Celestial Toyroom 499 out now

The latest DWAS, free to members Celestial Toyroom is now out. In fact if you’re a member you probably already have your copy. The cover features the Thirteenth Doctor but the contents are almost entirely about fandom and specifically the DWAS Capitol convention. It does have a wonderful interview with Lisa Greenwood and also comes…

Terrance Dicks talks to the BBC

Following the death of Terrance Dicks’s last month, fandom has been remembering him in different ways. I never met Terrance, though we did go to the same college (albeit 26 years apart!) I don’t have a favourite TV story of his, and given he was involved in script editing more than 150 episodes, his influence…

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…

#OnlyTheMonstrous – teaser from Big Finish

Big Finish is teasing something with the hashtag #OnlyTheMonstrous and the image to the left. Clearly something to do with Doctor Who but what? All to be revealed at 10 am (UK time assumed) on Monday October 5, 2015. Is this the release of Doom Coalition? Maybe, but others have also noted the similarity to the cover…

Forgotten Son reviewed

The Forgotten Son is the first in a new range of books from Candy Jar Books based around the life of Lethbridge-Stewart. With an introduction by Terrance Dicks, this is the first of a range of stories filling out the Brigadier-to-be’s life. Andy Frankham-Allen wrote this story to show us what happened after Web of Fear and…

Catch Colin Baker at Whooverville 7

If you are anywhere near Derby on September 7, 2015 you can catch Colin Baker at Whooverville 7. This is an annual get together and is being held at the QUAD Derby. Other guests include Barnaby Edwards, Matthew Waterhouse, Dan Starkey and Terrance Dicks. Tickets cost between £10 and £40 and are available here. More information on…

Players by Terrance Dicks reviewed

I picked up a few books over the holidays including some titles from the BBC classic adventures. I started my reading with the Terrance Dicks story Players. This is a Sixth Doctor and Peri story set in and around the early part of the life of Winston Churchill. How well does this story work and does it…

Sci-Fi London Doctor Who event May 5th 2013

If you happen to be anywhere near East London on Sunday May 5th 2013 you might want to pop into the Stratford Picture House. Sci-Fi London are holding a 50th anniversary screening of the movie version of Doctor Who and the Daleks preceded by two interesting talks. The first includes Paul Cornell and Terrance Dicks…