Tagged Remembrance of the Daleks

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It Is Time for Counter-Measures

Spin offs can be tricky to perfect. To ensure that they work you have to blend the right characters, the right setting and good solid writing to keep audiences coming back for more. Sometimes a spin off can go wrong; think of Joey (from Friends), The Cleveland Show (from Family Guy) or (shudder) Hollyoaks Later…

Big Finish’s Greater Measures

First of all, the good news: Counter-Measures, the Doctor Who spin off from Remembrance of the Daleks is now available from Big Finish on CD or via download. Featuring Simon Williams, Pamela Salem and Karen Gledhill as Group Captain “Chunky” Gilmore, Rachel Jensen and Allison Williams respectively, four hour-long stories will make up the box…

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An Infinite Number of Doctors…

Canon. It’s a complicated matter. No two fans take exactly the same position on it. How can we? There is nearly 50 years worth of continuity to try to fit into it. There’s 26 series of Classic Who, over 150 Target novelisations (many of which tied continuity in knots by them selves), New, Past and…

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Return Of The Special Weapons Dalek

As stated in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine (out today), when the producers of Doctor Who said that all of the Daleks are coming back, they meant all of them. Among them is the awesomest Dalek ever, the Special Weapons Dalek. He has been seen precisely once (in 1988’s Remembrance Of The Daleks)….

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Peter Halliday 1924-2012

As you may have already read at our sister site Cult Britannia, veteran character actor Peter Halliday has died, aged 87. Well-known for his starring appearance in the original TV adaptation of A for Andromeda in 1961 and its sequel The Andromeda Breakthrough, Halliday was a regular across British TV screens from the 1950s to…

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Emperor Davros and Destroyed Imperial Dalek

Bringing back that special feeling that used to come with every Dalek story, the 1988 serial Remembrance of the Daleks combined intelligent, thought-provoking ideas with classic revisionist storytelling to make it one of the high points of the Seventh Doctor’s reign. Now joining the previous Remembrance of the Daleks set from the serial comes the…

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