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Doctor Who: The Aztecs Special Edition cover art
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DVD Review: The Aztecs Special Edition

The Aztecs is one of Doctor Who’s finest stories and certainly one of the jewels at the heart of its very first season.  When the Doctor (William Hartnell) and his companions become stranded in fifteenth century Mexico at the time of the sun-worshipping, blood-sacrificing Aztecs, Barbara (Jacqueline Hill, who steals the show) is mistaken for…

Patrick Troughton as the Doctor
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Missing Believed Wiped?

I was at the BFI last Sunday (December 11, 2011), for the annual Missing Believed Wiped event, where recently recovered ‘lost’ TV gems are shown to a live audience.  I went on the back of a tip from a very good friend who, one happy West End evening in October, urged me to go along…

Get Gillan!

Regenerations – the annual Swansea Doctor Who con  (now in its sixth year) – are planning a coup. Armed with a nothing more than a letter and a quiet word organiser Cary Woodward plans to corner current companion Karen Gillan at the London Film & Comic Con at Earls Court and get her to join the…

Vworp 3 – a Recollection

Back in July, I travelled to Manchester to take part in Vworp 3, the latest Doctor Who “mini-con” to take place at the Lass O’Gowrie pub. The third event in a series of “pubcons”, Vworp 3 followed Vworp 2 – NovelCon in October 2009 and Vworp 1 in 2008. Each of the previous events had…

Rob Shearman @ Vworp 3

Among the guests at this weekend’s Vworp 3 is Rob Shearman, the man who wrote 2005’s Dalek and a regular contributor to the Big Finish range over the years. Shearman has been pretty successful as a script writer for Big Finish, with The Holy Terror, The Chimes of Midnight and Jubilee all winning awards in Doctor Who…

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