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Extremis

Can you handle the truth? We put the Veritas under the microscope, and live to tell the tale…

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BROADCAST Saturday 20 May 2017

‘The water evaporates.

The black water evaporates

The fast river evaporates.

The crack is dead.’

In 1982, that message aggravated the imagination of a handful of participants tackling The Hobbit video game – an adventure told and played in text – on the ZX Spectrum home computer. As they had inadvertently discovered, that quixotic word-jumble would appear on screen if you tried abbreviating the command ‘OPEN DOOR’ to ‘OP DO’. For some reason, those four letters input in that order resonated deep within this 40KB rendering of the Shire. A programming bug that tore Middle Earth asunder, to witness it was to get a glimpse of something escaping from the game, and a torrid sensation that there are more things in heaven and Earth, Hungry Horace, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

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Contents include: • Exclusive previews of the next four episodes of the 2017 series of Doctor Who – The Lie of the Land, Empress of Mars, The Eaters of Light, and World Enough and Time. Plus, interviews writers Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Toby Whithouse and Rona Munro. • Showrunner Steven Moffat answers reader's questions. • A look into how one of the original Ice Warrior helmets from the1960s has survived to the present day. • An in-depth interview with Jamie Mathieson, who reveals the secrets behind the writing of episode 5, Oxygen. • Part Two of the new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill: The Soul Garden, by Scott Gray, with art by Martin Geraghty. • Reviews of the latest episodes, Knock Knock, Oxygen, Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World. • The Fact of Fiction delves into the 1967 story The Macra Terror. • Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the Watcher's column, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!
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