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.


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The Bells of Saint John ReKapped!

Connecting… Danger. This is a warning; a warning to the whole world. You’re looking for wi-fi, and sometimes you see something. A bit like this: Don’t click it. Do not click it. Once you’ve clicked it, they’re in your computer. They can see you. If they can see you, they might choose you. And if…

Brighter than Sunflowers
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Historicals: A Thing of the Past?

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… Concluding this month’s examination of 2008’s The Unicorn and the Wasp, we look at a rarely-mined treasure trove…

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JN-T and Downie in BBC Sex Scandal?

Ex-Doctor Who producer, John Nathan-Turner has been accused of sexually abusing young male fans during the 1980s. An upcoming book, JN-T: The Life and Scandalous Times of John Nathan-Turner, alleges that both Nathan-Turner and his partner (and production manager) Gary Downie groomed fans under the then-legal homosexual age of consent of 21. The book is…

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Series 7B Preview: Part 2

We know quite a lot about the first three episodes of Series 7B – avoiding any major spoilers – but beyond that, it fades into glorious expectations and amateur guessing. So what do we actually know…? “We’ve got a submarine,” Matt Smith says. “We’ve got the Ice Warriors, we’ve got the Cybermen back in new…

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