The 129th issue of Doctor Who Magazine had a cover date of October 1987. This was the last issue to use the Season 18 Doctor Who logo on the cover with the following issue using a stylised version of the logo that first appeared in Season 24. Sylvester McCoy's costume as the Seventh Doctor also made its debut on the cover.
- Archive Feature: TV: The Curse of Peladon (retelling by episode, no credits but a Fact File by Richard Marson)
Interviews / Profiles
- Travelling Companions - Turlough; the enigmatic Turlough, introduced in Peter Davison's era, was a new style of companion. However, he never quite fulfilled his potential.
- Fiona Cumming Interview - starting out as assistant floor manager on The Massacre, Fiona Cumming has worked with all of the first five doctors, directing four of the most popular Davison stories. Richard Marson spoke to her about her time with the series.
- TV: Paradise Towers
Reviews - Off the Shelf
- NOVELISATION: The Mysterious Planet by Robert Holmes adapted by Terrance Dicks (Target Books)
- NOVELISATION: Vengeance on Varos by Philip Martin (Target Books)
- Editor: Sheila Cranna
- Assistant Editor: Penny Holme
- Art Assistant: Gary Knight
- Production: Alison Gill
- Advertising: Donna Wickers
- Advisor: John Nathan-Turner
- Publisher: Stan Lee
- Oh dear, the two page Monster Quiz is just that, word search, photo IDs and word puzzles that have probably have been held over since the days of Doctor Who Weekly!
- This issue's cover price was £1 (UK).