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The 65th issue of Doctor Who Magazine had a cover date of June 1982. It was the second Doctor Who Magazine of only 3 magazines not to feature Peter Davison prominently on the cover. This issue and the following issue are also the only 2 magazines to feature enemies on the cover in 1982.



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Editor: Alan McKenzie
Contributing Editor: Jeremy Bentham
Design: Roger Birchall
Editorial Assistance: Gilly Joseph
Production: Tim Hampson and Alison Gill
Distribution: Comag
Financial Controller: Robert W. Sutherland
Advertising: Claire Brooke
Publisher: Stan Lee
Advisor: John Nathan-Turner

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  • The year is not displayed on the front cover.
  • The main cover image shows a Terileptil from TV: The Visitation
  • An article in DWM 502 revealed that John Nathan-Turner was extremely upset with the cover due to the join on the waist of the Terileptil's costume being visible, but there was not enough time to reprint the cover.
  • Further details of JNT's disapproval of the cover are revealed in Richard Molesworth's book The John Nathan-Turner Production Diary 1979-1990. Marvel had previously contacted the Doctor Who production office asking for JNT to approve the cover (at a point when it was still possible to change it) using the phrasing "as soon as possible". When JNT finally got around to looking at the cover and rejecting it, it was explained to him that the costs of reprinting would have such an impact on the budget that the repercussions would include having to make at least two Marvel staff members redundant. JNT grudgingly agreed to let the cover run, but pointed out that the phrase "as soon as possible" had been inappropriate as it had not fully communicated the urgency with which the approval decision had needed to be made.