Merchandise The Seventh Doctor features in Doctor Who Magazine 473

Published on April 30th, 2014 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who Magazine 473 Remembers The Seventh Doctor

Former Doctor Who script editor Andrew Cartmel examines how the series was reinvented for a new generation…

In an exclusive feature for DWM, Andrew catches up with the writers he employed back in the late 1980s, when he was the script editor of Doctor Who. Stephen Wyatt, Malcolm Kohll and Ian Briggs reveal what it was like writing the show then – and discuss how their stories paved the way for the modern reinvention of the show.

What does Ian Briggs think of Doctor Who today? “I think it’s fantastic. Russell T Davies’ approach was a vivid re-imagining, taking the basic principles and doing them in a way TV is now made instead of just continuing from the 1980s… That’s the great achievement of Russell T Davies – and Steven Moffat, since he took over. Stylistically in both senses, technical style and storytelling style, the show is bang up to date….”

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Also in this issue:

· Producer Marcus Wilson looks back at his work on Doctor Who, including The Time of the Doctor and the 50th Anniversary Special.
· Showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions.
· DWM pays tribute to the life and times of the late Christopher Barry, one of Doctor Who‘s most prolific directors.
· Clive Doig talks to Toby Hadoke about working on the very earliest episodes of Doctor Who.
· The Fact of Fiction takes a detailed look at the 1969 Ice Warrior adventure, The Seeds of Death.
· The Blood of Azrael ­– the Doctor and Clara’s latest comic strip adventure continues.
· The Time Team watch the Tenth Doctor meet an old friend – and some even older enemies – in The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky.
· Jacqueline Rayner sees Doctor Who’s special effects in a whole new light in Relative Dimensions.
· The Watcher exposes the remarkable relationship between Doctor Who and the Eurovision Song Contest in Wotcha!
· Reviews of the latest DVDs, CDs, and books.
· Competitions, puzzles, and much more!

Doctor Who Magazine 473 is on sale from Thursday 1 May, priced £4.99.

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About the Author

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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