Opinion

Opinion

Hiding to Nothing

It could be argued that there is no greater subject for debate, in the Doctor Who world, than the life of the Sixth Doctor. The range of emotion for this incarnation of our favorite hero is about as steady as a celebrity’s relationship. There are those who think he is the best, though this feeling…

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Military Intelligence

Over the years the Doctor has had many companions. They come into his world and live the unbelievable life until it has become too much and they wish to live a simple life again. While all of these companions have come and gone, none have stayed with the Doctor through all of his incarnations. But…

The 2006 Round Table: Guest Who?

In the fourth part of our round table discussion on Doctor Who 2006, we leave the regular elements of the series to one side and consider the use of guest stars. Guest stars have been employed in Doctor Who since the 1960s, and the tactic works to entice fans of the actor or actress in…

The 2006 Round Table: Alien Incursion

So, let’s move on from Rose and Mickey and have a think about those two bastions of evil – the Daleks and the Cybermen… “It’s difficult to rate the effectiveness of monsters in Doctor Who from an adult perspective”, starts Steve Preston, “because their raison d’etre of scaring the bloody daylights out of you are…

The 2006 Round Table: Character Closure

After discussing Sarah Jane and K-9, things moved on. In terms of character development, Season 28/Series 2 took Doctor Who into new territory. In the past, only the principle companion had been even vaguely moved by their experiences with the Doctor, with only occasional exceptions such as Jo Grant and Turlough. How then, were Rose…

The 2006 Round Table: Old School

Take eight Doctor Who fans with nothing to talk about but the 2006 series. Put them in a room, and watch as they deconstruct (or is that break?) Series 2. This is the 2006 Kasterborous Round Table, introduced last year as a way to fill the gap between series 1 and The Christmas Invasion; yet…

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