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Paul Darrow guests in Robots of Death: Live
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Gareth Kavanagh on Robots of Death: Live

In advance of the arrival of Robots of Death and Storm Mine to live audiences in Manchester’s Fab Cafe and Lass O’Gowrie, writer Matthew Badham has spent some time with Greater Manchester Fringe Chair and Lass O’Gowrie co-owner Gareth Kavanagh to find out more about the background for these productions, which form part of the Greater…

Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka From a wallpaper image by kamykwbucie
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An Infinite Number of Doctors…

Canon. It’s a complicated matter. No two fans take exactly the same position on it. How can we? There is nearly 50 years worth of continuity to try to fit into it. There’s 26 series of Classic Who, over 150 Target novelisations (many of which tied continuity in knots by them selves), New, Past and…

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…

River Song loves the Doctor - but not as much as we do.
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Why Do We Love Doctor Who?

Our recent article by Jake Simpson has proved very popular with some older readers, and it has got me thinking about being a Doctor Who fan and fandom in general. At its most simple, fandom is about loving the show. But why do we love it? Probably most of us love the character of the…

Lee Evans as Malcolm in Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead
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No Longer a Nerd!

Jake Simpson is 44, and was once what might be described as “a nerd”. A lover of Doctor Who and other sci-fi, he discusses here how the new Doctor Who and other popular shows have become so cool that he’s been able to emigrate from Nerdistan.

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