Tagged Third Doctor

Twelve Days of Christmas

Tor.com is featuring a special “Twelve Days of Christmas” over the next week or so, with a series of Doctor Who articles and essays from a series of special guest posters. Each writer will focus on a particular Doctor, as follows…. December 26th, U.K. author George Mann will be celebrating the First Doctor, William Hartnell!…

Oswald the Otter?

Dinosaurs are on Doctor Who star Matt Smith’s wishlist for the future, while he also has a pet in mind for the Time Lord! A return to an Invasion of the Dinosaurs (a 1974 Jon Pertwee adventure) scenario should be welcomed – but knowing the Doctor Who production team and Steven Moffat in particular the…

Space Age Flat Pack Assembly

Finally! After reigning on its promise of cyborgs and jet-packs science has produced something worthwhile. The boffins at the University of Bristol say that a working model of the Doctor’s trusty sonic screwdriver could be a made using existing technology- although it won’t be used to defend the galaxy, more likely to be used to…

The Mutants

Coming to DVD on 31st January 2011 is The Mutants, a six-part adventure starring Jon Pertwee and Katy Manning originally originally broadcast in April and May 1972. Co-starring George Pravda (Deadly Assassin) as Jaeger and notable for an appearance by Geoffrey Palmer (The Silurians, Voyage of the Damned) as the Administrator, the adventure sees the…

Ingrid Pitt

It might be Doctor Who’s birthday, but it is our very sad duty to relate the death of European horror scream queen Ingrid Pitt, who died earlier today aged 73. A Polish-born actress (21 November 1937 – 23 November 2010), she made her name as a mainstay of the Hammer movie studio’s horror flicks of the…

A True Gentleman

Sussex writer Jamie Hailstone was one of the lucky writers to have their Doctor Who short story published in the current Short Trips audio book from Big Finish. The former journalist is a lifelong fan of the series and was understandably thrilled to learn that his story had been accepted. A True Gentleman is a…

A Master-Piece & a Doctor-Piece

If you were at BristolCon ’10 earlier this month, which seems to be Bristol’s only sci-fi convention, you would likely have seen Who writer Paul Cornell, 80s visual-effects-man Mike Tucker, and a spectacular display of Doctor Who art, including a reappearance from a couple of memorable faces from a bygone era – Jon Pertwee’s Third…

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