10 Robots

Robots have been an essential part of Doctor Who for six decades.

The latest issue of Panini’s lavish Doctor Who bookazine includes features on classic robot stories such as “Galaxy 4,” “Pyramids of Mars,” and “The Robots of Death.”

Other highlights include interviews with the actors, writers and directors who helped to create some of these episodes.

Packed with exclusive content and rare images, this 116-page bookazine will be a must-have for fans in the days leading up to the new series of Doctor Who.

Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine, Magazine


  • The Flying Shark

    April 6th, 2017 - 7:05am

    Got this on Monday, the actual cover has a knight from Robot of Sherwood instead of a Handbot.

    • Anonymous

      April 6th, 2017 - 11:31am

      That’s annoying! It’s the first picture of a Handbot close-up that made me realise they had holes in the mask & weren’t just smooth


    April 2nd, 2017 - 11:42pm

    I can’t find it anywhere

  • Lee

    March 21st, 2017 - 11:28am

    As most of may know not that’s the release date for this essential magazine is out on 23rd March

  • Ryan Croughan

    March 14th, 2017 - 9:25pm

    Has anyone got this yet? Is it out?

    • Lee

      March 21st, 2017 - 11:29am

      23rd March

    • Timelord63

      March 22nd, 2017 - 5:22pm

      Picked this up today from Tescos. It looks like one of the best so far 🙂

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    February 19th, 2017 - 3:05pm

    I quite like the cover. Except for the Handbot that it. That’s really bland.

  • the ergon

    February 19th, 2017 - 12:39pm

    I had a feeling they,d do robots next, it covers a lot from the 60s to present day, i can,t imagine much they can cover next in this series of bookazines.

    • Phil

      March 20th, 2017 - 5:23pm

      They could do The Essential William Hartnell Through Peter Capaldi which includes Every Non-Who Role from the start of each of their careers, a photo from each series and movie, a short biography and some interesting articles written by fellow cast members. Then a nicely designed Doctor who checklist of episodes written on one page, a photo of every variation of their outfits during their tenure, an alternate dvd Cover or 2 for you to cut out and replace on your DVD collection maybe some painted artwork or some cool fan art gallery for a couple of pages. The entire Big Finish checklist for each doctor.

  • Anon

    February 17th, 2017 - 4:06pm

    How could they not put K9 on the cover???

  • Anonymous

    February 17th, 2017 - 10:01am

    I think the covers are getting somewhat worse

    The 50 years editions were neatly designed
    Then the first few issues of this were good looking too
    But this just seems to be a few bits cobbled together.

  • bryan

    February 16th, 2017 - 9:43pm

    Oh my word. Its a new homage,to K9 AND OTHER MECHANICAL CREATURES. From Target back in the day.

    oh i hope it has some puzzels 🙂

    Looking forward to this.

  • prototype dalek

    February 16th, 2017 - 6:18pm

    Love the cover

  • mick

    February 16th, 2017 - 6:07pm

    when is this out?

    • Stephen

      February 16th, 2017 - 6:38pm

      On past form about three weeks after the publication date 😀

    • Demdike@CultLabs

      February 16th, 2017 - 11:07pm

      Or three months if my local Smiths is anything to go by.

    • the ergon

      February 19th, 2017 - 2:08pm

      Tesco or FP usually have early copies, WHsmith always seem last in the queue when it comes to stocking.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Get your own avatar.
By clicking submit you agree to our terms and conditions (below), we reserve the right to edit or delete inappropriate messages.

Comment rules

The Doctor Who site welcomes constuctive comments related to the news article in question. Links posted in comments may not be displayed. We reserve the right to delete or edit any post entirely at our discretion. If you leave unacceptable comments your IP address will be banned and reported

Click here to read full comments terms and conditions

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.