Issue #366 of Doctor Who Magazine is due out next week and we have a preview... click on the thumbnail for a larger version of the cover. (Thanks to Tom Spilsbury/DWM)
Here's a cure for those winter blues - issue 366 of Doctor Who Magazine!
This issue, Mark Gatiss talks about the challenges of writing for the new series - and for a new Doctor...
"I'm completely thrilled for David Tennant. I think it's a brilliant choice, he's reached just the right stage of his career to do it, and he's a fantastic actor. And he loves it so much that he will completely embrace it and rise to the challenge. You know that story Sylvester McCoy used to tell about having been announced as the new Doctor, he went to a convention in Atlanta to be confronted with the question 'When you arrived on Peladon, what were you thinking when...?' Well, David is the first Doctor who could actually answer that!"
Also this issue, 1960s companion Maureen O'Brien grants DWM an ultra-rare in-depth interview. Find out what she really thought about playing space orphan Vicki, how she prepared for the death of Sandy the Sand Beast, and why the original Doctor, William Hartnell, used to "snarl"!
Meanwhile, the Fact of Fiction looks at an earlier change of Doctor, in 1987's Time and the Rani; and there's a sneak peek at the making of the interactive adventure Attack of the Graske, with a host of previously unseen photos! And in the second part of our new comic strip adventure, the Doctor and Rose run into more trouble with the Sontarans.
Plus there's all the latest exclusive news on the new series in Gallifrey Guardian, including news of a new director and cast members; more behind the scenes gossip from Russell T Davies in Production Notes; Sorvad answers readers' questions on The Christmas Invasion; the Time Team meet The Creature from the Pit; and all the latest DVD, CD and book previews and reviews.
DWM 366 goes on sale from Thursday 2 February priced 3.99.