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Introducing: Vengeance on Varos

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we’re looking back at some of the pivotal tales of all of time and space, taking on one Doctor each month, running up to November – and An Unearthly Child… Welcome to Varos. There’s plenty of the rare mineral, Zeiton-7 (at the right price); there’s food rationing; a…

Sylvester McCoy's newly regenerated Doctor is fooled by the Rani
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PodKast with(out) the Bakers!

A little later than usual, it’s time for the podKast! This week, Christian, James McLean and Brian Terranova discuss the horror that is…. Pip and Jane Baker! The husband-and-wife team had four sets of scripts on Doctor Who in the 1980s: Mark of the Rani, Terror of the Vervoids, The Ultimate Foe part 2 (both…

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Why Pinter Never Wrote Doctor Who

What kind of Doctor Who episode would Noble Prize winning author and playwright Harold Pinter have written? If nothing else the term ‘Comedy of Menace’ – attached to much of Pinter’s theatre productions from The Birthday Party onwards – at least sounds applicable to the kind of thrills you’d get from watching Doctor Who –…

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Earthshock Audiobook

Earthshock is one of the more memorable Fifth Doctor adventures. Not just because it slaughters off one of the most unpopular companions ever to have graced the series, but because it was a tightly written chiller of a serial with plenty of action and real depth to the characters, it even gave Beryl Reid the…

Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma Audiobook
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The Twin Dilemma Audiobook

Ridiculed, shunned and often just left on the shelf, The Twin Dilemma wasn’t exactly the rip-roaring adventure that we wanted it to be. Considering that it was the first story for the Sixth Doctor and the final one of Season 21 it didn’t exactly leave you begging for more. This audiobook, read by Colin Baker…

Do You Remember the First Time?

The Dæmons. The Face of Evil. Full Circle. Warrior’s Gate. Kinda. Enlightenment. Remembrance of the Daleks. Ghost Light. Survival. Dalek. Daleks in Manhattan. Fairly exciting list of episodes, no? Diverse, you must admit. I’ve heard from people who don’t like The Face of Evil (I know!), but The Robots of Death has a lofty reputation….

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