Articles by Andrew Reynolds

Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.


Ah, Miss Gillan…

Now then, we at Kasterborous – when were not pushing the boundaries of time and space (and grammar) – are gentlemen of the world and like nothing more than lowering our spectacles and taking an admiring glance at a potential suitor or twenty. Admittedly, thanks to our hand-made Tom Baker scarfs, the constant landslide of…

Return of the Mac!

The Rumours are true – Fleetwood Mac track Oh Well Part One has been restored and can now be heard in the Third Doctor serial Spearhead from Space. Steve Roberts of the Doctor Who Restoration Team (who have their own van and, yes, its bigger on the inside) posted the Second Hand News on the…

It’s USA Week!

USA! USA! USA! Yee-and indeed-haw! The Doctor is heading stateside and to celebrate the first time his size nines have trod in America soil all this week the BBC website are recalling the shows past brushes with America and looking ahead to season six’s  two-part opener. Donning a Stetson and chugging back a Bud (other American beers are…

The Spoiler Stratagem

BEWARE SPOILERS! MANY BOFFINS DIED TO BRING US THIS INFORMATION… Snap happy Doctor Who fans caught a very special Kodak moment last week during filming for what is believed to be episode 7 (Game-Changing Cliffhanger!) or part of the odds and sods left over to be shot for episodes 5 & 6 (The Rebel Flesh/Gangers)…

Rugrats Vs the Daleks

Winning a million retroactive cool points this week is toddler-a-thon the animated series, the Rugrats for a sneaky, blink and you’ll miss it Doctor Who reference. The Saturday morning mainstay (along with Trev & Simon and hangovers) which ran from 1991 to 2004 revolved around Tommy (E. G Daily), a toddler with an eye for adventure…

Norman Taylor

Kasterborous is sad to report the passing of Norman Taylor, one of the technicians behind the original, groundbreaking Doctor Who title sequence. Norman was Technical Operations Manager on Crew 9 based at Lime Grove, London, who, during down time made the serendipitous discover of the ‘visual howl-around’- the haunting effect that was a mainstay of the…

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