The Very Animated History of Doctor Who

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  Doctor Who has been running for over 50 years, and like many other long running science fiction programing, the show has found it’s way into other mediums.  Films, TV spinoffs, books, audio plays, and comic books based on the adventures of the Doctor have all been made, with varying degrees of success, from out of continuity one-offs, to 16 years running strong. But if there was one dimension the Doctor has had trouble breaking into, and that is the world of animation. Star Trek had a cartoon series, set during the fourth year of the original 5 year mission, … Continue reading

Should A Classic Doctor Who Companion Make a Return?

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  Over 50 years of Phone Box travel, the Doctor has had many companions who have come and gone over the years.  Some left the Doctor to settle down, others left the Doctor for adventures of their own, a few sadly had their adventure end in sacrifice and death. When the show returned ten years ago (Yes… Ten YEARS!), the producers made a very strong choice to not make too many direct connection to the original series, which went off the air in 1990.  There was no regeneration scene from the earlier Doctor (like there was for the ill-fated 1996 … Continue reading

UNIT:Extinction Announced by Big Finish, starring Jenna Redgrave as Kate Stewart

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  Big Finish, the production company producing original audio dramas based on the classic 20th century version of Doctor Who, starring all the surviving original cast members, since 1999 has just gotten their first license from the BBC to produce audios set in the New Series.  Just not featuring any of the new series Doctors. Big Finish is delighted to announce that Kate Stewart and her UNIT team from the Doctor Who TV series will be starring in a brand new series of audio dramas, in a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide.   Big Finish will be producing 4 Four … Continue reading

The Sixth Doctor Finally Gets His Last Adventure

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After Doctor Who’s 23rd season,  it was announced Colin Baker would no longer play the Doctor, and Sylvester McCoy was cast, taking over the role in 1987 for the shows last 3 seasons.  Baker wasn’t offered a chance to film a final regeneration story. They did ask him to film a regeneration scene, which he turned down. For years, fans were left believing that it was the TARDIS crash, at the beginning of season 24’s Time and the Rani triggered the regeneration.  But now we will finally get to see the events that lead up to that fateful moment thanks … Continue reading

Audio Review – Doctor Who: Revenge of the Swarm from Big Finish

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  Doctor Who – Revenge of the Swarm A Big Finish Production Written by Jonathan Morris Directed by Ken Bently Starring Sylvester McCoy Sophie Aldred Philip Olivier with John Leeson, Mandi Symonds, Maggie Service, John Heffernan, Phyllida Nash, Siobhan Redmond, John Dorney, Paul Panting Our Score – 7/10   Are sequels ever as good as the original?  Well there’s the Godfather II, The Empire Strikes Back, Captain America: The Winter Soldier… Then there is Revenge of the Swarm. Revenge of the Swarm is the sequel to the 1977 Doctor Who serial, The Invisible Enemy, starring Tom Baker, Louise Jamison and … Continue reading