Desert Island Doctors

I just can’t get excited about the forthcoming departure of Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall. Instead I wrote a piece about Doctor Who actors who have been on Desert Island Discs for Cultbox. Desert Island Doctors — Who actors’ favourite music revealed. Enjoy! <– Message Ends —>

Netflix taking over Doctor Who — my April Fools for the DWC

You might find some amusement in the April Fool story I did for The Doctor Who Companion in which I talk about Netflix taking over the show… It’s here: NETFLIX TO CO-PRODUCE DOCTOR WHO’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL — THEN TAKE OVER THE FRANCHISE [UPDATED]. I hope it amuses. After all, it could never happen, could…

Revolution of the Daleks collective review on the DWC

Back in the day (January) a group of Doctor Who Companion writers pooled their thoughts on Revolution of the Daleks. Curiously, I wrote my review before seeing the show, just as an experiment. I wasn’t far off; that tells me something about the show / my power of prediction / prejudging reviews / the meaning…

Doctor Who: Wicked Sisters review on Cultbox

I mostly enjoyed Doctor Who: Wicked Sisters by Simon Guerrier, and found it a welcome change of pace compared to some other titles. It’s not perfect and while the idea of the Fifth Doctor and Leela wishing to put the tracer twins aka Graceless sisters Abby and Zara out of commission has its merits, I’d…

The Doctor Who Companion is 4

Believe it, or not, The Doctor Who Companion site is four years old. It’s been down for extensive maintenance but is now back up and running. Full details: CELEBRATING 4 YEARS OF THE DOCTOR WHO COMPANION – WITH A NEW LOOK! >– Message Ends –<

The DWC writers collective view on Ascension of the Cybermen

If you get to the end of this stark (and largely negative) assessment of Ascension of the Cybermen you’ll see my comment about trying to stay positive. Maybe it will all be wonderful, but a lot of plates are in play for The Timeless Children. Until tonight, here are our views on last week: HERE’S…

The DWC team thoughts on Haunting of Villa Diodati

As ever the team over at The Doctor Who Companion has pooled thoughts about last week’s Haunting of Villa Diodati. My own (very positive) thoughts are here, the team collection is: HERE’S WHAT THE DOCTOR WHO COMPANION THOUGHT OF THE HAUNTING OF VILLA DIODATI.

The Haunting of Villa Diodati review on the DWC

I was guest reviewer for The Doctor Who Companion this week and had plenty to say about The Haunting of Villa Diodati. Warning: my review is very positive: REVIEWED: DOCTOR WHO – THE HAUNTING OF VILLA DIODATI. *** Message Ends ***

The DWC collective views on Can You Hear Me?

I wasn’t part of this week’s collective view, but rest assured it’s a good one – HERE’S WHAT THE DOCTOR WHO COMPANION THOUGHT OF CAN YOU HEAR ME? If nothing else do look at James Baldock’s infographic – an idea I will be stealing! My review is here. — Message Ends —

Other views on Fugitive of the Judoon

A quick look at other opinions on the excellent (IMHO) Doctor Who story Fugitive of the Judoon. I’m getting mostly very positive but then a few break ranks. It’s the curse of reviewing you feel you must find fault and pick holes. Here’s a selection…

DWC writers compare notes on Spyfall 1

Over on The Doctor Who Companion a group of us have all contributed our thoughts on Spyfall Pt 1. While a couple are holding their powder dry, most have expressed their thoughts. It’s not all positive, but my sense is I am in he majority in being broadly pleased with the start of series 12….