Doctor Who Chronicles 1967, from the makers of Doctor Who Magazine, explores the year that proved the show
The latest issue of Doctor Who Chronicles is out this month from the makers of Doctor Who Magazine, looking at all the goings on both in front of and behind the camera in 1967. It was a year of huge change for the show. It met the challenge of changing its lead actor for the very first time. The dying months of the previous year had seen William Hartnell’s ‘renewal’ into the form of Patrick Troughton. Now the new Doctor cemented his new reign the First Doctor’s companions Polly and Ben (Anneke Wills and Michael Craze) departed, and new companions Jamie and Victoria (Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling) made their debuts.
The stories shifted focus too, with the year beginning with the final historical for decades. Meanwhile, troubled colony worlds and bases under siege became the norm. It’s also the year that introduced such monsters as the Ice Warriors and the Yeti, while the Daleks met their ‘final end’ and the Cybermen took position as the Second Doctor’s most iconic enemy.
This 116-page bookazine contains all-new features, including:
- A summary of the year’s most significant events, both on and off screen
- Highlights of the spin-off media released in 1967, including Doctor Who Annual stories, TV Comic adventures and ice-lolly cards
- Coverage of the show in the popular press
- Special effects and production techniques
- Overviews of The Highlanders, The Underwater Menace, The Moonbase, The Macra Terror, The Faceless Ones, The Evil of the Daleks, The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Abominable Snowmen and The Ice Warriors.
Doctor Who: Chronicles – 1967 is on sale the 16th of June, RRP just £9.99 from the DWM section of panini.co.uk and selected branches of WH Smith while stocks last. It’s also available digitally from pocketmags.com priced £8.99.