Articles by Joe Siegler


Dodo is kidnapped by a Monoid in The Ark
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023 The Ark

I started watching Doctor Who when Peter Davison was in his middle season.  Saw a lot of Doctors three, four and five before I got a chance to see the Hartnell stuff, and in all that time, I always wondered why we never saw repercussions of the Doctor’s visits. I know nuWho does that a…

Barbara, the Doctor and some giant worms
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Planet of Giants

Planet of Giants (or, “Honey I Shrunk the TARDIS”) is the first story of the second season of Doctor Who which ran from 1964 to 1965.  It’s led off by a concept that seems somewhat quite common today. Let’s face it, compared to the story that follows (Dalek Invasion of Earth), Planet of Giants is…

Doctor Who's greatest monsters, the Daleks, in their first appearance
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The Daleks

The Daleks.  Something almost as old as Doctor Who itself.  As Doctor Who is approaching its 50th anniversary, so are the Daleks themselves.  They’ve appeared with every incarnation of the Doctor in all these years (although the McGann one is a bit spurious).  They’ve been loved, mocked, made fun of, remounted, turned into color coded…

Shada, the lost Doctor Who adventure by Douglas Adams
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When Shada Was Lost… Again!

Kasterborous contributor Joe Siegler casts his mind back over 25 years to recall the moment he was one of the lucky few to see the only recorded scenes from Shada at an American Doctor Who convention… I used to attend conventions in the Philadelphia area quite frequently in the 80′s. Back then, it would take…

The Impossible Astronaut

This weekend brought us the first proper new episode of Doctor Who since last Christmas Day. There are always questions when a new season starts. What it will be like, what its theme will be, etc. After watching this first episode, I’d say we have more questions than usual. Still, it started out with the…

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