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The 85th issue of Doctor Who Magazine had a cover date of February 1984. It saw an extensive redesign and now sported the title "The Official Doctor Who Magazine".



  • Doctor Who at the (NFT) National Film Theatre by Stephen James Walker
  • Photo-feature: The Undersea World of Doctor Who

Comic content[]

  • Doctor Who: Skywatch-7 - Parts One and Two reprinted


  • none this issue


DWM Archives (Retelling by episode, with no credits)

Interviews / Profiles[]



Colour Centre-spread Pin-up[]

Also featuring[]


Editor: Alan McKenzie
Assistant Editor: Roger P. Birchall
Design: Rahid Khan
Production: Tim Hampson and Alison Gill
Production Assistant: Jeanette M. Sweetland
Financial Controller: Robert W. Sutherland
Advertising: Sally Benson
Publisher: Stan Lee
Advisor: John Nathan-Turner

Additional details[]

  • Now "the Official Doctor Who Magazine".
  • FREE GIANT POSTER with this issue features the Master (as shown on the cover) by Doctor Who Artist Andrew Skilleter
  • The page count drops to forty, but includes more colour pages (once again the centre four pages).
  • The letters pages are given over to readers' comments on the recently screened 'The Five Doctors'.
  • The Photo-feature features several photos of Sea Devils and Fish People (from TV: The Sea Devils and TV: The Underwater Menace respectively).
  • There is no regular Doctor Who comic strip this issue, and no explanation is given inside. Instead, the two-part Skywatch-7 (from DWM 58 and the DWMS Winter 1981) is reprinted in full.
  • No year was shown on this cover of this issue, which was priced at 60p (UK).
  • The cover shows the Fifth Doctor and Tegan from TV: Warriors of the Deep.