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Doctor Who Magazine

(5 Customer Reviews)   |     Write Review 13 issues per year Doctor Who Magazine is the official BBC-licensed magazine devoted to the award winning television show. Catering for a mature, sophisticated readership, as well as appealing to younger fans of the show the magazine is consistently first with exclusives.

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Doctor Who Magazine  |  DWM Special 43 – Special Effects  


Special effects can transport audiences to alien planets, render familiar surroundings unrecognisable and bring terrifying monsters to life. Doctor Who has been at the forefront of such television trickery for more than 50 years. This richly illustrated publication celebrates the series’ greatest effects and meets the people who created them. From the trailblazers of the 1960s to the digital artists of today, here is the story of Doctor Who’s journeys into the impossible.
Doctor Who Magazine is the official BBC-licensed magazine devoted to the award winning television show. Catering for a mature, sophisticated readership, as well as appealing to younger fans of the show the magazine is consistently first with exclusives. From the first published interviews with stars like Matt Smith, Karen Gillian, David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston, to photoshoots with Kylie Minogue! Every issue is packed with features including an exclusive column by the showrunner, Steven Moffat, reviews of the episodes old and new, competitions for DVDs, CDs and books, the latest official news on upcoming episodes and a 12-page full colour comic strip in every issue.
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You'll receive 13 issues during a 1 year Doctor Who Magazine magazine subscription.

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   Great Doctor Who fan mag Reviewed Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Ideal for all those lovers of Dr Who new and old
   The Perfect Companion to the Show! Reviewed Thursday, May 25, 2017
If you're a Doctor Who fan or a casual viewer who wants to learn more about this brilliant program and its 50+ year history, look no further! Doctor Who Magazine is an insightful, honest, and just plain fun publication that caters to all ages and Who lovers. No matter if you like the Classic Series, the Modern Series, or both, you'll find plenty of things to interest you here, with well written reviews, entertaining interviews, and tons of original features and articles you won't find anywhere else. Edited by the talented Tom Spilsbury and his team, this magazine is the perfect companion to the show! And did I mention there are contests within its pages too?
Reviewed by Jacob Lockett
   The best television sci/fi mag of all time Reviewed Saturday, May 13, 2017 SUBSCRIBER
I've been a longtime reader of Doctor Who Magazine and the quality of each issue simply gets better and better. After many years or collecting the print version I finally went digital. I have not looked back. Downloading on my iPad is easy and the magazine is crystal clear and a perfect read. Old issues can either stay on my device or be archived - and it is easy to download at anytime. Older issues are also a little cheaper so if you are missing a few then this is the way to get them. Great mag, great value for money and great digital delivery system. 5 stars!
   This magazine is fantastic! Reviewed Tuesday, October 25, 2016
I have a subscription and honestly, I am very happy with it! Recommended!!
   A brilliant magazine and a must have for Doctor Who fans. Reviewed Monday, October 24, 2016 SUBSCRIBER
There is sometimes a problem with official magazines in that, perhaps, they are just a little bit biased. They can be far too desperate to sell the products, that we soon get used to the fact that the hotly-anticipated new release will get 10/10 - reading more like a fan love letter, or brochure, than a rational review.

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Doctor Who Magazine DWM Special 43 – Special Effects.

DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL EFFECTS In the final episode of Nigel Kneale’s groundbreaking serial The Quatermass Experiment (1953), a hideously mutated creature takes refuge in Westminster Abbey. With no means to depict ...
BUILD A ROCKET BOYS! By the 1980s BBC executives were citing the quality of Doctor Who’s once acclaimed effects as justification for its cancellation. How were those effects judged by contemporary audiences? And should th...
A Peculiar Effect on the BBC In 1954 Bernard Wilkie and Jack Kine founded the BBC’s Visual Effects Department. Between them they would work on such diverse programmes as Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Sky at Night and, of cour...
TRADING STANDARDS Independent visual effects company The Trading Post made its first contribution to Doctor Who in 1963. In 2013 the company was still around to help celebrate the programme’s 50th anniversary. In the e...
MINIATURE Effects Until the advent of computer-generated images, the filming of miniatures was probably the best-known aspect of the visual effects craft. The public has always enjoyed seeing highly detailed miniatures...
COSTUME DRAMAS Peter Day, one of Doctor Who’s most prolific visual effects designers, recalls highlights of his work in extracts from interviews conducted in 1998 and 2014. Joining the BBC’s Visual Effects Departmen...
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Doctor Who Magazine   |   DWM Special 43 – Special Effects   


Special effects can transport audiences to alien planets, render familiar surroundings unrecognisable and bring terrifying monsters to life. Doctor Who has been at the forefront of such television trickery for more than 50 years. This richly illustrated publication celebrates the series’ greatest effects and meets the people who created them. From the trailblazers of the 1960s to the digital artists of today, here is the story of Doctor Who’s journeys into the impossible.
As a subscriber you'll receive the following benefits:

  A discount off the RRP of your magazine
  Your magazine delivered to your door each month
  You'll never miss an issue
  You’re protected from price rises that may happen later in the year
  Money-back guarantee

You'll receive 13 issues during a 1 year Doctor Who Magazine magazine print subscription.
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