The Doctor has always challenged the linear conception of time. Since his television voyage began in
1963, the TARDIS has travelled backwards, forwards and even sideways through the mysterious
The latest issue of The Essential Doctor Who traces the development of these time-bending narratives, describing the rules that were laid down – and subsequently revised – by the series’ writers and producers. (more…)
THE NEW DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE SPECIAL IS MUSIC TO OUR EARS!
For the first time in the 36-year history of Doctor Who Magazine – an entire issue devoted to the music and sound design of Doctor Who!
From Delia Derbyshire’s groundbreaking experiments in the Radiophonic Workshop, to the acclaimed performances of Murray Gold’s orchestral scores at the Royal Albert Hall, The Music of Doctor Who explores one of the most celebrated and mysterious sonic landscapes in television history.
“We think this Special Edition is unprecedented in its scope and detail,” says editor Marcus Hearn. “Writers such as Mark Ayres and Andrew Pixley have contributed a fresh insight to an aspect of the show’s production that’s been overlooked for too long. (more…)
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.
DWM talks exclusively to the actors who have brought the Paternoster Gang to life: Neve McIntosh, Catrin Stewart and Dan Starkey.
“It’s crazy, how everyone knows where we’re going to be filming,” Neve tells DWM. “When we were doing Peter Capaldi’s first one, we went out nice and early in the morning, and there was one person there. And then you turned around and suddenly there was a whole load of people.” (more…)