New Lost Story: The Doomsday Contract

Big Finish has announced details of a new Doctor Who Lost Story and it’s a Fourth Doctor, Romana and K9 tale titled The Doomsday Contract. Details below…

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).

Animated Shada finally announced

In what comes as no surprise at all if you’ve been following any Doctor Who sources, is the confirmation of the animated Shada due November 24, 2017. Does the world need another version of this story? Will it displace the Big Finish Eighth Doctor version as the go to edition? How will it’s animation compare with Power of the…

The Pirate Planet novel review

I’ve reviewed the James Goss novel of Douglas Adam’s The Pirate Planet for Starburst. This is a Fourth Doctor and Romana story but is based on more than just the TV scripts. It’s a wonderful book and a great buy if you’ve some Christmas pennies left to spend. My review is here: DOCTOR WHO: THE PIRATE PLANET ***…

Return to The Pirate Planet

Something you might have missed, James Goss has adapted Douglas Adams’s The Pirate Planet for a book due in January. I loved what James did with City of Death and can’t wait for this. +++ Message Ends +++

Myth Makers #119 David Fisher reviewed

Myth Makers #119, available from Time Travel TV is an interview with David Fisher. David wrote several Fourth Doctor stories and sometimes worked with Douglas Adams. Due to health problems, David is filmed answering questions, while Nick Briggs sets them out in separately filmed scenes. There are also readings from Target novelisations of David’s Doctor Who stories.

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…

What the HHGTTG is going on with series 9?

The Radio Times has pointed out the picture on the left, revealed by the BBC as part of filming the next Twelfth Doctor series (aka Series 9). It is clearly a reference to Douglas Adams and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (HHGTTG), but what else does it mean? The piece (Mysterious new Doctor Who picture includes Hitchhiker’s…

City of Death book by James Goss reviewed on Starburst

Over on Starburst I’ve reviewed James Goss’s novelisation of the Douglas Adams Fourth Doctor adventure City of Death. The review is the prosaically named: CITY OF DEATH. I must just say this is a superb adaptation and if you have even vaguely considered buying this, or look back fondly on the story then do give it a go. It is…

James Goss to write City of Death novel

Over on the Guardian website is news that James Goss is to adapt the Douglas Adams script for City of Death the Fourth Doctor and Romana classic set in Paris. Even if you remember this well, the article gives the back story of both Adams working on the TV story and James Goss’s thoughts on producing the…

Zeerust – does Doctor Who suffer from it and does it matter?

I recently came across the idea of zeerust and wondered – does it apply to Doctor Who? This got me thinking and led to this post. I am sure that there are many examples of zeerust in Doctor Who and I described only a couple. Sometimes I think it is quaint, other times it really…

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…