Tagged Warriors of the Deep

Pennant Roberts

As reported by GallifreyNewsBase Doctor Who Director Pennant Roberts has passed away at the age of 69. Pennant was a well respected Television director working during the 70’s and 80’s on such classic programmes as The Onedin Line, Doomwatch, Survivors, Angels, Blake’s 7, Juliet Bravo, Tenko and Howard’s Way. He directed six stories for Doctor…

In Cold Blood

The airing of The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood saw the much anticipated return of the Silurians, following a 26 year absence. Following the controversial re-design of the Daleks, I was more than a little apprehensive – but there was no need! The story, like the reptiles, was fast, slick and impressive. So to celebrate…

The Macros

Out this month, The Macros is the concluding part of the first “Lost Series” from Big Finish, an audio dramatisation of an unproduced script from Doctor Who’s “missing” Season 23, cancelled when the show was put on hiatus in 1985. Starring Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant, The Macros is written by Ingrid Pitt and Tony…

Silurian Extras

The BBC has updated the official Doctor Who website with some features linked to last Saturday’s episode Cold Blood. Matt Smith and Karen Gillan answer some awkward questions and Meera Syal (Nasreen in The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood) gives her personal opinion on Matt, what she thinks of his portrayal of the Eleventh Doctor and what…

Making a Monster

From the great CGI creatures of higher budgets and bigger wallets, to the ‘man in the suit’, use what you find in a skip, lower budget beasties- SFX’s How to Make a Monster feature delves into the history of special effects and rummages up some nightmares both good and bad from Doctor Who’s past. Where…

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