Karen Gillan, who plays Amy Pond in Doctor Who

Karen Gillan in DWM 453

Karen tells DWM about leaving Doctor Who after three years as the Doctor’s companion: “I am so, so sad. I’m not going to lie. Leaving that show has to be one of the saddest experiences I’ve ever had. It was my life for, like, three years. That’s going to take a while to go away. But also it’s really exciting, because I get to go and do other things…”

DWM looks at the life and times of MARY TAMM, the actress who played the Fourth Doctor’s companion Romana, with never-before-seen photos and tributes from her friends and colleagues including LOUISE JAMESON, JOHN LEESON, and ANTHONY READ.
Just how old is the Doctor nowadays? The clue’s in his hair, as showrunner STEVEN MOFFAT reveals, as he presents a missing scene from The Angels Take Manhattan – exclusively in PRODUCTION NOTES.

Karen Gillan Bares All In Doctor Who Magazine 453!THE FEAR FACTOR
There have been some truly terrifying moments in Doctor Who’s 49-year history… and, just in time for Halloween, DWM 453 celebrates the very best of them! Fearmerchants PHILIP HINCHCLIFFE and TERRANCE DICKS are on hand to give their expert opinion, so prepare to have your blood chilled and your spine tingled, with THE A-Z OF DREAD…

DWM look back at the season that gave us the longest story ever, an evil future Doctor and Bonnie Langford, as THE TRIAL OF A TIME LORD is put under the spotlight in COUNTDOWN TO 50!

Witness the greatest battle in history as the Daleks and Cybermen come face to face with the Tenth Doctor and Rose in Torchwood HQ. It’s DOOMSDAY – and what will THE TIME TEAM make of it all… ?

It’s one of the most controversial issues currently challenging fandom – the Doctor’s morality. Are there circumstances where it’s acceptable for him to kill his enemies, or should this be avoided at all costs? TOBY HADOKE and JOHNNY CANDON argue the pros and cons in A BATTLE OF WITS.

The Doctor, Amy and Rory encounter a legendary monster and terrifying creatures from another dimension in THE BROKEN MAN, the brand new comic strip written by SCOTT GRAY and illustrated by MARTIN GERAGHTY.

Celebrate 20 years of BERNICE SUMMERFIELD, as DWM talks to PAUL CORNELL, LISA BOWERMAN, JAC RAYNER, GARY RUSSELL and SCOTT HANDCOCK about one of the most enduring Doctor Who characters of all time.

The mysterious Watcher examines the Doctor’s little-known use of  weaponry (including his ray-gun), challenges readers with The Six Faces of Delusion and champions another Supporting Artist of the Month, in WOTCHA!

DWM catches up with former Doctor Who showrunner RUSSELL T DAVIES and chats exclusively with him about his brand new show – WIZARDS VS ALIENS – and just why Doctor Who fans will want to watch…

PLUS! All the latest official news, the latest episodes, DVDs, books and CDs reviewed, sneak previews of forthcoming merchandise, a prize-winning crossword, FIVE fantastic competitions and much, much more!

Say a final farewell to Amy Pond – and embrace the future! – with Doctor Who Magazine 453, out now priced £4.50.

Christian Cawley

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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