The DWC goes visual over Doctor Who

On the Doctor Who Companion (the DWC) a group of us identified out single (what a hard choice) visual image from the whole (yes all of it) of Doctor Who! My own choice was Blink but others have ranged far wider. The piece is OH, THE THINGS I HAVE SEEN: DOCTOR WHO COMPANION WRITERS SHARE…

The DWC looks at the Fourth Doctor’s Leela years

The Doctor Who Companion is racing through the twentieth century series of Doctor Who and Leela (Louise Jameson) has been and gone. Of all the Doctors, Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor is the most open to analysis in chunks. He had so many years, each companion (ignoring the last who were waiting to join the Fifth…

The DWC covers Season 8

The ink is hardly dry on my Season 7 piece, and already the DWC is covering Season 8. This is where the show reaches its definitive (with apologies to Sarah Jane Smith) lineup: Jo Grant, the Master, UNIT and the Brig. What’s not to like!?

The DWC looks at season 2

Following season 1, it’s the turn of season 2 to be put under DWC spotlight: REVIEWED: DOCTOR WHO SEASON 2 – PUBESCENT ECSTASY. Frank Danes gets to talk about some of my favourite stories, including Invasion of Earth, but there’s a lot more as well. God, the show was good back in the day! +++…

The Musical side of Doctor Who

If you’re interested in the impact of Doctor Who on popular culture or at least the theme tune on popular music, you might want to have a look at this piece by James Baldock on the DWC site: DOC OF THE POPS: THE TYPE 40 AND THE TOP 40. Although it covers familiar ground, I learned…

The Daleks’ Masterplan considered

Over on The Doctor Who Companion, writer Rick Lundeen has put together a good piece on the (sadly almost entirely missing) First Doctor epic, The Daleks’ Masterplan. His title is: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DALEKS’ MASTER PLAN IN DOCTOR WHO HISTORY. Reading it made me both peeved I hadn’t yet written about this story and thoughtful; what else…

The DWC needs you!

If you’ve ever wanted to write reviews / articles on Doctor Who, you might like to know The Doctor Who Companion is looking for contributors. If you’re not sure, why not take a look at the site, and if you want to know what the opportunity involves, check out WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DOCTOR WHO COMPANION? xxx Message…

DWC collective thoughts on Kerblam!

Yet again the learned scholars at the Doctor Who Companion allowed me to add my thoughts to their collective wisdom on the latest episode of Doctor Who. Yes it’s Kerblam! time! We’re mostly positive, but not all and there’s a well made point about how easy it might be for a solid episode to look exceptional against some of the…