For those of us who enjoy the special features on Doctor Who DVDs almost as much as the show itself, myself included, there is something rather special about to appear on your radar. I’m talking about Who’s Changing: An Adventure In Time With Fans, a new documentary feature coming out on January 27th.
The documentary is directed by Cameron K. McEwan who many of you may know as the author of the book, The Who’s Who of Doctor Who, or as the man behind Blogtor Who and throughout the anniversary year it took him across the length and breadth of the country hitting as many conventions as possible to provide a wealth of interviews with many of the big names from the show’s 50 year history including: Louise Jameson (Leela), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Simon Fisher-Becker (Dorium Maldovar), Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Catrin Stewart (Jenny Flint), Caitlin Blackwood (Amelia Pond), Dan Starkey (Commander Strax) as well as faces from behind the scenes such as script editors Gary Russell and Eric Saward and scriptwriters Andrew Smith (Full Circle), Jane Espenson (Torchwood: Miracle Day) and James Moran (The Fires of Pompeii). Cameron says:
“I’ve loved Doctor Who all my life and some of my earliest memories are of Doctor Who, and it was great to meet and interview so many people who felt the same…It’s an amazing journey from the start of fandom to where it is now – a genuinely fascinating story from hugely entertaining characters.”
The documentary covers the whole spectrum of the Doctor Who fan culture, from the very first conventions through to the current (and mighty impressive) batch of cosplayers as it looks at how and why the nature of Doctor Who‘s fans changed as mainstream interest in the show took hold.
Who’s Changing will be available to buy on DVD from Amazon as well as specialist cult TV and sci-fi retailers such as Forbidden Planet, Galaxy 4, The Who Shop, StarTrader, The Cinema Store and WhoOne, priced at £12.99 RRP as well as being available to stream online on VOD from the official website, priced at £3.49.
So does this release tickle your fancy? Are you one of those fabulous people who helped fund the production when it was being crowd funded? Speak up into the void below and share your mind with us.