Twilight of the Silurians was a comic story printed in Doctor Who Weekly. It was written by Steve Moore.


At a Silurian zoological research station, Velk is unimpressed by Nagara and Guruz's display of the captive apes and of his attempts to force pre-human apes to learn and display intelligence. He is more concerned with a call to all Silurians to take to the shelters to avoid the predicted collision with of Earth and its planetary neighbour.

Kin, leader of the apes, strangles Guruz in response to another beating. Nagura returns to set the Apes free. Believing the Apes to be thanking him for the discipline he offered them, he accepts a woven headband like Kin's. Only when the headband is in place does he realises his third eye is blocked by a stone at the front and he is powerless. The apes exact their revenge for their brutal captivity.




  • This back up strip was, as usual, introduced by the Fourth Doctor.
  • An editor's note dedicated the story to the late Malcolm Hulke, who passed away less than two years before the story's release.

Original print details[]

Publication with page count and closing captions
  1. DWM 21 (4)
  2. DWM 22 (4) End


  • Coloured and reprinted by Marvel in DW84 18.


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