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Blue Skies Thinking (comic story)

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Blue Skies Thinking
DWA CS 176 Blue Skies Thinking
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy
Main enemy: Aranjia
Main setting: Thelka, 2495
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Magazines
Editor: Moray Laing
Writer: Eddie Robson
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Release details
Release number: 176
Printed in: DWA 176
Release date: 22 July 2010
Format: Comic - 1 parts (4 pages)
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Blue Skies Thinking was a Doctor Who Adventures comic strip.

Summary Edit

The Eleventh Doctor suspects something is wrong when the TARDIS lands on the supposedly unpopulated planet Thelka in the year 2495 to find it populated. No sooner do the Doctor and Amy Pond leave the TARDIS than they find the TARDIS being painted orange and their blue clothes (Amy's jacket and the Doctor's tie) removed, burnt and called illegal items.

Arrested for their crime of possession of blue things, the Doctor soon realises by the state of the rusty handcuffs that it is a long time since the rules were challenged. Producing a pen from his pocket he squirts blue ink over one of the inhabitants which had the surprising result of a blue entity bursting out from the body. As the Doctor and Amy escape in a "borrowed" buggy, he explains that the entity that came out of the chest was a cyanophobic (a creature that doesn't like blue) and has somehow possessed the leaders of the colony. As they head towards a blue mast, pursued by the colony, the Doctor hurriedly changes the settings of the transmitter thinning out the atmosphere causing it to absorb too much red and green spectrum light. With his sonic screwdriver, the Doctor redresses the balance and blue skies quickly reappear above the planet. Exposure to the colour blue sees the Aranjia (creatures from another galaxy who arrived through a wormhole), forced to leave their host bodies as their energies are weakened and they retreat. The advance party of Aranjia return through the wormhole, which the Doctor blocks by extending the spectrum so that they can't return. The colony is grateful and unusually the Doctor asks for their help — by repainting the TARDIS blue!

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Notes Edit

  • The DWA comic strip adventures were very much aimed at a younger audience and the artwork and colours were bold and bright, reflecting the tone of the magazine.
  • Self contained, one part stories were the norm.

Original print details Edit

Publication with page count and closing captions
  1. DWA 176 (4 pages) NEXT WEEK – Dragon danger in Japan!
  • No reprints to date.

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