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Published on August 3rd, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Where Have You Been?

New or recent readers of Kasterborous.com may not be aware that we’ve been going for over 5 years; our first Doctor Who article was published in October 2004, with an official launch in January 2005.

It all began with the first post, Kasterborous' first Doctor Who post, in which we recalled Paul McGann’s very brief stint as the Doctor in the 1996 TV movie.

Over the years, we’ve featured many news items – to the point where we’re now the most updated Doctor Who news resource on the web – and in that time there have been a few that I’ve really enjoyed writing. I think the one I enjoyed the most was my tribute to Tom Baker’s fourth incarnation of our favourite Time Lord. Initially, it had been intended to be accompanied by some of Anthony Dry’s wonderful artwork, but sadly this was not to be due to deadlines.

More recently on Kasterborous, we’ve been permitting comments on all posts, something that has been a great enabler of conversaton. One post that instigated some considerable discussion (and positive general reaction) was the post Geroni-meh! in which contributor Matt Nida expressed his disappointment with the most recent series of Doctor Who.

While we on the topic of great posts – this article about how Doctor Who is not just for kids popped up on Den of Geek recently. Thought-provoking is the term; perhaps Doctor Who in 2010 is better than we older fans think it is?

In amongst the news, reviews, interviews and opinion pieces on Kasterborous, we’ve also had time to offer help to our readers – with the worldwide release of the new Doctor Who games for PC, it turned out that there was no Mac option! Contributor Patrick Riley did a sterling job of pulling together many legal sources to download the game from, as well as attempting to clear up the confusion as to why the Mac version is UK only.

With 3-10 new articles today (be they news, opinions, interviews or reviews) it is easily to get lost in a sea of titles – however we like a little bit of wordplay here on Kasterborous, and it is probably fair to say that our most pun-tastic article title is Who Lotta Love in which Brian A. Terranova recalls the various Doctor Who-themed entries into the pop charts (or not, as the case may be with some of them!)

To finish, just a quick note about something that has recently appeared on Kasterborous – an interview with founder and popular illustrator Anthony Dry. You’ve seen his work on DVD box sets, in Doctor Who Magazine and Doctor Who Adventures, and you should certainly see what he has to say on the matter of merchandise design.

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




One Response to Where Have You Been?

  1. Carn says:

    Well I only found this place a few months ago due to it being one the sites who’s newsfeed thingy shows up on the right panel of http://gallifreynewsbase.blogspot.com/

    glad i did cos I like it here. please don’t make me leave. :)

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