Gerry Davis archive interviews on the DWAS

Any consideration of the Second Doctor must come to the reasonable conclusion that Cybermen are his key nemesis, as suggested in my post What did the Second Doctor ever do for the Show? It’s a short step then to considering the impact of Kit Pedler (left in photo) on Doctor Who, but let’s not forget Gerry Davis (right). The picture shows them working on Doomwatch, but…

The Daleks’ Masterplan considered

Over on The Doctor Who Companion, writer Rick Lundeen has put together a good piece on the (sadly almost entirely missing) First Doctor epic, The Daleks’ Masterplan. His title is: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DALEKS’ MASTER PLAN IN DOCTOR WHO HISTORY. Reading it made me both peeved I hadn’t yet written about this story and thoughtful; what else…

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…

Doctor Who: The Rescue review

Often summarised as a short story in two episodes to introduce a new companion (I paraphrase), I think there’s a bit more to The Rescue than the simple description does justice. Yes it’s about the first (ever) companion change from Susan to Vicki, and yes there’s not much story, but it still has its moments. I’ve chosen it for…

The Space Museum article published by the DWAS!

As part of the Celestial Toyroom Annual 2019, I wrote a piece on the First Doctor story The Space Museum. Rather than just another review (and there are some good ones in here) I took the challenge to discuss the idea of remaking this story in modern Doctor Who. This adventure tends not to get much in the way…