Thursday, March 31, 2016
Doctor Who Magazine 498 Cover and Details
Out today in the UK is issue 498 of Doctor Who Magazine as they take a look at the 10th Doctor and Donna box set from Big Finish.
The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble are returning for a brand new audio series and David Tennant and Catherine Tate are thrilled to be back in the TARDIS…
DWM asks the actors themselves whether the scripts for their new audio series capture the past or reimagine it:
“I think they do and they don’t,” David Tennant ponders. “Each episode on TV would go to a slightly different place, and have a slightly different set of criteria, and tell a story in a slightly different way. I think, in that sense, they’re very representative of the shows that we did on TV. Obviously the characters are the same, and they have that relationship that you will, I’m sure, recognise. But they’ve been put into some slightly different, new situations, with new types of stories.”
“And a new way of telling the story,” adds Catherine Tate, “because this is audio. But obviously, by necessity, the convention of an episode is going to be the same, isn’t it: you arrive somewhere, something goes wrong, and then it’s all okay again. But I think these ones have been really original, and very fun to do.”
“Yes, it’s telling stories in a slightly different way,” David Tennant agrees. “But you’ll certainly recognise the same show, if you’re listening to these. When you put your headphones on, you’re going to recognise the world you’re in.”
ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE…
YOU ARE KIDDING ME?!
DWM previews the Tenth Doctor and Donna’s first three audio adventures: Technophobia, Time Reavers and Death and the Queen.
ROBERT BANKS STEWART
A tribute to the Doctor Who writer who died recently, and was responsible for 1975’s Terror of the Zygons and 1976’s The Seeds of Doom.
The man behind the voice of K9 talks about his long and varied career.
The daughter of Sarah Jane actress Elisabeth Sladen, Sadie chats to DWM about her new Lethbridge-Stewart novel, Moon Blink.
ASK STEVEN MOFFAT
Doctor Who’s showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions
THE WITCH HUNT CONTINUES…
…in the second part of our brand-new comic strip adventure, Witch Hunt, written by Jacqueline Rayner and illustrated by Martin Geraghty.
SHARING THE LOVE
In her column, Relative Dimensions, Jacqueline Rayner gives advice on how to go about introducing your loved ones to Doctor Who.
The Time Team welcome the return of River Song and the Weeping Angels return in this month’s episodes, The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone.
FOUR TO DOOMSDAY
A frog-like alien with delusions of divinity makes a return to planet Earth, in this issue’s Fact of Fiction.
THE EVIL OF THE DALEKS
In Missing in Action, we delve into this seven-part classic story which is mostly missing from the archives
DWM previews all the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases.
PLUS! All the latest official news, reviews, competitions and The DWM Crossword.