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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Doctor Who Magazine 490 - Cover and Details



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.”

What does Steven like about the longer format? “It allows you to play with certain things,” he replies. “There’s a kind of scale that you can attain in a two-parter, that you can’t have in 45 minutes. It’s a scale that we’re not used to at the moment, as we haven’t done two-parters for quite a while. And in a way, it’s sort of advertising the fact that we’ve got two-parters back this year. We do things in that first episode that I would say are very ‘two-parter-y’.”

ALSO INSIDE ISSUE 490…

THE SECRET DIARY OF THE MASTER!
He’s mad, bad and dangerous to know… and now, DWM has discovered the secret diary of the Master, which reveals the insane thinking behind his… er, her every scheme!

LOST IN TRANSLATION
Why does nearly everyone in Doctor Who speak English? Steve Lyons investigates the mystery of universal translation throughout the history of the series – and comes to some intriguing conclusions…

THE NAME OF THE DOCTOR?
Showrunner Steven Moffat answers more readers’ questions – and presents a brand new scene which explores what the Doctor called himself during the Time War…

THE VAMPIRE MUTATIONS
The Fourth Doctor and Romana encounter creatures with a thirst for blood – and an ancient enemy of the Time Lords – as the The Fact of Fiction explores the 1980 story State of Decay.

THE RETURN OF DANNY PINK
Clara has a shocking reunion with her boyfriend in the brand-new comic strip adventure, Spirits of the Jungle, by Jonathan Morris, illustrated by John Ross.

TRAILS AND TRIBULATIONS
Novelist, fan girl, and mum Jacqueline Rayner celebrates the joy of a new Doctor Who trailer in her regular column, Relative Dimensions.

IT’S THE END…
The Time Team embark on a marathon viewing session as they sit down to watch David Tennant’s swansong as the Doctor: The End of Time.

THE COMPLETE HISTORY
DWM takes a look at a landmark new series of books, which begins in September: Doctor Who The Complete History.

ON THEIR WAY…
DWM talks to the people involved in the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases, including Dan Starkey, James Goss and Gary Russell.

THE UNEXPLAINED
The Watcher examines some of the many unanswered questions in Doctor Who and celebrates a feisty equine talent in Wotcha!.

PLUS! All the latest official news, reviews, competitions and The DWM Crossword.


Doctor Who Magazine 490 is on sale from Thursday 20 August 2015, price £4.99.

Doctor Who asks fans to unleash their creative skills for Mission Dalek

The BBC has today (Tuesday 18 August) announced that Doctor Who is giving audiences at home the opportunity to create their own brand new digital stories for the Doctor that take him into the new series.
The Doctor is about to face his oldest and greatest enemies, in Doctor Who series 9. But what has led him to confront the evil Daleks once again? We can only tell you it’s an adventure with thrills, excitement and fun, and that fans of the show have the opportunity to create it.

Audiences can create their story from scratch using new alien enemies from their imagination, or they can use Daleks, Missy and other Doctor Who monsters. Using clips and pictures supplied by the Doctor Who team (found here bbc.co.uk/missiondalek), or video that fans shoot specially on their phone, tablet or camera, it’s an opportunity to create something special and imaginative, that’s full of Doctor Who passion and adventure.

There’s no need to know about the upcoming episodes, except they involve the Time Lord taking on the mighty Daleks. There are ‘how to’ videos and tools to help develop digital skills and ignite audiences’ creative flare on a new website - bbc.co.uk/missiondalek - which also provides a step-by-step guide on how to get involved. And you can follow @bbcdoctorwho and check out #MissionDALEK on social media for all the latest updates.



Selected winners will be invited along to set where they’ll meet Peter Capaldi (the Doctor), encounter the Daleks, step aboard the TARDIS and see the real world of Doctor Who.

Doctor Who Mission Dalek is part of the Make it Digital season, a major UK-wide initiative to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology. Doctor Who Mission Dalek is produced by BBC Cymru Wales. Doctor Who will return to BBC One on Saturday 19 September.

Via BBC Media