Opinion

Opinion

Earthshock: Aftershock

or Adric vs The Ground 27 Years On Earthshock works best the first time you see it, preferably if you don’t know about the two generous dollops of surprise in store. I was 13 when it first aired in the UK, and saw it in total ignorance (apart from the DWM preview, which mentioned palaeontologists…

Earthshock: Re-Re-examining Adric

Contributor Peter Ould considers the life and death of Doctor Who’s much maligned, and possibly most misunderstood, companion, Adric… I was five and he was six We rode on horses made of sticks He wore black and I wore white He would always win the fight Bang bang, he shot me down Bang bang, I…

Earthshock: Doctor Who…

…and the Fleshy Hands of Doom I was so pleased to see them return in Earthshock. I love them dearly, I really do, but let’s face it, for second-best, runner-up bad guys in Doctor Who, the Cybermen are a pretty dismal bunch. Take a look at them skulking about in cargo holds and tombs and…

The Lost Scrolls of Rassilon…

…life and death of a fanzine. A checklist of the loneliest jobs in the world. Long-distance runner (never been that convinced, but for argument’s sake – check), traffic warden, caretakers of big rural retreats and fanzine editor. Between 1993 and 2005, I was part of the modest success that was Black Scrolls as we pumped…

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