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Doctor Who Magazine issue 474

Doctor Who Magazine issue 474

THE NEW ISSUE OF DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE REVEALS THE MOST POPULAR STORIES OF THE FIRST FIVE DECADES – AS VOTED FOR BY YOU!

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Doctor Who Magazine readers have voted in their thousands, giving their votes for all 241 Doctor Who television stories, and now, at last, the results can be revealed…

  • Which classic twentieth-century story hits the Top Five for the first time ever?
  • Which adventure shoots up the list to become the top story of the Second Doctor’s era?
  • Which two recurring monsters see their every appearance land inside the Top 75?
  • Which two Doctors find an incredible 50% of their stories inside the top third of the poll?
  • Which adventure will be voted the greatest Doctor Who story of all time?

The answers to these questions and much, more, as DWM celebrates the Top 10 stories of each decade, from the 1960s to the 2010s – and gives the ultimate chart placing of each and every one of the Doctor’s 241 adventures to date!

Also in this issue:

  • Showrunner Steven Moffat writes his exclusive column for the magazine.
  • The thrilling conclusion to the final Eleventh Doctor comic strip, The Blood of Azrael.
  • The Time Team watch 2008′s The Doctor’s Daughter.
  • Jacqueline Rayner reveals how Doctor Who can cause family tension in Relative Dimensions.
  • The Watcher looks back at Doctor Who polls of the past in Wotcha!
  • Previews of all the latest merchandise.
  • Reviews of the latest CDs, and books.
  • Prize-winning competitions, the DWM crossword and more!

The bumper-sized, 100-page Doctor Who Magazine 474 – with 16 extra pages and a souvenir gatefold cover! – is on sale from Thursday 29 May, at the usual price of £4.99.

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You can subscribe to Doctor Who Magazine at www.uniquemagazines.co.uk. Worldwide shipping is available.


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159 comments

  • Doctorfan

    June 12th, 2014 - 9:19am

    when will they change the logo for 12th doctor

    Reply
    • Doctorfan

      June 12th, 2014 - 9:19am

      might be August’s issue

    • Doctorfan

      June 12th, 2014 - 9:20am

      might be for August’s issue

  • Doctorfan

    June 12th, 2014 - 9:18am

    wonder what next months comic is and cover is

    Reply
  • Lego Whovian

    June 11th, 2014 - 10:33pm

    I usually get DWM, but will not get this for fear of day of the doctor coming top.

    Reply
  • scott atkins

    June 4th, 2014 - 3:06am

    does anyone the answer to 17 across in the crossword.

    17 across – recently appointed to the staff at coal hill school (4,5)

    answer – ?a??y ?i??

    according to a contributor on the tardis data core website this clue is almost certainly a spoiler for an upcoming episode,so how anyone is supposed to know the answer i have no idea.

    i hope someone can help,because i’m stuffed if i’m going to a month for the next issue to get the answer,i’ve never had to before so i don’t see why i should have to start doing so now.

    PLEASE HELP!!!

    Reply
    • booboo

      June 4th, 2014 - 7:27am

      danny pink but this has been officially announced so not a spoiler

  • Anonymous

    June 1st, 2014 - 1:17pm

    What alien is over the rutan (on top of monarch’s head), that black thing?

    Reply
    • Trenzalore

      June 1st, 2014 - 1:25pm

      Looks like a Voord from the keys of Marinus.

  • Robin Jacobs

    June 1st, 2014 - 10:59am

    I’ve always been surprised that ‘Paradise Towers’ isn’t more popular. I know there are problems with the production values (you’d have to be trying quite hard in order NOT to escape from the cleaner robots) and I accept that Richard Briers’ performance descends into the ridiculous. Having said that, it’s a wonderful piece of social commentary. It engages very thoroughly with the theme of failed social utopian housing projects, something that was a huge issue at the time, and even hints at some solutions. Plus, as a child I found it very scary.

    Reply
    • The Monitor

      June 1st, 2014 - 9:11pm

      It is a great piece of writing, I think the issue for the majority is how relevant is it to Doctor Who. It works very well on paper.

      On screen, episode 1-3 are very good, and episode four is atrocious. The overall product fails for most despite some very very good performances. Briers starts off outstanding and ends up the victim of miscasting because he has never had to play possessed villains before.

    • Robin Jacobs

      June 2nd, 2014 - 11:39am

      I’d have to disagree about it’s relevance to Doctor Who. What makes the show so great is that anything has the potential to be relevant. It’s just a case of where the TARDIS happens to land and the situation in which the Doctor finds himself.

      I’d like to think that Briers’ performance could be attributed to miscasting but I suspect that’s being too kind. One senses that he’s simply being indulgent and showing a lack of respect to the writers and other actors. He was apparently asked to tone it down but point-blank refused.

  • Anonymous

    June 1st, 2014 - 12:26am

    i was happy to see my fav story talons of weng chiang in the top ten i think it came sixth just after city of death which is a fantastic story

    Reply
  • WFK DVD Collector 14

    May 31st, 2014 - 10:23pm

    Who’s that above Meglos and the Auton in the black hood?

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      June 1st, 2014 - 12:22am

      taran wood beast

    • WFK DVD Collector 14

      June 1st, 2014 - 6:59am

      Thank you! I think I know all the monsters on the cover now!

  • richardwho1999

    May 31st, 2014 - 9:30pm

    does anybody know who the monster in the jar is below the wire?

    Reply
    • Trenzalore

      May 31st, 2014 - 9:36pm

      I think they’re from ‘The Keys of Marinus’ and a quick look on a synopsis for that story says they are called ‘Morpho’. This magazine cover really has included everything 😆

  • Doctor Rules

    May 31st, 2014 - 2:52pm

    Could I ask where The Ark in ace came in the poll? Sorry it’s just my favourite episode ever and if it isn’t in the top 30 I’m gonna go mad.

    Reply
    • the astronaut of death

      May 31st, 2014 - 3:07pm

      The ark in space came 22 out of 241

    • Doctor Rules

      May 31st, 2014 - 3:17pm

      excellent.

    • The Monitor

      May 31st, 2014 - 5:57pm

      The Ark in Space is easily the best written Doctor Who story of all time. It has some great performances and, waist-up, the Wirrn are brilliant.

      It should have faired better really.

    • Doctor Rules

      June 1st, 2014 - 3:26pm

      thank you the Monitor, I totally agree with you. I would rather watch The Ark in Space ten times over watching Day of the Doctor once. Day of the Doctor was confusing, the Daleks were hardly in it, im not so keen on the new zygon design, and the only good thing about it was Matt, David and John Hurts performances, Galifrey being resurrected and Tom as the curator. Ark meanwhile, a strong story, brilliant performances, awesome monsters, the Wirrn, and the only reason why people don’t like it is because of the bubble wrap. But hey it was 1974!

    • The Monitor

      June 1st, 2014 - 9:05pm

      I was ok with most of the poll, except for me DotD was very poor. Of the 9 people I know who watch every episode of Who, only one of them thought DotD was ok and the rest disliked it.

      I was extremely disappointed with DotD and just cannot believe how so many people rate it highly particularly when I suspect the average opinion of the 9 adults I know would place it in the bottom 40.

      I would say that of those 9 people, 8 would put The Ark in Space higher.

      Perhaps DotD will become the next most “controversial” story; opinion is not unanimous.

  • WFK DVD Collector 14

    May 31st, 2014 - 2:29pm

    Who is that standing behind the Kandy Man with the silver headband and the small bit of pink hair???

    Reply
    • booboo

      May 31st, 2014 - 2:36pm

      mawdryn from mawdryn undead i think

    • WFK DVD Collector 14

      May 31st, 2014 - 7:56pm

      Thanks Booboo! That was really bothering me, now I can sleep tonight! 🙂

  • juda neimia

    May 30th, 2014 - 12:56pm

    Can i buy it in Israel?

    Reply
    • y

      May 30th, 2014 - 2:57pm

      probably not

  • JaffaCakes

    May 30th, 2014 - 12:35pm

    I really do prefer the classic Zygon design – somehow much more threatening and real?

    Reply
    • the astronaut of death

      May 30th, 2014 - 12:37pm

      I kind of agree

  • The Werewolf

    May 30th, 2014 - 1:21am

    Can you buy this in Asda?

    Reply
    • 76 Totters Lane

      May 30th, 2014 - 7:43am

      Yes.

  • Tardispals

    May 30th, 2014 - 12:10am

    Delighted by the best doctor and best companion. What really brought a smile to my face was to see who got special contribution :’)

    Reply
  • WFK DVD Collector 14

    May 29th, 2014 - 10:34pm

    Who is the man standing I front of the Yeti and at the left of Azal?

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    • booboo

      May 29th, 2014 - 10:41pm

      Lord President Borusa from the 5 doctors

    • cyberdoctor42

      May 29th, 2014 - 10:47pm

      That would be lord president borosa from the fifth
      doctor special, the five doctors, who turned out to be the evil mastermind controlling the death zone.

    • WFK DVD Collector 14

      May 30th, 2014 - 8:46am

      Thanks for that guys!

  • DoctorWhoFan101

    May 29th, 2014 - 7:21pm

    Do you imagine that they will show another Matt Smith regeneration at the end of the final part of the comic adventure in this issue?

    Reply
    • the astronaut of death

      May 29th, 2014 - 7:24pm

      I have it with me , and there is not one there sorry

    • DoctorWhoFan101

      May 29th, 2014 - 7:25pm

      Thanks for the reply, do you know if it has a snippit of Capaldi at the end?

    • the astronaut of death

      May 29th, 2014 - 7:26pm

      No sorry

    • DoctorWhoFan101

      May 29th, 2014 - 7:56pm

      Well, thanks anyway. I shall be excited for whatever the next comic adventure is named!

  • The Flying Shark

    May 29th, 2014 - 7:08pm

    I got this brilliant issue of Doctor Who Magazine today, and I also bought some other Doctor Who merchandise from a charity shop.

    Reply
    • the astronaut of death

      May 29th, 2014 - 7:10pm

      What did you get from charity shop

    • The Flying Shark

      May 29th, 2014 - 7:15pm

      The Tenth Doctor book The Price of Paradise, the sticker activity book Children of Time and a magazine called Nitro which had a Doctor Who feature all for 60p!

  • Doctorwhorules1234

    May 29th, 2014 - 7:07pm

    Yes I’m a who nerd

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    May 29th, 2014 - 7:05pm

    Twin dilemma was the worst in the poll

    Is it really that bad

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      May 29th, 2014 - 7:11pm

      It’s the worst in the poll, but it scored an average of just over 4/10.

      It’s not a brilliant story, but its still Doctor Who so nobody will really hate on it.

    • Its daymon not demun

      May 29th, 2014 - 7:27pm

      I love it I was one of the 142 who gave it ten

    • 11matt

      May 30th, 2014 - 8:35am

      same I like it

    • F9

      May 30th, 2014 - 7:52pm

      Nope, it’s terrific!

  • Doctorwhorules1234

    May 29th, 2014 - 7:02pm

    I can see dalek, cyberman, rani, emperor dalek, beast, adipose, Azal, zygon, ice warriors, judoon, Silents, carronite,sil, sharan jek, fendahl, voc robots, melkur, meglos, auton, handbots, K1 Robot, minetor, Davros, sontaron linx, borusa, master, jagrefess, krotons, vervoids, maggots, cherubs, morbius, krall, wooden king, Cassandra, werewolf, cheetah person, kandyman, sensorites, gunslinger, salimander, osiran service robot, ganger, slitheen, abzoorloff, vespiform, ood, weeping angel, the wire, empty child, sutekh, scarecrow and more!

    Reply
    • Doctorwhorules1234

      May 30th, 2014 - 10:20am

      I know

    • Anonymous

      June 1st, 2014 - 12:32am

      yes i know too when i first saw the cover it took me about 3 minuts to name all the monsters and the storys they were in

  • StetsonDoctor

    May 29th, 2014 - 4:13pm

    Picked this up today-absolutely stunning issue!

    Reply
    • Dalek1234

      May 29th, 2014 - 4:27pm

      getting it tomorrow cant wait!

  • Jaffa Cakes

    May 29th, 2014 - 3:50pm

    It’s a shame the results are being posted all over the Internet. Poor DWM.

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    • the astronaut of death

      May 29th, 2014 - 4:03pm

      Well I think they knew it would happen

    • Trenzalore

      May 29th, 2014 - 4:19pm

      Every issue all the important bits get leaked, it’s inevitable really so yeah they probably did know it would happen 🙁

    • booboo

      May 29th, 2014 - 4:29pm

      leaks are things that happen before the official publication date at which time the info is out there

      There are a handful have sites that take pride in giving out information before this day

      i wont allow it here but there were at least 10 people yesterday who tried to copy and paste the list into the comments therefore trying to ruin the surprise for those who would rather find out themselves today

    • Trenzalore

      May 29th, 2014 - 4:44pm

      That’s such a shame. Was that why posts were on moderation here yesterday?

    • booboo

      May 29th, 2014 - 4:48pm

      partly, loads of others were giving out just the winner as well (although it was pretty obvious)

      once its out (like an episode being shown) its out

  • the astronaut of death

    May 29th, 2014 - 3:46pm

    If you looks closely most of the monsters on this issue are actually drawing and very good art

    Reply
  • Doctor Rules

    May 29th, 2014 - 3:19pm

    How is Day or the Doctor number one????

    Reply
    • the astronaut of death

      May 29th, 2014 - 3:45pm

      Because it is awesome

    • F9

      May 29th, 2014 - 7:43pm

      Because it was polled with kids who think matt Smith is the only doctor and have never watched the classic series. This is also why Twin Dilemma was voted worst and not Lets Kill Hitler.

    • 76 Totters Lane

      May 29th, 2014 - 10:04pm

      No, it wasn’t. The 18-35s category had ‘Day’ as no. 1 as well as under 18s.

    • 76 Totters Lane

      May 29th, 2014 - 10:59pm

      And just under 50% of voters were 36 and over.

    • Anonymous

      May 31st, 2014 - 10:16am

      For a lot of people its the most recent awsome episode episode they had seen so it will have been given high marks as it is still in their minds. Think it will drop down a fair few places in the next poll. Its a good story but no way better than genesis or andrizani or city of death

  • Doctorfan

    May 29th, 2014 - 12:47pm

    I can see beast aminus tereleptil gods of ragnarok pirate guy Gastropod mutt myrka invisible monster rutan voord fish man peg doll omega monoid reper celestial toymaker brain guy kandy man dog guy kroton fendahleen green guy saturnine wood king madam kovarian warewolf minatore lion bloke cassandra vervoid exxilon kraal old man morbius mandragora guy sensorite quark aztec abozorbalof davros sontaran axon antibody annedroid restac cherub blob thing spider hermevore yeti empty child azal borusa Richard the lion heart emporor dalek rani sutekh

    Reply
    • Doctorfan

      May 29th, 2014 - 12:51pm

      Oh also mind parasite angel krynoid maggot adipose sil hand of eldrad cube cybermat cybermen dalek brain in jar thing if you want to list other or correct mine please do so

  • booboo

    May 29th, 2014 - 12:26pm

    please note comments may contain results

    Reply
  • the astronaut of death

    May 29th, 2014 - 12:06pm

    Just picked this up and it is great the results were very good. My two best episodes were in the top two spots! And I totally agreed in the best doctor results

    Although I thought some were over rated e.g caves of androzani , pyramids of Mars

    Pyramids of mars in the only episode that has ever bored me and it has been voted one of the best classic eps!

    And the cover is amazing. Best DWM cover ever!

    Reply
  • Its daymon not demun

    May 29th, 2014 - 11:11am

    Does the list start off with 241 or1

    Reply
    • HMDW

      May 29th, 2014 - 11:57am

      1.

  • Doctorwhorules1234

    May 29th, 2014 - 10:51am

    I like the cover, very interesting

    Reply

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