Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 515

Be ready! Issue 515 will be published Thursday 27 July 2017, priced £5.99. It’s the end of an era, with Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi leaving the show, and the guys from the magazine are paying a tribute to Moffat’s time as showrunner with contributors as Russel T Davies, Chris Chibnall, Mark Gatiss and others.

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 515

 

Jodie Whittaker, the thirteenth Doctor Who

My heart is still on fire, probably it’s a delayed heart attack, so you should call a Doctor. No, not a Doctor! The Doctor, the original one!

I’ve watched the trailer a few hours ago and I was curious about who Jodie Whittaker is… Now I found out more, and now I a curious what kind of Doctor she will be. For the moment she is the hottest sexiest Doctor in the series.

Guys and girls, stop arguing about the Doctor’s gender. It was about time your favorite Time Lord to go female, it’s not the first time in the history of Gallifrey and will not be the last one. If you want to argue about something argue about how the caracter is played or some other trivial stuff you want.

Q&A panel with Pearl Mackie & Steven Moffat before series 10 finale

Watch the full Q&A with Pearl Mackie and Steven Moffat from Saturday night, talking about World Enough and Time, with performances from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Presented by Jason Mohammed and Christel Dee. This was originally live streamed on the BBC One Facebook page on Saturday 24th June 2017, and now it contains (or it should contain) no spoilers.

Filming The Lie of the Land

What did you think there are gas heaters inside ”the vault” in the eight episode of series 10? Peter Capaldi reveals the mystery behind the appearance of a certain prop in the Vault. The key word is cold.

On the other han, Stewart White (Alan) shows us how to pull off the perfect slow-motion dive for the same episode.

Doctor Who, series 10, episode 12 – The Doctor falls

About 20 years ago, in another science fiction series, Dellen was tested just to convince Kosh that she was the right person in the right place in the war that was following. The inquisitor wanted to know if the Minbari ambassador was ready to fight and die, even alone and without anyone knowing about that. Delenn passed that test with Sheridan’s help, and later they would become one of the most interesting couples in Babylon 5.

The last episode of season 10 reminded me about the episode from 2 decades ago: the Doctor also passed the test, and, further more, he also needed his friends to survive a war he mostly won.

The children he protected from the Cybermen were saved, with Nardole’s help – he stayed there to took care of them. Bill Pots became the Cybermen, with the personality mostly intact, and she stood next to the Doctor until the end. She had an unexpected help to save herself and the Time Lord, and after that she continued her trip through the Universe, as Clara Oswald and Ashildr did in the last series finale. I don’t think we’ll see them (too soon) in Doctor Who.

Master-Missy’s suicide was one of the strangest moment in the series (at least the new ones), and not such unexpected. Missy won’t return, but we could meet again the Master: he was considered gone / dead / without return before but he found his way back to stand with / against the Doctor.

The Time Lord wins the battle, but not without self sacrifice, and the regeneration started in spite his opposition. The Doctor falls only to meet the first Doctor, the original one: David Bradley, the one who played William Hartnell in the anniversary episode An adventure in space and time.

Some would say that episode directed by Rachel Talalay based on a story written by Steven Moffat is an emotional episode, others would say it’s the best episode for Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat’s departure (they will leave the show after series 10 / Christmas special episode). And they would not be (very) wrong.

Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), John Simm (The Master), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Rosie Boore (Gazron), David Bradley (The Doctor), Nicholas Briggs (Cybermen – voice), Simon Coombs (Rexhill), Stephanie Hyam (Heather), Briana Shann (Alit), Samantha Spiro (Hazran).