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DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

The TARDIS travels through time and space, but only one of those domains was considered a worthy subject for articles in the Doctor Who Annual.
A map of the Moon from the Doctor Who Annual published in 1967.

Flicking through the Doctor Who annuals published in the 1960s and 70s, it’s impossible to ignore the books’ disproportionate coverage of space travel. Year after year, filler material was dominated by samey pieces on star constellations, the planets of the Solar System, communication satellites and so on. It’s almost as if someone at the annuals’ publisher, World Distributors, decided that after all the television series’ fanciful journeys through the fourth dimension, what children needed was a solid grounding in the real science behind the Space Race.

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“Space: the final frontier. Final, because it wants to kill us...” The TARDIS doesn’t just travel through time – stories set in space have been an essential part of Doctor Who for six decades. The inhospitable void between the stars has served as the backdrop to epic space operas and nerve-racking thrillers, while harbouring some of the most dangerous adversaries the Doctor has ever encountered. This lavish publication navigates a revealing course through the space lanes of Doctor Who, with exclusive interviews, rare images, and guides to some of the most memorable episodes.