BBC Productions has announced Jon Pertwee Uncut available on pre-order only (follow the link). The press release follows below…
The Third Doctor as played by Jon Pertwee
Cosmic Masque XII out now, and still free!
The freely downloadable (not even an email address sign-up required) Cosmic Masque XII from the DWAS has just appeared on the DWAS site. It’s a PDF of over 60 pages. Despite the Third Doctor cover, much of the material looks at Time Lord Victorious. There’s also a healthy dose of fan fiction and some reviews….
Terraqueous to release an unofficial Dr Who omnibus
Terreaqueous has revealed plans to release an omnibus of three recent unofficial annuals. August will see the release of ‘The unofficial Dr Who omnibus’, which has a staggering 461 pages and collects the 1972 annual, 1987 annual, and the Master annual.
A Weekend at Devil’s End – celebrating The Daemons at 50
Here’s a scary thought — next year it will be 50 years since Doctor Who and the Daemons was broadcast. I don’t remember being the boy who watched it very well, but I remember The Daemons. To be fair I have seen it a few times, and even after a critical rewatch of Liz Shaw’s…
Aldbourne in the archives
While doing the research I described in Genesis of the Doctor, I was reminded (it was an old bookmark!) of a piece on Doctor Who The Daemons I also found on the BBC, and also rather abandoned. (And also another classic episode unreviewed!) Without further ado, here’s Out of this world in Aldbourne, all about…
Obverse Books update
Obverse Books has been kind enough to share details of forthcoming releases in their Black Archive range as well as the cover for new release Doctor Who and the Silurians. My own review is here if you want to compare – the Black Archive version covers land rights, the 1970s energy crisis, technological innovation, animal…
Celestial Toyroom 2020 now available (and free!)
Once more the Doctor Who Appreciation Society (DWAS) starts the new year with a Celestial Toyroom Annual. The theme for 2020 is the Third Doctor and there’s an introduction by Katy Manning as well as articles on all of John Pertwee’s TV stories. I’m proud to have written the piece on Colony in Space. The…
Doctor Who on Boxing Day?!
Good news, there will be Doctor Who on Boxing Day this year (2019). The (perhaps) less good news – it’s every available classic episode streamed on new service BritBox as reported on The Doctor Who Companion: EVERY SURVIVING EPISODE OF CLASSIC DOCTOR WHO COMING TO BRITBOX ON BOXING DAY. Enjoy! *** Message Ends ***
Colony in Space – some observations
Since I had a rewatch (after nearly 50 years) of season 7 of Doctor Who for The Doctor Who Companion, I’ve had a few Pertwee stories on my pile of DVDs to watch at some point. I’ve just finished Colony in Space and here are a few thoughts. I would have done a review, but…
The DWC looks at Longleat and the 20th
If you want a thorough article on the twentieth anniversary of Doctor Who in 1983, including a major focus on Longleat, have a read of REVIEWED: DOCTOR WHO’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY – AT LAST, THE 1983 SHOW. Leon Hewitt is to be congratulated on a piece full of information. I learned a few things and I…
The DWC bids farewell to the Third Doctor
And with one last outing, the Doctor Who Companion completes its tour of the Jon Pertwee years. Simon Danes gives his thoughts in REVIEWED: DOCTOR WHO SEASON 11 – SELF-DESTRUCTION and as usual it’s well worth a read. It reminded me of some personal highlights from Season 11 as well.
The DWC reaches Season 10!
Time flies (if that means anything when dealing with Doctor Who!) and the DWC is already up to Season 10 in its scrutiny of the show. It’s Rick Lundeen who guides us through the events of this solid season’s entertainment. It’s all here: REVIEWED: DOCTOR WHO SEASON 10 – RETURNS AND FAREWELLS.