Doctor Who

  • Jack’s Back. The Captain returns for Doctor Who’s Festive Special…

    John Barrowman is set to reprise his role as the infamous omnisexual Captain Jack Harkness in the upcoming seasonal episode of Doctor Who. Revolution of the Daleks, which is now being referred to as the ‘Festive’ special (rather than the ‘Christmas’ special, perhaps indicating it could once again debut...
  • Be Patient: Doctor Who’s 2021 run now down to eight episodes…

    Though Doctor Who side-stepped the initial coronavirus impactby shooting the next special, Revolution of the Daleks, as part of the last series in late 2019 and banking it for broadcast  sometime over the coming seasonal Christmas/New Year break, it hasn’t managed to avoid the pandemic completely. The BBC has...
  • Big Finish, Big Return: Eccleston to reprise Ninth Doctor…

    There were many who thought it would never happen. Though there have been various opportunities and tantilising possibilities of Christopher Eccleston returning, in any capacity, to the role of the Ninth Doctor, it seemed that the actor’s less-than-stellar experiences when he filmed his one-and-out season to reboot the series...
  • Shock and Lore: Sins of the Past and future fall-out fill ‘Who’ finale…

    In the far future, the Cyber-War has left humanity on the brink of extinction and even the Cybermen reduced in number. But as a new battalion are reactivated and their leader swears vengeance, the Master has appeared through a gateway that leads from a legendary outpost to a devastated...
  • Doctor Who: ‘Ascension of the Cybermen’ raises the stakes…

    Given the earnest warning from Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and the contempt of  Ashad, the Lone Cybermen (Patrick O’Kane) at Villa Diodati, the Doctor and her companions head into the far future and the last days of the great Cyber War to see if they can undo the...
  • Can a Post-Millennial Prometheus revive Who fortunes?

    The Villa Diodati, near Lake Geneva in Switzerland, 1816:  A group of people who will have a huge effect on centuries of literature to come gather for their own decadent weekend.  But though Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, Dr Polidori and Clair Claremont are there… where is Percy Shelley? That’s...
  • Who’s next season shoots from September – late 2021 broadcast?

    Though this season of Doctor Who isn’t over for several weeks, there are three episodes left to go – there’s been much discussion over when the next run of the classic BBC sf show will begin. After all, for one of the Beeb’s most popular shows, its scheduling has...
  • Who goes Scare? – A tale of Fingers, Fear, felons and Fam…

    The Doctor drops off her companions in modern-day Sheffield and is somewhat conflicted about how to spend the next day by herself.  But the Tardis alerts her to an unusual reading that comes from Ancient Syria and so she heads there to discover the source. It would seem a...
  • Who’s ‘Praxeus’ is a Wasted Opportunity…

    An astronaut’s shuttle veers wildly off-path, a blogger goes missing in a Peruvian beauty-spot turned rubbish-dump and in Madagascar birds are behaving very strangely indeed.  Even the Doctor and her ‘fam’ seem baffled as they divide and conquer… each heading to the site of the occurrences to try and...