How many Time Lords are left after series 12 (spoilers)?

The Timeless Children, indeed series 12, launched the Chibnall Masterplan in grand if not apocalyptic style. We are shown the burning wasteland of the Capitol on Gallifrey, and told a lot more (spoilers after the break). Is it all true and what actually does it mean for the Time Lords?

Does the Chibnall Masterplan explain why the Master hates the Doctor?

Yes more clickbait! Actually I’m trying to think through what we know of the Chibnall Masterplan and how it might be used in context of part of Doctor Who history. I’ve thought about why the Doctor left Gallifrey, now another long-standing theme – why does the Master hate the Doctor? Is it instinct? Is it…

The Timeless Children review

I find myself in a strange place. I quite enjoyed The Timeless Children as an entertainment, yet found it badly flawed, clunky and a bit disappointing. I also found the massive re-engineering of the show’s mythos a bit unnecessary (and it had been leaked). Here I will focus on the core elements that (kind of)…

All things Master

With the imminent arrival of the Unofficial Master Annual, I thought I’d remind myself of all things Master. For me who has watched the show since (at least) the early part of the Troughton era, my Master is Roger Delgado, who would have been 102 today (March 1 2020). Checking the TARDIS wiki I find…

Will there be a complete surprise in The Timeless Children?

The end of series 12 is fast approaching. The Timeless Children has a lot of speculation to live up to and already supposed leaks and overreaction are stoking the fires. Engagement levels from fans are high, though what percentage of the audience are fans in the deepest sense versus just enjoying the show since its…

Thoughts ahead of The Timeless Children

The BBC has posted some gallery shots for The Timeless Children so it must be time for rampant speculation. If there’s one thing I’ve seen a lot of since Ascension of the Cybermen it’s speculation. I’m still positive, I do think Chris Chibnall has all the plates spinning not to crash down in an unholy…

Unofficial Master Annual cover revealed

Terraqueous Distributors has revealed the cover for their forthcoming Unofficial Master Annual. It’s look great and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! I’m hoping we get news on the release date soon! *** Message Ends ***

Master Annual update

As far as I can tell the Unofficial Master Annual is progressing well. Over on the Terraqueous FaceBook page we’ve had a reveal of the endpiece artwork (shown left). No official news on writers (stay tuned;-) or a release date, but I’ll keep you posted. My posts on the Unofficial 1987 Annual were among the…

Thoughts ahead of Spyfall Pt 2

Only a couple of hours until Spyfall Part 2 when we learn how the companions escape certain death (there’s a TARDIS flying alongside for example), what the lies are the Doctor believes and whether the light aliens are some kind of Master influenced mutant Cybermen. My thoughts below…

John Simm re-Mastered by Big Finish!

John Simm will be making his Big Finish debut as the Master in 2021! If that wasn’t excitement enough there will be eight Masters in total (including Missy) in this release marking 50 years since the Master first appeared on TV.

Ravenous 4 review

The latest Eighth Doctor / Liv Chenka / Helen Sinclair sixteen-disc epic comes to a conclusion in Ravenous 4. I’ve had mixed views on this series; in my mind it’s really a second set with the Eleven and the Ravenous have taken a while to come to life. This set also has more Masters than…

Early Adventures 6.1 Home Guard review on CultBox

I reviewed Simon Guerrier’s Home Guard for CultBox: The Home Guard – Doctor Who Early Adventures 6.1 audio review. It’s a quirky but good Second Doctor tale with Ben, Polly and Jamie along with the Dreyfus Master. There are suggestions this might be Elliot’s last time playing Ben – let’s hope not. *** Message Ends…