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Cover date: 11 March 2009
Format: 20 detachable-paged partwork
Editor: Claire Lister
Publisher: GE Fabbri Ltd
DVDs included: The Empty Child , The Doctor Dances

The fifth issue of the Doctor Who DVD Files - "The Ultimate Build-up Doctor Who Encyclopaedia" had a cover date of 11 March 2009.

Contents Edit

Collectable loose leaf pages divided into seven categories that could be filed accordingly.

New Friends, Old Enemies
The Eighth Doctor
Possessed Ood
Back to the Drawing Board: Interview with concept artist Peter McKinstry
Chula Ship
The Army Awakes shows a Cyberman bursting out of its tomb from TV: The Tomb of the Cybermen
The Empty Child
The Doctor Dances

DVD release (with cover blurb) Edit

Each issue came with a DVD release covering two episodes.
Reversible DVD sleeves enabled the collector to display one of two designs featuring either the Doctor and his enemies or his companions.
"Are you my mummy?"
Following a canister falling through time leads the Ninth Doctor and Rose to war-torn London in 1941. Soon separated, the Doctor finds himself on the trail of a lost little boy who is causing a strange plague, while Rose is saved from an air-raid by the dashing Captain Jack Harkness, a time traveller from the 51st century!
"You'll find your feet at the end of your legs. You may care to move them."
Time is running out for the Ninth Doctor as he tries to solve the mystery of the gas mask-wearing little boy. As more and more people become infected by the alien plague, the Doctor locates the canister that's fallen through time — but will he find the answer to the boy's heart-wrenching plea: "Are you my mummy?"

Notable information Edit

  • The episode The Doctor Dances was originally going to be called Captain Jax, and it would have been revealed that Jack was an alien and this was his real name!
  • Also in the first draft of the script there was no Chula ambulance and the crashed object was Jack's own ship time-looped from the future.
  • Paul McGann's brother Mark also auditioned for the role of the Eighth Doctor!
  • At one stage the Ood were going to be in the series three episode 42, where they were to be possessed again.
  • Writer Steven Moffat got the word Chula from a restaurant in London.
  • Time Agents were first mentioned in The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
  • The Tomb of the Cybermen was the first story to feature a Cyber Controller.

Credits Edit

Additional notes Edit

  • Subscribers received with this issue a DVD storage holder.

Online content Edit

  • The supporting website [1] gave online subscribers unlimited access to the magazine content as they were released (and the Doctor Who: Battles in Time comic strip pages). Subscription cost £3 per month or £25 per year.
  • The supporting website also offered online games, downloads, wallpapers, and other content.

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