‘Doctor Who’ revisited: 10 years since ‘Human Nature’ / ‘The Family of Blood’

Written by Paul Cornell, ‘Human Nature’ and ‘The Family of Blood’ were the eighth and ninth episodes of the modern Doctor Who era’s third season. The story aired from 26 May to 2 June 2007. Buy 2007’s season on DVD on Amazon here.   The story England, 1913. A schoolteacher named John Smith dreams he’s a mysterious time-travelling hero called … >

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‘Doctor Who’ revisited: 40 years since ‘The Talons of Weng-Chiang’

‘The Talons of Weng-Chiang’ was the final serial of Doctor Who‘s fourteenth season. The six-part story originally aired from 26 February to 2 April 1977. Buy ‘The Talons of Weng-Chiang’ on DVD on Amazon here.   The story The Doctor and Leela arrive in Victorian London, whereupon they stumble upon an investigation into a series of strange … >

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‘The New Avengers’ at 40: Revisiting Steed, Mike Gambit and Purdey

It took a French champagne commercial to give us back The Avengers. In 1975, producer Rudolf Roffi had Brian Clemens reunite Patrick Macnee and Linda Thorson for a Laurent Perrier campaign set in John Steed’s flat, in which the gentleman agent samples bubbly as Tara King fights off villains. The French producer was surprised to … >

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