Tardis (Doctor Who zine)

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Zine
Title: Tardis
Publisher: first by individual fans Andrew Johnson (first issue), then Gordon Blows (second issue to ?) from May 1976 onwards: Doctor Who Appreciation Society
Editor(s): Andrew Johnson, Gordon Blowes, Ann O'Neill, Geraldine Landen, Stephen Payne, Paul Mark Tams, David Farkil, Geraldine Landen , Richard Walter
Date(s): spring of 1975-1998
Frequency: bi-monthly
Medium: print
Size: A5
Fandom: Doctor Who
Language: English
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Contents

Tardis is a gen Doctor Who anthology of letters, fiction, articles, photographs, reviews and artwork that was published bi-monthly. It is one of the earliest Doctor Who zines published.

Issue 1

was published in spring 1975, published by Andrew Johnson

Issue 2

published in November 1975, published by Gordon Blowes

Issue v.1 n.5

Tardis v.1 n.5 was published in April 1976 and contains 24 pages. It was edited by Gordon Blowes. After this issue, this zine was published by DWAS.

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  • Reports on Blackpool Doctor Who exhibition by Stuart Glazebrook and Geraint Jones
  • Extract from Tom Baker's column on switching on Blackpool illuminations from Reveille (26 September 1975)
  • Results of 1975/1976 season poll
  • Who was Susan Foreman? Pseudo-history by J. Jeremy Bentham
  • Fan fiction: Doctor Who and the Great Space Disaster by Gordon Blowes
  • Art by Stuart Glazebrook

Issue 7

first issue published by DWAS, published in May 1976

Issue 8

published in July 1976

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Issue v.2 n.5

Tardis v.2 n.5 was published in 1977 and contains 28 pages.

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  • BBC 2 documentary Whose Doctor Who? brief reviews from Paul Mount, Martin Wiggins, Pam Baddeley and others
  • Book review of Doctor Who and the Dalek Invasion of Earth
  • Photographs (B&W) from The Masque of Mandragora and Frontier in Space
  • Fan fiction: Birth of a Crusader by Joe Latham
  • Pseudo-history: The History of the Time Lords by Martin Wiggins
  • Doctor Who and the Daleks at the Cinema by Chris Marton
  • Comic strip: The Planet Blasters by Gordon Blowes and Raymond Bushby (Fourth Doctor v Dominators)
  • Extracts from the Doctor's Diary by Richard Landen
  • Art by Susan Moore, Stuart Glazebrook and others
  • Also incorporates the DWAS pen-pals and classifieds fanzine, Celestial Toyroom


Issue v.2 n.6

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Tardis v.2 n.6 was published in 1977 and contains 28 pages.

  • Fanzines in Focus: reviews of Star Trek and other fanzines
  • The History and Purpose of UNIT by John Keung
  • Reports on the Blackpool and Longleat exhibitions
  • Photographs (B&W) from The Invasion
  • Pseudo-history: The History of the Time Lords by Martin Wiggins
  • Comic strip: The Song of Taliesyn by Raymond Bushby (Fourth Doctor)
  • Extracts from the Doctor's Diary by Richard Landen
  • Edict from the BBC relating to future existence of fanzines and of DWAS
  • Also incorporates the DWAS pen-pals and classifieds fanzine, Celestial Toyroom


Issue v.2 n.7

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Tardis v.2 n.7 was published in 1977 and contains 24 pages.

  • News on the restructuring of the Society
  • Debate Corner: the identification of the Monk with the Master, and Dalek history inconsistencies, debated by Stephen James Walker, Frank Bard, Christopher Cheffins, Chris Marton and Colin Tucker
  • The Doctor Who Annual 1978 reviewed by John Peel
  • Fan fiction: Birth of a Crusader part two by Joe Latham
  • Pseudo-history: The History of the Time Lords by Martin Wiggins
  • Comic strip: The Song of Taliesyn by Raymond Bushby (Fourth Doctor)
  • Extracts from the Doctor's Diary by Richard Landen
  • Fanzines in Focus by Gordon Blowes (including a quote from a Robert Holmes interview in Gallifrey 1 on the twelve regenerations and Morbius faces question)
  • Art by Paul Stephen Smith, Matthew Cramer and others
  • Also incorporates the DWAS pen-pals and classifieds fanzine, Celestial Toyroom


Issue v.2 n.8

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Tardis v.2 n.8 was published in 1977 and contains 24 pages.

  • News on the final stories of season fifteen and on the film Doctor Who and the Scratchman
  • DWAS President Jan Vincent-Rudzki on the start of season fifteen
  • Controversial review of The Invisible Enemy by John Peel: "The programme is going to the dogs!"
  • The Music of Doctor Who by Gordon Webster
  • Debate Corner: the operation of the TARDIS by Owen Tudor and Sean Gibbons
  • Fan fiction: Translation of the President's Scrolls by Jan Vincent-Rudzki
  • Pseudo-history: The History of the Time Lords by Martin Wiggins
  • Production report from DWAS Films
  • Art by Paul Stephen Smith, Raymond Bushby (Bruce Forsyth and Tom Baker cartoon) and others
  • Also incorporates the DWAS pen-pals and classifieds fanzine, Celestial Toyroom


Issue v.3 n.1

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Tardis v.3 n.1 was published in January 1978 and contains 40 pages. It was edited by Geraldine Landen.

  • Interview with incidental music composer Dudley Simpson
  • Chris Dunk reviews Image of the Fendahl
  • Book review: Doctor Who and the Planet of Evil
  • Who's Spreading the Word? Review of new TV and film magazines by Steven Evans
  • Pseudo-history: The History of the Time Lords by Martin Wiggins
  • TARDIS Instruction Manual (later revised for inclusion in DWM) by Richard Landen
  • The Continuity Caper Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson (Steven Evans and John Peel) investigate continuity problems in Doctor Who
  • Reverse the Polarity of the Neutron Flow Gilbert and Sullivan!
  • Fan fiction: Doctor Who and the Catalyst by Gordon Lawson (Fourth Doctor, Sontarans)
  • Fan fiction: Consider the Alternatives by Stephen Murphy (Fourth Doctor, Leela, Sarah, Sutekh)
  • Fan fiction: The Morkh Legacy by Robert Taylor (Fourth Doctor, Leela, Cybermen)
  • Art by Stuart Glazebrook, Gordon Langden and others


Issue v.3 n.2

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Tardis v.3 n.2 was published in April 1978 and contains 40 pages. It was edited by Geraldine Landen.

  • Interview with 1960s story editor Donald Tosh
  • Report on the first DWAS convention
  • Book review by Gary Hopkins: Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang
  • Television review by Neil Blomley: Underworld
  • Television preview: The Five Doctors (note the month...)
  • TARDIS Instruction Manual by Richard Landen
  • Pseudo-history: The History of the Time Lords by Martin Wiggins
  • Fan fiction: Bedtime Story by Nigel Lancaster (Fourth Doctor)
  • Fan fiction: A Matter of Light and Death by John Peel (First Doctor, Ben and Polly)
  • Fan fiction: The Mind of Amos by Geoffrey Saunders (Fourth Doctor, Leela)
  • Fan fiction: The Negative Universe by Geraint Jones (Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe)
  • Fan fiction: A Voyage to Lilliput by Martin Wiggins (Fourth Doctor, Sarah, UNIT)
  • Fan fiction: And on our Left... by Steven Evans (Third Doctor, Liz, UNIT)
  • Art by Stuart Glazebrook, Paul Stephen Smith and others


Issue v.3 n.6

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Tardis v.3 n.6 was published in December 1978 and contains 24 pages. It was edited by David Farkil.

  • Producer's column: Graham Williams welcomes Douglas Adams as script editor
  • Television review by Jan Vincent-Rudzki: The Ribos Operation
  • Television review by Geraint Jones: The Pirate Planet
  • TARDIS Instruction Manual by Richard Landen
  • Pseudo-history: The History of the Time Lords by Martin Wiggins
  • Fan fiction: The Den of Accusation by David Auger (First Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara)
  • Comic strip: The Song of Taliesyn by Raymond Bushby (Fourth Doctor) - final episode
  • Art by Susan Moore, Paul Mark Tams and others


Issue v.4 n.1

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Tardis v.4 n.1 was published in January 1979 and contains 28 pages. It was edited by Paul Mark Tams.

  • Interview with Douglas Adams
  • Television review by Jan Vincent-Rudzki: The Stones of Blood
  • Television review by Owen Tudor: The Androids of Tara
  • Fan Scene Profile of Susan Moore
  • Book review by Gavin French: Doctor Who and the Android Invasion
  • Panopticon Tapes: transcript of 1978 convention appearance by Tom Baker, Ian Marter and K-9
  • Astronomy of Doctor Who: Vortis
  • Fan fiction: The Parasite Revelation by David Auger (First Doctor, Ian)
  • Art by Paul Mark Tams and others


Issue v.4 n.2

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Tardis v.4 n.2 was published in April 1979 and contains 28 pages. It was edited by Paul Mark Tams.

  • Set report by Kevin Davies: The Stones of Blood
  • Television review by Owen Tudor: The Power of Kroll
  • Television review by Geraint Jones: The Armageddon Factor
  • Producer's column: Graham Williams confirms return of the Daleks, no new title sequence, and discusses falling ratings
  • Fan scene: profile of model-maker Julian Vince
  • Panopticon Tapes: transcript of 1978 convention panel on script-editing with Robert Holmes, Terrance Dicks and Anthony Read
  • Astronomy of Doctor Who: Metebelis Three by Gavin French
  • Fan fiction: The Parasite Revelation by David Auger (First Doctor, Ian)
  • Art by Paul Mark Tams and others



Issue v.4 n.3

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Tardis v.4 n.3 was published in May 1979 and contains 28 pages. It was edited by Paul Mark Tams.

  • Jon Pertwee interview
  • Fan scene: The One Tun - London SF pub meetings
  • Panopticon Tapes: transcript of 1978 convention panel with Jon Pertwee, Nicholas Courtney and John Levene
  • Astronomy of Doctor Who: Zanak by Gavin French
  • Comic strip: The Daleks in Destroyer by Kevin Davies
  • Season poll results: 1978/79
  • Letters page discusses 'Dwapathy'
  • Art by Paul Mark Tams, Stuart Glazebrook and others



Issue v.4 n.5

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Tardis v.4 n.5 was published in October 1979 and contains 28 pages. It was edited by Stephen Payne.

  • Lalla Ward interview
  • Fan scene: Panopticon Three convention reviewed by Richard Walter
  • Panopticon Tapes: transcript of 1978 convention interview with Frazer Hines
  • Astronomy of Doctor Who: Voga by Gavin French
  • Comic strip: The Daleks in Destroyer by Kevin Davies
  • A Turn in Character Gordon Blowes argues Tom Baker's first season started the decline of Doctor Who
  • Television previews: The Creature from the Pit and Nightmare of Eden
  • Book review: Creating Special Effects for Television by Bernard Wilkie
  • Art by Stuart Glazebrook and others


Issue v.4 n.6

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Tardis v.4 n.6 was published in December 1979.

  • Previews of Horns of Nimon and Shada
  • Fan Scene on Scotland
  • Trans Dimensional Mailbag
  • End of a Decade review
  • Destiny of the Daleks review
  • City of Death Review
  • Jon Pertwee interview
  • Dulkis by Richard Landen
  • A Guided Tour behind the scenes at the BBC.


Issue v.5 n.1

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Tardis v.5 n.1 was published in January 1980 and contains 28 pages. It was edited by Stephen Payne.

  • Bernard Bresslaw interview
  • Teleview: reviews of The Creature from the Pit by Tim Westmacott and John Peel and Nightmare of Eden by John Peel
  • Moral Symbolism: The Daleks by Howard Langford
  • The Historical Story by Martin Wiggins
  • Rogues Gallery: The Celestial Toymaker by Chris Dunk
  • Comic strip: The Tomb of Thurok by Don Gerhart (Fourth Doctor, Sarah)
  • Sounds Familiar: Dick Mills on special sound in Doctor Who
  • Letters defend the current series against TARDIS writers
  • Art by Stuart Glazebrook


Issue v.5 n.2

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Tardis v.5 n.2 was published in Spring 1980.

  • Contents include interviews with David Martin & Peter Puves; Zaroff in Rogues Gallery; Reviews of the latest story (Horns of Nimon) & An Unearthly Child; a comic strip; a look at 20th Century stories; Moral Symbolism looks at the Cybermen & Graham Williams's Producer's Column (talking about the Shada cancellation & leaving the show).


Issue v.5 n.3/4

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Tardis v.5 n.3/4 was published in Summer 1980.

  • Contents include an interview with Ian Scoones; The Doctor's Doubles in Rogues Gallery; a detailed look at the Masque of Mandragora with comments by Robert Holmes, Philip Hinchcliffe & Louis Marks; Names in Dr Who; a review of DW Weekly with a reply by Paul Neary; a comic strip; a look at Silurians, Sea Devils & Sontarans; Continuity in Dr Who with the thoughts of several script editors & the JN-T Producer's Column.


Issue v.5 n.5

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Tardis v.5 n.5 was published in Autumn 1980.

  • Contents include interviews with Nicholas Courtney, Tristram Cary & David Fisher; a look at the Faceless Ones in Rogues Gallery; an article on the TARDIS key; Interface review by Gary Russell & the Time Lords in Moral Symbolism.


Issue v.5 n.6

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Tardis v.5 n.6 was published in January 1981 and contains 28 pages. It was edited by Richard Walter.

  • John Wiles interviewed by Ian K. McLachlan
  • To Change or not to Change: The Riddle of Regeneration by Peter Anghelides
  • Teleview: reviews of The Leisure Hive by John Peel, Meglos by Tim Dollin, Full Circle by Peter Anghelides and State of Decay by Geraint Jones
  • Moral Symbolism: Homo Sapiens by Howard Langford
  • Future Infinitive: A History of Earth 2000AD to 37166AD by Andrew Lane
  • Rogues Gallery: Solicitor Grey by Chris Dunk
  • Photographs from Logopolis and others


Issue v.6 n.1

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Tardis v.6 n.1 was published in April 1981.

  • Contents include interviews with John Wiles & Jackie Lane; The Making of Full Circle, Producer's column & reviews of the latest stories (Warriors' Gate, The Keeper of Traken & Logopolis) Young companions of Dr Who article, Letters, Dr Who in Wax, Producers column


Issue v.6 n.2

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Tardis v.6 n.2 was published in June 1981. Contents include interviews with John Wiles, Innes Lloyd & Matthew Waterhouse; Season (18) Poll Results, article on Alien Cultures & a comic strip.


Issue v.6 n.3/4

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Tardis v.6 n.3/4 was published in October 1981 and contains 48 pages. Contents include interviews with Maureen O'Brien, John Nathan-Turner, Terence Dudley & Paddy Russell; Martin Wiggins looks at Pseudo-history in Dr Who, articles on Alien Cultures; photo specials on Behind the Scenes & Panopticon 4; a comic strip & a crossword.

Issue v.6 n.5

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Tardis v.6 n.5 was published in January 1982 and contains 28 pages. It was edited by Richard Walter.

  • The Voices of Doctor Who Roy Skelton, David Graham and Michael Spice interviewed by Ian K. McLachlan
  • Fanzines in Focus by Gary Russell
  • The Decay of DWAS A notorious article on fandom by Thomas Noonan
  • The Watcher - A New View by Alec Charles
  • Computer Control by Alan Smith
  • Alien Cultures: Reptilia by Richard J. Price
  • Teleview: The Five Faces of Doctor Who repeat season reviewed by Ian K. McLachlan
  • Producer's column: John Nathan-Turner previews season 19
  • Sarah Sutton and Peter Davison photographs
  • An Unearthly Child art by Tony Clark


Issue v.7 n.2

Tardis v.7 n.2 was published in May 1982 and contains 28 pages. It was edited by Richard Walter.

  • Director Julia Smith interviewed by Ian K. McLachlan
  • Location report from Black Orchid with several photographs from the Bucks Herald
  • The Social/Governmental Hierarchy on Gallifrey by Barbara O'Quinn
  • Fandom in Focus by Gary Russell
  • Teleview reviews of The Visitation, Black Orchid, Earthshock and Time-Flight
  • The Visitation art by Tony Clark


Issue v.7 n.3

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Tardis v.7 n.3 was published in July 1982 and contains 28 pages. It was edited by Richard Walter.

  • Peter Davison interviewed by Gary Russell and David Saunders
  • The Voices of Doctor Who Peter Hawkins interviewed by Ian K. McLachlan
  • Doctor Who - The Making of a Television Series David Saunders explains the background to Alan Road's book
  • Doctor Who on Stage Report on amateur production of Seven Keys to Doomsday in Buxton by Paul Hickling
  • Telepathy, the Cricketer and the Number Nine Bus by Stephen Murphy
  • Season poll result 1982 and Eric Saward profile by Richard Walter
  • Fandom in Focus Gary Russell in Blackpool
  • Art by Tony Clark, Andrew Martin and others


Issue v.7 n.4

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Tardis v.7 n.4 was published in September 1982 and contsins 28 pages. It was edited by Richard Walter.

  • Janet Fielding (Tegan) interviewed by Tim Dollin and Geraint Jones
  • Michael Craze (Ben) interviewed by Gordon Roxburgh
  • Comic strip: Warlord of the Timelines by Paul Hickling and Stephen Crooks (Fifth Doctor, Gundan)
  • DWAS Conventions 1982: pictures from 1982 NADWAS Convention in Chicago and Panopticon V in Birmingham
  • Tristan de Vere Cole (director, The Wheel in Space) interviewed by Ian K. McLachlan
  • The Secret of Doctor Who by Alec Charles
  • Liverpool DWAS Local Group report by John Connors
  • Cartoons by Richard Starkings
  • Art by Tony Clark, Ronald Binnie and others

Issue v.8 n.1


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Tardis v.8 n. 1 was published in March 1983.

  • Contents include interviews with Tom Baker & Derek Ware; DWAS Merchandice review; Dr Who in Canada, a Comic Strip, Cinderella Review & reviews of the latest stories (Arc of Infinity, Snakedance & Mawdryn Undead).


Issue v.9 n.2

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Tardis v.9 n. 2

  • Contents include an interview with Peter Davison, a Tribute to Richard Hurndall & a look at Turlough.


Issue v.9 n.3

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Tardis v.9 n. 3 was published in February 1985 and contains 36 pages. It was edited by Richard Walter.

  • Colin Baker interviewed by Dominic May, David Saunders and Robert Moubert (ten pages)
  • Comic strip: Genesis Two, part one, by Paul Cockburn (Sixth Doctor, Peri, Daleks)
  • TARDIS Tarot Readings for the Doctor and Peri by Bill Hope
  • Doctor Who - Invasion Earth! by Paul Cockburn
  • Cinderella Review of John Nathan-Turner's pantomime starring Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Anthony Ainley, Jacqueline Pearce by Colin Midlane
  • Reprint of two 1940s film magazine articles about William Hartnell
  • Cartoons by Richard Starkings
  • Art by Paul Cockburn, Ronald Binnie


Issue v.10 n.1

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Tardis v.10 n. 1 was published in March 1985 and contains 32 pages.

  • Contents include an editorial & an interview with Nicola Bryant & many articles as follows:- The Silent Companion; What makes a Timelord Tick ?; Psst... Pardon me for asking but...; Logic Puzzle; Come back Tegan, all is forgiven; Teleview section (Attack of the Cybermen, Vengeance on Varos & Mark of the Rani); Magnificent Obsession & Letters.


Issue v.10 n.2

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Tardis v.10 n.2 was published in June 1985 and contains 40 pages. It was edited by Anne O'Neill.

  • Why I Should Be the New Doctor Who: the Case for a Marxist in the TARDIS by Alexei Sayle (reprinted from Foundation)
  • Pertwee in Profile by David Rowe
  • And Rani Makes Three by Martin Holmes
  • Silent Companions Steven Jessep on the fan experience
  • Will the Real Planet Vulcan Please Stand Up? by Stephen Birchard
  • Teleview Reviews of The Two Doctors, Timelash and Revelation of the Daleks
  • Diary of an AD Man Report on shooting the TARDIS video by Andrew James
  • Magnificent Obsession 2: The Full-Time Fan by John Connors
  • List of BBC Enterprises Doctor Who licensees
  • Letters, principally on the cancellation crisis
  • Art by Tim Pieraccini and Michael Walker


Issue v.10 n.3

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Tardis v.10 n. 3 was published in September 1985 and contains 32 pages.

  • Contents include an editorial & many articles as follows:- The Silent Companion; What makes a Timelord Tick ?; Seeing the funning Side; Word Search; PanoptiCon VI photos; Fine Art Castings; The Young Doctors; The Cat that Walks by Itself; Magnificent Obsessions & Letters.


Issue v.10 n.4

Tardis v.10 n. 4

Issue v.11 n.2

Issue v.11 n.3

Tardis v.11 n. 3 was published in April 1987.

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Issue v.15 n.2

Tardis v.15 n.2 was published in August 1997.

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Issue v.15 n.3

Tardis v.15 n.3 was published in December 1997.

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Issue v.16 n.2

Tardis v.16 n.2 was published in August 1998. It contains 32 pages.

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