Eye of Horus

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Title: Eye of Horus
Publisher:
Editor(s): Doug Smith, Kevin Swann (print); Matthew Walter (online)
Date(s): 1983-1985, April 2003-
Frequency:
Medium: print, online
Size:
Fandom: Doctor Who
Language: English
External Links: online here
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Contents

Eye of Horus is a gen Doctor Who anthology. It was in print from 1983 to 1985 and then after a long hiatus went online in April 2003.

The online version is updated on a daily basis with information & news relating to the new series, presents officially sanctioned photographs from the current series, previews & reviews of forthcoming BBC DVD, Audigo, BBC Books and Silva Screen TV soundtrack releases (including spin-offs such as Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures). The site has an independent voice and does not compromise in providing a honest commentary of Doctor Who.

The fanzine's name was taken from the Classic Who four-part story, Pyramids of Mars (1975). The fanzine supported Fan-Aid North (fans raising money for famine relief).

Issue 1

Eye of Horus 1 was published in March 1983.

cover of issue #1
  • Tom Baker Interview (Part One)
  • "A Small Blue Planet: Earth Invasions During Hartnell/Troughton Years"
  • "From Initiation to Destiny" (A brief history of Dalek design)
  • TV reviews of ARC OF INFINITY and SNAKDANCE
  • "Cyber Report: THE INVASION" (Review of the story)
  • Artwork, novel reviews and DOCTOR WHO themed crossword puzzle
  • "The Good, the Bad, and the Embarassing: A Review of the 19th Season's Monsters"
  • Centerfold artworkof Patrick Troughton Doctor and Cyberman
  • Newspaper clipping from 1965 from the Yorkshire Evening Press (York, UK) featuring an interview with the dalek prop designer, Raymond Cusick

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Eye of Horus 2 was published in May 1983.

  • Tom Baker Interview (Part Two)
  • TV reviews of MAWDRYN UNDEAD and TERMINUS
  • A retrospective of the Jon Pertwee years
  • Artwork, novel reviews and DOCTOR WHO themed crossword puzzle
  • Q&A with Janet Fielding (Tegan)
  • Review of merchandise - DOCTOR WHO THE MUSIC LP
  • Newspaper clipping from 1965 from the Yorkshire Evening Press (York, UK) featuring John Lucarroti
  • Comment on historical-based stories within DOCTOR WHO
  • Letters pages


Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Eye of Horus 3 was published in August 1983.

  • Gerald Flood (voice of Kamelion/ King John) interview
  • Tony Burrough (set designer) interview
  • TV reviews of ENLIGHTENMENT and THE KING'S DEMONS
  • Artwork, novel reviews and DOCTOR WHO themed crossword puzzle
  • Review of a DOCTOR WHO APPRECIATION SOCIETY event
  • Review of the legendary BBC-hosted DOCTOR WHO CELEBRATION event (Longleat 1983)
  • Newspaper clipping from 5th. February 1965 from the Yorkshire Evening Press (York, UK) featuring Verity Lambert
  • Letters pages

Reactions and Reviews:

The third issue of EYE OF HORUS proclaimed an interview with the late Gerald Flood, who had appeard as King John, an imposter in 'The King's Demons' a guise of the android Kamelion, who would become an unusual and inevitably underused companion to the Fifth Doctor. The interview took place at the York Theatre Royal in June 1983 while Gerald Flood was appearing in 'Underground'. He talked of his past career as well as his appearence in Doctor Who and the possiblity of continuing in the role as the voice of Kamelion: "I knew at the time that I was to do two parts, what I didn't know was that they were going to change the serial and keep me on board" He also spoke of the problems that the Kamelion prop gave during recording and clearly why he never got the call that he had hoped for with the characters continuation.

Also issue three contained reviews of the final two stories of the 20th Anniversary season and in 'The Sun Shone But The People Queued' looked at the Longleat celebrations that took place during the summer of that year celebrating the success of the series with a multitude of actors, actresses, producers directors and behind the scene staff.

'Drinks, Doctors, Daleks And Decadence' reviewed The Doctor Who Appreciation Society Social IV the reviewer, Guy Clapperton stated, "I thought I was well catered for in the way of cash but evidently this was not the case. this became obvious during the fanzine sale before kicking off. There were stands representing 'SHADA', 'SKARO', 'VORTEX', 'EYE OF HORUS' and 'AGGADOR'...I was tempted to buy much and did so..."

The Editorial offered an apology to the fanzine readers expecting "...specific details about WARRIORS OF THE DEEP. Unfortunately there seems to have been a breakdown in communications between the DOCTOR WHO Production Office and the BBC's design department which has led to us obtaining information that the producer would rather have kept secret." The Editor, Douglas Smith continued: "...I was approached perosnally by JNT during a recent set visit ...and effectively asked not to print any details of what we had learnt."

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Issue 4

cover of issue #4

Eye of Horus 4 was published in October 1983.

  • Lalla Ward (Romana) interview
  • A focus on Nyssa
  • An overview of Season 20
  • Artwork, novel reviews and DOCTOR WHO themed crossword puzzle
  • Newspaper clipping from 1983 from the Yorkshire Evening Press (York, UK) featuring John Nathan-Turner
  • Letters pages


Issue 5

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Eye of Horus 5 was published in January 1984.

  • Pennant Roberts (Director) interview (part one)
  • Set Report from the filming of WARRIORS OF THE DEEP
  • A comment on GENESIS OF THE DALEKS references to Germany's 1940s Nazi Party
  • TV review of THE FIVE DOCTORS
  • A retrospective of Philip Hinchcliffe (Series Producer)
  • Artwork, novel reviews and DOCTOR WHO themed crossword puzzle
  • Letters pages


Issue 6

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Eye of Horus 6 was published in June 1984.

  • Pennant Roberts (Director) interview (part two)
  • Nyssa - the true story
  • Artwork, novel reviews and DOCTOR WHO themed crossword puzzle
  • An appreciation of Brian Hayles (Writer)
  • Costume Designing for the Doctor - a history
  • Tegan - a force to be reckoned with...!
  • A review of a DOCTOR WHO APPRECIATION SOCIETY local event
  • Letters pages


Issue 7

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Eye of Horus 7 was published in September 1984.

  • Frazer Hines (Jamie) interview
  • A retrospective of the Graham Williams era
  • Terry Nation - a plotted DOCTOR WHO history
  • TV reviews of PLANET OF FIRE, THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI, and THE TWIN DILEMMA
  • A report on a fan petition to broadcast regular "repeats" on BBCtv
  • An overview of SEASON 18
  • Letters pages


Issue 8

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Eye of Horus 8 was published in February 1985.

  • John Nathan-Turner (Series Producer) interview
  • Deborah Watling (Victoria) interview
  • An appreciation of MEGLOS story
  • Comment on the state of DOCTOR WHO fandom in the UK
  • Newspaper clipping from 1983 from the Yorkshire Evening Press (York, UK) featuring Roger Delgado's death
  • Letters pages


Issue 9

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Eye of Horus 9 was published in July 1985.

  • Louise Jameson (Leela) interview
  • Kate O'Mara (The Rani) interview
  • James Warwick (Lt. Scott from EARTHSHOCK) interview
  • Review of merchandise - DOCTOR WHO THE MUSIC volume 2 LP
  • Letters pages


Issue 10

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Eye of Horus 10 was published in 1985 (profits donated to FAN AID NORTH fundraising event).

  • (Pending update of contents)


References

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