30 December 2011

Back Issues - The Terrible Zodin # 12 (Fall 2011)

Back issue TTZ12! is still available for free download.

Click here to download The Terrible Zodin #12 (Fall 2011)

70s Doctor Who: Front cover art by Marc D. Lewis
Nicholas Courtney & Elisabeth Sladen: Tributes by David Keep, Matthew Kresal, Marcus Judge, David Southwell, Melissa Beattie, William Forbes, David Cross and Alies Bruinsma
A Young Old Face: Article by Aya Vandenbussche
Games Without Frontiers: Article by Tony Cross
Private Lives: Column by Tony Gallichan
Petty Obsessions: Article by Jamie Beckwith
K9 & Company: Review by William Forbes
Pyramids of Mars: Filk by Steven Sautter
What Didn't Happen to Sarah Jane: Article by Leslie McMurtry
Back on Target: Article by Alisdair Shaw
Alone in Time and Space: Article by Matthew Kresal
Journies Part 2: Article by Jamie Beckwith
Do You Remember the Seventies?: Article by Andrew Blair
The Pigbin Josh Family Tree: Humor by Leslie McMurtry
Nightmare of Eden: Review by Jamie Beckwith
The Lost Game: Article by Matthew Kresal
The Lost Days of Sarah Jane Smith: Article by Steven Sautter
Companions: Comic strip by Alisdair Shaw and Jim Wilkins
Doctor Who at the Cartoon Museum: Review by Tony Keen
Knit: Comic strip by Kian
No! Not the Mind Probe: Debate edited by Jamie Beckwith featuring Leslie McMurtry and Craig Hanson
Blog High for Happiness: Column by Steven Sautter
More New Adventures Recommendations: Review compilation edited by Jamie Beckwith
Doctor Who Experiences Revisted: Article by Stephen Candy
Jo Grant: Paper dolls by Leslie McMurtry
Single White Who Fan: Review by Jamie Beckwith
Angels in the Shadows: Review by Hannah Rothman
A Christmas Inception: Article by William Forbes
The Fourth Doctor: Back cover art by The Chris of Fenric!

23 November 2011

Happy Birthday Doctor Who & The Terrible Zodin

23rd November. By a not at all coincidence today is not only the 48th Birthday of a very special show called Doctor Who but it is also the third birthday of The Terrible Zodin.

Congratulations to both! Thank you for being along for the ride, without your support and enthusiasm we wouldn't have chalked up 12 issues, with TTZ13 on the way in the next few weeks.

06 November 2011

Seeking Submissions for TTZ13

We're now actively seeking submissions for issue 13 of The Terrible Zodin.

The theme is Season 6 (The most recent Matt Smith one that is rather than Quarks, Krotons and Space Pirates!) but of course we accept material on any aspect of Who in any era or medium.

No reviews of Season 6 stories please as we have that all sorted.

But yes please do get in touch if you wanna be part of the zine with your article ideas, artwork, poems, fiction, in-depth analysis or general silliness!

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 4th December 2011.

With our editor Leslie's PHD commitements 2012 will be Zodin-lite so if you've ever wanted to be part of the zine but have been a bit shy up till now, then now's your chance!

Contact any of the editing team here, on Facebook or Twitter, or by email to theterriblezodinezine@yahoo.co.uk

28 September 2011

The Terrible Zodin # 12 (Fall 2011)

With apologies (again!) for the delay.

The Terrible Zodin # 12 is now available for free download for your delight and edification.

This issue we take a look at Doctor Who in the 1970s and pay tribute to Nicholas Courtney and Elisabeth Sladen. We've Axons and Mandrels galore and the Master pops up too (of course!)

Also this issue we visit the exhibition at the Cartoon Museum, take a look at the Graceless spin-off series and compare A Christmas Carol to Inception. Vincent and the Doctor gets the No! Not the Mind Probe! treatment and we follow up on our recommendations of New Adventure novels.

All this plus the usual fun and games and a gorgeous front cover by Marc D. Lewis. It's thanks to our willing band of writers and contributors that there's an issue to read at all so please let us know what you think.

Next issue we'll be taking a look at Season 6 (Smith not Troughton). We're open for submissions so if you fancy being involved with the zine please drop us a line here, on Twitter/Facebook or by emailing theterriblezodinezine@yahoo.co.uk


Click here to download The Terrible Zodin #12 (Fall 2011)

25 September 2011

Back Issues - The Terrible Zodin # 11 (Summer 2011)

Back issue TTZ11! is still available for free download.


Click here to download The Terrible Zodin #11 (Summer 2011)

Magenta Pryce: Front cover art by Dan McDaid
Series 6 Premiere: Press launch report by Paul Hawkins & Mikeala MacDonald
Doctor Who and the New York Invasion: Press launch report by Barnaby Edwards
Interview with Magenta Pryce: Humor by Dan McDaid
Blog High For Happiness: Column by Steven Sautter
A Madman with a Paintbox: Article and artwork by Kris Carter
Evolution of a Comix Artists: Article and artwork by Leslie McMurtry
Doctor Who and the Pen Shop Adventure: Comic strip by Leslie McMurtry with thanks to Paul Castle
SOS: Comic strip by Mike Daws
Morrisons Who: Article by Matthew Kresal
Alan Moore and the Autons: Article by Nicolas Pillai
Why I Watch Doctor Who: Article by Abby Peck with thanks to Danny Gee
Throwback: The Soul of a Cyberman: Review by Paul Castle
So Just How Old Is The Doctor?: Article by Barnaby Edwards
Comics 200: Review compilation edited by Jamie Beckwith
Peter Cuahing IS The Doctor: Column by Susie Who
The Man From UNIT: Comic strip by Nicolas Pillai
Raiders of the Lost Archive: Comic strip by Jamie Beckwith, Tony Cross and Leslie McMurtry
The Charitable Doctor: Article by William Forbes
Read The Book: Comic strip by Hannah Rothman and Kaleigh Chambers
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue - Our Big Fat Doctor Who Wedding: Article by Lance Kidd and Evan Keraminas-Kidd
Norman Jones - Once, Twice, Three Times a Guest Star: Article by Tony Cross
Journies: Article by Jamie Beckwith
The Tragical History of Doctor Who: Article by Steven Sautter
Graphic Adventures: Article by Jamie Beckwith
Screen Time: Comic strip by Jackson Dyer
The Times They Are A'Changing: Comic strip by Robert Beckwith
A Skirmish of Wit: Review by Jamie Beckwith
The Unsilent Library: Review by David MacGowan
A Romance in 12 Parts: Review by Jon Arnold
The Back Up Strips: Article by Paul Castle
No! Not the Mind Probe: Debate edited by Jamie Beckwith featuring Jon Arnold and Leslie McMurtry
The TTZ Interview: Interview with Terrance Dicks (Part 2)
Back2theWhoture Part 7 - The Time Meddler & The Time Warrior: Doctor Who marathon edited by Jamie Beckwith
The Danger to Come: Article by Lee Wells
Doctor Who Experiences Revisted: Article by Stephen Candy
The Fanzine Trap: Reviews by Jamie Beckwith
Izzy Sinclair: Paper dolls by Leslie McMurtry
The Hand of Fear: Review by Alies Bruinsma
She Walks In Beauty: Tribute by Leslie McMurtry
The Advenutures of the Raggedy Doctor and Amelia Pond: Back cover art by Deborah Taylor

04 August 2011

TTZ Visits Doctor Who Comic Exhibition @ The Cartoon Museum, London

Following the success of the first TTZ Meet Up in April we're organising a trip to the Cartoon Museum to see the Doctor Who comic exhibition and then afterwards we'll find a nice pub!

Meet up in on Saturday 20th August - Rendezvous outside Sainsburys opposite Holborn Tube Station at 12 noon.

For up to date info we've got an events page running on Facebook which you can view here

Thanks and hope to see many of you there!

22 July 2011

The Terrible Zodin # 11 (Summer 2011)

With apologies for the delay....

The Terrible Zodin # 11 is now available for free download. Celebrating the lively and colourful world of Doctor Who in comics we bring you an exclusive Magenta Pryce cover by Dan McDaid and artist Kris Carter gives us the low down on inking and illustrating. We have articles on The Dalek Chronicles, Grant Morrison’s comic strips, Business as Usual and reviews of the best Doctor Who comics out there. All this plus a number of our talented contributors bring you their own original strips for your reading pleasure.

Also this issue we reveal TTZ’s encounter with the Moff himself, ponder how old the Doctor is, reveal how to throw your own Doctor Who themed wedding and support the campaign to make The Curse of Fatal Death canon.

The Monster of Peladon gets the No! Not The Mind Probe! treatment, the Back2theWhoture team watch The Time Meddler and The Time Warrior and we say goodbye to Sarah Jane Smith.

All that plus the concluding part to our exclusive interview with Doctor Who legend Terrance Dicks, where he reveals the earth shattering truth about The Terrible Zodin’s murky origins.

So what are you doing reading this blurb when you can be downloading the issue for free? We really value your feedback so please let us know what you think of the issue afterwards – here, by emailing theterriblezodinezine@yahoo.co.uk, or joining us on Facebook and Twitter.

And look on the bright side, this issue may have been a wee bit later than intended but it just means there’s less time to wait till the next one! If you want to be a part of TTZ12, drop us a line, we’d love to hear from you.


Click here to download The Terrible Zodin #11 (Summer 2011)

18 July 2011

HAI-ku! - The Doctor Who Poetry Project

From the makers of The Terrible Zodin comes HAI-ku! - The Doctor Who Poetry Project.

THE MISSION: To write a haiku about each TV story of Doctor Who. To fans each haiku will be an obvious reference, even if just by a familiar image. To non-fans, perhaps they will be taken by surprise at the wealth of language that can be used to describe Doctor Who.

Whilst the primary focus will be haiku we do accept all forms of poetry. Send us your poems and we will publish them.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing this project develop.

17 July 2011

Back Issues - The Terrible Zodin # 10 (Spring 2011)

Back issue TTZ10 is still available for free download.


Click here to download The Terrible Zodin #10 (Spring 2011)

We Love The Second Doctor: Front cover art collage by Leslie McMurtry featuring Matt Harris, Lady Yate-xel, Rachel Roach. With thanks to Elizabeth Wilches
A Christmas Carol: Review by Jamie Beckwith
SFX Weekender: Convention report by Will Forbes & Aya Vandenbussche
Out of Time: Article by Nick Mellish
A Scribbled Note on the Back on an Envelope: Article by Jamie Beckwith
Amy vs. Donna: Article by Aya Vandenbussche
The Real Pancho Villa: Article by Leslie McMurtry
Tea With Nyder: Interview with Peter Miles
The War Games Civil War: Article by Leslie McMurtry and Evan Keraminas
On Living History: Article by Evan Keraminas
Season 6(B) - Missing Adventures: Article by Matthew Kresal
No! Not the Mind Probe: Debate edited by Jamie Beckwith featuring Steven Sautter and Tony Cross
The Blue Peter Guide to The Web Planet: Article by Robert Beckwith
Lady Jennifer & Lieutenant Carstairs: Article by Leslie McMurtry
War Games: Article by Paul Castle
Cult Heroes: Article by Will Forbes
Is The War Chief The Master?: Article by David MaGowan [Reprinted from Blue Box #1]
The TTZ Interview: Interview with Grant Bull
The Fanzine Trap: Reviews by Jamie Beckwith
Move Over Mario!: Reviews by Stacey Frost, Hannah Rothman and Will Forbes
Back2theWhoture Part 6 - The Pandorica Opens & The Big Bang: Doctor Who marathon edited by Jamie Beckwith
Gallifreyan Pancakes - Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Man?: Comic strip by Jackson Dyer
My Adventure with the Doctor Part 2: Poetry by Alies Brunisma
A Madoc For All Seasons: Article by Tony Cross
Things That Shouldn't Be: Article by Lawrence Burton
For the Love of Who: Review by Barnaby Edwards
Hope for the Future: Article by Jamie Beckwith
The TTZ Interview: Interview with Terrance Dicks (Part 1)
Peter Cushing IS The Doctor!: Column by Susie Who
Theta Stigma Part 2: Article by Hannah Rothman
Who That Makes You Think: Article by Barnaby Edwards
Eighth Doctor Season 4: Review by Deb Stanish
Reclaiming The War Games: Article by Matthew Kilburn
The Pandorica's Stolen: Article by Aya Vandenbussche
Have You Never Wondered?: Article by Jamie Beckwith
Blog High for Happiness: Column by Steven Sautter
Zoe Herriot: Paper dolls by Leslie McMurtry
Ode to the Brigadier: Tribute by Melissa Beattie & Simon Bromley
The Ultimate Sacrifice: Back cover art by David Burson

15 July 2011

The Androids of Tara eps1-4

Please see the link.

10 July 2011

TTZ11 Delayed

Due to numerous and various reasons (not all of them appropriate for a public forum) the next issue of The Terrible Zodin is going to be slightly delayed.

We're working towards having it out by not later that 17th July 2011.

In the meantime work has also started on TTZ12 and we are accepting submissions. The theme is Doctor Who in the 70s and we will also be paying tribute to Nicholas Courtney and Elisabeth Sladen.

Email theterriblezodinezine@yahoo.co​.uk for more info on submitting.

26 June 2011

More Key to Time

Hi all,

"Pirate Planet" and "Stones of Blood" reviews from me.


20 June 2011

The Ribos Operation eps1-4

Hi all,

I personally do my reviews per story not per episode (usually) so if you have any interest on my take please see my other blog.


19 June 2011

Happy 20th Anniversary New Adventures

Timewyrm: Genesys was first published on 20th June 1991.

Happy Anniversary New Adventures! For many of us they kept the flame of Doctor Who alive during the so called Wilderness Years. There was plenty of fun and creativity in that wilderness as Paul Cornell himself expounds on in his interview with us (See TTZ7 & 8).

For me I became a fan in 1988 and thus just as I got in to the show it was cancelled. The New Adventures kept me interested and I had the joy of exploring both the back catalogue of Doctors prior to mine as well as having new printed adventures for Seven. What more could I ask for?

We celebrated the New Adventures back in issue 8 of The Terrible Zodin with Tony Gallichan expounded on the background of the creativy explosion from the vantage point of his seat in the Fitzroy Tavern, Barnaby Edwards gives a heartfelt overview of the series and several contributors reviewed their favourite novel for us (see the list of contents below)

So why not celebrate 20 years of the New Adventures by perusing back issue TTZ8 (Click here)



Timewyrm: Genesys reviewed by Daniel Gee
Timewyrm: Exodus reviewed by Stephen Candy
Timewyrm: Revelations reviewed by Matthew Kilburn
Cats Cradle Trilogy reviewed by Verity~C
Nightshade reviewed by Stuart Wallace
Love and War reviewed by Tony Cross
Transit reviewed by Scott Harrison
The Highest Science reviewed by Jamie Beckwith
The Pit reviewed by Jon Arnold
Birthright reviewed by R. S. Konjek
Iceberg reviewed by Joe Monticello
Blood Heat reviewed by Lee Wells
Conundrum reviewed by Jamie Beckwith
No Future reviewed by Jeff Elston
All-Consuming Fire reviewed by Jon Arnold
Blood Harvest / Goth Opera reviewed by Lori Jansen
Sanctuary reviewed by Steven Sautter
Head Games reviewed by Lori Jansen
The Also People reviewed by Jamie Beckwith
Christmas on a Rational Planet reviewed by Lawrence Burton
Cold Fusion reviewed by Steven Sautter
Damaged Goods reviewed by Jon Arnold
So Vile a Sin reviewed by Aaron George
Lungbarrow reviewed by Matthew Kresal
The Dying Days reviewed by Steven Sautter
The Algebra of Ice reviewed by Lori Jansen
Genius Loci reviewed by Paul Castle

We'll be doing a follow up feature in TTZ12 so if you're interested in reviewing your favourite NA novel email us at theterriblezodinezine@yahoo.co.uk for the list of ones still available.

The Ribos Operation Parts 2 - 4

We've not forgotten our Key to Time quest dear readers and indeed have now watched up to the end of The Pirate Planet, but as I'm sure you know how it is; real life gets in the way from working late at the office or getting delayed home when the transport system grounds to a halt.

But enough of that. The Ribos Operation was a pretty good story overall. My first introduction to this story was Ian Marter's novelisation which I've never finished because frankly it's extremely dull and turgid. Thankfully it's screen counterpart was nothing of the sort and full of a breezy energy. All the guest stars are really giving it their all and Robert Holmes is the master of painting larger than life characters. The warmth with which Iain Cuthbertson plays Garron makes him a loveable rogue who deserved to come back and is definitely a precursor to Glitz (and a superior one at that, Tony Selby made Glitz too cuddly when the character was supposed to be far more morally ambigous).

It's Nigel Plaskitt however who really shines. Overshadowed a bit in the first episode he comes his own in the rest of the story and contrast the comedic way in which he plays a Riban bumpkin with the scringe stone to the compassion he shows to Binro the Heratic when on the run from the authorities. Whilst the introduction of Binro could seem like padding, especially as it doesn't really impact on the plot overall, it's masterly in fleshing out a convincing history of Ribos in a way that other info dumping stories can only envy. No "It was on the planet Ribos when my old enemy the Black Guardian...." nonsense here.

I take back my criticism of the Shrivenzale from the previous entry. In the scenes in the catacombs the suitably dark atmosphere means they're not so obviously plastic and rubbish and they do seem like quite the formidable critter and could probably hold their own against a Magma Beast.

I won't spoil the ending for those who've not seen this story yet but if you thought the Seventh or Tenth Doctors were the ones to be scared of, think again.


More The Ribos Operation reviews over at The Patient Centurion Blog

08 June 2011

The Ribos Operation Part 1

I liked it for the most part.

I still think the concept of the Guardians of Time is pretty naff. What do they actually do eh? If the White Guardian is so powerful he can pluck the TARDIS out of the vortex, why can't the Black Guardian? Kudos however to Tom Baker's restrained performance in those scenes as it highlights just how much of a powerful being the White Guardian is supposed to be when given this due deference. There is though that wonderfully understated lin where the Doctor wonders about the conseqences of refusing to gon the quest. "Nothing."


"Nothing. Ever."

Romana makes an interesting addition to the TARDIS crew and there is a lot of comic potential for her relationship with the Doctor. This is only my second viewing of this story (indeed of this season) and so I am more used to the Lalla Ward incarnation. Mary Tamm does a good job of making Romana likeable inspite of the antagonism suggested by the script.

Good performances from all of the supporting cast but particularly Iain Cuthbertson as Garron and Paul Seed as the Graff Vynda-K.

I know we shouldn't try to be too harsh about the standards of special effects but the Shrivenzale.... oh dear. Can there be a worse Doctor Who monster? Ok yes I know the Taran Wood Beast will rear its ugly head later this season!

A fun little opening episode and look forward to the rest of the story.

06 June 2011

The Key to Time

Well so what did you all think of the latest half season of Doctor Who?! Were you at the edge of your seat, punching the air with excitment or were you muttering darkly in to your cup of tea "Worst. Season. Ever."?

Whichever it was we've now a summer ahead of us until the completely bonkers sounding Lets Kill Hitler! so we're going to fill the gap by watching The Key to Time series.

For those uninitiated The Key to Time was season 16 of the original series, first broadcast in 1978 and comprising six stories (26 episodes in total). Starring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Mary Tamm as his companion Romana and of course the voice of John Leeson as everyone's favourite K9, that season saw the Doctor travelling all over the galaxy on a quest for the legendary Key to Time which would restore the natural balance of the universe which was threatening to slide in to chaos.

Whether you're a new series fan who has never dipped in to the classic series before or an old pro by all means feel free to join us. We're going to watch an episode a weeknight starting tonight with The Ribos Operation part 1 (reviewed the following day).

And of course in July we should be getting a new series of Torchwood so between the two of them that should be our summer sorted until the show returns in the autumn.

Leave your comments here, or join the discussions on our facebook page or engage with us on Twitter. Look forward to hearing from you and if these episodes are brand new to you (as some of them will be to us) we really hope you enjoy.

Give Us Your Children

TTZ contributor Aya Vandenbussche has started a new TV & Film blog over at Notorious Vandenbussche. To kick start her off she has reprinted "Give Us Your Children", an article that first appeared in The Terrible Zodin #8 and examined the Holocaust imagery as used in RTD's writing, predominantly in Torchwood: Children of Earth but in other stories too such as Planet of the Ood and Turn Left.

Highly recommended.

13 May 2011

The Terrible Zodin on Facebook

TTZ would like to apologise to readers who're part of the zines group on Facebook if they recieved a gazzilion emails yesterday. Unfortunately Facebook in their infinate wisdom offered us the choice of upgrading the group or losing it, the result however meant that every member of the group thus recieved an email notification every single time someone so much as sneezed in the vacinity of the group.

We hope we've not lost your good will and would like to advise that if you don't want email updates when the group is updated, someone writes on our wall or whatever you can go to your account settings and then unclick that option under your group settings.

We hope you'll still stick with us and will continue to keep the zines facebook page fun and interesting once you know longer get a million emails.



03 April 2011

Exclusive Interview with Terrance Dicks in The Terrible Zodin #10 (Spring 2011)

Fanfare please as The Terrible Zodin hits double digits in brand new issue 10.

Thanks to all our contributors (writers and artists) and to you dear readers for all your support over the last 2 years. It's thanks to you we've hit 10 issues and work has already started on issue 11.

We are delighted to bring you the first part of our exclusive interview with script writer Terrance Dicks who talks about his long association with the show and finally reveals the true secret of just who The Terrible Zodin is! Also in this issue we interview actor Peter Miles (Nyder in Genesis of the Daleks) and Grant Bull the new editor of Celestial Toyroom.

TTZ10 is an experiment in monochrome as we take the Second Doctor's swansong The War Games as this issues inspiration. From the American Civil War to Season 6(b) with Pancho Villa along the way plus our usual series of paper dolls focuses this time on Zoe.

Also in this issue we look at A Chritmas Carol, Running Through Corridors, the latest Eighth Doctor audios and Faction Paradox. Popular misconceptions of classic series companions are overturned and an unnanounced guest turns up at the SFX Weekender.

If that weren't enough all your favourite regular features are here: The Web Planet is the latest victim of No! Not The Mind Probe!, Susie Who grapples with The Deadly Assassin and the Back2theWhoture team watch The Pandorica Opens.

We really hope you enjoy this issue and we'd love to hear what you think. We really value your feedback and your support helps ensure the zine grows and continues.

Don't forget we're doing a meet up in London on Saturday 9th April and would love to see you there.

Click here to download The Terrible Zodin #10 (Spring 2011)

02 April 2011

The Terrible Zodin Doctor Who Meet Up - 9th April 2011

Due to the various tube engineering works going on the weekend of the 9th April 2011 we've relocated our Doctor Who Meet Up to The Mayflower in Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4NF.

The nearest station is Rotherhithe on London Overground (formerly the East London Line). Turn left out the station and left again down to the end of Railway Avenue. Once you hit the river, the Mayflower is just on your left and it's two minutes walk from the station.

Best bet is to get on to the Jubilee Line and change at Canada Water or on the Victoria Line and change at Highbury & Islington.

Forecast for the weekend is sunny and warm (well as warm as early April can get). There's a jetty out on the the river with plenty of tables and there's room inside in case the weather takes a turn for the worse.

We thought what with TTZ being a transatlantic zine The Mayflower was somewhate appropriate.

Jamie will provide his mobile number to anyone who is coming along. Please DM him @TerribleZodin on Twitter or send him a message on Facebook.

Look forward to seeing you all there and hope you all enjoy issue 10 of The Terrible Zodin which should be out.... very soon!

Back Issues - The Terrible Zodin # 9 (Winter 2010)

Back issue TTZ9 is still available for free download.


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


Christmas for the Doctor & Leela: Front cover art by Amy Humphries
Unavailable No Longer!: Article by Matthew Kresal
Death of the Doctor: Review by Astrid Lopez
How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the First Doctor: Article by Tony Cross
Back to the '80s: Article by Barnaby Edwards
Some Beach, Somewhere: Prose fiction by Matthew Kresal
Interview with Archie the Space Badger: Humour by Simon Guerrier
Theta Stigma Part 1: Article by Hannah Rothman
Mannequins, Reptiles, Astronauts and Primords: Article by Matthew Kresal
The Tweet Vortex 2 - Electric Boogaloo: Humour by Will Forbes
Blog High for Happiness: Column by Steven Sautter
Accustomed to Her Face: Article by Leslie McMurtry
Anything Gorgeous: Article by Aya Vandenbussche
Raston Warrior Robots vs Weeping Angels: Article by Jamie Beckwith
Captain Jack: Comic Strip by Akabeko
Move Over Mario!: Review by Will Forbes
Doctor Who Live: Review by Adam J. Purcell
Time, Casuality and the Doctor: Article by Will Forbes
My Adventure with the Doctor Part 1: Poetry by Alies Brunisma
Doctor Who and the Archers: Article by Leslie McMurtry
The TTZ Interview: Interview with Una McCormack
Once is Never Enough: Prose fiction by Leslie McMurtry
The Magic of November 1981: Article by Barnaby Edwards
Peter Cushing IS The Doctor!: Column by Susie Who
Back2theWhoture Part 5 - The Keys of Marinus, The Romans & The Fires of Pompeii: Doctor Who marathon edited by Jamie Beckwith
Roman Cutaway & Byzantium!: Review by Steven Sautter
The World Shapers: Review by Jon Arnold
The Fires of Vulcan: Review by Leslie McMurtry
No! Not the Mind Probe: Debate edited by Jamie Beckwith featuring Leslie McMurtry and Steven Sautter
The Fanzine Trap: Reviews by Jamie Beckwith
Tegan Jovanka: Paper dolls by Leslie McMurtry
Journey's Start: Article by Melissa Levesque
The Christmas Gnomes: Article by Steven Alexander
Doctor Who Christmas Memories: Nostalgia edited by Leslie McMurtry
Homo Reptilia: Back cover by Matt Harris

Also released alongside TTZ9

TTZ9 Presents Doctor Who Logopoly

9:06 - An Ashes to Ashes fanzine

The Terrible Zodin is proud to present a sister zine 9:06 which looks at time travelling cop drama Ashes to Ashes. This actually came out just before Christmas but we've been so busy we forgot to erm plug it. So here you go!

Click here to follow the link to download

Warning: The 'zine contains spoilers on Ashes to Ashes and Life on Mars

Table of Contents

Exclusive Gene/Drake front cover by Dan McDaid
Vita In Marte Est? - Comic strip by Melissa Beattie & Leslie McMurtry
If Not For the Nostalgia...? - article by Nia M.
From Mars to Ashes - Article by Elizabeth Campbell
Angels and Ministers of Grace Defend Us - Article by Melissa Beattie
All God Cops Go to Heaven - Article by "Smutpuppets"
Exclusive interview with actor Mason Kane (The Ghost PC)
Take a Look at the Law Man - Article by Will Forbes
Villanelle - Poetry by Leslie McMurtry
Gene Hunt Paper Dolls by Liz Wride
From the '80s Dictionary - Lingo by Craig Anderson
Dust to Dust - Article by Leslie McMurtry
Untitled - Poetry by Alies Bruinsma
The Gene Factor - Article by Elizabeth Campbell
Alone in Heaven - Poetry by Alies Bruinsma
Mad About the Eighties - Article by Leslie McMurtry
Uptown Girl - Article by Melissa Beattie
David Bowie - Article by Steven Sautter
Mix Tape - Compiled by Soph Hopkins
The Dead Seemed Dead and the Alive, Alive - Article by Leslie McMurtry
Exclusive interview with series creator Matthew Graham conducted by Gareth Kavangh
The Gene Limerick - Poetry by Leslie McMurtry

20 March 2011

The Terrible Zodin Doctor Who Meet Up

To celebrate two years and 10 issues of The Terrible Zodin, we will be holding a Doctor Who meet up on Saturday 9th April 2011 in London, exact venue tbc.

We'd love for our contributors and readers to be there and hope it will be great fun.

Follow the event invitation on Facebook for updates, though we will of course update here as well.

Many thanks

03 February 2011

Submissions sought for Issues 10 & 11

The team at TTZ are "double banking" (Get us!) and so production is underway on both issues 10 and 11 of The Terrible Zodin, the first due for publication in April, the second likely in July.

Issue 10 is our The War Games special. We're currently looking for anyone interested in writing a retrospective of Philip Madoc's various roles in Doctor Who as well as any articles on anything related to The War Games. Please contact us with your ideas so we can be sure they don't clash with anything already commissioned.

We're also actively seeking artwork but would note in keeping with the Troughton theme, we're experimenting with TTZ10 being in monochrome.

For Back2theWhoture we'll be watching The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang and The Time Meddler and your comments on this stories are welcomed.

The deadline for TTZ10 is 13th March 2011.

Issue 11 is our Comic Strips special. We're interested in articles focusing on any of the Doctors adventures in this medium from TV Action to Countdown to DWM to DWA to IDW and webcomics and beyond!

We'll be running our popular The Mighty 200 series so actively welcome your 200 words recommendations of your favourite comic strip story. See TTZ4 or TTZ6 for guidance as you can see how this series has tackled classic Who and the adventures of the 8th Doctor

We'd also quite like to run some original one shot comic strips in TTZ11, if this is something you're interested in get in touch.

For Back2theWhoture we'll be watching The Time Warrior and The Crusades.

We've not lined up a story for No! Not the Mind Probe! in this issue so if you'd like to consign your worst story to be deleted from history forever let us know and we'll set it up! (See TTZ9 if you're not already familiar with N!NTMP!)

Deadline for TTZ11 tbc.

As ever the themes for each issue are guidelines only and to help stimulate and encourage the creative juices, not act as a straight jacket. If you'd rather write an article on why Dodo is the best companion ever, wax lyrical about the Tetraps or construct a thesis on the 10th Doctor's sexy specs be our guest!

Last but by no means least there has been some discussions on whether or not we do a spin-off sister zine which is fanfic only. We'll only consider this is it seems there's an audience for it so let us know if you like the idea.

Email theterriblezodinezine@yahoo.co.uk or message any of the editing team here or on facebook or twitter.

28 January 2011

1.21 Gigwatts Not Required

One of our regular features here at TTZ is Back 2 the Whoture, in which we are watching the entirety of Doctor Who in chronological order. That is to say order in which they happened in universal time, as  opposed to from the Doctor's point of view.

Episodes in pink are ones we've done and green is what we are watching for our next issue. Want to join in the fun? Watch the episodes and send in your comments (250 words or less per story) to the usual place.

Edge of Destruction
Time Flight
Time and the Rani
An Unearthly Child
Genesis of the Daleks
The Time Monster
The Myth Makers
The Horns of Nimon
The Keys of Marinus
The Romans
The Fires of Pompeii
The Pandorica Opens / The Big Bang
The Time Meddler
The Time Warrior
The Crusade
The Kings Demons
Marco Polo
The Masque of Mandragora
The Aztecs
The Massacre
The Androids of Tara
The Vampires of Venice
The Shakespeare Code
The Visitation
The Smugglers
The Highlanders
The Girl in the Fireplace
The Reign of Terror
The Mark of the Rani
The Next Doctor
Evil of the Daleks
The Unquiet Dead
Tooth and Claw
The Gunfighters
Ghost Light
The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Vincent and the Doctor
The Celestial Toymaker
Horror of Fang Rock
Pyramids of Mars
Human Nature / The Family of Blood
The War Games
Black Orchid
The Unicorn and the Wasp
Carnival of Monsters
Daleks in Manhatten / Evolution of the Daleks
The Abominable Snowman
The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
Victory of the Daleks
The Curse of Fenric
The Idiot’s Lantern
Delta and the Bannermen
Remembrance of the Daleks
Planet of Giants
The War Machines
The Faceless Ones
The Underwater Menace
Fury from the Deep
The Web of Fear
Image of the Fendahl
The Pirate Planet
The Stones of Blood
City of Death
The Invasion
Spearheads from Space
The Silurians
The Ambassadors of Death
Terror of the Autons
The Mind of Evil
The Claws of Axos
The Deamons
The Sea Devils
The Three Doctors
The Green Death
Invasion of the Dinosaurs
Planet of the Spiders
Terror of the Zygons
The Android Invasion
The Seeds of Doom
The Hand of Fear
The Keeper of Traken
Four to Doomsday
Arc of Infinity
Mawdryn Undead
The Awakening
Resurrection of the Daleks
Planet of Fire
Attack of the Cybermen
The Two Doctors
The Tenth Planet
Father’s Day
Silver Nemesis
The Eleventh Hour
Doctor Who – The Movie (1996)
The Mind Robber
Aliens of London / World War Three
Boom Town
The Christmas Invasion
School Reunion
Rise of the Cybermen / The Age of Steel
Love & Monsters
Army of Ghosts / Doomsday
Turn Left
The Runaway Bride
Smith and Jones
The Lazarus Experiment
The Sound of Drums / The Last of the Time Lords
Time Crash
Voyage of the Damned
Partners in Crime
The Sontaran Stratagem / The Poison Sky
The Stolen Earth / Journey’s End
Planet of the Dead
The End of Time
The Lodger
Fear Her
Amy’s Choice
The Enemy of the World
The Hungry Earth / Cold Blood
Power of the Daleks
The Waters of Mars
The Moonbase
The Seeds of Death
The Wheel in Space
Warriors of the Deep
Nightmare of Eden
The Space Pirates
The Dalek Invasion of Earth
Day of the Daleks
Full Circle
State of Decay
Warrior’s Gate
Paradise Towers
The Leisure Hive
The Daleks
The Twin Dilemma
The Macra Terror
Vengeance on Varos
Colony in Space
The Tomb of the Cybermen
The Happiness Patrol
The Rescue
The Space Museum
The Chase
Frontier in Space
Planet of the Daleks
Death to the Daleks
The Sensorites
The Power of Kroll
Revenge of the Cybermen
The Mutants
The Ice Warriors
The Beast Below
The Ribos Operation
The Robots of Death
The Caves of Androzani
Galaxy Four
The Brain of Morbius
The Curse of Peladon
The Monster of Peladon
Mission to the Unknown
The Daleks Masterplan
The Infinite Quest
The Impossible Planet / The Satan Pit
Planet of the Ood
A Christmas Carol
Destiny of the Daleks
Revelation of the Daleks
The Invisible Enemy
Born Anew [CIN 2005]
Time of the Angels / Flesh and Stone
Silence in the Library / The Forest of the Dead
The Doctor’s Daughter
Ark in Space
The Sontaran Experiment
The Face of Evil
The Web Planet
Planet of Evil
The Long Game
Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways
The Sun Makers
The Dominators
The Deadly Assassin
The Invasion of Time
The Five Doctors
The Trial of a Time Lord
The Ark
The End of the World
New Earth
The Savages
The Krotons
The Creature from the Pit
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
The Armageddon Factor