Articles by Alwyn Ash


What Scares You About Doctor Who?

Following the recent Night Terrors, it got me thinking: what scares you in the world of Doctor Who? If you are a seasoned fan, with over ten years of knowledge, then perhaps you are a little too old to be frightened, so perhaps I should be asking what “scared” you about the show? It would be…

A Question of Regeneration

I’m sure there was general disappointment when, on 7th September 1987, the Doctor returned in Time and the Rani. Only he wasn’t the Doctor. Or at least, he wasn’t the Doctor that fans were used to seeing. Previous to actor Sylvester McCoy’s appointment as the famous Time Lord, Doctor Who had gone through another troubled…

Review: Primeval Episode One

Who believes in miracles? Just when people thought the team had vanished off our screens, Primeval returns for a fourth series. Episode One begins a year after the end events of Series Three, a cliff-hanger that had left viewers tearing out their hair and screaming at the screen. And things have really changed… Firstly let…

Review: The Tripods- The White Mountains

Christopher Samuel Youd, under the pen-name John Christopher, wrote a trilogy in the sixties about machines that had taken over the Earth and brainwashed the human population; all except those under the age of 14 submitted to the “Cap”. Becoming a man, or woman, meant Capping Day, a great celebration and feast when one is…

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