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!


Meglos 2?

ATV news network has written an article (a little late) on Gareth Roberts’ comments in Doctor Who Magazine regarding the return that never was of villainous cactus Meglos. For those that have not seen the 1980 Fourth Doctor adventure (you’re not missing much), Meglos was a megalomaniac who was intent on destroying the planet Tigella….

Moffat and Gattis Tweet

How do the general public keep up with their favourite celebrities and what’s going on in their day to day lives? Social network website Twitter off course! And how do Sci-Fi fans keep up with their favourite Sci-Fi actors and writers? Um…exactly the same way actually… SFX.com has highlighted some Twitter updates from the last…

Cobwebs Reviewed

Companions of the Doctor, it seems, are just like buses. You wait for one to come along and then…well you know the rest. This month is one of those moments as not only do we have the return of Vislor Turlough but also Aussie loudmouth Tegan Jovanka! In a landmark trilogy that Doctor Who fans…

Captain John Threatens Tickles

Actor James Masters has spoken to i09.com about the secret to playing a villain convincingly – and references his character Captain John who was a recurring nemesis for Captain Jack and his team in Torchwood series 2. James played evil-and-then-reformed vampire Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its LA based spin off Angel. He…

TARDIS Mailbox

What does a powerful Time Lord do when he gets an overload of fan mail through the TARDIS letterbox? He turns to the only person he could do, his mother! Matt Smiths mother Lynne Smith has talked to the Northampton Chronicle and Echo revealing that she helps out the actor’s fan mail when he returns…

Torchwood Goes Deeper

Forbidden Planet has listed a new Torchwood book on its website that has grouped together essays by experts that uses the show as a focal point for some scholarly debates. Entitled Illuminating Torchwood, written by Andrew Ireland, the book looks at some of the themes and storylines of the Doctor Who spinoff and the questions…

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