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.


Time Leech x2
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A Time Leech in Need!

The very last copy of Time Leech signed by the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, is finally up for auction. David saved a copy for himself, of course, but he also signed two comics to be auctioned off for charity. The first copy went for an incredible £200, attracting 33 bids, last month, and with a…

Halke
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Stars at NEC’s MEMORABILIA

Later this month, a whole host of big sci-fi and media stars, including guests from Doctor Who, will be attending Birmingham’s MEMORABILIA convention. Billed as ‘The Ultimate Collector’s Show,’ MEMORABILIA is held at the NEC on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November. Jeremy Bulloch – who’s best-known for playing Boba Fett in Star Wars, but…

Nightmare
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Burton Hears A Who

Have you ever wondered what Doctor Who would be like if directed by Tim Burton? Of course you have. Well, we can now have a glimpse of what-might’ve-been, thanks to Brian Belanger – known to Deviant Artists as Illustrator X. His coffin-esque TARDIS is suitably grim, and the Doctor pulling Amy along has something of…

The Doctor's Wife
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Gaiman’s Series 7 Ep: What We Know

Neil Gaiman doesn’t like spoilers, it seems. And quite right too. His teasing title for the Series 6 episode, The Doctor’s Wife, created a stir amongst fandom, and, of course, the actual story is a fan-favourite. The previews were also highly enticing, with the Doctor promising that “somewhere close by, there are lots and lots…

Mad Man
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Mad Man in a T-Shirt

Fittingly, Gimmick Tees’ new t-shirt is a good advertisement for both Doctor Who and US drama, Mad Men. Mad Man With A Box is a brilliant mash-up of the two shows, with the Doctor twirling his sonic screwdriver, and sat on a settee-like TARDIS, similar to the title card for the critically-acclaimed show centred around…

Weeping Angel DVD Featured
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Series 7 Part 1: The DVD Dilemma

Those desperate to see the latest five episodes of the Doctor Who again must’ve been relieved on Monday when Series 7: Part 1 was released on DVD and Blu-ray… but the BBC are forcing us to make a big decision – or spend out numerous times on the same release. The DVD and Blu-ray features…

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