Articles by Meredith Burdett

What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!


Monster Fundraising

The Hyde Fundraisers are currently preparing to provide thrills and scares for all at two events over the preceding months! To help raise money for Children in Need, they will be showcasing their collection of Doctor Who replicas for all to enjoy. Foes of note include the Scarecrows (from Human Nature/ The Family of Blood),…

SFX Sex Change

It’s all change at SFX.co.uk as they’ve created a list entitled “16 Sci-Fi sex changes”! The list includes some popular, some bizarre and some downright odd changes of gender that popular science fiction characters have gone through over the years. Those of note include Red Dwarf, where the ship’s computer Holly remodelled his pixalated face…

Lurkers at Sunlight’s Edge

The last installment in the Seventh Doctor trilogy leaves this reviewer in a bit of a conundrum. There is no problem as such with the play, it’s finely crafted, well acted and is perfect to listen to during these cold winter months. However, after the two preceding episodes were so strong and formed the umbrella…

The Resurrection of Mars

Continuing directly on from last month’s Deimos. We find Lucie Miller being thrown out of a TARDIS and directly into trouble. When we last encountered her, she was hanging up her time travelling boots and settling for a quiet life, away from monsters and alien planets. Her falling out with the Eighth Doctor had led…

Dalek Time Travelodge

It happens all the time when you go away, you’re staying in a hotel or a bed and breakfast and when you leave and you’re halfway home, you realise that you’ve left something there. It’s not always something big, maybe a toothbrush or a t-shirt but it annoys you anyway. But some people tend to…

Is Doctor Who Anti-American?

Like to mix up views on Doctor Who with deeper hidden sub contextual references? Then last Wednesday’s edition of Thinking Allowed, a BBC Radio Four discussion show, will be right up your street. Featuring Marc Edward DiPaolo, a US academic, the show not only focuses on how the character of the Doctor has changed over…

A Town Called Fortune

Many, many years ago in Doctor Who, we were treated to a 1960’s story called The Gunfighters. The first Doctor and his friends found themselves in the Wild West when the Doctor needed to cure his toothache (who else but the Doctor would end up there for that?) the story itself is not well regarded…

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