Doctor Who Magazine #418
THE SECRETS OF CASTING THE NEW DOCTOR REVEALED
In the second part of an exclusive, in-depth interview in DWM, showrunner STEVEN MOFFAT talks about how the new TARDIS team were chosen; the controversial new costumes; the challenges in creating the new series of Doctor Who; and, after the auditions, why it was clear that Matt Smith had to play the title role…
“It was very obvious it was him. It was just a really, really good audition. More than good acting – they were all good actors – he just had the tone of it straight away, the fun of it, the nuttiness of it… the unselfconscious nuttiness of it. Because, let’s be honest, Matt is unselfconsciously nutty. That’s what he’s like…”
The root of all evil?
The Watcher returns and proudly presents his definitive guide to the greatest of all the Doctor’s many foes – the dreaded DALEKS! Discover everything you’ll ever need to know – and loads more besides – about those mutant metal meanies from Skaro…
BUSINESS BEFORE PLEASURE!
Steven Moffat lets slip secrets about the new series and introduces us the new people in charge of Doctor Who in Production Notes.
A STITCH IN TIME!
DWM chats candidly to LOUISE PAGE, Doctor Who’s costume designer from 2006-2009, about dressing David Tennant, kitting out Kylie Minogue and mixing materials for a menagerie of monsters!
A BIRD IN THE HAND!
Majenta is finally reunited with her old gang – but what will this mean for her companion, the Doctor? And what terrors lie in store for the universe itself? Find out in Part Three of THE CRIMSON HAND, written by Dan McDaid with art by Martin Geraghty.
DIGGING FOR TROUBLE!
It’s the one where the TARDIS gets destroyed! The Doctor, Tegan and Turlough tackle terrifying Tractators as The Fact of Fiction takes a close look at 1984’s FRONTIOS…
THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER!
Should Doctor Who be sexy? Neil Harris gives the question careful consideration – and comes up with surprising answers! – in You Are Not Alone…
THE TIME OF MY LIFE!
DWM catches up with PETER PURVES and chats to him about playing companion Steven Taylor in the 1960s – and his return to the role in 2010...