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TSV 43

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TSV 43 went online a couple of days ago. The paper version was published in early 1995, which means that one of the participants in Four Writers, One Discussion had yet to write anything Doctor Who related. Paul Cornell, Andy Lane and David Bishop were known at the time for their Doctor Who novels (and have done further work since), but Steven Moffat hadn't yet penned The Curse of Fatal Death, let alone the two stories he's done for the new series.

There's also The Engima Magnet, a comic strip featuring the fifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Kamelion, which started off a regular run of comic strips - unfortunately they're not as common in TSV these days. And one of my favourite pieces of Cyberman art to appear in TSV. And a rare piece of Mel artwork! And this cartoon by Jon Preddle!

I had two pieces of art in this issue: pictures of the first Doctor and the Destroyer from Battlefield. I sent in the latter piece after Paul requested artwork for the Andrew Cartmel interview in TSV 40, but it was held over until this issue, probably because it was similar to Tim Hill's depiction of the Destroyer.

In TSV 44: the other half of Tardis Tales: Yet Another Alien Invasion Story, a look at the aborted anniversary special The Dark Dimension, and there's an article by me about the Master which I should probably update...

Further reading: Paul Scoones on TSV 43, Jamas Enright on TSV 43, David Bishop on Four Writers, One Discussion.
Previously: TSV 42

Posted February 8, 2007 6:21 PM


You could be right about the reason for that Destroyer artwork of yours being held over. It's hard to recall much about the background to those issues now.

I do know that I ended up with a 'surplus' of McCoy era artwork as a result of the Cartmel interview which took me a long while to get through. There was also a fair amount of Season Seven themed art scattered through various issues around this time, which had been sent in for an anticipated interview with Caroline John (Liz Shaw) which failed to materialise.

And feel free to make any changes to that Master article of yours, if you like! :)


Posted by: Paul Scoones | February 9, 2007 12:52 PM

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