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 Two Doctors
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Meet the Stars of Time This Weekend!

The Stars of Time return to Weston-super-Mare’s Helicopter Museum this Sunday, bringing with it one Doctor and two companions! The convention premiered in 2005 at the Winter Gardens in the Town Centre, but last year moved to the Helicopter Museum, with guests like Terry Malloy (Davros) and Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield) scrawling over photos in…

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Awwwww!

Sydney Telling, a six-year old girl from Seattle, has become an internet sensation after she asked Matt Smith if he is scared of the Weeping Angels at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. You have to watch it, frankly… Matt’s reaction is just perfect, and is somewhat reminiscent of those tales you hear about Tom Baker…

Could DJ Chris Moyles be set for a Doctor Who role?
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Chris Moyles in Doctor Who?!

The Daily Star is reporting that radio DJ and well-known loudmouth, Chris Moyles, is hunting down a role in the BBC’s flagship show. A ‘source’ has, apparently, stated: “Chris sees this as an opportunity to be taken seriously as an actor.” Despite this dreary explanation, Doctor Who is, according to the ‘trustworthy’ newspaper, Moyles’ dream…

The Ambassadors of Death in October!

Third Doctor adventure, The Ambassadors of Death will be released on DVD on 1st October! The 1970 seven-parter is the final story of Season 7 to be released, featuring Liz Shaw (the late, great Caroline John) alongside Jon Pertwee’s Doctor and Nicholas Courtney’s Brigadier. It’s also the last to be partly-written by David Whitaker (The…

Dark Eyes Cover Revealed

The cover for Big Finish’s box set, Dark Eyes, has been revealed, and features a new-look Eighth Doctor, Ruth Bradley as new companion, Molly O’Sullivan, and Toby Jones (best known as the Dream Lord in 2010’s Amy’s Choice) as Kotris. Oh, and the Daleks. Written and directed by Nicholas Briggs, the four-part story follows on…

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