5/25/2007 07:32:00 p.m. -
May 25, 2007 • Posted By Kenny Davidson
The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine will exclusively reveal the names of all eight writers for Doctor Who series four, as those penning the Doctor's adventures in 2008 are revealed by the production team at BBC Wales.
Also this issue; find out why the Doctor is to undergo his biggest challenge yet in the next Doctor Who story to hit your screens (see spoiler box). DWM goes behind the scenes on the thrilling new episodes Human Nature and The Family of Blood, also catching up with guest star Jessica Hynes, writer Paul Cornell, and showrunner Russell T Davies about this very different - and even more terrifying than usual! - Doctor Who adventure...
Plus: DWM spends an age with Professor Lazarus himself, alias actor Mark Gatiss; writer Steven Moffat explains why you should be keeping your eyes wide open for his spine-chilling new episode Blink; director James Strong recounts the second part of his blow-by-blow account of bringing the deadlyDaleks to Manhattan; and make sure you pack your sunscreen for a trip to the SS Pentallian and 42 fantastic facts about 42!
Meanwhile, the magazine unwraps the secret plans for the end of the current series, with previews of the final four fantastic episodes - Blink, Utopia,The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords; Part 3 of the new comic strip adventure The Woman Who Sold the World; while Russell T Davies is flying the flag (for Who) in another unmissable Production Notes.
DWM 383 is on sale from Thursday 31 May
Also this issue; find out why the Doctor is to undergo his biggest challenge yet in the next Doctor Who story to hit your screens...
"Playing the same character every week in a long-running series is great, and very inspiring and exciting," David Tennant tells DWM, "but it's such an unexpected bonus to be asked to portray a whole new character, halfway through the shoot, which by definition must be unlike the character you're playing every other day."
So who, exactly, is this John Smith character?
"He looks like the Doctor and doesn't sound much like him, but he must be a different man," says David cryptically. "Well, he must be a man, rather than a Time Lord..."