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New Doctor Who Novel by Tom Baker

Tom Baker is making another comeback into the Doctor Who universe this time bringing back an idea he had in the 70’s for a Doctor Who movie and putting it into novel form. The book is called Scratchman and started to take shape when Tom Baker was the Doctor along with Ian Marter (who played…

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TARDIS Type 40 Instruction Manual review

“My entire understanding of physical space has been transformed!” the Twelfth Doctor exclaimed upon entering the TARDIS in The Husbands of River Song, “Three-dimensional Euclidean geometry has been torn up, thrown in the air and snogged to death! My grasp of the universal constants of physical reality has been changed forever.” This brand new book…

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Review of Doctor Who Infinity The Orphans of the Polyoptra

Doctor Who Infinity The Orphans of the Polyoptra

Review by Suzanne Tiny Rebel Games has finally released their highly anticipated Doctor Who Infinity game on Steam. The Orphans of the Polyoptra is the second of three stories available for purchase and features the Third Doctor and Jo Grant, who find themselves during WWII bombings in 1942. I was really looking forward to play the…

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Suzanne says… music is part of Doctor Who’s DNA

With Delia Derbyshire awarded with a posthumous honorary doctorate of arts and the recent passing of Who music legend Dudley Simpson, I felt compelled to write about how important music is in Doctor Who. First, let me state an obvious fact: opening credits are part of a TV show’s identity. You hear a certain tune…

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Suzanne says… we love stories!

“Once upon a time…” Who doesn’t know those words? They are universal and probably one of the common links between individuals.  Stories send us back to childhood, because they are our first contact with fictional worlds. They trigger our imagination, convey memories, traditions and they can be passed on to preserve history. Stories can take…

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Suzanne says… let’s talk about the future

The cast of Doctor Who series 11 has been revealed earlier this week, provoking reactions all around the web. This morning one reaction reached my office, when a former trainee rushed in and asked me “what do you think about the new companions?” I was working on an historical research about Celtic flagons that had…

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Suzanne says… Sean Pertwee shouldn’t play the Third Doctor!

The other day I was catching up on some Gotham episodes I had missed, when a familiar face appeared on the screen. I wasn’t prepared to see Missy in Gotham and yet there she was, as perfectly villainous as she use(d) to be in Doctor Who. Suddenly, I wasn’t watching Gotham anymore; I was watching…

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Suzanne Says… How has violence evolved in Doctor Who?

For over 50 years, Doctor Who has been evolving. The changing lead actor, the advancement to colour and the improvement in special effects have all changed the show dramatically. But there is one aspect that has evolved and strikes me as very interesting: violence in the show. Doctor Who was meant for children, but it…

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Capaldi On Monsters He’d Like To See Return To Doctor Who

It’s no secret that Peter Capaldi, long before becoming the Doctor himself, was a massive fan of Doctor Who. In an interview with the Doctor Who Fan Show, Capaldi discussed which classic monsters he would like to see return to the show. He detailed ways in which one of his favourites, the Mondasian Cybermen (first…

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Carole Ann Ford: “Of Course” I Would Return To Doctor Who

In an interview with Doctor Who Magazine #487, Carole Ann Ford revealed that she would return to the role of Susan in a heartbeat. When asked, she said: “Of course! Are you kidding? They invited us to the studios in Cardiff [during the filming of ‘Last Christmas’]. It was great. It was lovely to meet…

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