Tagged Spearhead From Space

A Question of Regeneration

I’m sure there was general disappointment when, on 7th September 1987, the Doctor returned in Time and the Rani. Only he wasn’t the Doctor. Or at least, he wasn’t the Doctor that fans were used to seeing. Previous to actor Sylvester McCoy’s appointment as the famous Time Lord, Doctor Who had gone through another troubled…

Nicholas Courtney

As announced by the Doctor Who News site, we have to relate the loss of a true Who legend, Nicholas Courtney, who has died aged 81. Born in Egypt on 16th December 1929, William Nicholas Stone Courtney completed National Service in 1950 and joined the Webber Douglas School of Singing and Dramatic Art before entering…

Spiders, Autons, & Americans

News from Warner Home Video: two memorable Jon Pertwee stories – Terror of the Autons and Planet of the Spiders – will be released on DVD in the US and Canada in a few months! Terror of the Autons is to be in full colour (hurrah!) and should come packed with the following special features:…

Return of the Mac!

The Rumours are true – Fleetwood Mac track Oh Well Part One has been restored and can now be heard in the Third Doctor serial Spearhead from Space. Steve Roberts of the Doctor Who Restoration Team (who have their own van and, yes, its bigger on the inside) posted the Second Hand News on the…

Van Gogh’s Rock Music Mishap

This week brings a bit of anti-news from AntiMusic, unfortunately.  The music news site has reported some misinformation as part of the buildup for tomorrow’s North American premiere of Vincent and the Doctor. The article claims that the appearance of the song Chances by Athlete at the episode’s emotional conclusion is the first rock song…

The Lodger Reaction

Reaction to The Lodger has been overwhelmingly positive, with some surprising sources coming out in favour of the most recent episode of Doctor Who. We start with Gavin Fuller in the Telegraph, who last week bizarrely slated Vincent and the Doctor. This time around he was far more positive – no doubt a result of…

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