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Published on January 26th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Abslom Daak Returns

The Dalek’s second greatest enemy, Doctor Who Magazine’s Abslom Daak, is back in a new CGI feature from Altered Vistas, reports DownTheTubes.

Abslom Daak as he apepared in Doctor Who MagazineBetter known as Abslom Daak – Dalek Killer (coincidentally the title of the previous release), the character was created by Steve Moore for Doctor Who Weekly in 1980, and has since encountered the Doctor several times within Doctor Who Magazine and the Virgin New Adventures novels of the 1990s

This follow up strip to the hugely popular Abslom Daak – Dalek Killer sees the Daleks’ second greatest enemy heading into Draconian space in an attempt to find help for Princess Taiyin. There, he is taken under the wing of Prince Salander, noble of the Draconian royal court, but their association leads them both into a web of intrigue, bribery, corruption and jealousy that will inevitably end in tragedy.

The disc comes packed with bonus features:

* Back-Up – a comprehensive documentary about the Doctor Who Weekly/Doctor Who Monthly back-up strips.

* Land’s End Up Close – an unusual look at the Doctor Who exhibition held at Land’s End in 2008.

* Trailer – a glimpse of the second chapter of Star Tigers to whet your appetite.

The second chapter will be released later this year.

Altered Vistas issue a vast range of fan-produced CGI material, such as adaptations of The Dalek Chronicles classic strip and other material set in the var reaches of the Whoniverse

Available from www.alteredvistas.co.uk, these releases are available free (for copyright reasons) – all you need to do is send a blank disc.

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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