Doctor Who Magazine Issue 534 is on sale Thursday the 10th January and Review Paul Kirkley gives you his take on the New Year’s Day special – Resolution!!
Here’s a Sneak Peak of his Review:
Jodie Whittaker is on winning form throughout her festive debut, and her first encounter with her oldest enemy. When the Doctor realises exactly what it is she’s up against, her reaction is one of real, visceral terror, while the stand-off at the farm (“Me and a Dalek – it’s personal”) feels properly iconic. But she’s also gauche and goofy and charming and, thankfully, gets a day off from the slightly clumsy speechifying.
Director Wayne Yip takes Chris Chibnall’s most blockbuster script and runs with it, delivering a punchy, adrenaline-fuelled actioner worthy of any Hollywood franchise. Or maybe it would be more accurate to talk about Hollywood franchises being worthy of Doctor Who: if only bloated beasts like Justice League and Avengers: Infinity War were as nimble and light on their feet as this, or had the chutzpah to save the world armed with nothing more than a ready wit and a portable combination oven.
But perhaps more importantly Tom Baker reveals the secrets behind his new novel that releases in January – The Scratchman. There’s also an interview with writer James Goss and the Time Team review some more episodes – this time with Ben, Polly, Ace and Martha.