Articles by Elton Townend Jones

Elton Townend-Jones is a journalist, playwright, actor, theatre producer and philosopher. He does ‘80s zeitgeist at www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com.


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013 The Web Planet

Caught up in the struggle to free a once magnificent world from the cancerous clutches of a life-sucking spider, the Doctor and his companions are set upon and aided by four species of outer space insect-people… The Web Planet is Doctor Who Marmite (Garmite?  Maramite?  Kate O’Maramite?) – some love it, some hate it.  This,…

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Marco Polo

After 13 episodes of (essentially) sci-fi adventure, the time travellers find themselves in the 13th Century, where TARDIS (no definite article) is taken as a prize for the mighty Kublai Khan by Venetian merchant Marco Polo.  Forced to follow it and him on a perilous six-month journey across medieval Asia, they befriend bride-to-be Ping-Cho and…

The God Complex

Since my glowing review of Day of the Moon, I’ve had much cause to wonder whether my gushing exclamation of ‘Doctor Who is brilliant right now’ could actually apply to subsequent episodes. And I’ve repressed these feelings, these dark opinions, because I don’t want to sound like Jan Vincent-Rudzki reviewing The Deadly Assassin or DWB…

Day of the Moon

Doctor Who is brilliant. We all know that, but what I’m saying is that Doctor Who is brilliant right now. You might not necessarily have been able to say that during last year’s Silurian story or The Doctor’s Daughter or Fear Her – or any number of stories going as far back as, well, The…

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