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.


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…

The Crimson Horror 1
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Private Eye On Who Problems

The current issue of Private Eye has summed up the recent disasters faced by the Who production team of late. The issue, dated  14th- 27th June, politely notes several ‘balls ups’ that have marred recent Doctor Who, most notably the memo sent out to the BBC’s commercial branch and some external licensees that (oops!) announced…

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