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Issue 10 - DOWNLOAD NOW!!!

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What connects a blue man, a toilet and Steven Moffat's face?

Why, it's Issue 10 of Fish Fingers and Custard!

Now celebrating two years on the fanzine scene, we continue to bring you all the goings-on in the Doctor Who underground.  Though, we're more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, than Rat.

In the latest Issue we have:
Our view on the casting of Jenna-Louise ColemanInterview with Simon Fisher-Becker aka Dorium Maldovar Six Appeal - what one Doctor means to a young boySeason 18 - A Breath of Life, or A Strangulation? Which Fan Group Are You?Monster In The Bathroom - Our brand new comic! And much more besides!

You can download this Issue by clicking here (right-click and save) if you're feeling rather flush and would like to support the fanzine, you can purchase a paper copy here

If you want to contribute to any future Issues, please e-mail your work fishcustardfanzine@googlemail.com and one of our handsome Robomen will get back to you.

Cheers!

The Matt Smith Review: Part 3 - Victory of The Daleks

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What We First Thought: Oh, is that it?

The Daleks eh? I’ve never been as fascinated with them as other people seem to be.  You’ll always hear “Well, Doctor Who isn’t Doctor Who without The Daleks”, but that’s not really true, is it? Despite being The Doctor for 7 years, Tom Baker only had two stories with them and his era was arguably the best ever.  Fair enough, this may have something to do with Terry Nation hoarding the rights, but it still points to the fact that Doctor Who doesn’t need Daleks to be successful.
The 2005 series though is an altogether different animal.  Like a Tiger with pink and blue stripes. We’ve had at least a Dalek cameo every single year since it returned.  Now the cynic in me believes that the fact that they appear every year, is due to a deal with the estate of Terry Nation, but that’s just idle gossip and probably not true.  What IS true, is that The Daleks are a huge moneymaking factory for BBC Worldwide – so there’s your answer.  It’s just extremely disa…

The Matt Smith Review: Part 2 - The Beast Below

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What We First Thought: It’s alright…
It’s 1996. One of the best years in my young life. England are hosting Euro 96 (where we beat Scotland, Holland and then Spain on penalties. Then my little heart was broken by a German man, as Andreas Moller scored the winning penalty in a shoot-out in the Semi-Final. Bastard), it’s also the height of Britpop, the summer was hot, and there’s some excellent children’s programming. Like many kids my age, I loved a programme called The Demon Headmaster.  I suppose you could call it a ‘Children’s Sci-fi Drama’, where a very strange man, posing as a Headmaster, would use children for ‘scientific purposes’.  In later Series’ he would move on to establish a scientific base and continue his experiments and just generally be a pain for the kids who tried to stop him.  You probably couldn’t make anything like this today, in fear of The Daily Mail Brigade getting their knickers in a twist, over a man in his 50’s hypnotising children to do his bidding.  But bei…

The Matt Smith Review: Part 1 - The Eleventh Hour

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In the run-up to the new series, we’re going to do a Cher. No, we’re not going to have a facelift that makes us look frightening to young children and animals, we’re going to turn back time and find a way to review every episode of the Matt Smith Era so far. We’re going to re-watch every episode and see if our original reactions to them differ from now.  First up is The Eleventh Hour, which obviously provided the title for this fanzine!
What we first thought: This is the best thing since discovering that the off-licence up the road doesn’t ask you for ID.
I’ll preface this by saying that I gushed like a Teenager at a Justin Bieber concert when I first watched this.  The general ‘even though I’ve never seen him in a episode yet…’ negativity towards Matt Smith from supposed fans, made me want this first episode to succeed so much that they would crawl back into their holes and never hear from their miserable gobs again.  More importantly, it needed to be good to capture the imagination of…

RIP Caroline John (1940-2012)

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‘Spearhead From Space’ was one of the first classic Doctor Who episodes I saw.  I had one of those free DVD’s that the paper was giving away and one of them had the first episode.  Not really expecting much, I was drawn in and loved that first episode.  It also helped that I was immediately struck by the strong female presence in the story, provided by Caroline John’s Liz Shaw.
Many people hold up Sarah Jane Smith as a rolemodel for being the first ‘Strong Independent Women’ in Doctor Who.  As a self-styled feminist, she had her moments.  But with the writers having her screaming every few episodes, it’s a bit difficult to place that title on her.  Liz Shaw was the first attempt at having a strong female character in the show. Sadly, in 1971 both parties parted ways (Caroline was pregnant, and producer Barry Letts wanted a different companion) and 42 years on, we’re left wondering what might have been if the character had have been developed more.  In today’s show, we would do anythi…

Issue 10 - OUT NOW!!!

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What connects a blue man, a toilet and Steven Moffat's face?

Why, it's Issue 10 of Fish Fingers and Custard!

Now celebrating two years on the fanzine scene, we continue to bring you all the goings-on in the Doctor Who underground.  Though, we're more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, than Rat.

In the latest Issue we have:
Our view on the casting of Jenna-Louise ColemanInterview with Simon Fisher-Becker aka Dorium Maldovar Six Appeal - what one Doctor means to a young boySeason 18 - A Breath of Life, or A Strangulation? Which Fan Group Are You?Monster In The Bathroom - Our brand new comic! And much more besides!

You can order this issue, which is made up out of: 44 pages, full-colour covers and many frustrations, by sending one of below payments to us via PayPal:

UK: £2
Rest of The World: £4

Please send to fishcustardfanzine@googlemail.com and mark the payment as a 'gift' so that PayPal don't rob us! Oh and please include your name and address too, that's very im…