Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 497

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 497It’s about celebrating the TV movie, and it’s about time! The 20 anniversary tribute edition including many previous
unpublished photos from the TV movie.

You have new interviews with Paul McGann, Daphne Ashbrook, Eric Roberts, Yee Jee Tso and Gordon Tipple.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 497 will be published on Thursday, 3 March 2016.

Beat the clock

A comedy short for Idiot’s Lantern: Gallifrey One 2016 Convention. With the Twelfth Doctor guides an office worker through a stressful situation to score the ultimate prize, with only 66 seconds to beat the clock!

Done in the single-shot style of “Birdman”, and spoofing the Doctor Who episode “Mummy On The Orient Express,” this was a video skit that played live at the Gallifrey One 2016 convention main stage during the Idiot’s Lantern skit show.

Made by the people who brought you “The Doctor Games” viral video and Visual Spice Productions.
Twelfth Doctor: Kevin Kittridge
Hero: Joshua Poole
Boss: Noah Bremer
Manager: Bob Mitsch
Hero’s Friend: Athena Stamos
Burrito Lover: Julie Jekel
Office Workers: Brian Finifter, Teri Samuels

Director/Camera: Brad Hansen
Producers: Athena Stamos, Brad Hansen
Writers: Kevin Kittridge, Brad Hansen, Bob Mitsch
Music: Murray Gold

What do Doctor Who and CERN have in common?

It seems unlikely that CERN and the show to have something in common, but… stick around and find out!

Steven William Moffat is a Scottish television writer and producer, known for his work as showrunner, writer and producer of the British television series Doctor Who and Sherlock. Susan “Sue” Nicola Vertue is an English television producer, mainly of comedy shows, including Mr. Bean and Coupling.

In this video they talk to CERN’s Connie Potter about their impressions as they visit CERN on 18 February 2016. Just a few days ago!

Lindalee Rose interviews at Doctor Who convention 2016

Lindalee Rose was at the last Doctor Who convention, from 2016, Gallifrey One in Los Angeles, and had a blast interviewing fans and stars of the hit BBC show.

One of those stars was Michelle Gomez (aka Missy / the Master) who talked about her convention experience, her role as the Master on the show, her thoughts on Steven Moffat leaving and more!

Lindalee Rose also had the pleasure of talking to the one and only Ingrid Oliver (‘Osgood’ from UNIT) and she had inquired about Osgood’s taste in time-lord apparel, what sort of Sonic-Screwdriver she’d have and many more fun questions.

Lindalee Rose was also granted an exclusive interview with veteran ‘Alien’ actor John Hurt (aka The War Doctor). What would John Hurt’s Sonic Screwdriver do and sound like and what’s his personal favorite Doctor? We find out that and more, plus watch him delight in being gifted with a baby Face Hugger from Lindalee.

Doctor Who wars: the TARDIS awakens trailer

This is what happens when someone is Doctor Who and Star Wars fan… a cross-over trailer that looks exciting and works perfectly! Almost 11 years ago (on March 26th 2005) the TARDIS has awaken and Rose Tyler crossed paths with the madman in the box and lots and lots of adventures. The Force also has awaken last December, not so good as I’ve noticed, but the Jedi adventure is still unfolding.

Doctor Who theme song in unexpected places

First, a marching band was playing Doctor Who theme song at a Star Wars themed Mardi Gras parade 2016, New Orleans. The Chewbacchus parade.

Second, a Doctor Who / Ron Grainer music box from BBC Drama “Doctor Who” OP. R3 Music Box deliver music box arrangement of latest hits and famous music. Enjoy the healing music box sound.

Finally, the Doctor Who theme by Mankind on a Bally pinball machine with a Pinsound sound board. Let’s play!

Peter Capaldi & Steven Moffat about the Class spin-off

About almost 2 months ago, soon to be ex-Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi talk about the announced teen spin-off, titled Class.

As you probably know by now, Class will be the first Doctor Who spin-off since The Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood ended 5 years ago and will be written by ‘Chaos Walking’ author Patrick Ness.

Reactions to Steven Moffat departure

A few days ago Steven Moffat has announced his departure from the show – he will be stepping down as scriptwriter and showrunner of Doctor Who at the end of season 10, which will air in Spring 2017, after the 2016 Christmas special. No Doctor Who this year, :(, but that is another story!

Steven Moffat will be replaced by Chris Chibnall, writer of Torchwood and Broadchurch and the some of Doctor Who stories. Some people never liked Steven Moffat, as I have heard, but he will be missed in the future.

Matt Smith talks to Timey Wimey Show host, Juliette Boland, about his time on Doctor Who with Steven Moffat!

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 495

Doctor Who Magazine DWM Issue 495Doctor Who Magazine #495 is due to be released this Thursday (7th January 2016, for the price £4.99 or $9.99) and features Alex Kingston and Paul McGann as January 2016 cover stars. This is due to the recent Big Finish release The Diary of River Song, where River Song crosses paths with the Eighth Doctor.

The issue features interviews with Alex Kingston and Paul McGann, as well as looking back at the 1974 story Death to The Daleks.

The Husbands of River Song extra – Christmas 2015 special episode

Alex Kingston about returning as River Song and why she loves it.

This year the Christmas presents galore! Alex Kingston and Matt Lucas swap pressies and tell us about festive Doctor Who fun!

This could be one of the creepiest things ever: Greg Davies gazes into the face of a ghastly future…

But even so, Greg Davies is delighted to be playing Hydroflax!

Anyway… you should watch out! There are monsters in the shadows of Doctor Who sets, as Greg Davies found out!

War Doctor trailer – only the monstrous

“At the heart of the battle, where the blood of the innocents flow, and only the monstrous survive…” This is new trailer from Only The Monstrous, the Big Finish audio drama that hopes to flesh out those years where the Doctor went to war, regenerating into great actor John Hurt.

There are three new battles for The War Doctor!

1.1 The Innocent

As the Daleks mass their time fleet for a final assault on Gallifrey, something ancient is waiting for them at Omega One. And a sacrifice must be made.

Arch-manipulator and Time Lord strategist, Cardinal Ollistra receives shock news of the Doctor’s death.

Meanwhile, on the planet Keska, a parochial war has returned to plague a peaceful civilisation after decades of tranquillity. But how can such a war have any connection with the great Time War which, at any one moment in the whole of eternity, could threaten to tear the universe apart?

If only the Doctor were still alive.

1.2 The Thousand Worlds

With the high-ranking Time Lord Seratrix behind enemy lines, the War Doctor finds himself assigned to a rescue mission. But any room for manoeuvre is severely restricted by an area of space known as the Null Zone.

Times have changed on Keska, and a countdown to destruction is beginning.

But who are the Taalyens and what is their part in the great and terrifying Dalek plan?

1.3 The Heart of the Battle

Trapped in a citadel swarming with Daleks, the Time Lord rescue force must find a way to overcome insurmountable odds. With the Daleks apparently planning to rule the Null Zone, perhaps their thirst for universal conquest and victory has been quenched…

The War Doctor doesn’t believe so — but how can he prove it without destroying any chance of peace?

As the countdown to the destruction of Keska proceeds, a deadly choice must be made… A choice that will define this Doctor, and perhaps forever cast him in the role of ‘monster’.

Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs, video & animation by Tom Saunders, 3D model work by: Chris Thompson, musical score by Howard Carter.

Cast: John Hurt (The War Doctor), Jacqueline Pearce (Cardinal Ollistra), Lucy Briggs-Owen (The Nursemaid), Carolyn Seymour (The Slave), Beth Chalmers (Veklin), Alex Wyndham (Seratrix), Kieran Hodgson (Bennus), Barnaby Edwards (Arverton), Mark McDonnell (Traanus), John Banks (Garv) and Nicholas Briggs as The Daleks.

Producer David Richardson, script editor Matt Fitton, Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs.

Doctor Who, Christmas special episode 2015 – The husbands of River Song

Or Doctor and River Song’slast aventure (a sort of, because she gets into the Library – episode 8, season 4 – and dies in the second part of the story sacrificing herself to save the Time Lord she loved), or the last 24 years night for the favorite Time Lord and his wife. Name it as you want, all the variants are good.

But this does not mean that this Christmas special episode is River’s last adventure along Doctor’s side – she has kept meeting with the Time Lord in the wrong order for 200 years (you should already know enough details about that) not to offer her a chance to continue their adventures in the right order. Jenna Coleman left recently the show, and Clara Oswald has her chance (a small one, but it’s there) to come back in Doctor’s life, sometime in the future. River was already saved (in electronic format, as a part of the database of the Library), she can easily come back in some form or another – nothing lasts forever, everything changes, and any additional information about the Executive Producers’ plans for her are probably secret.

The action was pretty bad: they wanted to be action packed and funny, but they didn’t make it quite right. They put the accent on funny discussions, the actors seemed sometime not realistic, but they had some good moments: the one when Riven realizes that the man standing next to her is the one she was searching the entire episode, and their connection in that very moment was just great, even if it wasn’t quite good before. If you want to relax a bit and just to have some fun than it’s a good story, but you shouldn’t expect too much from that.

Directed by Douglas Mackinnon, written by Steven Moffat and Toby Whithouse (character “Kahler”).

Cast: Peter Capaldi (The Doctor), Alex Kingston (River Song), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Greg Davies (King Hydroflax), Phillip Rhys (Ramone), Rowan Polonski (Flemming), Robert Curtis (Scratch), Anthony Cozens (Concierge), Chris Lew Kim Hoi (Alphonse), Nicolle Smartt (Receptionist), Liam Cook (King Hydrofla’s Body), Nonso Anozie (Hydroflax – voice).

The husbands of River Song preview & introduction

“Are you the surgeon?” – Nardole (Matt Lucas) and the Doctor are on a mission in this Christmas special episode.

The Doctor reunites with River – the moment when Nardole introduces the Time Lord to River Song. This should be interesting! Very interesting! Tell me, do you thing that the Doctor will tell her who he is? When?

Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston introduce ‘The Husbands of River Song’.

Alex Kingston and Matt Lucas swap pressies and tell you about festive Doctor Who fun!