Doctor Who Magazine (in-universe)

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Doctor Who Weekly, (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor 1) later named Doctor Who Magazine and also abbreviated to DWM, was a "tawdry periodical" that celebrated the Doctor Who series, (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor 500) or, as the Master claimed, about himself. (PROSE: A letter from the Master)

The magazine was published by Marvel Comics. (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor 1) The publication also had a comic strip by 2013. (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor 464)


The Fourth Doctor once wrote and dispatched two letters at a post office on Ganymede on 42 Paztenmber, relative to 1845 "Earth-time", as the Doctor wanted to ensure his letters arrived in time to be printed in the first issue of Doctor Who Weekly. In the first letter, the Doctor talked about several features in the magazine and recommended the 879th issue, and in the second letter, the Doctor explained how to use the rub-down action transfers included in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th issues on two colour panoramas illustrated by Dave Gibbons. (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor 1)

The editorial team was disintegrated by the Master after they asked him to write an introduction to the magazine. (PROSE: A letter from the Master)

In 2013, Peter Capaldi (who had been recently cast as the Twelfth Doctor) wrote a letter to DWM, and he wrote about how good DWM had been to him thoughout his life. (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor 464)

DWM intercepted and published an email sent on 8 November 2014 by UNIT scientific advisor Malcolm Taylor on the subject of the discovery of the Masterplan Journal, seemingly discarded by Missy shortly after her apparent death at the hand of the cyber-converted Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, and which was therefore evidence of her survival. (PROSE: The Secret Diary of the Master)

The Doctor Who Magazine logo on Osgood's desktop. (WC: The Zygon Isolation)

On 29 April, 2016, Peter Capaldi was requested to write a letter for the 500th, as well as either the 1,000th or 100,000th issue, but the actor couldn't remember which.

In his letter, he wrote about how he was proud about the magazine and how it inspired fans to "write their own stories, draw their own pictures, and make their own music and films". (PROSE: A Letter from the Doctor 500)

In the 21st century, Louise Jameson once had a couple of issues of DWM on her table in her garden. (WC: Home Assistant)

On 10 May 2020, a desktop icon for "DWM" was seen on Petronella Osgood's laptop. (WC: The Zygon Isolation)

Other realities[[edit]]

There also existed a Doctor Who Magazine in a universe where the Doctor was entirely fictional. (PROSE: The Thief of Sherwood) Doctor Who Weekly also existed in a meta-fiction universe where the adventures of the Doctor were also fictional, the Eighth Doctor discovered the nature of this universe when he found the first issue of Doctor Who Weekly on 12 October 1979. (COMIC: TV Action!)

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In a parallel universe, the cover of issue 165 of Doctor Who Magazine featured the announcement that Richard Griffiths had been cast as the Eighth Doctor, an interview with Nicola Bryant, a preview of Alixion, and a competition to win a video of The Curse of Fenric. (PROSE: What If?)