Opinion

Opinion

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A Question of Colour

It annoys me. Does it annoy anyone else? Each time the Doctor goes to change the great British media starts proclaiming that the next Doctor might be black or a woman as if it’s a major issue. And it’s not. Not really. We’re talking about an alien who just happens to look vaguely human. That…

The Gelth-controlled grandma in 2005's The Unquiet Dead
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Being Scared

My daughter is deathly afraid of the house two doors down. Not the people in it, no, the house itself. Why? Because flanking the front door are what she thinks are two Weeping Angels. Since Doctor Who returned in 2005, I’ve been watching Doctor Who with my daughter, who’s now 10. We watched Blink together,…

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Remembering Elisabeth Sladen

Last Christmas I was given a copy of Elizabeth Sladen’s autobiography. I reacted in the required way, did all the usual things, gasped, smiled, placed it pride of place on the bookshelf and told my wife it’s what I really wanted – but was it? About eight months earlier I, along with countless other Who…

Roger Delgado - still the ultimate Master
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Introducing: The Dæmons

Doctor Who has a history with the occult. Look at all those clans, summoning strange forces and worshipping something far from their understanding. It’s laced throughout classics like The Masque of Mandragora; The Curse of Fenric; The Brain of Morbius, while Gods and devils have manifested themselves in tales including Pyramids of Mars; The Impossible…

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