Tag: Doctor Who

  • Doctor Who: The Star Beast – A Return To The Future of 2008

    Doctor Who: The Star Beast – A Return To The Future of 2008

    Reading Time Approx: 6 minutes If I were to sum up my reactions to the Star Beast, then I would simply say it’s a Doctor Who Special written by Russell T Davies. You can see in it all of his qualities as a writer, both good and bad. The immediate comparison that springs to mind…

  • Doctor Who: A Personal Journey Through 60 Years of Time and Space

    Doctor Who: A Personal Journey Through 60 Years of Time and Space

    Reading Time Approx: 14 minutes Introduction Many millions of words have been written on the subject of Doctor Who which raises the question what is there really left to say. However, as we approach the 60th anniversary of the show, I feel compelled to write about my own connection with the show, a connection that…

  • Blake’s 7 – A Series Before Its Time

    Blake’s 7 – A Series Before Its Time

    Reading Time Approx: 6 minutes I recently rewatched the entire of Blake’s 7, for probably the first time since the 80s. I’ve certainly watched individual episodes or even several episodes previously but not all 4 seasons and 52 episodes back to back, one a day like this. It was an interesting experience, partly just enjoying…

  • A… Defense… of Orphan 55??

    A… Defense… of Orphan 55??

    Reading Time Approx: 5 minutes Orphan 55 seems to be pretty unanimously derided as one of the worst Doctor Who stories of the modern show and certainly there’s a fair few flaws to point to. If you have some meticulous, thoroughly artificial, point scoring system that ranks things to the 100th degree, I don’t think…