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Galaxy Forum

Your views on everything going on in the hectic world of Doctor Who…

There’s lots to chat about this issue, including the episodes Smile, Thin Ice, Knock Knock and Oxygen



Smile… What a terrific bit of Doctor Who and a great piece of sciencefiction in general! I think it’s fair to say that Doctor Who is at its most fun when it pits humanity against thoroughly evil larger-than-life baddies; but it’s at its most thought-provoking when the Doctor has to turn to humanity and say, “Sorry folks, it’s a big universe and it’s not all about you all of the time.” Smile manages to do this in a very clever way, while at the same time grinding humans into fertiliser. Now that’s good writing.


Smile was an episode with an excellent premise, but it lacked the gravitas and development to make it the great story it could have been.

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Contents include: • Exclusive previews of the next four episodes of the 2017 series of Doctor Who – The Lie of the Land, Empress of Mars, The Eaters of Light, and World Enough and Time. Plus, interviews writers Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Toby Whithouse and Rona Munro. • Showrunner Steven Moffat answers reader's questions. • A look into how one of the original Ice Warrior helmets from the1960s has survived to the present day. • An in-depth interview with Jamie Mathieson, who reveals the secrets behind the writing of episode 5, Oxygen. • Part Two of the new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill: The Soul Garden, by Scott Gray, with art by Martin Geraghty. • Reviews of the latest episodes, Knock Knock, Oxygen, Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World. • The Fact of Fiction delves into the 1967 story The Macra Terror. • Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the Watcher's column, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!