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Published on April 5th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who Insider #1

Coming soon in North America is Doctor Who Insider issue 1, the first US-based Doctor Who magazine! As we learned previously, the magazine is edited by DWM and Big Finish regular John Ainsworth and is published by Panini UK!

Set for the momentous first issue you can discover how production design Michael Pickwoad built an entire new world for the holiday special, while in an exclusive interview with Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith reveals:

“I think that the Doctor is faced with a series of choices that are impossible for him to sit on the fence about. He’s got to go one way or the other.”

PLUS, the issue also includes these great features and previews…

RETURN OF THE HEROES
The Fifth Doctor returns in a new trilogy of audio dramas, and in the first story he fights his old enemies, the Sontarans. Doctor Who Insider go behind‐the‐scenes to talk to the producers and writers of these brand new adventures and find out what’s in store for the Doctor and his companions.

I WAS… CHESSENE (OF THE FRANZINE GRIG)
Jacqueline Pearce, best known as Servalan in Blake’s 7, recalls playing an alien Androgum opposite Doctors Two and Six – Patrick Troughton and Colin Baker, in 1985’s The Two Doctors.

NEXUS POINT
A look at the memorable moment from Pyramids of Mars where the Fourth Doctor shows his companion Sarah what the Earth might look like if the evil Sutekh escapes his imprisonment.

DATA FILE
Who’s who and what’s what in the Doctor Who holiday special, A Christmas Carol.

TIME SCOOP
Caught in the Time Scoop this issue are the Sontarans. Doctor Who Insider presents a pictorial guide to the many appearances of the clone warriors over the years.

MERCHANDISE
Previews of the latest Doctor Who merchandise, including Kinda & Snakedance on DVD featuring mini interviews with Janet Fielding and Marc Platt; new talking books, The Jade Pyramid and The Gemini Contagion from AudioGO; author James Goss reveals his inspiration for his new novel, Dead of Winter; and we take a look at the latest action figure sets from Underground Toys.

FAN ZONE
A fantastic selection of pictures of fans posing with some well known Doctor Who celebrities, including Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Elisabeth Sladen. Plus photos of some fantastic Doctor Who inspired fan creations. PLUS! The latest official news on the new series, and a giant, double‐sided poster of the Eleventh Doctor and A Christmas Carol.

Don’t miss the first issue of Doctor Who Insider, out May 6 for just $6.99!

(Many thanks to John)

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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