What did the Second Doctor ever do for the show?

It’s February, so it’s the Second Doctor theme here on Red Rocket Rising, and how better to discuss the cosmic hobo than to ask the Monty Python Romans question: What did the second Doctor ever do for the show? It’s 2019 now and Patrick Troughton’s main run as the Doctor was 1966-1969, almost 50 years! If pushed, the Second Doctor is my Doctor (whatever…

The Yeti are back!

It’s fifty years since the Yeti and the Great Intelligence first appeared with the Second Doctor, and today Big Finish has announced they will return to face the Counter-Measures team! The news was announced here: THE NEW COUNTER-MEASURES TEAM ARE BACK IN TIME OF THE INTELLIGENCE.

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…

Downtime comes to Reeltime

An announcement from Reeltime Pictures on their Time Travel TV website; they have the licence to distribute the Doctor Who spin-off Downtime. For those who don’t know (and the wiki entry is here), this story follows on from Web of Fear many years later, and pitches the Brigadier and Sarah Jane Smith against the Great Intelligence.

New Adventures for the Brigadier

If you ever wondered what the Brigadier did after Web of Fear then wonder no more – Candy Jar Books has the answer with a new series of four books charting Brigadiers adventures before he met the Third Doctor. What a concept – now his awareness has been extended by meeting the Second Doctor what would he do next?…

Watching the Web of Fear

I re-watched The Web of Fear and rather than a review I present my thoughts. I won’t over-explain the plot as I would hope any fan knows that this is about Yeti, London Underground, the Second Doctor, Jamie, Victoria and the first appearance of the Brigadier (as a Colonel). I will explain why I think this is…