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Scourge of the Cybermen – Doctor Who audio novel review

Scourge of the Cybermen is the first of a new range of “audio novels” – in other words, enhanced audiobooks, as distinct from audio dramas – from Big Finish. Written by Simon Guerrier, it uses the format to tell a “Target books” style story; over more than seven hours, the tale mirrors the structure of … >

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Out of Time 2 – The Gates of Hell: Doctor Who audio review

Out of Time 2 – The Gates of Hell is the second in a series of specials which sees David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor bumping into former incarnations. While the first paired him with Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor, this time he encounters Peter Davison’s Fifth. Of course, there is an onscreen precedent for this particular pairing. … >

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Christopher Eccleston: “We need some more Cyberwomen”

In an interview published in the May 2021 SFX magazine, Christopher Eccleston advocated for greater “engagement with the female” in Doctor Who. “Russell T Davies writes the Doctor as one Doctor; Steven Moffat writes him as another; Rob Shearman writes him, he’s another. Bit of a boys’ club, though. We need to address that. We … >

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Return of the Cybermen – Doctor Who The Lost Stories 6.1 audio review

Return of the Cybermen is the latest of Big Finish’s Doctor Who Lost Stories. While most such tales derive from commissioned storylines that went no further, or ultimately rejected scripts, this is something different. Written for Tom Baker’s first season, the production team of the day felt that the script by Gerry Davis (Cyberman co-creator … >

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Doctor Who Series 12: new set design and location information

In an interview with SFX magazine, production designer Dafydd Shurmer revealed new details about the set building and location filming on Doctor Who Series 12. Shurmer expanded on former production designer Arwel Wyn Jones’ TARDIS design. He moved the walls back and added stairs and a doorway to another room. A terrarium fogger for pet … >

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Doctor Who ‘The Timeless Children’: behind the scenes

The BBC released three behind-the-scenes videos from the making of the tenth and final episode of Doctor Who Series 12, The Timeless Children. They all share some interesting scenes from the filming and insights into characterization and the creative processes. Some scenes were filmed at CEMEX at Taffs Well Quarry in Wales at the end … >

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