Any successful character will inevitably produce a whole host of imitations, spoofs and homages. Doctor Who is no exception. Over the decades, there have been a whole host of literary wannabes who are nearly, but not quite, the Doctor. Let’s … Continue reading DW60: Who the Heck are You?
Back in 2018, I intended to publish an annual for my Doctor Who fanzine Strange Skins in the style of the Dr. Who Annuals [sic] that were published in the mid to late 70s when I was growing up. This … Continue reading DW60: The Beast
THE EXPERIMENTWhat do you think of when you hear the words Doctor Who? More to the point, what does Google Image Search think of when it hears the words Doctor Who? As an experiment, I wanted to find the most … Continue reading DW60: The Face of Doctor Who
When I was growing up, Doctor Who was Saturday night. In fact, to be honest, it was most of Saturday day too! When the lazy afternoons were being just a little bit too lazy, I would often go and play … Continue reading DW60: Not on a School Night
Far across the universe, it’s said,There is a planet that all space travellers dread,For if on Karn you should crash land,It’s most unpleasant and,There’s a chance you might end up without a head! So, the Doctor arrives there with Sarah … Continue reading DW60: The Ballad of the Brain of Morbius
When it comes to Doctor Who soundtracks in the 21st century, we’ve never had it so good. Every new series is guaranteed a release on CD and download, and classic serials frequently see vintage recordings of their full soundtrack released … Continue reading DW60: Now That’s What I Call Doctor Who The Music!
Every generation has their own Doctor Who and for a certain subset of Generation X who came of age in the early 1990s, that is Doctor Who: The New Adventures. Not a television series, of course, but a series of … Continue reading DW60: Too Broad, Too Deep, Too Far, Too Soon…? The New Adventures
The Doctor was feeling blue and he didn’t know why. He had his suspicions, of course; it had been a long time since he left his home planet and he had been through many exhausting adventures. His old body was … Continue reading DW60: ‘Doctor Who and the Green Crown’ by Paul Ferry
Doctor Who has been there throughout my life; sometimes in tiny ways, sometimes in life-changing ways. Here are a half dozen random examples of varying sizes. 1. Norman Hartnell’s ‘In Love’ Sir Norman Hartnell was one of Britain’s leading fashion … Continue reading DW60: Six Degrees of Regeneration
The Seeds of Death was a 1969 Patrick Troughton adventure in which Ice Warriors take over the moon-based headquarters of T-Mat and use the mass transportation system to send deadly foam-spewing spores to Earth. The Seeds of Doom was a … Continue reading DW60: The Seeds of Death vs. The Seeds of Doom