Published on January 10th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley
Doctor Who Magazine 391
LET DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE BE YOUR HEAVENLY HOST, AND TAKE A TOUR OF THE GOOD SHIP TITANIC…
Voyage of the Damnedâ€™s director James Strong, shares extracts from his personal production diary, while DWM eavesdrops at the episodeâ€™s Tone Meeting:
“It mustnâ€™t look like an Earth forklift,” points out showrunner Russell T Davies, as the team discusses the climactic sequence where Kylie Minogue herself dispatches villain Max Capricorn. “We’ll do a makeover!” suggests production designer Edward Thomas. “Pimp my truck!” laughs Russell.
But when Ed adds that you need a licence to drive said forklift, producer Phil Collinson buries his head in his hands. Yes, heâ€™s crying.
“Iâ€™m just mesmerised by the the idea of us teaching Kylie Minogue how to drive a forklift truck!” admits executive producer Julie Gardner.
“Can we check to see whether she has a forklift licence already?” requests Russell, optimistically. “Oh this is insane!”
Also in a massive 12 pages of coverage of Voyage of the Damned, there are interviews with actors Geoffrey Palmer, Russell Tovey, Jimmy Vee, Clive Rowe and Debbie Chazen; dozens of new and unseen photos from the making of the Special; and a detailed set report, including an unexpected visit from Sixth Doctor actor Colin Baker!
Meanwhile, thereâ€™s an extensive tribute to Doctor Whoâ€™s first producer Verity Lambert; David Tennant answers more readersâ€™ questions in part two of an exclusive interview; Russell T Davies tells DWM about forthcoming changes to the production team of Doctor Who in Production Notes; the Doctor and Martha encounter gothic horrors in Part One of a new comic strip, Universal Monsters; Planet of the Ood writer Keith Temple discusses Donnaâ€™s first visit to an alien world; DWM visits the set for Torchwood Series Two and catches up with the programmeâ€™s stars to ask what next for the Underground Adventurers.
Also in DWM 391, the Time Team witness the Attack of the Cybermen; Neil Harris confesses to a very private hobby in You Are Not Alone; and discover the man behind Mr Copper, in an eye-opening interview with actor Clive Swift!
All this, plus the latest exclusive casting news for the new series, reviews, previews and a competition to win the new Doctor Who: Beneath the Surface DVD box set!
DWM 391 is on sale from 10 January 2008, price Â£3.99. Jump on board now!