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The Daft Dimension

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The Daft Dimension
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Doctor: Twelfth Doctor
Companion(s): Clara Oswald
Main setting: 2015
Key crew
Artist: Lew Stringer
Release details
Printed in: Doctor Who Magazine DWM 477 - present
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The Daft Dimension was a continuous series of three-panel comics printed in Doctor Who Magazine.

Summary Edit

DWM 477 Edit

Clara says that she understands the Doctor's views of becoming rejuvenated — avoid unneeded add-ons and just be "100% rebel Time Lord" — but asks if his new console (a box with a huge switch with two possible positions — "future" and "past") is a bit too minimalistic.

DWM 478 Edit

The Doctor exclaims that he has faced many monsters across all of time and space, and that he will not allow himself to be defeated this way. Clara points out that if he throws out his back trying to pick up his gigantic diary that she has been telling him to go digital.

DWM 479 Edit

Inside the TARDIS, Clara asks if they can go to meet more legendary fictional characters. The Twelfth Doctor, disgruntled, tells Clara that fictional characters are not real, especially the one that she was requesting... just as a pair of orange, cartoonish arms wringle up behind him.

DWM 480 Edit

At the end of Kill the Moon, Clara asks the Doctor how the creature born from the Moon could have made an egg larger than itself. The Doctor explains that the new Moon is actually much smaller than the original and just has a surprisingly closer orbit. As he says this, he catches the ball-sized Moon in the air.

DWM 481 Edit

Rusty the Dalek tells the Doctor that he has looked into his soul, and sees who he is: a good Dalek. The Doctor says that he knows Rusty has potential... potential to be the world's greatest Christmas tree. The Doctor and Clara continue dressing him in tree decorations, as he states, "Bah, humbug."

DWM 482 Edit

Clara asks the Doctor why he has a blackboard in the TARDIS. The Doctor explains that it is the perfect weapon against his enemies. He scratches the board, making a loud noise which brings all of his enemies to surrender — from Zarbi to Daleks to Cybermen to Silence.

DWM 483 Edit

The Zarbi have become aware of an image problem which they fold — those on Earth think of them as nothing but over-grown ants. To rectify this, the head Zarbi suggests that they follow in the trail of the Cybermen and Daleks and invade the Earth! The other Zarbi agree, and begin scheming of plans to do on the planet — from attacking picnics to stealing sugar to hiding in walls...

DWM 484 Edit

Doctor Who fans watching "Deep Breath" wonder what the Doctor's glare at the camera means; if it is him confirming that he pushed him, if it is him saying that he jumped, or if it is further foreshadowing. In reality, the Doctor thinks, "Did I cancel the milk when I left Gallifrey?"

DWM 485 Edit

The Doctor notes that on Earth it has been ten years since he met Rose Tyler after the end of the Last Great Time War. Clara, having been into his time stream, already knew about this and has prepared materials to make a cake (including ten candles). After the Doctor points out that in real time it has been closer to 1,000 years, Clara angrily says that she'll make a soufflé.

DWM 486 Edit

Davros declares that the Doctor has done something which out-steps the offenses of the Time War. He declares that he will defeat the Doctor this time. The Doctor reminds him that he has defeated Davros and the Daleks before, and will continue to do so. Davros says that he will win the conflict, no matter how long the battle takes. In the TARDIS, the Doctor is angrily typing away on the TARDIS' computer. He explains to Clara that he and Davros are in a flame-war, and that he is trying to wind him up.

DWM 487 Edit

The Doctor and Clara land in Blackpool in 1894, the year of its founding. There they meet with Vastra and Jenny Flint, with Strax out of sight. Clara asks where Strax is, and Vastra says that he said he was going to use his talents to help the community. The group find him selling ice cream, with "fresh milk," with those who have taken the cones finding the taste off.

DWM 488 Edit

The Doctor and Clara watch an intergalactic tennis match. Clara considers the game a huge disappointment: one player, a Weeping Angel, can only play when no-one in the audience is looking at it, and when someone does look at that Angel, one forgets who its opponent (a Silent) is.

DWM 489 Edit

Clara asks the Doctor if she thinks that he'll ever encounter a parallel universe again — the Doctor says that he hopes not, as they can often be dark, unspeakable twisted images of reality. In an alternate reality, Strax, the Doctor, Vastra, Jenny, and K9 have taken the form of Mystery Incorporated from Scooby Doo, discovering that the crook was Scaroth all along. K9 exclaims, "Scooby Dooby Whooo!"

DWM 490 Edit

Some Doctor Who fans are sat in the pub, saying that Whovians have a more sophisticated demeanor than football fans. After the football ends, the Series 9 trailer comes on the TV, and suddenly, the Whovians start acting just like the football fans, yelling about seeing Daleks, Missy, Skaro, "that girl" and the Doctor's new trousers.

DWM 491 Edit

A grey Dalek tells a group of yellow Daleks that they will soon be ready to carry out a new plan to conquer Earth. When one of the yellow Daleks asks for the plan's designation, the grey Dalek asks for an explanation, prompting the others to submit various suggestions - all of which are quickly rejected - as they cannot proceed without a project title.

DWM 492 Edit

During The Magician's Apprentice, the Doctor encounters a dying Davros, who explains that he sent for the Doctor for a reason. He gives the Doctor a final request: to play the spoons, as he used to do. The Doctor suggests that he instead play the guitar standing on a tank, but Davros insists that it has to be the spoons.

DWM 493 Edit

Lofty's child (in The Girl Who Died) speaks baby, specifically saying "fire in the water" in reference to the nearby electric eels. The Doctor exclaims that this is their key to defeating the Mire: plugging in the Doctor's electric guitar, they can challenge the aliens to a battle of the bands. Clara, however, encourages him to devise a plan 'b'.

DWM 494 Edit

The Doctor, Clara, River Song, both Osgoods and the Paternoster Gang are celebrating Christmas, and the Doctor's friends have all given him presents. Much to the Doctor's disappointment, however, the gifts turn out all to be question-mark underpants. Seeing the Doctor's annoyance, Jenny reminds Vastra that she suggested buying socks instead.

DWM 495 Edit

Two Zygons tell their leader that their infiltration of Earth was successful. Morphing into the forms of human children, the two Zygons managed to bypass security and cause chaos in an event witnessed by millions. However, watching a video of this event, the leader questions whether merely standing behind a news reporter, waving and shouting "hello mum" counts as an invasion.

DWM 496 Edit

During the events of The Husbands of River Song, the Doctor and River admire the Singing Towers of Darillium. The Doctor explains that the origin of the music is unknown, but it is likely related to the precise distance between the two towers. In reality, however, the cause of the music is shown to be the Second Doctor playing his recorder.

DWM 497 Edit

This installment focuses on what would happen if the Twelfth Doctor chose an instrument other than the guitar. First off, he is shown playing a xylophone on a tank (resembling a scene in The Magician's Apprentice), merely making sounds of "plinkity plonk plink plonk". Next, he struggles to lift a harp out of the TARDIS. Finally, in the cafe with Clara (as seen in Hell Bent), the Doctor is playing his "Clara" song on a harmonica, an accordion and a large drum with cymbals. Clara asks for the song's title, but she cannot hear the Doctor's response over the loud music.

DWM 498 Edit

On a Dalek spaceship, a black Dalek announces a new strategy for the Doctor's extermination. As their past methods have been rather blatant, the Dalek suggests adapting the Zygon invasion style of stealth through infiltration. The Dalek's demonstration, however, is merely another Dalek in human clothes and a wig.

DWM 499 Edit

During The Night of the Doctor, the Eighth Doctor salutes his companions before drinking the Elixir of Life to regenerate. Strangely, his body is not altered, and the Doctor notes that the drink "tastes like chicken". Ohila realises that the Elixir was mixed up with Sister Ethel's cup-a-soup; indeed, a Sisterhood of Karn member (presumably Ethel) begins to glow in the process of regeneration.

DWM 500 Edit

This installment, which is unusually a full page instead of three panels, tells the "secret history" of life before Doctor Who Magazine. It explains that Doctor Who fandom began on 23 November 1963, when Arnold Grimsbottom theorised that the policeman seen at the beginning of An Unearthly Child is in fact central to the show's plot. His brother disagreed with this idea, but Arnold nevertheless created the franchise's first fanzine, entitled "That Policeman in Episode One is the Main Character, I'm Sure of It!" However, the ink of his issue, printed using a Gestetner ink stencil printer, would take a while to dry.

A few weeks later, Mavis Tannersworth of Blackpool accidentally created the first Dalek cosplay outfit: specifically, she wore a skirt resembling a Dalek's bottom section and held a plunger and a whisk while cleaning her kitchen. Mavis talked of her new boyfriend Nate, claiming" "I'm so glad I went from my ex t'my Nate!" Meanwhile, the first Doctor Who comic appeared in Televisual Comic. However, it differed from the television series in several ways: the Doctor starred alongside his grandchildren, his best friend Sid, his neighbours Terry and June, and the TARDIS conducter Jack.

In 1965, the Cheapun Nastoy publishing company, inspired by the Dalek Annuals, launched a Menoptera Annual. However, the distributor's van broke down, and the books never reached the shops. In 1966, meanwhile, Doctor Who fans and Thunderbirds fans argued in a Brighton tea shop over who would have the last scone.

In 1971, the new comic Countdoon began publishing its first Doctor Who comic; however, some of the readership was disappointed that it did not focus on war, football and naughty schoolboys like other British comics. Later, Countdoon became TV Reaction and merged with Televisual Comic. At this point, times were hard; budget cuts and short amounts of working time resulted in inevitable reprints. Specifically, artists pasted drawings of the Fourth Doctor over Pink Panther strips, claiming that "the kids won't know the difference!"

Finally, in 1979, the ink on Arnold Grimsbottom's first fanzine issue is finally dry. He decides to announce the magazine as the first ongoing publication devoted to Doctor Who; however, a trip to the store reveals that Doctor Who Weekly has began. An angry Arnold claims, "It'll never last!"

DWM 501 Edit

A Silent preforms "The Galaxy's Greatest Mime Act," which appears to be well received: it is met with flowers and cheering. However, the next day's newspaper describes the performance as "forgettable."

DWM 502 Edit

The Fourth Doctor dismisses Sarah Jane Smith's concerns about visiting an unknown planet, claiming that having a smile and a bag full of jelly babies will assure any natives that they mean well. However, the planet's residents turn out to be giant jelly babies horrified at the Doctor eating their kind.

DWM 503 Edit

The Daleks discuss the reasons for their hatred of the Doctor. He had thwarted many Dalek plans, and has destroyed countless Daleks... but most of all, the Daleks are jealous of the Doctor's stylish trousers.

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