Issue 382 of Doctor Who Magazine is due out next Thursday, 3rd May 2007 and it includes a free double sided giant A1 poster. Click on the thumbnails below to see both the cover and the posters. And below those is the press release for the new issue.
THE GOOD, THE BARD AND THE UGLY! First up we're off to the Globe Theatre and a meeting with Shakespeare, as we fall under the spell of the Carronites. We speak to writer Gareth Roberts, star Dean Lennox Kelly and even 1965's Bard, Hugh Walters - plus find out 14 facts you never knew you didn't know about The Shakespeare Code. But all that's nothing to the thrills and spills of the David vs Freema Shakespeare Quotes Quiz...
"Um, is that from A Midsummer Night's Dream?" asks Freema, plaintively. "I'm not even going to pretend that I know. My God, I'm awful. I bet David got them all right. Maybe it rhymes? Um - 'By the pricking of my thumbs / I'll end up smacking those big bums.' Ha ha! I've really shamed myself, haven't I? It's unfair, 'cos David's done loads of Shakespeare. I hope my old English teacher doesn't read this..."
BOE TIES Next up a trip to the year Five Billion-and-Fifty-Three - and make it snappy! Haha! Do you see what we did there? We poke about under the bonnets of New New York's automobiles, talk to cast and crew, stroke some kittens and find out why and how the Macra returned to celebrate their big four-oh...
"If you had to make a poll of monsters least likely to make a reappearance," grins David Tennant, "the Macra would probably be fairly near the top! So it's kind of cool, isn't it? If you're gonna do giant crabs, there's no point them being anything other than Macra, seeing as they already exist. It's one of the joys of being involved with a series which has got all this history for free. You can just sprinkle in all these nuggets of recognition for those who'll get them."
SEC'S IN THE CITY Back by popular demand after his revealing Satan Pit diaries last year, director James Strong opens up his frank and funny Daleks in Manhattan journal to DWM readers in the first of a major two-part feature - a day-by-day, blow-by-blow account of the making of an ambitious Doctor Who story. With Daleks. And Stateside filming. And pigs. How can you resist?!
PLUS! Writer Paul Cornell tells us all about writing the Doctor's Human Nature in the penultimate Script Doctors! Exclusive previews of The Lazarus Experiment, 42, Human Nature and The Family of Blood - plus brand new photos from these new stories! Part Two of our fabulous new comic strip The Woman Who Sold the World - and the Doctor's been put on hold! The Time Team celebrate reaching 600 episodes with The King's Demons and The Five Doctors! More from showrunner Russell T Davies in Production Notes, where he's suffering from a bit of Quantum trouble. Poor lamb. Not forgetting the best news coverage around, a quite incredible encounter between screen legends in Matrix Data Bank On Tour, a preview of Robot on DVD, a tribute to writer Dave Martin, a ratings roundup in Public Image, and full reviews of Episodes 1 and 2!