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Science Fiction Darkside

Science Fiction Darkside is a fanzine published by Canadian David Owens (Website). The fanzine's aim is to "focus exclusively on sci-fi TV shows and movies that explore the darkside of space fantasy and adventure", and the initial issues are dedicated to Space 1999. This is very much the traditional type of print fanzine, with a mixture of episode guides and character profiles, fan fiction and art. While the content isn't very different from fanzines of the 1980s and 1990s, the production quality is good, the standard of the art and writing is high and a vivid imagination is evident from the contributors.

Contact: Website.
Address: Science Fiction Darkside, 1349 Glenora Drive, London, Ontario, Canada, N5X 1T6

Issue 1 cover Issue 1, Dec 2001 Technical section, character profiles, alien races, episode guide part 1, The Under-Appreciated Classic essay by David Owens, Beyond Spandex article by Jonathan Gilbert.

Issue 2 cover Issue 2, June 2002 Chronology, Technical section, character profiles, alien races, episode guide part 2, Sparkling Memories fan fiction by Joel Owens, Error comic story by Jon Gilbert and Seppo Makinen, Beyond Spandex article by Jonathan Gilbert.

Issue 3 cover Issue 3, Oct 2002 Space The Conquering Path story outline and art by Yul Tolbert, Technical section, character profiles, alien races, episode guide part 3, End Of Eternity episode overview by David Owens, sketchbook art by David Owens Beyond Spandex article by Jonathan Gilbert.

Issue 4 cover Issue 4, June 2003 Fan fiction by Joel Owens and Ken Scott, technical section, character profiles, alien races, episode guide part 4, Dragon's Domain episode overview by David Owens, Beyond Spandex article by Jonathan Gilbert, Space Locusts (non 1999) comic strip, Verdeschi Lite comic art by Yul Tolbert.

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Space 1999 copyright Carlton, page copyright Martin Willey, art images copyright Science Fiction Darkside and the artists