Saturday, 26 September 2015

The Witch's Familiar

Missy is the Witch, one presumes...

Happy Stanislav Petrov Day!

On this day in 1983, Stanislav Petrov correctly concluded that an ICBM warning was a false alarm, and therefore prevented the launch of what would have probably been an apocalyptic counterstrike at some sunlight reflecting on some clouds.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Saturday, 19 September 2015

The Magician's Apprentice

This might qualify as a tenth anniversary special of the revived show, taking in as it does some of the greatest hits of the Davies era as well as revisiting some of Mr. Moffat’s own additions.

HERE BE SPOILERS. Step carefully.


Bit excited.

In the meantime...

You’re always making jokes. You never sit still. Like a man in fear of days to come...

Friday, 18 September 2015

The Impossible Girl

I’ll be sorry to see Jenna Coleman go as Clara. To celebrate her long (and for a while infinite) companion run, check out my daft idea for all the stories she could share with every Doctor.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

The Doctor Who Game Maker

Coming soon.

How does this work? I do not know. I MUST KNOW.

The second Elizabethan age

Today Queen Elizabeth the Second (or First in Scotland) becomes the UK’s longest reigning monarch, having been there longer than Victoria. (For value for money, queens are much better than kings.) Her time has brought us Doctor Who, Quatermass, The Avengers, The Prisoner, and some historical events as well.

The previous Queen Elizabeth, of course, was briefly married to the Tenth Doctor. These things happen.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Joan Aiken

New Google logo, day four - it has been replaced by an image of a haunted forest with children being pursued by wolves.

That’s better. Much less disturbing. 

Okay, this is actually the first Google Doodle since the change in logo, to celebrate what would be the 91st birthday of Joan Aiken, best known for her children’s chiller The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase. Set in an alternate 19th century with a different royal family, a Channel Tunnel, and wolves stalking the forest, the series gives a creepy spin on Victorian stories of adventurous orphans.

It’s the kind of sinister and off-kilter version of the past the the TARDIS tends to land in. My first historical episode of The Door In Time may owe a bit to it... and I could see an adventure wondering what inspired her to chart such an alternate history.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

5" Twelfth Doctor figure

Introducing the Collector Series with a Twelfth Doctor figure. Apparently it’s limited edition, but technically everything not infinite is. Not the best likeness, but let us rejoice at its mere existence a year after it should have happened.

And coming soon, Clara and Tom Baker as The Curator, complete with a very neat lenticular "moving" Gallifrey Falls painting accessory. They look like pretty good likenesses, too! Not a surprise after the Oswin figure meant a Clara head in this scale existed, but still a relief for someone as cack-handed when it comes to customising figures as I am.

And Sherlock!