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War of the worlds

Is it possible to enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens without feeling like you’re cheating on Doctor Who?

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This column contains no Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers – unless you are incredibly good at interpreting non-specific noises that I’ve probably mistranscribed anyway. No, really, you have nothing to worry about, promise.

Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars Star Wars. Everything recently has been about Star Wars. Tickets had been booked for the earliest possible performance once the school holidays had begun. Lightsabers had been wielded. Films four, five and six (ie the original trilogy – at least Doctor Who fans only argue about the titles of the first three stories, rather than their numbers) had been watched in preparation. The boys also consumed a fair amount of additional media, which meant that I generally didn’t have a clue whether their conversation was about something so obscure from the movies that I’d never noticed it, or was something that had only ever popped up in a book, a cartoon, or a comic. I had a sudden thought. Is this what it’s like for someone who only watches Doctor Who on TV and doesn’t think about it all the time? Maybe if you gave them a list of Sentreal, Beep the Meep and Banto Zame they wouldn’t actually know which one was from a TV story, which one was from a comic strip, and which one was from the audios? The horror!

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Contents include: John Hurt interview; the War Doctor on audio; Steven Moffat answers readers' questions; Feature – The story of Doctor Who videogames; Comic Strip – Theatre of the Mind written and illustrated by Roger Langridge; A tribute to Anthony Read; The Fact of Fiction – The King's Demons; Time Team – The Beast Below; Missing in Action – The Myth Makers; Relative Dimensions; Wotcha; Reviews and Previews; Crossword