Details and a look at the front cover have been released for the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, which will be available to buy from Thursday.
In this month's issue Doctor Who executive producer and head writer Steven Moffat previews the upcoming ninth series of the show, including the opening two-part story The Magician's Apprentice/The Witch's Familiar:
“Why not start with a blockbuster? 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.”
Other features in DWM #490 include:
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!
Doctor Who Magazine #490 will be on sale from Thursday 20th August for £4.99.