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…

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…