The Magician’s Apprentice reviewed

So, Doctor Who is back, not with a bang but with a massive, high-octane full-volume in your face spectacular. Magician’s Apprentice launched to almost universal praise. Lots of visuals, nice references to old Who and great performances it was a tour de force… wasn’t it? Cue the spoilers!

We are the Daleks reviewed

Big Finish has decided to draw something of a line across the main range after 200 releases, and allow the next few trilogies to form jumping on points for new listeners. We know Sixie is due a new companion later this year, but July gives us the Seventh Doctor with Melanie Bush starting a range needing…

Series 9 teaser trailer rocks!

The first proper trailer for Doctor Who Series 9 is out: I’m the Doctor, and I save people! Plenty to watch in slow-motion, things we knew like Missy, Zygons and Maisie Williams plus a Dalek and lots of footage of some sci-fi settings (and a garden shed). I assume the Dalek / sci-fi settings are Skaro, and I have…

Genesis of Davros

It’s forty years since Genesis of the Daleks saw an anguished Fourth Doctor debate the ultimate act of genocide and decline the opportunity [picture is taken from a free download from Daryl Joyce]. According to one source (ok The Mirror) the opening story of the next Twelfth Doctor season owes more than a little to this classic adventure. Ware the…

Anniversary Daleks

So, we now learn that apart from the Zygons the anniversary special will also feature the Daleks as shown in the accompanying picture (form the official BBC web site). What I like about this is the picture itself – a proper action scene with proper Daleks. Hopefully the action is less token than the appearance…

The History of the Time War

One of the many images available in the gallery for Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS is the picture shown on the left – that of an ancient book entitled The History of the Time War. Now i don’t remotely think we will learn anything of the Time War from this episode and I am…

Remember, Remember

It being November 5th I thought I would have a read of Remembrance of the Daleks. Many reasons: I enjoyed the recent Ben Aaronovitch novels (Rivers of London and  Moon over Soho); vaguely remembered the story from the late 80s back when I was giving the show another chance (see here) and more importantly this is the story…