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What The Fans Think: Last Chance to Participate

We’re in the final stretch now with the large majority of stories chosen by reviewers for both our What The …Continue reading →

We’re in the final stretch now with the large majority of stories chosen by reviewers for both our What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7 and Torchwood projects, there are a few episodes from both series still up for grabs.

They are:

Blake’s 7

Orac Hostage The Keeper Dawn of the Gods Children of Auron Power

Torchwood

Escape to L.A. The Middlemen

All that’s involved is spending roughly an hour of your time watching an episode of your fave series and then writing 1000-1750 words of your honest review/thoughts/assessment of the episode. That easy.

Plus, if you’re up for it, we’d love to feature any specially penned essays on any aspect of Blake’s 7 and/or Torchwood. These can be short articles/opinion pieces/etc to spread throughout the publication. Topics could be on things like: “Why didn’t Blake and Avon get along?” or “Was the Federation really that corrupt?” or “What made Servalan such a determined adversary?” or “Are Captain Jack and the Face of Boe the same entity?”, etc. – whatever you’d like to write about. (These ‘bonus’ pieces can be up to 3500 words.)

Contact us at penciltippublishing @ shaw . ca if you’d like to contribute.

Full details on the project, and how to contribute, can be found here.

Published on - Tue, 15 Jan 2019

Chromakey Issue 1 Out Now

We’re really excited to announce that the debut issue of Chromakey has now been released and is available to purchase. …Continue reading →

We’re really excited to announce that the debut issue of Chromakey has now been released and is available to purchase.

CHROMAKEY
ISSUE ONE/WINTER 2019

LOST IN SPACE: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
Dan Tessier takes a look at the similarities and differences between the 1960s’ original and the new Netflix series.

THE CONTEMPORARY FUTURE OF ALTERED CARBON
Richard Peevers dives into the world of the popular Netflix series.

THE STARLOST
Bob Furnell goes back to the 1970s and delves in to the making of this Canadian-made sci-fi series.

GARY CONWAY INTERVIEWED
Actor Gary Conway sits down with Steve Eramo to talk about his career and life in this exclusive interview.

REVISITING A VERY BRITISH COUP
Matthew Kresal gets to grips with this highly popular and well-remembered British political thriller.

TUBE TERRORS: GARGOYLES
Remember those made-for-tv horror movies from the 70s and 80s? Arnold T. Blumberg takes a look at the 1972 production Gargoyles.

UFO: KILL STRAKER
Our panel review the episode “Kill Straker” from the Gerry & Sylvia Anderson series, UFO.

FORGOTTEN CLASSICS: COUNTERSTRIKE
In the first of his ongoing series looking at forgotten sci-fi and fantasy series, Andrew Screen examines the BBC’s final black and white filmed series, Counterstrike.

SAPPHIRE & STEEL: LIKE A PIECE OF DARKNESS
Peter Gouldson offers his appreciation of the second adventure which many consider one of the series’ best.

FAILED 1970s GENRE TV PILOTS
Bob Furnell provides the lowdown on the numerous failed American TV series pilots made in the 1970s.

REVIEWS AND MORE

Cover by Steve Ince

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Published on - Thu, 10 Jan 2019

WTFT: Last Push For Reviews

Hi all.  A quick update… We’ve received first drafts of most of our reviews for both the Blake’s 7 and Torchwood volumes, but we’re …Continue reading →

Hi all.  A quick update…

We’ve received first drafts of most of our reviews for both the Blake’s 7 and Torchwood volumes, but we’re still missing reviews for the following episodes:

WHAT THE FANS THINK: BLAKE’S 7

1.3 Cygnus Alpha 1.13: Orac 2.2 Shadow 2.3: Weapon 2.8: Hostage 2.12: The Keeper 3.3: Volcano 3.4: Dawn of the Gods 3.7: Children of Auron 3.10: Ultraworld 4.2: Power

WHAT THE FANS THINK: TORCHWOOD

2.2: Sleeper 4.2: Rendition 4.3: Dead of Night 4.4: Escape to L.A. 4.5: The Categories of Life 4.6: The Middle Men

If you’d like to review one, or more, of the above episodes, please contact us at Pencil Tip Publishing (penciltippublishing @ shaw . ca).

Cheers.

Revised 30 December 2018 2:50 pm PT

Published on - Sat, 29 Dec 2018

WTFT: BLAKE’S 7 UPDATE

A quick update on our Blake’s 7 project… We’ve so far received several completed contributor reviews which we’re in the …Continue reading →

A quick update on our Blake’s 7 project… We’ve so far received several completed contributor reviews which we’re in the process of editing. We’re lining up a cover artist as I post this too. The project continues to progress at a nice pace.

We’ve still got a 12 episodes left open for review including:

Seek-Locate-Destroy Orac Weapon Pressure Point Hostage The Keeper Powerplay Volcano Dawn of the Gods Children of Auron Ultraworld Power

All that’s involved is spending roughly an hour of your time watching an episode of your fave series and then writing 1000-1750 words of your honest review/thoughts/assessment of the episode. That easy.

Plus, if you’re up for it, we’d love to feature any specially penned essays on any aspect of Blake’s 7. These can be short articles/opinion pieces/etc to spread throughout the publication. Topics could be on things like: “Why didn’t Blake and Avon get along?” or “Was the Federation really that corrupt?” or “What made Servalan such a determined adversary?” etc. – whatever you’d like to write about. (These ‘bonus’ pieces can be up to 3500 words.)

Contact us at penciltippublishing @ shaw . ca if you’d like to contribute.

Published on - Sat, 15 Dec 2018

25% Off Christmas Sale

Don’t forget!  From now till December 24th, the entire Pencil Tip catalogue of books is on sale up to 25% …Continue reading →

Don’t forget!  From now till December 24th, the entire Pencil Tip catalogue of books is on sale up to 25% off!  Now’s the perfect chance to pick up a copy of that PTP book you always wanted, or would like to give as a present.

 

Published on - Sat, 08 Dec 2018

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