Tunnels

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There are a number of BaB zines with a variation of "Tunnels" in their title, for a disambiguation see Tunnel.

Zine
Title: Tunnels
Publisher: Artemis Press
Editor(s): see below
Date(s): 1988, 1990
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Medium: print
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Genre:
Fandom: Beauty and the Beast
Language: English
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Tunnels is a het Beauty and the Beast anthology, one of the first zines published in the fandom.

Art is included at the publisher's request.

Issue 1

front cover of issue #1, Pat Horowitz
back cover of issue #1, Pat Horowitz

Tunnels 1 was published in October 1988 (third reprint was in June 1990) and contains 188 pages. It was edited by Barbara Storey, Victoria H. Clark, Karen A. Swanson, and Mary Ann Drach.

Stories spinning off from the 1st season. "What My Heart Will Be" by Barbara Storey involves Mitch Denton, young Vincent and the carousel. "Dark Spirit, Bright Morning" by Rose is set after the episode "Dark Spirit;" Vincent fails to leave before dawn and gets stuck in Catherine's apartment all day. "Crystal Clear" by Kim Prosser, a return from "To Reign in Hell," is a story involving Catherine doing "lovelocks" in Vincent's hair. [1]
From the editorial:
Once upon a time ... in New York City . . ." two people (Vicky and Barbara—and, yes, we know we weren't the only ones) decided to tune in a new television series, just for a laugh. "A fairy tale, set in modern-day New York? What a joke!" they said. "This ought to set back the status of women on TV at least 10 years!" But they watched it anyway, and when it was over, they turned to each other and said, "This is good! This is really good. I don't believe it! Vincent is amazing! Catherine is fantastic!" And then they called their friends Karen and Mary Ann and said, "Isn't this show great? Don't you love it?" Since they all were (and continue, passionately, to remain) not only major STAR TREK fans but writers and zine editors as well, it was only a matter of time before talk of a zine began to grow. (Since they were all also known as died- in-the-wool STAR TREK purists, this news was a major shock to many of their friends. Barbara—being the most rabid Beast fan of the group—takes the blame/credit on her shoulders.) And that, gentle reader, is how TUNNELS came to be.
Also from the editorial:
There are a couple of credits to be given: First, in Kim Prosser's story, "Crystal Clear," you will notice that the dialogue on the third page seems very familiar. It is taken verbatim from the episode "To Reign in Hell," written by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. Likewise with the quote at the beginning of Madalena Mumford's "Father to Son," which is from the pilot, written by Ron Koslow. Second: Karen would like to point out that the more discerning of our readers will probably notice a certain superficial similarity between Barbara's "What My Heart Will Be" and the episode "Promises of Someday." She would like to assure those readers that she and Barbara discussed "What My Heart Will Be" in detail some time before "Promises of Someday" was aired, and that Barbara's story comes solely from her own imagination.

Contents:

  • Editorial (2)
  • the pipes, art by Rita Terrell (4) (This is a section of LoCs about the show itself. The two topics of discussion are: did Catherine and Vincent kiss at the end of "A Happy Life"?, and should there be sexually explicit scenes in Beauty and the Beast zines?)
  • Love Conquers by Gloria DeLeon & Sue Wilson (art by Maureen B.) (6)
  • Child of Misery by Glenda Young (art by Nancy Stasulis) (11)
  • What My Heart Will Be by Barbara L.B. Storey (art by Pat Horowitz) (involves Mitch Denton, young Vincent and the carousel.) (12)
  • Nightwatch by Monica Langdon (art by Caro Hedge) (54)
  • Memories by Glenda Young (55)
  • t(w)o valentines by Barbara L.B. Storey (58)
  • Father to Son by Madalena Mumford (art by Caro Hedge) (59)
  • Tunnels by Betsy Fisher (art by Caro Hedge) (60)
  • Blind Trust by Gin Turpin (art by Rita Terrell) (61)
  • Untitled by Jeanne Cloud (art by Maureen B.) (67)
  • Comfort by Rose (68)
  • To Follow Fate by Barbara Staton (art by Caro Hedge) (76)
  • ...and you give to me...by Linda Melnick (art by Mary Stacy-Macdonald) (78)
  • Merlin by Glenda Young (93)
  • Changelings by Rose (94)
  • Depths by Justine Bogart (99)
  • Dark Spirit/Bright Morning by Rose (art by Nancy Stasulis) (100)
  • If Only by Paula Bundy (art by Caro Hedge) (118)
  • Crystal Clear by Kim Prosser (art by Rita Terrell) (119)
  • Building Dreams by Rose (art by Nancy Stasulis) (141)
  • To Vincent by Malinda Splivalo (art by Arleen Geller) (161)
  • Affinity by Justine Bogart (162)
  • Unmasqued by Barbara L.B. Storey (art by Mary Stacy-Macdonald & Pat Horowitz) (163)

Issue 2

cover of issue #2, Arleen Geller
flyer for issue #2
issue #2, interior art by Sue K, also used as the cover of the con zine for Tunnelcon #2

Tunnels 2 was published in July 1990 and contains 251 pages. It was edited by Barbara Storey, P.S. Nim and Victoria Clark.

The cover is by Arleen Geller. It has art by Arleen Geller, Pat Horowitz, Caro Hedge, Nancy Stasulis, and Formatt.

It was the winner of a 1991 Fan Q.

One description of this zine:

Classic zine. Some poetry. A novelette, "Run to the Sea" by Sue Glasgow, accounts for the period between "No Way Down" and "Masques," dramatizing, among other things, Vincent's illness and the truce Father and Catherine arrive at to help Vincent heal. In "A Shadow Passed By" by Joan Enright, we follow the lives of those characters in the alternate reality of "Remember Love," whom Vincent met...and the changed realities that then flowed from that brief contact. "They Shall Have Stars" by Meghan Found is a counterpoint to the end of "The Rest Is Silence. [2]
From the editorial, one which comments on the last two years in Beauty and the Beast fandom:
And our fandom has endured much... From delayed second season, to cancellation, to resurrection, to third season, to second cancellation, to syndication and hopes for B&TB's return. Who would have guessed, two years ago, that Vincent and Catherine's beautiful love story would end in such tragedy; who would have guessed that a fandom that sprung up from that love would handle the changes so badly? And we have handled it badly. The third season divided fandom as if with a knife; people exchanged many terrible words because their vision of the show was either lost (those who didn't like third season) or taken away from them (those who liked third season) by cancellation. Fans blamed other fans, and there has been intolerance from both sides.

But we believe that fandom will rise above all this. Liking or disliking third season does not invalidate one very important point--we are--all of us-BEAUTY AND THE BEAST fans. The thing we know now that we, perhaps, did not know before is that we all are fans for different reasons; for the romance; the relationship; Vincent; Catherine; the tunnel society; etc These differences should be celebrated, not condemned. This zine contains many different visions of Vincent and Catherine, visions that reflect the inclinations of the authors, and ours as well, since we chose them. Another zine reflects another's viewpoint, etc. All these viewpoints are valid. All opinions about B&TB—expressed in calm, rational, but passionate discussion among fellow fans-are valid, and should be voiced without fear of being labeled or chastised. There is room for us all here, if we can learn to make room for each other. Already signs of healing are beginning to be seen in some of the letterzines; people are actually beginning to discuss B&TB again, not just how they feel about third season. New zines are proliferating, new fans are still finding the show and more will when the Family Channel starts their syndication this fall. We plan to do many more issues of TUNNELS, expressing our own vision of B&TB, which is Vincent and Catherine together, forever.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST lives ~ in our hearts, in our family of fans, and hopefully, someday, on the screen again. And we are the guardians of the dream for Catherine and Vincent, and for each other. Take care; reach out to one another, be well.

Content:

  • from the tunnels (editorial) (3)
  • Anna by Guinn Berger, art by Nancy Stasulis (4)
  • Run to the Sea by Sue Glasgow, art by Mary Stacy-MacDonald (A beautiful story that fills in the time between No Way Down and Masques.) (19)
  • Questions by Jo Ann Sides (137)
  • Questions by Linda Melnick, art by Nancy Stasulis (138)
  • Blind Sight by Linda Mooney (158)
  • Words by Linda Husejinovic (162)
  • A Shadow Passed By by Joan Enright, art by Sue K (163)
  • Catherine's Love by Claudia Bertrand (176)
  • Persephone by Guinn Berger (178)
  • Lisa by Guinn Berger (179)
  • Dream Seeker by Lynette Combs (184)
  • They Shall Have Stars by Meghan Found (185)
  • There Will I Make Thee Beds of Roses by Carol Whitehead (An alternate ending to Season 2 Trilogy. Catherine has a physical encounter with the Dark Vincent and afterward, things are changed. At this story's online site, the author talks at great length about this fanwork and the era from which it sprang. An excerpt the author's comments is below.) (207)
  • Carved in Stone by Gloria DeLeon (225)
  • That's What Friends Are For by Edith Crowe, art by Sue K (226) (also in Reflections in Candlelight, Bondstories #11 and The Wings That Fly Us Home)
  • Dear Catherine by Lynette Combs (247)
  • No Shadow of Another by Dot Sconzo, art by Nancy Stasulis (248)
  • Dreams and Echos by Lynette Combs (249)
  • The Storyteller by Sue Glasgow (250)
The author comments on "There Will I Make Thee a Bed of Roses":
This story was written in 1990 as an antidote to the 3rd season story line. I know now more of how and why and what happened and of the originally planned arc, but what has not changed, even with all that truth beyond knowledge, is that I cannot open the cellophane wrapper of my S3 dvd.

Yes, I bought it. Financial support given, but never again will I sit through that nightmare. And I believe it was all a nightmare. We just didn't get to see Vincent wake up.

We had a small watcher's group back then, all women save one lone man. He got an earful, I'll tell you. We had a wonderful time together. Mid-winter of 1990, after *it* all fell apart on our tv screens and in our hearts, we held a Winterfest of our own. Much planning went into a multi-course meal and we had red and white roses on our plates and a central crystal vase which we passed each to the other. We put our rose in while making our own statement of what BatB and our friendship circle meant. It was very moving. These were great people and people who might never have met except for BatB.

I wrote this story in protest, chugging it out on a borrowed computer, my first experience at word processing. I was not then and am not now that great a typist. (Fast, yes. Accurate, not so much.) I planned only to read it aloud at our Winterfest. Another in the group (she must have proofed it), unbeknownst to me, sent a copy to Barbara Storey, whom she knew from Star Trek activities and who had produced a BatB zine or two already. One day I got a call from Barbara – she wanted to include the story in an upcoming zine! And I learned that fan fiction existed. Until recently, I had no idea that so many fanzines were produced or that an online fan community still dreamed. [3]

References

  1. from the Helpers' Network Quality Fanzine Review Online
  2. from the Helpers' Network Quality Fanzine Review Online
  3. from The Celestial Surgeon, posted in 2009, accessed February 27, 2013