The ‘Doctors’ will return this Christmas!!!! (Spoilers)

Spoilers !!!!!
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Review: Doctor Who – The First Doctor Vol 2.

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Big Finish serve up another set of companion chronicles for the First Doctor, with a very pleasingly broad style and approach to each story. Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who Short Trips – Falling

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


In the latest ‘Short Trips’ release, Anneke Wills performs the Jonathan Barnes penned ‘Falling’ featuring the 1st Doctor, Ben & Polly. Continue reading

Interview: Peter Purves (Doctor Who)

51 years since we last saw him travelling in the TARDIS – we at Indie Mac User have caught up with Classic Who Icon Peter Purves to talk about all things Doctor Who and life since departing the classic Sci-Fi show.

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“It breaks my heart that, although the full original audio exists, not a frame of the actual show remains”

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Review- Doctor Who: The Sontarans

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


It’s always good to have a backfill story. A tale when you have something we know has to have happened at some point; but we have never seen or heard it. In this case; it’s the Doctors first meeting with the Sontarans!978-1-78178-381-8 Continue reading

Review: Doctor Who – The Ravelli Conspiracy

My relationship with Doctor Who started, perhaps; in slightly different place than many North Americans of my age and fighting weight. I often read of Canadians and Americans who first discovered the good Doctor via PBS; usually beginning with Tom Baker and working their way forwards and backwards as the addiction set in.

The first episode of Doctor Who that I ever saw; thanks to a television station called YTV, was “An Unearthly Child”. I’d heard of the show; being a science fiction fan and having the benefit of British parents, but this was my first real exposure. Every day, after school, a new episode. I was hooked. Before long, I was haunting every bookstore I could locate, looking for Target novelisations, New Adventures and Missing Adventures; everything, in fact, I could find that was even slightly related to the show. The logo began to festoon every school binder and scrap of paper within reach of my fevered hands.

Having started at the beginning, unlike many younger fans, the Hartnell and Troughton eras hold a particular nostalgia for me,although without the benefit of an Internet, the jumping around that set in as the series progressed was a trifle confusing. (Not to mention the sudden disappearance of the show from the air once we’d finally reached Survival.)

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Review: Doctor Who Early Adventures: The Fifth Traveller

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


Right from the beginning of this story we are faced with a 5-person Tardis crew: The Doctor, Ian Chesterton (Both played by William Russell), Vicky (Maureen O’Brien), Barbara (Jemma Powell) & Jospa (James Joyce). But who is Jospa? I liked this dynamic start of a new traveller being part of the team as we go in.978-1-78178-379-5

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Big Finish – Doctor Who Early Adventures 3.1: THE AGE OF ENDURANCE

Review by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


As this is my first review of an ‘early adventure’; I’ll talk briefly about this range.

It’s been really good to see classic doctors revived and companions brought back in the ‘early adventures’. There were some really nice companion chronicles, but Big Finish doing full cast audio adventures have slightly ruined me for narration when we can hear a story with a full cast acting it out. These early adventures are mostly acted out with a full cast, with occasional narration to set the scene. The companions like Frazer Hines as the Second Doctor and William Russell as the First do such a good job you feel like they are there and I’m really glad they made the brave decision to do early Doctors replacing the actors we miss so much.

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BBC releasing lost Doctor Who story ‘The Power of the Daleks’ in animated form

BBC Worldwide has announced it will be realising the lost 1966 Doctor Who story ‘The Power of the Daleks’ in a brand new black and white animation based on the programme’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs and film clips will be released 50 years to the day after its only UK broadcast on BBC One. The episoses featured second doctor Patrick Troughton taking over from William Hartnell in the first ever Time Lord regeneration as the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.thedoctor-57cec739

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BBC Three announces Doctor Who Spin Off

BBC Three today announces Class – a new 8 x 45 minute Doctor Who Spin off from the acclaimed ‘young adult’ author Patrick Ness.

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‘Class’ is a young adult series set in contemporary London. Incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected.
With all the action, heart and adrenalin of the best young adult fiction (Buffy, Hunger Games), this is Coal Hill School and Doctor Who like you’ve never seen it before. Continue reading