October 1987

Published October 1987

Paul Scoones
Assistant Editor/Writer
Paul Sinkovich
Contributing Writers
Michael Mayo, Jon Preddle, Cornelius Stone
Paul Scoones
Paul Sinkovich


The unintentionally inaccurate news continued to dog TSV, taken in good faith from overseas fanzines and readers. This issue's major 'howler' was the revelation that the Cybermen were lurking in the basement of Paradise Towers, and there was even a sketch of a redesigned Cyberman to back this up! Readers were surveyed about Season 14 which had recently been repeated on NZ television, and The Talons of Weng-Chiang was voted favourite story. The earliest reviews of Season 24 appeared, covering just the first episode of Time and the Rani which was the only part to have reached NZ on video by publication. The first impressions were not favourable. This 32-page issue was the longest yet published and thereafter the next few issues were considerably shorter. Paul Scoones was now sole editor, as Paul Sinkovich had stepped down as co-editor though he continued to help out until issue 6.




Reviews: Television

Reviews: Books

Print contents

2.Editorial Paul Scoones
3.Letters [Letters]
Jon Preddle, Wayne McDougall, Warwick J Gray, Nigel D. Windsor
4.Season 24 News [News] Paul Scoones
5.Time and the Rani (Episode 1) [Television Review] Paul Sinkovitch, Paul Scoones
7.Cyberman History Michael Mayo
10.The Robots of Death [Television Review] Michael Mayo
10.The Talons of Weng Chiang [Television Review] Paul Scoones
12.The Talons of Weng Chiang [Television Review] Cornelius Stone
12.Horror of Fang Rock [Television Review] Paul Sinkovich
13.The Invisible Enemy [Television Review] Paul Scoones
14.Season 14 Poll Results Paul Scoones (compiler)
16.The Novels
18.The Ballad of Fang Rock [Fiction] Wilfred Gibson
19.A Continuity Dilemma [Regular] Jon Preddle
22.Season 22 [Television Review] Paul Scoones
26.The Celestial Toymaker [Book Review] Michael Mayo
26.The Ark [Book Review] Paul Scoones
27.The Reign of Terror [Book Review] Paul Scoones
27.The Space Museum [Book Review] Paul Scoones
28.Doctor Who Downunder...Australian Style Paul Sinkovich
29.The Forgotten Tales [Regular] Paul Scoones
32.The Key To Time Quest [Preview] Paul Scoones