Doctor Who Magazine’s Paul Kirkley delivers his verdict on Resolution, the New Year’s Day Special:
Jodie Whittaker is on winning form throughout her festive debut, and her first encounter with her oldest enemy. When the Doctor realises exactly what it is she’s up against, her reaction is one of real, visceral terror, while the stand-off at the farm (“Me and a Dalek – it’s personal”) feels properly iconic. But she’s also gauche and goofy and charming and, thankfully, gets a day off from the slightly clumsy speechifying.
Director Wayne Yip takes Chris Chibnall’s most blockbuster script and runs with it, delivering a punchy, adrenaline-fuelled actioner worthy of any Hollywood franchise. Or maybe it would be more accurate to talk about Hollywood franchises being worthy of Doctor Who: if only bloated beasts like Justice League and Avengers: Infinity War were as nimble and light on their feet as this, or had the chutzpah to save the world armed with nothing more than a ready wit and a portable combination oven.
You can read the full review in Doctor Who Magazine issue 534, on sale Thursday 10 January.
Some other thing you should know about this issue.
Space: 1979 Dalekmania strikes again
You’ve got a friend: The Time Team meet Ben, Polly, Ace and Martha
Six Pack: the fans rising to cosplay’s greatest challenge
Heartbreak hotel: Inside the God complex
Speak of the Devil: Tom Baker reveals Scratchman and goes out of the TARDIS
DWM issue 533 of Doctor Who Magazine includes a preview of the New Year’s Day episode, Resolution. Guest stars Charlotte Ritchie and Nikesh Patel, director Wayne Yip and writer Chris Chibnall feature in
this Doctor Who Magazine’s exclusive preview.
Also in this issue you can find an exclusive interview with Sharon D. Clarke, the actress who played Grace O’Brien in the 2018 series. Also Frazer Hines pulls some crackers from DWM’s TARDIS tin.
There is a tribute to the writer, story editor and producer Derrick Sherwin, the one who oversaw the series’ transition from black and white into colour.
A free double-sided poster, The Blogs of Doom, reviews, news, prize-winning competitions and more.
Doctor Who Magazine 533 is on sale for the price £5.99.
In issue 532 of Doctor Who Magazine you can read an exclusive interview with Mandip Gill. You can also preview the final four episodes of Series 11, Ray Holman’s Team TARDIS cosplay tips, Wilf returns and Bernard Cribbins answers questions from our TARDIS tin and much more.
Doctor Who’s Christmas Special is now to be a New Years Day special.
DWM issue 532 is out today, Thursday 15 November.
Doctor Who Magazine issue 531 is out Thursday 18 October 2018, and there’s an exclusive interview with Bradley Walsh in the latest issue of DWM. Plus previews of the next four episodes and Thirteenth Doctor cosplay.
In this new issue of Doctor Who Magazine the showrunner Chris Chibnall reveals the meticulous preparations that went into announcing Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor in the original trailer. Despite all the secret plotting, the plan nearly came off the tracks when their cover was in danger of being blown by a wedding and a Velothon…
The new TARDIS crew describes filming for Series 11. You will visit the archive of Doctor Who writer and script editor Douglas Adams. Also you will find the untold story of Sky Ray ice lollies and Doctor Who, with images of rare 1960s memorabilia. The Fact of Fiction explores the 2017 story Empress of Mars.
DWM issue 528 is on sale Thursday 26 July, price £5.99.
The DWM issue 527 will be out on Thursday 28 June 2018 and includes exclusive interviews with Wendy Padbury and Sophie Aldred, plus ‘Out of the TARDIS’ with Carole Ann Ford, the Doctor’s granddaughter Susan.
DWM 526 includes an exclusive interview with Tom Baker as he revisits his first series as the Fourth Doctor. As part of DWM’s detailed preview of the forthcoming Season 12 Blu-ray set, the actor reflects on the role that changed his life. In the issue #526 you can find interviews with Roger Murray-Leach, Georgia Tennant and Jessica Martin, information about Kevin Lindsay, about the life and career of the Australian actor who played Styre in Season 12’s The Sontaran Experiment.
Doctor Who Magazine #526 is on sale from Thursday 31 May, price £5.99.
From cut scenes to completely edited-out characters, DWM 525 reveals the best bits of Doctor Who you never got to see.
The issue include an interview with Will Oswald, an editor on Doctor Who from 2007 to 2017, and an interview with Michelle Ryan, the Time Team regenerates and Out of the TARDIS with Janet Fielding – she chats about the return of her character Lady Christina de Souza.
Doctor Who Magazine was on sale from Thursday 3 May at WH Smith and all good newsagents, price £5.99. It was available digitally from pocketmags.com.
The new Doctor Who Magazine was released yesterday, 19 April 2018. Find out production secrets from the heart of Doctor Who: the special issue takes you behind the making-of the shwow in studio, from its relatively primitive beginnings at Lime Grove to the cutting edge of modern television production at Roath Lock!
There’s a new DWM out this Thursday, 8 March 2018! Issue 523 includes exclusive interviews with new executive producer Matt Strevens and Michelle Gomez (Missy). Out of the TARDIS returns with Dan Starkey who plays Strax, everyone’s favourite stroppy Sontaran. The new magazine is the first to feature the exciting new Doctor Who logo.
DWM issue 522 is out tomorrow, Thursday, February 8th, and has an exclusive interview with Beryl Vertue – Terry Nation’s agent in the 60s & now Steven Moffat’s mother-in-law! Plus, interviews with Susan Calman and Emma Freud about their Doctor Who projects, and a brand-new cosplay feature with Christel Dee: she leads us through a brand new Cosplay Masterclass. The new feature begins with looking at how to recreate Ace’s jacket.
The issue #522 also features Peter Capaldi reflecting on his time as our favourite Time Lord. The cover has a quote from the Twelfth Doctor which is intriguing where he reveals that he has “a sackful of guilt”.
At the end of 2017 a remarkable chapter in the history of Doctor Who draw to a close: in the Christmas special episode two incarnations of your favorite Time Lord overcame an existential threat. They have to deal with their own problems before the arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor heralded a bold new era for the programme: the first female Doctor.
This Special Edition of Doctor Who Magazine is a unique celebration of the Twelfth Doctor’s final adventures, from The Return of Doctor Mysterio through to Twice Upon a Time.
Highlights include exclusive new interviews with:
Joe Browning, Jimmy Mann, Gary Pollard and Kate Walshe (Millennium FX)
Ysanne Churchman (the voice of Alpha Centauri in Empress of Mars)
Matthew Clark (graphic designer, 2017 series)
Rachel Denning (Erica in The Pyramid at the End of the World)
Mark Gatiss (Captain Lethbridge-Stewart in Twice Upon a Time)
Stephanie Hyam (Heather in The Pilot and The Doctor Falls)
Adele Lynch (Iraxxa in Empress of Mars)
Rove McManus (host of Australian show Whovians)
Rachel Talalay (director of three episodes in the 2017 series)
Alexandra Tynan (designer of the original Cybermen)
The Doctor Who Magazine Yearbook 2018 was on sale January 2018 at WH Smith and all newsagents, price £5.99.
The 13th Doctor, Jodie Wittaker, and the showrunner Chris Chibnall are in this new issue.
She discusses her regeneration scene and working with costume designer Ray Holman: “The very first meeting we had was all very secret and incognito. As we were talking I was completely distracted by the colour of the wallpaper behind us. I told Roy I absolutely loved that colour, and that’s the colour of the trousers.”
Chris Chibnall looks forward to a new era: “What’s evident is Doctor Who’s extraordinary ability to embrace change while remaining exactly the same show that people love.”
Rachel Talalay, the director of Twice Upon a Time, talks about the filming of Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whittaker’s regeneration scene.
Doctor Who Magazine 521 is on sale from tomorrow, Thursday 11 January 2018, price £5.99.
The issue 519 was out Thursday, 16th November 2017, price £5.99, and has and exclusive interview with the new first Doctor, David Bradley: 4 years ago he played William Hartnell in BBC Two’s ‘An adventure in space and time’. Now the actor is returning as the First Doctor for this year’s Christmas Special episode ‘Twice upon a time’.
Sir Derek Jacobi is returning as the Master: he talks to DWM about bringing back his version of the Master for Big Finish’s new series of audio adventures.
This issue chat with David Tennant and Billie Piper because the theth Doctor and Rose are back: over a decade on from their time together in the TARDIS, they are back for a series of audio adventures.
“An audio recording’s very different to filming a bit of TV – but the vibe is the same, and the characters are the same.” (David Tennant)
“It’s like when you hang out with an old friend who you haven’t seen for years, and then loads of stuff has happened between you, but it’s sort of just like you’re immediately there again. I love it.” (Billie Piper)
Matt Lucas talked with the DWM team about his new autobiography, which he wrote while playing Nardole in the tenth series of Doctor Who.
In the second part of DWM interview, the Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy reflects on Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary and looks forward to the show’s future.
Doctor Who Magazine 518 was on sale from Thursday 19 October, price £5.99.
Be ready! Issue 515 will be published Thursday 27 July 2017, priced £5.99. It’s the end of an era, with Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi leaving the show, and the guys from the magazine are paying a tribute to Moffat’s time as showrunner with contributors as Russel T Davies, Chris Chibnall, Mark Gatiss and others.
The issue will be available 4th May 2017 for a price of £5.99. Do you think that the Doctor can discover the secret of the Veritas, the book everyone is dying to read? There are new series previews: Knock Knock, Oxygen, Extremis, The pyramid at the end of the world.
The latest special edition of Doctor Who Magazine will be available June 14, 2014 (USA date) and it is devoted to the many Doctor Who toys, games and other collectables that have been issued since the early 1960s.
It has 100 pages that includes comprehensive guides to the toys produced in each decade, a look at some prototype designs that never reached the shops, the story of the rarest Doctor Who toy of all and a ringside seat at a Doctor Who board game marathon.