We’re fast approaching that magic moment when one Doctor regenerates into another. But as Doctor Who eagerly waits to find out who the latest version of the renegade time and space traveller, Jodie Whittaker will turn into, why not find out how this strange ritual got started back in 1966 in a new article by writer, Chris Hallam in the latest issue of the ever nostalgic, Yours Retro magazine, available now in supermarkets and newsgaents across the UK.
Chris’s feature examines how, across the stories The Tenth Planet and Power of the Daleks, the character first played on TV by William Hartnell came to be played by Patrick Troughton – and looks back at other versions of the same process, some of which went more smoothly than others.
All can be found in issue 48 of Yours Retro, out now, available direct from the publisher here, or in your local newsagent or supermarket.
Yours Retro magazine also celebrates the arrival of spring with charming cover star, the sunny Doris Day, who was unlucky in love but found long-lasting happiness in her close friendships.
Discover the silver screen legends who revived their Hollywood careers to prove their harshest critics wrong, plus, is your favourite TV moment listed in our top 10 must-watch episodes?
Learn too, about the heart-breaking and eventually estranged relationship between comic genius Peter Sellers and his son. Read how rock ‘n’ roll hellraiser Jerry Lee Lewis shook up the establishment with his music and raised a few eyebrows over his seven marriages.
Finally, go behind the scenes to explore the making of the 1969 film classic The Battle of Britain which attracted an all-star cast determined to remember the sacrifice of “The Few”.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.