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BRAIN SURGERY

Award-winning visual effects designer Mike Tucker has recently been working with the Doctor Who Experience, bringing classic monsters back to life…
The remnants of the original Morbius costume, prior to restoration.
Photo © The Model Unit.

Mike Tucker’s association with the Doctor Who Experience began before it even moved to Cardiff. “More than five years ago, when it opened in London,” he explains, “I was taken to the store where they had monsters left over from the previous exhibitions at Blackpool and Longleat. We assessed which ones could be made fit for public exhibition. In that first batch we included an Ice Warrior, the Robot [from the 1974-75 story of the same name] and a Zygon. When the Experience moved to Cardiff, it concentrated on the new episodes – but, since the 50th anniversary, there’s been more interest in the interest in the older ones.”

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The bumper 100-page Christmas 2016 issue of Doctor Who Magazine contains a wealth of seasonal goodies including: a huge preview of the 2016 Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, with contributions from writer Steven Moffat and director Ed Balazgette; exclusive interviews with Matt Lucas, who plays new companion Nardole, and guest-star Justin Chatwin; a brand-new Christmas comic strip adventure for the Doctor and Jess: "Be Forgot"; a feature which reveals the Doctor's amazing superhero-like abilities!; The Fact of Fiction looks in-depth at 2006’s Christmas Special The Runaway Bride, with new insights from writer Russell T Davies; a look back at all the things that have happened in the universe of Doctor Who in 2016; The Time Team watch The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor and 2010's A Christmas Carol; a look at how the Doctor Who Pinball Table has been recreated for a new generation; the Watcher's fiendishly festive Christmas quiz; plus previews, reviews, official news and much more!
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