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.


Old God Dying
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The Rings of Akhaten ReKapped!

Summer is coming to an end, and the wind is blowing reddened leaves from the trees. The Doctor reads a brand-new copy of The Beano Summer Special 1981, then looks up to see Dave Oswald trying to flatten out a map. A leaf blows into Dave’s face and he stumbles back – into the path…

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The Animation You Never Knew Didn’t Exist

Dan Norton, best-known for his work on DC’s Green Arrow, Wildstorm’s Ninja Boy, and Image’s Black Ops, has revealed on his Deviant Art account that he previously worked on an abandoned Doctor Who animation series, which was set to feature all the Doctor’s incarnations. Norton, who’s also worked on Marvel’s Spider-Man Unlimited and Uncanny X-Men,…

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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…

The Pete's World Cybermen variants from Doctor Who
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Altus Fan Film to Celebrate 50th

The Doctor Who Fan Film project in Altus, Oklahoma, is looking for volunteers to help create a film celebrating the 50th anniversary of the show. Peggy Sue Clay, founder of the Altus Chapter of the Doctor Who Fan Film project, hopes to unite fans worldwide and produce a feature-length film starring lookalikes of various Doctors…

Nathan-Turner
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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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