We're not bringing him back exactly as we left him, at all, I think that was already evident at Christmas. He's left some of the burden of being a superhero of the universe behind. So I'm pushing him – I'm writing quite funny this year – I'm pushing him the other way...
Also inside this issue:
- Paul McGann, the eighth Doctor, gives his opinion on Peter Capaldi's incarnation, and how it's changed how he thinks about the Doctor. Plus, an exclusive preview of the new Doctor Who audio series, Dark Eyes 4, including contributions from Alex Macqueen (the Master).
- Bonnie Langford, who played Mel – companion to the sixth and seventh Doctors – in the 1980s, recalls her turbulent time on the show.
- Doctor Who's very first director, Waris Hussein, continues his guide to the making of the classic 1964 adventure Marco Polo, with the help of unique documents unseen for more than 50 years.
- Discover fascinating new facts about the 1972 third Doctor adventure The Time Monster in The Fact of Fiction.
- In a special feature, the Watcher solves the mystery of when the Doctor was first revealed not to be human.
- There's trouble in storage for Doctor and Clara in Space Invaders!, a brand-new comic strip written by Mark Wright and illustrated by Mike Collins.
- Steven Moffat answer readers’ questions – and speculates about the return of the CyberBrig!
- The Time Team take a side-step to watch Peter Capaldi star in the dark Doctor Who spin-off, Torchwood: Children of Earth.
- Jacqueline Rayner reflects on fear and terror in Doctor Who in Relative Dimensions.
- The DWM Review assesses the very latest Doctor Who audio and book releases.
- The Watcher celebrates the man who played the Doctor, William Hartnell, in the latest Wotcha!
- The DWM Crossword, prize-winning competitions, official news and much more!