The next companion

Not long now until Last Christmas and much speculation over Clara – is this her final story (specials aside)? Regardless of the outcome of this year’s Christmas special, there will be a time when Jenna (Louise) Coleman will move on, even were she to spend a decade on-board with the next three incarnations. I can’t imagine…

Companion Chronicles Sale!

Just for the weekend of October 4th / 5th (and ending in the morning of the 6th UK time) Big Finish is running a massive offer on series 4 and 5 of the Companion Chronicles. If nothing else Peri and the Piscon Paradox and Solitaire should be considered as must buy! Details on the Big Finish site. — Message Ends…

Sharing with friends – The Register once more

The final, for now, mention of another post in The Register this time one entitled Are you experienced? The Doctor Who assistants that SUFFERED the most. Although this is yet another article taken from material in Time & Space Visualiser: The Story and History of Doctor Who as Data Visualisations by Paul Smith I really like this one as…

Steven vs. The Rocket Men

October 2012 gave us Matt Fitton‘s Return of the Rocket Men being the sequel to The Rocket Men. Unlike John Dorney’s work which created the concept and pitted these rocket powered pirates against Ian Chesterton, Return of the Rocketmen moved the story forward slightly and gave us a chance to discover how Steven Taylor might fair against them…

Queen Nefertiti

Another in the occasional Inconstant Companions highlights Queen Nefertiti as played by Riann Steele in the Eleventh Doctor story Dinosaurs on a Spaceship (reviewed here). She is clearly very nearly a companion; she travelled in the TARDIS and had opportunity for more than one adventure. We only saw here within the context of one episode so her true status is unclear…

Even more June madness!`

Even more June Madness! If you’ve recovered from the DWM #448 sale (still running), picked up The Many Deaths of Jo Grant and the astronomically well-timed Transit of Venus (the latter still available and both covered here) the chance to spend more money this month still continues as over the coming weeks. There is a wide range…

Jenna joins the crew

Jenna joins the crew As everyone who is interested will know, Jenna-Louise Coleman has been revealed as the next companion to the Eleventh Doctor. We believe she will appear in the Christmas episode possibly as part of the ‘pond’ farewell to Amy and Rory though is on screen in ITV’s new production of Titanic before then. No…

Astrid Peth

So in the 2007 Christmas special Voyage of the Damned the Tenth Doctor met up with Kylie Minogue in the guide of Astrid Peth, a waitress on the Space Cruiser Titanic. How excited we were over the name being an anagram for TARDIS (and Peth apparently being Welsh for part). What this piece needs to…