ISSUE 504 OF DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF THE CYBERMEN!
50 years ago, the Cybermen first marched onto our screens. We ask the costume designer who gave them life about their enduring appeal…
“People often come up to me and say, ‘I think your Cybermen were the most frightening,’ says costume designer Alexandra Tynan, who gave the original Cybermen their distinctive look for 1966’s The Tenth Planet. “I looked at them yesterday, when I re-watched The Tenth Planet, and I thought, ‘I suppose they are a bit scary.’ At the time, they got a lot of press, some of it very negative. Angry parents said that we were scaring the bejesus out of their kids. Am I personally responsible, with my Cybermen, for a whole generation of disturbed people? The number of adults who have come up to me and said, ‘Your Cybermen terrified me when I was a child,’ and I have apologised a thousand times…” (more…)
The cast of Class will appear in a global Class Live Stream on Friday 23 September, available on the Class official Facebook page and starts at 4:30pm BST.
Radio 1Xtra DJ A.Dot will host the Class Live Stream and will be joined by exciting young new talents Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah, as well as Class producer Derek Ritchie. The Live Stream will also be available on the BBC Three YouTube channel.
To get involved you can post your questions for the cast and Derek on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat by responding to the official Class social media channels or use the hashtag #AskClass.
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Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who Universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. All the time traveling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There’s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow.
Fear is coming, tragedy is coming, war is coming. Prepare yourselves, Class is coming.
As Class is a young adult show and will not be suitable for younger viewers. (But fear not as the Christmas special is less than 100 days away and series 10 is coming next Easter).
Class will premiere on BBC Three this Autumn and Outpost Skaro have lined up a special YA to review it here and on our youtube channel (stay tuned!).
Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Timey Wimey. It’s five and a bit day’s mission, to explore strange new controls, to seek out new loot and new customisations, to boldly go where no console has gone before… cue the theme music!
As if that wasn’t enough of a clue, Perfect World and Cryptic Studios long running MMO, Star Trek Online has arrived on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Set in the Star Trek universe, STO places you firmly in the captain’s chair in charge of your own crew and your very own starship. (more…)
The boys from the Dwarf are back. The galaxies most dysfunctional crew might be older but they’re no wiser and no less likely to get into trouble.
Once again the crew find themselves sent back in time to Nineteen Twenties America but in this past technology has been outlawed (not good news when half your crew depends on it). They’re only hope is to infiltrate a tech savvy, top secret, underground group and find a way to bring down the the authoritarian regime.
You’ve been a teacher as well as a wrestler, is that something you find more fulfilling or is it just different?
I’ve been a teacher for a lot of years now and I’ve always enjoyed it. I’ve always said that I think my legacy in wrestling is probably going to be more the people that I’ve trained. And, you know, it means just as much to me as my own success when I see all of them succeeding.
You did it with the WWE [on Tough Enough] and you’ve done it with TNA with the UK one [British Boot Camp] as well.
Yeah I’ve done it with the TNA, we had a developmental system that I created and turned out Jessy Godderz and Spud and some of the others. And then prior to WWE I had my own school for several years and now I’ve got another academy here, in London actually, that I’ve opened up and worked again in association with TNA.
Over the last two weeks we’ve looked at the past attempts of VR with Nintendo’s Virtual Boy and Sega VR and discussed the present VR offerings with Vive, Rift and PlayStation VR. But what does the future hold for VR? Will it change the way we play games forever? Will it go beyond that into changing our lives and the way we live in the future? Or will it be forgotten about and become nothing more than next year’s landfill. Come with me as we take a trip into the future. Unfortunately, I don’t have a big blue box to travel in so instead let’s take a ride on the speculation train!
With the rise in comic, film and Scifi conventions has come the rise in costume playing or cosplay for short. If you’ve been to a convention lately you will no doubt have been amazed at the range of cosplayers in attendance and may even be thinking of trying something yourself. Here with some hints and tips on the subject is our resident cosplay expert Mandy “Harley Quinn” Edgar.
I want to start by saying I am not the ‘Queen’ (Or King) of costuming or cosplay. I’m not far off the starting blocks to be completely honest, but the most important thing is – I love it!! (more…)
BBC Worldwide is to release an animated version of the lost Doctor Who story, The Power of the Daleks on Saturday 5th November, exactly 50 years to the minute after it was first transmitted on BBC One at 5.50pm on Saturday 5th November, 1966
The classic story was Patrick Troughton’s debut as the Doctor. It is to be released later this year as a digital download on BBC Store and on BBC DVD.
Typical. You wait years for a Doctor Who Companion to play Queen Victoria and two come along at once. While Jenna Coleman is doing a grand job portraying the young Victoria for ITV it turns out the legendary Katy Manning (Jo Grant, Iris Wildthyme) is also taking on the role in the final episode of The Secret of Springheel’d Jack.
While we were already excited about the conclusion to this epic saga (now in it’s third season) we can hardly contain ourselves. Katy’s no rookie when it comes to impressive audio performances, she’s the voice of Iris Wildthyme for Big Finish, so we’re expecting her to knock our socks off!
You can listen to a sneak peak of Katy in action below.
Frightfest is back… not quite where you were looking! This year with new headline sponsor The Horror Channel, Frightfest took over the entire of the West 12 Vue in Shepherds Bush, and offered a 67-film lineup over main and discovery screens.