Just a quick mention for Jennie Linden’s website: Jennie Linden.com. There are some interviews, background her career (and not just the Peter Cushing film Dr Who and the Daleks, in which she played Barbara) and a chance to pick up some signed items. There’s even a link to the Big Finish release Unregenerate!, in which she played Professor…
What if there had been more 1960s Doctor Who movies with Peter Cushing? That’s the premise talented artist Dave Burgess has explored with artwork such as that for Dr. Who and the Dalek Masterplan (see picture on the left). Dave has a portfolio: DR. WHO | MOVIE ARTWORK and much else here besides.
Thanks to Clayton Hickman for tweeting the first ever Guardian review for Doctor Who episode An Unearthly Child (aka 100,000 BC). To say reviewer Mary Crozier was unimpressed is an understatement and the Guardian themselves brought the subject up with not quite an apology some 48 years later: Doctor Who: Guardian reviewer unimpressed by first episode.
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.