Articles by Alasdair Shaw

Alasdair Shaw dabbled in Who throughout the 80s, but didn’t really get into it properly until 1989. His sense of timing has not improved over the years. He’s a third generation Who fan as well as a father of two. His wife has a bad feeling about those two facts. When not working as a lab technician or writing for Kasterborous Alasdair runs the Doctor Who Reprint Society for which he writes In Print and Dangling Threads. He’s a big fan of the Valeyard, but that’s neither here nor there. He has never worked for UNIT and is not related to Dr Liz Shaw.


Wedding of a Time Lord?

It was the wedding to end all weddings. Or it will be…. it might be? It’s always so hard to tell when Gallifreyans tie the knot. This one however proved (will prove? – Ed) more complicated than most given the trans regenerational issues involved. As per ancient Gallifreyan custom the wedding of Presidents (current, past…

Reprints are Finally Released!

Well they’re here at last! “What’s that?” you ask like some elderly relative visiting at Christmas: “What’s here?” The reprints of Lance Parkin’s BBC Books contributions, that’s what. Don’t tell me you’ve missed the almost constant coverage they’ve received from Ebury books and Auntie? You have? Well that might just be because there has been…

The Twelfth Doctor?

We all know the men who have played the Doctor. If we’re being honest most of us could probably give you their names and the years during which they played most people’s Time Lord of choice. If pressed we could even enter the murky waters of Doctors of an uncertain canon; Peter Cushing, Richard E…

Sylvester McCoy? He’s My Doctor!

There’s a train of thought that Sylvester McCoy was only the Doctor from 1987 til 1989 and that despite appearing briefly in 1996 to regenerate into Paul McGann can’t claim to have been the Doctor in the interim period. It’s a compelling argument. It’s an argument with plenty of evidence to support and many people…

River’s Lucky Day

It’s coming. And sooner than expected. In fact River’s Lucky Day will be on the Saturday the 23rd of July 2011. For on that day archaeologists from around the world will come together to celebrate ‘Shag an Archaeologist Day”. It’s true. It must be, Facebook told me! Quite how Professor Song is planning to celebrate…

Unlucky Number Seven

Poor Sylvester McCoy; his Doctor just can’t seem to catch a break. He may have played the Doctor longer than any other actor (1987 to 1996), but that didn’t stop TV quiz question setters trying to give that honour to David Tennant’s Doctor (2005-2010). And it doesn’t stop there for the poor Seventh Doctor. Initial…

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