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In 1980 a publishing legend was born with the release of the first newsletter for the Doctor Who Club of Australia. Editor Dallas Jones named it Data Extract and under his stewardship the publication grew from a two page newsletter into a fully fledged fanzine, with articles, interviews, art and more besides.
Now for the first time since their original releases, the first 100 issues of this Doctor Who fanzine have been reprinted and collected in one hardcover volume. Relive the heady days of the past from Tom Baker’s departure to the end of the classic era and into the Wilderness Years. It’s all here, presented exactly as it was.
This collection features interviews with Jon Pertwee, Sylvester McCoy, John Freeman and Jeremy Bentham. Experience Doctor Who history through the eyes of Australian fandom with the first 100 issues of Data Extract, Down Under’s premiere fanzine and the flagship publication of the DWCA.
This issue features an exclusive interview with Peter Davison discussing his writing, directing, hosting the Symphonic Spectacular and taking part in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary. The secret origin of the Doctor is revealed in a story by John J Lodge, illustrated by Sandi Stockwell. Four fans discuss the 50th anniversary in A Little Perspective, while Jamie Boyd defends The Two Doctors in The Doctor’s Advocate and Craig Land counts down the top 10 Matt Smith stories.
In this issue, four fans discuss the role of the Doctor’s companions in A Little Perspective, Joel Rose chronicles his journey to several fan events in New Zealand and Australia, and Tom Denham contributes a short story, illustrated by Manuel Bouw. An interview with Viktors Ritelis, one of Doctor Who’s first ever production assistants, provides some fascinating insights into the show’s early years. Finally, Dom Kelly presents Part 1 of his fan fiction piece Voodoo of the Cybermen, illustrated by Dave Blewer.
This issue features an interview with Gary Russell, a behind-the-scenes look at the Doctor Who World Tour, and the thrilling conclusion of Voodoo of the Cybermen by Dom Kelly, illustrated by Dave Blewer. Plus, four fans discuss Series 8 in A Little Perspective.
This issue features a giant size comic by Manuel Bouw as well as interviews with Katy Manning, Matthew Waterhouse, Terrance Dicks and Geoffrey Beevers. There is discussion on the possibility of a female Doctor by three female fans in A Little Perspective and an article on the same subject by Dale Watts. Plus, Peter Tuziak counts down the Top 10 Doctor Who dance sequences of all time!
This issue features Part 2 of Manuel Bouw’s giant size comic, with the Twelfth Doctor and Clara facing off against the Sontarans. There is also an interview with comic artist Dave Gibbons – the man behind Watchmen and the early days of DWM’s Doctor Who comics. Plus a report on Peter Davison hosting the Symphonic Spectacular and discussion on Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in A Little Perspective. Not to mention – a Ninth Doctor short story by Darran Jordan and Tim Darby’s countdown of the Top 10 places to work in the Whoniverse!
A new era for Data Extract begins this issue as the first story in the Eleanor saga is released, an ongoing serial featuring the Eleventh Doctor and his new companion, Eleanor Chaplette. It all begins in the last doomed days of the Paris Commune, before ranging out across all time and space…
The issue also includes interviews with Eleventh Doctor impersonator Liam McCleod and academic Dr Marcus Harmes, speaking about his book ‘Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation’. There’s also Part One of Null and Void, a two-part Twelfth Doctor story by Ashley J Tuchin.
In this issue the history of the DWCA is discussed in A Little Perspective, featuring past President Dallas Jones, current President Lauren Davis and long-running committee member Tony Cooke. There’s also an article by Jeremy Cartner on Doctor Who books, an interview with Benjamin McKenzie on his sci-fi comedy audio series Night Terrace and Part Two of Null and Void by Ashley J Tuchin. Plus the Eleanor saga continues in 1970s Paris in a new story by Craig Land.
In the latest instalment of the Eleanor saga, the Doctor and Eleanor find themselves in North America in 1937 about to unwittingly experience the Hindenburg disaster first hand! Plus, we have interviews with Cyberman designer Alexandra Tynan and Whovian songbird Meri Amber, while Rob Lloyd presents a behind-the-scenes look at the Doctor Who Festival. Series 9 is reviewed in Forum Square and discussed in A Little Perspective, while Emily Rogers debuts her Eleventh Doctor story Planet of the Cheetahs and Henric K Bland counts down the Top 10 Big Finish audios.
This issue features interviews with writers Robert Smith? and Gary Russell, plus the Eleanor saga continues with the short story Touch Paper. Also – from the ice tombs of Telos to Marcus Scarman in Egypt, from Bernice Summerfield to River Song, the many representations of archaeology in Doctor Who are chronicled and discussed by archaeologist Darran Jordan in the article Digs and Daleks.