15 July 2018

Call for contributors for 55th anniversary special edition

Issue 21 of The Terrible Zodin is being worked on as we speak and likely to be available to download for free in August.

Meanwhile we're looking ahead to the 55th anniversary and we're looking to produce a special edition side issue of classic series reviews aimed at interested people who have not yet or have only tentatively dipped in to the original stuff.

For the purposes of this edition our definition of classic series is every broadcast story between An Unearthly Child through to Survival, plus Shada and as a bonus Dimensions in Time, K9 & Company and the two Peter Cushing movies. Please also note that we count The Trial of a Time Lord as one 14 episode story.

Review length as a guideline should be minimum 500 words and maximum 2000 for a standard 4 - 6 part story, with leeway given for stories longer than this if needed.

Reviews will be assigned on a first come first served basis so if you're interested in writing something please also give us one or two back up choices as well.

We want this special edition to appeal to people who might be coming to the original series for the first time, especially off the back of falling in love with the Thirteenth Doctor, though we of course hope that more seasoned fans will also get something out of this.

For that reason we're also really asking you to step outside your comfort zone. Don't just pick your favourite story, that's too easy; pick one that you can champion and which lets you also see the story in a new light. If you love historicals pick one set in the future. If your favourite era is Pertwee, consider a Colin Baker and so on.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday 7 October 2018. You can email us at theterriblezodinezine@yahoo.com, DM us on twitter @TerribleZodin or interact with us on the Facebook group. We'll pin a thread on the Facebook thread with a live tally of which stories have already been picked.

Can't wait to hear from you

03 November 2017

Tin Pod #33 - Interview with The Terrible Zodin

Leslie and Jamie were recently interviewed about The Terrible Zodin and all things Doctor Who for Tin Pod Radio. It's now available to stream online at Tin Pod #33

Our thanks to Brian Williams for reaching out to us and we hope to get invited back one day.

Enjoy

03 October 2017

TTZ 20 is here at last!

Issue 20 of The Terrible Zodin is now online and free to download.  In it you will find reviews of season 10, pieces on the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, fiction by Matthew Kilburn, the "Zarbest" meeting with Peter Capaldi in San Francisco, and a host of other delectable reads and brilliant artwork. 

We hope you enjoy.  Please right click to download here.

20 January 2017

British Science Fiction Association and the Terrible Zodin present ... Dr Edward Gomez!

One of our interviewees in TTZ19, Dr Edward Gomez, will be speaking at the British Science Fiction Association meeting on January 25th in London. I encourage all TTZ members in the area to come to the event which promises to be mind-expanding and probably quite funny too. Here are the details: 

Venue: The Artillery Arms
102 Bunhill Row
London EC1Y 8ND
6:30 pm start time

In addition to the talk and Q&A, there will be a book raffle, five tickets for £1. I hope to see you there!!

 

16 January 2017

The Terrible Zodin 19

The Terrible Zodin 19 is finally here!

Find within interviews with Paul McGann, Dr Edward Gomez, and reviews of the BBC books by women writers and women readers.  There is some stunning art as per usual and articles on "Power of the Daleks," companions, the Past Doctor Adventures, and much more! 

Also enjoy the fact that it's only 31 pages!

You can download it here.

Please let us know what you think. 

26 April 2016

Sixth Terrible Zodin Doctor Who Fans Meet Up (30/04/16)

The sixth annual Terrible Zodin Doctor Who fans meet up will be on Saturday 30th April 2016.

The itinerary is as follows

In the morning Leslie and I will be going to the Target Book Artwork exhibition at the Cartoon Museum. Anyone who would like to join us there is more than welcome.

The Cartoon Museum is on 35 Little Russell Street, WC1A 2HH. The nearest tube stations are Tottenham Court Road and Holborn.

For those not so familiar with the area we're happy to meet people between 11:00 - 11:30 and go to the Museum together. We'll be coming to Holborn but as that is an extremely busy station to stand outside our meeting point will actually be by the traffic lights in front of My Old Dutch pancake restaurant on 131 High Holborn, WC1V 6PS.

Tickts for the museum are £7 with £5 concession for seniors and £3 for students. According to the exhibition's Facebook there is discounted entry if you bring a copy of Doctor Who Magazine with you!

The pub meet up will be from 14:00 onwards at The Cittie of Yorke pub, 22 High Holborn, WC1V 6BN. The nearest tube station is Chancery Lane. The pub is about 10 minutes walk from the Cartoon Museum or one stop on the Central Line if you're really really lazy or it's still snowing!

I'll post my phone number on TTZ's Facebook Page on Saturday morning.

The most up to date information will be on on the Facdbook page so please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/864751613633689 for more details.

20 April 2016

Are you a woman? Do you like Doctor Who?

If the answer is yes, consider this ... In the next issue of TTZ, we are looking for female reviewers for the following BBC Books.  If you think you might like to write a 200-word review of any of these, please drop us a line at theterriblezodinezine AT yahoo dot co dot uk.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note, you will have to get hold of the books yourselves, we cannot send review copies.



Year
Author
Title
Doctor/Companion
reviewer















2009
Jacqueline Rayner
The Sontaran Games (Quick Read)
Ten

2009
Jacqueline Rayner
The Darksmith Legacy:  Pictures of Emptiness
Ten

2010
Una McCormack
The King’s Dragon
Eleven/Rory/Amy

2011
Una McCormack
The Way Through the Woods
Eleven/Rory/Amy






2012
Richard Dungworth/Jacqueline Rayner
Step Back in Time (2 in 1)
Eleven/Rory/Amy

2012
Jacqueline Rayner
Magic of the Angels (Quick Read)
Eleven/Rory/Amy