Revolution of the Daleks review on Cultbox

I reviewed Revolution of the Daleks on Cultbox. I broadly enjoyed it even if it felt more like a big end of series wrap-up than a special seasonal tale. Loose ends tidied up (a bit), colour-by-numbers Dalek story and a reduction in numbers on board the TARDIS (immediately changed by John Bishop!) I may have…

Thoughts ahead of Revolution of the Daleks

I’ve no real expectations ahead of Revolution of the Daleks, partly as I’m growing tired of the show as a whole and inevitably as a consequence of 2020 as a whole (like everyone). We’ve known for ages Graham and Ryan would leave, and the presence of Daleks (even if rather a decent design) covers familiar…

Graham and Ryan in Revolution of the Daleks

Not very excited for Revolution of the Daleks

If you come here often, you’ll have spotted I’ve been a bit quiet recently. I’ve also not had much to say about Revolution of the Daleks, despite the trailer. I’m also not that moved by fan speculation / returning villains / Daleks. I’ve a strong sense of seen it all before or just not that…

A new look for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor?

Apologies for the trivial nature of this post, but it was bugging me. I like the new poster for Revolution of the Daleks, but something was different. Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor looks different (and in my mind more imposing). I figured it out — hair brushed back behind the ears! New head shape and a…

My 2020 Vision of Doctor Who published in TARDIS

Now copies of the reborn TARDIS magazine from the DWAS are popping through people’s doors, I can talk about the article I wrote. Called 2020 Vision: Living in Exciting Times it’s an unashamedly positive look at the health of Doctor Who and looking forward to the show’s continued evolution.

The DWC talks Timeless Children – in depth

The collective talents had so much to say about The Timeless Children it had to be published in several parts. What’s more the site was taken off line for its own regeneration ahead of publication. Suffice it to say opinion is ‘mixed’ and ‘critical’. Even my own snippet in the group review is sarcastic and…

Things She Thought While Falling

Today, as well as Jodie Whittaker’s message we had a (very) short story from Chris Chibnall. He tells us just what the Thirteenth Doctor thought as she fell to Earth after regenerating. It’s on the BBC Doctor Who site: A new very short story by Chris Chibnall. <<+ Message Ends +>>

Doctor Who Series 12 – final analysis

With the dust now settled on Doctor Who series 12, I’ve dusted off my spreadsheets and done a little look at how popular it all was according to various metrics. I’m not sure what it all means, but is of some interest. This post is an update of my midway checkpoint.

The Chibnall Masterplan and series 13

As I write this today is Friday 13th. I’m not overly superstitious, but I suspect there’s a pun to be made around series 13 and being lucky for the show. Be that as it may, the new world of the Chibnall Masterplan means changes for Doctor Who. It might be nice to take the Jason Bourne…