Doctor Who, in my opinion, has a kind of unofficial reputation: Fun, a bit scary and patchy. In my books that's all OK. And the patchiness? Well, that just adds to the charm - it's endearing. When I was a kid it was the, famous, shaky Tardis walls and bad costumes. Now, although it's actually loads better, a series can't go by without a dodgy episode here and there. Like I said: Fun, a bit scary and patchy. But every now and then, it all comes together beautifully and you get a stonker of an episode.
Our oldest, Noah, is a massive fan and so every week, without fail, selects the Doctor Who Adventures magazine. It's not a bad mag and pretty much lives up to that unofficial reputation: Fun, a bit…well you know.
And just like the show, every now and then, it all comes together. That's what happened in April. To coincide with the third (WWII-set) episode, Victory of the Daleks, the centre spread of the magazine featured this stonker. I was very impressed. None of the usual, OK-but-predictable, publicity shot from the episode or photomontage of Smith and Gillan in action pose. Instead we're treated to a really well executed period-style poster. Complete with suitably wonky type and hand-worked brush strokes. Like something straight out of the episode. I really hope they do more things like this.