Friday, February 5, 2010

Doctor Who Magazine #418 Press Release

The four-hundredth-and-eighteenth issue of Doctor Who Magazine was released across the United Kingdom and Ireland yesterday, and the official press release for the magazine has now been made available. This issue's main features include The Watcher's guide to The Doctor's greatest enemies, The Daleks, exclusive interviews with Doctor Who lead writer, Steven Moffatt, and with costume designer, Louise Paige, the latest installment of Production Notes, the third part of The Crimson Hand comic-strip, and much more. The cover for the magazine can be seen to the left, and the official press release for it can be read below:

The Secrets Of Casting The New Doctor Are Revealed - In Doctor Who Magazine #418!

In the second part of an exclusive, in-depth interview in DWM, showrunner Steven Moffat talks about how the new Tardis team were chosen; the controversial new costumes; the challenges in creating the new series of Doctor Who; and, after the auditions, why it was clear that Matt Smith had to play the title role…

“It was very obvious it was him. It was just a really, really good audition. More than good acting - they were all good actors - he just had the tone of it straight away, the fun of it, the nuttiness of it… the unselfconscious nuttiness of it. Because, let’s be honest, Matt is unselfconsciously nutty. That’s what he’s like…” Plus!

The root of all evil?
The Watcher returns and proudly presents his definitive guide to the greatest of all the Doctor’s many foes - the dreaded Daleks! Discover everything you’ll ever need to know - and loads more besides - about those mutant metal meanies from Skaro…

Business before pleasure!
Steven Moffat lets slip secrets about the new series and introduces us the new people in charge of Doctor Who in Production Notes.

A stitch in time!
DWM chats to Louise Page, Doctor Who’s costume designer from 2006-2009, about dressing David Tennant, kitting out Kylie Minogue and mixing materials for a menagerie of monsters!

A bird in the hand!
Majenta is finally reunited with her old gang - but what will this mean for her companion, the Doctor? And what terrors lie in store for the universe itself? Find out in Part Three of The Crimson Hand, written by Dan McDaid with art by Martin Geraghty.

Digging for trouble!
It’s the one where the TARDIS gets destroyed! The Doctor, Tegan and Turlough tackle terrifying Tractators as The Fact of Fiction takes a close look at 1984’s Frontios…

The eye of the beholder?
Should Doctor Who be sexy? Neil Harris gives the question careful consideration - and comes up with surprising answers! - in You Are Not Alone…

The time of my life!
DWM catches up with Peter Purves and chats to him about playing companion Steven Taylor in the 1960s - and his return to the role in 2010…

It is better to give than to receive…
The latest, Doctor Who DVDs, books, CDs and games are all up for grabs in our simple-to-enter competitions!

Plus! All the latest official news, reviews, previews and much, much more!??

What are you waiting for? More hastle, less speed - get DWM 418 today for only £4.20!

The four-hundredth-and-eighteenth issue of Doctor Who Magazine is available to buy at good newsagents across the United Kingdom and Ireland now, being sold at the price of £4.20. Issue four-hundred-and-nineteen will be released on Thursday the fourth of March and will take a look at the classic series Fourth Doctor story, The Pyramids of Mars, and will include the latest news regarding series five of Doctor Who. Will you be buying this issue of Doctor Who Magazine?

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