The Fourteenth Doctor (David Tennant) brandishing his sonic screwdriver

Prop makers talk Fourteenth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver in Doctor Who Magazine

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Michael van Kesteren, art director for props and Barry Jones, prop maker on Doctor Who give the lowdown on the Fourteenth Doctor’s brand-new sonic screwdriver in a feature titled Designated ’Driver in Doctor Who Magazine 594.

Other highlights include:

Letter from the Showrunner – Russell T Davies recalls his first ever encounter with the Doctor Who production team, way back in 1987.
• The DWM 60th Anniversary Poll – the analysis of the results continues, with this issue looking at the rankings of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Doctor’s adventures.
Conjuring Patrick – family, friends, colleagues and admirers of Patrick Troughton turned out in force at the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to the Second Doctor actor.
Memory Worm ­­­– Andrew Smith, the writer of 1980’s Full Circle and many acclaimed Big Finish audios, puts his knowledge of his Doctor Who career to the test.
Production Diary – script editor Scott Handcock files his latest report, direct from Doctor Who HQ.
All Decs on Hand – assistant set decorator Verity Scott and set decorator’s assistant Lois Drage describe working on the new series of Doctor Who.
Liberation of the Daleks Part Eleven – the adventures of the Fourteenth Doctor continue in the epic comic-strip adventure written by Alan Barnes and illustrated by Lee Sullivan.
60 Objects, 60 Years – the latest instalment of the series that tells the story of one object from every year of Doctor Who history.
Sweet Dreams are Made of This – a comprehensive preview and disc-by-disc breakdown of the forthcoming Doctor Who: The Collection – Season 20 Blu-ray box set.
The Fact of Fiction unlocks the secrets of the Fifth Doctor story Arc of Infinity.
Gallifrey Guardian – all the latest official news.
Other Worlds – the essential guide to new stories in the Doctor Who expanded universe.
• Previews, reviews, prize-winning competitions, Time and Space Visualiser and more.

Doctor Who Magazine 594

Doctor Who Magazine issue 594 is on sale Thursday 17 August from Panini and WH Smith priced £7.99 (UK). It is also available as a digital edition from Pocketmags priced £6.99.