Sunday 5 December 2010

Christmas Bonus

As usual, we're taking a bit of a break from site updates for the holidays; orders will be processed as normal up till 17 December, then we'll be taking a complete break until January 4, at which point normal delivery will resume (i.e., get your pre-Christmas orders in ASAP!).

However, before we do, we'll leave you with a special festive double-lengh edition of 50 Things About...: 56 Stupid Things About "The Trial of a Time Lord" (and 44 Cool Ones). Yes, that's a full hundred Things to enjoy... including a Christmas panto, potted plants, toys, games, Eighties nostalgia hits-- and a jolly fat man with a beard.

Monday 1 November 2010

Sally Speaks

Continuing our series of rare or unpublished Blake's 7 content, this month we bring you an Interview with Sally Knyvette, in which she talks about Blake's 7, intensive farming, blowing up parliament and her favourite chalk pit.

Saturday 23 October 2010

Dale Smith on Kaldor City

Doctor Who books writer Dale Smith has written a brillant essay on Kaldor City, exploring what it is, and could be, all about. You can read it on his website.

Monday 11 October 2010

Post convention post

Just a quick post to say hello to everybody at the Time and Space convention this weekend, and a special thanks to all the organisers, volunteers and guests who made it such a great time! And of course, thanks to everyone who turned up for Alan's interview sessions! Here he is with Donald Tosh and Andrew Cartmel:

Friday 8 October 2010

Late Convention Info

A last-minute Kaldor City guest has been added to the list for the Doctor Who Appreciation Society convention tomorrow-- the charming and versatile Peter Miles, who always delivers a scintillating interview.

Sunday 3 October 2010

Time4 update

Elisabeth Sladen will now be making a rare appearance at the DWAS convention Time4-- Time and Space, raising money for the charity Help for Heroes. As if you didn't already have enough reasons to attend!

New article: Olag Gan-- Gentle Giant or Sex Killer?

Continuing our series of rare and unpublished articles on Blake's 7, we include here Olag Gan: Gentle Giant or Sex Killer? Intended for publication in Scorpio Attack!, this piece expands on the case made in The Mark of Kane and Liberation, that Gan has a deeply ambiguous past, the exploration of which tells us many interesting things about crime, punishment and rehabilitation in the Federation.

Monday 20 September 2010

October events

Events Page updated, with more details of the DWAS' Time and Space convention, plus Ian Rakoff's latest lecture, in Oxford on 15th October.

Sunday 29 August 2010

More Counterattack

Part Two of the Blake's 7 comic Counterattack, by Alan Stevens and Jon Helm, is now up. You can read it here, or start from the beginning here.

Thursday 19 August 2010

New Magic Bullet forum

Magic Bullet fan Kevin Richardson has created a new forum for people who like our CDs, books, comics and/or articles; you can visit/join at

Sunday 1 August 2010

Counter Culture

Following on from last month's unpublished Blake's 7 comic script, this month we present Part One of Counterattack, a fully-illustrated comic by Alan Stevens and Jonathan Helm, set between the episodes "Star One" and "Aftermath," and previously published in Scorpio Attack! issue 2.

Sunday 11 July 2010

Together in Electric Dreams

Continuing our series of unpublished Blake's 7-related material, we present Electronic Dream by Alan Stevens, a brief script set between "Terminal" and "Rescue," and featuring Cally. Originally meant as the basis for a comic which was to appear in Scorpio Attack! with artwork by Jonathan Helm (as a follow-up to his and Alan's earlier collaboration, "Counterattack"), it is reproduced here for the first time.

Wednesday 9 June 2010

Siren FM radio today

Just a quick note to UK listeners (and international ones as time zones allow) to tune in to Siren FM from 5.25 BST tonight, as their drivetime programme will feature not only myself (Alan Stevens), but also Daniel Blythe, author of Virgin-era and RTD-era Doctor Who novels, and Richard Martin, director of such classic Doctor Who serials as The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Web Planet and The Chase. You can listen live to Siren here.

Monday 7 June 2010

New article: Spiral Conflict

This month, we begin a new series of additions to our on-site Features. Some time ago, Alan wrote two articles and a script for a short comic for the Blake's 7 zine Scorpio Attack!, but unfortunately it ceased production before they could be published. We have obtained the editor's permission to include these pieces on, and will do so over the coming months. We start with Spiral Conflict: Blake's 7's Galactic and Intergalactic Wars, an insightful piece for fans of the series arguing that what is sometimes taken as a script editing error is in fact a complicated political arc running through Seasons Three and Four.

Monday 3 May 2010

Post-Sci Fi London

Just a quick post to say hello to everyone we met at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival and, if you're visiting this site for the first time after seeing the Doctor Who panel, welcome! We had a great time, and everyone we met there was having one too. Looking forward to next year's festival!

Thursday 22 April 2010

Kaldor City at Sci-Fi London

On 2 May, Alan will be appearing at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival, on their The Birth of the Modern Doctor Who panel (click for summary). We'll also be visiting the festival on Thursday and Monday as well-- so if you see one of us, please come over and say hi.

Sunday 4 April 2010

The Eleventh Hour

A big hello to everyone we met at the Eleventh Hour screening in London last night; we had a great time, the episode was fantastic, with generally good work on both sides of the camera, and Matt Smith looks like he'll be a refreshing change from the last four years. Looking forward to next week!

Monday 29 March 2010

Rise up, rise up

With the new season of Doctor Who on the way, we thought it was time we revisited some of the memorable moments of the reimagined series, starting with 45 Stupid Things about "Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel" (and 5 Cool Ones). Are we human.2... or are we dancers?

Sunday 14 March 2010

Tuesday 2 March 2010

Peter Miles Interview

Peter Miles will be interviewed about his work for Magic Bullet, among other things, at 6:15 PM tomorrow (Wednesday) on Siren FM-- you can listen live by following the link.

Sunday 28 February 2010

Palare the Carni?

This month's "50 Things..." is 32 Cool Things about "Carnival of Monsters" (and 18 Stupid Ones). Just to get you in the mood for a bit of popular entertainment...

Contest Winners

We're delighted to announce that the winners of the The Judgment of Sutekh script signed by cast members are Kathleen Jackson of Canada and
Anthony Zehetner of Australia! Thanks to everyone for taking part.

Saturday 6 February 2010

And Stay Tuned

We'll be announcing our competition winner at the end of this month, so keep buying!

Dancing on Ice

In honour of the coldest winter in Britain for decades, our first "50 Things..." of the New Year is 26 Cool, So To Speak, Things About "The Ice Warriors" (and 24 Stupid Ones).