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Doctor Who Magazine #488

FAN FAVOURITE OSGOOD – aka INGRID OLIVER –

IS BACK ON ACTIVE DUTY IN DWM 488!

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The popular UNIT science whizz was apparently killed off at the hands of Missy in Death in Heaven – but the rumours of her death may have been exaggerated! Actress Ingrid Oliver tells DWM about her joy at Osgood’s unexpected return.

“When I died, I was like ‘Oh. That’s a shame. That is a shame.” I really didn’t think I would return,” Ingrid tells DWM, revealing that she was shocked at the response to the UNIT operative’s demise. “I can’t watch myself on TV, so I deliberately made the decision to go out. And then I got a text from my agent saying, ‘Oh my God, you’re trending on Twitter!’ It was absolute insanity to me.” (more…)

The Essential Doctor Who: Issue 5

Essential Doctor Who 5 - Monsters
Issue 5 of Panini’s The Essential Doctor Who comprises 116 pages of all-new material exploring the dark side of the series…

Horror has been Doctor Who’s most consistent genre since the Daleks first threatened viewers in 1963. The metal-cased mutants are still notorious, but the programme’s shadows are occupied by many equally grotesque and disturbing creatures.

This is a comprehensive guide to the monsters that have been haunting our nightmares for more than 50 years. Everything from the Abzorbaloff to Zygons is covered in a richly illustrated, encyclopaedic format.

“When I was a kid I wished for a book that included all the Doctor Who monsters,” says editor Marcus Hearn. “Now I’m a grown-up my ambitions haven’t really changed. It’s been a labour of love for all of us to channel the spirit of Terrance Dicks’ Doctor Who Monster Book, and a treat to add so many aliens from the show’s now greatly expanded universe.”

The Essential Doctor Who: Monsters is on sale now at WH Smith and all good newsagents, price £9.99.

Doctor Who Magazine #487

THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF EARTH, FROM ITS BIRTH TO ITS DESTRUCTION, IS REVEALED IN DWM 487!

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Planet Earth! It’s been attacked, invaded – even moved across the galaxy! Bu thanks to the Doctor, our world endures. Doctor Who Magazine tells the remarkable story of our planet and the many challenges it has faced… (more…)

Doctor Who Adventures #2

DOCTOR WHO ADVENTURES

#2 ON SALE 21st MAY

Doctor Who Adventures #2

The second issue of Panini’s regenerated Doctor Who Adventures hits the newsstands on 21st May, and promises more thrills, more adventures and more excitement than ever!

 

Opening proceedings, the Doctor and Clara find themselves rocking out at the end of the universe as they face the deadly hunger of the ‘Devourer of the Cosmos’ in this issue’s strip story The Big Hush, drawn by Russ Leach, written by Jason Quinn and coloured by John Burns. (more…)

Doctor Who Magazine Special: The Art of Doctor Who

DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE SPECIAL: THE ART OF DOCTOR WHO

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The characters and scenarios from Doctor Who have been inspiring artists since 1963. The latest special edition of Doctor Who Magazine celebrates the best of their contributions to both the programme and the vast range of licensed products that rely on their skill.

 

“This is how the story of Doctor Who unfolded in the eyes of the artists who interpreted, shaped and represented the show,” says editor Marcus Hearn. “In fact, the story begins before the first episode was even transmitted – we have articles examining the creation of the Doctor Who logo and the filming of the original title sequence.” (more…)

Doctor Who Magazine 483

DIRECTOR PAUL WILMSHURST REVEALS THE SECRET OF MAKING DOCTOR WHO AS SCARY AS POSSIBLE – EXCLUSIVELY IN DWM 483!

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Paul Wilmshurst, director of the recent Doctor Who episodes Kill the MoonMummy on the Orient Express and Last Christmas, explains the challenges of working on the series, in his first major interview….

“We were all very proud of the fact that the Mummy was so scary they wouldn’t put it in the series trailer,” Paul tells DWM. “It’s always about how far can you go? I think the old joke is true: how complicated can you make it to hold a child’s attention, and how simple can you make it for adults? Can you make it scary enough for the children to be satisfied, but not too scary for the adults to be worried?” (more…)

Doctor Who Magazine 482

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JENNA COLEMAN TALKS ABOUT THE LOVES AND LIVES OF CLARA OSWALD, EXCLUSIVELY IN DWM 482!

Jenna Coleman, who plays the Doctor’s companion Clara Oswald, gives a revealing interview about her time so far on Doctor Who

DWM asks Jenna if the Doctor and Clara can finally move on in their relationship – and after the sacrifice of Danny Pink, can things ever be the same again? “I think so,” Jenna says. “But they are a bit addicted to each other, and to the dynamic that they share. It’s getting so that one can’t go without the other, and I think that’s definitely what Clara’s realised. In a way that’s quite dangerous now, because she realises that there is no going back for her…”

ALSO INSIDE ISSUE 482 OF DWM…

  • Rachel Talalay, director of the 2014 series finale two-part finale, reveals the secrets of how Death in Heaven was brought to the screen.
  • Peter Purves, who starred as companion Steven Taylor in the 1960s, talks in-depth about his time on Doctor Who.
  • Discover fascinating new facts about the acclaimed Seventh Doctor story The Greatest Show in Galaxy in The Fact of Fiction.
  • Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat answer readers’ questions – including the knotty problem of the Doctor’s many wives! – in his exclusive column.
  • Writer David Fisher, who wrote three memorable stories for the Fourth Doctor in the 1970s, revisits his work.
  • The Doctor and Clara face Sontarans and Nazis as The Instruments of War continues, a brand-new comic strip written and illustrated by Mike Collins.
  • Sarah Jane and the Brigadier are reunited, as the Time Team watch The Sarah Jane Adventures: Enemy of the Bane.
  • Jaqueline Rayner wonders how the Doctor’s companions would get on in the Cubs in Relative Dimensions.
  • Last Christmas is put under the spotlight in The DWM Review.
  • The Watcher considers the many surprising ways that Doctor Who stories can change from script to screen in Wotcha!.
  • The Watcher gives the answers to his Fiendishly Festive Christmas Quiz! How well did you do?
  • Have your say on Peter Capaldi’s first series as the Doctor in the DWM Season Survey.
  • The DWM Crossword, prize-winning competitions, and much more!

Doctor Who Magazine 482 is out on Thursday 8 January, priced £4.99.

Doctor Who 2015 Yearbook

LOOK BACK ON AN AMAZING YEAR FOR DOCTOR WHO, WITH THE 2015 YEARBOOK!

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The latest Special Edition of Doctor Who Magazine reviews an incredible year for the programme, its spin-offs and licensed merchandise. Highlights include our first major interview with the show’s executive producer, Brian Minchin, in which he reflects on Peter Capaldi’s first year as the Doctor and looks forward to further adventures with the Twelfth Doctor. (more…)

Doctor Who Magazine 480 – The Mistress Returns!

MICHELLE GOMEZ REVEALS THAT THE MASTER WILL RETURN – IN DWM 480!

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Michelle Gomez, who plays the latest incarnation of that galactic jackanapes the Master, speaks to Doctor Who Magazine about her evil role…

“Everything about making the Master the Mistress kind of ups the ante,” says Michelle. “It makes everything that little bit more dangerous. It blows open this Pandora’s box.”
Michelle probably can’t reveal whether or not she’ll be back as Missy next year, but DWM asks her anyway, apropos of nothing.
“Yes,” replies Michelle.
Now, that was surprising!
“‘Yes’ is my answer. I’ll be back. Can I say that? Am I allowed? If not… well, I guess we’ll have to see how she’s received…”

The full interview with Michelle Gomez appears inside DWM 480.

ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
·     DWM interviews Douglas Mackinnon, the director of ListenTime Heist and Flatline.
·     Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions in his exclusive column.
·     DWM investigates the question: ‘Is the Doctor a good man?’
·     Toby Hadoke pays tribute to the late Lynda Bellingham, the actress who played the Inquistitor in 1986’s The Trial of a Time Lord.
·     Siobhan Redmond, the new Rani, talks exclusively to DWM about her first audio story.
·     The Doctor and Clara’s comic strip adventures continue in The Eye of Torment written by Scott Gray, with art by Martin Geraghty.
·     The Fact of Fiction investigates the classic 2005 Ninth Doctor adventure The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances.
·     The Time Team comments on the blockbuster 2008 Tenth Doctor episode Journey’s End.
·     Jacqueline Rayner has to stay up late for her Doctor’s appointment in Relative Dimensions.
·     The DWM Review examines Flatline and In the Forest of the Night.
·     The Watcher looks at subtitle howlers in Wotcha!
·     The DWM crossword, prize-winning competitions and much more!

Doctor Who Magazine 480 is on sale from Thursday 13 November 2014, priced £4.99.

The Essential Doctor Who: Alien Worlds

Doctor Who Alien WorldsThe latest issue of Panini’s lavish Doctor Who bookazine is the ultimate guide to alien worlds.

Issue 3 of The Essential Doctor Who comprises 116 pages of all-new material devoted to the 
numerous planets we have seen the Doctor visit. This comprehensive guide begins at Alfava Metraxis and ends at Zolfa-Thura. In between are entries on such significant locations as Karn and obscurities such as Tigus.

As well as this exhaustive encyclopedia, Alien Worlds includes an introductory overview by Toby Hadoke, an article by the Public Astronomer Dr Marek Kukula, a feature by Mark Wright on the history of Doctor Who production design and an interview with the lead writer and editors of Doctor Who Magazine’s comic strip. Other highlights include maps of Marinus, Dulkis and Spiridon by illustrator Paul Smith.

“Alien Worlds is a departure from the style of earlier issues,” says editor Marcus Hearn. “The encyclopaedic format has enabled us to cover everything from 1963 to 2014, and to harmonise the sometimes complicated histories of worlds such as Skaro, Trenzalore and the Moon. We’ve packed in a huge amount of information, but designer Peri Godbold has ensured that each page looks beautiful.”

The Essential Doctor Who: Alien Worlds is on sale now at WH Smiths and all good newsagents, price £9.99.

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