Published on December 9th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley
Doctor Who Magazine 416
DAVID TENNANT gives an exclusive, in-depth interview in the BIGGEST EVER Doctor Who Magazine about his last days as the Tenth Doctor, the forthcoming Christmas Special, The End of Time, and the reasons why heâ€™s decided to leave his dream job…
â€œWhen the Doctor decides heâ€™s the â€˜Time Lord Victoriousâ€™ [at the end of The Waters of Mars], weâ€™re making him quite unsympathetic,â€ considers David.
More human, even?
â€œWell, itâ€™s making him more Time Lord, actually, when you consider how they turned out.â€
When we see the Doctor behaving arrogantly, selfishly or uncontrollably, itâ€™s then that he appears more fallible, and therefore more human?
â€œThe Time Lords were pretty fallible too,â€ David perseveres. â€œItâ€™s hubris. Itâ€™s Greek. It needed that scale to tell the final story. Itâ€™s a tale of the gods, really… but gods who are fallible… and, I suppose, human…â€
ALSO THIS ISSUE…
AS TIME GOES BY…
With just two weeks to go until this yearâ€™s Doctor Who Christmas Specials, get a tantalising taste of whatâ€™s in store, with our exclusive preview, and dozens of brand new photos from The End of Time!
Heâ€™s the Doctorâ€™s most persistent Time Lord nemesis â€“ the Master is back! JOHN SIMM explains why he couldnâ€™t miss out on the Tenth Doctorâ€™s final party in an exclusive interview!
GRANDAD, GRANDAD, LOVELY!
The Doctorâ€™s faithful friend Wilfred Mott enters the TARDIS â€“ and for BERNARD CRIBBINS itâ€™s his first trip into time and space for 43 years! Bernard looks back over his incredible career…
A SPACEMAN CAME TRAVELLING…
The Fact of Fiction turns back the clock to Christmas 2005, and the moment when we first met the Tenth Doctor â€“ in The Christmas Invasion!
ITâ€™S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!
Doctor Who showrunner RUSSELL T DAVIES write his very last PRODUCTION NOTES â€“ but what will be his all-important final word…?
Majenta Pryceâ€™s dark secrets are about to be revealed as the Tenth Doctor begins his final, epic, comic strip adventure â€“ THE CRIMSON HAND, by Dan McDaid with art from Martin Geraghty.
THOSE WERE THE DAYS, MY FRIEND…
DWM looks back at the most memorable Doctor Who moments of 2009 in the REVIEW OF THE YEAR!
PARTY LIKE ITâ€™S 1999!
THE TIME TEAM relive the end of the twentieth century as they turn their attention to the Eighth Doctorâ€™s only on-screen adventure, the 1996 TV Movie!
GIMME, GIMME, GIMME!
Win all the latest DVDs, CDs, books and audios â€“ including the Doctor Who Series 1-4 box set! â€“ in our specially extended CHRISTMAS COMPETITIONS section!
EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE…
The Watcher concludes his definitive guide to the Time Lordâ€™s many incarnations by taking a close look at THE TENTH DOCTOR…
SO MANY QUESTIONS…
.. and the Watcher is also back, celebrating his own tenth anniversary, and to present his annual FIENDISHLY FESTIVE CHRISTMAS QUIZ!
MONEY â€“ THATâ€™S WHAT I WANT!
DWM catches up with the slimy Sil, aka NABIL SHABAN and finds out what he thinks about Jonathan Ross, YouTube, weapons of mass destruction â€“ and returning as Sil on audio!
READ ALL ABOUT IT!
All the news thatâ€™s fit to print (and quite a bit that isnâ€™t) can be found in the latest edition of the Space-Time Telegraph!
PLUS! All the latest news, previews, reviews… AND a giant-sized, double-sided poster!