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This 118th issue of Doctor Who Magazine had a cover date of November 1986. This was the last cover the feature Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor before his last regular appearance in The Ultimate Foe. The last appearance in his tenure would go to DWM 125, however.



  • The Daleks - Fish and chips, the Royal Family, Doctor Who and the Daleks: British side by side. If Doctor Who ended tomorrow, for years to come we would still see children playing at being Daleks, just as they did in the lengthy gap - five years - between Evil of the Daleks and The Day of the Daleks. What made them quite so popular no one knows; perhaps they fill a gap that most fantasy creations in the 1960s were unable to. They made their creator, Terry Nation, a rich man and their designer, Ray Cusick, little better off, as they swept across Britain in a wave of merchandising. By Philip Dickson.

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  • Archive Feature: TV: The 3 Doctors [sic] (retelling by episode, no credits but a Fact File.)

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  • Travelling Companions - Susan Foreman the first of the companions makes a fitting subject for the start of this new series on the characters who have shared the TARDIS with the Doctor. By Richard Marson.
  • Read on Writing - There are few people connected with the behind-the-scenes evolution of Doctor Who with whom writer and script-editor Anthony Read hasn't worked. Earlier this year, he told Richard Marson how he became involved with the programme during Tom Baker's era.
  • Colin Baker Interviewed - In Issue 111, we asked readers to send us questions they'd like to put to Colin Baker. Penny Holme put a selection of them to him recently, during a break from rehearsals.

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Editor: Sheila Cranna
Assistant Editor: Penny Home
Art Director/Design: Steve Cook
Production: Alison Gill
Advertising: Sally Benson
Publisher: Stan Lee
Advisor: John Nathan-Turner

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Free poster

  • FREE GIANT POSTER by Alister Pearson featuring the Sixth Doctor, Davros and Daleks as shown on the cover.
  • The To The TARDIS logo is largely unpopular and a replacement is being sought.
  • A reader writes that the TARDIS sound effect in the comic strip has gone from “Vworp! Vworp!” to simply “Vwoorp!”. Replacement suggestions are invited.
  • A reader (Ian Marter, Los Angeles) writes thanking Gary Russell for his generous remarks.
  • In the TV Preview for Story 3, no name is actually mentioned, but in the Off the Shelf column it is suggested that the adaptation will go under the very working title of Terror of the Vervoids.
  • This issue was priced 85p (UK) and the main cover photograph was from a promotional shoot for the launch of the Doctor Who USA Tour by Steve Cook.