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► The Ultim ate Evil

Featuring The SixthDoctor and Peri RRP £14.99 (CD), £12.99 (download)

► Nightm are Country

Featuring The FifthDoctor, Tegan and Turlough RRP £14.99 (CD), £12.99 (download)

► W arzone/Conversion

Featuring The FifthDoctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Marc RRP £14.99 (CD), £12.99 (download)

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In the days before dodging spoilers becam e botha necessary skill and an everyday occurrence, nobody really knew very m uch about forthcom ing Doctor W ho stories beyond whatever had been o cially released to Doctor W ho M agazine. Even then, that could all change by the tim e you actually sat dow n to w atch the new series, withsom e stories that im pressionable readers had been speculating on for m onths just not show ing up at all.

Originally intended for the abandoned Season 23 in 1986, The Ultim ate Evil was w ritten by W ally K Daly, a veteran of num erous long-running dram a series, including Juliet Bravo (1980-85) and Byker Grove (1989-2006). more significantly, he was the author of several quirky sci-fiand horror plays for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4. Concentrating on ideas and character traits rather than e ects and cli hangers, The Ultim ate Evil was clearly an attem pt to take Doctor ho in a di erent direction, but – well, ultim ately it never happened. In 1989 Daly turned his scripts into a w itty and well-received novel for Target Books, but that was as m uch exposure as they ever got.

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THE WORLD CUP OF THE DALEKS Thirty-two Dalek stories battled for supremacy in our epic Twitter contest. Which is the fans’ favourite? Other highlights of this issue include: • A 16-page celebration of the Daleks, including the results of DWM’s online tournament. • An exclusive Series 12 update. • Writer and director Pete McTighe goes behind the scenes on The Promise, his new trailer for the Season 26 Blu-ray box set. • Sophie Aldred discusses her on-screen return as Ace. • Production designer Arwel Jones gives DWM a tour of the Thirteenth Doctor’s TARDIS. • The first part of an exclusive interview with former script editor Andrew Cartmel. • A preview of Tiny Rebel’s final Doctor Who: Infinity games. • The Fact of Fiction explores the 1973 story Carnival of Monsters. • The answers to last issue’s fiendishly difficult quiz about the first 40 years of DWM. • Part Three of Mistress of Chaos, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends. • The Blogs of Doom, audio and book reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!