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* OfficialFanSubmittedContent: The 1995 story "Land of the Blind" used the winning entry in a ''DWM'' monster-design competition for its villains, the Vortexians. The three runner up designs all made single-panel cameos in crowd scenes.

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* OfficialFanSubmittedContent: The 1995 story "Land of the Blind" used the winning entry in a ''DWM'' monster-design competition for its villains, the Vortexians. The three runner up runner-up designs all made single-panel cameos in crowd scenes.



* ImageSource: TonightSomeoneDies (cover of DWM 433)

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* ImageSource: TonightSomeoneDies (cover of DWM issue 433)


*** They note in the commentary for Ninth Doctor compilation ''The Cruel Sea'' that they would've been de-canonised by "The Night of the Doctor" and the whole War Doctor thing.

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*** They note in the commentary for the Ninth Doctor compilation ''The Cruel Sea'' that had they went with it, said regeneration would've been de-canonised by "The Night the existence of the Doctor" and the whole War Doctor thing.Doctor.

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* ImageSource: TonightSomeoneDies (cover of DWM 433)


* CreatorBacklash: Dan [=McDaid=] wasn’t happy with his treatment of Max Edison in “The Stockbridge Child”, giving him a DarkAndTroubledPast and then leaving him ambiguously dead.



** In the creators' notes in the ''Land of the Blind'' TPB, Creator/NicholasBriggs apologises for the misogynistic treatment of Polly in his Second Doctor story "Food for Thought", which as its nadir even refers to her ''in the narrative caption'' as the Doctor's "fashion accessory".

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** In the creators' notes in the ''Land of the Blind'' TPB, Creator/NicholasBriggs apologises for the misogynistic treatment of Polly in his Second First Doctor story "Food for Thought", which as its nadir even refers to her ''in the narrative caption'' as the Doctor's "fashion accessory".


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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: Subverted with the Wotcha writer, in that it was the role being ended that resulted in the misdemeanor: the Wotcha column was abruptly CutShort due to ExecutiveMeddling, and in response the Wotcha writer hid an obscene message in the last column. (To wit, the final column was an acrostic which spelt out "PANINI AND BBC WORLDWIDE ARE C***S", with multiple references on the same page to secret messages and things being "hidden in plain sight".)



*** Mike Collins as artist on "Evening's Empire", which fell through because Mike got a monthly series with DC, ''Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt'', and had to start writing immediately.

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*** Mike Collins as artist on "Evening's Empire", which fell through because Mike got a monthly series with DC, Creator/DCComics, ''Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt'', and had to start writing immediately.



** The Seventh Doctor storyline ''Ground Zero'' was initially intended to be a continuity revamp to reestablish Seven and Ace as the current TARDIS team (after a long while of the comics jumping between Doctors), returning to ''Doctor Who Magazine's'' own continuity and continuing with this team. However, after getting the script for the TV Movie, the creative team had to significantly rework the script to serve as a finale for the Seventh Doctor instead, including giving an explanation for Ace's absence. Early ideas included Ace being injured and put into a healing stasis, but was rejected on the grounds that the new Doctor would be seen as "a callous clod" if he wasn't spending time trying to help her, amd that he deserved more than being "trapped in the history of the Seventh." It was soon decided that the most fitting exit for the character was a HeroicSacrifice.

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** The Seventh Doctor storyline ''Ground Zero'' was initially intended to be a continuity revamp to reestablish Seven and Ace as the current TARDIS team (after a long while of the comics jumping between Doctors), returning to ''Doctor Who Magazine's'' Magazine''[='=]s own continuity and continuing with this team. However, after getting the script for the TV Movie, the creative team had to significantly rework the script to serve as a finale for the Seventh Doctor instead, including giving an explanation for Ace's absence. Early ideas included Ace being injured and put into a healing stasis, but was rejected on the grounds that the new Doctor would be seen as "a callous clod" if he wasn't spending time trying to help her, amd and that he deserved more than being "trapped in the history of the Seventh." It was soon decided that the most fitting exit for the character was a HeroicSacrifice.HeroicSacrifice.
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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: Subverted with the Wotcha writer, in that it was the role being ended that resulted in the misdemeanor: the Wotcha column was abruptly CutShort due to ExecutiveMeddling, and in response the Wotcha writer hid an obscene message in the last column. (To wit, the final column was an acrostic which spelt out "PANINI AND BBC WORLDWIDE ARE C***S", with multiple references on the same page to secret messages and things being "hidden in plain sight".)
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* AscendedFanon: Creator/PaulCornell's Seventh Doctor story "The Chameleon Factor" is chiefly devoted to ascending the fanon that the First Doctor's ring had enigmatic powers and was some kind of psychic or technological link to the TARDIS.


* MilestoneCelebration: The strip began marking the show's anniversaries during the long 1989-2005 hiatus; a multi-Doctor story "Time & Time Again" marked the 30th, another multi-Doctor story "Happy Deathday" the 35th, "The Land of Happy Endings" the 40th (an homage to the ''TV Comics'' strips), and both "Hunters of the Burning Stone" and "John Smith and the Common Men" the 50th ("Hunters" being an arc climax which teams the Eleventh Doctor up with Ian and Barabara, and "John Smith" a one-shot). They marked their 250th issue with "A Life of Matter and Death", and their 20th anniversary with the RealWorldEpisode "TV Action!". The 500th issue featured "The Stockbridge Showdown", which returned to the Stockbridge setting, featured many of the comic's past regular and recurring characters, included new art by many previous artists, and wrapped up a plotline that had been abandoned in the mid-1980s due to a change of writer. That issue also contained a supplement showcasing every magazine cover, the covers for issues 1 and 500 being {{bookends}}, the latter being a homage to the former.

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* MilestoneCelebration: The strip began marking the show's anniversaries during the long 1989-2005 hiatus; a multi-Doctor story "Time & Time Again" marked the 30th, another multi-Doctor story "Happy Deathday" the 35th, "The Land of Happy Endings" the 40th (an (a homage to the ''TV Comics'' strips), and both "Hunters of the Burning Stone" and "John Smith and the Common Men" the 50th ("Hunters" being an arc climax which teams the Eleventh Doctor up with Ian and Barabara, and "John Smith" a one-shot). They marked their 250th issue with "A Life of Matter and Death", and their 20th anniversary with the RealWorldEpisode "TV Action!". The 500th issue featured "The Stockbridge Showdown", which returned to the Stockbridge setting, featured many of the comic's past regular and recurring characters, included new art by many previous artists, and wrapped up a plotline that had been abandoned in the mid-1980s due to a change of writer. That issue also contained a supplement showcasing every magazine cover, the covers for issues 1 and 500 being {{bookends}}, the latter being a homage to the former.


* MilestoneCelebration: The strip began marking the show's anniversaries during the long 1989-2005 hiatus; "Time & Time Again" marked the 30th, "Happy Deathday" the 35th, "The Land of Happy Endings" the 40th, and both "Hunters of the Burning Stone" and "John Smith and the Common Men" the 50th ("Hunters" being an arc climax and "John Smith" a one-shot). They marked their 250th issue with "A Life of Matter and Death", and their 20th anniversary with "TV Action!". The 500th issue featured "The Stockbridge Showdown", which returned to the Stockbridge setting, featured many of the comic's past regular and recurring characters, included new art by many previous artists, and wrapped up a plotline that had been abandoned in the mid-1980s due to a change of writer. That issue also contained a supplement showcasing every magazine cover, the covers for issues 1 and 500 being {{bookends}}, the latter being a homage to the former.

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* MilestoneCelebration: The strip began marking the show's anniversaries during the long 1989-2005 hiatus; a multi-Doctor story "Time & Time Again" marked the 30th, another multi-Doctor story "Happy Deathday" the 35th, "The Land of Happy Endings" the 40th, 40th (an homage to the ''TV Comics'' strips), and both "Hunters of the Burning Stone" and "John Smith and the Common Men" the 50th ("Hunters" being an arc climax which teams the Eleventh Doctor up with Ian and Barabara, and "John Smith" a one-shot). They marked their 250th issue with "A Life of Matter and Death", and their 20th anniversary with the RealWorldEpisode "TV Action!". The 500th issue featured "The Stockbridge Showdown", which returned to the Stockbridge setting, featured many of the comic's past regular and recurring characters, included new art by many previous artists, and wrapped up a plotline that had been abandoned in the mid-1980s due to a change of writer. That issue also contained a supplement showcasing every magazine cover, the covers for issues 1 and 500 being {{bookends}}, the latter being a homage to the former.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: One potential comic would have been a multi-Doctor story, with Tenth meeting Eighth and Destrii.

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One potential comic would have been a multi-Doctor story, with Tenth meeting Eighth and Destrii.



*** A miniseries teaming up the Seventh Doctor and ComicBook/DoctorStrange by Andrew Cartmel, not commissioned due to lack of enthusiasm for ''Doctor Who'', which Marvel US saw as a cancelled series.

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*** A miniseries teaming up the Seventh Doctor and ComicBook/DoctorStrange by Andrew Cartmel, not commissioned due to Marvel US Editor-in-Chief Creator/TomDeFalco perceiving a lack of enthusiasm for ''Doctor Who'', which Marvel US saw as a cancelled series.Who'' following its cancellation in 1989.


** The Seventh Doctor storyline ''Ground Zero'' was initially intended to be a continuity revamp to reestablish Seven and Ace as the current TARDIS team (after a long while of the comics jumping between Doctors), returning to ''Doctor Who Magazine's'' own continuity and continuing with this team. However, after getting the script for the TV Movie, the creative team had to significantly rework the script to serve as a finale for the Seventh Doctor instead, including giving an explanation for Ace's absence. Early ideas included Ace being injured and put into a healing stasis, but was rejected on the grounds that the new Doctor would be seen as "a callous clod" if he wasn't spending time trying to help her, amd that he deserved more than being "trapped in the history of the Seventh." It was soon decided that the most fitting exit for the character was a Heroic Sacrifice.

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** The Seventh Doctor storyline ''Ground Zero'' was initially intended to be a continuity revamp to reestablish Seven and Ace as the current TARDIS team (after a long while of the comics jumping between Doctors), returning to ''Doctor Who Magazine's'' own continuity and continuing with this team. However, after getting the script for the TV Movie, the creative team had to significantly rework the script to serve as a finale for the Seventh Doctor instead, including giving an explanation for Ace's absence. Early ideas included Ace being injured and put into a healing stasis, but was rejected on the grounds that the new Doctor would be seen as "a callous clod" if he wasn't spending time trying to help her, amd that he deserved more than being "trapped in the history of the Seventh." It was soon decided that the most fitting exit for the character was a Heroic Sacrifice.HeroicSacrifice.


** The commentary for the Twelfth Doctor compilation ''The Eye of Torment'' includes writer Jacqueline Rayner describing the twisty path "Blood and Ice" took in development. About the ''only'' major element that didn't change was the core idea of Clara encountering one of her splinters (at the time, whether Clara would leave for good in "[[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas Last Christmas]]" was up in the air, so this could serve as her comic sendoff if she did). Initially it was to be an Ancient Rome-set story with villains who can turn three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional ones. Both setting and villains were rejected, the latter for being too similar to the Boneless in the soon-to-air "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline Flatline]]". From there, she came up with a story set at an underwater university ("The Poseidon Project") -- this was rejected because Series 9 would have an undersea-base-under-siege story with "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E3UnderTheLake Under the Lake]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E4BeforeTheFlood Before the Flood]]"! She moved the university to the Arctic -- where "Last Christmas" was partially set! When it was moved to the ''Antarctic'', things fell into place.

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** The commentary for the Twelfth Doctor compilation ''The Eye of Torment'' includes writer Jacqueline Rayner describing the twisty path "Blood and Ice" took in development. About the ''only'' major element that didn't change was the core idea of Clara encountering one of her splinters (at the time, whether Clara would leave for good in "[[Recap/DoctorWho2014CSLastChristmas Last Christmas]]" was up in the air, so this could serve as her comic sendoff if she did). Initially it was to be an Ancient Rome-set story with villains who can turn three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional ones. Both setting and villains were rejected, the latter for being too similar to the Boneless in the soon-to-air "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline Flatline]]". From there, she came up with a story set at an underwater university ("The Poseidon Project") -- this was rejected because Series 9 would have an undersea-base-under-siege story with "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E3UnderTheLake Under the Lake]]"/"[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E4BeforeTheFlood Before the Flood]]"! She moved the university to the Arctic -- where "Last Christmas" was partially set! When it was moved to the ''Antarctic'', things fell into place.place.
** The Seventh Doctor storyline ''Ground Zero'' was initially intended to be a continuity revamp to reestablish Seven and Ace as the current TARDIS team (after a long while of the comics jumping between Doctors), returning to ''Doctor Who Magazine's'' own continuity and continuing with this team. However, after getting the script for the TV Movie, the creative team had to significantly rework the script to serve as a finale for the Seventh Doctor instead, including giving an explanation for Ace's absence. Early ideas included Ace being injured and put into a healing stasis, but was rejected on the grounds that the new Doctor would be seen as "a callous clod" if he wasn't spending time trying to help her, amd that he deserved more than being "trapped in the history of the Seventh." It was soon decided that the most fitting exit for the character was a Heroic Sacrifice.


* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: Subverted with the Wotcha writer, in that it was the role being ended that resulted in the misdemeanor: the Wotcha column was abruptly CutShort due to ExecutiveMeddling, and in response the Wotcha writer hid an obscene message in the last column. (To wit, the final column was an acrostic which spelt out "PANINI AND BBC WORLDWIDE ARE C***S".)

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* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: Subverted with the Wotcha writer, in that it was the role being ended that resulted in the misdemeanor: the Wotcha column was abruptly CutShort due to ExecutiveMeddling, and in response the Wotcha writer hid an obscene message in the last column. (To wit, the final column was an acrostic which spelt out "PANINI AND BBC WORLDWIDE ARE C***S".C***S", with multiple references on the same page to secret messages and things being "hidden in plain sight".)


** Averted with outgoing editor Tom Spilsbury, who despite leaving around the same time as the Wotcha writer, left entirely of his own accord.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: According to Scott Gray, BBC executives demanded that the titular villain of "The Phantom Piper" (a HumanoidAbomination AnthropomorphicPersonification of war) not be given his initial intended name of "the Unknown Soldier", as this was considered too potentially offensive given the associations of the name with mourning and honour of war dead. Gray went for an [[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E6TheMoonbase obscure continuity reference]] instead.


* OldShame: In the creators' notes in the ''Land of the Blind'' TPB, Creator/NicholasBriggs apologises for the misogynistic treatment of Polly in his Second Doctor story "Food for Thought", which as its nadir even refers to her ''in the narrative caption'' as the Doctor's "fashion accessory".

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** In the creators' notes for the ''Evening's Empire'' TPB, Andrew Cartmel apologises for the [[TheQuincyPunk stereotypical]] depiction of [[HollywoodSatanism Hollywood Satanist]] goths in his story "Ravens".
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In the creators' notes in the ''Land of the Blind'' TPB, Creator/NicholasBriggs apologises for the misogynistic treatment of Polly in his Second Doctor story "Food for Thought", which as its nadir even refers to her ''in the narrative caption'' as the Doctor's "fashion accessory".

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