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Primal Fear

Doctor Who has been many things in its time – adventure tale, mystery, comedy and tragedy. However the series has also worked as a fable of sorts; a legend whose tales are grounded in the moral tradition of right vs wrong, good vs evil. Season 11’s finale Planet of the Spiders is a prime example…

Interview with India Fisher

Since 2001 India Fisher has been a regular on the Big Finish audios, starring as the young runaway Charley Pollard, who encounters the Eighth Doctor in the first adventure to star Paul McGann, Storm Warning. Since then India has become a favourite with Doctor Who fans, appearing in 28 Eighth Doctor adventures and subsequently –…

Big Finish’s David Richardson

Big Finish’s David Richardson has overseen some of the most memorable serials on the Doctor Who audio range in recent times and recently spoke to us about The Companion Chronicles, the Lost Stories and the return of Tegan… Congratulations on the recent Companion Chronicles plays – The Mahogany Murderers was particularly memorable! Any plans to…

Earthshock: Aftershock

or Adric vs The Ground 27 Years On Earthshock works best the first time you see it, preferably if you don’t know about the two generous dollops of surprise in store. I was 13 when it first aired in the UK, and saw it in total ignorance (apart from the DWM preview, which mentioned palaeontologists…

Earthshock: Re-Re-examining Adric

Contributor Peter Ould considers the life and death of Doctor Who’s much maligned, and possibly most misunderstood, companion, Adric… I was five and he was six We rode on horses made of sticks He wore black and I wore white He would always win the fight Bang bang, he shot me down Bang bang, I…

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…

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