Doctor Who News Matt Smith and Christopher Eccleston on the cover of Doctor Who Magazine 449

Published on June 27th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who Magazine 449

Matt Smith and Christopher Eccleston on the cover of Doctor Who Magazine 449The new issue of DWM examines the growing pains of a television legend in a major feature on the development of Doctor Who at seven-year intervals, as it approaches 49 UP.

It examines the moments that defined the show, including the adolescence that brought major format changes, the teenage years with Doctor Who in rude health, its incredibly successful return to television in 2005 – and asks what the next seven years may hold in store…

ALSO THIS ISSUE:

CHIBNALL’S CHOICE

Scriptwriter CHRIS CHIBNALL drops hints about his two new scripts for the next series of Doctor Who – and how writing for the series is unlike writing anything else – in PRODUCTION NOTES.

YOUR’E HIRED!

Long-serving Doctor Who casting director ANDY PRYOR talks exclusively to DWM about his hand in casting three different Doctors, the joy of working on every single episode of Doctor Who since 2005 – and who he has cast for the next series…

ECHOES OF THE PAST

Doctor Who celebrated a landmark birthday, but the monsters were conspicuous by their absence. Was that necessarily a bad thing? Find out as COUNTDOWN TO 50 revisits 1983 and Season Twenty!

HONOUR AMONGST THIEVES

Amy’s been hijacked by the best thief in town, while the Doctor and Rory have fallen in with the wrong crowd. But what is the secret of the Ziggurat hanging above Cornucopia? Find out in Part Two of THE CORNUCOPIA CAPER, the latest comic strip adventure written by SCOTT GRAY with art by DAN McDAID!

GENESIS OF DALEK

The Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler encounter a lone Dalek deep within a Utah bunker – but Skaro’s finest very nearly didn’t make the party. DALEK, 2005’s triumphant return for the Doctor’s deadliest enemies, is given THE FACT OF FICTION treatment, with detailed commentary on all 11 drafts of writer ROBERT SHEARMAN’s script – with exclusive new revelations from the writer himself!

DETAILS, DETAILS…

If you don’t read the Production Subtitles on the Doctor Who DVDs, then now is the time to start! Subtitle writer (and TV Dalek) NICHOLAS PEGG reveals the arcane secrets of compiling a treasure trove of Doctor Who facts and figures in INFOMANIA.

MONSTER vs MONSTER

Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, Silurians and Macra – they’ve all returned to battle the Doctor since Doctor Who’s comeback in 2005. But what classic creatures are we desperate to see next? TOBY HADOKE wants a return for those green giants the Ice Warriors, while JOHNNY CANDON goes Underground to shout out for the Great Intelligence’s Yeti. Who will triumph in this monster BATTLE OF WITS?

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL?

THE TIME TEAM – Chris, Emma, Michael and Will – have a devil of a time while watching THE IMPOSSIBLE PLANET/THE SATAN PIT. But what will the Team make of this terrifying adventure for the Tenth Doctor and Rose…?

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

The votes are in! See which books, audios and DVDs are hits with the readers of DWM in the results of the latest MERCHANDISE POLL, and discover how your favourites fared…

SUITED AND BOOTED!

The Watcher takes another flick through the pages of the Stockbridge English Dictionary, stares down The Six Faces of Delusion, highlights another masterclass in the dramatic art from a Supporting Artist of the Month, and reaches number 20 in A History of Doctor Who in 100 Objects – the Doctor’s Impact Suit. It might not be as implausible as it seems… as WOTCHA explains!

PLUS! All the latest official news, TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword and much, much more!

You’ll be in Seventh Heaven when you pick up Doctor Who Magazine 449 this Thursday, 28 June for just £4.50!

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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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