A Post-Christmas Listmas: Ranking the Doctor Who Holiday Specials

The week between Christmas and New Years is a time of weird, unspoken traditions: returning unwanted gifts, throwing out near-dead trees, stockpiling eggnog before it vanishes for another year. And for some of us, it's a time to go on the internet debate the quality of the latest yuletide adventure of that charming… » 12/28/14 4:43pm 12/28/14 4:43pm

Even Tom Baker has his Orson Wells moments (NSFW audio)

I went on YouTube this afternoon, trying to find a copy of the 70's commercial where Tom Baker and an annoying robot espouse the magic of the Etch-a-Sketch. Sadly, all I could find was this partial clip, but I did stumble across an audio only recording of Tom having a very Wellsian interlude recording an advert for… » 12/07/14 11:56pm 12/07/14 11:56pm

Doctor Who: What should be improved/changed for series 9?

Series 8 is one of the most interesting and unique series of Doctor Who since the relaunch but honestly, in my opinion was one of the most mixed series we've had. None of the episodes were great in the same levels as Blink, The Doctor's Wife or The Empty Child. Some were hit and miss, some even utter crap such as Kill… » 11/09/14 2:32pm 11/09/14 2:32pm

Doctor Who Needs To Keep Embracing Its Past

So an article was recently posted about how Doctor Who needs to let go of its past. I couldn't disagree more. I mean no offense to James Whitbrook, the author of said article. But Doctor Who has always been about time and history, and those that don't learn from their history are doomed to repeat it. » 11/04/14 5:38pm 11/04/14 5:38pm

Paul McGann stars in a 2004 Doctor Who fever dream

I vaguely recall hearing about this abortive project shortly before Doctor Who returned in 2005, but never knew that the pilot had ever made it past the executive boardroom. Filmed at around the same time, it's a tiny snapshot of what Paul McGann might have looked like as The Doctor, had the BBC decided to bring him… » 10/11/14 9:03pm 10/11/14 9:03pm