How British is Doctor Who?

I was skimming Through the Decades Sixty Years of the BSFA 1958-2018 when I came across a long article by Andrew M Butler titled British National Identity and the Phenomenon of Doctor Who. It’s interesting for many reasons, no less than being written in 2003 and adopting a pretty grim tone regards the series as…

Considering the Fifth Doctor

After the prolific and prolonged Fourth Doctor era, Peter Davison’s stint as the Fifth Doctor perhaps failed to hit the heights of previous incarnations. If you’re a modern Doctor Who fan you may not have much idea of the Fifth Doctor so why not pop over to DoctorWhoTV for a quick introduction.

Comparing the Fifth and Thirteenth Doctors

During the first series of the Thirteenth Doctor a common observation on forums and reviews was of similarities between Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor and Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor. I’m not 100% convinced beyond the obvious crowded TARDIS, but others are, including Emily Asher-Perrin on the TOR.com blog: The Thirteenth Doctor Has a Lot in Common With…

WhoSphere: a brilliant Doctor Who site

The brainchild of Kieran Highman the site WhoSpheres is a photographic treat for fans of Doctor Who (and a few other shows besides). It’s also about locations, as there were, as they are and a blend of the two. There’s a lot to recommend and I’ll highlight a couple of areas I was fascinated by.

2019 Doctor Who Fan Art Competition for SDCC

If you’re into creating Doctor Who fan art, you might want to enter the 2019 Doctor Who Fan Art Competition run by BBC Studios. You’ve only got until May 15 to enter, and the prize includes a trip to London and your design being printed and sold on T-shirts at SDCC! If you want to…

Should we Vote Saxon?

It may be an obscure comment on Brexit or something entirely innocuous, but Vote Saxon signs have been appearing around Cardiff Bay. The conclusion? Well, if you’re a Doctor Who fan it raises the possibility of a John Simms Master appearing in series opposite the Thirteenth Doctor. Likely? Who knows with Doctor Who? Do I…

What did the Fourth Doctor do for the show?

There’s a quick guide to the Fourth Doctor on the generally excellent BBC America website: ‘Doctor Who’: A Companion To The Fourth Doctor. It makes a few good points, but I’ve been thinking structurally. I’ll give a thumbnail view of the previous incarnations then hone in on the contribution of the Fourth Doctor. I’m ignoring…