Opinion

Opinion

Doctor Who – Quintessentially British

Doctor Who is a program steeped in many traditions – the TARDIS, Gallifrey, regeneration, the Time Lords, and a slightly eccentric old buffer with a questionable taste in clothes. It’s also as British as the Beatles, clotted cream and scones, “Coronation Street”, Charles Dickens, “The Rocky Horror Show”, Sir Richard Attenborough, my uncle’s greyhound, my…

Talons Series: Leela…

…You Got Me On My Knees The bohemian wanderer, exploring the heavens that have been and gone and the stars that will be, solitary and aloof, lonely, yet used to his own company; the Doctor is anonymous, yet a hero. Until he lands on a lost colony world and discovers that he is feared throughout…

Undercoat

Doctor Who is back. In just a few weeks we’ll see new adventures of the Time Lord, earth’s protector, as he battles foes from other planets. We’ll gasp as he whips out his sonic screwdriver to solve problems liked locked doors and smile in admiration as Christopher Eccleston runs, leather jacket flapping in the wind….

Terrible Times – UNIT (Part 1)

Hello student, and welcome to the second part of your “Hidden History” module. This time, we’ll be looking at the part played by UNIT (The United Nations Intelligence Taskforce) in the late 20th century alien invasion epidemic. This short era, as touched upon last time, is a favourite of mine. It’s almost as if Earth…

The Robots of Taren Capel

“Taren Capel…Taren Capel…where have I heard that name before?” Potentially, nothing should strike fear into the heart of a young viewer than Doctor Who realising he should know something extremely important but can’t quite put his finger on it. Of course with the suspects for murder on this industrial Orient Express either the Doctor and…

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