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DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 484   Leave a comment


In an exclusive in-depth interview, Doctor Who‘s head writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, reflects on last year’s series and tells DWM how the Doctor might change in the next season…

“We’re not bringing him back exactly as we left him, at all,” says Steven. “I think that was already evident at Christmas. He’s left some of the burden of being a superhero of the universe behind. So I’m pushing him – I’m writing quite funny this year – I’m pushing him the other way…”


  • Paul McGann, the Eighth Doctor, gives his opinion on Peter Capaldi’s incarnation, and how it’s changed how he thinks about the Doctor. Plus, an exclusive preview of the new Doctor Who audio series, Dark Eyes 4, including contributions from Alex Macqueen (the Master).
  • Bonnie Langford, who played Mel – companion to the Sixth and Seventh Doctors – in the 1980s, recalls her turbulent time on the show.
  • Doctor Who‘s very first director, Waris Hussein, continues his guide to the making of the classic 1964 adventure Marco Polo, with the help of unique documents unseen for more than 50 years.
  • Discover fascinating new facts about the 1972 Third Doctor adventure The Time Monster in The Fact of Fiction.
  • In a special feature, the Watcher solves the mystery of when the Doctor was first revealed not to be human.
  • There’s trouble in storage for Doctor and Clara in Space Invaders!, a brand-new comic strip written by Mark Wright and illustrated by Mike Collins.
  • Steven Moffat answer readers’ questions – and speculates about the return of the CyberBrig!
  • The Time Team take a side-step to watch Peter Capaldi star in the dark Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood: Children of Earth.
  • Jacqueline Rayner reflects on fear and terror in Doctor Who in Relative Dimensions.
  • The DWM Review assesses the very latest Doctor Who audio and book releases.
  • The Watcher celebrates the man who played the First Doctor, William Hartnell, in the latest Wotcha!
  • The DWM Crossword, prize-winning competitions, official news and much more!

Doctor Who Magazine 484 is out on Thursday 5 March, priced £4.99.

Posted March 5, 2015 by Whoogle News in Magazines

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DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 483   Leave a comment


Paul Wilmshurst, director of the recent Doctor Who episodes Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express and Last Christmas, explains the challenges of working on the series, in his first major interview….

“We were all very proud of the fact that the Mummy was so scary they wouldn’t put it in the series trailer,” Paul tells DWM. “It’s always about how far can you go? I think the old joke is true: how complicated can you make it to hold a child’s attention, and how simple can you make it for adults? Can you make it scary enough for the children to be satisfied, but not too scary for the adults to be worried?”


  • Doctor Who‘s very first director, Waris Hussein, reveals how the classic 1964 adventure Marco Polo was made – with the help of unique documents unseen for 50 years!
  • Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat answer readers’ questions – including one from former showrunner Russell T Davies! – in his exclusive column.
  • Peter Purves, who played companion Steven Taylor in the 1960s, looks back at some of his most memorable adventures in the second part of an exclusive interview.
  • En garde! Discover fascinating new facts about the swashbuckling Fourth Doctor adventure The Androids of Tara in The Fact of Fiction.
  • DWM presents an exclusive prelude to the new series of books featuring Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, in the form of a complete short story by Andy Frankham-Allan: The Ambush.
  • Bernard Kay, the much-loved actor who appeared in four Doctor Who stories, is remembered by his friend Toby Hadoke.
  • The Doctor and Clara tackle both Sontarans and Rutans in the concluding part of The Instruments of War, a brand-new comic strip written and illustrated by Mike Collins.
  • The Time Team watch the Tenth Doctor take a bus to alien world, as they visit the Planet of the Dead.
  • Jacqueline Rayner demonstrates the fun to be had in spotting Doctor Who actors in other roles in Relative Dimensions.
  • The DWM Review assesses the very latest Doctor Who audio and book releases.
  • The Watcher examines the changing nature of history in Doctor Who, in the latest Wotcha!
  • The DWM Crossword, prize-winning competitions, official news and much more!

Doctor Who Magazine 483 is out on Thursday 5 February, priced £4.99.

via Doctor Who Magazine.

Posted February 5, 2015 by Whoogle News in Magazines

This week’s cover: New ‘Doctor Who’ star Peter Capaldi clocks in   Leave a comment

Does this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly defy the laws of physics by being bigger on the inside than it would appear from looking at its exterior? Fans of the British science fiction show Doctor Who may well think so. For this week’s cover story, senior writer Clark Collis travels to the UK to meet with Peter Capaldi, the new star of the now 51-year-old time travel saga, and to find out what fans can expect from the forthcoming season of Doctor Who, which premieres on BBC America on Aug. 23. “He’s more alien than we’ve seen him for a while,” says the actor, speaking about his version of the eccentric Time Lord. “He is less patient with the foibles of human beings.”

Thankfully, the whole Who team were patient with EW‘s probing about the new, hush-hush season. In addition to Capaldi, Collis also spoke with the actor’s costar Jenna Coleman and showrunner Steven Moffat who tackled such burning as questions as “Will Capaldi’s previous appearances in the Who universe be referenced this season?” and “What will happen in the two-part finale?” Collis even got to drive the Doctor’s bigger-on-the-inside time- and space-ship the TARDIS and did so without busting anything which, according to production designer Michael Pickwoad, makes him a more careful temporal navigator than previous Who star Matt Smith (“He was very good at breaking things”). We also persuade Capaldi to talk about the old monsters he’d like his Doctor to face and offer a sartorial breakdown of the Time Lord’s many looks through the show’s half-century history. Never seen Doctor Who (and feel a bid daunted by that history)? Then feel free to peruse our guide to how you can get into Who.

Although Capaldi and crew were too busy finishing the current season to attend Comic-Con this year, the event was still pretty much a Who’s Who of film and TV. Check out the new issue of EW to see exclusive shots of the A-listers who visited our photo studio and to read about how Daniel Radcliffe lost his virginity (his Comic-Con virginity, that is).


Posted July 30, 2014 by Whoogle News in Magazines

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Doctor Who Adventures – Issue 351   Leave a comment

dwa30julyThe cover and details of the next edition of Doctor Who Adventures magazine:

Where is the most unusual place you’ll take Doctor Who Adventures magazine this summer?

Don’t forget to pack your copy of Doctor Who Adventures magazine this summer! If you’re photographed reading your mag in an unusual place, you could win you a Doctor Who goodie bag…

Doctor Who Adventures editor Moray Laing says: “Whether visiting friends or relatives next door, heading off to a beach… or even popping off to an alien planet or a different time zone – we want to see pictures of readers reading the latest issue in unusual places. We’ll print the best and funniest pictures in a future issue – and our favourite photograph will win a prize!”

Grab the latest issue for more details.


The latest news

Top tips for being the Doctor’s companion

A guide to the Eleventh Doctor’s stories

Top 10 Tardis trips

Dalek secrets about the Dalek Emperor

Strax’s Guide to the Cybermen

The Eleventh Doctor appears in the comic strip for a final adventure, written by former script editor Andrew Cartmel

A look at filming of the latest series

Puzzles, posters and more cool things to win!

This bumper issue comes with four amazing gifts – a Tardis key ring, notepad, stickers and a Sonic pen! Don’t miss it.

Issue 351 of Doctor Who Adventures magazine is on sale from tomorrow at all good newsagents until 12th August priced £3.99 per copy.

Posted July 29, 2014 by Whoogle News in Magazines

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Steven Moffat reveals how he chose Peter Capaldi and Matt Smith to play the Doctor   Leave a comment

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that one of the key factors in choosing a Doctor is that they are “attractive in a very odd way”.

Writing in this week’s Radio Times, the executive producer and lead writer says that the key to being the Doctor is that you are “carved out of solid star” – but being conventionally good looking is a no-no.

“When you choose a Doctor, you want somebody who is utterly compelling, attractive in a very odd way,” writes Moffat. “None of the Doctors are conventionally attractive, but they’re all arresting. Handsome men don’t quite suit. Matt Smith’s a young, good-looking bloke from one angle but is actually the strangest looking man from another. You need that oddity; you need somebody who is carved out of solid star, really.”

Moffat says that it was easy to cast Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi and John Hurt because of their innate “brilliance”.

“Doctor Who is a whopping great star vehicle, despite the fact it changes star every so often. And so it really is built around the abilities, the charm, the magnetism of a succession of different actors. I’ve cast Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi and John Hurt, but the truth is, they all cast themselves – the easiest thing to spot in the world is sheer brilliance.”

Moffat adds that Capaldi was chosen because “there is something about [his] demeanour, his eyes, his attitude – he’s tremendously bright and that comes out on screen.”

Comparing Smith and Capaldi, he says: “I always thought Matt, while a very young man, had something of the demeanour of a much older man, whereas Peter is a man in his 50s but is terribly boyish and young at times.

“I like the Doctors to have mixed messages about what age they are – you can’t really pin them down. The Doctors are all the same Doctor really, at the end of the day, but you can slide the faders up and down. And to emphasise the senior consultant over the medical student for once reminds people that he’s actually a terrifying old beast. Typically, Matt’s method would do that, too: occasionally just turn cold and you’d think, ‘You’re not really a puppy are you?’ Just like Peter Capaldi’s Doctor will sometimes remind me he’s a big kid at heart.“

Moffat also reveals his anxieties about the 50th anniversary episode before it was aired.

“I can remember sitting with my wife saying, ‘I can’t tell if it’s any good any more, it could be rubbish – I’ll have to leave the country. I’ll have to fake my own death’.”

via Radio Times.

Posted May 13, 2014 by Whoogle News in Magazines

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10th and 11th Doctors Covers and Info from Titan Comics   Leave a comment


Regular cover by Alice X. Zhang



 Eisner Award-winning writer Nick Abadzis (Laika) and fan-favorite artist Elena Casagrande (Angel, Suicide Risk, Doctor Who, Star Trek) take control of the TARDIS for their first five-issue arc with the Tenth Doctor! And don’t miss the second arc, by fellow series architect Robbie Morrison (Drowntown, Nikolai Dante, The Authority)!

 On-sale July 23, 2014


Regular cover by Alice X. Zhang



 Series architects Al Ewing (Loki: Agent of Asgard, Mighty Avengers, Trifecta) and Rob Williams (Revolutionary War, Ordinary, Miss Fury, The Royals: Masters of War, Trifecta) kick off a whirlwind adventure through eternity for the Eleventh Doctor, with artist Simon Fraser (Nikolai Dante, Grindhouse, Doctor Who)!

On-sale July 23, 2014

Posted February 28, 2014 by Whoogle News in Magazines, Merchandise News

The Incredible Science of Doctor Who   Leave a comment

On 23 November 1963, a new television series enthralled viewers with its dark and mysterious storyline. Fifty years on, Doctor Who is showing no signs of stopping, with Peter Capaldi set to become the twelfth incarnation of the Time Lord. In this month\’s Focus, we celebrate Doctor Who\’s golden jubilee by looking at the science behind the real and hypothetical technologies that have featured in the show, including the TARDIS, Daleks and sonic screwdrivers. A must-read for any Whovian!

The Truth About Caffeine

Most of us reach sleepily for a morning cup of tea or coffee to set us up for the day, but how much do we really know about caffeine\’s effects? We look at the latest research into the world\’s most widely consumed drug, which is revealing that coffee cravings may be more dangerous than we think.

The Hunt For Antigravity

It\’s a mainstay of science fiction, but antigravity could soon become science fact. Earlier this year, a team at CERN (home of the Large Hadron Collider) announced plans to look for signs of antigravity in particles of antimatter. If they succeed, it could revolutionise everything from energy to transport, and even let us change the weather. We examine the latest progress in the experiment that could rewrite the laws of physics.

Also inside this issue:

  • Christmas Q&A special: How can I win at board games? Why do some people hate Brussels sprouts?
  • The ultimate microscope: How Britain\’s biggest particle accelerator is targeting deadly viruses
  • Tablets tested: Apple vs Google: which should you buy?
  • Walking With Dinosaurs 3D: The science that brought new giants to life


  • How Do We Know: The existence of isotopes?
  • Q&A: Why isn\’t rain salty?
  • MegaPixel: Awe-inspiring images from the world of science
  • Tech Hub: Samsung Galaxy Gear reviewed
  • To Do List: The best science books for your stocking

Download from Focus Magazine.

Posted November 22, 2013 by Whoogle News in 50th Aniversary, Magazines, Merchandise News

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