The Tides of Time issue 42

Tides42-frontcoverfinalThe Tides of Time number 42 for Michaelmas Term 2018 was published by The Oxford Doctor Who Society in November 2018. It was edited by James Ashworth and Matthew Kilburn.

The issue is 64 pages, colour, A5. Print copies are still available through this link.

Features include:

Online Fandom

  • The Time of Doctor Puppet – James Ashworth talks to Alisa Stern, creator of The Doctor Puppet
  • Summer of ’65 – Adam Kendrick reviews the summer of Doctor Who on Twitch
  • The Barbara Wright Stuff – Guest contributor Sophie Iles explains how Doctor Who on Twitch turned her into a professional Doctor Who artist
  • Tonight, I should liveblog… – Georgia Harper on the joys of Doctor Who liveblogging
  • At Last, the Universe is Calling – Georgia Harper looks forward from September to the promise of the Thirteenth Doctor
  • This Mild Curiosity – William Shaw tells of Facebook group Time And Relative Dimensions In Shitposting


  • Doctors Assemble James Ashworth explores the connections between Doctor Who and the worlds of Marvel Comics
  • Love Letters to Doctor Who – Rogan Clark takes a twenty-first century fan’s look at the 2018 Target novelizations
  • Past and Present Mixed Up – Matthew Kilburn explains the background to his Black Archive entry on The Time Warrior


  • Utopia 2018 – James Ashworth meets a variety of guests at Fantom’s Utopia 2018 convention, including:
    • Waris Hussein
    • The cast of The Keeper of Traken
    • Katy Manning
    • The cast of Class
  • The Fan Show – Ian Bayley reflects on Peter Capaldi’s panel at London Film and Comic Con 2018


  • ‘I Can Hear the Sound of Empires Toppling’ – Sam Sheppard examines Doctor Who from the point of view of a deaf fan
  • Empty Pockets, Empty Shelves – Matthew Kilburn’s thoughts on the transition between Peter Capaldi’s Doctor’s library-like TARDIS in Twice Upon a Time and Jodie Whittaker’s empty pockets in The Woman Who Fell to Earth
  • Blind Drunk at Sainsbury’s – Is Big Finish’s attempt at presenting a woman Doctor in Exile a suitable precedent for Jodie Whittaker? No, says James Ashworth, but in many more words
  • Top or Flop? Kill the Moon – The controversial Peter Capaldi story debated by William Shaw and Sam Sheppard, with an introduction by James Ashworth


  • A haiku for Kill the Moon – by William Shaw
  • A limerick against Kill the Moon – by James Ashworth


  • A Stone’s Throw, Part Four – The last part of John Salway’s tale of the fourth and fifth Doctors

The PDF of the entire issue is now available here as a free download in both its print and compact version.