STEVEN MOFFAT TALKS ABOUT THE SEASON FINALE IN DWM 479!
Head writer Steven Moffat talks about the return of the Cybermen in this year’s final adventure.
“I really wanted to do a Cyberman story,” says Steven, “because they were always my favourites when I was a kid, and I was quite surprised that one way or another I’d never used them in any of my own scripts, except as supporting characters. So I wanted to do a proper scary one…”
ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
· Extensive previews of Episodes 9 to 12 of the new series – Flatline, In the Forest of the Night, Dark Water and Death in Heaven. DWM talks exclusively to writers Jamie Mathieson, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Steven Moffat.
· DWM interviews Samuel Anderson, aka Danny Pink .
· Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions in his exclusive column.
· DWM talks to Derrick Sherwin, Doctor Who‘s producer in the late 1960s.
· Kill the Moon writer Peter Harness talks in depth about the script for his episode.
· Reviews of the latest TV adventures: Time Heist, The Caretaker, Kill the Moon and Mummy on the Orient Express.
· DWM talks to the stars of the Eighth Doctor’s latest audio series, Dark Eyes 3, including Paul McGann, Alex MacQueen & Georgia Moffett.
· The Doctor and Clara’s comic strip adventures continue in The Eye of Torment written by Scott Gray, illustrated by Martin Geraghty.
· The Time Team comment on the 2008 Tenth Doctor episode The Stolen Earth.
· Jacqueline Rayner writes about the different ways of watching new episodes in Relative Dimensions.
· The results of the DWM 2013 Merchandise Poll are revealed.
· The Watcher tackles the controversial subject of last-minute edits in Wotcha!
· The DWM crossword, prize-winning competitions and much more!
Doctor Who Magazine 479 is on sale from Thursday 16 October 2014, priced £4.99.
The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay will reopen on Friday 24 October 2014 after undergoing its very own regeneration. The award-winning attraction has been closed since the end of the summer holidays to allow the attraction to be updated with a newly scripted storyline starring the Twelfth Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi. Tickets for the refreshed attraction will return to general sale on 7th October from doctorwhoexperience.com.
Neil Gaiman is a patron of the Bookend Trust science education program in Australia, and together they are producing a documentary project called SIXTEEN LEGS, about the love-lives of still-living, giant prehistoric spiders the size of a dinner-plate that hide in the caves of Tasmania. This is a creepily fantastic natural history project, and DOCTOR WHO fans may think of Planet of the Spiders and Kill the Moon – but there’s even more to it than that.
This Halloween, the LOST Theatre plays host to a week-long live radio spooktacular, investigating the real-life curse of the infamous 300 year-old Lambeth Devil-Dog, hosted by Michelle Mead.
Join us… if you dare!
Written by Robert Valentine and Jack Bowman, Directed by Jack Bowman (more…)
Here at Skaro Towers we’re no strangers to the gaming phenomenon that is Minecraft, and for you X-Box 360 players, BBC Worldwide are bringing Doctor Who to the game.
From the official blurb:
“From September 2014, Minecraft players will have access to a range of Doctor Who assets which will allow them to change their avatar to resemble their favourite characters from the show. The first pack – priced at just £1.99 – will include a character inspired by the Twelfth Doctor as well as five other Doctors, each of their on-screen companions and some of the Doctor’s most well known adversaries including his arch-nemeses, the Daleks. (more…)
COMEDIAN FRANK SKINNER CHATS EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT HIS DOCTOR WHO ROLE – IN DWM 478!
FRANK SKINNER – Mummy on the Orient Express guest star, and life-long Doctor Who fan – speaks about his role in the new series, playing Perkins.
“I don’t know how I’ll feel when they say, ‘And that’s a wrap for Mr Skinner,’” Franks admits. “I’m sure I’ll go through a mix of emotions. When footballers are in cup finals, the managers always say, ‘Savour every moment,’ and that’s what I’m doing. Every moment is ‘wowee’!” (more…)
Now available to pre-order from the BBC Shop in the UK, the Complete David Tennant Years boxset. Living up to its name, this mighty boxset gives you pretty much all the David Tennant Doctor Who action you could want. But don’t believe me, here’s the official description.
In this massive 26-disc collection, BBC Worldwide brings together every one of David Tennant’s episodes in this special box set. A perfect gift for Christmas, this set is available in the UK exclusively on bbcshop.com. (more…)
You might have noticed, if you listen to our podcasts, we’ve got some pretty special idents introducing them – none other than the Second Doctor himself! But hold! What else through yonder podcast breaks? We have Matt Smith coming up, Peter Capaldi, and a host of other celebrity introductions, from Alan Patridge to Stewy from Family Guy!
How, you ask, have we managed to get such a star studied celebrity guest list?
Well, it’s all thanks to our new friend Christopher Thomson, actor, voice artist and impressionist supremo! Here are some links where you can find out more about him and hear this unique talent for yourselves! Have a listen to Freedom of the Daleks!
Christopher’s YouTube Channel
And his showreel… it’s just fantastic!
Christopher has been a wannabe voice actor and impressionist for many years – at first writing for himself, but also doing a few odd bits here and there for fan-films or audio. He’s based in Chelmsford, Essex, UK. He auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent last year. He’s always been a fan of Patrick Troughton and it’s his ambition to produce a biopic of his troubled life at some point in the future. He spent a long while working on the voice before he was satisfied! He’d like to work as a voice actor professionally so if you can help, get in touch with me (Eddie) and I’ll pass on the request!
London, August 2014 (what, again?)
Yep, it’s that time of year, and ready to go Into Darkness – also known as cinema screens for 26 times in 5 days! This is the 15th year of the festival that is the Dark Heart of Sinema, and my 14th time after missing 2006 (the year of Pan’s Labyrinth, argh!). Reviews of some of the previous years can be found on this very site – 2013, 2012 and 2010!
“I don’t know… feels different this time”
The big news this time round was the move to the Vue West End from the last few years in the Empire and the separation of the “main screen” into three with offset starts of the primary programme. The three were separated by name; Screen 7 became The Arrow Video Screen, Screen 6 The Horror Channel Screen, and Screen 5 which was to be my home for the weekend The Film4 Screen. So there was a little trepidation at settling into the seat that would be home for the weekend – would the move work, and would the social atmosphere that has always made Frightfest stand out remain?
This week Doctor Who Legacy has launched its tie ins with series 8. Available now in the Special section, you’ll find Series 8 available in three different versions, easy, medium and hard so everyone can play, regardless of what level you’re at.
And even better, the first mission, Deep Breath includes a 100% drop of the 12th Doctor.
The series 8 missions will update every weekend after the tv episode has aired featuring a tie in to that episode’s events.
Keep an eye on Doctor Who Legacy’s Facebook page for more updates, including codes for free time crystals and more!