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Twice Upon a Time

On the eve of his final Doctor Who episode, scriptwriter and showrunner Steven Moffat tells DWM, “It’s a slightly bewildering feeling.”
Bill (Pearl Mackie), the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and the First Doctor (David Bradley) discover something incredible at the South Pole in Twice Upon a Time.

Never ask a writer where they get their ideas from. They don’t like it, and it usually prompts a flippant reply like: “From a little ideas shop in Bognor Regis.” “From the Argos catalogue.” “I order mine online.” But just occasionally the answer is as surprising as it is true: “From last year’s New York Comic Con,” reveals Steven Moffat, Doctor Who’s departing showrunner. “That was absolutely the germ of the idea. That’s when it happened.

That’s when Twice Upon a Time was born.” Flashback to 7 October 2016. Steven, Peter Capaldi, Bill actress Pearl Mackie, and executive producer Brian Minchin are answering fan questions on Amazon Video’s Facebook page, streaming live from the New York Comic Con. (Where do you get your ideas from? Amazon!) One question, from Chelsea King, asks: “Are there any past characters that any of you would like to see return to the show for an episode?” Steven quips: “Oh, John Barrowman [Captain Jack] comes up with more and more strange aliases.”

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This festive edition of Doctor Who Magazine includes an exclusive preview of this year's Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time, plus there are exclusive interviews with Christmas Special stars Pearl Mackie (Bill Potts) and Mark Gatiss (the Captain). Doctor Who Magazine 520 also includes: • A in-depth look at the making of BBC Worldwide's new version of Douglas Adams' 'lost' 1979 Doctor Who story Shada • Actor Daniel Hill and production assistant Olivia Bazalgette chat to DWM about how they met on Shada... and how they later went on to marry • Rare and previously unseen photographs from the Cambridge location filming of Shada in October 1979 • DWM's first ever interview with 100-year-old Earl Cameron, who played the doomed astronaut Glyn Williams in the 1966 story The Tenth Planet • A tribute to Paddy Russell, Doctor Who's first female director and a television pioneer • We look back on Doctor Who’s first Christmas specials – the feature-length omnibus repeats that were specially created at Christmas time • Part two of The Phantom Piper, our new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill • A festive Fact of Fiction explores the 2011 Christmas Special The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe • Previews, book and audio reviews, news, the DWM Christmas Quiz, The Blogs of Doom, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!