Distasis (multimedia zine)

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Title: Distasis
Editor(s): Laura Michaels
Date(s): 1990, 2003
Medium: print
Fandom: multimedia
Language: English
External Links: Publisher website
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Distasis is short for DImensional STASIS. It is the name of a multimedia fanzine with an emphasis on crossovers. It is also the name of a fan fiction archive that has been around since the 1990s which contains reprints of some of the stories from the issues plus many other works. The 'zine is a gen multimedia fanzine edited by Laura Michaels. Both 'zine and archives contain positive stories suitable for all ages with upbeat endings. The name is a reminder that the stories and other works in this 'zine attempt to present material that is true to character and faithful to the universes they recreate. According to the 'zine, Its mission is to share positive, humorous, entertaining and upbeat material with its readers.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Distasis 1 was published in 1990 and has 249 pages. It features A-Team, Battlestar Galactica (1978) and Star Wars and Star Trek. It contains 130-pages of The A-Team fiction and an A-Team comprehensive episode guide by Michele Lellouche. Illustrations and graphics by Gennie Summers, Paul Pence, Michele Lellouche, Rachelle Wadsworth, Laura Michaels, Sid Michaels

  • Maneuvers by Sharon Monroe (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (1978)) (14 pages)
  • When Shadows Fall by Susan Garrett ("Does the A-Team believe in ghosts? Strange things happen in an abandoned house.") (A-TEAM) (21 pages)
  • "Flight Games" (poem) by Laura Michaels (A-Team, misc)
  • Pasadena Murdock and the Gem of the Sahara" by Michele Lellouche and Laura Michaels (22 pages) ("An unauthorized version of this story was published in Closed for Remodeling #4 giving credit only to Michele. The CFR version is different and not the official version."). [1] (23 pages)
  • A-Team Episode Guide by Michele Lellouche (48 pages)
  • Star Trek Time Line by John Cirillo (11 pages)
  • Notes On The Nature Of Pon Farr by Paul Pence (STAR TREK TOS) (Article) (3 pages)
  • Programs - Sabaac and Sej (Software in BASIC written for IBM compatibles and Cocos) (Star Wars, SF) (6 pages)
  • Missing my Mission by Tracy Revels (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE) (poem) (1 page)
  • Mission: Spaghetti by Tracy Revels (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE) (8 pages) This featured characters from the TV series remake of Mission: Impossible, not the original series.
  • Discoveries by Sharon Ann Campbell (Doctor Who) (poem) (1 page)
  • Just in Time by Tracy Revels (Back to the Future) (3 pages)
  • Everybody Comes To Milliways by Michele Lellouche and Tracy Revels (BLAKE’S 7/STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION/STAR TREK TOS/ALIEN, Hitchhiker's Guide, Stringray, Back to the Future, SF, misc) (17 pages)
  • When Capricans Meet Corellians by Laura Michaels (STAR WARS/BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) (10 pages)
  • Never Thought I’d Be Rooting For A Cylon by Mary Wernke (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA/QUANTUM LEAP) (9 pages) (Sam leaps into an actor during the filimg of Battlestar Galactica)
  • The Quantum Doctor by James Ira Canterbury (QUANTUM LEAP/DR WHO) (20 pages) (Sam leaps into the Doctor's companion)
  • That Sinking Feeling by Gennie Summers (DR WHO/STAR WARS) (5 pages)
  • Wanted: Missing Vans (script-format) by Laura Michaels (A-TEAM/STAR WARS) (37 pages)
  • Biographies - Autobiographies of authors plus autograph section

Issue 2

Distasis 2 was published in 2003 and contains 140 pages. This issue features Pretender and contains all Pretender and Pretender crossovers. It is digest sized. It includes Pretender/Beauty and the Beast (1st season), Pretender/Early Edition and Pretender/X-Files crossovers.

  • Ice Cream Social by Laura Michaels
  • A Day at the Beach by Terry Owen
  • Currently Missing a Heart by Jessi Albano
  • A Day At The Park by Laura Michaels
  • Chicago Phoenix by Marian Allen and Sarai M. Allen (Pretender/Early Edition)
  • Angel by Melanie-Anne (Pretender/X-Files)
  • Getaway by Laura Michaels (Pretender/Beauty and the Beast) - Sequel to Patience (Miss Parker takes some time off from chasing Jarod to getaway for the weekend with her old friend Catherine Chandler. Jarod follows to discover why.)
  • Bios - Autobiographies of authors plus autograph section

Issue 3

Distasis 3 Open for submissions. The editor will produce future issues as long as authors are still interested in submitting to 'zines. If there are enough submissions to go to press, this issue will either be a small print run mainly for contributors and those interested in the 'zine or if there's a large interest, it may end up as an e-publication. The focus of this issue would most likely be shows like Legion and Generator Rex.