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September 19th, 2018 8 comments

The Complete History Book Collection Issue 86

Available to order in the UK from

Usually available to order in the USA from

The definitive history of BBC’s long-running series Doctor Who continues with this volume on the twelfth Doctor focusing on three stories from Series 10: “Oxygen,” “Extremis,” and “The Pyramid at the End of the World.”

Illustrated throughout with photographs from the archives and in full-color, this hardcover volume features story summaries, character and actor profiles, pre- and post-production notes, broadcast reaction, and much more.

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  • Anonymous

    September 23rd, 2018 - 3:55am

    I always thought extremist and pyramid were part of a 3 parter? The fact that they have the same monster in the hexagon is a giveaway. Why not have Bill or Nardole?

    • Anonymous

      October 20th, 2018 - 7:21pm

      Same here. Why is it being treated as 3 seperate stories?

  • Anonymous

    September 20th, 2018 - 5:04pm

    Is there any word on whether the collection will be maintained (even on an irregular basis) after the original 90 issue run has ended?

    • Gordon

      September 20th, 2018 - 9:07pm

      They have said they won’t be carrying on due to issue 90 being finished before series 11 starts. There is simply no time to research and write series 11 stories

    • Anonymous

      September 20th, 2018 - 9:40pm

      Just to clarify, I meant is there any plan to keep this up to date ongoing (say 3 – 4 issues a year)?

    • Anonymous

      October 20th, 2018 - 8:09pm

      I would love that! I always thought it was a bit pointless calling it ‘The Complete History’ as it would never be complete so to speak

    • Gordon

      October 21st, 2018 - 1:15am

      Personally I think it’s probably the best place to end it. Those that have been working on these have been working pretty much 4 years straight on these. They deserve a break and an opportunity to work on something else. If they carried them on they wouldn’t never get the chance to do other things. They would be constantly working on them every year. There has to be a line for them somewhere. At least It’s not during the middle of a run they are stopping. However they probably will cover jodie’s era if hachette decides to have another go around with the complete history. The marvel graphic novels are currently on their second go around so hachette have a history of rereleasing things. I’d also imagine the bbc will also want an updated version with up to date info and the current logo as well.

  • Tim Mayo

    September 20th, 2018 - 1:02pm

    ‘Extremis’ is my favourite story in this book. Unfortunately, this was the peak of the ‘monk’ trilogy for me. Each episode after got progressively worse and didn’t improve until ‘Empress of Mars’ came along.


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