Revolution of the Daleks collective review on the DWC

Back in the day (January) a group of Doctor Who Companion writers pooled their thoughts on Revolution of the Daleks. Curiously, I wrote my review before seeing the show, just as an experiment. I wasn’t far off; that tells me something about the show / my power of prediction / prejudging reviews / the meaning…

Revolution of the Daleks review on Cultbox

I reviewed Revolution of the Daleks on Cultbox. I broadly enjoyed it even if it felt more like a big end of series wrap-up than a special seasonal tale. Loose ends tidied up (a bit), colour-by-numbers Dalek story and a reduction in numbers on board the TARDIS (immediately changed by John Bishop!) I may have…

Not very excited for Revolution of the Daleks

If you come here often, you’ll have spotted I’ve been a bit quiet recently. I’ve also not had much to say about Revolution of the Daleks, despite the trailer. I’m also not that moved by fan speculation / returning villains / Daleks. I’ve a strong sense of seen it all before or just not that…

Jack’s back for the Revolution of the Daleks

So, on Monday we learned Jack Harkness will be back (again) in Doctor Who Revolution of the Daleks. I find myself unsurprised and I think it’s rather neat in some ways. I’ll explain why below…

Torchwood 1.3: Ghost Machine

Another of my occasional looks back at Torchwood series 1 takes me to Ghost Machine. My memory of the original transmission is I liked this story and found it better focused on story than the previous Day One. Now I rewatch it I think it’s absolutely tremendous. I’l try to capture why I think that…

Torchwood 1.1: Everything Changes

To help deal with my CV lockdown (or whatever we call it), I’m taking advantage of the Torchwood boxsets on iPlayer. First up, Everything Changes. I won’t watch them all, just enough to really remind myself what I thought of it all before this blog! Everything Changes (for Gwen Cooper) First impressions are it’s as…

Lives of Captain Jack 3 released – at midnight!

We are living in interesting times. While Big Finish is operating a download release first policy at present, they’ve also mixed it up and The Lives of Captain Jack 3 is released at midnight March 24/25. If you’re up late in the UK in isolation or it’s evening in the US, morning in Australia, check…

Jack’s Back – and so’s River!

No, it’s not the latest series 12 twist or sequel to Fugitive of the Judoon, but it is the news John Barrowman and Alex Kingston finally get to team up in March. Yes, Big Finish brings us The Lives of Captain Jack volume 3.

Five things to look out for in the rest of series 12

I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted trying to keep track of all the pieces of the Doctor Who Series 12 puzzle. I’ve done this post to remind myself of what to watch out for in the second half of the series, starting with tonight’s Praxeus. I hope it helps!

Fugitive of the Judoon reviewed

I’ve taken my time over Fugitive of the Judoon. I’m still struck by how good I thought it was and have rewatched both to make sure and pick some details for this review. Lots and lots to talk about, all well spoilered elsewhere so I will cover everything that occurs to me. Doctor Who at…

Torchwood: The Future’s so bright we gotta wear shades!

Big Finish has confirmed another run of stories for Team Torchwood, and to celebrate Ianto, Gwen, Jack, Toshiko and Owen have booked a holiday (if you trust the picture!). The new batch of twelve Torchwood tales starts in April 2020 – we have some details…

Captain John is back!

Today (Thursday 16 Jan 2020) sees the second of this week’s Torchwood releases and it’s time for Captain John vs Captain Jack! Yes, James Marsters returns in The Sins of Captain John! Warning – it’s very much not for children!