Sunday, 4 September 2016

TV TIE-INS OF THE TIMES: PART FIVE - DOCTOR WHO ANNUAL 1966...


Dr. WHO and related images copyright BBC TV

WORLD DISTRIBUTORS must have thought their 1966 Dr.
WHO Annual would be a sellout as they printed quite a number of
them.  However, they were left with a high volume unsold, so the next
Annual had a lower print run, meaning that, today, it's an even bigger
collectors' item than the first and commands a much higher price.

I'd imagine the fact that the book was filled with text stories and
no comic strips made it less attractive to young readers, which is why
the 1967 Annual included at least one that I know of.  (MISSION To
DUH).  Although the illustrations in the Annual you see here weren't 
particularly great, the likenesses of WILLIAM HARTNELL were
usually spot on.  One day I must sit down and read the stories.

Here's a taste of what you missed if you didn't have this book
back in the day.  And if you did, you now have a pleasant reminder.
I often amaze myself with my generosity to you all, I really do.

Coming in Part Six: - JAMES BOND Annual 1969.





27 comments:

Colin Jones said...

Who is Dr. Who ? Tut, tut - he's The Doctor not Dr. Who. The text says "A planet in our galaxy seems to have been his original home" - so I assume Gallifrey hadn't been established as the Doctor's homeworld yet ?

Kid said...

Well, it's a word play, CJ, but as I've said before, he was named as Dr. Who in the credits of the TV show in the '60s and in the revival a few years back, so the name is a legitimate one. And you assume correctly in regard to Gallifrey.

Colin Jones said...

Whenever he said "I'm the Doctor", somebody should have replied "Doctor who ?". Nobody ever did but it could have been a long-running joke on the show. They missed a trick there.

Kid said...

They never missed that trick, CJ - it was used in the very first episode, and it's been repeated since then. (In the revived series as well.)

B Smith said...

I think he was listed as Dr Who in the end credits right up to, and including, the Tom Baker days.

Kid said...

Yup, it's quite traditional, BS. He'll always be Dr. Who to me. Maybe his Gallifreyan name is Hu - wouldn't that be something?

John Pitt said...

I read the stories on Christmas Day, 1965 and later in the day watched DW slides from my Chad Valley Projector! A truly HAPPY Christmas!
They really should reissue this first annual, as they have recently done with the very first novel, (complete with pink dust jacket!)

Kid said...

I didn't know about the reissue of the hardback with dustjacket, JP. Do you know where I could get one? (I've got about 4 or 5 different paperback versions of it 'though.)

John Pitt said...

I am already trying to find the post where I recently saw it. Soon as I find it, I'll pass it on.

Kid said...

Ta muchly, JP.

John Pitt said...

https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1785940554/thetardislibrary
Ah now, I don't think it's out yet in this country until Nov. 1.
But, if you want you can preorder from Amazon.com, who will be getting it before us in the States?

Kid said...

Thanks for that, JP, I'll be keeping an eye out for it.

John Pitt said...

http://www.bookdepository.com/Doctor-Who-and-the-Daleks-David-Whitaker/9781785940552?a_aid=tdws2006
Even better, preorder now from here and get 10% off! I've ordered mine!

Kid said...

Ta again, JP.

John Pitt said...

http://dalekdatabase.freeforums.net/
AND....I've just opened up for business!

Kid said...

It's been in my blog list for a while now, JP, but there's something wrong with it. If I click on the blog name, I get nothing but gobbeldy-gook text. I have to click on the name of the latest post instead to be taken to it. Yet strangely the link in your above comment works perfectly fine.

John Pitt said...

That's wierd, anyway, just delete the old link and paste in the above.
Anyway, I'm going to run it more like a website-come-blog, rather than the usual kind of forum, can't be doing with that side of things. It's for free sharing of stuff that has been freely shared with me!

Kid said...

Doesn't work, JP. If I cut and paste in the above link to my blog list I get the same result as before for some reason.

John Pitt said...

Well just delete it from your bloglist and forget about it. You know where I am now!
Anyway, edited your typo for you! Can't have my mate's debut spoiled, can I?

Kid said...

I'll leave it there, JP, because it works if you click on the post title instead of the site title and people will soon learn. Ta for the edit - is there any way you can make the feature available to commenters?

John Pitt said...

Hiya Kid, I'll look into the above in a mo, but first, that post you thought had disappeared hadn't - it is in a different thread in the "BOOKS" BOARD, titled "THE FIRST DOCTOR WHO NOVEL TO BE REISSUED"
Back in a bit....

John Pitt said...

No, sorry Kid, checked with the forum host and it's not available to guests.
But, if you just note your ammendment in another post underneath, I'll tidy it up for you (and any commenter), so that it's unnoticeable!
:-)

Kid said...

Yeah, but that post isn't showing anymore when I visit your site. Checked a few times now, can't see it. I'll try again shortly.

John Pitt said...

All sorted, Kidda, no probs!
:-)

Kid said...

Good man!

John Pitt said...

I've got a good rōle model, - a very modest host!

Kid said...

I'm very proud of my modesty, JP - and well-known for it.

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