Time Lord Letters reviewed on Starburst

I reviewed the rather delightful Time Lord Letters over on Starburst. This is a brilliantly simple idea brought to Doctor Who fans thanks to Justin Richards. If you want to more, the review is TIME LORD LETTERS. ::: Message Ends :::

The Eighth Doctor back on TV rumour

This has been bubbling under for a while (including the BBC posting the same chalice McGann drank from on Night of the Doctor to Instagram) so let’s just have a quick moment and hope it might be true: DOCTOR WHO: IS THE EIGHTH DOCTOR RETURNING TO TELEVISION THIS SEASON?. I would put this in the unlikely, not impossible…

Did Buffy really influence new-Who?

Some press this week (eg here on the Radio Times site) where Anthony Head talks about many things, including the influence of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Doctor Who. As we all know, Anthony appeared as a headmaster in the Tenth Doctor story School Reunion, and was beaten to the role of the Eighth Doctor by Paul McGann (as was Peter…

Legacy Treats for Flatline

This week’s Doctor Who Legacy newsletter is the usual bag of information, codes and other items of interest. There’s a code for the Eighth Doctor and news that there is a new costume for the TARDIS coming this weekend – mini-TARDIS I assume.

BBC Genome – 86 years of Radio Times digitised

The BBC has launched the beta of something called Genome which is the digitisation of every Radio Times from 1923 – 2009. Of course the first thing I did was search for Doctor Who and got a ridiculous number of hits (10 pages worth).

Five(ish) Doctors sequel in production

Speaking at the Cambridge Union Society this week Paul McGann revealed that there is a sequel to the Five(ish) Doctors in production. This is good news indeed. He also gave his views on the idea of a female Doctor. His talk has been written up by the Cambridge News and you can read it here: Paul McGann tells…

Wit, Wisdom and Timey-Wimey Stuff reviewed

Over on StarBurst I have reviewed the latest compendium from Cavan Scott and Mark Wright – Wit, Wisdom and Timey-Wimey Stuff. The review is Book Review: WIT, WISDOM AND TIMEY-WIMEY STUFF – THE QUOTABLE DOCTOR WHO. Feel free to check out the review or just buy the book and let me know what you think! [+] Message Ends…

The Doctor goes back to Cambridge – twice!

Over on the Radio Times blog there’s a post announcing Doctor Who stars Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann to address Cambridge University Union. Amongst a host of other names the actors that played the Seventh and Eighth Doctors will be opening and closing a run of talks between May and June.

The Eighth Doctor returns … if only!

DoctorWho TV have this picture tweeted by Paul McGann showing Paul in Eighth Doctor costume in the most recent TARDIS. They go on to suggest that this is nothing more than an opportunistic photo taken during filming of Night of the Doctor. This hasn’t stopped many fans suggesting that Paul McGann might be appearing alongside Peter Capaldi in…

Paul McGann talks Night of the Doctor on Starburst

I wrote up some notes from Big Finish Day 4 for Starburst; Paul McGann was interviewed by Nick Briggs and spoke at some length about Night of the Doctor. I was very taken at how Paul clearly cares about the Eighth Doctor and it was a fascinating conversation. — Message Ends —

Why did the Eighth Doctor die in Night of the Doctor?

While we wait for Christmas Day just a thought about the Night of the Doctor. Why did the Eighth Doctor die? Why did he have to be brought back by the sisterhood and given a potion to allow his regeneration? BTW, the picture is from the Doctor Who: Legacy character who is dressed appropriately.

The Five(ish) Doctors reboot – some thoughts

Tucked in amongst all the excitement of the anniversary there was one chance to see Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy in character (almost). This was in the FIve(ish) Doctors Reboot (aka Day of the Fish Doctor) Yes Colin did voice the Behind the Lens documentary and there were only five(ish) Doctors in this depending on how you…