FENDAHL issue 17
Edited by Simon and Frank Danes 1981 A5 format
This issue kicked off with a letters page and amongst those writing in
were one Gary Russell who in responce to a letter in a previous issue
"...though carrying a valid
point, was in essence absolute rubblish...The fanzines that nowadays try
to be 'pretentious to the nth degree' are ones like 'Gallifrey', who
are usually backing up their articles with some justification; and the
now hideous 'Oracle' which seemed to give up being interesting when it
realised the 'ready to be influenced audience' would pay their 36p for
any old junk."
DR WHO ON: Patriotism by Martin Wiggins
BAKER IN RETROSPECT by Peter C Jones starts his article with two simple rules:
"Rule 1: One can no longer
just call oneself a 'Doctor Who' fan, one must declare oneself a
Hartnellite, a Troughtonite, a Pertweeite or Bakerite. ( Is there such a
thing as a Davisonite yet? ). Rule 2: If one is a so clled 'serious'
fan of the series, one must be sure of preferring any Doctor except the
current one." before going on to discuss the role of the fourth Doctor and his adventures, proving that he fell into the Rule 1 catagorie.
The main feature is the KATY MANNING INTERVIEW, which basically takes up
most of the fanzine. ExcelLently conducted by Martin Wiggins in April
"Talking to Katy Manning is
not like interviewing a star," begins the article, "...it is like
chatting with a fan. Ten years after her debut in 'Dr. Who', she still
exudes a friendly enthusisam for the programme and its fans that she
thanked me for taking the trouble to come and speak to her."
Picture strip: Doctor Who- Smell Of Death written by Martin Wiggins featuring the fourth Doctor and Romana illustrated by JART
CHEER OUT THE OLD - GRUNGE IN THE NEW by Simon Danes looks at the fan
reaction to Baker's departure, the announcement of his replacement and
the eventual arrival of Davison.