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Doctor Who Annual 1986

We are at the end of a fascinating journey, looking at each and every one of the original run of Doctor Who annuals.  The range started off in the 60s as gloriously bizarre affairs, descending into thrown-together messes in the … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Annual 1985

Promoted as the “21st Year Anniversary Issue”, although oddly the 20th was never mentioned, the 1985 annual features seven short stories, and two articles that go behind the scenes on the production of Doctor Who.  The first of those is … Continue reading

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Ms Fanservice Peri

Companion Tropes 1 She’ll often be wearing leotards and bikinis. A lot of dads watch Doctor Who and I’m sure they will like Nicola. That’s a quote from John Nathan-Turner, the producer of Doctor Who during the 80s. I’m not … Continue reading

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Cliffhangers: Sixth Doctor

Whenever the Doctor regenerates the next few cliffhangers tend to concentrate on placing the companions in danger rather than the Doctor.  This doesn’t always happen, but is a good rule for the series to follow because we perhaps care a … Continue reading

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Revelation of the Daleks

He was resting on a kind of dais and his casing was made of glass. Inside, I could see the same sort of repulsive creature that the Doctor and I had taken out of the machine and wrapped in the … Continue reading

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The Two Doctors

Hey, you know what would be a good idea? Let’s bring back an old monster! We’ve done quite a lot of that lately. I mean, what’s left? Sontarans. The short potato men? Yeah, but let’s make them really tall this … Continue reading

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Timelash

By necessity, this week has been an exercise in saying “this is rubbish, and here’s why”.  When faced with Doctor Who stories that are simply not very good, I tend to look for what is interesting about them, but the … Continue reading

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Attack of the Cybermen

Here’s what the British Board of Film Classification has to say about their “U” certificate, which stands for “Universal – Suitable for All”: A U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over, although it is impossible … Continue reading

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The Twin Dilemma

The first time a child sees his or her Doctor regenerate is a difficult moment.  It relies on the new Doctor capturing the imagination quickly, to keep the child invested in the series.  Unfortunately my own first experience of regeneration … Continue reading

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The Caves of Androzani

Everyone loves The Caves of Androzani, and I can understand why.  Even Peter Davison names it as his favourite, but then there is plenty of big dramatic stuff for an actor to sink his teeth into.  My own opinions about … Continue reading

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