Theme for 2019

With Doctor Who very much not on our screens in 2019 (apart from later today!) I’ve decided I will theme the first few (seven) months of the year around the so-called classic Doctors. Each month I will look at some episodes from the relevant Doctor and post reviews and anything else of interest. I’ll weave in some…

Jovanka Airlines Season 19 trailer

If you haven’t seen it, or don’t tend to look at YouTube, you might want to make an exception for Janet Fielding as she gives the Jovanka Airlines in-flight safety announcement for the new BluRay boxset of Season 19: The Season 19 Safety Video with Tegan Jovanka | Doctor Who. +++ Message Ends +++

Temporal Logbook II now published

My Fifth Doctor and Peri story Flowers in the Rain is now published along with the rest of the unauthorised charity collection Temporal Logbook II. It looks like a great set of stories, some familiar names among the authors and a massive 336 pages! Do let me know what you make of it! +++ Message Ends +++

The Caves from The Sevateem

Just launched by electronic music duo Christian Erickson and Janey Winterbauer (aka The Sevateem) is a whole album of original music called The Caves. And in case you’re wondering, this is, of course, a Doctor Who themed album, inspired by a certain 1984 story for the Fifth Doctor and Peri. You might think a whole album based on Caves…

Second Doctor Who Audio Annual coming!

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.

Doctor Who Audio Annual review

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…

Paul Cornell’s Ten Doctors who weren’t

Paul Cornell’s 12 Blogs of Christmas continues with The 12 Blogs of Christmas: Ten. My Doctors Who Weren’t. Here Paul discusses some alternate ideas for casting, from the obvious (Julia Sawalha), to the surprising (Pauline Henriques). I’ve singled out Richard Briers (photo) as I liked his notes on writing fan fiction with Richard Briers as the Fifth…

Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys lineup

There’s a new edition of The Temporal Logbook on the way early in 2018. Called Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys, it has thirteen stories (First – Twelfth Doctors + War, no Thirteenth) plus some bonuses. I’ve even penned one of these, the Fifth Doctor story Flowers in the Rain!

Penguin announces 100 Illustrated Adventures

Something exciting from Penguin Books: 100 Illustrated Adventures. What makes this notable is it’s 100 episodes chosen across Doctor Who, from the First to the Twelfth Doctors, with each illustrated by either a fan or professional artist and also including facts about the episode.

Breakfast of the seven Doctors!

As part of this year’s BBC Charity marathon Red Nose Day, there is a chance to have breakfast with not one, not two but seven Doctors! Yes, you can start the day with Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi!

Black Archive: Black Orchid

I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing a few titles from Obverse Books including some of their Black Archive range. First up is the book length reflection on the Fifth Doctor story, Black Orchid. Written by Ian Millsted, this 100 page work covers every aspect of the story you might imagine, and a few more besides. If this is the level…

Kinda reviewed

Thanks to the Horror Channel I am slowly catching up with 1980s Doctor Who. For many reasons I missed a lot of the Davison and early Colin Baker years, finally I get to sit down and consider them for what they are. Christopher Bailey’s Kinda is the first of a trilogy that will include Snakedance and the Lost Story Children…