2018 was a momentous year in Doctor Who‘s history, as the first ever female incarnation of the Doctor crash landed on our screens!
Doctor Who Magazine have revealed the details of their special 2019 Yearbook issue, which takes a look back at the world of Doctor Who over the past twelve months!
Jodie Whittaker‘s highly-anticipated debut at the Thirteenth Doctor was undoubtedly one of the television highlights of the year. It marked an incredible turning point in the fifty-five year history of Doctor Who, as we were finally introduced to the first female incarnation of the Doctor. Her arrival ushered in a brand-new era of the show, which brought with it new writers, characters and stories.
Doctor Who Magazine‘s 2019 Yearbook takes a detailed look back at the making of Series 11, as well as the other major events which took place across the Doctor Who universe throughout 2018.
Inside this special issue of Doctor Who Magazine, fans will find exclusive interviews with the people who helped to create the Thirteenth Doctor’s first series. These include interviews with guest stars such as Julie Hesmondalgh (Kerblam!), Vinette Robinson (Rosa), and Shobna Gulati, who starred as Yasmin Khan’s mum, Najia. Also interviewed in the 2019 Yearbook are the series’ guest writers, including Joy Wilkinson (The Witchfinders) and Pete McTighe (Kerblam!). Plus, there will of course be an exclusive interview with the Doctor herself, Jodie Whittaker!
As well as this, the Doctor Who Magazine 2019 Yearbook reflects back on some of the other major events which happened in the world of Doctor Who throughout 2018. These include the release of the first Doctor Who: The Collection blu-ray box-sets. These box-sets have collected complete seasons from classic Doctors, and included a wealth of bonus material.
Editor Marcus Hearn has said of Doctor Who Magazine’s 2019 Yearbook:
“We’ve packed an incredible amount into the latest Yearbook. It was always our intention to create the ultimate guide to Series 11, and this issue includes much of the material that we’ve been gathering with the cast and writers since the beginning of 2018.”
I hope the writing gets better. All of the scripts are schmaltzy and focused on PC issues that are truly beneath what the real Doctor would be involved in “fixing.” I love Dr. Who and each of the incarnations had something to offer, but the Doctor is a Time Lord Warrior. S/he is not Mother Earth in charge of team mommy mucking about. S/he fixes time rifts and restores order to timelines. What the hell is s/he doing fixing pollution, racism, and corporations? It is perplexing. I saved two seasons of Dr. Who and binged watched them. Jodie is not a bad Doctor, but her higher purpose is being diminished by the writers’ ideas of what women “should” be fixing and caring about rather than what a warrior Time Lord battles. Even with the change in doctors that needs a transitionary period of time, it’s very odd. Even David & Matt did not remain this lost and submissive to some so-called dimensional fate for this long. Seriously. Good & evil, folks. Time rifts, folks. A doctor that heals universe issues that go beyond trivial monologues of aliens.