Our readers will be pleased to know that work has begun on the next issue of Whotopia. Issue 31 will be a salute to Doctor Who’s most famous and most prolific script writer, Robert Holmes. Additional details forthcoming.
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Peter Capaldi is stepping down from the lead role in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who.
Capaldi shocked fans by making the announcement during a BBC Radio 2 show with presenter Jo Whiley. He said he will leave Doctor Who at the end of the year. “I feel it’s time to move on,” he said. The 58-year-old Glasgow-born star became the 12th actor to play the Doctor in 2013.
While speaking about the forthcoming 10th series, he said it would be his last. “I feel sad, I love Doctor Who, it is a fantastic programme to work on,” he said. “It can’t praise the people I work with more highly, but I have always been someone that did a lot of different things.”
He said he was asked to stay on after his contract ran out, but he wanted to move on to other challenges. The new series airs in spring and Capaldi said his final episode will be shown at Christmas.
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Congratulations to Phillip Nicholls of Victoria Australia winner of the autographed copy of “What’s All The Fuss About?”
Thank you to all of you who entered last issue’s contest. Keep tuned to the blog and future issues of the magazine for future contests.
We’re excited to announce that you can now purchase a hard copy version of Whotopia!
Our readers voted and there was an overwhelming consensus for a published hard copy version of the zine. As a result, we decided to test the waters, with this one off version. If this generates enough interest, we may start doing a hard copy version, in addition to the freebie PDFs – for future issues.
WHOTOPIA ISSUE 30
Color cover, b&w interior, 60 pages
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All of us here at Whotopia are excited by the news that three of our regular contributors – Michael S. Collins, Jon Arnold and John Davies – have contributed to the new Doctor Who book, Hating To Love. Published by Watching Books, a team of writers reassess 52 of the all time worst Doctor Who stories.
Are the worst Doctor Who stories really as bad as their reputations suggest they are? It’s time to don your breathing apparatus, roll up your sleeves and join a team of ten intrepid – and slightly irrational – authors, as they head to the bottom of the barrel in a quest to uncover the worst the series has to offer, and to find out if those apples really are as rotten as they’re painted.
Released January 20, 2017, Hating To Love is available through Watching Books.
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