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A NEW FRONTIER

London’s Southbank Centre was a prominent location for the 1973 story Frontier in Space. Performance artist Richard DeDomenici has returned there to stage a bold reimagining of those events…
Recording Frontier in Space Redux.
The Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and Jo Grant (Katy Manning) in Frontier in Space (1973).

O t’s half term – a Friday afternoon halfway through February – and London’s Royal Festival Hall is buzzing with excitable children who are here for the Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival. Among the varied shows and activities taking place over the 12-day event is the Frontier in Space Redux – a recreation of scenes from one of the Third Doctor’s stories that were filmed on the Southbank back in 1972.

This is part of a broader project. For the last five years, performance artist Richard DeDomenici has been regularly restaging scenes from television and film. These ‘Reduxes’, as he calls them, split the screen in two with the source material playing in the top half and the new version mimicking it at the bottom, accompanied by the original sound.

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Contents include: • An exclusive interview with new executive producer Matt Strevens • Showrunner Chris Chibnall's Production Notes • An interview with Michelle Gomez, who is returning to voice Missy for a new Doctor Who game • Out of the TARDIS returns, with Strax actor Dan Starkey answers random questions • A tribute to the late David Fisher, who wrote four stories for Tom Baker's Doctor • New insights from the designers responsible for creating Doctor Who's 2005-10 logo • Performance artist Richard De Domenici tells DWM about his recreation of a scene from Frontier in Space at London's South Bank • Actor-impressionist Jacob Dudman is interviewed about playing the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors • DWM finds out what happened at a Dalek world record attempt in Milwaukee last year • Christel Dee’s guide to cosplaying a Time Lord • Part five of The Phantom Piper, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill • The Fact of Fiction explores the 2011 Eleventh Doctor story The Doctor's Wife • Previews, book and audio reviews, news, DWM's Season Survey results, The Blogs of Doom, prize-winning competitions and crossword and much, much more!