Doctor Who and The Time War

RTD has just published his short prequel to Rose. It’s on the BBC website. take a moment, read and think about what might have been: Russell T Davies writes a prequel to Doctor Who – Rose. Stay safe. +++ Message Ends +++

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 ***

Terrance Dicks talks to the BBC

Following the death of Terrance Dicks’s last month, fandom has been remembering him in different ways. I never met Terrance, though we did go to the same college (albeit 26 years apart!) I don’t have a favourite TV story of his, and given he was involved in script editing more than 150 episodes, his influence…

What did the Radio Times make of the Eighth Doctor?

If the magazine went out all guns blazing in 1996 (eg the 16-page souvenir, cover left), the actual review of the single full-length Eighth Doctor TV story is less enthusiastic. Doctor Who (The Movie) as we are to call it has its problems, but like Radio Times reviewer Mark Braxton I also found it much…

New portraits of the Doctors

I’m a big fan of Doctor Who art work, so great news of new portraits for all (known, excluding the meta) incarnations of the Doctor by Jeremy Enecio. You can get the poster version from several places (including The DWC) or you get them individually…

Science of the Time Lords

If you can get to Leicester anytime over the weekend of 26-27 January 2019, why not pop along to the National Space Centre? Not only is it an interesting place in its own right, but (for the fifth year in a row I think) it wil be hosting a Doctor Who packed event Science of the Time…

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…

Target: The Day of the Doctor review

Steven Moffat’s contribution to the first set of new series Doctor Who Target novelisations is his anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor. This is far more than an adaptation of the script, it is a telling of events from many angles and plays with the form of the novel. If you’re a hard-core Moffat fan you will…

Stuart Manning Night of the Doctor poster

A bit random, perhaps, but most welcome is Stuart Manning‘s new poster for the Paul McGann swan song as the Eighth Doctor, Night of the Doctor. Enjoy! +++ Message Ends +++

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!

Eighth Doctor Lost Adventures TV Series

To be filed under if only or maybe rerun for the next April Fool’s Day is the fan idea (on FaceBook) of a new spin-off the BBC could have announced instead of Class. From Marc Atkinson (with JR Southall) comes the idea of a new Eighth Doctor series! If only! <== Message Ends ==>