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Galaxy Forum

Your views on the ever-changing world of Doctor Who…

The last issue ofDWM went to press in December, so now we’re finally catching up with the many letters and emails we’ve received about the Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time…


JACK EVERETTE CREWE Twice Upon a Time was a beautiful ending to the Peter Capaldi era. Thank you, Peter. You were everything the Doctor should be and more: funny, grumpy, brave, reckless, lacking in social skills, but above all you were kind. You were the Doctor – the man who stopped the monsters – and you saved people. “Doctor, I let you go…” We shall miss you.

NICK SCOVELL EMAIL The Doctor is an actor-proof part, according to Tom Baker. I think he’s right. As long as the actor is good enough (and they all have been), then you can trust them to find the essence of ‘being Doctorish’ and bring the character to life. For me, no one – no one – has done this better than Peter Capaldi. His eccentricity was genuine, his humour was never forced, his anger was always real. He twinkled when he needed to and was the most human and, at the same time, the most alien Doctor we’ve ever had.


TIM SHUKER EMAIL it’s a lot more than just that. Peter Capaldi’s last episode packed a powerful emotional punch. I particularly loved the surprise appearance of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart’s grandfather; my first real memories of Doctor Who are of Jon Pertwee’s Doctor and his time with UNIT, s o I have a special fondness for the Brig. Giving him this beautiful backstory was a perfect piece of writing. However, the finest moment was the regeneration scene. The Doctor’s speech, combined with Murray Gold’s beautiful music had me in bits. And as for Jodie Whitaker…what an entrance! In just two words (“Oh, brilliant!”), she seemed to sum everything up. The ending, where she fell from an exploding TARDIS was terrifying and exciting. In 2018 I will have been watching the Doctor for 50 years. On this evidence it’s only getting better.

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DWM 522 throws new light on Doctor Who's success in its early years, with exclusive interviews with two people who knew Terry Nation (the creator of the Daleks) well: his agent Beryl Vertue and his writing colleague Brad Ashton. Doctor Who Magazine 522 also includes: • New research which reveals the Dalek toys which never made it to the shelves • The story of the Daleks in print in the 1960s • Previously unseen interviews with Peter Capaldi • Comedian – and now Doctor Who writer – Susan Calman discusses her love for the Time Lord • Emma Freud, the organiser of Comic Relief's unprecedented Breakfast with the Doctors is interviewed • Christel Dee’s guide to cosplaying Ace • Part four of The Phantom Piper, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill • The Fact of Fiction explores the 2006 Tenth Doctor story New Earth • Previews, book and audio reviews, news, The Blogs of Doom, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!