It appears that The Underwater Menace may not be released on DVD this year after all!
After a second episode was discovered in 2011 (!), The Underwater Menace was supposedly due for release on DVD last year before being bumped onto this year’s schedule. But according to the BBC DVD Enquiry Line, it’s been removed from the 2015 schedule too! The BBC Consumer Products department have since released this statement:
“We appreciate that some Doctor Who fans are disappointed that we have not yet been able to release The Underwater Menace on DVD. We would like to reassure everyone that we are currently reviewing the best way to bring fans more Classic Doctor Who titles. Please bear with us – we’ll let you know more as soon as we can.”
The Classic Doctor Who DVD range ended more than a year ago now, concluding with The Web of Fear in February 2014. But Anneke Wills, who played companion Polly Wright in the serial, recently showed her frustration on Facebook.
Further annoyances came last year: despite the trailer for the Second Doctor adventure appearing on the DVD of The Moonbase, the restoration team admitted that, to them, the range appeared pretty dead; and secondly, while fans expected the remaining two lost episodes to be animated, it now looks likely that that’s not happening either…
At the time of writing, the petition to BBC Worldwide asking for The Underwater Menace‘s release has reached over 1,650 signatures. Right now, it’s probably the best we can do for now.
A note to all of our readers to let you know that effective Friday February 27 2015 the vast majority of our back issue catalogue will no longer be available and only a select number will be online to download.
Effective February 27th, Issues 1-24, and the 2008 Spring Special, will no longer be available as these issues have been deleted and withdrawn from circulation. These 25 issues will no longer be available publicly and we have no plans to make these issues available at anytime again.
However, Issues 25-27 and the 2013 Summer Special will remain available for the time being. You will still be able to download these issues for free in PDF format.
DESIGN THE NEW WHOTOPIA LOGO
Whotopia needs a new logo and here’s your chance to win a recent Doctor Who novel if your design is chosen as the winning design.
The new logo has to be:
- In hi-res (300 dpi or higher) jpg or png format
- On a clear see-through background
- In Color or B&W
- Will be used on website and on magazine covers
Open to modern looking cool designs or willing to be surprised.
Deadline February 14, 2015
Entries to be email to whotopia at whotopia.ca
The winner of the design chosen as the new Whotopia logo will receive a copy of a recent Doctor Who novel as a thank you.
If you haven’t downloaded all the issues of WHOTOPIA published to date, you may want to do so in the next week. Beginning later this month, we will begin to delete numerous back issues and once the issue is deleted, they won’t be available to the general public again.
Exciting news. Whotopia Magazine is back on Twitter after an extended period away.
If you ‘d like to follow us you can find us at: https://twitter.com/WhotopiaMag or @WhotopiaMag.
Attention fellow Canadian Doctor Who fans.
Would you like to see a full-scale Doctor Who convention with guest(s) take place in the Vancouver British Columbia area?
Would you be interested in working as part of the organizational committee, or as a convention volunteer, or would like to learn more about the planned event?
If so, then take note.
There hasn’t been a Doctor Who convention in Vancouver since Who Party West III in 1990. A few individuals who were responsible for this convention, and ran former Vancouver based Doctor Who fan groups Telefantasy Appreciation Society of Canada and the Time Meddlers of Vancouver have regrouped and are hoping to hold a 2 or 3 day convention for sometime in late 2015. But in order for the event to happen, it won’t happen without the support of the local Doctor Who fan community.
To this end we will be holding an initial informational meeting on November 1, 2014. The meeting is open to all local area Doctor Who fans young and old. We welcome and value your input and the more people who turn out to show their support the better. We’re sure you’d like to make this event become a reality as much as we would.
The meeting will be held…
Saturday November 1 2014
12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
West End Community Center
870 Denman Street
Parking is available underground and the community center is on the #5 Robson bus route.
If you want to see a Doctor Who convention in Vancouver, we hope we’ll see you at the event.
Further information can be found on this website by clicking on the following link http://vancouverdoctorwhoconvention.wordpress.com