|WIth issue #380 of Doctor Who Magazine comes a free CD. In the past, these have mostly been short full-cast adventures. This time around, it's mostly a promotional affair. Each of the recent Radio 7 dramas is previewed, along with the latest adventures from eac of the Doctors' CD line.
Such blatant advertising would be disappointing, were it not for the fact that the disc also includes four nifty little conversations between the Big Finish Doctors and newly-installed producer, Nick Briggs.
Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and even the usually interview-shy Paul McGann all took time from Summer 2006 recording sessions at BF to have a chat with Briggs. All told, the disc includes about 40 minutes of fresh interviews with the classic Doctors.
Now to be sure, I don't think the CD justifies picking up the latest issue of DWM on its own. But as a bonus, this "informally newsy" approach to the bonus CD does directly extend the value of DWM. At the same time that the magazine is giving the latest news about TV's series 3, these interviews remind us that Doctors 5-8 are still currently relevant to Doctor Who.
Among the more interesting things to come from the interviews:
Each actor's thoughts about the kind of audio they've never done before
Doctor Who Magazine #380 has been available since the first of March 2007.
Peter Davison's surprisngly unprepared approached to recording "Circular Time"
Peter's relationship with his kids—and David Tennant
Colin Baker's reasons why he doesn't foresee a time when he wouldn't do BF audios
Why Sylvester McCoy finds he gets more out of audio Doctor Who
Why Paul McGann enjoyed playing up the "angrier" sides of the Eighth Doctor in the recent BBC 7 series
An enthusiastic description of the mood of the studio during the Radio 7 recording sessions.
A somewhat surprising answer from Paul to the age-old DW question: "Which monster did you find most terrifying as a kid"?