Chromakey Issue 6 Now Out

The latest issue of Chromakey magazine has just been released.  This issue includes:

EVERYONE LOVES LUCY

Bob Furnell takes a look at the many sitcoms of Lucille Ball

ROGER CROSS INTERVIEW

Steve Eramo sits down for a chat with actor Roger Cross (“First Wave, Coroner, Dark Matter”)

MAPLE LEAF THRILLER

Martin Marshall looks into the Canadian broadcasts of the British anthology series “Thriller”

STAR TREK: PICARD

Join Kathy Spoon as she delves into life after the Next Generation

REVOLUTION OF THE DALEKS REVIEWED

Daniel Tessier reviews the 2021 New Year’s Doctor Who special

ROBERT HOLMES THE EARLY YEARS

An examination of the early career of writer Robert Holmes

VISIONS OF FUTURE’S PAST

Join David Johnson in this all-new column taking a look at how the future was viewed in various series of the past

WANDAVISION SEASON ONE OVERVIEW

Daniel Tessier takes a look at the first season of this unique series

TIMESLIP: TRAVELING THROUGH THE TIME BARRIER

Bob Furnell goes back in time and spotlights the British TV serial, “Timeslip”

YESTERDAY THE RAT

How have vermin been portrayed in sci-fi storytelling? Join Greg Maughan in his investigation

BABYLON 5: TELLING THE LONG TALE

David Johnson takes an in-depth look at the popular series

THE LURE OF…

An all-new feature by Ian McLachlan examining why we love certain television series

DRAMA’S OTHER DOMINION: TWO VIEWS OF SPACE: 1999s ‘DEATH’S OTHER DOMINION’

Don Klees compares the Big Finish audio and the original television episode

DOCTOR WHO: GODS, ROBOTS AND LUXOR

Matthew Kresal dives into the history behind the unmade Doctor Who story, “The Masters of Luxor”

THE GENESIS OF BLAKE’S 7

Bob Furnell examines the development of this BBC sci-fi series

Cover by Robert Carpenter

88 PAGES | TRADE PAPERBACK FORMAT
$9.99 CAD, $7.99 USA, £5.99 UK, $9.99 AUS/NZ

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Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter Details

It’s all about Sarah Jane Smith.

Sarah Jane Smith – without a doubt, the most popular Doctor Who travelling companion of all time. An investigative journalist – confident, courageous, compassionate, inquisitive – possessing a sharp mind and tongue, and unabashedly feminist.

Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter is a celebration of the lives of Sarah Jane Smith and Elisabeth Sladen and features:

  • Twelve exciting short stories by authors Nick Walters, Paul Magrs, Simon Bucher-Jones, Rick Cross, Rob Nisbet, Tony Jones, Daniel Tessier, Russell McGee, Kevin Mason, Nick Krohn, Steve Ince and Matthew Kresal
  • Two exclusive comic strips with story and artwork by Jon Huff and Ken Holtzhouser
  • Essays by Jessica Chaleff, Sam Maleski, David Johnson, Niki Haringsma, Aidan C Matear, David McAllister, Thomas Spychalski, Claire Chaplin and Gary Phillips
  • Selected 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
  • A special foreword by Sadie Miller

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 enables donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia.

Sarah Jane Smith: Roving Reporter will be released April 15, 2021

Out Now!

Look at the Size of That Thing! contains everything you need to know to fool everyone into believing you’re a true Doctor Who fan.

Sure, you could always actually watch every episode and reconstruction, read every novel and comic book, listen to every audio, play every game, memorize every Pixley archive, et cetera, but who has time for that? Bill Evenson and Stacey Smith?, that’s who! Since you’ve been busy, they’ve nerded it up for you and provided an irreverent and downright hilarious comedy guide to all things Doctor Who.

Like the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, contained within is a roast of everything to do with Doctor Who, from the plots to the script editors to the spinoffs to the fans themselves. Episode guides, talking points, story codes, penis jokes and which episodes you absolutely must hate with a burning passion if you’re to make it among the fan glitterati. Everything you need to fake it ’til you make it. And then some.

LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!

ISBN: 978-1-7772108-1-6

Book info: Trade Paperback, 282 pages, $18.99 CAD | $15.99 USD | 12.99 UK | $19.99 AUS | 13.99 EUR

Purchase your copy from the Pencil Tip Publishing Store

COMING SOON! What The Fans Think: UFO

Unapologetic and critical fan reviews and assessments

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 Defense Organization – SHADO – which defended Earth from extra-terrestrial threats. UFO aired for one season (1970-71) of stories totaling 26 episodes.

This volume of What the Fans Think concentrates on all 26 original UFO 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.

Available Spring 2021

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WHAT THE FANS THINK is Pencil Tip’s series of books where the fans review and assess their favorite 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 CLASSIC TELEVISION COMPILATION

THE TELLYVISION COMPENDIUM
A TRIP THROUGH CLASSIC TELEVISION
The Tellyvision Compendium features articles on such television programs as:
Blake’s 7; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; Keeping Up Appearances; The Good Life; Campion; Timeslip;
Doctor Who; Star Cops; Bergerac; Strange; Lord Peter Wimsey; Doctor In The House; Sky;
and many others.
Step back in time as we take you on a trip through classic television.
Purchase your copy via the Pencil Tip Publishing store at www.lulu.com/spotlight/penciltippublishing.

Announcing ‘Look At The Size of That Thing’

Pencil Tip Publishing is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of

LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!
Bill Evenson and Stacey Smith?

Afterword by Frazer Hines

“The most dangerous small-press non-fiction comedy Doctor Who book published in North America since The Completely Unofficial Encyclopedia.”
— Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All (translated from the original baby)

“Way too many bondage jokes!”
— Adric, live from the Hadron web

“I kind of liked it, actually.”
— Alpha Centauri, winning at strip poker

Look at the Size of That Thing! contains everything you need to know to fool everyone into believing you’re a true Doctor Who fan.

Sure, you could always actually watch every episode and reconstruction, read every novel and comic book, listen to every audio, play every game, memorize every Pixley archive, et cetera, but who has time for that? Bill Evenson and Stacey Smith?, that’s who! Since you’ve been busy, they’ve nerded it up for you and provided an irreverent and downright hilarious comedy guide to all things Doctor Who.

Like the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, contained within is a roast of everything to do with Doctor Who, from the plots to the script editors to the spinoffs to the fans themselves. Episode guides, talking points, story codes, penis jokes and which episodes you absolutely must hate with a burning passion if you’re to make it among the fan glitterati. Everything you need to fake it ’til you make it. And then some.

Look At The Size of That Thing! will be released March 15, 2021.

LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT THING!

ISBN: 978-1-7772108-1-6

Book info: Trade Paperback, 282 pages, $18.99 CAD

Grave Warnings II: Hob House Reviewed

We’re very pleased to note that writer Rick Cross has submitted us a review of our latest short-story collection Grave Warnings II: Hob House.

Hob House is the second Grave Warnings horror anthology from Pencil Tip Publishing. This sly and shivery collection of stories, edited by Craig Charlesworth and Richard Peevers, springs from an ingenious concept: Challenge a group of talented authors to deliver a series of spooky tales about the same accursed house, visiting its halls and darkest recesses across the centuries and down through the generations, pondering the lives and misfortunes of those brave or foolish enough to walk in its corridors and sleep in its dark embrace.

You can read the full review by visiting the “Reviews” section of the blog.

Rick Cross is a NASA communications writer, the author of “Lethbridge-Stewart: Times Squared” (Candy Jar Books) and a contributor to “After Sundown (Simon & Schuster), What the Fans Think: Blake’s 7” and “Outside In Trusts No One” (ATB Publishing).

What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7 Reviewed

Author and publisher Will Hadcroft has sent Pencil Tip a very nice review of What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7 which can be found in the “Reviews” section of the blog.

Will Hadcroft is an author and publisher who is well-known for his series of Anne Droyd books (Anne Droyd and Century Lodge, Anne Droyd and the House of Shadows) for children and the teen novel “The Blueprint”. He published his autobiography “The Feeling’s Unmutual”, which was endorsed by Tripods trilogy author John Christopher and the Sixth Doctor himself, Colin Baker. He is one half of indie publishing company FBS.