So it starts with the Doctor, falling through the atmosphere and climbing into an impact suit just in time. It’s followed by a few moments of slapstick, as he tries to get up and walk away. Eventually, he is helped by someone we’ll inevitably get to know in the next hour. Then the Doctor pretends to be the caretaker of a …
Classic Doctor Who never really had to deal with Christmas – except for 1965. Some context. The story that was running at the time was “The Dalek Masterplan” – a 12 episode epic which was to continue until the end of January 1966, and had been preceeded by “Mission to the Unknown”, a one-episode prologue introducing some of the necessary characters. …
A nicely clanky flight of shiny metal stairs. A handful of figures in spray-painted clothes. A curious, unaware small boy, pyjamas on, sandwich on lap, switches on a boxy old TV, stares at the flickering screen. Silvery boots climb, metal stairs thunk. Boy stops chewing. Checks behind his chair. More steps clatter, an unceasing flow of metallic warriors swarm, fill …
Tomorrow is the anniversary of Doctor Who. 50 years old. Or young. Or something. It’s REALLY VERY EXCITING! We’ve not been around for a while, and while we’re gearing up for a big event and our own return to recording shows, I thought I’d get the ball rolling, with a book review. There are hundreds of books out there about the series. …
Covering the Capaldi announcement.
Reviewing The Name of the Doctor.
Reviewing Nightmare in Silver.
Reviewing The Crimson Horror.
Reviewing Journey to the Centre…
Reviewing Cold War.
Reviewing The Rings of Akhaten.
Reviewing The Bells of Saint John.
Reviewing The Snowmen.
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
Nature needs saving,
only mothers need apply.
Family comes first.