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October 14th, 2013 28 comments

SFX Magazine 241 50th Anniversary Celebratory Issue

SFX Magazine 241 50th Anniversary Celebratory Issue

On sale Wednesday 16the October

Celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who, the latest issue of SFX brings you a world exclusive interview with Steven Moffat, talking anniversary tale “The Day Of The Doctor”.

In SFX 241 Steven Moffat shares his insights into the most intriguing aspect of the 50th anniversary adventure – the grizzled, secret-keeping, long-lost incarnation of the Time Lord played by John Hurt…

“Why not a mayfly Doctor, who exists for one show only? I’d often thought about that. Would it be weird in the run of the series to have the 45th Doctor turn up and be played by Johnny Depp or someone? Would that be a cool thing to do? There was also the idea that if you could bring one classic Doctor back, you’d actually, impossibly, want it to be William Hartnell. You wouldn’t want any of the others. You’d want him to come and say ‘What in the name of God have I turned into?’ That’s the confrontation that you most want to see, to celebrate 50 years. Going round and round in circles on it I just thought ‘What about a Doctor that he never talks about?’ And what if it is a Doctor who’s done something terrible, who’s much deadlier and more serious, who represents that thing that is the undertow in both David and Matt. You know there’s a terrible old man inside them. Well, here he is, facing the children he becomes, as it were.”

Read the rest of this exclusive interview in SFX issue 241 on sale on Wednesday 18 October. Order a copy or subscribe online at


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  • Anonymous

    October 17th, 2013 - 6:10pm


  • Anonymous

    October 17th, 2013 - 6:08pm


  • DrWhoTwins

    October 16th, 2013 - 8:08pm

    Just bought this today, great read!

    • red hood

      October 28th, 2013 - 7:01pm

      i ran to the shop as soon as it came out.

  • nichloas r

    October 16th, 2013 - 5:08pm

    got this yesterday from my local asda when I got the 10th planet wich ill watch on Saturday not bad but not as good in my view of the one they did for the 40th 10 years a go wich I have in my collection decs looks better as theres an interview with david tennet and matt smith. buy it anyway if youre a fan

  • Fez Master

    October 15th, 2013 - 6:57pm

    Looks good, definitely buying!


    October 14th, 2013 - 7:59pm


  • Dr Evil Fez

    October 14th, 2013 - 7:19pm

    It costs £4.50.

    • the astronaut of death

      October 14th, 2013 - 7:28pm


  • ParadigmDalek1325

    October 14th, 2013 - 7:00pm

    Getting my hands on this!

  • ZygonWarrior

    October 14th, 2013 - 4:57pm

    HOW MUCH!!!!!!???!!

  • Kroton

    October 14th, 2013 - 4:49pm

    I don’ usually buy this, but I’m getting this, how much is it?

  • Desamo

    October 14th, 2013 - 4:45pm

    Im getting this great cover.

  • pwilc1967

    October 14th, 2013 - 4:41pm

    Got the subscriber copy without cover text. left it on the windowsill, rain seeped in, ruined….. am crying a lot now 🙁

  • DrWhoTwins

    October 14th, 2013 - 4:15pm

    Definitely getting this issue, the cover looks great!

  • Mr Evil Fez

    October 14th, 2013 - 4:06pm

    Definitely getting this! I’m a fan of SFX!

  • Trenzalore

    October 14th, 2013 - 3:51pm

    Wow, this is brilliant!

  • Anonymous

    October 14th, 2013 - 3:42pm

    how much dose this cost

  • Anonymous

    October 14th, 2013 - 2:42pm

    The 18th of October is the Friday. The Wednesday is the 16th 🙂 which one will it be out on?


      October 14th, 2013 - 3:24pm

      Like it says – Wednesday 16th October.

    • Andy

      October 14th, 2013 - 4:10pm

      Try reading all the article ‘Doctor Who One’, including the bottom, and you will see what confused them.

  • Mark T

    October 14th, 2013 - 1:11pm

    Pity all the info and pictures have been plastered all over the internet already ruining it for those who might have wanted to buy the thing

    • jaketorwho

      October 14th, 2013 - 1:40pm

      I think it might be like some of the doctor who magazine covers where the info and pics are on a cellophane wrapper, leaving the cover nice and clear!

    • Anonymous

      October 14th, 2013 - 2:27pm

      Think you misunderstood there Jake…

    • Andy

      October 14th, 2013 - 2:27pm

      Think you misunderstood there Jake…

    • jaketorwho

      October 14th, 2013 - 2:47pm

      Oh i see yes! Had a blonde moment! Pf course the pictures leaked the other day! Haha sorry guys!

  • jaketorwho

    October 14th, 2013 - 11:18am

    definitely getting this!

  • warren orton

    October 14th, 2013 - 11:02am

    wow so getting this how much is it cause I don’t normally get it


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