Chromakey Issue 4 Released

It’s here!
Issue 4 of our magazine Chromakey is now out and ready for purchase.

Issue 4 includes:

Interview with Kathryn Leigh Scott (Dark Shadows)
Steve Eramo talks with the actress who played Maggie Evans in the original 1960s series.

Interview with Ed Bishop (U.F.O./Captain Scarlet)
**rare** interview with the actor from our archives

Interview with “Target Trawl” author Nick Mellish
Bob Furnell, Jez Strickley & Richard Peevers sit down for a chat with the author of the recently published “Target Trawl” book

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons:  What If There Was A Series Two
Fred McNamara speculates on what a second season of the series might have been like

Battlestar Galactica (Original series)
David Johnson steps back in time and takes a look at the classic 1970s American sci-fi series

The Curse of Fatal Death
Dan Tessier delves in and examines the 1999 Comic Relief/Red Nose Day special featuring Rowan Atkinson and Julia Swahalia

Northern Exposure: A Return To Cecily
Michael Scott Phillips gets retrospective regarding this quirky 90s American series

Replay: Farscape Premiere 
Our review panel turns their attention this issue to the debut episode of the highly popular series

Forgotten Classics: The Mad Death
Andrew Screen spotlights this little known 1983 BBC Scotland series

Doctor Who: Tinker Tailor Soldier Timelord
Don Klees discusses the shared similairities between the Fifth Doctor’s era and the classic drama “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

From The Earth To The Moon
Matthew Kresal examines this landmark American television series

Doctor Who: A Hero In Time and Space – Part Two
David Johnson continues his in-depth examination of how the character of the Doctor changed over the years

Blake’s 7
Murray Smith reviews the episode “Project Avalon”

Zak Standridge asks if the series was merely a ‘Wagon Train’ to the stars

Columns, features and more

6×9 inch format | 100 pages
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A Message To Our Friends

We realize these are uncertain times, and with the COVID-19 virus running its course around the world, no one knows how long we will be in isolation. All of us at Pencil Tip Publishing want you and your loved ones to stay safe. While we’re sure many of you are trying to find ways to keep busy and/or entertained we hope we can play a small part by offering a special free giveaway.

Throughout the month of April readers will be able to download an expanded version of our ghost story short story collection, Grave Warnings free!

Five tales of the strange and weird from: Sarah Parry, Hamish Crawford, Jodie van de Wetering, Craig Charlesworth and Hannah Parry. Featuring bonus content – author interviews and an excerpt from Grave Warnings II: Hobb House.  Available in PDF format which can be read on your computer, tablet or e-Reader, click on the link below to download the free book.

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In addition to the above…

The entire catalogue of Pencil Tip Publishing books has been reduced 20-50% off the cover price.  From gothic horror to short story collections to reference works based on classic TV sci-fi, Pencil Tip Publishing has a whole array of agreeably niche content to keep you entertained.

But that’s not all!

Issues 1-3 of Chromakey, the journal of sci-fi and genre television, will be available for 15% off the cover price too!

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Chromakey Issue 3 is now available and features articles on:

  • Dark Skies
  • Max Headroom
  • Game of Thrones
  • Sarah Rush Interview (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Quantum Leap
  • Doctor Who
  • Good Omens
  • A Tribute to Terrance Dicks
  • Blake’s 7
  • Wojeck
  • Doomwatch
  • Threads
  • Replay: Star Trek “Miri” reviewed
  • Forgotten Classics
  • Merchandise Reviews
  • and much more

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Christmas Sale from Pencil Tip

Looking for a great idea for a Christmas present?

Or, maybe you’d like to pick up something as a treat for yourself?

Beginning December 1 right up to Christmas Eve December 24, Pencil Tip will be offering savings on their entire range of books.

Visit our store on Lulu beginning December 1st.

Pencil Tip Range Sale December 1-24, 2019

Chromakey Issue 2 Out Now!

Chromakey Issue 2 has just been released and is now available to purchase.

Chromakey Issue 2
Summer 2019

This issue includes:

MacGyver: Old vs New
Kathy Spoon compares the new versus the original MacGyver series

Doctor Who: A Hero In Time and Space
David Johnson delves into the early years of this long-running sci-fi series

Buffy: The Vampire Slayer – Remembering A Classic
Zak Standridge remembers this classic 90s American series

Paul McGillion Interview
Steve Eramo talks with actor Paul McGillion (Stargate ) in this exclusive interview

The Failed Genre TV Pilots of the 1970s: Part Two
Bob Furnell continues his look at the failed 70s genre TV pilots

The Prisoner: The Girl Who Was Death
Our panel examines this controversial episode from the Patrick McGoohan series

The Avengers: Tunnel of Fear
Michael Scott Phillips discusses the recently discovered first season episode starring Patrick Macnee and Ian Hendry

Michael Scott Phillips Interview
Bob Furnell sits down and chats with the author about his new book, “Quite, Quite Fantastic: The Avengers for Modern Audiences”

Sapphire & Steel: The Man Without a Face
Peter Gouldson examines what is considered the scariest serial screened during the series broadcast

Doctor Who and Television in the UK
Frank Danes discusses how Doctor Who played a role in the early days of British television

Forgotten Classics: Out of The Unknown
Andrew Screen goes back in time to examine the episode “The Machine Stops”

Discovering A New Star Trek
Kathy Spoon gets to grips with the first season of “Star Trek: Discovery”

Martin Hearn takes a look at Ronnie Barker’s final sitcom “Clarence”

Dead Head
Andrew Screen delves into this relatively forgotten British series

….and much more

Chromakey Issue 2 is available on a print on demand basis and can be ordered from by visiting this link to order.

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.


Dan Tessier takes a look at the similarities and differences between the 1960s’ original and the new Netflix series.

Richard Peevers dives into the world of the popular Netflix series.

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

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

Matthew Kresal gets to grips with this highly popular and well-remembered British political thriller.

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

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

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.

Peter Gouldson offers his appreciation of the second adventure which many consider one of the series’ best.

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


Cover by Steve Ince

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Frank Danes Appearance & Signing: October 29th

Image of Frank Danes on Doctor WhoTemporal Logbook II: Further Journeys author Frank Danes (“The Canterbury Tale”) will be speaking about Doctor Who and signing copies of his new book Six Decades In Time and Space on Monday October 29th at St. Peter’s Church, Broad Street Ely UK.

Six Decades of Adventure in Space and Time: A social, cultural and screen history of Doctor Who

Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction series in the world. In its six decade run, the show has tracked and embodied the social, political and cultural changes in the United Kingdom and the world, tackling  fascism, environmental disaster, religious fanaticism, changing attitudes towards gender  and, of course, alien invasions. In the person of The Doctor herself – and himself – the programme has given us a hero as immortal in appeal as Sherlock Holmes and Robin Hood.

Ely resident Frank Danes, esteemed teacher, bookseller and renowned Whovian, has written the only one-volume history and reference book of the series you will ever need. Six Decades of Adventure in Space and Time brings the story right up to date – it’s  a witty and engaging gallop through the history of The Doctor written by a man whose enthusiasm shines through on every page, and undoubtedly will do so again as he tells us all about it!

Chromakey magazine will also be interviewing Frank about his book in a forthcoming issue.

Additional details on Frank’s appearance can be found here.