UPDATE: What The Fans Think: UFO

We still have 11 7 episodes available for review in our next What The Fans Think review book this time looking at UFO, the 1970/71 sci-fi series created by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson and starring Ed Bishop, Michael Billington and George Sewell.

Submissions are now open.  We are looking for reviews of series episodes, articles of interest & essays examining various aspects of the series, artwork and more.  Material that reflects the fans opinion of the series.

The following episodes are still available for review:

  • Episode 4: Conflict
  • Episode 6: E.S.P.
  • Episode 9: Destruction
  • Episode 12: The Psychobombs
  • Episode 15: Flight Path
  • Episode 16: The Man Who Came Back
  • Episode 17: The Dalotek Affair
  • Episode 19: Ordeal
  • Episode 20: Court Martial
  • Episode 23: The Sound of Silence
  • Episode 25: The Responsibility Seat

Full submission details can be found by clicking the “Submissions: What The Fans Think” tab above.  It’s easy to become involved – all that’s involved is spending roughly an hour of your time watching an episode of the series and then writing 1000-1750 words of your honest review/thoughts/assessment of the episode. That easy.

Plus, we’re also looking for essays that cover any aspect of UFO. These can be short articles/opinion pieces/analysis/character profiles, etc which will be interspersed throughout the publication. Topics could be on things like: “Why were the aliens coming to Earth?” or “Discovering the motivations behind Commander Straker?” or “What were the dynamics between Straker and his team?” etc. – whatever you’d like to write about. (These ‘bonus’ pieces should be no more than 3000 words.)

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

August 7 Release Date for What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7

Pencil Tip confirmed this morning that What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7 will be officially released on August 7, 2020.

This volume of What the Fans Think concentrates on all 52 original Blake’s 7 episodes through original reviews, analysis, personal opinion and essays.  The book is edited by Richard Peevers and Bob Furnell with assistance from Robert Mammone, Brenda Katzeff and Craig Charlesworth.

WTFT: Blake’s 7 is the second in Pencil Tip’s on-going series of opinion and review series where the fans review and assess their favourite television series.  Each volume will concentrate on a specific series and will feature original reviews, essays and analysis of every episode of that particular series. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst and merely average, episodes of a series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

The third book in the series covering the 1970/71 British sci-fi series UFO will be released in 2021.  Further volumes in the series are planned.

The cover for What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7 was designed by John Swogger, who also contributed the cover artwork.

What The Fans Think: Torchwood Published July 15

We have some exciting news for everyone.

WHAT THE FANS THINK: TORCHWOOD will be released July 15, 2020.

Unapologetic and critical fan reviews and assessments

This volume of What the Fans Think concentrates on all 41 original Torchwood episodes through original reviews, analysis, personal opinion and essays. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst, and merely average, episodes of the series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

Torchwood is a BBC television series that follows the exploits of a small team of alien-hunters, who make up the Cardiff based Torchwood Institute, which deals mainly with incidents involving extraterrestrials.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to the Vancouver branch of the
BCSPCA (British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

WHAT THE FANS THINK: TORCHWOOD
Trade Paperback | 178 pages | ISBN: 978-1-7772108-0-9
$15.99 CAD | $13.99 USA | £9.75 UK | $17.50 AUS | €12.00

Copies can be purchased from the Pencil Tip Publishing store on Lulu.com
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/penciltippublishing

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UPDATE: Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter Project

We realize it’s been a while since we last updated readers about our forthcoming charity collection, SARAH JANE SMITH: ROVING REPORTER, but we have some exciting news for you.

It’s been a long time coming but, we’re really excited to reveal the final line-up of material being included.  This special tribute to Elisabeth Sladen and Sarah Jane Smith – the character she played during her years with Doctor Who, K-9 and Company and The Sarah Jane Adventures features an assortment of material for this special tribute including 12 original short-stories, 2 original comic strips, numerous essays and articles, original artwork and more.

The publication will include:

  • THE YOHIWAH PROPHESY by Rob Nisbet
  • IN MEMORIAM by Tony Jones
  • MORETON HARWOOD by Paul Magrs
  • EXPOSURE by Daniel Tessier
  • THE HAUNTING OF CHILLINGHAM CASTLE by Russell McGee
  • THE WITCH OF WESTSEA by Nick Walters
  • THE FIRES OF BELTANE by Kevin Mason
  • FUGITIVE by Nick Krohn
  • FIFTEEN MINUTES by Steve Ince
  • BABELSTORM by Rick Cross
  • SARAH JANE SMITH AND THE SUBURBAN GHOST by Simon Bucher-Jones
  • THE MAJESTIC PROTOCOL by Matthew Kresal
  • THE DEPARTURE – An original comic strip with story and artwork by Jon Huff
  • CANCEL CULTURE – An original comic strip with story and artwork by Ken Holtzhouser
  • Essays by Jessica Chaleff, Sam Maleski, David Johnson, Niki Haringsma, Aidan C Matear & David McAllister
  • Artwork by Russell McGee, Ken Holtzhouser, Jon Huff, Brian Gorman, Jessica Chaleff, Faiz Rehman, Anne-Laure Tuduri, Lee Hamill, John Monaco, Mark Hyland, Robert Hammond and Steve Ince

An exact date for publication has not been set as of yet, but the publishers are aiming for a late 2020 or early 2021 publication.

All net proceeds from this publication will be donated in support of the British Columbia Cancer Foundation, the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province. The BCCF enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia.

UPDATE: What The Fans Think: UFO **Updated**

Updated: July 1, 2020

Thank you to everyone who’s contacted us so far about contributing to WHAT THE FANS THINK: UFO project.  We’re very pleased with the response so far.

Episodes are quickly being assigned for review, so if you’re interested in reviewing one of the series episodes, please do feel free to contact us.  As of this post, we have the following episodes still unassigned and ready for review:

Episode 2: Exposed
Episode 4: Conflict
Episode 6: E.S.P.
Episode 9: Destruction
Episode 12: The Psychobombs
Episode 13: Survival
Episode 15: Flight Path
Episode 16: The Man Who Came Back
Episode 17: The Dalotek Affair
Episode 19: Ordeal
Episode 20: Court Martial
Episode 21: Computer Affair
Episode 23: The Sound of Silence
Episode 25: The Responsibility Seat
Episode 26: The Long Sleep

Full submission details can be found by clicking the “Submissions: What The Fans Think” tab above.  It’s easy to become involved – all that’s involved is spending roughly an hour of your time watching an episode of the series and then writing 1000-1750 words of your honest review/thoughts/assessment of the episode. That easy.

Plus, we’re also looking for essays that cover any aspect of UFO. These can be short articles/opinion pieces/analysis/character profiles, etc which will be interspersed throughout the publication. Topics could be on things like: “Why were the aliens coming to Earth?” or “Discovering the motivations behind Commander Straker?” or “What were the dynamics between Straker and his team?” etc. – whatever you’d like to write about. (These ‘bonus’ pieces should be no more than 3000 words.)

Please note that contributors will receive a contributors copy of the published book.

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

PRESS RELEASE: What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7

PENCIL TIP PUBLISHING
PRESENTS
WHAT THE FANS THINK: BLAKE’S 7

Unapologetic and critical fan reviews and assessments

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announce, What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7, the first in our on-going series of fan reviews and assessments.

This volume of What the Fans Think concentrates on all 52 original Blake’s 7 episodes through original reviews, analysis, personal opinion and essays. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst, and merely average, episodes of the series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

Blakes 7 is a British science fiction television created by Terry Nation and produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1981. With a popularity sustained throughout its original broadcast run, the show has been applauded by fans and critics alike for its dark tone, moral ambiguity, and strong characterization.

WHAT THE FANS THINK: BLAKE’S 7
Publication: Summer/Fall 2020
Trade Paperback | 250 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9953195-9-2

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WHAT THE FANS THINK is Pencil Tip’s series of books where the fans review and assess their favourite television series. Fan opinion can be extremely critical, often harsher than that of the meanest television critic. But when the fans love something, you know it. Praises are heaped in droves.

Each volume will concentrate on a specific series and will feature original reviews, essays and analysis of every episode of that particular series. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst and merely average, episodes of a series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to the Vancouver branch of the BCSPCA (British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Cover design by John Swogger | Artwork by John Swogger

PRESS RELEASE: What The Fans Think: Torchwood

PENCIL TIP PUBLISHING

PRESENTS

WHAT THE FANS THINK: TORCHWOOD

Unapolegetic and critical fan reviews and assessments

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announce, What The Fans Think: Torchwood, the latest in our on-going series of fan reviews and assessments.

This volume of What the Fans Think concentrates on all 41 original Torchwood episodes through original reviews, analysis, personal opinion and essays. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst, and merely average, episodes of the series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

Torchwood is a BBC television series that follows the exploits of a small team of alien-hunters, who make up the Cardiff based Torchwood Institute, which deals mainly with incidents involving extraterrestrials.

WHAT THE FANS THINK: TORCHWOOD
Publication: Summer/Fall 2020

Trade Paperback | 178 pages | ISBN: 978-1-7772108-0-9

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WHAT THE FANS THINK is Pencil Tip’s series of books where the fans review and assess their favourite television series. Fan opinion can be extremely critical, often harsher than that of the meanest television critic. But when the fans love something, you know it. Praises are heaped in droves.

Each volume will concentrate on a specific series and will feature original reviews, essays and analysis of every episode of that particular series. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst and merely average, episodes of a series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will be donated to the Vancouver branch of the BCSPCA (British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Cover design by John Swogger | Artwork by Steve Ince

What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7 & Torchwood Update

Email’s have gone out today to contributors of both our “Blake’s 7” and “Torchwood”, What The Fans Think books updating them on the status of the books and information on contributor copies. If you were a contributor to either of these books and did not receive a copy of the email, please contact us at our standard email address.

Thanks.

ANNOUNCEMENT: What The Fans Think: UFO

Unapologetic and critical fan reviews and assessments

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announced the newest volume in our What The Fans Think series of books…..

WHAT THE FANS THINK: UFO

Created by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson, UFO, was the duo’s first full live action television series and highlighted the missions of the Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization – SHADO – which defended Earth from extra-terrestrial threats.

UFO aired over for one season (1970-71) of stories totaling 26 episodes.

WHAT THE FANS THINK: UFO is scheduled for publication in 2021.

Submissions are now open, and this is where you the fans come in.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for reviews of series episodes, articles of interest & essays examining various aspects of the series, artwork and more.  Material that reflects the fans opinion of the series.

To learn more about contributing to What The Fans Think: UFO, please click on the Submissions: What The Fans Think tab in the menu in the top header.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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WHAT THE FANS THINK is Pencil Tip’s series of books where the fans review and assess their favourite television series. Fan opinion can be extremely critical, often harsher than that of the meanest television critic. But when the fans love something, you know it. Praises are heaped in droves.

Each volume will concentrate on a specific series and will feature original reviews, essays and analysis of every episode of that particular series. The fans will have their say on what they think are the best, worst and merely average, episodes of a series. You just might be surprised by what they have to say.