Ambassadors of Death review

Working my way through Season 7, (see Spearhead from Space and The Silurians) I arrive at The Ambassadors of Death a story of which I have little recollection (it was broadcast March – May 1970). Rewatching it, despite a number of flaws (many of which are also mentioned in the Radio Times review) I think…

Empress of Mars goodies released

The BBC has put up its usual grab bag of goodies for Empress of Mars, including a quiz, fact file, featurette on Empress Iraxxa and also a section on Friday. No new artwork, I’m afraid, as I was hoping for some decent Mars shots. Update (13 June 2017): artwork and behind the scenes photos now available!…

Thoughts ahead of Empress of Mars

Now, I’m a sucker for a good story set on Mars, and a big fan of the Ice Warriors as a race. Add a group of Victorian soldiers and the message God Save the Queen scrawled on the Martian surface and you get Empress of Mars. What’s not to like? Looking particularly steampunk, I have the feeling…