April 1: Doctor Who

1972: “Reverse the polarity”

This day in 1972, Jon Pertwee uttered the line “reverse the polarity of the neutron flow”, in part six of “The Sea Devils”.  The phrase became associated with the Third Doctor, so he used it again in “The Five Doctors” some 11 years later, although between seasons 7 and 11 Pertwee did use a shortened version of the phrase, “reverse the polarity”, several times. [tardis.wikia.com]

30 years ago this month…

DWM_135The 135th issue of Doctor Who Magazine had a cover date of April 1988. This issue was the first issue to feature an altered design of Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor era Doctor Who logo. With an oval (usually blue) shape behind it. This logo remained in use until issue 169 in 1991.

Other April issues:

Click on a cover for more information…

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1981: Doctor Who – A Marvel Monthly #51

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1982: Doctor Who Monthly #63

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1983: Doctor Who Monthly #75

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1984: The Official Doctor Who Magazine #87

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1985: The Doctor Who Magazine #99

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1986: Doctor Who Magazine #111

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1987: Doctor Who Magazine #123

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1989: Doctor Who Magazine #147

 

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