UNIT theme tune trivia

Apologies if this is the most trivial post you ever read (and I ever make) but I’ve spotted something a bit geeky about the Big Finish theme tune for the new series UNIT stories. It came about while listening to UNIT: Incursions (review coming) and thinking about just how to write a theme tune…

Celery, Companions and Cricket: the Fifth Doctor described?

Three things sum up the Fifth Doctor for many people: Celery, Companions and Cricket, though possibly not in that order. It’s easy, unambiguous and fits the bill. Or does it? Is there more to this Doctor than some lazy tropes? Don’t get me wrong, tropes are useful (think toothy grin, recorder playing, that coat…) but…

Year of the Drex Olympics review on CultBox

It’s got a tongue-in-cheek title and the April 2019 Doctor Who Short Trips release, The Year of the Drex Olympics is definitely one of the more amusing releases in this range. A Second Doctor story, read by Frazer Hines, and featuring Jamie and Victoria, it’s worth a listen and I put some thoughts together for…

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.