Published on March 30th, 2010 | by Mick Karma
Doctor Who Magazine 420
Meet the new Doctor and Amy Pond – with two exclusive covers for Doctor Who Magazine 420!
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan reveal all about playing the Doctor and Amy in the new issue, on sale on Thursday 1 April.
In DWMâ€™s in-depth interviews, Matt talks about how the Doctorâ€™s costume may evolve, the nicknames that he and Karen have for each other and playing football with James Corden for a scene in Episode 11: â€œThis has made my list of Top Five Shooting Days! Pushing Top Three! There were no aliens, no Daleks, nothing. We were just playing football. Then again, I suppose there was a big time loop…â€
Karen, meanwhile, tells us about Amyâ€™s complicated relationship with the Doctor and Amyâ€™s boyfriend Rory, what she thinks about wearing surprisingly short skirts, and her approach to playing the role of the Doctorâ€™s new best friend: â€œAmy should never take anything for granted â€“ she doesnâ€™t know sheâ€™s the companion and sheâ€™s not familiar with the set-up that the Doctor has a female companion. So this is all brand-new to her and I have to keep reminding myself of that. As far as she knows, sheâ€™s the first companionâ€¦ ever!â€
Also in DWM 420:
â€œWhat have you got for me this time?â€
DWM proudly presents extensive previews the first five episodes of the new series â€“ The Eleventh Hour, The Beast Below, Victory of the Daleks, The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone â€“ with never-before-seen photos and exclusive revelations from head writer Steven Moffat!
â€œIâ€™m a celebrity, get me out of here!â€
STEVEN MOFFAT talks candidly about the perils of being recognised in public as Doctor Whoâ€™s head writer â€“ and finds time to answer your questions about the new series before you ask them! â€“ in Production Notes.
â€œAnd itâ€™s goodnight from meâ€
Neil Harris looks back fondly at 47 years of farewells in Doctor Who â€“ and discovers how the series has always had its softer side â€“ in You Are Not Alone.
â€œMcNeice to see you, to see you, McNeice!â€
Churchill himself, actor IAN McNEICE, talks exclusively to DWM about his role in the forthcoming story Victory of the Daleks â€“ and reveals what itâ€™s like to encounter the metal meanies in real lifeâ€¦
â€œGive her a big hand!â€
Itâ€™s the final end! The Doctor and Majenta engage in the ultimate battle with the Crimson Hand in the very last comic strip to feature the Time Lordâ€™s Tenth incarnation. Will anyone survive the apocalypse? Donâ€™t miss the thrilling conclusion to The Crimson Hand, written by Dan McDaid, with art by Martin Geraghty
â€œIs it cos Iâ€™s blue?â€
Itâ€™s the most remarkable machine in the universe â€“ and yet it looks like a blue twentieth-century police box! The Watcher uncovers the many and varied secrets of the Doctorâ€™s time and space machine, the TARDIS!
On the planet Vulcan, the colonists decide to employ the services of creatures that they have discovered buried in a mercury swap â€“ the Daleks! Can a newly-regenerated Doctor, armed only with his recorder and a rather natty bow tie, save the day? Find out, as The Fact of Fiction digs up some amazing details about the classic Second Doctor story from 1966 The Power of the Daleks!
Plus! All the latest official news, reviews, previews and competitions â€“ including the chance to win an 32â€ HD-ready widescreen TV! â€“ and much, much more!