Doctor Who: look back at Season 13

While we wait for series 13 of Doctor Who to make its way to our screens (we assume 2021 after the end of year special Revolution of the Daleks) I thought I might pop back to 1975/76. Back to Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor. Back to season 13…

Inversion of the Zygons review

Just a short piece to add to the vast chorus of approval for the Twelfth Doctor episode Inversion of the Zygons. Short review: excellent. Long review: excellent, re-watch to see why. I thought I’d highlight a couple of points below, but really just a very, very good piece of TV.

Thoughts ahead of Zygon Inversion

Lots of teasers (as usual) for tonight’s Zygon Inversion, and I note it is written by Peter Harness and Steven Moffat. This probably means some series continuity as well as a wrap to last weeks Zygon Invasion. Last week’s story was (mostly) well received and some spoiler-free reviews for tonight are also positive. I have a few…

Zygon Invasion reviewed

Zygon Invasion gave us Zygons a-plenty, rock&roll Doctor, evil Clara, foreign settings and much mystery under London. Lots to reflect on, lots of elements I quite liked, some I didn’t. Not a great episode for me overall, but I much preferred it to Peter Harness’s previous story Kill the Moon: let’s pick over the pieces…

Thoughts ahead of the Zygon Invasion

Tomorrow’s Doctor Who gives the return of Osgood and The Zygon Invasion. Peter Harness wrote this (and also co-wrote next week’s Zygon Inversion) and also wrote last season’s Kill the Moon. I didn’t like Kill the Moon but am more than happy to treat Zygon Invasion on its merits. After all we get plenty to chew over…

Series 9 gives the Doctor the runaround

The latest picture from the official Doctor Who Instagram account shows the new series will have plenty of action. Guess what? Explosions and some running for the Twelfth Doctor and Clara. There are plenty of odd pictures posted by the production team and it’s worth popping to check this out occasionally (or wait for me to do it!).

Series 9 teaser trailer rocks!

The first proper trailer for Doctor Who Series 9 is out: I’m the Doctor, and I save people! Plenty to watch in slow-motion, things we knew like Missy, Zygons and Maisie Williams plus a Dalek and lots of footage of some sci-fi settings (and a garden shed). I assume the Dalek / sci-fi settings are Skaro, and I have…

Return to Loch Ness

The Mirror is reporting details from season nine: Doctor Who to fight tallest ever Briton who plays alien living in Loch Ness. The feature leads on Neil Fingleton, a very tall actor who plays an alien called The Fisher King living in Loch Ness. The piece also mentions the Fourth Doctor story, (Terror of the Zygons) and the Sixth Doctor story Timelash (in…

Zygon Hunt reviewed

The third series of Fourth Doctor Adventures came to a close with the Nick Briggs tale Zygon Hunt. Before the re-appearance of these shape-changing creatures, Big Finish had used them to great effect in The Zygon Who Fell to Earth so how well do they work this time? The story

Zygon Hunt cover

Big Finish has released the cover for the final story in the third series of Fourth Doctor Adventures. This is Zygon Hunt by Nick Briggs and will be released in August 2014. This marks a bit of a renaissance for these suckery shape-changers – not only did they appear in Day of the Doctor but Big Finish has also used…

Sting of the Zygons reviewed

In what will be the first of a few book reviews I’ve had a look at the re-issue of Sting of the Zygons by Stephen Cole. The review is on the StarBurst Magazine website Book Review: DOCTOR WHO – STING OF THE ZYGONS. I only gave it 6/10 – why not have a read and let me know…