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Here's TSV 50!

Filed in: Doctor Who, TSV Online.

We've come a long way since TSV 1 went online in September 2002. Now, five years later to the month, TSV 50 is online!

TSV 50 is dominated by Tom Baker, starting with this sterling cover artwork, as he'd recently come to New Zealand to make some commercials for NZ Superannuation, and also made a public appearance. Unfortunately I didn't make it to his Mission bay appearance, but TSV contained transcripts of his ramblings and of a TVNZ interview.

On the non-Tom front, there's also The Wilderness Years, detailing the absense of new Doctor Who between Survival (in 1989) and the TV movie (in 1996), and The Darkest Path, an article by David Ronayne responding to last issue's Time's Chump.

This issue saw the last appearances of Tardis Tales and Oswald the Cat. Tardis Tales, as previously noted is making a welcome return to the fanzine. Making his first appearance this issue is the Karkus, a character from the 1968 story The Mind Robber, co-opted here as the hero of the first Erato strip.

I also feel that I should mention the artwork, since any issue that has a picture of Mel dressed as a dominatrix *cough* I mean, dressed as a Dominator, gets a thumbs up in my book. Precisely why she's dressed like one of the villains from The Dominators will become clear in a few issues time...

See also: write-ups by Paul and Jamas.
Previously: TSV 49

Posted September 13, 2007 7:39 PM

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