New Contest

Our friends over at The Doctor Who Project have launched a brand new contest for a chance to win a copy of The Best of The Doctor Who Project 1999-2012.

To enter, all you have to do is send them an email with your answer to the following question…

Name any 4 of the 7 stories featured in ‘The Best of the Doctor Who Project’ 

Email your answer to thedoctorwhoproject@shaw.ca

Contest closes 12:00 midnight PDT April 22, 2017

You can learn more about The Doctor Who Project by visiting their website here.

 

Another Call-Out for Issue 31

Hey all you classic Doctor Who series fans.

We still need material for our upcoming Robert Holmes themed issue.

We’re looking for articles, reviews, opinion pieces, etc focusing on Robert Holmes, his stories for Who, his time as script editor, his lasting legacy to the world of Doctor Who, etc. Basically if there’s an aspect of his contribution and involvement in the original series you’d like to write about, we’d appreciate the material.

We also still have the following stories open for reviews:

  • Pyramids of Mars
  • The Ribos Operation

The deadline for submissions was set for April 1, 2017, but I’m sure we can make alternate arrangements if you’re interested in helping out.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Still Need Material for Issue 31

Updated: March 19th

Hey all you classic series fans.  We’re still in need of material for our upcoming Robert Holmes themed issue of Whotopia.

We’re still in need of articles focusing on Robert Holmes, his stories for Who, his time as script editor, his lasting legacy to the world of Doctor Who, etc.  Basically if there’s an aspect of his contribution and involvement in the original series you’d like to write about, we’d appreciate the material.

We’re also looking for reviews of the stories he wrote for Who over the years.  We have the following stories still free, so it would be great to have some people review these:

  • The Krotons
  • Terror of The Autons
  • Pyramids of Mars
  • The Sunmakers
  • The Ribos Operation
  • The Caves of Androzani
  • Trial of a Time Lord: The Ultimate Foe (Episode 13 only)

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and/or Jez directly.

Thanks for your continued support of Whotopia.

Mondasian Cybermen

A little sneak peek at the forthcoming Season 10 season finale… It looks like the Cybermen are returning, but not the Cybermen as we currently know them, but rather harkening back to days gone by – Mondasian Cybermen.

Interesting… hmmm.

Submissions Wanted for Issue 31

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Have you ever wanted to contribute to Whotopia?  Well here’s your chance.

We’re looking for material for issue 31.  Along with our regular columns we are looking for one-off pieces on the theme of writer and script editor Robert Holmes. As well as analytical and research-based articles, we also encourage more lighthearted fare.

Additionally, we would like to include a review* of each of his scripts. To jog memories, Holmes’ stories are as follows:

  • Troughton: The Krotons; The Space Pirates
  • Pertwee: Spearhead from Space; Terror of the Autons; Carnival of Monsters; The Time Warrior
  • Tom Baker: The Ark in Space; Pyramids of Mars; The Brain of Morbius; The Deadly Assassin; The Talons of Weng-Chiang; The Sun Makers; The Ribos Operation; The Power of Kroll
  • Davison: The Caves of Androzani
  • Colin Baker: The Two Doctors; The Trial of a Time Lord Parts 1-4; The Trial of a Time Lord Part 13 (first draft only)

* Those stories crossed out have already been assigned

If it’s of further help, his innovations (as writer and/or script editor) include:

  • The first Jon Pertwee story, and one of the most important adventures in the show’s history (Spearhead from Space). Coincidentally, this is also the first story in color, and the only one shot entirely on film.
  • The first adventures to feature recurring characters Liz Shaw (Spearhead), Jo Grant (Terror of the Autons), Sarah Jane Smith (The Time Warrior), Romana (The Ribos Operation) and the Master (Terror of the Autons)
  • The first scream-free female companion (Leela), and the first non-human companion (K9).
  • The first ‘space opera’ story (The Space Pirates), and the first companion-lite adventure set entirely on Gallifrey (The Deadly Assassin)

Deadline for material:  April 1, 2017

Articles should be attached to an email and be in MS Word format and emailed to:  whotopia@whotopia.ca.

Please Note: Whotopia is a fan produced magazine and we do not pay contributors for their work.

New Book from Colin Baker & FBS

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Our good friends at FBS Publishing are teaming up with former Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, to release the forthcoming “Sixth Sense” a new book featuring his weekly columns in the Bucks Free Press that is sure to interest fans of good old sixie.

Have you ever wanted to shout at the automated phone system, rail against the state of the roads or wonder why oh why bureaucracy has to get in the way of everything? Colin Baker has been writing a weekly column for his local paper, the Bucks Free Press, for the past 21 years, giving readers the benefit of his wisdom on many and varied topics. Now you can enjoy a collection of Colin’s Bucks Free columns, all in one place.

The book will be published in March 2017 and is available now to pre-order.

For full details, please visit FBS at: http://www.fbs-publishing.co.uk/ourshop/prod_5746252-Sixth-Sense-from-the-columns-of-the-Bucks-Free-Press.html