Doctor Who Adventures #217 was the issue of the magazine for the week beginning 12 May 2011.

Contents Edit

Free gift Edit

Information / Fact File (Photo feature and Essential Info) Edit

Comic content Edit

Mega Moments (best bits) Edit

Fast Facts Edit

  • None

Posters Edit

A3 The Siren and Rory Williams
A4 Churchill and the Ironsides

Behind the scenes Edit

  • None this issue

Interview Edit

  • Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Hugh Bonneville - "I'm a huge fan of pirates!"
  • Gallifreyans, while looking human, are more closely related to Terileptils – a race of space-faring reptiles!
  • The Doctor's blood is darker and more sticky than human blood.
  • Blackbeard the pirate was born Edward Teach in Bristol. He used candles in his beard to scare others and died in November 1718 in a battle with the Royal Navy.
  • "Swashbuckling" originally meant fighting with a sword in one hand and a small shield in the other.
  • "Avast" means "halt" or "stop"!
  • "Pieces of Eight" were pieces of silver that could be cut up into eight pieces for small change.

Also featuring Edit

  • Welcome and news (Hello Time Travellers!)
  • Geronimo: Gossip: Spoilers, True or False, What is going on in a brain?, Hot or not
  • Big Puzzle: Monster Maze (2 pages)
  • Puzzle page and Quiz
  • Activity: How to be a Pirate!
  • Readers contributions: Who and You Upload - featuring reader's letters, photos, and art.
  • Doctor, Doctor! (Q &A)
  • Jokes: Yo Ho Ho! Pirate themed joke page
  • Competition Goodies (Doctor Who: Glow-in-the-dark ceiling shapes, Lego Hero Factory and X-ray Anatomy toys)
  • Web Watch (DWA website news)

Credits Edit

...and their official pirate names!

Hidden Away / Facts Edit

  • Women onboard a pirate ship were considered to be bad luck.

Further information Edit

  • The subscription offer for this issue was £6 for six issues and a saving of 10% (UK).
  • This issue had a cover price of £2.50 (UK) and the free gift was cover mounted.
  • Next issue's free gift is promoted as a Doctor Who book!

External links Edit

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