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The 156th issue of Doctor Who Magazine had a cover date of January 1990.



Comic content[]


Interviews / Profiles[]


  • None this issue

Reviews - Off the Shelf[]

Page Pin-up[]

Also featuring[]

  • Matrix Data Bank (Questions and Answers)
  • Beyond the TARDIS (Who is doing what by Dominic May)
  • Gallifrey Guardian (News)
  • Data Coils (now incorporating pen-pals and events listing)
  • You on Who (Letters)
  • Doctor Who? by Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett
  • Nick's View by Nick Miller (cartoon)
  • Season 26 Readers Poll

Random Quote[]

"I said we were an explosive combination."

"Yes, but how did it happen? How did we get here? Who are you? What are you?"

"We were at university together. Remember?"

The Doctor and The Master Survival (An unused quote that didn't actually appear in the final transmitted version of the story - Additional Input from DWM 158)


Additional details[]

  • Additional Input (from DWM 159): Location Guide The Android Invasion was recorded in July 1975 not 1987 and Paradise Towers in May 1987 not 1978. Jeremy Bentham also reports that the only location filming for The Evil of the Daleks was Grymsdye Hotel in North London and not at Knebworth House.
  • This issue priced £1.50 (UK) featured a cover showing Sylvester McCoy from The Curse of Fenric
  • Gallifrey Guardian reports that over a thousand people queued for the Doctor Who Magazine Tenth Anniversary signing in cafe Muchen, in London.