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PARROT SKETCH

Douglas Adams’ notes reveal his original intentions for the Polyphase Avatron in The Pirate Planet.
One of Douglas Adams’ original notes about the robot bird he initially called the Polyphase Avitron.
The Polyphase Avatron sits on the shoulder of the Pirate Captain (Bruce Purchase) in The Pirate Planet (1978).
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About Doctor Who Magazine

Robots have been an essential part of Doctor Who for six decades. The latest issue of Panini’s lavish Doctor Who bookazine includes features on classic robot stories such as Galaxy 4, Pyramids of Mars and The Robots of Death. Other highlights include interviews with the actors, writers and directors who helped to create some of these episodes. Packed with exclusive content and rare images, this 116-page bookazine is a must-have for fans