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December 5th, 2013 68 comments

Doctor Who Magazine issue 468

Doctor Who Magazine issue 468

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  • Danny Brown

    December 16th, 2013 - 5:05pm

    Got this! Love the poster!

  • nichloas r

    December 13th, 2013 - 12:18am

    “and there is a nice free poster with this issue at least dr mag pushed the boat out unlike radio times . who did nothing

    • I Froze Gallifrey

      December 13th, 2013 - 7:14am

      Remember the postcards earlier this year?!

    • Boodleoo

      December 13th, 2013 - 3:53pm

      They said there were going to be more

  • Anonymous

    December 12th, 2013 - 7:42pm

    I reckon the doctor is gonna merk all these enemies with the exploding tardis in series 5.. Just an idea? That would wrap up elevens era

  • Anonymous

    December 12th, 2013 - 7:39pm

    Matt smith is the 11th doctor. The doctor in his eleventh body, but his final regeneration, peter capaldi is the 12th doctor, so somehow moffat is going to have to give the doctor more regenerations, i think he will be granted more regenerations by the time lords because he saved Galifrey..

    • Trenzalore

      December 12th, 2013 - 7:43pm

      That’s a great theory but it seems likely now that Matt Smith is the 13th doctor (John Hurt doctor and Journey’s end half regeneration) so somehow Peter Capaldi will be the doctor even though the doctor is in his final regeneration. But your theory does sound good ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Anthony Dunn

      December 13th, 2013 - 5:36pm

      in night of the doctor, the 8th doctorwas dying, . the time lord lady gave him a cup with something in it. so this could mean that he started his regeneration stream again. so this regeneration will be his 5th . so he has another 7 lives left. its just a thought

  • matparks08

    December 12th, 2013 - 6:41pm

    I do feel that DWM is turning into an expensive luxury – ยฃ5.99 this time round

    • Booboo Jr

      December 12th, 2013 - 6:44pm

      The price should return to normal after this.

      At least this months DWM isn’t as hefty a cost as the 50th Anniversary Issue.

    • Trenzalore

      December 12th, 2013 - 6:45pm

      I think it will go back to normal price after these, the 50th issue was expensive for obvious reasons and this one is Matt’s last one so they probably expect a lot of people will buy it therefore more money for them

    • Jaketorwho

      December 13th, 2013 - 9:01am

      This and the 50th are higher as they are bumper issues! They have more content. Come january it will be normal price again!

    • UnitedGamers2013

      December 23rd, 2013 - 6:36pm

      ยฃ4.99 in January


    December 11th, 2013 - 3:19pm

    Saw this out today in Ilford’s WH Smith. Should be out tomorrow, so I’m surprised it’s come out a day early.

    I’ll buy my copy tomorrow when I get Star Trek – Starships Collection with the awesome U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205 model from Star Trek – Deep Space Nine.

    • Pwilc1967

      December 12th, 2013 - 6:54pm

      Some outlets have been known to put them on the shelf early. Look out also for the DS9 station itself rrp ยฃ18.99

  • Doctor Rules

    December 6th, 2013 - 5:49pm

    matt looks a lot different.

    • Haza14

      December 6th, 2013 - 9:09pm

      It might be because he had to wear a wig for this episode!!

    • Danny Brown

      December 7th, 2013 - 4:15pm

      i forgot he had to wear a wig!

  • Theta Sigma

    December 5th, 2013 - 6:38pm

    Why does the cover say before the end of his final life??? we no he’s defenatly got 1 more regeneration we saw him in the day of the doctor. Error! or is there something there not telling us?

    • Trenzalore

      December 5th, 2013 - 6:41pm

      Matt is the 12th doctor (or so all evidence points to) therefore last regeneration.

    • videogamemad00

      December 5th, 2013 - 6:46pm

      It seems that the regeneration energy in The Stolen Eath/Journey’s End counts as a regeneration.

    • Theta Sigma

      December 5th, 2013 - 6:46pm

      Surely it should say can the eleventh doctor defeat them before his final adventure.

    • doctorwhofan82

      December 6th, 2013 - 4:35pm

      Moffat has come out and said that the stolen earth regeneration and john hurt regeneration both counting making Matt technically the 13th doctor and Capaldi the 14th.

    • Anonymous

      December 6th, 2013 - 9:04pm

      Not the 13th Doctor, he’s the thirteenth incarnation, twelfth regeneration and Twelfth Doctor (but referred to by fans as the Eleventh Doctor).

    • Love DoctorWho

      December 7th, 2013 - 10:03am

      No, he is the thirteenth doctor, as John Hurt was effectively 9, then Chris,then Davod, and david regenerated twice (see stolen earth) and then Matt is the thirteenth.

    • Danny Brown

      December 7th, 2013 - 4:16pm

      The Doctor can only regenarate 12 times. But the 10th doctor regenarted twice so the 11th doctor is his final body.

    • McGann is the Doctor

      December 9th, 2013 - 10:39am

      Matt is the 11th Doctor

      but has no remaining regenerations, he has used up all 13.

  • Daniel Adsett

    December 5th, 2013 - 5:07pm

    Why has the price gone to ยฃ5.99

    • Scott

      December 5th, 2013 - 5:09pm

      It’s a bumper issue

  • Owsi

    December 5th, 2013 - 3:52pm

    The explosion in the back looks likethe pyramids a little.

  • Trenzalore

    December 5th, 2013 - 3:43pm

    Wow great cover! I am so looking forward to getting this!!!

  • Owsi

    December 5th, 2013 - 3:40pm

    Looks great! Can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ant

    December 5th, 2013 - 2:36pm

    He is the final dr, hurt is the real 9th dr
    tennant used a regeneration healing in the stolen earth. Smith is 13.

    • The Surgeon

      December 5th, 2013 - 4:48pm

      But in ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ (I think), II said that a Time Lord had 5I2 lives.

    • Dalek95

      December 5th, 2013 - 5:33pm

      Lives not regenerations

    • ParadigmDalek1325

      December 5th, 2013 - 6:12pm

      1. That was in the Death of the Doctor
      2. Russell T Davies said that was a joke and not real. ๐Ÿ˜›

    • hayden7257

      December 6th, 2013 - 8:56pm


    • Haza14

      December 6th, 2013 - 9:07pm

      I thought he said 507!!

    • Defender of Trenzalore

      December 8th, 2013 - 9:50am

      He said 507, and it was specifically that number because its’ digits (5 + 0 +7) add up to 12, so still 12 Regenerations in reality!

  • Anonymous

    December 5th, 2013 - 1:51pm

    What do they mean final life? Matt Smith is the eleventh doctor!

    (And I don’t care what people say John Hurt wasn’t an official doctor. He was 8.5, not 9! And the other tenth doctor doesn’t count ether, because he was human.)

    And if that is how Mr. Moffat is counting the regenirations, then he should be on his 14th life, because of the watcher and the Valeyard.

    • 100000BC

      December 5th, 2013 - 1:58pm

      Okay… Are you ready?

      The watcher and the valeyard were not real Doctors, as the watcher was a projection and the valeyard was a manifestation of the Doctor’s darkey side from BETWEEN two of his regenerations.

      Although we’re not calling him “the 9th Doctor”, John Hurt is technically the 9th Doctor, as we saw the regenerations 8-Hurt and Hurt-9. Just because the Doctors don’t call him the Doctor, it doesn’t mean he’s automatically discounted from the Doctor’s lives.


    • Dalek the Supreme

      December 5th, 2013 - 2:00pm

      John Hurt’s Doctor was the true 9th incarnation, he didn’t consider himself the Doctor because he ended the Time War. The Meta-Crisis Doctor was created using the regeneration energy that would have brought forth the 11th (12th counting John Hurt) Doctor Therefore, because of the 8th Doctor’s loss of hope and the 10th Doctor’s vanity, Matt Smith is the 13th Doctor.

      The Valeyard is an amalgamation of everything evil about the Doctor from BETWEEN his 12th and 13th incarnations, while the Watcher was the 5th Doctor.

    • 100000BC

      December 5th, 2013 - 2:00pm

      People aren’t counting the human duplicate Doctor, they’re counting the time he regenerated into himself but stored the energy in the hand, therefore stopping himself from changing.

    • Anonymous

      December 5th, 2013 - 2:22pm

      Thank you 100000BC & Dalek the Supreme. I’ve thought of the watch and the Valeyard as half doctors for years! Still a bit sad that Matt is in a way the 13th doctor, but sorry to be different from the rest of the group, but to me he will always be the 11th Doctor.

      Only thing now is, it’s going to be harder to explain it to the older fans of the show, as Peter Capaldi has been announced in the media (and everywhere else for that matter) as the 12th doctor.

    • Dalek the Supreme

      December 5th, 2013 - 6:16pm

      I acknowledge that Matt Smith is number 13, but I still call him the 11th Doctor, Capaldi will be the 12th Doctor, and John Hurt was the War Doctor. Very complicated.

    • WFK DVD Collector 13

      December 6th, 2013 - 6:32pm

      Ok, this is how it is!! (I think)

      Before the new series, there was no question about it, 8 doctors.

      Then in 2005 we get the 9 and 10th doctors.

      Even at this point the doctor was only on his 11th life (technically) even though we didn’t know about the war doctor yet.

      2008: In a way, the tenth doctor uses another one of his lives in journey’s End healing him self, there for making him the 11th & 12th


    • WFK DVD Collector 13

      December 6th, 2013 - 6:34pm

      2010: Matt Smith becomes the 11th doctor (not counting the war doctor). But because he has used two of his lives, the doctor can’t go past number 11.

  • pwilc1967

    December 5th, 2013 - 1:31pm

    That has GOT to be THE Cover of the Year and quite possibly The Matt Smith era.. Gorgeous

  • oscarwho

    December 5th, 2013 - 11:41am


  • matt9982

    December 5th, 2013 - 11:08am

    When is this out?

    • simon

      December 5th, 2013 - 1:12pm

      next Thursday the 12th

    • matt9982

      December 6th, 2013 - 7:24am

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Johnny

    December 5th, 2013 - 9:57am

    Remember not to post *any* Spoilers regarding the Christmas episode!

  • Obsie

    December 5th, 2013 - 9:31am

    Has this come round quicker than usual, like the “Radio Times”?(other TV magazines are available of course, like we don’t know in case we break the law!). Something else, “Corrie” up against Doctor Who”, erm, decisions, decisions. I wonder which one I will choose? Oh my giddy Santa!

    • mrewanwatson

      December 6th, 2013 - 8:22pm

      I know! What did I see on this magazine? (Can’t remember the name!) Hayley’s surprise death! Tucked in a corner reads: Matt Smith’s final adventure! What the heck?

    • the astronaut of death

      December 6th, 2013 - 8:34pm

      I wish they would give it as much publicity as when david tenant was leaving

    • 100000BC

      December 6th, 2013 - 8:45pm

      It’s because the so called “Doctor Who fans” who may have been to start with but then became “David Tennant fans” couldn’t get over the fact that David left and automatically rejected Matt Smith and stopped watching or lost interest (I know many examples of this). Therefore when David was such a big deal his regeneration was and just because a few pessimists stopped watching, Matt’s regeneration is nowhere near as much of a big deal. That’s the way I see it anyway.

    • The Saviour of Gallifrey

      December 6th, 2013 - 8:48pm

      I think it’s because people thought that each new doctor from Eccleston onwards would only last one year, but because David lasted 5 years everyone was making a big deal out of him leaving, but now we’ve kind of gotten used to it.

    • the astronaut of death

      December 6th, 2013 - 8:58pm

      I think they should do less publicity on smith himself regeneration

      more on that is his final life and his time is up

  • matparks08

    December 5th, 2013 - 9:19am

    A great cover, and Matt sure has a lot to do in his final 45 minutes defeating 4 major enemies – only 20 days to go ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • The Saviour of Gallifrey

      December 5th, 2013 - 9:28am

      No, his final 60 minutes ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Obsie

      December 5th, 2013 - 9:38am

      Indeed it is, and if that is the Matt Smith Christmas wig then it’s a good one ,you can’t see the join!

    • Scott

      December 5th, 2013 - 11:36am

      I think that ishisactualhIr the wig looks terrible in the stills from the episode

    • matparks08

      December 5th, 2013 - 1:05pm

      Ok, I stand corrected – thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰ 60 is better than 45 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 100000BC

      December 5th, 2013 - 1:29pm

      Maybe he’ll have a santa wig instead. Or a William Hartnell wig just so he can say to the camera “And incidentally, a happy Christmas to all of you at home!”


    December 5th, 2013 - 9:15am

    Goodbye soon Matt Smith ๐Ÿ™
    Hello soon Peter Capaldi ๐Ÿ™‚


  • The Saviour of Gallifrey

    December 5th, 2013 - 9:10am

    Feels like its set in stone. No Matt, DON’T GO!!! But on the other hand I can’t wait to see Peter Capaldi.

    • Danny Brown

      December 10th, 2013 - 1:47pm

      Yes, i’m looking forward to see peter capaldi too!

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