Spearhead from Space review

The Third Doctor kick-started the 1970s with Spearhead from Space and the BBC archive page linked is well worth a proper read and gives a decent view of just how many firsts this story represents. I don’t think it’s perfect, but it has a lot going for it despite certain scenes aiming too closely to…

Whotopia news

It’s been far too long since I mentioned Canadian fanzine Whotopia (2013 in fact!) and I’m pleased to see the magazine goes from strength to strength. Issue 31 (all about Robert Holmes) is online for download (free) and Issue 32 is in full production, and should be out soon. You can follow Whotopia on twitter: @WhotopiaMag. — Message Ends…

The Time Warrior reviewed

Another trip down memory lane as I re-watch The Time Warrior after a mere forty-two years or so have passed! A Robert Holmes story for the Third Doctor, introducing Sarah Jane Smith, the Sontarans and more, what’s not to like? Add Terrance Dicks as script editor and Barry Letts as producer, and the scene is set…

The Sun Makers reviewed

My wander around the back-catalogue takes me to The Sun Makers, a 1977 Robert Holmes story for the Fourth Doctor and Leela. I last watched it nearly 40 years ago, and my few memories were Pluto, Michael Keating and not much else. I did recognise the Dennis Healey like Collector once I started watching. With the benefit…