Ghostlight reviewed

Ghost Light by Marc Platt has the dubious honour of being the final Seventh Doctor story to be produced, though was the second transmitted in season 26, between the 4th and 18th of October 1989. There is plenty of background on the BBC’s archive, but I will repeat some here to give context to my thoughts. I…

Listen reviewed

So, how was it for you? Was Listen as good as Blink or did you blink and miss the point of the story? Did Steven Moffat deliver the goods or has this divided the fans even more than usual? What is going on with Danny Pink? In other words, how was the latest episode in season eight of Doctor…

Lungbarrow and Doctor Who’s ‘Other’ problem

I thought I would turn my attention to Lungbarrow, Marc Platt’s 1997 novel featuring Gallifrey and the Seventh Doctor (along with Ace, Leela, K9 and Romana). I won’t repeat material found elsewhere (and written by those with far better understanding of the facts) suffice it to say that this story sits on the edge of canon and…

Stealing the TARDIS and continuity

One of the joys of having a chunk of the show’s past explored is that it allows for all kinds of speculation and for the myriad of TV shows, novels and audio offerings to be compared, contrasted and generally kicked over looking for gaps and contradictions. The Name of the Doctor gives us plenty to chew…

Doctor Who?

One of the many things we are promised in the next season of Dr Who (and probably as part of the 2013 50th anniversary) is an answer to the question of ‘Doctor who?’ This to me (and no doubt most people) sounds like an origins question, in which case there is a lot of back-story /…

The one with ten years of history – The Three Doctors reviewed

In a radical departure (and who knows it might even be a one-off) I am blogging about a Doctor Who story as I watch it. For this experiment I have selected another anniversary story The Three Doctors, having already reviewed The Renaissance of the Daleks here. Before I start watching I will note the few things I remember (I…