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Annual Fanzine from United Kingdom
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 1987-1998
- British fanzine devoted to fantasy films.
- News, reviews, interviews and articles.
-Publisher and Editor: Rob Dyer
- 40 b+w pages in A4 format.
- Website: www.dso.co.uk

Last updated:
15 January 2022
(see recent updates)
Special thanks for this page goes to:
Garry Malvern
Scott Matheson

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CONTENTS: 1987 1988 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 GALLERIES: 1987 1988 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 All

Issue 14/15
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Double reverse cover
Xena: The hidden agenda, Cube, interview with Julian (Darklands) Richards, the animated Spawn, interview with Censored author Tom Dewe Mathews, interview with J.R. (The Dead Next Door) Bookwalter, Category III: Beginner's Guide to adult Hong Kong cinema, interview with Seizures director Johnny Kervorkian and writer Greg Bower. Strangely Dismissed: Dr Seuss' 5,000 Fingers of Dr T., Plus: 13 pages of film reviews, 4 pages of anime reviews, 4 pages of book reviews, BFI Modern Classics: Blade Runner, The Exorcist, The Thing, Blue Velvet and The Right Stuff. Flip-over reversable double cover.

Issue 13
Babylon 5's Commander/Ambassador Sinclair - actor Michael O'Hare interviewed
SF cult novelist Iain Banks interviewed.
Gillian Anderson in Future Fantastic.
Dario Argento at the NFT.
Tyburn/Tigon retrospective: The Creeping Flesh
Legend of the Werewolf
A Study in Terror

Strangely Dismissed: I Married a Monster From Outer Space.
The life and death of Captain Marvel.

Issue 12
The X-Files: Season two analysis
Alex Winter (Bill & Ted) interviewed
Hong Kong director Godfrey Ho (Deadly China Dolls/Man Behind The Sun Parts 2/3) interviewed
50's B-movies revisited: The Flying Saucer, Cat Women of the Moon, Monster From Green Hell, Teenage Monster, The Brain From Planet Arous, The Cosmic Man, The Hideous Sun Demon.
Strangely Dismissed: The Philadelphia Experiment
Phantasm '95: The 2nd annual festival of SF & Horror films.
Film reviews: Batman Forever, The Blood Beast Terror, Brainscan, The City of Lost Children, Cronos, Freaked, Interview With The Vampire, Island of Terror, Judge Dredd, The Killer, Lord Of Illusions, The Refrigerator, Waterworld.

Issue 11
The X-Files: Season one episode guide & comment
The Church/The Sect director Michele Soavi interviewed
Fiction by Mark Gale
Strangely Dismissed: The Dark Crystal
Classic fantasy films: Metropolis, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Nosferatu, The Wizard of Oz (1922), Les Diabolique, Babes In Toyland
Phantasm '94
Over 8 pages of film reviews.

Issue 10
Tetsuo director Shinya Tsukamoto interviewed
Hardware/Dust Devil director Richard Stanley interviewed
Turned on by Technology - SF films: art imitating life?
Made in Japan: 11 page guide to Japanese animation
Strangely Dismissed: Fiend Without A Face
A complete history of DC's The Spectre
Fiction by Colin Riley
Dune (discontinued) soundtrack reviewed
Why Movies Are A Con on ITV.

Issue 9
Troma's Lloyd Kaufman interviewed
Eerie Indiana previewed
Sex in Japanese comics
David Cronenberg: early career profile and filmography 1966-1976
A complete history of The Shadow
Strangely Dismissed: Deathrace 2000
Fiction by Shaun Jeffrey.

Issue 8
The making of Hardware: Richard Stanley's first feature film.
A vampire legacy: The Count Dracula Fan Club and magazine retrospective.
The A-Z of Blade Runner
Strangely Dismissed: The Princess Bride
Fiction by D.F. Lewis & Kirk S. King
Soundtracks reviewed: Black Rain, A Clockwork Orange, Great Movie Soundtracks, The Living Daylights, Koyanisqatsi, Santa Sangre, Starman.
Film reviews: Waxwork, Street Trash, Hardware, The Neverending Story, Ghost, Predator 2, Halloween 5, Eve Of Destruction, Bloodmoon, Class of 1999, Thelma & Louise, Deathstalker-Match of Titans, Edward Scissorhands. Terminator 2-Judgment Day, Dinosaurs, Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Red & Rosy, Deathrace 2000, Psycho IV-The Beginning, Twin Peaks, Not Of This Earth.

Issue 7
The Witches - puppeteer Rob Tygner interviewed
Schwarzenegger: from Conan to Total Recall
3-D Fantasy films
Jack The Ripper book guide
Space Adventure flight simulator
Strangely Dismissed: Strange Invaders
A Clockwork Orange play reviewed
Fiction by D.F. Lewis.

Issue 6
The making of Bad Taste
Black Rain
A Clockwork Orange - RSC stage production
SF & Fantasy magazines 1904-1940: an illustrated history
Archaos - French chainsaw circus
Batman: Digital Justice comic preview
Batman and Wave soundtrack reviews.

Issue 5
Batman: animatronics designer Tim Rose interviewed
Michael Keaton assistant William Todd-Jones interviewed
Comic and book reviews and retrospective
Sherlock Holmes - Jeremy Brett interview Part 2
Cinema-going in Greece
Fantasy Film Preview
Sean Connery Bond films Part 3.

Issue 4
Sherlock Holmes - Jeremy Brett interview Part 1
The making of Monkey Shines
Who Framed Roger Rabbit - animator Russell Hall interview Part 2
Max Headroom - US television series
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Adventure - Jon Pertwee on stage
Dead Ringers, Crisis
Cyberpunk SF movement in books
Sean Connery Bond films Part 2.

Issue 3
Who Framed Roger Rabbit - animator Russell Hall interview Part 1
UFO - Ed Bishop interviewed and first convention report
The Magic Toyshop
The Man Who Fell To Earth retrospective
V For Vendetta
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes stage production
The Magic Roundabout
J.G. Ballard
Hellraiser 'unreleased' soundtrack reviewed
The Sean Connery Bond films Part 1.

Issue 2
The making of Robocop
The Knights of God - director Michael Kerrigan (Doctor Who) interviewed
Prince of Darkness
The Philadelphia Experiment

History of The Silver Surfer
The Living Daylights
Blue Velvet
Carl Sagan's Contact
Dempsey & Makepeace (!) location report/retrospective - producer Tony Wharmby interviewed
Robocop and Prince of Darkness soundtracks reviewed.

Issue 1
Captain Scarlet - 8 page feature
Diana Rigg's fantasy film/TV career
Big Trouble In Little China
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Francois Truffaut
Leslie Halliwell
A-Z of Fan Clubs
Star Trek: The Motion Picture retrospective
American movie hype
Star Trek V: The Veterans Home comic strip.

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