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Friday, 23 July 2010





First bought this in 1975 when it initially came out; stupidly discarded it somewhere along the way. Some great Chris Achilleos artwork in it (on which, check this Gutterbreakz post). Question raised by Achilleos's cover art for the Target books but also by film poster art (a largely disappeared genre now) - why is it so effective and evocative? In the case of Achilleos's art, it was no doubt because it put the humans and the monsters on the same plane of reality, something which Dr Who's special effects managed only rarely.

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  1. "First bought this in 1975 when it initially came out; stupidly discarded it somewhere along the way"
    precisely describes my own encounter with this legendary publication. in fact when i think of the amount of Who merchandise i stupidely discarded over the years it brings tears to my eyes

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  2. I still have a copy of this. The Target Dr Who books were a must.
    Dr Who and The Sea Devils was filmed not far from where I live. The Sea Devils episodes were filmed at Fraser Range at Eastney in Portsmouth and also on No Mans Land Sea Fort in The Solant.

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