Saturday 24 December 2016

Cosmic Masque is free

Cosmic Masque III is out! This free DWAS PDF e-zine contains lots of material for Magic Bullet fans, including Ann Worrall's exploration of Kaldor City, Fiona Moore's article about the pop-stars who look like Doctor Who companions, and especially the Kaldor City short story "Skullduggery", starring Carnell and Landerchild! Download your copy by clicking here.

Tuesday 6 December 2016

The 50 Things of Christmas

For those who thought we'd never do a Christmas edition of 50 Things..., this month we present 25 Stupid Things About "The Next Doctor" (and 25 Cool Ones) (It's a Tie, Folks!). Packed full of inside references, postmodern posings and Dickensian capers, it's a great 45 minute story... problem is, it's 60 minutes long.

A People's History of Telefantasy

For the academics among you, the paper A People's History of Telefantasy: Cult Television, Society and Identity in the Late 20th/Early 21st Centuries, by Fiona Moore and Alan Stevens (as presented at the Telefantasy and Society Symposium at the University of Lincoln in 2015) is now available to read or download for free from Click the link!

Tuesday 1 November 2016

"Witchfinder General" it's not

For this edition of 50 Things..., we go to the seventeenth century for a Doctor Who tale which, despite featuring plague, invasion and the Great Fire of London, we found actually rather boring. But never mind, because once again we've done our research and discovered many interesting facts, which we can bring you in 30 Stupid Things About "The Visitation" (and 20 Cool Ones).

Sunday 11 September 2016

Fifty Things about Fifty Things

This month's 50 Things... features the first story of the Peter Davison Era of Doctor Who, Castrovalva. What does the Master have in common with the city of Castrovalva itself? What does a Leeds-based rock band have in common with Christopher H. Bidmead? But, most importantly, what does the Doctor have in common with a duck? Find out at the link!

Thursday 8 September 2016

Love for "By Your Command"

New reviews for By Your Command vol. I and By Your Command vol. II have gone up on SFCrowsNest. Click the links to read and enjoy!

An Anniversary Present for Star Trek!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, why not order your copy of Outside In Boldly Goes, the latest in the Outside In series of cult TV guides, featuring articles by Alan Stevens on "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" and Fiona Moore on "Wolf in the Fold". Click the link above to go to the publishers' website-- and while you're there, check out previous volumes in the series (we're in there too!).

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Great news about "The Power of the Daleks"

By now, most of our readers should have heard the great news that "The Power of the Daleks" is to be released in November as a six-part animated series. If you can't wait, why not visit our Articles Page and remind yourself of our review of the story?

Monday 6 June 2016

A Cup of Cool Java

This month's "50 Things..." feature is : 31 Cool Things about “Ghost Light” (And 19 Stupid Ones). Are Victorians superior to Elizabethans? How can the energy of an alien spaceship revive dead insects? And most importantly... when should you stop evolving? Find out at the link!

Tuesday 19 April 2016

Catch The Prisoner

The short Kaldor City play, "The Prisoner", which featured on the compilation CD The Actor Speaks: Paul Darrow and which stars Paul Darrow and Peter Miles, is now available as a download from us! Buy it on its own for £2.99, or bundled with the other Kaldor City download-only play "Metafiction" for £5, or as part of our great-value Ultimate Download Megapack for only £18! Click this link for more details, including all the purchasing options.

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Gareth Thomas 1945-2016

We are very sorry to hear about the death of Gareth Thomas earlier today. Gareth had been a friend of Magic Bullet for decades, reprising his role as Blake in the two Blake's 7 plays "The Mark of Kane" and "The Logic of Empire", as well as appearing with Brian Croucher in our satirical play "When Travis Met Blake." He will be very much missed.

Sunday 3 April 2016

Return of the Doctor

In his third and (for now!) last article, James Cooray Smith tackles another controversial question: during the 1989-2005 hiatus period, who was the official Doctor Who? It wasn't Paul McGann, and it wasn't Sylvester McCoy, but someone most unexpected... read all about it in Jon The Second.

Sunday 6 March 2016

The Fall of Atlantis

This month, we feature the second of two articles by Kaldor City author James Cooray Smith: Women of Paris, Men from Atlantis. Was the success of Doctor Who story "City of Death" entirely down to there being an ITV strike that month? Was the ratings fall of the 1980 season really down to John Nathan-Turner's production style? The answers are in the numbers... and they may surprise you!

Saturday 6 February 2016

CT Guest Editor Set

Are you a fan of Alan Stevens' writing, but not a member of the DWAS? Now, for a limited time, you can buy his guest-edited issues of Celestial Toyroom-- and those of all the other fabulously talented CT guest editors-- even if you're not in the DWAS! And the money goes to charity, so what's not to love?


Tuesday 2 February 2016

The Memory Doesn't Cheat

This month's featured article is "A Matter of Memory" by "Occam's Razor" and "Hidden Persuaders" co-author James Cooray Smith-- a story about how one man takes on Steven Moffat's theories about multi-doctor adventures... and survives!

Monday 4 January 2016

Free Zine from the Doctor Who Appreciation Society!

The DWAS are making their celebrated zine, Cosmic Masque, available free to download.

From their website:

"Cosmic Masque was first published by the Society back in 1977, and was at that time a vehicle for fan fiction. The magazine appeared regularly up to issue 25, when publication ceased until a special download was produced in 2013.

The new volume of Cosmic Masque is all about 'being a fan' and as well as the traditional staple of fan fiction, also features merchandise and book reviews and articles on on some of the many things we, as Doctor Who fans, get involved with to pursue our interest in the Time Lord. "

Saturday 2 January 2016

In the Days when Neither Bowties nor Sneakers Were Cool

The first 50 Things... of 2016 is here, with The Greatest Show in the Galaxy! Throughout this “50 Things...”, we suggest you substitute the words “Eighties Who” for “Psychic Circus”, and see where the parallel leads you.

Friday 1 January 2016

Telos News

Happy new year everybody and all the best for 2016!

Telos Publishing have just released their holiday newsletter-- click here for news of the republication of By Your Command: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Battlestar Galactica volumes I and II, and of Telos' many other SF and horror offerings!