Archive for February 2011
The Tides of Time started publishing in 1990, just as BBC Video turned their attention towards releasing more Doctor Who on VHS and also increased the proportion of black and white serials in their schedule. This context, combined with fannish curiosity about the early years of the programme and a scholarly drive to seek the essence of Doctor Who in the origins of the series, meant that Tides has never neglected the first Doctor. I’ve now uploaded some fiction featuring the first Doctor published over the years, as well as a few story reviews and our tribute to Sydney Newman.
All the articles are scans from the original photocopied or inkjet-printed fanzines, except for the reviews of The Aztecs and The Dalek Invasion of Earth where the quality of the originals was too poor. These have been reset.
- A Pescatorial Conundrum, or A Fishy Problem by Corinne Berg. The Doctor influences some literary giants of Anglo-Saxon England. From Tides 16 (1995)
- Brought to Book by David Bickley. Susan’s reading matter was even less innocent than it appeared. From Tides 27 (2001)
- The Picture of Doctor Who by Matthew Peacock. Ben and Polly begin to discover the complexity of the relationship between the Doctor and his craft. From Tides 28 (2002)
- The Aztecs reviewed by Matthew Kilburn. From Tides 5 (1991)
- ‘We Are the Masters of Earth!’ A review of The Dalek Invasion of Earth by Paul Dumont. From Tides 6 (1991)
- The Tenth Planet reviewed by Alistair Harrison and David Bickley. From Tides 22 (1998)
All the articles remain the copyright of the contributors. On a further technical note, the scanned items are still taking longer to download than I would like, and I’ll look into ways of retaining legibility while making the files less cumbersome.