Shada (BluRay 2017) Review

I’ve talked about Shada before, mostly around the Big Finish / BBC Eighth Doctor version; now it’s time to consider the 2017 part-animated version (as discussed on BBC Cambridgeshire: Doctor Who: Tom Baker finishes abandoned 1979 Shada serial).

Temporal Logbook II story details revealed

Pencil Tip Publishing has revealed details of the stories in the about to be published Temporal Logbook II. The full set can be found here: STORY LINEUP. The picture on the left is of the Cambridge Botanic Garden, relevant to my Fifth Doctor and Peri story, Flowers in the Rain.

City of Death reviewed

Back in the day (or so legend tells us) a writer could improvise a four-part Doctor Who story in a weekend. Whatever the detail, Douglas Adams is known for few actual stories but plenty of ideas. With James Goss’s adaptation fresh in the memory, and The Horror Channel offering a chance for a re-watch, what better way to spend…

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…

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.

Daleks in Cambridge – Late Bank Holiday weekend May 2013

Not a surreal sequel to Shada (though anything is possible) but a call out to any Doctor Who fans in Cambridge (UK) this Late Bank Holiday weekend (May 2013). If you visit the Arts Picturehouse they are showing the Peter Cushing Doctor Who films with an introduction by Philosophy lecturer Robin Bunce, followed by a talk later….

REBLOG – Classics and Doctor Who

Just to show that Doctor Who has something for everyone, here is a two-part (and long) blog entry from res gerendae a collaborative blog for Cambridge Classics graduates. This is a fascinating and rich look at Doctor Who’s classic tales that intersect with the classical world. Enjoy: Classics and Doctor Who – The Sixties Classics and…

Shada – the best “lost” story?

So we have available the ‘lost’ Douglas Adams story Shada. We all know the story – part filmed for the Fourth Doctor and not finished due to strikes. The BBC and Big Finished produced an animated update for the Eighth Doctor and Romana which Big Finish then tweaked and released in its own right (and jolly…