The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine hits shops today (Thursday 4 April), and features full previews of next few episodes to hit your screens over the next few weeks – and writer MARK GATISS tells DWM how excited he was to bring back one of Doctor’s Who’s iconic monsters in Cold War:
“The Ice Warriors are back where they belong and I’m absolutely thrilled! Whilst absolutely respecting the source, the source has huge gaps in which you can invent. I was talking to a couple of members of the crew, and they had no idea the Ice Warriors were an old monster. It’s very powerful. You don’t need to know they first appeared in the 60s. I thought, ‘Why don’t we put the Ice Warriors on a sub?’ And suddenly it all clicked! The submarine set is amazing. Fantastic! The moment it’s all lit and full of steam, it’s incredibly believable.”

Also in this issue:

HIDE AND SEEK JESSICA RAINE, soon to be seen as Doctor Who’s original producer Verity Lambert in An Adventure in Space and Time and star of Call the Midwife, reveals all about guest-starring in the forthcoming episode Hide – and how she believes in ghosts! 
WHERE THERE’S A WILLS ANNEKE WILLS looks back on her time as glam-girl Polly, companion to the First and Second Doctors – and how thrilling it was to be present at the first-ever regeneration. 
THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES As the Ice Warriors return to menace the Eleventh Doctor, DWM winds back the clock to 1967 and the Doctor’s first encounter with the Lords of the red planet. Discover a wealth of fascinating facts about what happened to the Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria when they fought Varga on Britannicus Base as THE ICE WARRIORS is thawed out in The Fact of Fiction. 
MAN AT THE TOP Doctor Who lead writer and executive producer STEVEN MOFFAT answers more of your questions – including what Blink and his his other stories were originally called…
PLUS! All the latest offical news, reviews and previews from the worlds of Doctor Who, prize-winning competitions and crossword, and, much, much more. 
Don’t missss Doctor Who Magazine 459 – out now, price £4.75.
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Cameron K McEwan was the first owner and site editor of Blogtor Who since its creation in May 2008 until Dec 2015. A lifelong Doctor Who fan, Cameron has also written two books, The Who’s Who of Doctor Who and Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists, and directed a film all about Doctor Who fans throughout the years, Who’s Changing - An Adventure In Time With Fans. Cameron also contributes TV and film news and reviews to BBC Radio London, Metro, Digital Spy, New York Observer and Den of Geek. He lives in London with his one trousers.


  1. apparently david tennant and billie piper are coming back according to the magazine. thank goodness that didnt sneak out…


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