"Jam Sandwich" was a children's afternoon magazine show, quite similar to "Simon Townsend's Wonder World". The night they featured science fiction media fan clubs: including Astrex (the NSW Star Trek Fan Club) and the Australasian Doctor Who Club. Young reporter Rachel Enright was making her "Jam Sandwich" debut. Her more experienced host, Tim Grogan, who'd been with the show since its first episode in October 1982, even forgot her name at the end!
We were invited to gather, in costume, one evening at the original 106a Bathurst Street location of Galaxy Bookshop.
The show's opening credits resembled a "Space Invaders" computer game.
Rachel Enright and Tim Grogan presenting; Rachel discovers Galaxy Bookshop - and K-9.
Assistant Manager Ron Serduik morphs into "Doctor Who" fan, Karsten John.
Therin of Andor (Ian McLean) and the Empress of Traken (Carol Bott) beam down.
Rachel and Karsten witness a beam-down!
A non-commercial network helps to promote my fanzine!
Aliens from "USS Hood Orientation Manual: Races of the Federation".
Gary Armstrong explains how he built his K-9 robot.
K-9's control box (80s-style miniaturisation); Therin goes browsing.
Chrissy Amphlett and the Divinyls accompany the episode's closing credits (above right).