TV21_Dalek wrote:I got every issue from 1979 up to 2006, when I felt that it began to alienate the older fans and long term readers. It almost went overnight from a magazine unafraid to critique the series to a magazine which was almost a propaganda magazine. I have no idea what it's like now, but I really don't care that much any more. When they started showing kids' drawings in the letter pages I knew it was time to jump ship.
When it started as a weekly yes it was for kids, but after a couple of years it began to grow up, until it became a really good read from the late 80s onwards.
Loved it. Happy days.
Agreed about the fact that it's kind of propaganda - Take this months issue, for example, not a single negative review in the Galaxy Forum section about the latest episodes. Pretty much the only negative comment was that somebody felt it was a missed oppertunity not featuring Hitler much, and even that isn't that negative... I can understand why they might do it - saying that Doctor Who has gone downhill every week, doesn't exactly fill the reader with confidence, but it is annoying... Especially when the letter from the editor tells us that it's the best series ever before it's even aired. I happen to think Doctor Who is mostly brilliant at the moment, but I know
that there are plenty of people who dislike it, that write in to DWM, whose letters won't get published because of it... I find it a bit unfair on those people, to be honest...