The Black Archive goes from strength to strength with the 18th release, Marco Polo. It’s written by Dene October, who has is in the rare, if not unique, position of having seen the serial twice! Dene also edited Doctor Who and Historyand is a senior lecturer at The university of Arts, London. *** Message Ends ***
As far back as 1964, Doctor Who had a massive impact on mainstream culture thanks to the Daleks. The cartoon (left) is from a UK newspaper called The Mirror, and is from a strip called The Perishers. This is from a 1964 edition of the paper, and not only makes an interesting point about class, but is rather…
Great news if you liked The Doctor Who Audio Annual is the Second Doctor Who Audio Annual. It’s the same readers: Peter Purves, Anneke Wills, Geoffrey Beevers, Matthew Waterhouse and Nicola Bryant. It’s out on April 5, 2018. I really liked the first one and will be getting this.
Congratulations to all those involved for creating the Doctor Who Audio Annual, released December 2017. Short review: if you like the Big Finish Short Trips range, this is an easy purchase. It’s currently £11.49 on Amazon UK, which for six stories over two discs compares well pricewise. The six stories (from Doctor Who Annuals mid-1960s- mid-1980s) are read by five…
Stuart Manning has produced a poster for Twice Upon a Time, and it’s on his twitter feed (here) and Facebook. The poster is very Christmassy, even if it says little about the episode itself. I hope Stuart continues these next year! *** Message Ends ***
So, the end of several eras and lots of nostalgia in a Christmas special combining multiple Doctors, plenty of reflection and the thinnest of stories supporting some great performances. Twice Upon a Time delivered what it promised, no less and perhaps no more. There are many spoilers to follow; you’ve been warned!
So, the Moffat era may be over and the Twelfth Doctor no more, but don’t forget to check out the extras for Twice Upon a Time, including a fascinating Fact File. Do have a look! +++ Message Ends +++