Class is a new Doctor Who spinoff set in Coal Hill School, a location prominently featured in Doctor Who's history. Not much has been revealed about the series, but I am quietly optimistic about the show. It's only 8 episodes long and showrunner Patrick Ness has teased many secrets about the series and let slip that The Doctor will appear in episode 1 so I will at least give it a chance. I was pleased to hear that the series has taken a darker route and targeted to a young adult audience, as it will give us at look at Coal Hill in a whole new light compared to the last few appearances we have seen it in and the darker tone is much needed in the Whoniverse with the absence of Torchwood. (Please bring back Torchwood, the fans love it!!)

The first 2 episodes 'For Tonight We Must Die' and 'The Coach With The Dragon Tattoo' drop on BBC Three on the 22nd October. As a Whovian I will be certainly be watching, I hope you give the show a chance too, or at least it will be something to tie us over until the next Doctor Who episode at Christmas. 

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Treasures from the First 50 Years tagline, couldn't be a better way to describe this book, with around 6-10 pages jam packed with production notes, costume and set designs, high quality images and intelligent paragraph pieces about each year since it's first broadcast in 1963; it is clear that for author Marcus Hearn this has been a passion project and a lot of care and dedication has been put in to collate all of this information in a way that doesn't feel like an encyclopedia. No man loves Doctor Who more than Steven Moffat, and a very thoughtful foreword by the show runner himself kicks off an incredible read.

The large coffee table format book, is extremely clear and well written, and the photographs used glisten on the gloss paper it is presented on. The book as a whole is absolutely gorgeous, the impressive (Tardis Blue) design on the front and back looks great, whilst the white background of the pages inside make it for a clean, easy and professional read. This book really is an essential collectors item for Whovians and is one of the best ways to celebrate 50 years of the show, I would really recommend this book to any fan of Doctor Who as an in depth way to discover the shows deep and rich history. This is one of the most professional books I have ever had the privilege to read and is the most insightful and definitive guide to the First 50 Years.

The show has already survived 50 years and has become an integral part of British culture and has no sign of slowing down, I'm hoping that for the 100th anniversary of Doctor Who we get another beautifully and well crafted book celebrating the next 50 years.

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Hello everyone! Welcome to my first ever blog GallifreyCalling. My love of Doctor Who, Sci Fi and space led me to the title of my blog, a natural fit as I have been fascinated with it all my life. My name is Simon and I have a passion for (time) travelling! I love all stuff nerdy: gaming, movies, TV shows. And I want to share this with all of you, I hope you enjoy.


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