This month Doctor Who Magazine examines the evolution of digital effects, through the prism of their use in Doctor Who from the 1970s to now

Highlights of the new issue include

  • Digital Effects – Doctor Who Magazine charts the history of digital effects in Doctor Who from the 1970s to Flux
  • DNEG – An in depth chat with Dave Bannister and Andrew Robertson from the VFX company behind the effects for the past three series
  • Jim McCarthy – the digital matte artist discusses his work on the show in the 1980s


DWM’s coverage of the Doctor’s latest adventures also continues this issue

  • Ray Holman – The second instalment of a two-part feature in which the costume designer explains the background to his costume designs for Series 13
  • Segun Akinola – the show’s resident composer discusses the musical juxtaposition of romance and Daleks in the New Year’s Day Special Eve of the Daleks
  • Public Image an analysis of the viewing figure results for Flux


Other features this issue include

  • Frances White – an interview with the actor who played Cassandra in 1965 serial The Myth Makers
  • Tributes DWM remembers renowned Target cover artist Chris Achilléos, who died on 6 December, and writer Bob Baker, who passed away on 2 November
  • The Fact of Fiction a deep dive into the world of 2010’s The Beast Below
  • Doctor Who computer games – interviews with the people who brought us some of the first Doctor Who video games
  • The Doctor Who Magazine Christmas Quiz answers


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Doctor Who Magazine 573 (c) Panini

Doctor Who Magazine 573

The new issue is on sale from Thursday the 6th of January, priced £4.99 (UK). DWM 573 can be ordered from the Panini store. You can also buy the digital edition from Pocketmags or take out a subscription via the official site. You can also find it in WH Smith and all good newsagents.


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