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Operation: Platinum Age, Part 1

New contributor Elton Townend Jones surveys Doctor Who, Series 5/Season 31… At the close of The Hungry Earth, the Eleventh Doctor is peering down on the deliciously volcanic subterranean metropolis of Homo Reptilia. What happens next won’t be known for another week, but with five episodes to go before we can safely get back on…

Barry Letts

Following the death of former Doctor Who producer Barry Letts, we decided to run a series of articles in tribute to the actor, director and producer who oversaw the series from 1969-1974. Kasterborous contributor James Whittington brings us an exclusive interview with one of the biggest names in Doctor Who’s history, Barry Letts, who sadly…

Nick Briggs

As a superb tie-in to the upcoming Victory of the Daleks – and to promote the excellent new Big Finish audio Homes and the Ripper (by the legendary Brian Clemens) in which he plays the lead role of Sherlock Holmes – we’ve got an exclusive interview with Nick Briggs! Best known to Doctor Who fans…

The Vampire Situation

My interest was piqued by the following commentary in The News & Star, referring to the new series of Doctor Who employing the services of vampires. With an increasing amount of the blood sucking undead marching across our screens in a variety of emo ways, our favourite Time Lord has been accused of jumping on…

What’s in an Age?

So, exactly how much does age matter? Since the casting of Matt Smith, the youngest Doctor yet, there has been a great deal of hoo-hah about his age. Even Steven Moffat, when making the announcement, evidently felt obliged to make heavy weather out of Smith’s combination of youthfulness and old age, as if to assuage…

The Barry Letts Influence

Barry Letts’ input on Doctor Who remains influential and cannot be overestimated. Letts helped create such an ideal Doctor Who for its time that many of his tweaks to the formula remain part of the modern shows formula, largely unchanged. Here are four of the biggies… ITC – Action by HAVOC – The Doctor Jon…

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