Sunday, 7 April 2019

Behind the scenes with a pistol

Alan Stevens writes:

"This is the photograph, taken during the recording of Kaldor City, that inspired me to write The Time Waster

SIMMONS: Oh, for Christ's sake! Gov, this is a complete waste of time. 

ARCHER: I don't waste time, I waste criminals. 

SIMMONS: Fuck off."




Pattern Recognition

This month's article addresses the question of why fans are obsessed with making continuity work in their favourite series. Can anything be done about it? Should anything be done about it? Find out in Sometimes The Pattern Is More Obvious!

Monday, 11 March 2019

Yartek the High Road and I'll Take The Low Road

This month, we identify 34 Cool Things About "The Keys of Marinus" (and 16 Stupid Ones). Return to a time when men were men and Voords were kinky; when the Doctor was OK with fascism so long as it wasn't aimed at him; when episodes had titles like "The Screaming Jungle"; and when ten acts of graphic violence were acceptable in a TV show going out at 5.30 PM.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Celestial Toyroom 491: Beautiful wrap-around covers

Here, for your viewing pleasure, are two versions of the full, wrap-around cover of the Alan-Stevens-edited Celestial Toyroom 491 (out now from the Doctor Who Appreciation Society): with and without logos. Click to admire full-size!





Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Celestial Toyroom 491

Celestial Toyroom issue 491, guest edited by Alan Stevens, will shortly be released to Doctor Who Appreciation Society members! Here's a link to his editor blog on the subject, and a preview of the cover:



Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Scott Fredericks tribute

We've just found out about this wonderful tribute to Scott Fredericks by longtime fan Stevie Carroll. Check it out at the link.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Whatever Happened To...

This month, an article from Celestial Toyroom's special issue last year on The Women of Doctor Who: You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends? by Fiona Moore. The casting of a woman as the Master was controversial... but did anyone notice the actual revolutionary message the regendering sent? Missy, like all her incarnations, causes chaos, but she also teaches us something very significant about the Doctor that transcends gender.