06 December 2010

The Terrible Zodin # 9 (Winter 2010)

Incidentally a Merry Christmas to all of you at home!

And now that's out of the way we can blow our own trumpet and shout that not only do you have a brand new issue of The Terrible Zodin to read but Issue 9 is our 2 year anniversary.

Thank you to all the writers and artists who have contributed to the zine over the years and thank you of course to you dear reader for supporting the zine. We hope you've enjoyed the ride.

We'll be on hiatus for a while (Don't worry no Season 23 hysterics, we're just abroad for the Holidays!) but that just gives you plenty of time to read TTZ9! And if you enjoy the issue and want to be a part of this then get in touch at theterriblezodinezine@yahoo.co.uk. Writers, artists and ideas are always wanted.

In this festive issue we bring you exclusive interviews with writer Una McCormack and with fearsome pirate Archie the Space Badger. Our regular series of paper dolls focuses on Tegan and there's a brand new feature called No! Not The Mind Probe! Steven Sautter and the mysterious Susie Who return with their columns covering Character Options and the Greatest Doctor Who Stories That Never Were.

We bring you comic strips, poetry, prose fiction, reviews, silliness and analysis. We run the gamut of the Whoniverse from Carnival of Monsters on Ice!, a grudge match between the Raston Warrior Robots and the Weeping Angels and facing off with the Raknoss.


Once you've enjoyed all that don't forget we've also got an fantastic freebie to giveaway with our own board game - Logopoly.

Click here to download The Terrible Zodin #9 (Winter 2010)

05 December 2010

Collect 200 Grotzits. Allons-Y!

The Terrible Zodin is proud to present an exciting bonus feature just in time for Christmas.


Click the link below to download a zip file containing everything you need for your very own version of Doctor Who Monopoly. (Download winzip for free if you have trouble accessing this folder).

And if that weren't exciting enough there is a brand new issue of The Terrible Zodin which will be released very soon!



TTZ9 Presents Doctor Who Logopoly

01 December 2010

Hold On, Hold On... Oh, I Know! Merry Christmas!

Where can you find River Song, Sontarans, Robot Santas, Dr Who, The Meddling Monk, The Master, Cybermen, the Hand of Omega, Sharez Jek, Spaceport G715, Voc Robots, Vervoids, Bessie, Sonic Lipstick, Daleks, Captain Jack, Liz Ten & Bad Wolf all in one place?

Why in Issue 9 of The Terrible Zodin! Coming soon.

21 November 2010

Back Issues - The Terrible Zodin # 8 (Autumn 2010)

Back issue TTZ8 is now back online and available for free download.


Click here to download The Terrible Zodin # 8 (Autumn 2010)


The Cybermen: Front cover art by Robert Beckwith
The Wilderness Years: Drabble by Stephen Candy
In a Fix With the Curse of the Shalka: Article by Mister Chinn
The Cyberman Walk: Comic strip written and drawn by Robert Beckwith
The TTZ Interview: Interview with Paul Cornell (Part 2)
Private Lives: Column by Tony Gallichan
Death Comes to Time: Review by Matthew Kresal
I'll Never Know If I Was Right: Article by Jamie Beckwith
Blue Box Boy: Review by Adrian Loder
Long Ago In An English Winter...: Article by Barnaby Edwards
New Adventures: Reviews edited by Jamie Beckwith
Give Us Your Children: Article by Aya Vandenbussche
The Doctor & Elizabeth Klein: Article by Matthew Kresal
Peter Cushing IS The Doctor!: Column by Susie Who
The TTZ Interview: Interview with Lance Parkin
Finding Fitz: Article by Dorothy Ail
Personality Shift: Article by Adrian Loder
Reflections in the Spectral Glass: Article by Melissa Beattie
What D'ya Mean It's Not Significant: Article by Will Forbes
Back2theWhoture Part 4 - The Time Monster, The Myth Makers & The Horns of Nimon: Doctor Who marathon edited by Jamie Beckwith
Weakling Scum!: Humour by Tony Cross
Blog High For Happiness: Column by Steven Sautter
I Dream That I Have Two Hearts: Article by Jamie Beckwith
Move Over Mario!: Reviews by Matthew Kresal & Will Forbes
The Fanzine Trap: Reviews edited by Jamie Beckwith
Ace: Paper dolls by Leslie McMurtry
Capital, Gold!: Review by Jon Arnold
The DOGS of Norton: Article by Jamie Beckwith
Return to Derbyshire: Article by Will Tudor
The Unwanted Return: Article by Michael Gilroy-Sinclair
The Ballad of Ianto Jones: Comic strip written by Melissa Beattie & illustrated by Leslie McMurtry
Doctor Who vs Batman: Back cover art by Leslie McMurtry

Back Issues - The Terrible Zodin # 7 (Summer 2010)

Back issue TTZ7 is now back online and available for free download.


Click here to download The Terrible Zodin # 7 (Summer 2010)


Time of the Angels: Front cover art by Leslie McMurtry
To the Victor, The Spoilers: Article by Will Forbes
The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who: UK Book Launch report by Leslie McMurtry + book review by Jamie Beckwith
The TTZ Interview: Interview with Rob Shearman (Part 2)
The Artemis of the Oscillators: Article by Leslie McMurtry
Cross the Void Beyond the Mind: Article by Steven Sautter
The Hoob Interview with Jocrassa Fiz Zeke Hoffemir-Day Slitheen: Humour by Alelinge Agonifer
Doctor Who Season 5 Panel of 13: Reviews edited by Jamie Beckwith
The TTZ Interview: Interview with Paul Cornell (Part 1)
Blog High For Happiness: Column by Steven Sautter
The Quantum Archangel: Review by Stephen Gray
Vworp Vworp: Review by Stephen Candy
Chicks Dig Time Lords: Review by Leslie McMurtry
The Raggedy Doctor and Amy: Paper dolls by Liz Wride
Trespapssers Will Be Exterminated!: Article by N. V. Gillespe & N. V. Gillespe
Private Lives: Column by Tony Gallichan
One of These Things Is Not Like The Other: Back cover art by Lori Jansen

20 November 2010

Back Issues - The Terrible Zodin # 6 (Spring 2010)

Back issue TTZ6 is now back online and available for free download.


Click here to download The Terrible Zodin # 6 (Spring 2010)


Universe in a Bottle: Front cover art by Lori Jansen
The Gallifreyan Flutterwing: Article by Lori Jansen
The Time War: Article by Jamie Beckwith
Unavailable!: Article by Matthew Kresal
Personality Crisis: Article by Adrian Loder
Companions of the Eighth Doctor: Article edited by Leslie McMurtry
The TTZ Interview: Interview with Lloyd Rose
Width of a Circle: Prose fiction by Steven Sautter
200 x 8: Reviews edited by Leslie McMurtry
Oh, And You Won't Believe The Comic Strip: Article by Jamie Beckwith
Still Life: Prose fiction by Leslie McMurtry
The TTZ Interview: Interview with Rob Shearman (Part 1)
Back2theWhoture Part 3 - 100,000BC & Genesis of the Daleks: Doctor Who marathon edited by Jamie Beckwith
At Midnight Tonight!: Article by Paul Castle
Jamie McCrimmon: Paper dolls by Leslie McMurtry
Get The Shooty Dog Thing: Review by Jamie Beckwith
It Was a Warm Gallifreyan Night: Humour by Steven Sautter
Them?: Top 10 Doctors poll edited by Jamie Beckwith
The New Doctors: Back cover art by Leslie McMurtry

16 November 2010

Back Issues - The Terrible Zodin # 5 (Winter 2009)

Back issue TTZ5 is now back online and available for free download. It was our one year anniversary special!


Click here to download The Terrible Zodin # 5 (Winter 2009)


Old Meets New: Front cover art by Leslie McMurtry
One Fan, Two Fan, Girl Fan, Who Fan: Convention report by Leslie McMurtry
A - Z of Doctor Who: Puzzle by Elizabeth Wilches
A Tale of Two Wholigans: Article by Evan Keraminas
The Tweet Vortex: Humour by Will Forbes
Two Hearts: Article by Steven Sautter
Back2theWhoture Part 2 - Time Flight, Time and the Rani and An Unearthly Child: Doctor Who marathon edited by Jamie Beckwith
A Short History of Tea: Article by Leslie McMurtry
First Contact: Article by Lori Jansen
The TTZ Interview: Interview with Dan McDaid
When Geeks Collide: Article by Karen Dunn
You Know Your Partner is a Doctor Who Fan When...: Article by Ancelyn & Brigadier Winifred Bambera
The Waters of Marzipan: Humour by Steven Sautter
Sarah Jane Smith: Paper dolls by Leslie McMurtry
Lonely Then, Lonelier Now?: Article by Jamie Beckwith
Man from Mondas: Back cover art by Lori Jansen

14 November 2010

Back Issues - The Terrible Zodin # 4 (Autumn 2009)

Back issue TTZ4 is now back online and available for free download


Click here to download The Terrible Zodin # 4 (Autumn 2009)


The Empty Child: Front cover art by Adi Covino
POW Is a Technical Expression: Convention report by Steven Sautter
Ohica's Eyes: Filk by Leslie McMurtry
I Have a Scheme: Filk by Lori Jansen
The Five Doctors Crossword: Puzzles by Elizabeth Wilches
Doing Something Hush-Hush at Porton Down: Article by Steven Sautter
Love for the Doctor: Article by Adi Covino
New 2 Who: Article by Evan Keraminas
The Mighty 200: Reviews edited by Leslie McMurtry
So Long and Thanks for all the Fish: Article by Leslie McMurtry
My Top Eccleston Moments: Article by Lori Jansen
Reboot, Recycle, Reuse: Article by Will Forbes
Extreme C/U Colin Baker's Face: Article by Jamie Beckwith
Whothulu: Article by Bryy Miller
Private Lives: Column by Tony "Space Goat" Gallichan
Donna Noble: Paper doll by Leslie McMurtry
The TTZ Interview: Interview with Rich Morris
Genesis of the Daleks Haiku: Poetry by Steven Sautter
1900: Prose fiction by Leslie McMurtry
The Ood: Back cover art by Lori Jansen

Back Issues - The Terrible Zodin # 3 (Summer 2009)

Back issue TTZ3 is now back online and available for free download


Click here to download The Terrible Zodin # 3 (Summer 2009)


The Library: Front cover art by Lori Jansen
Splendid Fellow, All of the Them: Article by Jamie Beckwith
The Great Companion Debate: Article by Leslie McMurtry & Lori Jansen
Outside the Conventions and Humdrum Routine of Everyday Life: Article by Steven Sautter
Waiting for Evil to Show: Prose fiction by Karen Dunn
Big Finish's Phantom of the Opera: Interview with Barnaby Edwards & Richard Earl
Hello Kitty...: Article by Robert Beckwith
Private Lives: Column by Tony Gallichan with guest appearance from Jo!
Back2theWhoture Part 1 - Castravalva & Edge of Destruction: Doctor Who marathon edited by Jamie Beckwith
Victoria Waterfield: Paper dolls by Leslie McMurtry
The TTZ Interview: Interview with Alistair Lock
Sailing to the Stars: Back cover art by Lori Jansen

Back Issues - The Terrible Zodin # 2 (Spring 2009)

Back issue TTZ2 is now back online and available for free download


Click here to download The Terrible Zodin # 2 (Spring 2009)


Gallifrey: Front cover art by Leslie McMurtry
Thoughts on Regeneration: Article by Lori Jansen
A Doctor in the House: Article by Jamie Beckwith
The Dalek Obsession with Earth: Article by Steven Sautter
What If?: Article by Will Forbes
I Coulda Been a Companion: Article by Leslie McMurtry
The TARDIS and the Tree-Huggers by Evan Keraminas
Questions from the Rift: Speculation guest edited by Paul Castle
The TTZ Interview: Interview with and artwork by Aimee Steinberger
Tenth Doctor: Paper dolls by Liz Wride
James Moran's Naughty Place: Interview with James Moran
Gallifrey One: Convention report by Lori Jansen
Dalek Bumps: Artwork by Leslie McMurtry
Old Friend: Article by Jamie Beckwith
Mickey's Lament: Filk by Lori Jansen
Let's Do It: Filk by Leslie McMurtry
Captain Jack: Paper dolls by Leslie McMurtry
Private Lives: Column by Tony Gallichan
Back2theWhoture: Doctor Who marathon edited by Jamie Beckwith
TARDIS on the Brain: Back cover art by Lori Jansen

Back Issues - The Terrible Zodin # 1 (Winter 2008)

Due to issues with our previous hosting site we've now moved elsewhere. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this ladies and gents.

So without further ado, I'm pleased to announce that we'll be making out back catalogue available again and if that weren't enough we're only a few weeks away from a brand new issue in December!


Click here to download The Terrible Zodin # 1 (Winter 2008)


45 Years of Doctor Who: Front cover art by Leslie McMurtry
TTZ Mission Statement: Editorial by Leslie McMurtry
The Tea's Getting Cold: Article by Jamie Beckwith
A Tennanty Comic: Comic strip written & illustrated by Liz Wride
Doctor Who Englyn & Limerick: Poetry by Leslie McMurtry
Dalek Cookie Party: Photos by Leslie McMurtry
The Crusade: Review by Ariann
The Not So Sinister Adaptation: Article by Jamie Beckwith
The Sea Devils: Artwork by Lori Jansen
Boding No Good Either to the Living or the Dead: Article by Leslie McMurtry
The Doctor and the Finn: Article by Johanna Ahonen
How Does A Cat Learn to Love Melon?: Prose fiction by Simon Guerrier
Proof Positive: Interview with Ben Aaronovitch
Down and Safe: Blake's 7 interlude by Tony Gallichan
Questions from the Rift: Speculation edited by Lori Jansen
As Long as Albert Didn't: Article by Leslie McMurtry
Leela: Paper dolls by Leslie McMurtry
Pimpin' the Brig: Naughtiness by Simon Guerrier
Regeneration Imminent!: Speculation edited by Leslie McMurtry
Who's In School: Article by Evan Keraminas
The Gardens of Skaro: Back cover art by Lori Jansen

07 November 2010

Style Sheet and Guidelines

Okay, in light of the inaccessibility of the PDF and generally to make it easier for you (and us!) I'm reposting these in html format so they can be referred to easily.

What’s a style sheet? Well, for complex publications (like Doctor Who Magazine, for example, or Scribendi) it’s a very long list of rules and guidelines to make the editors’ lives easier. It’s basically where all the style rules are kept so that the editors don’t go crazy trying to figure out whether their publication uses “that” or “which” and reminding people of common grammar mistakes like split infinitives and possessives (it’s = it is, its=belonging to something). For TTZ we’re going to keep it simple because my contributors aren’t getting paid so I don’t want to make their lives harder. Neither, however, do I want to spend valuable editing time changing everything that should be bolded from quotes. Here are just some useful (I hope) guidelines for writing an article in our house style.

1. Titles of books, plays, musical albums, magazines, and the titles of films and TV shows are bolded.
Ex: Vampire Science
The Dalek Invasion of Earth 2150 AD
Doctor Who
The Sarah Jane Adventures
The correct way to cite this magazine is TTZ (+ issue number) eg TTZ3 or The Terrible Zodin.

2. Episodes of a TV show are bolded within quote marks/inverted commas.
Ex: “Full Circle
They Keep Killing Suzie
For story arcs, individual episodes are still cited in the above manner:
Ex: “Stones of Blood
while the arcs themselves are treated like short story titles below.
Short story titles, titles of essays or articles, song titles, and chapter titles are within quote marks/inverted commas.
Ex: “The Master Vainglorious”
“The Tell-Tale Heart”
“The Key to Time”
“Burning Alexandria” (a chapter in the book Library: An Unquiet History)

3. Citations have not been standardized. In the past, the precedent has been that if you wish to include a works cited/bibliography you may do so; end notes/footnotes may be included in addition or on their own. See Steven Sautter’s “Outside the Conventions and Humdrum Routine of Everyday Life” in TTZ3, Lori Jansen’s “Thoughts on Regeneration” in TTZ2, and Ariann’s “Doctor Who: The Crusade” in TTZ1 for citation examples.

4. Because the editor is American, American spellings and grammar usage have been adopted. This was decided arbitrarily by the editor with the first issue and will continue for the sake of consistency. This means favorite instead of favourite, flavor instead of flavour, epitomize instead of epitomise, etc. Also instead of single inverted commas, “ ” are used in situations described in rule #2.
Sentences should end
One example takes place in “The Family of Blood.”
Rather than
One example takes place in “The Family of Blood”.
Should you prefer to write British-style, that’s fine—but the editor will change the final text—again for the sake of consistency. She is that diabolical.

5. It is preferred that your articles are formatted with paragraphs and indentations rather than blocks of text separated by hard return. Also where possible please justify your paragraphs.

6. The editor prefers the First Doctor as opposed to the first Doctor, and will print it that way regardless of how you submit it. Again, consistency. Likewise TARDIS instead of Tardis or T.A.R.D.I.S. Series/season used interchangeably, though series preferred. Also, series four=season 30 and can be used interchangeably, based on the author’s preference.

7. Your article will not be rejected if you do not follow these rules, but if you can take a little extra time to follow them, your editor will like you more.

If there is any confusion or there is a situation in your article not covered in this style sheet, PLEASE ASK. Email us at theterriblezodinezine@yahoo.co.uk , comment on the blog or the Facebook group.

FYI on fonts: the title font used in TTZ is Beatnik and the body text font is Bernadette. I don’t expect you to use these fonts in your submissions; please just use a legible font, Times New Roman, Garamond, etc.

Thank you for your time and interest.

31 October 2010


Filden our hosting site seems to have contracted a virus. Please DO NOT attempt to download any back issues. We're going to move to new host shortly. We apologise for this.

27 October 2010

TTZ9 ...

Hello everyone,

Hope you are well. Just a reminder that our deadline for the next issue of TTZ is less than a month away (I can't believe it!!). Please have your stuff in by no later than 20th November. You can e-mail us at theterriblezodinezine (at) yahoo.co.uk, send us a message on Facebook, or find us on Twitter.

Many thanks!
Your editor

17 October 2010

Incidentally... A Merry Christmas To All Of You At Home!

Issue 9 of The Terrible Zodin is tentatively scheduled for release on 5th December 2010. We're looking to publish a collaborative festive article so we want YOUR favourite Doctor Who Christmas memories. Whether it's about the episodes aired at Christmas, any of the short stories from the Big Finish Christmas collections, or perhaps it's memories of going out in the snow with your Dalek toys or finding a target novelisation in your stocking we want to hear from you.

Email us at theterriblezodinezine@yahoo.co.uk with your Christmas Doctor Who memories, please keep them to approximately 200ish words and the best will be published in TTZ9.

07 October 2010

Bandwidth! Comfy Chair! Give Us Your Money!

Well it looks like we exceeded our bandwidth in less than 7 days!

Fear not though dear readers as due to the increased demand (which is all very humbling), we've upgraded our account and you should once again be able to download TTZ8 and indeed, the 7 back issues as well!

If you enjoyed the zine, please do give us some feedback.

Several readers have contacted us and asked whether we'd consider doing paper copies of the zine. Well I guess that's down to YOU! Let us know if you would be willing to pay (production and postage costs only) for a paper version of TTZ and whether you'd pay for that full color or black and white. It's that feedback which will determine whether it's an option we pursue. Comments here or to theterriblezodinezine@yahoo.co.uk please.

In the meantime our Editor Leslie McMurtry has been moonlighting as a new columnist for US webzine Comfy Chair. Check out The Cranky Yank In Doctor Who Land!

Finally we've been given a little mini review on the Fish Fingers & Custard home page.


02 October 2010

The Terrible Zodin # 8 (Autumn 2010)

Ladies, Gentlemen, Trees and Multiforms it is with great pleasure that I announce Issue 8 of The Terrible Zodin is now live and available for free download.

Apologies that we're 2 days behind the promised date, I won't bore you with the technical details of the problems we have but must crave your indulgence that anything past Page 73 will be prone to the occasional typo. We will in time upload a corrected version being the perfectionists that we are but now you're all terribly excited to just get on and read!

This issue is dedicated to the period between production of TV series 1990 - 2003. Whilst many call it The Wilderness Years I hope this issue proves it was anything but. Indeed I hope you're sitting comfortably because TTZ8 is a whopping Target novelization sized 104 pages!

We bring you the concluding part of our interview with Paul Cornell and have a new exclusive interview with Lance Parkin. We sing the praises of the New Adventures, debate canon, dissect the theme tune and throw ourselves in to the Timelash!

Regular columnists Tony Gallichan and Steve Sautter are on board and we're pleased to announce a new member to join their roster, the mysterious Susie Who who'll be coming from the perspective of a casual viewer rather than a hardcore fan.

I could go on and on (I've not mentioned Adric, Ianto, Drashigs, Fitz and fellow fanzines) but why not just read it yourself.

Please click below to download this issue and get ready... for the Cyberman Walk.


We experienced some technical difficulties. People seem to be able to access if they right click to download so please try that rather than trying to read in browser. Thank you all for your patience.

The Terrible Zodin # 8

19 September 2010

a brief advertising interlude ...

The Editor moonlights (when she's not editing 9:06, working, writing, or working on her PhD!) as a comic artist for a new Blakes 7 webcomic, and written by Melissa Beattie.(http://www.comicliberation.elitistgeek.net) We're starting with a single part comic, withuot an actual storyline-- just a few fun holiday snaps to test out style and the like-- but further comics will be full adventures from various times over the original series run. Stop by and have a look-- our first full story will debut the first week of November. Tell your friends, your enemies, and any random strangers that you meet!

18 September 2010

Surfing the Zeitgeist!

That splendid fellow Mister Chinn has noted that the next issue of DWM also features Cybermen on the cover. It just goes to show TTZ has it's finger on the Doctor Who pulse!

Actually it's entirely coincidental, we commissioned this cover way back in February but it's only materialising now when we decided to drop our Wilderness Years themed issue back in the schedule so that our summer issue could focus on Season Five.

As for the reason we've Cybermen on the cover of TTZ8... Well all will soon become clear.

Stay tuned

Jamie Beckwith
Guest Editor - TTZ8

16 September 2010


It's Volcano Day people! If you're supposed to have submitted something for Issue 8 get it in for today please.

Actually we've had a fabulous response to this issue and 90% of the content is already in. This weekend I'll be toiling away putting the whole thing together, trying to make it the best I can and hoping I can do justice to the zine I love. Please let me know if you think I've done a good job and maybe Leslie will let me Guest Edit another one in the future.

In the meantime to whet your appetite...

All the way from a tiny remote village in Colombia our Cover Artist has toiled away with silver paint and to reward his efforts I give you ladies and gentlemen an advance preview of the cover to TTZ8.

Until next time,

Jamie Beckwith
Guest Editor, TTZ8

12 September 2010

TTZ8 - Coming Soon

Err, yes hello.

Sorry it's been so quiet around here.

For those who don't know me, I'm Jamie and as well as being a regular contributor to the zine and working on the editing team as the Sales & Marketing Manager (Ok so the Sales part is non existent because we come out for free), I'm stepping in as Guest Editor for Issue 8 of The Terrible Zodin. Partly this was so our usual Editor could focus on her PHD, partly so she could moonlight on her Ashes to Ashes fanzine 9:06 and also because I was really dying to have a go!

TTZ8 should be out on 30th September 2010. The last few articles are coming in and the whole thing is taking shape. The theme is The Wilderness Years 1990 - 2003 and in its pages you can expect to find lots of Cybermen, a discussion on Doctor Who canon, a fond look at the New Adventures range, the fate of Adric, praise for the Timelash, the first of our new column from Susie Who called "Peter Cushing is the Doctor!", an interview with novelist Lance Parkin and lots lots more. That's not to mention our usual fun and games with the paperdolls and Back2theWhoture!

I'll post up a sneak preview of the front cover in a few days time but in the meantime why not download some of the back issues and don't forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

Plans are already afoot for the next few issues, and we've an open submissions policy so if you've got something you're dying to say about any aspect of Doctor Who past, present or future drop us an email at theterriblezodinezine@yahoo.co.uk and we'll talk.

Until next time...

Cue terrifying cliffhanger music!

Jamie Beckwith
Guest Editor - The Terrible Zodin # 8

16 July 2010


After errata had been pointed out to me, you can now download TTZ7 v.2.0, hopefully correct, below, and hopefully soon we'll put it up on that menu to the left.

14 July 2010

the moment has been prepared for!

After a very long wait, TTZ7 is done and available for download.

This time around, we focus a bit on the most recent TV series, but there are lots of other treats, too. There is part two of the interview with Rob Shearman, part one of the interview with Paul Cornell, Raggedy Doctor & Amy paper dolls by Liz Wride, book reviews, and miscellaneous stuff. Of course we are really proud of the Panel of 13 which introduces new writers and LOTS of new artists.

I am really grateful to all the new artists, so let me just quickly give them a plug here: Jonny Eveson, Sharon Bautista, Simon Bromley, Alies Bruinsma, Draculasaurus, Michael Clarke, Michael Gilroy-Sinclair, Matt Harris, Daniela Illing, Lady Yate-xel, James Random, Hannah Rothman and Jessica Taylor (did I miss anyone?!).

Everyone involved was such a big help, so give yourselves a pat on the back.

You may notice that the footer/page numbering is different. The same bug with Word that I encountered last issue reared its ugly head, so the only way I could save the 51-page document was to paste it into a new file without the pre-existing footer/numbering system. It looks ugly but for the moment it will suffice. Sorry.

No doubt there are typos, widows, orphans, and mis-formatting; please alert me to these (in a polite fashion!). Better yet, do let us know what you think of this issue--good, bad, ugly, etc.

Thank you for reading and very much hope you enjoy.

Let me thank again my regular editing team (Lori Jansen, Steven Sautter, Jamie Beckwith, and Evan Keraminas) for their stellar help.

Am now going to sleep. My everything hurts. :-P

01 July 2010

Summer of Who

Well, series 5 is done (for Britain, at least), the deadline is passed, (most of) the submissions are in. The TTZ elves (that's me and the editing team!) are working hard for the next two weeks to weave together the many submissions, both art and literary, into the whole. It's very exciting and frankly I'm bowled over by some of the artwork and writing we've received. We look forward to sharing it with you, so stay tuned and keep following us here, on Facebook, and on Twitter!

21 June 2010

'You've Had This Place Redecorated, Haven't You?'

Well, we didn't switch the settings to coral, but as you can see we've spruced up the blog a bit. Take the poll on the right hand side and let us know what you think.

And we are still accepting submissions for TTZ7! Deadline is June 28th! theterriblezodinezine(a)yahoo.co.uk

22 May 2010

May Day

Just a quick update:

Jamie maintains our Twitter account, and he's done a good job of updating it. So if you haven't followed us yet, click on the link at the top of the page to do so.

TTZ7 is shaping up nicely, with hosts of new artists from deviantART joining the mag this issue. We're particularly looking forward to sharing the Panel of 13 with you.

There's plenty more in store, so keep watching the current series of Doctor Who and remember to send in any contributions by June 28th at the latest. theterriblezodinezine(a)yahoo.co.uk

PS I am trying to organize an Ashes to Ashes fanzine (most likely one shot and possibly even a paper zine) so if you'd like to be part of that, let me know. Once I've decided what to call it I will probably set up a blogspot blog for it.

16 May 2010

The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who

Kitsune Books have published a fascinating book on the intersections of myth and Who (and I'm not just saying that because I'm in it): it's called The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who and it's edited by Anthony S Burdge, Jessica Burke, and Kristine Larsen. It features essays by contributors on both sides of the Pond, including one by the editor of TTZ and a blurb on the back by Jamie Beckwith. (Not to mention a blurb by the editor's one-time professor Dr. Leslie Donovan.) It's also got a foreword by Simon Guerrier. Plug plug plug. Subjects include the Doctor as a Prometheus figure, the Doctor's adoption of wartime morality, Doctor Who and Tolkien, and much more.

The UK launch, hosted by the British Science Fiction Association, takes place this month in London. We will be reporting on it, no doubt, in TTZ7.

Here it is on amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, and the Kitsune Books website.

03 May 2010

deadline for TTZ7

The deadline for our next issue of TTZ7 will be June 28th. Please have all your articles, art, ideas, and so on in to us by then. You can e-mail us at theterriblezodinezine(at)yahoo.co.uk, message any of the staff on the Facebook group, or comment here on the blog. Hope to hear from you!

17 April 2010


We're now on Twitter.

Follow us at www.twitter.com/TerribleZodin

22 March 2010

Reviews of the new series for TTZ7

With TTZ6 done, we're (as ever) turning our attention to TTZ7!

By the time that issue is out in early July, the new series of Doctor Who with Matt Smith will be a memory. In the meantime, we are asking new-ish viewers of the show to contribute short reviews to be published in TTZ7. We need 13 reviewers and currently have ten people signed up. We have been soliciting from the group itself on Facebook, but in case you're not there (and why not?) we're publicizing for it here as well.

If you are a newer fan and would like the chance to review one of the episodes of the 2010 series, get in touch with us either at the e-mail, theterriblezodinezine(at)yahoo.co.uk, comment on this blog, or find us on Facebook.

Look forward to hearing from you!

16 March 2010

can it be?

We've had technical difficulties. And that's putting it politely. This problem is officially unsolved, but I've figured out a way around it for the time being, long enough to put up this 99.9% correct edition of TTZ6. It's had three pairs of eyes reading over it in detail this time, and despite the woes of Word all articles and art seem to be accounted for. If we, the editing staff, notice anything huge and honking we will take the PDF down and attempt to fix it.

However, try not to let that dampen your read. Here is what's in it:


-Interview (part 1) with Rob Shearman. Surprise!
-Interview with Lloyd Rose
-Articles on the Eighth Doctor, his companions, and several 200-word recommendations for great Eighth Doctor stories you shouldn't miss
-Article on the Time War
-Article on the unavailability of the TVM in the States
-Article on multiple-Doctor companions
-Two pieces of Eighth Doctor fiction
-Article on "Wormwood"
-Jamie McCrimmon paper dolls
-and an article from Paul Shooty Dog Thing Castle!

We have new writers (Matthew Kresal, Adrian Loder among them)
Krys Nelson, Lydia Butz, Lia Parisi, and Danielle Ellison!!

So ... enjoy The Terrible Zodin 6!

15 March 2010


I regret to say that TTZ6 won't be coming out on schedule after all. It's all done, the problem is with the Word file.

We hope to resolve this soon.

I apologize, though I'm sure it's more disappointing for me than it is for you!

11 March 2010

the terrible zodin!

Artwork for TTZ6 by Elizabeth Wilches.

02 March 2010


Hello everyone,

Hope this finds you contemplating springtime and daffodils. TTZ6 The Eighth Doctor Special is coming along. Hopefully if you check back here on Monday March 15th, it will be finished and ready for your perusal!

22 February 2010

a week to go

Please get your submissions in, as the deadline is a week away, on 1st March!

In TTZ6, the Eighth Doctor special, you can expect to see
  • An interview with author Lloyd Rose
  • The 200-word recommendations from your fellow readers of Eighth Doctor adventures
  • An intro to the Eighth Doctor and his companions
  • Eighth Doctor fiction by Steven Sautter and Leslie McMurtry (er ... me)
  • Back2theWhoture covering "100,000 BC" and "Genesis of the Daleks"
  • Jamie McCrimmon paper dolls
  • a discussion of the Time War and its ramifications for Eight and Nine
  • & much more!

31 January 2010


My 200 word recommendation for TTZ6 is Rob Shearman's The Chimes of Midnight. What's yours? Do send them in!

25 January 2010

Time is running out ...

Just a reminder that the deadline for TTZ6 is March 1st. Better get cracking!!

14 January 2010

2010 and stuff

  • We've been playing with the colors and layout.
  • We've picked a deadline for the next issue. It is MARCH 1ST.
  • Our theme for the next issue is the Eighth Doctor. You, too, can participate: After the success of the 200 Words Recommendation in TTZ4 where contributors old and new nominated a story from the classic series for new fans to try, TTZ6 will also have a similar article, this time we're asking you to recommend your favourite story for someone coming new to the 8th Doctor should try. As he's the most multi-media of the Doctors there's a wide range to pick from, whether it's the novels, the short stories, the comic strip, the audio plays or even the remake of Shada. Of course maybe you're dying to recommend the TV movie!

    Please do send approximately 200 words on your chosen story (See TTZ4 if you'd like an idea of the range of style and comments we made last time)
    to theterriblezodinezine@yahoo.co.uk but please let us know which story you're doing so we avoid duplication (you can do this here on the blog or on the Facebook group).