Archive for the ‘Science Fiction’ Category

The End Of Timennant

Saturday, January 2, 2010 11:20 10 Comments

Right, well, what can I say about the Christmas two-parter? Along with many others I have commented in the past about Russell T. Davies’ series endings, and how he’s seemed to rope in extra characters for sheer sentimentality, and not because they actually do anything to benefit the plot, and how there is a tendency [...]

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Russell and David

Sunday, December 13, 2009 7:20 20 Comments

I know that I’ve been critical of Russell T. Davies before, particularly in relation to some of the Doctor Who plots before — I’m not going to rehash old ground — but just because I think he’s not done everything right certainly does not mean I think he’s done everything wrong. The new Doctor Who [...]

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The Doctor Who DVD Collection (Update)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:20 61 Comments

Last september, I made a list of the Doctor Who DVDs I own. This list is now somewhat out of date: new ones since last year are <ins>erted… William Hartnell An Unearthly Child (Season 1: 1963) The Daleks (Season 1: 1963-4) The Edge of Destruction (Season 1: 1964) The Aztecs (Season 1: 1964) The Dalek [...]

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Doctor Who: The Black Guardian Trilogy

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 7:20 26 Comments

Dating back to 1983, the The Black Guardian Trilogy has just been released on DVD. It features three stories from the Peter Davison era of Doctor Who, including the companions Tegan, Nyssa and of course Turlough. For me, Peter Davison was my childhood Doctor Who as I remember it: I was too young to properly [...]

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Doctor Who Trailer Maker

Monday, August 31, 2009 7:20 40 Comments

This has been around for quite some time — indeed Stephen blogged about it over a year ago, but for one reason and another I never got round to playing with it before today. Basically, it allows you to choose from a series of clips, intros, pictures and sounds from David Tennant era Doctor Who [...]

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The Mark Of The Rani

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 7:20 38 Comments

Now of all the actors who have played Doctor Who on the telly, the one who is my least favourite is Colin Baker. Generally, Colin and Sylvester McCoy are the ones named when people name their least favourite actor for Doctor Who, which is possibly a little unfair on them, because this is the time [...]

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2000 AD: A Back Prog Bonanza

Thursday, July 23, 2009 7:20 107 Comments

After discussing the merits of the comic 2000AD on twitter last week with James Cousins and Tim Ireland, I was thinking about how 2000 AD has changed since the early days. Originally, when I started reading it — the first issue I can remember reading is issue 316, featuring the Judge Dredd story “The Stupid [...]

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Torchwood: Children of Earth

Saturday, July 11, 2009 14:20 17 Comments

Torchwood: Children of Earth saw the Doctor Who spin-off drama Torchwood, led by John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness transfer to BBC 1 for the first time. Rather than the standard one episode per week for thirteen weeks, this was one episode per night for five nights, seemingly stemming from a desire to do something [...]

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Planet of the Dead Dwarf

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:20 38 Comments

So, Doctor Who and Red Dwarf on our screens over the Easter weekend. Something to look forward to, eh? Only, well… Doctor Who — Planet of the Dead I think Russell T. Davies has made the correct decision to step down from Doctor Who at the end of these specials, as his vision of Doctor [...]

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What’s that doing here?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 16:38 3 Comments

It’s not new, exactly, having originally been made in 2005 (but obviously added to since, as some of the clips were filmed after that), it’s just a little homage to how often the phrase “what are you doing here?” crops up in Doctor Who. For an added bonus, true Dr. Who geeks can play ‘spot [...]

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