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Tides of Time 34 now online

December 13th, 2010 (09:03 pm)

As I've announced it in other corners of the internet, I might as well proclaim here, too, that issue 34 of The Tides of Time, the Oxford (University) Doctor Who Society's fanzine, has now been uploaded to the online archive, a little late.

Articles include:
  • a look at the so-called 'gay agenda' and how it's fared since Steven Moffat took over, The Closet Behind the Couch
  • an argument that Arc of Infinity is both very thought-provoking and unsuccessful television at the same time
  • the top seven non-recurring villains of Doctor Who ("Lord Niiiimon...! It is I...")
  • The Trial of a Time Lord as a sonnet!
  • Three imaginative predictions about recent stories which didn't come to pass
  • A review of last May's Utopia convention in Oxfordshire
- and the proverbial much more.

Details and a link to the download can be found over on the Tides of Time Wordpress site.
 

Comments

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: December 13th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
Radcliffe Camera

Will members (including non-Oxford based ones like me) be getting hard copies in the post?

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: December 13th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)

I believe so - the editor intends to send some more out.

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: December 13th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
Radcliffe Camera

Excellent!

Posted by: http://elevatormusic.space (sebastienne)
Posted at: December 13th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)

.. how had I never noticed the sonnet until now?

That is GENIUS!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: December 13th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)

Stand up, sharaz_jek!

Posted by: sharaz_jek (sharaz_jek)
Posted at: December 14th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)

Thank you for the inspiration!

Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: December 14th, 2010 10:51 am (UTC)
Brigadier

Ooh, thank you for that - I love the sonnet, and your paeon to Cave Monsters, always one of my favourite novelisations.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: December 14th, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
Tom

I might write another novelization review, if I have the time... Did you see that we are getting a 'new' 'classic' novelization? David Fisher has presumably refused permission for Terrance Dicks's adaptation of The Stones of Blood to be converted to audiobook, and AudioGo have commissioned a new text from Fisher instead which will appear next year, though not in print form, sadly.

Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: December 15th, 2010 10:51 am (UTC)
Pertwee bike

Gracious! I'm glad the market is alive and well.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: December 15th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
pic#70424010

I'll be tempted to buy this one...

Posted by: Rei (huggyrei)
Posted at: December 15th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)

Y'know, I always quite liked Arc of Infinity.

Of course, I'm also quite fond of the sixth Doctor, despite the frequent terrible scripts.

I'd love to wear that polychromatic nightmare of a coat in to work.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: December 15th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)

The society is fond of the sixth Doctor - committee meetings nowadays end with a close-up of Colin Baker's face.

There was a woman in Oxford of student age a few years ago who went about in a coat which seemed to be based upon the sixth Doctor's...

...and my views on Arc of Infinity are not intended to be forced on anybody. As I write, there are intelligent things going on, I just don't think that they are interpreted or developed very well.