Aldbourne in the archives

While doing the research I described in Genesis of the Doctor, I was reminded (it was an old bookmark!) of a piece on Doctor Who The Daemons I also found on the BBC, and also rather abandoned. (And also another classic episode unreviewed!) Without further ado, here’s Out of this world in Aldbourne, all about…

Obverse Books update

Obverse Books has been kind enough to share details of forthcoming releases in their Black Archive range as well as the cover for new release Doctor Who and the Silurians. My own review is here if you want to compare – the Black Archive version covers land rights, the 1970s energy crisis, technological innovation, animal…

Celestial Toyroom 2020 now available (and free!)

Once more the Doctor Who Appreciation Society (DWAS) starts the new year with a Celestial Toyroom Annual. The theme for 2020 is the Third Doctor and there’s an introduction by Katy Manning as well as articles on all of John Pertwee’s TV stories. I’m proud to have written the piece on Colony in Space. The…

Doctor Who on Boxing Day?!

Good news, there will be Doctor Who on Boxing Day this year (2019). The (perhaps) less good news – it’s every available classic episode streamed on new service BritBox as reported on The Doctor Who Companion: EVERY SURVIVING EPISODE OF CLASSIC DOCTOR WHO COMING TO BRITBOX ON BOXING DAY. Enjoy! *** Message Ends ***

Colony in Space – some observations

Since I had a rewatch (after nearly 50 years) of season 7 of Doctor Who for The Doctor Who Companion, I’ve had a few Pertwee stories on my pile of DVDs to watch at some point. I’ve just finished Colony in Space and here are a few thoughts. I would have done a review, but…