Dimension 4

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Zine
Title: Dimension 4
Publisher: NADWAS (North American Doctor Who Appreciation Society) based in Catooosa, OK
Editor(s):
Date(s): 1982-1984
Series?: yes
Medium: print
Genre: gen
Fandom: Doctor Who
Language: English
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Contents

Dimension 4 is a gen Doctor Who anthology. It contains stories, profuse illustrations, cartoons, filks, and poems. It was the Official Fan Fiction Magazine for The North American Doctor Who Appreciation Society.

Issue 1

front cover of issue #1
back cover of issue #1, Ray Murtaugh

Dimension 4 1 was published in 1982 and contains 60 pages.

  • Doctor Who and the Baby by Christy Reynolds, illoed by Ann Shelby. (A battle of the will with Davos himself cannot prepare the Doctor for an afternoon with two-year old Robbie.)
  • Doctor Who and the Light of Sassendar (The tale of another one one of Gallifrey's failures. Doctor #2 goes on a Dragon-Quest with Jamie and Zoe in tow.)
  • Doctor Who on the Individual (article)
  • The Man from Gallifrey
  • Doctor Who on Capital Punishment (article)
  • Doctor Who and the Sejanus Variable by Melody Whitney, art by Val Verse. (A rogue planet mystifies the Doctor and Leela.)
  • A Sure Cure for Time-Travel Blue (A fantasy in which we discover how the Doc deals with the mystery of an abandoned and sinister starship in The Dutchman.)
  • Doctor Who and the Dutchman, a story
  • Doctor Who and the Dragonquest, a story by Steve Crow, illos by Luckenbill.
  • Brigadier (filk or poem)
  • A Sure Cure for the Time Travel Blues (filk or poem)
  • Doctor Who on Feminism (article)
  • Regeneration (poem or filk)
  • To a Princess (poem or filk)
  • Apology to a Companion (poem)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

Strictly a Doctor Who fanzine... The layout, artwork, and story quality is consistent and makes this zine very, very nice indeed. Through and through, this zine is above average in quality. The publication contains such stories as 'Doctor Who and the Baby.' This delightful short story tells what might occur if the doctor found himself babysitting. And he thought Daleks were hard to handle! Another story involves the Doctor and Sarah, 'The Lights of Sassendar.' On a supposed holiday, the time travelres arrive on a desolate world, where they come across another Gallifrian renagade and the vengeful one he serves. 'The Sejanes Varible' has the Doctor and Leela land on a planet which isn't supposed to be there. Leela almost immediately senses evil but what happens is far from what she expected. This story, along with many others, are illoed by Val Verse. Her art has much potential. 'A Sure Cure for the Time Travel Blues' is quite funny but of definately questionable taste (not as far as sex, as this is a G-rated zine). I really can't say more, but it does involve the Doctor, K-9, and game playing. All of the following have been stories about the Tom Baker Doctor, however there is a story which is with the first Doctor and a companion named Steven Taylor, a human astronaut, in a story called 'The Dutchman,' which is something of an updated version of the legend. 'Doctor Who and the Dragonquest,' a story which places the second incarnation of the Doctor along with Janice and Zak in medieval England in a royal court with a dragon problem. Besides all these stories, there are cartoons, filk songs, poems, and many other interesting pieces. In all, 60 pages of enjoyment is well worth the $4.75 (postage included). I was throughly impressed by this first publication and would recommend it highly to all Doctor Who fans and even to people who just want to read good fan lit. [1]

Issue 2

front cover of issue #2
back cover of issue #2

Dimension 4 2 was published in 1982 and contains 54 pages, reduced offset. Artists include buttery, Geerhart, Hawks, O'Neill, Murtaugh, St. Johns, Riddle, Shelby, and Verse. Fiction by Reynolds, O'Quinn, Crow, and Nasea. Article by Martin Wiggins. All nineteen seasons of Doctor Who are represented in filks, poetry, art, and stories.

  • Doctor Who and the Count by Christy Reynolds
  • Brainstorm by Steve Crow
  • Evil Undying by Steve Crow
  • For a Limited Engagement Only by Sheirla Nasea
  • Chronicles of the Multiuniverse by Barbara O'Quinn


Issue 3

Dimension 4 3 was published in 1984 and contains 57 pages.

cover of issue #3

References

  1. from Datazine #20
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