The Def Guide to Zzap!64
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the gordo years were the best
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Author:  brian_dead [ Wed May 18, 2005 9:39 am ]
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mabye its because that was the team that were working for zzap when i started reading it, but i always liked gordon maff katie and paul, it felt like i knew them.

does anyone know what maff is up to?
didnt he have a band?

Author:  Lloyd Mangram [ Wed May 18, 2005 10:19 am ]
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Well, Gordon would be pleased to hear that. :)
It certainly were the last quality Zzap!64 issues before the rot definitely set in.

Gordon's site says about Maff Evans:

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Culled in the 'Night of the Long Knives', Maff enjoyed a brief spell as a wildebeast before turning his hooves to writing music articles and reviews for Future.


I don't know what he's doing at the moment, though.
He never replied to e-mails about the DEF Tribute anyway.

Author:  CraigGrannell [ Wed May 18, 2005 11:12 am ]
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Maff used to regularly write for Future Music, and was on a quest for musical stardom. Keep checking Future's digital music mags—maybe he still writes for some of them.

Author:  LeeT [ Wed May 18, 2005 11:29 am ]
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He sent me a CD-R of a few remixes he had done for Front 242, a few years back. That was the last I heard of him.

Author:  Mangram's Tippex Thinner [ Wed May 18, 2005 4:22 pm ]
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It's down to the staff when you first got into the mag, I reckon (like fave Doc on Doctor Who), so my fave was from the start up till Gary Penn's departure.

Author:  Iain [ Wed May 18, 2005 4:33 pm ]
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Mangram's Tippex Thinner wrote:
It's down to the staff when you first got into the mag,


I think you're right there, they make the biggest impression, especially when you're of an impressionable age.

Author:  LeeT [ Wed May 18, 2005 4:35 pm ]
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Mangram's Tippex Thinner wrote:
It's down to the staff when you first got into the mag, I reckon (like fave Doc on Doctor Who), so my fave was from the start up till Gary Penn's departure.


Gary Penn = William Hartnell (Always a bit niggly over certain games)
Gary Liddon = Patrick Troughton (Bit of a clown)
Julian Rignall = Tom Baker (Worked for Newsfield for ages, weird hair)
Paul Sumner = The Master (whose body would he have next?!)
Gordon Houghton = Colin Baker (Cruelly sacked at short notice)
Steve Jarrat = Peter Davison (Young Action man!)

Can you thiink of any others? :)

Author:  CraigGrannell [ Wed May 18, 2005 5:09 pm ]
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Mangram's Tippex Thinner wrote:
It's down to the staff when you first got into the mag, I reckon (like fave Doc on Doctor Who), so my fave was from the start up till Gary Penn's departure.


I think that's true (well, apart from Doctor Who, seeing as I actually think Eccelston is my favourite, oddly enough): Penn and Rignall were the height of Zzap!, closely followed by a certain Mr. Houghton, Ms. Hamza and Mr. Glancey. Everything else was downhill, although I had a soft spot for Robin Hogg's writing, as I also occasionally read The Games Machine before Robin ended up on Zzap!

Author:  brian_dead [ Wed May 18, 2005 5:22 pm ]
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I think the reason i liked the mag so much was because of the way the staff didnt 'talk down' to you, it influenced me alot, i even wrote in some school thing that Maff Eavans was one of my hereo's (how sad!) but nobody knew who he was.

i remember reading a freinds older brothers collection of older zzaps (JR) and they were still just as good.

Author:  Professor Brian Strain [ Thu May 19, 2005 11:17 am ]
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LeeT wrote:
Mangram's Tippex Thinner wrote:
It's down to the staff when you first got into the mag, I reckon (like fave Doc on Doctor Who), so my fave was from the start up till Gary Penn's departure.


Gary Penn = William Hartnell (Always a bit niggly over certain games)
Gary Liddon = Patrick Troughton (Bit of a clown)
Julian Rignall = Tom Baker (Worked for Newsfield for ages, weird hair)
Paul Sumner = The Master (whose body would he have next?!)
Gordon Houghton = Colin Baker (Cruelly sacked at short notice)
Steve Jarrat = Peter Davison (Young Action man!)

Can you thiink of any others? :)


Stuart Wynne = Sylvester McCoy, the most cerebral Doctor... I mean editor, and widely liked in fandom

Steve Shields = Jon Pertwee. Mad.

Author:  CraigGrannell [ Thu May 19, 2005 11:30 am ]
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I suppose Chris Anderson could be Eccleston, seeing as he did a really good job, but was only there for a very short period of time.

Author:  Mangram's Tippex Thinner [ Thu May 19, 2005 4:38 pm ]
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Nice Doctor/Zzap staff match-ups!

Would've said Steve Shields-Chris Eccleston 'cos Steve was a real geezer-type.

Author:  LeeT [ Thu May 19, 2005 4:46 pm ]
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As yet, Eccleston hasn't edited a 'jazz mag' :lol:

Author:  Mangram's Tippex Thinner [ Tue May 31, 2005 1:58 pm ]
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Nope!

Can't remember what Steve's doing now -- some kind of university course or training, rather than a job.

Author:  Iain [ Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:27 pm ]
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This topic was getting WAAaaaayyy off topic, so I've split it and moved the Doctor Who stuff to here http://www.zzap64.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=542

It was probably Mr ZzapBack's fault anyway ;-)

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