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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Doctor Who: Fugitive of the Judoon – Hugo Award finalist

The Doctor Who Series 12 episode Fugitive of the Judoon is a finalist for the Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. Written by Vinay Patel and Chris Chibnall, and directed by Nida Manzoor, Fugitive of the Judoon famously featured the Judoon invading Gloucester in front of its iconic cathedral and introduced a new incarnation … >

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Master! – Doctor Who audio boxset review

Master! sees Eric Robert’s incarnation of the dastardly Time Lord, first seen in the 1996 TV Movie,  let loose. While he has returned a few times on audio, most recently in Masterful, this boxset offers the villain centre stage. Along for the ride too is Big Finish’s homegrown heroine Vienna Salvatori (Chase Masterson). The impossibly … >

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Billie Piper rules out a return to Doctor Who

In an interview in the April issue of Total Film Magazine, Billie Piper ruled out an official return to the Doctor Who television programme. “I couldn’t. [It’s] so much work! It’s the face of a family show and that’s a lot of responsibility that I’m not comfortable with.” Piper played Christopher Eccleston’s ninth Doctor’s companion … >

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The Doomsday Contract – Doctor Who The Lost Stories 6.2 audio review

The Doomsday Contract was a storyline originally developed during Douglas Adams tenure as Doctor Who Script Editor. Written by his friend and sometime Hitchhiker’s Guide collaborator John Lloyd, it was put aside when the writer became too busy with other work. Now, approximately forty-two years later, drawing on two original synopsis documents, adaptor Nev Fountain … >

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Doctor Who Stranded 2

Doctor Who: Stranded 2 audio drama review

Doctor Who: Stranded 2 continues on immediately from the previous boxset, but provides a substantial change in tone In our review of Stranded 1, we admired the bold experiment of forcing the Doctor (Paul McGann), Liv Chenka (Nicola Walker) and Helen Sinclair (Hattie Morahan) to spend time in 2020 London. We were treated to a set … >

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