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Title: Skaro
Editor(s): Simon Lydiard
Medium: print
Genre: gen
Fandom: Doctor Who
Language: English
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Skaro is a gen anthology of articles, photos, fiction, letters, cartoon strip & reviews.


"Initially there were three major Fan publications, all A5 in size, all superb quality. 'Skaro' was what one might call THE TIMES of Doctor Who fanzines. A superbly produced zine with intelligent and thoughtprovoking articles superbly edited by Simon M Lydiard. It only ended when Lydiard left to pursue his political ambitions as a Labour party councillor, although it was successfully revived as a glossy A4 publication by Vanessa ‘Ness’ Bishop in the late 80s and early 90s before fading from view once again." [1]

Skaro v.3 n.4 was published in April/May 1983. Contents include an reviews of the Arc Of Infinity, Snakedance & the War Games. Also articles by Justin Richards (Guns in the TARDIS) & Alec Charles (Cyber-recursion)

Skaro v.3 n.5 was published in June/July 1983.

  • an interview with Lalla Ward
  • reviews of Mawdryn Undead
  • Terminus & Enlightenment
  • articles on the Roger Delgado Master
  • the Hartnell Years

Skaro v.4 n.1 was published in Oct./Nov. 1983.

  • "Uncertain Warriors" (analyzing the Brigadier's relationship with the Doctor),
  • Thirteenth Season review
  • "Doctor Who: Value and Values
  • " "Working for the Yankee Dollar" (JNT)
  • interview with Doctor Who comic strip creators Alan Mckenzie and Steve Parkhouse
  • fiction

Skaro v.4 n.3-4 was published in 1984.


  1. from Whotopia #10