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The 166th issue of Doctor Who Magazine was current from 4 October through 31 October 1990.



Comic content[]


  • None this issue

Interviews / Profiles[]

Previews / Reviews - Off the Shelf[]

  • None this issue

Page Pin-ups[]

Also featuring[]

  • Beyond the TARDIS (Who is doing what by Dominic May)
  • Gallifrey Guardian (News)
  • You on Who (Letters)
  • Data Coils (now incorporating pen-pals and events listing)
  • Doctor Who? by Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett
  • Untitled Nix View story by Nick Miller (cartoon)
  • Collector's Corner (Merchandise) (Doctor Who and the Daleks Cuttastic (Bell Toys Ltd), Weetabix Stand-up Figures (Weetabix), Dalek Toilet Soap (Northants Association for the Blind), Miniature Police Box (Dinky), Leela Doll (Denys Fisher), The Doctor Who Technical Manual (Seven House), Zarbi and Grub Plastic Badge (Plastoid Ttd.) and Doctor Who Greetings Cards (Denis Alan Print)
  • Dont quote me on this ... (mentions of 'Who' in strange places)
  • Controversy Corner ('Regeneration' or 'Rejuvenation' article by Richard Landen)
  • Competition: 3 questions to win one of ten The Curse of Fenric video releases.


Additional details[]

  • This issue priced was £1.50 (UK). It featured Nicola Bryant on the cover (with make-up by Sandra Mundy) in a photograph by Steve Cook from the Mediaband photograph collection. In the late 1980s, early 1990s, Mediaband marketed specially shot glamour photographs featuring a number of Doctor Who actors, including Bryant, Mary Tamm and Sophie Aldred.
  • This issue sees a tweaking of its occasional features. There is no Matrix Data Bank but a two page expanded Collector's Corner, Archive Feature. Two new features are Controversy Corner, a feature challenging popular opinions, and Case Studies, an analysis of characters from the series.