The Master has an enemy. While the Doctor may want to foil his schemes, this foe wants him dead. And this nemesis is the most dangerous man in the universe: himself!
While the future and past are dying, gaps appearing in time itself, the two of them are locked in a battle to the death. But how can the present kill the past? And can the past kill its own future? This battle has been a long time coming and its outcome may mean the end; not just for the Master, but for the entire universe.
On a mysterious island, where not everyone who lands will one day leave, stands a solitary castle reputed to be haunted. However it’s not ghosts that inhabit this ancient structure, but something far, far worse. The Doctor will have to keep his wits about him to discover not only the secret of this place but also the fate of several missing scientists, all of whom are connected to the top secret Dominus Institute. But is this nagging feeling of having been here before just déjà vu. or is there another ghost from the Doctor’s past waiting for him?
Character Options has today unveiled details of a brand new Limited Edition Doctor Who 5.5” scale action figure. Images of the Missy figure, first in a new range of scale Doctor Who Collector Series toys were revealed by Alasdair Dewar, Product
Development Director, today via video on the Character Options’ website.
Missy, played by Michelle Gomez, is a villainous Time Lady who recently revealed herself as the Doctor’s arch enemy, the Master! Missy has been firmly established as a new fan favourite character, and as a collector’s figure, she is truly a must have.
The Missy Figure will be available in two variants; a purple outfitted version with hat from the series finale episodes; and alternatively in her ‘Heaven’ outfit, hatless with black jacket and manic grin. The Missy figures each have 18 points of articulation and are highly detailed and decorated. Each figure head can also be swapped so that both heads can be incorporated with either outfit, and they both come with accessories. The bespoke UK Collector Series packs are perfect for display and for the first time are re-sealable, so that the figures can be enjoyed in or out of packaging without losing their collectability.
Only 4,000 units of each of the two figures are available in exclusive UK packaging at www.character-online.co.uk for a price of £19.99 each (excluding P&P). Delivery will be made to customers by early November.
Al Dewar states: “Character Options has been designing, manufacturing and marketing Doctor Who toys since 2005, so as true fans of the brand we wanted to tell collectors the latest news in the most direct, if informal way, which is why I made the announcement in person on the website. Missy is the first of a potential new line of highly sought after 5.5-inch action figures so we expect interest to be high and we are all very excited to share this with fans and collectors alike.
“Working with Michelle Gomez was great fun and she was the best subject we ever 3D scanned, patiently holding her facial expressions including her trademark Missy “sneer” for long periods of time. We know that many collectors have been eagerly waiting to see if Missy would at some point be included within our figure range, and at last, here she is.”
STEVEN MOFFAT PREVIEWS THE NEW SERIES OF DOCTOR WHO, EXCLUSIVELY IN DWM 490!
Doctor Who Magazine spoke to the show’s executive producer and head writer, Steven Moffat, to give us a taste of what’s in store over the next 12 episodes…
“Why not start with a blockbuster?” says Steven of the two-part opening story, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar. “Why leave it till the last two weeks? So yes, it’s like starting with a finale, and having a big, grand, movie-sized story, as opposed to a 45-minute story.” (more…)
The Death Match is now under new management, with a mysterious new and unbeaten champion, and privacy assured to its rich patrons as they watch their champions fight to the death from the comfort of the orbiting Quarry Station. Prizes are offered for every kill in a purpose built environment bristling with deadly traps and hidden dangers. There is only one rule in the Death Match: kill or be killed!
The Dark Eyes 3 box set is out and Ol’ Eightie is back – although not, for the most part, in the company of his current companions, Irish pretend nurse Molly O’Sullivan and mopey erstwhile botwrangler Liv Chenka.
In his quest for universal domination, the Master plans to exploit the terrifying Infinite Warriors of the mysterious Eminence. The Doctor’s friend, Molly, is key to that plan’s execution, and now, aided by corrupted genius Sally Armstrong, the Master is close to success.
It is pretty clear that DE3’s writer Matt Fitton faced a number of structural challenges with the scripts for the four stories comprising this box set, caused in no small part by the unavailability of key cast members for recording at the same time due to other work commitments. That the box set is as good as it is, therefore, is no mean feat and a cause for praise in itself; but there’s a certain heaviness to the plotting nonetheless that makes it all, sadly, a little laboured. (more…)
MICHELLE GOMEZ REVEALS THAT THE MASTER WILL RETURN – IN DWM 480!
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 Listen, Time 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.