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Published on May 21st, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who @ 50 Begins…

Later today, dear Kasterborite, we will be presenting you with the first of 80 reviews of classic Doctor Who that will run between now and November 23rd, 2013 in honour of the show’s 50th anniversary.

Having the advantage of already reviewing the series from 2005 onwards, these new reviews will offer a new look at the classic episodes, unspoiled by the reputations that many had earned since the 1980s.

Starting with 100,000 BC later today, Kasterborous editor Christian Cawley will kickstart the series of reviews and will be joined by a huge selection of names that will be both familiar and unfamiliar to regular readers. (We’re running at a rate of two or three per week, so expect to see The Daleks following shortly behind.)

Christian will also be review Survival, as well as a handful of serials in between. By collecting together a range of interesting voices, however, we hope to present a unique look at the history of Doctor Who as a celebration of this wonderful, crazy, mad, mad show.

Stay tuned…


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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+.

5 Responses to Doctor Who @ 50 Begins…

  1. avatar Leo says:

    This should be interesting…and cause a lot of debate!

  2. avatar TonyS says:

    I am really looking forward to this. I am old enough to have seen most of the stories on transmission. Actually I am older than the programme but can only really remember back to the start of teh Troughton years.

  3. avatar Tomspy77 says:

    Cannot wait to see the first one..season one has some great stories in it…

  4. avatar Derek Watson says:

    I’m sure you will, but just in case… could you please number these reviews so that us novices can make sure we read them in the correct order? Great stuff so far – keep up the good work!

    • Good idea Derek, I’ll make the necessary changes…

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