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Earthshock: Doctor Who…

…and the Fleshy Hands of Doom I was so pleased to see them return in Earthshock. I love them dearly, I really do, but let’s face it, for second-best, runner-up bad guys in Doctor Who, the Cybermen are a pretty dismal bunch. Take a look at them skulking about in cargo holds and tombs and…

Chris Boucher

Reproduced below is just a portion of the Black Scrolls interview with Image of the Fendahl, Robots of Death and Face of Evil writer Chris Boucher, whose work on Doctor Who remains among some of the most enjoyed to this day. To read the full interview, please download this PDF file. If however you’re simply…

Marc Platt

I spoke to Marc Platt (pictured here with David Richardson (Producer), Russell Floyd (Gerry Lenz), Lisa Bowerman (director) and Nicholas Courtney (legend)) recently about a variety of topics – including his special serial The Three Companions for Big Finish subscribers… So Marc, tell us about The Three Companions, the 12-part miniseries spread over the monthly…

Matthew Graham

As a huge fan of Life on Mars, the Last Train, Eastenders and Doctor Who, Matthew Graham was always on my must have lists for Scrolls 9. Following a chase round the internet for an email, in the immediate aftermath of Fear Her I sent off my hopeful request and was immediately knocked back on…

The Lost Scrolls of Rassilon…

…life and death of a fanzine. A checklist of the loneliest jobs in the world. Long-distance runner (never been that convinced, but for argument’s sake – check), traffic warden, caretakers of big rural retreats and fanzine editor. Between 1993 and 2005, I was part of the modest success that was Black Scrolls as we pumped…

Hothouse – Jonathan Morris Interviewed

Jonathan Morris is the writer of a number of Doctor Who books and audios, and this weekend sees the release of Hothouse as the second story in Big Finish’s latest Eighth Doctor season. Starring Paul McGann as the Doctor and Sheridan Smith as Lucie Miller, Hothouse also guest stars Lysette Anthony and Nigel Planer (pictured…

…And It’s Smithy on the Ball…

So the waiting is over. The speculation can cease. The wish lists can stop being drawn up. Matt Smith will be the 11th Doctor. So who is Matt Smith? A quick flick through his cv (that’s curriculum vitae meaning ‘course of life’ for those of us posh and clever enough to have studied Latin; or…

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