The 174th issue of Doctor Who Magazine was released on 16 May 1991 and was removed from British newsstands on 12 June 1991. Unusually for the magazine, it was an issue themed around a single topic. Although this gimmick was used with special issues, it hasn't often been done with DWM "proper". This time out, the theme was the TARDIS, which was covered in great detail in almost every article.

DWM #174 is also one of the few issues of the magazine published after the 1980s to be collectible by non-Doctor Who fans. Multi-Eagle Award-winning writer, Warren Ellis' lone contribution to the DWU appears in this issue's short story, Under Reykjavik — which makes the issue noteworthy to general comics collectors and fans of modern British authors.

Contents[edit | edit source]

Articles[edit | edit source]

  • 'Journies' A 20 page comprehensive guide to all the TARDIS' on screen travels including console designs
  • 'TARDIS Design' David Richardson talks to Barry Newbery amd charts the TARDIS' interior designs.
  • 'The TARDIS in Fiction' - In addition to its many television appearances, the TARDIS remains a staple ingredient of Doctor Who on the printed page as Gary Russell discovers...
  • Controversy Corner Richard Landen attempts to define the TARDIS' 'Time Rota'.

Comic content[edit | edit source]

Fiction[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Page Pin-ups[edit | edit source]

  • None this issue but a free poster is included.

Also featuring[edit | edit source]

Random quote[edit | edit source]

“Renewed? Have I? That's it, I've been renewed! It's part of the TARDIS - without it I couldn't survive!"

The Second Doctor, The Power of the Daleks

Credits[edit | edit source]

Senior Editor: John Freeman
Design Gary Gilbert
Copy Editor: Sophie Health
Promotion: Jane Sumner
Production: Mark Irvine
Advertising: Jane Smale
Adviser: John Nathan-Turner
Excelsior: Stan Lee
Managing Director: Vincent Conran

Additional details[edit | edit source]

  • This special TARDIS Themed issue saw a price increase to £2.25 (UK) but featured 52 pages and a free foldout poster from artist Alister Pearson of the Fifth Doctor with Sea Devils and Silurians.
  • This issue saw the first of three tokens and question for a merchandise competition with over £1,000 worth of Doctor Who and TV science fiction prizes.
  • On the copyright page of the magazine (usually page 3), is a box of very small text, the end of this text reads “Conceptual Geometer courtesy of Nimon Engineering. (A lie, sorry).”
  • Alister Pearson also provided this issues cover artwork.
  • Additional Details (from DWM 176)
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