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Has the Sonic Screwed New Who?

It seems funny that five years after the show’s sweet return in 2005 that the sonic screwdriver, a once proud iconic bastion of Doctor Who’s nostalgic gadgets, would have become such an unpopular and contentious article among the older fan groups. After 25 years of semi-retirement, the sonic’s return has been criticised by older fans…

Influenced By, Influence On…

“They don’t call it plagiarism anymore, they call it homage” – Tom Baker Doctor Who has a fine heritage of pilfering from literary sources. The Frankenstein episodes and The Prisoner of Zenda knock-off are famous for being just that. But Doctor Who isn’t literature. It doesn’t even feel literary in the aforementioned stories. So what…

Doctor Who Gothic

Doctor Who is a genre show. But there is no such thing as a pure, homogenous genre: genre reinforces and reinvents itself constantly. Doctor Who has survived by adapting and incorporating elements from other genres to become its own unique hybrid. An impression of the fluidity of the show can be made by focusing on…

Frazer Hines

Frazer Hines is probably one of the most recognisable actors from the classic series of Doctor Who. His time onboard with Doctor number 2 created some of the shows mist iconic moments. Recently Frazer released his autobiography, Hines Sight, so we decided to have a brief chat about his past, present and future work. In…

Get Over it!

Despite the passing of time, it seems that some people just can’t deal with change. Over 12 months after the accouncement of the casting of Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and several weeks after his first appearance, hardcore David Tennant fans (I’m reluctant to call them Doctor Who fans) continue to cry from the…

Andy Walker

Andy Walker might not be a name that roles of the tongue of most Doctor Who fans, but his work is very recognizable – if you’ve received a copy of The Doctor Who Storybook for Christmas, you’ve got a copy of his work right under your roof. He’s the illustrator that provides the striking images…

Time Leech Diary #2

Our coverage of the development of the Time Leech Doctor Who comic strip for Kasterborous continues as we switch to the diary proper… April 11th 2009 Following John Freeman’s suggestion, Brian and I decided that a competition to find a new up and coming comic book artist for Kasterborous’ own 100% unofficial and free Doctor…

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