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 menagerie of monsters plot alongside the Daleks
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019 Mission to the Unknown

Foreshadowing the events of The Daleks’ Master Plan, Mission to the Unknown comes in a short, sharp burst of energy, encompassing the adrenaline and danger of the lives of a space crew attacked from all sides. It’s about desperation, nerve and… well, the unknown. What an apt title for an episode which sees us without…

Matt Smith as the Doctor at Christmas!
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Snow at Christmas…?

It’s an idea that’s so obvious, you wonder why it hasn’t really been done before: the Doctor looks set to meet deadly snowmen in this year’s Christmas special! (No, we’re not classing The Abominable Snowmen as featuring deadly snowmen, as the Yeti doesn’t really count – but is this a hint at the return of…

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