The 171st issue of Doctor Who Magazine was current from 21 February through 13 March 1991.



  • 'Making History' - The showing of The Aztecs last year on BSB has renewed interest in the classic story by John Lucarotti. David Richardson found out how it was made and uncovered some background on a 'lost' historical adventure along the way...
  • 'Naked Video' - Doctor Who Magazine goes behind the scenes at BBC Video, examining its often criticised track record, its recent plans and apparent change of policy, plus things to come...
  • 'Video Check' A detailed listing of all BBC Video releases to date.

Comic content


Interviews / Profiles

Preview / Reviews / Gary Russell's Off the Shelf

Gary Russell braves the winter storms to bring you the latest video releases...

Page Pin-ups

Also featuring

  • Matrix Data Bank (Questions and Answers)
  • 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 (comic strip)
  • 'Nix' by Nick Miller (cartoon)
  • Into The Vortex / 'That Was the Who That Was' (Times Past)
  • Competition: Crazy Caption
  • Competition: Computer Database compatible with all IBM PC-XT/AT with a minimum 512K RAM and using MS-DOS (version 2.0 or higher). Also available in Apple MacIntosh and Commodore formats!

Random quote

"They may be a rough lot, but they hardly threaten the peace and harmony of the Universe. Do they?"

Turlough to the Doctor, Enlightenment


Senior Editor: John Freeman
Design Gary Gilbert
Professional Lemming Spotter: Dan Abnett
Promotion: Jane Sumner
Production: Mark Irvine
Advertising: Jane Smale
Adviser: John Nathan-Turner
Excelsior: Stan Lee

Additional details

  • This issue priced £1.95 (UK) featured a Zygon from Terror of the Zygons.
  • 'Crazy Caption' the popular competition that appeared throughout the early days of the magazine as a weekly returns, with readers providing the best caption for a photo.
  • 'Matrix Data Bank' includes a listing of all Doctor Who record releases.
  • There is also an updated listing of Doctor Who Missing Episodes from the BBC Film and Videotape Library.
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