Saturday, May 25, 2013

Captain's Library: DOCTOR WHO "Daleks vs the Martians"

Set between the two 1960s Dr Who films starring Peter Cushing...
...this tale was created for Doctor Who Magazine's 101st issue thirty years later in 1996!
As it turns out, it was, as we saw in Daleks: Invasion Earth, 2150 AD...
Some feel the Peter Cushing Doctor Who is an "alternate universe" version of the character, much as the current Star Trek films depict an official alternate version of the Classic Trek universe.
There's also speculation that the two films are actually part of the BBC's universe as movies portraying the Doctor's public image based on rumor and speculation!
Considering that Peter was offered the TV series role twice (after the 1st Doctor, William Hartnell, and 4th Doctor, Tom Baker, announced their departures) it's not unreasonable to assume the BBC would've found a way to incorporate material from the flicks into the series.
Note: Cushing turned down the first offer feeling he didn't want to do an ongoing TV series.
The second time, he was interested, but had no time in his schedule to accomodate a commitment of several months!
You can learn more about the genesis of this strip (and see larger scans of the art) at THIS POST at the amazing Peter Cushing Appreciation Society blog.
The official comic book adaptation of Doctor Who and the Daleks can been seen at Part 1 and Part 2.
(Plus a bonus page of videos HERE.)
And check out other posts from the Peter Cushing Centennial Blogathon by clicking on the art below!


  1. Wonderful! I love the Doctor Who magazine - always picked up used copies that would find their way into the comic book shops I browsed in. It's fun to see further adventures of Peter Cushing's Doctor! Thanks for posting this!

    Craig - fellow Peter Cushing Centennial Blogathon participant

  2. That is so very cool. I love discovering something new. Did not know about Cushing's brush with the TV series.