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The 137th issue of Doctor Who Magazine had a cover date of June 1988. It notably featured the results of the show's contested twenty-fourth season.



  • Season Survey Results
  • Roots of Who - Andrew Pixley examines some of the origins of Doctor Who in other telefantasy programmes ...

Comic content[]


Interviews / Profiles[]

Reviews ('Off the Shelf' by Gary Russell)[]

Also featuring[]

  • Matrix Data Bank (Questions and Answers)
  • Gallifrey Guardian (News)
  • You on Who (Letters)
Untitled Nix View story by Nick Miller


Random quote[]

"If you could touch the alien sand and hear the cries of strange birds, and watch them wheel in another sky — would that satisfy you?"

The Doctor


Additional details[]

  • This issue, priced £1.00 (UK), was the last issue with Richard Marson as the magazine's chief contributor.
  • A 50p discount coupon was included, offering a discount on admission to The Trocadero Centre, Piccadilly, London. At the time it held an exhibition entitled 'Come Touch Tomorrow', hosted by Light Fantastic Ltd.
  • A new regular feature started this issue entitled RelTime. It featured and listed Who-related (and SF and Fantasy) events and contacts.
  • This issue sees the start of a random quote being included on the opening page. This is continued right through to current issues, with the quote being less random in later years, usually taken from the issue itself. Similar to a random quote will be the hidden away text added onto the end of the publication details that in the main go unnoticed by readers for a long time!
  • The news section announced the retirement of John Nathan-Turner. The producer was extensively quoted about his imminent departure from the series. Of course, it didn't actually happen.