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The 173rd issue of Doctor Who Magazine was released on 18 April 1991 and removed from British newsstands on 15 May 1991.



  • Controversy Corner Richard Lansden on Time Lords and time paradox.
  • Lies Lies Lies - Story rumours, names and stuff that could have been in stories. By Paul Cornell
  • The Years Tapes - An on the spot report on the recording of the latest addition to the Doctor Who video range ... By John Freeman

Comic content[]


  • Pathfinders by Michael E. P. Stevens illustrated by Gary Erskine.


Interviews / Profiles[]

Off the Shelf[]

Not content with an army of Krotons supporters on his trail, Gary Russell fast forwards his way through the latest video releases and new fanzines...

  • Fanzines:
  • Perigosto Stick
  • Celestial Toyroom
  • Private Lives
  • Audio Visuals
  • Wholine Monthly

Page Pin-ups[]

Also featuring[]

Random quote[]

“What did it mean - defence alert?"

"oh the usual rubbish, I suppose - floor, trips, electronic sensors, jets of nerve gas - nothing to worry about."

"Oh good. I was afraid it might mean something serious."

Peri Brown and the Sixth Doctor, The Two Doctors


Senior Editor: John Freeman
Design Gary Gilbert
So long and thanks for all the fish: Dan Abnett
Promotion: Jane Sumner
Production: Mark Irvine
Advertising: Jane Smale
Adviser: John Nathan-Turner
Excelsior: Stan Lee
Managing Director: Vincent Conran

Additional details[]

  • This issue was priced £1.95 (UK) and featured on the cover a photograph of Jon Pertwee at BBC Lime Grove for The Era Tapes.
  • Additional Input (from (DWM 176)
  • The new science fiction sound effects CD mentioned is a re-issue of Sci-Fi Sound Effects No 26, originally on sale in the early Eighties.
  • Fiona Cumming Interview: Snakedance filming was not scheduled for November/December 1982. This actually took place around March 31st 1982.
  • The You on Who (letters page) reverts to Pick of the Penguin this issue, Nix cartoon also reverts to its former title Nick's View and an offshoot of Matrix Data Bank opens up continuity queries for readers to submit 'logical' responses too.
  • On the copyright page of the magazine (usually page 3), is a box of very small text. The end of this text reads “Exterminator guns courtesy of ACME (Skaro division)”