Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

April Books 25) The Doctor Who Annual 1983

A couple of interesting things about this annual. For the first time it features behind-the-scenes articles on how the TV show is made, including interviews with Simon MacDonald of Visual Effects, Janet Budden and Odile Dicks-Mireaux about design for Castrovalva, and inevitably JNT himself who gets as much space as the others combined. The filler fluff seems to have otherwise been cut back and the stories are decent enough - the first one in particular is rather long by DW Annual standards. All stories feature Nyssa and Tegan, and the comic strip (only one this year) has Adric as well; and the last story features the Master kidnapping planes taking off from Heathrow, so completely different from any recently shown TV story then. The art is decent with the companions and Doctor looking more or less like themselves (though the Master looks more Delgado than Ainley).
Tags: bookblog 2011, doctor who, doctor who: 05

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