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April 2nd, 2019 30 comments

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 537

This issue also includes:

  • What does it takes to become a Stenza warrior? Actor Samuel Oatley explains.
  • An interview with the man behind the new version of Mission to the Unknown.
  • Colin Baker and the cast of The Ultimate Adventure look back on the Doctor Who stage play.
  • Backstage with Colin Baker at Leeds’ Grand Theatre in 1989.
  • War World – an in-depth look at the script originally intended for the 1989 stage production.
  • Cyber Leader David Banks dips into the TARDIS tin.
  • Tributes to the king of Doctor Who extras Pat Gorman and visual effects designer Richard Gregory.
  • Former script editor Andrew Cartmel remembers Happiness Patrol writer Graeme Curry.
  • A preview of this year’s Record Store Day releases.
  • Part Three of Herald of Madness, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends.
  • How to dress like the First Doctor – along with his friends and foes.
  • Does the 1996 TV movie impress the Time Team?
  •  The Blogs of Doom, audio reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!

DWM 537 is on sale from 4 April, priced £5.99.

Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine, Magazine


  • Anonymous

    April 10th, 2019 - 1:42pm

    Whats the winning crossword word?

    • Pjd94

      April 10th, 2019 - 1:47pm

      Miss Foster

    • Anonymous

      April 10th, 2019 - 3:25pm


  • Derek Hicks

    April 6th, 2019 - 8:52am

    Why did this issue not do `Fact of Fiction` article on `Mission to the Unknown` instead of that awful 1st Doctor Cosplay rubbish?

  • Anonymous

    April 3rd, 2019 - 5:54pm


    • Andrew Crosby

      April 5th, 2019 - 1:09am

      Yes it does

    • Anonymous

      April 5th, 2019 - 1:43am

      Anonymous is just making a joke.

  • Demdike@CultLabs

    April 3rd, 2019 - 4:43pm

    The subscriber cover this month is a thing of beauty.

  • Gordon

    April 3rd, 2019 - 11:45am

    Apparently there is nothing on the next set

    • James

      April 3rd, 2019 - 11:59am

      That is correct. No news at all.

    • Sean Bassett

      April 3rd, 2019 - 12:02pm

      Yes, I just flicked through and couldn’t find anything. I’m guessing Season 10 is releasing in July now, because otherwise they’re cutting it fine.

    • Robert Sienicki

      April 3rd, 2019 - 12:13pm

      Well that is disapointing.

    • DalekAgent

      April 3rd, 2019 - 4:33pm

      I hope they just release an announcment trailer for the next set like they did for season 18

    • Nuallain

      April 4th, 2019 - 7:17pm

      Chris Chapman has indicated that the news is planned to be revealed by the trailer being released and that the delay in announcing it is down to wanting to give The Macra Terror its moment in the spotlight of discussion.

  • DalekAgent

    April 3rd, 2019 - 8:00am

    I wonder if the will include the tv movie as an extra with season 26 because otherwise it would only be 5 discs (the 4 stories and bonus features)

    • Anonymous

      April 3rd, 2019 - 8:37am

      It was stated in dr who magazine years back when they did their 3 part dvd article that the 80s have loads of behind the scenes material that never hot released due to lack of popularity for colin baker and sylvester mccoy. There is at least 3 hours for time of the rani which was meant to be a 2 disc release but the budget got cut

    • Anonymous

      April 3rd, 2019 - 8:40am

      There is loads of bonus material and behind the scenes footage from the 80s episodes that never got released on dvd due to lack of popularity for the colin baker and sylvester mccoy era. A 3 part dr who magazine article on the dvd range spoke to the team behind it and they said that there was at least 3 hours of behind the scenes footage for time and the rani which was meant to be a 2 disc release but their budget got cut to one disc. I guess that they will aim to finally get all of that out into the public

    • DalekAgent

      April 3rd, 2019 - 9:00am

      Oh right i didnt know that, i imagine they will also include the extended version of silver nemesis for season 25 that was exclusive on the german set from 2 years ago (also this comment was meant to be a reply to my other comment lol)

    • Gordon

      April 3rd, 2019 - 11:14am

      Since the German McCoy set which used 2nd gen quality footage for the missing scenes they found the original master tapes for silver nemesis se (it was mislabelled rather than lost) so it won’t exactly be the same version that was released on the set.

      As for the TV movie Peter crocker said last year that he thinks it will probably be on s26 but whether or not that is still the plan is unclear

    • Anonymous

      April 3rd, 2019 - 7:24pm

      Would be nice to have a separate Wilderness Years box set.

    • Andrew Crosby

      April 5th, 2019 - 1:11am

      I’m hoping that’s the case too

  • Euan Bird

    April 2nd, 2019 - 3:34pm

    Anybody got a picture of the box set for the new blu-ray set?

    • Robert Sienicki

      April 2nd, 2019 - 4:04pm

      Doctor Who Magazine tweeted hour ago that their office copies just arrived, so I guess the preorders might not get this one early. We may have to wait for the Pocketmags to kick in during the night.

  • Tim M

    April 2nd, 2019 - 1:00pm

    Season 10…Certainly the most colourful season.

    • David

      April 2nd, 2019 - 1:18pm

      Wait what??? Is there a picture…

  • DalekAgent

    April 2nd, 2019 - 8:22am

    I hope they announce what the next blu ray box set is gonna be

    • Anonymous

      April 2nd, 2019 - 8:30am

      I heard it maybe season 10

    • DalekAgent

      April 2nd, 2019 - 10:14am

      I hope it is because that is one of the best seasons of classic who IMO

    • Andrew

      April 2nd, 2019 - 5:09pm

      I’m really hoping for a 7th Doctor season, personally.

    • Gareth Pugh

      April 2nd, 2019 - 7:29pm

      Season 26 is said to be coming towards the end of this year

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