Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror review

I broadly liked Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror and found it a big step-up from Orphan 55 in terms of being coherent and polished if nothing else. Most of the faults (apart from generic aliens) I have with it are systemic of the current TARDIS crew rather than particular to this story. I’ll explain…

Master Annual update

As far as I can tell the Unofficial Master Annual is progressing well. Over on the Terraqueous FaceBook page we’ve had a reveal of the endpiece artwork (shown left). No official news on writers (stay tuned;-) or a release date, but I’ll keep you posted. My posts on the Unofficial 1987 Annual were among the…

Obverse Books update

Obverse Books has been kind enough to share details of forthcoming releases in their Black Archive range as well as the cover for new release Doctor Who and the Silurians. My own review is here if you want to compare – the Black Archive version covers land rights, the 1970s energy crisis, technological innovation, animal…

Thoughts ahead of Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror

Series 12 continues with Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror. Information is thin on the ground, so mostly speculation to come. We do know it’s a pseudo-historical, and presumably more so than the second part of Spyfall. Some decent casting (as ever) and a dearth of images suggests something planned as a surprise. Let’s consider…

More views on Orphan 55

I very much didn’t enjoy Orphan 55 and said as much in my review. Of course it’s a big world out in Doctor Who fandom, and I’m very much in a minority and the episode has sparked a lot of comment on various forums / social media. It’s a pit we waste so much time…

Orphan 55 review

So, our first off-world (or so it seems) story for series 12 and it’s a holiday for the team at Tranquility Spa in Ed Hime’s Orphan 55. I really, really didn’t like this episode for a number of reasons I go into. It looked fabulous but almost everything else failed for me. I had expected…