Out Now: Doctor Who Magazine #509

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine is the quiet before the storm: in the run-up to Series 10, the publication gives us the lowdown on the upcoming set of stories. Episode 3 will be set in London, 1814, for instance; Mark Gatiss’ and Rona Munro’s episodes have swapped around, so Gatiss’ is now Episode 9 and Munro Episode 10; and that scene, Friend from the Future, featuring the Daleks will be in Episode One, A Star in Her Eye.

Elsewhere, DWM talks to self-confessed Doctor Who fan Rufus Hound, aka Sam Swift the Quick in 2015’s The Woman Who Lived, and the recent incarnation of the Meddling Monk for Big Finish. He says:

“All my anxiety dissipated within the first two hours of arriving [on set]. I have never worked with a crew that was more like a family. I have never worked alongside actors who took the work seriously, but themselves not terribly seriously, as was true of Maisie [Williams] and Peter [Capaldi], who I spent most of my time with. The director [Ed Bazalgette] was tremendous, the producer [Derek Ritchie] was brilliant. Everybody in make-up and costume were having a right old laugh. All the camera crew and whatever were offering up shots and angles, being creative and given license to be creative, license to turn in their best work.”

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Ask Steven: Showrunner, Steven Moffat answers readers’ burning questions.
  • Indefinable Magic: The weird world of the supernatural in the Doctor Who universe…
  • Doom Coalition 4: The Eighth Doctor, River Song, the Meddling Monk, and the Weeping Angels all feature in the brand new audio box set, Doom Coalition 4!
  • Rodney Bennett Tribute: DWM pays tribute to Rodney Bennett, the director who oversaw three very different productions during the early years of Tom Baker’s tenure as the Doctor.
  • Doorway to Hell: The original Master is back! Find out what he’s up to in Part Two of our brand-new comic strip, written by Mark Wright and illustrated by Staz Johnson.
  • The Mutants: In this issue’s Fact of Fiction, the Third Doctor and Jo Grant are sent on a mission that will affect the evolution of an entire planet, as we take a look at this 1972 adventure.
  • The Impossible Astronaut: Space 1969 awaits for the Doctor, Amy, Rory and River Song as the Time Team reach the 2011 season-opener in their mission to watch every episode of Doctor Who.
  • Reviews: DWM reviews the latest book, audio, and DVD releases in the world of Doctor Who.
  • Coming Soon: Previews of all the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases.
  • PLUS! All the latest official news, competitions, the DWM crossword, and the annual survey poll.

Doctor Who Magazine #509 is out now, price £5.99.