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.


The Tweed Dilemma

Are you “furious” about Matt Smith’s Series 6 jacket change?  The Harris Tweed authority sure is, if The Daily Record, “Best for Scottish News and Sport” is anything to go by. The departure of the Series 5 genuine Harris jacket in favour of a 20% acrylic Chinese wannabe* reportedly caused Angus MacNeil, MP Western Isles,…

Avatar, The Thing, & Fear Her

If you watched The Rebel Flesh last Saturday, you may have noticed a very strong connection to James Cameron’s Avatar, with humans plugging themselves into a machine and operating via disposable pre-grown bodies. Writer Matthew Graham (seen here with his Life on Mars stars John Simm and Philip Glenister) recently confirmed that the link to…

Writers We Want For Doctor Who

It’s incredible how much high-calibre writing talent Doctor Who can attract. Douglas Adams, who would go on to write The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Terry Nation, who would go on to engineer Survivors and Blake’s 7, and Dennis Spooner all have their names stamped on multiple opening vortex sequences, as well as not-quite-as-famous-but-fairly-well-known personalities…

Adios, Fast-Track

We were so close… SO close to the end!  North American fans listen up – if you didn’t hear the news already by watching Doctor Who on BBC America or Space last night, we’ve got a fairly disappointing, albeit unsurprising, development… The Almost People and A Good Man Goes to War will be broadcast in…

Your Very Own Cardboard Army

A Christmas Carol may have long since passed, but we can’t forget the great Kasterborous dream: for each of us to have our very own Katherine Jenkins to bring home with us! That dream is now one step closer to reality with Forbidden Planet’s new life-size cardboard standup of Abigail Pettigrew (as played by Jenkins)…

Merchandise is (Somewhat) Cool

We’re only four episodes into Doctor Who Series 6 Season 32 and already merchandise relating to all three stories we’ve seen are up for sale! From manufacturer Half Moon Bay and available through Forbidden Planet, a new range of Doctor Who merchandise including t-shirts, mugs, and folder bags has hit the market.  They’re really rather…

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