Merry Christmas from The Doctor Who Companion

Over on The Doctor Who Companion there’s a Christmas gift of fourteen days of Christmas stories from various contributors to the blog. It kicks off today with Peter Shaw’s To All Of You At Home a First Doctor, Steven Taylor and Sara Kingdom story. /// Message Ends \\\

Subscriber Short Trips 2010 reviewed

My wander back through the Big Finish Subscriber Short Trips hits 2010 and four more great Doctor Who stories to enjoy. Four authors, three readers, four Doctors and six companions (and some UNIT pseudo-companions) — you spoil us! Excitement aside, are these worth a listen? Short answer, yes; long answer…

Daleks: The Destroyers reviewed

Part of the Second Doctor Lost Stories boxset, Daleks: The Destroyers is actually the never made pilot for the Sara Kingdom US spin-off that never happened. Originally written by Terry Nation, and of course starring Jean Marsh, this was adapted by Nick Briggs and John Dorney. Not really a Doctor Who story, but almost the first spin-off…

800 not out

As I mentioned when I talked about DWM #468 there must be something to say about The Time of the Doctor signalling 800 transmitted episodes of Doctor Who. This is that very article. And yes, if you click out the image on the left there are 800 copies of the TARDIS; and yes, it would have…

Details for the Early Adventures

Details have been released for the first season of Early Adventures from Big Finish. There will be four 2xCD releases covering various parts of the First Doctor‘s adventures with a good range of companions and writers. To quote the Big Finish news story: Anyone who has heard our First and Second Doctor Lost Stories will be familiar with…

Light at the End detailed casting!

Big Finish has announced (see news item here) a huge cast for their 50th Anniversary story The Light at the End. Beyond all those already announced (see here) we now have a whole host of other companions making minor appearances in this five Doctor epic! The list now includes Vikki, Steven, Sara Kingdom, Zoe, Jamie,…

Ian Levine’s Dalek Master Plan

And now for something completely different – a project to produce something that might be truly wonderful, Ian Levine’s proposal for an animated Dalek Master Plan. I shamelessly lifted the gorgeous picture of Hartnell as the First Doctor from a posting on this topic on the JR Southall blog ‘Watching Doctor Who‘. As JR’s post…