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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…

Rise of the Merchandise

So the new Doctor Who series has not only captured our imaginations for forty-five minutes per week, but it has also found a way to capture them at home, while not watching. You’ve seen them on the Internet sites, Magazine ads, TV ads, and most of all the Toy Stores. While this may not be…

Burning Bridges

It’s a word, it’s a TV show, it’s an organisation, it’s a nice house in Scotland. Doctor Who has been invaded by “Torchwood” – another show, another meme. But what is its true relevance to Doctor Who 2006? We know that it was first mentioned on-screen in Bad Wolf during “The Weakest Link”, as the…

Waking Up Dead

Never more alive was the Fifth Doctor then in the story of his death. For 99% of his tenure Peter Davison was trapped with companions who did not want to be there. Tegan was accidentally taken away and constantly at odds with the Doctor and, in a companion first, she left him twice. Nyssa, Adric…

My Rose Has Left Me

My Rose has left me, I’m in a mood, she went to Kenya. We couldn’t have children, that didn’t stop us from trying, we were turned down for adoption, because of her bizarre appearance. Oh, Rose how we loved you, but where are you now? Alone with your salesman, you adulterous cow. Well, that’s how…

Thrills, Spills & Cybermen

Oh to be in Britain this spring! New shows on all channels including a new Sharpe feature starring Sean Bean means that there is plenty to look forward to. And as anticipated as the return of Bernard Cornwell’s swashbuckling soldier is, no return is going to be as hot as the 2006 series of Doctor…

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