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Opening the Eye

Putting the TV Movie to the test of a modern audience, 20 years on...

Doctor Who is now being enjoyed by a whole new generation. But it feels different this time...

In 1996, I formed a club. It came into being about 12 seconds after Grace Holloway decided against travelling in the TARDIS with the Eighth Doctor, and was called the ‘Grace Holloway is Stupid Club’, known as GHISC. Members carried a card declaring their willingness to take part in adventures. Carpe diem should have been (but actually wasn’t) our motto.

Highlights of the club’s existence were getting the lovely (if, at the time, slightly bewildered) Yee Jee Tso to pose in a Grace Holloway is Stupid T-shirt for our newsletter, and the time when one of our members told Daphne Ashbrook that someone in the UK had formed a ‘Daphne Ashbrook is Stupid Club’, to her utter horror. (The mistake was hastily corrected.)

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A special issue celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1996 TV Movie! Contents include: interviews with actors Paul McGann, Eric Roberts, Daphne Ashbrook, Yee Jee Tso and Gordon Tipple, and Executive Producer Jo Wright; a feature examining the legacy of the TV Movie; Steven Moffat answers readers' questions; Fact of Fiction – The Power of Kroll; Part One of a new comic strip, Witch Hunt by Jacqueline Rayner, illustrated by Martin Geraghty; The Time Team watch Victory of the Daleks; plus news, reviews, previews, prize-winning competitions and much more.