Published on March 4th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley
Doctor Who Magazine 393
It’s that time of the month again…
Cuddle up with the latest Doctor Who Magazine!
Thereâ€™s a complete new Doctor Who audio adventure FREE with the latest issue of DWM!
Cuddlesome is a brand new adventure for the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, co-starring Roberta Taylor, Timothy West, and David Troughton.
“Itâ€™s about a dastardly plot to infect the world,” says Peter, “because someone was nasty to someone when they were young! Itâ€™s a nice idea â€“ toys are the perfect way to get to the population. Evil!”
Also this issue, DWM counts down the 100 Greatest Doctor Who Death Scenes of All Time!
Doctor Whoâ€™s current executive producer Russell T Davies leads the comments on the programmeâ€™s most memorably morbid moments. Speaking about the battle between the Raston Warrior Robot and the Cybermen in 1983â€™s The Five Doctors â€“ out now on DVD! â€“ Russell enthuses, “Best. Massacre. Ever. Heads go flying! Arms! Guts! On Children in Need night! We should really bring those Rastons back one day, they were brilliant…”
“I hope so,” laughs Terrance Dicks, the writer of the story, “thereâ€™ll be a few quid in it for me!”
Meanwhile, writer Steven Moffat is full of praise for Pete Tylerâ€™s death in 2005â€™s Fatherâ€™s Day (“just chilling, and tragic and unforgettable”) while fellow scribe Paul Cornell raves over Harrison Chaseâ€™s grisly demise in 1976â€™s The Seeds of Doom â€“ “Just gorgeous. Apt and relishable. One of the absolute best Doctor Who deaths.”
But whose demise could top the list as the all-time Number One…?
And thereâ€™s much, much more in DWM 393:
â€¢ “30 Reasons to be excited about Series 30″ â€“ with exclusive new photos from the new series!
â€¢ Martha Jones herself, alias Freema Agyeman answers questions from the dreaded TARDIS tin!
â€¢ Script-writer Gareth Roberts reveals how the Doctor and Donna are set to meet Agatha Christie, as he discusses his forthcoming adventure, The Unicorn and the Wasp!
â€¢ The Fact of Fiction uncovers the truth behind 1066 and all that as it examines The Time Meddler!
â€¢ Novice Hame actress Anna Hope speaks about her new Doctor Who audio role.
â€¢ Nightmarish creatures fill the final chilling chapter of full colour comic strip Universal Monsters.
â€¢ Russell T Davies extols the new-found virtues of an oft-neglected Tom Baker tale.
â€¢ Neil Harris bemoans the â€˜worst story everâ€™ in You Are Not Alone.
â€¢ The Time Team find that itâ€™s grim up north as they watch The Mark of the Rani.
â€¢ PLUS all the latest news, exclusive photos, reviews, previews, DVD competitions and even more!
DWM 393 is out on 6 March 2008, priced Â£3.99