Monday, 14 February 2011

Issue 1

It’s the beginning...and the moment has been prepared for. For precisely a month – or at least that’s been the gestation period of issue 1! So here we are, our very first issue of The Third Zone and we have a wealth of wisdom to impart!

We have reviews both by myself and by my esteemed colleague Mr Joe Ford, covering all the latest releases in the worlds of DVD and audio.

We have ‘The Evelyn Escapades’, a look at the Big Finish audios in the manner of ‘The Time Team’, taking one character at a time. No prizes for guessing who’s first up!

There’s fiction in the form of The Shadow Makers, part 1 of a 3 part tale, this month featuring the First Doctor and written by yours truly.

‘A Matter of Perspective’ offers a new look at the world of Who in print, as I quiz Joe this month about Steve Lyons’ The Witch Hunters.

We have not one but two exclusive interviews this month with Big Finish producer David Richardson, and Bernice Summerfield actress and director of Big Finish audios Lisa Bowerman.

The Seventh Doctor’s era comes under the spotlight in our debate section this month, while ‘Who Online’ takes a look at ‘The History of the Doctor’.

There’s ‘Non-Who Opinion’, as both mine and Joe’s other half watch a Doctor Who story and share their thoughts. Be warned, there may be some colourful language!

Last, but by no means least, Joe has written an essay on the joys of the Hartnell historicals – and if that doesn’t convert you, nothing will!

We hope you enjoy reading issue 1 as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Any comments can be added on the site or be sent to, and we’ll post some next issue.

Issue 2 will be available in four weeks on the 15th March, but for now, enjoy our premiere issue! Thanks for reading,

Andy Weston (co-editor)


  1. Love the historicals too, just reviewed The Massacre for my blog:

  2. I'm really enjoying the first "issue." Any chance of perhaps getting it in a PDF that I can throw on my e-reader? So much effort has been put in I'd really like to be able to keep a copy with my other Doctor Who items.

  3. really enjoying issue one of The Third Zone. I know only too well how much hard work and effort goes into producing a fanzine/website. Looking forward to issue two :o)