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.


Her Universe launches female-targeted Doctor Who clothes
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Her Universe’s Doctor Who Range

It’s a great testament to Doctor Who’s ever-growing audience that apparel of any sort is in such high demand. Stroll into Forbidden Planet and you’ll find racks of Cybermen, Daleks, Silence and TARDIS t-shirts for all ages and sizes. Her Universe, founded to create merchandise for ‘fangirls,’ dedicates its new range to – what else?…

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Two New Forbidden Planet Exclusives!

Forbidden Planet will release two new figures exclusively later this year: a post-regeneration Fifth Doctor in August, and a Genesis Dalek in December. The Fifth Doctor set shows Peter Davison’s incarnation shortly after regenerating in Logopolis, complete, naturally, with a rather fetching scarf. This look was exhibited throughout Castrovalva before he found his cricketing jacket…

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Chivalry is Cool

Bow ties are back – and cooler than ever. Yes, thanks to a well-loved BBC institution (Doctor Who, not Bargain Hunt) bow ties, alongside tweed, have had a resurgence of late, but Telegraph scribe, Tim Stanley, hopes that the fashion statement might herald a reversion to chivalry and ‘good taste.’ Both of which, I’m sure…

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