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Doctor Who Magazine Issue 442

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 441

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Out Thursday 15 December 2011.

Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine, Magazine


  • I wear a fez now

    December 20th, 2011 - 8:15pm

    I love the cover, it almost looks Radio-Timesy

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      January 12th, 2012 - 9:37am

      It doesn’t “almost look” it’s SUPPOSED TO LOOK radio timesy. It IS based on the radio times artwork.

      I don’t really like it, the Doctor looks terrible in this picture. πŸ™ And his bowtie is the wrong colour aswell ! πŸ™ The magazine itself is awesome to read though πŸ˜‰

  • Admiral Icktheus

    December 15th, 2011 - 6:38pm

    Booboo aren’t you going to do a feature on The Eleventh Doctor Volume Four. Even though DWM said it was out next Thursday I found it in Whsmith today.


      December 15th, 2011 - 6:40pm

      This one here –

    • McGann is the Actor.

      December 16th, 2011 - 12:14pm

      I saw it in Eason’s yesterday !! I’ll say this; It’s AMAZING !! πŸ˜€

      It’s got Dr Who at the awards ceremony, the making of. That should prove interesting πŸ™‚

    • Admiral Icktheus

      December 17th, 2011 - 10:42am

      Yeah looks good to read. A huge step up from volume three. Volume five will most likely cover: The God Complex, Closing Time, The Wedding Of River Song, The Naked Truth (CIN special 2011) and The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      January 12th, 2012 - 9:38am

      It’s called the Naked truth ? OMG ! it’s an actual episode now ! πŸ˜†

  • Callum Eales

    December 14th, 2011 - 7:36pm

    boo boo in this their an avert 4 with pic of 6th doc regenration fig but not on their site do u know where i can find one

  • Admiral Icktheus

    December 14th, 2011 - 4:49pm

    Just got it from Tesco and also got Uncle figure from Toys R Us. Haven’t opened them yet though! Also booboo isn’t the Doctor Who Insider issue 9 out yet?

    • Nathan

      December 14th, 2011 - 6:24pm

      It’s not out until tomorrow πŸ˜•

    • SirRoundSound

      December 14th, 2011 - 7:21pm

      But a lot of stores get the the evening of the day before the release date, so they can be out and ready for the next day, saves time rushing arounf in the morning putting it out, I hve my copy aswell, I always get it the day before

  • james

    December 13th, 2011 - 8:51pm

    off topic but who has read the doctor who files?

    • Anonymous

      December 13th, 2011 - 9:39pm

      The book range? I got a few but they were not really that good.

  • Skaro

    December 11th, 2011 - 9:28pm

    This cover looks amazing! Amy and Rory look cross-eyed but never the less a fantastic cover! Will certainly be buying this.

    Life, Doctor Who & Combom.

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      December 12th, 2011 - 1:33pm

      Only one cross-eyed is Amy. So they will be in the episode for a brief time then ? Nice, shame, it would have been a oppurtunity for some new Titles in the Title sequence I thought they would be gone until the 7th Series but clearly that would be too far off !! πŸ˜†

  • Anonymous

    December 11th, 2011 - 5:16pm

    There’s an interesting story going around.

    SFX have revelaed that episode two of The Underwater Menace and episode three of Galaxy 4 have been found!

    • doctor 2011

      December 11th, 2011 - 6:26pm

      its true and are relesed next year its on dr who tv

    • Admiral Icktheus

      December 11th, 2011 - 6:34pm

      it’s also on the Doctor Who facebook page

    • doctorwhofan27

      December 12th, 2011 - 10:28pm

      it’s on the news portion of this site.

  • tardistik

    December 11th, 2011 - 4:23pm

    booboo, i know it’s not to do with doctor who magazine but what are the doctor who DVD files going up to i know that they’re definitely doing up to 80 – finishing series 5 but i read somewhere that they would go up to 100 with some more classic stories and children in need specials and i read somewhere else that they would also carry on to include series 6 and maybe even series 7 in the collection. do you still collect these and do you how many issues there will be?

    • Anonymous

      December 11th, 2011 - 4:28pm

      He doesn’t collect them, the official word from the team was 90 issues. Some people claim it goes up to 97 with the Eleventh Doctor’s second series, but their lisence only goes up to A Good Man Goes to War so that is unlikely.

      Wait and see is the only thing we can do at the moment but judging by the magazine itself, 90 is the most likely.

    • tardistik

      December 11th, 2011 - 4:32pm


    • tardistik

      December 11th, 2011 - 4:36pm

      on wikipedia it said 80 but i hope it carries on at least until the 50th anniversary.

    • Anonymous

      December 11th, 2011 - 4:54pm

      It was updated by the editor to 90, then vandalised by someone saying it was up to 97, then it was cleaned up and taken back to 80 but at the moment the official word is 90 issues.

    • tardistik

      December 11th, 2011 - 4:59pm

      oh rite ok thanks (again)

    • james

      December 11th, 2011 - 7:01pm

      have they done any series 5 yet

    • Anonymous

      December 11th, 2011 - 7:21pm

      Tomb of the CYbermen has ben released so Series 5 has been done.

      Don’t worry, I know what you mean, they are part of the way through Smith’s first series at the moment.

    • cjayp33

      December 12th, 2011 - 6:24pm

      going by what wikipedia says , I know that they are going to to at least issue 80, as when the editor last edited the page that was the number she stopped at.

    • cjayp33

      December 12th, 2011 - 6:28pm

      going by what wikipedia says,I know that they are going to to at least issue 80, as when the editor last edited the page that was the number she stopped at. Not sure if the editor was the one who claimed 90 issues.

      Anyway since the mag is covering series 6 (in the the doctor section and series 6 stuff related stuff in other single fact file sections) it seems likely they will be covering 6 once they get the license and a time frame when they can start including series 6. It would seem odd to only include series 6 in the doctor section

    • Anonymous

      December 12th, 2011 - 9:40pm

      It was issue 90 the editor took it up to. However, their lisence only covers the first half of the 2011 series, if you look carefully there are no mentions of anything from the Autumn run, for example The Wedding of River Song is missing from The Silence page’s episode guide.

      It could go up to 80 but it would be a tight squeeze to get everything in.

    • cjayp33

      December 13th, 2011 - 12:49pm

      Ok cool thanks for that, I have yet to see those issues, so diid not know that. I am sure they will try and get the licence for the rest of series 6 as it would seem silly not to include the dvds for only half of series 6.

    • tardistik

      December 13th, 2011 - 5:11pm

      The thing I read on the web said that they would do Series 5 from 74-80 as they are doing now and then from there they would do (numbers in brackets are the Doctor numbers):
      81 – Warriors of the Deep (5)
      82 – The Leisure Hive (4)
      83 – The Seeds of Death (2)
      84 – The Ark in Space (4)
      85 – Time and the Rani (7)
      86 – Arc of Infinity (5)
      87 – Attack of the Cybermen (6)
      88 – The Invasion of Time (4)
      89 – Terror of the Autons (3)
      90 – Black Orchid (5)
      91 – Silver Nemesis (7)
      92 – The Aztecs (1)
      93 – The Twin Dilemma (6)
      94 – Planet of the Spiders (3)

    • tardistik

      December 13th, 2011 - 5:12pm

      95 – Terminus (5)
      96 – The Ribos Operation (4)
      97 – Timelash (6)
      98 – The Armageddon Factor (4)
      99 – The Monster of Peladon (3)
      100 – Doctor Who: Children in Need (Regeneration Scene)/Time Crash/Music of the Spheres/Space/Time
      From then on it said they would include Series 6 which would mean:
      101 – The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon
      102 – The Curse of the Black Spot/The Doctor’s Wife
      103 – The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People
      104 – A Good Man Goes to War/Let’s Kill Hitler
      105 – Night Terrors/The Girl Who Waited
      106 – The God Complex/Closing Time
      107 – The Wedding of River Song/The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe

    • cjayp33

      December 13th, 2011 - 5:58pm

      where did you get this information from?

    • tardistik

      December 13th, 2011 - 6:30pm

      i think i might have got it on this sight but it was ages ago such i’m not 100% sure plus i’m not sure if it’s accurate but if dvd files go over 80 this is what i’m going to go by.

    • Anonymous

      December 13th, 2011 - 9:13pm

      81 – Planet of the Daleks
      82 – Attack of the CYbermen
      83 – Warriors of the Deep
      84 – The Mind Robber
      85 – Full Circle
      86 – State of Decay
      87 – Warriors’ Gate
      88 – The Invasion
      89 – The Ark in Space
      90 – The Daleks

      The list you just gave was the vandalsed list that made the team reveal what issues 81-90 actually were in the first place.

    • Anonymous

      December 13th, 2011 - 9:19pm

      The editor of the magazine (Claire Lister) put those ten issues up on the 26th of May 2011 as a result of somebody putting “the list to 107” on wikipedia, which according to her was a lie.

      Besides, the team do not have the lisence for the Autumn run yet, however I have a feeling the lisence has been extended for other reasons, artist Tom Connell posts pictures of the Flashback artwork on Facebook, and has now changed the issue numbering to a three digit system implying at least 100 issues.

    • cjayp33

      December 14th, 2011 - 11:53am

      I remember all the information, but thanks for reminding me. It seems at least up to 90 is confirmed.

      Just checked and the numbering system has not chnaged.

      Also what is your thoery/feeling regarding the license.

      It is now back to 107 on wikipedia which I believe is the old fake list?

    • booboo

      December 14th, 2011 - 11:58am

      they set up a twitter account, facebook page and website archive and abandoned all of them, its easy to keep people up to date if you want to but they dont seem to be bothered. i could never get a reply from them about featuring each mag on the site so we dont bother now.

    • Anonymous

      December 14th, 2011 - 1:18pm

      But they haven’t needed to update it, when they updated it in May it brought it right into the middle of 2012, people constantly vandalise the list on Wikipedia. 90 is the current amount so if they don’t have anything to announce yet then they are not able to update.

    • booboo

      December 14th, 2011 - 1:38pm

      that’s my view of the franchise,They couldn’t even have the courtesy to reply to emails. they set up these things then abandon them, they could keep facebook up to date with the latest covers etc to keep people interested.

      Personally i have no time for them and they lost me as a customer ages ago

    • tardistik

      December 15th, 2011 - 4:55pm

      i saw them and i just thought doctor who DVDs! so i started collecting them and got up to 28 and thought now what and then i got introduced to classic stories i had none of them so i collect them now just so i’ve got a lot of doctor who DVDs both 21C and classic so it was just convenience to me to collect them all in one go instead of searching for them in dvd shops and things and then i found out that they were doing series 5 so i thought well i’ve collected them this far, i may aswell carry on collecting and not buy the boxsets seperately


      December 15th, 2011 - 5:12pm

      The list has been updated on Wikipedia by the way.

    • cjayp33

      December 16th, 2011 - 5:28pm

      and it seems like they have the license for the second half of series 6 judging by the handbots mention in the magazine and another thing which I can’t remember.

    • Anonymous

      December 16th, 2011 - 8:42pm

      Where are the Handbots mentioned? The problem is, I have not seen anything from that series, it does not appear to be anything definite.

      Also, that list is just the vandalised version with issues 81-90 corrected based on the editor’s list so unless this person managed to guess what was coming out perfectly except from the first 10, then it won’t be correct.

    • Anonymous

      December 18th, 2011 - 12:46pm

      Just looked through the edit history on the Wikipedia page, it was not the DVD Files team that removed them from the list as the IP is different from the one that added issues 81-90 back i nMay, we shall see what actually happens next month but until then it appears it will still be 90.

    • cjayp33

      December 20th, 2011 - 12:42pm

      the list is back to issue 80 again. I have tried to get answers about this from the publishers/customer service people but alas no response.

      As for the handbots they were featured in issue 77 and on the heavenly host enemies page.

    • Anonymous

      December 20th, 2011 - 8:25pm

      So that means they just got the lisence for the Autumn run, and it was sometime after they supposedly finished the range off for good, seems a bit odd to do something like that if there was no future for it.

      Certainly the list was edited back by someone, but it wasn’t the IP address used before by the team, and they haven’t said anything yet, so I’d still say 90 is a safe bet. That and the DVD covers would look a bit odd cutting off there, but it clearly wasn’t planned to work out like that if they have had to get rid of ten issues last minute

    • Anonymous

      December 20th, 2011 - 8:34pm

      We shall find out in 27 days time (16th of January), the payment shall be taken for issue 80, if it’s Β£5.99 then it’s one issue, Β£11.98 then it’s two.

      PLus it would say issue 81 was being sent as well.

    • cjayp33

      December 22nd, 2011 - 7:01pm

      I predict more then 90 issues as 10 issues is not enough to cover the rest of series 5 and the whole of series 6 not to mention the huge amount of classic stuff e.g krynoids, vervoids etc.

    • Anonymous

      December 22nd, 2011 - 7:45pm

      Definetly, but I’d be thankful for even just 90 at the moment.

    • Anonymous

      December 24th, 2011 - 5:27pm

      Apparently it has been extended to 110. Now it’s just a case of finding out what’s between 91 and 110.

    • cjayp33

      December 28th, 2011 - 1:35pm

      How do you know? as I found out from their facebook page.

      But will 110 issues be enough to cover everything (new and classic who) especially since they are covering all minor stuff in episodes (e.g characters) ?

    • Anonymous

      December 28th, 2011 - 3:53pm

      You can request letters from the team about news on the magazine.

      It likely won’t be enough though, as they extended it before The Doctor, the widow and the Wardrobe broadcasted so those twenty unconfirmed issues will ikely be all classics.

      It doesn’t really matter though, they still have the potential to go on for over 100 issues without the help of the new series from classics alone.

    • Anonymous

      December 28th, 2011 - 3:56pm

      Also, issue 81 is lsited in the subscription page althoug that doesn’t confirm the 110 statement, it would seem unlikely that this is made up as two people have the letter, besides we know all the contents up to 90, I’m more interested to find out what stories are coming out between issues 91 and 110.

    • cjayp33

      January 2nd, 2012 - 4:09pm

      How do you request letters from the team? (as i would like this letter) when i asked on twitter about my missing letter for the first extension they replied saying they would and clair lister emailed to me from her email address.

      80-103 is likely to be classics and 103-110 classics as it takes 7 issues to do a series and xmas special.

    • cjayp33

      January 2nd, 2012 - 4:14pm

      and that is very true, as they are still doing pre matt smith new who so still have a long way to go. Seems strange some issues have two alien worlds (almost as if they need to do this to fit them in) and 2 enemies pages most issues while only one ally pages.

      I suspect that due to the amount of info, they have said 110 issues as that is the amount they know they can fill for the magazine, and will reassess again once near the end, if want/need to extend.

      What I hope they do, is finish once they have covered all classic and new who in the

    • cjayp33

      January 2nd, 2012 - 4:16pm

      in the magazine, rather then keeping going just so they can include the next series in dvd’s. I would not want them to cover a new series i.e series 7 in the mag and not in dvds so stopping at series 6 would be best otherwise it would be a logistical nightmare.

    • Anonymous

      January 2nd, 2012 - 5:35pm

      Might be why they haven’t got issues 91-110 confirmed yet, they can’t get the lisence for The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe until it comes out on DVD.

      I’d try contacting the team again, I don’t get one either so you never know, they might be able to get one to you, or phone them up.

      As for Alien Worlds, that section has very few pages compared to the others so it is easier to make new pages for it as they have a far wider selection.

    • Anonymous

      January 6th, 2012 - 11:55am

      Full list to 110 has now been confirmed.

      Hopefully there shouldn’t be any more bother until 2013.

    • cjayp33

      January 6th, 2012 - 6:34pm

      how do you know?

    • cjayp33

      January 6th, 2012 - 6:37pm

      Just seen i on facebbok. Looks like we are going past 110 issues as there is no mention of series 6 dvd’s and would seem a bit odd to include series 6 in the mag but not dvd’s.

    • Anonymous

      January 9th, 2012 - 7:37pm

      Well they can’t release anything that’s not out of DVD yet so The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe couldn’t be announced at this point as being in the schedule.

  • BlueDalek

    December 11th, 2011 - 8:24am

    This is based on the 1924 Christmas double issue of Radio Times (although the image was also used in 1994, it doesn’t have ‘the christmas number’ or anything on it. Google Images should find you a picture!

  • McGann is The Doctor.

    December 10th, 2011 - 6:03pm

    Woah, I was not expecting this.

    Wierdest cover, EVER !!! ❗

    So Amy and Rory are going to be in the Christmas sepcial, right.

    I thought they wouldn’t becoming back until the 2012 Series, but I don’t mind that much, htey’re great characters and I’m sure them being there will make the special alot better. πŸ˜€

    • Commander Strax

      December 13th, 2011 - 5:36pm

      well, the story is set in WW2,so its propley how they did art in that time

  • oscar

    December 10th, 2011 - 1:23pm

    oh dwm is cool

  • oscar

    December 10th, 2011 - 1:22pm

    nice cover but a bit werid and i like that they have put a fez in it and i will be buying it

  • Cyberking281

    December 10th, 2011 - 8:24am

    What Are The Art Cards This Issue?

    • Jaketorwho

      December 10th, 2011 - 9:36am

      the doctor and idris, amy from the front cover for the AGMGTW issue in white gown and the last issuse cover! πŸ™‚

    • tardistik

      December 11th, 2011 - 4:31pm

      yep it’s the covers of 434, 435 and 441

  • alfred

    December 10th, 2011 - 6:23am

    rory gets a cool hat . do you think he will wear it in the camea

  • thedoctor903

    December 9th, 2011 - 10:16pm

    Booboo look whats avaliable on –

    • McGann is The Doctor.

      December 10th, 2011 - 6:00pm

      Oh yes, I just saw thAt ! πŸ˜€

  • Mr. Dalek

    December 9th, 2011 - 7:09pm


    • Commander Strax

      December 13th, 2011 - 5:37pm


  • Jason doctorwhoone

    December 9th, 2011 - 6:58pm

    Looks like the cover of a 1960’s or 1970’s Annual.

  • Commander Strax

    December 9th, 2011 - 6:26pm

    Booboo who one the cards?


      December 9th, 2011 - 7:10pm

      I was wondering that.

    • booboo

      December 9th, 2011 - 7:26pm

      they haven’t replied yet


      December 9th, 2011 - 7:31pm

      It isn’t me then!

    • Alex_The_Geek

      December 9th, 2011 - 7:55pm

      DWM tweeted it earlier in the week it’s the one of The Doctor and Idris, the one of Amy and Madamde Korvarian (Birthshock) and the one from last issue of the Doctor and the Christmas tree.

    • Anonymous

      December 10th, 2011 - 4:21pm

      Issues 434, 435 and 441.

  • Commander Strax

    December 9th, 2011 - 5:41pm

    new fez!

    • Commander Strax

      December 13th, 2011 - 5:38pm


  • Nicholas

    December 9th, 2011 - 5:06pm

    I didn’t know where to post this
    Here To Help Badge


      December 9th, 2011 - 5:15pm

      That’s pretty cool actually, I might get one!

    • Commander Strax

      December 9th, 2011 - 5:37pm


    • I am the Doctor

      December 18th, 2011 - 9:03pm

      I think I am going to have to get this

  • The Silence

    December 9th, 2011 - 5:04pm

    Isn’t the new special edition meant to come out next week?

    • Admiral Icktheus

      December 9th, 2011 - 5:32pm

      That will most likely come out 29th December


    December 9th, 2011 - 4:21pm

    This sort of confirms Amy and Rory will be making a comeback.

    • Commander Strax

      December 9th, 2011 - 5:39pm

      i think at the end, the family invites the doctor to xmas dinner, then the dr invites amy and rory.

    • MasterKasterborous

      December 9th, 2011 - 8:01pm

      No Amy & Rory will not be making an appearance. Steven Moffat said, and I quote, ‘I can say that Rory an Amy won’t be in this year’s Christmas special -it’ll just be the Doctor, with guest characters – which takes us out of that ongoing, quite-complex soap opera.’

    • doctorpond393

      December 9th, 2011 - 8:15pm

      um sorry to busrst your bubble their masterkasterborous but they have been seen filming on set. RULE 1: MOOFFAT LIES.

    • MasterKasterborous

      December 10th, 2011 - 12:20am

      Thanks for bursting my bubble because I didn’t want it to be true. If Amy is in ‘The Doctor, The Widow & The Wardrobe’ then she will be the longest running continuous character of the new series. (And yes technically she wasn’t in ‘Day of the Moon’, ‘The Curse of the Black Spot’, ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ and ‘The Rebel’s Flesh’ and she actually only appeared for a matter of seconds in ‘Closing Time’ and was actually a guest character in ‘Te Wedding Of River Song’, but never mind)

    • Anonymous

      December 14th, 2011 - 1:30pm

      She was the longest serving character already, and it’s possible she soon could be the longest serving companion of all time.

    • MasterKasterborous

      December 14th, 2011 - 10:42pm

      I think you’re forgetting Rose. Also she has a long way off for longest serving companion of all time. Jamie and Sarah Jane are examples of companions serving a lot longer runs.

  • GenosideDalek

    December 9th, 2011 - 4:20pm

    The good thing is, Amy and Rory are on the front because they are in the episode for about 5-10 minutes. An extensive cameo appearance, but not that short.

  • whofan4ever

    December 9th, 2011 - 4:14pm

    nice cover i think, people think amy and rory are not in who anymore, they are!! they return next season about halfway through i heard


    December 9th, 2011 - 4:02pm

    why are amy and rory on it they only make a cameo appereance?

    • gary

      December 9th, 2011 - 4:16pm

      Probably just because it makes it easier to recognise the magazine in the shop and because I think we’d all rather see an image of the Doctor with his friends at Christmas rather than with anyone else! πŸ™‚
      Looks good!!

    • MasterKasterborous

      December 9th, 2011 - 8:03pm

      I don’t believe Amy and Rory are making an appearance at all.

    • doctorwhofan27

      December 13th, 2011 - 11:21am

      They might just be hallucinations.

    • doctorwhofan27

      December 13th, 2011 - 11:22am

      In the christmas special appearance I mean.

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