A WHSmith exclusive version of Doctor Who Magazine Issue 539, on sale now, includes a vinyl EP featuring material from the classic 1960s Doctor Who story The Evil of the Daleks.
The strictly limited Deluxe Edition for WHSmith customers offers a 28-page supplement, audio downloads, a bookmark and a 7” vinyl EP, specially created by Demon Records.
The EP features rare and bonus audio tracks from The Evil of the Daleks, first broadcast in 1967. All film recordings of all but one episode of this seven-part serial starring Patrick Troughton are lost from the BBC Archive.
These tracks make their vinyl debut on this EP, and will not be included in Demon’s vinyl box set of The Evil of the Daleks, which is released on 12th July 2019.
“I can still hardly believe it. An actual vinyl record – not a flexi disc – as part of the new issue!” says Marcus Hearn, the editor of Doctor Who Magazine. (Presumably referring in part to the Abslom Daak, Dalek-Killer-inspired flexi disc given away with DWM Issue 167 back in 1990, which featured a cover by Colin Howard).
“We’ve worked closely with our friends at Demon on this exclusive EP,” Marcus continued. “I hope it will appeal not just to Doctor Who fans, but to anyone with an interest in the history and development of electronic sound design.
“We’re thrilled to include an item that has been specially made for us, and feel sure that this limited-edition pressing will become highly collectable.”
Ben Stanley, Head of Product and Marketing at the Demon Music Group, added: “This was a great opportunity to partner up with Doctor Who Magazine and promote our forthcoming Evil of the Daleks box set.
“Those who have already bought The Daleks’ Master Plan, Galaxy 4 or Destiny of the Daleks will know a lot of love has gone into creating these fan-led packages, and The Evil of the Daleks is no different. The 7” features some cool extra content which complements the box set. It will even fit in the box!”
DOCTOR WHO: THE EVIL OF THE DALEKS 7” EP – DETAILS
Finale of The Evil of the Daleks (without narration)
1. Excerpt from The Evil of the Daleks Episode 1 (repeat broadcast 8th June 1968)
2. The Final Destruction: Telecine FX Montage A
3. The Final Destruction: Telecine FX Montage A
4. The Final Destruction: Telecine FX Montage A
5. Dalek Voice Session
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* Yes, that headline could also refer to the plot of The Evil of The Daleks… sneaky, aren’t we!
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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.