Articles by Patrick Riley

Patrick Riley

Patrick has just been murdered and is currently seated on the edge of a lawn chair wondering when this Missy person will stop demanding his autograph. He probably can't tweet from the grave, but you should follow him anyway @10PatrickRiley.


Doctor Who? Philosophy? Combined?

Already zipped through Ultimate Regeneration (three times) and looking for your next Doctor-Who-related nonfiction book to read?  The latest installment in Open Court Publishing’s famous Popular Culture and Philosophy series, which already includes Star Trek and Philosophy, Facebook and Philosophy, and Bulls**t and Philosophy, is here to save the day! Doctor Who and Philosophy was…

When Tom Went To New Zealand

On a lovely summer day in January 1997, Old Man Tom arrived in Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand to do some filming. “New Zealand, in 1997?” you say, “Might this have been a screen test for a certain Peter-Jackson-directed blockbuster trilogy?”  Sadly, it wasn’t, because there’s no doubt that Old Man Tom…

Doctor Who Gets the Boot

Hmm… the headline should actually read “The Boot Gets Doctor Who,” but we figured, in this case, putting the words in the wrong order might grab your attention! As we reported back in January, the Great Cowboy Footwear of the Sea, otherwise known as Italy, has been given a special treat this year.  Thanks to…

Eccleston Writes The Bible

The superb Northern Ninth Doctor by name of Christopher Eccleston is set to appear in an upcoming Westminster Abbey play about the creation of the King James Bible in this, the publication’s 400th year in existence. In the Beginning uniquely features actors like Eccleston guiding audience members around the Abbey, where the translation of the…

Baker Sighting Leaves Locals Shaken

CAMBRIDGE: Last Saturday, in the Pitt Building on Trumpington Street, Colin Baker, the man who is believed by authorities to have portrayed the sixth incarnation of the central character in science-fiction serial Doctor Who between 1984 and 1986, was spotted writing his name all over other people’s property at the Cambridge Science Festival. Witnesses on…

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