Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 508

Doctor Who Magazine issue 508 cover

The cover of the magazine and the cover inside the polybag.

Doctor Who Magazine issue 508

The issue goes to 1970s and includes a special joint interview with Mark Gatiss and Katy Manning. And there’s a look at novelist and scriptwriter Terrance Dicks and the fourth Doctors mind-bending episode ‘The Brain of Morbius’. It will be out tomorroy, Thursday 12 January.

Garden shed as life-sized TARDIS

Paul Foden, 44, is a handyman and Doctor Who fan from Stoke-on-Trent. Obsessed with the Time Lord and has previous made models of a Dalek and the robotic dog K9, he has devoted his spare time to building various Doctor Who-related items, such as a battle-scarred Dalek, a Cyberman, K9, and this garden shed, which looks like the TARDIS from the outside, and the inside too.

Handyman Paul spent almost 12 months working on the 12ft (3.6m) tall Tardis which now has pride of place in his back garden. Yesterday (Mon) he said: “I’ve been working on it for nearly a year and I’m just adding the last few details. “I watch Doctor Who and I thought the Tardis would be interesting to build so I decided to have a go.”

Cybermen! The Steel That Kills

BabelColour createad a Cybermen summary. Body horror and surgical brutality equals cybernetic transformation in the dark universe of Doctor Who. Emotions will destroy you. They were removed because it hurts. The Cyber Race will take your body. You will become like them.

2016 Christmas special episode closer look

What did Peter Capaldi, Charity Wakefield and Justin Chatwin think when they first read the script for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special episode, The Return of Doctor Mysterio?

How hard is it to play two different characters and maintain their separate identities? Listen Justin Chatwin, Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat telling you all about secret identities.

2016 Christmas special episode: The return of Doctor Mysterio

The only episode (special or not) for the year 2016 was broadcast last night. After River Song’s dead (Clara is only a distant memory, so unclear she is not even mentioned) and an absence of 24 years, the Doctor returns to Earth, and for the first time he has to compete with another type of super-hero for the people’s hearts. Or, with other words, this is how Superman’s story would look like when she is told by a British fellow.

With the Doctor as a secondary character, because his presence is necessary to offer support for the hero and context to his story. Superheroes does not exists on Doctor Who universe (ok, ok, maybe with the exception of this Christmas special episode), but the cartoons with them do exist. To find out how they created this exception you will have to watch the episode.

The 10th series of new Doctor Who will return to British television screens next year. Nardole returned to the Christmas special episode (and his resurrection is interesting) and he is something more the the idiot robot from the previous episode – the character has an unexpected insight, can pilot the TARDIS and will be appearing in several episodes from the new series.

The episode was directed by Ed Bazalgette, the story written by Steven Moffat. Cast: Peter Capaldi (Twelfth Doctor), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Justin Chatwin (Grant Gordon / The Ghost, Charity Wakefield (Lucy Fletcher), Adetomiwa Edun (Mr Brock), Aleksandar Jovanovic (Dr Sim), Logan Hoffman (Young Grant), Daniel Lorente (Teen Grant), Sandra Teles (Reporter), Tanroh Ishida (Operator), Vaughn Johseph (Soldier).

Doctor Puppet – Twelfth Night

Almost one year ago the Twelfth Doctor played a Christmas duet with the stars. Peace, joy, and rock n’ roll.

Doctor Puppet is a Doctor Who fan series made by a team of professional artists. It’s a labor of love. The puppets and animation are created in a tiny New York City apartment. The music is produced and recorded in England.

Regeneration Carol – A Christmas parody by Not Literally Productions

Something funny based on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Frank Loesser. Hoping to listen you singing on Christmas (while watching the special episode?).

LYRICS
Companions
We wish you could stay
Doctor
I’ve gotta regenerate
Companions
For just one more day?
Doctor
I’ve gotta regenerate
Companions
Our travels have been–
Doctor
It feels like we barely met
Companions
So very nice
Doctor
Showed you the stars, but at what price?
Clara
I wish you could stay forever
Doctor
Maybe I’m not so clever
Amy
Stop list’ning for that knock at the door
Doctor
The girl who waited, waiting no more
River
I guess now it’s goodbye sweetie
Doctor
Beautiful please don’t leave me
Clara
Well maybe just a little trip more…
Doctor
Come on in, I’ll just get the door
River
Can’t run anymore
Doctor
I really don’t want to go
Companions
Well…you’ve done this before
Doctor
Must it be time to go?
Amy
I’m glad that we had…
Doctor
Even fixed points can change
Amy
…the time we had
Doctor
I guess it might not be so bad
Clara
It’s time to run and remember
Doctor
How bittersweet this December
River
You’ll be the same old Doctor inside
Doctor
Maybe I’ll be ginger this time
Companions
We wish you could stay
Doctor
It’s time for a clean slate
All
Time to regenerate!

Darker Hues

A fan-made selection of clips that proves that it is really not all fun and games being the Doctor: “He’s like fire and ice and rage. He’s like the night, and the storm in the heart of the sun. He’s ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the universe. And… he’s wonderful.”

Music: Two Steps From Hell – Archangel

Order of the Daleks

Let’s listen to the Doctor battle some beautiful stained glass Daleks.

In the Galactic Census, idyllic Strellin is recorded as a Grade Three planet – its inhabitants possessing neither advanced technology, nor knowledge of other worlds. Accordingly, Strellin is protected: landings by off-worlders are strictly prohibited. Unless, of course, those off-worlders are officials of the Galactic Census itself, come to investigate the origin of a mysterious sub-space signal – a signal no native of Strellin should be able to send…

Breaking all local by-laws, the time-travelling Doctor and his companion L/Wren Mrs Constance Clarke (AWOL) have only just landed on Strellin, too. But they and the Census officials aren’t the only off-worlders to have come here. Inside a nearby monastery, the monks of the reclusive Brotherhood of the Black Petal are guarding a strange and terrible secret. Something that might bring disaster not just to Strellin, but to every civilised world in the galaxy!

Directed by Jamie Anderson, written by Mike Tucker. Cast: Colin Baker (The Doctor), Miranda Raison (Constance Clarke), John Savident (Pendle), Olivia Hallinan (Asta), Robbie Stevens (Boswyck/Raspak), Sam Fletcher (Rosco/Gabber), Joseph Kloska (Habrild), and Nicholas Briggs (Tanapal and The Daleks). Other parts portrayed by members of the cast.

The Future Needs Us – Concept for Doctor Who Series 10 Launch Trailer

Lucy Crewe is a Doctor Who fan and animator. She has spent a good deal of the year 2016 working on a cartoon trailer for Season 10. The result is really good, particularly the likenesses of both the Doctor and Bill:

Her animation skills and intuition improved vastly over the last months and she was able to free up her mind space, playing to her strengths to design a speculative campaign that will tie in with season 10 next spring.

On-location set visits and social events gave her that push to develop an idea into something special. Live action reference was used for most shots.

Peter Capaldi’s reaction to the video.

Steven Moffat about series 10 episode 1

Curious to find out more? Well.. During the show InnerSpace Presents: Doctor Who Steven Moffat talks about how he aimed to make the first episode 1 of series 10 the start of a new show again.

Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin gather together for the Space channel to talk all things Series 10, the Doctor’s New Companion and Sonic Screwdriver as well as BBC Three’s Class