With thanks to Richard Bignell.
Issue three of 116-page full-colour fan magazine, NOTHING AT THE END OF THE LANE is published on 16 January 2012, and as you can expect from the magazine, the content is superbly written, informative and, frequently, revelatory even for fans who think that they know everything about DOCTOR WHO (eyeofhorus.org.uk included...)
Issue three contents:
Illuminating The Dark Dimension: Our mammoth 30-page article looks at the planned anniversary special, seeing how far things really got and for the first time, we reveal precisely the reasons why it all fell apart. With artwork by Lee Sullivan.
Journey into Time - The Story of the Lost Doctor Who Radio Series: Detailing precisely what happened back in 1966/67 when Stanmark Productions proposed an independent 52-episode radio series, from its early development through to the recording of the pilot with Peter Cushing as the Doctor. We also reproduce the original pilot script, written by Malcolm Hulke.
"Oh No, You Shouldn't!": We look back on William Hartnell's one and only pantomime performance in the 1966/67 tour of Puss in Boots , complete with photos of Billy as Buskin, the Fairy Cobbler...
The Original Sarah Jane Smith: So who really was originally cast as Sarah Jane Smith back in 1973? We reveal all and talk to the actress concerned to find out what happened.
The Living Planet: We look back at the one of the first stories proposed for the new series, written by Alan Wakeman during the summer of 1963 and contains the full proposed storyline and the draft script for the first episode.
Designing The Space Pirates: Costume Designer Nick Bullen shares his costume designs from The Space Pirates , and for the first time since 1969 we get an idea what Dom Issigri looked like!
Hayles Storm: We reprint and review ten unmade storylines submitted by Brian Hayles to the production office between February 1965 and May 1975, covering the first four Doctors featuring more Ice Warriors, the return of the Celestial Toymaker and a meeting with the Toymaker's half-sister, The Queen of Time.
The Evil of the Daleks - The Chris Thompson Off-Screen Photographs: For the first time, we publish the 26 off-screen photographs taken by Production Designer Chris Thompson from the first episode of The Evil of the Daleks . The article also features photos from Chris' personal collection showing the filming done at Ealing in the Emperor's chamber.
New Location Photographs: New colour photographs taken during the location filming of The Smugglers and The Invasion and new b/w photos from The Enemy of the World.
- We speak to the winners of the 1965 TV Century 21 Dalek competition to see what it was like to win a Movie Dalek and what happened to them and we take a look at the Mark 7 Daleks from the 1972 Radio Times competition...
- We look at some of the proposed 1960s toys that never made it to the shops...
- We find out from Effects Designer John Horton just what went wrong with the original Nestene effect in Spearhead from Space ...
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