Opinion

Opinion

Burning Bridges

It’s a word, it’s a TV show, it’s an organisation, it’s a nice house in Scotland. Doctor Who has been invaded by “Torchwood” – another show, another meme. But what is its true relevance to Doctor Who 2006? We know that it was first mentioned on-screen in Bad Wolf during “The Weakest Link”, as the…

Waking Up Dead

Never more alive was the Fifth Doctor then in the story of his death. For 99% of his tenure Peter Davison was trapped with companions who did not want to be there. Tegan was accidentally taken away and constantly at odds with the Doctor and, in a companion first, she left him twice. Nyssa, Adric…

My Rose Has Left Me

My Rose has left me, I’m in a mood, she went to Kenya. We couldn’t have children, that didn’t stop us from trying, we were turned down for adoption, because of her bizarre appearance. Oh, Rose how we loved you, but where are you now? Alone with your salesman, you adulterous cow. Well, that’s how…

The Shape of the Caves…

We’ve talked about Robert Holmes a lot in the past in these articles, and no doubt will again in the future. Although not his final Doctor Who story, Caves of Androzani is certainly one of his best, and the circumstances that surround it, the development of the Doctor and Peri that had to take place…

Canonicity

Canon – n 1: a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy. Doctor Who fandom is a strange thing, that’s true with most fandom, but Doctor Who fans in particular seem to have a lot more to argue about. First there…

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