Sapphire and Steel
|Name:||Sapphire & Steel|
|Creator:||Peter J. Hammond|
|Medium:||television series (1979-82), Big Finish audiodrama (2004)|
|Country of Origin:||UK|
|External Links:||BFI Online|
Big Finish (audiodrama)
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It ran from 1979 to 1982, and is often seen as ITV's answer to Doctor Who. The series was created by Peter J. Hammond, who also wrote all the stories except for the fifth. In 2004, Sapphire and Steel returned in a series of Big Finish audio dramas starring David Warner (Steel) and Susannah Harker (Sapphire). David Collings returned as Silver.
Although TV Tropes rightly points out that "[along] with Blake's 7 and Doctor Who, Sapphire and Steel forms the Holy Trinity of British Science Fiction television" the television show has never had the megafandom-level following that the other two shows have (at times, in Blake's case) enjoyed. During the 1990s, there were a small number of S&S-only anthology zines, and S&S fics were also published in multimedia zines.
The main active writer is spikesgirl58. SeriesFive and I were active simultaneously with a very simular take, but completely coincidentally, John_Amend_All, lsellersfic/annariel is quietly active, kittenmommy, and Mab Browne, amaresu & glennagirl occasionally & KerrAvonsen. Past ficcers/vidders have been hearts_blood, fog_shadow, and various other for Yuletide and things. The comm sapphirensteel was founded by Sheila Adamson [in 2007], and element_flash  by amaresu & now modded by kittenmommy (and Mab Browne). The main body of LJ fandom is David McCallum-centric & include a bunch of Man From UNCLE fans. You get far more Joanna Lumley and David Collings fans around the fringes and Yuletide. (Lost Spook)
Multifandom: Sapphire & Steel fic also features in the following zines, although there are generally only one or two S&S fics per zine or even zine series. Fandoms that are usually combined with S&S in these multimedia zines include Doctor Who, The Man From UNCLE and Blake's 7.
- Changing Channels
- Diverse Dimensions
- Doctor Who and the Hodge-Podge (primarily Doctor Who)
- Enigma (multimedia zine)
- Here Lies Illya Kuryakin
- Heroes and Partners
- If (multimedia crossover zine)
- Lions and Tigers and Zines, Oh My!
- Psychic Investigations
- Refractions (multifandom zine)
- Robots, Rebels, & Renegades
- SCAM Presents
- Shadows and Spies
- The Manifest
- The Paladins Affair (includes some slash, although it is The Man from UNCLE, rather than S&S)
- The Tides of Time (primarily Doctor Who]]
- The Visitor
- U.N.C.L.E. Gold