Celebrate, Regenerate Out Now – And it’s Free!

15 Jul

I’ve contributed to the new unofficial Doctor Who book, celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary, Celebrate, Regenerate.

Celebrate Regenerate

The book is made by fans for fans, and highlights every single episode of in-canon Who from An Unearthly Child to this year’s The Name of the Doctor – plus a few extras, including Curse of the Fatal Death, The Sarah Jane Adventures’ The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith and Death of the Doctor and Time Crash, which saw the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) meet the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison). It also includes interviews with director, Joe Ahearne (Dalek; Father’s Day), 1960s companions, Anneke Wills (Polly Wright) and The Girl Who Waited writer, Tom MacRae.

My contribution is to The Power of Three (2012), though it also encapsulates every Steven Moffat-penned Who script up until then, and I’m very pleased to say that editor, Lewis Christian, has published my article in full! He says:

“This project, for me, sums up how awesome fandom can be when it comes together. We’re only a tiny percentage of Doctor Who‘s *entire fandom* but I think this makes its mark on the history of the show, and I think it’s a wonderful addition to the countless other celebrations going on – if I may say so myself. And, of course, this would not be possible without you guys. Yes I put it together, but you all *made* the thing, so a big collective pat on the back! (Or, if you can’t reach, just give yourself a big thumbs up.)”

The book costs £8.99 (black and white interior, but with a full-colour cover), including a £1 donation to Children in Need… Or you can read it for free over at the official website. A full-colour copy is also available, but it costs an astounding £45.20, due to self-publishing printing costs.


Posted by on July 15, 2013 in Books, Published work, Television


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3 responses to “Celebrate, Regenerate Out Now – And it’s Free!

  1. twistie1

    July 16, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Thanks for this link, Phillip. I’ve just downloaded the PDF and it’s on my Kindle ready to read. I look forward to reading your article. I’m currently undertaking my first Doctor Who marathon – 50 Years in 50 Weeks and blogging about it. Hopefully this book will be of invaluable assistance to my journey. You can check out my blog at

    • prbates

      July 24, 2013 at 11:52 am


      Your blog looks great. And your marathon sounds amazingly enjoyable too! I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun revisiting 50 years, and I’ll definitely check out your blog again soon. 🙂

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

      • twistie1

        July 24, 2013 at 1:04 pm

        Thanks Philip. I’m really enjoying “Celebrate, Regenerate” but have not yet got to your article. I’ve been reading the reviews after watching the stories. I must skip ahead and read your one for the “Power of Three” tonight.


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