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…

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 —

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….

The DWC bids farewell to the Third Doctor

And with one last outing, the Doctor Who Companion completes its tour of the Jon Pertwee years. Simon Danes gives his thoughts in REVIEWED: DOCTOR WHO SEASON 11 – SELF-DESTRUCTION and as usual it’s well worth a read. It reminded me of some personal highlights from Season 11 as well.

I take a sideways look at Season 7 for the DWC!

Over on the Doctor Who Companion I was able to write a piece exploring Pertwee’s first season as the Third Doctor – REVIEWED: DOCTOR WHO SEASON 7 – FAMILY UNIT. Yes, it’s Season 7: UNIT, the Brig, Liz Shaw and a whole range of adversaries. I took a thematic approach rather than episode by episode…

The DWC looks at seasons 3, 4 and 5!

The Doctor Who Companion is gathering pace with its voyage through the show’s television history. They’ve looked at Season 3, said farewell to Hartnell’s First Doctor, welcomed Troughton’s Second Doctor, met many a companion, said farewell to many more and introduced many alien races along the way. Seen in such breadth and at such pace,…