There’s a great interview with Peter Purves over on Indie Mac User: Interview: Peter Purves (Doctor Who). It’s a great piece in which Peter talks about Steven Taylor, the Hartnell era and BIg Finish. === Message Ends ===
On 31 January 1966, Terry Nation talked to the Guardian newspaper about all things Daleks and Doctor Who. The Guardian has made it available on their website: Doctor Who’s who – archive, 1966. Do have a read, it’s interesting how he talks about the American market. ### Message Ends ###
I thought I would start the week with something artistic (and something I’ve been meaning to mention for far too long) — the illustrations of Daryl Joyce. The one on the left is from Dalek Invasion of Earth; there’s a lot more on Daryl’s blog and even some free stuff! ->> Message Ends <<-
Reading the David Whitaker adaptation of Doctor Who and the Daleks allows the reader to go back in time to the very earliest days of the show. Historic context bears repeating: we had no DVDs, recording, streaming, or any other way to watch a show again. Once broadcast it was over. Enter the novelisation.
Tidying up my home office, I realised I’d yet to review Doctor Who The Complete History Volume 1. Like many people (I suspect) I bought the first few months of subscription then cancelled once the free gifts ran out! In this case it was the free Companion Chronicle read by Sarah Sutton, The Toy. Of course the bonus…
March 26, 2016 saw the launch of a new blog – The Doctor Who Companion. If you want the full experience there’s the inevitable FaceBook page, and a twitter feed. There’s plenty of material to get stuck into already. Why not pop over and let me know what you think?
Simon Guerrier has produced a handy blog post about Ben and Polly – Ben and Polly in Doctor Who. It covers everything they did on TV with the First and Second Doctors, and is a useful primer ahead of reading Simon’s The Yes Men. Simon’s new Early Adventures brings us the first outing for Elliot Chapman as Ben Jackson (and…