Some of the best Doctor Who writers of the modern age take a look back at their 20th century predecessors to examine just what was so extraordinary about their talent and ambition.

Former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is on hand his insights with Doctor Who Magazine, alongside exclusive contributions from:

  • Paul Cornell (Father’s Day, Human Nature/Family of Blood)
  • Sarah Dollard (Face the Raven, Thin Ice)
  • Matthew Graham (Fear Her, The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People)
  • Peter Harness (Kill the Moon, The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion, The Pyramid at the End of the World)
  • Pete McTighe (Kerblam!)
  • James Moran (The Fires of Pompeii)
  • Robert Shearman (Dalek)
  • Toby Whithouse (School Reunion, The Vampires of Venice, The God Complex, A Town Called Mercy, Under the Lake/Before the Flood, The Lie of the Land)

Meanwhile, Rona Munro lends her unique perspective as the only writer to have produced scripts in both the 20th and 21st centuries (Survival, The Eaters of Light)

DWM 542 also takes an extensive look at Season 23, as the final countdown to its Blu-Ray release begins. Coverage of the epic season that proved to be the last for both star Colin Baker and script editor Eric Saward includes:

  • The Robots of Ravolox – investigating Robert Holmes’ final mystery.
  • Bonnie Langford answers questions from the TARDIS tin.
  • Script editor Eric Saward reflects on the troubled production of The Trial of a Time Lord.
  • The Trial of a Time Lord on trial: could it be Doctor Who’s most underrated story?
  • An exclusive preview of upcoming Blu-Ray boxset, Doctor Who: The Collection – The Complete Season 23

This issue also includes:

  • Exclusive interviews with Billie Piper and Camille Coduri ahead of Big Finish’s new audio series Rose Tyler: The Dimension Cannon.
  • The Fact of Fiction explores the 2008 Tenth Doctor story Planet of the Ood.
    Part Three of Power of the Mobox, a new comic-strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.
  • The Blogs of Doom, audio reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!

Doctor Who Magazine is published by Panini and available from all good newsagents and comic shops, priced £5.99. You can also take out a subscription (with exclusive textless covers) here. DWM #541 goes on sale on Thursday, 22nd of August.


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