Saturday, 27 June 2015

Big Finish Classic Doctors, New Monsters... and River Song!

Big Finish brings the Weeping Angels, Judoon, and Sycorax (and the new Sontarans) to face Five, Six, Seven, Eight!

The pairing of the Judoon against Six seems like a comfortable fit - shouty and authoritarian versus shouty and anti-authoritarian. The Sycorax have the right creepy vibe for Seven, although the Weeping Angels were my choice when I imagined such meetings five years ago(!) - they might be tricky in audio, however...

And... River Song as well. So yes, their licence has changed a bit.

I imagine David Tennant is waiting by the phone.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Thursday, 18 June 2015


Two hundred years ago, the Napoleonic era ended pretty decisively. The Telegraph describes the Battle of Waterloo as it happened in this timeline.

The Guardian counts down the top ten fictional characters taking part in their own versions from Byron’s Childe Harold just a year later to Jonathan Strange causing the rain ten years ago and on TV last Sunday.

The Doctor has met various people involved but so far stayed off the battlefield himself.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Magna Carta

Today is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the first bill of rights, a sufficiently big deal that there are events marking it, an animated Google Doodle (I would totally watch this cartoon), films on the subject, and the Master tried to steal it.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

A photo of the cast shooting for the new series inspires a joke

I will place said image behind a spoiler wall though it spoils little for it is still a vision of the future.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Women's World Cup 2015

A new Google Doodle shows the start of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, hosted in Canada, while FIFA is in... some trouble. This is a less commercially overblown show than the male equivalent, so it could generate some good publicity.

Football’s main effect on Doctor Who was usually an overrunning Grandstand delaying the occasional episode, until Matt Smith took over the role. Having been near a professional football career himself, his footwork in The Lodger was all him. (This was after the Tenth Doctor did it in the DWM comics, and that in turn followed The Nightmare Game for the Eighth Doctor being influenced equally by Roy Of The Rovers and The Thing.)

Still, the Doctor likes a big show. A Worlds Cup wouldn’t seem out of place.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Steven Moffat on changing the Time War

New DWM! And comments from Steven Moffat getting into the genre newsfeeds, such as io9.

“My defence, however feeble, is that given the chance, the Doctor would do exactly that.”