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Operation: Platinum Age, Part 2

Continuing Elton Townend Jones’ appraisal of Series 5/Season 31… Fortunately, The Hungry Earth has put things back on track. It’s been clear throughout the season that Moffat has been the strongest writer for the new regulars, but he also seemed to lack the equivalent of himself that Russell T Davies had. Perhaps Chris Chibnall will…

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…

Never Judge a Silurian by his Myrka

Thomas Willam Spychalski picks the bones off those wonderful creations the Silurians, a key foe for the Doctor in Barry Lett’s first season in charge… All of the most powerful creations in fiction often mirror ourselves in some way or another; monsters in fiction and fairy tales can show us truths not just on a…

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…

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