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License Denied: Writings from the Doctor Who Underground (Virgin)

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The untold story of Doctor Who is the story of fanzines: the magazines produced by the artistic and anarchistic culture called fandom. These publications are controversial, intellectual and witty. And often offensive, rude and scandalous. Their story could only be told unlicensed, making this collection of snippets from fanzines unauthorised, uncensored and unputdownable.

Paperback, 206 pages
Published November 1st 1997 by Virgin Books (first published October 16th 1997)
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Nicholas Whyte[return][return]Published ten years ago, this is a compilation of the author's choice of interesting or remarkable writing from Doctor Who fanzines, mostly from the period between the show's cancellation in 1989 and the TV movie in 1996, with a few bits from before and after - most notably the infamous panning of The Deadly Assassin by the then president of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society from 1976. There is a certain amount of linking narrative from Pau ...more
Typically, not something I'd read, but I found most of this interesting. Written after the Fox television movie, when it looked as if "Doctor Who" would never return as a series, this is a collection of articles from British fan magazines. It looks at the fans themselves and how they viewed the show. Everything from the dislike of Jon Pertwee as the Doctor back in the 70's to how the Master is the worst "Doctor Who" villain to the importance of hot beverages in the series. Yep, someone actually ...more
Uneven but occasionally intriguing collection of fanzine essays dating from the 70s to the 90's.
Paul Doody
Nicely-chosen anthology of pieces from various fan-produced magazines devoted to Doctor Who.
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