It’s mere weeks until Matt Smith bids a fond farewell to Doctor Who but we couldn’t let him go without one final hurrah – and a Radio Times cover, of course. This week’s magazine marks Matt’s 13th appearance on the cover as the Doctor, matching the record held by his predecessor, David Tennant. And just in time for the arrival of the 13th Doctor. Neat, eh?
And there are plenty more Doctor Who treats in store this week. For those of you who enjoyed our exclusive message from Matt Smith to celebrate the Doctor’s 50th birthday, we’ve got another from the doors of the Tardis plus a sneak peek behind the scenes on our cover shoot. Download the Blippar app and point your phone at the magazine to unlock all the exclusive content.
As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got Matt Smith’s final interview reflecting on his last days as the Time Lord and revealing his Hollywood hipster ambitions. One man who predicts a long and successful career for Smith is Steven Moffat who praises his lead Doctor Who actor – along with his Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch – for their wise career choices.
The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine hits the shops next week (Thursday 4 April), and features full previews of next few episodes of Series 7 – 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?’" Mark continues. "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."
Doctor Who Magazine is available from all good newsagents, or you can subscribe here.
Okay Entertainment Weekly. You win the title of ‘magazine with the most Doctor Who content this week.’
What, like we weren’t going to gif this?
The second of two “Collector’s Covers” of Matt and Jenna on the cover of Entertainment Weekly
The magazines hit U.S. stores tomorrow, March 22. The tablet version is available worldwide.
This week in EW: We visit Doctor Who on location in Wales, grill executive producer Steven Moffat about upcoming episodes and the 50th anniversary special, and luncheon in Manhattan with Matt Smith. Our Who package also contains a breakdown of all 11 Doctors and, perhaps best of all, an essay by Peter Jackson in which the Lord of the Rings director recounts his Who-love and announces his price for directing an episode.
You’ll think the magazine is, well, bigger on the inside…
It may seem like we’re traveling back to December 2012 when Doctor Whotriumphed in the annual TV Guide Magazine Fan Favorites Cover Poll … but, no, it’s not sci-fi, TV Guide is hosting another round of Fan Favorites Awards.
In honor of TV Guide Magazine’s 60th anniversary, the publication is inviting viewers to vote for their favorite shows, with Doctor Who being nominated for the Fan Favorite’s Science Fiction category. Voting begins today, ending on March 11 at noon ET. The winners will be revealed inside the April 22 issue.