What did the Second Doctor ever do for the show?

It’s February, so it’s the Second Doctor theme here on Red Rocket Rising, and how better to discuss the cosmic hobo than to ask the Monty Python Romans question: What did the second Doctor ever do for the show? It’s 2019 now and Patrick Troughton’s main run as the Doctor was 1966-1969, almost 50 years! If pushed, the Second Doctor is my Doctor (whatever…

The Moonbase review

The Discontinuity Guide may not have liked The Moonbase, and it certainly drags in places (and what happened that took four episodes) but for me it’s important. Why? Well it’s the first story I can clearly remember watching on transmission. I like to think I must have watched the rest of this season (and earlier Hartnell stories),…

Doctor Who back on Twitch Jan 2019

As reported on The Doctor Who Companion and elsewhere, there’s another run for Doctor Who on Twitch coming up. What’s worth calling out about their coverage is a full list of when each story will be broadcast (UK time focussed). See the details: DOCTOR WHO IS RETURNING TO TWITCH: HERE’S THE FULL JANUARY SCHEDULE. Just in time for my…

Theme for 2019

With Doctor Who very much not on our screens in 2019 (apart from later today!) I’ve decided I will theme the first few (seven) months of the year around the so-called classic Doctors. Each month I will look at some episodes from the relevant Doctor and post reviews and anything else of interest. I’ll weave in some…

Sorry by Chris Walker-Thomson

Here’s something rather moving and potentially challenging to listen to. It’s a short Second Doctor Christmas story from Chris Walker-Thomson in which he performs both as the Doctor and James C Ellis. It’s on YouTube but is really an audio.

The Last Day at Work review

First congratulations to writer Harry Draper for winning the 2018 Paul Spragg Memorial Opportunity with his Second Doctor and Jamie story The Last Day at Work. It’s a great little story and if you haven’t heard it, stop what you’re doing and download now. Did I mention it’s free? What makes this story good? Let’s chat…