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Mag Bag #7

First Published:
Sonic Screwdriver #96

Publish Date:
May 1996

Just a few more zines have come my way since we last met: a DE, a Broadsword and an Eternity. So let’s check them out. Data Extract #119 is typically chocker full of info, though (and I know I’m repeating myself!) I do wish editor Neil Hogan would sort and organise the news a bit more. The readers aren’t supposed to be doing that work! Of course there’s lots of tidbits and photos to do with the upcoming movie. George Stamatiadis writes half-a-dozen hilarious reviews, and the issue is big enough that they had to use staples for a change! Three and a half little hollow triangles out of five. ($9 for 8 issues to the DWCA at GPO Box 2870, Sydney, 2001)

And now to Broadsword. Issue 6, the Transit special, seems to have been liberated by Australia Post, so we’re having a look at its successor. Still one of the most styled and cute zines around, my favourite bits were the rather tongue-in-cheek tribute to Terrance Dicks by Paul Cornell, David Golding’s little piece on having his NA proposal rejected by Virgin, and the couple of pages on Justin Richards. Another three and a half Time’s Crucible’s haters out of five. ($6 for 6 issues to 153 Wardell Rd, Dulwhich Hill, 2203)

And to finish off we look at the ninth issue of Eternity — the Sex and Violence Special. Well, Sonic has gone and nicked their production editor in our never-ending quest to stop them breaking the world record for number of editors of a single fanzine at a time. This issue is their typical packed piece of work — lots of articles with serious points stated in very non-serious ways. Love it! Unfortunately the seven slices of bread subscription offer has expired — you have to send fish carcasses now. This is one of the silliest and most enjoyable zines around. Four and a half bad tastes out of five.

End of Review

Here’s the list of the Doctor Who reviews available here:
Benny Adventure: Beyond the Sun
Benny Adventure: Deadfall
Benny Adventure: Ghost Devices/Mean Streets/Tempest
Benny Adventure: The Sword of Forever
Fanzines: Mag Bag #1
Fanzines: Mag Bag #2
Fanzines: Mag Bag #3
Fanzines: Mag Bag #4
Fanzines: Mag Bag #5
Fanzines: Mag Bag #6
Fanzines: Mag Bag #7
Fanzines: Mag Bag #8
Fanzines: Mag Bag #9
Fanzines: Mag Bag #10
Fanzines: Mag Bag #11
Fanzines: Mag Bag #12
Missing Adventure: Dancing the Code
Missing Adventure: Downtime
Missing Adventure: Invasion of the Cat-People
Missing Adventure: Lords of the Storm
Missing Adventure: Scales of Injustice
Missing Adventure: Shadow of Weng-Chiang
Missing Adventure: System Shock
New Adventure: Bloodheat
New Adventure: Death of Art
New Adventure: Dimension Riders
New Adventure: Eternity Weeps
New Adventure: Falls the Shadow
New Adventure: Legacy
New Adventure: No Future
New Adventure: Sleepy
TV: The Curse of Fenric
TV: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
TV: The Happiness Patrol
TV: Season 25 Review
TV: Season 27 Review (the 2005 return)
TV: The Twin Dilemma
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