The new series of Doctor Who airs this Saturday, 19th September, at 7:40pm on BBC1. Michelle will reprise her role as the Doctor’s best enemy, the Master, in the exciting opening two-parter. Credit to Doctor Who News and Far, Far Away Site for the awesome promotional photos!
I have added new promotional images and episode stills from series 9 of Doctor Who. Michelle will reprise her role as Missy in the opening two-parter, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar.
Michelle graces the cover of issue #490 of Doctor Who Magazine with co-star, Peter Capaldi.
Doctor Who Magazine spoke to the show’s executive producer and head writer, Steven Moffat, to give us a taste of what’s in store over the next 12 episodes…
“Why not start with a blockbuster?” says Steven of the two-part opening story, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar. “Why leave it till the last two weeks? So yes, it’s like starting with a finale, and having a big, grand, movie-sized story, as opposed to a 45-minute story.”
What does Steven like about the longer format? “It allows you to play with certain things,” he replies. “There’s a kind of scale that you can attain in a two-parter, that you can’t have in 45 minutes. It’s a scale that we’re not used to at the moment, as we haven’t done two-parters for quite a while. And in a way, it’s sort of advertising the fact that we’ve got two-parters back this year. We do things in that first episode that I would say are very ‘two-parter-y’.”
ALSO INSIDE ISSUE 490…
- THE SECRET DIARY OF THE MASTER!
He’s mad, bad and dangerous to know… and now, DWM has discovered the secret diary of the Master, which reveals the insane thinking behind his… er, her every scheme!
- LOST IN TRANSLATION
Why does nearly everyone in Doctor Who speak English? Steve Lyons investigates the mystery of universal translation throughout the history of the series – and comes to some intriguing conclusions…
- THE NAME OF THE DOCTOR?
Showrunner Steven Moffat answers more readers’ questions – and presents a brand new scene which explores what the Doctor called himself during the Time War…
- THE VAMPIRE MUTATIONS
The Fourth Doctor and Romana encounter creatures with a thirst for blood – and an ancient enemy of the Time Lords – as the The Fact of Fiction explores the 1980 story State of Decay.
- THE RETURN OF DANNY PINK
Clara has a shocking reunion with her boyfriend in the brand-new comic strip adventure, Spirits of the Jungle, by Jonathan Morris, illustrated by John Ross.
- TRAILS AND TRIBULATIONS
Novelist, fan girl, and mum Jacqueline Rayner celebrates the joy of a new Doctor Who trailer in her regular column, Relative Dimensions.
- IT’S THE END…
The Time Team embark on a marathon viewing session as they sit down to watch David Tennant’s swansong as the Doctor: The End of Time.
- THE COMPLETE HISTORY
DWM takes a look at a landmark new series of books, which begins in September: Doctor Who The Complete History.
- ON THEIR WAY…
DWM talks to the people involved in the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases, including Dan Starkey, James Goss and Gary Russell.
- THE UNEXPLAINED
The Watcher examines some of the many unanswered questions in Doctor Who and celebrates a feisty equine talent in Wotcha!.
- PLUS! All the latest official news, reviews, competitions and The DWM Crossword.
Doctor Who Magazine 490 is on sale from Thursday 20 August 2015, price £4.99.
TVLine chatted to Michelle, Peter and Steven about series nine of Doctor Who. I’m having trouble with playing videos at the moment, so sadly I can’t be any more specific about its content! 🙁
Below is a video of the full Doctor Who panel at Comic Con. Michelle as joined by co-stars, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, as well as showrunner, Steven Moffat,
Michelle, Peter, and Jenna talk series nine of Doctor Who with Digital Spy, at the San Diego Comic Con.
Continue reading for a short video of Peter Capaldi singing a bit of Elvis. You can also watch a short vine of the panel here.
I have added some photos from various social media accounts of Michelle looking fabulous at the San Diego Comic Con, with Doctor Who co-stars, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman. Credit to @amiepw, @PAshowbiz, and @morganjeffery.
It has been announced that Michelle will join Doctor Who co-stars, Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, and show-runner, Steven Moffat at the San Diego Comic-Con on 9th July.
Doctor Who returns to San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 9. Following his record-breaking debut season as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi will make his first ever appearance at the event with Jenna Coleman (Clara), Michelle Gomez (Missy), lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and executive producer Brian Minchin.
Peter Capaldi commented, ‘Tales of San Diego Comic-Con are told in awe on every set around the known fantasy/sci-fi production world. It’s become a fabled kingdom. One I am thrilled to find myself heading for. And to appear in the legendary Hall H is a further twist to the cosplay and comic madness I may never recover from.’
The new season of Doctor Who premieres later this year, opening with a two-part adventure, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, written by Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink – the Hugo Award-winning episode that introduced the Weeping Angels). The adventure will, of course, see the return of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman as the Doctor and Clara but it will also see Michelle Gomez back as the evil Missy…