Despite the vivid cover for the latest Celestial Toyroom (the free-to-members publication of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society), the Third Doctor never did meet Triffids. This isn’t to underestimate the relevance of John Wyndham’s work to Doctor Who. I was lucky enough to be able to write a piece on this very topic and flattered to have my article inspire this glorious cover picture, by Paul Cooke and Andrew-Mark Thompson.
It’s long been a source of some frustration seeing John Wyndham’s influence overshadowed by overused references to it’s a bit like Quatermass. While I enjoy Quatermass, it’s time we looked wider when we think about Doctor Who – so that’s exactly what my article (“Doctor Who and the Triffids, The Kraken, The Chrysalids and So Much More….”) does!
Here’s what else is inside the latest issue:
- A Cheerful Tweeting in the Darkness
- Blank Video Who?
- Visualising Time and Space
- Remembrance of Time Lords Past
- Season 26 Revisited on Shiny Blu Ray
- RTD v Moffat: Who’s the Greatest?
- Dimensions in Space
Celestial Toyroom issue 507 is coming through letterboxes now. Details on the DWAS website.