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September 11th, 2017 9 comments

Doctor Who The Essential Guide #12 Time Travel

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Panini’s lavish bookazines continue with a 116-page issue devoted to the Doctor’s journeys through time, and the greatest plots hatched by his time-travelling adversaries.

Doctor Who was conceived as a format that would go backwards, forwards and sideways in time. Ever since those early black-and- whites days, the series has stayed true to that concept with innovative stories exploring every aspect of the fourth dimension.

The Essential Doctor Who: Time Travel talks to the actors, writers and directors who helped to create these memorable episodes.

Elsewhere in this issue there are guides to the greatest time-travel stories – including the classics Blink and City of Death – along with details of unmade scripts, previously unseen images and much more.

Cover subject to change

Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine, Magazine


  • Anonymous

    July 22nd, 2017 - 5:58pm

    When is this out? Never got the Tardis one but it’d be a nice replacement

    • booboo

      July 22nd, 2017 - 6:28pm

      Nov 15 in the states (this info is from previews world ) usually much earlier in the UK

    • Anonymous

      July 23rd, 2017 - 12:09pm

      Good because I’m uk

  • DWT

    July 22nd, 2017 - 3:19pm

    I’m sure they’ll change this cover to feature Capaldi but I hope not, it looks really cool as it is!

    • platon29

      July 25th, 2017 - 9:11pm

      At least change the Smith picture to be one where is doesn’t look like he’s mid sneeze

    • Jason Z

      September 11th, 2017 - 12:16pm

      Smith’s overarching storyline involves a lot of time travel – the Silence and River Song stuff – which could be why he’s on the cover.

  • Sean Bassett

    July 22nd, 2017 - 2:49pm

    Why couldn’t this be a Special Edition instead? Much stronger link to the main show than books.

    • Gareth Pugh

      July 23rd, 2017 - 11:24am

      Sean, mainly because the Special Editions (currently, and for the past few years) have, as their organising principle, activities around the making of, and wider culture that grows up around, the TV show (art, music, special effects, toys and games, next up: books).

      Whereas they’ve clearly made a conscious editorial decision to focus the Bookazines on appraising the in-universe storytelling *within* the TV show and also within some supporting media (novels, comics, audio etc). And so we have things like Cybermen; The Master; Invasions of Earth, Robots, Adventures in Space etc.

      Do you see what I mean? To shove the ‘books’ topic into the Bookazine range wouldn’t work, nor putting this upcoming in-depth look at the use of time-travel as a concept in the TV narrative work so well in the current organising principle of the specials. Each would be the wrong fit for the ‘other’ range.

      In other words,

  • DWCR

    July 22nd, 2017 - 2:26pm

    Ngl this is a pretty cool cover


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