Monday, 26 September 2022

Inside Man

Inside Man, Steven Moffat’s new miniseries starring David Tennant, starts tonight. Sounds dark. Doesn’t have any spaceships so I’ve hardly seen anybody talking about it.

Thursday, 21 July 2022

Doctor Who Worlds Of Wonder exhibition

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibition coming here to the National Museum of Scotland in December! Looking at the science of the series, as well as some monster visiting.

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Ten plots from Ziggy Stardust

David Bowie released The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars fifty years ago today.

So naturally after creating adventure hooks riffing on his album titles and songs from , The Next Day, Reality, Heathen, Hours and Earthling...

Some are informed by the song concepts, but not directly.

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Blink at 15

Happy 15th anniversary to Blink, birthplace of the Weeping Angels, and a great episode to introduce new viewers... sometimes, because they might want the Sparrow and Nightingale series instead.

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Ncuti Gatwa is the Doctor!

Ncuti Gatwa is the Doctor! One of the stars of Sex Education, interviewed here for it. And here for Doctor Who!

“It was our last audition. It was our very last one. We thought we had someone, and then in he came and stole it. I’m properly, properly thrilled. It’s going to be a blazing future.”
Russell T Davies

“There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling. A mix of deeply honoured, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared. This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will endeavour my upmost to do the same.”
Ncuti Gatwa, talking to the BBC

A perfect demonstration from a Sex Education clip.

Sunday, 17 April 2022

The Centenary Special

Tonight we ended with a trailer for the next special, coming in... probably October or thereabouts for the BBC centenary... will be the Thirteenth Doctor’s bow.

Legend Of The Sea Devils

Some sword fighting!

Rather more technobabble.

I like the Doctor trying to let Yaz down gently, but I’m also aware guy Doctors never did that with straight companion crushes.

Nice of the Sea Devil leader to leave his translator on when talking to his crew with no humans around. :D Cool coat though!

Friday, 8 April 2022

Doctor Who: Redacted

Doctor Who: Redacted - an in-universe podcast at BBC Sounds, about three young conspiracy theorists wondering why a blue box keeps turning up throughout history.

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Hugh Grant is too obvious

And not the Paddington cast member I most want as the Doctor. Which is Paddington.

I’m disappointed that no lazy journalists have picked up my list of over 30 semi-viable Doctor Who casting ideas.

(Still all in for Jessie Buckley personally.)

Monday, 7 March 2022

Happy birthday Ian!

Happy 50th birthday to Ian of my regular-ish group and DWAITAS playtest, a bigger Whovian than I!

Thanks, young man. I’m looking forward to a team-up with some of my earlier incarnations!