Doctor Who Magazine Issue 450

July 21st, 2012

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 450

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 450

In an exclusive, brand new interview with Matt Smith, Doctor Who Magazine imagines what would happen if he could talk with the actor who played the Doctor’s Second incarnation, Patrick Troughton: MATT: “Patrick has a very Doctory face.

Everything about Patrick is Doctory! He is peculiar without ever asking you to find him peculiar. All the elements were right.

I loved his costume.” PATRICK: “Well, you go along to the costumiers and they produce various things, and you say, ‘Ahh, that would be good…’”


Head writer and executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT drops his guard and reveals what’s happening with the next 14 episodes of Doctor Who, exclusively in PRODUCTION NOTES!

DWM talks to writer CHRIS CHIBNALL and grills him about his forthcoming scripts in the new season of Doctor Who – DINOSAURS ON A SPACESHIP and the “very different” Episode 4…

DWM pays tribute to the late CAROLINE JOHN, the much-loved actress who played the Third Doctor’s assistant Liz Shaw and died in June – and looks back over her life and times.

Seasoned Dalek operators NICHOLAS PEGG and BARNABY EDWARDS give DWM readers on a unique, Dalek-eye view of the making of 2005’s BAD WOLF/THE PARTING OF THE WAYS – accompanied by photos from their private collections!


Stern Sontarans, ambitious Androgums and fantastic food! Yes, it’s time to uncover the fascinating details of what really happened when the Second and Sixth incarnations met, as THE FACT OF FICTION looks back at the 1985 adventure THE TWO DOCTORS!

DWM investigates STARWATCH, a sci-fi series that, had it been made in the 1990s, would have starred JON PERTWEE. With never-before-published images from the project, DWM talks to the people who tried to make it happen…

COUNTDOWN TO 50 takes a nostalgic look back at the story which celebrated Doctor Who’s 20th anniversary with some old friends – and some ever older enemies! – as it remembers THE FIVE DOCTORS.


The Doctor, Amy and Rory face up to a ruthless collection of alien criminals within a mysterious ziggurat stuffed with priceless treasures in THE CORNUCOPIA CAPER, the latest DWM comic strip, written by SCOTT GRAY with art by DAN McDAID!

The Time Team convenes to watch one of the most innovative and controversial Doctor Who stories of all time – 2006’s LOVE & MONSTERS. But what will Emma, Chris, Will and Michael make of it…?


DWM strands TOBY HADOKE and JOHNNY CANDON on a desert island, with only eight Doctor Who stories each to keep them company. But which episodes will they choose? And whose selection do you agree with? Find out, in A BATTLE OF WITS!

The mysterious Watcher marvels at the TARDIS’ food machine, challenges readers with his Six Faces of Delusion, and champions another Supporting Artist of the Month in WOTCHA!

PLUS! All the latest official news, TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword and much, much more…

AND! A giant-sized, double-sided poster featuring the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, and ‘every Dalek ever’!

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111 Responses to Doctor Who Magazine Issue 450

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  1. Posted by: McGann is The Doctor Reply

    August 14th, 2012 - 6:38pm

    Off to get a second copy tomorow.

    Why ?

    There are a number of reasons. 1: The excellent cover has got fingerprints smeared over it.

    2: There is a lovely picture I’m going to cut out.

    3. Cousin of mine wants a copy of the poster.

    4. I can read it at two out of my three houses. (grandparents and parents)

    5. There is another lovely picture, but on my original copy of the magazine it has a wierd black smearing that runs accross it. :/

    • Posted by: Esterath

      August 14th, 2012 - 7:49pm

      What are the pictures u want to cut out?

  2. Posted by: BOOBOO JR Reply

    August 5th, 2012 - 3:10pm

    Can someone sum up what’s happened in ‘The Cornucopia Caper’ Comic so far? It says it’s Part 3, and this is only my first DWM Issue, so I’d kind of like to know if I’ve missed anything important. Thanks to anyone who helps!

    • Posted by: LG

      August 5th, 2012 - 3:38pm

      The doctor arrives in a massive museum owned by ‘Granny’ a rich aristocrat who manages crime in the city.Amy is captured in a jewel heist by a monkey known as Lynk and the Doctor and Rory have to help Granny to get into a floating bank above the city.Meanwhile Lynk and Amy are shot down by Sky Pirates but they escape.The Doctor and Rory materialise the Tardis inside the bank and Granny and her henchmen become obsessed with all the treasures within the bank. The Doctor spots an object and also becomes obsessed with it and also abnormally…

    • Posted by: LG

      August 5th, 2012 - 3:38pm

      CONT.obsessive, to the extent that he punches Rory….

  3. Posted by: dwfan Reply

    July 29th, 2012 - 11:32pm

    hey booboo when is the next issue of this coming out? :)

  4. Posted by: the TARDIS Reply

    July 28th, 2012 - 2:44pm

    Why are they changing the logo? I liked it how it was!

    • Posted by: Alex

      September 7th, 2012 - 5:37am

      Interesting see this comment in retrospect now we know the magazine sneakily adopted the new series logo without fanfare.

  5. Posted by: McGann is The Doctor Reply

    July 28th, 2012 - 1:29pm

    Awesome ! They’re doing one of my favourite stories of all time in the Fact of Fiction ! Two Doctors ! :D :!:

    This is going to be the BEST ISSUE EVERRRRR !!!!

  6. Posted by: BOOBOO JR Reply

    July 28th, 2012 - 10:44am

    How big is the poster that comes with this Issue (A4, A5, etc.) ?

    • Posted by: LG

      August 2nd, 2012 - 12:40pm


  7. Posted by: KORSAIR Reply

    July 27th, 2012 - 2:00pm

    Worth the cover price for the poster alone.

  8. Posted by: BOOBOO JR Reply

    July 27th, 2012 - 8:45am

    Is this a good magazine? I’m not sure whether to start buying it or not? I’m 12 and have grown out of magazines like DWA, would I enjoy this?

    • Posted by: BOOBOO JR

      July 27th, 2012 - 9:13am

      Can anyone help?

    • Posted by: RandomBananaGuy

      July 27th, 2012 - 9:20am

      I am 12 and I love this Magazine

    • Posted by: BOOBOO JR

      July 27th, 2012 - 9:35am

      Thanks, how much does it usually cost?

    • Posted by: Give me a Dalek any day

      July 27th, 2012 - 9:40am

      DWM is a great magazine. You should definitely pick up this issue. It’s amazing! :D

    • Posted by: Give me a Dalek any day

      July 27th, 2012 - 9:42am

      It usually costs £4.50, but this issue is £4.99 because of the higher page count.

    • Posted by: BOOBOO JR

      July 27th, 2012 - 9:45am

      I’ll have a look for it this weekend and see what I think. Can you subscribe to it?

    • Posted by: Esterath

      July 27th, 2012 - 9:55am

      Yes you can. I suscribe and you get it the day before it’s out.

    • Posted by: BOOBOO JR

      July 27th, 2012 - 9:57am

      Cheers, can somebody provide a link to where I can sign up for subscribtion? Thanks.

    • Posted by: Esterath

      July 27th, 2012 - 10:25am

    • Posted by: BOOBOO JR

      July 27th, 2012 - 10:47am


    • Posted by: LG

      August 2nd, 2012 - 12:41pm

      DWM is amazing, I am 12 and I love reading it

    • Posted by: Esterath

      August 6th, 2012 - 7:02pm

      I started reading when I was nine.

  9. Posted by: Give me a Dalek any day Reply

    July 27th, 2012 - 8:22am

    The poster of the Daleks is currently up on my bedroom wall looking very nice. It was a tough choice between the side with Eccleston, Tennant and Smith or the Dalek one, but in the end, the Daleks conquered all! Again. ;) :)

    Lots of Series 7 (and even beyond!) news in this issue. Some of which is very, very interesting. :D

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