Articles by Philip Bates

When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.


The Day of the Doctors
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The Day of the Doctor Wins BAFTA!

The Day of the Doctor has won the Radio Times Audience Award at the BAFTAs! The award is voted for by members of the public, so it shows Doctor Who‘s massive popularity that the 50th anniversary special has triumphed. And even more impressively, it was up against some much-loved shows, including Broadchurch, Breaking Bad and The Great British Bake Off. John…

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Series 8 Air Date: A Big Clue?

Could three fiction books give us Whovians a clue as to when Doctor Who Series 8 will air in the UK? Silhouette by Justin Richards, The Crawling Terror by Mike Tucker, and The Blood Cell by James Goss are expected to continue the New Series Adventures range that began in 2005, but introduce Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor to…

Panic Moon
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Panic Moon May 2014 Out Now!

Hmm? What’s that, my child? The first 2014 issue of the fanzine, Panic Moon, is out now, you say? Yes, yes, quite so! Dated this month, the A6 ‘pocket-sized’ fanzine largely focuses on William Hartnell’s brilliant First Doctor: It’s a real mixed bag this time, but has an unintended – but nevertheless welcome – slight First Doctor…

Kovarian
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Could Madame Kovarian Return?

Picked up the new Doctor Who Magazine? Well, maybe you should – because showrunner, Steven Moffat, talks about the Kovarian chapter… Last seen in The Wedding of River Song (seriously, how many times am I gonna write, The “Weeding” of River Song?!), Madame Kovarian was name-checked in Matt Smith’s swansong, The Time of the Doctor. In The Weeding (um, you did…

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