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Title: Rerun
Publisher: Polaris Press
Editor(s): Lorraine Bartlett
Date(s): 1983-1994
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Language: English
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Rerun is a gen multimedia anthology zine.

Issue 1

Rerun 1 was published in 1983 and contains 152 pages.

cover of issue #1, Signe Landon — In his book Textual Poachers, Henry Jenkins included an image of this cover and described it as "a multi-media zine [that] borrows iconography from a number of different series, including the Doctor's scarf, Barnabas Collins' cane and ring, John Steed's bowler, and Jim Kirk's pants." Also included in this illo is Ralph Hinkley's suit and David Starsky's tennis shoe.
back cover of issue #1,
a flyer for issue #1

Artwork: Signe Landon (front cover), Jean C., Jessie Craig, Ruth Kurz, Ann Larimer, Rhonda Reese, Rob St. John, Lynne Witten (inside back cover), Leah Rosenthal

The editor mentions that the original publication date was to be May 1982 ("Ha!")

  • Ye Olde Editor Speaketh by Lorraine Bartlett (3)
  • TV Guided, poem by Paula Smith (mixed media) (4)
  • View from a Window by Brian Gardner (At the end of the series, the Prisoner was returned to London.) (The Prisoner) (6)
  • I Saw Solo Kissing April Dancer, filk by Erika Rausher (The Man from U.N.C.L.E) (16)
  • Confessions, filk by Erika Rausher (Man from U.N.C.L.E) (17)
  • Kal-El, poem by Robbie Sturm (Superman II) (18)
  • Going Back by Linda Brown (Being human isn’t as much fun as Clark Kent thought it would be.) (Superman II) (19)
  • Shadow Dancing, poem by Robbie Sturm (Unknown) (22)
  • Ode to the BAD Cats, filk by Laurie Haldeman (B.A.D Cats) (23)
  • THIS IS A TEST. It is only a test.... (trivia) (24)
  • Only Child by Lorraine Bartlett (In the galaxy of Andromeda, Sarah’s disappeared.) (Fourth Doctor) (Doctor Who) (25)
  • Eye of Horus, poem by Teresa Sarick (Doctor Who) (56)
  • An Extraordinary Encounter by Jude Wilson (Sarah Jane Smith has a flat tire on the B1416.) (Fifth Doctor) (Doctor Who) (58)
  • Renko: A Dramatization, poem by Teresa Sarick (Hill Street Blues) (61)
  • Hero, poem by Teresa Sarick (The Greatest American Hero) (64)
  • Ralph , poem by Ruth Kurz (Greatest American Hero) (66)
  • The Three the Suit Was Meant For by D.C. Black (Ralph and Pam are getting married.) (Greatest American Hero) (67)
  • The Vigil by Robbie Sturm (Conan the Barbarian) (71)
  • So Long Beej by Mary Carson (M*A*S*H) (72)
  • Then I'll See You in Hell by Lorraine Bartlett (Han confronts his feelings while awaiting rescue on the snow plains of Hoth.) (Star Wars) (reprinted from Landspeeder) (74)
  • Find Your Favorite, word find (80)
  • Hello, Marion, poem by Ruth Kurz (Raiders of the Lost Ark) (81)
  • Magnum, P.I., A Compendium of Facts by Jude Wilson (Magnum, P.I.) (82)
  • The Winds of Iwa by Lorraine Bartlett (Hurricane Iwa hits the Hawaiian Islands.) (Magnum, P.I.) (88)
  • Grey Panthers by Laurie Haldeman (Being mugged can be deadly. Starsky & Hutch get help from all quarters when they stop a group of senior citizens from taking the law into their own hands.) (Starsky and Hutch) (106)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

I am utterly delighted with RERUN. It's gorgeous! The artwork is super and I really like all the series logos you've included. The UNCLE material sure brought back some campy memories. My compliments to Ann Larimer, Jessie Craig, Jude Wilson, Rhonda Reece. Haven't read everything yet, but I loved these people's work! Also all the poetry and filks are lovely! [1]
Please tell Laurie Haldeman that I made the mistake of reading ODE TO THE BAD CATS while drinking a coke and almost ruined my copy of the zine! Also loved D.C. Black's GAH vignette. It was a real rush to see my pictures in print! (Oh my god--I drew Sarah cross-eyed!) [1]

First let me say how much I liked the overall zine. I especially like the use of all the different logos for each show, and the artwork is fantastic. Hold onto Jesse Craig, she is an artist worthy of Signe Landon, Joni Wagner, or any of the other famous fan artists. Also, tell Signe how much I like the cover.

Now, in the tradition of theatrical critics everywhere, I'll proceed with the dissection. TV GUIDED is a very good poem, and it reminded me of a similar one in the first or second issue of Holmesian Federation. Sort of a combination of the best of TV Guide, huh?

I am not too fond of Erika Rauscher's I SAW SOLO, but find CONFESSIONS to be a much better piece concerning the friendship of Solo and the Russian. But then, I really am not too knowledgeable about filksongs, Linda Brown's GOING BACK fits right in, and seems to me to be a scene left out of the theatrical movie. I believe this is the highest praise a writer of a media-based story can receive, if the story is so good that it seems a part of the actual series (or movie). This can also be said of D.C. Black's GAH vignette, THE THREE THE SUIT WAS MEANT FOR, and your own TESB piece, THEN I'LL SEE YOU IN HELL. It might interest you to know that the radio script for the NPR version of TESB written by Brian Daley, could almost be taken word for word from your no-doubt earlier story. Don't you love it when you outguess a pro SF author?

You may have noticed I've not said anything about your Doctor Who story, but I do not feel qualified to judge it as my acquaintance with the Doctor is slight at best. Now we come to my favorite piece which is THE WINDS OF IWA. This is a perfect example of a story fitting right in with the series. While I read, I could hear Tom Selleck doing the voice-over at the appropriate places. Your gift for dialogue is amazing. You have not only captured T.M. in the story, but your Higgins is little short of masterful. You may tell all the fellow contributors that this contributor thinks they all did a splendid job, whether it be art, poetry, or prose! [1]
I would like to say how much I liked your MAGNUM P.I. story. It showed an unseen side of Higgin's character. I also liked the Doctor Who story, AN EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTER. It is a very interesting premise. I have often wondered what the meeting of Sarah Jane (my favorite companion) and the fifth Doctor Who would be like. I hope there will be many more Doctor Who stories in your future issues. [1]

I loved RERUN, even tho' I am not a fan of all the shows represented, and some I have never even heard of, but overall it was really good. Loved the cover -- talk about a composite of everything. Please pass on my compliments to Signe Landon. There are a number of new talents here that I never encountered before. Jessie Craig, for example.

Liked Paula Smith's TV GUIDED. Cute! VIEW FROM A WINDOW was interesting. Now I have never seen The Prisoner, although I have heard of it, and had a vague idea of what it was about. It didn't seem like it would be interesting to me, even though I liked Patrick McGoohan. However, the way the story was written, there was enough background included so that I knew what was supposed to be going on, and it held my attention and my interest. I liked the various cartoons, too. TV SHOWS WE'D LIKE TO SEE--neat: Bonanza, Ozzie & Harriet and Family Feud - boy do I hate that show! Oh, I forgot to mention that I liked the IN MEMORIAM OF JAKE BLUES--I'm a Blues Brothers fan. Loved that movie!

Actually, my poem, KAL-EL was written post Superman I, but I guess it applies to the second one, doesn't it? GOING BACK, by Linda Brown, was okay, but seemed to me to be a rehash of what was covered in the movie. Maybe I missed a pertinent point somewhere. I enjoyed the Doctor Who stories, particularly DOCTOR WHO AND THE ONLY CHILD. I must admit that Sarah Jane is my least favorite of the "companions" thus far, I favor Leela and then Romana (played by Mary Tamm, not Lalla Ward), but still the story was really good. Ann Larimer's illo of the Doctor is really good. I don't understand the poem, EYE OF HORUS, by Teresa Sarick. I do like RENKO: A DRAMATIZATION. It certainly says it all, particularly the last two lines. The Greatest American Hero I have seen twice, so at least I have an idea of who is who, but I don't care for the show. The artwork is good, especially Ralph on page 65. HERO, by Teresa Sarick is an interesting poem, too. THE THREE THE SUIT WAS MEANT FOR, by D.C. Black — I can't be a good judge here because as I say, I don't really care for the show or the characters. Probably like someone who doesn't care for Starsky and Hutch trying to be objective about an S&H story. Practically impossible, because you can't appreciate the actions, nuances, conversations and emotions involved.

SO LONG BEEJ by Mary Carson was well timed. It's a good poem, I liked it. I really enjoyed THEN I'LL SEE YOU IN HELL. Nice job, Lorraine. Being a SW and Han Solo and Harrison Ford fan helps my enjoyment, of course. This was typically Han. Very good. Also loved Ruth Kurz's poem and picture of Indy Jones. That's our Marion all right. God, that was a good movie. Only got to see it seven times!

What have they done to Magnum this season? I think they have tried to ruin it. All anyone does is scream and act like complete juvenile wimps--and that includes T.C, Rick and Higgins. Aaaeegghh! Loved the COMPENDIUM OF FACTS. Very interesting. If the shows don't improve, characterization-wise, we may have to depend on fan stories. Sheesh! I have been watching them all, nonetheless. When you're hooked, you're hooked. THE WINDS OF IWA would make a good TV show. Gee, Lorraine, is there any show you can't write about? How about HSB? This was really believable, not only were all the people realistically in character, the background of WHY Magnum baits Higgins was enlightening. And how Higgins feels about Magnum even though he pretends to be irritated with him all the time. GREY PANTHERS was great. Congrats to Laurie Haldeman. Ending with the photo of S&H was nice. Wish I had the original of that.

Congratulations on a very nice job and I look forward to the next one. [1]

Well, overall I'd have to say I enjoyed RERUN very much; if, as in your editorial, you say you thought of this as an 'experiment,' then I think your 'experiment' was a success! This is the first media zine I've ever read, so it was something new for me, too.

THE PRISONER: VIEW THROUGH A WINDOW, never having seen one single episode of this series, I must confess that the story was thoroughly confusing to me! But it was like putting together a puzzle, and I did enjoy that. If the tone of the story was meant to be nightmarish, unreal and depressing, then it certainly succeeded.

SUPERMAN II: GOING BACK, by Linda Brown. Yes! The most effective part of the movie, for me, was Superman's conflict of interests and his anguish over sacrificing his powers for the woman he loved. The style does remind me of a comic book story, but I enjoyed it. Could have been less melodramatic, but then, maybe it was meant to be, no? ((—Ed note: Yes!))

THE DOCTOR WHO STORIES: Again, here's a series I've never watched before, and am not into at all. It's hard for me to really comment on presentation of characters, etc., since I am not familiar with them, but I found ONLY CHILD, by Lorraine Bartlett, particularly well done and engrossing. The material has intrigued me to the point of making me curious enough to watch the series on our local channel. Good stuff!

GREATEST AMERICAN HERO: The poem, RALPH, is wonderful. In just one poem, Ruth Kurz has managed to more than effectively capture the essence of Ralph, the spirit of the entire series, in fact. The poignancy of Ralph's inevitable loneliness, put on him by his super-hero status--all the while being much too human, and certainly far from perfect. Beautiful poem. Likewise, THE THREE THE SUIT WAS MEANT FOR, by D.C. Black--very effective. That episode ended much too abruptly for me--without sharing the doubts and fears and insecurities that Pam had to have felt. This story captured that aspect beautifully, plus giving a very good portrayal of Bill, too. I always loved Bill, and it's so nice to see him portrayed with sensitivity and feeling, which we all knew were there all along, anyway, but which the series was often remiss in sharing. This and Ralph's relationship came over loud and clear, too. And the three of them as a team. I enjoyed it a lot.

STARSKY AND HUTCH: GREY PANTHERS. S&H, of course, is still and always will be 
my all-time favorite series and fandom, so maybe that's why I feel sort of
 critical about this particular story. I was left with the feeling that it 
could've been done better. The story itself was well written and interesting;
 the problems of old people today are very serious and real, and this story
captured a lot of that in an effective way, I particularly enjoyed the character 
of Adelle, and the other 'senior citizens' were equally well drawn; real flesh-
and-blood people you could feel for, care about. That part of the story was en
joyable. But The characterizations of Starsky and Hutch themselves were very disappointing, at least for me. It was a surprise, coming from Laurie Haldeman, who always used to write S&H with such feeling, I felt none of the closeness, caring and true affection between S&H that is always the hallmark of a really good S&H story. For me, so many times during the story I kept thinking that S&H could've been replaced by any other two cops and nobody would have noticed. It's a shame. If the feeling and old S&H 'magic' had been there, this wouldn't have been just a good story--it would've been a GREAT story, one that I might have re-read.

MAGNUM P.I.: THE WINDS OF IWA -- I loved it! Everything was so right about this story. Good solid plot, excellent characterizations and the subtle interaction of Magnum and Higgins and T.C. and Rick that makes the series what it is. The series makes me feel like they are a 'family' and this story left me with that feeling, too. I particularly enjoyed the portions with Magnum's thoughts. I could almost hear his voice over just like on the show. Good story. Also enjoyed the COMPENDIUM OF MAGNUM FACTS by Jude Wilson and Lorraine Bartlett, handy to have around if I ever want to take a crack at a story of my own...

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: THEN I'LL SEE YOU IN HELL by Lorraine Bartlett: I have a soft spot in my heart (head?) for Han Solo, and this story shows him just the way I love him the most--as the tough guy with a heart of gold. It was a very moving story of a man struggling with his feelings of commitment and loyalty to Luke, Leia and the Rebel Alliance, and his old urges to be his 'own man.' Always looking out for himself. Which, of course, is just a facade, or he wouldn't have been there slowly freezing to death, trying to save Luke's life to begin with. One of my favorite stories in the whole zine. [1]

Of course I immediately read Laurie Haldeman's GREY PANTHERS. It was very good, well plotted and filled with nice scenes. So glad to see her writing. Enjoyed also [Jean C's] illos. She is a fine artist who puts a lot of 'character' into the drawings she does. The illo on page 123 is delightful.

Your own work -- THEN I'LL SEE YOU IN HELL, I also read with pleasure — and DOCTOR WHO AND THE ONLY CHILD. While I certainly can't claim to be familiar with the good gentleman (I've only seen the episodes you ran for me at Z-Con), the story held my interest from beginning to end. I guess what confuses me is the differences in Who's appearance between stories, but the universe is fascinating and I love the idea of being a Time Lord.

Liked Robbie Sturm's imagery in THE VIGIL. She continues to improve. Also RENKO by Teresa Sarick. Jude Wilson did a provocative vignette in AN EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTER. Again, my unfamiliarity with the characters is a hindrance, but she has a nice style— clean and crisp.

Laughed at Laurie Haldeman's ODE TO THE B.A.D. CATS. I think she expressed all our feelings.

I haven't finished the rest of the stories, but I do have a comment or two I'd like to make. Lori, as usual, you know how to put out a zine. It has the look, feel and size that makes you feel glad to receive it. The printing is good, illos good to excellent (delightful cover by Signe Landon) and the contents are varied enough to please most everyone, I have always enjoyed the Zebras and while offset etc. gives good quality, there's something so homey about mimeo.

Oh--before I forget--enjoyed THE WINDS OF IWA. I just started watching Magnum a couple of months ago--so the biogs were timely as well. All in all a most commendable effort. [1]

RERUN arrived safely a few weeks ago and I must tell you how enjoyable it was to read! The stories were all well-written and the 'zine had a nice balance of different programs. The best part, however, was that the 'zine had a sense of fun in it. It didn't take itself too seriously. It was enjoyable reading in the same way reruns are enjoyable viewing.

I was particularly fond of the stories THE THREE THE SUIT WAS MEANT FOR by D.C. Black and THE WINDS OF IWA by Lorraine Bartlett. In THE THREE THE SUIT WAS MEANT FOR, D.C. Black captured the spirit of Bill Maxwell quite nicely, and she got Pam Davidson down to a tee. In the episode the story was based on, Pam had just told Ralph she was going to leave him because she couldn't handle the situation any longer. Of course she's not then going to do a 180-degree turn because Ralph has asked her to marry him. She's still going to have the same doubts as before. D.C. brought this all out and also solved it in a manner you'd expect the characters to use. THE WINDS OF IWA made me try watching Magnum p.i., which I had never seen before. What higher praise is there for a story?

The artwork in the 'zine was also very well done. I especially like the styles of Ann Larimer and Jessie Craig. [1]

Just finished RERUN. Well, the stuff I was interested
 in. Y'know, somebody oughta chain Laurie Haldeman to a typer more often. I really, really enjoyed GREY PANTHERS. Haven't seen your SN-short, THEN I'LL SEE YOU IN HELL, since ya sent me that first draft a zillion-teen years ago. It ended up pretty good. I liked it! Who perpetrated that cover?! (by Signe Landon) Did the two of you conspire? It's one of the most absurdly enjoyable things I've seen since Connie Faddis' cover for Jan Lindner's "One-Shot." Can't remember the last time I saw anything so funnily asinine.

I'm sorely tempted to return the inside backcover of RERUN to you. I think it's
 terribly rude not to check off anything on the YOU ARE RECEIVING THIS ZINE BE
CAUSE. [1]

RERUN was great, a pleasurable grouping of material on many shows. TV SHOWS WE'D LIKE TO SEE was hilarious; do it again. There's still an episode of High Chapparal in which Blue raises a nice marijuana crop, for instance....

Paula Smith's poem calls up so many memories. We certainly are the media generation. These days, aside from the shows already covered in RERUN, I'm partial to TALES OF THE GOLD MONKEY. (Obviously, Corky was the father of Lt. MacReynolds of MAGNUM P.I. Mac inherited his dad's skill with machinery and love of doughnuts and candy bars.)

I enjoyed seeing the artwork and compendium of Magnum facts. Even though I was late discovering this show, I seem to have caught the most informative episodes. THE WINDS OF IWA by Lorraine Bartlett was especially good. I have a weakness for "get'em" stories like this, which strip away a character's defenses and reveal his or her true essense. My only complaint is that I would've liked to follow Higgins in his trek to and from the wall, but I suppose then you couldn't easily work in the T.C. and Rick rescue scene. The boys may bicker and snipe at each other, but, as this story shows, they do care about each other. I've read that story three times. [1]

Many thanks for sending RERUN which I've much enjoyed
 reading. It certainly enlarges my education in introducing me to other programs which I know only by name --
 we don't get them all over here. You've got a lot of
 variety in one zine, and some nice artwork. Congratulations. I always think fandom is so lucky in having people like yourself who give us the reading which is such an important and enriching part of the whole thing. Thank you.

And as an S&H fan, I want to say, again, a special thank you for those ZEBRAS and for GREY PANTHERS by Laurie Haldeman. I'd be grateful if you'd tell Laurie how much I enjoyed the fresh, direct style of the writing. Some delightful scenes--! love the kittens nesting on the back seat (I must find out what a 'Calico' cat is.). The story made me think of the first season when we were first recognizing and responding to a very special series. And I thought Jean's illos were very satisfying. I do like her artwork. [1]

Just thought I'd drop you a note thanking you for RERUN. I really enjoyed it, even though I haven't finished it...I skipped over the Magnum p.i. story because I don't watch that show and don't know what it's all about, really. But I think I'll eventually tackle it.

The zine is very large, which I always like to see—plenty to read. The illos are all very good to excellent, and the graphics are carefully and imaginatively done. I enjoy the variety of contributions...a little something for everyone. And the stories were very good. Your DW story (DOCTOR WHO AND THE ONLY CHILD) was excellent, very exciting, and the characters well-written. I hope that you will be writing more of the adventures of the Good Doctor. I also enjoyed the S&H story, GREY PANTHERS, by Laurie Haldeman. It was suspenseful, and kept me interested the whole time!

Really, all the work was very good, and I hope that fandom will be fortunate enough to see another issue of RERUN in the not too distant future.

Again, thanks so very much, to you as an editor and to your contributors for all the work, time and effort on RERUN! [1]

I've read RERUN and have a few comments on it. VIEW FROM A WINDOW by Brian Garner was a depressing story and not like the PRISONER series at all; There was none of the humor or good plotting that added so much to the series. GOING BACK by Linda Brown was just a rehash of part of Superman II and not that interesting. I would have liked a new adventure with him better. DOCTOR WHO AND THE ONLY CHILD by Lorraine Bartlett is one of the best in the zine. It really caught the spirit of the series. AN EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTER by Jude Wilson was also good; just the right length and well written.

THE THREE THE SUIT WAS MEANT FOR by D.C. Black didn't make it. It was all talk and didn't fit in the series format at all. It was just a rehash of events that occurred in the episode The One The Suit Was Meant For. THEN I'LL SEE YOU IN HELL by Lorraine Bartlett was an average Star Wars story; nothing good or bad about it, just average.

THE WINDS OF IWA by Lorraine Bartlett was good, on the same level as some of the best Magnum episodes done. GREY PANTHERS by Laurie Haldeman was the worst story in the zine. It was too long and reminded me more of a Quincy story with another of his causes than anything else. [1]

I really enjoyed Laurie Haldeman's S&H story, GREY PANTHERS. It was very well done.

Nice cover by Signe Landon. I figured out everybody except for the coats. ((Ed. note: Hitchhiker's Guide and The Prisoner)) The Bowler hat is John Steed's, the scarf Doctor Who--Tom Baker, the shirt Ralph Hinkley's suit, left leg and foot Han Solo ((Ed. note: Nope--it was from Trek!!)), right leg and foot, Starsky, and right hand and cane Barnabas Collins.

The poems and filks were all well done, but I think the best was CONFESSIONS by Erika Rauscher. It was a very poignant piece. And I agree completely with Laurie Haldeman's ODE TO THE B.A.D. CATS. That was a terrible show! She echoed my feelings exactly. Both Doctor Who stories, AN EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTER by Jude Wilson and ONLY CHILD by Lorraine Bartlett, were well done in their views of two very different Doctors. THE WINDS OF IWA was good too. I laughed, even shed a few tears and did a lot of hoping while I read. It didn't help that we had a rainstorm that night either. Good story, Lorraine. Very well done.

GOING BACK by Linda Brown wasn't too bad, but since I haven't seen SUPERMAN II, I found it rather hard to follow. I enjoyed the Han Solo story, THEN I'LL SEE YOU IN HELL, too. I'm a Han Solo fan anyway, and you got him down just right. And that limerick sounds like him. Good artwork by Leah Rosenthal, too. Thanks, too, for the Magnum information. It'll help if I ever decide to try a Magnum story.

THE THREE THE SUIT WAS MEANT FOR by D.C. Black was also well done. I can imagine having doubts. But as Pam said, they are a team. And I rather like the idea of Bill bouncing little Hinkleys on his knee. And finally GREY PANTHERS by Laurie Haldeman: It was very good. Being a cat person, I can sympathize with Starsky. A tiny kitten's mews can be very penetrating. I would've loved to have seen him as a bag lady too. Some of the Grey Panthers seemed rather familiar. I've met people just like them. And I wanted to feel sorry for Allison Gilly, too, but it was rather hard to. Especially since what she was doing. Loved the ad on the back too! [1]

RERUN is a neat zine. That suras it up for me...nice appearance, great contents, beautiful layout and graphics

And Paula Smith's TV GUIDED of course sums up the whole reason for RERUN; after all, aren't we the TV generation? DOCTOR WHO AND THE ONLY CHILD was my favorite story, fitting nicely into the gap between Revenge of the Cybermen and Terror of the Zygons; as well as satisfying all us closet Harry Sullivan fans. THE THREE THE SUIT WAS MADE FOR was a terrific story--D.C. Black certainly captured the characters and the proper mood of Greatest American Hero. I also enjoyed THE WINDS OF IWA. If a story can be visualized as an episode while it's being read, then it's good. I was really surprised by GREY PANTHERS. I am not a Starsky and Hutch fan and what little SfiH fiction I've read I usually haven't liked. But Laurie Haldeman has written a good story--action, suspense, interesting characters, and no gloom, doom, or extreme anguish; just enough nastiness (Mrs. Gilly) and despair (Allison) to keep the plot moving. I liked it. A lot.

Teresa Sarick shows a nice feeling for characters in her poetry; I particularly liked the RENKO piece. I alternately love/hate Renko, week to week, depending on whether he's being a nice guy or a real jerk.

The cartoons and filler art really added to the zine, instead of just taking up space as in some zines. I liked Rob St. John's non-functioning Dalek (totally gross!). Leah Rosenthal's Carbonite No. 5 was very funny. As for the regular artwork, Jessie Craig and Ann Larimer both show a nice flair, especially Ann's illos for the Doctor Who story. Signe Landon's cover is beautiful.

Like I said, -- a NICE zine. I'm looking forward to a 'rerun' (or should that be a 'sequel'?) of RERUN. [1]

I bought RERUN for the story GREY PANTHERS by Laurie Haldeman. That was the main reason, anyway. I was prepared not to read all the other stories, then I thought that would be very unfair. So I sat down and read RERUN from cover to cover after reading GREY PANTHERS, which I really liked. It would have made a cute episode.

The whole zine is a delight. Most of the fandoms, with the exception of Doctor Who, I was familiar with. Now I want to see more of Doctor Who; the characters fascinated me and I loved the story DOCTOR WHO AND THE ONLY CHILD. Deeva was something else. I like Harry and Sarah, too. I think that story would have to be about my favorite in the zine. I liked the plotting and the twists and turns
that turned up. Kept my interest right to the end. Gonna have to stay up late
so I can actually watch an episode of Doctor Who. The artwork and poetry are all very good. Like Ruth Kurz's poem and artwork especially. She's a very talented lady and I've told her that often enough.

The Magnum p.i. story, THE WINDS OF IV/A was excellent, and very realistic to me. Liked having the recap on different characters before the story, too. As you can tell, I was really impressed with your stories and the whole zine. I thank you for the many hours of reading pleasure you have given me now and in the past. Thank you barely seems enough. Can't wait to read your next issue. [1]

I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your fanzine, RERUN. I purchased it just for the Magnum p.i.
 story, originally, and was quite prepared to throw the rest of it away, if need be as it would have been worth the $6.50 even if I'd hated all the other stuff.

But you'll be happy to hear that I loved ALL of the zine. Among the 'other' stuff, I especially liked TV GUIDED by Paula Smith and THEN I'LL SEE YOU IN HELL by Lorraine Bartlett, and, of course, THE WINDS OF IWA. Now I really can't wait for your upcoming Magnum zine, Robin's Nest. [1]

It would seem that the hurt/comfort theme is one of the more durable in fandom, as a means to characterization; and what ails us, who enjoy reading about our heros suffering so dramatically. This theme is a means to an end, and what is the end? Given, two stories, DOCTOR WHO AND THE ONLY CHILD and THE WINDS OF IWA, by the same author, characterization is the end, when a very observant Ms. Bartlett so adroitly reproduces, recaptures, the nuances of the video characters. VIEW THROUGH A WINDOW is Brian Garner's sterile lithograph of The Prisoner. Hurt and no one to comfort. We are shown man versus feeding frenzy, man versus the elements, and man versus the dynamo; and only in the first two cases does man emerge eminently victorious. The Doctor and Magnum have love, that is why they survive as individuals. Hurt/comfort reassures us of our humanity, that is why the theme endures.

Humanity. It occurs, in fandom, even in very inhuman packaging. The ability to love, to feel, to think, to reach outside oneself. Some biological humans aren't very loving, but that's another story.

Humanity, the love and the thoughts and the outreach, is why we have art, is how we define art. GOING BACK, at first glance, seems a ludicrous portrayal of a depthless movie, yet both depict a pathetic Kal-El in desperate search of an identity he ultimately sacrifices, for us, his charges. More Who, AN EXTRAORDINARY ENCOUNTER, is one easily mishandled, yet was not, warm with restrained feeling and screaming for a sequel. We are shown Hill Maxwell in THE THREE THE SUIT WAS MEANT FOR, the 'real' one behind the silly redneck mask, an insecure and frightened man, but one who would be nice to know. Star Wars, and all of its sequels, is a shallow bit of space opera, but one born of its creator's love of old movie serials, one which appeals to the child buried in all of us. THEN I'LL SEE YOU IN HELL is a tiny piece of the film's subliminal affection.

GREY PANTHERS. At last we have a piece of fiction which depicts the aged, not as deteriorated obstructions, but with respect, thoughtfulness, intelligence. With humanity. Ms. Haldeman hits created a public service, and had fun doing so. The humor shows, even if S&H are not quite so predominant. I hardly missed them.

Humor, the ability to make and enjoy it, is another of the traits, and this is a plug for TV SHOWS WE'D LIKE TO SEE. More, please.

Thanks for the soapbox. The end. [1]

Issue 2

cover of issue #2, Karen River
a flyer for issue #2

Rerun 2 was published in 1984 and is 141 pages long.

Artwork: Karen River (front cover), T.J Burnside, Mary Bloemker, Jessie Craig, Cheryl Duval, Sandy Goodall, Ruth Kurz, Ann Larimer, Wanda Lybarger, Rhonda Reese, Leah Rosenthal, Ann Shelby, Rob St. John

From the editorial:
In reading through RERUN 2 you'll notice that a lot of the fiction is short. Some of it very short, I'd really like to include longer pieces in the next issue. And I'd like to include a lot more fiction, too. I know there are a LOT of good writers out there (who, incidentally, bought RERUN 1) that are churning out good stuff—but for some reason they don't think to send their work to a mediazine. Mediazine editors need love, too--and especially submissions. There are a million great ideas out there—and tons of movies/shows to base stories on. I'd like to see some of these stories, and hopefully in a length longer than 5-10 pages (double spaced). I've been told by the readers that they'd like to see some Hill Street Blues stories, St. Elsewhere, Simon & Simon—something, ANYTHING!! Is anyone writing material based on sit-coms like Cheers, Taxi, WKRP? How about some real oldies—even Leave It To Beaver!? (What did happen when all the treebark in Mayfield was being attacked by the mysterious midnight marauder—and Beaver was having a lot of dental reconstruction done at the same time???)

After two years of soliciting material for a Doctor Who proposed zine called, "A Stitch in Time," the editor admits that she was never able to collect enough material for a separate zine, and that that content has been printed in this issue of "Rerun."

  • From the Editor by Lorraine Bartlett (3)
  • Letters of Comment by The Loyal Readers (Any and Every) (5)
  • The Dreamer and the Spoil Sport by Karen L. Mitchell (mixed media) (14)
  • Daddy Loves You by Valerie DeVries (M*A*S*H) (16)
  • Susan's Quest by Karen L. Mitchell (Doctor Who) (23)
  • Nursery Rhymes by Karen L. Mitchell (Doctor Who) (25)
  • Doctor, Your Eyes by Patrice L. Heyes (Doctor Who) (28)
  • Roswell by Jude Wilson (Benton travels with the Doctor, Harry and Sarah to Roswell, New Mexico, where they encounter a UFO and the U.S.Army. Featuring the fourth Doctor.) (Doctor Who) (30)
  • Beyond the Sevateem by Teresa Sarick (Doctor Who) (54)
  • Best Friend by Teresa Sarick Doctor Who) (56)
  • Romana's Regeneration Mark II: The Way it Wasn't by Patrice L. Heyes (What really took place on the TARDIS when Romana regenerated into the form of Princess Astra? Featuring the fourth Doctor.) (Doctor Who) (57)
  • When Your Time Runs Out by Teresa Sarick (Doctor Who) (62)
  • The Jumper by S. Goodall (Baretta is confronted with one of the most difficult assignments any police officer must face —- talking someone out of taking their own life.) (Baretta) (64)
  • Reunion by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Simon and Simon) (70)
  • I Made It, Dad by Jude Wilson (An epilogue to the fourth-season opening episode "Home From the Sea.") (Magnum, P.I.) (72)
  • How Much is that Bantha by Leah Rosenthal (Star Wars) (82)
  • Trinity by Patrice L. Heyes (Star Wars) (84)
  • Don't Call Us by Darla E. Doxstater (Han is tired—dead tired -— and the Princess wants him to take on just one more mission.) (Star Wars) (85)
  • A Couple of Mavericks by Dougherty/ Rosenthal/Sneed (Star Wars) (88)
  • Entombed by Teresa Sarick (Phoenix) (90)
  • The Destroyer by Teresa Sarick (The Earth has been destroyed, and Bennu must flee — but what were his instructions and where will he run to?) (Phoenix) (92)
  • Blood Brothers by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Hill Street Blues) (94)
  • Goldblum's Journel by Liz Gregory (Hill Street Blues) (95)
  • A Shadowy Reflection by Ann Wortham (Indiana Jones is back teaching classes, but he has a very unusual pupil —- Rene Belloq!) (Raiders of the Lost Ark) (98)
  • Silent Knight, Holy Knight by Lorraine Bartlett (It's Christmas, and Michael is late for the Foundation's annual banquet when KITT suggests a shortcut — a lonely stretch of canyon road. KITT's electrical systems short-circuit and the lights go out for both of them.) (Knight Rider) (102)
  • TV Misguide by Anne Tenna (mixed media) (141)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2

Rerun 2 is for mixed media fans...also "straight" but there's a Simon & Simon poem by Sue-Anne H, and accompanying illo by Ruth which is worth it. Plus the Knightrider story...[2]

Oh! Ooooh, I am so pissed at you! Ooh! Here you come out with this zine, and half the stuff is on things I'm not even a fan of, for god's sake. (I mean—Baretta? Baretta, Lorraine?!?) and it's just... oh, pizza doughnuts! Lorraine, I even like your Knight Rider story. I even like the damn poetry! How you infuriate me, Mr. West!


Boy hovdy, you were right about the art. Karen River's cover is just...cool. Bitchin', awesome, cherry, call it what you will. I'm going to call it Dave and take it to dinner. If I could cross-hatch like her, I'd rule Nebraska. And the day after tomorrow, the world. I'm still trying to figure out if she drew Han and Leia to look like Lucy and Ricky, or the other way around. One tricky moment: Cheryl Duval draws Peter Davison so that he looks exactly like someone I once dated. Ooooh, scary, eh, kids? My favorite thing in the zine is (are? am?) Karen Mitchell's NURSERY RHYMES. Ahhhhh.

On the subject of "tell us what you'd like to see in Rerun..." More Simon & Simon! More Greatest American Hero! Where's your 'My Partner the Ghost' story? Actually, if it's as good as this issue, I'd even read a Legman story. Okay, I wouldn't, but so what? Onward....

Hey, my Phoenix illo looks kinda neat printed, don't it? All that nice silky black. I wish the original looked that nice. I also like the way Zipa-tone film looks when mimeo'd. It softens it up. I also noticed something: I gave the Doctor two different neckties in ROSWELL. I'm sorry. Tell Jude I'm sorry. It's just that, well, me mum's been sick....

Thank you for saying nice things about me in the editorial. Gee, you know, I only conplain because I like you and I like doing the art so much. Urmmn...can I have the jacket instead of the medal? [3]

I would like to congratulate you ard all those creative people who made RERUN 2 a reality. Good show, as the British say. As of this writing, I have not had time to read all the contents of the zine, but what I've read so far has pleased me greatly.

Seems like reaction to your first issue was favorable. I'm glad because I think #1 deserved it. So does #2. I have enjoyed poetry like HOW MUCH IS THAT BANTHA IN WE WINDOW by Leah Rosenthal. Mary Otten and Michelle Rosenberg, and TRINITY by Patrice L. Heyes. I MADE IT, DAD by Jude Wilson has whetted my appetite for Robin's Nest.

Anyway, RERUN 2 is a classy zine. The care and effort shows. TV MISGUIDE by Anne Tenna was a riot! REUNION by Sue-Anne Hartwick was a lovely piece and hit the heart of this ardent Simon & Simon fan. I hope more material on this show will be submitted for #3. [3]
I liked the Knight Rider story, SILENT KNIGHT, HOLY KNIGHT by Lorraine Bartlett and the Magnum story, I MADE IT, DAD by Jude Wilson. I like variety and certainly got that in this excellent fanzine. Also, being a great fan of Doctor Who, I enjoyed the two well-written stories about the famous Time Lord. [3]

I loved Karen River's cover. Well, let's see... I think my favorite story was SILENT KNIGHT, HOLY KNIGHT followed by THE DESTROYER. Anyway, anything on the"Phoenix is welcome, but that ending... Joachim. Wow! Knight Rider is a show I watch when I can, tho' it's on at a bad time here (7 p.m.). I like the car mainly, and I do like Michael, of course, but he's always seemed a little shallow, character-wise, but together it works for scmie reason. I am a car nut anyway, and love ginroicks and gadgets and special effects. Anyway, your story really changed my mind about Michael, at Michael here. Lorraine, granted this is a straight zine, and granted KITT is "only" a car, but you forget that very easily. KITT is a personality and the relationship here is volatile as hell. Kinda kinky, actually. Seriously, though, I can't believe how much this story affected me. God, Sue-Anne Hartwick said the same thing. Lady, I don't know how you write all these fandoms, but you sure can do it!

Sue-Anne's Simon & Simon poem was wonderful, as is Ruth Kurz's illo, Hope to see more S&S fiction next issue. Maybe even some Riptide or Air Wolf.

I liked the Dr. Who collection. BEYOND THE SEVATEEM by Teresa Sarick and the illo of Leela (my favorite companion) is really good. Congratulate Mary Bloemker on her artwork for me.

Hee-hee, loved A COUPLE OF MAVERICKS by Dougherty, Rosenthal & Sneed. Haven't I seen Leah's artwork in Starlog? Wow, Ruth Kurz's illo of Judson Scott on Page 92! He has the most interesting eyes-- even shut! A SHADOWY REFLECTION by Ann Wortham was ijerw good. Eerie—brrrr!

I think this second issue is quite good. Granted, it wasn't quite as interesting to me personally, due to some of the shows covered. It was worth it, though, for those stories and poems mentioned. I will look forward to hearing about #3. Good show, Lorraine. [3]

Overall, I liked RERUN 2—I loved Karen River's cover!—as well as most of the artwork. The portrait of Michael Knight and KITT by T.J. Burnside and Jessie Craig's Indiana Jones, and those of the Phoenix and Doctor Who—if I keep going, I'll just end up listing all the illos! It's really a good-looking zine. I was particularly pleased with the way my poems were illoed (Ruth Kurz has done it again!) Now, onto the stories.

SILENT T KNIGHT, HOLY KNIGHT by Lorraine Bartlett; I love the feeling of "family" in Knight Rider, and this story captured that perfectly. It sounds strange to say, but I've always thought the relationship between Michael and KITT is one of the most hunan found on the tube today. I never thought I'd get all choked-up reading a story about the "death" of a car, but I did with this one. KITT's sacrifice of his own "life" to save Michael—Michael's grief and guilt and anger afterwards, his bitterness that KITT had "left" him, just like everybody else in his past, was all very moving and poignant. I loved it, and especially KITT's Christmas present to Michael at the end. This was my favorite story in the zine.

DADDY LOVES YOU by Valerie DeVries: Another story that had me all choked up (you need a box of Kleenex to finish reading this zine!). The characters care across so well, just as if it had been written for the series. I especially liked the way that Hawkeye and Charles were able to persuade B.J. to stay and not desert. B.J. being torn by duty and his need to be with his family was very believable. The frustrating situation at the end of the story was totally M*A*S*H in flavor, too.

ROSWELL by Jude Wilson: Due to my working hours and the times our local station chooses to air Doctor Who, I haven't been able to see very many episodes, but I've read some of the many paperbacks available and from what I could gather from those, the characterizations of the Doctor and his ccsnpanions were right on target, as was the whole "feel" of the story. I liked the story, to a point— "E.T.s" have always intrigued me, and the Doctor is my favorite. However, I couldn't help but feel that there should've been MORE to the story when they actually found the aliens. There seemed to be a big build-up, and then not much suspense afterwards. I was sort of a let-down. I guess I Just expected it to be a little meatier. As for the other DW story, ROHANA'S REGENERATION MARK II by Patrice L. Heyes, I really can't comtrent on it because I don't know what it was based on. The only episodes I've ever seen had Sarah Jane as the Doctor's companion.

THE JUMPER by S. Goodall: I always thought Baretta was a gritty, depressing show in which the good guys lose more often than win. This was a good example of that. I think the most effective part of the story was after the woman junped, and life all around just went on as usual—the crowd breaking up to go seek out other "entertainment," cops discussing sports, etc. Nobody seemed to really give a damn except for Baretta and Billy. That one scene set the whole mood of the story.

I MADE IT, DAD by Jude Wilson: My second favorite story in the zine. Magnan is another show I love for that "family" feeling, which is very strong here, and the characterizations are just right. This story showed what I would've loved to see on screen, had that particular episode not ended when it did. A good "missing scene" piece.

DON'T CALL US by Darla E. Doxstater: I really don't know what to say about this piece.

I loved Patrice L. Heyes' poen TRINITY, I think that one short poem summed up the whole spirit of Star Wars, and the relationships of Luke, Han and Leia. However, Darla's vignette seemed pretty pointless to me. Han always gets involved, even when he doesn't want to, but this time he's had enough and says so in no uncertain terms. But it just didn't have enough in it to make it as an interesting vignette.

THE DESTROYER by Teresa Sarick: A VERY interesting little piece—my only complaint was that it wasn't longer! I was conqsletely surprised by the twist at the end — Joachim! Talk about crossed-universes! It was compelling, but I don't know if I like mixing up Bennu with Joachim. They ARE two entirely different persons — Bennu had nothing "evil" in him that I could see. Still, I guess as Leonard Nimoy would say, in SF anything is possible.

A SHADOWY REFLECTION by Ann Wortham: My only complaint again--too short! I'd love to see a sequel to this. It was shivery from start to finish.

Anyway, I liked all the poetry, but BEST FRIEND and ENTOMBED by Teresa Sarick were my favorites. I also really liked EXCERPTS FROM GOLDBLUM'S JOURNAL by Liz Gregory. It sounded just like Henry. And the humor WAS just that—"MORE TV SHOWS WE'D LIKE TO SEE" and "TV MISGUIDE" really cracked me up. How late did you people stay up dreaming up this insanity? Loved it![3]

RERUN 2 was spectacular! You hit the mark on all points, there wasn't a story I didn't like and I still can't pass by my copy without reading SILENT KNIGHT for the fiftieth time.

Specifically, DADDY LOVES YOU by Valerie DeVrles was impressive. It's only the second piece of M*A*S*H fan-fiction I've read that I've felt captured the people and Intent of the show. Well done.

Sorry to hear STITCH IN TIME has met its demise. The Black Guardian is everywhere it seems, stirring up odd and sundry. However, the 'outtakes' from the zine make the loss even more poignant. The filks were fine, the stories stupendous, the artwork admirable, the poetry precious...more need not be said.

THE JUMPER by S. Goodall captured Tony Baretta exactly as I remember him, and has spurred me to watch the reruns which have recently reappeared from that far-away land known as Syndication." It had a sensitivity that I wish I could see more often in fan fiction, and a brevity that turns me green with envy! (Anyone else finish a story under 30 pages recently?)

I MADE IT, DAD by Jude Wilson was another bullseye. The perfect ending to a perfect story, (I always wondered what they did with a water-logged Magnum.)

THE DESTROYER by Teresa Sarick made me nervous as all get out, until I finished it. Whew! Bennu--say it isn't so!

SILENT KNIGHT, HOLY KNIGHT by Lorraine Bartlett. That wasn't fair, sneaking it in way in the back. The first time I read it, I felt washed out afterward. Now, well...I'm getting better. Bravo and many happy returns!

The short pieces were each and all excellent and the artwork was the best in the business. So what more can you say, eh? People, you've done it again. Now, when is number three coming out? (Just kidding—don't hit me, don't hit me!) [3]

My favorite story was Jude Wilson's I MADE IT, DAD. I don't watch Dr. Who any more, so I haven't read those stories yet. I have trouble with anything dealing with cutesy kids and/or robots, computers. The only good computer is a DEAD one as far as I'm concerned. The highlight of SILENT KNIGHT was KITT biting the dust. It was too good to be true! I knew you^d bring him back before the count.

Thank you for printing my story and drawings. You made them look very nice and I appreciate your efforts. [3]

As usual, I loved RERUN 2! From cover art to "You Are Receiving This Zine Because..." RERUN 2 is a celebration of the best in fan talent. The drama and cotiedy of stories, poens and filks combined with the wizardry of lyrical artwork create a superb publication. I'd be writing all day like this if I commented on everything, so I'll just hit the high points. DADDY LOVES YOU by Valerie DeVries. DeVries has an excellent grasp of the M*A*S*H series. I felt as though I were watching an episode. ROMWiA'S REGENERATION MWIK II was lovingly written by Patrice L. Heyes, but perhaps a bit too close to the first episode of "Destiny of the Daleks." Where was the creativity? THE JUffER—Goodall's Baretta vignette brought back many memories of the show. I was sorry to see Tony lose Susan. Even found myself wondering how he'd continue to live in that building. I MADE IT, DAD by Jude Wi lson. I knew the "Home Frcrni The Sea" episode of Magnum P.I. needed more at the end and Wilson has provided a good conclusion with the 'Hot and Heavy' crew. HOW MUCH IS THAT BANTHA IN THE WINDOW by Rosenthal, Otten & Rosenberg: I laughed myself silly on this one. Kudos to the trio who perpetrated the filk!

SILENT KNIGHT, HOLY KNIGHT by Lorraine Bartlett. Never having seen the series this is based on, I'm likely not qualified to cotrment on the piece. I do want to say that your story makes Knight Rider sound interesting and unique.

Comments on artwork; Mary Bloemker's pieces come through gorgeous as ever. I was totally freaked out to see that my humble poem rated one of this lady's

masterpieces!! I kiss your Time Ring. Ann Larimer has a very interesting style, loose yet controlled. She does a nice Doctor, a good Romana and Sgt. Benton, and an awesome Phoenix. Thank you, thank you for the DESTROYER silhouette. I kiss Ann's amulet. Cheryl Duval's whimsical drawings are an asset to any blank page waiting to be inked in. Her "Susan" sketch is great. Ruth Kurz's Bennu for ENTOMBED is greatly appreciated. With his eyes closed, you can almost feel the sun on his face. As always, thanks to you, Lorraine, for a lovely layout of my work. You really have a gift for design and a sense of the dramatic. [3]

Once again, you have produced a good looking, high-quality mimeo zine that can compare favorably with many offset zines. But RERUN 2 has more; it's got personality, evident in the care given to the graphics and layout, and in the attractive variety of borders and headings. RERUN 2 is fun to read!

On to the contents; I was there at MediaWest Con to see people's eyes pop out at that marvelous Karen River cover. The rest of the artwork is outstand ing, particularly that of Ann Larimer, Mary Bloemker and T.J. Burnside. And how I love Cheryl Duval's cartoons—she does the cutest Peter Davison!

Stories: My favorites are Jude Wilson's ROSWELL and your own SILENT KNIGHT, HOLY KNIGHT. And you know I don't even watch Knight Rider...the story of a boy and his car. But somehow you always manage to go beyond the ideas of a show and tell a terrific story. Poor Michael...Poor KITT... Sniff...but thanks for the happy ending.

Jude's story was a nice exploration into one of the neglected companions of the Doctor—good old Mr. Benton. He wasn't really given much to do in the Tom Baker years of the program—you have to go back and watch some of the Pertwee stories to really appreciate him. However, Jude has done a good.job showing Benton at work, and reminiscing about the 'good old days.' The plot about the aliens and the cover-up was convincingly spooky, I also enjoyed Jude's I MADE IT, DAD. It was a good follow up to a good episode.

I was never much of a Baretta fan, yet I liked S. Goodall's THE JUMPER—a chilling character study of a man who sometimes tries too hard to be the perfect cop.

As much as I like Teresa Sarick's poetry this issue, her vignette The Destroyer left me feeling vaguely disappointed, and I'm not sure why. It seemed a fascinating idea, but it may have been too unbelievable for me.

Ann Wortham's A SHADOWY REFLECTION, on the other hand, msvery good and gave me a bad case of the shivers! The rest of the fiction, though brief, was good.

My favorite part of the zine was, of course, the Dr. Who supplement. I hope it satisfied all the fourth Doctor fans out there. BEYOND THE SEVATEEM by Teresa Sarick was my favorite poem, and I liked Karen Mitchell's filks and rhymes. (And how nice to see one's own name so many times in the table of contents, she said modestly!)

Now onward to RERUN 3, ROBIN'S NEST 2 and KNI6HTALES...and whatever else strikes your fancy. Keep up the good work![3]

DADDY LOVES YOU was very M*A*S*H in both ideas and characterization. Nice job.

As a moderate Dr. Who fan (fondest of the 4th Doctor), I liked all the Who stuff, though I might have wanted a bit more out of ROSWELL (Don't know what exactly, just something). It was fine as far as it went, though.

Teresa Sarick's poems were very nice, probably my favorite parts of the whole section.

I was never much into Baretta, but THE JUMPER was well-written. REUNION was really good for such a short piece. More Simon & Simon!!!

I MADE, IT, DAD—Bravo, Jude! You sure you weren't reading my mind concern ing that episode? (I was wondering how Higgins and Rick were going to get Magnum into the boat, too) The characterizations were perfect. I was giggling through half the story. An interesting coincidence: I read the zine about 16 hours after the rerun of "Home From The Sea;" maybe that helped. The only quibble I've got with the story is that I'm not sure Magnum ever has even as much as $29.67 in his bank account.

DON'T CALL US-You tell her, Han!

THE DESTROYER—Yahoo! I nearly stood up and cheered the last two sen tences! (Insert sound of evil chuckle.)

Having only seen one episode of Hill Street Blues, I can't conment on that stuff.

I didn't like SHADOWY REFLECTION. Nothing against Ann Wortham's writing or characters, I just didn't like the whole idea, be It Indy going nuts or Belloq returning from the wrath of God.

SILENT KNIGHT, HOLY KNIGHT--Yep, it's a get'em. It's a hurt/comfort. And I really liked it, so there! It was a darn sight better than most (any?) of this season's episodes. Good suspense, excellent dialogue between Michael and KITT (I could just hear that smug canputer voice!). I've just got a couple nitpicky complaints about the computer technology:

1. I don't think even sending a burst of power like that could fry a CPU. Maybe in KITT's case—but CPU's are right sturdy critters as a rule, and any thing that would do that would probably also zap the whole electrical system. ((ED. NOTE: It did!)) Anyway, what makes KITT himself would be in memory, data, etc.—not the CPU, which is how he could be rebuilt.

2. What took April so bloody long to think of trying to reconstruct KITT's personality? It was the first thing I thought of, and I'm no hotshot canputer wizard. Even with those complaints, though, there weren't as many (or as blatant) scientific errors in the story as in most Glen Larson TV shows. (Did you know that it would take the continuous output of over two BILLION power plants to keep "Automan" going?) And I did like the story, more than I liked most of the episodes of the show.

A big huzzah to all the artists, from the cover (snicker, snicker) through the illos and cartoons. Consistently good, gang.

And a few more comments on the comments: I couldn't agree more with Marian Kelly on the appearance of your zine(s), and with Julieann Wozniak's comments regarding the hurt/comfort genre (gee, now I have something to refute all the people who don't like it—thanks!), and Jane Leavell's regarding the possible Corky/Mac relationship. (There's a story in that one, but don't ask me to write it!) [3]

I love the front cover by Karen River—especially "My Favorite Vulcan!" ROSWELL was pleasant; the people certainly seemed in character. I think I would have liked it more, though, if something actually happened in the story. I always like Leah Rosenthal's cartoons. 'The Knight Stuff is no exception.

Mary Bloemker's Doctor Who on Page 24 is great. Just the way I usually picture him.

I'm not usually much on get'ems, but I enjoyed SILENT KNIGHT, HOLY KNIGHT. You're very good at catching the character's speech patterns and rhythms. [3]

Thank you for sending RERUN 2. Although it did not contain any of my favorite show (BLAKE'S 7), it did have most of my preferred shows: Doctor Who, Hill Street Blues and Star Wars. I consider my money well spent indeed!

THE DREAMER AND THE SPOIL SPORT, by Karen Mitchell, was a fair reaction {from my point of view) of what would happen if one fan's dreams were realized.

The Hill Street poetry by Sue-Anne Hartwick and Liz Gregory was well done.

I'm quite fond of the characters portrayed, DON'T CALL US by Darla Ooxstater is another favorite in this zine, as is Ann Wortham's SHADOWY REFLECTION. All in all, a good effort all around. And the production was of good standard. It's nice to read something that is not only a good read, but can also be read. Not once did I have to squint or use my imagination in trying to work out what was going on.[3]

Just finished reading RERUN 2 in a gorging of fine stories. Damn, girl, you can write a mean story! My absolute favorite was SILENT KNIGHT, HOLY KNIGHT, and not only because of my love for the TransAm. I cried with Michael when he thought KITT was dead. I can still remember my horror and grief when my beloved companion car was wiped out protecting me. And it couldn't consciously choose to do that, nor could it speak--but the pain was real nonetheless..

Other comments on the zine: While I like the Doctor, I'm not enough into the show to have enjoyed the section on WHO. Some of the stories will be read later at my leisure, so I can't really comment on them. However, a couple of poems caught my eye.

BEYOND THE SEVATEEM, by Teresa Sarick, was very nice, as was BEST FRIEND.

S. Gbodall's THE JUMPER was Baretta to a "T," and that's the name of that tune.

REUNION, by Sue-Anne Hartwick? Well, I prefer Simon & Simon stories as opposed to poetry.

I MADE IT, DAD, by Jude Wilson, was nice and I think Jude is a fine writer with lots of places to go.

DON'T CALL US, by Darla Doxstater, made me want to slap Leia. She always thinks that only Han and/or Luke can handle a serious problem in the Rebellion. Don't they have any other heroes?

BLOOD BROTHERS by Sue-Anne Hartwick--see my comment on REUNION.

A SHADOWY REFLECTION, by Anne Wortham, was too short, I haven't read the two pieces based on PHOENIX yet. I only watched the series at the time because of Richard Lynch, I now wonder if I was too young to understand the show. I wish I could see it

again. Perhaps I would be better equipped to appreciate the series. I know that I did enjoy the pilot film.[3]

As a devoted Whovian, I very much enjoyed the Who-related stories and poems. I found Teresa Sarick's WHEN YOUR TIME RUNS OUT especially moving.

I very much enjoyed (or should I loved) SILENT KNIGHT, HOLY KNIGHT. I've been a fan of Michael and KITT since their debut. Though the show itself often leaves the viewer wanting (for better writing and acting), it's the relationship between Michael and KITT that keeps us watching. You've captured the essence of their rapport. I must admit, I had the sniffles when KITT "died" and Michael mourned for him. But I really had glad tears at the end. Thank you for giving us "starving" Knight Rider fans more of Michael and KITT.[3]

Ann Shelby's Magnum was very good, Jessie Craig's Indy was Interesting, Ruth Kurz's Simon & Simon and Phoenix illos were exceptional. However, Mary Bloemker wins my vote as best artist of the issue. Her Leela was marvelous, but the two Doctor Who illos are probably the best pieces of artwork I've seen in a zine this year. The piece on Page 24 makes my insides melt.

Then there is the poetry. I'm not much of a judge, but I did enjoy Teresa Sarick's Best Friend.

Both ROSWELL by Jude Wilson and SILENT KNIGHT, HOLY KNIGHT by Lorraine Bartlett, were excellent—possessing plot and characterization above and beyond the call of duty. ROSWELL, however, did end a bit abruptly.

Teresa Sarick's THE DESTROYER elicited a big "yuck!" from me—probably the exact reaction she was looking for. I very much appreciated Jude Wilson's vignette, I MADE IT, DAD, as I always felt let down that that episode ended so abruptly. This makes up for it.

I'm looking forward to your next fannish output—whatever the universe! [3]

I found RERUN 2 to be good work. To begin with, I liked the Doctor Who stuff. Maybe it wasn't so bad that A STITCH IN TIME folded if it allowed you to put the material here. Personally, I liked Karen Mitchell's NURSERY RHYMES the best. And though I'm not usually a poetry fan, the other poems seeited to be the other bright spots of this whole section. BEYOND THE SEVATEEM was especially striking, and kind of wistful.

I'm not a Magnum fan, but I can get into Jude Wilson's story. I can understand the bonds between the characters, which is one of the things that make it a good show. They were very well drawn in this story: Higgins in his reserved, formal way, and T.C. in his more exuberant manner. This is what friendship is about. This pops up later in the zine in another good story.

The best piece, though, was SILENT KNIGHT, HOLY KNIGHT. It shows just how deeply Michael's and KITT's friendship lies. As Kipling put it, "One man in a thousand...will stand more closely than a brother." This is exactly the way Michael and KITT stand; each would sacrifice himself for the other, almost without a second thought. This story was a very good illustration of exactly how far they would go to do this. If only the show would do something this good.[3]

The zines arrived some time ago and have been duly snarfed. Sorry it's taken me so long to get this reply to you! I've been writing it for several weeks now, but I had to wait until I got the zines back from my sister and a friend so I could reread ROSWELL.

ROSWELL: Very good of Benton! Almost as good on the Doctor and Sarah,

fair on Harry—-there were one or two bits that weren't quite right, mostly at UNIT. The part in the desert was good. I liked Barney, and found Plausible Percy quite an interesting character. He was very well delineated in his brief appearances, unusually so for a minor character.[3]
I MADE IT, DAD by Jude Wilson is a classic. It did exactly what a good epilogue should do--rounded out the story without going to excess, and still managing to convey the reactions of the characters to what happened in the show. Having said all those nice things, through, I have to admit that it wasn't my favorite story in the zine. SILENT KNIGHT, HOLY KNIGHT gets the candle this time. I don't know why, I've probably seen a grand total of ten Knight Rider episodes during the run of the series, but I liked the story immensely. .[3]

Just finished reading RERUN 2. For a mediazine, it's very good. Neat, I loved the cover. Good sense of humor fran Karen River. The artwork was good... but as usual, I was bowled over with Ruth Kurz's. She does have an incredible talent!! I just lose myself in her work. Now, on to the stories I read. I'm not a Dr. Who fan, not much of a Star Wars fan, either, so I'm afraid I skipped them. But as to those I read:

The Dreamer and the Spoil Sport: I really got a kick out of singing this one!

Daddy Loves You by Valerie DeVries left me feeling B.J,'s frustration. I'd feel like he did...wanting to kick some a—! I'd probably have gone absolutely crazy!

The Jumper by S. Goodall—I thought she caught Baretta's character very well. Wish that show was still on!

Reunion and Blood Brothers--While I'm not much of a poem person, I must say that I've really enjoyed every one I've read by Sue-Anne Hartwick. Great poems.

The Destroyer by Teresa Sarick blew me away.

Shadowy Reflection by Ann Wortham...Poor Indy. He does have a thing about Belloq and snakes! Good story!

Silent Knight, Holy Knight by Lorraine Bartlett—loved it. Crazy as it sounds, I know exactly what Michael was feeling when he thought KITT was dead. How can one becone attached to a machine? I have. If a person can become attached to animals, why not a car...that talks, thinks, etc.? I'll take KITT any day of the week.

TV MISGUIDE by Anne Tenna was hilarious! Looking forward to #3. [3]

Well, Lorraine, you've done it again. RERUN 2 is a real "smasher!" The layout on this zine is fantastic and the artwork--what can I say? The Karen River cover, Leah Rosenthal's cartoons, Mary Bloemker's Doctor Who illos—Lor, you're spoiling us.

Of the poetry, all of which was excellent, I guess my favorite has to be Karen Mitchell's NURSERY RHYMES or Rosenthal & Company's "BANTHA IN THE WINDOW" or... In the fiction category, THE DESTROYER, by Teresa Sarick, sent shivers up my spine, as did A SHADOWY REFLECTION, by Ann Wortham. Good work, Teresa and Anne! I didn't care for Darla Doxstater's DON'T CALL US as I personally can't see Han being quite that mean to Leia, but then, maybe I'm just missing the point here. As for your own SILENT KNIGHT, HOLY KNIGHTi--looks like you've done it again. A good story with an interesting plot and a neat twist at the end. Riveting stuff that keeps your attention focused to the very end--even if you're only an occasional viewer of the show like I am, I won't comment on my own stuff. I know what I did wrong (sigh, more on the aliens for ROSWELL); however, I was very pleased with the illos by Ann Larimer and Ann Shelby. All-in-all an excellent media zine that 1 can (and have) recommend highly. It's too bad about "A Stitch In Time," but then, you know what they say—Pizza Doughnuts!

Can't wait to see what you come up with for RERUN 3. [3]

Issue 3

front cover of issue #3, by Karen River -- a parody of Norman Rockwell's [ Freedom from Want].
Pictured on the cover, in order: Dr. Craig (St. Elsewhere), Edith Prickley (from SCTV), Mr. T (mainly his mohawk), Dom Santini (Airwolf), Indiana Jones, Doctor Who, Spock, Leia Organa, A.J. Simon, Rick Simon, Jerry Lewis.
Instead of a fat turkey on the servicing platter, this crowd is served Kentucky Fried Chicken. There also appears to be celery on a plate, which is a nod to Doctor Who.
Many fans asked "Why Jerry Lewis?" -- the artist's answer was in issue #4.
a flyer for issue #3

Rerun 3 was published in 1985 and contains 122 pages.

The art is by Karen River (front cover), Guy Brownlee, Kathy Costello, Dani, Ann Lairmer, Mary Otten, Diane Roe, Leah Rosenthal, and Laura Virgil.

From the editorial:

[This is] a blanket apology. A lot of people have commented that although I still get the zine orders out on time, I'm no longer answering letters quite as fast as I used to. In fact, sometimes it's taking longer than three months for me to get around to answering them. Now for the $64,000 question.

How come?

Well... I'm not sure. I could lie ...or better yet admit the truth: I've been overwhelmed. For the past year or so, I've been writing fairly steadily, a hobby I enjoy and intend to continue. But I found that juggling three zines, on a more or less regular basis, was entirely too much for me to handle between the real-life pressures of going to work and supporting two ever-starving felines. That left me with a BIG decision. Which zine would I give up? My main fannish interest these days is Knight Rider. Therefore I didn't want to give up KNIGHTALES. (Watch for the second issue of that zine in the fall of 1985!) I seriously considered giving up RERUN, but decided I just had too much fun with it. I like reading media stories. I love working with the layout and artists and writers. Much as I enjoyed working on Robin's Nest—the timing was not good. February seemed like a good time to plan it, but with RERUN coming out for May, it was just too much within a three month time-period. Since Jude Wilson is the co-editor of Robin's Nest, I decided to turn over the third issue to her very capable hands.

But what about all that unanswered mail? Well...I'm still trying to crawl out from under it. The reason this issue is so small in comparison with the two that went before it, is because

I simply couldn't get everything done in time. And because I had trouble finding artists for several pieces, they have been withheld until the next issue of RERUN. (Yes, Virginia, there will be another issue I) My apologies to Teresa Sarick for not running all of her wonderful poetry, to Cool Han Luke for the wonderful filks, and to Liz Tucker, whose Hardcastle & McCormick story went through a number of rewrites in order to appear in RERUN 3, only to miss out because of problems involving the lack of art and my own procrastinating. Believe it or not, though, I'm already making arrangements for the next issue. Dani has promised more art, as has Guy Brownlee, and Ann Wortham is already working on a sequel to SPECTRE OF THE PAST in this issue I I have very high hopes for RERUN 4!
  • Dear ReRun Readers by Lorraine Bartlett (Any and Every) (3)
  • Letters of Comment by The Loyal Readers (Any and Every) (5)
  • A Last Farewell by Diane Roe (Star Wars) (16)
  • Night Watch by Christine Jeffords ("Driving a darkened highway proves disastrous for A.J., and an angry Janet blames newly arrived Rick for the accident.") (Simon and Simon) (18) (reprinted in The Brothers File)
  • CBS Thursday Night, filk to the tune of Elton John's "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting," by Cathy Woldow & Sally Smith (29)
  • Where We Going, poem by Teresa Sarick (Simon and Simon) (30)
  • The Way It Is, poem by Teresa Sarick (Simon and Simon) (31)
  • Private Eyes, filk to the tune of "Private Eyes" by Hall and Oates, by Sally Smith and Cathy Waldo (multifandom]) (32)
  • Like Father, Like... by Guy Clayton Brownlee (Remington Steele) (34)
  • The Mysterious Mr. Steele by Liz Gregory (Remington Steele) (35)
  • Second Chance by Liz Gregory (Superman) (36)
  • The Spy Who Loved Me, poem by Dani (General Hospital) (38)
  • High Calibre Characters, puzzle by C.S Jenkins (Media) (39)
  • For Now and Forever by Teresa Sarick (St. Elsewhere) (41)
  • Roll Call, 7 a.m., poem by Teresa Sarick (Hill Street Blues) (48)
  • Elegy of Love, poem by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Hill Street Blues) (49)
  • Conversation by Lorraine Bartlett (Eddie and the Cruisers) (50)
  • Prisoner, poem by James Crawford (The Prisoner) (54)
  • Commercial Pursuit, trivia quiz by Patti Hayes (55)
  • The Wall by Susan M. Garrett ("One by one the A-Team, Michael Knight, Magnum, T.C. and Rick, and Stringfellow Hawke visit the Wall (the Vietnam War Memorial) in Washington, D.C. to confront their pasts.") (A-Team, Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., Airwolf) (56)
  • Memorial, poem by Sally Smith (Magnum, P.I.) (71)
  • Remembering by Jude Wilson (Magnum, P.I.) (72)
  • Aftermath by Lorraine Bartlett ("Harry Sullivan and Sarah Jane Smith console each other in the aftermath of the Doctor's departure from their lives, and find they have a lot more in common than they thought." From the editorial: "A few words about my own story, AFTERMATH. Printed herein is the PG version of the story. Yes, I realize the ending of the second scene is a cop out, but this isn't BLUE GUARDIAN, after all.") (Doctor Who) (73)
  • The Trek III Calypso, filk to the tune of the Banana Boat Song, by Karen L. Mitchell (Star Trek) (82)
  • Triune Conjunction and Gefling, two poems by James Crawford (The Dark Crystal) (84)
  • Famous Last Words and Lost: Mogwai, two poems by Karen L. Mitchell (Gremlins) (85)
  • The Perspective Raid by Linda Knights ("Having captured Moffitt and Tully, Dietrich uses them to bait a trap for Troy and Hitchcock.") (Rat Patrol) (86) (reprinted in The G-2 Files #12 and Rat Patrol Compiled)
  • answers to High Calibre Characters (100)
  • And Leave No Trace, poem by Teresa Sarick (Kung Fu) (102)
  • TV Misguide 2 by Anne Tenna and Crudith Grist (Media) (103)
  • Indiana Jones, poem by Bad Company (Indiana Jones) (104)
  • Anything Goes, poem by Karen L. Mitchell (Indiana Jones) (105)
  • Spectre of the Past by Ann Wortham ("Dr. Jones and two graduate students travel to the jungles of South America to find a lost Chavan temple, but instead Indy confronts a deadly spectre from his past.") (Indiana Jones) (106)
  • In the Good Old Rerun Time, poem by C.S. Jenkins (Media) (122)
  • You Are Receiving This Zine Because (123)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 3

[The Wall]: Really nice A-Team/Knight Rider/ Magnum P.I./Airwolf story (or maybe I should say series of vignettes) about these veterans going to the memorial in Washington. The A-Team section is about 5 pages. [4]
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I finished RERUN 3 last night. Excellent. --more powerful than a locomotive? Maybe. Faster than a speeding bullet? Almost. No, it's not ready to "leap tall buildings in a single bound," that's for RERUN 4.

Although this ish is shorter than its predecessor, it is, by no means, underpar. It's quaIity--not quantity--that makes a good anything. RERUN 3 is a fine quality media zine, each piece of fiction, poetry, whatever, meets and/or exceeds the very high standards that fandom has set for itself. Now, on to my specific comments.

Artwork Is super fantastic gorgeous!!! From Karen River's cover (outrageous!) to Dani's "Private Eyes," it is a feast for the eyes. One question, however. Why did Karen add Jerry Lewis to the cover?!! ((ED. NOTE: See Page 15 for Karen's explanation!) And why does her Rick in the MIP illo (Page 67) remind me of Robert Conrad? Laura Virgil's illos for Ann's story were, in short, incredible. The art in this issue is all so good that I just couldn't pick a favorite this time.

NIGHT WATCH; A good Simon & Simon piece by Chris Jeffords, taking place before the series starts. Unfortunately, I found something lacking here, and am yet to put my finger on just what it is. Maybe it's the relationship between Rick and Janet, or its final resolution. I'm not sure.

LIKE FATHER, LIKE.... Even though I stopped watching Remington Steele after the first two seasons, I was able to imagine Steele's almost sleepless night. Guy Brownlee manages to effectively put the idea forth that Bond is Steele's father without making it seem ludicrous. Good job here, Guy. I'm looking forward to seeing much more of your work in print--soon. Uh, you interested in Magnum???

How you know I don't watch St. Elsewhere, with the exception of the episode that FROM THIS DAY FORWARD was based on. But I found that, after reading Teresa Sarick's story, it didn't matter. Each little vignette stood on its own and collectively, they make a wonderful epilogue to the episode. I wasn't aware Teresa did anything but poetry—and good poetry at that. I think she should be encouraged to do more, More, MORE!

The Vietnam remembrance part of the zine was timely, excellently written, and wonderfully illustrated. THE WALL by Susan Garrett tells a tale of men who did what was asked of them, then did more. There were thousands more out there just like Hannibal Smith, Michael (Long) Knight, Thomas Magnum and Stringfellow Hawke struggling to cope with their memories. For some, I think, THE WALL helps. I can find no fault in any of the four short pieces; each rang true, were com pletely in character, and would be what Cannell, Larson or Bellisario would have done if they attempted to do it. Bravo, Susan, Bravo!

Your o*m CONVERSATION and AFTERMATH:. First, I can truly imagine that Eddie called Frank after "Season in Hell" was released, and secondly, I'm sure that the phone call was just as you described. What higher praise can there be for a writer? As for AFTERMATH--I confess, I'm a horribly romantic and sentimental person and I, too, would like to think that Harry and Sarah ended up together in some fashion after the Doctor left. Nicely done. Lor.

I vaguely remember watching Rat Patrol when it was on and have never seen any of the repeats. Therefore, I wasn't too keen on reading Linda Knights' story THE PERSPECTIVE RAID. Boy, was I in for a surprise—what a good story this is! It kept my interest, I wasn't confused and all the way through I kept thinking, "how is she gonna pull it off? It's impossible!" Not only was it possible, but probable as well.

The "piece de resistance" has to be Ann Wortham's SPECTRE OP THE PAST. Let me tell you, if SHADOWY REFLECTION from RERUN 2 gave you shivers, this will defi nitely give you the creeps! Right up Spielberg's and Lucas' alley! The only criticism is about poor Alex--WHAT'RE YA GONNA DO TO HIM NOW^ ANNIE? Good plotting, nice pacing and believable. Excellent, excellent story.

The poets went above and beyond the call here. Lor. From Karen Mitchell's surviving "Doom" to Sally Smith's MEMORIAL, you go from laughter to tears in one sitting. My favorite, however, has to be Teresa Sarick's ROLL CALL. As I read it, I could picture Phil Esterhaus at the lectern and his absence thereafter. I still miss him.

All in all, what a trip your zine is. It's pretty and reads good, too! Madam, I didn't think it possible, but you have outdone yourself. Good luck on

KNIGHTALES 2 and RERUN 4. [5]
[zine]: I am rarely moved to write LoCs, but THE WALL by Susan M. Garrett deserves one. It was fine. The 60s were my generation. I was one of the Berkley 800 arrested for protesting, both free speech and anti-Vietnam war sentimens. My only regret is that she left outRick and A.J. Simon. This is a very personal quibble. As Teresa Sarick so clearly points out in her poem WHERE HE GOING?, (Rick) "I didn't understand you then. Going on those peace marches back home. While I busted my chops in that hellhole. That's okay, you had your own kinda war on the campus. And I havta admit, it got us out of there." There are many of us besides those who fought in the streets and jungles of Vietnam who lost people we loved, and consider ourselves "veterans" of sorts. I'm glad to see this presented as it is in Teresa's poem, which is excellent. I would have liked to have seen how Susan would have handled Simon & Simon had she included them in THE WALL.[5]
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What can I say? Here goes. NIGHT WATCH: I was hoping for a new adventure/mystery to add to the annals of Simon & Simon Investigations' case files, but Christine Jeffords' tale provided an interesting drama concerning the TV series' early characters. NIGHT WATCH also neatly explains some empty spots in the changing relationships of A.J. and Rick, and Janet Fowler between the show's pilot and subsequent episodes. The idea of Rick's unspoken love for Fowler may be somewhat maudlin, but it does make his change of attitude toward her more understandable. And where did that fog pop up from anyhow? You can tell me, Chris, it was the Rutans, wasn't it? (From Doctor Who and the Horror of Fang Rock!

CBS THURSDAY NIGHT and PRIVATE EYES by Sally Smith and Cathy Voldow->it's all too easy to identify with these poetic pieces, but I watch 'em for the plot- lines and character development. Really! LIRE FATHER, LIKE... More! More! I've read an entire 'sine full of nothing hut Steele stories, and yet I like this vignette by Guy Clayton Brownlee better. Daddy's 007? His uncles live on Baker Street? I love it! Does this mean Mom is Ms. Moneypenny or Irene Adler? ELEGY OF LOVE -- the line that really struck in this tribute to Esterhaus was Grace's question if she took his life or eased him into death with love. A fine, succinct poem by Sue-Anne Hartwick. The Prisoner trio of poems by James Crawford showed a lot of thought and care went into these concise pieces. PRISONER reflected the series' premise per fectly. THE VILLAGE depicts too optimistic an attitude for the psychodrama that was ahead of its time, especially in the final verse. ROVER is an interesting description of one aspect of Village life, and a nice analogy is draim between the villagers and sheep.

COMMERCIAL PURSUIT: Only RERUN would think of printing this quiz by Patti Heyes. Afraid I did rather badly and only recognized the Qantas' koala. And I thought the native American girl was associated with a corn oil/margarine? Guess I must watch too much PBS and CBC, eh?

I must compliment you on CONVERSATION. I haven't seen the movie ((Eddie & the Cruisers)), so I appreciated the short plot synopsis. Your story has a neat mix of suspense, tinged with the supernatural, which resolves into a series of unsettling revelations. I like the quality of 'uncertainty,' I guess I'd have to call it, that left me wondering was it really Eddie? Was he alive, or a ghost? What if--? It's a clever vignette and a fine accomplishment in writing.

THE WALL: As I don't watch A-Team or Knight Rider, I don't feel qualified to comment on those parts of this excellent series of literary sketches by Susan M. Garrett. The Magnum p.i. piece was very nice and had some good irony in T.M.'s realization of Cookie's importance in the trio's relationship. I did not under stand the very last line though, and its reference to 'nasty suspicions.' The Airwolf chapter was well done with both Dom and String very much in character. The explanation of Hawke's personal code of honor--spot on! Archangel's pres ence provided a nice touch and the dramatic mirroring of the physical scars he bears from Charles Moffatt's deranged attack was well staged. I understand the artist of the memorial designed the black wall to reflect the people who stand before it--a wall of the dead reflecting life. All-in-all, a very good set of stories with some nice transition and connections between all four--the rain, the paper-decorated wall pane, and the helicopter motif, reminiscent of the Vietnam 'helicopter war' as it's been called. My only quarrel with the story is the spelling of Michael's surname. I really thought it was Colesmith--or is Coltsmith a typo? ((ED NOTE: Turns out it's Coldsmlth-Briggs III.))

MEMORIAL: Sally Smith's verse gave a quiet insight into one of those faceless workers we rarely notice and provided one more epilogue to "Did You See The Sun Rise?"

AFTERMATH: This Doctor Who romance by editor Lorraine B. was well written, even if I don't understand the concept many fans share that Sarah Jane and Harry Sullivan had an attraction for each other. The story was interesting to read, but Sarah was portrayed as too misty-eyed and vulnerable, unlike her gutsy character. Livinia Smith's niece may have been a screamer at times, but she was no crybaby. Sure there was self pity when Maren blinded her in 'Brain of Morbius." * and frustration when she became stuck in the Merva Beacon air shaft from 'Ark in Space,' but Sarah was more likely to resort to sarcasm than tears. Hers was a spunky character with plenty of moxie; note how she stood up to mercenary Scorby in 'Seeds of Doom.' Even in the context of the story, i.e. Sarah feeling down, having been 'dumped' by the Time Lord, her depression seemed rather intense. At least that was my impression. Harry's observations on how deadly dull everyday life had become without the Doc's exciting adventures were quite astute for the Lieutenant! Other companions might also feel this way after being dropped off to resume their mundane lives, although some no doubt are grateful for the restoration of sanity and tranquility. I really missed the lack of art on this one. The descriptions of the pub were quite good and made the scene come alive. I wished for a drawing of that t passage...any passage. Where are the Who artists when you need 'em? THE TREK III CALYPSO. I wouldn't touch this one with a ten-foot plomeek! But it made me laugh! Karen Mitchell's the culprit.

ART DEPARTMENT: Karen River's cover is wild. The dinner scene conjures up memories of the St. Elsewhere Thanksgiving episode, especially with Dr. Craig to do the carving. The inclusion of Edith Prickley is inspired! My sister and I had fun identifying all the media characters from Mr. T's mohawk to the grinning Spock. And what is Jerry Lewis doing there? For a minute there I thought it was Lewis' "protege" Ed Grimley, which would have been really decent, I must say.

Of the inside illos—they're all super gorgeous as usual. The artists really know how to wield a pen. My favorite piece has got to be Jack Morrison and Petey by Ann Larimer. It's so subtle and captures the moment and mood perfectly. I'm amazed at what can be accomplished with a minimum of lines. Love it, Ann! Many, many thanks and deep appreciation also to the artists who illoed my other contribs. Kathy Costello—you must have snuck into the Ehrlichs' apartment and stolen their wedding album! Dani—the Kwai Chang Caine & Master montage is haunting. The Shaolin priest's expression compliments the poem and it's an excellent likeness of Carradine.

Anything I haven't mentioned is because I'm not familiar with the media represented.

Great 'zine, inside and out. You deserve to be proud, Lorraine, pulling together all this talent is a neat accomplishment. Every issue of RERUN surpasses the last. You're really sailing on the time winds now!

[5]
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Somebody give me a gun! Thar 'taint no room fer me an' Karen River in this har fandom! She Jest draws too damn good! Pardon me whilst I go feel sorry for myself! What a cover!

Next, the Simon & Simon story, NIGHT WATCH, by Christine Jeffords, was really good, except for some reason it didn't really "click" with me. I felt that something was missing—out of kilt. Perhaps it was something about the char acterization, but I don't know. I can't quite put my finger on it. The S&S poetry by Teresa Sarick was great and on target! Rick has always been my favorite. However, the filks by Smith and Woldow were oomptetety disgraceful and unlady-like. (Now excuse me while I drool over a friend's tape of Laura Holt in her red string bikini! Hubba hubba!)

I've seen only three episodes of St. Elsewhere (all I aare to) and found Teresa's story true to form: dark, dark, dark! Lorraine, I've never eeen Eddie & The Cruisers, and I was enthralled by your story. If nothing else, I could really hear Michael Pare saying those lines! The high point of the zine (besides my being printed) was Susan Garrett's THE WALL. Awesome stuff, but then, I already knew she was a genius.

Overall, I would say this issue was excellently laid out, with tons of neato-artwork throughout. Now, I'll have to start work on something so I can get the next issue free![5]
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NIGHT WATCH--mixed feelings about this one. There were things I liked about it, and things I didn't. I'll admit, most of the things I didn't like are subjective--for one thing, I like S&S stories where there's a lot of Interaction between the guys themselves, and this one didn't have much. Also, my biggest dislike is that I could just never believe that Rick ever Mas in love with Janet. Rick seemed out of character in some spots, too. For example, when he was thinking that if A.J. had ever hurt Janet, Rick would've"roade him sorry." To me, that Just didn't sound like Rick. Later, Rick even considering for a minute that he might have a chance with Janet, especially since A.J. might not make it--well. Rick did feel immediately guilty for thinking that, but I couldn't believe that Rick would ever be so oppor tunistic or callous, especially not where A.J.'s concern.

However, if you could "suspend your disbelief" and accept the premise that Rick was in love with Janet, this story was a good explanation of how Janet came to be such "good buddies" with both brothers. I like it that Janet was wise enough—and practical enough—to realize she couldn't marry A.J. because she'd never be able to "share" him with anyone else, particularly not with Rick. I also liked the "background" information we were given on Rick and A.J. becoming detective partners--A.J. missing Rick, and telling Rick that they "compliment" each other, and Rick realizing just how big a part of him A.J. really is. And later, I liked the idea that A.J. had run away from home to look for Rick. "He's always wanted to be your partner," as Janet told Rick. That was good. And I loved Rick's explanation of his "protectiveness" toward A.J. (who'd been sickly as a kid, and he'd become something "precious" to the family--loved that), and especially Rick's explanation of the "link" between him and A.J. that goes even deeper than brothers. Any woman either of them married would have to understand--and enhance--that link, ,and that was a good point.

THE WALL--my favorite piece in the zine. I enjoyed seeing the different guys' reactions and memorxes concerning the Memorial. (I noticed the progression of t the weather, too--from merely overcast in the A-Team section, to a drenching downpour in the Airwolf part.) The A-Team section was light and upbeat, over all. The whole tone of "the Jazz," and the Team's "laughing in the face of danger," taking the risk of being captured, just so they could pay respects to their "old friends." It's just what I can envision them doing.

The Knight Rider part was a little more somber—Michael's feeling of an "identity crisis" and a bit of "survivor guilt" were very understandable. KITT's "pigeon humor" was very welcome!

The Magnum section was even more somber. Poor Rick, feeling understandably like an "outsider" under, those circumstances! I'm glad he realized wasn't and the feeling of camaraderie among the three was as strong as ever.

The Airwolf section, of course, was a real downer, but it was meant to be. I edways liked Hawke's and Dom's relationship, but I appreciated Archangel s peurt here, too. He's not really their friend, but he does have a deep respect and, I think, compassion for Hawke and Hawke's situation.

The following Magnum poem, MEMORIAL by Sally Smith, was a good follow up to this set of vignettes, and so was Jude Wilson's REMEMBERING, in a slightly different way--Magnum's memories were melancholy enough, but Madam Hue's were heart breaking ly poignant.

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD and CONVERSATION—why am I lumping these together? Well, I've never seen St. Elsewhere or Eddie & the Cruisers, so I can't comment on the characters, but I did enjoy both pieces, especially CONVERSATION because it was easier for me to follow (not knowing anything about Elsewhere, all those differ ent characters were confusing), but the Two A.M. Feeding section at the end of FROM THIS DAY FORWARD made me cry.

Diane Roe's A LAST FAREWELL really got me, I'll admit. At first I thought it was an alternate universe piece to Jedi, so I was very relieved to see it was only a dream. My only complaint is that it was too short.

Liz Gregory's SECOND CHANCE--ditto above. It was a nice "between scenes" vignette, but it needed more to develop it.

Guy Brownlee's LIKE FATHER, LIKE... I'm starting to sound like the proverbial broken record. Not enough here! I've only seen five or six Steele episodes, but James Bond? Uncle Watson? Uh, I'd like to see MORE here....

AFTERMATH--RatsI Just as things were getting good. Well, as Lorraine said, this is a PG-rated sine! I worried about Sarah "using" Harry (on the rebound), and maybe it did start out that way, but it was a relief to learn she really did love him. I like Harry worrying about "taking advantage" of Sarah, even after she clearly ixoited him to! Also worrying that he'd lost his "best friend." I'm glad they decided it was just as important to be friends, as well as lovers. But I missed the Doctor, too!

THE PERSPECTIVE RAID by Linda Knights. I haven't seen Rat Patrol since I was 8 or 9, and then only a few episodes. I don't really remember anything about the characters or the series, but this story was good--a "page turner." It was well-paced and never boring, and held my interest to the end. The only point I question is the killing of the young German. Was that really necessary? I was really surprised at that. Couldn't they have knocked him out and tied him up or something? As I said, though, I don't remember anything about the characters, so maybe that (the killing) ie what they would've done. And I almost—ALMOST— felt sorry for Dietrich at the end.

SPECTRE OF THE PAST by Ann Wortham. Nice to see I got my wish for a sequel to SHADOWY REFLECTION. This was another "shiver-while-you-read" story. I'd love to see this story on screen—the special effects accompanying Indy's final showdown with Belloq would be fantastic. (I liked Alex, too. Glad he wasn't killed. It was interesting seeing Indy from Alex's point of view.) Of course, I wanted to scream at the end—it's not over, yet?! Was that bird only a coincidence? Or should Indy hire Bill Murray. (Who ya gonna call?)

Great artwork all you artists! I especially loved Karen River's cover and her illos for THE WALL. Laura Virgil's illos for SPECTRE OF THE PAST deserve special mention, especially the one on Page 115 (shiver)! I liked Dani's illo of Esterhaus accompanying my poem, too. And I liked, all the poetry, but Karen Mitchell's TREK II CALYPSO was hysterical!

My favorites though were the Simon & Simon poems by Teresa Sarick because they sounded Just like Rick (I liked Rick calling A.J. Andy, too--that was differ ent), and Jim Crawford's Dark Crystal poems were especially moving and beautiful.

So, all-in-all, I'd say we got another winner, here. I do prefer longer stories though, so I'm glad Lorraine mentioned that in her editorial. I'm looking forward to RERUN 4 already![5]
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Loved RERUN 3 for the most part. Not all the stories were of interest, but that's okay. Of course, the highlight of the zine was Chris Jeffords' NIGHT WATCH because my main love in life just now is Simon & Simon. I love stories that explain the holes and gaps left in the TV series. The only thing I personally disagreed with was the idea of Rick being in love with Janet. I can't see that, but it doesn't distract from my enjoyment of the main story. I always wondered how Rick and Janet made up. She obviously nearly hated him in the "Pirate's Key" episode, but by the time we met them in San Diego, she and he were good friends. Thanks, Chris. More, please.

A LAST FAREWELL by Diane Roe was excellent. Short and bittersweet. Neat! Teresa Sarick's poems were good, too. but I seemed to detect a slight negative tone. On the author's part, or on Rick's...can't be sure. Cathy Woldow and Sally Smith (Nick and Cody)...ah...good show. Should these people be let out alone? Liked your CBS filk, too.

I'm a latecomer to Remington Steele fandom. Couldn't stand the first season, at least the beginning, but picked up on it this spring and found I loved it. Laura is much better than she was at first. Anyway, I loved the twists in LIKE FATHER, LIKE... by Guy Clayton Brownlee. Chuckle!!

I don't even watch St. Elsewhere, have never seen it, but Teresa Sarick's FROM THIS DAY FORWARD is well-written and I pretty much enjoyed it—even not knowing the characters.

Oh, Sue-Anne (Hartwick), you do it to me every time! Sniffle...ELEGY OF LOVE.

CONVERSATION by zee olde editor was very interesting. Who the heck are Eddie & the Cruisers? I never heard of them?

Well, Tawnia will never replace Amy on the A-Team, but Susan M. Garrett's THE WALL is nice. I like her better in this than I ever did on the TV show. Gee, everybody's doin' it. Wonder if Michael ran into Rick Simon, and Starsky & Hutch when he was there. Oops, nope. They were in New York for the parade, not in D.C. at the Memorial. Sure is a nice illo on page 64. The Airwolf story is the best of the "Memorial" stories...the artwork by Karen River is terrific.

Sorry I didn't read. AFTERMATH. I don't care much for Sarah Jane and am sort of "Who'd" out...we are finally getting Peter Davison shows.

Had a bit of a giggle over Karen Mitchell's TREK III CALYPSO song, though. Nice artwork, Dani. Thank James Crawford for the Dark Crystal poetry. What do you know...that movie is so much more than "just a Muppet movie for kids" as some ignorant critic called it. Oh and Karen's MOGWAI, too. I have my very own Mogwai, and though he begs and pleads, I never give him a bath (phew!) or chicken wings at 3 a.m. (burp).

THE PERSPECTIVE RAID by Linda Knights. Golly, it's been yeare. This is good!!! I liked this. Why can't the Rat Patrol come back into syndication, huh? And Teresa Sarick's Kung Fu poem. Oh how I love that series. Everytime it comes back around, I'm hooked all over again. I'm not even sure why.

SPECTRE OF THE PAST by Ann Wortham...a worthy sequel indeed. I like endings like that. Heh, heh, heh.

Thanks for the good read, Lorraine and friends. I truly enjoyed this. ((How about some "V" fiction next time. Or "Hunter" or "Miami Vice?"))[5]
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I have to tell you that I thought Karen River's cover was adorable! Yes, I was wondering what Jerry Lewis was doing on the cover. I know who all the characters were except the woman serving dinner ((ED. NOTE: Edith Prickley from SCTV)), and just a couple of days ago I saw her on some odd cable station.

I read the whole zine, even the things that I'm not real familiar with, so, while I can't profess to have loved everything, I did find everything to be entertaining and at least enjoyable reading. I sure loved LIKE FATHER, LIKE... That little piece by Guy Brownlee was a stroke of genius! My second favorites were the WALL stories. They were lovely. Vietnam does seem to figure pretty prominently in a lot of TV shows nowadays, doesn't it? Those little bits were just lovely.

I wish I could say more on your Who story, but we just started getting it here. Have to wait and see.

The Rat Patrol story, THE PERSPECTIVE RAID, is another perfect example. I remember my Dad watching it and my husband remembers it, too, but I have never seen it. Still, I got through the story about the guys without dozing off. What does that mean? Well, it means that the author did a good enough job to have held my interest with an original story and characters. cover was gorgeous.

About Ann Wortham's Indy story...loved it! Poor Dr. Jones. I guess that most people think as I do...that Belloq was just too good a villain to kill off so quickly. I really liked Belloq. I could see in him a real jealousy of Indiana. Even in his pursuit of Marion, he had to possess what Indy had chosen for his own. I don't even think he was that evil...just a little less honorable than Indy. (And even Indy ain't that honorable. After all, wasn't he stealing a gold idol from the Hovitos?) I really enjoyed the supernatural aspect of this story, though. And is there a sequel to that one? How is Indy going to finally get rid of Belloq? All in all, I think you did a wonderful job on this zine. I enjoyed it.[5]
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Being an ardent Simon A Simon fan, I naturally have to comment on NIGHT WATCH by Christine Jeffords. I disagree with the premise that Rick was ever in love with Janet. That thread running through the story didn't seem to quite fit. Yet I felt Rick reflecting on how precious A.J. was to the family, partly because of his rash of childhood illnesses, one of my favorite parts of the story. His comment about their fear of losing A.J. every winter until he reached 8 or 9 was touching. It must be pretty hard on a family to fear that on a yearly basis. Janet's comment about A.J. being "kind and open and loving as he is now, because he never got the idea that showing love is a sign of weakness" is a wonderful comment. It describes the Simon family so well. Love is not afraid to be shown among them. Rick's thoughts about all the blood in A.J.'s car can strike a chord in any of us. Blood can be frightening to look at, particularly blood of a loved one.

Teresa Sarick's S&S poems, WHERE WE GOIN'? and THE WAY THINGS ARE were enjoy able. I noticed she had Rick say "Andy in both. I wonder if he was known by that name and "A.J." when he was a child. His Uncle Ray called him that. Another "I wonder" about: who came up with the nickname A.J.?

I'm sure you'll get comments about Susan M. Garrett's THE WALL series in just about every letter. I liked Murdoch showing his capacity for respect by immediately quieting his antics at Hannibal's gentle admonition. I liked the way all the stories linked together, as when Michael Knight passed the section the A-Team had decorated. That was a good touch, actually, showing the Team taking care of their own. I was glad to see Rick's discomfort over Cookie ~ resolved in the MPI segment. The Airwolf .segment was the most touching, though. The pain of knowing a loved one's fate is a bitter one. The image of Hawke standing hours alone and motionless in the rain is heartwrenching. I have never been to the wall, but I have read the stories and seen the pictures of those who have. Its power speaks to me from even hundreds of miles away. I can only imagine the strong emotions of those who know someone's name on The Wall.

Sally Smith's poem, MEMORIAL, is powerful, just as "Did You See The Sun Rise?" was, the episode it was based on.

Loved Karen River's cover![5]
[zine -- note: this is a review by Connie Faddis that originally appeared in an issue of Word on the Street and reprinted in Rerun #4, along with an addendum by Faddis]:

This zine reminds me of my Halloween "loot" when I was a kid (before people started putting razor blades in the Mars bars). There are the inevitable candied popcorn balls that I'd gladly trade to my omnivorous little brothers. There are jellybeans and licorice sticks that I'd put away for a sugar fix later. And there are the Hershey's bars and Peanutbutter Cups, though never enough of them. .Those I'd gobble right up.

RERUN 3 has a little something for everyone. Almost literally. Short and short-short stories, filks, and poetry run the gamut of Star Wars, Simon & Simon, Remington Steele, Magnum, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Hill Street Blues, Indiana Jones, Superman, and even such relative oddities as Dark Crystal, General Hospital, Rat Patrol and Eddie & the Cruisers. Nothing is really out standing, but there are no stinkers, either. The one unique offering is a set of stories (A-Teara, Knight Rider, Magnum, and Airwolf) written around a theme of "The Wall" -- the Vietnam war memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. The quartet—by Susan M. Garrett--makes up in pathos what it doesn't quite manage in writing style. It's original and worth reading.

In fact, most of the zine is. But only for light snacks. It's to be hoped there will be more of substance in the next issue. [This is the review in Word on the Street, reprinted in "Rerun #4]..

I put most of my comments about RERUN 3 into the review I did in WORD IN THE STREETS, but I wanted to tell you that I think you've been doing a yeoman's job of the editing. Since you work with fan writers, many of them new at the craft, I know that must be a bear, sometimes. But I think the effort shows, and the zine has benefitted.
It's funny, but some of my biggest headaches (when I was a zine editor) came from new writers who refused to do rewrites. I don't know what it is with these folks (insecure, I suppose) that they think their first-draft words are gold. Every good writer revises and rewrites. Asimov rewrites. LeGuin rewrites. Harlan Ellison, who has more talent in his left pinkie than any 500 fan writers (and I include myself), rewrites his stories and columns. I could go on and on. These people aren't satisfied until each piece they produce is the very best they can make it.
Nothing labels a writer as amateur faster than that know-it-all, my-words-are- nntouchable attitude that refuses to polish a story. Not that editors are always right; rather, that no one's first drafts are all they can (or should) be. A first draft gets down the basic plot, essentials of character, and; critical feelings. But the serious work starts with the rewrite. That's where you tie up the loose ends, prune out the extraneous ones, polish the characteri zations, punch up the pacing, and trim and sharpen the language until the story communicates as efficiently and effectively as your skills will allow. No writer can realistically expect her work to be published "as is." Professional editors would laugh you right out of their offices.
Now I'm not saying that fanzine editors should have professional writing stan dards. That would be silly; where else will beginning writers go to become published while they develop their skills? Nor must every zine demand editing changes. Some zines aren't edited at all. Those folks who prefer to print unedited materials ought to make that policy known to the readers, though. (Caveat emptor.) Tastes and talents (among editors, too) differ. But a zine editor has the right to establish the standards for her zine, and I happen to prefer to read edited zines, because I know that the stories will be as good as the combined talents of the writers and the editors can make them.
A writer who submits a story to an edited zine had better be prepared to do rewrites if he or she expects to be taken seriously. Because no serious writer will walk away from the very real business of rewrites, merely because her ego is too large (or too small), or her discipline too weak, or her talents and imagination insufficient to handle it. [5]
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My only complaint being...I wish there was more. First of all, the artwork was (is) wonderful. Including that great cover by Karen River.

Thank you so much for printing NIGHT WATCH by Christine Jeffords. Since I really cannot recall the pilot for S&S (even though I KNOW I saw it), this helped to explain a few things about A.J., Rick and Janet. Ms. Jeffords' really captured the essence of the characters.

Smith & Woldow's PRIVATE EYES was wonderful as well (boy, all these "wonderfuls" are getting monotonous)! Delightful! Now if only I could find a copy of the original song in Just instrumental....

THE WALL by Susan M. Garrett was a well-written and moving series of vignettes. It is a fitting tribute to the soldiers of Vietnam and to the four TV series. Although each deals with Vietnam and its aftermath in a different way, each was true to the characters. What can I say, but wonderfut (again) and moving.

Speaking of AFTERMATH, I loved your story, Lorraine! I don't feel it was a "cop out" to end the second scene where you did. Although I own and have read "[[Blue Guardian]] 13 (many times!) "telling all" is not necessarily the best for any story. Often the imagination is a much better place for such details. Getting back to the story, you've captured the characters of Harry and Sarah to a "T!" (Although I have to admit; it took a bit for me to "see" Harry in such a way!) Please write more Doctor Who stories, Lorraine. You're so good at it! Only one thing lacking; more illos.

Ann Wortham's SPECTRE OF THE PAST was delightfully chilling. It fit well with its predecessor. Are there going to be any more installments? (Say YES!) Congratulations on another well-done issue of RERUN. (I devoured it in ONE sitting! I just couldn't put it down!) Keep up the good work. I can hardly wait for the next ish of KNIGHTALES. I know I can always count on the high quality of any POLARIS PRESS publication.[5]
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It's another good zine from POLARIS PRESS. There's not a thing in it I really dislike. I love Karen River's front cover illo! (By the way, why is Jerry Lewis there?)

I liked your ending for EDDIE & THE CRUISERS. That movie worked best when it was concentrating on the past. Michael Pare as Eddie just lit up the screen. I think you captured his speech patterns very well.

What I liked best about the zine, though, was Susan Garrett's THE WALL. She did a very good job with all four universes, and Karen River's illos are greats although the Magnum one reproduced a little too dark.

Laura Virgil's Indy Illo on Page 115 is very striking. You'd know right away who it was supposed to be, even without the story.

Oh, and thanks for letting me read my LoC in print![5]

Issue 4

cover of issue #4, Karen River
a flyer for issue #4

Rerun 4 was published in 1986 and is 166 pages long. It had a print run of 500 copies.

The art is by Karen River (front cover), Sheryl Adsit, T.J. Burnside, Dani, Ruth Kurz, Ann Larimer, Pat Loomis, Wanda Lybarger, Marty Otten, Leah Rosenthal (back cover), Doranna Shiner, Ronnie Silverstein, and Annita Smith.

  • The Editor Speaks by Lorraine Bartlett (Any and Every) (3)
  • Letters of Comment by The Loyal Readers (5)
  • Your Announcer, poem referencing [ Don Pardo] by Teresa Sarick (multi) (17)
  • A Brush With Disaster, by Leah Rosenthal (multi) (18)
  • The First Time Again by Annita Smith ("There's a big burn on the living room rug, and 8-year old Marty McFly decides to run away from home.") (Back to the Future) (20)
  • D-O-C-T-O-R, filk to the tune of "Christmas," by Karen L. Mitchell (Doctor Who) (30
  • Not Really T.V. Guide by N.D. Jones (Rat Patrol) (31))
  • The Old Scores to Settle Raid by Ann Wortham ("Injured during a special mission, Hitch is rescued by a mysterious woman who may not have his best interests at heart.") (Rat Patrol) (32)
  • Flamebird, poem by Teresa Sarick (Phoenix) (45)
  • Miami Vice, poem by Teresa Sarick (Miami Vice) (46)
  • So Long Best Friend, poem by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Simon and Simon) (47)
  • Hello, Paz, poem by Jean Thrower (Simon and Simon) (48)
  • Grieving, poem by Jean Thrower (Simon and Simon) (49)
  • Two Detectives Too Many by Jane Leavell ("The Simons return from the sea and run into the RIPTIDE crew in King Harbor. Then Marlowe and Boz are kidnapped, leaving the rest of the guys to solve the case.") (Simon and Simon/Riptide) (50)
  • Empty Space, poem by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Riptide) (65)
  • The Marshal, poem by Teresa Sarick (McCloud) (66)
  • Beach Thoughts, poem by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Hardcastle and McCormick) (67)
  • Deja Vu by Lizabeth S. Tucker ("Mark panics when Milt must go into the hospital for a prostate test. Written before the episode DO NOT GO GENTLE aired.") (Hardcastle and McCormick) (68
  • Mark, poem by Lin Thompson (Hardcastle and McCormick) (75)
  • Intermezzo by Paula M. Block ("Being a slave to duty is definitely no fun for young Frederick, and the Pirate King plans to keep it that way.") (Pirates of Penzance) (76)
  • Partners, poem by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Hunter) (83)
  • Steele Reflections, poem by Annita Smith (Remington Steele) (84)
  • Fire and Steele, poem by Teresa Sarick (Remington Steele) (85)
  • art portfolio of media characters as imagined in other original art aka Art Imitation: artists are Ann Larimer, Karen River, Wanda Lybarger, Dani, Doranna Shiner
  • Of Red Lights and Greensleeves by M.D. Bloemker ("Bogg and Jeffrey pop up at a 15th century Fete just in time to avert a hanging and croon a tune.)" (Voyagers!) (97)
  • Chasin' Shadows by Ann Larimer (Shadow Chasers) (104)
  • Star Trek Filks by Karen L. Mitchell (Star Trek) (105)
    • Vulcan Thoughts on Mount Seleya, to the tune of Top of the World
    • On Top of Seleya, to the tune of On Top of Old Smokey
    • Hikuru, to the tune of Edelweiss
    • Thanks, Harve!, to the tune of We Love You, Conrad!
  • Amadaddy, parody, script format, a play that is a fusion of Star Wars and Amadeus by Paula M. Block (Star Wars/Amadeus) (108)
  • Songs for a Slow Afternoon at Jabbas, filk to the tune of I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover, by Cool Han Luke (Star Wars) (112)
  • A Date With Destiny by Paula M. Block ("On the moon of Endor members of the Rebellion are celebrating, but Luke can't get into the party mood as he contemplates his past and his future and the hand that fate has dealt him.") (Star Wars) (114
  • Archangel, poem by Teresa Sarick (Airwolf) (123)
  • For the Sake of a Lady by Doranna Shiner ("Caitlin's good intentions lead Dom and Hawke into danger, when she involves them all in the aid of a damsel in distress.") (Airwolf) (124)
  • Stereo Scenario by Sheryl Adsit ("Ralph and Bill have more than just a meeting of the minds when they try to stop a high-tech thief from stealing a valuable new microchip.") (The Greatest American Hero) (148)
  • In Llanfairfach, poem by Teresa Sarick (Doctor Who) (157)
  • The Auld Lang Syne Affair by Jackie Paciello "(It's just another assignment for Napoleon and Illya, but terrorists are out to make it their final affair.") (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) (158)
  • I Don't Need Another Fandom, filk to the tune of a Tina Turner song, by Leah Rosenthal (Various) (166)
  • You Are Receiving This Zine Because (167)

Issue 5

cover of issue #5, v.1, Karen River
cover of issue #5, v.2, Karen River
page one of a flyer
page two of a flyer

Rerun 5 was originally published in 1987 and in two volumes.

The first volume was 162 pages and included, "The Never Say Die Affair," "The No-Win Scenario," "The Blind Faith Raid," and "Dueling Egos."

The second volume was 148 pages and contained the remainder of the current combined volume.

  • The No-Win Scenario by Jane Leavell (Protectinga famous scientist from kidnappers was had enough, hut now Ralph Hinkley and Bill Maxwell must deal with the Hulk as well.) (Greatest American Hero/Incredible Hulk) (14
  • TV Teams We'd Like to See by Cool Han Luke (Multimedia) (32)
  • Twilight by Teresa Sarick (The Twilight Zone) (33)
  • Anne Tenna's Episode Guide by Anne Tenna (Star Trek (TOS)) (33)
  • McCoy's Odyssey by Karen L. Mitchell (Star Trek (TOS)) (35)
  • Khan's Revenge by Karen L. Mitchell (Star Trek (TOS)) (36)
  • Paradox by Mary G.T. Webber (Star Trek (TOS)) (38)
  • Starship Enterprise's Clan by Anne Tenna & Kay Bull (Star Trek (TOS)) (41)
  • The Blind Faith Raid by Carol Jenkins (Tully feels responsible when a jeep battery explodes in Moffitt's face.) (Rat Patrol) (42)
  • Starbuck's Lullabye by Laurie Haldeman (Battlestar Galactica) (59)
  • Proctor Mouse by Guy Clayton Brownlee (Proctor Mouse and his companion, Katrina J., must battle to save the universe (and the Curious Bookshop) from Feagin DeSaade and his evil Derricks.) (Doctor Who) (60)
  • Gauda Prime, a Circle of Poems by Mary G.T. Webber (Blake's 7) (76)
  • The Loner Sue-Anne Hartwick by (The Professionals) (92)
  • Dueling Egos by Jane Leavell (Robin Masters' parties are always memorable, but with the Hulk as a gatecrasher anything could happen.) (Magnum, P.I./Dynasty/Incredible Hulk) (93)
  • The Never Say Die Affair by Jan Lindner & Connie Faddis (Napoleon is dead — or so Illya thought. Is it possible that somehow he's still alive? Or is Illya being tricked by a very convincing THRUSH agent?) (Man from UNCLE) (112
  • The Miami Gambler by C.S. Jenkins (Miami Vice) (166)
  • Decisions by Doranna Shiner (A mission to pick up the wife of a dead FIRM agent, goes disastrously wrong, and becomes a struggle for life or death for Hawke.) (Airwolf) (168)
  • The New Airwolf: a Review by SuzAnne Grenci (New Airwolf) (192)
  • Airgoof by Cool Han Luke (Will Strangefellow Hawke find his long-lost brother, or will Tail-Spin remain an MIA — MISSING IN AIRGOOF?) (Airwolf) (193)
  • Fire and Rain by C.R. Faddis (With Hawke injured in an explosion, Caitlin and Jo Santini must rescue St. John from mercenaries. An alternate universe version of the new Airwolf.) (Airwolf) (197)
  • Little Debbie by Anne Tenna & Kay Bull (Commercial) (224)
  • Haiku for an F-14 by Sheryl Adsit (Top Gun) (225)
  • Couples We'd Like to See by Cool Han Luke (Multimedia) 225)
  • Shadow Man by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Stingray) (236)
  • Alison by Elaine Batterby (Stingray) (237)
  • Knight Drive by Jane Leavell (Sparks fly when Mark McCormick and Michael Knight find themselves working on the same case—but is one of them a murderer? ) (Knight Rider/Hardcastle and McCormick) (242)
  • No Matter Where You Go, There You Are by C.R. Faddis (Mark must pay the price when a vengeful ex-con targets the judge.) (Hardcastle and McCormick) (260)
  • All in the Family by Cool Han Luke (Multimedia) (312)
  • Artwork: Karen River (front cover), Guy Brownlee, Dani, Connie Faddis, Ann Larimer, Mary Otten, Lee Shackleford (back cover), Doranna Shiner, Frank Solomon, Sheryl Adsit, Dani, Pam Loomis, Anne Malcolm

Issue 6

cover of issue #6, Karen River
flyer for issue #6

Rerun 6 was published in 1988 and is 168 pages long. It won the 1988 Fan Q for Best Media Zine.

  • Department of Weird, Wonderful, and Useless Information by Lorraine Bartlett Any and Every (3)
  • Letters of Comment by The Loyal Readers (Any and Every and Then Some) (5)
  • Fans Just Wanna Have Fun by J. Ruth Dempsey (16)
  • The Monkees' U.N.C.L.E by Sheryl Adsit (Neil Diamond has a new song for the pop group, but why are the men from UNCLE tailing them?) (Monkees/The Man from U.N.C.L.E) (17)
  • Please Buy Me Dove by Ray Darr (Commercial) (33)
  • Jaime and the Gypsies by Jane Leavell (Rudy Wells is missing somewhere in France, and with Steve Austin on assignment, there's only one person Oscar Goldman can trust to find the missing scientist. (Bionic Woman) (34)
  • Spies 'R' Us by Susan M. Garrett (Media) (54)
  • A Sense of Honor by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Stingray) (58)
  • The Wait by Karen J. Stewart (Ray takes a serious look at his life—and possible death—after being exposed to deadly smallpox. ) (Stingray) (59)
  • There are No Small Cases by Marcia Brin (Benny the Rat is murdered, and Spikings takes delight in dumping the case on his favorite Yank.) (Dempsey and Makepeace) (62)
  • Fanzine Writer, filk? by Karen J. Stewart (Star Trek) (77)
  • Amanda's Last Farewell by Karen L. Mitchell (Star Trek) (78)
  • Soul of a Nude Machine by Karen J. Stewart (Tasha Yar is incredibly embarrassed after the Tsiolkovsky virus subsides—and who should show up at her cabin but the one 'person' she doesn't want to see.) (Star Trek: TNG) (79)
  • He's Always Standing There by Tenna, Bull, Darr (Star Trek: TNG) (83)
  • And It Must Follow by Patrice L. Heyes (The Q have left Riker with a lot to think about.) (Star Trek: TNG) (84)
  • Incredibly Bad Data Jokes by Tenna, Bull, Darr (Star Trek: TNG) (89)
  • Hit My Honda by Anne Tenna and Ray Darr (Commercial) (90)
  • What a Difference a Word Makes by Jan Lindner (Airwolf) (91)
  • ReRun 6 Studio by Some Unscrupulous Soul (Any and Every) (92
  • Play It Again, Murphy by Karen L. Mitchell (Remington Steele) (101)
  • Addison and Steele by Roberta Rogow (Jennifer and Jonathan Hart throw the party of the season—but the fun ends when one of their guests turns up very dead.) (Moonlighting, Remington Steele, Hardcastle & McCormick, Hunter, Hart to Hart, and Murder, She Wrote) (102)
  • Steele Writing Limericks by Karen L. Mitchell (Remington Steele) (135)
  • To Catherine by Jackie Paciello (Beauty and the Beast) (reprinted in Above and Below's Dreamscapes) (136)
  • Vincent by Lindsay Thompson (Beauty and the Beast) (137)
  • A Place Among the Shadows by Jackie Paciello (Vincent has the chance of a lifetime—freedom above ground—but will Catherine choose to spend her life with him?) (Beauty and the Beast) (139)

Artwork:

  • Karen River (front cover), Dani, Ann Larimer (back cover), Anne Malcolm, Rhonda Reese, Lee Shackleford, Doranna Shiner, Ronnie Silverstein, Frank Solomon

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 6

RERUN 6- On the whole was fantastic! The printing was quite clear, the layout great. The price was amazingly low (I forget exactly, but it was about $8 for 168 pgs). My zine arrived extremely fast carefully wrapped and in perfect condition. I don't like to compare apples and oranges, so it is hard in some ways to pick a best story. But I have to say the A PLACE AMONG TIME SHADOWS, a "Beauty and the Beast" story by Jackie Paciello, was outstanding. It followed the structure of a traditional episode (the office scenes, the surprise encounters with Vincent, the case to work on, even the sonnet at the end) but incorporated a most untraditional plot. We learn about Vincent's origin, and believe me it is not what you would expect. I was especially pleased with Father's role and development. There is a lot of psychological drama as Vincent must choose between returning to his lost origin, or remaining in a world where he doesn't belong. The only flaw I found was that the final resolution of the problem seemed just a bit too easy (if I tell you exactly why, I'll give away too much!) But that was my only problem with a beautiful story. I also like the story ADDISON & STEELE by Roberta Rogow a lot. This one was the mystery crossover to beat all mystem crossovers, featuring a party that brings together the detectives from Remington Steele, Moonlighting, Hardcastle & McCormick, Hart to Hart, Hunter,and Murder, She Wrote and a few surprises! It did a good gob of keeping the characters straight in all their, ahem, intermingling. Maddie and Laura were especially funny together. The cameo by Quincy was nice, too. The hint at the end of the story -another such party next year -can it be true? Oh, please. Please. I enjoyed another crossover, MONKEE'S UNCLE, by Sheril Adsit, too, though I am always wary of stories that have real people instead of fictional characters. I mean, don't these people mind? That aside, I liked the characterization of Peter Tork the best-it seems "spot on! I'm not a fan of the BIONIC WOMAN but I read JAIME & TIlE GYPSIES by Jane Leavell anyway, because I liked the gypsy parts. It seems very well researched and sympathetic. My favorite fiIk was "He's Always Standing There" by Anne Tenna, Kay Bull, and Ray Darr, it summed up my feelings about Wesly exactly! Both ST-lNG stories were after-the-episode vignettes, which is nice and they were well-done; but I would like to see some real stories too! TIME SOUL OF A NUDE MACHINE by Karen Stewart is a post -"Naked Now" conversation featuring a delightfully subtle come-on by Yar to Data. In AND IT MUST FOLLOW by Patrice Heyes, Data helps Riker come to terms with the events of "Hide and Q". I have not discussed every piece in the fanzine, partly because I am unfamiliar with fandoms like 'Airwolf', 'Stingray', and 'Dempsey and Makepeace'. It is fair to assume, however, that the zine's quality is consistent, so if you like these fandoms you will probably like this zine, too. I like the sense of balance to this zine; stories are nicely interspersed with short pieces and also the material is grouped (and listed in the Table of Contents! by fandom. I usually avoid media zines because I don't follow every fandom and so a good percentage of the zine may be of little or no interest to me; with RERUN 6 the material I'm interested in is good enough to make the whole thing worthwhile! [6]
The best story of the lot [recent TNG fiction] was "Soul of a Nude Machine" in RERUN #6. This is a post-The Naked Now story involving some discussion between Tasha and Data regarding their interlude in that episode. It was very nicely handled. The characters were well- delineated, the dialogue was close to perfect, and the story resolved itself easily and smoothly, saying everything it needed to say without over embellishment or over-simplicity. A highly enjoy able piece of work—I recommend it. The following story in RERUN was also a Next Generation piece, and itincluded a very nice Data portrait by Ann Larimer. This one was titled, "And It Must Follow." I can't say that I cared as much for this story, although in comparison to most of the Next Generation fiction available, it shone. It, too, dealt with the aftermath of an episode ("Hide and Q") and this time presented a discussion between Riker and Data. The fact that I am far from a Riker fan may have colored my opinion of this piece, but primarily I believe this story suffered from a slight confusion about what it wanted to say. Nothing major, just a vague lack of cohesion to the structure. All in all, though, for the best Next Generation fiction currently available, I would suggest RERUN #6. You can't beat the price—I believe that it's in the $6 range—and even if you don't care for other media fandoms, it's still a better value for the money.[7]

Issue 7

cover of issue #7, Ann Larimer
a flyer for issue #7

Rerun 7 was published in 1989 and contains 164 pages. It was the winner of a 1990 Fan Q for Best Multimedia Zine.

  • Editorial by Lorraine Bartlett (Any and Every) (3)
  • Mixed Media Heart by Ruth Dempsey (Commercial) (5)
  • Rio de Sombre by Sheila Paulson—Dom blames Archangel, when Hawke is missing and presumed dead after a Contra-aide escapade in Nicaragua. (Airwolf) (6)
  • The Wall by Shannon (Magnum, P.I.) (18)
  • Mr. Dead by Ray Darr (Mr. Ed) (19)
  • Survival by Doranna Shiner—Heiress Sharon Rakes finds herself in a frightening situation when she’s abducted and imprisoned on a farm in the middle of nowhere. (MacGyver) (20)
  • For Ladies Only by J. Ruth Dempsey (Commercial) (39)
  • The Return of the Hunter by Jane Leavell—Steve Austin suspects something fishy when three scientists in the LA area disappear within hours of each other. (Riptide/Six Million Dollar Man/Man From Atlantis) (40)
  • Last Message Beyond by Shannon (V) (68)
  • True Confessions by J. Ruth Dempsey (Commercial) (69)
  • Freedom Fighter by Tashery Shannon (Blake's 7) (70)
  • The ReRun Gallery by Some Unscrupulous Soul (Media) (72)
  • The Fickle Fan by Susan M. Garrett (Star Trek: TNG) (83)
  • A Secret Farewell by Sue-Anne Hartwick (Star Trek: TNG) (84)
  • Incredibly Bad Q Jokes by Anne Tenna and Kay Bull (Star Trek: TNG) (86)
  • A Silly Klingon Filksong by Mac (Star Trek: TNG) (87)
  • Limited Parameters by P.L. Heyes (Star Trek: TNG) (88)
  • A Wedding? by Marcia Brin (Bonanza) (90)
  • Crossroads by Lorraine Bartlett—Kate’s unexpected pregnancy has a sobering effect on her TV star husband’s life. (Pulaski, the T.V. Detective) (91)
  • Red Herring by Susan M. Garrett—Jonathan and Benny are asked to give speeches in the Soviet Union. (Shadow Chasers) (102)
  • Food for Thought by Roberta Rogow—Catherine Chandler’s visit to Tattinger’s turns out to be more than she bargained. (Beauty and the Beast/Tattingers) (reprinted in Above and Below's Dreamscapes) (143)
  • Wheels of Fire by Anne Collins Smith (Beauty and the Beast) (reprinted in Above and Below's Dreamscapes) (150)
  • Friday Night's Dream by Lindsay Thompson—Narcissa seeks out Catherine to give her a very special gift. (Beauty and the Beast) (reprinted in Above and Below's Dreamscapes) (152)
  • Cheaperoni by Anne Tenna and Kay Bull (Commercial) (162)
  • The Joe Isuzu Song by Anne Collins Smith (Commercial) (163)

Artwork:

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 7

[zine]: My absolute favorite story is Crossroads. it really caught Larry's character. Return of the Hunter was a darn good crossover story and mixed several series I never would have thought could have been mixed successfully! I only saw one or two of the Shadow Chasers episodes, but Red Herring by Susan Garrett was so complete. I didn't have to know the characters to know the characters (if you get my drift). A well-thought-out story with a nifty plot and a great twist at the end. Friday Night's Dream used a dream sequence delightfully and didn't leave the reader with a bad aftertaste. All the filks were wonderful--as were the graphics for each. For their artwork, Joan Kluge and Marty Siegrist should both take bows. RERUN 7 more than lived up to its predecessors.[8]
[zine]: The Return of the Hunter, was a pleasant surprise. The characterizations seemed to ring quite true...being an old VTTBOTS fan, I was dolighted by the mention of the Seaview and Admiral Nelson! Food for Thought, the B&B Tattinger's crossover, was a real treat, definitely lite...diet, but fun. Friday Night's Dream was a good Beauty and the Beast fantasy. My favorite filk was Mister Dead. I keep singing the darn thing...drives my hubby bonkers! Rio de Sombra took Airwolf where no helicopter has gone before! I loved and agreed with the interpretation of Archangel. I would like to see a dozen more like it.[8]
[zine]: The serious artwork was outstanding. Ann Larimer's covers took my breath away. Another well-matched illo was Karen River's for A Secret Farewell. I looked at it a couple of times before I noticed the shadowed image on the right of Yar standing as she appeared in the hologram. And Marty Siegrist's illo for Limited Parameters is just heartbreaking. Roberta Rogow's Food for Thought was heartwarming. I liked the way Catherine's concern for the hungry in the beginning continued through the story to become part of the resolution. Friday Night's Dream was a beautiful story. I liked Vincent quoting Father at the end. Ray Darr's Mister Dead was totally sick and I loved it! [8]
[zine]: Once I started RERUN 7, I couldn't put it down. Survivor, by Doranna Shiner, kept MacGyver in character. The action starts right away, and it never stops. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. The Shadow Chasers story, Red Herring, by Susan M. Garrett, pulled me in. I could not put it down.[8]
[zine]: I read through RERUN 7, repeatedly snagged by the good writing. The Pulaski piece, Crossroads, introduced me to a new set o( characters with satisfying completeness. Splendid cover! Inside, your red and blue inks are real pretty on the logos and page-bottom decorations. Lindsay Thompson pulled off her wish-fulfillment theme beautifully in Friday Night's Dream. How nice to find a way to take Catherine and Vincent out on the town. The short bits were groat, too. I got a charge out of J. Ruth Dempsey's "macho" poems for ladies and her confession to possession of a "mixed media heart." Anne Collins Smith's Wheels of Fire appealed to me with its lovely structure and the way it conveyed Vincent's feelings for Catherine.[8]
[zine]: Rerun 7 arrived intact, as usual, thanks to the editor's policy of using more tape than envelope. She mentions somewhere that people tease her for this, but I for one am tired on bent-cornered zines in mangled envelopes! The editor also writes that she went to a fair amount of trouble to print color in the zine in some places. When I first read the editorial, I thought, 'Why bother?' It seemed like too much work to be worth it. I found three instances, however, where the use of color was so striking as to change my mind. The first was the RERUN-7 logo on the very first page. As the first thing one sees on opening the zine, it's a nice greeting to the eye. The second was the blood-like "V" on page 65 accompanying 'Last Message Beyond' . It brought back memories of the show in a very graphic way. Because the color had been used sparingly it was shocking and effective. By contract, the red Christmas lights on page 143 and 149 helped set the holiday mood for the story. It is very considerate to have the fandom(s) listed before each piece and in the table of contents, and it's a pleasant touch to have them in the logo form. The zine features a kind of filk that I have only ever seen in Rerun that is filks about commericals! There's a special symbol for commercials, too, and the cartoon-style illoing-of the filks was a unifying factors that brought the diverse media together. The artwork in the zine was generally outstanding. Ann Larimer's cover took my breath away. The front, with the portraits worked into the letters of the zine's name, must have been an incredible amount of work. The different styles of portraiture somehow complement without clashing. I especially loved Q and Sylvester McCoy. And the back cover of Data as Sherlock Holmes - sigh. The gallery of artwork, a separate section in tbe middle of the zine, was beautiful. The Data/Tasha picture by Marty Siegrist was evocative without being obscene. I considered quibbling that Tasha's hair was slicked back at the time (it isn't in the picture), but then I considered that Data might has fluffed it back up with his fingers, and thinking of that made me want to stop typing and go drool over the picture again! Riker is the quintessential pirate in Jean Kluge's picture; and now that I've seen it in the pictue I can see the rogue in him even when I'm watching him on the show! Thanks, Jean, for expressing the insight so well. The other pictures in the gallery were of fandoms with which I'm not all that familiar, but they were nice to look at anyway. There were only two stories in fandoms that I follow. Roberta Rogow's 'Food For Thought,' a Beauty & the Beast/Tattinger's crossover, was heartwarming. I liked the way Catherine's concern for the hungry in the beginning continued through the story to become part of the resolution. I was able to enjoy the story even though I've never seen Tattinger's. 'Friday Night's Dream,' by Lindsay Thompson, another Beauty and the Beast story, was beautiful. I like Vincent quoting Father at the end, to the effect that the dream would come true someday. Without that touch of optimism it would have been too sad, to depict something so wonderful that could never happen. Although I read few of the stories, I enjoyed the poetry and filks immensely. Some of the filks simply begged to be sung aloud. "Ray Darr"s 'Mr. Dead' was totally sick and I loved it! ('The horse is a corpse, of course, of course ... ') Ruth Dempsey's wicked 'For Ladies Only' was a scream. 'Incredibly Bad Q Jokes' and 'Cheaperoni', both by 'Anne Tenna and Kay Bull' were both kind of dumb, I thought, but fun. I don't know the song on which 'Fickle Fan' by Susan Garrett was based but I liked the clever rhyming of 'Fandom' and 'random'. 'The Wonderful Thing About Klingons' by Mac (illo by Fran,k Solomon) was so delightful that I wound up inadvertently sharing the fanzine with my toddler! I was singing the filk to my husband and added, 'Look at the picture of Tigger as Worf!' when little feet came running and a small voice piped, 'Want to see Tigger!' My three-year old took the zine in (fortunately, for once) clean hands and stood enchanted. 'Oat's a 'Tar T'ek Tigger!' he informed us. (That's how he says 'Star Trek'.) It took some time toget the zine away! Of the serious poems, 'Limited Parameters,' by P.L. Heyes, about the aftermath of the ST-TNG episode, 'Measure of a Man,' was my favorite. I liked the structure -even free verse can fall into a pattern! The metaphor of measuring, adding, substracting, and counting was well done, finally completed in the last verse with the "final cost." And in Marty Siegrist's illo, Riker's expression is just heartbreaking. I also enjoyed Shannon's Blake's 7 poem, 'Freedom Fighter.' The line' As the man who brought war, in freedom's name' rings true, yet she manages to make this criticism sympathetic by showing us his painful awareness of the paradox. The silhouette style of Rhonda Reece's illo was very approporiate; giving us just a shaded outline corresponds to the inner emptiness express in the poem. One thing puzzled me: is Blake supposed to be carrying a cross, or is that an accidental effect of the fourth-season crosshair logo? In either case it, bothered me; the religious metaphor wouldn't fit the poem, and I didn't get the impression that it was set in the fourth season. But other than that I liked it a lot. Sue-Anne Hartwick's 'A Secret Farewell,' about Data and Tasha, was touching though I did not find it exceptional. Karen River's ilIo was very subtle and well-matched to the poem. I looked at it a couple of times before I noticed the shadowed image on the right of Yar standing as she appeared in the hologram. Finally, I loved Rita Terrell's illo for my sonnet; she pulled out the main images and themes and depicted them as I wish I could. I know there's a lot I didn't comment on, but there's a lot I wasn't interested in. What I did like was more than enough! I can pass on a couple more recommendations: a friend of mine who also read the zine says that the MacGyver story was well-written and that the Magnum PI poem was hard-hitting. It also features Shadow Chasers material and a Riptide/$6 Million Man Man from Atlantis crossover. If the quality of the material I have reviewed is indicative of the quality of the rest of the zine, rest assured I will enjoy these other stories too! [6]
[This review focuses on the art]: I was aghast when I realized that Rerun 7, just like any other zine, came in a plain 'ol manilla envelope, and not in a curtaintd and tasseled litter borne upon the shoulders of half-naked Egyptian bearers and preceded by virgins strewing its path with rose petals. 'Cause the book is one class act. Editor Lorraine Bartlett has designed a multi-media zine that manages to be ultra-clean without ever being commonplace, and where the art is . . .well, artistic. None of her contributors stop at a portrait that is only pretty or an illo that is merely adequate. Instead, they compose. They crop. They design. Starting with Ann Larimer, whose front cover is a visually nifty rentage of personalities fron Vincent to the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, all enclosed in huge block letters that spell out the zine's name. Her back cover comes from one of those stills of Data-as-Sherlock Holmes that seems to be all over the place. It could have been simply a 'nice drawing' of the android, but she's made it interesting by closing in on her subject--tight—containing him in a aimple but interesting border, and hyping up the contraat between the roughness of his collar and Deerstalker and the smoothness of his face. She did this by varying the sizes of dots used in the shading, from fine to HUGE, in a fandom where the average artist seldom thinks to change the quality of line within a single work. The rest of Lorraine's stable of artists aren't exactly into stick figures, either. Rita Terrell has cotnposed a helluva nice Vincent illo by building a kind of rough triangle out of three figures. A snail, leaping Vincent and a stalking lion form its base; they are topped by a full-faced, snarling Vincent. Tha face of each figure is eade up of large white areas, but they are surrounded by black, staking than appear to leap out froo the page. Remember, darks recede, lights advance. Jean Kluge has cast Star Trek's Riker as an old-time avenger of the Spanish Main, complete with eye patch, earring, and horse pistols. Her drawing works in part because of a successful blend of symmetry and asymmetry, and because she isn't afraid to repeat shapes and elements. The character meets the reader's gaze almost straight on, but his body is turned only three-quarters of the way towards us, and his head is nearly, but not quite, in the center of the composition. He is enclosed in an oval, dark at the top around his upper body; again pushing the lighter form forward. The lower half of the oval ia made up of his own crossed arms in their full, sweeping sleeves. Jean keeps the theme going and keeps things symmetrical by putting a tiny cutlass, treasure cheat, and anchor and canon at the four corners of the portrait. Symmetrical, but not too symmetrical; each of the four elements is slightly different in size and altogether different in shape. The fact that the woman does bloody beautiful work, and knows the difference between being detailed and being busy, doesn't hurt... Lorraine is dedicated to putting out a champagne product on a Coots Light budget—all her zines are mimeoed—so that her buyers don't have to choose between ordering Rerun or eating something other than Tuna Helper three nights a week. Unfortunately, the most cost-effective way to repro art doesn't always make for the truest image. Her photocopies of Rhonda Peace's Blake's Seven piece and Karen River's Data portrait both have large black areas that gray out—lose density and become just a little less clean and solid than the originals... A minor problem in a zine that has roughly four times the art of what's on most of the dealer's tables these days; and at a third of the price. Of course, the half-naked Egyptian men are extra.[9]

Issue 8

cover of issue #8, Karen River
a flyer for issue #8

Rerun 8 was published in 1990 and is 150 pages long.

  • Behind the Eightball by Lorraine Bartlett (Any and Every) (3)
  • Repeat by Jane Leavell (When Dr. Rudy Wells heads for Washington to deliver a top-secret biochemical concoction, he finds himself kidnapped not once, not twice, but SEVEN times in the span of three hours!! ("Honest, Jane promises this is her last Rudy-gets-kidnapped story!!")) ($6 Million Dollar Man(sort of), Man from UNCLE, Jonny Quest, Knight Rider, Misfits of Science, Beans Baxter, Get Smart) (5)
  • Musings over a Corpse by Marcia Brin (Blake's 7) (18)
  • Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Georgetown by Barbara Mater (The lure of a free meal nets Jonathan MacKensie more than he bargained for when he's regressed to a previous life that's all too real when he's promptly -— and painfully -— thrown in Nottingham Castle's dungeon.) (Robin of Sherwood/Shadow Chasers) (20)
  • Paper Training by Marcia Brin (Doctor Who) (36)
  • Requiem by Sara Arnold (Spring cleaning becomes a state of mind and more when the Doctor and "Adric" have their final argument.) (Doctor Who) (39)
  • Pas de Deux by Stephanie Davis (Beauty and the Beast) (reprinted in Above and Below's Dreamscapes) (44)
  • Betwixt and Between by Stephanie Davis (Beauty and the Beast) (reprinted in Above and Below's Dreamscapes) (45)
  • Diana by Lindsay Thompson (Beauty and the Beast) (reprinted in Above and Below's Dreamscapes) (47)
  • Sunset of My Dreams by Loretta J. Bryce (Vincent and Catherine part, both thinking it's for the last time...but is it really?) (Beauty and the Beast) (49)
  • Lesson Learned by Sheryl Adsit (Quantum Leap) (55)
  • TV Misguide by Anne Tenna (Any and Every) (65)
  • The ReRun Galley by Some Unscrupulous Soul (Multi) (66)
  • Married With Aliens by Esmeralda Strangemother (All the dirty socks in Chicago have gone missing, and that means a trip to the laundromat for the Bundy family, where they meet more than just aliens!) (Married... with Children/War of the Worlds) (77)
  • Border Shadows by Jane Leavell (With relentless reporter Jack McGee hot on his trail, David Banner heads to Mexico where he hopes to find experimental drugs to help alliviate his "condition." Instead, he finds La Bruja, who promises him her own brand of cure.) (Incredible Hulk) 85
  • Disruptive Influence by Anne Collins Smith (Star Trek) (106)
  • Raw Data by Lorraine Bartlett (Star Trek: TNG) (117)
  • Pinocchio by Marcia Brin (Star Trek: TNG) (120)
  • Picard's Song by Marcia Brin (Star Trek: TNG) (122)
  • Visions by Doranna Shiner (Commander Riker thinks he's seeing things while negotiating with a new race of beings.) (Star Trek: TNG) (123)
  • Co-stars We'd Like to See by Anne Tenna and Co. (Multimeida) (150)
  • Artwork: Karen River (front cover), Jean Kluge, David Lawrence, James McNair (back cover), Emily Penfield, Rhonda Reese, Leah Rosenthal, Carol Salemi, Doranna Shiner, Marty Siegrist, Frank Solomon

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 8

I was initially reluctant to review a zine, as my days of media fanning have long since passed. However, Rerun 8 intrigued me, as I remembered editor Lorraine Bartlett from the Glory Days of fandom, and was delighted to know that she was flying in the face of snob publishing by mimeoing in her basement. Being a very old fan, I have the utmost respect for an edtior that will actually do manual labor to keep costs down. Let's do the overview first. A very nice cover by Karen River that literally shows what we're preparing to dive into. I would've liked a better back cover, but then I'm admittedly a picky old bitch about these things. An attractive layout, although I prefer some diverging from straight-across-the page text. but an editor who knows the difference between illustration and portraiture gets a hat tipped from me for sure. Although I generally dislike fan poetry, I found it attractively presented. The Gallery was a real bonus -- a beautiful collection of artwork, including a gorgeous Connery by River, and Siegrit's 'Bob & June & Will & Data' was a true hoot. Smatterings: 'Repeat' by Jane Leavell was clever - tightly written and ending right on time. All the Beauty and the Beast pieces had me sniffly and wistful. A very good Classic Trek piece by Anne Collins Smith brought back memories of the days of finer fanfic in zines. Two TNG pieces -- 'Visions' and 'Raw Data' - are probably the most cleanly written offereings I've seen from that genre yet. What I found most admirable about Rerun is Ms. Bartlett's obvious concern for quality of content. Although I am not a Whofan and therefore cannot reconize, for example, whether characterization is true or not, what I do reconize in 'Requiem,' and in this zine overall, is good writing. At first I though it ludicrous to review anything by such remedial standards, but since I have returned to fandom, I'm awash in supposed 'literature' that lacks even the most elemental and rudimentary manifestation of structure and composistion. I realize that not everyone who is literate is literary. However, I FIRMLY believe that it is the primary job of an edtior to strive to produce as fine a piece as possilbe. If that means a heavy-handed red pencil and occasionally telling Kind Souls 'Sorry, but no thanks,' then so be it. The job of the editor is more than just filling up pages with text. The challenge is to entertain by the judicious selection of material. Editors who take my money for mediocrity succeed only in guaranteeing they won't do it again. And if they're not going to get in there with their sleeves rolled up and BE the definition of 'editor,' then they'd better call themselves publishers or typists, and leave the title for those whose labors merit it. As Ms. Bartlett's do. A very good read, as I thought it would be, reminiscent of fifteen years ago, when fanzines were more treat than trick. All the trees you can give her, they died for a worthy effort.[10]

Issue 9

front cover of issue #9, Karen River
back cover of issue #9, Melody Rondeau

Rerun 9 was published in 1991 and contains 161 pages.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 9

RERUN is one of the original multi-media genzines and I've never been disappointed by an issue. This latest is no exception. I've found that more recent genzines sometimes choose stories that are so focused on a particular episode or character of a series that it is difficult for the genzine browser to understand and appreciate some of the stories, especially when you aren't familiar with the show. I've seldom encountered this problem in RERUN. The casual reader will find everything comprehensible and most of the contents genuinely enjoyable, however unlikely they may sound. A good example is Jane Leavell's GREEN ACRES AIN'T THE PLACE TO SE, a classic Trek/Green Acres crossover. The best crossovers realize the potential of interactions between characters of both series, and capture the spirit of both shows, doing balanced justice to each. Jane shows that she knows and delights in both of these series, and she shares the fun with the reader. Similarly, TWO TIMING WOMEN (A Bionic Woman/Riptide crossover) shows that Jane is just as familiar with these very different series, and can intermesh them in a riveting story. I'm not certain that the villain of her story, "The Hunter," actually did appear in both series...but she makes a very convincing argument in her engrossing story that he could have.

Ann Malcolm's LAST WILL 4 TESTAMENT was a poignant, bittersweet crossover story of another kind (but I won't give anymore away, for fear of spoiling it for the prospective reader); Among the other stories in RERUN #9, I took particular pleasure in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE by Anne Collins Smith (classic Trek); A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME (B&B) by Stephanie Davis and MAC AND THE MOUSE (MacGyver) by Shannon O'Conner. My only objection to the latter is that 5hannon passed up the opportunity for an even more amusing ending to her whimsical little vignette. As anyone who has ever had mice knows, where there is one, there are usually a few more you don't see immediately! I did enjoy watching the master gadgeteer wrestle over the age-old dilemma of building a better mousetrap, however. Shannon's longer Quantum Leap entry, MAN IN THE MIRROR, was equally entertaining, although I found the ending a bit enigmatic for my taste. Is Sam stranded forever in an alternate universe...or has he solved the problem, leapt out, and returned to his own timeline, leaving another "self" (and us) with Caitlin Graves? Inquiring time travellers wanna know.

It's always a mistake to overlook the filks and poetry in RERUN, and you'll take particular joy in Marcia Brin's SOMETHING IN COMMON series. And while we are on the subject of mediafan paranoia, Lynn Tucker's PARANOID FAN is also a delight. RERUN consistently features above-average artwork. Among my favorites this time around are Karen River's usual super cover, Bobbi Jo Simons' illo for LAST WILL & TESTAMENT, MacGyver by Doranna Durgin and Data by Marty 5iegrist (both in the portfolio section), the to-die-for MacGyver on page 139 by Karen River and Siegrist's angsty Sam Beckett on 144* Mel Rondeau provides endlessly clever cartoon illo entertainment throughout and there are clever 'toons by Jim McNair and Frank 5olomon and (surprise!) the editor herself has contributed clever and appropriate clip art everywhere (I especially enjoyed the Band-aids adorning the hurt/comfort themed stories. All in all, RERUN #9 is a good choice for the genzine-reading fan and a welcome addition to the fan's library. I can't wait to see what Lorraine has in store for Issue #10! [11]

Issue 10

front cover of issue #10, Karen River
back cover of issue #10, Melody Rondeau

Rerun 10 was published in May 1992 and is 136 pages long. The artwork: Karen River (front cover), Doranna Durgin, Jim McNair, Melody Rondeau (back cover), Bobbi Jo Simons, Frank Solomon (inside back cover).

This zine has sporadic bits of red used in some illos. This may be stylistic, or may be a way to reduce zine piracy; if it is the latter, it predates the the 1993 piracy discussion by a year.

From the editorial:

Welcome to RERUN 10 -- ohmigod -- a decade of RERUN! I've never done so many issues of one fanzine. It's shorter this time out, but I'm very pleased with all the contents. While I received a lot of good submissions, I ended up being very cautious about what I accepted. It doesn't take a marketing expert to reahze that mediazines don't sell as well as they used to. Therefore, I ended up accepting very "mainstream" material that I thought would sell the issue. While some of my readers are bemoaning the lack of eclectic material—too often I hear "why should I pay for stuff on fandoms I don't want to read?" Is it the seemingly never-ending recession or are readers just tired of variety? I don't know, but I do know that since RERUN 7 sales have been down/slower. Anybody got any other ideas to explain this phenomenon?

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A note from Doranna Durgin: "Yes, the ultrasonic gimmick was used in an episode of MacGyver. I picked up on a news item regarding the use of ultrasound at a London racetrack and thought it would make a good MacGyver plot device. Apparently, so did the MacGyver writers! But I had my plot ready so wrote 'Echoes' anyway, and it bounced around in the land of the unpublished until now. Enjoy!"

Issue 11

cover of issue #11, Karen River

Rerun 11 was published in 1993.

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 11

The first thing I have to say is that I was disappointed in the art. Despite the fact that Lorraine Bartlett's Rerun is printed on a mimeograph machine-not the most congenial method of reproducing artwork-this zine has a reputation for good art. Rerun 11, however, is not a good art issue. One piece, a Sam Beckett portrait by Frank Solomon on page 95, even ventures into the "not at all successful" end of the art spectrum. While the majority of the art in the zine is not bad, my disappointment that it was not notably good colored my reception of the entire project.

The cover, by Karen River, typifies the problems with most of the art in the zine. The artist has delicately rendered cross-hatched head and shoulders of several of the media characters that appear in stories inside the zine. It is not a bad drawing. The small portraits are competently done. In fact, I'd say the Sam Beckett in the bottom corner goes beyond competence into being really beautiful (oh, Marty, about those drool marks on the review copy...). However, the cover lacks impact as a whole. The title of the zine is squished into the upper left hand corner and left stranded there. Nothing connects the title to the drawings below. Nothing connects the various portraits to each other. They're simply stacked together. I think it would have made for a more visually exciting cover if the artist had come up with a gimmick to unify all these disparate characters-such as having them all sitting in front of a television, as Bart and his family do in the opening of The Simpsons. She could have even taken the same poses she chose here and rearranged them so that the characters seemed to be talking to each other, and thus created a little more excitement in the drawing.

In the same vein, Bobbi Jo Simon's illustration on page 54 has a compositional flaw so typical of fan art, I cannot pass it without commenting. The illustration is of the Incredible Hulk being attacked by a vampire while Jack McGee and Carl Kolchak cower in the background. Should be an exciting drawing, shouldn't it? It isn't. The artist has succumbed to the "ducks in a row" syndrome. She has lined all her characters up in front of a brick wall. We view them from the side. This of course means that the two most prominently featured elements of the drawing are the Hulk's right shoulder and the brick wall. Are these the most interesting things we could be viewing? No! The attacking vampire and the terrified bystanders are crunched into the bottom right corner of the page. Artists, remember Khan's downfall, and think three-dimensionally! Wouldn't it be more interesting to, for instance, view the scene from over the Hulk's shoulder, placing the vampire's flashing fangs and fingernails nearer to the center of the drawing?

Even what I consider to be the best drawing in the zine suffers from a lack of imagination and daring. Karen River's Sam Beckett on page 79 is so good, it's kissable. However, it just sits there. And, although it sits there very sweetly and nicely, just a little touch could have made it so much more illustrative. A wedding ring is a key element in the story. Finding a way to add that wedding ring to this portrait could have turned it into a very fine illustration.

The quality of writing throughout the zine is good.

This is pathetic to say, but Rerun 11 is the first anthology zine I've read in a long time without coming across at least one "cringer" per story. You know what I mean: phrases so awkward, words so misused, or grammatical mistakes so blatant, they just give you that "yeeiik" feeling all up and down your spine.

I find most crossover stories corny and tedious, but Bartlett has managed to collect several here that I would call delightful-a little goofy, but delightful. Half the fun of Jane Leavell's pair of cross-genre adventure stories, "The Bionic Wolf Affair" and "The Incredible Night Stalker," was being horrified at how much I remembered about those dreadful seventies television shows. Leavell, like most of the authors in the zine, has a wonderful way of evoking characters with a minimal amount of words by on-target descriptions of their distinctive mannerisms and quirks. "Farewell," by E. Michael Whitmore II, was a little overwrought for my taste. It seemed too impressed with being A Story with a Message to work equally well as entertainment. "Sweet Dreams," by Linda Parker, chronicling the difficulties of a Beauty and the Beast fan, and "Reality Check," an extrapolation on Roseanne by Kim Bennett, both provoked well-earned giggles. I liked 'Secrets of the Human Heart," a Crying Game story by Karen J. Stewart, until I got to the end, which seemed abrupt and melodramatic. I found both the Quantum Leap stories enjoyable (although you might have been able to predict that by now). I preferred Sara Arnold's "Drowning Sorrows" over Lorraine Bartlett's "Blurred Image" because, in the second story, Sam ended up resorting to a physical method of avoiding his host's death, rather than the sort of "solve the puzzle" endings 1 tend to like a little better.

Attractive typefaces have been used for the text, and material from each different media source is marked by a distinctive logo. Because Rerun is mimeographed, the print quality does vary from page to page, and there are occasional ghosts and smears.

I found the Quick and Dirty Letters of Comment form included in the front of the zine to be a good-and brave-idea. Bartlett asks readers to identify their favorite story, poem, art, and humorous item. Readers are also asked to finish the following statements: The best thing about this issue was...; The worst thing about this issue was...; Next issue I'd like to see more...; Next issue I'd like to see less.... Maybe zineds who are discouraged by a lack of reader response should try this route. An enterprising editor could compose a quick response form of this nature to insert in the back of the zine for a lazy reader to fill out and send in without troubling himself or herself too much. Such survey-type responses won't compare to a true LoC, but I think providing a short form would encourage frank and valuable dialogue between producers and consumers of fan fiction.

On the other hand, I say this is a brave idea because it could possibly turn into a quick way to get rid of contributors. Imagine getting twenty or so votes saying-without explanation-that they found your piece the worst in the zine. A potential even more frightening than a single unfavorable Berkeley Hunt review, isn't it? I think this is why Bartlett has included two collections of limericks and puns in this issue. Authors of limericks and puns are capable of viewing comments like, "Your work made me groan and want to puke," as appropriate and positive responses.

As you can see below, I give Rerun 11 three trees, mainly because of the lackluster art. However, I do feel guilty doing so. I see enough zines to know that this is not-in all honesty-an average zine. Good editing, competent writing, and respectable production values as exhibited in Rerun 11 should be minimum standards a buyer can take for granted. Unfortunately, they are not. Rerun 11 is more what an average zine should be like, rather than what the average zine actually is. However, by giving it only three trees, I mean to communicate to a potential buyer that Rerun 11 is competent and entertaining, but not spectacular. From all indications, this is a below average issue of what is usually an above average zine.[12]

Issue 12

cover of issue #12, Karen River

Rerun 12 published in 1994 and is 158 pages long.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r from an LoC in "Rerun" #2
  2. ^ from Hanky Panky #13
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t from a letter of comment in "Rerun" #3
  4. ^ The A-Team Fan-Fiction Index
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k from a letter of comment in "Rerun" #4
  6. ^ a b from Datazine #57
  7. ^ from Treklink #14
  8. ^ a b c d e from a comment on a publisher's flyer
  9. ^ from Artforum #2
  10. ^ from Psst... Hey Kid, Wanna Buy a Fanzine? #2. The reviewer gives it "5 trees." The reviewers in "Psst... Hey Kid, Wanna Buy a Fanzine?" rated zines on a 1-5 tree/star scale.
  11. ^ from Zine Scene V.2 N.1
  12. ^ from Psst... Hey Kid, Wanna Buy a Fanzine? #5. The reviewer in gives it "3 trees." The reviewers in "Psst... Hey Kid, Wanna Buy a Fanzine?" rated zines on a 1-5 tree/star scale. See that page for more explanation.