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February 1st, 2010 13 comments

Doctor Who Magazine 418

magazine dwm418 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…”

PLUS!

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…

IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE…

The latest, Doctor Who DVDs, books, CDs and games are all up for grabs in our simple-to-enter competitions!

Plus! All the latest official news, reviews, previews and much, much more!­­

What are you waiting for? More hastle, less speed – get DWM 418 today for only £4.20!

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13 comments

  • courtney jessica roberts

    February 5th, 2010 - 6:02am

    I know it,s brillant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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  • courtney

    February 4th, 2010 - 1:15pm

    yeh! there once was a prize when you could win a real tardis but i tried all i could to win but i dindt oh and i,ve got loads of dr who poters,but they scared me at night.

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  • Finlay

    February 3rd, 2010 - 4:12pm

    The cover is….. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Finlay

    February 3rd, 2010 - 3:21pm

    Yo, Callum! Are you by any chance ‘Callum Frew?’

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  • Callum

    February 3rd, 2010 - 2:14pm

    I wonder if The Beast Below features the Beast (Satan Pit)

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  • Finlay

    February 3rd, 2010 - 12:09pm

    Look at this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine (Issue 418) has revealed the first three episode titles for Series Five of Doctor Who, which begins this Spring.

    The episode titles are:

    5.1: The Eleventh Hour
    5.2: The Beast Below
    5.3: Victory of the Daleks

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  • BooBoo

    February 2nd, 2010 - 3:57pm

    Yes similar to Vote Dalek

    Great cover and i am the same , i don’t think it would have looked as good with the old Logo

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  • the 1st doctor

    February 2nd, 2010 - 2:58pm

    I have seen a simular image on the radio times once

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  • gary

    February 2nd, 2010 - 2:45pm

    looks fab.
    i DON’T think it would have looked as good with the other orange logo.

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  • Zhang

    February 2nd, 2010 - 1:24am

    Brilliant Cover 😀

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  • SL

    February 1st, 2010 - 5:55pm

    ZOMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVVVEEEE!

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  • CelestialAgent

    February 1st, 2010 - 4:21pm

    Me too it’s awesome!

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  • Sam

    February 1st, 2010 - 1:44pm

    LUSH!!! LOOK AT THAT COVER!!! I want a poster of it…

    Reply

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