40 years ago, Kit Pedler, Gerry Davis and Terence Dudley's groundbreaking BBCtv series 'DOOMWATCH
' was broadcast. To celebrate, doomwatch.org present a new Fanzine dedicated to the series which originally ran for three seasons between 1970 -1972, a Feature Film and a TV Movie in 1999. Over a year in the making, it features an EXCLUSIVE
complete series synopsis called "Embryonic Nazis on Four Legs"
(a reference to a line in the episode Tomorrow, the Rat)
written by Tony Darbyshire
. This is the perfect introduction to the series for those of you who are unfamiliar with it and would like to find out exactly what DOOMWATCH
was all about and why it caused such a stir in the early 1970s with it's prescient storylines.
There are also contributions from Richard Thomas
who looks at "Transhumanism in Doomwatch"
and contributions from Michael Seely
with his views on Season 3. Stephen Dudley
(The late Terence Dudley's son - who produced the original series) provides his thoughts on the series in "A Letter from the Front line
". Scott Burditt
has designed the entire fanzine and Brian Gorman
has provided the illustration of Dr. Spencer Quist that appears on the front cover.