What Wonder Woman tells us about the Thirteenth Doctor

I finally caught up with the (excellent) Wonder Woman movie. On they way home, apart from thinking about plot twists, special effects, action sequences and great photography, I also thought about the the nature of female heroes. While Wonder Woman may be more Jessica Jones than Doctor Who (despite David Tennant!), and outfit wise I suspect Jodie Whittaker…

Twice Upon a Christmas

So, we now know the final Twelfth Doctor story will be Twice Upon a Time, a nice nod to the number of Doctors starring in the story. There was plenty of speculation on Sunday afternoon (UK) when the news of Mark Gatiss’s appearance led many fans to speculate he might be playing the Third Doctor, and the idea raised…

The End of the (Doctor Who) World – not!

For those still struggling to absorb the news of Jodie Whittaker’s casting (and another Time Lord actor with a name able to be spelt wrong – see Davi(d)son, Eccleston(e)) as the Thirteenth Doctor, I’ve seen the following do the rounds a few times on social media: Times Doctor Who Was Ruined Forever. Enjoy! ??? Message Ends ???

News roundup 17 July 2017

Shock news today as the Earth continues to revolve around the Sun and the universe (see the Milky Way, left) continues to exist. Brexit still looms large over Britain, and around the world people continue to be born, marry, have children and pass away. It’s World Emoji Day and in sport England are playing Cricket…

As Sydney Newman said in 1986…

In the words of Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman: At a later stage Doctor Who should be metamorphosed into a woman. Don’t you agree that this is considerably more worthy of the BBC than Doctor Who’s presently largely socially valueless, escapist schlock? … This requires some considerable thought – mainly because I want to avoid a flashy, Hollywood Wonder Woman, because…