HG Wells and Doctor Who

Ignoring the appearance of a young Herbert in Timelash, the real HG Wells (pictured) had an undeniable impact on Doctor Who. Taking The Time Machine as a given, and allowing War of the Worlds as an influence, I think it goes beyond that. I’d like to mention the connection to another Wells classic – The First Men in the Moon.

Ianto’s Shrine – March 2017

I was in Cardiff, wandering around the Bay on a lovely sunny day in March 2017 and visited Ianto’s Shrine. For those who don’t know (and there might be some), this is a fan memorial to the passing of Torchwood’s own Ianto Jones. If you want some background (and a good article), try this on CityMetric: The…

Torchwood is 10

Who’d have thought, it’s almost ten years since Torchwood was first broadcast. The spoof site for the Victorian house / hotel seems to have vanished from the web, and it’s years since the show was on screen. Ignoring the recent Barrowman / Moffat spat, let’s focus on some positives.

The Legacy of UNIT

It’s June so it’s daily Doctor Who Legacy UNIT levels. We’ve had an updated client released (with its own bug causing some characters to duplicate) and this allows us to get daily updates with special levels aka the UNIT Daily Missions. So far the first of these has been a renamed Chapter 1 level, The Snowmen: Backstreets…

The legacy of Susan Foreman

The latest newsletter from Tiny Rebel Games is packed full of Doctor Who Legacy goodness. Most pleasing is the news of Susan Foreman coming soon (see artwork), and also news of Grace Holloway and Gwen Cooper! No word on exactly when, colours or powers.

Five Days to go!

Yes, the countdown has reached five; five more days until Saturday the 19th of September, 2015. The day for all Doctor Who fans to rejoice. Yes, it’s Big Finish Day 7! What? There’s something on TV that evening? Well I know where my priorities lie (and I can make it down the motorway in time for The Magician’s Apprentice!

Ianto Jones returns

Great news today from Big Finish: TORCHWOOD: IANTO JONES WILL RETURN IN OCTOBER. Yes, Gareth David-Lloyd is back in role in a James Goss story and it will be here in October. We also learn the rest of the series follows montly, moving it all forward from the previous January date. Fantastic news! -=- Message Ends -=-

Reblog: Andrew Cartmel interview

I found an interesting interview with Andrew Cartmel over on the blog Troughton Is My Doctor. The interview is IN CONVERSATION WITH ANDREW CARTMEL. It talks about many things from the 1980s, comics and even Torchwood. Well worth a read. <:> Message Ends <:>

Ten years of Captain Jack

It’s ten years since Captain Jack Harkness first appeared in The Empty Child with the Ninth Doctor and Rose. Lots of people marking this yesterday (May 21st) and for me, this Metro piece is as good as many of them: Captain Jack joined Doctor Who 10 years ago – John Barrowman’s best bits. Enjoy! <|> Message Ends <|>