New Yorker Magazine explained Doctor Who for the 50th

OK. It’s not a particularly current blog post, but I thought I’d highlight rather a good (and long) introduction to Doctor Who written by Jill Lepore for the fiftieth anniversary. The piece is The Man in the Box and is a decent read. I came across this while searching for some original materials for an…

Who-ology regenerates

The rather splendid Who-ology by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright is regenerating! It was already a very good book, but as it was out for the 50th anniversary, is now more than four years old! [Where does the time go?] We are promised an update covering all the Twelfth Doctor and I wonder if we will get…

The almost Day of the Doctor

Full marks to Bleeding Cool for their article How Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Looked When Christopher Eccleston Was Still In It – And Billie Piper Wasn’t. Drawn from the recent release by storyboard creator Andrew Wildman of sketches from Day of the Doctor it gives a fascinating glimpse of the anniversary show we could have had.

Cornell scientists and Traversable Achronal Retrograde Domains In Spacetime

In an attempt to move this blog to a more highbrow, or at least academic status, I’d like to point out a research paper by two Cornell University scientists, Benjamin K Tippett and David Tsang. Titled[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””] Traversable Achronal Retrograde Domains In Spacetime[/inlinetweet], it is a fascinating contemplation of some spacetime geometries that could be…

The return of You and Who

As part of the show’s 50th anniversary, JR Southall edited a fan sourced collection of Doctor Who essays called You and Who. If you don’t remember (or weren’t a visitor to this blog in 2013), I reviewed it here. There were also two follow on books and all three have a special place in my memory…

3D Day of The Doctor – some notes

Having eschewed the idea of going to see The Day of the Doctor in 3D in my post 3D or not 3D: That is the question I ended up actually seeing it as my local cinema ended up showing it again Sunday lunchtime. Why? Well it gave me another chance to watch it again, I’ve never seen Doctor Who…

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…

The Last Day

The second Day of the Doctor  prequel minisode The Last Day was released to some confusion which meant UK licence payers couldn’t see it without paying. Things have calmed down but in case you haven’t seen it yet, try the StarBurst article TV News: Second DAY OF THE DOCTOR Webisode Released which also contains a link to YouTube.