The baton has been passed. After 15 years of editing and layout for 50-odd issues (plus specials), there's a new TSV issue out for which I've done neither of these tasks. There's a new guy, Adam McGechan, in charge.
TSV itself regenerated and now has a bold new look. The somewhat antiquated Sylvester McCoy era-inspired logo has been retired after 15 years faithful service and a stylish new masthead takes its place.
It's a slightly weird feeling to be a TSV reader, experiencing each article for the first time already laid up on the page. Not having had to solicit the piece from a writer, gently remind him of a looming (or past) deadline, not having to polish the spelling and grammar. Not having to try and fit it into a set number of pages, to try and find some illustrations that fit the subject matter. It's all been done by someone else now.
Here's the publicity blurb:
In TSV 72 (February 2006), Adam McGechan talks to John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith), Corey Johnson (Henry van Statten), and Dalek voicemaster Nick Briggs in a set of exclusive new series interviews; Chris Skerrow begins his retrospective look at the BBC Past Doctor Adventures; Paul Scoones examines deleted scenes from the 2005 series; David Ronayne weaves a Ninth Doctor tale with Night of the Butterfly; as well as the latest news on series two and reviews of the latest toys, audios, DVDs, book and magazines. All packed into 100 pages, TSV 72 is available now.
Further details can be found at http://www.doctorwho.org.nz.