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Shane Rim m er’s im pressive career encom passed som e of the biggest franchises in the world of lm and television. Along the way he m ade a brief but m em orable appearance in Doctor W ho…
An early 1960s publicity portrait of Shane Rimmer.

T here’s always fun to be had when actors from our favourite series crop up in other high-profile genre productions. The Superm an film s, the Star W arssaga, the Jam es Bond franchise and the Gerry Anderson series all needed dependable character players based in the UK to ground the fantastic in solid believability. Rem arkably, Canadian actor Shane Rim m er, who has died aged 89, m anaged to be in all of them several tim es over, so convincing was his brand of dow n-toearth North Am erican realism. He was at ease in front of the cam era and in great dem and to play grizzled o cers and stoic professionals.

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This issue includes: • An exclusive interview with new composer Segun Akinola • A candid interview with Eric Saward, Doctor Who’s longest-serving script editor. • Former showrunner Steven Moffat discusses Eric’s legacy. • Robert Allsopp describes his unusual contributions to Doctor Who’s prop and costume departments – from the Sylvester McCoy episodes to the present day. • Alex Mercer describes what it’s like to be one of the current producers of Doctor Who. • Storyboard artist James Iles talks us through some of his stunning illustrations. • Jacqueline King – aka Sylvia Noble – answers questions from the TARDIS tin. • A tribute to Shane Rimmer, who guest starred in The Gunfighters in 1966. • Part Four of Herald of Madness, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends. • How one cosplayer became the War Doctor’s companion. • The Fact of Fiction explores the 1979 story Nightmare of Eden. • The Blogs of Doom, audio reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!