The cover and details for the upcoming issue of Doctor Who Magazine have been revealed.
Featured on the latest cover are Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor – complete with new blue-lined coat – alongside Series 10 newcomers Pearl Mackie as new companion Bill and Matt Lucas, reprising his role as Nardole from last year’s The Husbands of River Song.
This month’s issue includes an interview with Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, who reveals what it was like to work on his final series of the show:
“When I agreed to do one more run, I thought, ‘Sod it, I’m not doing the march to the scaffold.’ I want it to feel like a brand new show. I want it to feel like Episode 1 of a new series. I want to leave like it’s all just beginning.”
The magazine also carries an interview with casting director Andy Pryor, who talks about the aspects of Pearl Mackie’s performance that helped win her the part of Bill:
“Pearl has this sort of boldness, and an ability to tap into the humour of the part without making it an overtly comic performance. From the word go, she made the part her own. She found things in the part that none of us had envisaged, and she made Bill a rounded person.”
Other features in this month’s issue of Doctor Who Magazine include:
Concept Art DWM comic artist Mike Collins reveals the secrets of his work storyboarding TV Doctor Who!
Marvel Files A fascinating insight into the early correspondence between Doctor Who Magazine and BBC Enterprises
The Pestilent Heart Part 2 of a brand-new comic strip adventure, The Pestilent Heart, written by Mark Wright and illustrated by Mike Collins.
Relatively Speaking Jacqueline Rayner bows out with her final Relative Dimensions column.
Time Team The Time Team attempt to distinguish dream and reality as they watch the 2010 episode, Amy’s Choice.
Frontier In Space War breaks out in space, in this issue’s Fact of Fiction, which covers the 1973 Third Doctor adventure Frontier in Space.
Following on from last month’s issue, the magazine will also come with four more art cards and the second part of a huge multi-Doctor poster, as well as the usual news, reviews and competitions.
Doctor Who Magazine #502 will be on sale from this Thursday (20th August) for £5.99.