Published on September 22nd, 2011 | by Christian Cawley0
Doctor Who Magazine 439
“Towards the end of this episode, we have one of the most exciting sequences we’ve ever done,” Alex reveals. “While this battle is going on, there are scenes between the Doctor, River, Amy and Rory where the final jigsaw pieces are put in place. Um…” She’s choosing her words carefully now. “Let’s put it this way: there’s a big revelation about River, and River gets a big revelation about the Doctor…”
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DWM catches up with GARETH ROBERTS and finds out about his latest episode, CLOSING TIME, his forthcoming novelisation of Douglas Adams’ SHADA, and how to write for the most complex character on TV – the Doctor!
THE GIRL WHO WAITED – AND THE BOY WHO WROTE IT
DWM chats to KAREN GILLAN and ARTHUR DARVILL, Amy and Rory Pond, about the heart-breaking episode THE GIRL WHO WAITED – and interviews the story’s writer TOM MacRAE about his remarkable script, the immersive theatre production CRASH OF THE ELYSIUM and the secrets of creating great drama.
PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW
STEVEN MOFFAT, Doctor Who’s showrunner, says fond farewells and recalls initial encounters with two of the most important people on the show in PRODUCTION NOTES.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
What do Buddy Holly, Alan Turning and the dodo have in common? Discover the answer in the second part of the thrilling new comic strip adventure THE CHILD OF TIME, by Jonathan Morris with art by Martin Geraghty.
PAST AND FUTURE GLORIES
DWM revisits Doctor Who’s tenth season – five fantastic stories, featuring Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor, that celebrated the past and lay seeds for the future – as COUNTDOWN TO 50 continues.
108 episodes of Doctor Who have been wiped from the archives and no longer exist. That’s terrible, right? Or is it? DWM’s JONNY CANDON and TOBY HADOKE argue the surprising pros and cons in the latest BATTLE OF WITS.
IT’LL BE ALL REICH ON THE NIGHT
River Song herself, ALEX KINGSTON, takes DWM behind the scenes of LET’S KILL HITLER and reveals her thoughts on River’s past – and future – in Doctor Who…
YOU GOTTA HAVE FAITH!
A creepy clown, Weeping Angels and a marauding Minotaur – yes, it’s possibly the weirdest story this year, THE GOD COMPLEX! DWM chats on set to the cast and crew of this a-maze-ing tale, including stars MATT SMITH, KAREN GILLAN and ARTHUR DARVILL, writer TOBY WHITHOUSE and the Minotaur itself – SPENCER WILDING.
THE FINAL ADVENTURES
PHIL FORD, head writer on THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, gives DWM readers an exclusive preview of what to expect in all three stories of the fifth and final series of the popular CBBC spin-off from Doctor Who.
EXCUSE DAVID, HE’S A BIT OF A FAN…
DAVID WALLIAMS, star of THE GOD COMPLEX, talks about his memorable role as the cowardly alien, Gibbis, and confesses his long-term love of all things Doctor Who.
Emma, Chris, Michael and Will take a trip to sunny Wales and watch the Ninth Doctor, Rose, Captain Jack and Mickey take on Margaret Slitheen – what on Earth will THE TIME TEAM make of BOOM TOWN?