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.


Celebrate Regenerate
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Celebrate Regenerate Out Now!

Celebrate Regenerate, the book made by the fans for the fans, is out now. (And what’s more, it’s free!) The project, celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who by focussing on what’s great about every single serial, began in July 2012 and has since expanded to include specials like A Fix with Sontarans, Time Crash and…

Dr. Eleven
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A Doctor Who/Mr. Men T-Shirt Mash-Up!

Bow ties, fezzes and Stetsons might be cool, but K Towers has discovered something potentially cooler: Doctor Who/Mr. Men mash-up t-shirts and hoodies! Everyone loves Roger Hargreaves’ odd little creations, all of whom have strange little quirks. And everyone loves Gallifrey’s favourite little Time Lord, all his incarnations have their strange little quirks. It’s a…

Ninth Doctor
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Eccleston Wants Mature Roles

His incarnation of everyone’s favourite son of Gallifrey suffered from survivor’s guilt, haunted by the terrors of war, but Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, says he welcomes more mature roles. The actor, who starred as the Doctor in 2005 when showrunner, Russell T. Davies, bought back the series, appeared in Song for Marion, which was released…

The Ark in Space 3
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Introducing: The Ark in Space

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we’re looking back at some of the pivotal tales of all of time and space, taking on one Doctor each month, running up to November – and An Unearthly Child… 1975’s The Ark in Space is a masterclass in Doctor Who, written by arguably the person who knew…

Prisoners of Time
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Review: Prisoners of Time #1

Despite collecting all of IDW’s Doctor Who output, I’m always a bit apprehensive about the Doctor’s journeys into the comic book world. The idea of it combines the two things I love, and yet it sometimes delves into territory I think should be avoided. This is going to be controversial, I’m sure, but I hate…

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