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!


Ten Hour Torchwood

SFX issue 199 is now on sale and features an interview with the man himself, Russell T Davies, about Torchwood series 4. The cover is also a nifty picture of Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper doing one of the stock “cool” poses. In part of the interview, Russell reveals: “It’s a proper, big, global ten-hour…

Midshipman Frame for Torchwood Series 4?

Russell Tovey (Midshipman Frame in Voyage of the Damned and The End of Time) has commented on the rumour that he is to appear in the new series of Torchwood playing the same character. He appeared at Comic Con as part of the Being Human panel and remarked: ” no idea. Genuinely no idea.” he…

Solitaire Reviewed

The Companion Chronicles have grown up over the last few years. At their humble beginnings, they were old companions doing impressions of the Doctor that they were teamed up with (specifically Doctors 1 to 4). As the range has proved so successful and popular, the bar has been raised so that any of the Doctor’s…

Neil Gaiman Runs Out of Cash

Neil Gaiman has reached a point that many first time Doctor Who writers come to when creating their script for the show, in terms of his imagination on the page and the budget that has been allocated for the episode not merging well! The writer has been blogging recently about his experiences when writing for…

Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes?

Steven Moffat has appeared on alongside playwright Mark Ravenhill on BBC Two’s Newsnight to talk about the new Sherlock TV series and Doctor Who. Little is revealed about the shows but it is an interesting conversation that looks into the parallels between the two shows main character’s of Sherlock Holmes and the Doctor. The pair…

You Shall Become a Dalek!

You know the score-you’re home alone, just watched an episode of Doctor Who featuring the Daleks and before you can stop yourself, you’re doing your own impression of the metal meanies. The only problem is that you can’t emulate their grating tones in the same way that Nick Briggs does because you don’t have a…

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