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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Original Ice Warrior Head from Doctor Who Found


It’s not everyday you find a screen used Classic Doctor Who Prop, let alone one that has such an iconic image as the Ice Warrior.

It was the monsters that first cemented Doctor Who’s popularity in 1964/5 and carried it through the earth-shattering change in lead actor in 1966. Patrick Troughton’s era is renowned for it’s monster stories and indeed, his second year is known as ‘The Monster Season’ for good reason.


Along with the latest adventures with the Daleks and Cybermen, a parade of new aliens graced TVs everywhere – none more long lasting in impact than The Ice Warriors.

They were so successful in their debut story that a return was swiftly arranged for Troughton’s last season in The Seeds of Death. The Pertwee era relied less on the past – despite three Dalek stories, the Cybermen didn’t return until the Fourth Doctor had arrived.

However, the Ice Warrior did return, not once but twice in consecutive years with “Curse of Peladon’ and ‘Monster of Peladon in 1973 and 1974 respectively.

And of course, they have returned in the modern series – facing down Matt Smith in Cold War and returning against Peter Capaldi this year.

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Doctor Who Magazine Number 513

 

THE NEXT FOUR EPISODES ARE PREVIEWED IN ISSUE 513 OF DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE!

The Ice Warriors and the Cybermen are on their way back to Doctor Who – so we have a choice of TWO monsters covers for our latest issue (see our Facebook page for the images of both covers)!

Inside Issue 513, we preview the next four episodes to air, The Lie of the Land, Empress of Mars, The Eaters of Light and World Enough and Time.

Empress of Mars script writer Mark Gatiss tells us why he wanted to bring back the Ice Warriors in his new episode – but are they his all-time favourite Doctor Who monster?

“The Cybermen are my favourites and yet I’ve never written for them, but the Ice Warriors are among my favourites: a great monster,” Mark smiles. “I always loved the pride of them, their Viking qualities and the voice. Even though they’ve had so few appearances, they loom so large. So I’d always wanted to bring them back, because I thought I could do something with them. You can just do a bit of worldbuilding, because there’s so much to play with...”

ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE…

  • ASK STEVEN
    Showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers' questions about the latest series.
  • THE SOUL GARDEN
    Part Two of the Doctor and Bill's brand-new comic strip adventure, written by Scott Gray, with art by Martin Geraghty.
  • CRAB ATTACK!
    This issue’s Fact of Fiction uncovers the secrets of the 1967 story The Macra Terror, which saw the Second Doctor, Ben, Polly and Jamie visit a far-future colony that comes under attack from giant crabs!
  • REVIEWS
    DWM reviews the latest TV episodes (Knock Knock, Oxygen, Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World) as well as audio and DVD releases in the world of Doctor Who.
  • COMING SOON
    Previews of all the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases.
  •  PLUS!
    All the latest official news, the Watcher's column, competitions and the DWM crossword!

Doctor Who Magazine 513 is on sale from Thursday 1 June, price £5.99.

The Lie Of The Land - Introductions


The BBC have released tyhe following introductions to 'The Lie of the Land'


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Rachel Talalay to Direct ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special






Rachel Talalay is directing this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special.

After showrunner Steven Moffat spilled the beans ahead of the weekend’s Sherlocked convention in Los Angeles, Talalay herself confirmed the news via Twitter.


The American director made Who history three years ago when she became the first woman to command a finale episode—a task she has undertaken three times. (She was also the show’s first female director since Catherine Morshead worked on Amy’s Choice in 2010.)

Talalay helmed 2014’s two-part ending “Dark Water”/”Death in Heaven,” and returned in 2015 for double-hitter “Heaven Sent”/”Hell Bent.” She’s weilding the megaphone again for this season’s paired conclusion, “World Enough and Time”/”The Doctor Falls.”

“We checked up on Rachel several times on Doctor Who, because she’s got phenomenal experience in genre and action,” Moffat told the Huffington Post last week. “Frankly, making big-budget spectaculars on no money at all is what we need, and Rachel’s got such a deep background, and such great ability at that.

“I’m working with her right now, actually,” he continued. “We’re just finishing up on the finale episodes, and planning the Christmas one, which she’s also directing—which is my very last one.”

And, judging by Talalay’s tweet, her swan song, too.

“Very sad it’s our last,” she wrote on Saturday, hinting that she is joining Moffat and stars Peter Capaldi and Michelle Gomez as they say goodbye to Doctor Who.

There is no word on whether the Tank Girl director’s appointment to the holiday event implies the need for continuity between the series 10 conclusion and December’s snowy romp—which is expected to see the Twelfth Doctor’s full regeneration.

Before joining the Whoniverse, Talalay led feature films like Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Ghost in the Machine (1993), and The Wind in the Willows (2006). She has also lent her talent to TV shows like Ally McBeal and Kyle XY, and joined the Arrowverse last year, directing one episode of Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, plus two chapters of The Flash.


But perhaps most notably, Talalay became the first woman to direct Moffat’s other powerhouse, Sherlock, with season four opener “The Six Thatchers.”



Via Geek.Com

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Images for Episode 8: The Lie of the Land


The BBC have released to following images for The Lie of the Land

The world is gripped by a mass delusion and only Bill Potts can see the truth. When even the Doctor is fighting on the wrong side, it’s up to Bill to convince the Time Lord that humanity is in deadly danger. And if she can’t do that, she may just have to kill her best friend.
 

Sunday, 28 May 2017

The Lie Of The Land - Next Time Trailers


The world is gripped by a mass delusion and only Bill Potts can see the truth. When even the Doctor is fighting on the wrong side, it’s up to Bill to convince the Time Lord that humanity is in deadly danger. And if she can’t do that, she may just have to kill her best friend…

The Doctor is played by Peter Capaldi, Bill by Pearl Mackie and Nardole by Matt Lucas. Michelle Gomez guest stars as Missy.



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