Planet of the Drashigs review

Phil Pulryne takes the writer’s chair for the second story in the new Fourth Doctor Syndicate Master Plan season with new companion Ann Kelso. The title Planet of the Drashigs gives away some of the story: it’s a surprise return for a monster encountered by the Third Doctor in the 1973 story Carnival of Monsters. Following the events of The Sinestran…

The Sinestran Kill review

It’s a new year and a new era for the Fourth Doctor as we get the first of two boxsets in The Syndicate Master Plan. If that weren’t excitement enough, there’s a brand new companion. WPC Ann Kelso played by Jane Slavin. And who better to introduce a WPC to the TARDIS than former policeman Andrew Smith? It’s…

Series 12: some ideas

It may be filming, but Doctor Who series 12 is a long way from being on our screens and we know nothing about what it might bring. This makes it a field day for speculation! Ahead of any leeks or news, I thought I’d put down some markers as to what I’d like in series…

Nick Briggs talks Resolution Dalek

There’s a nice piece on Doctor Who TV  with Nick Briggs talking all about how he approached the Dalek in the Doctor Who New Years Special, Resolution. It’s well worth investing time in reading: Nick Briggs Exclusive Interview: “I wanted to make this Dalek super-arrogant”. <<< Message Ends >>>

Whotopia Issue 33 is out

Another mention for Whotopia magazine and it’s now up to issue 33. Did I mention it’s free on download? This issue has a range of great articles from the Frank Danes rather blunt assessment of the failings of series 11 to deliver, a piece on the first Hartnell series, Melanie Bush reassessed and even a primer…

The Dalek Masterplan comes to vinyl

More news for my First Doctor themed month, and it’s from The Doctor Who Companion. It’s the imminent release of The Dalek Masterplan on vinyl! It’s a sensational cover, but not worth the price of the vinyls on its own;-( Full details here: NEW DOCTOR WHO VINYL COLLECTION LAUNCHES WITH THE DALEKS’ MASTER PLAN. It’s the start of a…