The Target Books

Discussion of Doctor Who books, from annuals to Target, Virgin and BBC Books to Fanzines and the official Doctor Who Magazine

Re: The Target Books

Postby Black Orchid » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:04 am





User avatar
Black Orchid
 
 
 
Posts: 2030
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:03 pm

Thanks to donations from members I've been able to move Planet Mondas to a faster server. But I'm still working on further improvements. Ad Revenue covers the server fees, but not my time, so if you like you can buy me a coffee, which will help fuel me! Thanks in advance! Mat Sadler (matjkd)

Re: The Target Books

Postby ant-mac » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:31 am

Black Orchid wrote:




Looks just like what I have sitting up in the cupboard in the front bedroom.
ant-mac
User avatar
ant-mac
 
 
 
Posts: 129
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:14 am
Location: The TARDIS

Re: The Target Books

Postby Black Orchid » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:59 am

ant-mac wrote:
Black Orchid wrote:




Looks just like what I have sitting up in the cupboard in the front bedroom.


I used to have loads of the second edition paperbacks, but when I "grew out of Doctor Who" in 1986 I let my mother sell them at a W.I. jumble sale for 10p each.

:cry:
User avatar
Black Orchid
 
 
 
Posts: 2030
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:03 pm

Re: The Target Books

Postby ant-mac » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:53 am

Black Orchid wrote:
ant-mac wrote:
Black Orchid wrote:




Looks just like what I have sitting up in the cupboard in the front bedroom.


I used to have loads of the second edition paperbacks, but when I "grew out of Doctor Who" in 1986 I let my mother sell them at a W.I. jumble sale for 10p each.

:cry:

At first, I kept the first ones I bought wrapped in individual freezer bags, protected by tissue paper, in their own cupboard. I then bought cheap second-hand copies to read. I think I might have suffered from mild OCD. :lol:

Now they're simply stored up in a cupboard and all of the annuals, books, comics, calendars and so forth are stored in boxes in cupboards. As for the tens of thousands of dollars worth of toys I bought... they're all stored in another room. ;)
ant-mac
User avatar
ant-mac
 
 
 
Posts: 129
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:14 am
Location: The TARDIS

Re: The Target Books

Postby Black Orchid » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:33 pm

User avatar
Black Orchid
 
 
 
Posts: 2030
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:03 pm

Re: The Target Books

Postby Black Orchid » Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:09 pm

User avatar
Black Orchid
 
 
 
Posts: 2030
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:03 pm

Re: The Target Books

Postby Cygnus Prime » Fri May 15, 2020 1:12 pm

Black Orchid wrote:



I had the "Discovers Strange and Mysterious Creatures" one - but the others eluded me. :)
User avatar
Cygnus Prime
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
 
Posts: 7596
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:12 pm

Re: The Target Books

Postby ant-mac » Fri May 15, 2020 1:32 pm

Cygnus Prime wrote:
Black Orchid wrote:



I had the "Discovers Strange and Mysterious Creatures" one - but the others eluded me. :)

I have a few of them.

THE DOCTOR WHO MONSTER BOOK is the best of the lot...

Not a single Stephen James Walker in sight. :lol:
ant-mac
User avatar
ant-mac
 
 
 
Posts: 129
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:14 am
Location: The TARDIS

Re: The Target Books

Postby Bingo Mick » Tue May 26, 2020 6:19 pm

I've been re-collecting Targets lately,. Quite expensive to get some of them in a reasonable condition I found. A few I have are sadly a bit on the grubby side. I wondered if there was any way of cleaning them without totally f*****g them up?
Yeah.
User avatar
Bingo Mick
 
 
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:04 pm

Re: The Target Books

Postby The Ginger Cat » Tue May 26, 2020 6:26 pm

Poor old Stephen James Walker. :lol:
User avatar
The Ginger Cat
Site Manager
Site Manager
 
Posts: 11448
Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:39 pm
Location: Hell

Re: The Target Books

Postby Black Orchid » Fri May 29, 2020 11:57 am

User avatar
Black Orchid
 
 
 
Posts: 2030
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:03 pm

Re: The Target Books

Postby The Ginger Cat » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:51 pm

Always thought it looked more like Tomorrow's World's Howard Stableford than Tom on that cover and all :lol:

https://twitter.com/doctorwho1980s/stat ... 2434979845

User avatar
The Ginger Cat
Site Manager
Site Manager
 
Posts: 11448
Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:39 pm
Location: Hell

Re: The Target Books

Postby Black Orchid » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:48 am




BBC radio 4 documentary examines the history of the Target Book range of classic Doctor Who. With interviews from Russell T Davies, Terrance Dicks and many more. First aired in 2009, presented by Mark Gatiss.
User avatar
Black Orchid
 
 
 
Posts: 2030
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:03 pm

Previous

Return to DOCTOR WHO IN PRINT

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests