Doctor Who

Something Good: Free Doctor Who

Big Finish have, for a ridiculous amount of time, been turning out some extraordinarily good, ambitious Doctor Who audio drama. As we all settle in for an extended lockdown, they’re diving into that library to release a new episode, for free, every Monday. Firstly, register for an account with them and then check the Weekly …

Something Good: Free Doctor Who

Making The Future

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here.    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOotvKPrAOI] For the record, the Next Gen theme played on the flute …

Making The Future

Northern Hearts, Northern Soul

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here.   I’ve always loved The North (Capital T Capital N). I lived in Yorkshire …

Northern Hearts, Northern Soul

Old Lions, Old Lionesses

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. We live in an age of third acts. Starting with James Mangold’s suiperlative superhero …

Old Lions, Old Lionesses

The Astrea Conspiracy

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid on 1st March 2019. If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here.   Doctor Who: The Astrea Conspiracy Aphra Behn is sitting …

The Astrea Conspiracy

DOCTOR WHO: Black Archive and The Day of the Doctor

Black Archive do in-depth critical analyses of specific Doctor Who stories. They’re really cool and the exact sort of thing I love and love to do and…well…here’s their release schedule through 2020. January 2019 – The Black Archive #27: The Face of Evil by Thomas Rodebaugh February 2019 – The Black Archive #28: Love & Monsters by Niki Haringsma …

DOCTOR WHO: Black Archive and The Day of the Doctor

Review: The Thirteenth Doctor Issue 1

The 13th Doctor’s first season has been a sprint, exuberantly running headlong not just at the show’s future but at new ways to deal with its past. I’ve rarely had this much fun solving the puzzle the show presents itself as. That puzzle has rarely, if every been so compassionate, inclusive and open-hearted. ‘Demons of …

Review: The Thirteenth Doctor Issue 1

Tools, Not Weapons

Here’s a quote from Chris Chibnall, showrunner on the 11th season of Doctor Who: “Casting a new actor…brings in new opportunities to think about where the show is, think about where the world is, think about where you might want the stories to go,” said Chibnall. “I hope we’ve got a fresh set of stories …

Tools, Not Weapons

The Books What I Help Write

Look at the things I helped make! My author copies of World War Cthulhu:Cold War, Doctor Who: The Silurian Age and Doctor Who: The Awesome Disreputable Older Punk RPG all arrived this week. It’s been so long since I worked on these that I’m a little fuzzy on what exactly I did for Cold War. …

The Books What I Help Write

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