Thursday, January 07, 2010

Doctor Who Magazine Issue #417 Released

Issue Four hundred and Seventeen of Doctor Who Magazine has officially been released today by Panini Magazines costing £4.99 around the United Kingdom and Ireland. Issue Four hundred and Seventeen of Doctor Who Magazine features an exclusive cover of Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and is the first issue of Doctor Who Magazine to incorporate the brand new 2010 Doctor Who logo into its design.

The Eleventh Doctor will make his official television debut in Spring 2010, rumoured to be late March or early April, on BBC One and BBC HD with merchandise featuring the Eleventh Doctor cropping up around the same time. Doctor Who Hideout will keep readers updated regarding Doctor Who’s upcoming fifth series featuring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.

Issue Four hundred and Seventeen of Doctor Who Magazine’s main feature is an exclusive interview with both Matt Smith and Karen Gillan regarding the upcoming series of Doctor Who. This issue also features an exclusive interview with David Tennant, an exclusive tribute to Doctor Who producer Barry Letts plus an exclusive poster of the Eleventh Doctor.

The new Doctor and Amy Pond, aka MATT SMITH and KAREN GILLAN, give their first ever joint interview – exclusively in Doctor Who Magazine 417!

“There’s a real bond, isn’t there?” says Matt.
“Yeah,” Karen agrees. “A connection.”
“That’s wonderful, I think,” Matt continues. “But also, with that, he’s sort of less tolerant than a lot of Doctors, and she's got a fire in her soul, in her belly, and so they combust together... but there’s great affection and love there, and we're developing that all the time...”

Also in the first new-look issue of DWM:

Doctor Who’s new showrunner and head writer, STEVEN MOFFAT, talks exclusively to DWM about the new Doctor, Matt Smith, the new TARDIS design and just what we can expect from the thirty-first series of Doctor Who...

In the second part of an in-depth interview, the UK’s hottest acting talent, DAVID TENNANT, talks candidly to DWM about his future plans, his final line and his feelings on saying goodbye to Doctor Who.

DWM goes behind the scenes of the Tenth Doctor’s ultimate adventure, The End of Time, with exclusive photos and interviews with the cast and crew – including RUSSELL T DAVIES, BERNARD CRIBBINS and JOHN SIMM!

The name’s Rassilon – President Rassilon. DWM manages to track down the former James Bond and leader of the Time Lords. TIMOTHY DALTON, for an informal chat. You’ll be shaken AND stirred!

DWM catches up with the irrepressible Mssrs JOHN BARROWMAN and RUSSELL TOVEY, aka Captain Jack and Midshipman Frame in an intergalactic bar in an effort to find out just what on earth they were thinking...

There are plenty of shocks in store for the Tenth Doctor as he finally discovers the uncomfortable truth behind Majenta’s mysterious past! The brand new comic strip THE CRIMSON HAND, by Dan McDaid with art by Martin Geraghty, continues.

He was Doctor Who’s producer during the Third Doctor’s era and guided the series to one its most successful and popular periods ever. DWM pays tribute to the life and times of the late BARRY LETTS, with contributions from, among others, Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney, Katy Manning, Terrance Dicks, Frazer Hines, Graeme Harper and Christopher Barry.

Witches! Gargoyles! And, er, Morris Dancing! It can only be THE DÆMONS, the much-loved Third Doctor adventure produced and co-written by Barry Letts. Travel back in time to 1971 as The Fact of Fiction uncovers the fascinating secrets behind this television classic, with the aid of a plethora of rarely seen photographs!

STEVEN MOFFAT reveals just who will penning the Eleventh Doctor’s first series – and why – as he finally fesses up in the new-look Production Notes!

PLUS! All the latest official news, previews, reviews, competitions and more... and a giant-sized poster featuring all ELEVEN Doctors!

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