As Oscar Wilde said in the first chapter of The Picture of Dorian Gray, there is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. For fans of Doctor Who, the talking about often takes precedence over the actual show itself. We are perpetually bombarded with two rumours, but this year…
You’ve no doubt spotted the mash-up Doctor Who meets the Mr Men, but perhaps you want to know more about them. I was wandering the Puffin site, and found this taster for Doctor First: Five hilariously Whovian moments from Dr. First. Enjoy! — Message Ends —
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 ###