From May 1985: The cover of US magazine/ fanzine FANTASY EMPIRE issue 17, plucked from the "random scans" file.
Colin Baker (why did we think he looked fat? In retrospect he looks perfectly average. Or did we all just get bigger in the intervening decades?) accompanies the news that DOCTOR WHO was on an eighteen month hiatus as BBC management unsuccessfully tried to dump the unloved show. It would take them another four years (and a more nuanced and less fan-baiting strategy) until Mission: Accomplished.
The writer Tanith Lee died last month at the age of 67. I had a quick flick through the issue to see whether the piece was worth scanning and posting... but I couldn't actually find any reference to her and her work inside. I guess I wasn't looking closely enough. Sand, her script for BLAKE'S SEVEN's finale season, remains one of my favorite episodes of the whole run.