Arthur Darvill (c) Big Finish

Arise, Sir Rory!

Big Finish is continuing the somewhat surreal story of Rory Williams in some style with a trip to Camelot. And why not? He’s been reincarnated from nowhere, become an Auton (and then that got forgotten), done Stonehenge and watched a strange alien cube for centuries. Here’s what Big Finish has to say about it…

Black Archive: The God Complex

Another occasional look at a Black Archive release, and this time it’s Paul Driscoll’s take on The God Complex. Paul has plenty to say in this rather thorough analysis, covering 184 pages, and a quick peek at his credentials lets us know this might be an academic tome (Paul is a theology postgraduate from Oxford). If I have…

I chat Vampires of Venice on Kasterborous

Over on Kasterborous I contributed to the article: NUWHO 10TH ANNIVERSARY: WHAT IS SERIES 5’S MOST UNDERRATED STORY? Unlike the previous article in this run (Planet of the Dead on Kasterborous) we had a very diverse set of opinions. My choice was Vampires of Venice. Let me know what you think, and what your choice would be (there’s…

Fan week #1 for Doctor Who Legacy

In what is promisingly named Fan Area Appreciation Week #1, there will be plenty of treats for anyone who has unlocked the Fan Area. The week starts in the evening Pacific Time, Wednesday 21st January (I expect 6 am Thursday 22nd UK time). All is revealed in the weekly newsletter.

Is Rose really the best companion ever?

The Radio Times recently ran a competition to vote for the best companion ever. The title was won by Rose Tyler who narrowly beat Cpt Jack (also introduced in the Ninth Doctor era). Full details of her victory are here: Rose Tyler triumphs in Doctor Who Companion Champion.

It’s the power of three!

So as we wait for this week’s episode of Doctor Who entitled The Power of Three (here on iPlayer) I am not sure what to make of the trailers. Last week’s Town Called Mercy which I commented on here had mixed reactions and I wonder what people will make of this week’s story which is clearly going to lead…

Get over it

Farewell or au revoir? So, Amy and Rory will leave the show in the next season as the BBC have announced (link no longer available) and this has lead to somewhat mixed reaction. My view is ‘So what?!’, companions come and go, Rose could probably have stayed one more series, and this is a show…

Rory Strikes Back!

How will this play-out? So writing before transmission, and amidst lots of speculation, what are the pieces linking up for this episode? As there is so much interest and clues from the BBC (and many others) I have a whole section (next) on my thoughts. Meanwhile as I write the attention is now turning to…